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China’s Stone Temple Pilots

A Buddha carved into rock at the <b>Yungang Grottoes</b> has looked over the bleak plains of northern China for more than 1,500 years.<p>This seated, 82-foot-tall figure stands out among the 51,000 Buddhist statues enshrined here in a honey­comb of stone grottoes built in the fifth to sixth centuries.<p>Pilgrims …

North Korea's new tablet is surprisingly good

North Korea is best known for its crushingly oppressive government and comically inept space program — but new reports suggest that the country may be producing a surprisingly respectable touchscreen tablet. A state-produced device called the Samjiyon has been making the rounds at Asian trade shows …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

IBM Has Stopped Fighting Amazon's $600 Million Cloud Deal With The CIA

IBM, which had put in a competitive bid, protested the contract. It said it was going to appeal this court decision, too. But a few days ago, IBM officially gave up the legal fight, reports Federal Computer Week's Frank Konkel.<p>From court documents we learned that Amazon's bid was a whopping $54 …

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Delta and JetBlue become first airlines to allow electronics during takeoff and landing

Delta and JetBlue have become the first two US airlines to allow e-readers, tablets, and other electronic devices to be used throughout the flight. Following the FAA's recommendation that travelers be allowed to use gadgets from gate to gate, both companies indicated yesterday that they had put in …

The selfie won't die — in fact, it just got its own social network - TODAY.com

Today<p>A new social network only lets you upload self-portraits. Its name? Selfie, of course.<p>Look at me, at a Beyoncé concert! Look at me, with the Pope! Look at me, at a funeral! Look at me, in class while my teacher is going into labor! Yes, 2013 is the year of the selfie — but that doesn't mean …

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Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

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