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André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for more than 80 hours without refueling or touching down, breaking the 76-hour record set by Steve Fossett in 2006 on board the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. The solar-powered plane took off from Nagoya in Japan on the eighth stage of its 13-stage round-the-world trip earlier this week.
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Psychological thrillers of the past are coming back to haunt our TVs. In addition to new versions of Scream, The X-Files, and Twin Peaks, Deadline today revealed that Fatal Attraction — the 1987 movie that spawned the term "bunny-boiler" — is also getting a small-screen reboot. Fox is adapting the film for a one-hour "event TV" series, based on a script by Mad Men writers Maria and Andre Jacquemetton. There's no word yet on who will star in the show.
With its breezy two-step garage beat, bubbly synths, and soulful vocals from Gregory Porter, "Holding On" sure does sound like Disclosure. But the accompanying video is a bit of a departure for the British electronic duo — it's the first part of a dystopian sci-fi short film called Caracal, shot in Mexico City and directed by Ryan Hope. There will be three more in the series.
(Reuters) - Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc , for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Amadeus said it expects the deal, which is projected to close in the fourth quarter, will have a minimal impact on its financial performance this year. About 550 Navitaire employees, including the company’s senior management team, are expected to transfer to Amadeus, the company said in a statement on Wednesday Navitaire which provides technology services to over 50 of the world’s airline operators, focuses more on the low-cost and hybrid segments in the airline industry.
By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies after visiting Washington, D.C. and New York City earlier in the week. During her visit, Google announced it would inaugurate a new engineering space in Belo Horizonte in November that will more than double the number of engineers working in Brazil on some of the company's core products.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers and printers.