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Construction worker killed, two injured, on Martin Scorsese film set

A Taiwanese worker has died after scaffolding collapsed on the set of Silence, Scorsese’s film about Christian missionaries in Japan<p>A Taiwanese construction worker has been killed after scaffolding collapsed on the set of forthcoming Martin Scorsese drama, Silence.<p>The film is currently in …

OnePlus announces name of their new ROM, OxygenOS

With all of the issues that OnePlus has been having due to their partnership with Cyanogen Inc., we heard a while back that the flagship killing company was building their own ROM, which they have now officially given a name. Introducing OxygenOS.<p>What’s in a name? Well, that is about all there is …

Twitch’s Monthly Viewers More Than Doubled (Again) in 2014

Doubled to 100 million, which is a lot more than the 4.7 million gamers YouTube was claiming a few years ago.<p>Video game streaming site Twitch, now owned by Amazon, said today that it has crossed 100 million monthly unique viewers — versus 45 million at the same time last year and 20 million the …

10 Reasons to Visit Scotland This Year

Although I may be biased, given that it's my home, I'd argue that any year is a good year to visit Scotland. This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit …

Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Startup

The microblogging company wants to play around more with Google's mobile platform.<p>Twitter on Monday announced it had acquired Cover, a small startup focused on smart suggestions of Android apps for users.<p>The startup, which launched just six months ago, will join the microblogging company at its San …

eBay Is Betting On Bringing Commerce To Wearables And Other Connected Devices

The next frontier for eBay could be bringing commerce to wearables and other connected devices. In fact, the company has formed a brand-new group of engineers and designers internally, as part of its Innovation and New Ventures group, that focuses on creating ways to incorporate commerce into …

Windows Phone may come to your car with Cortana as copilot

Microsoft has a home in the automotive world, but it doesn't have a way to bring a phone's interface to your car's infotainment system -- there's no Windows Phone equivalent to Apple's CarPlay. That might change before long, though. The software giant used a presentation at this week's Build …

Star Wars Episode 7 filming

A recent rumor has now been confirmed by the chairman of Disney Studios. In a new interview, <b>Alan Horn</b> said <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> has, indeed, begun …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wreck-It Ralph Sequel Officially in the Works, Says Composer

<i>Wreck-It Ralph</i> may not have been a box office juggernaut on the order of Frozen, but it was still a pretty big hit when it landed in 2012. Talk of a …

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney's latest hero, 'Captain America,' sets box office record

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to Marvel’s 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week’s winner, “Noah.”<p>Cast …

Box Office: ‘Captain America’ Earns $300 Million Worldwide, Sets April Record

In a surprise to no one, the $170-million budgeted <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> took the top spot at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $303 million worldwide including $96 million in US, topping the previous April record of $86 million set by <i>Fast Five</i> in 2011. In terms of …

The Xbox One is getting another controller update (update: confirmed, plus other new features)

<i>Really</i>, Microsoft? You just asked gamers to go through the hassle of updating their Xbox One gamepads in March, yet there's word on <i>NeoGAF</i> that the next patch -- currently in testing -- will once again bundle "new controller firmware." Yes, the (hopefully optional) code should fix connection and …

The Best Gelato in Rome

In Italy, a land of such strict culinary customs that sprinkling Parmesan on your pizza is practically a crime, only one food is excepted from the no-eating-while-walking rule: gelato.<p>On warm evenings, Rome’s locals stroll the cobblestoned streets, cones and cups in hand.<p>However you eat it, gelato …

Air France's New Campaign Wants to Tell You That 'France is in the Air'

Air France rolled out a new branding campaign this year as part of its ongoing celebration of its 80th year of flying.<p>Rather than looking to home for …

#APTOPIX for April 6, 2014, our image selections from the past 24 hours. http://apne.ws/1fS56Y3 #Rwanda20yrs #India Photo Caption: Rwandan children listen and pray during a Sunday morning service at the Saint-Famille Catholic church, the scene of many killings during the 1994 genocide, in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Sunday, April 6, 2014. Rwanda will commemorate on Monday the 20-year anniversary of the genocide when ethnic Hutu extremists killed neighbors, friends and family during a three-month rampage of violence aimed at ethnic Tutsis and some moderate Hutus, leaving a death toll that Rwanda puts at 1,000,050. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

"When one young woman is unable to answer her questions, Maier scolds her: 'Well, you should have an opinion—women are supposed to be opinionated, I hope?'" Madeline Coleman on the new documentary film Finding Vivian Maier: http://bit.ly/PsDY87 Image: Courtesy of the Maloof Collection

I Sing of OLAF: Lensrentals Names Its New Gizmo, May Offer Optical Testing for Cheap

I have a couple of things to talk about today. First, is to announce the winner of our name the new machine contest. Second is to answer about 1,000 …