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WSJ: GM to release the $30,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicle in 2017

Looks like General Motors is about to go head to head against Tesla with a new electric vehicle called Chevy Bolt (yes, Bolt with a <i>B</i>) -- at least according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The publication's sources say the Bolt can travel 200 miles on a single charge (the 2013/2014 Volt can only last 38 …

Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam'

A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jeddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said.<p>The witness said Raif Badawi’s feet and hands were shackled during the flogging but his face …

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New Frog Species Reproduces Like No Other

There’s not really a good time to bring up amphibian mating habits at the dinner table. I figured that I was probably safe given that I was surrounded by scientists, but, all the same, I tried to make sure that no one was raising a fork to their mouths when I blurted out “You guys! There are <i>frogs</i> …

Samsung Promotion, 1 year Netflix with new Galaxy S5, Note 4 or Tab S

Samsung is working on a little treat for new Galaxy S5, Note 4 and Tab S buyers. Starting January 4th, Samsung is giving eligible U.S. buyers one free year of Netflix to go along with their new Samsung device.<p>If you are looking to buy one of these Samsung devices this weekend, you best hold off …