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This awesome SpaceX simulator lets you pilot the Crew Dragon in space

Take it from us -- it's not as easy as you might think!

NASA is operating its Mars Curiosity rover from workers’ home offices

The coronavirus pandemic prompted NASA to ask its employees to work from home

Watch Rocket Lab’s helicopter catch a dummy rocket in mid-air

The company wants to perfect the feat for its reusable rocket system

Boeing to attempt second Starliner test flight after bungled debut mission

But the test flight probably won't take place until the fall at the earliest

NASA reveals how many Americans applied to become an astronaut

The successful candidates could bag a trip to the moon, and even beyond

Urine luck: Astronauts’ pee could be the secret ingredient to future moon bases

It's much cheaper than transporting materials from Earth

U.S. Space Force first launch: How to watch live

Watch it happen live beginning at 11:57 a.m. PT today

DARPA is building a robotic space mechanic to fix satellites in orbit

It will also tow them around to help extend their usefulness

Space Force needs to prepare for a new Cold War in Earth’s orbit

Are U.S. space assets at risk from enemy hunter-killer satellites? One ex-Air Force general thinks so.

ExoMars mission delay means no launch until at least 2022

Additional equipment tests are needed, and the coronavirus isn't helping, either

New SpaceX factory will build a Starship rocket every 72 hours, Elon Musk claims

Musk is gearing up to mass-produce more Starship rockets in the Texas factory

Crops in space: ISS-grown lettuce given the green light

Astronauts on longer missions will be able to enjoy meals with “space lettuce”

SpaceX to send tourists to the space station for a crazy price

Tourists will stay on the space station for a total of eight days

Launching little: Inside Rocket Lab’s ingenious plan to democratize space

The company wants to make space accessible to everyone -- not just governments and ultra-rich corporations

Virgin Galactic is taking new spaceflight reservations. Got $1,000?

You'll need more than $250,000 if you really want to soar among the stars

Enjoy NASA’s re-creation of Apollo 13’s moon mission in crisp 4K

The stunning moonscape imagery also includes a cameo by Earth

SpaceX will offer space tourism flights sooner than you think

Space Adventures will join SpaceX in its quest to conquer private spaceflight by late 2021.

Revamped photo of ‘Pale Blue Dot’ reminds us how small we are

NASA updated the Pale Blue Dot photo taken by the Voyager 1 mission 30 years ago using modern tech

Job opening: NASA hiring new astronauts for moon and Mars missions

Looking to pack in the 9-to-5 grind? NASA is launching applications for a new generation of space travelers.

Low Earth orbit is overcrowded, but this Silicon Valley startup has a solution

Space-tracking startup LeoLabs is using radar to keep an eye on what's happening in Earth orbit. Here's why.

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This 21-inch HP monitor is yours for only $89.99

Despite the loosening restrictions and opening of various states, it looks like a lot of us will maintain a work-from-home routine for the foreseeable future. While this might lead to a few personal comforts, it can also expose problems.How good is your home computer monitor? It’s probably not as new or nice as the one you’ve been using at work. Maybe you’ve been using just one and are finding it’s time to add a second display to your home office setup.The refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor, on sale for just $89.99, is an inexpensive way to increase your productivity.The 20.7-inch monitor boasts full HD resolution and anti-glare properties and offers up a 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with a 5ms response time. That means it’s sharp, easy on the eye, and doesn’t have any blurring. Yeah, we know you watch Netflix instead of filing TPS reports.20.7″ widescreen display: Enjoy a better viewing experience than before1920×1080 resolution: Love the sharper, clearer graphics on the 1080p screen16.7 million colors at 60Hz: See your content w/ more vivid huesDVI & VGA inputs: Easily connect w/ other source devices such as desktops, laptops, and more-5° to 20° tilt range: Adjust the screen for more comfortable viewingVESA wall mounting holes: Ease your way w/ more installation optionBuy Yours!Pick up a certified refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor for just $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google enables bedtime tools for Android to help you sleep better

