Softpedia News / Web / Internet Life
- Brave Browser Adds Support for Bitcoin Payments to Reward Your Favorite Sites
- Facebook's First Satellite Goes Up in Smoke After FalconX Rocket Explosion
The explosion that destroyed the Falcon X rocket yesterday morning also destroyed a satellite developed by Facebook for the Internet.org initiative to provide free Internet to remote regions of the African continent. The rocket was scheduled to launch Saturday, September 3 from NASA's Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex, but mysteriously exploded during routine tests on the morning of September 1. First responders said there were no human casualties due to the unexpected explosion. Later during the day, SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer that produces the FalconX rockets, said that both the rocket and its payload were permanently destroyed in the explosion. Internet.org's Africa coverage goes up in smoke, literally The FalconX payload was an Amos-6 communication satellite developed by Facebook and Eutelsat, which the two companies
- Google+ Gets a Full Material Design Makeover, New Features
Google has released a new UI for Google+, the company's social network that's still around, contrary to popular belief. The company says it started a huge redesign of the entire Google+ platform last year, when it decided to drop several features and services and focus only on the Collections and Communities sections. Besides changes to the underlying codebase and supported services, Google also decided to update the site's UI with a new look. Google+ was already using the company's Material Design UI style guide, but the site has received a polished look today. There are a few differences here and there, but the site generally looks the same, only with fewer shadows and more vibrant colors. Besides the UI makeover, Google has also announced other smaller changes. One of these is that users can now add links and photos inside comments. Maybe the reason why Google+ hasn't yet caught up with Twitter or Facebook is that it took Google almost five years to add such a...
Haikona! | Web Directory - InteligentD | www.inteligentd.com