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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

"Neil was among the greatest of American heroes -- not just of his time, but of all time," said President Barack Obama. "When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable -- that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible."

Facebook gets speed boost on iPhone, iPad

FACEBOOK has updated its mobile app for users on Apple iPhone and iPad, saying it would speed up the performance of people accessing the world's biggest social network.

The new app is "a major update to the Facebook for iOS rebuilt from the ground up, to focus on one thing, performance," said Facebook product manager Mick Johnson.

Apple sued by Taiwanese over FaceTime technology

Is FaceTime, Apple Inc.'s video calling software, based on technology "stolen" from a Taiwanese man?

A report on tech site Micgadget.com said the Taiwanese, who it identified only by his surname Lee, accused Apple of violating his technology patent in its FaceTime.

Samsung galaxy S III seeks to topple Apples iPhone

The latest smart phone to hit market, the Samsung S III is set to make 10 million sales by the end July experts say.

Facebook boosts IPO size by 25%, aims for $15B

Facebook Inc will increase the size of its initial public offering by 25 percent to raise about $15 billion, a source familiar with the matter said, as strong investor demand for a share of the No.1 social network trumped ongoing debate about the company's long-term potential to make money.

Space shuttle Enterprise touches down in New York

New York City was abuzz as the space shuttle Enterprise arrived Friday, flying low over high-profile locations, including the Statue of Liberty, while perched on the back of a 747 jet.

Meet Sekalala, the Makerere student billionaire

At just 22 years, Abdu Ssekalala’s appearance is that of an ordinary student, but looks can be deceptive.

Linux Torvalds Shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

The Technology Academy Finland has shortlisted Linus Torvalds for its 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, worth over €1 million (US$1.3 million).

Oracle vs Google: copyright trial begins

One of the biggest tech lawsuits to date is going to trial on Monday in San Francisco. It is Oracle vs Google, as Oracle claims Google violated several patents and copyrights.

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