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Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain had half a million new sign-ups in a week

LONDON — Blockchain, the world's biggest provider of bitcoin wallets, saw a huge surge in new sign-ups last week as bitcoin's price skyrocketed.<p>Blockchain CEO Peter Smith said in an email to investors seen by Business Insider that the company "added half a million new sign-ups this week …

Tom Hardy Reveals Venom Plot Details

As the Marvel movie machine rolls on, even the biggest stars are being drawn into the hype. Most recently, Tom Hardy signed on to play Spiderman …

How To Find Out If You've Been Hit By The Equifax Hack

The credit monitoring bureau says the personal information of 143 million Americans was exposed.<p>Everyone should be worried about the latest cybersecurity breach.<p>Equifax, one of the main credit score providers in America, announced Thursday that the company was the victim of a large-scale hack that …

Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism

A small trial involving 10 boys with autism spectrum disorder showed promising results from treatment with a drug called suramin, which was …

Autism

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Jon Favreau Talks Movie Economics With Scarlett Johansson: “If You Can’t Make A Profit, You Don’t Get Opportunities” – Tribeca

Unlike last year’s Marvel star and director pairing at Tribeca Talks, which resulted in Joss Whedon expressing his regrets to Mark Ruffalo for …

Film Industry

Disney's movie schedule for 2018, 2019, 2020 and beyond including Star Wars, Marvel and the live-action remakes

Grab your calendar, and take out a bank loan – here's what you're doing for the next three years. Disney has announced what it plans to bring to the …

Walt Disney Company

Philadelphia Eagles Owner: It’s Time for Washington to Act Like an NFL Team

What do football, political polarization and autism have in common? They all illuminate aspects of the human condition, explaining who we are, where …

Dunkirk Will Be Unlike Any Christopher Nolan Film We've Seen

The director said there would be very little dialogue.<p>Even though Christopher Nolan has never done a war movie before, he's jumping in headfirst and taking chances with <i>Dunkirk</i>.<p>Nolan told French magazine <i>Premiere</i> this week about his latest film that will be released this summer, but based on his …

Dunkirk

Brain Structure Might Explain Why Boys Are 5 Times More Likely to Develop Autism

A brain-based divide.<p>Researchers have discovered that girls with brain structures that are more "male typical" are more likely to develop autism than …

MIT Gets $20 Million to Study Autism

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Thursday a new center for autism research, launching with $20 million in initial funding …

Make a Tax-Free Move From a 401(k) to a Roth IRA

Here's what you need to know about how to properly make the switch.<p>Q<i>I made after-tax contributions to my 401(k). When I retire, can I roll that money</i> …

'Westworld' maze merch has taken over Etsy because we're all super-nerds

<i>Westworld</i> was certainly one of the more mind-bending TV shows to hit the small screen in 2016, but it too must inevitably be subject to the Etsy …

TV

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

People With Autism Have Unusually Symmetrical Brains, New Scans Reveal

This could explain a lot.<p>Brain connections in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show more symmetry across the right and left hemispheres, …

Seven Minutes Of Christopher Nolan’s War Epic ‘Dunkirk’ Will Air Before ‘Rogue One’ In IMAX

Fans who are already anticipating a great experience at the theater when they go see <i>Rogue One</i> for the first time this holiday season now have another reason to get their butts in seats as soon as possible. According to /Film, the first seven minutes of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new …

Movies

Cowboys have NFL's best record because they own the fourth quarter

FRISCO, Texas -- You want to know why the Dallas Cowboys have the NFL’s best record and became the first team to lock up a playoff berth? They own …

Father's search for autistic son's cup completed thanks to the kindness of the internet

Earlier this month, one caring dad launched a worldwide search on Twitter for a particular sippy cup that has not been produced in 10 years.<p>Marc …

How Dallas almost missed on Dak ... over and over

<i>This story appears in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, on newsstands Nov. 4</i>.<p>No one could recall the last time the Dallas Cowboys spent much, if …

Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones now available to buy, featuring W1 chip and 12 hour battery life

<b>Update</b>: Powerbeats 3 available to buy at Amazon now, $199 in four colors with free shipping.<p>Following the launch of the W1-equipped Beats Solo3 on-ear headphones, Beats has now launched the latest iteration of its Powerbeats wireless earphones, the Powerbeats 3, making it the second audio …

Toys R Us to offer quiet shopping hour for children with autism

Branches of Toys R Us across the UK will be holding a ‘quiet hour’ on the morning of Sunday 6th November, aimed at parents and carers of children with autism.<p>To offer a calmer shopping environment the stores will have their lights dimmed and the quantity of fluorescent lighting reduced.<p>There will …

Autism

Father shares autistic son's heartbreaking response to homework

One goal parents have is to make sure their children are happy; when they aren't, it's devastating. One dad shared the sadness he has about his son, Christopher.<p>Christopher is on the autism spectrum, and has been having a hard time making friends at school. For a homework assignment, he had to …

macOS Sierra software update for Mac rolling out now, here’s everything new

It’s been a week since iOS 10 debuted on iPhone and iPad, and now it’s the Mac’s turn with macOS Sierra. OS X is officially no more; long live macOS (version 10.12 to be precise). As its name cleverly suggests, macOS <i>Sierra</i> brings Siri to the Mac for the first time since the voice assistant was …

Twitter launches new Apple TV app for streaming live video including NFL Thursday Night Football

Just in time for NFL Thursday Night Football (and tvOS 10), Twitter is launching a new Apple TV app for streaming live video to the big screen. It was first reported a month ago that the new app was in the works. The new app will let viewers watch premium video content like the 10 NFL games that …

FBI director James Comey recommends that everyone put a cover on their computer’s webcam

Earlier this year, an image of Mark Zuckerberg’s desk emerged showing that he uses a piece of tape to cover the webcam on his MacBook Pro. While many mocked this security method by Zuckerberg at the time, the Facebook CEO now has some additional back up from someone who’s pretty security conscious: …

How to Double Your Nest Egg for Retirement

Consistent users of 401(k)s amass twice the wealth of others, a study suggests.<p>Most savers take an on-again, off-again approach to putting money …

Millennials are walking away from homeownership. And that's a good thing.

Millennial homeownership rates are way, way down. And believe it or not, that's probably a good thing.<p>Across all age groups, the U.S. homeownership rate — at 62.9 percent — has now fallen to its lowest level in more than five decades. Among younger Americans only, things look especially …

3 Ways to Actively Plan for Your Retirement

Actively planning for the future is all about developing more efficient habits.<p>Entrepreneurs and small business owners tend to be very passionate about their work and don't often think about their retirement as much as they should. And I'm totally with these folks; fingers crossed, I'll be working …

64% of millennials are pretty sure they won't save enough money to retire

According to a new survey from Wells Fargo of 1,000 US adults ages 22 to 35 — yes, 35-year-olds, you are millennials — 64% don't think they'll be able to save $1 million, often seen as a nest-egg target to fund a multidecade retirement.<p>And considering that 74% of respondents don't think Social …