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Google’s $30m race to the moon is ready for lift-off

Israeli non-profit space exploration company SpaceIL has announced that it’s become the first company to successfully deliver a launch contract in pursuit of Google’s $30 million lunar XPRIZE payout.<p>Google has supported the lunar XPRIZE initiative since 2007 to try and spur “a new era of affordable …

BlackBerry Priv leak indicates 4K video recording, 64-bit processor and ‘BlackBerry Safeguard’ software

One of the most hotly-anticipated handsets of this year was finally made official recently, although little was said about its internal specs. All we know (officially) is that the BlackBerry PRIV will be an Android smartphone, and it will be a portrait slider with a physical QWERTY keyboard with …

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Astros advance against punchless Yankees in AL Wild Card Game

The Astros will move on to face the Royals in the ALDS, while the Yankees get to think about what needs to change for 2016.<p>Troy Tulowitzki first suited up for the Blue Jays on July 29, while the Yankees had a 7.5 game lead on Toronto. New York would finish the season six games back of the Jays, and …

Microsoft announces Surface Book laptop and Lumia 950 phones

Microsoft's Windows 10 hardware launch has thrust a wealth of new kit onto the market. New devices include the Surface Book laptop, Lumia 950 phones, …

South Carolina flooding: Dams breached, more trouble ahead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.<p>"We still have to be cautious," Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. "The next 36 to 48 hours are going …

FBI foils plot to sell nuclear material in Moldova

Russian-linked smuggling gang specifically sought buyer from Islamic State, reveals investigation<p>Four attempts by Russian-linked gangs in Moldova to sell nuclear material have been thwarted by the authorities and the FBI over the past five years, according to an Associated Press investigation.<p>The …

Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

Microsoft this morning announced a grip of new hardware, including Surface products, high-end smartphones, a wearable, Windows 10 for the Xbox One and its first laptop.<p>The laptop, called the Surface Book, stunned in an event marked largely by products Microsoft watchers were expecting.<p>TechCrunch …