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  • VIDEO: Qualifying moments: Top 10 free-kicks
    By on May 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Gareth Bale’s stunner against Serbia features in our top 10 free-kicks from the qualifiers.

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  • Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
    By on May 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    lpress (707742) writes “At a recent conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts rationalized charging Netflix to deliver content by comparing Comcast to the Post Office, saying that Netflix pays to mail DVDs to its customers but now expects to be able to deliver the same content over the internet for free. He forgot to mention that the Post Office does not charge recipients for those DVDs. The underlying issue in this debate is who will invest in the Internet (more…)

  • Tiniest Linux COM Yet?
    By on May 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru writes: “An open-spec COM that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Ralink RT5350 SoC has won its Indiegogo funding. The $20, IoT-focused VoCore measures 25 x 25mm. How low can you go? Tiny computer-on-modules (COMs) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications are popping up everywhere, with recent, Linux-ready entries including Intel’s Atom or Quark-based Edison, Ingenic’s MIPS/Xburst-based Newton, Acme Systems’s ARM9/SAM9G25 based Arrietta (more…)

  • VIDEO: England quality impresses Hodgson
    By on May 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    England manager Roy Hodgson says he wants to “bottle” the quality his players are showing in training and use it against Italy on June 14.

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  • NASA Money Crunch Means Trouble For Spitzer Space Telescope
    By on May 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scientific American reports that an ongoing budget crunch at NASA may spell doom for the Spitzer Space Telescope, the agency having “taken stock of its fleet of orbiting astrophysics telescopes and decided which to save and which to shutter. Among the winners were the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Kepler planet-hunting telescope, which will begin a modified mission designed to compensate for the recent failure of two (more…)

  • Froome: Why I almost quit Team Sky
    By on May 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chris Froome claims contract talks could have forced him out of Team Sky before he won the Tour de France.

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  • Scott knocks Woods off world top spot
    By on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Adam Scott becomes only the second Australian to top golf’s world rankings as he moves above injured Tiger Woods.

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  • Fusion Power By 2020? Researchers Say Yes and Turn To Crowdfunding.
    By on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Luminary Crush (109477) writes “To date, the bulk of fusion research has been channelled towards a plasma containment and stabilization method. This is the approach used by ITER’s tokamak reactor, the cost of which could exceed US$13.7 billion before it’s online in the year 2027 (barring further delays). Researchers at LPP Fusion, in a project partially financed by NASA-JPL, are working in a different direction: focus fusion, which focuses the plasma (more…)

  • Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?
    By on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    waderoush (1271548) writes “Don’t laugh. As the cost of housing spirals out of control on the San Francisco peninsula, neighboring metro regions like Sacramento are beginning to look more attractive to startup founders who prefer a Northern California lifestyle but haven’t worked in the Silicon Valley gold mines long enough to become 1-percenters. Today Xconomy presents Part 1 of a two-part look at innovation in the Sacramento-Davis corridor and efforts (more…)

  • VIDEO: Hull ‘rank outsiders’ for FA Cup final
    By on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce describes his side as “rank outsiders” for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal.

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