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LG rumors of smartphone business death greatly exaggerated

LG rumors of smartphone business death greatly exaggerated

For those of you that read the rumor that LG would be dumping their smartphone business in favor of television manufacturing solely - no, that's not true. Today a real-deal LG representative has made clear that they're certainly not getting out of the smartphone business at all, and that the rumor was and is, of course, completely untrue.

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GOCE gravity-measuring satellite gives in to gravity

GOCE gravity-measuring satellite gives in to gravity

The GOCE satellite we reported to be falling to Earth has finally succumbed to gravity entirely, breaking up into dozens of remnants weighing 20-25% of its original one ton, reports the BBC. It didn't strike any populated areas as it showered down this Sunday afternoon. Interestingly, the extremely low-orbiting observation satellite was designed in 2009 to run out of orbit-maintaining fuel right about now and fall, just, you know, anywhere. No big deal.

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Disney Mobile announced this weekend that it is collaborating with LucasArts and Nimblebit to create a new Star Wars-themed version of Tiny Tower, the multi-platinum 8-bit game for Android and iOS that lets you build little towers with little people while your real house crumbles under long-term neglect. The new game is called Tiny Death Star, and it represents the first time in history in which Darth Vader looks adorable and squeezable.

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Evidence hints Canadian comet impact triggered prehistoric climate shift

Evidence hints Canadian comet impact triggered prehistoric climate shift

A group of scientists from Canada have discovered evidence that an extraplanetary body came down over Canada about 12,900 years ago. The evidence suggests that the comet might have triggered the death of giant animals roaming North America and triggered a cooling spell in the Earth's climate. Scientists say that during the Younger Dryas climatic period temperatures fell sharply.

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HP Q3 2013 droops; Whitman praises ability to predict sliding finances

HP Q3 2013 droops; Whitman praises ability to predict sliding finances

HP saw Q3 2013 revenue fall 8-percent year on year, mustering $27.2bn in a disappointing quarter in which the most positive thing CEO Meg Whitman could say is that the company delivered exactly the shrinking finances it had previously predicted. "We once again achieved the financial performance we said we would" Whitman said today, as HP revealed cash flow had dropped 6-percent to $2.7bn as every division bar software recorded a drop in revenues.

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Minecraft 1.5 Redstone to be released in a couple of weeks

Minecraft 1.5 Redstone to be released in a couple of weeks

Minecraft developer, Jens Bergensten, has just tweeted that the next update for Minecraft, Minecraft 1.5 Redstone, will be released in a couple of weeks. The update will be a major update that brings various optimizations to the game, as well as some great added features. Development for the update began around late November 2012 right after its announcement at MineCon 2012.

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Drone drama as British military admits hundreds of lost UAVs

Drone drama as British military admits hundreds of lost UAVs

Over 400 drones ranging from palm-sized helicopters to a $16m combat-capable Reaper have been lost in action, blown up, or simply stopped working over the past five years, the British military has admitted. The Ministry of Defence has not put a final total on how much the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) deployment, which has taken place in Afghanistan and Iraq, has cost, but a new report on drone incidents has detailed the breadth of losses involved, the Guardian reports.

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