Whenever NASA achieves something, row after row of neatly-dressed mission controllers all begin whooping and clapping. The reason for today's jubilation is the news that,after nearly a year, theMars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolutionprobe has successfully entered orbit around the red planet.
Remember whenIKEAstartedselling solar panels in the UKdespite its famouslack of sunshine?It must have been successful, because company CEO Peter Agnefjäll has just pledged that eight more nations will get the service in the next 18 months. First up is the Netherlands, which will begin offering the gear on October 28th, while Swiss stores will launch just before Christmas.
The new iPhones have been on sale for three days, which means it's time for Apple to announce how many devices it sold. Considering that the iPhone 5 hitfive million salesin the same period, and the 5S and 5C earnednine million sales, it's no surprise to see that both new devices raked in a record 10 million, even without the help of China.
Dana Wollmanis so well known as Engadget's in-house laptop expert that, during Q&A sessions on theEngadget Podcast, people would call her "Laptop Lady." Points off for not learning her name, but the honorific still stands to this day, and her opinion on all things portable is one of the most revered in the business.
The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in ataxiwithout worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab. The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that, you'll have to sit down and tediously justify your expenditure to your boss.
For a company that'sobsessed with secrecy, it's no surprise to see that Apple imposes tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. If your company leaks a product, or starts boasting about producing components for a future iOS device, then you'll be asked to pay a fine of no less than $50 million.
If you're in any way familiar with the history of energy, then the nameRockefelleris synonymous withoil. That's why it's such a surprise to learn that the Rockefeller Brothers fund, worth $860 million, has pledged to dump its remaining investments in fossil fuel production over the next five years.
There's been a huge debate about how companies use personal data, withAppleandEllosquaring off against data-driven companies likeGoogleandFacebook. We place a lot of trust in these corporations, not bothering to read the terms and conditions before clicking agree.
Ever watched your iOS-device toting friends playingmodern-dayScalextricslot carsand wondering when it'd be your turn? Anki has announced thatAnki Driveis now available to use on yourAndroid device, that is, if you're rocking a GalaxyS4,S5,Note 3,4or10.1 (2014 Edition). Those not hoisted to Samsung's mast aren't excluded totally, asNexus 5owners are also able to join in on the fun.
It was back in May that Sky announced thatNow TV bundleswould cost you a little more each month, but never got around to implementing the rise. Five months later, and the company has now decided that the increases (£2 for Entertainment, £1 for Movies) will begin on October 16th. In exchange for more of your moolah, the £7 Entertainment bundle will offer Nickelodeon, Nick. Jr.
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