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Theory of Everything actor takes lead role in new Harry Potter franchise

Oscar Award-winning veteran of <i>The Theory of Everything</i>, <i>Les Misérables</i> and <i>Jupiter Ascending</i> Eddie Redmayne will play the lead in the new film trilogy based in the setting of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Warner Bros. has announced.<p><i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>, which marks Rowling's …

New ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ trailer shows off exclusive PS4 content

PlayStation released a new <b>Batman: Arkham Knight</b> trailer today, highlighting some exclusive content. PS4 players will get access to special Scarecrow …

Batman is on top of The Joker’s car in new ‘Suicide Squad’ set videos

On Monday night, we saw <b>Suicide Squad</b> set photos and videos that showed the Batmobile chasing The Joker in his purple sports car. During last night’s …

Our first look at Batman v Superman's Lex Luthor

The Superman films have done many things right through the years, but even Gene Hackman couldn't give the franchise a solid take on the Man of Steel's best-known adversary.<p>This is the first image we've seen of Jesse Einsenberg as the bald super genius in the upcoming <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of</i> …

This Is The Demo That Magic Leap Was Going To Show At TED Before It Backed Out

Virtual reality company Magic Leap has been eerily quiet since it announced its $542 million fundraising round last October, with heavyweights like Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and Google all participating. Now, for the first time in months, we finally have another glimpse of what the …

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Halo: Nightfall demonstrates the worst way to die on an alien planet

In the run up to the DVD, Blu-ray and digital release of Halo: Nightfall, Microsoft has released a clip of the feature-lengh release that you can watch above.<p>The clip, which is just about three minutes long, follows a surviving unit on the colony planet of Sedra as they are hunted by Lekgolo worms. …

This Incredible Oklahoma Building Design Looks Like A Tornado

There’s a big, swirling tornado headed for Oklahoma, but, don’t worry, it’s not about to destroy any cars or kill anyone’s children. The monster storm in question is a building–the aptly named Tornado Tower.<p>Proposed for downtown Tulsa, the corkscrew-like blueprint nods to the region’s weather as …

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to bring its Cortana digital assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. While the software maker has previously confirmed Cortana would come to additional operating systems, <i>Reuters</i> reports that the standalone app will be available on phones and tablets running iOS and …

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Scenes from Just Cause 3's destructive playground

Avalanche Studios took to PAX East today to show off more screenshots from <i>Just Cause 3</i> during a hosted panel on the game, but it still didn't show off the game in action.<p>Roland Lesterlin, game director for <i>Just Cause 3,</i> said they're not showing in-game footage yet because they want to do things "the …

The PS4 and Xbox One Have Nothing To Fear From $500-$5,000 Steam Machines

For the first time, Valve has come out with a detailed listing page for its partner-made Steam Machines. To date, promotion for the various boxes has been murky at best, and this is really the first opportunity fans have to see all their “home PC console” offerings in one place. The result? It’s a …

Living Rooms

The Teapot, Reinvented

Paul Loebach’s science-inspired design is a serious upgrade over traditional teapots.<p>Most teapots are big and bulky and fit so awkwardly in your cabinet, you’re resigned to just leaving them on the counter. Paul Loebach‘s Ora Teapot, on the other hand, looks like something you might find in a …

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Broadway Whole Foods project design — though ‘too timid,’ ‘too much a solid block’ — approved for next round in review process

Despite concerns from the board about the building’s unique combination of both bulk and height and with support but also questions from residents …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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k2m Katamaku Upcycled Accessories 2015

Japan’s k2m design agency was founded by two architects who saw the waste being created from building materials and wanted to do something about it. …

Dubai’s Museum Of The Future Looks Like A Giant Promise Ring Covered In Poetry

Dubai, center of some of the world’s flashiest architecture, is getting a high-tech new museum that looks straight out of the Jetsons. Plans for the Museum of the Future, unveiled by the government of Dubai earlier this week, show an ovoid ring of a building that looks like a hollowed out, giant …

Wall Street

Hands-on: Nvidia Shield console looks to sidestep the console wars

At this week's GDC, Nvidia held an event where CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented the hardware maker's newest attempt to move beyond its GPU bread and butter. This time, Nvidia has its sights set on the living room with a set top box simply called Shield.<p>Powered by a 256-core Tegra chip dubbed X1, and …

Wankband charges gizmos with a flick of the wrist

Pornhub thinks it has a sexier solution for the age old problem of a gadget running out of juice prematurely, and the secret is in the (hairy) palm of your hand. Say hello to the Wankband: a wearable that straps on to your forearm, capturing the energy from a spot of self-love and using it to …

Valve partnering with HTC to make virtual reality headsets

Valve's virtual reality device is called the Vive, and it is being made by HTC. Today in Barcelona, the CEO of HTC revealed that the company is partnering with Valve to develop the headset. HTC says it will be available to consumers before the end of the year.<p>"We believe that virtual reality will …

Hans Zimmer briefly talks Batman v Superman score, writing individual themes for each hero

Catching up with Hans Zimmer at the Oscars this past weekend, MTV managed to grab a few comments from the composer about his work on the upcoming DC …

Comic Books

'Batman: Arkham Knight' receives Mature rating

Batman is maturing in his next adventure, but don’t necessarily expect him to break his one rule.<p><i>EW</i> can confirm that <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> has …

Valve Showing New Steam Machines, Final Controller Design, VR Hardware At GDC

Let’s not call the Steam Machines initiative dead quite yet — but it may have been resurrected in a slightly new form. Apparently Valve is attending this year’s GDC with a holy trinity (<i>Half-Life 3 confirmed</i>!) of new hardware for PC gamers.<p>The news comes via the traditional all-too-brief press …

Living Rooms

Dying Light special edition costs $387,000

Zombie action thriller <i>Dying Light</i> came out three weeks ago in North America, but is only now arriving in the UK, due for a release on Friday.<p>So, in order to stir up some much-needed Google juice publisher Techland today announced a completely nutty special edition, coming in with a price tag of …

Google Cardboard VR Headset

Let's face it: as cool as the Oculus Rift is, its limited utility makes it a tough sell for the price. But what if there was a way to make a VR …

Virtual Reality

Philips Urban Beehive

Most of the time you think of beekeepers as living out on large farms, tending to their hives with crazy hazmat-style suits on. With the Philips …

Gardening

The comic book industry is in good health right now, with the current surge in popularity for creator owned material boosting the sales figures of …

New 'Gotham' Trailer Reveals The Joker's Arrival

Well, that didn’t take long. The audience which <b>Gotham</b> is directly targeting may still be split on whether or not Batman’s most iconic nemesis should …

Comic Books

DC Unveils New Batman: The Animated Series Figures Including The Batmobile

DC Collectible’s <i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> figures are ready to ride.<p>That’s because a new Batmobile based off of the beloved cartoon is set to …

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Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

Windows Phone

The sensor that can give you a SIXTH SENSE: Film can give hands the ability to 'feel' magnetic fields

• <b>Works in the same way as birds detect fields for orientation and navigation</b>• <b><br>Give wearer 'sixth sense' to perceive magnetic fields</b>• <b><br>Could be used as a</b> …