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Opportunity ends its Mars mission

Published on 02/14/2019 @ 10 AM EST

After not answering their final call yesterday, NASA ceased operations for Opportunity, the Mars rover. Oppy, as it was affectionately called, was originally designed for a 90-day mission yet ended up transmitting valuable information from Mars for over 15 years.

DJI to update their European geofencing

Published on 02/13/2019 @ 10 AM EST

After a DJI drone was flown onto Gatwick Airport property, thousands of travelers had their flights cancelled with Heathrow Airport soon following suit. GEO 2.0 will cover all 32 European countries and provides a more thorough and precise geofence. In order for it to take effect, users must manually update their DJIGO 4 flight control app.

Samsung’s 2019 QLED TVs go on sale

Published on 02/13/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The Samsung Q90, Q80, Q70, and Q60 series are all on sale. Featuring exceptional 4K resolution, they come with FreeSync, iTunes, and AirPlay 2 and range in size from 43 to to 82 inches.

Apple is working on biometric car locks

Published on 02/12/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Apple has filed a patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” and includes designs for mobile biometric authentication technology for vehicles. Engadget summarizes this finding as the possible use of Face ID on cars. And, for future applications, it could mean vehicles could have profiles for each user (or “driver”). This would pertain to automatic seat positioning, climate settings, and even music.

LinkedIn adds live video broadcast service

Published on 02/12/2019 @ 9 AM EST

As the latest social media network to add a live feature, LinkedIn Live is currently invite-only. Both individuals and companies will soon be able to take part, offering a live video feed to viewers either publicly or in set groups.

Russia is unplugging from the Internet

Published on 02/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

In an effort to plan for future cyber wars, Russia will be briefly unplugging from the Internet sometime before April 1st. This disconnect would mean any data transmission would remain in the nation and not routed internationally. The Digital Economy National Program requires Russia to be able to function online independently of other nations in the event they’re cut off from international servers.