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Samsung's real Achilles' heel: Low-end, emerging markets

Samsung's got a problem, and this time, it's not Apple.<p>The South Korean electronics maker is the biggest smartphone vendor in the world, but cracks are starting to show. In the second quarter, Samsung lost its footing at the top of the smartphone markets in both China and India, and it also …

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Foreigners urged to flee Libya amid clashes

European nations have called on their citizens to leave Libya as heavy fighting between troops loyal to a renegade general and militias in the eastern city of Benghazi left more than 36 people dead.<p>This move comes as the Libyan government said more than 150 people had died in Tripoli and Benghazi …

Mass grave of hundreds unearthed in Bolivia

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners who died during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher has said.<p>The workers found the remains this week as they started construction on a new building in the "El …

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

How Secret Societies Stay Hidden on the Internet

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University<p>It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy.<p>His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his profile picture showed an old-time portrait of a man in a dapper vest sporting a bushy Civil War …

In Largest-Ever Outbreak, Ebola Spreads To Nigeria

Nigeria's national health minister confirmed that a Liberian man who died in a Nigerian megacity on Friday tested positive for Ebola, an often fatal virus that has killed nearly 700 people in the largest outbreak on record.<p>Reuters reported that the man collapsed at the Lagos, Nigeria, airport on …

Disease

The Last of Us Remastered makes the end of the world even more beautiful

The Last of Us Remastered releases on the PlayStation 4 this Tuesday. The mature-rated title is a bid by Sony to show everybody how much more powerful — and emotional — games on the PlayStation 4 can be.<p>The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 was my favorite release of 2013 — and my favorite game of all …

Hackers stealing more sexual photos for extortion

The e-mail terrified the young mother. "What if I told you I had pics of you?" the writer asked. "Like a lot. Would you send me more?"<p>"They were pretty X-rated," he added.<p>To prove he wasn't bluffing, the mysterious e-mailer sent four naked or suggestive photographs of the woman, which had been …

3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day …

UK Police To Seize Smartphones After An Accident

Driving whilst using your smartphone is dangerous, and can lead to accidents, and now the UK police have plans to seize peoples smartphones if they …

Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need …

Moto 360 Watch Face Design Winner Announced

Motorola recently held a contest to design the watch face of the new Moto 360 smartwatch, we recently showed you some of the top 10 designs for the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Tokyo Sexwale: ANC demands US terrorist list apology

<b>South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has demanded an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was held at a US airport because he is on a terrorist watchlist.</b><p>His detention at the JFK international airport was "an affront to the global anti-apartheid movement", the ANC …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …