PlayStation TV set for launch by year end – Times LIVE

PlayStation TV set for launch by year end AFP | 2014-06-10 12:24:55.0 Sony’s PlayStation 4. File photo. Its PlayStation TV box will launch at the end of 2014.Image by: Sunday Times Extra Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday said a PlayStation TV home entertainment system will debut in North America and Europe by the end of this year. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $ 99 here and 99 euros in Europe. A bundle containing a wireless video game style controller, a memory card, and a “LEGO: The Movie” video game from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will sell for $ 140. PS TV is designed as a platform for games, films, television…

MTN to launch fastest high speed fibre broadband in Africa – DestinyMan

The race to control the fibre broadband industry in SA is on as MTN strikes the first blow with the launch of fibre broadband connections to the residential market. Mobile network giant MTN is just weeks away from launching the first high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections to high-density urban areas, including affluent gated communities and high rise buildings. The FTTH commercial offering is set to be piloted at Monaghan Farm, an eco-friendly, off-the-grid gated estate near Lanseria from 1 June, where 60% of residents have already signed up to the connection. The fibre broadband connection is capable of delivering speeds of up to 100Mb per second – faster even than Telkom’s newly upgraded offering. “We are…

Ghana to launch 32 metre telescope – HumanIPO

Ghana is set to launch a 32 metre telescope to aid scientific research and further space observation, recognising the role of space science and technology in advancing social and economic development in Africa. Speaking at the African Leadership Conference on Space Science Technology, minister for the environment, science, technology and innovation, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, said that space science and new technologies directly contribute to raising the standard of living of Africans, reports Xinhua news agency. Such technologies will also be key in advancing disaster management systems and post-disaster responses, according to Oteng-Adjei. “For African countries such as Ghana, the race to space is not a competitive battle by our nations for scientific superiority. But it…

NASA rocket launch to the moon visible to East Coast tonight – CNET

The launch of LADEE, NASA’s new lunar exploration mission, will take place at 11:27 p.m. ET from the agency’s new Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. September 6, 2013 1:27 PM PDT NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will orbit the Moon to gather information on its atmosphere and surface conditions. It launches from Wallops Island, Va., at 11:27 p.m. ET. (Credit: NASA) If the typical bevy of Friday night activities seems just too boring to bear, try out a rocket launch instead. At roughly 11:27 p.m. ET, NASA will launch its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) onboard an Orbital-made Minotaur V rocket. The launch is the first to take place at NASA’s…

SA first to launch stamps for transplant games – Sowetan

Tue Jul 30 00:41:36 SAST 2013 2013-07-29 08:27:47.0 | Sapa | 0 comments The 13th World Transplant Games was due to kick off in Durban with more than 1,800 athletes from 50 countries set to compete in the largest sporting event for recipients of donor organs. Picture taken from www.facebook.com To mark the occasion the South African Post Office launched a series of stamps on Sunday night to commemorate the staging of the games and to raise awareness over the need for more people in the country to become organ donors. The series of 10 stamps featuring the work of artist Peter Sibanda were unveiled at a cocktail party attended by the athletes. It is…