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US Internet control ending

The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the world’s Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be privatized and out of US government control by year’s end.

Fadi Chehade’s comments came despite criticism in the US Congress, where … Read the rest


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Tesla unveils home battery

Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a “home battery” Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world”. The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night … Read the rest






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The flying car has landed

Organisers of Vienna’s Pioneers Festival, an annual conference for future technology and digital entrepreneurship, announced on Thursday that they would unveil the prototype of “the world’s most advanced flying car” on 29 October.

An earlier prototype of the Flying Roadster … Read the rest




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Shaking up the gaming industry

The ever-growing popularity of video gaming, online or not, is bringing a new set of problems for the big developers. Electronic Arts have recently come in for some heavy criticism from players, as the rise of social media brings disgruntled … Read the rest


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Fluorspar for Li-ion-batteries

Scientists from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Necsa fluorochemical subsidiary Pelchem have developed a lower-cost method to produce high-purity phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5), which is used to manufacture lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) – the electrolyte used in most lithium-ion … Read the rest