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PTW Baxter obituary

My friend, the social anthropologist PTW (Paul) Baxter, who has died aged 89, made a significant contribution to western understanding of the Oromo peoples of northern Kenya and Ethiopia and championed their culture, which was frequently denigrated by colonial and local elites.<p>His work on the …

WATCH: Physicist Gets 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of His Theory

When the news of a lifetime finally arrived at their door, Stanford physicist Andrei Linde and his wife wondered aloud if one of them was expecting a delivery.<p>In a manner of speaking, that's just what they got. The messenger was fellow physicist Chao-Lin Kuo, a member of the BICEP2 team; the …

Stephen Hawking claims victory in gravitational wave bet

Stephen Hawking has claimed victory in a bet with a fellow scientist over the discovery of primordial gravitational waves, ripples in the structure of space-time from the birth of the universe.<p>The Cambridge cosmologist bet Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, that …

GM Recalls 1.5 Million Cars, Not Related to Ignition Issue

General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles including 1.18 million Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook crossovers for a possible issue with a wiring harness on seat-mounted side air bags. The three separate recalls are the result of CEO Mary Barra’s directive for a comprehensive …

Mercedes Boss Downplays Rumors to Buy Aston Martin

Rumors that Mercedes-Benz could buy Aston Martin have swirled since the automaker’s confirmed a technical agreement where AMG would supply V-8 engine’s to the British automaker in exchange for five percent of the company. Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes CEO, downplayed the rumors while talking to …

Fiat 500e: More fun than Abarth?

Automotive engineers generally explain a car’s components and systems by way of physics. Sometimes, however, the heart speaks louder.<p>Brett Giem, chief engineer for Fiat's purely electric 500e, was relating a story in which one of his colleagues, a Viper-driving engineer who worked extensively on …

Mercedes-Benz Says Next-Gen S-class Will Be Lighter and Greener

It may not seem like it, given the car’s larger-than-life proportions, but the latest Mercedes-Benz S-class incorporates a lot of cutting-edge lightweight technology, including plenty of aluminum and high-strength steel. But the next generation is set to focus even more on saving weight.<p>Yes, the …

Porsche Beats Hedge Funds in German Court

A profound sigh of relief must have resonated in from Stuttgart via Wolfsburg to Salzburg after a regional court in Stuttgart announced its decision: The claim for damages against Porsche SE, calculated at €1.36 billion ($1.89 billion), has been roundly and categorically dismissed.<p>Nearly two-dozen …

Porsche Cleared in Investor Lawsuit Following VW Takeover Attempt

Porsche‘s failed takeover of Volkswagen is now a distant spec in the company’s rearview mirror, but the sports car maker is still dealing with the resulting lawsuits filed by hedge funds, which allege that Porsche cloaked its plan to acquire the German auto giant. Now, <i>Reuters</i> reports that one of …

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4

Going Native: Jeep exhumes a sacred nameplate and assimilates it into the compact-crossover mainstream.<p>No doubt the folks at Jeep want you to think of every new Cherokee as a Trailhawk model. Armed with a two-speed transfer case, a one-inch suspension lift, skid plates, three bright-red tow hooks, …

Pushing Their Luck: Top 5 Cars Lucky to Still be Around

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and although most of us won’t get lucky and find a four-leaf clover or a leprechaun that leads us to a pot of gold, these five vehicles seem have been saved by pure luck. Below are five vehicles that are still lucky to be around.<p>1. <b>Honda CR-Z</b> – The sporty little hybrid looks …

TOTD: Should Infiniti’s Flagship Sedan Include a GT-R Engine Option?

Still basking in the reveal of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept with its Nissan GT-R derived powerplant, the Japanese luxury automaker is said to be working on a flagship sedan that would go up against the Porsche Panamera. Unlike the Q50 Eau Rouge concept, the flagship sedan won’t use the GT-R’s …

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Porsche reveal cause of 991 GT3 fires

18 Mar<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>The pair of engine failures that caused two brand new Porsche 991 GT3s to ignite were the result of a problem with a piston …

Engines

Apple has released a cheaper, 8GB version of the iPhone 5C: http://www.t3.com/news/cheaper-8gb-iphone-5c-on-sale-now Would you consider buying one?

Indie app of the day – BackCountry Navigator PRO GPS

What is BackCountry Navigator PRO GPS?<p>One of the more frequent questions we get asked is if we know of an app that lets you navigate offline. This may sound odd, but when you go hiking, camping, or spend significant time doing other things outside of a cell signal then sometimes it can be difficult …

Apps

Samsung Tizen SDK released for Gear 2 and Gear Neo

<i>Samsung has now released their first SDK for the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, alongside more information about the apps that will run on the device from day-one.</i><p>In addition to upgraded hardware and the lack of Galaxy branding, one of the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo’s biggest changes over the first-gen …

SIM-free Xperia Z2 no longer available for pre-order from Sony, what’s going on?

Earlier this month a rumor began floating around the web claiming that the Sony Xperia Z2 might be delayed due to manufacturing issues. At the time, the rumor suggested the delay was due to an unnamed supplier issue and that the problem would potentially force Sony to initially launch the Xperia Z2 …

Mobile

The best SMS replacement apps for Android

The world is evolving. In the future, services like calling and texting will take place entirely over internet data connections. Gone will be the days of phone numbers. Soon we’ll all have usernames. Why wait to make the transition? Over the last few years, a number of great services have popped up …

Apps

LG G Pro 2 now shipping out in Asia

LG Electronics has begun shipping its new G Pro 2 smartphone out to the Asia Region market, which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia, among others. We had our first look at the G Pro 2 at this years’ Mobile World Congress and gave it a review last week. …

Samsung Activity Tracker (S Band) appears in Germany, priced at €80

At the end of last week we saw some leaked details regarding Samsung’s revised S-Band, and now we can have a look at the fitness tracker in the flesh, as the device has appeared at an event in Germany. The kind fellows over at <i>Stereopoly</i> have managed to get some hands-on time with the device and …

Sony Should Be Rolling Out More Red Carpet For PS4's 'Infamous: Second Son'

The biggest exclusive to date for the PS4 comes out in four days, just two weeks after the release of Titanfall on Xbox One. But if you didn’t know that, you may not be alone.<p>The promotion surrounding the release of Infamous: Second Son has been surprisingly muted leading up to this point. While …

EA Sports UFC (Feel The Fight Trailer)

'Diablo 3' Finally Exorcises Its Demon, The Auction House

It was a valiant experiment to try and fight black market item sellers in a game notoriously plagued by them, but it was ultimately an enormous mistake that nearly destroyed one of the most anticipated games of the decade. And now, the Diablo 3 Auction House is dead.<p>The problem was complex. In a …

Bananaman movie slips into view as audiences invited to #peelthepower

A Bananaman movie could be on its way to the big screen, according to www.bananamanmovie.com. The site gives little away about the proposed film beyond the legend #PEELTHEPOWER and the promise of a 2015 release date. It is stamped with the logo of DC Thomson, which has been publishing Bananaman …

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