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Netflix may be about to fall victim to the binge-watching revolution it started

Netflix has been coy about how “binge-watching” is affecting its business, but it may drop a big hint in its earnings report later today. And if it does, investors could get hit pretty hard.<p>The issue is how Netflix accounts for the cost of its original programming—shows available only on Netflix …

Binge-Watching

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Robin Williams

No More Panda Cam: How The Government Shutdown Will Affect Things We Care About

What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?<p>If absolutely nothing goes as planned, the U.S. government will shut down tonight at midnight. Among other things, the forced absence of government will affect science and technology. Here's how:<p>**NASA: Everything But The ISS. **NASA …

RetroN delayed, now launching Dec. 10

RetroN 5, Hyperkin's console designed to play games for NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges, will now launch Dec. 10, the company announced via press release.<p>The system was originally expected to launch Oct. 31 — a date the company is now calling a "placeholder." According to the announcement, …

Apple says it's working on fix for iOS 7 lockscreen bypass flaw

Apple says it will fix an embarrassing security flaw on its new iOS 7 software which hackers showed can bypass the lockscreen and access personal data.<br>The flaw, discovered within hours of iOS 7 becoming publicly available, can be exploited on the iPhone 4S and 5 and gives access to personal data …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

Twinkies, Ho Hos, Other Hostess Cakes To Return On July 15

According to the countdown clock, at 2 p.m. ET Monday we were just 490 hours away from fresh Twinkies.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> says, it's "time to welcome back the Twinkie. ... Hostess is bringing back its popular snack cakes on July 15 after going bankrupt last year and selling its brands to …

Ex-Enron boss Jeffrey Skilling's sentence cut to 14 years

Skilling was originally jailed in 2006 for 24 years for his part in the Enron fraud<p><b>The prison sentence for the former boss of scandal-hit Enron has been reduced on appeal from 24 to 14 years.</b><p>Jeffrey Skilling presided over Enron when it became embroiled in one of the biggest corporate frauds in US …

In A Newly Released Video, Steve Jobs Shows Rare Modesty

In a never-before-seen clip, Steve Jobs admits that Apple’s legacy will be buried under future innovation. We disagree.<p>Steve Jobs was known for hyperbole–using rhetoric like “magical” to sell us processors and pixels. For all of its snake oil aftertaste, the messaging ushered in an era and …

Silicon Valley

Battlefield 4 alpha trial begins today, vehicle customization photos surface

<i>Battlefield 4</i>'s alpha trial kicks off today for select users and will run until July 1, as revealed by a photo posted by MP1st.<p>According to a post from one of DICE's battlelog producers, there will be only one alpha trial. Everyone that will be included in the trial has already received emails, and …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Pistons hire Mo Cheeks as next head coach

Can former Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks bring success back to Detroit's NBA franchise?<p><b>Update:</b> The hiring is official.<p>The Detroit Pistons hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach on Monday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. He takes over a developing Pistons team looking …

Potential Trayvon Martin case jurors get look at defendant George Zimmerman

Potential jurors in the George Zimmerman trial were questioned Monday about what they knew about the death of Trayvon Martin and whether they could keep an open mind about the case.<p>The first four jurors to be grilled had at least a passing knowledge of the deadly confrontation in Sanford, Fla., on …

14 white lions found at Bangkok home

More than 200 live wild animals, including 14 white lions, monkeys and a leopard in a box have been found by Thai police during a raid on a house in Bangkok.<p>Two Thai men, including the owner of a pet shop at the city’s popular Chatuchak market, were charged with illegal wildlife trading. If …

Sprint takes on Galaxy S4 with Vital, a $100 Android phone with a sleek 5-inch display, 13MP cam, & more

While it will be difficult for Android phones to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One for the next few months, that doesn’t mean phone makers won’t give it a shot. Sprint is trying with the Vital, an Android phone with killer specs like a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel back camera …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

Chad Johnson ARRESTED Ordered to 30 Days in Jail

<b>Chad Johnson</b> was just arrested and placed in handcuffs inside a Florida courtroom ... after the judge in his probation violation hearing ordered the …

Report: Leaked Battlefield 4 screenshots show squads, weapons and more

Screenshots leaked online today purporting to be from an alpha version of <i>Battlefield 4</i> show the game's customization options, squad details, weapons and more.<p>The gallery of 58 images was posted on Imgur earlier today. Each carries watermarks reading "Mystogan" and an in-game watermark reading …