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Deadpool Might Just Save Marvel From Itself

Right now, Marvel’s the gold standard for comic book movies, which largely seems to be based around how much money they make. And, in theory, <i>Deadpool</i> is trading on the Marvel name… but what we’ve seen tells us that it’s no Marvel movie, and that’s excellent news.<p>Let’s break out what we’ve learned …

The 7 Best New and Returning TV Shows of February

You may think that fall is the time to look forward to exciting new premieres and reliable old favorites. But with TV’s increasingly diverse landscape, new shows are cropping up throughout the year. (Netflix recently threatened us with a new show every six weeks.) And though we know your DVR is …

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Gets Locked Out of Cockpit

The pilot of a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas found himself on the wrong side of the cockpit door on Thursday.<p>After stepping …

How the Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening …

Privacy

Feds Caught the Silk Road Mastermind With... A Google Search

"Dread Pirate Roberts," the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, seemed like a smart dude. He amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in …

Google Search

Meet Jurassic World's genetically engineered dinosaur (Massive spoilers)

The first trailer for the upcoming <i>Jurassic World</i> hinted at a genetically created monster, and now the movie's official site has a few more details and some teaser images. Fair warning, all of this stuff can be considered a spoiler, and a pretty big one.<p>Here is the official description of the new …

Jurassic World

Turns out, Americans don’t believe what Scientists know

Science may be all about quantifiable facts rather than beliefs, but the gulf between what scientists think and what the US public at large believes …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (save $42!)

Another busy week is coming to a close and here on the East Coast, we survived the blizzard that never was. What better way to celebrate than with a …

Apps

The End of Console Competition and the New Game Development Era in China

The price of the Xbox One, which was released in China in September 2014, got slashed recently in an effort to preempt demand for the globally dominant PlayStation 4 (PS4), which has yet to launch in China due to an unexplained delay. But thanks to some corporate restructuring, once the PS4 does …

China

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Clever Teacher Jazzes Up Students' Doodles With Own Hilarious Drawings

Someone needs to give this teacher a gold star in creativity.<p>Many teachers probably agree that grading assignments can be a long and tedious task. But John Zadrozny, a former science instructor in Thailand found a way to spice things up, turning his students' doodles into hilarious masterpieces. …

Guy Stumbles Across a Luxury Bathroom at a Shell Station in the Philippines

File this under ‘unexpected’. A guy discovers a lavish public bathroom at a Shell Station in Bohol, Philippines. It doesn’t get more random than this!<p>…

CES 2015: MSI's GT80 Laptop Features Mechanical Keyboard, 980M SLI

Would you like a kitchen sink with that?<p>Among the products MSI will be launching during CES are a couple of notable new gaming laptops—and at the …

Foxcatcher: a worthy film but not the classic it aspires to be

Bennett Miller’s <b>Foxcatcher</b>, which nervily pitches the stars of 21 Jump Street and The 40-Year-Old Virgin four-square at the Oscar voters, features so much admirable acting, writing and film-making that I wonder why it left me so unmoved.<p>The film details events leading up to the murder, by the …

DuPont

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Paul Walker’s Father Is Suing Roger Rodas’s Estate For $1.8 Million

When a rich person dies young, it’s a virtual certainty that someone’s getting sued over it, and Paul Walker’s death has already inspired at least one lawsuit. Previously, the widow of Roger Rodas, the driver of the car Paul Walker died in, reportedly sued Porsche over an allegedly faulty …

Sony Reveals 'PlayStation Now' Monthly Subscription Model At Last

PlayStation Now always seemed like a good idea, executed poorly. The concept of granting the PS4 backwards compatibility through new-age game streaming was cool (as was playing games without a console altogether, using some devices), but a clunky pay-per-view model with wildly varying prices across …

Grand Theft Auto

Not prestige, not trash: The rise of “mid-reputable” TV

<i>Mad Men</i> is a prestige drama. <i>Louie</i> is a prestige sitcom. <i>The Newsroom</i>, like it or not, gets the prestige tag too. “Prestige” has become a term of art …