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Boeing and ISS astronauts pictured on the ISS: front, from left: Suni Williams, Oleg Kononenko, and Butch Wilmore. Second row from left are, Alexander Grebenkin, Tracy C. Dyson, and Mike Barratt. Back row: Nikolai Chub, Jeanette Epps, and Matthew Dominick

Starliner astronauts’ return trip has been pushed back even further

Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were originally supposed to stay on the ISS for about a week after arriving on June 6.

NASA announced last night that it's pushing back the date of their return trip in order to allow for more reviews into problems that arose with Boeing’s Starliner craft during its flight, and to avoid conflicts with upcoming spacewalks.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
3 hours ago
Using a VPN, you can access different viewing options on your streaming service of choice.

How to stream video to your TV using a VPN

You're not just limited to a phone or laptop to view those VPN-shifted streams.

Streaming video on a VPN? You don't just have to watch on your laptop or phone. Here's how to get that video to your TV.

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Aaron Kim
Aaron Kim
6 hours ago
AI sign on the hexagonal background with binary code. Artificial Intelligence. 3d Illustration

AI companies are reportedly still scraping websites despite protocols meant to block them

Multiple AI companies are bypassing robots.txt instructions, according to Reuters.

According to a letter by a startup called TollBit, as reported by Reuters, multiple AI companies are ignoring "do not crawl" instructions in the robots.txt protocol and scraping websites to get content used to train their technologies.

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Mariella Moon
Mariella Moon
8 hours ago

The best tech you can buy

The best smart displays

The best smart displays for 2024

These are the best screens with voice assistants you can get right now.

Here's what you need to know before buying a smart display, plus the best ones you can get now.

The best SSDs

The best SSDs in 2024

From SATA to NVME, these are our top picks for SSDs for every budget.

Here are the best SSDs you can get right now, plus how to choose the right one for you.

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Igor Bonifacic
Igor Bonifacic
06.20.2024
The best power banks and portable chargers

The best power banks and portable chargers for 2024

Never run out of juice again, no matter where you are with these best portable battery chargers.

With so many battery packs on the market right now, we tested out a bunch to see which are worth your money.

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Amy Skorheim
Amy Skorheim
06.19.2024
The best portable SSDs

The best portable SSDs for 2024

We sat through (so, so) many benchmark tests to figure out which external drives rise above the rest.

We dug into the portable SSD market and tested more than a dozen ourselves to figure out which drives deliver the most value.

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Jeff Dunn
Jeff Dunn
06.18.2024

Latest in-depth reviews

The Claw is MSI's first attempt at making a handheld gaming PC.

MSI Claw A1M review: A touch late and bit too pricey

At $800 for the Core Ultra 7 model, the Claw barely keeps up with cheaper rivals from ASUS and Lenovo.

At $750 for the Core Ultra 7 model, the Claw is more expensive than rivals like the ROG Ally and Legion Go while offering similar performance and not enough in the way of special features.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
06.21.2024
The Momentum Sport's case is IP55 rated.
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Sennheiser Momentum Sport review: Fitness earbuds that lack finesse

Heart rate and body temperature sensors work well, but there are some flaws.

While the Momentum Sport has a better design than the Momentum 4, it struggles in key areas.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
06.19.2024
The Solo Buds carry a similar overall design to other recent Beats earbuds.
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Beats Solo Buds review: Exactly what you'd expect for $80

The basics are covered, but that’s about it.

The Solo Buds cover the basics, but that’s about it. Audio quality is flat unless you’re listening to Dolby Atmos content in Apple Music, but at least the earbuds are comfy with long battery life.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
06.18.2024
Measuring just 8.77 thick and weighing 7.8 ounces, Logitech's Keys-To-Go 2 is an exceedingly portable travel accessory for phones, tablets and laptops.
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Logitech Keys-To-Go 2 review: A super slim travel companion for almost any gadget

It measures just a third of an inch thick and supports simple multi-device connectivity

For just $80, Logitech’s Keys-To-Go 2 is a super slim and surprisingly versatile universal travel keyboard.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
06.18.2024
The Weber Slate with propane tank installed is ready for use.
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Weber Slate griddle review: A smash burger machine with clever features

A modular side table and digital temperature display provide helpful assistance.

Weber isn’t new to the griddle game, but the company’s second attempt is more refined with plenty of room for customization. The Slate is a great way to smash burgers, cook breakfast and so much more.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
06.06.2024
The Acolyte

The Acolyte is Star Wars at its best

The new Disney+ series delivers incredible action, fresh storytelling and no Skywalkers.

The Acolyte demonstrates what's possible when Star Wars embraces new characters and genres, while abandoning the Dark Side of nostalgia.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
06.04.2024

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