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HBO lands David Fincher and Gillian Flynn's 'Utopia' series

Producer David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn will reunite again, and this time on HBO: the team has signed on to create the US adaptation of the British series <i>Utopia</i>. The Channel 4 conspiracy thriller series was created by Dennis Kelly and produced by Kudos, and Fincher will direct the US …

Pot Sales to Bring Colorado Millions in Revenue - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> we're back with what may be a sign of shifting attitudes in this country, as colorado becomes the first state to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use. the law goes into effect tomorrow as the experiment will be widely watched. nbc's gabe gutierrez reports from denver.>> reporter: …

iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)

It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.<p>But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a …

Psychology

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Paul Armentano<p>December 26, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

North Korea 'preparing to carry out new nuclear test'

South Korea warns North Korea may be preparing for new nuclear test, as Pyongyang celebrates two years of Kim Jong-un in power<p><b>North Koreans</b> pledged their allegiance to Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the death of his father, as South Korea warned Pyongyang could be preparing to …

Snowden says ruling vindicates leak of NSA files

He says decision that collection of phone data is unconstitutional is 'the first of many.'<p>Edward Snowden said Monday that his decision to expose National Security Agency surveillance programs was vindicated by a federal judge's ruling that the mass collection of phone data is probably …

Medical journal: 'Case closed' against vitamin pills

Vitamin industry and some researchers disagree that 'enough is enough' when it comes to supplement studies.<p>The latest studies on vitamins have some medical experts saying "case closed" — it's time for most consumers to stop wasting money on multivitamins and other supplements, because they have no …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is A Good One

This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached an interim deal with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program. Four key provisions were …

South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1032000/1032783_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675568_3ed81e76935210f7672023a5ca6587c0<p><b>South Africans are flocking to the cinemas to watch a film about their former President, Nelson Mandela. The movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,</b> …

From Treasure To Trash: Man Tosses Out Bitcoin Wallet On Hard Drive Worth $9 Million

Years ago, when renovating with friends, I took off my rings so that they wouldn’t get damaged. In the flurry of clean-up, the rings got tossed into the trash. Despite going through bag after bag of garbage, we couldn’t find them. I was not happy.<p>That has to be nothing compared to what James …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

It Is Now Illegal To Smoke In Your Own Home In San Rafael, California

In a unanimous decision, members of the San Rafael City Council have approved the strictest type of smoking ordinance in the country. Effective last …

Are Computers Making Society More Unequal?

Ever since inequality began rising in the U.S., in the nineteen-seventies, people have debated its causes. Some argue that rising inequality is mainly the result of specific policy choices—cuts to education, say, or tax breaks for the wealthy; others argue that it’s an expression of larger, …

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual currency got a possible plug from America’s top banker, while law …

Samsung defies critics, ships 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months

Despite strongly negative reviews from almost everyone that cared to touch one, Samsung has shipped 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months. That's according to a Reuters article quoting Samsung officials, and the lofty figure reportedly makes the Gear the most popular smartwatch in the …

Study: Odds Of Being Murdered Closely Tied To Social Networks

A team of scientists has confirmed something your parents probably warned you about as a teenager — that hanging out with the wrong crowd can be dangerous.<p>A study by two Yale University sociologists titled Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community found that some …

The Weird Week in Review

Bad Review from 1863 Finally Retracted<p>This newspaper retraction took 150 years to see print, but like they say, better late than never. The Patriot …

15 Delightful Dog Breeds’ Original Jobs

<b>By Stacy Conradt</b><p><b>1. Dachshund</b><p>The typical doxie traits of being persistent, long, and low to the ground made the little German dogs perfect for diving …

Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?

1 of 10<p>"Smelt of an onion"<p>ANSWER: The Python phrase, of course, is "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries." The Python …

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have …

Why We Have Pain, & How We Kill It

Surgical Needle That Sucks Wine From Bottle Without Removing Cork

A tasty white or red, any time.<p>Wanting only a glass or two of wine puts drinkers in a tough spot. Once the bottle’s opened, the wine starts to oxidize and lose its flavor. No rubber stopper will halt the process, leaving partial bottles to go to waste. Greg Lambrecht, a medical-device entrepreneur, …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

MSNBC Under Pressure Over Latest Alec Baldwin Controversy

MSNBC finds itself in a tricky spot over Alec Baldwin's latest public controversy.<p>The actor and host of the network's Friday night program "Up Late" was caught on camera angrily cursing at a photographer for getting close to his family. He also appeared to call the photographer a "c--ksucking …

In signing up the young, it's slow going

November 15, 2013 | 7:10 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/15/health-care/signing-young-its-slow-going/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Phil Schiller in Samsung retrial: making a smaller iPad 'wasn't about the competition'

In front of a courtroom jury this morning, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller claimed that Samsung's patent infringement has weakened "the view that the world has for Apple." By copying the company's marquee iPhone and iPad products, Samsung has effectively diluted Apple's brand, Schiller argued. …