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Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Sculpture

Ultra HD Blu-ray is bringing high-res movies home soon

After Blu-ray and HD DVD ushered in the age of HD and 1080p movies for the masses, discs were beaten to 4K by streaming services like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. While the internet is still doing most of the heavy lifting for 4K, the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification is finally complete which means …

The Last of Us re-imagined as a TV series is a great way to show it off to friends

<i>The Last of Us</i> is critically acclaimed for its performances and narrative depth, but its gameplay can be less than welcoming to newcomers. Fortunately, there's another way to introduce your non-gaming friends and family to its story.<p>Student and <i>The Last of Us</i> fan Grant Voegtle created a series of …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

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Personal Finance

Baltimore protests: 5 questions demonstrators are asking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests are gaining steam in Baltimore after a man died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody.<p>Demonstrators have vowed they'll keep taking to the streets until they get justice. To start, protesters say they're looking for answers about what happened to …

Justice

Why Tim Cook Says America Is Going Backwards | Inc.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.<p>The bills, like the one enacted last week in Indiana, create a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to claim that a law or regulation …

LGBTQI

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT

How many times have we said that the Surface would be great, if not for its OS? The truth is, the Surface RT and Surface 2 were lovely, well-crafted things, with great screens, solid build quality and long battery life. We just wished they could run the full gamut of desktop programs, in part to …

Comcast’s gigabit technology is ready for field testing | Ars Technica

Broad DOCSIS 3.1 rollout starts next year; gigabit speed to come at a price.<p>Comcast says it has begun rolling out gigabit per second cable technology …

Net Neutrality

Acer Chromebook 15 review: the big Chromebook has arrived

Say the word “Chromebook,” and the image that comes to mind for most people is a small, cheap, basic computer. That’s exactly what most Chromebooks are. The best Chromebooks you can buy have 11- or 12-inch displays, are priced well under $400, and do basic web browsing and not much more.<p>But the …

Consumer Tech

The Pirate Bay's new network is making ISP blocks useless

Despite global efforts to put the kibosh on infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB), the lair of internet swashbucklers is proving almost impossible to sack. Swedish police succeeded in taking the site down late last year, only for it to reappear the following month. And stronger than ever it …

Apple in talks to bring Discovery and Viacom aboard its web TV venture

The more we hear, the more Apple’s reported web TV service sounds like a dream come true for cord-cutters!<p>With previous reports suggesting the subscription service will offer around 25 channels in total, a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report claims Apple is busy talking with both Discovery and Viacom …

Apple is reportedly willing to share viewing data to clinch TV deals

Apple is apparently bending over backwards to make sure that its oft-rumored streaming TV service gets off the ground. <i>New York Post</i> sources claim that the company is willing to share viewer data with the networks, including demographics and viewing habits, if it means getting channels ahead of its …

Apple TV 'skinny' package likely to accelerate cord cutting

Apple's ambition to be a dominant player in television is expected to accelerate the unraveling of the pay-TV bundle.<p>The tech giant is in negotiations with major television companies to offer a "skinny" package of channels that would include<p>ABC,CBSandFoxBroadcasting, according to people familiar …

Apple has designed a MacBook that’s almost a tablet

The new MacBook is an iPad with a keyboard.<p>That may be the best description of the new Apple laptop design, based on Apple’s launch event on Monday. At a mere 13 millimeters thick and weighing just two pounds, it approaches the iPad’s portability and is just as spartan, sporting only a solitary …

Televisions

'Game of Thrones' season five to be simulcast in over 170 countries

HBO has announced that the entirety of the new season of "Game of Thrones" will get a simultaneous broadcast, matching the US air time on networks all across the world.<p>When season five of HBO's award winning hit "Game of Thrones" premieres on April 12, it won't just be on US screens.<p>HBO has …

TV Series

High Apple Store Traffic Distorting Mall Rent, Lifting Mall Sales

Apple Stores' ability to generate a high rate of foot traffic in malls is allowing Apple to win "sweetheart deals" from mall operators while increasing mall sales 10%, according to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report.<p>Apple draws so many shoppers that its stores single-handedly lift sales by 10% at the …

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Mysterious Metal Balls Found On Ocean Floor

What <i>are</i> those things?<p>Scientists dredging the seafloor in the Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east of Barbados in January were surprised when their sled got snagged -- and, after freeing it from the seafloor, even more surprised at what it brought up.<p>The sled's nets were filled with heavy metal …

Seafloor

Lady Gaga Climbs Ev'ry High Note in 'Sound of Music' Tribute

Performance celebrates the musical film's 50th anniversary<p>For the 50th anniversary of <i>The Sound of Music</i>, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of …

Destiny's weekly heroic strikes will feature matchmaking after the next patch

<i>Destiny</i>'s next update, patch 1.1.1, will bring matchmaking into the weekly heroic strike, developer Bungie announced today.<p>Until this point, neither of the weekly strikes — the weekly heroic and the nightfall — have supported matchmaking. People have needed to have other high-level <i>Destiny</i> players …

Black Hole Emits Ferocious Winds With the Energy of a Trillion Suns

A black hole and its galaxy are locked in a cosmic struggle, evolving in tandem and balancing each other's growth. In this artist's recreation, you …

The Apple Watch Has Gotten Simpler, But That’s OK

The watch won't measure blood oxygen or stress levels, but it could still make you healthier. It also keeps the FDA out of Apple’s hair.<p>The Apple Watch may not have all the health-tracking bells and whistles originally envisioned by its maker. But it could still be a successful, useful, and …

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Microsoft adds digital ink and search in OneNote for iPad

Image copyright Microsoft.Did someone declare this to be “let’s all make the iPad better with stylus support” week and not tell me? First we had …

Software

Google fights rule that would let the US hack devices worldwide

The US is <i>already</i> snooping on computers around the world, but Google is worried that it might be sneaking in a rule change that would sanction more nosy behavior. The search firm has filed comments protesting an advisory committee proposal that would let the government get warrants for "remote …