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Netanyahu claims victory as margins razor thin in Israeli election

Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Tuesday's election in Israel as exit polls showed his Likud party tied neck and neck with the opposition.<p>As …

Ryanair Will Offer Transatlantic Flights for $15—With a Few Caveats

Ryanair, the Irish airline famous for crazy-cheap flights between European cities, has unveiled plans to offer transatlantic service for as little as …

Air Travel

How tea bags killed the perfect cuppa

Scientists say the perfect cup of tea should be brewed for five minutes. But what about us plebs who use teabags and mugs?<p>Mark Miodownik has a brain the size of Darjeeling: he is Professor of Materials and Society at University College, London; he has worked in nuclear test laboratories and …

Tea

Steve Jobs movie: first look at Michael Fassbender as Jobs

An image of a poster, snapped by a fan, shows Fassbender as the Apple entrepreneur<p>The world has been treated to its first glimpse of Michael Fassbender as the late <b>Apple</b> entrepreneur Steve Jobs in Universal's forthcoming biopic, thanks to an on-set image of a poster shared by instagram-user …

Nathan Fillion And Alan Tudyk’s ‘Con Man’ Set A Crowdsourcing Record. Here’s A Teaser.

As we reported a few days ago, <i>Firefly</i> stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are teaming up for a new Indiegogo-funded web series called <i>Con Man</i>. In the proposed show, Fillion and Tudyk play the stars of a canceled before its time, cult-classic sci-fi series, who are now doomed to travel the convention …

Alan Tudyk

Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants to end career with transfer to USA'

Real Madrid star is keen to leave Spain for Major League Soccer when his contract ends in 2018, according to reports<p><b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> wants a swansong in Major League Soccer once his contract at Real Madrid ends in 2018, according to reports.<p><i>Sports Illustrated</i> claims the Portuguese winger, 30, is …

Google ditched the steering wheel because people are unreliable

If you've ever wondered why Google decided to build its own car, well, you have at least part of your answer now. During a talk at SXSW, Astro Teller, the head of Google X, told the crowd that they decided to remove the steering wheel and brakes entirely because humans are not a "reliable backup" …

Samsung could replace eMMC storage with UFS 2.0 next year

According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics will begin mass production of a new type of storage for smartphones come the end of 2014. The new UFS 2.0 NAND flash memory modules will eventually replace eMMC storage found in current smartphones.<p>The sources also suggest that Samsung may make the …