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Animated worlds collide in 'Simpsons'–'Family Guy' crossover clip

The full episode airs September 28th<p><i>The Simpsons</i> and <i>Family Guy</i> haven't historically been on the best terms. In 2005, a joke on <i>The Simpsons</i> took a dig at the shows' similarities, which Seth MacFarlane said was "definitely a slam." But it appears they've buried the hatchet — mostly.<p>It appears they've …

First trailer shows next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set during the French Revolution

Ubisoft has posted the first trailer for its upcoming next-gen <i>Assassin's Creed</i> game, <i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i>. The game — expected to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year — will be set in Paris during the French Revolution.<p>The short video focuses on the game's environments, …

A Smart Watch For Kids, Designed For Worried Parents

Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids.<p>An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety. The catch, however, is that those smartphones come loaded with tools that kids can abuse. …

Afghanistan elections: The myth and reality about ethnic divides

Afghan voters may transcend ethnic and sectarian dividing lines during the April presidential election.<p>For the first time in Afghanistan's recent history, the country's major ethnic groups are effectively divided, not against each other, but rather, each from within. None of the 11 presidential …

Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service: report

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.<p>A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>Amazon approached at …

Amazon lets third-party sellers in on holiday deals

Amazon is offering third-party sellers a new way to showcase their products this holiday season as the online retail giant faces an antitrust investigation in Germany.<p>Third-party sellers on Amazon will have the ability to promote their holiday deals on the e-retailers special holiday sales pages, …

Samsung's Protection Plus trademark hints at new take on extended warranties

Samsung already has extended warranties, but you'd be forgiven if you didn't notice them -- they're not exactly well-advertised. That may soon change, as the company has quietly filed for a catchier "Samsung Protection Plus" trademark in the US. There's little to reveal what would come with …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Google Play charts to show tablet-optimized Android apps by default on bigger devices

Google isn't done trying to improve exposure for tablet-optimized Android apps. As of November 21st, Google Play will default to showing "Designed for tablets" apps when owners of those bigger devices browse top lists. Customers can still find phone-sized software if they like, but those titles …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

Brandon Marshall Breaks NFL Rules for Mental Health Awareness

Before Thursday night's NFL matchup between the Giants and Bears even started, the game's winner was clear: Bears receiver Brandon Marshall.<p>October …

Avegant's head-mounted virtual retinal display offers brilliant definition, we go hands-on (video)

We've never seen a product quite like this, and for Avegant, that's very good news. The startup's prototype virtual retinal display (VRD) delivers insanely sharp definition and a realistic image even with low-resolution sources by projecting directly into each eye using an array of two million …

After Raising $14M In January, Travel Startup GetYourGuide Launches Its First Mobile Apps

Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, which raised a $14 million Series A at the start of this year from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe to internationalise its content and zero in on mobile, has made good on the latter portion of its plan — with the launch of its …

Grand Theft Auto V shatters seven Guinness World Records

It turns out that everyone has a little bit of criminal in them, as Rockstar Games’ latest entry into its gritty <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> series, <i>Grand Theft</i> …

A not so humble abode...

<b>This Tumblr is a discombobulated hot mess of opinions, poetry , lives, songs, photos and a host of other interweb paraphernalia, both collected and</b> …

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Sprint Shakes Up Sales, Marketing Teams

Sprint Corp. is reshuffling its sales and marketing departments in its first major personnel moves since being acquired by SoftBank Corp. earlier …

Guy Hacks Google Glass to Steer Drone

Outfitted with Google Glass, Blaine Bublitz controls a drone softly floating in the air before him with just a slight tilt of the head.<p>Bublitz, from …

Intelligence chief says the US attacks encryption because the bad guys use it

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has responded to leaks showing how the NSA tried (and largely failed) to break through Tor's encryption network. While his statement doesn't shed much new light on the situation, it encapsulates the intelligence community's general response to …