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​HTC Vive VR headset now available on Amazon

Amazon's millions of online shoppers now can buy the HTC Vive virtual reality headset along with their Kindle e-books and instant-gratification Ziploc bags.<p>The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the sales expansion to Amazon in the US on Thursday. That opens up a new and important option for buying …

Virtual Reality

How a high school student hacked his way to free, unlimited 4G

Unlimited, free data is basically the dream, right? Jacob Ajit, a 17-year high school student from Virginia, hacked his way to just that.<p>It all started with boredom, as Ajit explained in a post on Medium:<p>I had a T-Mobile prepaid SIM on a spare phone with no active service, so I came up with a fun …

Uber will repay thousands of riders for misleading them about tips

Uber won preliminary approval to settle a claim that it misled riders about a 20 percent gratuity for drivers. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, US District Court Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco gave an early thumbs up to a deal that would have Uber repay $384,000 to 47,000 customers.<p>For over a year, users …

Leica has released a luxury instant camera

It might be the only Leica many of us can afford<p>Leica is getting into the affordable camera game. Well, not really. But its newest camera comes with a price tag that’s more often associated with low-end compact cameras than elite German photography machines. The only catch is it’s an instant camera.<p>…

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Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

New planets, artificial skin and other science news you may have missed

<b>Mercury passed in front of the sun, and it was awesome.</b><p>Mercury passed in front of the sun this week. The phenomenon, which happens only 13 times each century, was visible around much of the globe. From Earth it looked like a tiny black dot passing slowly in front of its host star, the sun. This is …

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

Teen Turns Sewage into Electricity to Win ISEF 2016

<b>Canada’s Austin Wang won first prize at Intel ISEF 2016 for developing a microbial fuel cell that converts organic waste into energy, while</b> …

Science says if you want to lose weight, drink a glass of wine before bedtime!

Science is on our side today. Those smart people in white coats who clock in long hours in research labs have found out drinking two glasses of wine …

Demi Lovato, Brad Paisley release duet Without A Fight

The last time Demi Lovato and Brad Paisley worked together, she pulled the country star into her musical world. Now Lovato is stepping into …

The Danish String Quartet's Manifold Vision For Classical Music

The Danish String Quartet is one of the most widely acclaimed chamber groups at the moment — although, in the interest of full disclosure, we should tell you that one member of the quartet is actually Norwegian. The group has a new record called <i>Adès/Nørgard/Abrahamsen</i> that features a program of …

Piano

Donald Trump: Bill Maher, Michael Moore pledge to take down Republican presidential candidate

Bill Maher and filmmaker Michael Moore took a pledge to stop Donald Trump from reaching the White House.<p>“You and I are going to take him down. You …

Miranda Priestly Would Loathe Anne Hathaway's And Emily Blunt's 'Devil Wears Prada' Reunion

Break out the cube of cheese!<p>Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt apparently ditched their prior commitment to go to "some hideous skirt convention" to deliver a mini "Devil Wears Prada" reunion 10 years in the making.<p>On Thursday, the two actresses both attended an event in Los Angeles celebrating the …

Meghan Trainor to perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

<b>(Billboard) —</b> Meghan Trainor will perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.<p>The chart-topping, Grammy-winning pop star will deliver a rendition of her feisty new retro-vibe hit "NO" at the May 22 gala. The first single lifted from her sophomore album Thank You, "NO" reached No. 3 on the Billboard …

Michael B. Jordan Joins The Stacked Cast Of ‘Black Panther’

Most people walked out of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> ready for more Black Panther, and his standalone is shaping up to be the real deal. Chadwick Boseman is ready to step into the cat suit once again, and <i>Creed</i>‘s Ryan Coogler is on board to direct. Additionally, Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to join as …

Marvel Universe

Jermaine Jackson says sister Janet Jackson will 'be a great mother'

Jermaine Jackson is now the first family member to confirm that his sister Janet Jackson has a baby on the way, saying that he's proud he's going to be an uncle.<p>"My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she's having a baby," Jermaine Jackson, 61, told reporters at an event Thursday (via People). …

Janet Jackson

A video of DC’s biggest mistakes shows why they might never catch up with Marvel

Marvel and DC have competed at comic book shops and newsstands for decades, but the stakes are higher than ever as the two brands compete at the box …

The Most Shocking Movie at Cannes This Year Is Staying Vertical

A bizarre comedy about . . . lots of things has audiences at Cannes buzzing.<p>One goes to Cannes for many things. To be moved, to be inspired, to be shown something new. One also goes to Cannes, on occasion, to be shocked. It being a French festival, one full of daring, unsettling art, Cannes usually …

Cannes Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

Let’s say for the sake of argument that giants really exist. That they galumph around London, ’round about the witching hour, plucking kids from …

Steven Spielberg

There Is Still Hope For A Brighter, Happier Sequel To ‘Fantastic Four’ According To Simon Kinberg

If you saw Josh Trank’s <i>Fantastic Four</i> or the Honest Trailer for the film, you know it was a bit of a disaster. You also know that it apparently wasn’t Josh Trank’s film by the end and he’s not to blame, right? Either way, it was Fox’s latest attempt at bringing Marvel’s first family to the big …

Comics

Sam Neill: New Zealand cinema is 'like nothing else on the planet'

In a career of almost unparalleled versatility, Sam Neill’s latest role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople finds him returning to his roots. No, they’re not in Australia<p>Sam Neill remembers the first time he saw his name on screen. It was for a 10-minute short, a little drama he’d cut, which played before …

Star Trek Online coming to Xbox One and PS4 this fall with six years of content

Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have finally announced plans to bring their massively-multiplayer online …

Rumour: Sources Go to Battle Again Over Nintendo NX Power

What she's saying is pretty much a given, I think she's right, but that reveals almost nothing about NX's power, especially since we don't even know …

Retrogaming

Throwback: Jim Harbaugh stars in the cheesiest ’90s video game ad ever made

The ’90s was a weird, horrifying, beautiful slice of the space time continuum.<p>The global economy was based on the buying and selling of bean-stuffed …

Overwatch has a one strike and you're out cheating policy

Blizzard is taking a firm stance against cheaters in their upcoming team-based FPS, Overwatch. There will be no warnings, no strikes, and no …

Overwatch

Nine Underappreciated JRPGs That Are Worth Your Time

You’ve heard of <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>. Everyone’s already told you to play <i>Chrono Trigger</i>. But what about the lesser-known JRPGs? What about the gems that …

Battleborn review

<i>Battleborn</i> is one of developer Gearbox Software's biggest investments of time and money ever.<p>Packed with heroes and powered by the mechanics of a first-person shooter, <i>Battleborn</i> is an amalgam of a number of different sorts of shooters pulled together with the art style and humor of a Borderlands …

Gears of War Designer Cliff Bleszinski Praises New Doom, But Has One Criticism

Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has shared his early reactions to id Software's long-awaited and just-released Doom. Writing on Twitter, Bleszinski said he's enjoying the game a lot, but had one "minor" piece of criticism--and it's the same one he has for Gears of War. Check out the tweets …

One of Gaming's Biggest Companies Is Behind This New Console

Riot Games owner Tencent has announced a new console called the Tencent Games Platform (TGP) Box at CES Asia (via AllChinaTech).<p>The TGP Box is powered by a sixth-generation Intel core processor and runs Windows 10 and a "TGP Box mode." While in the TGP Box mode, it can download and stream games to …