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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday, folks. It was a busy day today, and there's plenty of news to cover, so let's get right into it. It appears that the worldwide mobile phone market is falling a little bit year-over-year, and the Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be launching sometime in October. Fisker is currently at work investigating the fire that claimed one Karma EV over the weekend, and we received word of another EV catching fire during the Pikes Peak Hill Climb that took place in Colorado this past weekend as well.

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Zite news app moves to Windows Phone

Zite news app moves to Windows Phone

It was a bit of a rough day for Microsoft and even Nokia following the earnings announcements from Thursday, but Zite CEO Mark Johnson is a huge fan of both companies and thinks it was time to bring the popular news app over to Windows Phone. The Zite team was able to receive support from Microsoft and Nokia to get the technical training they needed along with code and design clinics to help with the development.

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PC sales slump with Asian shipments “worst in years”

PC sales slump with Asian shipments “worst in years”

Just when sales for the PC industry were looking up, computer shipments slipped globally in Q2. Analysts were expecting conservative numbers for the PC industry overall in Q2, and the latest report from IDC published this week shows sales were worse than expected. According to IDC, 86.7 million PC units were shipped globally in Q2.

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World record skydiving attempt still has questions

World record skydiving attempt still has questions

The medical director for daredevil Felix Baumgartner's attempt at breaking the world record for highest skydive admits that when he encounters the shockwaves that will occur when he breaks the speed of sound, it's unclear what will happen since it is a groundbreaking feat. "Until you do it, it's still an unknown," medical director Jonathan Clark said. A very special capsule has been created specifically for the event.

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Apple holds 7.9% of total phone market

Apple holds 7.9% of total phone market

Smartphones may be hauling in lots of sales, but there are still tons of featurephones out there. New data from research firm Gartner suggests that Apple is slowly starting to chip away at the market, with 7.9% of total phone sales across the world. That means that Apple is now the third-largest phone maker in the world, coming in behind Samsung and Nokia.

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