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine. With the lockdown situation, there has been a rise in search queries related to “insomnia”, and “can’t sleep” for the months of April and May. To address this, Google has introduced a few bedtime tools to help achieve better sleep with the help of your phone.While we are all familiar with Digital Wellbeing, a feature introduced in Android 10, is now a dedicated app. And the app’s new “Bedtime mode” is more useful than ever.Google has introduced a few useful bedtime tools to help make sleeping and technology work together instead of against each other.A dark room, and quiet are essential to start the sleep cycle. Bedtime mode (formerly Wind Down) in Digital Wellbeing, your phone turns off visuals and audio to help you sleep. With the help of Do Not Disturb to turn off notifications for calls, texts, and other interruptions. The addition of Grayscale helps fade the colors on your phone to black and white and reduce the chance of you staying up.You can now schedule Bedtime mode, and even have it trigger automatically, or as soon as you plug your phone in for charge. Bedtime mode can also be added to your phones Quick Settings and is easier to reach than before. If you want to stay up a little longer, you can pause Bedtime mode and not interrupt the schedule in the app.Adding Clock into the sleep cycleSleeping and waking up at a fixed  time (even on off days) helps your body set a steady circadian rhythm, and significantly boost the quality of your sleep. If you use Google’s Clock app, there is now the addition of a Bedtime tab. You can set your daily sleep and wake times here and make the first step to a steady sleep schedule.Setting a sleep schedule and adjusting to bedtime habits with the help of Clock. It’s best to establish a wake-up time first in the Clock app and using that to decide the right bedtime schedule. Clock now lets you see your calendar for tomorrow and tell you how many hours of sleep you’ll get, letting you adjust your bedtime if needed.To help with sleep, you’ll now receive a reminder before your bedtime and get the option to play sounds from a complementary app like Spotify, YouTube Music, Calm, etc. If you combine Clock and Digital Wellbeing, you can limit interruptions when in sleep. If you do feel restless and use your phone past bedtime, you’ll be able to see how long and which apps you used in that period.The Sunrise Alarm & YouInstead of the traditional loud alarms, a gentler alarm tone helps wake you up more calmly. Using the Sunrise Alarm, you get a visual cue 15 minutes prior to your intended alarm. The tone can also be customized to a song you enjoy or any sound you prefer.YouTube and Bedtime Tools – Reducing binge watching before bedExclusive to Pixel devices, and coming to other Android devices later in the summer, you can set a bedtime reminder while using YouTube. If you indulge in watching videos close to your bedtime, YouTube will now pause to push notifications alerting you about your bedtime. You can choose to extend your bedtime but this will be logged in your Bedtime Mode.Bedtime Tools and Family LinkWith the combination of Bedtime and Family Link, you can manage your family’s screen time, in-app purchases, app downloads, and schedule bedtimes for their devices. Setting bedtime schedules and adjusting it from your app for everyone in the Family Link. Bedtime will lock the devices in the family device when bedtime comes, but the device can still be used to call if needed.With all these features in mind, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users and their families to achieve better sleep. The culmination of all the apps working together can help curb sleep problems and help families live healthier.

Father’s Day 2020 discounts from Mobvoi

Mobvoi, the maker of TicWatch and TicPods is offering discounts on its line of products once again for Father’s Day 2020.TicWatch DiscountsThe TicWatch C2, with the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and featuuring a classic design and 2-day battery life, is discounted from now until June 30th. It is usually $169.99,but it is now 25% off at $149.99.The S2, which is geared more towards outdoors users, is $152.99, 15% off of its usual price. The Pro 2020, with military-grade durability and 2-30 days of battery life, is $220.99, a 15% savings from the usual $259.99 price point.The Pro 4G/LTE, with cellular connectivity, is available for 20% off of its original price of $299 at $239.20.TicPods DiscountsThe TicPods 2, with touch controls, 23-hour battery life, fast charging, and noise cancellation, are 15% off at $84.99.The TicPods 2 Pro, with voice commands, voice assistant, and head gesture controls are normally $139.99, are $118.99, a 15% discount.These Father’s Day discounts are available from June 10th to the 21st, except where otherwise noted for the TicWatch C2.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Great screen, bad performance

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.