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Pentagon awards more than $2 billion in contracts for national-security-capable rocket launches

A rendering of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket in flight. (Courtesy of Blue Origin) October 10 at 6:10 PM The Air Force on Wednesday awarded more than $ 2 billion in combined contracts to three companies to develop rockets capable of launching national security satellites. The contracts, part of an effort to increase competition, went […]

Mobile

Walmart launches Spark Delivery, a crowdsourced pilot delivery program similar to Amazon Flex

Walmart has announced a new in-house pilot delivery service that crowdsources independent drivers to fulfill the “last-mile” delivery process. The grocery giant is working with a third-party company called Delivery Drivers Inc. (DDI), which manages contract driver recruitment, screening, payments, and more. This partnership will ultimately serve as the backbone to the new Walmart service, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. Intel Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost​/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4​/MHz LPDDR3​/MHz Whiskey Lake i7-8565U […]