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  • Showtime for commercial spaceflight at hand

    Showtime for commercial spaceflight at hand

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    The first privately owned passenger spaceship is on track for a test flight beyond the atmosphere this year, and nearly 500 people have signed up for rides.Another company just closed on $5 million equity financing, enough to finish building a two-seater rocketplane called Lynx.…

  • Apple to stay ahead of rivals with faster iPad: analysts

    Apple to stay ahead of rivals with faster iPad: analysts

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    Apple Inc will continue to retain the lion's share of the tablet market as its new 4G-enabled iPad readies for competition from Windows 8-based products, and a cheaper iPad 2 takes on Amazon's popular Kindle Fire, analysts said.Shares of Apple inched up a percent…

  • Apple expected to unveil new iPad

    Apple expected to unveil new iPad

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    Apple is expected to reveal a new version of its coveted iPad on Wednesday in its first major media event since the death of legendary founder and beloved pitchman Steve Jobs.In typical Apple style, the California-based company has offered the scantest of hints as…

  • Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

    Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

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    A British ethics group has launched a debate on the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies that tap into the brain and could bring super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry.With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds,…

  • Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

    Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

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    Mozilla, which brought the free web browser Firefox to the masses, now wants to do the same for mobile users, with a new open source operating system that could drastically slash smartphone prices.The non-profit group's so-called Boot to Gecko project will go after Google's…

  • Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to US

    Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to US

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    A Chinese firm trying to stop Apple Inc from using the iPad name in China has launched an attack on the consumer electronics giant's home turf, filing a lawsuit in California that accuses it of employing deception when it bought the trademark.A unit of…

  • Pakistan Army works up its own ‘iPad’

    Pakistan Army works up its own ‘iPad’

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    Pakistani military was working to develop a homegrown version of the iPad (PacPad) at the Kamra Air Force Complex, a leading American news agency, has reported.The $200 iPad tablet was manufactured at the Kamra Air Force facility that produced fighter jets and was the…

  • Apple's iPhone loses China market share

    Apple's iPhone loses China market share

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    Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market slipped for a second straight quarter in October-December, as it lost ground to cheaper local brands and as some shoppers held off until after the iPhone 4S launch last month.China, the world's largest mobile phone market,…

  • Cisco appeals EU's okay of Microsoft/Skype deal

    Cisco appeals EU's okay of Microsoft/Skype deal

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    Cisco Systems Inc has challenged EU clearance of Microsoft Corp's acquisition of Internet voice and video service Skype at Europe's second highest court, saying the commission should have put tougher conditions on the deal."Cisco does not oppose the merger, but believes the European Commission…

  • Angry Birds fly to Facebook

    Angry Birds fly to Facebook

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    Angry Birds", the most-downloaded mobile app of 2011, was catapulted to the world of Facebook on Tuesday in a bid by its Finnish maker Rovio to get one billion people playing the addictive game.Fans were able to test the new Angry Birds Facebook app…

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