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China taps South Korea for ideas in Qualcomm antitrust case

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China taps South Korea for ideas in Qualcomm antitrust case
Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law - efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) fined San Diego-based Qualcomm more than $200 million in 2009 for abusing its dominant market position, but the stakes are bigger in China, where an investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) could trigger changes to Qualcomm's ... more

'Tech support' scammers using fake downloads to snare new victims

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'Tech support' scammers using fake downloads to snare new victims
Intentionally failed installation lures users into calling support line which drags them into multimillion pound scam Continue reading...

Quantum Break more than just bullet time and television?

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Quantum Break  more than just bullet time and television?
The new time-stuttering adventure from Max Payne creator Remedy Entertainment has big plans and even bigger promises Continue reading...

Google Chrome arrives in Cuba

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Google Chrome arrives in Cuba
Google Chrome is now available for download in Cuba, one of the world's most isolated internet regimes. Google announced the move in a short Google+ post Wednesday, noting that American sanctions against Cuba and other countries have made it more difficult for the company to launch products abroad. Although Cuban internet users have been able to access Chrome through unofficial channels, they'll now be able to download the web browser directly from google.com.cu. This week's announcement comes after Google Chairman Eric ... more


Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

published about 6 hours ago
Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants ... more

Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

published about 11 hours ago
Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet
With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the ... more

Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'

published about 21 hours ago
Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'
In less than a year as Australian government leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn more ire from environmentalists than most anti-regulation crusaders manage in ... more

Green Column: Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

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Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

World Briefing: Mexico: Mining Company Lied on Spill, Official Says

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Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of 10 million gallons of acids and heavy metals ... more
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Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

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Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune
Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope have offered tantalizing glimpses of Neptune that show how much more there is to learn about the planet.

Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery

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Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why ... more

Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel

published Tue, Aug 12 2014 15:07 GMT
Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel
“Man vs. the Universe,” on the Science Channel, looks at current space research in three parts.

Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away

published Mon, Aug 11 2014 16:48 GMT
Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away
A telescope in Chile captures a clear, detailed image of Messier 33, a neighbor of the Milky Way.

Rudderless Craft to Get Glimpse of Home Before Sinking Into Space’s Depths

published Fri, Aug 08 2014 21:26 GMT
Rudderless Craft to Get Glimpse of Home Before Sinking Into Space’s Depths
The International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 will pass about 9,700 miles from the surface of the moon at 2:16 p.m. Eastern time Sunday.