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Nuclear energy vs global challenges

PARK CITY – A documentary that lends a pulpit to former opponents of nuclear energy who have made a 180-degree turn has made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, titled “Pandora s Promise” and produced by Anglo-American director Robert Stone, was presented …

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Microsoft unveils ‘Surface’ tablet

LOS ANGELES: Microsoft on Monday unveiled its first tablet computer, the Surface, as the technology titan steps in with its own hardware to take on Apple’s market-ruling iPads. Chief executive Steve Ballmer described the iPad challenger — complete with ultra thin covers-cum-keyboards in a range …

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Sony sees return to profit

TOKYO: Sony Corp predicted a return to profit this year as it looks to halve the losses in its TV business that pushed the Japanese consumer electronics giant to a record loss of $5.74 billion in the year just ended. Sony shares, valued at around …

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Want killer design for phones: Samsung

SEOUL: When Samsung Electronics rushed its first smartphone to market in a panicky response to the smash-hit debut of the Apple iPhone, some customers burned the product on the streets or hammered it to bits in public displays of disaffection. Complaints ranged from dropped calls …

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Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media. The lawsuit, filed in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday, …

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Sri Lanka considers banning mini-skirts

Sri Lanka said Monday it was considering banning mini-skirts following complaints about women wearing skimpy clothing in the conservative island nation. Nimal Rubasinghe, secretary of the Cultural Affairs Ministry, said the government had received representatives calling for a ban on wearing revealing clothing in public, …

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Leaked Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy:releases 250,000 diplomatic cables

WASHINGTON: WikiLeaks released 250,000 diplomatic cables to The New York Times Sunday, most from the last three years, detailing the candid conversations between Washington and embassies around the world.A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, …

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