SpaceX Dragon capsule returns from Space Station resupply mission

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule has made its way back from the International Space Station, completing the private launcher’s seventeenth resupply mission for the orbital research facility.

Commercial Resupply Services mission 17 (aka CRS-17 if you’re down to acronym) launched on May 4, its first backup window after an initial mission scrub. The Dragon’s cargo for this one included 5,500 lbs of both supplies for the astronauts, as well as materials used for ongoing experiments and research aboard the station.

Dragon spent about a month docked at the ISS while the crew unloaded its cargo, and then began its de-orbit burn earlier today before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean as planned Monday afternoon Pacific time.

You can check out a recap of the mission (complete with an infrared capture of the return of the Falcon 9 first-stage booster coming back in for a perfect landing on the drone landing ship Of ‘Course I Still Love You’ in the Pacific Ocean below.




The Stand for Apple’s New $4,999 Pro Display Costs an Extra $999

Apple today unveiled the Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch 6K monitor with a P3 wide color gamut and true 10-bit color support, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a super-wide, off-axis viewing angle.

Apple’s press release:

The all-new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and will be available to order in the fall. Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999, the Pro Stand is $999 and the VESA Mount Adapter is $199. All will be available to order in the fall.

The display will be available in the fall, starting at $4,999, but that price doesn’t include the stand. If you want the display to come on Apple’s stand, as it is shown in official product images, that’ll cost an extra $999. Unsurprisingly, the reaction to this news has been quite strong across social media.

The display will accompany Apple’s all-new modular Mac Pro, which will also be available in the fall starting at $5,999.

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Apple’s New iPadOS Software Includes Mouse Support as an Accessibility Option

As rumored, iPadOS introduces mouse support for the first time, allowing a USB mouse to be connected to an iPad for the first time.

Mouse support is not a standard feature, but is instead available as an AssistiveTouch option within the Accessibility settings on your iOS device. According to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who discovered the feature, it also works with the Apple Magic Trackpad.

As with other AssistiveTouch features, the mouse cursor on the display looks similar to the touch target normally in iOS, simulating a finger touch with a mouse instead.

Though this is an Accessibility option at the current time and may not have the best user experience compared to touch, Apple could further implement mouse support in future updates, making it a more mainstream option.

iPadOS, the operating system that runs on the iPad, also has many other new features like updates to multitasking, improved gestures, and more, and going forward, it will be independent of iOS, though it still includes all of the iOS 13 features.

Related Roundup: iOS 13

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Streaming sports site FloSports raises $47 million, led by Discovery

Live sports streaming service FloSports said on Monday that it raised $47 million from investors including current partner Discovery Inc. to grow its coverage of new and existing sports.