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  • Dawn Approach leads Derby field
    By on May 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Favourite Dawn Approach heads a field of 12 for Saturday’s Derby, with an expected crowd of more than 100,000.

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  • U.S. Authorizes Sales of American Communication Tech To Iran
    By on May 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A report at SF Gate notes that ‘The United States has lifted portions of two-decades-old sanctions against Iran in an effort to bolster communication between the country’s citizens — and potentially aid organization against a repressive Iranian government. Thursday afternoon the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control authorized the sale of hardware and software that pertain to the Internet, instant (more…)

  • ‘Smart Gun’ Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype
    By on May 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lucas123 writes “After striking out at getting private investors to fund a new prototype, Safe Gun Technology (SGTi) is hoping it can generate $50,000 through a crowdfunding effort to build an assault-style rifle with fingerprint biometrics technology. Handgun and shotgun prototypes would follow shortly thereafter, the company said. SGTi, which is using the Indiegogo crowdfunding site for its Fund Safe Guns campaign, has so far raised just over $1,600. (more…)

  • Simmonds heads GB squad for Worlds
    By on May 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds is named in a 32-strong GB squad for August’s IPC World Swimming Championships.

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  • How the Smartphone Killed the Three-day Weekend
    By on May 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “As we in the U.S. settle in for Memorial Day weekend, this article points out how our cultural addiction to technology is making it less of a vacation than it used to be. ‘The average smartphone user checks his or her device 150 times per day, or about once every six minutes. Meanwhile, government data from 2011 says 35 percent of us work on weekends, and those who do average five hours of labor, often without compensation (more…)

  • Leinster hand Schmidt perfect send-off
    By on May 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Joe Schmidt finishes his three-year Leinster stint with another trophy as his side hold off Ulster in the Pro12 final in Dublin

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  • VIDEO: Spurs can attract ‘big players’
    By on May 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says the club can still attract ‘big players’ despite not qualifying for the Champions League.

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  • Dark Matter, WIMPS, and NASA’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Data
    By on May 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    cylonlover writes “Recently the media has been saturated with overly-hyped reports that NASA’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer may have detected dark matter. These claims may have some justification if the word ‘may’ is shouted, but they rest on a number of really major assumptions and guesses, some of which are on weak and shifting soil. So just what was seen in the experiment, and what are the possible explanations?”

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  • Murray no drama queen as injury strikes
    By on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    As Andy Murray admits he might miss the French Open, it still rankles with him that doubts have been cast over his past injuries

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  • Anti-Infringement Company Caught Infringing On Its Website
    By on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    danomac writes “Canipre, a Canadian anti-infringement enforcement company, has been using photos on their official website without permission. This company hopes to bring U.S.-style copyright lawsuits to Canada, and they are the company behind Voltage’s current lawsuits. It says right on their website, ‘they all know it’s wrong, and they’re still doing it’ overlaid on top of the image used without permission. Multiple photos from different photographers (more…)