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Ben Affleck Thinks His Penis Makes A Brief Appearance In ‘Gone Girl’

Brace yourself for an onslaught of penis-related headlines, because if there’s any truth to the rumors that Ben Affleck was selling to MTV, we’re going to see a little more of him in <i>Gone Girl</i> than we’re used to. In a new interview for his upcoming thriller, based on the New York Times Best Seller …

A YouTube Movie Is Headed To Theaters Soon. But Don’t Expect This To Be A Trend

Lionsgate’s release of The SMOSH Movie represents a new embrace of digital stars. At least stars that are really, really popular.<p>The mainstream-ification of YouTube stars continues–but how far will it go?<p>Just weeks after Grace Helbig, the star of the YouTube channel It’s Grace!, got her own show on …

Here's how well Google's search engine knows you

"I think someone sent me a link to a Japanese disco song a while back?"<p>A couple years ago, news of Google's ad settings — the page that reveals your advertisement profile — exploded onto the internet. People were both horrified and amazed that the company was capable of assigning ages, genders, and …

Google's self-driving cars and others get permits to drive in California

Google won 25 DMV permits for testing autonomous vehicles; Audi and Mercedes each received two<p>Google's self-driving cars have made impressive progress in the past few years, logging over 700,000 accident-free miles without human intervention, according to the company (there has been at least one …

Google offers schools unlimited Drive storage for students and teachers

Google wants to make backpacks a thing of the past by letting students store all of their files online, and it's going to start giving students enough space to actually do that. Students, teachers, and anyone else using a Google Apps for Education account will soon be given unlimited storage and …

YouTube star PewDiePie was watched 449m times in August alone

Gamer’s 30m subscribers help him top online viewing chart again, ahead of DisneyCollector, Katy Perry and Stampy<p>YouTube’s 100 biggest channels’ videos were watched nearly 10.2bn times in August, with gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg continuing his reign as the most popular YouTuber.<p>Kjellberg’s …

Boot up: it's Windows 10!, better optimisation, Anandtech on iPhone 6

A smorgasbörd of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Microsoft unveils the future of Windows >> Microsoft.com<p>The early technical preview of Windows 10 demonstrates new levels of flexibility, navigation and familiarity through the Windows experience. Features include …

Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight

A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.<p>Just like the motion of sculling a skiff through the water, the motions involved in natural flight are never a symmetrical straight-up-and-down wing …

Infographics

Sony Xperia Z3 unboxing and first impressions

Sony‘s latest flagship device is still in the midst of rolling out to markets around the globe, and ours has landed on our doorstep – time for us to go hands-on with our unboxing and first impressions of the new Sony Xperia Z3. If cases are your thing, have a look at the top available Sony Xperia …

Phones

Switch.co launches first enterprise phone system for Google Apps

Switch.co founder and CEO Craig Walker has been around the block a few times in the Internet voice business. He sold his first startup, Dialpad, which made one of the first Voice-over-IP (VoiP) services, to Yahoo in 2005. After leaving Yahoo, he launched a new service called Grand Central, which …