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Lake Michigan is so clear right now that shipwrecks are being discovered from planes

That’s not a sunken ship in the Bahamas you’re looking at, but an ill-fated vessel in the frigid waters of Lake Michigan. The great lake is currently in a state of springtime transition that occurs each year after the winter ice melts and before the return of summer sediment and algae.<p>A US Coast …

Samsung back on top as world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer

Sales put Samsung back in front in terms of volume, but war with Apple over larger-screened phones takes its toll on profits<p>Samsung has reclaimed the top spot in global smartphone sales, beating Apple and Lenovo, despite its profits slipping 39%.<p>Samsung sold 83.2m smartphones globally in the first …

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

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Explore the Sinking Titanic in This New PC Game

Developer Four Funnels Entertainment is completely reconstructing every nook and cranny of the most infamous cruise liner in history and turning that into one massive video game level.<p>Titanic: Honor and Glory will encompass the entire five-day trek of the ship across the Atlantic with an eye for …

New Lenovo PCs shipped with factory-installed adware

Buy a new Lenovo computer recently? Well, it looks like it could be infected with some factory-installed adware. Users on the official Lenovo forums started noticing that search results were being injected with sponsored links (like what happens when a machine is infected with typical adware or …

Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

The Scottish actor will also take a lead role in the Philip Roth adaptation, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning<p>Following an illustrious 20-year career in front of the camera, Ewan McGregor is now heading behind it. For his directorial debut he’ll take on the upcoming film adaptation of …

Man accused of raping women during fake sleep study, putting video of attacks online

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police say around 100 women in Japan who thought they were participating in a sleep study were actually drugged and raped, their attacks recorded and sold to porn sites.<p>Authorities arrested 54-year-old Hideyuki Noguchi, after one of the women saw herself in a video. Police investigated and …

CNN

David Oyelowo: Benedict Cumberbatch coloured-gate 'silly' and 'ridiculous'

Actor who Cumberbatch had been discussing when he used outmoded term rallies to fellow Brit’s defence<p>The British star of Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma, David Oyelowo, has described the furore over Benedict Cumberbatch’s use of an outdated term for black people as “silly” and “ridiculous”.<p>…

Man survives brawl that left a knife stuck in his head for hours

<b>Sao Paulo (CNN) —</b> How's this for a miraculous outcome? A Brazilian man who was stabbed in the head during an argument survived despite the knife being lodged in his skull for over three hours.<p>Motorcycle taxi driver Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira was at a party in a bar in the city of Agua Branca, in …

CNN

Marvel VP Reveals Attack on Titan Crossover

How long before we get Marvel Titan Zombies?<p>According to a tweet by Marvel Senior VP C.B. Cebulski, in two weeks the hit manga Attack on Titan will …

Was This The Original Storyline For Destiny?

A Destiny forum user has compiled a theory about the game's original storyline.<p>Before we go any further, this post contains possible spoilers. If you …

Destiny bug teases future story content, strikes, raids, and multiplayer modes

Destiny is hiding a lot of secrets, and it revealed some of them this weekend.<p>Bungie’s futuristic shooter offers gamers a huge range of content, but it appears the studio has more to offer from the game that sold through more than $325 million during its first five days of release. Over the …

Paul McCartney wrote a song for Destiny, so that's weird

That Beatle came from the moon! Or England. Whatever.<p>Paul McCartney, the legendary musician, singer, and songwriter, has contributed a theme song for Destiny, according to the <i>New York Times</i>. We don’t know much about the song, but McCartney recorded it at Abby Road Studios in the London borough of …

How Much Better Does ‘GTA V’ Look On PS4/Xbox One? Here’s A Handy Comparison Video.

<i>Wow, this Grand Theft Auto V game looks like a very tranquil experience.</i><p>At Sony’s E3 press conference they showed a brief trailer for a visually spiffed-up <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> (don’t worry Microsoft fans, it’s also coming for Xbox One), but just how much better does this new <i>GTA V</i> look stacked up …

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.<p>The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the …

PlayStation Now game rentals could cost $4.99/$5.99

How much will it cost to rent a streamed PS3 game using upcoming service PlayStation Now? Possibly $4.99 for Uncharted 3, and $5.99 for Far Cry …

Nintendo's Plan to Quietly Kill the Wii U

The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It's the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console's fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

WB Games Has No Plans to Fix Batman: Arkham Origins Glitches

The team is too busy working on upcoming DLC to address issues, a rep says.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Warner Bros. Games has officially stated that Batman: …

Shia LaBeouf Wore A Paper Bag On His Head To Movie Premiere

The film — about a self-diagnosed sex-obsessed woman — is the first of two movies to be released this year from Lars von Trier starring the actor.<p>The "Transformers" star first used the phrase on Twitter after he was accused of and later apologized for plagiarizing a short film.<p>Earlier, the star …

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Gravity Returning to Theaters This Weekend – /Film

<i>Briefly</i>: The <i>Gravity</i> Blu-ray is expected to land in the next several weeks, but anyone who saw the film in theaters knows that watching it at home …

Animation

Steubenville Rapist Ma'lik Richmond Has Been Released

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ma'lik Richmond, who was found "delinquent" in last March's Steubenville rape case, has been …

Fascinating Making-of GRAVITY Featurette

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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Crowdfunded Iron Man Suit Project Seeking 5K Pre-Orders For Production Run

Speaking as someone who’s considered spending nearly $1,000 on a full Stormtrooper costume multiple times, I’m very interested in a new crowdfunding project designed to build and mass produce a complete Iron Man suit with electronic features like an automatic sliding faceplate. The Iron Man Mark …

Steve Carell: 'It's refreshing when the only agenda is to make people laugh'

The US comedian on his new movie, Anchorman 2, meeting One Direction and being funny by playing it straight<p><b>Last week saw the London premiere of your new movie</b> <b>Anchorman 2</b><b>. Was it a big night on the</b> <b>Ron Burgundy "Great Odin's Raven" whisky</b><b>?</b><br>Not for me. A few nights ago we did a meet and greet with fans …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

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