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Mars probe sends back first photos of ice-covered crater

New photos beamed down from Mars show the planet in a fantastic new light. The images of the icy rim of the Korolev crater were snapped by the European Space Agency’s ExoMars orbiter, which has been living on the Red Planet since 2016. The first color images sent back by the probe capture a 24-mile-long segment of the crater located […]

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Why Amazon Is Hiking Prime Membership Annual Fee by 20%

Amazon sent some customers into a tizzy with the news that it’s springing a price increase on Prime members in the U.S., who will be charged $119 on the annual plan starting later this quarter. The announcement, slipped into the ecommerce powerhouse’s Q1 earnings call Thursday after it reported boffo financial results, will generate hundreds of millions of additional revenue […]

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Watch ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Trailer Now

The first screenshots and a trailer for “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” went live today following an event showing off the game around the world to assorted press, fans and industry members. In “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world […]

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Japan unveils Transformers-style robot

TOKYO – A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shapeshift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday. The “J-deite RIDE” robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other. “I grew up believing that robots had […]

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Pro ‘Fortnite’ Team Signs 13-Year-Old

Professional esports organization Team Secret announced Wednesday it just created a four-member “Fortnite” squad and one of its members is only 13 years old, according to ESPN. Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson lives in a district southeast of London called Sidcup. He started playing “Call of Duty” when he was just 9 years old. Last fall, he began playing “Fortnite” as well. […]

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Amazon Posts Massive Q1 Earnings Beat, Shares Rocket to Record Highs

Amazon reported $51.0 billion in sales for the first quarter and a net profit of $1.63 billion for the first quarter of 2018, dramatically topping already-high Wall Street expectations. The company’s stock soared as much as 8% in after-hours trading, climbing above $1,600 per share to all-time highs. That came after Amazon shares closed up 4% prior to the earnings […]

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Amazon to Increase U.S. Prime Annual Fee to $119, Up from $99

Amazon will increase the annual cost of Prime for U.S. customers to $119 per year, up 20% from $99 currently — news coming after it blew the doors off revenue and profit expectations in the first quarter. The price increase will take effect starting June 16 for existing Prime customers based on their renewal period, CFO Brian Olsavsky said on Amazon’s first-quarter […]

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