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NASA Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) Empire State Building Earth
NASA has confirmed that asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3), which is larger than the Empire State Building in New York City, is hurtling towards Earth. Thankfully, this 1600-foot space rock is expected to pass 3.5-million miles away, but should still be considered a threat. It’s set to make a close approach at 5:18pm ET on May 16th at a speed of just over 18,000 miles per hour.

Supermassive Black Hole Center Milky Way Galaxy Event Horizon Telescope
Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, has been imaged for the first time by a research team using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Despite not being able to see the the black hole itself due to it being completely dark, we do see the glowing gas around, which reveals a a dark central region (shadow) surrounded by a bright ring-like structure.

Sony Xperia 1 IV Smartphone True Optical Zoom Lens
The Sony Xperia 1 IV is designed specially for content creation, as it boasts the world’s first true optical 85-125mm zoom lens in a smartphone. It actually sports three lenses, which consists of a 16mm ultra-wide lens and 24mm wide lens, alongside the true optical telephoto zoom 85-125mm lens, all with a 12MP “Exmor RS” sensor with a readout speed of up to 120fps.

Apple iPod Discontinued
The dreaded Apple iPod discontinued announcement came today after a great 20-year run, but you’re still able to get a new 7th Gen iPod Touch for a limited time or until stock runs out. The first generation model was released on October 23, 2001 in a 5GB capacity, complete with a FireWire connection to transfer music files. What you may not know is that the first model was developed in under a year.

Apple Q2 Earnings Report Results 2022
Apple Q2 earnings report results are out, and the Cupertino-based company posted a March quarter revenue record of $97.3 billion, which is up 9% year over year. They set an all-time revenue record for Services as well as March quarter revenue records for iPhone, Mac, Wearables, and Home & Accessories. This helped them generate over $28 billion in operating cash flow, and return nearly $27 billion to their shareholders.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Destiny 2 Acquisition
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Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Bungie, Inc. for $3.6-billion. This studio has created some of the video game industry’s most popular franchises, including Halo and Destiny. The company will continue to operate independently, maintaining the ability to self-publish and reach players wherever they choose to play. Read more for a video and additional informaiton.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
After months of speculation, Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Featuring an incredibly crisp Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion (adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz), an upgraded pro camera system sporting new Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera sensors, as well as the A15 Bionic chip offering advancements in computational photography to power the all-new camera features. Read more for two videos and additional information.

John McAfee Antivirus Software Dead Prison
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John McAfee, founder of the McAfee antivirus software company, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona on Wednesday. This event occurred mere hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax-related charges as well as for promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) to his Twitter followers without disclosing that he was paid to do so. Read more for the news report and additional information.