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    • Spotify reveals HiFi tier, new exclusive podcasts

      Spotify reveals HiFi tier, new exclusive podcasts

      Spotify outlined its vision for "a new golden age of audio," presenting a new subscription tier called HiFi for high-quality audio, which will be available later this year, and a massive 80-countries expansion in the coming days. Podcast exclusives and a suite of new tools for artists and podcasters were also announced. 

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    • NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Mars!

      NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Mars!

      Perseverance made it! After a nearly 7-month journey, NASA's mission to Mars finally landed in the Jezero Crater on the planet and took its first two pictures. It survived with flying colours the so-called Seven Minutes of Terror - the distance it takes the rover to get from the top of Mars's atmosphere to its surface, which is particularly difficult because the rover will slow from speeds of almost 12,500 miles per hour to zero.

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    • Covid masks could breathe life into...roads

      Covid masks could breathe life into...roads

      The disposable masks you see every day have to go somewhere, right? Now many, if not most, end up in a landfill, but researchers have now developed a new material that turns all those masks into... roads. The new road-making material is a mix of shredded used face masks and processed building rubble and was developed at RMIT University, formerly the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Melbourne Technical College.

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    • Ford to run cars on Android from 2023 on

      Ford to run cars on Android from 2023 on

      Ford will use Android, Google Maps and Google's voice-activated assistant as its standard digital equipment in cars from 2023 onwards, dpa reports. As part of new partnership announced on Monday, Google is also to become the central provider of cloud services for the US car giant, while infotainment features in Ford cars will be tied together by Android Auto as an operating system.

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    • SpaceX prepares for first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

      SpaceX prepares for first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

      SpaceX announced Monday that it will fly a space tourism flight slated for late-2021, billing it as the first "all-civilian" mission to space. A tech entrepreneur named Jared Isaacman has financed the mission, named "Inspiration4," and will serve as commander aboard the autonomous Crew Dragon spacecraft while the spacecraft makes a "multi-day" trip into Earth's orbit.

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