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Joss Whedon would like to direct a "female Batman" movie after Avengers: Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon said in an interview last week that he would be keen to move out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b> as he …

First images from Frozen short film Frozen Fever

Thanks to USA Today, we’ve got our first look at the upcoming <b>Frozen</b> short <b>Frozen Fever</b> with a batch of images featuring Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa …

Walt Disney Company

Spider-Man writer David Koepp gives his thoughts on saving the Spider-Man franchise

Back in 2002, comic book movies were not as common place as they are today. 20th Century Fox had just released Bryan Singer’s <b>X-Men</b> two years earlier …

The Fantastic Four trailer breaks records, Simon Kinberg comments on reboot

Last week 20th Century Fox gave us our first look at director Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot <b>The Fantastic Four</b>, and despite – or should that be because …

American Sniper success inspires TV miniseries based on the Reaper

It’s been lambasted as bellicose and jingoistic, but American Sniper has nonetheless become the most successful war movie ever in mere weeks, having taken over $316.2m at the box office worldwide.<p>Now the film’s producers the Weinstein company intend to capitalise on American audiences’ new-found …

Harvey Weinstein

Transfer Rumours & Gossip

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Chelsea Players Who Have Left Under Mourinho's Leadership Make a Very Strong XI

Juan Cuadrado's arrival at Stamford Bridge is sure to strengthen the Chelsea squad, but the departure of Andre Schurrle beefs up our XI of players who have left since Jose Mourinho's return to the Blues in the summer of 2013.<p>Chelsea's transfer business seems to have improved the team, and yet the …

Transfer deadline day: Has everyone fallen asleep?

Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> It's one of the most eagerly awaited days of the football calendar with one former legend calling it for be made a public holiday -- but why is this year's transfer deadline day turning into a damp squib?<p>Transfer deadline day marks the end of …

Manchester United sign defender Andy Kellett on loan from Bolton

Januzaj could be a late bloomer after stuttering at Man United<p>Manchester United 20 minutes ago<p>Read<p>Man United close to signing Grant - …

Official: West Brom seal Fletcher signing

The Scotland international held talks with West Ham earlier in the window before joining the Baggies having made 342 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit<p>West Bromwich Albion have signed Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher on a two-and-a-half year deal.<p>The Scotland international looked …

Novak Djokovic denies feigning injury in final and offers olive branch to disgruntled Andy Murray

Australian Open champion calls for talks with runner-up as Scot insists he was more disappointed with himself for being distracted by his opponent's antics<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b> has denied feigning injury during an intense <b>Australian Open</b> final on Sunday and said that he would be happy to sit down with <b>Andy</b> …

Why every photo storage startup dies or gets acquired

Picturelife didn't want to sell, but it had to<p>In November 2013, when the photo storage service Everpix went down, the CEO of rival Picturelife offered assurances to his company’s customers. "We have lots of cash and ramping revenue," Picturelife CEO Nate Westheimer said in a tweet. "All signs say …

BMW's Self-Driving Car Parks Itself And Picks You Up When You're Ready To Go

While Audi may have won all the cool points for sending one of its self-driving cars on a 550 mile trip to Las Vegas for CES, BMW also has a few tricks up its sleeve.<p>On the top floor of a Las Vegas casino garage, the company demonstrated how a modified version of its BMW i3 electric car can …

Autonomous Cars

Responsive web design is coming to VR

Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR are all trying to get developers excited about building immersive virtual reality (VR) …

Kevlar battery could prevent gadget fires

Gadget fires could be a thing of the past, if a recent battery breakthrough comes to market. A team of University of Michigan researchers have created a new type of lithium-ion battery using Kevlar fibers, which can not only prevent combustion, but can pack more power in smaller forms as well. The …

Raspberry Pi gets 6x the power, 2x the memory and still costs $35

Makers, academics and generally anyone who likes to play with computers: get ready for some awesomesauce. Raspberry Pis, the tiny Linux computers …

