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'Inside Out': Pixar delivers a rewarding head trip, reviews say

In its previous 14 animated movies, Pixar has explored many imaginative worlds: one populated by anthropomorphic automobiles, another where a rat cooks haute cuisine, yet another where humans have trashed the planet and retreated into mindless consumption. But the studio's latest feature, "Inside …

Spec-sheet skirmish: LG G4 vs the competition

The LG G4 has just joined the ranks of this year’s flagship smartphones, so let’s delve right on in and see how its hardware stacks up with the very best on offer this year.<p><b>Display</b><p>Much like Samsung, LG prides itself on its industry-leading mobile display technology. Last year’s LG G3 was one of the …

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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Mortal Kombat X Offers Easy Fatality Option, Goro DLC Confirmed

Mortal Kombat X will introduce a feature that allows players to more easily pull off the series' signature finishing moves, Fatalities.<p>For many, Fatalities are the highlight of any Mortal Kombat game, but they can be tricky to pull off. At the end of a match, you're given a limited amount of time …

Defects In Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display Laptops Leads To 'Staingate'

If you own a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, then you may be upset to hear that its screen may be susceptible to stains and scratches. Hundreds of Apple customers are complaining about the anti-reflective coating on their MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops wearing off or scratching. The …

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The Ringbrothers Recoil is the world's baddest Chevelle

Climb into and around the epic 980-hp Chevrolet Chevelle that wowed SEMA in this photo gallery shot by Drew Phillips for the Ringbrothers.<p>Climb into and around the epic, fastidiously detailed, 980-hp Chevrolet Chevelle that wowed SEMA (and Jay Leno) in this photo gallery shot by Drew Phillips for …

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

Beam is an Android-powered projector that fits into a light socket

We’ve certainly seen some awesome projectors in the tech world lately, but none quite like this. The Beam smart projector is powered by your Android device, and has a ton of functionality like waking you up in the morning with the latest news, showing you your social updates when you come home, and …

LG G Flex 2 camera shootout

The LG G Flex 2 has a lot to offer beyond just its unique form factor, with specifications and features that will be at par with most upcoming flagships, along with a camera setup similar to that of the LG G3, including the availability of an improved laser autofocus system. The LG G3 featured one …

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor roundup (Updated: 2/20)

<i>Update (2/20/15): This article was originally written in December of last year, much of this post has been overhauled to make it as current as possible.</i><p>The year 2015 is here, CES is behind us and we are now turning towards the new year and are beginning to eagerly await the next generation of …

Teardown: take a look inside the Xiaomi Mi Note

Members over on the MIUI forum have taken apart the Xiaomi Mi Note, so that we may have a gander at how Xiaomi goes about cramming its high-end hardware into a package costing around only $370.<p>After pulling off the rear glass cover with some basic suction pads and unscrewing the metal protective …

Bronze Elfin Dragon Ear Wrap

A higher quality and US-made alternative to this dragon earring, Marty Magic's Elfin Dragon Ear Wrap is cast in bronze and finely detailed with the …

Nessie Ladle

She waits. She lurks. She stalks. And then suddenly, out of the depths of my 8-quart stock pot, Nessie emerges. Oh the terror! The foreboding doom! …

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 shown off in leaked photos

We have yet to see Samsung’s followup to the rugged Galaxy XCover 2, which we reviewed back in May 2013. That all may change soon, if this new leak proves correct. In a couple of new leaked photos, GSM Arena seems to have scored a sneak peak at the followup device, the Galaxy XCover 3.<p>Not only do …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

NFL investigating Patriots' footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs during their victory over the Indianapolis Colts in …

Yosemite climber completes grueling obstacle after days of failed attempts

Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California’s Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent’s most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting.<p>Growing crowds of onlookers at the foot of the Dawn Wall …

MLB Hall of Fame Inductees

The powerful Saygus V2 supports up to 256GB of external storage

You may not be familiar with the company behind the V2 phone, and that is no surprise as Saygus is hardly a household brand. However, their new multimedia phone may just put them on your radar, with up to 320GB of internal storage and all the right specs to make a splash in the market.<p>Saygus is …

Aaron Hernandez's downward spiral

Watch "Downward Spiral: Inside the Case Against Aaron Hernandez" tonight at 9 ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> More than 18 months ago, the body of Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Lloyd had been shot seven times near a pile of construction waste.<p>The semipro football player …

U.S. Army Aims to Build a Better Bullet

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6 future Android phones to keep an eye on: January 2015 edition

2015 may have only just begun, but the first smartphones of the year are right around the corner. CES, which is less than a week away, will give us our first glimpse at this year’s smartphones, and there will be plenty more to come over the next twelve months.<p>The world of Android is full of …

Android Authority this week

With part of the world celebrating holidays, news has been slow on the Android front, but we did our best to make it up with reviews, op-eds, and other long-form pieces. It wasn’t all quiet though – Asus teased a couple of very interesting phones coming at CES, more alleged specs of HTC’s next …

Galaxy Note Edge follow-up: is it worth it?

Having posted my initial impressions of the Galaxy Note Edge roughly two months ago now, I thought it might be a good time to post a follow-up, having obviously spent much more time using the phabulous phablet in the interim. I also want to use this as an opportunity to address some of the …

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …