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It’s Official: Warner Bros. Is Developing ‘Space Jam 2’ Starring LeBron James (UPDATE: It Is Not Official)

<i>UPDATE: According to Brian Windhorst at ESPN, LeBron’s reps have already denied the report. So… uh, never mind, I guess.</i><p>As UPROXX’s resident expert in the field of talent-swapping basketball movies starring NBA Superstars, I feel it is my duty to bring this to your attention.<p>Broadcasting veteran …

This Is What Movies Would Look Like Without Visual Effects

This year, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," and "Star Trek Into Darkness" are all nominated for visual effects Oscars.<p>Would you recognize any of those films without their added special effects?<p>We've gathered together images from visual effects studios Industrial Light …

Pixar Characters Reimagined in Best Picture Nominated Films

Facepalm: new program lands facial recognition software in cops' hands

'This pilot program is putting metadata to use in the field in real time.'<p>When San Diego police detain criminal suspects, they don’t only rely on Q&As to extract information about the person in cuffs. Using new facial recognition technology, San Diego police can now match field images with about …

Stunwall: A super simple web app to make your photos look gorgeous

Just came across Stunwall via Hacker News)which appears to be just a very simple way to upload a photo and add a filter to it. What makes this different to others I’ve seen is the elegance of the filters. They’re not too extreme by default and have a beautifully subtle, natural, feel to them.<p>You …

Xbox One pre-orders arrive ahead of Target (update: day one patch is already live)

If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a mistake by Target sent this Standard Edition console their way weeks ahead of the official November …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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One reason to get a PS4 or Xbox One: The sports games

With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which one? Many currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- or both -- so they're in the game, so to speak, and would be candidates for a new system. However, the …

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Why is Call of Duty: Ghosts 720p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4?

"The internet seems to think it’s a big deal," says Rubin.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Infinity Ward's executive producer Mark Rubin briefly explained last week …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

PlayStation Network friends list's massive boost available now

If you've been brushing up against the PlayStation 3's 100 friend limit for awhile, Sony has good news for you: You can add up to 2,000 friends to your PlayStation Network account right now, almost a week ahead of the PS4's launch. However, until November 15th you can only view your expanded social …

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

How-To: Share Your Slow Motion Videos on Instagram

With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, Apple brought two new features to the device's camera: Slow Mo and Burst Mode. Both new shooting modes help capture great content that you can share with the ones you care about. But sharing Slow Mo vids is more difficult than it needs to be, especially on a …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

What’s inside Sony’s PlayStation 4: Upgradeable hard drive, 8GB fast memory, internal power

<i>Corrected 10:30 a.m. Pacific</i><p>This might be a first: Instead of waiting for gadget butchers* like iFixit to post their own disassembly videos, Sony, (working with <i>Wired</i>) has published its own teardown of its upcoming PlayStation 4 — before the new console even hits the streets. Check out the …

It's National Dessert Day! 5 Perfect Recipes to Make Right Now

<b>From Zester Daily contributors</b><p>This <b>Frozen Mineola Soufflé</b> from <b>Elaine Corn</b> is a make-ahead dish that's easy to store in the freezer, then withdraw at the end of a dinner party, ready to go. Decorate with optional whipped cream flowers and candied pieces of minneola peel, remove the collar and -- …

Pumpkin Pancakes with Bourbon Vanilla Maple Syrup

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk together.<p>In a medium …

hawaiian marinated flank steak

My husband announced that I needed more <i>meat</i> recipes on the blog.<p>Typical guy.<p>But he was right- I glanced over my recipe collection and realized I only …

Argentinean-Style Grilled Short Ribs With Chimichurri Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Flanken-style short ribs are ribs cut cross-wise against the bone so that you end up with a few cross-sections of bone in each piece. Ask your butcher for this cut.<p><b>Read more: The Best Inexpensive Steak for the Grill, Part 3: Short Ribs</b><p>Ingredients4 pounds flanken-style short ribs (see …

Secret Recipe Club: Homemade Mochaccino Marshmallows | Crumb: A Food Blog

Hurray! It’s time for another installment of the Secret Recipe Club.<p>This month, I was assigned to Cupcakes with Sprinkles, a blog by Meghan, a mother …

Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

On the weekend of my birthday this year, we sat around my best friend’s kitchen drinking red wine. We excitedly booked my flight to New York and …

It's hard being the side dish to the perfect roasted chicken, but someone has to do it. RECIPE: Pan-Seared Butternut Squash with Balsamic & Parmigiano Shards - http://bit.ly/1bEStzb

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

Will Samsung rush GS5 out the door in January?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 could be just a couple of months away, as a new report suggests that the sequel to the Galaxy S4 will be rushed out following a recent slowdown in sales.<p>Korean site Naver -- founded by ex-Samsung staffers, incidentally -- reports that the S5 will be revealed in January. Rumors …

Seene for iPhone Lets You Create and Share 3D Photos

Computer vision R&D startup Obvious Engineering has released Seene, an iPhone app that aims to be a “3D Instagram” by using depth capture technology to let you create photos with a parallax effect.<p>Seene records an image from four different angles in order to generate its 3D images. The recording …

Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update out in 'weeks', report claims

Samsung's flagship Galaxy smart phone could be mere days away from receiving the long-awaited Android 4.3 update.<p>The latest version of Jelly Bean …

Wallpaper of the Week by STRZYG

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Tomasz Nowak, also known as STRZYG. The illustration mixes character design and digital …

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What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …