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Watch the first ever movie trailer made by artificial intelligence

For the Kate Mara-starring Morgan<p>When it comes to a movie about the skills modern artificial intelligence can possess, it only seems appropriate to have an actual AI machine create a trailer for said film.<p>Kate Mara’s upcoming movie, <i>Morgan</i>, follows a corporate risk management consultant who has to …

Australia Is Letting the Great Barrier Reef Die Over a Lot of Coal

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and only politicians can save it.<p>If there was one thing Australia could've done to save the Great Barrier Reef, it would've been to block the development of the country's largest coal mine, which its state government approved with resounding confidence this week.<p>The …

You can transfer photos from your DSLR to your iPhone or Android device wirelessly

We’re not sure why it took someone as long as it did to think of this, but it’s here now so we should all just be thankful. The days of expensive …

Tech Trends

30 Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Last month, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Right out of the gate, the devices received strong reviews. Consumer Reports even called Samsung’s new flagships “the best smartphones” and now the devices sit atop its <i>Ratings</i>. The S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are packed with …

What If the FBI Tried to Crack an Android Phone? We Attacked One to Find Out

What happens when one tries to crack into a locked Android phone?<p>The Justice Department has managed to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last December. The high-profile case has pitted federal law enforcement …

BREAKING: Boaty McBoatface Is Dead in the Water

This is why we can't have nice things.<p>There are things you want to crowdsource: new product launches, collateral to protect your homophobic pizza's "religious liberty," your likely-quixotic presidential campaign. But one thing you probably should not trust to the democratic irreverence of the …

Turn Your Coke Case Into A DIY Virtual Reality Headset

Giant food companies are going tech by offering Google Cardboard-like glasses that can be created directly from their product packaging.<p>Virtual reality is about to take over our day-to-day lives. Not only because VR headsets are now available for public purchase, but also because colossal companies …

That Time An SR-71 Made An Emergency Landing In Norway After Spying On The Soviets

On August 13, 1981, Jay Reid and I made the first SR-71 landing in Continental Europe. It was virtually unannounced—and not particularly welcomed.<p><i>(At</i> …

Military

How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History

The police and public gasped at the audacity of the Great Hatton Garden heist of 2015, where millions in cash and jewels were taken from an underground vault in London’s diamond district. Mark Seal investigates the unorthodox daring of the perpetrators—and the high-tech investigation that snared …

GE has a crazy new plan to harvest CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to store solar energy

If there’s one “resource” the planet has too much of, it’s carbon dioxide. One of the primary components to the greenhouse gases thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

Samsung Opens Flagship NYC Store, Calls it 'Immersive Cultural Center'

Samsung yesterday announced the opening of its new flagship store in New York City, describing it as "the flagship of the future", but in a curious twist, one which does not actively sell Samsung products.<p>Named simply "837" after its address in the popular Meatpacking district, the "living lab and …

Former NBA star Ray Allen is opening a fast-food restaurant that's unlike anything on the East Coast

Allen and his wife, Shannon, are opening an organic fast-food restaurant called Grown, the Miami Herald reports.<p>Opening in March in Miami, where Allen played his final two seasons, Grown will be one of the first organic fast-food restaurants in the country and the only such offering with a …

Food

The Last-Ditch Method the FBI Could Use to Break Into That iPhone Without Apple's Help

It's called "decapping" and it is savage, brute-force approach.<p>The battle between the FBI and Apple over whether or not the California tech company can be compelled to help law enforcement decrypt the protected phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is continuing to build. Apple's placing the …

World's Oldest Wild Bird Hatches Yet Another Chick

Scientists call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."<p>HONOLULU -- The world's oldest known wild bird just gave birth, astonishing scientists yet again.<p>Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, is at least 65 years old, making her the oldest known bird in the wild, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Every American war summed up in one sentence

America has fought in a lot of wars so it can be hard to keep track of all of them.<p>As a quick reference guide, here is every American war, each captured in a single tidy sentence.

