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Is Africa's $30 smartphone a game changer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured in Africa.<p>Johannesburg-based Onyx Connect is gearing up to launch a four-inch entry-level smartphone for about $30 that includes front and rear …

South Africa
Europe

Photos: what Cassini saw as it dived in between Saturn and its rings

The spacecraft survived its first “grand finale” dive. These pictures prove it.<p>On Wednesday, April 26, the Cassini spacecraft did something extraordinary: It slipped through the gap between Saturn and its rings, becoming the first spacecraft ever to explore this region.<p>The trip took it closer to …

Your smart electricity meter could be a security risk

A new report details how hackers could use your smart meter to figure out what you're doing at home -- and when you're out.<p>If you have a smart meter to monitor your electricity usage, you could be opening yourself up to a security risk.<p>Hackers could get into your meter, monitor your power usage and …

Australian Universities

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that …

Net Neutrality

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just plunged between Saturn and its rings — expect an update tonight

While you were sleeping this morning, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings — getting closer to the planet than it’s ever been before. The little space probe has been exploring the Saturn system for the last 13 years, but now it’s entering its final orbital path around the …

Astronomy

This Milky Way ‘FlightLapse’ Was Shot by an Airline Pilot

Here’s a gorgeous nighttime timelapse shot from a different perspective: this “FlightLapse” was captured from the cockpit of a Swiss airliner during …

Airlines

'Artificial womb' promises to boost survival of premature babies

An "artificial womb" has been developed that promises to dramatically improve the survival chances of extremely premature babies.<p>The device, which incorporates a plastic bag filled with artificial nutrient-rich amniotic fluid, has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to …

Watch this Larry Page-backed flying car take to the sky above a lake

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of the first aircraft from Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk, a startup taking aim at creating real, usable flying cars. The company, which is also led by CEO and former Google self-driving car project originator Sebastian Thrun, wants to begin selling the Flyer you see in …

Flying Car

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This tiny electric jet startup thinks it can reinvent regional air travel

Zunum Aero, the hummingbird of the skies<p>Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles can be a huge pain in the ass. You can expect to spend over $200 on your plane ticket, plus another five hours of traveling door-to-door thanks to traffic, security, and other headaches. This is the type of hassle-rich …

San Francisco

Tesla stock value overtakes Ford as Elon Musk disses short sellers

Elon Musk is gloating.<p>"Stormy weather in Shortville…" the chief executive officer of Tesla tweeted Monday, as the company's stock price reached a record high and topped Ford Motor in market value.<p>Musk was poking at short sellers, who make money when stock prices go down — but lose big when their …

How Uber Uses Video Game Tricks To Manipulate Drivers

Uber and Lyft are emblematic of the biggest problem that faces the American economy today. Namely, that the technology underpinning the means of …