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The most popular movie that came out the year you were born

Every year brings its own set of pop culture obsessions. Looking at the most popular movie from each year can tell you a lot about what people were talking about at the time, and how people's tastes have changed. It's fun to look at the most popular one from when you were born and see what everyone …

A very particular set of films: Liam Neeson's action thrillers, ranked from worst to best

“Liam Neeson punching things” has been a movie genre for nearly a decade at this point, so much so that what was once a radical departure for the 65-year-old actor has become his bread and butter. In fact, audiences seem genuinely shocked when he shows up in a Scorsese movie and basically stands …

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The Verge 2017 tech report card: Artificial intelligence and robotics

Artificial intelligence boomed this year like few other areas in tech, but despite the scientific breakthroughs, glut of funding, and new products rolling out to consumers, the field has problems that can’t be ignored. Some of these, like company-driven hype and sensationalist headlines, need …

UK police turn to Amazon Echo in the fight against crime

The force in Lancashire wants to use the smart speaker for law enforcement purposes.<p>UK law enforcement is exploring how Amazon's Echo smart speaker …

Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason.<p>The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post …