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Nvidia launches its Shield set-top box for Android TV — with optional 500GB hard drive

Nvidia has begun its grand strategy to change television with today’s launch of its Nvidia Shield set-top box for Android TV.<p>The graphics chip maker is straying far from semiconductors, launching a consumer product that will directly challenge rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV set-top boxes. …

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …


Al-Shabaab militants kill 25 policemen in Kenya

Suspected al-Shabaab militants ambushed a police convoy in northeastern Kenya’s Garissa county<p>Al-Shabaab gunmen killed around 25 Kenyan police on Monday, ambushing some officers in a village in the east of the country after others died when their vehicle hit a landmine planted by the militants.<p>The …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

Witness the Aftermath of Severe Floods in Texas

The parking lot of a Wal-Mart is submerged after the San Marcos River flooded in San Marcos, Texas on May 24, 2015.<br>Rodolfo Gonzalez—AP