SpaceX will try to catch largest-ever flying object with robot chopsticks: Musk
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has tweeted, “SpaceX will try to catch largest-ever flying object with robot chopsticks.” “Success is not guaranteed, but excitement is,” Musk wrote. The “chopsticks” refer to mechanical arms attached to SpaceX’s launch tower that have been designed to catch first stage boosters after they come back to Earth.
Tencent shares dip 3% as China limits minors’ online gaming time
The shares of Tencent Holdings dropped nearly 3% on Tuesday after China announced new rules limiting under-18s to three hours of online gaming per week. Besides Tencent, PUBG-maker Krafton’s shares saw a dip of 3.5%. As per the new rules, minors will only be able to play games from 8 pm to 9 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic
Apple announced that it has acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming service. Primephonic is no longer available for new subscribers and will be taken offline beginning September 7, while its current subscribers will receive six months of Apple Music for free. Apple Music plans to launch a dedicated classical music app next year.
Instagram to require users to share birth dates for youth safety
Instagram will begin requiring users to confirm their birthdays as part of an effort to create new safety features for younger people. It said it will use the information to “ensure we provide the right experiences to the right age group”. All users who haven’t shared their birth dates will be required to do so to continue using the platform.
NBA player Stephen Curry buys ‘Bored Ape’ NFT for $180,000
NBA player Stephen Curry recently purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for 55 Ether worth $180,000. Curry’s ape was sold for 1.5 Ether three months ago and 0.68 Ether before that. The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 unique ape NFTs. Only 1% of the collection features an ape wearing a tweed suit like Curry’s ape.
Russian cosmonauts find new cracks in ISS module that could widen
Russian cosmonauts have found new cracks in a segment of the ISS that could widen. “Superficial fissures have been found in some places on the Zarya module,” Vladimir Solovyov, chief engineer of rocket and space corporation Energia said. He added the fissures will begin to spread over time but did not specify if the cracks had caused any air leakage.