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Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner has begun flight-testing ahead of delivery to launch customer Ai...

Boeing's new Dreamliner 787-9 has touched down after the successful completion of its first flight in the skies above Washington. The 5-hour flight out of Paine Field marks the beginning of a test program for the new Dreamliner variant which is expected to enter commercial service in mid-2014.  Read More

Chris Hadfield in his time aboard the ISS (Image: Canadian Space Agency) It's easy to naysay ambitious plans, and they don't come more ambitious than Virgin Galactic's. But astronaut Chris Hadfield has some authority on the subject. Though his views, revealed in a Guardian interview, are nuanced, they come with this sobering assessment: "Eventually they'll crash one."  Read More

The Concept S-Class Coupé outlines Mercedes' vision for the future of its flagship model  ... We're still suffering whiplash from the array of concept vehicles that turned our heads at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, and several deserve a second, closer look. The Mercedes Concept S-Class Coupé is among them.  Read More

It's only $2,000 each, when you think about it Virgin has announced that work on Richard Branson's private residence on Necker Island is complete, with the house now ready to take its first bookings. So, if you fancied whisking yourself and 29 friends (plus six children) off to a tropical island in the North Atlantic (in the British Virgin Islands, obviously), you're in luck … if you can stretch to the asking price of US$60,000 per night, that is.  Read More

'With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe w... Never one to shy away from big challenges, Google has announced the formation of a new company aimed at tackling major health and wellbeing issues with a "particular focus on aging and associated diseases."  Read More

The CoverReader from Pocketbook was one of the prototype E Ink smartphone cases on show at...

With companies that blazed the E Ink eReader trail such as Amazon and Kobo branching out into tablets with LCD displays, you might be forgiven for thinking that E Ink technology is on the way out. But E Ink (the company) was at IFA, determined to demonstrate that this is far from the case by showcasing new E Ink technology and applications, including tri-color displays, retail price tags, and, perhaps most interestingly, secondary displays for mobile devices.  Read More

Risto Siilasmaa (left) who will become Nokia's interim CEO, with Steve Ballmer and Stephen... Nokia has announced that it will sell "substantially all of its Devices & Services business and license its patents to Microsoft." The €5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion) deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2014.  Read More

Body-builder in an Armani suit? Volvo's latest concept design aims to marry power and refi...

Volvo has previewed its latest concept ahead of a launch at the Frankfurt Motor show next month. The plug-in hybrid Concept Coupe aims to provide a window into the company's future direction with a "naturally powerful" design that hints at a certain hidden brutality while still retaining a sense of refinement.  Read More

Elon Musk will put an end to the guesswork by revealing alpha designs for the Hyperloop in... If like us, you've been eagerly anticipating more details on Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop high-speed transport system, the wait is almost over. Musk has revealed via Twitter that the initial design will be published on August 12.  Read More

Sharp's 70-inch AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV Sharp has opened CE Week in New York by unveiling a new flagship for its AQUOS line of televisions – the 70-inch AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV.  Read More

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