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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

San Francisco starts offering free WiFi, but only on Market Street

San Francisco promised city-scale free WiFi nearly seven years ago, and today it's finally acting on that promise -- if not quite with the same ambition it had in 2007. The city is now offering up to 50Mbps of gratis wireless internet, but only along a 3-mile stretch of Market Street between the …

Facebook’s “Donate” button allows users to give money to nonprofits

Social media and activism have a tenuous relationship at best. While it’s no secret that people love sharing news about injustice, it’s hard to do so …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “champion” signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event.<p>The interpreter, 34-year-old Thamsanqa …

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South Africans remember Mandela with praise and prayers

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world.<p>At churches, mosques, synagogues and community halls from the …

Obama defends interim Iran deal, seeks to assure Israel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended an interim deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program and, seeking to reassure Israel, pledged to step up sanctions or prepare for a potential military strike if Tehran fails to abide by the pact.<p>U.S. relations with Israel have been …

Greek parliament approves 2014 budget plan

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s parliament approved a budget plan on Saturday filled with over 3 billion euros of austerity cuts that sees the debt-laden country emerging from a six-year recession next year.<p>Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras delivers a speech during a parliament session where …