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Uber travels to Johannesburg to add fifth continent

The company's car service is now for the first time in Africa as it continues to expand its offering globally.

By Aug. 8, 2013


Skrillex melds 'Star Wars,' post-apocalyptic Earth

It's a "Star Wars" trifecta with a new lightsaber-filled video from Skrillex, a rumor about where "Star Wars VII" will start filming, and an awesome featurette about the coolest weapon ever.

By Apr. 2, 2014


Evidence of fire-raining comet discovered on Earth

Roughly 28 million years ago, a comet rained down a "shockwave of fire" over Egypt when it entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded, according to findings that offer the first concrete proof of such a phenomenon.

By Oct. 8, 2013


Uber hires former Google, Facebook, Klout executives

As it focuses on expanding overseas, Uber makes three hires who have backgrounds in Silicon Valley's hottest companies.

By Sep. 3, 2013


RIM to live-stream BlackBerry 10 launch tomorrow

People can watch on the Web as RIM unveils its new BB10 operating system and devices on Wednesday.

By Jan. 29, 2013


Microsoft sees screens everywhere in futuristic video

The software giant offers its notion of the future in a video that shows workers collaborating on a variety of devices, while using voice and gestures to create and manipulate files.

By Oct. 27, 2011


Samsung solar-powered school shines in rural South Africa

Samsung turns a shipping container into a portable wired classroom to bridge the divide between rural and urban South African schools.

By Oct. 30, 2012


iPhone 5 and 4S coming next month, says Al Gore

This one's straight from the horse's mouth: Al Gore, a director on Apple's board, has revealed two new iPhones will launch next month.

By Sep. 21, 2011


Nokias can hack banks, car radios get free Sky and more daft tech rumours

Here's some of our favourite examples of technology rumours, gossip and Chinese whispers that are completely, 100 per cent true, honest -- some bloke in a pub told us.

By Mar. 18, 2011


Giving voice to a new artificial larynx

Researchers are creating a system that uses a retainer-like mouthpiece designed for use in speech therapy to help those without a voice box speak less robotically.

By Dec. 3, 2009