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Crunching The Numbers: Can Dual $269 Nvidia GTX 760s Outperform A $999 Titan?

As NVIDIA’s trio of graphics card launches winds down with the mainstream-level GTX 760, and only sporadic rumors of AMD’s new Radeon 8000 series launching in October, we have a few months to evaluate the best and most cost-efficient upgrade options. You may be tempted by NVIDIA’s GTX 780, which …

Political Party Rejects Their Own Bill After Thinking It Was The Other Side's Idea

From Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News:<p>The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has rejected its own proposal that was part of an omnibus bill regulating the personal rights of health employees in provincial areas, mistaking it as belonging to the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), …

Bangladesh Factory Inspection Plan Finalized By H&M, Other Retailers

* Companies to pool data on factories for first time<p>* Initial inspections due within nine months<p>* Brands agree to help fund safety improvements<p>* Officials meet in Geneva on Monday to discuss safety and trade<p>By Emma Thomasson<p>ZURICH, July 8 (Reuters) - A group of mainly European retailers has …

Brazil demands explanation from US over NSA spying

Brazil has called on Washington to explain why US intelligence agencies have been monitoring millions of emails and phone calls from its citizens, as …

How Signing Rooney Could Completely Transform Arsenal's Fortunes

In his first press conference as Manchester United manager, David Moyes was clear on one thing in particular: United do not want to sell Wayne Rooney.<p>However, despite it being his first month in the job, Moyes is no novice. He understands the politics of the transfer market better than most and …

Power Ranking the 10 Richest Club Owners in World Football

Money, as they say, makes the world go round.<p>And as it turns out, the football world is no different, with mega-rich owners and shareholders completely changing the football landscape over the past decade or so.<p>Clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City are some of the most notable examples of this …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

Forget servers; One day Facebook, Google and other web giants will make their own custom chips

It has become clear that ARM (s armh) is invading the data center as chips built using its designs grow more powerful for enterprise computing loads …

Brazil referee decapitated after stabbing player

<b>Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say.</b><p>An angry mob stormed the field during the amateur game in the state of Maranhao and stoned Otavio da Silva to death before severing his head.<p>Police said the …

Experts Destroy Obama's Argument That Americans Must Sacrifice Privacy For Security

Obama insisted "the right balance" had been struck between security and privacy, and said that we are "going to have to make some choices as a society Americans" so that the country can effectively fight terrorism.<p>This is a false choice, and a dangerous one for a free nation, according to several …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Graphs make headway, but simplicity is still a few hops away

Webscale companies such as Facebook, (s fb) Google, (s goog) and Netflix (s nflx) have come clean about how they use graph processing to quickly …

Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the …

10 Best Zombie Movie Scenes

Watching Brad Pitt take on the zombie apocalypse in <i>World War Z</i> reminds me of scenes that are good enough to cause nightmares – and keep them coming …

How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan

Socialize Big Pharma!

A private pharmaceutical sector represents a significant public health risk. Total nationalization offers an answer<p>Leigh Phillips<p>July 6, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>The pharmaceutical industry, like oil companies and arms manufacturers, isn’t viewed highly in the …

Italian 'top mafia boss' caught in Colombia

<b>Colombian police say they have caught the alleged boss of Italy's Calabrian mafia, who they described as Europe's most wanted drugs trafficker.</b><p>Roberto Pannunzi was detained in a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, authorities said.<p>He had been on the run since 2010, when he fled from a clinic in …

Virtual Selection: The Rise of the Survival Game

How games about being vulnerable became the fittest genre of them all.<p>If it were possible to place games under a microscope and look at their atomic …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …