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Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Tech Trends

Cryptocurrency mining virus spreads across Facebook Messenger

A virus that turns victims' computers into a cryptocurrency miner without their knowledge is spreading across Facebook Messenger, security experts have warned.<p>The malware, named "Digmine", affects desktop versions of the app when running on a Google Chrome browser, according to researchers at Trend …

Samsung acknowledges charging issues with Galaxy Note 8 and S8 devices

• Some Galaxy Note 8 users reporting that their phones will not accept charge.<br>• The fault seems to occur after fully draining the battery.<br>• Samsung is aware of the issue and appears to be replacing affected devices on a case by case basis.<p><b>Update #2 (1/1/18):</b> Although we still don’t know why some Galaxy …

Smartwatch growth has been weak and forecasts look grim through 2021

Remember when wearables like the Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers were supposed to be the next big trend in tech? Even tech analysis company eMarketer …

Nintendo is reportedly delaying 64GB game cartridges until 2019

Bigger game cartridges cost more, but would alleviate the need for an extra microSD card and internet downloads<p>Nintendo is delaying the delivery of 64GB Nintendo Switch cartridges to outside game developers until 2019, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, which cites several people familiar with the …

China is testing an electronic identification system on WeChat

Whatever’s in your wallet, be it cash or ID card, the Chinese equivalent of WhatsApp should be able to read it.<p>Wallets could become a thing of the past in China.<p>Starting next year, the Chinese will no longer have to worry about leaving their identity cards at home, as long as they're registered …

China

Boys charged with murder after sandbag from overpass kills man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, have charged four boys with murder after a sandbag they allegedly dropped from an interstate overpass killed a passenger in a car.<p>Authorities say three 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old threw sandbags and other objects onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 on …

Crime

After A Vow To End 'This American Carnage,' A Year Of Deadly Violence

President Trump took office in January, vowing in a dark-toned inaugural to end what he described as "this American carnage" fueled by gangs, drugs and street violence.<p>America did see historic carnage in 2017, but critics say it had far less to do with gangs and drugs than with disturbed …

Guns

Pa. woman admits killing man she met on Craigslist, claims she killed others

A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country.<p>Miranda Barbour, 19, claims in an interview with the Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa., to have killed at least 22 other people in Alaska, …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Kanye West Postpones Yeezus Tour After Truck Crash Damages Gear

It was a rough Halloween for Kanye West.<p>On the same day that he sued a YouTube co-founder over a leaked video of his marriage proposal to Kim …

Concerts

MGMT - "Alien Days" (Official Video)

The 'Simpsons' Visit Middle-Earth in Their New Intro (Video)

"The Simpsons" recreates Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" movie with its opening credits for next Sunday's episode.<p>Having <b>Guillermo</b> …

Tina Fey's New Show On NBC Will Star Ellie Kemper

NBC has ordered "Tooken," a new show from Tina Fey starring "The Office's" Ellie Kemper, straight to series. NBC has ordered 13 episodes. The single camera comedy stars Kemper as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.<p>Robert Carlock is also behind the …

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning documentary on a French tightrope walker who crossed the Twin …

'About Time' review: Everlasting sci-fi love

<b>About Time</b><p>Comedy-drama. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Curtis. (R. 123 minutes.)<p>"About Time" is a time-travel drama, made by a British filmmaker who seems to have zero interest in science fiction.<p>Instead, writer-director Richard Curtis uses the device …

Review: What happens in 'Last Vegas' has happened before

A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set,<p>"Last Vegas"is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better.<p>The four stars of the thing, born between 1937 and 1947, are<p>Michael Douglas,Robert De Niro,Morgan FreemanandKevin Kline. The set-up: Lifelong Flatbush-born pals reunite for the bachelor party …

Morgan Freeman

Review: Naomi Watts is extraordinary in the flawed 'Diana'

While<p>Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret romance …

Santa Monica

Diana: New film brings the Princess of Wales’ style to the silver screen

Opening in Bay Area theaters Friday, the new film “Diana” tells the story of the final two years in the life of the Princess of Wales. For royal watchers and fashion fans alike, it is a trip down memory lane as <b>Naomi Watts</b> (portraying the Princess with an uncanny resemblance, somewhere between Meryl …

“Big Sur” star Jean-Marc Barr: “I’ve been living Kerouac all my life. So there was nothing to play”

The actor talks to Salon about Twitter, celebrity, and why reading Kerouac made him skateboard more<p>Jack Kerouac has been the subject of more than a dozen films. However, most of these have concentrated on the years before and during "On the Road." In Walter Salles’ recent adaptation of Kerouac’s …

Big Sur

After decades of being considered unfilmable, Jack Kerouac’s <i>On The Road</i>finally made it to the silver screen last year, and turned out to be precisely …

Free Birds - Official Trailer (HD) Owen Wilson

Free Birds

In one of the best bits on his breakthrough album <i>Werewolves & Lollipops</i>, Patton Oswalt describes the punch-up process on computer-animated films as …

'Mr. Nobody' Trailer

Dallas Buyers Club - Trailer 1

Matthew McConaughey stars in "Dallas Buyer's Club" as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he …

HIV positive

Pick of the week: A Texas cowboy faces AIDS

Pick of the week: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are vibrant in the amazing true story of “Dallas Buyers Club”<p>There’s a peculiar energy, a life force, to Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Dallas Buyers Club” that elevates the film well above its familiar fable about a reprobate redeemed and a band of …

'Ender's Game' can't eclipse its fantasy predecessors

While sporting some nifty visuals, the movie can't shake the shadow of its young-adult predecessors.<p>As source material, <i>Ender's Game</i> predates most of Hollywood's juggernaut fantasy franchises of late, including <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Harry Potter</i>, by years.<p>So why does it feel so derivative?<p>Part <i>Potter</i>, …