Bimal Unnikrishnan

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5 Reasons for the Huge Box Office Success of 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

Has the box office gone batty?<p>"Hotel Transylvania 2" was widely expected to top this weekend's chart, but pundits predicted an opening near $35 million, lower than the $42.5 million debut of the first film. After all, it was a sequel to a moderately popular cartoon that opened a full three years …

Box Office

Rephone lets you hack a cellular radio into anything

Give a dog a phone<p>Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least …

See BB-8's skeleton in this cool tear-down video

When playing around with Sphero’s BB-8 toy, the miniature version of the personality-filled droid from the upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ it’s hard to not feel like it’s made with a little bit of magic. His little head floats atop his body, and he maintains his ability to be upright …

Robotics

Here's why the controversial Sondors eBike is worth the wait

The first time I spied a “fat bike,” with its ludicrously oversize knobby tires roll smoothly over a sandy beach, I knew I had to have one. Not long …

The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city

‘Isn’t this the roundabout from National Lampoon’s European Vacation?” asks Govinda Angulo. “It is! It is!” The Angulo brothers are sitting atop a London tour bus. But instead of listening to the useless guide (“Haymarket is so named because it’s where people used to buy hay”), they’re supplying …

Siblings

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: With Jeremy Clarkson, we're entering a new golden age of television

The Amazon founder and chief executive talks exclusively to The Telegraph on the Top Gear trio, drones in the suburbs and why he goes weak at the knees when he meets another entrepreneur<p>Media man<p>How do you suppose Jeff Bezos, a man worth roughly $48bn (£30.8bn), spends his weekends? Hobnobbing with …

Cloud Computing

Photographer Documenting the Homeless Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer and law student Diana Kim can trace her love of photography back to her father, who used to own a photography studio on O'ahu. Until just a few years ago, however, not much else connected father and daughter except for a strained relationship marked by …

Empathy

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

Advertising

Here’s how a filmmaker shot his critically-acclaimed movie using just an iPhone

Baker enjoys telling stories set in real settings, casting actors with little to no experience, and exploring stories you've likely never seen before on the big screen. That can range from a New York garment district wholesaler dealing with fatherhood ("Price of Broadway") to a porn actress …

Major accident on Bangalore-Mumbai highway 6 dead

At least six people, including three members of family from Mumbai, were killed and four others injured in a massive accident on the Bangalore-Mumbai …

India

A Chinese Man Broke His Penis After Falling Off A Motorcycle While Watching Porn

A Chinese man broke his penis after falling off his motorcycle while watching porn, which isn’t even the craziest part of this story. No, the crazy part is that alleged dick fracturer was reportedly a <i>passenger</i> on this motorcycle, which was a taxi, which had a third man riding on it in addition to …

Commuting

The CEO of a Chipotle-style pizza chain says he'll destroy chains like Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's the way Netflix destroyed Blockbuster

Rick Wetzel, Blaze Pizza's cofounder, told QSR Magazine that he expects to deliver a "big blow" to major delivery chains like Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut.<p>"Apple dethroned record stores; Netflix killed Blockbuster; and Starbucks is decimating Folgers and Maxwell House," Wetzel tells the …

What Jurassic World Does Better Than Jurassic Park, According to B.D. Wong

The only actor to appear in both movies answers our question: Is Dr. Wu the real villain of the franchise?<p>In the 22 years since <i>Jurassic Park</i> first opened, B.D. Wong has become a much more familiar face to American audiences. Expanding on his award-winning theater work, the actor has appeared in …

Jurassic World

Look what China has to say about India’s growth story

In what could be a royal snub at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforst to boost the Indian economy, a state-run Chinese think tank has said that it …

Should Hollywood be afraid of the march of Netflix?

Netflix’s deal for Brad Pitt comedy War Machine is its latest show of film-making strength. As the streaming service takes serious strides into movie production, could instant gratification trump the hype and anticipation of the big screen?<p>Dinosaurs are on the mind of Hollywood executives this week …

Brad Pitt

Prison worker in spotlight after brazen New York escape

<b>Dickinson Center, New York (CNN) —</b> Almost as soon as guards discovered that two convicted murderers had broken out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, the talk began that someone must have helped them. The tools they used, the knowledge they had and the intricacy of their plan left …

Crime

Brick and mortar of foreign policy in Narendra Modi's government

The consensus among those evaluating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance at the end of his first year in office is that while the jury is …

Lightning’s a bigger killer than you think

Lightning kills more people in India than any other natural calamity. In a country where thousands of people die each year because of floods, …

LightSail deploys its solar sail

A privately funded space advocacy group has deployed a “solar sail” in orbit. Such spacecraft could open up cheap space travel and provide ways to drag space debris out of orbit.<p>LightSail uses no fuel. Instead it relies on a large reflective sail to capture the momentum inherent in sunlight.<p>The …

Space

Apple iPhones could soon be built in India

Largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn, looking to move iPhone production to India to reduce costs and compete in third-largest smartphone market<p>iPhones could soon be made in India as well as China, according to Indian government officials.<p>Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, which makes the …

Foxconn

8 ways to totally humiliate yourself in Miami

Undervalue the perfect Cuban sandwich.<p>There’s a reason every person who has ever set foot in this city chomps on a Cuban ASAP. We could argue all day …

Latest Bollywood News | Hindi Movie News | Hindi Cinema News

Bollywood Hungama News Network<p>Being an ardent lover of the art of acting, Richa…<p>0<p>Bollywood Hungama News Network<p>Alia Bhatt has launched a new …

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

<b>This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon or as it is referred to in Vietnam, the Liberation of Saigon. I found this a good time to go back to this beautiful</b> …

comScore: Android is still the top smartphone platform in the U.S. with 52.2% marketshare

Internet analytics company comScore has just released a new smartphone subscriber marketshare report for the three months leading up to April 2015, revealing that Android is still the top smartphone platform in the United States with 52.2% marketshare. Although Android’s numbers are down 1% from …

Mobile

The lost year of Beats Music and how that may not matter for Apple

Apple plans to relaunch Beats Music on Monday after putting the streaming service in a holding pattern for a year. Here's how it can make up for lost time.<p>Twelve years ago, with the launch of the iTunes music store, Apple changed how we purchase and listen to music. Now it hopes to shake things up …

Smart TV

PepsiCo's CEO was right. Now what?

Indra Nooyi is smiling, but it’s not a happy smile. “How many women shop here vs. men?” she asks, standing in front of a bulky stack of 32-packs of …

Why Google's new payments system is missing out on the big money that Apple gets

Big banks give Apple a 0.15% cut of each credit-card transaction and half a cent for each debit card purchase when people use Apple Pay, but Google won't get anything when people use Android Pay, The Wall Street Journal's Alistair Barr and Robin Sidel report.<p>Google's missing out on an opportunity …

Drugs, paranoia and a creepy Charles Manson connection: Why we’re still fascinated with the dark drama of the Beach Boys

“Love & Mercy” tells part of the tale — the Beach Boys story is a weird and twisted one overall<p>The new film “Love & Mercy” looks at the brilliant and troubled Brian Wilson around the time of the Beach Boys’s artistic breakthrough, “Pet Sounds,” as well as in his addled 1980s. Brian had been bullied …

‘Pele With a Skirt’: The Unequal Fortunes of Brazil's Soccer Stars

One of the nation’s best players makes $15 million a year. The other can’t find a team to sign her.<p>When it comes to soccer, Brazil is known worldwide as the land of the magicians. There’s even a word for the specific fusion of sorcery and skill embodied by so many of the nation’s players: <i>ginga</i>, the …