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Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

Tribeca Film Festival cancels screening of controversial anti-vaccination documentary

Robert De Niro and festival organizers had earlier defended film from disgraced doctor-turned activist<p>The Tribeca Film Festival has reversed its stance on screening controversial anti-vaccination documentary <i>Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe</i>. In a statement, actor and festival co-founder Robert …

Amazingly preserved 12,400 year old remains of a puppy found in Siberia

The remains have been described by experts 'preserved from nose to tail, including the hair.'<p>The remains of a 12,400 year old puppy have been found in permafrost in Siberia.<p>This has given scientists and important and fascinating opportunity to examine a well-preserved Pleistocene canid for the …

Paleontology

We all love to 😂 and the French are 💔: what we learned about emojis at SXSW

Linguists, and perhaps everyone else, started taking emojis a bit more seriously after Oxford Dictionaries made the “tears of joy” emoji its word of the year in November. The first, very basic, emojis were created in Japan around 1998, but the rich, color emojis we use now didn’t make it to a full …

Language

Brains Of Video Game-Addicted Teens Are Hyper Connected

That may make addicts more likely to have other psychological disorders<p>For the thousands of teens with internet gaming disorder, the symptoms can look a lot like any other addiction: A lack of control over the time and money spent on gaming, distance from family or friends, neglected schoolwork. …

Research

Uber is thinking of getting into the travel business

On December 24, Uber secured a new patent that could be used to plan trips.<p>Called "Uber Travel" in the images, it looks like a normal flight search like you would see on Expedia, but it adds Uber cars to the mix.<p>A traveler could input their start location, date, and time alongside a destination, …

How AR Game Ingress Directly Led to Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go set to release in 2016.<p>John Hanke and Mike Quigley of Niantic Labs recently revealed how their massively multiplayer augmented-reality …

Young Millionaire Utah Couple Sells Their Belongings to Travel the World with Their Kids – and Finds a Way to Give Back

After selling his mobile scanning app to Snapchat last year for $54 million, Garrett Gee was faced with a decision: What to do next?<p>Then a student at …

Selling

Finland says asylum seekers should work for free and learn about women's rights

As the country welcomes 32,000 asylum seekers, the government believes they must be taught about Finnish culture and society<p>Finland's government will require asylum seekers to work for free and to acknowledge a "national curriculum" on Finnish culture and society, it said on Tuesday, launching …

Pi-TopCEED Is A $99 Desktop Computer For Makers

After the sweating toil of transforming a hardware prototype into an actual shipping product, the makers of a $299 kit laptop called Pi-Top are crowdfunding their next project. And this time they’re aiming to package the low cost Raspberry Pi microcomputer into a far more affordable form factor. …

Mark Zuckerberg is Giving Away His Money, but With a Twist

Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to his new daughter is an impressive one: Namely, that he and his wife Priscilla Chan will give away 99% of their net worth …

Cards Against Humanity earned $71,145 on Friday selling absolutely nothing

Cards Against Humanity sold people absolutely nothing for $5 apiece on Black Friday ... and raked in $71,145.<p>On Friday, the makers of the lewd card …

How 10 of Your Favorite Beauty Brands Got Their Names

We all have our favorite beauty brands that we’re loyal to and use every single day. But have you ever stopped mid-mascara application and wondered …

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent: 'You Have to Be a Feminist'

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent likes new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A lot.<p>The chief of the beverage giant brought up the newly elected prime …

People upset with Starbucks' plain red cups came up with a way to fight back

After ordering a drink at Starbucks, Josh Feuerstein, a self-proclaimed American evangelist and internet personality, discovered that the 2015 Starbucks cups were just red, instead of decorated with ornaments or reindeer as in past years.<p>Feuerstein was displeased to find that the cups didn't say …

Why It Matters That *Project Runway*?s Season 14 Winner Is a Plus-Size Designer

<i>Project Runway</i> crowned 24-year-old Ashley Nell Tipton as the season 14 winner on Nov. 5, a designer who effectively made show history by presenting the first finale collection catered to plus-size figures. Her win matters—not just in the context of television and runway fashion, but in terms of …

Electric-car drivers don’t pay their share? Actually, no one does

The annual registration fees for electric cars implemented by several U.S. states have been the subject of much controversy.<p>Electric-car advocates view the fees as a form of harassment, and a hindrance to electric-car sales.<p>But advocates of the fees claim they just force drivers to pay their fair …

Judge sets trial date for Uber driver classification lawsuit

The fate of Uber's business model — the same business model that has earned the company a $50-billion valuation — will be decided next summer, after a federal judge in San Francisco set a June 20, 2016, trial date for a class action lawsuit against the on-demand transportation company.<p>Judge Edward …

San Francisco

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Religion

A Large McDonald’s Fries Will Cost You This Much in Venezuela

McDonald’s is bringing back its French fries to Venezuela after a 10-month absence. And no thanks to the country’s skyrocketing inflation rates, a …

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

Benedict Cumberbatch Curses Politicians Over Failure to Deal with Refugee Crisis

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been giving speeches every evening after his <i>Hamlet</i> performance at the Barbican in London, asking for donations …

Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me?

Leading female British scientist Averil Macdonald has suggested women 'don't understand' the science behind fracking and only oppose it based on 'gut feeling'. Claire Cohen begs to differ<p>Ladies, put down your needlework and pay attention. I’m about to deliver some facts and I know it’s going to be …

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' stage play will be 8th chapter of saga, J.K. Rowling says

The saga of Harry Potter will get an eighth chapter, and it will take the form of the previously announced stage production titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which will tell the story of an adult Potter and his youngest son, Albus.<p>J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series, …

Film Industry

Sandra Bullock Is Glad Hollywood 'Got a Spanking' Over Gender Pay Gap

Sandra Bullock is one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. The Oscar winner’s films have grossed nearly $5 billion at the box office (more than …

The Latest: Lawyer says church beating suspect a 'sweet' mom

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the fatal beating of a 19-year-old and serious injury of his brother inside a church (all times local):<p>3:20 …

Crime

YouTube Red takes on Netflix with a subscription service for ad-free original content

Yep: YouTube Red is real. Today, Google unveiled the premium subscription service that’ll let users pay to see exclusive content and save videos for offline view.<p>As previously rumored, the paid service will offer ad-free videos alongside original video content. They movies and series will feature …

YouTube Red

Men 'feel threatened by intelligent women'

Despite claiming to find intelligent women attractive, men choose not to date someone who is smarter than themselves, according to new research<p>The next time a man tells you that he's attracted to intelligent women, you might want to ask him whether he's ever actually dated one.<p>No, that's not a …

Psychology

29 Of The Most Perfect Comebacks That Ever Happened On "Friends"

"You don't own a TV? What's all your furniture pointed at?"

TV