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All The News You Missed Over The Weekend: SpaceX Launched A Satellite (Finally)

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Watch SpaceX’s Fifth Attempt To Launch Its Falcon 9 Rocket Live
For the fifth time in just over a week, SpaceX is trying to launch its Falcon 9 Rocket. Am I stuck in a timeloop? Is any of this real? Am I here? Are you? SpaceX attributed the first four scrubbed launches to problems with their liquid oxygen system, heavy winds and a boat straying too close to the launch zone.

Alternately, we both died thousands of years ago and in this — our purgatory — we relive the same day over and over again. Having long ago been forgotten by an indifferent God above, we remain trapped here together forever in our time prison doomed to repeat, but never able to change, our interminable present.

The Raspberry Pi 3’s Quad-Core CPU Can Hit 100C Under Load
Each major version of the Raspberry Pi has managed to double the core count, with the Pi 3 sporting the quad-core BCM2837. More transistors, more speed and unsurprisingly, more heat. In fact, according to online reports, the chip in the latest Pi can hit 100°C when maxed out. But is that workload realistic?

Over on Reddit, user “ghalfacree” took the above thermal shot of the Raspberry Pi 3 with its CPU running at 100 per cent. He goes on to suggest that all Pi 3 owners should invest in a heatsink, to make sure the blighter doesn’t melt.

Apple Needs A ‘Good Computer’ Before It Can Get Oculus Rift Support
Apple might have a lot of things going for it, but support for the Oculus Rift isn’t one of them. When asked if the Rift would ever grace the Mac, Oculus’ Palmer Luckey didn’t beat around the bush.

Speaking with Shacknews’ Daniel Perez, Luckey had the following to say when queried over the Rift’s future with Apple’s hardware: “That is up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it.”

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