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IMDb will have to remove actors' ages under new law

Trivia players, watch out: The ages of some Hollywood actors and actresses may soon vanish from IMDb.<p>A new law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown will force subscription websites used by casting services and entertainment employers to remove age information in online profiles if asked.<p>While …

Jerry Brown

I Let Facebook’s Algorithms Run My Life For Weeks

How I destroyed my feed, annoyed my relatives, and maybe even found true friendship in the process.<p>Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment. An offhanded political remark that silently — and completely unbeknownst to you — escalates tensions with an opinionated family member and …

Amazing Coffee Shops Around the World

The planet's best places for a pick-me-up.<p>Traveling means jet lag and jet lag means coffee (at least for many of us caffeine addicts). Luckily, you …

Coffee

11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.<p><b>1. Apple Rum Raisin Pudding</b><p>Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm …

Breakfast

Trump launches nationwide Snapchat filter to attack 'Crooked Hillary' before debate

After blasting her in Twitter tirades and during campaign trail speeches, Donald Trump is turning to Snapchat to attack Hillary Clinton. Trump's campaign has purchased national Snapchat geofilters, the <i>Independent Journal Review</i> reports, that will be available to Snapchat users during Monday's …

Government

This Windex-shaped iPhone case is $95 and already sold out

Keep your phone calls squeaky clean. Now you can own a Windex bottle for an iPhone case — that is, if Moschino restocks the sold out item.<p>Ever since …

Snapchat has a hilarious filter for the pope's visit to New York City

In case you haven't heard, Pope Francis arrived in New York City on Thursday night.<p>And Snapchat, the hugely popular messaging app, is commemorating the historic visit.<p>The company has not only been capturing the chaos that ensues in New York when the pope visits, but the app also has a hilarious …

New York City

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ Will Feature The Series’ First Transgender Character

Over the past few years the <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> series, particularly <i>Assassin’s Creed Unity</i> with its all-white male playable cast, has absorbed some flak for not being inclusive enough. Personally, I think some of the hubbub over <i>Unity</i> was a bit unfair, as the <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> series has let gamers play …

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

<b>UPDATE 5.20pm:</b> Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will launch on 23rd October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then later in the autumn for PC.<p>In today's …

Red Dead Redemption

How PS2 became gaming's most popular console ever

Effortless cool, DVD powers and more -- CNET explains how Sony's second console became gaming's greatest sequel.<p>With more than 150 million sold, the PlayStation 2 is deservedly the king of consoles. But how does one go about creating perhaps the greatest games machine of all time? Adventures in …

Gaming

Bloodstained is the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter

<b>UPDATE 13/06/2015 5.12pm:</b> Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Kickstarter campaign has ended at a spectacular $5,545,991.<p>Every stretch goal was …

Kickstarter

Selfies now kill more people per year than sharks

We’ve had an unusually high number of shark attacks so far this year, but even so, Condé Nast Traveler has reported that <i>even more</i> people have died in 2015 due to selfies.<p>That’s right. It turns out that a bad mix of vanity and not paying attention to one’s surroundings is far more deadly to human …

Taj Mahal

Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 gets a February release

The oft-delayed successor to the <i>Mega Man</i> franchise, <i>Mighty No. 9</i>, now has another release date. (One that we hope it sticks to). Developer Comcept and publisher Deep Silver announced today that the game will hit American PS4s, Wii Us, and Xbox Ones next year on February 9th. The rest of the world …

Mega Man

UK spy agency snooped on everything users did online -- even porn

We've been well aware that the British spy agency GCHQ was just as guilty as the NSA when it came to overbearing online surveillance, but new documents from former analyst Edward Snowden paint an even more insane picture. The agency's "Karma Police" program (note the irony there) spied on …

WhatsApp Rival Telegram Sees 5M Downloads in a Day

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Ok, folks, it looks like things are gathering serious momentum. Telegram says it saw 5 million downloads on Sunday, and it is top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide.<p>It seems that the recent WhatsApp outage, combined with security issues and Facebook’s impending …

Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps

These apps take your mobile photos beyond the flattering Instagram filter.<p>Instagram is old news at this point … right? Okay, I still use the app regularly. But smartphone cameras have progressed to the point where we can get pretty artistic with our mobile photos, beyond just ultra-flattering …

Nintendo warns of loss after slashing Wii U sales forecast by 69 percent

Throughout the past year, Nintendo CEO and president Satoru Iwata has maintained his belief that the company will turn an operating profit of ¥100 billion yen in its fiscal 2013, even in the face of disappointing Wii U sales. Today Nintendo has finally revised that estimate, now forecasting an …

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044832_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524627938_ef04d04bf049d8cb6d0a18dc63ff051d<p><b>Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.</b><p>It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a …

Wearable Tech

Colorado's Pot Shops Say They'll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal-recreational-marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success — so much so that pot …

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

After 2.5m downloads of its first PirateBrowser, filesharing site still attacking 'domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking'<p>The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working …

Google Said To Take On Kayak, Skyscanner And Others With Its Own Airfare Comparison Tool

Google is reportedly working on an airfare comparison site, according to Ryanair founder Michael O’Leary speaking to the Sunday Independent. O’Leary was much more candid about Google’s upcoming plans than the search giant itself is ever likely to be, describing Mountain View’s intent to build a …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Microsoft Expects To Make Another Xbox

Will we see a Playstation 5? How about an Xbox…um…two? As soon as Sony and Microsoft announced the PS4 and Xbox One, complete with robust cloud capabilities, pundits such as myself started wondering if this would be the last generation of traditional video game consoles. The tech to stream games …

Fewer than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will be financially successful by 2018, predicts Gartner

If developers are finding it difficult to make money from apps today, things are only going to get tougher, according to a forecast by Gartner (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). Looking at the period through to 2018, Gartner predicts that fewer than one in 10,000 apps will be considered financially successful by …

Let’s talk about robots: Google’s Nest acquisition brings AI to the smart home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research<p>In the hours after Google announced its agreement to purchase Nest Labs for $3.2 billion, the companies …

Motorola hires Disney scientist who made plants sing

Motorola has hired one of the world's premier interaction designers, Dr. Ivan Poupyrev. Poupyrev, voted one of the world's most creative people in 2013 by <i>Fast Company</i>, comes to the Google-owned phone manufacturer from Disney Research.<p>He joins Motorola to work in the Google-owned company's Advanced …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

OK, Glass: How do I stop people calling me a 'Glasshole'?

Google Glass holds a fair few surprises — even if they are from the general public. How does a Glass wearer get around the social barriers of …

Wearable Tech

Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games

Gaming giant Zynga has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille. It makes Zynga the first major gaming company to …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …