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Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4

At this point, there’s very little difference between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But there was one key differentiating point. Xbox gamers could only play with Xbox and PC players as Microsoft was restricting access to the multiplayer component. Microsoft just announced that game developers …

Von Miller denies he tried to illegally bat ball on game-sealing play in Super Bowl 50

Miller knocked the ball away from Cam Newton on the biggest play of Super Bowl 50.<p>Cam Newton drew criticism for not diving on a fumble in the final minutes of Super Bowl 50, but he likely would've grabbed the ball had Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller not scooped it away and toward the end zone. …

'Silence of the Lambs' turns 25: See 8 facts you may not know about the film

Anyone can celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Silence of the Lambs" with a nice Chianti and some fava beans, but TODAY.com is going eight steps further (without resorting to cannibalism).<p>Based on the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris and released Feb. 14, 1991, the movie follows FBI trainee Clarice …

How Does 'Vinyl' Stack Up Against the Real Deal?

Author of NYC-music book 'Love Goes to Buildings on Fire' offers an annotated guide to HBO show's real-life events<p>Much like <i>Mad Men</i>, half the fun of</i> …

Bobby Cannavale

Kanye West Asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 Billion

That's one way to solve the "53 million dollars in personal debt" problem.<p>Historically, artists have needed benefactors, so it would make sense that Kanye West, the self-proclaimed greatest artist of all time, would need one too.<p>Referring on Saturday to some "53 million dollars in personal debt" on …

Kanye West

LeBron James reportedly wasn't consulted about David Blatt's firing, and it seems unlikely

While the move comes as a total surprise, given the Cavs are coming off a Finals appearance and currently sit at 30-11 in the first place, the writing was on the walls in some sense.<p>Blatt never appeared to have a harmonious relationship with LeBron James.<p>Since last season, there have been numerous …

Lebron James

Earl Thomas and the Seahawks won't let unhealed wounds stand in the way of a Super Bowl run

Old wounds are fueling a new question for Earl Thomas and his teammates.<p>He trudged off the field last February like the rest of the Seattle Seahawks, dazed over how the Super Bowl had ended with Russell Wilson's pick and smoldering over the New England Patriots championship celebration. Seahawks …

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

Bill Gates

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Be A Very Different, Hulk-Filled Experience Than The Prior Films

Kevin Feige’s chat with Empire that revealed some tidbits about <i>Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2</i> — namely that big bad Thanos wouldn’t be making an appearance — also included some insights on what we can expect from <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, the third Marvel film scheduled for 2017. While he’s mum on any solid …

Comics

New York City Man Crushed to Death by Elevator on New Year's Eve After Saving Woman

A falling elevator crushed a 25-year-old man to death in New York on New Year’s Eve, moments after he helped one of the building’s residents to …

Elevators

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

The Real-Life Crime Lords Who Make Scarface Look Soft

Today, drug cartels and Latin American gangs are run by a type of criminal described by journalist Ioan Grillo as "part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star." We spoke to the reporter about his new book documenting the rise of these super criminals.<p>There's a 23-year-old kid in a prison in Nuevo …

Mexico

Young American helping Brazil memorialize the slave trade

How to memorialize slavery and the slave trade?<p>It’s a question that has gripped Sara Zewde since she was a grad student, and learned about the excavation of what is believed to be the biggest slave port in the Americas: Valongo Wharf, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.<p>“The name Valongo has always had …

The 17 worst movies of 2015 according to Rotten Tomatoes

We consulted film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to sort out the worst-reviewed movies of 2015. What did we learn? Remakes aren't always the way to go.<p>Keep reading to see the worst films of the year.

Movies

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

Biology

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's How to Start Investing Your Money

Everything you've ever needed to know about the stock market.<p>The stock market can be a smart way to clone your money, but it makes plenty of people break out in hives. A recent Bankrate.com survey showed that only 26 percent of Americans under age 30 own any stock-based investments. Alexa von …

Investing

Clippers miss Blake Griffin, but they're winning without him

The<p>Clippersare all aware this hot streak they're on comes with asterisks.<p>To be sure, the Clippers would rather have<p>Blake Griffinplaying and not sitting out the last four games he missed with a partially torn left quad tendon.<p>The Clippers won all of the games and are in the midst of a season-high …

Blake Griffin

Rumor: Microsoft Planning a “Lightweight” Xbox One to Compete with Apple TV

A report from Wednesday claims Microsoft is mulling over the idea of selling a “lightweight” Xbox One console to compete with the likes of Apple’s …

Apple in 2016: What we expect from new iPhones, iPads, Macs, & Apple Watch this year

With Apple’s big fall product launches behind us and the last of its 2015 lineup launching with the iPad Pro, we now turn our focus to what’s on deck for 2016. Should you buy a new Apple Watch, MacBook, iPad, or iPhone now? Or wait until Apple’s inevitable refreshes coming later this year?<p>Below we …

Apple Watch

Chicago violence, homicides and shootings up in 2015

Most mornings, aware her West Pullman neighborhood could be dangerous, Robin Bowers stood in her front doorway to watch as her husband walked to his car and drove off to work.<p>On Dec. 3, however, as Anthony Bowers left for his job as a school bus driver, his wife didn't watch him go. She was walking …

Christian McCaffrey has broken the record for most all-purpose yards in a #RoseBowl game.

15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050

But despite our technological advances, humanity has failed to solve many of its problems. The world hasn't weaned itself off fossil fuels or antibiotics, protected the rain forest, or reduced the stigma surrounding mental illness. We haven't flood-proofed our cities or protected our energy grids …

Climate Change

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

Movies

4 Dead in Shooting Near Los Angeles

Barack Obama: New Year's resolution is to firmly tackle gun epidemic

President Barack Obama says he will meet with the Attorney General on Monday to discuss executive actions on gun control because he can't "sit around and do nothing"<p>President Barack Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss executive actions he could take to make it …