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Samsung hints that 'Avengers' gadgets could be real

The company has a marketing deal with Marvel, and will be releasing an Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge, but could more futuristic devices be coming too?<p>In " Avengers: Age of Ultron," currently out in theaters, Tony Stark is again surrounded by all kinds of nifty, futuristic gadgets, but …

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Phones

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The great OLED revolution has arrived -- at a price

The mainstream TV tech with the best picture is dead. RIP plasma.<p>If you're a screen quality purist, LED LCD won't cut it. Though they dominate the TV market, LED LCDs come with picture quality flaws, like uneven screens and poor contrast.<p>That leaves OLED -- organic light-emitting diode -- …

Televisions

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …

Research

Giant atom smasher restarted after 2-year shutdown, upgrade

The world's biggest particle accelerator is back in action after a two-year shutdown and upgrade, embarking on a new mission that scientists hope could give them a look into the unseen dark universe.<p>Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, on Sunday shot two …

Second Opinion - Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

<b>Fast & Furious 7</b>, 2015.<p>Directed by James Wan.<br>Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas …

Bloomberg: Samsung to produce Apple’s A9 chip for next-gen iPhone

Bloomberg reports that Samsung has signed on to provide A9 chips to Apple for the next-generation iPhone. Apple moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2013 for its processors, looking to reduce its reliance on Samsung, who is a major competitor in the smartphone space and a …

LED Lightbulb Becomes First Consumer Product To Use Graphene

Graphene is an incredible material. The substance can conduct electricity and heat with extreme efficiency, and is about 100 times stronger than steel, making it one of the most hyped materials of the 21st century. There’s also hope that graphene could be effective at fighting cancer stem cells, …

'Grand Theft Auto V' PC Screenshots Look Terrific, But They Always Do

Rockstar games has released images for the upcoming release of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> on PC.<p>As we all know, PC gaming is where you go if you want high-resolution, graphically rich graphics and a decent frame-rate. Anyone looking to new-gen consoles for these things will almost always be sorely …

Grand Theft Auto

Should Critics Watch Films Twice?

<i>Simon Columb on whether critics should watch films twice…</i><p>Initially, many were surprised at <b>Inherent Vice’s</b> lack of nominations during the awards …

No decisions yet on benefit cuts, says Duncan Smith

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1156000/1156371_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656330_477162d802a07f459e429a9bf2014d8b<p><b>No decisions have been made on where to make further benefit cuts, should the Conservatives win the general election - Iain Duncan Smith has told</b> …

Did You Know? on Twitter: "This driverless Mercedes has been spotted driving around in San Francisco. http://t.co/lGOeRF0T9L"

Replying to @<b>Know</b><p>“@<b>Know</b>: This driverless Mercedes has been spotted driving around in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/84zC8fRKO5” looks like an alien …

Total solar eclipse at 35,000 feet

We’ve seen some wonderful photos of sky events taken from airplane windows. This one is really dramatic.<p>Our friend Eric Recurt submitted this …