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Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests.<p>Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed security officers, announced on state television …

The New Godzilla Movie Would Have Taken 450 Years To Design On A Single Computer

This is the first Godzilla re-boot in a decade, and based on what we know so far about this installment in the Kaiju franchise, this version genuinely looks awesome. We're talking <i>really</i> epic. It doesn't hurt that it stars Bryan Cranston in his first leading gig since <i>Breaking Bad'</i>s finale.<p>But let's …

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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel Is Blowing A Huge Opportunity

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is out in theaters this weekend, and many people will be upset with the end of the film.<p>If you've seen every trailer for the movie, there aren't many surprises at all until maybe one of the final scenes.<p>Even then, you're probably able to guess what happens. There's been a …

From Mario Kart to Call of Duty, it's The Top 5 News of the Week - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

This week's Top 5 highlights Mario Karts return with free games to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reveal. Naomi Kyle takes you through the …

3D-printed cast uses ultrasound to speed healing

<i>(Credit: A' Design Awards)</i><p><b>A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new</b> …

Apple Is About To Lose Its Revenue Dominance Over Android

To put it bluntly, Android is for poor people, iPhone is for rich people.<p>That may be about to change.<p>New data shows that in addition to overtaking Apple's mobile market share, Android is also catching up in terms of its share of mobile revenue. The change explains in part why Google wants to create …

Fourth Amendment in the digital age: Supreme Court to decide if police can search cellphones without a warrant

<b>(trekandshoot via Shutterstock)</b><p>The outcome of these two cases depends on a digital-age interpretation of an 18th century phrase<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 29, 2014 5:20pm (UTC)<p>Today the Supreme Court is hearing two cases on law enforcement's ability to search a person's cellphone without a warrant. It is an …

Ukraine helicopter hit by grenade taking off

A Ukraine helicopter has been crippled in a grenade attack as OSCE monitors are feared missing in volatile east<p>Following the incident there were fears that the situation had taken a sinister new turn when Germany said it feared a group of military observers operating in eastern Ukraine had gone …

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.<p>On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use …

With latest ad, Apple wants to make Samsung turn green

Oh my, Apple strikes back in its ever so entertaining feud with Samsung… This time the occasion is Earth Day. Yes, really.<p>On April 22, ecologists celebrate Earth Day, a worldwide event dedicated to drawing attention to the problems of our environment. Earth Day also happens to be the perfect …

Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

Amazon’s upcoming smartphone will have a unique, gesture-based interaction method that involves tilting the phone to access new information and control on-screen elements, including flipping between pages, according to a new BGR report. This illuminates much more clearly some suggestions about head …

Star Wars Bits: 'Attack of the Clones' Bloopers, Plus Rebels, Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi – /Film

Some <i>Episode VII</i> speculation, lots of video game news and the ultimate <i>Star Wars</i> champion are all in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about …

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Toshiba unveils its 4K UltraHD laptop — and a bunch of new back-to-school computers

Toshiba is unveiling a laptop with four times the visual sharpness of typical computer screens today. The Satellite P55t laptop has one of the first 4K UltraHD displays, or screens just as sharp as the newest flat-screen TVs.<p>The laptop can display four times as many pixels as a standard …

LG Again Rumored to be Sole Supplier of Flexible Displays for iWatch

LG will be the sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the iWatch as Apple looks to launch the device later this year in two sizes, according to a report from Korea's <i>Naver</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p><i>iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelBand</i><p>The report notes that …

U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables.<p>The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> adds, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and …

Google Updates Terms Of Service To Reflect Email Scanning Practices

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect its email scanning practices that are carried out to provide users with customized search results and tailored advertising, as Reuters first spotted.<p>In the latest version of its terms of service, Google adds a paragraph explaining that email …

Belgium bans Uber, threatens €10,000 fine for each attempted pickup

A Brussels court has declared Uber to be illegal in Belgium, saying the company will be fined €10,000 for every ride. The UberPOP ride-sharing service has been on shaky ground there since its February launch, with the government even seizing vehicles. As in France, taxi drivers are taking umbrage …

78% of Organizations Experienced a Data Breach in the Past 2 Years

When Target publicly confirmed that the credit and debit accounts of 40 million customers had been compromised in December, many consumers received a …

BTC China Launches ATM Web App

BTC China, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by trading volume, released a new mobile-friendly Web app called the Picasso ATM today. The Picasso ATM allows users around the world to exchange the digital currency for cash without having to find a physical ATM.<p>To use Picasso ATM, bitcoin …

Google Glass goes on sale today for 24 hours

Today and today only, regular citizens who are not even a little bit powerful or internet famous can become Glass Explorers as Google opens up sales …

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That’s One Gigantic Lizard In The Newest Poster For ‘Godzilla’

Hollywood’s scariest pissed off lizard is set to attack San Francisco – Vince knows what he did – on May 16, and a lot of us are pretty skeptical about it all, because the 1998 Roland Emmerich version was basically one giant monster poop being crammed into our eyeballs. Additionally, a couple of …

New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Photo Reveals The Identity Of The Green Goblin

Want to know who the Green Goblin is in <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>?! Well allow Sony to oblige.<p>The company had so far kept the Goblin's identity somewhat mysterious since both the original GG, Norman Osborn, and his son Harry are in the movie.<p>But in a photo they shared with <i>TotalFilm</i> on Thursday the …

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: new frontiers or bottom of the barrel?

Reading on mobile? Click to view trailer<p>It all used to be so simple when it came to superheroes on the big screen. Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men … the odd spot of Catwoman or Daredevil if one were really unlucky. So how did we reach a place where the most hyped comic book movie of the year …

China Threatens Drama if Obama Meets the Dalai Lama

World<p>BEIJING – A planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama would "seriously damage" U.S. relations with China, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday.<p>The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, …

How the internet ruined game consoles

The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable connector that the NES before it used, though it's possible he was bold enough to forge a new …

DECK THE HALLS WITH GEEKY ORNAMENTS

<b>DECK THE HALLS WITH GEEKY ORNAMENTS</b><p>Or, if you’re not into decking your halls, decorate your tree with ornaments that accurately represent your inner geek, like these from FusRoDraw.<p>Each ornament is only $12 and if you don’t see something you like, simply message Kelsey and she’ll make you a custom design. You can’t go wrong!