Google's $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was widely seen as a way for Google to acquire patents to defend its Android operating system from intellectual property lawsuits. Yet Motorola hasn't given up on making phones.
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled.
Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured five others working on a gas pipeline from Iran to Iraq, northeast of Baghdad. The majority of those killed were said to be Iranians.Read Full Article at RT.com
Al-Qaeda linked Islamists have kidnapped at least 120 Kurdish civilians from a village in Aleppo province near the border with Turkey, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, citing its sources.Read Full Article at RT.com
Scientists have found the “clearest evidence yet” that the universe we inhabit is a giant hologram, paving the way towards reconciling one of physics’ most pressing issues: the relationship between Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum physics.Read Full Article at RT.co
Drugs police burned 3 tons of poppy seeds, 1 kilogram of heroin and 300 grams of synthetic drugs to heat the small village of Yagunovo in Russia’s Kemerovo region for 24 hours.Read Full Article at RT.com
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Psychologists argued he’s suffering from “affluenza,” a condition that makes you too rich to understand that your actions have consequences.
Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old from Texas, was sentenced to 10 years' probation by a juvenile court on Tuesday.
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Ah, yes, 2013 was a good year. *Swirls internet around in glass* *Inhales* *Sips*
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