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NY attorney general wants DraftKings and FanDuel to pay back profits

2016 isn't starting off great for daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel: the New York attorney general has filed an amendment to its lawsuit against the companies demanding that they return all of the profits they earned in the state to those that lost money using the sites. In …

FanDuel

The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015

Most fans would argue that it's tough to find just a few K-pop albums that are solid listens from front to back in a calendar year, but 2015 marked …

Carly Rae Jepsen

J.J. Abrams Promises His ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber Fights Will Be Very ‘Aggressive’

One of the more noticeable differences between the original and prequel <i>Star Wars</i> trilogies are the lightsaber duels. These blaster-less skirmishes were abrupt, timid and paced in a manner so as to reveal less about the characters’ physical abilities and more about their personalities in the first …

Adobe is telling people to stop using Flash

Adobe is finally ready to say goodbye to Flash. In an announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now "encourage content creators to build with new web standards," such as HTML5, rather than Flash. It's also beginning to deprecate the Flash name by renaming its animation app to Animate CC, …

Adobe

On a Scale of 1 to 10, Silicon Valley's Lack of Racial Diversity Is a 7

Ten was the worst.<p><i>Hearing from the leaders of the tech world is always revealing, and very often surprising. In our second annual Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 101 executives, innovators, and thinkers weigh in on some of the biggest technological, political, and cultural questions of the</i> …

Silicon Valley

What Valve got right and wrong with the Steam Machine | Polygon

will they be able to tell the difference between a Steam Machine manufactured by Alienware and one manufactured by Falcon Northwest?<p>Steam's user interface just doesn't cut it

A $1.5 billion startup that’s been hiring a bunch of ex-Salesforce execs is growing like crazy

The company's been making a lot of headlines for its growth and predictive technology, but it's also known for its recent hiring spree — particularly for bringing in a bunch of executives who were once a major part of Salesforce, the $50 billion cloud software maker.<p>In the past year alone, …

Startups

The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering

Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.<p>There are new Pop Tarts, and they are Limited Edition. I know this because it says “Limited Edition” in bold red lettering inside a yellow banner that circumscribes the box. For an unspecified but finite amount of time only, Pop Tarts are …

Selling

Fixing 'Stagefright' flaw on Android is harder than we thought

The Stagefright vulnerability for Android won't seem to want to go away. According to Exodus Intelligence researchers one of the patched issued by Google could still allow access to Android devices. The researchers told Engadget via email, "the summary is that the Stagefright vulnerability is still …

Google is testing drones in US airspace by piggybacking on Nasa exemption

Documents show the tech company has skirted regulations for private firms for a year by flying its Project Wing aircraft over private land as part of a deal with Nasa<p>Google has been quietly testing its drone delivery program in US airspace and is planning further tests in rural California after …

Drones

The Hateful Eight trailer is full of snow, spite and typical Tarantino

After a rocky path to the screen, the director’s eighth film is finally nearing its December release and the first trailer looks like classic Quentin Tarantino fare<p>It’s hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is just a few months away from opening.<p>The writer/director’s eighth …

Filmmaking

These Are Hookup Apps That People Actually Use In China

Tinder said it had a bunch of users in North Korea and China during its infamous tweetstorm this week. But these are the apps people really use in China.

Google’s radical restructuring creates a parent company called Alphabet and elevates Sundar Pichai to CEO

Google announced a wholesale restructuring that includes new leadership of its core business and a new holding company for all of its myriad interests.<p>Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google. He is currently the search company’s head of product and has overseen its day-to-day operations since …

Google Photos

Google on 'Stagefright" exploit: not all Android bugs are this bad, thanks to Google's security measures

Bugs may be endless, but that doesn’t mean they are harmful… at least not all them are. Lead engineer Adrian Ludwig made sure to touch on this subject after the whole ‘Stagefright’ exploit was discovered by the media. This vulnerability is said to leave about 95% of Android users exposed to …

Android News

These are the most-loved CEOs in America

Managers the world over may boast of being the "World's Best Boss" on cheesy mugs, but in the case of Google's Larry Page or Nike's Mark Parker, the …

Warriors Edge Cavs in Game 1: Pictures

Cleveland Cavaliers

Obama tweeting from an iPhone isn’t all that it seems

The Apple-watching world lost its shiz yesterday when Obama made his first tweet from his brand-new presidential Twitter account using an iPhone. But don’t get too excited, because the White House has revealed that the phone in question isn’t Obama’s regular handset after all.<p>Which prompts the …

Cannes 2015: no rhinestone loafers but what can you get away with on the red carpet

With controversy brewing over reports that a group of women were refused entry to a Cannes premiere for wearing flat shoes, here’s a look at some of the most daring looks at the festival

Cannes

Crazy stupid love match: Steve Carell and Emma Stone set for tennis comedy

Danny Boyle in producer’s chair for film about epic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, to be directed by team behind Little Miss Sunshine<p>Crazy Stupid Love co-stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell are to reunite for Battle of the Sexes, a comedy drama about the epic tennis match …

Steve Carell

Here are the first images from LG's G4 smartphone camera

First sample images show up in LG's latest video teaser for the G4<p>April 28th is the biggest day of the year for LG's mobile unit, marking the launch of the Korean company's flagship smartphone for 2015, the G4. In the buildup to the event, LG has dished out most of the phone's core specs and …

Mobile Technology

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …