Mozilla launches a VPN, brings back the Firefox Test Pilot program – gpgmail

[ad_1] Mozilla today announced that it is bringing back the Firefox Test Pilot program to allow users to try out new features before they are ready for mainstream usage. While the name is familiar, though, the overall goals of the new program are a bit different from the last iteration and the focus is less […]

Watch the Porsche Taycan make a 0-90-0 test run on the USS Hornet flight deck – gpgmail

[ad_1] Porsche is squeezing in one more teaser ahead of the global debut of the all-electric Porsche Taycan. And this time, the German automaker didn’t hold back. Professional racer Shea Holbrook drove a prototype Taycan from a standstill up to 90.58 miles per hour (145 km/h), then slammed on the brakes back to zero all […]

September’s Mate 30 launch could be a major test for Huawei – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple isn’t the only smartphone manufacturer planning a big September launch. Huawei’s got a big event on the books as well, set for September 18 in Munich, just over a week after the new iPhones are unveiled. For Huawei, however, the Mate 30 announcement is about more than just smartphones. The event is effectively […]

Spotify aims to turn podcast fans into podcast creators with ‘Create podcast’ test – gpgmail

[ad_1] Spotify is testing a new ‘Create podcast’ feature that shows up atop a user’s list of their subscribed podcasts in the app interface, as first uncovered by Jane Manchung Wong (@wongmjane) (via Engadget). The button then provides a takeover promotion directing users to download Anchor, the podcast creation app that Spotify acquired in February. This […]

SpaceX Starhopper Rocket Completes Second and Final Test Flight

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX has big plans for the Starship that include launching deep space missions and colonizing Mars. Before it can do any of that, it has to finish designing the vehicle. The final Starship will be a sci-fi masterpiece of […]

SpaceX Starhopper ‘hops’ to around 500 feet and flies for just under a minute in new test flight – gpgmail

[ad_1] SpaceX has completed a second low-altitude test flight of its ‘Starhopper’ demonstration prototype, which is being used to test technologies that will be used to build the full-scale next-generation SpaceX ‘Starship’ spacecraft. This test involved ‘hopping’ the Starhopper (hence the name, get it?) to a height of around 150m (or a little under 500 […]

Watch a Waymo self-driving car test its sensors in a haboob – gpgmail

[ad_1] Waymo, the self-driving car company under Alphabet, has been testing in the suburbs of Phoenix for several years now. And while the sunny metropolis might seem like the ideal and easiest location to test autonomous vehicle technology, there are times when the desert becomes a dangerous place for any driver — human or computer. […]

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by the SF Chronicle and confirmed with Postmates by gpgmail. The on-demand delivery company told us last week that it expected the issuance of the permit to come […]

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox – gpgmail

[ad_1] Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only […]

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails Again, Casting Doubt on Launch Plans

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping to launch a new ExoMars mission to the red planet next year, but the future of that mission is in doubt after a second parachute failure. The ESA confirms a recent parachute […]