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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 9, 2012

Welcome to Thursday folks, just one more work day before arriving at the weekend. Today we had next to nothing about the Apple vs. Samsung trial, except for the news that a similar South Korean trial has been frozen for fear of it becoming too similar to the one being held here in the US. The lack of Apple vs. Samsung news leaves room for far more interesting things, however, like space! The Curiosity rover sent back a color panoramic shot of the surface of Mars along with its first full resolution image, and it's a pretty awesome sight. Sadly, it wasn't all exciting news for NASA today, as the Morpheus moon lander failed during a flight test and exploded into flames. Luckily no one was hurt, but this is still a pretty big setback for the folks at NASA.

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NASA Morpheus moon lander explodes in flight testing

NASA Morpheus moon lander explodes in flight testing

NASA's run of good luck has seen an unfortunate blip today, with a test flight of the experimental Morpheus moon lander suffering a hardware failure and crashing into flames. The so-called "green" lander was undergoing its first free-flight testing today, but managed just a few seconds off the ground before it toppled, Space reports. Nobody was injured, NASA has confirmed, but the incident is an embarrassing and frustrating set-back to the project that hopes to return the space agency to the moon. Check out the video of the crash after the cut.

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International community may soon outlaw cyber-attacks

International community may soon outlaw cyber-attacks

In a move that's certainly set to have some long-lasting consequences on the world's stage, as security experts at Kaspersy Lab speak with the United Nations on how acts of digital espionage - hacking, that is - should be outlawed. Though it's true that hacking is not an act that's technically legal in most places around the world - noone wants to have their computer busted into - it's not yet been agreed upon between the world's nations whether or not they should agree to outlaw digital attacks the way they did chemical warfare. It's more of a gentlemen's agreement not to be a jerk than it is a hard and fast set of rules.

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Apple returns to EPEAT after customer call to action

Apple returns to EPEAT after customer call to action

After approximately one week of being off the listing of environmentally friendly products entirely, Apple has decided to return to EPEAT after "many loyal Apple customers" expressed concern. Apple's hardware engineering chief Bob Mansfield has posted a letter that expresses Apple's change of heart and reassures the public that Apple never lapsed for a moment on their green initiatives and environmentally sound hardware manufacturing. The letter also lets it be known that their relationship with EPEAT has "become stronger as a result of this experience" and that they'll continue their work with ENERGY STAR as well as IEEE 1680.1, the standard on which EPEAT is based.

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Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

An independent investigation has determined that the recent case of a Samsung Galaxy S III phone seemingly randomly going up in flames, was caused by an "external energy source" and not because of anything with the Galaxy S III device itself. Of course Samsung still faces the backlash of the publicity caused by the incident, but can rest on its laurels of knowing it is not to blame.

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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

With The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters this week, it's high time you read up on the making of the film and it's future as spoken by the stars themselves, today's interview being with none other than Dennis Leary. Playing the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy's father, Leary lets it be known that he's not letting go of the series as easily as the classic plot-line surrounding his character would suggest. Note that this interview is especially littered with swearwords and spoilers galore, so if you're rather young or don't want to know what happens to Leary's character in the movie specifically, watch out - otherwise dip in on this rather candid talk with the actor.

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Renault Alpine A110-50 takes on Alps and inspiration

Renault Alpine A110-50 takes on Alps and inspiration

When it comes to performance cars and heritage, it's not just Italian marques that have all the history: Renault has some pretty impressive cars in its garage too. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Renault Alpine A110 "Berlinette", the French company created a new concept, the Alpine A110-50, and sent old car and new galloping around the Alps in a breathtaking short film you can see after the cut.

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Samsung investigating burning Galaxy S III

Samsung investigating burning Galaxy S III

Samsung is investigating a Galaxy S III handset that apparently burst into flames and partially melted, recalling the apparently faulty phone for testing. The Galaxy S III shows significant charring along its bottom edge, along with damage to the polycarbonate back cover, and sparked while in a car mount according to the Dublin owner of the phone ; Samsung subsequently confirmed on its official blog that it would be looking into the accident.

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Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Many gamers seem to be underwhelmed by the Wii U so far. Nintendo did show off some titles that would be launching with the platform this holiday season, but this year's E3 presentation was met with a mixed response. Could the company be looking towards yet another handheld console to try and reignite the flames of passion? According to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto is already focused on the successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

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