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Tests reveal Quran manuscript is among oldest in the world, says UK university

<b>London (CNN) —</b> For years, the two parchment leaves covered in an elegant early form of Arabic script were misbound with leaves of a similar Quran manuscript dating from the late seventh century.<p>Now, with the help of radiocarbon analysis, the two fragments have been shown to be decades older -- …

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MorpHex transforming robot is more than meets the eye

Now this is one cool toy. It's called the MorpHex MKIII, and it's the third generation of a robot designed and created by Norwegian hobbyist Kåre Halvorsen, aka Zenta, a father of three who builds robots in his spare time.<p>Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a …

Here’s the entire Internet live, in one real-time infographic

The Internet is a big, big, <i>big</i> place.<p>In the 200 seconds I watched the “Internet in real-time” infographic, Google ran almost a million searches and sucked up over $300,000 in revenue. Facebook users uploaded over a terabyte of data, liked something over 10.5 million times, and posted 11 million …

Tony Blair: 'West should focus on radical Islam'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1071000/1071127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534422366_4f1298a33d41e1b3f8b51a9c48cbdfa8<p><b>Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.</b><p>In a …

Movie Review – The Raid 2 (2014)

<b>The Raid 2,</b> 2014.<p>Directed by Gareth Evans.<br>Starring: Iko Uwais, Cocep Rahman, Julie Estelle, Tegar Satrya, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Alex Abbad and …

Google’s "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

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Samsung’s Dust- And Water Resistant Galaxy S5 Gets Official With Heart Rate Monitor, Fingerprint Scanner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is here, and now we know everything about the 2014 flagship from the Korean smartphone maker. It’s pushing into phablet territory with a 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 display, and it comes with a fingerprint reader on the home button, as well as a heart rate monitor around back near the …

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit

Samsung isn’t known for its restraint, but that’s what struck me most when spending time with the new Galaxy S5 smartphone and Gear Fit activity …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year-and-a-half since the Pebble (née Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter …

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Xiaomi Sells Over 200,000 Smartphones in Almost 3 Minutes

Not too long ago, it was reported that Xiaomi managed to sell 100,000 units of their popular Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone in almost 90 seconds, and it seems …

Top 10 war movies

10. Where Eagles Dare<p>As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Vivo X3 smartphone stuffs air gestures and high-end audio into a 5.75mm-thick shell (video)

Did you think Huawei's Ascend P6 was a slim smartphone? It has nothing on BBK's just-unveiled Vivo X3. Despite a 5-inch (if 720p) screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front 5-megapixel shooter and a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, the X3 measures a wafer-like 5.75mm thick in its blue variant. …

16 most expensive apps on the App Store

Paid apps may be on the decline, but a small percentage of mobile users are willing to fork out for high quality content, and Apple's app store still contains a selection of offerings for really big spenders.<p>The Apple Store is the largest app store in the world, with more than 900,000 apps in …

These Are Worst Client Conflicts Created By The Biggest Ad Company Merger Ever

But after holding companies Omnicom and Publicis announced its surprise merger Sunday, making it the biggest ad entity in the world, the world couldn't help but notice that huge nemeses had overnight become part of the same family. Pepsi and Coke. AT&T and Verizon. Apple and Google.<p>Omnicom CEO John …

How Steve Jobs Turned Technology — And Apple — Into Religion

<i>"Much ink has been spilled drafting the Steve Jobs encomium. But Jobs and Apple are interesting for far more than technological prowess – they</i> …

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25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

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The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …