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Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

It was just a few months ago that the folks working with Jeff Bezos and Bezos Expeditions headed to the depths of the sea to bring up a new collection of NASA history. This week it's made clear - and confirmed - what they actually found: these F-1 engines belonged to none other than NASA's mission Apollo 11. If there's one tribute to the greatness of that moon exploration mission that we're guessing Neil Armstrong wouldn't have expected, this would be it.

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Nokia Windows Phone 8 Lumia event: What we know already

Nokia Windows Phone 8 Lumia event: What we know already

An event is coming up this week that'll be hosted by Microsoft and Nokia in New York, it containing a whole lot of Windows Phone 8 news that appears now to have a leaky pipe. What we've seen thus far has been a collection of smartphones, a wireless charging pad, some speakers, and a few headphones in Nokia bright colors as well. What's left to be shown off if not the final confirmation that all of these devices exist, and how much they'll be costing? You never know, readers, you never know.

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Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone details tipped for NYC event

Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone details tipped for NYC event

September 5th will be the day that Microsoft and Nokia hold an event in New York to bring on not two, but three new Windows Phone 8 Apollo devices. This set of three devices will be nicknamed "Arrow", "Phi", and "Atlas" per sources familiar with the matter speaking with The Verge. These devices will be part of Nokia's Lumia lineup and each of their names are certainly subject to change.

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Nokia World set to preempt New iPhone with Apollo

Nokia World set to preempt New iPhone with Apollo

If you're living in the Microsoft universe and love their mobile strategy - and bright colors - you'll be glad to know that it's been tipped the Nokia will reveal their next generation of devices with Windows Phone 8 in September. During their next big event, Nokia World, both September 5th and 6th will be the home of a worldwide announcement of Nokia's newest lineup, complete with Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) software onboard. This will put Nokia's reveal just one week ahead of what's generally been accepted as the must-be date for Apple's next smartphone: September 12th for the new iPhone.

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Windows Phone 8 Start Screen gets major reboot

Windows Phone 8 Start Screen gets major reboot

Saying that it was "the sexiest thing in Windows Phone 8", Microsoft's Joe Belfiore let the world know that it was all about to change at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, front to back. Live Tiles have been at the base of the Windows Phone 7 experience from the start, and here in Windows Phone 8, they've been given a whole new life with not one or two new sizes, but three. In Windows Phone 8 there will be a tile that's square at standard medium, one at small, and one at large "double-wide", as it were.

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T-Mobile Germany: no Apollo for Nokia Lumia 900 (Update: Official response)

T-Mobile Germany: no Apollo for Nokia Lumia 900 (Update: Official response)

Hopes were dashed for Windows Phone aficionados when it was reported in April that current handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 may not receive an upgrade to Apollo (aka Windows Phone 8). the::unwired has now confirmed via a statement posted by a T-Mobile Germany representative that the handset definitely won’t be receiving the update. The latest information comes after T-Mobile customers pinged the operator asking when the handset was due to be released on the network.

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Qualcomm continues Windows Phone dominance with Apollo

Qualcomm continues Windows Phone dominance with Apollo

This week the folks at Qualcomm have confirmed that they'll be working with manufacturers across the board to put their own Snapdragon processor line in to Windows Phone 8 Apollo devices. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 lineup had been completely covered by Qualcomm chips thus far, and an announcement that they will continue to do so should be seen as a good sign for the company's future worth for Microsoft.

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Windows Phone Apollo to open up customization to OEMs?

Windows Phone Apollo to open up customization to OEMs?

Consumers seem to be responding well to the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T in the United States, but otherwise Windows Phone has been met with a cool reception from both customers and OEMs. One of the complaints levelled at the OS is the lack of customization that can be applied to the UI. That may be set to change in the future, as Netbook News has scored some info relating to the upcoming Apollo summit in the UK.

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