This is a change from the last few weeks, when the company vaguely said on its online retail store that the phones would ship in "October." Some customers have also gotten shipping quotes that say they'll get their phones in mid-November.
Owners of the new Lego version of the Maersk Line Triple-E might be tempted to smash a bottle of champagne against it once they're done building, given that it's a model of the world's largest ship.
Alas, the model would probably smash to bits. Still, maritime and Lego fans alike may want to rush out in January to buy the new $150 set. Comprised of 1,518 bricks, the Lego Maersk Triple-E re-creates the real ship with what the toy company said is a high attention to detail.
Lego said that the model includes rotating screw blades, … Read more
Ever wanted to know what it looks like from the tail of a rocket soaring to an altitude of 70,000 feet? Thanks to Virgin Galactic, you don't have to wonder anymore.
Thursday, the private space tourism company run by Richard Branson conducted its second rocket-powered supersonic test, blasting to nearly 70,000 feet above California's Mojave Desert. Today, Virgin Galactic released a video, shot from the tail of SpaceShipTwo, showing the flight in action from up close.
This is likely as close as most of us will ever get to getting aboard SpaceShipTwo, since Virgin Galactic is … Read more
If you thought $200,000 was a lot to pay for a Virgin Galactic flight to the edge of space, try $1.5 million. Do note, however, that the steep ticket price includes Leo DiCaprio as your travel buddy.
A bidder at a Cannes charity auction agreed to fork out that much for a seat in space beside the star who played flight-mad Howard Hughes in "The Aviator." The money will benefit amfARa Cinema Against AIDS, hosted by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
The winning bid was made by 37-year-old Vasily Klyukin, a Russian living in Monaco, according to Reuters.
"I want to be a bit daring," Klyukin was quoted as saying. "I will have to give up smoking now for sure!" … Read more
If you've got $200,000 to spend on a ticket to suborbital space, your spaceship is nearly ready.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, billed as the world's first commercial space plane, notched an important milestone today by firing its rocket engine during flight for the first time.
The test at Mojave Air and Space Port in California saw the passenger space plane detach from its dual-hull mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at an altitude of 47,000 feet while being piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Alsbury of builder Scaled Composites.
The pair then ignited the rocket motor, which propelled the craft up to 55,000 feet. During the 16-second engine burn, SpaceShipTwo went supersonic, hitting Mach 1.2. … Read more
Google promised last week that Google Glass Explorer Edition prototypes would be in developers' hands within a month. That month-long wait has now turned into just a few days.
The Web giant sent out an e-mail today to everyone on the Glass Explorers list to say that a few of the $1,500 wearable devices had already come off the production line. Anandtech's Brian Klug posted an image of this e-mail on Twitter (see below).
"We've been working hard on the Glass Explorer Edition and we have great news: the hardware and software are now ready for … Read more
Buy an iPhone through Apple online, and you can now score free next-day shipping.
The deal is good for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4 but restricts purchases to two per buyer. Apple already offers free standard shipping on orders that total more than $50. But next-day shipping normally kicks in an additional charge depending on the size of the order.
The offer may be especially appealing to iPhone 4 buyers since that model is free with a standard two-year contract. Apple's order page doesn't indicate how long the promotion will last.
In the past, Apple … Read more
Apple has updated its Apple Store app with two handy new options for buyers.
Released yesterday, version 2.5 of the app now lets you see whether an item that you order online can be delivered to your local Apple store.
Simply tap on the Check Availability link after you choose an item. Enter your city or ZIP code. The app shows you a list of the closest Apple Stores. Tap on one of the listed stores, and the app tells you if the item can be shipped there.
The app also offers more flexibility in where and how you … Read more
Tempting fate is a very human pastime. We know it will all end badly sooner or later, so why not see whether we can skirt the edge of disaster and experience how it feels?
Such an impulse will surely drive many to book an early ticket on Titanic II.
No, this is not another Donald Trump project. It is, instead, the idea of Clive Palmer, an Australian mining tycoon known for his dreamy qualities.… Read more
I've been an Amazon Prime customer for nearly a year now, meaning it's time for me to decide whether to continue subscribing to the program.
In case you're unfamiliar with it, Prime works like this: For $79 annually, you get unlimited movie and TV streaming, one free borrowed e-book per month, and automatic two-day shipping on nearly everything you buy (with no minimum dollar amount).
Awesome deal, right? Maybe, and maybe not.
Let's start with the streaming. Amazon has vastly expanded its movie- and TV-show libraries over the past year, to the point where I'd … Read more