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Oxford-made Skylon 'super-plane' gains BAE and UK backing

The UK government has invested £60 million into a next-generation engine that -- its makers claim -- will make low-cost space travel possible for …

The Model X is on a crucial mission for Tesla

Elon Musk's startup electric-car maker threw a very big, very Tesla party in Fremont, California, where Tesla is headquartered and operates its main factory.<p>We already knew pretty much everything about the Model X, but seeing was definitely believing. The first versions of the vehicle occupy a …

Post-script to 2006 Mumbai blasts verdict: A police video of IM’s Sadiq Sheikh saying ‘we did it’

Classified material obtained by The Indian Express shows that investigations by police of three states indicated that the 2006 blasts were carried …

Extremism

In Dadri, a daughter asks: ‘If it is not beef, will they bring back my dead father?’

I have lost my father. I cannot lose my brother. Please do everything possible to keep him alive.<p>Written by | Dadri |<p>On Monday night, after an …

India

From Handcuffs To MIT: 14-Year-Old Ahmed Mohamed Gets Surprise Invite

The budding engineer is exactly the "kind of student we want at places like MIT," said astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.<p>Budding engineer Ahmed Mohamed has called the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) his “dream school.”<p>Well, Ahmed, it seems the positive feelings are mutual.<p>During …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launched in India, prices start from Rs 53,900: Specifications, features

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 at the Unpacked event in New York last month. A week later, the company launched the …

BlackBerry 'Venice' Android Slider Smartphone Leaked in Live Images

BlackBerry's much-rumoured 'Venice' Android smartphone has once been leaked in a series of images purportedly showing the design of the …

Mobile Technology

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Huawei Nexus (2015) hands-on photos leaked

Google’s forthcoming Nexus smartphones developed by Huawei and LG are two of the most leaked smartphones in past month or two. Adding to the long …

A Hydrogen-Powered iPhone Could Go a Week Without Charging

British company Intelligent Energy says it can fit such a cell into the iPhone 6.<p>Phones are faster and thinner and more powerful than ever, but they still suffer from one horribly annoying problem: They can only go for a day—if that—on a single charge. Maybe not for long, if Intelligent Energy has …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1.</b><b>Hackers have released another dump of data from extramarital affairs site Ashley Madison — twice the size of the first one.</b> This new trove appears to include company emails and other internal data.<p><b>2. European authorities are ordering Google to remove links to news stories about the fact that</b> …

Sundar Pichai and the world of Indian CEOs

<b>It is not every day that one of the world's largest technology companies announces a new CEO.</b><p>So when Google announced that Sundar Pichai was taking the reins on Monday, his promotion gained thousands of column inches worldwide - not least of all in his native India.<p>The Hindu newspaper called the …

CEOs

Here's how Tesla will win the coming hacking wars in the auto industry

It will never end. The arms race is officially on. The hacks that have occurred were undertaken by benevolent hackers who in some cases have been working with the automakers to refine security, reveal flaws, and develop patches.<p>But it's possible that more malevolent hackers will enter the game. In …

This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

That’s changing. A powerful new charger called Solar Paper, thinner and lighter than an iPhone 6, can fully charge a phone almost as quickly as an …

This 16-year-old hacked a printer to come up with a cheaper way to detect heart disease

The 16-year-old says the trait runs in the family: His grandfather, who died of a heart attack before Sumanthipala was born, also loved to build things too.<p>Once Sumathipala learned that he and his family were also at risk for the disease that caused him to know his grandfather solely through …

Malaysian Prime Minister: Debris is from MH370

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malaysia's Prime Minister left no room for doubt.<p>The piece of a plane wing that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean, he announced, was indeed part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>"It is my hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful," Prime Minister Najib Razak …

There Is Now A Putin-Themed Apple Watch Because Of Course

Apple Watch

LG G4: A Camera-Ready Smartphone

Photography is one of my hobbies. And I’ve become a big fan of the camera inside my iPhone 6. It’s easy to use, yields astonishing photo quality and has a very fast lens. In fact, I use it as my go-to camera now — it’s completely replaced my 35mm Canon digital SLR — and tap it frequently for photos …

Undrafted free agent signings 2015: Teams begin bidding on NFL Draft leftovers

The NFL Draft is almost over, but dozens of quality rookies still have yet to be picked up.<p>The 2015 NFL Draft has finished, but there is plenty of a good talent still available. Now begins the feeding frenzy that is undrafted rookie free agency, a period in which teams and overlooked players will …

Are passwords a thing of the past? Don’t bank on it | James Ball

ActivPass, which replaces passwords with details of your own recent activity, may not be the ideal solution to ever more complex security demands<p>There is no doubt that passwords have managed the trick of becoming both more complex and nigh-on useless. We have dozens of them, can’t remember which …

World Bank pegs India's GDP growth at 7.5% in 2015-16

"However, acceleration in growth is conditional on the growth rate of investment picking up to 11 per cent during FY16 to FY18," the World Bank said.

World Bank

Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS

Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the <i>Iron Man</i> movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri.<p>At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the servers that run Siri use Apache …

12-inch MacBook: Apple Pulls Performance Back To Redefine The Laptop

Question: How do you marry a MacBook with an iPad?<p>Answer: the new 12-inch MacBook.<p>Three things this past week make a pretty convincing case that Apple is trying its best to reduce the 12-inch MacBook to something as near to a tablet as you can get without ditching the keyboard: my hands-on time, a …

India’s first smart city takes shape in GIFT

<b>Gandhinagar:</b> India’s push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of “smart” cities like the …

Apple Watch Scored An Estimated 1 Million Pre-Orders On Launch Day

The Apple Watch went up for sale last Friday and it was clear supplies went fast. The units ready for the official April 24 launch date quickly vanished off Apple’s website. But we still don’t know exactly how many units of Apple’s shiny new gadget were sold. According to new data from research …

#TheLIST: Coachella Vibes, The Best Dressed

The chicest looks from fashion's favorite festival.<p>Forget flower crowns, these festival-goers opted for bright prints, statement accessories and the season's favorite shoe—the gladiator sandal.

The 7 Best Moments From the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

And that's a wrap! Amist Coachella and the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 5 premiere, the MTV Movie Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, with no …

Apple Watch U.S. Pre-Orders Hit ~1M On Launch Day, Says Data Firm

How much demand is there for Apple’s “most personal device ever”? That’s the question that will be busying tech industry analysts for the foreseeable future. Or at least until Apple releases firm sales data on the Apple Watch (if it chooses to do so).<p>Apple’s debut smartwatch went up for online …