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Nelson Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli (r) Created by South African artist Marco Cianfanelli, “Release” is a gorgeous monument to a true icon of peace: Nelson Mandela. To mark the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s capture by apartheid police in 1962, Cianfanelli created 50 columns of painted laser-cut steel in the South African town of Howick.

Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition

The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regular Joes, but if you thought the company's EVO 840's 540 MB/s was zippy, hold on to your desk chair. …

Did a massive dragon just wash ashore along England's Jurassic coast?

Beachgoers on a Dorset beach were in for quite a jolt earlier this week as they encountered what appeared to be the remains of a giant dragon. In …

Devon

Apple's Plan To Blow Up The TV Industry Is Radically Different From What Google And Intel Are Planning

Brian Stelter at The New York Times has a report on the latest details of Apple's attempt to do <i>something</i> with television.<p>Instead of trying to create an Internet-based pay-TV service, Apple is going to attempt to turn pay-TV into another application.<p>Intel is trying to build an Internet-based premium …

Smart TV

Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

The average price of an iPhone app is 19 cents — and it’ll probably keep shrinking

There’s an emerging view among iOS(s AAPL) developers that both the amount of work involved and value created by app development merit higher prices …

Meizu MX3 Photos Leaked

It looks like we have some photos of the new Meizu Mx3 Android smartphone, the handset will come with a 5.1 inch full high definition display with a …

How Apple could use a fingerprint scan to unlock your iPhone

Apple(s AAPL) has stayed quiet — as usual — on what it’s been up to with AuthenTec since it acquired the mobile security company a year ago. But a …

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Roy Harper: 'I'm not very communicative with my fellows' http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/17/rocks-back-pages-roy-harper-cricket To celebrate England's opening victory at the Ashes, we revisit Roy Harpers' track When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease, with a piece published in 1975 from Rock's Backpages Photograph: Stefan Tyszko

Britten: Solo Cello Suites, Jamie Walton, review

Jamie Walton makes Britten's difficult suites for solo cello remarkably easy to listen to, says Geoffrey Norris.<p><b>SIGNUM SIGCD336, £9.99</b><p>Britten’s suites for solo cello are not perhaps an easy listen any more than they are easy to play, but <b>Jamie Walton</b>’s absorbing performances of all three seem to …

The 21 best songs for a heatwave

Clive Russell drops a major Thor: The Dark World spoiler?

<i>Warning – this post may contain a pretty big spoiler warning for Thor: The Dark World…</i><p>This November we’ll return to the cosmic side of the Marvel …

Green Lantern to join Arrow?

Over the past few weeks we’ve heard a lot from the cast and crew of <b>Arrow</b> suggesting that the second season of The CW’s hit superhero show will see …

Four new TV spots for Kick-Ass 2

Universal is set to showcase two of its big upcoming releases at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday in <b>Riddick</b> and <b>Kick-Ass 2</b>, and the studio has …

Movie Review - The Call (2013)

<b>The Call</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Brad Anderson.<br>Starring Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Michael Eklund, Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli and David</b> …

Movie Review - The Wolverine (2013)

<b>The Wolverine</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by James Mangold.<br>Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Rukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao …

New poster and concept art from Godzilla

<b>Godzilla</b> looks set to make a big impact in San Diego this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures showcase director Gareth Edwards’ (<b>Monsters</b>) …

Comic Book Review - What If? AvX #2

<b>Robb Ghag reviews What If? AvX #2…</b><p>“<i>The biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest miniseries of 2013! We all know what happened to the Avengers and the</i> …

Yes Christmas is miles away but we've just found what you need to put on your list right now! The Back to the Future Time Machine DeLorean LEGO set! Who wants one?! http://bit.ly/1aTkpP4

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Preview Night Highlights

<b>Rounding up the best coverage from around the web from the preview night of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International….</b><p>The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con …

New Clue Emerges in Mysterious Manatee Die-Off in Florida

Late last week, a chemist found what might be an important clue in the ongoing mystery surrounding mass animal deaths in Florida's Indian River …

An aurora, and the start of meteor season

The sun is in an active part of its 11-year cycle, so auroras have been frequent. Meanwhile, summer meteor season in the Northern Hemisphere is …

Astronomy

How astronauts wash their hair in space - video

In space, no one can tell if you have split ends. But keeping your hair clean in zero gravity is no mean feat for astronauts on the International …

In U.S., June 2013 ranked 15th warmest June on record

U.S. temps in June 2013 were 2 degrees above 20th Century average. U.S. West was fighting wildfires while the U.S. East saw below average temps and …