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Review: Samsung GALAXY S5
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The Samsung GALAXY S5 doesn’t need introduction. It’s the phone that sold 11 million units in the first month of launch. Since the phone is already a worldwide hit, we are not going to gauge its success. Instead of that, this article will help you decide whether it’s worth spending Rs 40,000 for Samsung’s latest […]

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A Lower-Specd LG Handset Shows Up On Import Listings; Is This The LG G3 Mini?
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A LG handset seems to have shown up on Zauba’s import listings. The handset listed as the LGD722 comes with a 4.5 inch display and some pretty decent specifications and the big question is this the expected LG G3 Mini. While many have been raving about how the device is the LG G3 Mini, we have […]

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Autism mutations strike genes active in the developing brain
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Ars Electronica Genome Wide Association Studies have identified tons of mutations associated with many different diseases. This information is undoubtedly powerful, but also severely limited, because it cannot reveal how—or even if—these mutations cause the disease state; only that they are associated with the disease state. This means that people who have these genomic variants […]

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The New Seafloor Map That Could Help Find Flight MH370
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The surface of Mars has been mapped in greater detail than most of Earth’s seafloor. Even though the Red Planet is around 140 million miles away on average (and never closer than 34 million miles), its surface is easier to map because there is no water obscuring it. The lack of good information about ocean […]

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Edward Snowden tells Brian Williams he’d like to go home
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Here are footage and highlights of the interview Brian Williams conducted Wednesday with whistleblower Edward Snowden, which aired on NBC in an hour-long special: It was the first major network TV interview that the 30-year-old former NSA defense contractor has given, and his first extended in-person video interview since leaking classified information about the US intelligence community’s […]

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The FTC wants to help you control how you're tracked online
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Brokers are collecting and selling information about where you go and what you do online, and you might not even realize it’s happening. According to an FTC report Tuesday, data brokers are compiling profiles on Americans, and then peddling that info…

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NASA Gives Space Archeologists OK to Put Old Craft Back to Work
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A group of scientists and engineers have their sights set on re-establishing communication with a long-abandoned satellite, and NASA has given them the thumbs up to pursue the mission. The agreement is the first of its kind. The group is attempting to reboot the International Sun-Earth Explorer, a satellite originally launched in 1978 to collect […]

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China Calls for Increased Testing of IT Products
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The ever-testy cyberstandoff between the U.S. and China got a new twist when Beijing announced that it would start “cybersecurity vetting of major IT products and services” used for national security and public interests. The vetting is designed to prevent suppliers from using their products to control, disrupt or shut down clients’ systems, or from […]

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Watch Dogs review: horribly hacky story, wonderfully hacky gameplay
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I think ctOS is glitching and showing private details about Ars writers… When Watch Dogs was first unveiled nearly two years ago, Ubisoft promised an open-world spy thriller for the Internet age. Instead of merely relying on guns or superpowers like some other open-world protagonists, Aiden Pearce would use his hacking skills to monitor citizens’ […]

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