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The Hulk Will Appear in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok

It had been rumoured that the Hulk would play a part in Marvel's next Thor movie, but now it has been confirmed that actor Mark Ruffalo is about to join the cast of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>.<p>Variety are reporting that Ruffalo is in "final negotiations" to return as Bruce Banner and his green-skinned alter ego …

Marvel Universe

Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 parkour racing 'Free Run' mode revealed

Treyarch has revealed an all-new mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III in which players can race through parkour-like obstacle courses.<p>Free Run mode …

The Road Ahead: Toyota Sees Gas Engine Cars Gone By 2050 (Tesla's Already There)

This past week Toyota said it plans to all but eliminate gasoline-based cars by 2050. Tesla is about 35 years ahead of that goal.<p>The Japanese automaker laid out it goals on Wednesday, according to a report in Nikkei, Japan’s largest business daily. The plans call for a 90 percent reduction in the …

Alternative Fuel

University of Wisconsin-Madison wins $234 million from Apple in patent suit

A jury has decided that Apple must pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison $234 million for infringing one of its patents, Reuters reports. The final figure is much lower than the maximum damages set for the trial, and also lower than the $400 million the university had asked for, but it's still …

8 Innovative Ways to Make Hummus

We know, we know, hummus made with the best quality chickpeas along with the right balance of tahini, lemon and olive oil is perfection. But we also …

Sunday Recipe: Chicken Under a Brick

Chilly autumn weather is the perfect time to dive into heartier recipes like this twist on the classic brick chicken from chef Marc Forgione. While he’s not a big name outside of New York City, Forgione knows his way around a piece of meat. The brick chicken is a family recipe that’s become a …

Star Wars Episode 7 Actor Tells Fans to "Get Ready"

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Disney has revealed a new <i>Force Awakens</i> poster and teased that the new trailer will arrive during halftime of <i>Monday Night Football</i> tomorrow.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>With rumors swirling of a new <i>Star Wars Episode VII -- The Force Awakens</i> trailer coming tomorrow alongside ticket pre-sales, …

Star Wars Episode 7 Getting Movie Theater Marathon Event

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a <i>Star Wars</i> Marathon Event. On December 17, select movie theaters across the US and Canada will host a special showing of all six <i>Star Wars</i> movies, culminating with a viewing of <i>The Force Awakens</i>. Everyone who attends also gets an lanyard with "exclusive marathon …

AliveCor shows Apple Watch ultrasonic ECG heart monitoring wrist band, plans 2016 launch

<b>AliveCor</b>, maker of the iPhone-compatible Mobile ECG cardiac monitoring accessory (reviewed here), has unveiled a new Apple Watch version that can be worn as a wrist band. The tentatively-titled <b>Apple Watch ECG</b> goes beyond the heart rate sensor built into the Apple Watch, adding a two-electrode …

Scoot launches electric car rentals and plans second city expansion

Scoot is moving beyond its namesake. Today the company announced the availability of the Scoot Quad, a four-wheeled electric car from Nissan called the New Mobility Concept (worst name ever) based on the Renault Twizy. The company's fleet of scooters will be joined by 10 Quads as the company …

The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.<p>This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could …

Steam Machines: First impressions, The Specs, Prices, and Release Dates

With Valve's various Steam Machines launching next month, gamers will finally be able get to their hands on these compact gaming PCs. To help you get the full details before you potentially take the plunge, we've compiled all the Steam Machine's first wave details you need to know!<p>This collection …

Halo 5 Multiplayer Bans, Skill Ranking System, Medals, and More Outlined

With just 10 days to go before the release of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft has now announced more details about the game's multiplayer component regarding its ban policy, skill ranking system, medals, and more.<p>First up is Halo 5's ban policy. In an effort to "maintain the quality of the Arena …

Google acquires 360-degree photography startup Digisfera to beef up Street View

Google has acquired Digisfera, a startup focused on panoramic images. Digisfera’s employees will be joining the Street View team at Google “to continue building great experiences using 360° photography.” Financial details of the deal were not revealed.<p><b>Update</b>: Google confirmed the acquisition of …

PewDiePie Tops the Forbes List of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars

Welp. It beats working.<p>PewDiePie is the undisputed financial king of the YouTube stars.<p>The Swedish performer earned $12 million over the past year with his video game commentary, from advertisers eager to reach his “bro army” of 40 million subscribers. That haul places him at the top of Forbes …