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Microsoft pays for Apple's secrets and more tech news


Apple reveals that it has licensed some of its prized design patents to Microsoft, which will be launching its own tablet in October.

Drivers in the UK could save some money on their insurance premiums if they allow their insurance company to track their road skills through their smartphones.

And an image of a Playboy centrefold has been shrunk down to the width of a human hair by scientists in Singapore

Also this week, the US military conducted another test flight of its hypersonic jet Waverider, aiming to reach Mach 6, but failed.

Dan Simmons reports.

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