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Virgin Galactic now lets you use Bitcoin to pay for flights into space

Virgin Galactic now lets you use Bitcoin to pay for flights into space

By 22 November 2013

Virgin wants you to pay for your next Virgin Galactic flight into space with a futuristic, virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin was worth less than than $10 just two years ago, and now its value has reached $900. A US Senate committee hearing even... >>

Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut

Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut

By 1 February 2013

It's a phrase we never really imagined ourselves writing, but these days you are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling into space. Virgin Galactic is doing its thing, Lynx Space Academy has got involved and even the International Space Station... >>

Richard Branson wants to revolutionise water drinking with Virgin Pure purifiers

Richard Branson wants to revolutionise water drinking with Virgin Pure purifiers

By 30 May 2012

Virgin and Strauss Water today announced a new partnership, aiming to "change the way people drink water at home". Two models of Virgin Pure water purifiers have been announced, the T6 and T7.  "There are 10 million in the homes that do not use tap water,"... >>

Virgin America in-flight entertainment goes HD, Virgin Atlantic next?

Virgin America in-flight entertainment goes HD, Virgin Atlantic next?

By 14 September 2011

Virgin America has turned to Lufthansa System's BoardConnect technology for the next generation of its Red in-flight entertainment system. It includes HD seat-back displays, an MP3 jukebox containing 3,000 tracks, live satellite TV, and "Talk", and an... >>

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

By 6 April 2011

A new project, called Virgin Oceanic, headed up by entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson aims to explore new areas of the deep ocean using an 18-foot submersible. Made from carbon fibre and titanium the Virgin Oceanic Sub has an operating depth... >>

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

By 1 April 2011

April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own... >>

Branson's iPad Project hits the App Store

Branson's iPad Project hits the App Store

By 30 November 2010

Richard Branson's attempt at capitalising on the massive popularity of the iPad, and its potential to re-invent the magazine genre, kicks off with the launch of the Virgin produced Project into the App Store. Available for free, the app provides links... >>

Google gives free Wi-Fi in the sky for Christmas

Google gives free Wi-Fi in the sky for Christmas

By 8 November 2010

The Google Chrome browser team has announced that free Wi-Fi will be available in the clouds (the real ones, not the metaphoric one where all of our data is stored) as a result of a deal with three US airlines. Anyone travelling on American domestic flights... >>

Virgin Galactic succeeds in first solo test flight

Virgin Galactic succeeds in first solo test flight

By 11 October 2010

High above the Mojave Desert in California, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, dubbed the VSS Enterprise, has successfully been glided to Earth, by a pilot, for the very first time. The spaceship, which is soon to start taking passengers out of the Earth's... >>

Virgin teams up with Ubisoft for online assault

Virgin teams up with Ubisoft for online assault

By 5 August 2010

Virgin Gaming, which was announced onto the world back at E3 2010 by Sir Richard Branson, has revealed its first big tie-up - with French games giant Ubisoft. Virgin Gaming is now an online gaming community rather than a publisher, like it was in the... >>


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