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Latest ‘Star Trek’ appears to be quite the Enterprise

Note to hardcore Trekkers and non-Trekkers alike: multiple but mild spoiler alerts just ahead! Trust me, I’m holding back on the big surprises. At times “Star Trek Into Darkness” plays like a buddy cop movie set in the intergalactic future. Rousing opening sequence in which the rogue anti-hero (one Capt. James Tiberius Kirk) disobeys directives and breaks the law in order to save lives? Check. Subsequent scene where the superior chews out the hero and tells him he thinks the rules are for everyone else, and even though our hero has the potential for greatness, he’s been given the equivalent …


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Google Offers 15GB Unified Storage Across Gmail, Drive, Google+

Google is consolidating storage between Drive, Gmail and Google+, now offering users 15GB of free storage shared across all three platforms. “Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that’s inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+. As this experience becomes more seamless, separate storage doesn’t make as much sense anymore,” Clay Bavo, Google’s Director of Product Management said in a blog post announcing the change. With the new combined storage space you are free to store what you want where you want. So you could in theory have 15GB …


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Sony Xperia ZR Lets You Shoot Full HD Videos Underwater

Sony’s new Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia ZR, has a trait not often seen in today’s high-range smartphones: it can be submerged 5 feet deep under water. Its level of water resistance — IP55 and IP58 — is a bit better than Sony’s current Android flagship, Sony Xperia Z, which is …


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Bill Gates: I Wish I Had Steve Jobs’ Sense of Design

In an interview with CBS‘ 60 minutes, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates answered several questions about his long time rival Steve Jobs. Reminiscing their last meeting — in May 2011, when Jobs was already very seriously ill — Gates remembers Apple’s co-founder fondly, highlighting his design ideas and the fact …


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US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier brought to South Korea

Civic activists express concern that show of military might could provoke North Korea At 9 am on May 11, the USS Nimitz, an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in, docked at the naval operational command in Busan, seeming to send a silent but strong message. The huge size of the 101,600-ton …


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My mother would have married me off at 16: Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut has revealed that if her mother had her way she would have got her married at the age of 16. “My mother wanted me to get married at 16. She felt that was the right age. This (marriage) was a talking point at my home. They keep …


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Should and could Microsoft buy Nook Media for $1 billion?

A report claims Microsoft is considering buying the Barnes & Noble Nook Media venture for $1 billion. Are there any signs indicating this is in the cards? TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft is mulling the idea of buying out the Nook Media venture in which Microsoft invested $300 million last …


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Missing teens Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus found alive after 10 years

Cleveland police said missing teens Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and a third woman were found in a west side house on Monday. “This isn’t the ending we usually get,” said MetroHealth Medical Center Dr. Gerald Maloney. Hundreds of people gathered in the streets near 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, where …


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Coming Soon: Your Personal Flying Car

It’s 2013. Where’s my flying car? Answer: about eight years away. Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company previously best known for the Transition, which is best described as a plane you can drive. Its wings fold up, meaning pilots can drive it off the runway and straight home. Which is great …


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Decline in snow cover could push some creatures to extinction

Declining snow levels could leave some creatures near extinction. During long, bitterly cold winters, a thick blanket of snow helps protect  creatures and plants that live in these harsh climates. That is why recently  published findings showing a steady decline in snow cover across the Northern  Hemisphere are so alarming. …


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Google Glass Updated With Google+ and Hangout Notifications

Owners of Google Glass are reporting that Google is rolling out the device’s first software update, and changing the version name to XE5. According to Phandroid, the update’s improvements include bug fixes, optimizations and improvements. What’s more, data syncing in the background now requires power and Wi-Fi connection, transcription of …


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Taliban Bomb Kills at Least 20 at a Pakistan Political Rally

Taliban bomb ripped through a crowded political rally in Pakistan’s tribal belt on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 45 in the deadliest attack so far of the campaign for next Saturday’s national election. The attack occurred in Kurram tribal region, along the border with Afghanistan, where several …


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Israel launches airstrike on Syria targeting weapons

Israel launched its second airstrike in three days in the Syrian capital  Sunday targeting a shipment of extremely accurate guided Iranian-made missiles  intended for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, according to an intelligence  official in the Middle East. The attack, which signaled a sharp escalation of Israel’s involvement in  Syria’s bloody …


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Iron Man 3 Creating New Box Office Records Worldwide

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 doesn’t open here in the states until midnight tonight, but it’s already breaking records and beating last year’s massively successful Avengers’ international box-office take in its first week of release. The third installment in the hugely popular franchise opened in more than 40 countries last weekend …


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California Wildfire Grows To 43 Square Miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. — A wildfire tearing through a coastal region in Southern California nearly tripled in size as high temperatures fueled the flames, but a fire official said early Saturday that a favorable shift in the weather will likely help crews make progress against the flames. The fire 50 miles …


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Data on your smart cell phone is not safe

You may fiercely guard your e-privacy by installing anti-virus software and desisting from downloading anything on your smart phone, but someone somewhere may still have access to some of your data. If a friend or acquaintance has compromised his own privacy while downloading an app, he could have inadvertently put …


Microsoft frames Skype in Outlook.com inboxes

The integration of the video chat and messaging service with Microsoft’s free e-mail service is rolling out to U.K. users now and will be available in the U.S. “in the coming weeks.” Microsoft is delivering Skype to Outlook.com users’ inboxes. A preview, which combines the video chat and messaging service …


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E-commerce in India, customer satisfaction score

Being the third largest country in terms of Internet users, India is  witnessing explosive growth in E-Commerce space. Majority of Indian Startups are  consuming the warmth of E-Business model to en-cash the brewing opportunities  between 7 million Indian e-commerce users and 150 million internet users in India. A latest report …


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E-commerce in India

India has an internet user base of about 137 million as of June 2012.The penetration of e-commerce is low compared to markets like the United States and the United Kingdom but is growing at a much faster rate with a large number of new entrants. The industry consensus is that …


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Mobile phone out of juice. Just dip it in some water

Researchers in Sweden have developed a new technique where you can charge your devices anywhere without electricity. Researchers in Sweden have developed a new technique where you can charge your devices anywhere without electricity, provided there is a water source nearby. Just add a spoonful and get instant power, anytime …