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Google Maps Now Offers Dragon, Loch Ness Monster As Public Transportation Options

Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places -- regardless of whether commuters choose to travel by train, tube, bus, boat, dragon or Loch Ness Monster.<p>Take the journey from Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to the …

David Cameron indicates Tory ministers face sack if they back EU exit

PM says he is confident of striking deal on EU reform that would be legally binding and do ‘what it says on the tin’<p>David Cameron has given his clearest warning that he will sack any government minister who wants to campaign to quit the European Union, insisting the government will not be neutral …

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5 Topics For…WWDC

WWDC, Apple’s annual developer’s conference, begins Monday. According to the company, over 1,000 engineers are expected at the event in San Francisco, where announcements will likely include new versions of iOS and OS X, a new streaming music service, potentially a revamped Apple TV box and an …


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Meet Hydra, The Coolest Robot Not Competing In The DARPA Robotics Challenge

Its name is short for hydraulic, which is also pretty cool<p>There's a tragedy taking place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals. At a competition filled with stunning humanoid robots, one machine stands out. It's called Hydra. It's six feet tall, 200 pounds, utterly nightmarish in design, and …

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Alton Towers to reopen to the public after rollercoaster crash

Sixteen people in total were injured on The Smiler ride when the carriage they were in collided with another that had come to a halt on the track<p>Alton Towers will reopen to the public on Monday after shutting its gates following a rollercoaster crash which saw four people seriously injured.<p>The …

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