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Ariel Sharon, Whose Life And Career Shaped Israeli History, Dies

<b>Listen · 8:24</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a towering figure in the history of Israel as a soldier and politician, died on Saturday. He was 85.<p>His death was announced by Shlomo Noy, the director of Sheba Medical Center where Sharon was being treated. …

Stunning graphs show how Reddit went from porn to WTF

The weird and fascinating world of Reddit has been too large to comprehend all at once, at least until now. Randy Olson, a PhD student from Michigan State University researched how Reddit has changed since its conception in 2005, and made a few stunning graphs that illustrate the rise and fall of …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.<p>Fiber-optic broadband is becoming less of a rarity.<p>Subscriptions to the high-speed networking …

OECD

Lightweight, high-tech vehicles hit Detroit

From pint-sized minicars to a new lightweight aluminum pickup truck, this month’s North American International Auto Show promises not only to usher in a new year but also to give a sense of the dramatic changes that will sweep through the industry for years to come.<p>The annual event, more commonly …

General Motors

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

CES robots take on cleaning, fun and personal assistance

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: EcoVacs<p>After a visit from home entertainment robot Keecker last week, it was obvious that CES 2014 would host some …

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

<b>Users of Google's Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient has shared their email address.</b><p>The new feature will include everyone signed up to both Gmail and Google+, the web giant's social network.<p>The change has caused …

US names groups suspected of Benghazi attack

The United States has blacklisted two Libyan armed groups, accusing them of leading a 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi in which the ambassador and three other Americans died.<p>The Friday announcement was the first time the US officially named groups thought responsible, but the State …

Canalys: Half Of All PCs Shipped in 2014 Will Be Tablets; Android 65%, Apple 30%

The growth of tablet sales has been outstripping that of more traditional desktop and laptop personal computers for a while, and now it looks like we are finally approaching the tablet/PC tipping point, where the cheaper, more portable tablet is becoming the de facto PC: 2014 will be the year that …