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This ‘augmented reality’ film is incredible… and terrifying

Watch a vision of the near-future that depicts a super-charged, claustrophobic world just around the corner.<p>Watch the video below, and it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed within seconds.<p>Called Hyper-Reality, this six-minute film depicts a person living in Medellin, Colombia, doing everyday …

Augmented Reality

Actors Who Walk the Red Carpet with Their Moms

This Sunday may be the official holiday on which Hallmark would like us to give thanks to the women who brought us into this world. But in Hollywood, celebrities have been paying tribute to the ladies responsible for their genetic jackpot for decades. Ahead, the actors, Oscar winners, and Hollywood …

The Oscars

Some of the fastest and most high-tech boats in the world are coming to New York City this weekend

Though the actual America's Cup, the most prestigious trophy in sailing, will not be contested until next year, the lead-in "Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series" marks the first time the Cup has returned to the New York harbor since 1920.<p>The weekend event promises two days of very intense …

Sailing

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Will Yahoo find a buyer? Bids are due

Yahoo's turnaround strategy could turn into a sell-off strategy starting Monday.<p>After a tumultuous decade that saw the Internet company lose the battle for search to onetime underdog Google, churn through five chief executives plus an interim CEO, and largely miss out on tech's move to mobile, the …

Amazon’s new strategy to steal Netflix customers — and keep them

Amazon is rolling out two new offerings for would-be customers that could radically reshape the way people interact with the company's Amazon Prime service.<p>First, Amazon is making its streaming video service, Prime Video, available monthly for $8.99. That's a dollar less than what Netflix charges …

eCommerce

Oscar Isaac on 'Star Wars: Episode VIII': 'It feels like we're making an independent film'

From the moment it was announced Rian Johnson would be directing "Star Wars: Episode VIII," fans have been excitedly wondering what kind of special sauce the director of genre-bending films like "Looper" and "Brick" (not to mention a few of the best episodes of "Breaking Bad") will bring to the …

Why the Cassette Tape Is Still Not Dead

From its last major manufacturer to its indie label champion, here's how the jewel of 1980s audio kept its grip on the American music scene<p>On a …

National Bird review – chilling film reveals truths about drones

Using the testimony of three courageous whistleblowers who worked on the US drone programme, this documentary uncovers some disturbing truths about modern American warfare<p>This is a disturbing documentary which, through the testimonies of three courageous whistleblowers, sheds some daylight on the …

Gung Ho

Science Explains Why You Hate Nickelback

Not that we needed an explanation in the first place<p>3.5K<p>SHARES<p>Ah, Nickelback. Despite being universally hated by almost everyone in the rock …

The 15 best one-hit wonders of 2001

Just 15 years ago, artists like Willa Ford, Crazy Town, and Blu Cantrell were topping the charts. While many of them were never able to replicate the …

Bernie Sanders draws record crowd in Brooklyn as race takes darker tone

Vermont senator draws closer to former secretary of state as she begins effort to court his voters and concentrate on Republican opponents<p>“Do they still have the seals and elephants?” pondered Bernie Sanders as he began his penultimate New York rally in a park he knew from childhood trips to the …

Middle-class

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Investing
Box Office

Here Are 12 Insane Fan Theories That Will Change How You Watch These Movies

Mind. Blown.<p>Internet groupthink mixed with rabid fanaticism breeds even better plots than any writer can think up. For example, one of my favorite fan theories comes from Reddit, which imagines a plot that makes the final episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> a series-long couch gag. It's genius, and if you gave …

Movies

10 most important things in advertising

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. 17 newspapers have called ex-Mozilla CEO's new ad-blocking browser "blatantly illegal."</b> A group of the biggest US newspaper publishers — including Dow Jones, The …

Advertising

How Chickpeas Can Fix Soil and Feed Farmers

Ken Giller towers over most of the people he meets. An agroecologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, he’s a wiry 6 feet 4 inches tall. But in the rural farming villages in Africa he visits, his height really stands out. It’s because of the villagers’ diets, he says: People are stunted …

Read This: How CGI is subtly removing human imperfection from movies

When most people think about computer generated special effects in movies, they may imagine digitally created monsters, like Doomsday in <i>Batman V</i> …

Paul Reubens

10 Strange and Amazing TV Pilots the Networks Passed On

Only a tiny percentage of television pilots ever make it to air—and an even smaller number get picked up for a full season. So what happens to all of …

Pop Culture

Someone Decided To Put A Kanye West Song Over ‘Roundball Rock’ And We Love It

There is not a better theme song in the history of American television than “Roundball Rock.” For those of you who missed out on the legendary song, “Roundball Rock” was used as the theme for <i>The NBA on NBC</i> back in the 1990s/early 2000s. There are no words to it – well, unless you count the <i>Saturday</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg's "Nutshell" Single Coming Tomorrow

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg passed away last month, due to complications from diabetes. At the time of his death, he was working on a solo album called <i>Give Thanks</i>. Tomorrow, a song from that album will premiere on Apple's Beats 1. The song is called "Nutshell," and features a beat from the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The genre-bending world of trumpeter Nicholas Payton

The first time I heard trumpeter Nicholas Payton, in New Orleans when he was 16 years old, I was surprised to discover that the early buzz about the unusually prodigious musician had been understated.<p>Wynton Marsalis and others had told me of Payton's distinctive gifts on trumpet, as well as …

Trumpeter

Watch Justin Timberlake Deliver a Zinger About Donald Trump at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Justin Timberlake appeared at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards to present Taylor Swift with the award for Best Tour, but used the platform to take a …

Donald Trump

Why the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should be put out of its misery

On 8 April, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will host the 31st induction ceremony for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Some of the greatest musical artists of the past 40 years will receive a prestigious and well-deserved honor. NWA will be there! Cheap Trick will finally be recognised! There will be …

Macro monsters: Jumping spiders up close, in pictures

The Chevy Bolt has one gigantic advantage over the Tesla Model 3

It was an exceptional reveal: Nearly 300,000 preorders have been placed for the $35,000 car, which the company says can do zero to 60 mph in six seconds and get over 200 miles on a charge.<p>The car looks pretty sharp, and it has already proved itself a hit with Tesla's cult-like followers.<p>This has …

Tesla

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

Star Wars Episode 8: Daisy Ridley compares shooting new film and The Force Awakens

Mum’s still the word on <i>Star Wars Episode VIII</i>. We know that it’s filming, we know that it picks up right where <i>The Force Awakens</i> left off, but other …

It turns out this planet has three suns in its sky

Scientists have found a rare three-star system 685 light years away. Instead of the more typical single star, or even a pair, it boasts a trio of suns that coexist in a complex dance. And the system is rare even among the triple-threat crowd: It hosts a stable planet, which is something scientists …

Universe

The First Trailer for Swiss Army Man, the Daniel Radcliffe Farting-Corpse Movie, Is Here

It’s Harry Potter as you’ve never seen him before: as a flatulent cadaver.<p>Hey look, it’s the trailer for <i>Swiss Army Man</i>, the dead body fart movie that had everyone scratching their heads at Sundance this year. Yes, I said dead body fart movie, because <i>Swiss Army Man</i>, directed by the two-man …

Film Industry