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Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to Turn 25

In 1989, Bart Simpson made his television debut, Danielle Radcliffe was born and Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an “information management” system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers across the globe.<p>Yes, Harry Potter is (almost) the same age as the World Wide Web, which turns …

World Wide Web

Had cam sex between 2008 and 2012? GCHQ may have seen

UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted images from the webcams of millions of Yahoo customers, secret documents obtained by the <i>Guardian</i> reveal.<p>Between 2008 …

Syrian Forces Kill 175 Rebels in a Major Ambush Near Damascus

Forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad said they delivered a devastating blow to opposition elements, including Al Qaeda-linked …

California Rejoices In Rain, But Prepares For Mudslides

"Rain Visits Bay Area, Snow Falls in Sierra — and We Quietly Rejoice."<p>That headline by our friends at KQED nicely sums up the mood in Northern California as much-needed precipitation descends.<p>But from another far-too-dry part of the drought-stricken state, Southern California Public Radio reports …

Arizona residents begin monitoring immigration checkpoint

AMADO, Ariz. — Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona.<p>Organizers with a …

Raise the Minimum Wage? Some Foes Say They’ll Stop Tipping

There's a surprise side order of sourpuss getting served up in the national argument over raising the minimum wage: discontented workers say they'll stop tipping when they go out to eat.<p>The surprise battleground is Seattle, where a movement to raise the minimum wage -- at $9.32, already one of the …

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Israeli Forces Accused Of ‘Trigger Happy’ Killings Of Palestinians

JERUSALEM - A leading human rights charity accused Israeli troops of being "trigger happy" in a report Thursday that cited the growing number of Palestinian civilians shot dead over the past three years.<p>Amnesty International said Israeli forces displayed a "callous disregard for human life," and …

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Moov's fitness tracker works as a personal trainer to improve your workouts

There are quite a few fitness trackers out there now that all do exactly the same thing: monitor how much you move. While there are tons that can tell you you're not moving around enough, there isn't really anything out there that focuses on the quality of your movement over the quantity of it. …

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

Whether it's Samsung's Gear gadgets, Sony's SmartBand, or the sci-fi-like Nymi, exciting wearables were in full force at Mobile World Congress.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

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Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

Ukraine crisis: Viktor Yanukovych surfaces to say he is 'still leader'

Ousted Ukrainian president surfaces for the first time since going on the run five days ago, as armed pro-Russian separatists take over a parliament building in the Crimea<p>Ukraine's deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, has surfaced for the first time since going on the run five days ago, declaring …

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Wonders of Life: A Spellbinding 3D Tour of Earth

Remember Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe app? The multimedia, 3D beauty that redefined what an iPad book should look like? Well, as we hit the two year mark since its launch, publisher Harper Collins has rolled out the welcome mat for its follow up – Wonders of Life.<p>The Wonders of Life is …

Hot Dating App Tinder Now Matches 10 Million People Per Day, Up From 5 Million In December

He also said users are opening the app seven times per day.<p>For a comparison, as of July, Tinder had matched 75 million people <i>total</i>.<p>Tinder has had explosive growth pretty much since inception. But there is a likely culprit for this particular traffic surge:<p>The Sochi Olympics.<p>Gold-medalist …

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Network router caused WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage

(Reuters) - WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday’s outage of the mobile messaging app.<p>“We are sorry about the downtime,” wrote Koum. “It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault which cascaded …

Nokia X, X+, and XL hardware specs compared

Nokia has just unveiled its first line-up of Android powered smartphones, the Nokia X, X+, and XL, but the exact differences between the three devices aren’t quite so clear.<p>All three of them feature WVGA (800×480) displays, however the XL is the largest of the family. There’s also the same …

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How Developers And Consumers Can Get Android Apps On The Nokia X

The Nokia X Android smartphone won’t come with access to the Google Play store and its million-plus apps. So how is Nokia going to woo developers to build apps for its shiny new Android device after going whole hog on Windows Phone with Microsoft over the last few years?<p>Nokia’s short answer: It …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

'Legend of Zelda' remake for the Oculus Rift lets you become Link

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> series may have gone 3D many years ago, but an enterprising Oculus Rift developer is taking things a step further by recreating the original, NES <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game in a virtual reality world. The combination of the original game's blocky, 8-bit style plus a first-person …

Virtual Reality

Protest Against New Airport in France Turns Violent

Violence erupted when about 20,000 people demonstrated against an airport project near the city of Nantes on Saturday, leaving six riot police officers injured.<p>The protest on Saturday in Nantes, homeland of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, involved around 20,000, according to police, and …

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Facebook starts testing Highlights, a feed that shows only important life events

For some people, Facebook's latest iOS update doesn't only come with bug fixes in tow, it also replaces Requests with the experimental People section. According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, three tabs reside within the People section, including Highlights, which displays your friends' birthdays and important life …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark<p>• Check out our gallery of motion blur photos here

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LG G Flex coming to Canada this spring, exclusively through Rogers

On the heels of LG’s G Flex smartphone launch into 20 European countries this month, Canadians will be getting their crack at this curvy device this spring. Rogers’ customers will be the only ones enjoying it for now, as a Rogers has snagged the exclusive rights to it for the Canadian market.<p>The LG …

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