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'Pacific Rim 2' May Be A Box Office Game-Changer

So we’re getting a <i>Pacific Rim 2</i>. That’s the rather shocking news drop from Universal (a division of Comcast Corp.) last Thursday night. Legendary Pictures will produce, but since they now work with Universal and not Warner Bros. (Time Warner, Inc.), Universal will be the logo at the front. The film …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

14 Celebrities Who Never Seem To Age

There are plenty of people who never seem to age. Usually, though, it's thanks to the work of a very skilled cosmetic surgeon or photo editors who …

Tom Cruise

Netflix Stock Keeps Climbing, Morgan Stanley Says Next Stop $500

Tuesday was shaping up as another fairy tale day for Netflix shares, after a bullish analyst forecast and plans for a new fantasy-themed children’s series helped the stock rally through morning trading.<p>Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in a note to clients that Netflix’s international expansion has a …

Siemens, Mitsu look to derail GE-Alstom deal

BERLIN — Engineering giants Siemens of Germany and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan on Monday jointly offered to buy parts of France's Alstom and start a long-term partnership, a move that could derail a competing bid by General Electric.<p>Siemens AG said it is offering 3.9 billion euros ($5.3 …

How-to: Unofficial tool allows you to import iTunes and Rdio Playlists to Beats Music

While Beats Music will soon be owned by Apple, the music service does not easily integrate with iTunes. For instance, there is no official Beats tool to link your iTunes library for streaming from Beats Music. However, an unofficial tool called Beats Importer is a temporary solution that seems to …

Sony Announces Its Apple TV Killer, PlayStation TV

The company announced it will release the PlayStation TV for $99 in the US and Canada this fall during its E3 conference.<p>Users will be able to play a variety of PS3, PlayStation One, and PSP classic games through Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV owners will also have …

These Crazy Sculptures Will Change The Way You Look At Watermelon Forever

One of our favorite parts of summer is the abundance of watermelon. We'll eat watermelon on its own, in a salad or in cold soup. We'll make cocktails and popsicles with watermelon, and we'll even make watermelon cake and watermelon jerky. So maybe we're a little watermelon crazy here -- we're …

Why I Dated A Guy Who Hated My Body

Photo: Courtesy of CeCe Olisa.<p><i>Update: This story was originally published on June 11.</i><p>One of my favorite things is to hear a man say something sweet …

Relationships

On the Charts: Miranda Lambert Continues Superstar Run

Album sales are down 15 percent and track sales are down 12 percent and HEY LOOK OVER THERE LED ZEPPELIN MIRANDA LAMBERT IGGY AZALEA SHINY THINGS…<p>Go …

Miranda Lambert

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Charting the video game console evolution | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Click through the gallery for a few of the milestones in the evolution of video games. (William Lu / For Hero Complex)<p><b>1972:</b> Ralph Baer’s Brown Box was licensed to Magnavox and released to the North American public as the Magnavox Odyssey, which came with poker chips, dice and score sheets. Its 1978 …

Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

31 Craziest Moments From the Cannes Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, and Viggo Mortensen, oh my!<p>Last week, dozens of our most prized possessions (famous people) gathered in Cannes, France to publicly celebrate and privately get hammered at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival, which continues until next Sunday, is …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Comics

Walmart's Founding Family Could Literally Buy Every Home In Seattle

Walmart’s founding family could afford to buy every home in Seattle. Literally.<p>The Walton family's combined wealth of $154.8 billion is enough to purchase all 241,450 homes in the Emerald City, which are worth a total of $111.5 billion, according to an analysis published Thursday by real estate …

5-year-old boy hacks dad's Xbox account

Hacking your Xbox: So easy, even a 5-year-old could do it?<p>A San Diego boy has the gaming world's attention after he exposed a security flaw that let him log into his dad's Xbox Live account, without permission, on the family's Xbox One console.<p>"I was like ... yeah!" young Kristoffer Von Hassel said …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

Imagine driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, when suddenly the wheel turns hard right. You crash. And it was because someone hacked your car.<p>It's not far-fetched science fiction. It's the near-term future today's hackers are warning about.<p>Most people aren't aware their cars are already …

Sony at E3 2014: Can it hold its lead?

When it comes to gaming, it's been a good year for Sony. It took advantage of some Microsoft missteps and came out of last year's E3 with momentum that carried over into the launch of the PS4, which has continued to outsell the Xbox One at around a 4-3 rate since both consoles hit the market in …

James Martin