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Sky and HBO teaming up to make next Sopranos or Game of Thrones

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ZTE Blade Q Mini is a £60 Jelly Bean bargain on Virgin

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Some of the big moments in tech this past year ranged from space to spacey, and human biology to humanoid robots. Here's a collection of images that represent 2013's big stories, with innovation an overriding theme. 
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We've chosen the images for their impact. Robots have advanced and become more animalistic or human-like. Private companies have rocketed into space. And some of the images are arty expressions of our world through sculpture and light.
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Virgin Galactic's <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-19514_3-57601804-239/get-up-close-and-supersonic-with-virgin-galactics-spaceshiptwo/" >SpaceShipTwo</a>, for example, billed as the world's first commercial space plane, notched an important milestone by <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581868-1/spaceshiptwo-fires-rocket-engine-in-supersonic-flight/" >firing its rocket engine</a> during flight on April 29. It was a test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. 
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During the flight, the space-ready passenger <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581868-1/spaceshiptwo-fires-rocket-engine-in-supersonic-flight/" >space plane detached</a> 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.
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2013: The year in pictures

From human biology to humanoid robots, we take you on a visual journey back through the year, with innovation an overriding theme.

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iPhone 4S drops to £19 a month on Virgin Mobile

The two-year-old mobile is now available free for just £19 a month -- that's the cheapest you'll find it in the UK!

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Thanks to advances in technology, along with the help of good funding, new markets, and good timing, 2014 looks set to be a banner year for new products and services that just a few years ago would have only been imaginable by futurists or sci-fi authors.</p>

<p>One out-of-this-world example: space tourism.</p>

<p>It's a romantic notion -- the idea that you can take to the stars without years of rigorous training, without working for NASA or another national space agency, and without having to work towards anyone's goals but your own.</p>
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In 2014, though, that romantic vision becomes a reality -- albeit only for those that can afford the $250,000 fee charged by <a href="http://www.virgingalactic.com/news/item/virgin-galactic-flexes-spaceshiptwos-unique-feather-mechanism-in-second-supersonic-flight/">Virgin Galactic</a>, the world's first space tourism company.
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Indeed, Virgin Galactic, run by Richard Branson, plans on making its first flights in 2014 out of the brand-new Spaceport America in New Mexico. And while passengers won't get to go to the moon, or visit asteroids, they will get outside the Earth's atmosphere.
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When flights commence, passengers will be taken into the skies aboard SpaceShip Two, transported first by Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnight Two carrier craft.
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<p>Click through this gallery to explore more futuristic tech that should be ready for prime time in 2014.</p>

The future, coming to life in 2014 (pictures)

There's a point at which science fiction becomes reality. For these products and services -- even jetpacks! -- the time is now.

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UK broadband speeds up, Netflix says, Virgin is fastest ISP

Britain's broadband is faster than ever, according to the movie-streaming service, with Virgin the most rapid ISP.

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Bridget Carey's back on the show and today she brings in an curious event invite from Instagram. We'll speculate on what the future holds for the social network, take a tour of the mall of the future,  and venture into three places no item of wearable technology should ever go.

Ep. 1396: Where we're one step closer to Instabook

Bridget Carey's back on the show and today she brings in an curious event invite from Instagram. We speculate on what the future holds for the social network, take a tour of the mall of the future, and venture into three places no item of wearable technology should ever go.

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VuTV adds 13 extra channels to your Freeview box for £6.99

VuTV fills the gap between Freeview and Sky or Virgin with a bunch of extra channels packed into your Freeview box for less than a tenner.

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