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NASA Awards Boeing And SpaceX Contracts To Deliver Astronauts To The Space Station

4 years ago /

NASA officially announced today that both Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts. These contracts are for the development of spacecraft that will be able to take astronauts to the International Space Station, with a target start date of 2017. The third company in the running...

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

4 years ago /

Microsoft Corp.MSFT -0/96% agreed to buy the company behind the hit videogame "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion, but the startup's founders and top executives won't be joining the software giant. The deal for Mojang AB will give Microsoft an asset with a loyal and largely young following. But it is also a...

Apple iPhone 6 Pre-order Hits Four Million In 24 Hours

4 years ago /

Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won't be delivered until October. Phones will be available...

New iPhone 6 Plus Pre-order Shipments To Be Delayed By 4 Weeks

4 years ago /

Many customers will have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's larger screen iPhone 6 Plus after pre-orders for Sept. 19 delivery were booked out within hours. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is still available for delivery on Sept. 19, Apple's website showed. (http://bit.ly/1qNAOLK) Apple's iPhone...

iPhone 6 Pre-order Rush Crashes Apple's Site

4 years ago /

Apple fans desperate to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus next week can now pre-order the handsets online. And demand was so high overnight, the official Apple store crashed, as did a number of network operator sites, including O2 and EE. Pre-orders...

World's Most Expensive Video Game Goes On Sale

4 years ago /

It is predicted to be the biggest video game of 2014 and cost a staggering £310 million ($500 million) to make.

Apple iWatch To Be Unveiled At iPhone 6 Launch

4 years ago /

Technology fans have started queueing outside Apple stores ahead of the long-rumoured debut of a new smartwatch.    

Baidu Unveils Smart Chopsticks That Can Detect Unsafe Food

4 years ago /

Chinese search engine firm Baidu has unveiled a pair of smart chopsticks that it says can warn users if their food is unsafe to eat.  

Motorola Releases Moto 360 Smart Watch

4 years ago /

Motorola has announced its much-anticipated Moto 360 smart watch will go on sale in the UK in October.    

World First As Message Sent From Brain To Brain

4 years ago /

In a world first, a team of researchers has achieved brain-to-brain transmition of information between humans.    

Mota Releases 'SmartRing' That Gives You Notifications From Facebook And Twitter

4 years ago /

Just when you thought you were ahead of the curve with your smartwatch, a new trend could mean you soon have to ditch your wrist wear for something far more stylish.    

Sony Unveils Xperia Z3 And Z3 Compact Smartphones With Android 4.4 Kitkat

4 years ago /

SONY has unveiled another iteration of its flagship Z smartphone, the Xperia Z3, just six months after having launched its predecessor, the Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.    

 

Samsung Releases New Phones; The Galaxy Note 4 And The Galaxy Note Edge

4 years ago /

Samsung has taken the wraps off of its newest "phablet," the Galaxy Note 4. It has also introduced a brand-new type of phone, the "Galaxy Note Edge," which has a curved screen.      

LG And Samsung Announce New Smart Watches

4 years ago /

In a possible bid to get word out before an expected Apple iWatch announcement sucks the air out of the room, LG on Wednesday took the wraps off a circular display-toting G Watch R, while Samsung touted a new cellular 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch.

'Magic Mushroom' Is World's Most Expensive USB Port

4 years ago /

The bejeweled Magic Mushroom opens to reveal a USB port that contains Luxury VIP services based on the owner’s lifestyle and interests. Shawish is calling it the world’s most expensive USB port.    

Nigerian Satellites: Time For Commercialisation - Experts

4 years ago /

Three years after Nigeria SAT-2 and Nigeria SAT-X were launched scientists believe the projects have intervened in critical areas of the nation's economy and are therefore calling for full commercialization of the services to further boost economic growth.

Most Expensive Car Ever Sells For Record £23m

4 years ago /

A Ferrari considered to be one of the greatest models ever built has been sold at auction for a record £22.84m.

HTC To Release Its Exclusive Apps To Other Android Devices

4 years ago /

HTC has announced it will be releasing its in-house apps to other android enabled devices. They have been making Apps and Android skins but want to release these to other devices now.

China Bans Apple Product's From Government Purchase

4 years ago /

China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple Inc hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter

Apple’s $3 Billion Beats Purchase Now a Done Deal

4 years ago /

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats Music and Beats Electronics has been completed, according to a welcome page that Apple posted to its website.


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