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Dramatic, telling photos capture Egypt’s evolving story - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> as we've seen, there have been many extraordinary and troubling images coming out of egypt this week, and some of the most poignant have come to us through the lens of a photographer in cairo . nbc's ayman mow haw dean caught up with him today in cairo .>> reporter: for three years, this man …

Kurdish-jihadist clashes fracture Syria opposition

<b>A number of fierce battles between jihadists and armed Kurdish groups in Syria have added another layer to what is increasingly being described as a civil war within a civil war.</b><p>The Kurds became the first anti-government group to have actively taken on the jihadists, inflicting high casualties on …

Middle East

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

Elon Musk Is Dead Wrong About The Cost Of The Hyperloop: In Reality It Would Be $100 Billion

That seems absurdly cheap for the most ambitious public transport infrastructure investment since the national highway system.<p>But the New York Times did us all a favor by calculating the true cost of the Hyperloop: It's going to be ~$100 billion.<p>The Hyperloop is a pressurized tube system in which …

High-speed Rail

How cheap phones and text messages are changing Africa

Recent years have seen a spate of efforts to improve life in Africa by expanding access to high-end technology, but something as simple as a text message may yield more immediate results. In a recent piece for the <i>Huffington Post</i>, Lex Paulson examines a UNICEF program called "U-report," which uses …

BlackBerry A10 phablet shown side-by-side with Z10, Q5 in leaked pictures

BlackBerry’s first foray into the world of phablets has popped up yet again in leaked pictures, this time shown side-by-side with the company’s Z10 …

CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung Is Stealing Smartphone Profit Share From Apple

Canaccord Genuity is out with its quarterly look at the "value share" in the smartphone market. It uses operating profit estimates from each major smartphone maker to come up with a look at which companies are making money.<p>Samsung and Apple are the only companies with positive share. Apple has 53% …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple sales ban veto: A sign enough's enough with patents

For the first time in more than 20 years, the White House squashed a verdict handed down by a top U.S. trade court, a result of an ongoing patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.<p>The move came as a surprise to industry watchers, despite coming only a couple of months after the government set up a …

Samsung Invite Teases Galaxy Note III for September 4

Samsung unveiled a slew of new Galaxy and ATIV-branded hardware at its ‘Premiere 2013’ event in May, but it looks like the OEM has a few more surprises for the IFA trade show this September.<p>As spotted by The Verge, the tagline ‘Note the Date’ seems to point to the inevitable launch of the Samsung …

HTC One Max is 5.9 inches of power in new leaked photos

New leaked photos of HTC's first monster-screened phablet have leaked online, showing what looks like an HTC One -- after it's eaten a mega mushroom. …

Phones