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When will you die? An AI can tell by just looking at images of your organs

Most current systems can only diagnose diseases and not predict death.<p>Australian scientists have built an artificial intelligence system that can …

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp on why he’s starting his own movie studio

Oats Studios promises to be the beginning of a series of experimental short films<p>It’s been an eventful two years since Neill Blomkamp’s last film, <i>Chappie,</i> hit theaters. He spent part of that time working to develop a fifth installment of the <i>A</i><i>lien</i> franchise, only to have it overtaken by Ridley …

Animation

AMC Just Won Its Fight to Buy Carmike Cinemas

AMC Entertainment Holdings on Tuesday won U.S. antitrust approval with conditions to buy smaller competitor Carmike Cinemas Inc in a $1.2 billion …

U.S. Department of Justice

The best Christmas movies aren't about Christmas

Sometimes they're just Christmas-adjacent.<p>It's late December, which means it's time for TV networks to haul out holiday standards. But what if you're not in the mood for the kinds of holiday cheer whipped up by <i>A Christmas Story</i> or <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>? What if you want to celebrate the season with …

Here's a List of Holiday Programs on TV Over Christmas Weekend

Christmas is not just about getting presents -- especially when this may be the year you get head-to-toe pink bunny pajamas. It's also about watching holiday programming on TV. And it's about other things. This year, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall conveniently on the weekend, and TV Guide …

Entertainment

Christmas Box Office: 'Rogue One' & 'Sing' May Destroy 'Passengers' & 'Assassin's Creed'

The "X-Men" powers of Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender -- even combined with Marvel's own Star-Lord Chris Pratt -- are unlikely to save "Passengers" and "Assassin's Creed" at the Christmas weekend box office. Sorry, but they're just no match for Felicity Jones and animated singing …

Movies

Shell takes aim at British and German offshore wind deals | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) wants to buy into the British and German offshore wind markets as it attempts to shift its business away from fossil fuels.<p>A logo of Shell is pictured at a gas station in the western Canakkale province, Turkey April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Murad …

Hydroelectric Power

HBO leads the Golden Globes again, as attention for Netflix and Amazon cools

The top two streaming services won’t be dominating the Golden Globes this year, despite the investments Netflix and Amazon have made into funding their own original content. In fact, Netflix is having a down year — with just five TV nominations, that’s the lowest number of nods it’s received since …

TV

Netflix lands on Google’s Daydream VR

Daydream got a long list of new apps and services last week, including HBO Now, but Netflix was listed only as “coming soon.” Now, the Netflix VR app has arrived, as a separate, standalone app that works with Daydream VR headsets, including the Google Daydream View.<p>The VR version of Netflix for …

Virtual Reality

Redstones scrap proposed CBS-Viacom merger, unnerving investors

After flirting with the prospect of reuniting<p>Viacom Inc.andCBS Corp., ShariRedstoneon Monday abruptly reversed course, saying the two media firms were strong enough to stand on their own.<p>Viacom shareholders were unnerved by the news, the latest surprise at a company that has been roiled by turmoil …

Formation 8 founder Jim Kim and longtime VC Paul Lee partner on a new fund called Builders

Jim Kim, who most recently co-founded the venture firm Formation 8, is launching a brand-new venture firm called Builders that looks to be raising <b></b>a $200 million fund, judging by a recent SEC filing. His co-founder is Paul Lee, who left the Chicago venture firm Lightbank in 2014 and last year …

Venture Capital

Gareth Edwards on Filming ‘Rogue One’ Like a Documentary Embedded in a War Zone

The director discusses his unique shooting process for the 'Star Wars' film, deleted scenes, and Mark Hamill's visit to the set.

Star Wars

Delphi and Mobileye Have Chosen This Chipmaker for Their Self-Driving System

Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive and Israeli technology firm Mobileye will put an Intel chip at the heart of their joint effort to produce …

Autonomous Cars

Oracle to buy internet infrastructure provider Dyn

(Reuters) - Business software maker Oracle Corp said on Monday it would buy Dyn, a monitor of global internet performance and traffic, to allow cloud customers to optimize their infrastructure costs and increase web-driven revenue.<p>Financial terms were not disclosed.<p>Dyn, whose customers include …

Cybersecurity

Bona Film Seeks Status as Chinese Major Ahead of IPO (EXCLUSIVE)

Bona Film Group is building on its role as one of China’s most successful distributors and is looking to expand its business both in Hollywood and in …

Watercolor Portraits of Acclaimed Directors Feature Beloved Movie Scenes and Iconic Quotes

Inspired by the art of motion pictures, Hamburg-based illustrator Julian Rentzsch creates meticulously detailed and exquisitely executed portraits of the silver screen’s most prized directors. Delicately painted (both in watercolor and digitally) and rendered in dramatic grey-scale tones, the …

Steven Spielberg

Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

Remote Controls

Google’s Daydream View VR headset launches November 10

Google’s first step toward making high-quality mobile VR mainstream is coming soon.<p>The Daydream View virtual reality headset, which works by holding phones that meet the Daydream standard up to your face, launches November 10. Google published a blog today reiterating some of the major points about …

Apple Hires Duke Doctor on Forefront of Implementing HealthKit and ResearchKit

Apple has hired Duke's Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, one of the early proponents of both HealthKit and ResearchKit, for its health team, according to <i>MobiHealthNews</i>. The hiring was first announced by Dr. Bloomfield's colleague on Twitter and confirmed by Apple to <i>MobiHealthNews</i>.<p>As Duke's Director of Mobile …

Soybeans hit a 2-month high

Wheat and corn prices rose for a third day, supported by investment fund buying, an easing in the dollar after an eight-month high this week and signs of good worldwide demand.<p>The most active soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.7 percent to $10.16-3/4 a bushel by 1112 GMT. …

Forestry

2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

ROME (AP) — A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.<p>But hours after the temblors hit, …

Natural Disasters

We took a look inside the luxury movie theater chain that's taking over the country

With 25 locations across the country, it's now widely regarded as the best theater in the world, and if you live in the New York City area, you can finally experience it in all its glory.<p>Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will officially open its doors on Friday, and Business Insider got a glimpse inside …

Soundtracks

Farm 360 in Indianapolis grows veggies with 100% renewable energy and 90% less water

In a nondescript warehouse on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, the growers at Farm 360 are growing vegetables through a hydroponic system that is …

Apple Quietly Develops ‘Software Core’ For Self-Driving Car Program In Canada; Former BlackBerry Employees Involved In Project

Late last month it was revealed that Apple is quietly working on the iPhone 8 in its Herzliya, Israel offices. Today, it’s been revealed that the …

Here's What IBM Watson Will Be Doing in GM's Cars

General Motors (gm) and International Business Machines (ibm) on Tuesday said they would combine IBM’s artificial intelligence software Watson with …

Artificial Intelligence

Can science stop the looming banana extinction?

The banana is the world's most popular fruit crop, with over 100 million metric tons produced annually in over 130 tropical and subtropical countries.<p>Edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature that created the seedless fruit we enjoy today. Virtually all the bananas sold across …

Forestry

Engineers reveal fabrication process for revolutionary transparent graphene neural sensors

A blue light shines through a transparent, implantable medical sensor onto a brain. The invention may help neural researchers better view brain …

Nanotech

This Chinese Company's IPO Could Be the Biggest in the U.S. This Year

Logistics company ZTO Express has set terms for what could be the largest U.S. initial public offering this year and also the biggest by a Chinese …

Alibaba Group