Discovery launch may be postponed to next year

The last flight for space shuttle Discovery is looking increasingly likely to be pushed back to next year, as engineers battle to carry out a series of repairs.

Zynga goes for the urban life with launch of CityVille

Let's face it, raising chickens isn't everybody's cup of tea, which is why Zynga has decided to try and appeal to more urban Facebook users with the launch of a new game, CityVille.

BBC to launch iPlayer streamed video worldwide

The BBC has confirmed that it is to launch its iPlayer streaming video service internationally - and possibly for free.

Three percent of Germans opt out of Street View

Google's admitted that nearly three percent of German households have opted to have their houses blurred on Street View in the run-up to the German launch.

Fuel leak shouldn't delay shuttle flight, says NASA

NASA is pressing ahead with last-minute repairs to the Discovery space shuttle in order to hit the planned November 1 launch date.

Ex-spy watches as Soyuz blasts off for ISS

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft blasted off successfully from Kazakhstan last night, taking three astronauts to the International Space Station.

Second Chinese lunar probe set for launch tonight

The Chinese National Space Administration says its Chang'e-2 lunar probe is ready for launch tonight from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in Sichuan province.

Junk-tracking satellite sends back first signals

Boeing has received the first signals from its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite following its launch on Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

RIM 'BlackPad' may launch next week

RIM's long-awaited tablet could be launched as early as next week, at the company's developer conference in San Francisco.

iPhone users set to switch to Verizon

Nearly a quarter of iPhone users would switch from AT&T to Verizon if they could, when the carrier's exclusive relationship with Apple ends early next year.

First Xbox Live games for Windows Phone 7 announced

Microsoft's announced the first Xbox Live games to be made available for Windows Phone 7 when the new operating system launches later this year.

Rdio pips Spotify to US launch

Rdio has beaten Spotify to the US market, launching its music streaming service across the US and Canada.

DECE announces digital locker for universal movie access

A digital locker system for movies is soon to be launched by a consortium of content providers and technology companies.

New Air Force satellite to monitor space junk

The US Air Force will this week launch a satellite designed to monitor the skies for dangerous debris.

Frontier aims to silence Google Voice

As Google Voice launches across the US, a Connecticut firm is accusing Google of violating one of its patents with the new service.

Falcon 9 launch sparks UFO sightings

A flood of UFO sightings over Australia was probably prompted by the launch of the Falcon 9 private spaceship.

Falcon 9 commercial spaceship set to blast off today

A spaceship set to be used as a taxi service for NASA is due to lift off today.

Brits and Japanese queue all night for iPad

It didn't quite match the iPad's US launch, but hundreds of people waited outside Apple's London store all night to snap up one of the devices when it opened at 8.00 this morning.

Giant space balloon crashes on launch

A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.

Ice explorer satellite launches today

ESA's Cryosat-2 ice mission is set for launch today, aiming to give scientists some hard evidence on the state of the world's ice caps.