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Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

For those of you not already watching the live video feed of the Felix Baumgartner jump from space down to the planet in a Red Bull stunt for the record books, now's a good time to start - he's jumped! This jump had been cancelled earlier in the week due to weather conditions then postponed for the same reason, here working with conditions that allow the jump to go on optimally (so far) straight down from 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters above the ground. If all goes as planned, this mission will break more than one world record, and will be more than just a little bit of a good PR bit for the Red Bull brand.

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Red Bull Stratos supersonic dive is go! Watch it here…

Red Bull Stratos supersonic dive is go! Watch it here…

Jumping from the edge of space and trying to break the speed of sound as a parachutist probably isn't how most of us are spending Sunday, but the Red Bull Stratos mission is underway again for another attempt at the record. Having been cancelled last week after weather issues, and postponed in the days following after forecasts refused to play ball, the climb through the atmosphere to 120,000 feet is now on.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Red Bull Stratos jump not happening tomorrow

Red Bull Stratos jump not happening tomorrow

All of us here at SlashGear were excited to watch Felix Baumgartner jump out of a balloon 23 miles above the surface of Earth earlier today, but sadly, the jump was called off due to less-than-stellar weather conditions. We were thinking that the jump would happen tomorrow as a result of today's delay, but it turns out that isn't happening either. The Red Bull Stratos Twitter account just announced that the jump has been pushed back once again, because weather conditions won't be much better tomorrow.

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Red Bull Supersonic skydive a go [UPDATE: Delay for today!]

Red Bull Supersonic skydive a go [UPDATE: Delay for today!]

Today is the day that Felix Baumgartner was originally meant to jump out of a pressurized cabin being carried by a balloon up 23 miles above the surface of the planet. This jump is already a record-breaking jump even before he lands, with 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters between him and Earth breaking a record that's existed for more than 50 years. This jump that's being sponsored by Red Bull also has Baumgartner breaking another record - he's becoming the first human to break the sound barrier in freefall - that's an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour. UPDATE: The jump has been delayed for today on account of gusty winds, cancelled until tomorrow at best. Seeya then!

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Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

We talked a few times about daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his plan to set a world record for the world's highest skydive. Baumgartner hopes to reach the speed of sound without using aircraft during his descent. While jumping from an altitude of 23 miles above the surface of the earth is very impressive, the technology required to haul a man in a pressurized capsule that altitude is also very impressive. The balloon to be used in the stunt is massive, yet incredibly frail.

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Nokia and Microsoft see massive opportunity in Android legal case

Nokia and Microsoft see massive opportunity in Android legal case

There's nothing better for a couple of companies with a fledgeling operating system between them than two of their main competitors battling it out in the courtroom. In this case, Microsoft and Nokia have the opportunity to make a swift grab for a giant amount of average citizens here in the United States who are seeing the Apple vs Samsung legal case as a weakness not only for Samsung, but for Apple as well. Windows Phone is more than ready to take on a position as a "reliable" brand while Android and iOS are appearing newly questionable - to your mother and father watching only the news coverage offered up by their newspapers and nightly television news.

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