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Smoking employees cost $6,000 a year more, study finds

Smokers cost their employers nearly $6,000 a year more than staff who don’t smoke, researchers said on Monday in what they say is the first comprehensive look at the issue.<p>And in what some might see as a dark twist, they’ve taken into account any savings that might come because smokers tend to die …

2014 Acura MDX

From the producers of the NSX, the most athletic of three-row SUVs. So far.<p>From the August 2013 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Blockbuster sequels are all about one-upmanship—more explosions mean more popcorn sales. Luxury carmakers generally follow Hollywood’s lead, with horsepower standing in for special …

BBC Autos Joins the Flipboard Garage

Inside Flipboard / May 31, 2013<p>News junkies rely upon the BBC to deliver authoritative journalism told from a uniquely British perspective. Gearheads …

Can Technology Pave the Road for Peace in the Middle East?

New investments in technology may eventually help Palestinians flourish, but obstacles still loom large.<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank - At first glance, it is a tech utopian's dream. For the last two years, several dozen Palestinian entrepreneurs have been getting training from Israeli high tech experts …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

As Anti-Government Protests Erupt In Istanbul, Facebook And Twitter Appear Suddenly Throttled

A massive anti-government protest in Istanbul, prompted after days of unrest were sparked by plans to redevelop one of the last remaining central public parks, appears to have led to a throttling of social media both in the city and across Turkey. TechCrunch has independently verified via a number …

[UPDATED] Crunching The Numbers: Can Intel's Haswell Graphics Run Your Favorite Video Games?

I fired up Codemasters’ new racing game <i>GRID 2</i> this weekend, and the usual barrage of splash screens was preempted by Intel‘s iconic 4-note chime and the words “Intel HD Graphics” emblazoned on my screen. It’s clear that with their fourth-generation Core processors (code-named “Haswell,” the …

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some 37,000 smartphones you can buy today. Whoops, hang on, just got a press release from HTC; make that 37,001. Oh, …

Mobile

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

HTC One Google Edition to be offered in very limited quantities, report says

The HTC One 'Google Edition' smartphone will be sold in very limited quantities when it surfaces later this summer, or so the always-gabby "people familiar with the matter" have told Pocket Lint.<p>That means that if you were hoping to get your hands on the 'Google Edition' of the popular Android …

Android News

Origin PC lineup makes the leap to Haswell, GeForce GTX 700M

Origin PC makes a point of embracing game-friendly technology as soon as it arrives, and you'd better believe it's welcoming Haswell-based processors with open arms: virtually all of its computer line is making the jump to the faster Intel hardware. The raw CPU power is the main highlight for the …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

54 minutes ago<p>With the group phase moving towards a close, the Copa Libertadores has reached a fascinating stage. The big question over the next few …

China and US to begin first high-level meetings on cybersecurity and industrial espionage

After months of political back-and-forth, top-level officials from US and China will meet next month to discuss agreements on cybersecurity and industrial espionage, reports <i>The New York Times</i><i>.</i> The talks mark the first diplomatic push to resolve tensions since the issue of Chinese cyberattacks on …