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Matt Damon: Shirtless in 'Elysium' - New Trailer & Photos!

<b>Matt Damon</b> shows off his buff <b>shirtless</b> body in this new still from his film <i>Elysium</i> (via <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>The 42-year-old actor stars in the …

Jay-Z Gets Nostalgic About His Relationship With Kanye West

Celebrity<p>Breaking celebrity news, celebrity marriages, break ups, and the latest pics of your favorite celebs.<p>Pop<p>Bless you, …

'Elysium' Is Ready to Be Your Favorite Summer Blockbuster

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Neill Blomkamp's <i>District 9</i> followup, <i>Elysium</i>—about which we knew next to nothing until this week, and …

Take one step closer to the Holodeck of the future

The virtual reality of the real world has always struggled to live up to the overly-ambitious promise of fictional VR. It’s hard to get excited about …

Virtual Reality

Synced Smartphones to Light Up Brad Paisley's ACM Awards Performance

Country crooner Brad Paisley's performance of "Beat This Summer" with singer John Mayer during the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 will …

35 Ways Musicians and Music Brands Are Using Twitter's Vine App

When Twitter introduced Vine on Jan. 24, it quickly encouraged musicians to get creative: "Artists, Vine is out now! ... Show us your world ... in …

Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter’s Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple’s App Store

Twitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space.<p>In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. Since then, it’s gone from being temporarily removed from the …

Apple wasn't to blame for blocking Saga from iOS devices. Comixology apologizes.

Turns out we were all pointing fingers at the wrong party in the banning of Brian K. Vaughan's acclaimed comic <i>Saga</i> from Apple devices. (Including …

Penis Size Does Matter To Some Women, Study Claims

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 10/08/2012 11:36 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Contrary to the reassuring catchphrase "size doesn't matter," penis size may matter in bed — but only for some women, and for certain types of orgasms.<p>A new study finds that women who have frequent …

Bloomingdale's Installs Body Scanners to Help You Find Jeans That Fit

As any woman can tell you, shopping for designer denim is a miserable affair. Sizing has long been inconsistent across brands — an Ann Taylor "6" …

Silicon Valley's Mouthwatering Tax Break

Debate Emerges Over Whether Daily Fringe-Benefit Meals Are Taxable; Issue Is Now on IRS's Radar<p>When outsiders visit Silicon Valley, the first thing they often notice is the food: Cafeterias brimming with free gourmet meals and snacks offered to employees of Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other …

Silicon Valley

EA Makes Worst Company In America History, Wins Title For Second Year In A Row!

Following last year’s surprise Worst Company In America victory by Electronic Arts, there was hope that the video game giant would get the message: …

All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Playing LucasArts Games

I played a whole lot of <i>LucasArts</i> games growing up. Like, a lot. I used to look forward to getting the company catalogue, <i>The Adventurer</i>, in the mail.<p>I …

In 30 Tender Portraits, LucasArts Remembers LucasArts

The closure of LucasArts as a video games developer this week hit many right between the eyes. None staggered harder than those who worked for the …

KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals

If you ask most people, they'd tell you there's nothing wrong with the standard classroom set-up of a blackboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and dry-erase markers. Nicholas DePorzio isn't most people, though. At Northeastern University's Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, he took home first prize for …

Rumor: Disney Considering 'Monsters Inc.' Land For California Adventure and 'Tron' Light Cycle in Tomorrowland – /Film

Two films with sequels in the works might see further integration into Disney’s California theme parks later this decade. A new blog posted on …

Game of Cats Photos | GQ

Toggle Scroll<p>March 14, 2013<p>Ever notice how <i>Game of Thrones</i> characters look like felines? Well they do. Here's the definitive proof

Royal Baby: What Might Kate And Will's Child Look Like? (PHOTOS)

What will the royal baby look like?<p>That's been on our minds since Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot. When the Duchess of Cambridge announced she was pregnant, a flurry of mock-up baby photos began circulating, ranging from questionably cute to truly creepy.<p>But with Kate halfway into …

Order a living 'Game of Thrones' dire wolf (almost)

The Dire Wolf project aims to create a breed of domesticated large companion dogs that have the feral look of the extinct dire wolf.<p>Before "Game of Thrones" became a pop culture phenomenon, pretty much the only people thinking about dire wolves were historians and paleontologists. Canus dirus means …

Amazon Made a ‘Zombieland’ Pilot

Amazon.com is making a big push to develop original comedy shows to air on its streaming service, and the online retailer announced today its …

Pee-Controlled Urinal Games March on North American Sports Venues

It was in November of 2011 that we reported on a urine-controlled video game system appearing in bars throughout the United Kingdom, courtesy of the …

Activision shows off next-gen visuals

Today during a GDC panel, Activision technical director Jorge Jimenez offered a glimpse into what next-generation characters could look like.<p>The developer's technical talk focused on the processes of creating realistic-looking characters without reaching the uncanny valley. Jimenez explained that …

Ready Player One: A Novel

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as …

'BioShock: Infinite' Review (part 1)

I soar across the floating city of Columbia in what feels like a gleeful rollercoaster ride, using the skylines that link the collection of buildings together. Below me is a gorgeous neoclassical world peopled with smiling citizens, making it seem as I’m flying over Disneyworld’s Main Street U.S.A. …

HBO eyes new partnership with providers on streaming service

The company could offer a cheaper option for cable customers who want HBO Go but don't have television service.<p>HBO could be considering a new way to get its streaming service, HBO Go, to customers.<p>Speaking to Reuters in an interview published yesterday, HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler said that …