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Paul Simon on happiness, death and Donald Trump

<b>As he approaches his 75th birthday, Paul Simon is feeling content.</b><p>"Oddly enough, the older you get, the happier you get," he says.<p>"When you've passed through crises a few times - when people die, when you experience enough sadness and enough joy - you tend to turn your attention towards the …

David Bowie

Tiger Woods' media day mishap suggest he no longer enjoys showing off

What are we to make of Tiger Woods dunking three straight balls in the water from 100 yards during an ad-libbed closest-to-the-pin contest with two hackers at last week’s media day for the Quicken Loans National?<p>Well, to paraphrase Dr. Freud, sometimes—even when struck by the most talented player …

Golf

Donkey Kong's all-time record broken again, with a 'perfect' game (update)

Wes Copeland loses no lives in setting new mark at 1,218,000<p>Wes Copeland retook arcade gaming's most coveted high score with what may be the most perfect game of <i>Donkey Kong</i> ever played.<p>Copeland, who reclaimed the mark in January only to lose it again in April, set a new all-time, all-platforms …

MIT is raising $5 billion to make the world a better place

MIT's new fundraising initiative called "Campaign for a Better World" seeks to tackle some of humanity's (and our planet's) biggest challenges. Since that's no easy feat, its goal is just as lofty: $5 billion. The institute lists its various projects under the campaign's six priority areas. First …

The fast-rising career of the 26-year-old actor cast as the young Han Solo

It was announced Thursday that the 26-year-old actor was cast as a young Han Solo, stepping into a role made iconic by Harrison Ford.<p>The spin-off is set for a May 25, 2018, release.<p>Though this might be Ehrenreich's first blockbuster film, the actor is no stranger to Hollywood.<p>He was discovered by …

Movies

This Is What Happens When You Use Flash to Take a Picture of These White Sneakers

Instagram bait alert: Converse, the iconic all-American sneaker brand has a new launch that will literally light up your life (and your feed, and …

Shoes

Facebook has found a best friend in Microsoft

It's a big step forward for Windows 10 — these apps, available from the Windows Store, will work on any Windows 10 device, including PCs, tablets, and even Microsoft's struggling Windows 10 Mobile phones.<p>More popular apps like Facebook on Windows 10 means more people willing to give Windows 10 a …

Satya Nadella

All Belgian residents issued with iodine tablets to protect against radiation

The entire population of Belgium is to be issued with a ration of iodine tablets, months after warnings about the threat of Isil building a dirty bomb.<p>Iodine pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid gland, had previously only been issued to people living within 20km (14 miles) of …

It costs $5M to keep Zuckerberg safe, and four more tidbits we learned from Facebook

The world's largest social network reported blockbuster revenue and profits. But that's not all we found out about the company.<p>Facebook's history is already the stuff of Silicon Valley legend: CEO Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard soon after launching the social network, which became one of …

These great movies that came out 15 years ago will make you feel really old

From "Harry Potter" to "The Lord of the Rings," fan bases were thrust into new cinematic worlds and would follow the series through their conclusions and beyond.<p>As these and other major movie touchstones celebrate their 15th anniversary, we look back at 20 such memorable titles that will make you …

Movies

'Metroid Prime: Federation Force' launches August 19th

It's been eight years since the last <i>Metroid Prime</i> game came out for the Wii, but a successor was finally announced for the New 3DS handheld system at the game conference E3. Today, Nintendo announced that <i>Metroid Prime: Federation Force</i> will be released on August 19th in the US and September 2nd in …

Sega wants you to modify its beloved 16-bit Genesis games

Nostalgic gamers have had access to a number of Sega’s classic 16-bit games from the late 80s and 90s on PC through Steam for some time now. Next week, the company is set to blow some minds with a special treat for fans of the Genesis (aka the Mega Drive).<p>April 28 will see the launch of the new …

Retrogaming

Behind TIME’s Photo Shoot with Renowned Artist Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama has been dubbed the polka dot princess, the unapologetically idiosyncratic, high-minded Japanese star whose obsession with the dot has …

Best Apple design details you've never noticed

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Often times, it's what sets Apple's products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Smartwatches

Earthquakes in Japan have disrupted the production of Sony image sensors used in Apple iPhones

