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Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, Hamas fires more rockets

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday, the army said, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.<p>The Israeli military said four other soldiers were wounded in the …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Will Be the Godzilla of Smartphones

Size matters, especially when it comes to your phone size.<p>The newest version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, simply called Galaxy Mega 2, will live up to …

Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>When an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led …

Apple may be buying Beats to keep it out of Samsung’s hands

Conventional wisdom is that while Beats has a lot of fashion credibility, the actual audio quality blows. So why does Apple want to buy them?<p>Rumors have swirled that it’s an acqui-hire, and that Apple wants Beats so that it can also own Beats executive Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, whose contacts in …

Microsoft Likely To Break Out A Bigger, Not Smaller, Surface Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow in New York, Microsoft is holding a Surface-themed event that was expected for a time to include the unveiling of a new, smaller Surface device — the Surface Mini as it was dubbed by the media.<p>Not so, it now appears. Reports have cropped up that a smaller device isn’t happening, and that …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

<b>A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say.</b><p><b>Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.</b><p>Based on its huge thigh bones, it …

Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram

Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said.<p>Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the …

Saudi Arabia records more MERS deaths

Health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported three more fatalities from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the death toll in the world's worst-hit country to 163.<p>The health ministry website also revealed on Saturday that 520 cases have been recorded in the country since MERS appeared in Saudi …

REVIEW: Motorola's New Dirt-Cheap Smartphone Is Perfect If You Hate Carrier Contracts

Following the success of its Moto G, which the company says is its best-selling smartphone to date, Motorola is aiming to offer a smartphone that anyone can afford.<p>The new Moto E is as basic as a smartphone can get. The company has clearly made a few trade-offs to keep the price down, making the …

Sudan plays down death sentence for apostasy

Sudanese officials are downplaying the death sentence ruling given to a pregnant young Christian woman for apostasy, amid an international outcry.<p>"Sudan is committed to all human rights and freedom of faith granted in Sudan by the constitution and law," Foreign Ministry spokesman Abu-Bakr Al-Siddiq …

Apple and Google end smartphone litigation

Technology giants settle string of lawsuits over phone operating systems<p>Apple and Google have agreed to end all outstanding litigation between them relating to smartphones in what is a major breakthrough for the two technology giants.<p>The pair had filed dozens of lawsuits against each other, each …