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Captain America: Winter Soldier directors to replace Joss Whedon on future Avengers films

Marvel Entertainment has passed the torch left by Joss Whedon to Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>. The Russos will direct the sequels to <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, <i>Avengers: Infinity War Part 1</i> and <i>Part 2</i>, which will be filmed concurrently and are slated for release …

Batman's 70-year cinematic evolution in one 10 minute video

Here's a great way to start your Monday: A wonderfully edited journey through the evolution of Batman in cinema.<p>The video, created by Jacob Swinney, traces Batman's appearances from the 1940s serials to Christopher Nolan's iconic performance. It's a fascinating treat to see how Hollywood changed …

Comic Books

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple

Pursuit of premium design and slender profile have come at the cost of losing what made the company’s smartphones interesting and different<p>The announcement of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones has caused quite a stir, with a new design, interesting features, and a stripped back approach …

Phones

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with metal design and curved, anti-reflective display

<b>Update:</b> Read the Galaxy S6 review.<p>Samsung wants to get everyone excited for its newest flagship, the Galaxy S6. The company has released two more teasers of the upcoming device, and they do give us a bit more information on what to expect. A dramatically lit profile shot of the new phone posted on …

Phones

Ride like Master Chief when the Halo motorcycle helmet ships in July

Hinted at as far back as 2013, National Entertainment Collectibles Association says it expects to ship a Halo Spartan Armor motorcycle helmet in July this year<p>Yes, it's a street-legal, DOT-approved motorcycle helmet that mimics the visage of Halo's iconic Master Chief. Among other features, NECA …

You've heard of the Xbox, now meet the OBox

You probably aren't familiar with Snail Games. Though the company is massive in China, having expanded from a browser-based MMO developer to both hardware manufacturer and the nation's fifth biggest cellphone service provider, it's only made small advances into the US gaming market. That could …

Android Phones

North Korean defectors share their ordeals as pressure mounts

Starvation. Execution. Imprisonment. Rape. Torture.<p>In a human rights report, these can seem like distant concepts or dry statistics, but when told by the people who experience them first hand, they take on new meaning.<p>That is why U.S. officials invited two young North Korean defectors to address a …

Syria: Israeli warplanes strike targets in Dimas, Damascus

Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the Syrian government and an opposition group said, but the two entities differed over whether the targets belonged to the Syrian military.<p>The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency characterized the strikes as "a flagrant attack on Syria, …

Israeli jets bomb Syria, says Damascus

Syrian state TV claims Israel has bombed two installations, one near Damascus and one near the Lebanese border<p>Syria accused Israeli jets of bombing two installations inside the country on Sunday, one near the capital, Damascus, and the second in a town near the Lebanese border.<p>The report by Syrian …

Inventor creates watch that fires laser - CNN.com

Patrick Priebe's laser watch will pop balloons and burn through plastic.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!<p>It ... tells time?<p>Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

Phones

Sweden calls off hunt for submarine

Reports of foreign underwater activity in the Stockholm archipelago triggered week-long search<p>Sweden’s navy has cancelled its week-long operation in the archipelago off Stockholm after finding no trace of the Russian submarine widely anticipated by military specialists and the media.<p>“Our assessment …

Watch drone flyers compete in a Star Wars–style race in a French forest

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Airgonay<p>Dozens of drone owners conducted a three lap circuit through trees last month in what organizers, who compared …

Roam the Arabian desert with Street View

Imagine sitting atop a camel looking across a vast expanse of desert dunes. A glimmer of green flashes in the distance. It could be a mirag...

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Terrifyingly Brilliant Spider Creates Stunningly Advanced Web

A European garden spider recently stumbled upon a rather amazing solution to a serious problem. It wanted to weave its web across the top of a …

Samsung's experimental 5G network delivers 150MB per second at freeway speeds

5G isn't quite a thing yet. Industrial standards and the finer details are yet to be completely cemented, but that's not stopping companies with a thumb in the carrier network pie trying to show us some crazy (but awesome) ideal of future wireless... ness. Samsung's next in line, and it's been able …

Wristwatch shows vision of wearable drone future

A drone that can be dispatched with the flick of a wrist feels like an invention likely to fly out from the Batcave, but a Stanford Ph.D. and a …

The Isle of Men: The World’s Deadliest Race

Once a year, for six days, the population of a small island in the Irish Sea doubles as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the globe flock to the …

Irish Sea

Western US water crisis worse than thought

Nasa study finds dramatic loss of underground water in Colorado River Basin<p>The water crisis in the south west of the US is likely to worsen according to a new study carried out by the American space agency and University of California.<p>Research has found that the Colorado River Basin, the prime …

Water

Sony Struggling To Keep Up With Playstation Vita Demand

Earlier this week, the Playstation Vita mysteriously disappeared. Neither Amazon, nor Walmart, nor Gamestop were selling new consoles directly, and it some to ask the basic question: what’s going on? Barring true insanity on the part of Sony, it appeared to be good news for the perpetually troubled …

Belle Knox: “I’m a sexual person and that’s that”

Belle Knox, the 19-year-old Duke porn star, on loving sex, losing privacy, tuition — and why she’s misunderstood<p>Miriam Weeks, also known as Belle Knox, also known as "the Duke porn star," is legally an adult. In fact, she just turned 19, an occasion she marked by performing at a strip club. But she …

Galaxy Note 4 benchmark - Exynos 5433 vs Snapdragon 805

Last week, hardware specifications for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked via the AnTuTu benchmark database. The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that something important was missing – the actual benchmark scores. Fortunately, the full array of CPU and GPU scores have now been posted, …

Phones

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Inflammation

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've got <i>far more</i> details. First things first, Samsung's headset is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus …

China Sends Ships to Evacuate Workers After Deadly Vietnam Riots

Two passenger ships arrived at a Vietnamese port Monday to evacuate Chinese workers from the country following deadly rioting last week, officials said, a dramatic maneuver from Beijing that intensifies pressure on Hanoi as the two countries jostle over disputed territory in the South China Sea.<p>The …

Vietnam

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art