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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 ...
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April 30, 2015 9:20 am gmt |
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 According to the  images released yesterday (Wednesday) show that NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap. With 60 million miles (97 million km) left to go before its July 14, 2015, encounter, New Horizons already...
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April 30, 2015 9:20 am gmt |
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Microsoft Corp announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it is making easier for apps written for rival Google Inc’s Android and Apple Inc’s iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices. According to the technology giant, it aims to empower i...
In Business
April 29, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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Samsung had a very rough start to the year, but the company isn’t worried — after all, it’s got the Galaxy S6. The South Korean electronics giant reported Wednesday that net income tumbled 39% to 4.63 trillion won ($4.3 billion) in the quarter ended March compared to a year ago, whi...
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April 28, 2015 12:38 pm gmt |
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Apple Inc beat Wall Street’s revenue by selling more iPhones in China than the US for the first time. Apple’s iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71% to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year. A strategy professor of Cal...
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April 27, 2015 11:41 am gmt |
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Nokia has no plans to re-enter the smartphone market after all. The Finnish giant released an official statement, which denied recent rumours that suggested the opposite. Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement: “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an inte...
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April 26, 2015 10:27 am gmt |
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Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed “Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets”, will come installed with eithe...
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April 25, 2015 10:40 am gmt |
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Ellen Pao, the woman who took a Silicon Valley firm to court over sexism claims and lost, has been asked to pay legal costs of nearly $1m (£660,000). Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has said it will waive these costs if former employee Ms Pao does not appeal against the jury’s decision. Ms...