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Sony Pictures cancels release of The Interview

Sony Pictures has canceled the theatrical release of <i>The Interview</i>, the film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, reports CNN.<p>The decision comes after a number of major U.S. theater chains postponed the movie's debut, following threats invoking the 9/11 attacks from the group that hacked Sony …

This Is What Male Birth Control Will Look Like in the Future

No snips or rubbers needed<p>A long-term, reversible male contraception option may finally be on the horizon.<p>Vasalgel is a gel that's injected into the vas deferens—a tube that runs from your testes to your urethra—to block your sperm.<p>It's similar to a no-scalpel vasectomy, a procedure in which the …

The Real Reason Why You Binge Eat

You can't blame a sugar or salt addiction<p>After you’ve double-fisted Cheetos, you’re probably looking for an excuse to explain that empty bag. Unfortunately, you can’t equate those salty snacks with a compulsion: A review from the U.K concluded that the food you eat doesn’t have any addictive …

12. Log In With Facial Recognition

It's close to a year since the PlayStation 4 was released in the West, and those 11 or so months have gone about as well as Sony could have hoped. …

Noice Lets You Send Emoji With Sounds To Friends’ Phones

Yes, my friends, there is an app more annoying than Yo. If having your phone randomly shout “Yo!” at you (or “Hodor!,” if you preferred the spin-offs) drove you batty, wait until you get ahold of this: Noice, an app that lets you communicate using only emoji and sounds. Really!<p>OK, OK, I kid. Noice …

GameStop should feel threatened: Tiny startup GameLock is changing the game trade-in business

Games are not like cars or smartphones. The quality of the experience doesn’t really diminish if a PlayStation 4 disc had a previous owner. That’s why retail giant GameStop has such a significant second-hand software business, and it’s why a startup based in Jerusalem is looking to get in on the …

The neverending tension of Neverending Nightmares

<i>Neverending Nightmares</i> is scary, but it certainly isn't jump-scary. It's rare for a horror game to not use that particular tool of the genre to spook players, but for this title — which explores the real-life nightmares of its creator — it just wouldn't be appropriate. Jump scares are fun; …

Assassin's Kittens Unity is deadly with cuteness

Few creatures are as deadly — or as adorable — as kittens in full assassin gear.<p>YouTube user Mr.TVCow posted a video dubbed "Assassin's Kittens Unity" in which a group of fluffy, hooded kittens perform graceful leaps, sneak through the wild and carry out merciless executions. Watch the video above …

Xbox One's Sunset Overdrive live action trailer may be one of the best ever made

The video, which is rather long at over four minutes, has a "meta" theme to it as it actually depicts the fictional "behind-the-scenes" making of the …

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Watch Vacuum Company Executive Eat Food That Has Been Where Someone Has Probably Pooped

Don't try this at home. Unless you like the taste of crap<p>You know about the five-second rule, right? If you drop, knock, or otherwise spill food on a floor, it's still edible if you pick it up within five seconds.<p>That rule, however, never applied to public areas. And definitely not public areas …

Here’s Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Read this, and you’ll never skip them again<p>Every week, you perform basic big-muscle moves like the squat, deadlift, row, and bench press. Those are your meat-and-potatoes exercises, and they’re important for revving your metabolism and building size and strength. But are you getting enough of your …

Attack Your Abs and Your Glutes with One Genius Move

Hammer your front and backside at once<p>While guys spend a lot of time working their abs, they don't pay as much attention to their backside. And that's a problem because one of your body's largest and most powerful muscle groups resides there: your glutes. So BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofthe</b> …

The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

Banana bread to boast about

Our ideal banana bread is simple enough—a moist, tender loaf that really tastes like bananas. We discovered that doubling the dose of bananas in our favorite test recipe was both a blessing and a curse, because the abundance of fruit makes for intense banana flavor, but the weight and moisture …

