For Apollo 11’s moon landing anniversary, the Washington Monument was made to look like a rocket

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument just got even more iconic. On Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the 555-foot national symbol lit up with an image of the moon-bound shuttle blasting into space. The 363-foot projection of the Saturn V rocket will appear for two hours every night during the anniversary of the mission that put the first two humans — both Americans — on the moon. On Friday and Saturday, the celebration of this historical milestone will culminate in a 17-minute light show taking viewers back to July 16, 1969 when Apollo 11 made its giant leap for mankind from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. And yes, that is a 40-foot-wide re-creation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown …

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 leaks in official-looking promo image

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been doing the rounds in the rumorsphere lately, with mumblings talking about it matching the latest Apple Watch in offering ECG and fall detection, and maybe even one-upping its competitor by packing in body composition measurement. And now we get to glance at what surely looks like the first leaked official press render: As you can see, it confirms the name, as well as an overall design that’s very similar to the first Watch Active – unsurprisingly, of course, as this is bound to be that device’s successor. That’s a little odd, though, given… Read more: gsmarena.com

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and J5 Pro (2017) getting Android 9 update soon

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and J5 Pro (2017) should start receiving Android 9 Pie soon as they’ve been certified with the Wi-Fi alliance with the newer software. The models in question are the SM-J530F/DS (global version), SM-J530FM/DS (UAE version) and the SM-J530Y/G/GM/YM/DS (Malaysian version). The Galaxy J5 (2017) and J5 Pro (2017) received Android 8.1 Oreo last August. Android Pie is a substantial upgrade on any phone but even more so on Samsung Galaxy phones as it brings the new One UI with a complete UI design overhaul and a bevy of features. Thanks for the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G Edition goes official

Lenovo unveiled the Z6 Pro back in April this year, and now at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, the company has announced its 5G Edition. The Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G Edition has the same hardware as its non-5G variant, except that it also comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem to enable 5G connectivity. Design-wise, the only difference between the Z6 Pro and the Z6 Pro 5G is that the latter comes with a transparent back, but it’s unclear if the back is actually transparent or if it has an illustrative sticker like the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer. Pricing and… Read more: gsmarena.com