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‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Fake News

Astropad’s Luna Display is the portable display solution you’ve always wanted

Wireless displays have always had too many compromises to be practically useful for me: Lag, image quality, consistency of connection, on and on. But new hardware from Astropad, the maker of the popular iPad app that you can use to turn your tablet into a drawing tablet, has finally convinced me …

Portable

France is the first to use drones for its national mail service

It's no longer surprising to see postal services experimenting with delivering mail using drones. However, France is kicking things up a notch: its national mail service will be the first to deliver packages by drone on a regular route. DPDgroup, the express courier subsidiary of the mail service, …

Drones

Google's Driving App Is Now Available to All Android Users

Google announced Monday that it’s bringing its Android Auto vehicle infotainment system app to every smartphone running Android 5.0 or later.<p>The …

Android Auto

Samsung officially recalls Note 7 after US agency weighs in

It's official. If you've still got a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you've got to hand it over.<p>The US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced an official recall for all Note 7 phones sold in the country before September 15. The group said "consumers should immediately stop using and power …

The 23 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

Thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it's a classic like "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" or the new addition to the streaming giant, "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p><b>Here are the 23 best</b> …

Entertainment

SpaceX and NASA have released full statements about Thursday's rocket explosion — here's what they said

More than a day after the fiery explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, both SpaceX and NASA have issued full statements.<p>The rocket catastrophically blew up at a launchpad called Space Launch Center 40 (SLC-40) at 9:07 a.m. on September 1, right before a routine …

Space Travel

19 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Entertainment

The world saw a grieving mother. Donald Trump saw a Muslim | Amana Fontanella-Khan

Ghazala Khan’s silence at the Democratic convention reflected her anguish, but the would-be president painted her as different from other Americans<p>There are many sinister things in the world. But a mother’s grief isn’t one of them. Yet Donald Trump sees dark undercurrents everywhere – including in …

Disney has 6 'Star Wars' movies planned through 2020 — here they all are

"The Force Awakens" takes place 30 years after the events of 1983's "Return of the Jedi." The First Order has risen from the fallen Empire and the Resistance is fighting back. Featuring a group of characters from the original trilogy alongside a new team of young Rebels, "The Force Awakens" is the …

Movies

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Mindfulness

NASA’s Comet Hitchhiker will help create a guide to the galaxy

NASA engineers say they have come up with an easier way of exploring comets and asteroids in our Solar System: harpooning fast-moving space rocks. The idea is to make a probe — called Comet Hitchhiker — that would "catch rides" on asteroids by spearing them with tethers. Once the vehicle finishes a …

Windows 10 is on 75 million PCs after only one month

If you're still wondering why Microsoft made Windows 10 free, just consider the latest stats: It's now on 75 million computers one month after its big launch, Windows corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi tweeted today. In comparison, it took six months for Microsoft to sell 100 million Windows 8 licenses, a …

A close look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft after its parachute test

Shelf-size stereo delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo that just sits on a shelf at home.<p>That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo …

Audiophile

Sony's New Drone Is A Helicopter In A Plane's Body

Wait, Sony made a drone?<p>For decades, aircraft design has focused on a central compromise: if an aerial vehicle wants to fly fast, it needs a plane-like body that cuts through the air and generates lift, but if it wants to take off and land vertically, it needs rotors and a much slower body. …

Drones