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NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts launch to the space station

The launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan occurred at 1:45 am ET on Wednesday.

The trio’s Soyuz capsule is expected to dock with the space station at 4:52 a.m. ET, and the hatch between the space station and the capsule will open at 6:45 a.m. ET, allowing them to enter the station.

This is the second spaceflight for Rubins and Ryzhikov and the first for Kud-Sverchkov, and they will spend six months on the space station.

Along for the ride is Yuri, a little cosmonaut knitted by Kud-Sverchkov’s wife Olga. He serves as the crew’s zero gravity indicator. Essentially, once he begins to float, the crew will know they’ve reached space. Each crew gets to pick their own indicator, according to NASA.

Although NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken successfully launched to the station in May from the United States aboard the SpaceX Endeavour, launches to the
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iPhone 12 launch day: Apple’s big event was quite a whirlwind

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day finally arrived. Here’s everything Apple announced on Tuesday, including four versions of the iPhone 12 and the $99 HomePod Mini. And here’s how to preorder the entire iPhone 12 lineup.

Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event earlier this year, the iPhone event took place entirely online, livestreamed on Apple’s website. CNET also hosted a live watch party, which you can rewatch above.


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Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s new 5G capabilities and boxier look, similar to that

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NASA astronaut set to launch on Russian rocket as US transitions to private spacecraft

A new crew of three astronauts are launching to the International Space Station late tonight, blasting off on a Russian Soyuz rocket out of Kazakhstan. The trio are heading to the station about a month ahead of SpaceX’s next crewed Dragon launch, which will bring another set of four astronauts aboard the ISS in mid-November.

Heading up on this Soyuz flight are two Russian cosmonauts — Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov — and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, on her second trip to space. The trio will join three crew members who have been living on the ISS since April: Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy. However, their living arrangement won’t last long. Cassidy and his cosmonaut crew mates are slated to head back to Earth on October 21st, riding inside the Soyuz capsule that brought them to the space station.

Just a few weeks

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sets launch record as it tests NASA moon gear

Blue Origin set a new mark for recycling rockets Tuesday morning by sending the same New Shepard spacecraft to the edge of space for the seventh time.

The spaceflight company founded and funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos completed its 13th New Shepard mission from its private launch facility in west Texas while also testing some key equipment for future NASA missions to the moon. 

The mission was originally set for late September from the Texas site, but was delayed multiple times due to weather and technical issues. It finally left Earth at 6:37 a.m. PT (8:37 a.m. Texas time) Tuesday and returned to land at the same facility in two pieces just about 10 minutes later. 

A New Shepard launches for the seventh time.


Blue Origin video capture by Eric Mack/CNET

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iPhone 12 launch event live blog: All the big news as its announced

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iPhone time! Cook is going over the usual talking points about how amazing Apple’s phones are before finally taking the wraps off of what’s next. 

Looks like we’re starting with HomePod mini! Just like the leaks suggested, Apple’s new smart speaker is a miniature sphere that comes in gray and white with a big indicator up top for Siri.

Apple is promising “amazing sound,” robust Siri support and strong security. We’re getting a look at the speaker’s internals, which include a custom driver as well as an Apple S5 chip built to deliver rich sound with minimal distortion. The HomePod mini uses software to control things such as dynamic range, giving you the best audio output possible from this tiny little ball.

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Multiple HomePod mini devices can be paired together, allowing you to enjoy audio from throughout the home. And you can use two

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Velocity Technology Solutions Deepens Cloud Services Portfolio With Launch of Two New Service …

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Cloud Managed Service Provider, Velocity Technology Solutions, is enhancing its Cloud Services portfolio with the launch of two new service offerings: Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics. These service offerings help Velocity customers sharpen their competitive edge by making the deeper and richer functionalities of the cloud more accessible.

This announcement comes on the heels of Velocity’s Cloud Managed Infrastructure, Cloud Managed Database, and Cloud Disaster Recovery services launch, which were designed to help customers optimize efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve resiliency in the public cloud. Now, with the launch of Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics, Velocity is helping customers go one step further in their digitization journeys.

Velocity’s two new cloud service offerings include:

Managed Container Services: Velocity’s Managed Container Services offers planning, deployment, and ongoing management of customers’ Kubernetes environments with enterprise-grade functionality backed by robust

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Invesco to Launch Four New Funds Tied to Flagship QQQ Tech ETF

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is adding more Qs to its fund lineup, a wager by the world’s fourth-biggest issuer of exchange-traded products that investors’ love affair with technology stocks will continue.

The Atlanta-based asset manager will launch four new investment products tied to its flagship ETF, the

Invesco QQQ Trust

fund. At $134 billion, the Qs, as it is known across Wall Street, has grown to become one of the biggest exchange-traded products in the world and accounts for roughly 42% of Invesco’s ETF assets.

QQQ offers investors exposure to the 100 biggest nonfinancial companies listed on Nasdaq Composite Index and has proved to be a huge draw since the throes of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The four new products look to build on that popularity and help Invesco compete in an industry dominated by

BlackRock Inc.,

Vanguard Group and

State Street Corp.

“This is going to be an important part of our

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event is today: How to watch it live

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Ah, October. Leaves are turning brown, air is getting chillier, pumpkins are getting spicier and now Apple Stores are dropping from the internet. It can only mean one thing: Apple’s new iPhone is coming today. That’s right, the company’s next-generation phone, likely called the iPhone 12, is expected to be announced in an online-only event at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday. 

CNET’s live pre-event coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. PT. Join our watch party on YouTube.

We’re expecting to see a new boxier iPad Pro-inspired look, faster processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 12’s price and release date, and a few features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.

The new iPhone is the

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event is today: Here’s how to watch it live

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Apple’s so punny.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Ah, October. Leaves turning brown, air getting chillier, pumpkins getting spicier — or whatever. And now, Apple’s new iPhone is almost here. That’s right, the company’s next-generation phone, likely called the iPhone 12, is expected to launch during an online-only event today. We’re expecting to see a new boxier iPad Pro-inspired look, faster processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 12’s price and release date, and a few features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.

The new iPhone is the smartphone Apple fans and industry watchers alike have been waiting a while to see. It’s the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017, when Apple introduced its

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This Gaming Trend Needs To Die After Xbox Series X And PS5 Launch

When Sony and Microsoft launch the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November, console gamers will be treated to a serious uplift in graphics performance. Gorgeous graphics, higher resolutions and increased fidelity and immersion is the typical promise of next-gen consoles. But you know what? I’ve been living that reality as a PC gamer for years. What I’m truly excited about — and if I’m being honest, a little jealous about — is storage drive tech that hasn’t even seeped its way into PCs yet. And I hope these will be literal game-changers for the entire game industry.

Why? Because time is a precious resource, and I’d like to waste less of mine.

Sure, both Sony and Microsoft are touting dramatic reductions in loading times, and quality-of-life improvements like this are more than welcome. But that’s not what grinds

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