Sony said it will extend the closure of its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, which is in the southern island of Kyushu, after major tremblors on Thursday and Saturday rocked the key manufacturing region.<p>The PlayStation maker said operations at its image sensor plant in Nagasaki, also in Kyushu, will …

Japan

Previously unseen images of Sir Paul McCartney emerge

Previously unseen images of Sir Paul McCartney have emerged, giving an insight into his relationship with his beloved first wife and Wings band members.<p>The photographs were discovered in the loft of renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith.<p>The fashion and celebrity photographer took two black and …

There's a magically easy way to get more space on your iPhone

Running out of storage is one of the worst things that can happen to your iPhone. And if you have a 16GB model, you probably run into the problem all too often.<p>We've already highlighted several clever ways to recover storage space on your iPhone. But nothing is quite as easy as a trick that's been …

iOS

Gamer gives up the dream, selling collection of 3,000+ titles across 20 consoles

Call it what you will, but sometimes it just becomes necessary to give up one’s hobby. That seems to be the reality one video game fan is facing, as …

Nintendo’s first mobile app is a Kafkaesque exercise in madness

On Mar. 31, Nintendo’s first mobile app, a strange question-and-answer social network called <i>Miitomo</i>, launched in the US. It’s been available in Japan for a few weeks, and according to Nintendo, it was downloaded over 1 million times in the first three days there.<p>Nintendo, which pretty much …

Nintendo

Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Footage Emerges, Shows Jetpack Feature

Following a marketing survey for Mass Effect: Andromeda that leaked earlier this week, now some reported gameplay footage of the RPG from a developer's demo reel has emerged.<p>NeoGAF user Taker34 says they obtained the footage--see it here--from a "certain developer who is currently working on …

Andromeda

The 14 hottest apps of the month

March was a great month for new apps and big updates to apps we already know and love. Here's everything you may have missed:

Apps

The Box Office For ‘Batman V Superman’ Dropped A Grisly 81% From Week To Week

Holy bad box office results, Batman! In its second weekend at the box office, <i>Batman V Superman</i> dropped an astonishing 81% from weekend to weekend. In its opening frame, the movie did great and succeeded despite savage reviews and disappointment by some fans due to the way the central fight played …

Comic Books

These photos prove that all you need is love

What does it mean to be a teenager? Love, adventure, loss, angst, loneliness? All of these themes and more, so central to our teenage years, are caught on camera in 22-year-old Brooklyn-based Olivia Bee’s first book, <i>Kids in Love</i>. Dreamy snapshots capturing the fleeting moments that make up …

Not even the biggest Batman fan liked 'Batman v Superman'

Well, this is a little awkward.<p>Weeks after co-hosting a special on the CW network hyping the release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," writer/director Kevin Smith is joining critics in panning the film.<p>"It didn't really have a heart," he said on the March 25 entry of his Hollywood Babble-On …

Comic Books

Did the controller for Nintendo’s next console just leak? [updated with more images]

Last year, I reported on a patent for Kotaku, filed by five designers at Nintendo, that appeared to contain the blueprints for the controller on …

Nintendo Switch

Microsoft Party With Dancers in Skimpy Schoolgirl Dresses Draws Ire

At the afterparty for Microsoft’s official Game Developer Conference in San Francisco Thursday night, the company hired dancers dressed in sexually …

Google will pay you $100,000 if you can hack a Chromebook

The $100,000 payout specifically applies to anyone who can crack the yet-uncrackable Chromebook, but Google also has a wide range of bounties for smaller bugs. Payouts start at $500, and if you provide a fix with your bug submission you're rewarded with the hacker-friendly sum of $1,337 (the digits …

Android News

10 Actors Who Refuse to Use Stunt Doubles in Their Movies

Raspberry Pi 3 has a 64-bit processor and built-in WiFi

It's hard to believe, but it's been four years since the Raspberry Pi Foundation gave the DIY computing scene a huge kick in the right direction with the launch of the Model B. To celebrate the milestone and 8 million units sold, the charity is hosting another Big Birthday Bash, but more …

9. Mass Effect Was A 'Sex Simulator'

Chances are there's going to be a lot of Fox News popping up in this list - they're simply the kings of taking a completely threadbare news story and …