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'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Movie Review

The followup to 2005’s eye-popping <i>Sin City</i> is neither the dazzler I hoped for nor the disaster I feared. But “meh” is hardly the reaction you expect …

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two American Ebola patients, medical missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, have walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta infection-free.<p>They were the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called ZMapp. But they are not the first people to have recovered from …

James Foley's final months: Mock executions, failed rescue attempt

An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail.<p>These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American journalist James Foley, whose execution at the hands of Islamic extremists was captured on video and posted online this week as a warning to the …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

Online gambling spurs addiction fears

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- It was 1978 when Charles "C.P." Mirarchi first walked into Resorts International Casino in Atlantic City.<p>"I was like a kid in a candy store," recalls Mirarchi, a compulsive gambler turned counselor at a Collingswood rehab center.<p>Mirarchi's story is like many cautionary tales …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance

In the next decade, US Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather as far as 90 days into the future with the help of mathematical models, satellites, and submarine drones.<p>The mathematical models are the most important element in the ocean and weather prediction cocktail. But making those …

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Bill Gates: It’s OK If Half Of Silicon Valley Startups Are “Silly”

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates doesn’t worry that Silicon Valley is the home of billion-dollar texting apps and farming games. “Innovation in California is at its absolute peak right now. Sure, half of the companies are silly, and you know two-thirds of them are going to go bankrupt, but the dozen or …

Xiaomi launches MIUI for tablets, new Nexus 7 gets first dibs (Update: WiFi version only)

While Xiaomi has yet to launch its very own tablet (the Eden Tab doesn't count), you can now get a first taste of its tablet-friendly MIUI Android ROM, which is available as an open beta for the 2013 edition Nexus 7. According to the company, this isn't merely a scaled up version of MIUI V5, as it …

China cracks down again on popular messaging app WeChat

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have launched another crackdown on Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular social messaging app WeChat, closing dozens of popular accounts, media reported on Friday, as China tightens its control of the Internet.<p>A picture illustration shows a WeChat app icon in …

Apple Has Reportedly Shelved The Idea Of Making A 12-Inch iPad

This was a bit surprising since the iPad Mini was becoming the most popular iPad, suggesting that people preferred a low-cost, more easily carried iPad. Going with a 12-inch iPad ran counter to the emerging trend.<p>It looks like Apple has given up on the idea of a bigger iPad for now. (Assuming it …

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After Flixster fail, Warner Brothers will refund 'Veronica Mars' backers using iTunes or Amazon

Fans who collectively donated $5.7 million on Kickstarter to make <i>Veronica Mars</i> were promised they'd be able to watch the movie online the same day it came out in theaters. But many were frustrated and disappointed when the only online option was Flixster, the Warner Brothers-owned distribution …

Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us …

Steve Jobs Told Employees in 2010 That Apple Would Not Release a Television

According to a passage from Yukari Kane's upcoming book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, in 2010, Steve Jobs told Apple executives that the company would not be releasing a television. Business Insider relays the exchange which occurred at Apple's 2010 "Top 100" retreat for Apple executive, …

Microsoft and Oracle solidify cloud coexistence as Amazon’s cloud turns 8

Anyone who ever followed the relational database wars probably noted this tidbit last week: Oracle’s(s orcl) flagship database, WebLogic Server …

Leaked press images show Samsung's ATIV SE for Verizon

Samsung's upcoming Windows 8.1 smartphone for Verizon, the ATIV SE, passed through the FCC last month, and now we're getting a look at the actual device. The leaked press photos above show a phone that strongly resembles the Windows Phone-powered ATIV S, with a physical home button. The alleged …

Valve’s latest Steam Controller design looks a little less crazy

Valve is inching toward normalcy with its newest Steam Controller prototype.<p>The Bellevue, Wash.-based game maker and distribution company introduced the latest version of its upcoming game controller this week. The new design ditches the touch screen and awkwardly positioned buttons sandwiched …