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Sky 32 sits on the 32nd floor of the Galaxy casino in Macau

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Like a bet? Got a spare £1.07million? Well the Sky 32 venue is for you.

Samsung has announced that the latest model of their flagship Galaxy series will be unveiled on 20 June in London.

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The S4 - released three months ago - became the best-selling Android smartphone

A cell phone with the a new Facebook interface

HTC's Facebook phone launch postponed in UK and Europe

The launch has been put on hold after a negative reaction to the HTC handset in the US

Apple has been named the most valuable brand in the world

Apple named top global brand despite tax avoidance

Apple has been named the most "valuable" brand in the world

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The Samsung Galaxy S4. A new rival to Apple's iPhone

Galaxy S4 off to a flier as Samsung's sales record is broken

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone has become its fastest-selling phone ever, shifting at a rate of one every four seconds since its launch in late April.

Samsung predicts 53% surge in profits

Samsung’s star continues to rise, as the South Korean electronics giant today predicted a stronger-than-expected jump in first-quarter profits.

We can see only about 5 per cent of the matter in the Universe

An end to our darkest secret? Scientists close to explaining dark matter

A £1.3bn experiment could soon reveal the true nature of the mysterious dark matter

Q&A: What is dark matter? And how do we know it exists?

What is dark matter?

It is everything we cannot see or detect in space. Scientists estimate that about 95 per cent of the Universe is composed of dark matter.

Jump racing's vigil for McNamara goes on

McCoy and McManus find grim perspective in the uncertain fate of stricken amateur jockey
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Galaxy S4: Samsung takes battle to Apple with launch of Galaxy S4

On the buttons: Galaxy's quest to be the world's favourite smartphone takes fight to Big Apple

Smart TV boosts Imagination

Demand for smart TV sets is helping to keep profits on track at Imagination Technologies, the British company which designs graphic processors for smartphones and tablets including the iPhone and iPad.

Google Doodle celebrates life of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams

Today’s Google Doodle marks the anniversary of the birth of science fiction writer Douglas Adams.

Sky watchers prepare for once-in-a-lifetime chance to view rare comet

A comet with a glowing tail makes a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month.

Cosmic! Scientists clear up one of large unsolved puzzles about our Universe

Scientists have solved the mystery of cosmic rays, a stream of highly-energetic sub-atomic particles that pervades the Universe and is responsible for much of the extra radiation dose received by airline passengers.

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