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Ukraine: pro-Russia separatists set for victory in eastern region referendum

There were no international observers, no up-to-date electoral lists, and the ballot papers were photocopies. With heavily armed men keeping watch, ambiguous wording on the ballot slip and a bungled Ukrainian attempt to stop voting in one town that ended with one dead, it was clear that this was no …

Astrophotographer Mike Taylor sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid fireball meteor with a green tail streaking through the sky with the Milky Way and reflections in a pond. More Milky Way photos: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/11lsx

100 Species of Songbirds: A Picture Book for Bird Watchers and Lovers

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Northrup<p>Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has spent much of the last 15 years traveling the world photographing the diversity and beauty of life. In that time, more than 50 million people have enjoyed his wildlife photography website, www.northrup.org, the largest …

The Elegant Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Greene<p>In <i>The Elegant Universe</i> Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe which isnt quite what we think: one that consists of eleven dimensions, where all matter is generated by the …

HTC One M7 Sense 6.0 update rolling out in Canada, U.S. to follow

HTC One M7 users will find very few issues with 2013’s legendary device. It continues to be an amazing smartphone and today it’s getting even better for those who hold a Canadian version. HTC Canada has started rolling out the Sense 6.0 update for the One M7!<p>Update version 5.11.661.8 should weigh …

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Tizen Smartphone to be Launched in Coming Weeks: Samsung Working on Tizen-Powered TV

Samsung is reportedly planning to release its first Tizen-powered smartphone in Russia and India soon.<p>Last month, Samsung was rumoured to be prepping …

NASA Tweets More Stunning 'Cosmos' Photos for Episode 10, 'The Electric Boy'

<i>Cosmos'</i> latest episode, "The Electric Boy," blends science with an aspirational tale by focusing on the man who figured out how to turn electrical …

Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 tablet brings a sharper screen, loads of accessories

Some companies throw gadget spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. Others... keep the same tablets around for nearly two years. We've seen Lenovo be both those companies, frankly, but when it comes to its business line, at least, it tends to move at a more glacial pace. Case in point: Nearly two …

BlackBerry launches low-cost phone for Indonesia - BBC News

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Boot up: Android's redesign, GS5 in the US, iPhone 6 in August?, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Rumour: Google exploring home screen overhaul with revamped notification shade, recents menu, and more >> Android Police<p>our information leads us to believe that the navigation bar will be getting a shakeup, with the new layout …

Smartphone-controlled hydroponic garden gives you green thumbs

The automated Niwa hydroponic grow box makes a gardener of just about anyone.<p>For those of us with black thumbs, hydroponics can be a bit of a daunting prospect. However, if you can get it working, you can grow fresh, chemical-free fruit, vegetables, and herbs right in your own home.<p>Niwa, two years …

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10

<b>The Good</b> The upscale-feeling ThinkPad 10 pairs with various keyboards, docks, and covers to become a very flexible hybrid tablet with an excellent high-resolution screen.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive for an Atom-based tablet, especially as you add accessories, and it's slower than some other tablets and …

Consumer Tech

The blue HTC One M8 shows up in new render

It was just a few weeks ago now that we learned that HTC is preparing red, blue and pink variants of the HTC One M8. Despite the fact that HTC has yet to confirm these new colors, we’ve already seen both the red version and its pink-clad brother. Now the blue version has also turned up in a new …

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