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France reports 12% fall in number of cars torched on New Year’s Eve

Government says there were fewer arrests for disturbances due to more security following street attacks before Christmas<p>The French government has reported a 12% drop in the number of cars torched on New Year’s Eve – a ritual among revellers in the high-rise suburbs.<p>The number of vehicles set alight …

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Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Will Go Straight to Home Video

If the smashing online success of <i>The Interview</i> tells us anything, it’s that there are plenty of audiences to be found by releasing your film directly into peoples’ homes. So maybe don’t weep <i>too</i> hard for <b>Ryan Gosling</b>, whose directorial debut will be distributed by major studio Warner Bros., but only …

Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo’s expansion into cheap clones of Canon …

Oil tycoon: I'm too broke for $1 billion divorce

A billionaire oil tycoon, who just last month agreed to pay $1 billion after a highly contentious divorce, now says it's no longer fair to ask him to pay out the big bucks because his wallet has been hit so hard by falling oil prices.<p>Harold Hamm this month filed an appeal in Oklahoma saying his …

Cops arrest man tied to hacks on Xbox and Playstation networks

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Police in the U.K. appear to have collared one of the grinches responsible for a massive DDoS attack on XBox Live and Sony …

NWA Straight Outta Compton biopic trailer: what we learned

Shooting for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton finished this fall, and it’s scheduled for an August release. Considering the groundbreaking group’s acrimonious history – Ice Cube left after one album, while co-founders Eazy-E and Dr Dre later went to war with each other – fans are curious to …

Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone

The financial collapse of Mt. Gox, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, wasn’t just due to hackers, Japanese police suspect.<p>The Japanese …

Lizard Squad's takedown-for-hire service quickly disappears

One of the oldest sales tactics in the book is using a freebie to get you hooked before slapping you with the bill for the second. That's why the audacious holiday season takedowns of both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were, apparently, a marketing stunt. Lizard Squad, the group that …

Spider-Man 3 'didn't work' says director Sam Raimi

Though at the helm for three wallcrawler movies, Raimi admits he ‘messed up’ with Tobey Maguire’s final superhero turn<p>• Hollywood’s biggest mistake? Spider-Man 3 recap by Stuart Heritage • Andrew Garfield’s web-master: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review by Peter Bradshaw<p>Sam Raimi has admitted he …

Apple Sued Over Storage-Devouring iOS 8

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over the storage on its iPhones, iPads and iPods.<p>A class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in California, alleging that Apple "fails to disclose" to people that as much as 23.1 percent of the advertised storage space on 8 GB and 16 GB devices would be consumed …

The Worst Video Games of 2014

Video game developers reached spectacular heights in 2014, creating games that entertained, enlightened, and elevated the medium.<p>These are not those games.<p>These are the losers, the stinkers, the games that wasted the time and money of everyone involved. These games aren’t just boring or buggy, but …