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Star Wars game eerily predicted huge Force Awakens spoiler

Game-playing <i>Star Wars</i> fans might have felt an eerie sense of déjà vu while watching a climactic scene in <i>The Force Awakens</i>.<p>Because a game from <i>five</i> …

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Bryan Fuller Explains That AMERICAN GODS Will Be “Marvel Universe with Gods”

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Weird Food Pairings That Are Strangely Good

<i>In this installment of Best of the Hotline, we're reminded of odd flavor combinations that somehow work.</i><p>We all have that one dish that's a curious combination of flavors. Often described as <b>"weird but good,"</b> it's the one that makes all your friends grimace —until they try it. Be it salty and sweet, …

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Google employees confess all the things they hated most about working at Google

It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being constantly updated by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

Why Are Little Kids in Japan So Independent?

In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, …

Top 5 Most Interesting STAR WARS Bounty Hunters

Here's why Quentin Tarantino isn't worried about the influx of franchise films

"That's been going on since I was born," Tarantino told Vulture, which he spoke to for New York magazine's fall preview issue. "You can talk about Transformers now, but you could talk about the Planet of the Apes movies and James Bond when I was a little kid — and I couldn't wait to see …

Shape-Shifting Origami Pot Grows with Plant Over Time

As plants grow, they often become larger than their original container and have to be transferred to a new vessel, which can be a messy process. London-based designers Studio Ayaskan created a solution to this problem with an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time. Called <i>GROWTH</i>, …

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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Another Reason to Expect Game of Thrones to Bring Back Jon Snow

Bran‘s visions of the past are one more reason to expect the Lord Commander‘s revival.<p>Did you miss him? That lovable scamp? That guy that’s been there from the very beginning? The heart of <i>Game of Thrones</i>? No, I’m not talking about Bran (sorry, Bran!), I’m talking about Hodor. After taking a season …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Apple Loop: Apple Music Corrupting iTunes, iOS 8.4 Kills Loved Feature, iPhone 6S Will Anger Users

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Apple Music’s corruption of iTunes libraries, the thinking behind the 16 GB iPhone 6S, Apple’s huge production run for the new iPhones, details on the iOS 9 beta, Cupertino’s demands for uniform Apple Store …

Adorable Panda "Daycare" Committed to Saving the Endangered Species

Pandas, especially the babies, are some of the cutest animals on Earth. Unfortunately, their adorable population is also deeply endangered, with approximately 1,864 giant pandas left in the wild. The Chengdu Research Base in China is doing their part to help this diminishing species–they've created …

Facebook is testing a virtual assistant called ‘Moneypenny’

People spend enough time on Facebook that it wouldn’t be a stretch if they started to ask it to do things for them: order products, for example, or …