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LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …

Sharp shooters: Our favorite cameras of 2014

As we head into 2015, we can continue to anticipate new cameras – from smartphones to interchangeable lens models – that push photographic …

Spider-Man 3 'didn't work' says director Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi has admitted he “messed up plenty” on Spider-Man 3, Tobey Maguire’s final turn as the masked superhero which failed to gain traction with critics in 2007.<p>Raimi, who has previously blamed studio Sony for the disappointing end to his reign as Spider-Man director, told the Nerdist podcast he …

Chinese tech firm Xiaomi is now worth more than Uber

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, is valued at $45bn after raising $1.1bn in its fourth round of funding<p>Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company, raised $1.1bn (£0.7bn) in its latest round of funding, taking its total valuation to $45bn and making it one of the world's most valuable …

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The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

This Guy’s Plan To Scalp $650 In Tickets To ‘The Interview’ Went Horribly Wrong

Jason Best of Cincinnati, Ohio just wanted to make some money off of <i>The Interview</i>‘s highly publicized release. To do so, he bought 50 tickets for a total of $650. At $13 per ticket, all Best had to do was charge a few extra bucks each and BAM – money made. Unfortunately, Sony’s plans for …

Donate a Photo Turns Your Picture Uploads Into Cash Donations to Charities

There’s a new way to make a difference in the world with photos. Donate a Photo is a new app by Johnson & Johnson that lets you give to charities by …

Here Are The Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2015

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have hugely promising titles on their slates, while Nintendo is about to pummel its patient Wii U owners with major in-house productions. And of course, it's set to be another ridiculously busy year for the PC and its dominant digital gaming platform Steam.<p>To get you …

Apple introduces 14-day no questions asked refunds for App Store & iTunes in EU countries

Apple has recently introduced a new 14-day no questions asked return policy for iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases in Europe including the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and many other EU countries.<p>Apple’s terms and conditions for the stores previously stated users had the right to withdraw from a …

Salma Hayek Becomes Jane Wick In The Hilariously Violent Trailer For ‘Everly’

At 48, you wouldn’t expect Salma Hayek’s latest role to be that of a gun-toting badass who makes Liam Neeson in <i>Taken</i> look like Liam Neeson in <i>Love Actually</i>. And yet here we are, staring at this trailer for her upcoming action film <i>Everly</i> in complete disbelief, because this is the woman who most …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — Oscar Isaac Says Theories Are "Far Off-Base"

Report: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out.<p>That's according to Microsoft Student Partner lead …

Want to see broadband’s future? Check out the airline industry

A <i>New Yorker</i> explainer on why the airlines want to make you suffer has been making the social media rounds. It’s an excellent case study in how the …

Sony Extends PlayStation Store Flash Sale and Holiday Sale

Extended in response to popular demand.<p>Sony is extending the PlayStation Store’s Flash Sale and Holiday Sale in response to popular demand due to the …

Jennifer Lawrence Made More Money Than Any Other Actor in Hollywood This Year

Yes, that's actor, not actress.<p>Hollywood has a major gender pay gap problem—this we know. The good news? <i>Forbes</i> has revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was the highest-grossing actor of 2014. Period.<p>Over the past year, Lawrence's films, including <i>Mockingjay: Part 1</i>and <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past,</i> raked in …

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Sony is extending its Holiday and Flash Sales thanks to all your PSN woes

Sony has extended its Flash Sale and Holiday Sale following PSN issues that reared their head this month, PlayStation Store senior director Grace Chen announced today on the official PlayStation Blog.<p>The Flash Sale will be extended until Dec. 31, with the Sony Holiday Sale continuing on until Jan. …

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

<b>(CNN) —</b> From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.<p>When looking at the amount of kinetic energy produced in the average metro station at rush hour, or even on …

How NASA harnessed sunlight to revive its planet-hunting telescope

It wasn’t until the Kepler began collecting data in 2009 that we knew just how many planetary neighbors we have. Since then, the telescope has found over 4,000 planetary candidates within 3,000 light years from us, almost 1,000 of which have been confirmed by the observations of other telescopes.<p>It …

How to turn most of Marvel's movies into one massive 12-hour film

The early films from the recent slate of Marvel movies, known to fans and Marvel Studios as Phase One, include an enormous amount of flashbacks and time hopping, almost none of which is in chronological order.<p>If you're up for the video-editing task, Michael Furth, editor of The Comic Archive, …

Salma Hayek Relaxes In A Bikini On A Yacht In St. Barts

Salma Hayek slipped on a bikini for a day of yachting and jet-skiing in sunny St. Barts last week.<p>The 48-year-old was photographed in a black bikini Friday while on a boat with family and friends, including husband Francois-Henri Pinault and daughter Valentina. The actress had some fun sliding down …

The best games of 2014 (GamesBeat staff picks)

How good of a year has it been for video games? Our collection of 14 staff and freelancer contributors made cases for 12 different entries in our 2014 Game of the Year voting. Only two games received a second vote for Game of the Year.<p>As we did last year, we’ve gathered all of these picks and …

Why Tech Can't Help Us Find Missing Airplanes

<i>This article was originally published at the Daily Dot.</i><p>In an era where it’s possible to track a stolen Macbook Pro at the click of a button, it seems …

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The Past, Neat or On The Rocks: Glenfiddich Recreates a Seminal Single Malt

We're living in a golden age for liquor -- let's just get that out of the way first. There's more quality booze being made by more people in more places around the world than ever before in the history of the human liver. So don't think I'm some dewy-eyed romantic who yearns for days gone by that …

The year of GamerGate: The worst of gaming culture gets a movement

2014 was the year I had to reach out to local law enforcement to explain that a group had threatened to "SWAT" me, an act that consists of sending a false report to the police in the hopes that a SWAT team is sent to a specific address. This led to a conversation with my children about what to do …

Randy Quaid May Magically Appear In The ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

Randy Quaid has been off Hollywood’s radar for almost five years now, unless you count his live performance of “Star Whackers” (a song about murder and the organ trade) as . . . anything. Recently, however, <i>Independence Day</i> Director Roland Emmerich tweeted a picture of Quaid with the caption: “He’s …

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: I Don't Consider Myself a Feminist

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, who is currently pulling in $1 million per episode on <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, recognizes the strides women have made toward …

Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres

After voyaging 3 billion miles through space,<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system.<p>Dawn was launched in 2007 to study two very different asteroids and learn more about …