SpaceX has obtained a contract to launch one of the US Air Force's X-37B spy planes for the first time. The Boeing-made planes have so far only launched on top of an Atlas V rocket operated by United Launch Alliance, of which Boeing is a primary member.
Apple will place screen repair machines for iPhone users in 400 third-party service center locations this year, making it much easier for people to fix a broken display. Reuters says the repair centers receiving the machine, known as "Horizon," are spread across 25 countries.
Google has modified the technology on some of its Street View vehicles to collect detailed pollution data in parts of the US. It's been working on the project for years and it's finally opening up access to some of its collected data. Scientists can request access.
Apple's rumored Siri-based smart speaker was introduced during WWDC on Monday. The HomePod can answer questions and play music, among other things. It's a clear answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo, though its WiFi speaker features make it a Sonos competitor also.
Sony has sold more than 1 million PlayStation VR units. During the company's last sales update in February, Sony revealed the system was at 915,000 sales. The virtual reality headset has only been out since October 2016. It's far ahead of the Vive and Rift.
A Dragon capsule relaunched by SpaceX for the first time has reached its destination, the International Space Station (ISS). The craft is going to remain attached to the space station for a month as part of a resupply mission before it returns to Earth.
Apple is about to hold its annual developer summit and although it is hard to predict what the Cupertino company will unveil, there are some details about what to expect. This year's WWDC will take place between June 5 and June 9 in the McEbert Convention Center in San Jose,
Owners of Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker will be happy to hear that Samsung has prepared a big software update for them that adds a lot of new features and improvements. The update can be downloaded now via the Samsung Gear app on your smartphone.
Qualcomm is now launching a new platform that will help with the control and use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the home. The new Mesh Networking Platform was unveiled at Computex 2017 and it combines some existing technologies with new features, and includes a reference
Besides announcing a new mid-range smartphone, Motorola has also announced new modular accessories. There are four new Moto Mods that is compatible with the Moto Z lineup, including a new speaker module, a battery module, a set of wireless charging modules, and a gamepad.
Apple is now making a Siri-based speaker ahead of its anticipated reveal during WWDC this month. Bloomberg reports the company has already begun manufacturing the device, which will compete against Amazon's Echo and the Google Home. We could see the device on June 5.
Statolaunch Systems revealed its massive 385-foot wingspan aircraft this week at a hangar in the Mojave Desert. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has been working on the project for the past six years. The aircraft has a dry weight of 500,000 pounds.
Shortly after the first standalone smart speaker with Cortana was unveiled, HP has also joined the bandwagon and unveiled its own Cortana device at Computex 2017. The unnamed HP digital assistant will serve as an input device for Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant, but
Not only computers were revealed at Computex, but also other interesting gadgets such as Windows Mixed Reality headsets. At the trade show, Microsoft revealed upcoming headsets from ASUS, Lenovo, and Dell, which are almost ready for production and the masses.
If you are in a search for a new golf watch, then Garmin might have what looks to be the best golf watch on the market. The new Approach S60 comes with a Fenix-like design and a lot of built-in features. It will be available in June in either black and white for $399.99.
Just ahead of WWDC on June 5, Apple has registered some new Mac and iPad devices in Eurasia. Consomac (France) discovered new regulatory filings within the Eurasian Economic Commission database. Those suggest five macOS Sierra-running devices are on the way.
Alongside its first smartphone, Essential has also announced a competitor to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Unlike those two home assistant, the new Essential Home comes with a built-in display, but functions like any other home assistant - by using voice to issue commands.
A NASA probe set to launch in summer 2018 is going to get closer to the Sun than any probe has before. It'll pass through the Sun's atmosphere to provide new details about the way it functions. It must have a stronger external design to survive the conditions.
In a forward-thinking move from the Japanese government, the company is close to finalizing plans to allow delivery drones by 2020 and self-driving trucks by 2022. Those plans could be finalized on June 9. The government is trying to reinvigorate Japan's corporate sector.
The US could move to ban laptops on all international flights, though a final decision hasn't been made. Elements of the Trump administration are in favor of an expanded ban. Laptops and other devices larger than phones have been banned from the cabin on Middle Eastern flights.