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SpaceX just aced a critical Air Force test of its Falcon Heavy rocket [Ars Technica] This "allows the Air Force to begin using previously flown rocket technology."

The Office will leave Netflix in 2021 [The Verge] The Office, one of the most popular shows on Netflix, will stream exclusively on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service beginning in 2021.

Microsoft OneDrive gets a more secure Personal Vault, plus additional storage options [Ars Technica] Microsoft is adding a protected section to its cloud storage.

These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation [Wired] The cities, which include New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, will use the same tool to keep track of where scooters go, and where they are parked.

Self-driving startup Drive.ai is closing down [TechCrunch] Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiri…

FedEx sues US government over export controls after Huawei problems [Ars Technica] FedEx says it's not realistic to screen sealed packages for controlled tech.

San Francisco officials vote to ban the sale of e-cigarettes [The Verge] San Francisco officials just banned the sale or distribution of e-cigarettes in the city unless they have FDA approval. The ban, which also affects some flavored tobacco products, adds to restrictions that the city put in place on flavored e-cigarettes last y…

The Mueller Report, Live: How Hollywood Tried to Save America [Wired] If only a staged performance were the answer to the country's problems.

Life can theoretically exist in a 2D universe [The Next Web] The wild and wacky world of physics just keeps getting stranger. A UC Davis physicist recently published research demonstrating the possibility for complex lifeforms to exist in a two-dimensional ...

Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with new text-styling features [Ars Technica] Face detection will now be used to intelligently position subjects in photos.

The changing nature of venture capital [TechCrunch] The venture industry is likely to consolidate significantly in the next decade as funding confers greater advantage to large venture investors.

Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore [Ars Technica] Butterflies from commercial providers may not help the larger population.

Review: The SVS Prime Elevation are Atmos speakers that can do it all [The Next Web] There are few things you can do to upgrade your home theater experience like adding a pair of height speakers. Whether you’re listening to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro 3D, the added vertical dimension makes the sound more immersive and helps transport you to t…

Inside Shopify's brave API gamble [The Next Web] A platform-as-a-service company is only as good as its APIs, and Shopify has dozens of them. These expose a specific part of the Shopify’s product to third-party developers, who can ...

North Korea reveals explosive HIV outbreak—after claiming to be disease-free [Ars Technica] More than 8,300 cases just months after claims of an "AIDS-free zone."

Dirty Lemon parent Iris Nova will fund and distribute third-party beverages [TechCrunch] Iris Nova, the Coca-Cola-backed startup that creates Dirty Lemon beverages, is announcing plans to spend $100 million over the next three to five years to expand its offerings. Founder and CEO Zak Normandin said the money will go towards launching new beverag…

Facebook's searchable political ads archive is now global [TechCrunch] Facebook has announced it’s rolled out a basic layer of political ads transparency globally, more than a year after launching the publicly searchable ads archive in the US. It is also expanding what it dubs “proactive enforcement” on political ads to countrie…

Wayfair workers plan protest of furniture sales to migrant detention camp [The Verge] Workers for the online retailer are protesting the company’s decision to sell bedroom furniture to a company housing migrant children at the border.

Facebook may finally let you turn off those annoying notification dots [TechCrunch] Sick of those anxiety-inducing red dots constantly appearing on the Groups, Watch, or other tabs in your Facebook app? Well the social network may be easing up a little in its unending war for your attention. Facebook is now testing a toggle to turn off the r…

With a portfolio including Acorns, Sweetgreen and Ro Health, Torch Capital raises $60M for its first fund [TechCrunch] Jonathan Keidan, the founder of Torch Capital, had already built a portfolio that included Acorns, Compass, Digital Ocean and Sweetgreen, before he raised single dollar for his inaugural venture capital fund, which just closed with $60 million. Keidan, a cons…

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