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Google’s Android is eating Apple’s lunch

SAN FRANCISCO: Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analyst



Skin-lightening cream factory busted in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Authorities in Bangladesh said Sunday they had sealed off a cosmetics factory in Dhaka for using harmful chemicals including mercury in skin-lightening creams.



Microsoft’s ‘Do Not Track’ privacy effort at crossroads

WASHINGTON: A movement by privacy activists to curb tracking of Internet users’ browsing habits scored a major victory last month when Microsoft launched its new



Space collisions could rise due to more CO2

LONDON: More satellites and orbiting debris could collide in the upper atmosphere because a buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) has reduced the “drag effect” which can eventually send some space junk back



Brazil aims to clone wild animal species

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the perilous decline of several animal species.



US probes if deaths were linked to energy shots

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called “energy shots” and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them o



New York Times review puts chef in hot water

NEW YORK: Celebrity TV chef Guy Fieri was chopping mad Thursday after being sliced and diced in a scathing New York Times review of his soggy fries and "nuclear waste" drinks.



Lawyer sues Microsoft over Surface tablet storage

LOS ANGELES: A California lawyer is suing Microsoft Corp., claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn’t have all the storage space the company advertised.



Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space

PARIS: Astronomers yesterday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space.



The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

American rap artist Eminem once asked, in all seriousness, whether England was in London.

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