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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils Mars voyage plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils Mars voyage plan

Elon Musk will give a big SpaceX talk about Mars this week. Lockheed said the structure could be assembled at NASA's Deep Space Gateway - a structure the agency is developing that would live in space between Earth and the Moon. If he has his way, Mars colonizers will eventually travel in style in the BFR, which will accommodate around 100 people spread out over 40 cabins, and include large common areas and an entertainment system.


How to buy new Amazon Echo devices in advance?

How to buy new Amazon Echo devices in advance?

At a press event Wednesday, Amazon announced a handful of new products to its Echo family of devices. Amazon has released a new version of its Fire TV Stick that features 4K Ultra HD and HDR streaming, as well as an Alexa Voice Remote function and Dolby Atmos support.


Hurricanes Lee, Maria remain in the Atlantic

Hurricanes Lee, Maria remain in the Atlantic

Hurricane Lee is much smaller than Maria , but also better organized. Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of homes and left record flooding along the Texas Gulf Coast, including the nation's fourth largest city in Houston in late August, The Weather Channel noted .


Donkey in Germany mistakes orange sports auto for carrot and bites it

Donkey in Germany mistakes orange sports auto for carrot and bites it

When he came back to the €300,000 ($NZ490,000) auto he discovered Vitus having a munch on the back of the vehicle, causing €30,000 ($NZ49,000) worth of damage. Zahn told German newspaper Bild: "I looked into the rear-view mirror and suddenly saw a pair of fluffy ears. And then I heard a unusual sound", he told German tabloid Bild.


Toyota, Mazda set up venture to develop electric vehicle technology

Toyota, Mazda set up venture to develop electric vehicle technology

Neither Toyota nor Mazda market fully electric passenger cars at the moment. To start with there will be a staff of around 40 employees sourced from the three parent companies. "The companies also aim to create a business structure that is open to participation by other automakers and suppliers". Until recently, Japanese automakers-Toyota and rival Honda most prominently-have focused mainly on fuel cell and hybrid technology as opposed to battery electrics.


You'll (Probably) Never Have to Assemble Ikea Furniture Again

You'll (Probably) Never Have to Assemble Ikea Furniture Again

Over 60,000 independent contractors use the TaskRabbit platform, which is available in 40 US cities as well as London. The acquisition is at least partially the result of a successful partnership the two companies launched in the United Kingdom a year ago when TaskRabbit became Ikea's official furniture assembler in London.