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May 5, 2015 9:17 am gmt |
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Soon after Twitter users discovered a way to embed classic MS-DOS games right into a tweet, the micro blogging site disabled the ability as a playable game within the site was against its policies. Last week, users were able to paste links of their favourite MS-DOS games from the Internet Archive and...
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May 5, 2015 6:06 am gmt |
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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have revealed they have celebrated Star Wars Day by screening one of the sci-fi movies. “Just watching @starwars. In space. No big deal,” Nasa tweeted from one of its one of its official accounts.  It is not the only recent tie-in. Members...
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May 4, 2015 9:47 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. The platform, unveiled on Monday, will be open t...
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May 4, 2015 6:35 am gmt |
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US technology giant Microsoft has been awarded a patent for smart glasses that allow wearers to detect and interpret emotions of people within their field of vision. The patent for ‘a wearable emotion detection feedback system’ was filed in October 2012, and awarded earlier this week, acc...
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May 4, 2015 6:12 am gmt |
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A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane alone  from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. The Solar Impulse 2 set off from Abu Dhabi in March and has stopped in Oman, India and […]...
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May 3, 2015 12:26 pm gmt |
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Google on Thursday rolled out a feature that allows users to complete tasks in apps using voice commands. It also provides support for custom voice actions to define new commands. In a Statement, the search engine giant said it was piloting custom voice actions with a select group of partners. It can...
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May 3, 2015 9:46 am gmt |
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Named after the trailblazing astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), a large, space-based observatory, has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented deep and clear views of the Universe. Hubble has provided spectacular images, not just of our own solar system, but extr...
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May 3, 2015 9:45 am gmt |
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The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants – and he can profit. On Thursday night, before an adoring crowd and a party-like atmosphere, Musk unveile...
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May 3, 2015 5:32 am gmt |
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Music-streaming service Grooveshark has announced that it is shutting down. The closure is part of a deal worked out with record companies who sued the service claiming it was harbouring pirated pop. In a statement on its website, Grooveshark said it had failed to get licences for the copyrighted mus...
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May 2, 2015 9:23 am gmt |
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Nearly four years after it created a Twitter account, Google+ has finally sent out its first tweet. According to its Twitter profile, the sluggish social network created an account (@GooglePlus) in July 2011 but just tweeted on Friday, May 01 the following: It’s peculiar timing on Google Plus’s part,...
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May 2, 2015 9:11 am gmt |
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Apple Inc’s Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price across any Apple phone, according to a preliminary estimate by research firm IHS after a tear down study. The hardware cost of an Apple Watch Sport model was about 24 percent of the suggested retail price compared with 29-...
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May 2, 2015 5:15 am gmt |
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Microsoft will not launch Windows 10 for smartphones this summer. The Redmond giant’s Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore delivered the news at a Build media event in San Francisco. As it turns out, Microsoft is focused on launching Windows 10 for PC first. Builds of the new OS for smartphones are ...
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May 1, 2015 9:26 am gmt |
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Russia is beefing up the law it uses to tackle online piracy. The law was introduced in mid-2013 and gave the authorities the power to tell internet companies to cut off access to sites found to be pirating media. As first enacted, the law only applied to sites that shared pirated movies and TV shows...
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May 1, 2015 6:51 am gmt |
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The US space agency announced yesterday that an unmanned NASA spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel following a successful 11-year mission. The MESSENGER probe was the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, and issued a final farewell on Twitter shortly bef...
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May 1, 2015 5:45 am gmt |
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Apple has said some of the functions on its new smart watch may not work properly when it is worn over tattoos. Darker-coloured artwork and even changes in darker coloured skin types can fool the light sensors on the back of the watch. The problem is not exclusive to the Apple Watch, which performed ...