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Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Technology
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to go as long as an hour. Video will be available through Instagram or a new app called IGTV. The video will eventually give Facebook more opportunities to sell advertising. It's the latest instance in which Instagram has ripped a page from a rival's playbook in an effort to preserve its status as a cool place for young people to share and view content. In this case, Instagram is mimicking Google's YouTube. Before, Facebook an...
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device The NHS in England is to get an extra £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th "birthday present", Theresa May says.It means the £114bn budget will rise by an average of 3.4% annually - but that is still less than the 3.7% average rise the NHS has had since 1948.The prime minister said this would be funded partly by a "Brexit dividend", but also hinted at tax rises.Labour said the government had failed to fund the NHS properly and was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall.Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Labour's taxation plans meant his party could match the Conservatives' spending plans and "will go further".In her BBC interview, Mrs May did not spell out how the £20bn a year ...
Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use

Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use

Business
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Boeing has unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing, or eVTOL, cargo air vehicle prototype that it plans to use to test and evolve future autonomous technology."This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy," Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop said in a company press release "We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we'll look back on this day as a major step in that journey."The eVTOL cargo air vehicle, announced on Wednesday, is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds, and will aid in future cargo and logistic applications, the company said.The transport is powered by an environmentally-friendly electric propulsion system and has eight counter rotating blades al...
Samsung Unveils Futuristic Modular TV at CES

Samsung Unveils Futuristic Modular TV at CES

Finance
Shutterstock photoOn the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung unveiled what can only be described as a radical departure from the traditional TV business: a modular TV that can scale to any possible size, giving consumers the ability to buy as many bezel-less modules as they want to combine to a custom-sized screen optimized for their living rooms."Screens should not be limited by size," said Jonghee Han, president of the company's visual display unit. "Instead, they should blend into any home."Samsung still presented the new modular product the way TVs are traditionally being shown off at CES: with an ours is bigger than theirs attitude. The screen on stage measured a whopping 146 inches. It was billed as "The Wall," with a spokes...
SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

Technology
SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch. Photos posted by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. Musk has said the Falcon Heavy will launch his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space. First, SpaceX will test-fire the rocket's 27 engines at the pad; the company is aiming to do that by the end of the month. The launch is planned for a few weeks after the test. Falcon Heavy is essentially the company's Falcon 9 times three. It features three Falcon 9 first-stage boosters joined together with a second-stage on the middle one. It also has three times more engines. The Falcon 9 is now used to hoist satellites and supplies to the International Space Stati...