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Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant.

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Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.

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