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Greece just got a shockingly good GDP growth figure despite the country's bailout chaos

GDP rose by 0.8%, as opposed to the 0.8% <i>fall</i> that analysts had been expecting.<p>Through those months (April to June), the Greek government was going through negotiations with its European creditors and there was climbing uncertainty about a deal.<p>At the very end of the period, on June 28, the …


The Stig returns to BBC for new car show after Top Gear axe

The Stig is to star in The Getaway Car, a new Saturday night entertainment show<p>The Stig is to return to the BBC after the last series of <b>Top Gear</b>was <b>unceremoniously axed,</b> in a new car show which will pit couples against one another.<p><b>The Stig</b>, the anonymous driver who played a key role on Top Gear, …

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'Limitless' producers on why they didn't recast Bradley Cooper

CBS’ thrilling new adventure series <i>Limitless</i> has a familiar launching point — its source material is the 2011 sleeper hit — but they’ve also got …


Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day …


Google's Larry Page explains the new Alphabet

Here's the full text of the letter from Google CEO Larry Page announcing his company's restructuring.<p>The following is the text of the letter Google CEO Larry Page wrote explaining his new umbrella company, Alphabet.<p><i>August 10, 2015</i><p><i>G is for Google.</i><p><i>As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter</i> …

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Pakistan horrified over child abuse ring revelations

Reports more than 270 children aged as young as 12 abused by gang that would then blackmail their parents, threatening to release videos of the abuse onto the internet<p>Pakistan has been horrified by revelations that a blackmail gang filmed some 270 children being sexually abused as part of a child …