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N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought: monitor

Seoul (AFP) – New images of North Korea’s main nuclear facility show that the isolated regime has apparently produced more plutonium for its weapons programme than previously thought, a US monitor said, as tensions soar over [...]

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China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat

When it comes to smartphones, most American consumers either look to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy handsets. But the next time you decide to upgrade your phone, you might want to check out some of [...]

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Your fingerprints could replace your airline boarding pass

Your driver’s license and boarding pass could wind up as excess baggage on your next flight if a new test of biometric identification takes off. Instead of handing your boarding pass and ID to a Transportation [...]

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Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including Microsoft Corp [...]

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Space war is coming

WASHINGTON When the United States has to fight a war in outer space, who will be in charge? A debate erupting on Capitol Hill is pitting Congress and the U.S. Air Force against each other over [...]

Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity in the United States to the world’s largest social media [...]

SpaceX’s first recycled Dragon arrives at space station

SpaceX’s first-ever recycled spaceship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, two days after the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Live images on NASA television showed the [...]

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How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple’s best

After more than a year and a half, Microsoft (MSFT) has debuted its long-awaited update to its Surface Pro 4 laptop-tablet hybrid. Called simply the Surface Pro, the latest member of Microsoft’s homegrown device lineup looks [...]