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McDonald’s revolutionary restaurant in Hong Kong might reveal the future of the brand

To celebrate McDonald's 40th anniversary in Hong Kong, the burger franchise opened a hyper-modern location called McDonald's Next, reports BrandChannel.<p>The new location, located in shopping hub Admiralty, takes the chain's Create Your Taste platform to another level of customization. While Create …

The horrifying experience a radiologist had after eating fruit from the 'tree of death'

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, when the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.<p>Scattered amongst the coconuts and mangoes on the beach, Strickland and her friend found some sweet-smelling green fruit that looked much like small …

Democracy Trumped

I've been having incessant conversations with friends, family and colleagues about politics, and they all boil down to the same question. Could Donald Trump be our next president?<p>Here is an amalgam of the conversation. See which side you're on:<p>- I think Trump might actually win.<p>- You mean the …

North Korea's version of Linux is extremely oppressive

It's no secret that North Korea has its own Linux distribution, Red Star OS, that limits you to a government-approved view of the world. However, researchers have just taken an in-depth look into how Red Star works -- and it's clear that software is as authoritarian as the country that created it. …

Linux

Illinois attorney general deems DraftKings and FanDuel ‘illegal gambling’

Daily fantasy sites took another blow on Wednesday when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan declared daily fantasy sports betting illegal gambling under state law and demanded that both FanDuel and DraftKings stop accepting payments from Illinois residents.<p>“Participants (in the online fantasy …

Nasdaq to delist company run by drug price gouger Shkreli

One of the biotech companies run by Martin Shkreli, the reviled drug price-gouger charged with securities fraud last week, was informed Wednesday that its stock will be delisted by Nasdaq because of Shkreli's arrest and other issues.<p>Meanwhile, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. also is dealing with the …

Corruption

'Killer Mike' and other hip-hop stars filed a Supreme Court brief exposing a big double standard for rappers

The brief argues that the violent rhetoric rappers sometimes use to decry social injustice shouldn't be taken literally. When listening to other genres of music, the brief suggests, many people <i>don't</i> take violent lyrics at face value.<p>"In 'Folsom Prison Blues,' country artist Johnny Cash famously …

Ashley Madison users are now receiving blackmail demands in the post

Sure enough, five months after the breach, there are still new reports of blackmail coming in — this time, via physical letters.<p>In July 2015, the extra-marital affairs dating website was targeted by unknown hackers, and highly compromising data about its more than 30 million users was subsequently …

Jimmy Fallon, 'The Force Awakens' cast sing 'Star Wars' acapella tribute medley

While everyone had trained their lightsaber attention on Monday's incredible "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Hollywood premiere, on "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon and The Roots took a different approach to celebrating the return of The Force.<p>Fallon assembled a crack team cast members — including …

20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015

20<p>By , , , , ,<p>2015 bounced to bass from Britain, shangaan electro and gqom from South Africa, footwork from Chicago and Japan, house from Hamburg and …

Music

Here are the top 10 'Star Wars'-related videos on YouTube

The force is with YouTube.<p>From the official movie trailer to a K-Pop song, the Google-owned video platform has become a hub for all things <i>Star</b> …

Top 10

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Featurette - Legacy

video.other<p>Hulu<p>Director JJ Abrams' continuation of the Star Wars saga.<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/881015

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Trailer 1

video.other<p>Hulu<p>Director JJ Abrams' continuation of the Star Wars saga.<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/860629

Russell Brand's 'Emperor's New Clothes' advocates with fun and wit

In Michael Winterbottom and<p>Russell Brand's documentary, "The Emperor's New Clothes," the Hans Christian Andersen classic becomes an allegory for economic injustice: It proposes that the weavers from the bedtime story are analogous to today's bankers, bond dealers, traders and hedge-fund …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens — our spoiler-free review

We promise, we're not going to ruin anything<p>It’s been easy to smirk at the nostalgia-laden campaign for J.J. Abrams’ <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. But in our franchise-heavy movie universe, <i>Star Wars</i> is unique in that it has <i>always</i> been a product of nostalgia. For all its forward-thinking technical …

'Star Wars:' Here's what the critics are saying about 'Force Awakens'

<i>Star Wars</i> fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning when the first reviews of <i>The Force Awakens</i> were revealed.<p>Spoiler alert: it's good.<p>With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and critical takes ranging from generally positive to four-star raves, here's the early buzz on <i>Force</i> …

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

Comic Books

The psychology of waiting in line to see Star Wars

You already know whether or not you're going to see <i>The Force Awakens</i> tonight. Ticket sales opened two months ago, and if you live anywhere even remotely populated, the opening show probably sold out two months ago as well. That time-tested fan tradition of camping outside of a movie theater for …

The 11 biggest questions we have after seeing 'Star Wars'

The day has finally come! "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally out in theaters.<p>Fans who headed out on premiere night to see the film are undoubtedly left with more questions than answers about Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.<p>These are the biggest questions we have after seeing "The Force …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Edward Norton helps raise funds for Syrian refugee dubbed 'the Scientist'

Edward Norton has called attention to the Syrian refugee crisis after the story of one man moved him to tears.<p>The three-time Oscar-nominated actor's website Crowdrise joined forces with the Humans of New York website to fund-raise for an embattled elderly man dubbed "the Scientist," who still wants …

Artist Uses Girlfriend's Back as a Canvas for Illusive 3D Artwork

20-year-old artist Natasha Farnsworth is well versed in the complex world of three-dimensional art. With acrylic paint, palette, and paintbrush in hand, the creative uses her girlfriend's back as a canvas to create optical illusions that make her Instagram followers do a double take with each new …

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Here's The Best Way To Apply Deodorant, According To A Scientist

And when it's the best time of day to apply.<p>When was the last time anybody actually <i>showed</i> you how to wear deodorant? It seems self-explanatory: Take lid off. Wipe onto pit. Put lid back on. Smell good.<p>But are you really doing it right, in the way that it will be the most effective in keeping you …

FAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016

The agency expects hundreds of thousands of new units to be purchased during the holidays<p>Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds must be registered by …

Metro 2033 strategy game now available on Android and iOS (correction)

You can play a new Metro game, but it's not a first-person experience developed by the people behind <i>Metro 2033</i> or <i>Metro: Last Light</i>. Mobile publisher TapStar Interactive recently launched <i>Metro 2033: Wars</i> on Android and iOS, and it's a very different kind of game than the shooters you may have played.<p>…

In-App Purchases

Willow Smith Just Dropped A Surprise And Appropriately Pretentious Album

Remember Willow Smith? Daughter of Will Smith? Ostensibly a musician because she had that one song? She hasn’t really made much noise, musically, since she was but a little child, only really popping up occasionally to give thoroughly bizarre interviews. However, she’s apparently still a musician, …

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X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Character Guide

In a world where comic book movies have become a go-to genre for summer blockbuster action, it might be hard to remember that the <i>X-Men</i> film series …

James Cameron Wants To Prove AVATAR Wasn't A Fluke