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Google brings Chromebooks to more countries around the world

We're sure folks from New Zealand, the Philippines, Denmark, Norway, Mexico and Chile can find ways to buy a Chromebook if they want to. But now that Google's officially bringing the minimalist laptop to their countries, it'll be easier to get one from Google Play or from partner retailers if their …

iPad Air joins US Cellular's lineup Nov. 8

Just call November 8 "Apple Day" for US Cellular. That's when the carrier opens it registers for the iPad Air tablet, along with the iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones.<p>US Cellular will also sell the iPad Mini with Retina Display, though the company hasn't shared a sale date yet.<p>The cellular model of the …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

New iOS iWork & iLife icons/features appear on Apple’s website, GarageBand going free with in-app-purchases

On the ‘Built-in Apps’ page in the iPhone 5s and 5c section of Apple’s website, although the actual app screenshots look the same, Apple is using new (flatter) iOS icons for the iLife and iWork suites designed to match the style of iOS 7. The iPhoto and GarageBand icons are identical to the ones …

France summons U.S. ambassador over NSA spying claims

The United States' ambassador to France Charles Rivkin has been summoned by the French foreign minister following claims made by the <i>Le Monde</i> newspaper group Monday that the National Security Agency spied on millions of French citizens.<p><i>Le Monde</i> made the allegations it said based on documents it …

iPhone 5S and 5C launch: Apple banks on fingertip scanner and colour

It used to be the ultimate crime scene clue. Now Apple has transformed the fingerprint into a key to unlock the wealth of personal information that is stored on the iPhone.<p>The company's new flagship 5S model, the more expensive of two 4G handsets unveiled at its headquarters on Tuesday night, goes …

Virgin Galactic nears commercial spaceflight with second rocket-powered test run

Virgin Galactic is nearing in on commercial spaceflight with the completion of its latest test of SpaceShipTwo. The reusable ship, which will eventually be used to ferry around passengers, took its second rocket-powered flight this morning over Mojave, California. Virgin founder Richard Branson …

Cyprus lawmakers adopt key terms for EU/IMF bailout

<b>Cypriot MPs have adopted legislation demanded by international creditors in return for the second instalment of a 10bn-euro (£8.7bn) EU/IMF bailout.</b><p>In an earlier vote, they initially rejected the two bills bringing co-operative banks under the central bank's direct supervision.<p>Cyprus has already …

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

N Korea agrees to restore hotline with South

Cross-border military hotline to restart from Friday as two Koreas move towards reopening of joint industrial zone.<p>North Korea has agreed to restore a cross-border military hotline with South Korea, in another sign of easing tensions between the rivals in recent weeks, the South Korean government …

Twitter abuse victim condemns police handling of case

<b>A feminist campaigner bombarded with rape and death threats on Twitter has accused police of failing to show sensitivity to victims.</b><p>Caroline Criado-Perez, from north London, claimed that police lost evidence that she had sent to them.<p>After they advised her to sift through the abuse she had received …

Up to 20,000 North Korean prison camp inmates have 'disappeared' says human rights group

Thousands of North Korean inmates of Camp No 22, one of Kim Jong-un's most brutal labour camps, have disappeared according to a human rights group.<p>There are fears that up to 20,000 may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the closure of the camp at the end of last year.<p>…

Could We See A Finnish Smartphone From Nokia In 2016?

Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset business is going to be talked about for days, weeks, and probably years to come. The narrative talking place just now is one of Microsoft buying Nokia, but a closer look reveals more twists and turns could be ahead for what remains of Nokia in Finland. …

Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3’s huge screen won’t kill its battery

The charge on the Galaxy Note 3 is going to last a lot longer than you think – and not just because of the slightly larger battery Samsung is …

The LG Nexus 5 with LTE may have appeared at the FCC

As is often the case with smartphone leaks, the first one opens the floodgates to a wave of others. It looks like Google's next Nexus device, which most are calling the Nexus 5, will be no different. As discovered by <i>S4gru</i>, a smartphone manufactured by LG has appeared on the FCC's site with enough …

Apple testing iPhones with screens as big as 6 inches, report says

A 6-inch screen iPhone? It could happen.<p>Days ahead of the expected iPhone 5S announcement, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is testing iPhone designs with screens larger than any it has had before.<p>The report says Apple is testing screens as small as 4.8 inches and as large as 6 …

Islam in The Philippines

Is Islam in The Philippines different from anywhere else?<p>Islam in The Philippines is slightly different to Islam elsewhere … same as any other …

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20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Roast potatoes with poppy seeds recipe

Add poppy seeds to your roast potatoes for a delicious crunch.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Poppy seeds give the first properly floury potatoes of the season an extra earthy crunch. Serve with roast partridge and buttered carrots, or alone with thick and creamy yogurt.<p>1kg large red-skinned or white floury potatoes, cut …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

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Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of …

Moto X vs. the world: spec sheet smackdown

Motorola’s long-rumored Moto X smartphone has finally appeared. It’s a slick looking device with hundreds of color options that can constantly listen for voice commands and subtly wake up portions of its display to reveal notifications. The Moto X is supposed to be Motorola’s first big step toward …

Moto X vs. iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S 4: By the numbers

Now that Google(s GOOG) has taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Moto X, it’s only natural to wonder how it stacks up against the other big phones …

HTC Butterfly s revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor (video)

HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly s at its Taiwan launch event. It'll arrive boasting a familiar-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5 as expected. When it comes to internals, the Butterfly s runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on …

Pebble seals exclusive retail deal, lands at Best Buy July 7th for $150 (update: white Pebbles shipping)

Yes, last night's rumors were true. Pebble just announced that it's sealed an exclusive retail deal to sell its iconic smartwatch at Best Buy locations nationwide. The wearable device is available online right now (source link below) and will land in stores starting July 7th for $150. Color choices …