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Sony Cancels Studio Tours In Wake Of Hacker Threats Over 'The Interview'

Sony has canceled tours of its Culver City, California studios in the wake of hacker threats which have already scuttled the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, "The Interview."<p>Tours were canceled last week and will not resume this year, The Hollywood Reporter said.<p>The two-hour guided …

Official: U.S. Will Respond to North Korea

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The finding is one reason why U.S. investigators do not believe the …

Zero-G Simulator Lets You Float Through an Oculus Rift Space Station

Virtual reality designer Martin Schubert's 'Weightless' uses Magic Leap motion capture software to give you virtual hands as you float through a space station in Oculus Rift.<p>Even as space tourism becomes a reality, escaping Earth's atmosphere is still well outside the average person's price range. …

Ghost cars may soon become a reality

Jaguar is currently working on technology that projects a ghost car in front of drivers, allowing them to navigate busy roads without having to refer …

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.<p>More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn …

Oculus just bought two very interesting VR tech companies

Oculus VR, the developer of the Rift virtual reality headset, made two acquisitions this week with the aim of improving its immersive technology. One is a company that specializes in hand tracking while the other develops tech that can create 3D models from real-world objects.<p>The first of those …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Xbox One breaks the PS4's winning streak with 1.2 million sales in November

Sony's PlayStation 4 has been at the top of the next-generation sales charts for almost its entire lifespan, but Microsoft just broke through in a big way. According to the latest NPD data drop, the Xbox One was the number one selling console in both the US and the UK for November. The PS4 had …

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

This Site Visualizes Your Death

And your birth, plus everything in between.<p>Ever wonder how you fit into the teeming swarm of humanity, statistically? Now in beta, Population.io is a great new site designed by Benedikt Groß (previously featured on Co.Design for his typeface made up of satellite imagery) that visualizes your place …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed in retro trading card form

Disney and Lucasfilm are finally putting some names to the faces (and the droids) seen in the first teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. That dark and mysterious character, widely suspected of being a new Sith, seen above? His name is Kylo Ren, according to a new batch of trading cards …

Rain thrashes California, Oregon; falling tree kills 1 - CNN.com

<i>Affected by the storm? Send your photos to CNN iReport, but please stay safe.</i><p><b>San Francisco (CNN)</b> -- The Pacific coast's strongest storm in years pummeled California and Oregon on Thursday, leaving at least one man dead and knocking out power in urban areas.<p>Phillip Crosby died when a tree fell on …

How the wind farms of the future could be underwater

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom may seem an unlikely candidate to lead a renewable energy revolution; it doesn't have much sun for solar power, it doesn't have much space for wind power and it doesn't have giant coursing rivers for hydro.<p>It does, however, have thousands of miles of coastline and a …

Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

As revelations from the stolen files over executive pay, actor strife and poor security continue, Sony Pictures tries to stop people downloading its data<p>Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, …

Apple Watch may enter mass production earlier than expected

Apple is said to have resolved yield issues with various Apple Watch components, and the device is set to go into mass production in January — one month earlier than many were expecting — according to a new report from Taiwan’s <i>United Daily News.</i><p>The news story also claims that Apple has ordered 24 …

A Chinese city is burning money for power instead of coal

A power plant in Luoyang City in central China is burning money as a cleaner alternative to coal<p>China’s economic growth may be cooling down but the energy sector has plenty of money to burn.<p>A power plant in Luoyang City, in the country’s central Henan province, is using old banknotes rather than …

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

Today, despite recent progress, solar power accounts for about one percent of the world’s energy mix. Yet the International Energy Agency (IEA) says …