Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe returns its asteroid sample to Earth

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has successfully returned an asteroid sample to Earth more than a year after first touching down on Ryugu. JAXA has confirmed that the sample…

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Square Enix will allow most employees to work from home permanently

Game developer and publisher Square Enix says it will allow the majority of its employees to work from home on a permanent basis. Starting on December 1st,…

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Microsoft will start testing xCloud in four more countries on November 18th

Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming (aka Project xCloud) to Android phones and tablets in four more countries next week. An invite-only preview will go live in…

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Japan will send an 8K camera to Mars and its moons

It’s difficult to justify 8K video here on Earth, but that isn’t stopping Japan from capturing ultra-high resolution imagery elsewhere in the Solar System. The Japan Aerospace…

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Watch a Toyota-backed flying car’s first public, piloted test flight

Toyota-backed SkyDrive has finally conducted a public, crewed test flight (via Observer) for its flying car after years of work. The startup flew its SD-03 vehicle around…

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Uber is finally available in Tokyo as a taxi service

Uber is a mainstay in numerous giant cities, but it hasn’t had a foothold in Tokyo — a combination of strict limits on ridesharing and public wariness…

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ARM chips are inside the world’s most powerful supercomputer

On the same day that Apple announced its plan to transition to its own silicon on Mac, the Top500 crowned an ARM-based build as the world’s most powerful supercomputer….

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Interstellar is still struggling to put private rockets in space

Japan’s budding private spaceflight industry is still struggling, even with some early signs of success. Interstellar Technologies’ MOMO-5 sounding rocket failed to reach space after its launch…

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Studio Ghibli’s first fully CGI movie will be ‘Aya and the Witch’

The next movie from the world renowned Studio Ghibli will be a departure from its previous efforts. The studio co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki is well-known for its…

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