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Lightning-to-Headphone Adapters Appear Ahead of iPhone 7 Launch

While interest in the possible new features of the iPhone 7 remains as high as ever, perhaps the most controversial potential change to Apple's upcoming device is the removal of one long-standing feature – the headphone jack.<p>Rumors suggest that Apple will drop the 3.5mm audio jack to make its …

Mobile Technology

How 'Batman v Superman' Beat the Haters and Became a Box Office Juggernaut

Have you seen some of the scathing reviews that "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has received? Forget Lex Luthor and Doomsday; this week it seemed like the biggest threats to the DC superheroes were the critics, who hurled pans that could have thwarted not just Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent but …

Comic Books

You Can Now Peer Into The Batcave From ‘Batman V Superman’ With Google Maps

Thanks to today’s modern technology, it’s never been easier to kidnap Batman! An unlikely Google Maps easter egg is offering up a glimpse of the brooding superhero’s home and the Batcave nestled inside. Convenient!<p>Warner Bros. and the tech giant have paired up to showcase Bruce Wayne’s <i>Batman v</i> …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sound editors and mixers discuss crafting BB-8 and Kylo Ren's voices

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"may not have earned a best picture Oscar nomination, but the billion-dollar box-office record-setter did manage to nab five other nods, including two in sound — editing (Matthew Wood, David Acord) and mixing (Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson).<p>Equipped …

Track Down

Miley Cyrus to star in Woody Allen's Amazon series alongside Elaine May

LOS ANGELES — Well this is certainly an interesting casting choice.<p><i>Mashable</i> has confirmed that Miley Cyrus and Elaine May will star alongside Woody …

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

J.K. Rowling reveals how she gave Alan Rickman a major clue about Snape's character

LONDON — Although Alan Rickman will be remembered for a number of different film roles, his portrayal of Severus Snape in the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies has …

The world’s richest 62 people now have more wealth than the poorest 3.6 billion combined

So much wealth has accumulated among the world’s richest that the 62 wealthiest people on the planet now own more than the poorest 3.6 billion people, or half the planet, according to research published by Oxfam, an anti-poverty charity.<p>That ratio has become a good deal more skewed recently. In …

Demographics

These New Wearables Aren't For Your Wrist

People’s wrists are being overrun by the machines.<p>Apple (aapl) last year finally debuted the gadget maker’s first foray into the world of watches. It …

Genomics

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Here’s How Hayden Christensen Was Going To Appear In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

<b>Warning: This post includes potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</b><p>Now that a few weeks of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> box office have passed, the natural tendency for fans is to wonder what might have been. This brings us back to one spectacular rumor, which held that Hayden …

12 Christmas Light Displays That Will Make You Wish the Holidays Would Never End

One house in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights blazed with glowing statues of Santa, reindeer, and snowmen, while Columbia University’s sleek display in Manhattan dazzled passers-by. Over in California, multicolored strings of light climbed up palm trees, and in Copenhagen, silver and gold bulbs lit up all …

Columbia University

French police detain woman with fake pregnant belly 'intended to hide bomb'

Prosthetic stomach - which have been used by female suicide bombers in Middle East - found at home of couple arrested on suspicion of condoning terrorism<p>French anti-terror police have detained a woman found with a fake pregnant belly which they suspect she may have been planning to use to conceal …

A physicist just wrote a paper on why destroying the Death Star would have wiped out the Ewoks

That's the disturbing first line of a white paper a physicist exclusively submitted to Tech Insider.<p>With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" storming movie theaters, we had to know if George Lucas overlooked a critical moment where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off 32 years ago.<p>…

Physics

Gay men can donate blood in the US for the first time in 32 years

The FDA has lifted the long-standing ban - but some restrictions remain in place<p>The US has lifted its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, more than three decades after the measure was introduced.<p>Men who have had sex with a man in the previous year are still prohibited from giving blood, in …

Star Wars The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams explains R2-D2's closing scene

One of the enduring questions fans have after watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> involves the galaxy’s most seasoned astromech droid: R2-D2.<p>J.J. …

Super Smash Bros. DLC campaign for Wii U and 3DS ending soon, director says

Director Sakurai also announced that, "we don't even know if there'll be another Smash game."<p>The downloadable content (DLC) campaign for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS is coming to an end soon. That's according to game director Masahiro Sakurai, who shared the insight as part of Making of Fire …

Buy a $30 Chromecast and Google will give you $20

Google announced a new promotion for its Chromecast line on Monday: Buy one of the $30 devices, get $20 in Google Play store credit. What's more, you don't have to buy it directly from Google to qualify for the deal. Pick up one from either Best Buy or Walmart if that's more convenient, you'll …

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' no longer most-played Christmas song

Hold onto those Santa Claus hats, because the impossible has happened. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is no longer the most-played …

Tunisia jails six students for homosexuality

A court in Tunisia has sentenced six students to three years in prison each on charges of homosexuality in a judgment condemned by rights activists.<p>The court in Kairouan handed down the maximum sentence last week under a controversial article of the criminal code that criminalises sex between men, …

Human Rights

The fastest-growing gym in America has $10 memberships and gives out free pizza, bagels, and candy

There's luxury gym chain Equinox with its diehard gym rats and the mid-level Town Sports Clubs.<p>Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there's Planet Fitness, which went public this summer — just when SoulCycle announced it would file for an IPO.<p>Yet these two fitness setups couldn't be structured …

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Actress Rose Siggins Dies at 43

Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.<p>Siggins, whose character on the show was named Legless Suzi, was 43.<p>The FX network show announced her death on its Facebook page, saying: "We are saddened to learn of …

Horror

Miley Cyrus' Rendition of "Silent Night" Will Blow You Away

Miley Cyrus is reminding us this holiday season that she's got some serious pipes! In her appearance in the Bill Murray Netflix Christmas special, <i>A Very Murray Christmas</i>, she sings a powerhouse rendition of "Silent Night" — and straight-up <i>kills</i> it, with the help of Letterman sidekick Paul Schaffer …

Miley Cyrus

J.K. Rowling explains, repeatedly, why Harry Potter named his son after Snape

LONDON — It's a question some Harry Potter fans have pondered over ever since <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> apparated its way onto our book …

Police arrest suspect in 'twerking' incident at Washington gas station

One of two women accused of sexually assaulting a man inside a Washington gas station store has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.<p>D.C. police arrested Ayanna Marie Knight, 22, of Las Vegas. She is facing a third-degree sex abuse charge. The other woman has not been found.<p>WTTG reports the …

Apple Music Hits Android Devices Today

Apple's first service for Google's mobile platform.<p>Tuesday morning, about four months after Apple Music debuted on Apple's iOS and OS X platforms, the service appeared on another: Google's Android. While the Beats music streaming service that preceded Apple Music was available on Android, this is …

Apple Music