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Amazon Prime Video is now available on Comcast Xfinity X1

Comcast customers with Xfinity X1 set-top boxes can now stream Amazon Prime Video. The partnership was announced back in August, and now Prime subscribers can stream Amazon original content like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Man in the High Castle on their X1 TV boxes. The app started rolling out this week, so if it hasn’t hit your TV yet, give it a few days.

This is the first time Amazon Prime content has been available on a cable streaming platform, and with it comes the ability to add other premium channels like Showtime and Starz. That means X1 subscribers now have the option to get their premium channels from either Amazon or through Comcast. Other premium channels usually offered with a Prime Video membership like HBO and…

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For the first time ever, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fails to stick a ground landing

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For the first time since SpaceX began recovering its Falcon 9 fleet, the company failed to land one of its rockets that was meant to touch down on solid ground. Just seven minutes after launching from Florida this afternoon, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was preparing to land on the company’s concrete landing pad back near the launch site at Cape Canaveral. But footage from the booster showed it spinning out of control, and SpaceX commentators confirmed that the vehicle hit the Atlantic Ocean instead.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk blamed the failure on one of the Falcon 9’s grid fins, which are used to steer the booster to its intended landing target. That may explain the spin, which you can see in more detail here. Musk says it’s possible that SpaceX…

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Rudy Giuliani accuses Twitter of bias for hyperlinking text

Last week, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, tweeted an attack on Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation, accusing the special counsel of timing his filing just as the president was leaving the country. In that tweet, Giuliani made a small typographical error, spelling “for G-20. In July…” as “G-20.in,” which inadvertently created a URL to what appeared to be an anti-Trump webpage.

Instead of simply owning up to his mistake, Giuliani doubled down on it on Monday night, accusing Twitter of being “committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers” who had allowed someone to vandalize his post. He went on to demand “FAIRNESS PLEASE” from the social media company.

Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting…

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You can now buy Apple’s $29 USB-C fast chargers

After releasing its first official iPhone XR cases today, Apple has also added another new accessory to the Apple Store: an 18 watt USB-C power adapter. The new $29 USB-C charger can be used to fast charge your iPad (or iPhone), if you lost the identical charger that it shipped with.

Previously, your only official replacement option from Apple was to buy one of the Mac USB-C adapters — starting at $49 — for the 30W USB-C charger normally shipped with MacBooks. The new, less-expensive chargers mean you can now fast charge your iPhone XS, XR, and X, albeit through a complicated method. Alongside the $29 charger, you still have to spend another $19 on Apple’s official USB-C to Lightning cable to get Cupertino’s fast charging solution…

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How to turn off motion smoothing on your high-definition TV

Cinephiles, take note: your TV may be messing with your favorite films. Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie recently put out a video warning TV watchers that motion smoothing (also known as video interpolation or the “soap opera effect”) could be changing the quality of your picture. Meant to reduce motion blur, smoothing is useful when you’re watching the quick action in sports, but it’s not great when you’re watching a carefully filmed motion picture.

In their video, Cruise and McQuarrie urge TV watchers to turn off the motion smoothing feature on their TVs. Unfortunately, TV manufacturers don’t make that process simple. They not only hide the controls for motion smoothing deep down into their setup menus, but they have also…

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