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By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to European targets of collecting and recycling 85 percent of all electrical and electronic waste, at the top of a ranking in which Romania, Spain and Cyprus were bottom with less than 20 percent, it said. European rules demand recycling of "e-waste", products with a plug or a battery, to recover metals such as gold or silver and avoid release of toxins such as lead or mercury.

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The CIO of Williams Martini Racing explains how the famous team instruments both cars and drivers in the quest of win.

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Researchers have been working on creating self-healing materials for a while now, and if you look around YouTube, you can find a handful of videos of them in action. The material is an almost liquid resin that hardens as soon as it's exposed to the slightest bit of oxygen. The study was published this week in the American Chemical Society's ACS Macro Letters.

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Technically Incorrect: Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, had his porn collection discovered by a dog whose nose can differentiate between a thumb drive and an iPad.

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An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

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Anthology series are the hot new format on TV. It's a weird name, but the term just describes shows like American Horror Story and True Detective that change their cast, setting, and story from season to season, while still maintaining the same themes and structure. For the most part, we've seen anthology series focus on specific genres, like horror and mystery, but now HBO is beginning to bring it something a bit simpler: family dramas.

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Verizon stopped offering on-contract plans to new customers this month, but it failed to do a good job of explaining what that meant for people who were already on a contract. Now Verizon is clearing all of that up with a new blog post discussing what existing contract customers will and won't be able to do. Perhaps of greatest interest: Verizon says that these customers will still be able to renew their contracts and buy phones at subsidized prices.

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If you opened up Tidal last night, you would have found it streaming Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. As Drake took the stage for a brief set, Tidal cut its stream and put up a message. "Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream," it said. The message highlighted what appeared to be a very strict move by Apple to protect its partnership with Drake, especially given that some proceeds from the concert are headed to a charity for communities still dealing with the effects of Katrina. The New York Post's Page Six even said that Apple had sent Tidal legal letters stating it could be sued for up to $20 million if Drake were to appear.

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Technically Incorrect: A member of the cabin crew opens a champagne bottle. The cork flies into the plane's ceiling. The oxygen masks drop. Oh, woe.

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HTC's former CEO is still staying with the beleaguered phone company, but he's taking on another role at another firm: executive director for Digital Domain. The move makes sense for both Chou and HTC, actually, as the HTC is ramping up to make its Vive VR headset a serious contender. Some kind of partnership between HTC and Digital Domain would make sense too, as Digital Domain has been doing more VR work lately.

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Dai, co-founder of chipmaker Marvell and one of the US' wealthiest women, says that with a better ecosystem of support and encouragement, women will be able to contribute their natural talents to tech.

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Company abandons event-based sales approach in the country

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Dung beetles get shit done. Even in the dead of night, these poop-eating creatures can roll balls of fecal matter in a surprisingly straight line like it's the easiest task in the world. But don't be fooled; dung beetles have an advanced internal GPS system that guides them at night. Now, scientists have finally figured out how that navigation system works.

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Here's a phone that could make you want to switch back to BlackBerry. Over the past few months we've been hearing that BlackBerry is at work on an Android slider featuring one of its famous keyboards, and a few early renders have even leaked out. From the looks of it, the slider seems to be running an only lightly modified version of Android Lollipop, which is, as always, good news.

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This week in Windows Phone we heard about the minimum memory requirement for Windows 10 Mobile, that quite a few have participated in the Insider Program, and that said program is coming to an end.

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Calling all steampunk adventurers, pirates, scientists and Victorian ladies. Your outrageously large vacuum-tube-decorated wrist watch has arrived here.

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Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of the Mars Trilogy, The Years of Rice and Salt, 2312, and many other award-winning works of science fiction. It takes quite a few tacks to get out of the little bay and into the wider expanse of Long Pond.

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Around-the-neck wireless earbuds are unavoidable these days. You step on a subway platform, and you see them. You go to the gym, and you see them. You pass your mail carrier on your street, and you see them. Even in the face of that ubiquity, I'm still not sure what to call them — and I'm not alone. When we recently polled Verge readers on what to call these Bluetooth fashion crimes, the winning name was: "I just like clicking buttons!" (Thanks, Ross.)

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Sony this past week took the wraps off a crazy and new TV remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker. Needless to say, this is likely the biggest and most ridiculous TV remote you’re ever going to see. While we can certainly appreciate the idea behind this contraption, it certainly won’t win any awards for industrial design anytime soon. DON’T MISS: Is this the man who hacked Ashley Madison? If you’re at all intrigued about this device, dubbed the SRS LSR 100, well we have some bad news for you. This gargantuan remote will only be available in the Japanese market. Spec wise , the remote has a battery life of 16 hours, a headphone jack, large accessible controls, and extremely minimal

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