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Russia cancels manned space launch over 'technical' issues

Moscow - Russia on Saturday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to "technical reasons," giving no explanation or a new launch date.

Putin hails first rocket launch from new cosmodrome after delay

Russia - Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch.

Putin slams Russian space failures after delayed launch

Russia - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticised Russia's large number of space failures after the first rocket launch from the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome was delayed minutes before blast-off.

Huawei unveils the P9 and P9 Plus — Flagships to rival the iPhone

Huawei has officially announced its new flagship smartphones, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. The handsets target the premium end of the market and aim to demonstrate that the Chinese company can rival the likes of Apple and Samsung.

Meet the world's thinnest laptop: HP introduces the new Spectre

HP has announced a new ultra-premium laptop with the world's thinnest chassis design. The Windows 10-powered device aims to appeal to professionals who may previously have opted for Apple products, incorporating powerful hardware and crafted style.

Unmanned Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS on resupply run: NASA

Washington - An unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station on a resupply run that will also feature an unprecedented fire experiment after the craft leaves the orbiting outpost.

Apple clears up iPhone naming confusion, SE is 'special edition'

Apple announced the iPhone SE yesterday, revealing a new four-inch device aimed at people looking for a smaller smartphone with flagship specifications. It did not explain the new "SE" branding though, leading people to speculate on what it means.

Apple unveils the 'ultimate upgrade', a 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple has announced a new smaller model of its iPad Pro premium tablet. The 9.7-inch alternative will join the 12.9-inch original, opening up the line to people who want the Pro's high-end internals without the large and sometimes unwieldy display.

Apple announces 4-inch iPhone SE, starting at $399

Apple has officially announced the 4-inch iPhone SE, the first small-screened device it has launched since 2013's iPhone 5s. The SE includes the same high-performance components as its larger siblings but will retail at a significantly lower price.

Apple's new 4-inch iPhone SE 'identical' to 2013's iPhone 5s

Apple has a press event scheduled for next Monday during which it is expected to announce its first new small-screened iPhone in over two years. The 4-inch "iPhone SE" may be familiar to owners of 2013's iPhone 5S, according to a new report.

Apple wants to 'loop you in' on the new 4-inch iPhone on March 21

Apple has seemingly confirmed the longstanding rumours of a new iPhone and iPad coming this month. The company will be hosting a press event on March 21 where it is expected to unveil new hardware and software updates as it refreshes its products.

Apple planning to unveil a smaller iPad Pro in March, not Air 3

Rumours of Apple updating its iPad Air line of premium tablets this March have been around for a while. With only a few weeks left, a new report now claims that plans may have changed and a smaller version of the iPad Pro will be launched instead.

iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se reportedly coming March 15

Apple is said to have set a date for its rumoured March device launch event which will see the company unveil an updated iPad Air, revived 4-inch compact iPhone and revised Apple Watch. It is possible the 'event' will be online only though.

Apple Watch 2 now coming in fall, revised original in March

The next Apple Watch might not be coming in March after all. Instead, a completely redesigned version of the smartwatch is reportedly planned for the fall and a refreshed Apple Watch 1 line-up will arrive in spring.

Sony confirms it is bringing its smartphones back to the U.S.

Sony has confirmed it will be launching its Xperia Z5 flagship, with its Z5 Compact sibling, in the U.S. in February. Sony has been absent from the market for over a year as it opted to stop selling phones to the U.S. after the Xperia Z3.

Lenovo's new modular tablet lets you switch parts at will

Lenovo has unveiled the next generation of its range-topping Windows 10 tablet family, the ThinkPad X1. The new line-up includes a selection of modular optional accessories that can be connected to the tablet for extra functionality.

Microsoft launches another feature phone, the $55 Nokia 230

Microsoft has launched another Nokia-branded affordable feature phone, showing there is still an audience for devices without touchscreens. The Nokia 230 is aimed primarily at developing markets, featuring a 2.8-inch display and Internet connectivity.

LG smartwatch recall caused by 'failed' displays

A few days after abruptly cancelling the launch of its much-anticipated 4G-compatible Watch Urbane 2 smartwatch, LG has revealed more details of what went wrong. The company blames a display component which could fail and impact image quality.

Google launches YouTube Music to mixed reviews

Google has officially launched YouTube Music in the U.S. The service is designed to take on rival streaming apps including Spotify and Apple Music. Users can listen for free or enjoy an "amplified experience" for a $9.99 per month subscription.

Apple opening pre-orders for 'epic' iPad Pro on Wednesday

Apple has confirmed its 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available to pre-order online this Wednesday before heading to retail stores later in the week. The company says the response to the premium tablet from customers and developers has been "incredible."

PC gamers outraged as Black Ops III stutters and stalls

The next instalment in the hugely-popular Call of Duty first-person shooter series is now available worldwide but has quickly attracted complaints from huge numbers of gamers, including PC users who are finding Black Ops III stutters and jerks.

The BlackBerry Priv Android phone with a keyboard is now on sale

BlackBerry has officially launched its Priv Android smartphone in the U.S. and UK. The device features a slide-out keyboard and curved display and has proved to be a hit with many reviewers, although it still needs to save BlackBerry's devices division.

Apple may launch a four-inch iPhone next year

A noted Apple analyst has claimed the company is working on a 4-inch iPhone to launch next year. It will resemble an "upgraded iPhone 5" and satisfy fans who do not approve of the popular large-screen phones, a trend that has now been adopted by Apple.

The OnePlus X is a budget but 'powerfully beautiful' smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has officially taken the wraps off a new budget handset targeted at people who want a premium phone but can't afford a flagship device. The OnePlus X costs only $249 but still boasts a very respectable spec sheet.

Samsung's Galaxy View is an 18.4-inch super-size Android tablet

Samsung has unveiled its long-rumoured giant Android tablet. The company claims the 18.4-inch display "offers a new dimension" in mobile entertainment but analysts have questioned whether such a large device will prove popular or even practical.

Microsoft expected to roll out major Windows 10 update next month

Windows 10's first major update including new features and apps instead of just bug fixes will be rolled out during the first week of November, reports have said. Dubbed "Threshold 2," the update will roll up the preview builds released since launch.

BlackBerry values its first Android phone at a pricey $750

An accidental appearance of a page on BlackBerry's website has confirmed the unlocked price of its first ever Android phone to be a substantial $750. The phone's release date is listed as November 16.

Toshiba to 'reinvent pen and paper' with a unique Windows tablet

Toshiba hosted a major device launch in Japan today that included a Windows 10 tablet design that aims to "reinvent" writing on pen and paper. The two-in-one convertible includes a keyboard dock and precision stylus, rivalling Microsoft's Surface.

Pepsi drinks company making its own smartphone

Soft drinks firm Pepsi is apparently working on its own smartphone. Aimed at the budget market, the Pepsi P1 is reported to have competent specifications and a Pepsi logo on the back.

Op-Ed: I don't like Microsoft's new Lumias. Neither does Microsoft

This week, Microsoft unveiled its new Windows 10 Mobile flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Seeing as the last ones are over 15 months old, fans were understandably excited but many have been underwhelmed as even Microsoft appeared to disown the devices.
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At the Four Seasons Toronto opening event, founder/chairman of Four Seasons Isadore Sharp talks to the audience
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