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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review – JK Rowling goes steampunk

The latest film from Harry Potter author Rowling’s wizarding world is a wonderfully enjoyable adventure featuring Eddie Redmayne as a “magizoologist” who stumbles into a dark magic adventure in New York<p>We’ve never needed cheering up more; though on the strictly escapist level, this film is maybe …

J K Rowling

Arrival review: dazzling science-fiction that will leave you speechless

<b>Director: Denis Villeneuve; Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma. Cert 12A, 116 mins.</b><p>The dozen alien vessels in Arrival – stormcloud black, prolate hemispheroids the size of upended airports – aren’t easy to miss. But for sheer neck-craning scale, the …

DARPA’s robo-boat tests parasailing radar

DARPA’s submarine-hunting robot boat plies the seas off the coast of California. Smooth, grey, and purposeful, truly this vessel resembles other predators of the aquatic world in more than mien. But it turns out it’s also a sweet parasailing platform.<p>Related Articles<p>Carnegie Mellon's Mayhem AI …

DARPA

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

Privacy

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Time Management

Germany is searching for the leftover WWII bombs lurking in its cities

Just over a mile from where a stretch of the Berlin Wall once stood in Germany's capital city, the neighborhood of Rummelsburg was evacuated earlier this week after construction workers uncovered a 550-pound American bomb. The bomb, with its fuse still intact, had sat dormant for more than 70 years …

'Pokémon Go' Debuts in Italy, Spain, and Portugal as Rollout Continues

The European rollout of smash hit <i>Pokémon Go</i> continued today with App Store launches in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, joining the U.K. and Germany where the game debuted in the last couple of days.<p>In the U.S. alone, players on iOS are spending about $1.6 million each day on in-app transactions within …

13 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Success

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

Birds

Uber confirms it’s testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Uber has finally confirmed testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, PA, according to a report out of the Pittsburgh Tribune.<p>Though we’ve known about Uber’s autonomous vehicle ambitions, especially considering the opening of its Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technology Center more than a year ago, this …

Autonomous Cars

A time-management expert reveals the simplest way to find more hours to do what you love

That way, you can see how the seemingly small stuff — think lattes, cabs, and new shoes — adds up.<p>But cash is hardly the only precious commodity worth conserving. These days, most of us feel deprived of <i>time</i>, too.<p>It makes sense, then that you could apply the same tracking strategy to the way you …

Time Management

China's New Fuze Video Game Console Looks Like The Love Child Of Xbox One And PS4

China is well-known for its knock-off products, piracy, and various other forms of intellectual property theft, but Fuze’s ‘Tomahawk F1′ video game console launching next month is truly one of a kind.<p>Or rather, it’s one of several kinds. The box itself looks like a small PS4. It looks <i>a lot</i> like a …

IBM launches quantum computing for the rest of us

Soon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be the only semi-average person who can talk a good quantum computing game.<p>On Wednesday, IBM …

Why the US Is Buying Up So Many UK Artificial Intelligence Companies

DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ—Does the UK need to worry about a brain drain in artificial intelligence?<p>Autonomy, DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ. Each are British artificial intelligence and machine learning startups bought by US tech giants—HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, respectively.<p>And they're …

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …