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X-rays may help us read scrolls preserved in Vesuvius' eruption

The scrolls are too fragile to unroll — but now researchers may not have to<p>Researchers may soon be able to read papyrus scrolls from a villa destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. And they won't have to unroll the fragile antiquities to do it, …

Chrome 40 for Android arrives on the stable channel

Chrome 40 is now rolling out for Android, and while the milestone number might make it seem like this is a big update, it’s actually relatively minor. The biggest changes mentioned in the Chrome blog are the new updated page info and content settings UI.<p>Surely Chrome 40 has more going on than that …

HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

Google planning to sell wireless phone service, reports say

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.<p>If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better …

Google Urges Firefox Users to Ditch Yahoo

Google is now fighting to regain its lost search share from Yahoo by encouraging Firefox users to switch their default search engine and home page to its own offerings, reports Search Engine Land.<p>The search-focused publication noticed messages urging it to switch to Google search at the top of the …

Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and 7 users for first year of availability

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Microsoft has just announced the first pricing …

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