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S Korea on alert after avian flu outbreak

South Korea is in a fight against time to contain an outbreak of avian flu. Nearly two million birds are expected to be killed as part of the process.<p>Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Gyeonggi province.

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

China: Looming iPhone Price War To Boost Apple

Chinese media are buzzing with anticipation as dominant mobile carrier <b>China Mobile</b> (HKEx: 941; NYSE: CHL) prepares to finally offer the latest iPhones for its network next week, after becoming the last of the country’s 3 telcos to sign a deal with <b>Apple</b> (Nasdaq: AAPL). The move will almost certainly …

Iraq: Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

<b>A car bomb has killed at least nine people and wounded others at a bus station in central Baghdad.</b><p>The bomb went off on Sunday morning outside the station in the Allawi area, local police said.<p>Last Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up among army recruits in the same area, killing 23 …

Extremism

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

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CAR conflict: Ex-president 'heads to exile' in Benin

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043379_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522234459_222298232baff2412d183f8ade68775d<p><b>Former Central African Republic interim President Michel Djotodia has arrived in Benin, where it is thought he will go into exile.</b><p>Mr Djotodia resigned …

Africa

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Ready for a slew of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the <i>GTA Online</i> community's million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches -- including a NASCAR-style circuit atop a skyscraper and a …

For the First Time Ever, You Can Buy HD Video of Earth From Space

The cars move! The smoke blows in the wind!<p>Check out the video below. It’s high-resolution video taken from space, images of places like Tokyo, Las Vegas, a mine in Australia, and a power plant in Maryland:<p>It’s the first imagery of its kind available to the public.<p>It was released today by Skybox, a …

Netflix Will Purge Several Titles On New Year's Day. So What Does This Mean For You?

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix is removing somewhere around 80 titles on New Year’s Day and you need to rush to watch such classics as <i>Troll 2</i> and <i>Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot</i> before they are gone forever. It’s sort of like the Disney Vault except without the fanfare and impressive voice work.<p>…

The Bathys Atomic Watch Is Heading Towards A Crowdfunded Future

Bathys, a boutique watchmaker based on Kauai, Hawaii and run by one determined man, first announced their wild Cesium 133 atomic watch in October. Now, a few months later, the company is nearly ready to hit the shoals of crowdfunding.<p>The company made a name for itself by building sturdy dive …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

Another nugget of data from Apple’s latest shareholder proxy: CEO Tim Cook took home a compensation package valued at $4.25 million this year, little …

Compensation

France ponders extending 'culture tax' to YouTube and Facebook

A new report from France's Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) has opened the door to possible taxes on large web video outlets like YouTube and even more general content providers like Facebook. The report concerns France's current culture tax, which taxes movie theaters, broadcasters and ISPs, …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

An ode to a crowded planet and the sharing economy in 2013

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Three years ago the world reached a societal turning point: more than half of the planet’s population were living in cities. …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

Google Glass is expected to reach store shelves sometime in 2014. When it does, the connected headset could do more than change the wearables market: it could change Google, too.<p>December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might …

Google Glass

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

BlackBerry pulls updated Twitter app for BlackBerry 10

The struggling smartphone maker pulls the latest update to the Twitter app and urges BB10 users to roll back to the previous version of the app.<p>As BlackBerry attempts to remake itself to stay alive, there continues to be a steady trickle of bad news for the struggling handset maker. The latest …

Mobile Technology

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Supply pinch dogs Microsoft's Surface tablets

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 are chronically in short supply. Is this because the new tablets are flying off the shelves or just not reaching the shelves?<p>A dearth of Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets has persisted during the holiday shopping season, though that situation may finally be …

Surface Pro

Apple Asks Judge to Keep Patent Pressure on Samsung

Back in November, Apple won a second chance to seek a sales ban against tens of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to violate its patents last …

Mobile