Bioreactive bump that could replace sell-by dates wins James Dyson award

Revolutionary new food labelling featuring a tactile bump – so shoppers can tell when perishable food has gone off – has won its young designer a prestigious award.<p>Unlike confusing and often unreliable best before and expiry dates, the label lets consumers feel with a finger exactly how fresh an …

Mario Is A Super Jerk, To Both Humans And Cats Alike

Mario seems like such a nice guy, but in actuality, he has a bit of a mean streak. Specifically, he's pretty fond of making people eat it.<p>Why, Mario, …

Super Smash Babies are the cutest thing you'll see today

Artist Ann Chang has created an intensely adorable line of art based on Super Smash Bros. characters — reimagining popular combatants as big-eyed babies.<p>The lineup includes Mario and Luigi (way cuter than their "official" baby incarnations), a very happy-looking Link and Zelda, Samus with a sassy …

The DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks Is Just Too Much

<i>DuckTales</i>. Real ducks. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "[collapses into cutestolgia overload coma]." And/or "woo-ooo."<p>For comparison's sake, …

Fire Emblem Music Videos Are A Damn Good Time

Yup. That's Fire Emblem's Marth. Dancing to Kesha's Tik Tok.<p>And here's Marth and Roy, cutting a rug.<p>These clips, and more like them, were made by …

Old Game Boy Ads Weren't Exactly Family Friendly

Nintendo's cultivated an image as the most squeaky clean creator on game company block, but it wasn't always that way. And by that I mean the '90s …

Cash in Your Virgin Card. Again

Is it a typical male obsession to hope to relive the spirit of that first sexual adventure? One writer embarks on a journey to find out<p>I lost my virginity back when mullets were in style ... at least in Minnesota. Her name was Jennifer, and she was the girl next door with the body of a porn star. …

5 video games scarier than finals

While college is undoubtedly an exciting time, there’s also lots of scary stuff to deal with.<p>However, unlike those fun movie monsters you’d whisper about at night with your friends, the scary stuff in college is a lot more mundane. Late night study sessions for a big test, wondering if your …

The Lung-Busting Cardio Drill That Won't Hurt Your Ankles, Hips, or Knees

Your feet never leave the floor, but your heart rate will be through the roof<p>Your feet don't have to leave to floor to get a good cardio workout. "Too many people skip cardio because they have joint problems," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Body Weight Cardio Burners</b> DVD. "But running, …

Violent video games for kids have a surprising upside

Eyes gazing straight ahead, backs caved, thumbs ceaselessly mashing buttons: It's a sight to make any parent cringe. Especially when the game involves rapid gunfire, throat-slitting, body-splitting and other gruesome acts.<p>The drawbacks of gaming are well known. Studies have linked video games to …

Run Sackboy! Run! is a free LittleBigPlanet endless runner with unlockable perks

Before <i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i> hits PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this November, a free spin-off game called <i>Run Sackboy! Run!</i> will be released that throws series star Sackboy into a touchscreen-based endless runner.<p><i>Run Sackboy! Run!</i> is bound for Android, iOS and PlayStation Vita, and those who download …

Make Great Lasagna—without Adding on Pounds

This spin on the classic Italian favorite gets the job done when it comes to satiating your appetite<p>Yes, lasagna is rich, but that doesn't mean it has to induce a food coma. Swap the meat, make DIY sauce, and sneak in some vegetables—without sacrificing flavor. Try out the following recipe from …

Newswire: The makers of Tekken are working on a Pokémon fighting game (for Japan)

Nintendo and Namco Bandai are teaming up to create a new and pretty different <i>Pokémon</i> game. It’s still all about pocket-monster-on-pocket-monster …

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The Right Crowdfunding Sites for Your Startup

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>I commonly get asked what is the best crowdfunding website for your startup.<p>In order to answer this question, we’ll have to first answer another question: Which crowdfunding model suits your project …

10 Tips For Saving Money On Your Electricity Bill

Rich or poor, we could all use a little frugality in our lives. After all, who wants to waste money on electricity bills when there are far more fun …

Amazon Jumps Into 3D Printing Game With On-Demand Store

Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking "on …