The one big question I had during SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch: Who is Space Bae?

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX did the unimaginable on Tuesday — it successfully completed its first test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company’s most powerful rocket ever. And while many questions remain about what the launch means for SpaceX, there is one question we can’t stop obsessing over: 

Who Is Space Bae?

Hashtag who-is-space-bae?#FalconHeavy pic.twitter.com/kPvFyDdBX8

— MJ Franklin (@heyitsfranklin2) February 6, 2018

During the Falcon Heavy launch telecast, SpaceX invited a host of engineers to take us behind the scenes at Cape Canaveral, with each engineer providing more info about the company’s groundbreaking test flight. One of those hosts was a fine (pronounced “fione“) human who I have dubbed Space Bae, because that’s what he is. A bae. Who is teaching us about space. While looking like an absolute snack.  Read more…

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Qualcomm says it will lose two big customers if acquired by Broadcom

Last Thursday, we told you that Qualcomm had rejected Broadcom’s $121 billion offer to buy the company. The $82 a share bid includes $60 in cash and $22 in Broadcom stock, and reportedly features a higher than average break-up fee. This is a cash settlement that Qualcomm would receive in case U.S. regulators decide not to clear a transaction between the two chipmakers. In a published letter from Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs to Broadcom president and CEO Hock Tan, Jacobs mentioned two things that prevent Qualcomm from agreeing to the deal. One is valuation, and the second is “deal certainty.”

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Deal: Apple iPhone X official leather folio case is 44% off, save big!

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If you’ve splashed the cash on a stylish iPhone X and are looking to put it in an equally chic case, we have good news for you! Amazon is offering a steep price cut for one of the swankiest cases ever made for Apple’s best smartphone to date. The official Apple leather folio case for the iPhone X …

Need a great wireless speaker? The 16W Anker SoundCore Sport XL is on sale for $42, save big!

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If you’re on the hunt for a solid wireless Bluetooth speaker under the $50 range, we have good news for you. Anker’s 16W SoundCore Sport XL is now on sale. This model typically retails for $70 on Amazon, but you can grab one for just $42 – that’s a 40% discount …

Elephone U Pro brings big, curved OLED display in a compact 'bezel-less' design

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Curved OLED displays aren’t just a Samsung prerogative any more, it seems, as Elephone is eking out models with such screens, but made by one of the largest display companies in China. BOE introduced a flexible OLED screen back in October, and Elephone is seemingly the first one to take advantage of the gear that breaks Samsung and LG’s duopoly in the industry of thin, frugal displays with ultrahigh contrast ratio.

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Google Duo might get web app, group calls, other big features, app is coming to smart displays

Popular video chat app Google Duo could be receiving some major new features in the coming months. The news comes from Google Duo creator/lead engineer Justin Uberti who recently took to Twitter to reveal the 2018 roadmap for the service.

First day back at work, time to kick off our 2018 #GoogleDuo roadmap!
Coming soon, smart displays with Duo video calls via #GoogleAssistant:https://t.co/Dkx9TopV1v— Justin Uberti (@juberti) January 9, 2018
Uberti first confirmed that smart displays (smart speakers with a screen) powered by Google Assistant …

The brains of Uber's self-driving cars are getting a big upgrade

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Soon, Uber‘s self-driving cars will all think the same.

The ride-sharing company announced at CES 2018 that it had selected Nvidia to be the tech supplier for self-driving fleet going forward. The arrangement says Uber’s driverless cars will utilize Nvidia’s new Xavier Drive chips, a new powerful and efficient chip built specifically for autonomous cars.

Today’s announcement makes the relationship between the two companies official. Nvidia had already been supplying the Tegra chips for the Volvo XC90’s that Uber had deployed for its self-driving trials in Pittsburgh and Arizona (specifically the Drive PX 2), but there was no formal partnership between the chipmaker and ride-hailing company. Read more…

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Nokia 6 (2018) could break cover sooner than expected, January 5th date tipped by big Chinese retailer

The 2018 edition of the Nokia 6 could get unveiled sooner than expected. The mid-range phone, which recently passed certification with Chinese regulatory agency TENAA, might go official on January 5th. The latest information comes from Suning, one of the largest retailers in China. 
Today, the official Weibo account of Suning shared the following poster. It basically counts down the days left until the announcement of the Nokia 6. Earlier expectations were that the unveiling will happen in the second half of January, so the latest developments …

Reddit's Android and iOS apps are getting a big update today

Today, Reddit is launching a massive update to their mobile apps for Android and iOS. We will give you a quick rundown of the new features. 

Many of the new features are for moderators. ‘Mod Mode’ allows moderators to approve, remove, and flag content in their communities. ‘Mod Queue’ is a powerful tool that will allow mods to take mass action on posts, making the task of moderating large communities easier. Knowing how fast communities can turn from small scale to viral, Reddit added a tool so that moderators can create new moderators for their …