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Does Andy Serkis's motion capture acting deserve an Oscar?

A campaign has begun to win Andy Serkis an Oscar nomination for his CGI role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – but is it justified?<p>This week the character actor Andy Serkis was placed, once again, in line for an <b>Oscar</b> nomination for crafting a non-human character in an effects blockbuster. Talk of …

Nicole Kidman

Street Portraits Document the Unique Style of a Fashionable Homeless Man

Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn's series <i>Slavik's Fashion</i> documents the daily sartorial choices of Slavik, a 55-year-old homeless man living in the city of Lviv. Although Slavik's wardrobe is made up of worn pieces pulled from city trash bins and homeless aid centers, his unique, …

5 MLB Teams Poised to Make Big Noise in the Offseason Player Market

The offseason, especially the first few weeks after the World Series when every player is still technically available, is all about dreaming big. Hope springs eternal in November.<p>Yes, small moves can pay big dividends, and sometimes the best moves are the ones you <i>don't</i> make. Right now, though, …

Baseball

Mother doesn't believe her son beat boy to death

ATGLEN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a man accused of striking his girlfriend's 3-year-old with a frying pan, hanging him upside down and hitting him, …

Steve Nash Releases Statement on Back Injury, Time with the Lakers and More

Having remained for the most part silent after announcing he was out for the year, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash penned an open letter to his Facebook fans late Friday night.<p>Nash has suffered from chronic back injuries over the last few years, and his message illustrated just how …

Basketball

Upcoming Bluetooth Apple-branded Beats Solo2 headphones revealed by FCC

Apple and its Beats by Dre group seem to be close to announcing a new pair of headphones: a Bluetooth version of their popular Solo2 headphones. Earlier this year, Beats launched the Solo2 wired earphones as a cheaper alternative to the Studio cans. Today, a wireless version has been revealed …

Taking apart Google's modular smartphone

What do you want to know about Project Ara? Does a modular smartphone actually work? Yes. Is it very different from Android phones? In a basic how-a-phone-all-works, yes indeed. Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead on Google's modular phone project just called in at Expand NY, and he brought along …

Waiters skips anthem, cites faith

DENVER -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters excused himself from the national anthem before his team's game against the Utah Jazz earlier this …

NBA

Berlin Wall anniversary: photographs from the symbolic rise and fall of the Iron Curtain - Telegraph

'Warcraft' film teased at BlizzCon expo

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Orcs won't just be sword fodder in the upcoming film adaptation of the Blizzard video game franchise "Warcraft." The snarling …

The Exodus Continues: Why One Photographer Ditched Nikon for Fuji

It used to be only outliers ditched their Nikon and Canon DSLRs for more compact setups. But as mirrorless systems get better and better, more pros …

First Microsoft Lumia phone to be revealed next week

The first Microsoft Lumia smartphone is looming, with its unveiling set for Tuesday.<p>The company posted late Thursday a teaser of a smartphone with #MoreLumia hashtag, showing off an orange frame around what is presumably the front of the camera.<p>The new Lumia smartphone will mark the first time the …

Mobile Devices

Mexico gang members 'confess to killing' missing 43 students

Three suspects in videotaped confession saying they killed, burned and disposed of the bodies of the students, in a case that has shocked Mexico<p>Suspected gang members in Mexico have confessed to killing more than 40 missing students and incinerating their remains in a case that has shocked the …

Seahawks reached out to Randy Moss after trading Percy Harvin

The Seahawks contacted retired NFL receiver Randy Moss after Percy Harvin was dealt to the Jets, and Moss reportedly turned them down.<p>The Seattle Seahawks knew they were going to trade embattled receiver Percy Harvin in the weeks leading up to the deal that shipped him to the New York Jets for …

Shooter: 'It doesn't matter anymore if I killed bin Laden'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says he doesn't care if people believe him.<p>"The most important thing that I've learned in the last two years is to me it doesn't matter anymore if I am 'The Shooter.' The team got him," Robert O'Neill said in an …

GT Advanced COO: Apple Told Us 'Put On Your Big Boy Pants and Accept the Agreement'

Apple and GT Advanced fought to keep key documents related to their sapphire agreement out of the public eye after the latter company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, but earlier this week, a judge ruled that the documents did not contain trade secrets or confidential information, and …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

Nash: 'Don't want to be a distraction'

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Nash appeared to address critics of his recreational activities in a Facebook letter Friday night after receiving flak earlier …

Basketball

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Details, Lollipop's Slow Rollout, Nokia's Android Ambitions

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, reviews of the Nexus 9, will Nokia return with an Android handset, Android Lollipop is available (and needs a bug fix for the power …

Colorado man charged in 2nd wife's fatal fall also investigated in 1st wife's death

A Colorado man faces a murder charge in what he initially said was an accidental fatal fall by his second wife on a 12th wedding anniversary outing, and now authorities also are re-examining the circumstances of his first wife's death.<p>Harold Henthorn, 58, appeared before a federal judge in Denver …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …