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The Best Animated Movies for Adults

Some are ridiculous, some are sad. Some pair well with drugs. But none of these are for kids.<p>Ever since Pixar released the masterful <i>Toy Story</i> on an unsuspecting public, animated films have taken on a new kind of life in the American cinematic landscape. No longer content to be opiates for masses of …

Animation

Solid gold: how yellow became the colour of the season

When Kate Middleton recycled her sherbet yellow Roksanda at Wimbledon earlier this week (she had previously worn it at the Sydney Opera House in 2014), she was having one of her biggest fashion moments so far: stepping out in the colour of the season. Shades of yellow – lemon, canary and gold – …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Lorenz Valentino Achieves Celebrity #SquadGoals With Instagram and Photoshop

Pinterest<p>We've all had our dreams about running in certain celeb squads: There's our fantasies of joining Adele, Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence at dinner in the Village. Or dancing onstage at a Billy Joel concert with J.Law and Amy Schumer. Or attending a surprise birthday party with J.Law and …

Microsoft's new Skype Meetings tool makes video conferencing dead simple

Microsoft is launching a free tool to simplify video conference calls. Called Skype Meetings, it’s largely similar to using the traditional Skype app, but with few features that make it easier to set up video calls and collaborate with your coworkers.<p>The person initiating the meeting is the only …

Video Conferencing

Leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all of its glory

Another day, another leak. Will there even be any surprises left for Samsung when it comes time to unveil the Galaxy Note 7?<p>We sure hope so because …

Inside Alphabet’s money-spinning, terrorist-foiling, gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks

The urban sidewalk kiosks from Sidewalk Labs will sport a battery of sensors to monitor cities, traffic and suspicious packages.<p>The free Wi-Fi kiosks that Alphabet’s urban innovation division Sidewalk Labs is selling — similar to those already on the streets of New York — will come with eyes, ears …

Nintendo's 'hard time' with Wii U sales began before launch

The NX could face its own challenges<p>Nintendo struggled to sell consumers on the appeal of its Wii U console even before the system launched in 2012, president Tatsumi Kimishima said during the company's recent shareholders meeting. That's a challenge Nintendo could again face with its next system, …

Brexit can be started without parliament vote, government lawyers say

The prime minister can trigger the two-year process of negotiating the UK’s withdrawal from the EU without a vote in parliament, government lawyers have advised.<p>Cabinet minister Oliver Letwin, who is heading Whitehall’s Brexit unit to prepare the way for negotiations, said the legal advice was that …

United Kingdom

BlackBerry has killed its Classic smartphone permanently

It’s been a long, bumpy ride, but BlackBerry is killing its Classic smartphone.<p>The refreshingly solid Priv combined a large touchscreen with a slide-out keyboard, but the Classic maintained the traditional BlackBerry form of a small display with a physical keyboard directly below it, as well as an …

Blizzard sues 'cheat-maker' for breaching Overwatch copyright

Blizzard's hero shooter <i>Overwatch</i> has been a massive hit since it launched, almost instantly becoming one of the most popular multiplayer titles …

Attack on holy city of Medina appalls Muslims amid Ramadan violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ramadan draws to a close Tuesday, following weeks of bloodshed throughout the world as Islamist extremists have sought to sow terror during the Muslim holy month.<p>The scale of the carnage inflicted by extremists over the past week alone has been staggering. Just some of the more bloody …

Extremism