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Soyuz launch: NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts launch to the International Space Station

The launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan occurred at 1:45 am ET on Wednesday.

The trio’s Soyuz capsule docked with the space station at 4:48 a.m. ET. An “ultrafast” rendezvous system helped deliver the crew to the station after just two orbits around the Earth “for the first time in history,” according to Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency.

The hatch between the space station and the capsule will open at 6:45 a.m. ET, allowing them to enter the station.

This is the second spaceflight for Rubins and Ryzhikov and the first for Kud-Sverchkov, and they will spend six months on the space station.

Along for the ride is Yuri, a little cosmonaut knitted by Kud-Sverchkov’s wife Olga. He serves as the crew’s zero gravity indicator. Essentially, once he begins to float, the crew will know they’ve reached space. Each crew gets to pick their own indicator, according to NASA.

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Watch live tonight: Astronauts launch to the International Space Station at 1:45 am ET

Three Expedition 64 crewmembers will lift off to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket early Wednesday (Oct. 14), and you can watch it live here. 

a fighter jet sitting on top of a truck: The Russian Soyuz rocket that will launch the MS-17 crew to the International Space Station is rolled out by train to the launch pad on Oct. 11, 2020, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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The Russian Soyuz rocket that will launch the MS-17 crew to the International Space Station is rolled out by train to the launch pad on Oct. 11, 2020, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan at 1:45 a.m. EDT (0545 GMT). A live webcast of the launch will begin one hour before liftoff. You can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of NASA, or directly via the space agency.

The crew is scheduled to arrive at the space station in a record-breaking 4 hours and 7 minutes, with docking expected to occur at 4:52

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iPhone 12 launch day: Apple’s big event was quite a whirlwind

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day finally arrived. Here’s everything Apple announced on Tuesday, including four versions of the iPhone 12 and the $99 HomePod Mini. And here’s how to preorder the entire iPhone 12 lineup.

Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event earlier this year, the iPhone event took place entirely online, livestreamed on Apple’s website. CNET also hosted a live watch party, which you can rewatch above.

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T-Mobile CEO: Apple iPhone 12 launch marks ‘firing gun’ for 5G and T-Mobile leads the race

T-Mobile didn’t make it into Apple’s big iPhone event today. But CEO Mike Sievert took to Twitter and spoke to CNBC to let folks know who is leading the 5G race.

Apple thrust 5G technology into the spotlight at its big iPhone 12 unveiling event Tuesday, showing off the first iPhones with 5G capability. Apple CEO Tim Cook said 5G will improve download and upload speeds, provide higher quality gaming experiences, and reduce latency, among other benefits. He also invited Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg on stage at the virtual event to talk about the benefits of the carrier’s 5G network, which is available nationwide today.

Sievert’s interview with CNBC after the event was apparently a last-minute addition. Asked if he was envious that CNBC had Vestberg on air earlier, Sievert said no.

“We’re just celebrating here at T-Mobile today. This is just a huge day for our company and our

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How Casetify Is Reinventing The Retail Experience Ahead Of The New iPhone Launch

Hong Kong-based tech accessories brand Casetify is weathering through all the headwinds this year. The brand, formerly known as Casetagram, is the highest gross tech accessories brand in the world with over two million Instagram followers, led by CEO and cofounder Wes Ng who had ultimately changed the phone case game forever.

The current retail situation is dire, but more so in Hong Kong from its plummeting sales and vanished tourism over the past year due to social unrest and the pandemic. Yet malls are seeing footfall resembling Christmas peak season, providing a promising outlook for Casetify to set up a permanent store and its official flagship at Hong Kong’s premium mall, Landmark. The brand will also be making its debut in Japan

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Velocity Technology Solutions Deepens Cloud Services Portfolio With Launch of Two New Service …

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Cloud Managed Service Provider, Velocity Technology Solutions, is enhancing its Cloud Services portfolio with the launch of two new service offerings: Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics. These service offerings help Velocity customers sharpen their competitive edge by making the deeper and richer functionalities of the cloud more accessible.

This announcement comes on the heels of Velocity’s Cloud Managed Infrastructure, Cloud Managed Database, and Cloud Disaster Recovery services launch, which were designed to help customers optimize efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve resiliency in the public cloud. Now, with the launch of Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics, Velocity is helping customers go one step further in their digitization journeys.

Velocity’s two new cloud service offerings include:

Managed Container Services: Velocity’s Managed Container Services offers planning, deployment, and ongoing management of customers’ Kubernetes environments with enterprise-grade functionality backed by robust

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Announcing the Launch of Uncurb to Provide Choice and Transparency for Assisted Transportation

Online marketplace that helps caregivers find safe, high quality transportation for loved ones with limited mobility

Uncurb, an online marketplace that helps customers find high-assistance transportation such as wheelchair and medical transportation, today announced its official company launch. Currently serving Southeast Michigan, Uncurb provides customers with choice and transparency in their mobility options by curating a trusted network of committed and high-quality providers and partners to support mobility beyond curb-to-curb needs.

An estimated 25.5 million adults in the U.S. have travel-limiting disabilities, according to The Bureau of Transportation. Current on-demand ride-hailing companies have left a gap in services that require higher-assistance, especially as trust in sanitization, cleanliness and safety become crucial in today’s environment. Uncurb aims to close this gap by helping those who are impacted by sudden changes in mobility find, compare, and book vetted transportation providers specializing in higher-assistance services. Providers must meet and exceed marketplace standards before

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Invesco to Launch Four New Funds Tied to Flagship QQQ Tech ETF


is adding more Qs to its fund lineup, a wager by the world’s fourth-biggest issuer of exchange-traded products that investors’ love affair with technology stocks will continue.

The Atlanta-based asset manager will launch four new investment products tied to its flagship ETF, the

Invesco QQQ Trust

fund. At $134 billion, the Qs, as it is known across Wall Street, has grown to become one of the biggest exchange-traded products in the world and accounts for roughly 42% of Invesco’s ETF assets.

QQQ offers investors exposure to the 100 biggest nonfinancial companies listed on Nasdaq Composite Index and has proved to be a huge draw since the throes of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The four new products look to build on that popularity and help Invesco compete in an industry dominated by

BlackRock Inc.,

Vanguard Group and

State Street Corp.

“This is going to be an important part of our

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Watch Blue Origin launch and land a New Shepard rocket on its seventh trip to space

This morning, Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is set to conduct another test launch of its New Shepard rocket, a reusable vehicle designed to take paying tourists to the edge of space and back. Just like New Shepard test flights of the past, no people will be on board this trip, but the rocket will be carrying a dozen research payloads to space for NASA.

Today’s test will mark the 13th launch of the New Shepard program and the seventh overall flight for this particular rocket. But it’s been a long time since the New Shepard fleet has seen any action, with the last test flight (featuring the same rocket launching today) taking place back in December 2019. In April, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the company had hoped to conduct another New Shepard test launch, despite concerns voiced by employees at the time.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event is today: How to watch it live

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Ah, October. Leaves are turning brown, air is getting chillier, pumpkins are getting spicier and now Apple Stores are dropping from the internet. It can only mean one thing: Apple’s new iPhone is coming today. That’s right, the company’s next-generation phone, likely called the iPhone 12, is expected to be announced in an online-only event at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday. 

CNET’s live pre-event coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. PT. Join our watch party on YouTube.

We’re expecting to see a new boxier iPad Pro-inspired look, faster processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 12’s price and release date, and a few features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.

The new iPhone is the

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