Monthly Archives: February 2012

Veteran Nazi hunter who tracked down Klaus Barbie running for German presidency

BERLIN – Germany’s opposition Left Party Monday nominated veteran Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld, who tracked down Klaus Barbie, as its candidate in next month’s presidential election. Klarsfeld, 73, has no real chance of beating Joachim Gauck, 72, in the two-horse … Continue reading

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Next Metal Gear Solid targeted for ‘high-end consoles’ and PC

Metal Gear Solid will feature intense zero-gravity chess, cybernetic nano-crocodiles, mirror universe machinations and a trash-compactor escape scene that will serve both as Star Wars homage and finger-wagging sermon on humanity’s crushing impact on the environment Kojima Productions has unveiled … Continue reading

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Bethesda: ‘DOOM 4 isn’t cancelled

For the second time in under six months, Bethesda Softworks has had to go on defense and shut down rumors of DOOM 4’s cancellation. The latest volley came from AllGamesBeta, which reported a rumor that development of the game had … Continue reading

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Trouble follows Danica Patrick at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick won’t take away many good memories from her first full Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. She wrecked on the final lap of the 150-mile qualifying race. She wrecked on Lap 49 of the Nationwide … Continue reading

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Cheap Android phones ‘crushing’ Apple’s iPhone in countries without subsidies

A new report highlights a “rare weak spot” for Apple’s iPhone: its heavy reliance on carrier subsidies to sell the iPhone to customers for much less than its true cost. During Apple’s last quarterly earnings conference call, company officials revealed … Continue reading

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Obama cuts health care for troops

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. … Continue reading

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Rumor ipad3 with retina display may see 70-80 price hike over ipad2

“Over the past several days, several unverified rumors about the iPad 3 have been showing up on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, offering tidbits of information about Apple’s plans for the device,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors. “One post seems … Continue reading

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