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Dirty Harry: Daniel Radcliffe tipped for Grand Theft Auto movie

The British actor/ex-wizard is in the running to play the creator of the controversial game<p>Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a drama about the video game impresario’s real-life legal battle against a crusading anti-violence lawyer, according to the Hollywood …

Grand Theft Auto

Researchers determine the safest place to survive a zombie outbreak in the US

Researchers at Cornell University have conductive a study to determine the which regions in the U.S. would be safest during a zombie outbreak, The Washington Post reports.<p>Alex Alemi, a researcher and statistician with the group, has developed an interactive model of how a zombie outbreak could …

Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android

Android is coming after Oculus Rift, The Wall Street Journal reports<p>Android is moving from mobile devices to virtual-reality headsets, according to a new report. <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, citing two unnamed sources, reported Friday that Google has tasked a group of engineers with developing a version …

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

The PS4 and Xbox One Have Nothing To Fear From $500-$5,000 Steam Machines

For the first time, Valve has come out with a detailed listing page for its partner-made Steam Machines. To date, promotion for the various boxes has been murky at best, and this is really the first opportunity fans have to see all their “home PC console” offerings in one place. The result? It’s a …

Living Rooms

Upcoming Dragon Ball Movie Raises Its Power Level

In the upcoming Revival of “F” movie, Dragon Ball’s most memorable villain has a new and even more powerful form with which to fight his longterm rival. As shown in the latest trailer, it seems that Goku will have a hard time taking on Frieza this time around.<p>As Frieza has been resurrected by his …

Anime

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An in-depth look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

By now, you will have heard at least something about Windows 10, the next iteration of Microsoft's OS that aims to create a unified experience across all the devices it'll eventually inhabit: everything from PCs and laptops to tablets and phones. Microsoft already released several preview builds …

Idris Elba would make a good James Bond, says former 007

Pierce Brosnan, who played spy in four films, gives his opinion as speculation grows about Elba taking over role when Daniel Craig eventually bows out<p>He is the favoured choice by everyone from Jamie Foxx to Kanye West to step into the debonair shoes of 007. But Idris Elba may have got his most …

James Bond

Oh, look: An Android Wear watch that looks like a watch

LG was Google’s primary hardware partner to develop the first Android Wear smartwatch last year and now it’s taking the next step to make the devices …

Wearable Tech

AT&T announces it will match Google Fiber's price and speed in Kansas City

The rollout mirrors increased competition in several cities where Google is offering internet service<p>At midnight this past Sunday, AT&T announced it would be bringing its Gigapower internet service to Kansas City, offering to match exactly the price and speed offered by Google Fiber. For $70 per …

Broken Windows? Microsoft’s crucial week

On Wednesday Microsoft will start the campaign to convince consumers they need Windows 10. It’s an uphill struggle, says Matt Warman<p>The chances are, you’re not reading this on a computer running <b>Windows 8</b>. Despite billions of dollars of investment from America’s original computer giant <b>Microsoft</b>, …

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The Top Ten Best-Selling Video Games Of 2014

Two <i>Call of Duty</i> games showed up in the NPD Group’s top ten list of best-selling video games for 2014.<p>Both <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> made the cut, in the number one and number ten spots respectively. Activision also nabbed the number three spot with Bungie’s <i>Destiny.</i><p>In the …

Top 10

Top Gear

BMW i3 Electric Car Super Bowl TV Ad: Now It's Out [UPDATED]

Advertising is crucial for automakers trying to explain the benefits of electric cars to an often-skeptical public. So what better forum than the …

Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's …

American Sniper takes out records with $90.2m opening weekend

Film starring Bradley Cooper earns Clint Eastwood’s highest-ever opening weekend, adding to its Oscar nominations success<p>Clint Eastwood war drama American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as the deadliest gunman in US military history, debuted in first place at the North American box office with a …

Box Office

Sony could lose 'at least $30M' on The Interview, says national theater group

Sony could potentially lose out on at least $30 million following the release of controversial Seth Rogen flick <i>The Interview</i> to both theaters and video-on-demand, according to vice president of National Association of Theater Owners Patrick Corcoran in a recent article in NATO publication Box …

Rumor: another Apple about-face – selling a stylus

This patent application was published way back in March of last year… could Apple actually be planning to use it? One analyst thinks so.<p>“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” proclaimed a defiant Steve Jobs once upon a time (not too long ago). The man, the myth, the legend was seeking to explain the …

How to turn off Facebook's in-app browser for external links

In August of last year, Facebook started rolling out an in-app browser that let you view links completely in the app without being thrown out to your …

Google Rumored To Be Considering Buyout Of Softcard (Formerly Isis)

According to the latest rumors circulating in Silicon Valley, Google is mulling a possible acquisition of NFC payment provider Softcard. Perhaps that …

Obama Goes On Record Against Encryption, Says It Should Exist But He Should Be Able To Decrypt It

Not long after British Prime Minister David Cameron did the same, President Obama said Friday that he opposes encryption methods that are …

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

NextSong Puts Track Info And Music Controls In A Handy Heads Up Notification

Considering how popular the various high-profile music services have become on Android, it's a little strange that none of them have offered …

Nexus 6 owners try to hold it together amidst new problem with devices

Reports are starting to trickle out onto the Internet about Nexus 6 devices that are falling apart. Owners are reporting the back covers are coming …

Android News

Google’s self-driving car is not familiar with snow

The technology behind the self-driving car being developed by Google is incredible. And things are starting to look very promising for the project as …

Autonomous Cars

Steve Jobs Biopic Begins Filming at Job’s Childhood Home

- Jan 19, 2015<p>The Steve Jobs’ biopic began filming on Friday afternoon at Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos.<p><i>MacRumors:</i><p><i>CNET’s Shara Tibken was on</i> …

Viber banned in Bangladesh

Authorities have closed down the smartphone messaging service after it became popular with anti-government protesters

messagingservice

Uber looks to start fresh in Europe

The rise of ride-sharing service Uber has been extremely fast in the past couple of years, with the service currently being available in more than …

Los Angeles