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Fantastic Beasts gets a female lead

Harry Potter spin-off <i>Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them</i> has landed itself a female lead, with Warner Bros. officially announcing the casting of …

Denzel Washington stars in first trailer for The Equalizer: watch now

<b>The first trailer for Denzel Washington's action flick The Equalizer has landed online.</b><p>Inspired by the '80s TV series of the same name, Washington …

Nintendo is planning a YouTube affiliate program for content creators - NintendoToday

Nintendo will start its own official YouTube affiliate program, according to a tweet from Nintendo of Japan.

The reward for passing 107 cars in 9 laps is a blown engine

The true meaning of LeMons racing.<p>Rear-mounted turbos, a water-ethanol-injection system, computer-controlled engine management, a high-rise intake manifold with Megasquirt plumbed in … for a LeMons crapcan, the Turbo Taxi had some junkyard engineering of the highest order. Then there are the sounds …

Drive Flashback: 1994 BMW 850CSi

An M8 in everything but name, and ferocity.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the May 1994 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>What with firestorms, earthquakes, mud slides and, as I begin this report, torrential rains, flooding and even a tornado, Southern California has hardly been a boring place of late. I …

This multi-million-dollar McLaren F1 got wrecked today

Chassis #072 flips, crashes into tree in Italy.<p>Ouch. The car shown above is McLaren F1, chassis #072. As you can see, it's dressed with the factory downforce package and is quite beautiful. Its owner also happens to have a matching McLaren MP4-12C dubbed "Bespoke Project 8", which was the subject …

To prove that Castrol Edge Titanium is the toughest oil ever created, the British automotive lubricant specialist set a challenge that would test the nerve of even the most experienced racing

To prove that Castrol Edge Titanium is the toughest oil ever created, the British automotive lubricant specialist set a challenge that would test the …

A Portsmouth man has been jailed for 40 months for causing the death of his wife following a motorcycle

A Portsmouth man has been jailed for 40 months for causing the death of his wife following a motorcycle crash.<p>Disqualified driver Kristof Fairley was …

It's a popular way of keeping children entertained on longer car journeys, but one teen driver found out why you shouldn't partake in holding your breath while driving through tunnels if you're behind the wheel, after fainting and

It's a popular way of keeping children entertained on longer car journeys, but one teen driver found out why you shouldn't partake in holding your …

Isle of Man TT course

27 May<p>Great Roads<br>• |<br>• Total911 Comunity<br>• |<p>Written by our community author <b>Richard Lambert</b>.<p>This incredible loop, winding through the Isle of Man’s villages, …

Isle of Man

Nick Clegg: election losses are 'gutting and heartbreaking'

In an emotional interview in which he appeared tired and red-eyed, deputy prime minister says he will not resign despite elections drubbing<p>Nick Clegg has said his party’s performance at the European elections was "gutting and heart breaking" and "bitterly disappointing” but insisted he would not …

"Fast & Furious" Insurance Claim May Be Largest in Movie History

The “Fast and the Furious” franchise is already one of the most successful in movie history, but it may earn yet another place in the record books. According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Universal expects to file a record-breaking insurance claim of around $50 million to offset the cost of finishing …

BMW Vision Gran Turismo for GT6 is Heritage-Inspired Awesomeness

At last year’s L.A. auto show, Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps from its AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a slinky, low-slung thing that recalled a marriage of the closed-wheel W196 streamliner and the former Daimler property Dodge/SRT/Dodge Viper. For added zazz, M-B rolled out a full-scale model of the …

Automotive Design

Coming home? The return to SimCity

Jefferson is gone. The first city that I ever built in the new SimCity, the one I laboured over for so many hours and led through redesign after …

Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data

Eager to promote its privacy credentials, Microsoft has revealed that it’s successfully seen off the FBI in court over a request for customer information.<p>Documents released this week show that the company received a National Security Letter (NSL) last year asking for “several categories of …

Hate Your Android Keyboard? Try One Of These Four Alternatives

Since we left behind the physical keyboard, and Blackberry is declining into nothingness, we’ve got ourselves a problem. Typing on a touchscreen can be a horribly impersonal business. There’s no real feedback and if you’re anything like me, you’ve got fingers that are a bit too fat for the small …

Digital Foundry vs Mario Kart 8

If there's one Nintendo franchise that can be counted on to deliver the goods time and again, it's Mario Kart. As perhaps the most iterative of its …

Mario Kart

The boy who stole Half-Life 2

At 6am on 7th May 2004, Axel Gembe awoke in the small German town of Schönau im Schwarzwald to find his bed surrounded by police officers. Automatic …

Sony Says PS4 'Likely' To Surpass Profits Of PS2

In a recent investor meeting, Sony's Kaz Hirai made a very optimistic remark about the future of PS4, based on how well the console has sold already.<p>In the meeting reported on by Impress Watch and translated via Eurogamer, Hirai expresses his high hopes for the system.<p>“It is likely that PS4 will …

Pink Floyd: 10 things you didn't know about the band

As Pink Floyd announce the 20th anniversary re-release of The Division Bell, we look at some trivia about the band<p><b>To celebrate the release of Pink Floyd's remastered 1979 classic The Wall, we have a live stream of tracks and demos. Today is the last day of our online exclusive.</b><p>1. Pink Floyd's most …

Rock Music

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

Stratospheric bid grabs Apollo joystick at auction

Also sold: Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 glove and a backpack strap carried during both of Charles Conrad's Apollo 12 moonwalks.<p>Astronaut Dave Scott maneuvered a spring-loaded joystick to land on the moon during Apollo 15, and now that little piece of big history has landed in someone else's hands.<p>The …

From pixels to polygons: 2D characters get three-dimensional

With video game visuals looking more photo-realistic with each new generation, it’s hard to believe characters used to resemble flat, squared waffles not long ago.<p>Let’s travel back in time a few decades to see what your favorite heroes — plus an evil pig-man and a six-time NBA champion — looked …

Forget malware — stolen credentials are the real enterprise threat

Focusing on malware detection as a frontline cybersecurity strategy puts IT security teams in a never-ending game of cat and mouse. A report from Pandalabs earlier this year found that 30 million new malware threats were created in 2013 – an average of 82,000 <i>per day</i>. Keeping pace with this rate of …

Comet to pass by Earth closely after meteor shower

So after all the hype, was the lost sleep and the sore necks from looking at the sky worth it?<p>People throughout North America could ask that question Saturday, hours after witnessing a unique meteor shower that was visible in the middle of the night.<p>Judging from social media responses, this cosmic …

Still running Windows XP? That's the way Bill Gates planned it

One evening a few years ago, I found myself at a Christmas party in London. The event took place on the eighth floor of a building in the heart of the City and, at one point, seeking an escape from the chatter, I took my drink and ventured out on to the balcony.<p>It was a clear, windless night. All …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

Graphene's mundane uses deserve greater fanfare, says firm at forefront

At first glance, it's hard to image how the powder in the vial which looks like black soot can live up to the promise of being an industrial game-changer.<p>From bendable mobile phones to stronger condoms and tennis rackets and more efficient satellites, there is seemingly no end to the possibilities …