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After a last-second abandonment on Tuesday, SpaceX successfully dispatched a prototype spacecraft on its first high-altitude test flight on Wednesday afternoon. Things ended in a ball of flame, but before that, the huge spaceship stolen and even fell relatively gracefully before relighting his Raptor engines for the attempted landing.

The folks at SpaceX are already preparing the next prototype for its test flight (we’re gonna need another Timmy!), but anyone who remembers the Falcon 9’s first landing attempts knows how it goes. For now, “putting the crater in the right place” (in Elon’s words) is “epic”.

– Richard Lawler

48 attorneys general also filed antitrust charges.

The Federal Trade Commission has filed antitrust charges against Facebook, saying the social network has been engaged in anti-competitive behavior for years. Regulators want to reverse the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions and require approval of future transactions.

While this isn’t the first time Facebook has meddled with the FTC, it is the first time the company has faced antitrust charges from the regulator, which opened an investigation into the company. last year.
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Global deployment will begin next year.

Samsung MicroLED

Usually, what’s remarkable about a 110-inch TV isn’t its small size, but Samsung’s MicroLED technology isn’t what you’ll find in most TVs. Previous versions were available as modular panels requiring custom installation, but now you can get the slim and wide display technology in one prefabricated piece – assuming you live in South Korea and have a lot of money to spend.
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It is the end.

Adobe has rolled out a final update to Flash Player. Rather than the detailed feature changes we usually read in the patch notes, Adobe took the opportunity to give the software a loving sendoff.

The company will stop supporting Flash Player after December 31, and will prevent Flash content from running in the player starting January 12. Adobe urges people to uninstall Flash Player now to help protect their systems.
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