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​R.I.P. Windows XP
Microsoft has officially stopped supporting its technologically obsolete Windows XP operating system, after almost 13 years. From Tuesday around a third of all computers in the world will become more vulnerable to hacking and viruses.

08.04.2014 07:07

China pushes mobile payments system, seeks to overtake cash and plastic
China is developing its first national single mobile payment platform. It's been created to lift domestic information consumption and boost economic growth, and could replace cash, credit and debit cards.

12.02.2014 12:05

UAE plans to become ‘first ever country’ to deliver govt services by drones
The United Arab Emirates has announced it is embarking on a drone project, which, if successful, will see government documents delivered to citizens by unmanned aerial vehicles. This will follow six months of testing.

10.02.2014 11:23

Catastrophic predictions: Lloyd's insurer, Oxford team up to improve modelling
Oxford University and Amlin, one of the biggest independent insurers at Lloyd’s of London , are to jointly study the reliability of the existing models that predict natural disasters. Improved prediction could reduce huge insurance company losses.

10.02.2014 06:52

Silicon Valley on ice: Russia wants to turn Far East island into research hub
A Russky Island off the city of Vladivostok, known as Russia's "San Francisco of the east", could become a replica of Silicon Valley. The local university wants to turn it into a high-tech business hub according to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev.

29.01.2014 09:34

​New York announces plans for bitcoin ‘license’ amid high-profile arrest
New York plans to create regulations that will guide virtual currency firms that operate in the state, possibly requiring them to hold a “BitLicense,” the state’s top banking regulator said Tuesday, one day after a major arrest in the bitcoin universe.

28.01.2014 21:44

RAF fighter jets use 3D-printed parts for first time
​The British Royal Air Force’s Tornado fighter jets have performed their first flights with some onboard metal parts manufactured using revolutionary 3D printing technology, defense firm BAE Systems has announced.

06.01.2014 12:35

Russia pivots towards industry, not reliant on oil - Medvedev
​There is more to the Russian economy besides oil and mineral exports, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday. He also promised productivity will grow 50 percent in the next five years, which followed a severe bout of stagnation in industrial output.

10.12.2013 11:10

New low cost affordable 3D printer unveiled
A step towards making 3D printing affordable has been made at Michigan Technological University, which presented an open-source 3D metal printer for only $1,500. Detailed plans and software are all open-source and freely available, too.

10.12.2013 06:16

Russia unveils 'unique' dual-screen YotaPhone
A Russian company has come up with a double sided smartphone which includes an electronic paper display on the back. Yota Devices hope the revolutionary technology will help it win market share in Europe and the Middle East.

04.12.2013 09:09

Amazon plans drone delivery to US customers
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced his company plans to use ‘octocopter’ mini-drones to deliver goods for US customers – in just 30 minutes.

02.12.2013 07:31

Ukraine dodges 'EU death spiral'
The EU ‘horror show’ would not have offered Ukraine any financial benefits, geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT. He argues that multinational corporations just want to use Kiev to extract the resources of yet another European country.

22.11.2013 02:54

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