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Smartphone Market Seeing Steady Growth, as Bigger Screens Dominate

The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as “phablets,” a market tracker said Wednesday. A report by the research firm IDC said phablets — with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters)…

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Lost Hard Drive Contained an Estimated $108 Million Worth of Bitcoin

A British convert to virtual currency Bitcoin, whose value has in recent days topped $11,000, had mixed feelings Wednesday as he contemplated a portfolio ostensibly worth $108 million — but beyond his grasp. James Howells was an early convert to the technology long before Bitcoin, dubbed “digital gold,” became all…

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Scientists Discover New Type of Fusion Reaction: Merging Quarks Is Eight Times More Powerful Than Single Reactions in H-Bomb

Israeli and American physicists have come across a new type of fusion reaction that is startlingly powerful. Initially, the scientists were a bit scared and thought it’s better not to publish the research least it fell into the wrong hands, leading to a planetary-bomb. The fusion, however, can’t sustain a…

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