NASA will attempt to fly its Mars helicopter on April 19th

NASA finally has a new flight date for its Mars helicopter after a bug fix prompted a delay. The space agency now expects to fly Ingenuity “no earlier than” April 19th at about 3:30AM Eastern. Don’t worry about staying up all night to follow along, though. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-flight-date-184556782.html

Polar’s latest watch promises 40-hour battery life with all features on

Polar’s latest watch promises 40-hour battery life with all features on
Polar’s latest multisport watch promises a battery life that could sate the most dedicated of fitness enthusiasts. The company claims Grit X can run for up to 40 hours on a single charge, and that’s with all of its features activated.
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Apple’s free learn-to-code Swift Playgrounds sandbox arrives on Mac

Nearly four years after it launched as an iPad-exclusive in 2016, Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app is now available for Mac as part of Apple’s Catalyst app initiative, designed to help bridge the software gap between its macOS and iOS platforms (via 9to5Mac).

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Amazon’s ‘Live Mode’ lets you try on makeup via its app

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal announced last year that it was buying augmented reality beauty app maker ModiFace. Since then it’s deployed virtual makeup try-ons across a number of its own brands, allowing shoppers to test different shades of makeup in a live video or selfie of themselves.

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