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Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

CIA venture arm backs Spike, which lets you make precise models of anything

A New Zealand company funded by the U.S. intelligence community’s venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has built a smartphone technology called Spike that lets anyone take precise measurements of — and make 3D models of — anything in the outside world.<p>Spike lets you take a smartphone snapshot of …

Buyer beware: Some Samsung Galaxy Note 3s locked down by region

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users are in a tizzy this afternoon after word got out of some oddly worded labeling slapped on their newly purchased Samsung …

Global warming pause 'central' to IPCC climate report

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Climate Change

42 Creative Ways To Advertise Your Small Business On A Small Budget

Looking for ways to get more attention and interest for your products or business. What we lack in capital as small businesses with small budgets, we …

Marketing

Purify Water On The Go With A SteriPEN

Whether you are traveling or camping there can be a lot of concern about the quality of the water you are drinking and what you might actually be …

Portable

Inflatable Back Seat Car Bed

Back in the old days when everyone drove around in Caddy’s as big as your living room, VW camper vans, and giganto station wagons with wood paneling …

KettlePizza Turns Your Weber Charcoal Grill into a Pizza Oven

If you have a kettle-style charcoal grill, like a Weber, you can easily convert it to a de facto pizza oven with the KettlePizza Kit. If you don’t …

Philips LightStrips and Bloom are colorful, programmable LEDs you control with your smartphone

Philips is set to expand its range of programmable LED Hue lights with the launch of new customizable LightStrips and Bloom bulbs. The flexible LightStrips come in two-meter lengths and are designed to be placed around frames or to accentuate fixtures in the home. The Bloom is a portable lamp and …

Bitcoins banned in Thailand

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Spain train crash: Driver Garzon declines to give evidence

<b>The driver of the train that derailed killing 78 people has refused to answer initial questions, Spanish police say.</b><p>Francisco Jose Garzon Amo - hurt in Wednesday's crash - is under guard in hospital.<p>He is suspected of driving too fast round a bend. Reports say the train was travelling at more than …

Latin America

SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation

Search engine optimisation (SEO) was always a flawed concept. At its worst, it means making web content less engaging for the reader but supposedly …

Bus Packed With Tourists Crashes Into Surat Thani Bridge

Lite Beer 8,391<p><b>Bus Packed With Tourists Crashes Into Surat Thani Bridge</b><p><i>PHOTOS: Khaosod - Click image to enlarge)</i><p><b>SURAT THANI:-- More than a dozen of</b> …

Bolivia's Death Road | Top Gear | BBC

EDL rally: Theresa May considers banning US bloggers from UK

<b>Home Secretary Theresa May is considering banning two US bloggers from entering the UK to speak at an English Defence League rally.</b><p>Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are due to join an EDL march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.<p>The pair are prominent "anti-Islamisation" campaigners in …

Rights & Freedoms

World bank study projects that major portions of Bangkok will be flooded by 2030

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Out with the camels, in with the über-G.<p>In the Middle East, only tourists ride on camels. Nowadays, oil-rich Arabian natives are more focused on jets and cars. Or, more accurately, Gulfstreams and huge SUVs. The garages of cashed-up kingpins house entire car collections, especially in the absurdly …

United Arab Emirates

Ministry Wants To Make Thais Taller

Lite Beer 8,391<p><b>Ministry wants to make Thais taller</b><br>The Nation on Sunday<p><b>BANGKOK: -- The Public Health Ministry aims to boost Thai youths' average</b> …

Northeastern Thai Valley Offers Tourists Prehistoric Attractions

<b>Northeastern Thai valley offers tourists prehistoric attractions</b><br>By Digital Media<p><b>In Thailand's northeastern province of Khon Kaen, a small but</b> …

In pictures: Argentine town of Epecuen resurfaces

Dramatic images from the Argentine town of Epecuen, as it emerges from 25 years under flood saltwaters.

Buenos Aires

Des Lynam endorses UKIP and rewrites Send in the Clowns

<b>Veteran TV presenter Des Lynam is the latest celebrity to publicly back the UK Independence Party.</b><p>Lynam, famed for his unruffled style on camera, said he voted for the Eurosceptic party in last week's local elections.<p>He has also rewritten the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim's Send in the Clowns in a …

United Kingdom

24 series to return to US television

<b>Emmy-winning drama 24, which starred Kiefer Sutherland as a counter terrorist agent is to return to US TV, the show's producer has confirmed.</b><p>David Fury posted a message on Twitter, confirming the hit show will run on the Fox television network for 12 episodes.<p>According to the Hollywood magazine …

TV

Comedian Harry Hill's debut film to be set in Blackpool

<b>Comedian Harry Hill's first film is to be set in Blackpool.</b><p>The Harry Hill Movie will also star Matt Lucas as the TV Burp star's twin and Julie Walters as his petrol-drinking grandmother.<p>In the film the comic goes on a road-trip to the resort after he learns his hamster has only a week to …

Blackpool

Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark

<b>Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark.</b><p>Daily measurements of CO2 at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time.<p>The station, which sits on the Mauna Loa volcano, feeds its numbers into a continuous record of the …

Climate Change

One World Trade Center spire installed in New York City

The spire will serve as a broadcast antenna<p><b>The spire has been installed atop New York's One World Trade Center, making the skyscraper the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.</b><p>The building in lower Manhattan, still being built, stands at the site of the 11 September 2001 attacks.<p>The tower …

Skyscrapers

Abu Qatada 'would return to Jordan'

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Human Rights

Salford prison van fugitive Ryan McDonald caught

<b>The second of two men being hunted by police after a prison van escape on 30 April has been recaptured, Greater Manchester Police have said.</b><p>Armed officers arrested Ryan McDonald during a raid on a house in Salford.<p>The other man police were looking for after the ambush in Salford, Stevie McMullen, …

Crime