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Video: Nathalie Emmanuel talks Game of Thrones on Jimmy Kimmel Live

“I’m a fortress,” Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) said on a recent visit to <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>. She was talking about spoilers, making damn sure Kimmel …

It’s official (probably), the iPhone 8 is going OLED

Put the rumors to rest; the iPhone 8 will have an OLED screen, <i>we think</i>. It’s still not something Apple is confirming at this point, but it seems unlikely the company ordered 70-million OLED screens from Samsung for anything other than the new iPhone.<p>While the order is less than half of the size …

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Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

WASHINGTON — The assertion by the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes, that he saw intelligence reports showing that government surveillance programs “incidentally” collected communications involving Trump transition team members between November and …

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

NASA wants to put a giant shield around Mars so we can live there, and we're cool with this

In Washington, D.C., NASA headquarters recently hosted the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop. Here scientists discussed ambitious space travel …

In Trump’s Terrifying New Normal, Obama Is Nixon and Up Is Down

After finally living up to his vow to be ‘so presidential you’ll be bored’ for one full hour, he’s returned to form.<p>First, let's relegate President …

NASA scientists want to make Pluto a planet again

A group of NASA scientists has proposed a new definition of what constitutes as a planet, possibly opening the door for Pluto to return to its former status.<p>First discovered and classified as a planet in 1930, Pluto had its planetary status dragged out from under its cosmic feet in 2006 because …

How Much Money Do Canadian Rappers Really Make?

We spent a very long year surveying hip-hop workers across the country. Here are the results.<p><i>Animations and art by the author.</i><p>Rappers always like bragging about how much money they have. From Biggie Smalls to Jay Z to Kanye, the rags to riches narrative is a compelling one. Artists show off their …

China reveals 'world's most powerful' combat spy drone that can bomb targets relentlessly for days before refuelling

A new Chinese high-tech spy drone has been revealed at a military air show.<p>The plane - codenamed CH-5 - is reportedly being dubbed the “world’s most …

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Pictures of the day: 16 October 2016

Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

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We Took Apart Some Beats Headphones and Here's What We Found

<i>This post was co-authored with Avery Louie.</i><p>It's nearly impossible to be on a train, fly on a plane or walk down the street without spotting the …

Consumer Tech

The Latest: Death toll in Italian earthquake rises to 291

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):<p>6:20 p.m.<p>Authorities say the death toll in the earthquake that …

An Abrupt Farewell to “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”

On Monday, Comedy Central announced its decision to abruptly cancel “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore." Kent Alterman, the network's president, told the New York <i>Times</i> that the show, after a season and a half on the air, "hadn't resonated" with an audience—meaning that, in addition to struggling …

Create pixel art using any image in Google Sheets

Spreadsheet apps are great for crunching numbers, but if you know your way around them, they can be used to do a whole lot more, like create amazing works of art the way 76-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi did.<p>Okay, no, that’s a LOT of work. Instead, you can just use code wizard Amit Agarwal’s nifty Google …

Technics has the best new headphones at CES

On first inspection, the T700s look like one of those over-engineered German sedans that have 68-way adjustable seats — each ear pad pivots 90 degrees and also slides back and forth as well as up and down — which usually makes me wary that the default design just isn't all that great. But that …

Audiophile

Behold: 'The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart'

By a black hole, no less.<p>There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of a black hole's inward attraction (accretion), which takes the form of relativistic jets that blast outward from the black hole stretching for …

The BoomStick makes any wired headphones sound better

A $99 dongle for your ears<p>Most of us would like our music to sound better, even if we're not willing to do much about it. The only real solution — buying better headphones — costs money, and picking the right ones takes time and effort. That's why a new company called BoomCloud 360 created the …

A geneticist says any new parent should 'roll their child on floor of the New York subway' — here's why

They found some icky stuff, including the bacteria that give people food poisoning, and the bugs that can cause meningitis.<p>But before opting for an Uber, keep this in mind: Almost all of the germs they found were completely harmless.<p><b>In fact, those creepy-crawlies might actually be good for …

Free App Allows iPhone and Android Users To Encrypt Their Conversations

Image by Flickr user Purple SlogYou no longer have to be a tech expert to resist the surveillance of national security organtizations like the …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Star Explosions Help Solve Mineral Mystery of the Universe

An explosion on the surface of a dying star has is helping to clear up a mystery behind copious amounts of lithium seen in the universe.<p>By studying …

Universe

Nasa has released the most mind-blowing picture of space. Seriously. Holy cow.

Look what the folks at NASA/ESA just did.<p>They've released the most incredibly detailed panoramic picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of …

CloudMask launches free Gmail security tool in beta

The security vendor CloudMask has launched a free tool for securing emails and attachments in Gmail, aimed at consumers and small and medium …

NASA shows off highest resolution photo of space

"Never before have astronomers been able to see individual stars inside an external spiral galaxy over such a large contiguous area," wrote NASA on …

Universe

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, …