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India To Develop $35 Touchscreen Gadget

India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35. India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cos...


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Slimmer Strategy

Eating less meat may be the key to keeping a healthy weight, say researchers. A European study of almost 400,000 adults found that eating meat was linked with weight gain, even in people taking in...


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Sitting Can Cut Lifespan

A new study debunks the theory that an hour of exercise a day is all you need to live a long life. Turns out, people who spend more time sitting during their leisure time have an increased risk of d...


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Contador Leading Tour de France

Alberto Contador clung to the wheel of Andy Schleck up the final major climb of this year's Tour de France to remain on course to retain his crown. The defending champion held a lead of eight ...


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30 Tons Of Oil-Eating Bacteria Dump Daily

China on Thursday continued its nearly weeklong effort to clean up an oil spill that has dumped 1,500 tons of crude into the waters in a northeastern province. Officials are scrambling to prevent ...


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Vibration Energy Batteries

A Japanese electronics firm has shown off a vibration-harvesting generator that could replace standard batteries. The Vibration Energy Cell batteries deliver power after a vigorous shake Brothe...


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Dive Sites Close Over Coral Bleaching

Several dive sites at marine parks in Malaysia including the top diving destinations in the world — Pulau Tioman in Pahang and Pulau Redang in Te­­rengganu – have been temporarily closed due t...


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1 billion Page Views

For Google a picture is worth more than a thousand words - it is worth one billion page views a day. The search giant revealed the numbers as it announced a major revamp of its image search. Som...


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Tinnitus May Cause By Mobile Phone

Regularly using a mobile phone may increase the risk of tinnitus, which involves constant ringing or buzzing in the ear, a small study suggests. Austrian researchers recruited 100 people with the ...


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Blogetery Shut Down Over Terrorist Material

A web hosting company has said it shut down a blogging platform that was home to over 70,000 bloggers because a "link to terrorist material" and an al-Qaeda "hit list" was posted to the site. Burs...


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Google Sticks To Chinese Laws

China is satisfied that U.S. Internet giant Google Inc is complying with Chinese laws after it tweaked the way it directs users to an unfiltered search page, a senior official said on Tuesday. The...


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Fake UFO Images

Those probably were not UFOs that hovered over China recently, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology analyst said. The images of the UFOs have caused quite a stir in China and on blogs around th...


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Vaginal Gel Cuts HIV Infection Rate

A vaginal gel has significantly cut the rate of women contracting HIV from infected partners in an experiment in South Africa, researchers said. They said the gel, containing Aids drug tenofovir, ...


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Google Stops Selling Nexus One

With the eyes of the technology world squarely on Apple's iPhone 4, Google quietly announced it will stop selling the Nexus One, its first and possibly only foray into the smartphone world. In...


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Nokia Siemens Buys Motorola Network Biz

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is buying Motorola Inc's telecom network equipment business, boosting its position in North America and taking number two spot in the cut-throat mobile gear market. ...


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LG Forecast 30% Increase To 3D Notebook

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it aimed to raise shipments of 3D notebook computers by 30 percent in 2011, as it makes a huge bet on booming sales of 3D products led by televisi...


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Samsung Is Confident With Signal Strength

Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday that it has received no significant complaints related to smartphone signal reception after Apple said the issue was shared by the entire smartphone industry. ...


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Wild Card Generation

Lazy, promiscuous, confused, selfish, brain damaged and overall hopeless are all labels that have been given to China's so-called post-90s generation, or those who were born after 1990 who are n...


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Mass Opinion

It is one of the ironies of corporate life that the higher we climb, the less connected we are to the ordinary people. Yet if you run a company that sells goods or services to the general public, ...


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Painless Vaccine Patch

Traditional flu jabs could be rendered obsolete by a hi-tech skin patch which delivers vaccines painlessly, say US researchers. The patch has hundreds of microscopic needles which dissolve into th...


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HIV Check-Up For World Cup Fans

Doctors are advising football fans who went to the World Cup in South Africa to check their HIV status if they had unprotected sex on their trip. Up to 25,000 England fans recently returned from S...


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Ice Loss In Mount Everest

Photos taken by a mountaineer on Everest from the same spot where similar pictures were taken in 1921 have revealed an "alarming" ice loss. The Asia Society (AS) arranged for the pictures to be ta...


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Free Cases To All iPhone 4 Owners

Apple is offering a free case to every owner of its iPhone 4. Apple boss Steve Jobs unveiled the offer at a press conference called to tackle the ongoing speculation about the iPhone 4's anten...


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Teh-Tarik Calculation

Teh tarik - Malaysia's most popular drink, should only cost an additional 1.25 sen a glass following the 25 sen per kilogram upward price adjustment for sugar. The new teh tarik price taking ...


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China May Shut Porno Writing Websites

China's press watchdog has threatened to shut down more than 120 websites offering pornographic fiction, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday. An official with the General Admi...


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Surprise iPhone Press Conference

Apple Inc has called a surprise press conference for Friday to talk about the iPhone 4, as the company continues to deal with fallout from reported reception problems on its popular smartphone. Ap...


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Skull Links To Old World Monkey And Humans

Researchers have discovered the skull of a 29 million-year-old animal that could be a common ancestor of Old World monkeys and apes, including humans. It indicates that apes and Old World monkeys ...


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Protein Samples To Be Sent To ISS

Three protein samples produced by a local scientist will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Russian Soyuz spaceship this September. The research findings of Prof Dr Raja...


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Google Debuts DIY Code Tools

Google has released tools that "make it easy for anyone to create programs for Android phones". Much like Lego, App Inventor lets people drag "blocks" of code around to create applications. Goog...


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Facebook Starts Child Safety Application

Social networking website Facebook has agreed to adopt an application aimed at improving the online safety of its younger users, a child protection group said. The application, which follows a l...


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