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Microsoft’s New Browser Will Be Called Microsoft Edge

We knew that Internet Explorer was dead.<p>We knew a successor was coming.<p>We just didn’t know the official name, beyond the “Project Spartan” placeholder.<p>Now we do: Microsoft’s new browser is called Microsoft Edge.<p>Just announced at the company’s build conference, Edge will be the primary/default …

Box Office: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Nabs Mighty $201M Overseas Debut

It won’t open until next weekend in America, but much of the worldwide movie going community got their initial sampling of Walt Disney’s <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> starting late last week, and it has already crossed the $200 million mark overseas. The much-anticipated comic book superhero sequel …

Film Industry

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

LeBron James scores 31 as Cavs grab 3-0 series lead over Celtics

BOSTON -- LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series.<p>James scored 31 …

A Brief Sexual History Of The Avengers

Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner recently got into a little hot water for joking about Black Widow’s sex life. But it raises a good question: Who, precisely, gets around the most in the Avengers? Let’s go to the comics and take it Avenger by Avenger, shall we?<p><b>Captain America</b><p>Cap doesn’t actually have …

Artists sue Marvel, Disney over 'Iron Man' armor design

Artists Ben Lai and Ray Lai have sued Marvel and Disney, claiming the <i>Iron Man</i> films ripped off the body-armor designs from their comic <i>Radix</i>.<p>The two …

Compilation Of Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan's Best Footwork

Throughout his NBA career, Kobe Bryant has been regarded as one the most skilled players of all-time. One of the reasons Bryant has been able to …

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: the iPhone killer

With its super-fast processor, brilliant camera and wireless charging, Samsung’s latest flagship is the best phone it’s ever made<p>The Galaxy S6 is the latest flagship Android smartphone from Samsung, a design-focused all-metal and glass powerhouse with one of the best cameras to date.<p>The S6 comes in …

Phones

Thunder, Which Gave Away Harden, Fires Brooks, Hoping to Keep Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder was once the envy of all, a glowing young team with chemistry as well as prodigies and time assuredly on its side.<p>No longer. Doing a 180 in 2012 when they donated James Harden to Houston, the Thunder has gone south since, leading to Wednesday’s firing of Coach Scott …

Scott Brooks

LeBron James' Son Doesn't Think His Dad Is Better Than Michael Jordan

Last week, <b>Matt Barnes</b>' son showed his dad the ultimate sign of disrespect when he decided to wear a <b>Steph Curry</b> uniform (a jersey <i>and</i> shorts!) to …

Ta-Nehisi Coates blasts Hollywood’s fixation on white male superheroes: “It’s deeply sad”

The prolific critic spoke with New York Magazine’s Abraham Riesman about comic books and the outsider experience<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of our foremost commentators on race in America. He’s also a serious comic book geek. Sitting down with Vulture’s Abraham Riesman, the prolific critic discussed …

Marvel 'Avengers' women muscle into spotlight in 'Ultron' | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson had a bone to pick with Hollywood: not only were there few female superheroes, but they tended to be dumbed down.<p>So when Marvel Studios brought in another formidable woman for summer action film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” …

Marvel Universe

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S6’s TouchWiz is better than anything else around

Samsung is far from done promoting the main features of its brand new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. After launching a variety of TV …

Joss Whedon on why he still doesn't want to be part of the Avengers' future

Joss Whedon is ready to move on from the Avengers, despite a part of him that "is desperate" to keep working on the films, the director recently told Rolling Stone.<p>Last month, Marvel announced that it would replace Whedon with Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of <i>Captain America: The Winter</i> …

Here’s A Quick Marvel Universe Refresher To Prepare For ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

With the premiere of the highly-anticipated <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> on May 1, the Marvel Universe will get even bigger and badder with the introduction of even more characters and exciting stories. That means that casual moviegoers might be more confused than they already were, especially because …

Amy Schumer: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Thought My Prank Was 'Really Funny'

Amy Schumer has no regrets about tripping up Kimye.<p>The comedian, 33, said that her idea to fake a fall in front of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West …

Red Carpet

There is an oddly specific Star Wars easter egg in every Marvel Phase 2 film (spoilers)

Buckle up, this is going to be nerdy.<p>Kevin Feige is the president of Marvel Studios, and he let something huge slip during an interview with CinemaBlend. "So is this a spoiler for <i>Ant-Man</i>… not really. I’m obsessed with <i>Star Wars</i>. Who’s not? I’m 40 years old. I’m in the movie business. I went to USC. …

Robert Downey Jr. storms out of interview after drug question: “It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here”

Robert Downey Jr. thought he’d signed up for a promotional round of “Avengers” interviews<p>Robert Downey Jr. thought he'd signed up for a promotional round of interviews for the May 1 release of "Avengers." What he quickly discovered was that Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy was much …

There's A Weird, Old-Timey Rape Joke In "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"

<b>Ew.</b>

Marvel Universe

This Recap of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Get You Ready For AGE OF ULTRON

Everything you know about Marvel Comics is about to change

The Marvel universe is about to explode. Again.<p>Next month, just as <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> hits theaters, the self-styled House of Ideas will kick off its own summer blockbuster series in <i>Secret Wars</i>, a universe-spanning event helmed by <i>Avengers</i> writer Jonathan Hickman that will pit superheroes and …

Watch: Samsung thinks these 3 features make the Galaxy S6 the ‘smartphone of your dreams’

Samsung has a lot to be proud of with the Galaxy S6 and a new video from the company highlights three key Galaxy S6 features it believes will make it …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: Almost Perfect

Elbows in the ribs, jostling crowds, too few handsets. My first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress weren’t great. And even without the seething throng of the launch event, I’ve never really been bowled over by Samsung’s flagship smartphones.<p>On the day, we weren’t really …

Phones

5 professional athletes who went to prison on murder-related charges

A judge recently sentenced former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to spend the rest of his life in prison for orchestrating the murder of semi-professional football player and friend, Odin Lloyd.<p>Hernandez, however, isn't the first professional athlete to face prison time for killing …

George Lucas thinks Marvel may work on a Howard the Duck reboot

<b>George Lucas</b> thinks <i>Howard the Duck</i> may be the next to get a big-screen reboot.<p>During Friday's Tribeca Film Festival discussion, moderated by <b>Stephen Colbert</b>, the filmmaker had spoken candidly about Hollywood's corporate culture and the media's habit of publishing scathing reviews.<p>He noted how even …

After 'Star Wars' became a big hit, George Lucas demanded 5 minutes be put back in 'American Graffiti'

But in a conversation with Stephen Colbert at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, Lucas told a sold-out crowd that he actually went back and updated the previous films he made before "Star Wars" as well.<p>Lucas' first two feature films, the experimental sci-fi cult hit "THX 1138" and successful …

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Augmented Reality