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Apple iPad users 'more satisfied' than Kindle Fire owners
People who own Amazon Kindle Fire are less satisfied than those who own an Apple iPad, a survey has revealed. ANI

Internet biggest breeding ground for terrorism, warn Brit MPs
The internet is a "fertile breeding ground for terrorism" and plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation, British lawmakers have said. ANI

Facebook's chief engineer says 'privacy issues still site's biggest challenge'
Social networking giant Facebook's chief engineer has admitted that privacy issues are still the website's biggest challenge. ANI

Social media harder to resist than alcohol and cigarettes
Checking email and social media is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, a new study has confirmed. ANI

Soon, bendable batteries to charge gadgets buried in your clothing
Canadian scientists have designed a flexible battery that can be woven unobtrusively into fabrics. ANI

Clint Eastwood helps shed new light on brain evolution
To get a better understanding of brain evolution, researchers had humans and monkeys watch Clint Eastwood's film. ANI

Genetic variant ups risk of common type stroke
Scientists have now identified a genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke. ANI

Tree rings may undervalue climate response to volcanic eruptions
Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change as huge temperature plunges lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons, researchers say. ANI

Soon, first optical fibres with built-in high-speed electronic functions
Researchers have for the first time developed crystalline materials that allow an optical fibre to have integrated, high-speed electronic functions. ANI

Key to immune cell's 'internal guidance' system discovered
Researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that allows receptors within immune cells to find and flag, fragments of pathogens attempting to invade a host. ANI

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