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Samsung Ativ SE’s Details Emerge
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Yes, we are just a day away from getting the hot details on Nokia’s next Lumia’s (which should include one flagship), which is why we are worried about Samsung’s rumoured Huron. @EvLeaks had recently revealed the new renders of the final device and somehow Samsung seems to be going down the Galaxy route for its […]

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Much like this sign on the slopes of Kilauea, the attempt to delete old comments on Eruptions is no more. Image: Erik Klemetti If you remember back a few weeks, there was concern that the update to Wired’s publishing software was going to mean all old comments might be deleted. Well, I have good news: […]

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LOHAN preps <i>Vulture 2</i> for hot vinyl wrap
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Cue bloody enormous packing case, epic sea journey… The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has some good news and some bad news today. The good news is that we’ve finished the paint element of of Vulture 2 spaceplane‘s livery, and it looks absolutely magnificent.…

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LG G Flex Gets A Much-Needed Kitkat Update
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Retailing for Rs 67,000 in India, the LG G Flex was clearly out of reach for most Indian buyers. For the few who did buy the large phablet, there’s some good news. The LG G Flex KitKat roll-out has begun and it brings the much-awaited improvements with it. The long awaited update brings plenty of […]

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China Prosecuted Internet Policeman In Paid Deletion Cases
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hackingbear writes: “In China, censorship is not just about politics; it’s also a vibrant business. Police in Beijing have detained at least ten people, including employees at web giant Baidu and a web censor working at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau (cached version), over allegations that they deleted defamatory online posts about companies and […]

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Farm-Drug Companies Agree to Antibiotics Ban. More of the Same, or Fresh Start?
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Big news in the realm of agricultural antibiotics: For the first time in almost 37 years of trying, the US Food and Drug Administration has achieved some control over the meat-industry practice of routinely giving antibiotics to livestock. The drawback: …     

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China Arrests 1,500 People For Sending Spam Messages From Fake Mobile Bases
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concertina226 (2447056) writes “Chinese authorities have detained a total of 1,530 suspects in a crackdown on spam SMS text messages being sent out by illegal telecoms equipment, according to Chinese news agency ECNS. Over 2,600 fake mobile base stations were seized and 24 sites manufacturing illegal telecoms equipment shut down as part of a massive […]

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Programmer crowdfunds work to improve Chrome image support
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Yoav Weiss launched an Indiegogo effort to raise $10,000 so he can help Google’s browser handle images more flexibly on today’s wide variety of screen types. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Minecraft dev halts talks with Oculus following Facebook acquisition
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The news of Oculus’ surprise acquisition wasn’t even an hour old when Markus “Notch” Persson announced he was halting talks to potentially bring a version of his hit game Minecraft to the Oculus Rift. “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” Persson tweeted. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook […]

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