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The Real Reason Verizon Went Unlimited

<b>Verizon</b> (NYSE: VZ) was the longest holdout of the four major U.S. wireless carriers when it came to unlimited data plans. While <b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ: TMUS) and <b>Sprint</b> (NYSE: S) released their unlimited plans with aggressive pricing, Verizon fought back by offering free iPhones and other device …

Telecoms

NASA Joins Twitter Users To Name Those Newly Discovered Planets. The Inevitable Happens.

Planet McPlanetface, anyone?<p>Let’s face it. It was <i>always</i> going to happen.<p>When Twitter users including NASA lightheartedly began suggesting names for seven newly discovered planets, Planet McPlanetface immediately became one of the favorites.<p>Remember Boaty McBoatface? (The moniker that people voted …

Astronomy

How Hugh Jackman's 'Logan' Character Was Inspired by Johnny Cash, Clint Eastwood and Mickey Rourke

“Johnny Cash is a very Logan guy and vice versa,” director James Mangold says of the dark, dystopian “X-Men” spinoff<p>Hugh Jackman’s final outing as …

Clint Eastwood

Nintendo made a new 8-bit Legend of Zelda, and you'll never get to play it

Want.<p>In "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," the flagship game for the new Nintendo Switch, you can -- for example -- cut down trees, roll the logs down river, chop them into firewood, set them on fire, and use the rising heat to send Link flying up into the air.<p>How did Nintendo know these …

Retrogaming

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.<p>Hours later, the 51-year-old former air …

Seiko will sell a limited run of "Steve Job" watches from his iconic 1984 potrait

Sadly only in Japan<p>Japanese watch maker Seiko is teaming up with Tokyo-based retailer Nano Universe to sell a limited run of Chariot series watches. What makes the Chariot so special? Well, it was the minimalist watch design Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sported in a 1984 Norman Seeff portrait that …

Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world

The city with the highest-profile Linux desktop projects is turning back to Windows, but the fate of Linux isn't tied to the PC anymore.<p>After a …

French man wants $48 million from Uber for allegedly breaking up his marriage

A French businessman from Côte d’Azur has sued Uber, asking for no less €45 million in damages, or around US$48 million. The reason is mildly …

License Plates

KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona Found Dead Near River in Missouri

Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead Saturday near Belgrade, Mo.<p>Ancona’s body was …

Poll: Almost Half of Americans Think Trump Moving 'Too Fast'

Delivering on campaign promises to get to work quickly, President Donald Trump began his term with a flurry of executive orders aimed largely at pushing policies he espoused on the trail, but new polling suggests many Americans think he should slow his pace.<p>Almost half the country thinks President …

Donald Trump

22 ski resorts in Japan are now offering free lift tickets to foreigners | Adventure Sports Network

Nearly two dozen resorts in Japan are trying a unique approach to convince international visitors to check out their powder-packed slopes: They’re …

Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

A site that tracked massive hacks has disappeared after being allegedly raided by the cops

LeakedSource, a for-profit service that aggregated data from various hacks and made users pay to search it, has gone offline, as previously reported by Zack Whittaker at ZDNet. And a message posted on a forum dedicated to hacking and virtual markets claims that this is because the site has been …

Hacking

British accents are perfect for film villains because it makes them appear less trustworthy, expert claims

From Shere Khan in the Jungle Book to Alan Rickman in Die Hard, British villains have long been terrorising victims on the big screen.<p>And now the reason behind why they make such effective baddies has emerged; they speak with the right accent.<p>Actors who use Queen’s English are more likely to appear …

Die Hard

Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of …

Human Rights

What is World's Most Powerful Passport? - Live and Let's Fly

I tend to spend far too much time reading the <i>Daily Mail</i>, and came across a story a few days ago ranking passports.<p>Passport Index is a great resources …

Joshua Kushner Attends Jared Kushner's Swear-In as Trump's Advisor After Going to the Women's March

Wonder what this means…<p><b>Update, 1/23:</b> After Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law Joshua Kushner made a surprising appearance at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, he reportedly visited the White House to watch his older brother Jared Kushner get sworn in as President Donald Trump's senior advisor.<p>…

Donald Trump

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

On Twitter, Trump mocks women marchers

Commentary: The president suggests that the marchers should have voted. He also offers alternative facts about his inauguration's popularity.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's a certain tension in the air, coupled with a depressing …

Donald Trump

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

Trump moving on NAFTA, won't release tax returns; WH closer to moving embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump said Sunday that he’ll discuss immigration and renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement when he meets soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, part of a busy fourth day for his administration.<p>“Anybody ever hear of NAFTA,” Trump said during a White House swearing-in …

Donald Trump

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer punched in the face during interview

Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, was punched in the face by a protester during a TV interview in Washington, USA.

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Science

Melbourne: young child among three dead after car ploughs into pedestrians in Bourke Street – as it happened

This is where I’ll end our rolling coverage of a fatal incident in the Melbourne CBD today.<p>Below is what we know about the attack.<p>A 26-year-old man <b>drove his car through Bourke Street mall</b> and several intersections, hitting dozens of people.<br>• He was <b>shot by police and arrested at the scene,</b> before …

Extremism

Trump's Plan to Gut the DOE Will Decimate Physics Research

Rick Perry is interviewing for a job that won't exist next week.<p>Rick Perry’s nomination to head the Department of Energy already raised huge concerns …

‘My 600-lb Life’ Recap: Patient Loses 156 Pounds But Calls the Process ‘Bulls–t,’ Refuses Therapy

It was a rough road for Cynthia Wells on <i>My 600-lb Life</i>'s Wednesday, January 18, episode, as she ignored her doctor’s orders to visit a therapist post …

How are the new Mac Jr. and Grand Mac at McDonald's? We dig in

McDonald's just launched two new versions of the Big Mac — a smaller Mac Jr. and a supersized Grand Mac. Yet, for a nationwide rollout of two new dishes based on the most cherished menu item of the largest fast food chain in the world, McDonald's is being rather quiet.<p>I found only one small sign …

'Logan' Will Be the First Great Superhero Movie of 2017

This new trailer is like Mad Max meets Stranger Things.<p>It seems that <i>some</i> big Hollywood studios are realizing the superhero genre has reached saturation and these movies need to reinvent themselves. Marvel did it with the trashy, self-aware, and brilliant <i>Deadpool,</i> as well as the campy, '80s-tinged …

It's not in your head: The weather is weirder, and climate change is the reason why

But don’t point any fingers at one particular flood. Or drought. Or hurricane. Or heatwave.<p>If it seems like you’re reading about devastating floods, droughts, and storms way more often than you used to, it’s because these extreme events are actually happening more frequently.<p>But this should come as …

Climate Change

Researchers have found a way to pair cells to smartphones

Wearables, fitness trackers and other medical devices are extremely useful for gathering basic health data, but existing electronics aren't so good at communicating directly with our bodies' biological systems. The simple fact is that there's a disconnect between organic cells that communicate via …