Haunting photos of Walmart stores shutting down reveal a new normal in America

The closings affected 154 stores and 10,000 employees in the US.<p>With the growth of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores are becoming a less important part of the retail business.<p>Recently, Macy's revealed it had planned to close 40 stores in early 2016.<p>According to Neil Saunders, the CEO of …

Apple Loop: Apple Bricks Your iPhone, Major iPhone 7 Leaks, Alphabet Fights Apple

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the leaked details of Apple’s March 15th launch event, the leaked blueprints of the iPad Air 3, a refresh of the Apple Watch peripherals, the two design flaws Apple is removing from the iPhone 7, a potential …

First trailer for Pandemic gets up close and personal with zombies

Kind of feels like Left 4 Dead<p><i>Pandemic</i>, the new zombie film that stars <i>Star Trek</i>'s Rachel Nichols, wants you to see what it's like to take on the undead from the scientists' perspective.<p>The film follows a group of scientists — lead by Nichols — as they scour a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles that has …

Still got it: Cadillac scores with CT6 luxury sedan

2016 Cadillac CT6<p>New way forward<p>Good in white<p>Chopper<p>Black is best<p>Modern<p>LED lines<p>Bright<p>Behind the emblem<p>Chevron<p>Grownup but conservative<p>Just …

Luxury Lifestyle

I Trained with Actual Soldiers in This Realistic Military Shooter

A peek into the intersection between real military experience and video games.<p>"Contact one-oh-five, danger close!"<p>A chorus of gunfire erupts from the hill to our east. Along the rise I can barely spy the vague shape of enemy soldiers. Aiming down the sights, I squeeze a burst into the thick …

Forget Star Wars ; Get Ready for Water Wars

<i>Co-written by Stephen J. McConnell</i><p><i>Stephen J. McConnell is a Denver-based writer who recently finished a novel that explores a catastrophic environmental collapse and its implications.</i><p>A great war looms, one that will rise from the most desperate circumstance: our battle over water.<p>Today, we war …

What the CIA Told JFK and LBJ About Mao

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ubisoft Created Some Absurdly High Expectations For The Division's Size And Scale

There seems to be some discontent among video game fans today as the final size and location of the map in <i>The Division</i> has been revealed. The New York City-centric game will not include Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn, nor parts of Manhattan outside of midtown. Not the Financial District or …

Staten Island

14 gender neutral interiors to buy if you’re moving in with your boyfriend

You might want to step away from the garish flower prints.<p>Moving in with your boy might seem daunting for a number of reasons. What happens to your …

Deal: grab a Samsung Gear S2 for $100 off!

Some of you will hate me for this, but my favorite wearable is not an Android Wear device. I am a huge fan of the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2. Though it may lack all the apps Android Wear users enjoy, it can definitely do enough, the interface is clean and that rotating bezel is fun as all …

Seattle's Big Bertha Tunneling Machine Is Finally Back on Track

After three years and millions of dollars in repairs, the SR99 tunneling machine in Seattle has resumed operations.<p>We've covered the saga of the SR99 tunneling machine, better known as Bertha, since it broke down after only drilling though just 52 feet in three days of operation. Now the Seattle …

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

<b>Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.</b><p>University of Southampton researchers said their findings added weight to evidence that inflammation in the brain is what drives the disease.<p>A drug used to block the …

Republicans Just Don't Get Climate Science, And Here's Proof

This video mashup will make you laugh... and cry.<p>Now that the world has a climate agreement, will Republican U.S. representatives and presidential candidates stop spewing false science? A new video (above) from Americans United For Change, a progressive advocacy group affiliated with the White …

Bike shop owner offers reward in theft of $7,000 bike

A mountain bike worth $7,000 was stolen from a Wheaton bicycle shop Saturday afternoon, and store owners are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can identify the culprits.<p>Security cameras captured images of the thieves, a man and woman who appear to be in their late 20s, as they wheeled the bike …