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Internet satellites launched to help 'underconnected' countries connect log on

The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries were blasted into Space on Tuesday.<p>The orbiters, part of a project dubbed O3b, for the "other 3 billion" people with restricted internet access, were …

Discovery launches trio of TV streaming apps for Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8 users whose TV habits revolve around <i>MythBusters</i>, <i>Cake Boss</i> and cute pets are in luck: Discovery has just posted three apps for their platform of choice. The new Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and TLC releases share the same basic template, letting fans check show schedules and …

SLiM Stand For iPad Gives It An iMac Look (Video)

We have featured a number of different stands and docks for iPads here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called the SLiM stand and it is designed …

iMac

NSA leaks: US seeks Snowden extradition from Hong Kong

<b>The White House has contacted Hong Kong for the extradition of US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret surveillance.</b><p>The Obama administration confirmed to the BBC that it had asked for his transfer under an agreement between the US and the Chinese territory.<p>A senior …

Electric dreams: how Nissan is building the future of auto with kick-ass, avant-garde tech

By Robert Jones<p>A few weeks back T3 flew to Tokyo, Japan, on an invitation to come and check out Nissan's new autonomousProPilot drive assist …

New trailer for The Colony

A new trailer for horror movie <b>The Colony</b> has emerged, revealing more of the film’s monsters.<p>Set in a ruined future caused by burning all our fossil …

Robert Downey Jr. confirmed for Avengers 2 and 3

<i>“I am Iron Man.”</i><p><i>Tony Stark’s famous closing line to the very first Iron Man film takes on new life today as Marvel is pleased to announce the signing</i> …

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Ultrabook Unveiled With 3200 x 1800 Pixel Display

Samsung has launched a new ultrabook this week in the form of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus which is fitted with a 13.3-inch display sporting a …

Volvo demos smartphone-enabled self-parking car prototype (video)

Volvo's no stranger to autonomous vehicles -- it's been working on SARTRE for several years now -- but yesterday the company shared some info about a new self-parking concept it plans to demo next week. The prototype car (a V40) is able to find a space and park in it without a driver on board, all …

Vine Has A Head Start, But There’s Plenty Of Room For An Instagram Video Win

Facebook is making an announcement later today that we have heard could do with Instagram, its very popular photo app, getting a video service. If true, Facebook would be entering a crowded market — but one that is nevertheless ripe for the picking, with no single app yet to achieve more than …

Astronomers Say Cat's Paw Nebula Undergoing Star Baby Boom

Astronomers say the Cat's Paw Nebula, also known as NGC 6334, is undergoing a star baby boom. Sarah Willis of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for …

Astronomers Discover Comet Factory

Astronomers using the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have imaged a comet factory. The astronomers imaged a "dust trap" …

Supreme Court rules that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented

In a plot twist straight out of <i>Orphan Black</i>, the Supreme Court has ruled that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented, but synthetic biological material is fair game. The case involved Myriad Genetics, a company specializing in molecular testing, after it tried to patent two genes -- BRCA1 and …

How do you find planets around other stars?

A CENTURY ago astronomers knew of only eight planets in the entire universe: those around the Sun, the most distant of which, Neptune, had been …

Facebook introduces Twitter-esque ‘clickable hashtags’

Facebook has announced it will introduce clickable Twitter-esque hastags in a bid to engage its users in wider conversations around specific subjects.<p>…

What does Prism tell us about privacy protection?

<b>Both international governments and the world's biggest tech companies are in crisis following the leaking of documents that suggest the US government was able to access detailed records of individual smartphone and internet activity, via a scheme called Prism.</b><p>Ed Snowden, a 29-year-old former …

Scientists Capture Atom-by-Atom Images of Molecules Before and After a Chemical Reaction

Scientists at University of California, Berkeley have captured an atomic-scale picture of a chemical before and after it reacts for the first time. …

Pigs Fed Marijuana Plant Parts at Seattle Pig Farm Grow Heavier

Reuters reports that pigs at a pig farm in Seattle grew larger after they were fed cannabis leaves along with their regular feed. Four of the pigs at …

Parallel Universes: Many Worlds

Escape Plan poster released, Mad Mel for The Expendables 3?

After the poor performance of <b>Bullet to the Head</b> and <b>The Last Stand</b>, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hoping their combined might …

The Stone Roses, Finsbury Park, review

The Stone Roses have lost none of their musical prowess or strutting charisma, says Sarfraz Manzoor.<p>It was a good night to be a babysitter in north London. The sunlit fields of Finsbury Park were thronged by mortgaged wageslaves. The legacy of The Stone Roses is such that it has inspired both a …

William Hague faces calls over GCHQ internet spying links

Foreign secretary William Hague should come before the House of Commons and explain Britain’s links with a controversial US internet monitoring …

Element of the week: thorium | video

This week, we meet thorium, a chemical element with the symbol <b>Th</b> and atomic number <b>90</b>. This element is a bit unusual since it is the first element …

Astronomers discover comet factory in distant system Oph-IRS 48

The dust trap provides a safe haven for tiny particles in the disk of this young star, allowing the particles to clump and grow, ultimately to become …

Physics

Lagrange Points - Sixty Symbols

Large Dust Devil Captured on Video in Tucson

This large dust devil was captured on video by Neil Martinez under clear skies this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona. The dust devil can be seen near …

YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry protest

One of the world's leading concert pianists angrily exited a performance on Monday evening saying YouTube was "destroying music" after he caught a …

Windows 8.1 video preview released | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft has released the first Windows 8.1 video preview, showcasing a sneak peek at the OS upgrade’s features.</b><p>Jensen Harris, from Microsoft’s …