NASA’s Opportunity rover surpasses 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet

On Saturday, NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrated a monumental anniversary all by itself on the surface of the Red Planet: surviving 5,000 Martian days. It’s an incredibly significant milestone for the little-wheeled robot, given the fact that it was only expected to last just 90 days. Opportunity is just one of two rovers currently functioning on the Red Planet, along with NASA’s Curiosity rover.

Opportunity launched on top of a Delta II on July 7th, 2003, along with a twin rover called Spirit. The pair then landed on Mars three weeks apart in January 2004, both going to opposite sides of the planet. The day of Opportunity’s landing, January 25th, was considered Sol 1 — or the first Martian day for the rover. The term “sol” is used to…

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Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

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Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.
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Dell announces rugged Chromebook 5000 Series for use in classrooms

If there’s one area Chromebooks are consistently crushing the competition, it’s in the educational market. According to IDC figures from 2016, Chromebooks made up 49% of school computers. Dell’s 5000 Series is the company’s latest attempt to cash in on that lucrative market, with a rugged design perfect for use in education.

Dell has plenty of experience building durable computers (like the Latitude 12 tablet that can be sprayed with water jets), and it’s bringing some of that expertise to the 5000 Series.

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iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple’s $5000 desktop to the test

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Apple’s new iMac Pro is aimed squarely at the high-end professional market, and with a $ 4,999 starting price, expectations for the all-in-one desktop are high. But is it worth such a sizable investment? AppleInsider gives you everything you need to know in our full video review.
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