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Robin Williams was cremated, his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams' body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay.<p>The ashes were to be scattered off the coast of California's Marin County, according to a death certificate obtained by Radar Online. Williams, who was found dead …

Nooka’s “ZONAL – Extending the Body and Mind” Explores Optimistic TechnoFuturism

According to the Tantric tradition there are fourteen great nerve centers in the physical body, with seven energy centers – chakras – serving as the …

Watches

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1b: Mongolian Thumb Rings

<i>[Images by Fiddler49]</i><p>By mastering the assembly of compound materials, the Mongols had created an incredibly powerful bow, as we saw in the previous …

Hong Kong

Here’s what Facebook’s workforce looks like

Facebook just joined the growing wave of Silicon Valley companies voluntarily reporting their diversity data.<p>And like its peers, the company’s workforce is heavily male, with very few Hispanic and black employees. The gap is particularly wide when it comes to people in senior leadership and …

Silicon Valley

U.S. economy back on track, but first quarter was nasty

It turns out the pothole the U.S. economy hit in the first quarter was more like a crater.<p>An updated estimate by the Commerce Department showed gross domestic product deteriorated at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent in the first three months of 2014, a stark revision that forced economists to …

Blogs | Food & Wine

The Eleven Madison Park restaurateur opens up about the L.A. food scene and his six-part SiriusXM radio show.<p>When it comes to bread and cheese, the …

The Eater Email Newsletter Can Be Yours Today

Filled with the biggest restaurant-world and dining news of the day, the <b>Eater National Email Newsletter</b> is delivered free to your inbox every evening. Haven't gotten around to signing up yet? No problem. You can do it right here:<p>Sign up for the Eater National email Newsletter

World Trade Center Made of Cheese Is a Symbol of American Ingenuity at its Finest

Here is a truly impressive cheese replica of the new <b>World Trade Center</b>, courtesy of the people at <b>Castello USA</b>.

Amelia Showalter: The Genius Behind President Obama's 'Hey There' Emails

<i>In a new series called #TechTalk10, we'll be asking powerful women in the tech industry 10 questions each. We're tempted to ask them way more questions, of course, but these women are busy and important and have really, really interesting work to get back to—like data guru Amelia Showalter, former</i> …

Here’s the first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I”

It’s a minute-long propaganda speech by President Snow<p>Dressed in all-white garb in a white room, Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) stands dutifully by the side of a sanguine President Snow (Donald Sutherland), who addresses the people of Panem from a white throne. "Since the dark days, our nation has …

Five albums to try this week: Keaton Henson, Ed Sheeran and more

Keaton Henson – Romantic Works (Oak Ten)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Henson and cellist Ren Ford collaborate on this surprise album of contemplative, quietly moving instrumental arrangements. Listen to it while sobbing/revelling in the orchestration/browsing Henson’s rather lovely website.<p><b>It might not be</b> …

Michael Jackson's Dad: 'My Son Visits Me in My Sleep'

On the fifth anniversary of the pop icon's death, his father Joe says that he thinks of his son every day<p>On the fifth anniversary of Michael …

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana

<b>This post updated at 4:00 p.m. ET.</b><p>Utah and Indiana are the latest states to see their bans on same-sex marriage struck down by a federal court, following rulings in both states Wednesday that found the prohibition unconstitutional.<p>In Utah, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower …

Court: Utah can't ban gay marriage

DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The three-judge panel in Denver ruled 2-1 …

Google Is Finally Poised To Bring PC-Class Gaming To Your Living Room -- Will The Content Follow?

The concept of core (read: controller based) gaming on Android has been a somewhat laughable notion until recently. Despite valiant efforts from companies like Nvidia, MadCatz, and OUYA to push the platform forward, it has become a victim of its own openness, resulting in frustrating barriers. …

PlayStation Plus July free games include Dead Space 3, Towerfall Ascension, Strider

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get free access to games such as <i>Towerfall Ascension</i>, <i>Strider</i> and <i>Dead Space 3</i>, Sony Computer Entertainment announced via the PlayStation Blog and PlayStation Blog Europe.<p><i>Towerfall Ascension</i> is the critically acclaimed PC and console version of the popular Ouya game, …

PC gaming is on the rise: In the console vs. PC race, it looks like PC is surging ahead

Since our last video game survey, the industry has undergone some major changes, including the debut of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But does …

Gaming

PlayStation Now will start streaming PS3 games to Sony TVs next week

Sony has been testing its PlayStation Now cloud streaming game service for months, with a select group of players testing it out on the PS3 and PS4 (all PS4 owners can try it out at the end of next month). On Monday, that group will expand to include owners of some of Sony's 2014 TVs, including all …

United States Stands by Ukraine After Rebels Down Helicopter

Vice President Joe Biden offered condolences to the Ukrainian president Tuesday after rebels in the eastern part of the country downed a military helicopter, killing nine servicemen.<p>The violent attack came one day after pro-Russian insurgents in the conflict-torn region said they would agree to a …

Russia

Our Brains are Built to Like Curved Screens

There's a good reason we are experiencing the rise of the so-called "visual web." Our minds were destined to be attracted to visuals over text—since …

Gorilla Glass

Building a Smarter Bedroom

Sponsored by Simmons<p>It's no secret technology is still entering each and every portion of our lives. From wearables to a smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking, the future of technology aims to not only help us keep track of our own biometrics, but also help bolster them by building a …

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