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Ubuntu Edge smartphone seeks $32m of crowdfunded cash

The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software. London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.

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Faltering Facebook phone's Europe launch delayed

The European launch of the "Facebook phone" has been delayed following disappointing US sales and negative feedback.

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SIM card to help parents protect children from bullying

Parents will be able to control their child's mobile phone thanks to a SIM card remotely managed by a computer.

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Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973. Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from "a 'real' cellular telephone".

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Essex couple tear down walls in 'beeping sound' search

A retired couple driven to despair by a constant beeping sound ripped out walls in a bid to find the cause - only to find it was from a smoke alarm buried in a chest of drawers.

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A Delta pilot mistakenly went to the wrong taxiway, then unleashed fury on air-traffic control

FAA tells US airlines that all flights to Tel Aviv airport prohibited for 24 hours 7.22.14

A robotics professor in Singapore has invented a gadget equipped with motion-sensitive electronic “lips” that allow amorous but absent couples to exchange long-distance smooches via the Internet. Shaped like a small head with oversize silicone lips, the “Kissenger” - short for Kiss Messenger - was unveiled in June at a scientific conference in Britain and is still being refined for commercial launch

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Video: Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts closes NYSE, destroys gavel, looks horrified

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts closes NYSE, destroys gavel :-D