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23AndMe Accuses Ancestry.Com of Patent Infringement and False Advertising

DNA testing site 23andMe is suing its biggest rival, Ancestry.com. In the suit, filed earlier this month in a California federal district court, 23andme accuses Ancestry.com of patent infringement and false advertising. Interestingly, 23andme is also pushing back against Ancestry.com’s trademark of the word “Ancestry.” It argues the term is too generic to qualify for trademark protection. Read More >>

Atari’s Retro Console Launches Pre-Orders, Quickly Crashes Indiegogo 

After several delays and a whole lot of confusion, Atari’s retro console/set-top box thing is available for pre-order. We finally have more details on what this thing can do and apparently more people are hyped up about it than we expected. On Wednesday afternoon, Indiegogo was struggling to keep up with the influx of traffic. Read More >>

NASA’s Plan to Fill the Sky With Red and Green Clouds Has Been Postponed

To the relief of chemtrail conspiracy theorists, NASA’s plan to create red and blue-green coloured artificial clouds was postponed yesterday morning. The clouds were expected to be visible for much of the US East Coast and surely would have left many scratching their heads. Read More >>

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North Korea Just Had Its Most Successful Missile Launch Yet

President Trump has rotated between saying that a “major, major” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “would be honoured” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well. Read More >>

Watch SpaceX Launch a Re-Used Rocket into Space for the First Time Ever

Later tonight, SpaceX will attempt a historic feat when it launches a reused Falcon 9 rocket into orbital space. It’s an achievement Elon Musk and his team have been working toward since the company was founded in 2002, and tonight, it will hopefully—finally—come full circle. Literally. Read More >>

NASA Successfully Launches a Spacecraft to an Asteroid

NASA’s asteroid-skimming spacecraft just blasted off into space without a hitch, completing the first step in a seven-year journey that will eventually bring us back several spoonfuls of dirt from an asteroid. Read More >>

Watch the Soyuz Launch Three Astronauts to the Space Station Live

Three new astronauts will start a trip up to the International Space Station tomorrow morning—and it all begins with a ride on the Soyuz spacecraft. Watch it launch live right here at 2:36 am BST. Read More >>

Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule Just Survived Its Crash

Blue Origin just launched its crew capsule into space—and then intentionally brought it in for a very soft crash. Read More >>

Watch Blue Origin Launch (and Crash) Its Crew Capsule

Blue Origin is launching its crew capsule today—and then they’re going to take out its parachute and see what happens. You can watch it happen at 5:15 pm BST. Read More >>

Blue Origin Will Soon Launch a Crew Capsule—and Then Crash It on Purpose

Blue Origin, the notoriously-secretive space company, is launching its New Shepherd crew capsule this weekend. And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to watch it happen—right up to a pretty probable crash-landing. Read More >>

Sony’s PlayStation VR Face Screen Has a Standalone Launch Event

Sony's US division has scheduled a press event covering just its PlayStation VR headset, with reporters, bloggers and anyone else on the important people list set to learn more about the device on March 15 -- as part of the hardware maker's pitch at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Read More >>

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Watch a F-16 Take Off and Immediately Shoot Up 15,000 Feet in Seconds

Wow, this is beyond incredible. Here’s footage of an F-16 launching itself 15,000 into the air in less than 45 seconds. It’s basically a vertical straight shot and you get to see how high—the fighter jet looks like its suspended in air for a moment there—the airplane goes and how small the rest of the world looks in what is essentially the aircraft’s rear view. It gets so high that you half expect it to like, fall back to Earth. Read More >>

Tesla’s Model X is Finally Here: The Stuff We Didn’t Already Know

Tease much? We’ve known Tesla’s SUV was coming since 2012, back before the Mayan apocalypse. It has finally arrived, and we were at the grand unveiling outside of the Tesla factory in California. A lot of information has already been released in the lead-up, but we wanted to find out the things we didn't already know and to attempt to rub my face on this sweet-looking vehicle. Read More >>

Samsung Trolls Apple’s London Launch But Nobody Notices

Samsung's been doing that thing where it has a go at Apple again, this time hiring some sort of marketing agency to hand out Samsung advertising materials at one of the London iPhone launch queues -- only for grateful and unaware Apple enthusiasts to fail to get the joke. Read More >>