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Will the world end on Saturday?

That’s this coming Saturday in case you had any last minute things to get done.<p>Bible passages apparently supporting a centuries’ old prediction of …

Astronomy

Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches

Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security …

Cyber-attacks

5 Cool Netflix Tips and Tricks That Will Amaze You

Here are 5 best Netflix tips and tricks that you don’t likely know about. You should try them to dramatically improve your binge experience.<p>1# Hidden …

Goodbye, Adam West (1928 – 2017)

Adam West <i>was</i> Batman.<p>He danced the Batdance before Michael Keaton. He owned cartoonish camp better than Joel Schumacher. There was no gritty or grim …

Detective Comics

Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank

Firm acquired by Japanese company was put up for sale in early 2016 after Google’s parent company cooled on its military connections<p>Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale.<p>As part of …

Robotics

Did 'The Walking Dead' Have an Easter Egg in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'?

"The Walking Dead" back for its own Johnny Depp Easter egg. A head for a head!<p>You may recall that "The Walking Dead" Season 6 kinda sorta had a Johnny Depp cameo when TWD created some severed heads for a particular scene, and one was based on a mold of Johnny Depp's face.<p>Fast-forward to "Pirates of …

The Walking Dead

House of Cards Season 5, Episode 5: The Live-Binge Review

Team Underwood cajoles Congress nine weeks after the election.<p>As in previous years, I’m binge-reviewing the latest season of Netflix’s <i>House of Cards</i>, the TV show that helped popularize the idea of “binge watching” when it premiered in 2013. Don’t read farther than you’ve watched. (The whole series …

Jason Bateman's New Netflix Drug Cartel Drama Looks Like 'Narcos' Meets 'Breaking Bad'

The first teaser looks awesome.<p>If you still have a Walter White shaped hole in your life then perhaps Jason Bateman's Marty Byrde will fill it.<p>The <i>Arrested Development</i> star plays a seemingly straight-laced Chicago financial advisor in upcoming Netflix drama <i>Ozark</i>, who also happens to be the top …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Roseanne Revival Is Officially Happening at ABC

On Tuesday, ABC chief Channing Dungey confirmed to reporters ahead of ABC’s upfronts presentation that a revival of <i>Roseanne</i> is being planned at the …

Roseanne

If You Have Windows, Update It Right Now To Keep This Massive Hack Out

More than 150 countries across the world are being targeted in what cybersecurity experts say may be the biggest ransomware attack ever observed.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A new strain of ransomware raced across 150 countries Friday, wreaking havoc at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, hobbling one …

What's The Most-Streamed Show On Netflix In Your State? This Map Will Tell You.

And you might be surprised ...<p>Everyone knows Netflix is a juggernaut in streaming TV to the homes of people around the world, but what is everyone …

TV

Here Are The Canceled And Renewed TV Shows For 2017-2018

It's the best (and the worst) time of year.<p>For TV fans, spring is a double-edged sword.<p>As the 2016-2017 season wraps up with a slew of highly anticipated season (and series) finales before summer TV doldrums hit, the major networks are determining which shows will make the cut and which shows will …

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Everything Coming To Netflix In April 2017, Including ‘Gremlins’ And Louis C.K.’s Next Comedy Special

Despite the imminent departure of television classics like <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> and <i>The X-Files</i>, a lot of great titles from TV and the silver screen are about to hit Netflix in April. What’s more, the dominant streaming platform is about to unload an unseemly amount of original content on its …

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits

A gun owner crossing state lines with a legally registered firearm can land in prison under what critics say is a “patchwork” of laws that have little to do with public safety.<p>A bill working its way to President Trump’s desk could change that, by allowing gun owners who are allowed to carry …

For the cost of YouTube’s new $35-a-month TV bundle, this is what you could get instead

YouTube’s imminent US streaming service, YouTube TV, boasts more than 40 live-TV channels, a cloud DVR, simultaneous streaming across three devices at a time, and other perks for a rather reasonable rate of $35 a month.<p>With the product, which is expected to launch before summer, the Google-owned …

Sling TV

There's Going to Be a Spectacular Starry Light Show in the Skies This Month

Everyone needs to see this phenomenon at least once in their lifetime.<p>Forget your phone and television — for the next two weeks, all you have to do is look up at the illuminated night sky for some thrilling entertainment.<p>The dazzling, springtime zodiacal lights, which form a pyramid-shaped glow in …

Unlocked phones vs. locked ones: Everything you need to know

You've picked out the phone you want to buy, but the decision-making process is far from over. One big choice is whether to buy an unlocked phone or one tied to a carrier. For many people, there's a lot of ambiguity about how unlocked phones work and the benefits they offer. To help guide you …

Mobile

Activision says Destiny 2 is on course for a fall 2017 release

<i>Destiny</i> fans have been eagerly anticipating a true sequel to the first-person shooter that originally debuted in 2014. While rumors and speculation hinted that <i>Destiny 2</i> wouldn’t arrive until early 2018, Activision has officially revealed the successor will debut in fall 2017. "Full <i>Destiny</i> sequel in …

Should we leave Earth to colonize Mars? A NASA astronaut says “nope”

Today’s businesspeople are very excited about launching into the stratosphere. Whether it’s Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the Mars One mission, or a slew of other aerospace enterprises, a host of companies are trying to help humans leave the rocky planet we’ve called home …

Space Science

How to update Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Because Kodi isn't available to download through the Amazon Appstore, getting the latest version requires a little more effort on your part than it …

Loophole Lets Criminals Buy Untraceable 'Ghost Guns' Online

A legal loophole means that anyone, including criminals, can order a so-called “ghost gun” off the web without a background check – a gun with no serial number that can’t be traced.<p>The guns are built from kits and arrive in pieces, so under existing law, when they’re shipped, they aren’t guns. When …

Five arrested for adding illegal software to Kodi boxes and selling them on

Five people have been arrested in connection with the sale and distribution of illegal Kodi set-top boxes in the North West of England and Wales.<p>The …

Internet

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Hideo Kojima Shares His Thoughts on Nintendo Switch

“The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is the gamer's dream.”<p>Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima has …

Google Chrome gets its own QR code & barcode scanner

Here’s one more app you can delete from your iPhone: that QR code and barcode scanner you only occasionally use. With an update rolling out today, Google’s Chrome mobile browser can do the job instead. The app now includes built-in scanning functionality, which you can access either via 3D Touch on …

Apps

Leaked video shows new ‘nightmare-inducing’ wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is best known for its bipedal and quadrupedal robots, but it turns out the company has also been experimenting with some radical new tech: the wheel.<p>The company’s new wheeled, upright robot is named Handle (“because it’s supposed to handle objects”) and looks like a cross between a …

Google Is Quietly Rebuilding Itself Offline

The omniscient service is now designing around its greatest limitation: those times when the cloud is out of reach.<p>Google is never down. It’s the most resilient, expansive cloud infrastructure ever built, with layers of redundant servers to promise that when you ask Google to look up some inane …

Google Search

Samsung officially launching something next month, just not the Galaxy S8 phone

We already know that Samsung's next landmark phone, the Galaxy S8, won't make its debut at the Mobile World Congress tech show in late March, but that doesn't mean Samsung will come empty-handed.<p>Samsung will officially host an event at the annual conference for all things mobile, sending press …