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Is scientific genius extinct?

Modern-day science has little room for the likes of Galileo, who first used the telescope to study the sky, or Charles Darwin, who put forward the theory of evolution, argues a psychologist and expert in scientific genius. Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California, Davis, says that just like the ill-fated dodo, scientific geniuses like these men have gone extinct. "Future advances are likely to bu ...

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Most sleeping pills are designed to knock you out for eight hours. When the Food and Drug Administration was evaluating a new short-acting pill for people to take when they wake up in the middle of the night, agency scientists wanted to know how much of the drug would still be in users’ systems come morning. Blood tests uncovered a gender gap: Men metabolized the drug, Intermezzo, faster than women. Ultimat ...

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128GB iPad nd Pod Touch Incoming?

We recently reported the imminent death of the iPod Classic, and now it looks like its 128GB iPod Touch replacement is coming, along with a 4th Gen iPad sporting the same capacity. Reports of a 128GB device coming to the Apple range began after coders found it mentioned in iOS 6.1 and iTunes 11 software. So, with the iPod Classic reaching the end of its life, and the 9.7in iPad’s throne being attacked by th ...

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Pirates target iOS enterprise loophole to spread fake iPhone apps

Chinese cyber crooks are exploiting a loophole in Apple's iOS enterprise deployment procedures to release pirated apps onto iPhones. Trend Micro reported detecting a new influx of pirated apps appearing on iOS over the past few weeks in a blog post. "In the past couple of weeks, there has been some breathless reporting about how iOS users could now install pirated apps without having to jailbreak their phon ...

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American Airlines Unveils First Facelift In 45 Years

The new logo is both contemporary and understated, while the aircraft has a bold red and blue striped tail design. According to Friedman, "We did a lot of research with our customers and our employees to understand their views of the American brand and what they were looking for going forward. We heard a few things loud and clear. The silver fuselage, our silver bird and our eagle were very important to the ...

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Milky Way alaxy Only Half s Massive as hought

New York:  The Milky Way galaxy, home to our solar system, may actually be only half as massive as currently believed, scientists say. Stars in the far outer reaches of the Milky Way, between 260,000 and 490,000 light-years from the galactic centre, are cruising around surprisingly slowly, researchers found. Galactic mass and star velocities are linked, so the results could have big implications, Space.com ...

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Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 coming 2013 with US$400 price tag

The next generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 consoles will land in October 2013 and November 2013 respectively, with price tags between US$250-$400. That’s according to analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research, who reckons that the next-gen consoles will be mostly built from off-the-shelf PC hardware with integrated voice and motion controls. That’s good news for Sony fans who had to fork out more ...

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LG Ups Investment in Electronics Division

SEOUL -- South Korean conglomerate LG Group (IW 1000/87) said Monday it would boost investment in its electronics business by more than 30% in 2013, stepping up its challenge to rival Samsung. Of a total 20 trillion won (US$18.8 billion) it said had been set aside for investment, 13.4 trillion won is earmarked for LG Electronics, which makes TVs, PCs and smartphones, and LG Display, which makes displays use ...

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Razer Intros Orbweaver Mechanical Keypad; Game Controller

Razer has launched two new gaming peripherals for the PC and Xbox 360 gamer. While most of the attention Razer is currently receiving is focused on its upcoming gaming tablet (which we will gladly fondle next week), the company has announced two new products over the last two days: the Razer Orbweaver Mechanical Gaming Keypad for the PC gaming audience, and the Razer Sabertooth Xbox 360 Controller for conso ...

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Lenovo to split: New Think brand will cater for premium market

China-based Lenovo is splitting its business into two brands. The Lenovo brand will remain in place for the mainstream and low-end markets, while the high-end market will be under the brand Think. The process will begin in April, according an internal email sent by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing and picked up by Engadget Chinese. Lenovo Business Group, responsible for mid-range desktops, laptops, tablets, smartph ...

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