Apple, Amazon and Google have agreed to work together to develop a “connectivity standard” to ensure smart home products can be compatible, a big step toward connecting various devices powered by the companies’ virtual assistants. The three tech giants each have their own virtual assistants—Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant—operating through different hardware devices. But until...
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Musk’s Long Road to Mars: How Poor Planning Dogged the Development of SpaceX Rocket
Early last year, Elon Musk stood on a stage near the coast of Southern Texas with a 400-foot-tall stainless steel rocket made by his company, SpaceX, jutting up into the night sky behind him. That rocket was supposed to be the first of a powerful new class of space vehicles, known as Starship, that SpaceX was preparing to blast into orbit, part of an ambitious plan to eventually reach Mars. But...
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