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Premier League and Six Nations referees discuss diving, goal-line technology and receiving abuse

Special report: Officials from rugby union and football discuss what life as a ref is really like, and how they deal with diving, technology and receiving abuse<p><i>The perception is that, when dealing with referees, footballers are foul-mouthed and rugby players polite. Is that your experience?</i><p><b>Wayne</b> …

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In Emerging Markets, Samsung Is King--While Nokia And BlackBerry Are Not Dead Yet

Among the nearly 130 million people in the U.S. who own smartphones, Apple hasn’t lost any ground, even gaining market share through January 2013. But in the developing world, Samsung is the phone of choice, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Upstream.<p>Removing price from …

Tiny DNA Switches Aim To Revolutionize 'Cellular' Computing

If you think programming a clock radio is hard, try reprogramming life itself. That's the goal of Drew Endy, a synthetic biologist at Stanford University.<p>Endy has been working with a laboratory strain of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. He sees the microbes as more than just single-cell organisms. They're little …