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A First Look At Michael Fassbender In The 'Assassin's Creed' Movie

In the eternal quest to make the first high quality video game movie, many have high hopes for <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>. The film, due out in 2016, has attracted the undivided attention of Michael Fassbender for a few years now, who has been attached to star (and is a producer), and he’s stuck with the …

Marion Cotillard

Utah resident dies from plague

<b>(CNN) —</b> An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is common. No other information about the patient …

The Artificial Intelligence AK-47 is coming

“The endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow. The key question for humanity today is whether to start a global AI arms race or to prevent it from starting.”<p>The Kalashnikov aka the AK-47 is the design classic we don’t talk …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Lexus teases hoverboard again, promises an August reveal

Remember Lexus' fully functional hoverboard? Well, according to Lexus, it "arrives" August 5 — though in this case we're quite sure it doesn't mean …

Google's balloons to provide Sri Lanka with high-speed internet

Google's Project Loon is ready to provide the entire country of Sri Lanka with high-speed internet access after two years of testing and improving its technology. As you know, the X Labs creation uses stratospheric balloons that transmit signals to the ground to provide internet coverage even in …

Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video

We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but <i>Halo</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is capable of. In a new research paper, Redmond outlines how it plans to grab live video that'd work as …

Lexus will officially unveil its hoverboard on August 5th

On August 5th, Lexus will finally reveal its hoverboard, which has been in development for the past 18+ months, to the public. Let that sink in for a bit: Lexus has created a working hoverboard in 2015, the year Marty and Doc Brown jumped to in <i>Back to the Future</i>.<i>..!</i> Unfortunately, we don't know if …

Microsoft Is About to Make PC Gamers' Dreams Come True

We’ve known for a while that Xbox One owners can stream games from their console to their PC once they upgrade to Windows 10. But could they ever …

Windows 10

Snowball Debuts A “Priority Inbox” For Your Phone’s Notifications

With a growing number of mobile applications available to download, and only a handful that see regular usage, push notifications have become one of the only ways for developers to grab users’ attention in order to get them to reopen their app and re-engage with their content. Unfortunately for app …

Apps

Hackers combine coded photos and Twitter to hit targets

<b>A cybersecurity company has discovered a piece of malware which uses Twitter, coding site Github and online photographs to attack computers.</b><p>FireEye said it suspected the tool, called Hammertoss, had been developed by a Russian group.<p>It generates Twitter accounts which tweet a web address and …

Google’s internet balloons will provide connectivity to all of Sri Lanka

<b>Update 30th July:</b> Sources tell The Next Web that Google has not signed an agreement to deliver internet to Sri Lanka but has only opened discussions with the country.<p>Our source tells us that the company has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” to open discussions but has not agreed to bring Loon …