China was to launch its longest-ever space mission on Tuesday,with its second woman astronaut among the crew,as it steps up its ambitious space programme,a symbol of the country’s growing power.
The Shenzhou-10 –the name means “Divine Vessel”—was due to lift off at 0938 GMT from the Jiuquan launch centre in theGobi desert.
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By any measure, Google Glass will go down in history as the most anticipated – and banned – consumer product ever released.
Today Google has by most reports no more than 2,000 devices out in the wild,in the hands of carefully selected partners,customers, and reviewers. Which is my way of saying the large . . . →Read More:Google glass:the biggest tech controversy
Despite sophisticated cyber defences,the layout and location of computer networks inside Canberra’s spy agency are now reportedly in the hands of hackers.
The cyber attack on one of the construction contractors of the Australia Security Intelligence Organisation building came from a server traced to China,Australian media reported Monday.
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An anonymous bidder has paid $US610,000 ($621,000) in a charity auction for a coffee date with Apple chief executive Tim Cook.
The auction tied the record for highest winning bid at charity auction site Charitybuzz,according to a statement from the group and its partner,The Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice &Human Rights.
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Profits decline due to rivalry in smartphone and tablet markets,but company’s cash reserves burgeon to nearly $145bn.
Apple Inc has reported that its quarterly profit dipped for the first time in nearly a decade as it earned less money in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets.
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Ebook seller Kobo has released what it is describing as a “high definition”e-ink based device.
The Aura HD’s 6.8in (17.2cm) screen offers a resolution of 265 pixels per inch (ppi).
That puts it ahead of Amazon’s bestselling Kindle Paperwhite which offers 212ppi on its 6in screen.
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Next up on the jukebox — Twitter Music.
The microblogging service plans to launch its new,standalone music application on Friday,according to sources familiar with the matter.
Update 7:59 pm PT:Of note — another source claims the app will indeed launch this weekend at Coachella,though not necessarily on Friday.
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Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) restored internet capacity after a submarine cable was cut near Alexandria last week.
The loss in bandwidth was enhanced by “a historic global cyber attack” during the same time period,it said.
PTCL said it managed this restoration with the help of its investments in diversified international submarine cable systems.
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The concept of an m-government,an increasingly popular phenomenon in the West,still seems to be an alien idea in Pakistan. On one hand,the West has adopted mobile technologies successfully and is utilising them on a daily basis;on the other,we Pakistanis have still not arisen above our basic problems to pay attention . . . →Read More:Can mobile-government come to Pakistan?