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Samsung Launches Note 4 'Phablet' Ahead Of Schedule

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South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 -- initially scheduled for launch in October -- would hit stores in South Korea and China...

iPhone 6 Owners Dub It 'Bend Gate' As It Bends Under Pressure

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Owners of the new iPhone 6 Plus have been surprised with an unintended extra feature dubbed 'bend gate'. Since the new model launched on Friday, reports have emerged that 'a small but growing number' of iPhone owners claim the body of their latest Apple smartphone bends after the device is left in...

BlackBerry Passport Phone To Go On Sale On Wednesday, To Cost $599

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BlackBerry has finally unveiled the first round of price details and the release date for its Passport phone, after teasing it for months.  The 4.5-inch square design launches in the US on Wednesday, and a SIM-free handset will cost $599. It is expected to roll out to more regions 'over the coming...

Apple Sells Record 10 Million New iPhones In First Three Days

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Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend...

Nasa’s Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars After Year-Long, 442 million-Mile Journey

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Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. 'This is such an incredible night,' said John Grunsfeld, Nasa's chief for science missions. Now the real...

Google And Apple To Introduce Default Encryption

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Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users' data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies. On Thursday, Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default,...

Apple's iOS 8 ; New Operating System Includes Updated Keyboard, Camera

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You don't need to order an iPhone 6 to feel like you've gotten a brand gadget. Apple's much-anticipated operating system update, iOS 8, will be available for download Wednesday. First announced in June, the software upgrade will overhaul the function and feel of many Apple devices. You'll be able to install the...

Sony Expected To Lose More Than $2 billion For The Fiscal Year

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The Japanese electronics giant Sony said Wednesday that it expected to post a loss of more than $2 billion for the fiscal year, almost five times larger than it previously forecast, exposing signs of serious wear in its mobile communications division. The electronics maker said the loss of 230 billion yen,...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.