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Nigeria oil firms 'deflect blame for spills', says Amnesty

<b>Amnesty International has accused major oil companies, including Shell, of failing to report the true picture of oil spills in Nigeria.</b><p>Amnesty says oil companies often blame oil spills on sabotage in order to get out of paying compensation when in fact corroded pipes are the cause.<p>The report says …

Satellite falling: GOCE Satellite to Fall to Earth, Unclear Where

A satellite falling back to Earth will be a likely scenario in the next few days. However, no one knows where GOCE, the European satellite in …

Space

These Two Insects Have Been At It For 165 Million Years

A great find for science!<p>Warning: ancient insect porn. Scientists in northeastern China have discovered the oldest fossil record of insect sex (insex?), in the form of a pair of froghoppers in an eternal embrace. Froghoppers are little bugs, still around today, that hop from plant to plant like a …

Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion

At its most intense, meteor fireball glowed 30 times brighter than the sun causing skin and retinal burns, say researchers<p>Scientists have published the most complete picture yet of the devastation caused by the meteor that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia this year.<p>The 20-metre-wide …

The Parasite A Cricket’s Nightmares Are Made Of

The hairworm is a long, thread-like parasite that sits bundled up inside the body of its host. It grows so large that it takes up most of the room inside the host’s body, waiting for the right moment to come bursting out. But that is not the scariest thing about the parasite, because it can also …

Android 4.3 coming to Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 next month

Most eyes where on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear during Samsung’s principle press event at IFA yesterday, but there was also another tidbit of information that will bring a smile to millions of Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 owners. According to Samsung the company plans to roll out …

Electronics Industry

Android 4.1, 4.2 adoption surpasses 45%, but where is Android 4.3?

Following last months historic milestone where Android 4.1 became the predominant version of Android, Jelly Bean has continued its rise while Android 2.3 Gingerbread continues to fade. At present over 45 percent of Android devices used today run Android 4.1 or Android 4.2, while only 30.7 percent …

Google Play

Rumor: Amazon could offer its smartphone for free, no carrier contract

For years now we’ve been hearing about how Amazon will release its own smartphone, likely under the Kindle Fire brand. We’ve even heard reports on the company developing a phone with 3D display technology, expanding their R&D office space and testing a secret wireless network. Even after all of the …

Cloud Computing

'Metal Gear Solid V' Sexism Controversy: All Smoke And No Fire?

<i>Or is it the other way around?</i><p>There’s something a bit peculiar about criticism leveled at video games over things like sex and violence. For the purposes of this post we’ll set violence—school shootings and the like—aside.<p>We’ll talk about sex, which is much more fun.<p>Models in a magazine might be …

Microsoft Wants To Keep Xbox 360 Going For Three More Years

Microsoft may be planning on releasing its shiny new Xbox One on November 22nd, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgetting about the Xbox 360 anytime soon. According to a talk at the Citi Global Technology conference, reported by Eurogamer, the company plans on shipping more than 100 games for its …

Microsoft Says Xbox One Is Worth $100 More Than PS4

<i>It’s only a Benjamin.</i><p>The pre-next-gen console wars are all fiery and hot even before product release.<p>Fans and corporations alike continue to throw punches, defending their system and attacking the other.<p>One of the major remaining differences between the next consoles on offer from Microsoft (MSFT) …

Why PS4 And Xbox One Will Be The Biggest Console Launch Ever

The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 should have a few cards stacked against them. They’re being launched at a time when huge swaths of their target demographic already carry around powerful, gaming devices in their pockets, they’re very expensive in an era when even fancy games are going …

Bitcoin isn’t ready for prime time as a world wide remittance replacement.

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>One of the key advantages of Bitcoin as a payments mechanism is that it is free. This is one of the reasons that international …