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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite has only been in space for less than half a month, but it's already proven itself capable of shooting high-res images just like the company promised. Just a few days after Lockheed Martin flew it to orbit, the satellite quickly went to work, snapping pictures o...

August 27th 2014 at 9:36am 0 Comments
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If you live in San Francisco or New York, you likely know you can connect to free WiFi in certain locations. Your cities' governments partnered with Madrid-based provider Gowex to make that happen -- the same company that has recently admitted to doctoring its accounts for the past four years. Gow...

July 8th 2014 at 12:06am 0 Comments
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Madrid has an air quality problem, and it's taking an unusual approach to getting the offending vehicles off the road: it's discouraging their drivers from parking. As of today, the city's smart parking meters charge up to 20 percent extra if you drive a car that's likely to either be a fuel hog o...

July 1st 2014 at 11:16am 0 Comments
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If you're an EE customer, and reading this on the 12:15 from St Pancras International, then you can continue to do so -- over 4G -- once you emerge from the tunnel without it costing you un bras or une jambe. That's because the UK network has just announced it's offering 4G roaming in France and S...

March 13th 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments
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Google triggered investigations in six European countries when it revealed its unified privacy policy last year, but Spain is the first of the bunch to draw blood. The country just fined Google a total of €900,000 ($1.2 million) for allegedly violating data protection laws through its current...

December 19th 2013 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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Here in the US, we tend to think something like a 200-year-old barn is "old." Then someone makes a discovery like the one a construction crew in Madrid, Spain, recently unearthed, putting that barn in perspective. A construction crew working on a forthcoming flagship Apple Store at number 1, Puerta...

July 10th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes indeed: Angry Birds soda. A Nordic beverage company named Olvi got the rights from Rovio to make some Angry Birds-branded sugar water, and apparently it's a huge hit for them, raising the company's sales by 85 percent. Exports were especially huge, going from 3 percent of Olvi's market to a wh...

May 29th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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While there are signs HTC's fortunes might turn a corner through the launch of the One, few would doubt that its finances could use some streamlining. The company has just outlined one of the ways it will be pinching pennies: it's closing its Watch movie stores in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands,...

May 1st 2013 at 1:36am 0 Comments