3DRacers Is Real World Mario Kart With 3D-Printed Cars

Scalextric was the height of toy racing tech when I was a kid but 3DRacers knocks that right off the track.<p>The 3D-printed mini cars are the product of an Italian team, which first presented them at the Rome Maker Faire last year. They’ve now kicked off an Indiegogo campaign.<p>The small …

GE wants to link your existing fridge to your smart home

There's no shortage of smart appliances now, but that won't help you much if you bought your gear a few years ago. What if you want to get your existing refrigerator talking to the rest of your automated home? GE may soon have a solution... if you're one of its previous customers, anyway. The …

A kiss for the lie detector

A kiss for the lie detector<p>"Men are greater liars than women"<p>Feb. 2, 2015 marks 80 years since a polygraph was first used to bring a conviction in a …

Teen Can Play Guitar Thanks To A 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

Diego Corredor wanted to play guitar but lost his right hand at birth. While he could use a prosthesis to grab a glass of water or pick up objects, he wasn’t able to hold a pick and strum the strings. Then a group of makers at 3D Gluck came along.<p>The team worked with Corredor, who lives in …

Expect Sky and BT to launch new 4K boxes sooner rather than later

It's no secret that BT is after Sky's sports broadcasting crown -- it's already taken away Sky's access to Champions League coverage and will soon go toe-to-toe with its rival again to spend big on more live Premier League matches. While it isn't quite as dominant as its rival in terms of …

Nest Touts Three Studies Claiming Its Thermostat Pays For Itself In Two Years

Google-subsidiary Nest claims that the results of three studies based on longitudinal data show that its thermostat pays for itself in less than two years from savings from heating and cooling costs.<p>The studies were funded and implemented separately by the Energy Trust of Oregon, Indiana-based …

Thermostats

Uber and Google to duke it out over self-driving taxis

It's no secret that Mountain View and Uber are friends, what with Google Ventures investing $258 million into the ride-sharing service in 2013. But if both companies really are developing their own ride-sharing services that use driverless cars, as some publications are saying, then these friends …

Apple is building a solar-powered data “command center” in Arizona

Apple’s sapphire plant project in Arizona didn’t work out, so Apple is investing another $2 billion to convert the facility into a massive data center, the Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi reports (paywall):<p>The company plans to employ 150 full-time Apple staff at the Mesa, Arizona, …

Wall Street

App calculates how likely your plane is to crash

The next flight I take will have a roughly 1 in 4,600,000 chance of crashing.<p>That's according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to …

Here’s how GE plans to make your older appliances smart

GE Appliance is sending out 20,000 Wi-Fi modules to let customers connect older refrigerators to the Wink smart home system, according to a Wink …

BMW Update Kills Bug In 2.2 Million Cars That Left Doors Wide Open To Hackers

German car manufacturer BMW has issued a security patch over the air to its vehicles, after the emergence of a vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to open doors using just a mobile. BMW, Rolls-Royce and Mini vehicles were all affected as the problem was resident in the Connected Drive …

Samsung event teaser hints that 'what's next' is a curvy Galaxy

Samsung's pre-announcement clues are sometimes cryptic at best, but it's not being especially subtle this time around. Hours after <i>Tinhte</i> first revealed that something was up, Samsung has posted a "what's next" teaser for a March 1st Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona whose centerpiece is the …

Nokia Qi Charging Pad: The Subtle Glow Of Wireless Power

How do you ‘jazz up’ a Qi charging plate so people want to buy it over another Qi charging plate? The essential function is the same over each product simple – you drop your Qi enabled smartphone or peripheral onto a specific area, power flows between the charging plate and the receiving device, …

Apple just took out a $6.5 billion loan even though it's sitting on $178 billion in cash

Apple sold $6.5 billion in bonds on Monday, according to Bloomberg.<p>That's the same Apple that last week announced a record-breaking $18 billion profit over the holiday quarter.<p>It's reasonable to ask: Why would Apple — a company with $178 billion in cash— need a loan?<p>In short: taxes.<p>Most of Apple's …