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The whisky astronauts took into space is back, and it tastes unexpectedly different

Astronauts and alcohol don’t mix, the American space agency ruled in 1972 (pdf). That, however, hasn’t meant there is no alcohol aboard the International Space Station (ISS).<p>Everything from beer to wine has made its way to way to space, and the Russians have even enjoyed a sip or two of cognac. On …

The technology that will make your phone's internet 50 times faster is arriving much sooner than we thought

Verizon's chief information officer, Roger Gurnani, said he expects "some level" of commercial deployment by 2017, much earlier than the 2020 rollout some had estimated, CNET reports.<p>If Verizon's trials do start in the next year, it will mean Verizon will be the first carrier in the world to make …

5 Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 4 Right Now

On the sales front, the PlayStation 4 rules the roost. Sony’s flagship game console pulled off a high octane launch in late 2013, and it’s since beat …

Goodbye, Android

I was once a fanboy, but I can’t take it anymore.<p>Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference in Brooklyn when I took out my Sony phone.<p>"Oh! The journalist uses Android. That's secure!" said one guy next to me, in a highly sarcastic tone.<p>I dismissed his …

Windows 10 and Xbox One: All you need to know about Microsoft console's new dashboard

Windows 10 launches on 29 July 2015, a unified operating system that will power not just PCs but all Microsoft devices – from phones to tablets to …