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Sony unveils ‘floating interface’ touchless display

Sony unveils ‘floating interface’ touchless display

A smartphone that allows users to browse the web by hovering a finger above links they would normally touch has been unveiled by the Japanese electronics giant Sony. The firm describes the technology as a “floating touch” user-interface. The Xperia Sola handset is due to go on sale in the second half of 2012. But [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Shopping | Read More »

CDC unveils graphic ads to combat smoking

CDC unveils graphic ads to combat smoking

Federal health officials are unveiling Thursday a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting. The campaign, called “Tips From Former Smokers,” is intended to educate Americans about the dangers of smoking through the stories and graphic pictures of ex-smokers who have suffered severe health [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Greece task force reports as UK warned by Fitch

Greece task force reports as UK warned by Fitch

In Switzerland, the central bank has vowed to maintain its cap against the euro “with the utmost determination.” In the last few minutes the Swiss National Bank announced that it voted unanimously to maintain the swiss franc at a rate of 1.20 to the euro. That cap was brought in last September, after a rush [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Imran Khan cancels India trip in Salman Rushdie protest

Imran Khan cancels India trip in Salman Rushdie protest

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has said he will not participate in a conference in India because author Sir Salman Rushdie is due to speak there. Sir Salman, who wrote The Satanic Verses, will speak at a conference in the capital, Delhi, on Friday. Mr Khan said the author had “caused immeasurable hurt to Muslims”. [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

secret Assad emails lift lid on life of leader’s inner circle

secret Assad emails lift lid on life of leader’s inner circle

Bashar Al Assadtook advice from Iran on how to handle the uprising against his rule, according to a cache of what appear to be several thousand emails received and sent by the Syrian leader and his wife. The Syrian leader was also briefed in detail about the presence of western journalists in the Baba Amr [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Djokovic into Indian Wells quarters but Wozniacki crashes out

Djokovic into Indian Wells quarters but Wozniacki crashes out

World number one Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of the tournament before seeing off Spaniard Pablo Andujar in Indian Wells. He went through 6-0 6-7 (7-5) 6-2 and in the quarter-finals will face another Spaniard, Nicolas Almagro, who upset seventh seed Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-0. In the women’s quarter-finals Ana Ivanovic beat the reigning [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Human fossils hint at new species

Human fossils hint at new species

The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species have been identified in southern China. The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago. But scientists are calling them simply the Red Deer Cave people, after one of the sites where they were unearthed. [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Boeing denies Air India’s $500m compensation claims

Boeing denies Air India’s $500m compensation claims

Boeing has denied claims by the Indian government that it had agreed to pay compensation to Air India for delays to aircraft deliveries. Prashant Sukul of the Ministry of Civil Aviation had claimed that “two weeks back they agreed to pay” $500m (£319m). The carrier has been seeking compensation for delays in the delivery of [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Asia, World | Read More »

Apple iPad review: ‘Retina Display’ technology makes screen look like glowing paper

Apple iPad review: ‘Retina Display’ technology makes screen look like glowing paper

Last week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPad in San Francisco. Even though the device looks and acts like the previous version, there’s a lot that’s new under the surface. For starters, the new iPad boasts a magical 9.7-inch “Retina Display” screen with 2048-by-1536 resolution. That’s a million [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

U.S. soldier flown out as anger mars Panetta visit

U.S. soldier flown out as anger mars Panetta visit

A U.S. soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghan civilians has been flown out of Afghanistan, officials said, as Washington attempted to calm seething anger over a massacre that raised serious questions about the West’s war strategy. Underscoring the instability in Afghanistan, an Afghan man in a stolen pickup truck sped onto the tarmac as [...]

March 15 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »


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