SpaceX rocket exploded due to faulty steel strut, Elon Musk says

  • Preliminary investigation blames two-foot-long, one-inch-thick piece of metal
  • Next version of SpaceX rocket will not be tested until spring 2016, CEO says

A two-foot-long steel strut only an inch wide at its thickest point was to blame for last month’s midair explosion of an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, according to a preliminary investigation. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the part, provided by an external supplier he declined to name, was “not something that should ever have failed at this force level”.

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Motorola quietly updates its Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece, now packs longer battery life

Motorola quietly rolled out an update to its Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece that includes improved battery life and audio. The updated Moto Hint is now available through Best Buy for $130, $20 less than what the original Moto Hint was offered for last year.

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