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Fifty Shades of Grey: Behind the Scenes

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson gets in bed with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson for the screen adaptation of E.L. James's erotic novel.

Shades of Grey

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

AT&T Announces Unlimited Calling To Mexico After Buying The Country's Third Largest Carrier

AT&T customers with a regular need to dial numbers in Mexico are about to save some money. The wireless carrier announced today unlimited calling to …

Mexico

Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Erle Robotics<p>Canonical has revealed what I reckon is its biggest announcement in years: Ubuntu is about to invade the …

Internet of Things

Steam's answer to Twitch game streaming is now live

Valve is now letting its millions of Steam users stream their games to the world. Steam Broadcasting, the company's answer to the wildly popular Twitch, was announced back in December and has been included in beta clients since, but today Valve has added the feature to the regular Steam …

This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to …

Mathematics

Sky is blocking adult websites by default

Sky is now blocking adult websites by default for all<p>broadband customers yet to make a decision about parental controls. The internet provider said …

Customers

Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Raises $75 Million From DFJ, the NYSE and Two Banks

The announcement comes as the bitcoin ecosystem faces turbulence amid a year-long slide in the value of the digital currency.<p>Coinbase, a software company that allows people to buy bitcoin and enables businesses to accept it as payment, has closed a giant $75 million investment. In real U.S. dollars.<p>…

Bitcoin

Pond5 Kicks off its Public Domain Project with 80,000 Photos, Videos and Sound Clips

Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.<p>Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. …

Create your own Adventure Time game in this great iOS app

Cartoon Network’s <i>Adventure Time</i> isn’t just a popular kids’ show, it presents one of the richest and most surreal animated landscapes I can remember seeing on a TV show.<p>In other words, it’s perfect for sparking and unlocking young people’s imagination and creativity.<p>That’s the concept behind the …

Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix GF7 is a $600 selfie shooter

Panasonic is getting in on the selfie-first trend with the new mass-market Lumix GF7 — a 16-megapixel interchangeable lens camera which comes with a flippable LCD monitor, secondary left-hand shutter button, and a hands-free mode that shoots when the subject waves.<p>The GF7 is the latest Panasonic to …

Cameras

Porch.com Raises $65M Series B Round As It Prepares To Take Its Service Nationwide

Porch.com, the Seattle-based startup that uses a data-driven approach to help homeowners find local professionals for all of their home improvement and repair needs, today announced that it has raised a $65 million Series B round. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, a firm that has also …

Venture Capital

UK authorities drop HP Autonomy fraud probe

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Derek Hatfield/Shutterstock<p>The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office has dropped its investigation into Hewlett-Packard’s …

Google could invest $1 billion in Elon Musk’s space internet plan

<b>Update:</b> it’s official – Google and investment firm Fidelity bought a 10 percent stake in SpaceX for $1 billion, resulting in a $10 billion valuation for Elon Musk’s company.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Two of the world’s most forward-thinking and ambitious companies could team up soon. Google is reportedly close …

Space

Nintendo Is Pulling the Plug on Club Nintendo Rewards

Nintendo has today announced that it will be discontinuing its Club Nintendo loyalty program beginning April 1 and will complete the process at the end of September 2015.<p>By April 20, users will be unable to register digital products downloaded from Nintendo’s eShop. If you do decide to go ahead and …

National Geographic Travel

Breastaurants Booming As The Restaurant Industry Struggles

For many Americans, it's becoming less appealing to take the time to sit down to an uninspiring pasta dish, a bland hamburger or a plate of once-frozen wings at a middle-brow restaurant chain.<p>But serve that burger with a side of cleavage, and the crowds come pouring in.<p>Sales at the Tilted Kilt, …

Hospitality