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Don’t stare: SHRUNKEN Mercury lost 7km, but only ‘cos it’s COOLING
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Could a BLACK HOLE be gobbling the planet from within?* The planet Mercury has shrunk by up to 7km in radius over the past four billion years – much more than boffins had previously thought.…

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Boffins detect GRAVITY WAVES – the aftershock of universe’s Big Bang
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Landmark discovery backs Einstein and shows inflation is as old as time Pics  A team of astrophysicists has announced a sighting of gravitational waves – which were formed in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the universe as we know it blinked into existence.…

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea
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Time to revise those projections of sea-level rise – upward A trio of glaciers in a vast region of northeastern Greenland previously thought to be stable are thinning and moving into the sea, forcing climate scientists to reevaluate their projections of sea-level rise upward.…

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Crap turnover, sucky margins: TV is a ‘terrible business’ – Steve Jobs
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Ex-WSJ journo quotes tech titan as Apple streaming telly box bags $1bn in 2013 Fanbois hoping to upgrade their Apple streaming set-top box to a fully fledged Apple TV set will have been disheartened by revelations in a new book claiming Steve Jobs did not support building an iTelly.…

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Google And Microsoft Are Out To Kill Dual-OS Devices
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Numerous gadget-makers have announced dual-boot Android/Windows devices in the past, but a very small number have actually hit the market. Apart from a belief that there isn’t yet a market for such devices, The Wall Street Journal reports that both Google and Microsoft are out to quash any such developments from seeing the light of […]

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Microsoft takes on the 'free' OS
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The company is inching toward offering its Windows Phone operating system gratis in some markets. Does that portend big changes in Microsoft’s strategy? A longtime Microsoft analyst weighs in. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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Following Google and Roku, Amazon plans a TV dongle?
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The long-rumored TV-streaming device from Amazon will be a thumb-sized stick like Chromecast, according to a report. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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OASIS Approves OData 4.0 Standards For an Open, Programmable Web
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First time accepted submitter Dilettant writes “The OASIS members approved Version 4 of the OData standards, which now also feature the long requested compact JSON as primary format. OData helps “simplifying data sharing across disparate applications in enterprise, cloud, and mobile devices” through interfacing data sources via a REST like interface.” Read more of this […]

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Paris Bans Half of All Cars On the Road
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cartechboy writes “Pollution is becoming a very large issue in major cities due to the amount of vehicles on the road. To try and help this issue Paris just banned all vehicles on alternate odd and even license plates today and tomorrow. Of course, electric cars and hybrids are exempt from the new restrictions as […]

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