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‘Star Wars’: The Han Solo Movie We Will Never Get to See

Now that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have left the standalone film, audiences can expect to never see their vision. But what would it have …

My son is playing the perfect game of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

What I learned watching my kid play an amazing game<p>My middle son is obsessed with <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i><i>,</i> and he has taught me how to play the game to perfection.<p>The Switch is a pretty great system if you have a big family, and with five kids, my family is ... pretty big. My middle …

Alaska Air-Virgin America Merger Update: More Synergies, but Later Than Expected

It's been a year since West Coast-focused airline <b>Alaska Air</b> (NYSE: ALK) announced that it would acquire its smaller rival Virgin America for $2.6 billion. After a series of delays, the landmark deal finally closed in December.<p>Alaska Air has now begun the integration process in earnest. That has …

Investing

10 games that are way better now than at launch

Like a fine wine or Matthew McConaughey’s filmography, some games have only improved with the passage of time. As the industry veers ever further …

Boeing and Airbus Debut New Airliners With First Flights on the Same Day

Boeing goes for size with their longest variant of the 787, while Airbus's A319neo is a smaller aircraft focused on efficiency.<p>The maiden flights for both the Boeing 787-10 and the Airbus A319neo were carried out Friday, March 31. The two airplanes are the newest members of the 787 family for …

America's middle class is smaller than ever

For the first time in more than 40 years, the middle class is no longer a majority in the US, according to data released by the Pew Research Center.<p>This year, "120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million [adults] in lower and upper-income households …

Why it may be harder than you think to make it as an independent developer

Anyone can make an app. You need look no further than TNW Deals to find tutorials on creating your own app for distribution into the App Store or Google Play. Making a living from those apps — that’s not so simple.<p>The romantic notion of making an app that goes viral and makes some lucky developer a …

Apps

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane accent Galaxy's 4-0 win over Toronto

Steven Gerrard wished the fans a happy Fourth of July,<p>Robbie Keaneprovided fireworks with a hat trick, and theGalaxycruised to a 4-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 27,000 at StubHub Center in Carson.<p>Gerrard, Liverpool's legendary midfielder, has been in Southern …

Soccer

Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

A Russian rocket filled with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station lifted off from a pad in Kazakhstan early today after two previous re-supply missions failed.<p>NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the successful launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, known as the Progress 60P, …

Space Exploration

Official: Chelsea agree Falcao loan deal

The Colombia striker will return to the Premier League on another season-long switch from Monaco after spending an unhappy 2014-15 campaign at Manchester United<p>Chelsea have agreed terms with Monaco over the season-long loan of striker Radamel Falcao.<p>The Colombia international, who was a £50 million …

Soccer

TransAsia Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine Moments Before Crash

Taiwan aviation officials on Tuesday released a detailed report of how the pilot mistakenly shut off the plane's only working engine after the other lost power. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," the captain said shortly before crashing.<p>The pilot of the TransAsia plane that narrowly dodged …

Aviation Safety

Here's why every American traveler should sign up for TSA PreCheck

Well, getting TSA PreCheck is basically the preflight upgrade equivalent, and it's something that every American citizen who flies often should consider getting.<p>Here's everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck.<p>What is TSA PreCheck?<p>TSA PreCheck means that you have been pre-approved by the US …

Flying