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Rail that caused NYC subway derailment was brand new

The subway rail that snapped and caused an F train to derail, injuring 19 passengers and stranding hundreds underground, was installed just weeks …

Ukip candidate suspended after calling Muslims 'devil's kids'

Harry Perry, a Ukip candidate, is suspended from the party after describing David Cameron as a "gay-loving nutcase" and calling Muslims "devil's kids"<p>A would-be Ukip councillor has been suspended over offensive remarks Nigel Farage said were "entirely inconsistent" with being a member of the …

Amal Alamuddin faces a very different engagement in Libya trial

Amal Alamuddin was pictured across the world last month after the announcement of her engagement to George Clooney after a whirlwind romance. Soon she could return to the front pages in a more controversial role – when she stands up in court to represent Muammar Gaddafi's notorious spy chief in a …

Bring rail under state's control to win back power, Ed Miliband told

Ed Miliband has come under pressure to bring the rail network back into national ownership if Labour wins the next election, as more than 30 of his party's parliamentary candidates call for a bold new policy to improve services and control train fares.<p>In a joint letter to the Observer, the …

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $120m for patent violation

An American jury has ordered Samsung to pay $119.6m to Apple for smartphone patent violations, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone-maker in the latest round of the two companies’ worldwide litigation.<p>During the month-long trial in a US federal court in San Jose, …

A Tiny Nation's Imposition Of Death By Stoning For Homosexuality Could Have Wider Reverberations

Brunei's Sultan has instituted Sharia law.<p>"Under the constitution, Islam is the official religion of Brunei Darussalam and its values and teachings continue to be the way of life for its people," he said. "As such, the activities of the society revolve around its Malay culture and Islamic faith.... …

Hannibal Futamono Review: Old Friends for Dinner

With so many actual blossoms in this episode, the previews involving Alana Bloom (see what they did there?) and Hannibal Lecter kissing in bed …

"Which of us revels in the explosion of hydrogen / the vault-crushing fact of origin?" - John McAuliffe. #NPM14 http://t.co/NAhzXZcwR8

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated

<b>April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated</b>.<p>The night before his assassination, King delivered his last speech at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee; popularly known as “I’ve Been to the Mountain”, this speech was made in support of the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and called upon the United States to ”be true to what you said on paper”.<p>At around 6 PM, King was standing on the balcony outside his room at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel when he was struck by a single bullet through the …

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Biography of Edwin Powell Hubble (1889 - 1953)

<b>Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953)</b><p>Edwin Hubble, for whom the Hubble Space Telescope is named, was one of the leading astronomers of the twentieth …

Honour review – Shan Khan's 'conflicted' first feature

First published on Sat 5 Apr 2014 19.02 EDT<p>Writer/director Shan Khan describes his somewhat conflicted first feature as an attempt to tell a story about the harrowing subject of "honour" killings in a manner that could not be dismissed by a mainstream audience as too "worthy". The resulting …

Smart homes, robots, and the perfect world map: 12 months of Google acquisitions

It’s easy to forget that Google is primarily an advertising company. It has figured how to monetize web traffic more effectively than anyone else. Growing beyond search, a lot of Google services are about securing eyeballs, so a business model where the service is ostensibly free can work for …

Galaxy S5 wireless charging cover now available for preorder

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way, but before it arrives, you might want to pick up a few accessories for your new handset. With this in mind, soon-to-be Galaxy S5 owners will be happy to know that the official wireless charging cover is now available for pre-order.<p>The cover’s status is currently …

AutoCast brings the power of Tasker to Chromecast

Ever since Google released its official SDK for the Chromecast we’ve seen a major increase in the number of apps that support the media streamer, and in turn the Chromecast’s functionality has greatly improved.<p>Think your Chromecast is already more than impressive? AutoCast takes your casting …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

It’s Friday so it’s time to look back on some big news this week! To start, Google updated a few of their apps including Play Newsstand, Google Play Movies, and Google Keep. Microsoft is bringing an improved Outlook to Android soon. Humble Bundle 9 is out and it’s definitely worth checking out. …

Why is Samsung's breakthrough in graphene research so promising for next generation electronics?

Allianz<p>Samsung has announced some great news, they’ve made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing. Graphene is that magical carbon substance that is destined to provide the world with next generation efficiency and flexibility for electronic components, such as flexible displays and wearable …

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Despite apparent confidence, Apple is anxious about Android, internal emails show

CNET Competition is not as “confused” as Tim Cook would want it to be<p>Apple’s top executives, including CEO Tim Cook and marketing boss Phil Schiller, often dismiss competition in their public appearances, sometimes in disparaging terms. But in spite of this outward cockiness, the Cupertino company …

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Google patents a way to flag pirated Play Store apps

App piracy and app cloning is a real problem on Android. Searching for just about any popular app in the Play Store reveals dozens of apps that are clearly designed to confuse users into downloading them, even if they have nothing to do with the real thing.<p>Google has explicit policies against …

Ukraine agency: Authorities dismantle group plotting attack

Ukrainian authorities have dismantled an armed underground group they claim was plotting against the Kiev-based government and planned to launch an attack in a few days, that nation's top security agency announced Saturday.<p>Fifteen people were detained following a large-scale operation in the …

MH370: Chinese patrol ship detects ping near suspected location of plane

A Chinese patrol ship has detected an ultrasonic pulse close to where the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, state media announced late on Saturday.<p>Australian search authorities said such a signal would be "consistent" with a black box but …

Get Over 1600 Pixel Perfect Icons For All Your Design Needs [Deals]

Successful apps create a beautiful experience and look that all users will love. <b>Victoricon</b> icons allow you to do just that! Add clean and stimulating icons to your app to provide a large amount of info in a tiny space.<p>With more than 1600 vector icons are available, you won’t be able to find a …

Why Tesla Is The Apple Of The Auto Industry: Part Two

Last week, Eugene Groysman called Tesla the “Apple of the auto industry,” and made the case that in order to double its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has to create a nationwide system of charging stations, build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory, and overcome strong political …

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

Amazon Unveils Barcode-Scanning, Voice-Recording Grocery Gadget

Not content with unveiling its Amazon Fire TV set-top box earlier this week, Amazon casually dropped a new gadget into the tech realm Friday — the …

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn't Need

<i>Why?!</i><p>As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week this remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it is the second time we’ve made this exclamation in as many months after Facebook spent a seemingly ludicrous amount of money …

Israel's Livni says U.S. should change role in Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States should change its role in the Middle East peace process allowing for more direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Israel’s chief negotiator Tzipi Livni said on Saturday.<p>Tzipi Livni, Israel's justice minister and chief negotiator for renewed peace …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 has a hidden baby monitor feature for Gear watch owners

The Samsung Galaxy S5 could become the smartphone of choice for parents with young children after a hidden baby monitor app was discovered within the …

Mexico finds abandoned immigrant children

In one week, 370 immigrant children, most of them from Central America, were found abandoned in Mexico, after traffickers promised to take them to the United States but left them to their own devices after being paid thousands of dollars, authorities said.<p>Almost half of them, 163 children under the …