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Batman v Superman delay sends hype levels soaring up, up and away

Man of Steel 2 might have been put back to 2016, but that hasn't stemmed speculation about the film's casting and story arc<p>Whether the forthcoming sequel to Man of Steel, dubbed Batman v Superman by most, can really aspire to Avengers-style levels of success remains a moot point. But that the hype …

Why Buster Keaton's The General is the one film you should watch this week – video review

Andrew Pulver recommends Buster Keaton's 1926 silent action-comedy film, The General. Set during the American civil war, Keaton plays the engineer of a steam locomotive stolen by Union troops, who attempts to reclaim the train and thereby save the South. Poorly received at the time, it is now …

Star Wars Episode 7: Carrie Fisher 'confirms' return

Actor who played Princess Leia reports that she, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will return, though Hamill himself refuses to be drawn • More on Star Wars<p>The three iconic actors at the centre of the original Star Wars trilogy will begin shooting JJ Abrams' Episode VII in April, according to Carrie …

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Watch Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2 and many other trailers online.

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

Pontiff calls for 'a network not of wires but of humans' in statement released Thursday<p>Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users …

Independent federal review board calls for NSA to end 'illegal' phone call data collection

Following up on what we've learned about the NSA's various spying activities over the last year, the aptly-named Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is apparently ready to issue a report on the mess. Established in 2004 (but only fully operational since November) within the executive branch …

Zipi Solves The Single Most Annoying Thing About Using Earbuds

The Zipi is a Kickstarter project that appears humble and almost silly on the surface, but that actually solves one of the biggest problems I have with day-to-day use of earbud headphones. I use earbuds whenever I leave the house, because exposing yourself to the noise of streets and other human …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

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School Snow Days Are Good For Education

Even if some students make it to the classroom, keeping schools open on the snowiest days can hurt learning.<p>When a storm is brewing and the streets are soon to be rendered useless by mounds of snow, there's really only one thing running through every student's mind: <i>please let tomorrow be a snow …

Tested: An App That Authenticates You By The Shape Of Your Ear

A taste of the biometric future<p>How unique are your ears? Maybe only Mom ever noticed them before, but, according to Michael Boczek, the particular way your ear touches your phone when you use it is unique to every person. Boczek's startup, Descartes Biometrics, has developed an app that lets you …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

Report: Next Apple TV Will Have A Games Console

The Xbox One and PS4 could be getting company. Recent reports indicate that a new Apple TV is well into testing and might arrive soon. Both 9t05 Mac and iLounge cite insider sources saying a revamped set-top box is on its way, and it will have a full-fledged app-store with a games console built …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Feb<p>20<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>23<p>Fri<p>The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>25<p>Sun<p>The Anthem, …

Steam In-Home Streaming lets you play away from your PC

With the right hardware setup, you may no longer need to sit in front of your gaming machine. With a PlayStation Vita, you can play PS4 anywhere in your house. With an Nvidia Shield, you can do the same with a Windows gaming PC. But what if you don't want to buy a multiple-hundred dollar handheld …

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Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

For All Mankind: vintage Nasa photographs, 1964-1983 – in pictures

An exhibition detailing the achievements of Nasa – covering the golden age of space exploration – has opened, featuring over 100 rare photographs. Taken by men, women and machines over a 20-year period, it includes the first ever Earthrise seen by human beings. It continues at Breese Little in …

New Fujifilm X-T1 images

Here are few better images of the upcoming Fuji X-T1 camera that will be announced on January 28th (see rumored specifications):

Rumor: Neill Blomkamp to Direct Microsoft's 'Halo' Pilot – /Film

A few years back, fans’ hearts were crushed when <b>Neill Blomkamp</b> parted ways with <b>Halo</b>. Before he made <i>District 9</i>, the director did a series of <i>Halo</i> short …

FAN HO, Hong Kong Master Street Photographer #1

Leica Liker is honored to have Fan Ho, a Hong Kong Street Photographer, to launch our “Master Street Photographer Series” and be our first 2013 …

Michelle Obama Photobombing the Miami Heat = Amazing - PAPER

Aaaaand here's Michelle Obama photobombing Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat with the help of LeBron James and generally being the best. Dwayne Wade's reaction is everything. [<i>DailyDot</i>]<p>Priorities. [Reddit]<p>Alison is a good friend. [TastefullyOffensive]<p>Here's a video of female capuchin …

'Ride Along' cruises to a second win at U.S. box office | Reuters

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Ride Along,” a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, raced to the top of the weekend box office charts for the second week in a row, collecting $21.2 million in ticket sales.<p>Cast member Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish pose at the premiere of "Ride Along" …

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Review of the Most Disturbing Film at Sundance - KILLERS

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When Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40

Many sources, including <i>Playing at the World</i>, assign to <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> an initial release in January 1974. Our best evidence comes from …