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Five Potential Rosetta Probe Landing Sites Identified On Comet P67

RosettaPARIS -- After 10 years and four billion miles, the ESA’s Rosetta mission is preparing for its big moment.

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Report: Apple To Launch Huge 12.9-Inch iPad Next Year

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Apple is reportedly planning to launch its largest iPad yet, a 12.9-inch tablet, as early as next year.

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California's Cellphone 'Kill Switch' Law: What You Need To Know

California just passed a law — the first of its kind — that will require all cellphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" enabling the owner to wipe and disable his or her phone remotely.

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Lenovo's X2 Has Some Xperia DNA In It

Lenovo is getting ready to launch a new (and apparently high-end) Android handset called X2. The smartphone’s been certified in China recently, and has two versions: X2-CU and X2-TO.

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Uber Lands In Johor Bahru, Offers Free Trial For The Rest Of August

Great news for all of you who are living in Johor Bahru, it looks like Uber has finally reached your city and they are offering a free trial for the rest of August – no code required, just install the app and ride away.

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HTC Teases The World's First 8-Core 64-Bit Smartphone

Look at what HTC have in stored for its fans in China, the company just teased a device on its Weibo page, claiming that it will be the very first 8-core 64-bit smartphone in the market.

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Chinese Reportedly Working On Submarine That Would ‘Fly’ In An ‘Air Bubble’

A supercavitating submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. (Sources: Defense Update, Popular Science, South China Morning Post. Graphic: Tobey – The Washington Post)

In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the “nuclear triad” of deterrence.

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Exclusive: Chipmaker Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe

Photo credit Reuters/Albert GeaQUALCOMM, the world's No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European antitrust investigation in relation to a four-year-old complaint by a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Google's Prototype Self-Driving Car Will Have A Steering Wheel After All

Google/REX photoGOOGLE'S prototype self-driving car was unveiled to much fanfare with just two buttons – stop and go – for its test-track existence. But the introduction of new rules from the California department of motor vehicles (DMV) means the company will have reintroduce that near-obsolete technology known as a “steering wheel” and a “brake pedal”.

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Chinese Antitrust Regulator Targets Microsoft's Web Browser, Media Player

-Reuters picMICROSOFT Corp's (MSFT.O) internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, raising the prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past antitrust complaints against the firm in the West.

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