Last Updated 30 | 07 | 2014 at 10:59

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The former record of a vehicle to have traveled the surface of another planet was held by the Soviet probe ‘Lunokhod 2’ in 1973. On July 27, NASA's rover ‘Opportunity’ has reached 25.01 miles from...Read More >>

  • Microsoft calls end to Android Nokia X smartphones

    Date: Mon, 21/07/2014 - 07:00

    Microsoft is to stop developing Android-powered smartphones beyond those already available while Nokia X models will now become part of the Lumia range and run the Windows Phone operating system. The move comes as Microsoft announced 18,000 job cuts across its...
  • eBay profits rise despite 'challenging quarter'

    Date: Sun, 20/07/2014 - 15:53

    Online retailer eBay reported profits of $676m (£395m) during the period from March to June, beating analyst predictions. Shares in the company were up by more than 1.5% in trading after the US stock market closed. However, although revenue grew by 13% to $4.4bn, that...
  • Planet-naming competition could bring Gallifrey and Vulcan into existence

    Date: Sat, 12/07/2014 - 13:17

    Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, Doctor Who's place of origin Gallifrey, and Vulcan, where Spock spent his formative years, could all become part of our universe as competition is launched for fans to name newly discovered planets The International...
  • Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

    Date: Sun, 06/07/2014 - 19:00

    After a surge of criticism, Google has started re-instating links previously removed under the ‘right the forgotten’ ruling which is proving to be very controversial. Articles posted online by both the Guardian newspaper and the BBC were removed earlier this week, but...
  • Google removing 'right to be forgotten' search links in Europe

    Date: Sun, 29/06/2014 - 15:36

    Google has begun removing search links to content in Europe under the "right to be forgotten" ruling, which obliges it not to point to web pages with "outdated or irrelevant" information about individuals.
  • MITA Innovation Hub stakeholders to benefit from IBM programs and resources

    Date: Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:14

    MITA, in collaboration with IBM, has hosted a forum for start-ups, independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers aimed specifically to assist them capture new business opportunities.
  • Apple's first smartwatch may become ‘a thing’

    Date: Sun, 22/06/2014 - 16:12

    Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc is due start mass production of Apple's first smartwatch in July, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Apple will introduce a...
  • Lego fuses real and virtual worlds

    Date: Sun, 22/06/2014 - 14:51

    Construction toy firm Lego has blended the real and the virtual with bricks that can be built and then transferred to online games. Users can choose to build four game sets which come with a special plate to build them on. The creations can then be photographed and...
  • Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

    Date: Sun, 22/06/2014 - 13:30

    Google and Microsoft set to add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems similar to the one available on the Apple IOS7 version and also on Samsung. The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen,...
  • eBay pulls sales of Chinese 'spyware phones'

    Date: Sun, 22/06/2014 - 12:54

    EBay is barring listings for a smart-phone after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware in its Chinese factory and sends personal data to a computer server in China, a German security firm reported Tuesday. The Android-powered Star N9500, and phone in question...