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Microsoft And Google Call Truce On Feud

The long-running feud between tech giants Microsoft and Google has finally been settled. They have agreed to drop all regulatory complaints filed against each other, vowing to thrash out their concerns without involving authorities in future. It comes after an agreement last year to end all patent infringement litigation against each other. A Google spokesman said: “Our companies compete...

Microsoft Rumored To Offer Free Lumia 950 To Lumia 950 XL Buyers

Microsoft’s mobile business is not doing well as it has encountered a 73 percent decline in the sales of Lumia smartphones in the last quarter. It is being reported that retailers are returning unsold Lumia smartphones to Microsoft because of high inventory levels. Rumors are rife that in order...

UK 4G Mobile Coverage Lags Behind

Mobile phone customers in the UK are only able to connect to a high-speed 4G signal 53% of the time according to a new study. It compared the UK unfavourably to 39 other countries where users can access 4G 60% of the time or more. The report from consumer group Which?...

Tesla Model 3 Pitched As An ‘Affordable’ Electric Car

Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The price and range of the five-seater should make the vehicle appeal to new types of customers and could boost interest in other electric vehicles. Chief executive...

Zika Virus Can Cause Rare Paralysis Disorder

Zika Virus

New research has confirmed the Zika virus can trigger the paralysing condition Guillain-Barre. Xul News revealed two weeks ago that Colombian doctors had found the virus in five patients with the neurological...

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Tobacco Firms Must ‘Cough Up’ For Smoking Damage

Smoking Damage

The Government is being urged to force the tobacco industry to “cough up” cash for the damage caused by smoking. Cancer Research UK says if tobacco companies are charged around 1p for every cigarette sold in the UK, an extra £500m could be raised. The charity said the funds raised could go to public health schemes that are facing cuts, such...

Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught the disease has been declared over as a crucial milestone is reached. It has been confirmed that 42 days has elapsed since the last new case of the deadly...

Ebola Outbreak Countries: No New Cases For A Week

The three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola epidemic have recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014. More than 11,000 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,...

Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, scientists said on Tuesday.   Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires...

New Zealand Beat Sri Lanka in First Test in Dunedin

New Zealand Beat Sri Lanka First Test

Neil Wagner’s “miracle” ball helped New Zealand complete a 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Dunedin. Set 405 to win, Sri Lanka resumed on 109-3 looking to bat out...

Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray To Win Paris Masters Title

Djokovic Win Paris Masters Title

World number one Novak Djokovic secured his 10th title of the year with an emphatic victory over Britain’s Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final. The 6-2 6-4 win, achieved in just over 90 minutes,...

Rugby World Cup 2015: England 35-11 Fiji

England were made to work hard by Fiji in their World Cup opener but pulled away in the last 20 minutes to secure a bonus-point win at Twickenham. Two tries from full-back Mike Brown and the impact of...

Mayweather Triumphs Over Pacquiao In Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Jr has won his much-anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao after 12 rounds of a fight watched by millions around the world.The American now stands undefeated in 48 matches after beating...

Solar Impulse Aeroplane Reaches Phoenix, Arizona

Solar Impulse plane

Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, has flown the first leg across the continental United States in its attempt to fly around the world. It left Mountain View, California, at dawn on Monday and landed...

Suttons Seeds examines the importance of bee-friendly gardening

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Leading garden retailer Suttons Seeds has examined the importance of bee-friendly gardening in their latest visual. From pollenating flowers to creating honey, bees play a vital yet often overlooked role....

Moroccan Solar Plant To Bring Energy To A Million People

A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its...

Scientists Develop Ultra-Hard Glass

Scientists in Japan have developed a type of ultra-hard glass.The new material is thin as well as hard and is made using alumina, an oxide of aluminium. If successfully commercialised, it could increase...