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New app helps you find lookalike for Fido

Are you missing a beloved four-legged friend from the past? Or, on a far sillier note, would you like your very own Grumpy Cat or Doge?<p>A new app aims to help you find a lookalike for your departed or dream pet by using photo-matching software to find the closest match in your area.<p>PetMatch lets you …

Teen breaks record for fastest text

A 16-year-old from Brazil can dash off a wordy, complicated, text message in the time most of us can thumb "Where R U?" And the folks with Guinness World Records have noticed.<p>Marcel Fernandes typed a 25-word pre-selected paragraph into his touchscreen phone in 18.19 seconds, just enough to break …

Crazy Inventor Creates Real-Life Fully Automatic Wolverine Claws

It’s a pair of real-life Wolverine claws, but the amazing weapon is powered by compressed-air tank instead of Wolverine’s muscle. That sounds cool? …

The Three Kinds Of Posthumous Albums (And Where Michael Jackson Fits In)

This weekend on <i>All Things Considered</i>, NPR Music's critic Ann Powers spoke with guest host Tess Vigeland about <i>Xscape</i>: the posthumous Michael Jackson album released Tuesday, on which contemporary producers flesh out unfinished demos from throughout Jackson's career. (Read our review for details.)<p>In …

Microsoft to sell $399 Xbox One without Kinect

Microsoft has slashed the price of its Xbox One console and is offering the device without the accompanying Kinect motion-control system.<p>Beginning on June 9, Microsoft will offer the Xbox One for $399 in all markets where it's sold -- a $100 price cut from the bundled version with Kinect. Customers …

Woman falls down elevator shaft at Boston's Fenway Park

A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized after she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park in Boston late Friday, authorities said.<p>The unidentified woman was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jerry Berger, a hospital spokesman, said he had no information on the patient, but the …

9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial

When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary?<p>When the objects tell a story: a stack of personal letters that fell to the ground after a hijacked plane plowed into the World Trade Center; leather gloves worn in the recovery effort; a red wallet belonging to a woman who …

Most popular baby names of 2013: Noah and Sophia - CNN.com

Part of complete coverage on<p>CNN Parents<p>The most popular baby names are ...<p>By <b>Emanuella Grinberg</b>, CNN<p>updated 6:19 PM EDT, Fri May 9, 2014<p>The Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names tends to reflect pop culture's influence. It's impossible to say with certainty who inspired …

The ​8 Most Superheroic Jerks In The Marvel Universe

It takes a lot of things to be a hero, but one thing that isn't necessary is a winning personality. As the Marvel universe shows, as long as you …

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What Beats by Apple would mean for music, and you

It's an odd pairing, really, the gadget-obsessed tech giant from Silicon Valley teaming up with hip-hop super producer Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine.<p>But late Thursday, reports surfaced that a $3.2 billion deal was in the works for Apple to scoop up Beats Electronics, the world's most popular …

Music 'hackers' unleash new generation of cool, bizarre instruments - CNN.com

Tesla coil music: ArcAttack's performances use two custom built "singing" Tesla coils, which have been hacked to produce tones when creator Joe DiPrima modulates the current.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Hacking the orchestra<p>Hacking the orchestra<p>Hacking the orchestra<p>Hacking the orchestra<p>Hacking the orchestra<p>Hacking …

Nintendo apologizes for games' same-sex slight

Nintendo on Friday apologized to gamers for leaving same-sex couples out of an upcoming "life simulation" game that lets players, flirt, date, marry and have children.<p>The statement came as an online movement asking them to change "Tomodachi Life" was picking up steam.<p>"We apologize for disappointing …

Georgia elderly man decapitated, wife missing; authorities seek clues

Who killed and decapitated an 88-year-old Georgia man, and where is his 87-year-old wife?<p>Russell Dermond's death and Shirley Dermond's disappearance are mysteries detectives are trying to unravel -- and fast.<p>"We need to assume, or at least pray, that Mrs. Dermond is still alive, and we desperately …

NY student accepted to all 8 Ivy League colleges picks Yale

And the winner is ... Yale.<p>That was the selection made Wednesday by Kwasi Enin, the New York high school student accepted by the eight Ivy League schools -- Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell.<p>He made his pick in style, staging a news …

When school clothes lead to suspension

It begins again with every new school year: A student heads to class with a certain T-shirt, a wild hairdo or a new pair of shorts and soon, the phone rings.<p>Principal G. A. Buie, from Eudora High School in Eudora, Kansas, thinks a lot of parents know what's coming.<p>"I can't tell you how many times I …

Make Your Own Minecraft Sword and Pickaxe Paper Craft

We have seen several foamy <b>Minecraft</b> themed replicas, but if you like <b>paper craft</b>, you may like to make your own sword and pickaxe from the pixelated …

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My Top Ten Minecraft Servers! - Blog by ShanoGamer - IGN

Hey guys, what is going on! I haven't blogged in a while, so yeah! But today I'm gonna tell you my top ten Minecraft servers! Ok, so before I go on …

MineCon Registration Opens Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day we have all been eagerly awaiting, registration officially opens for MineCon 2011. It will be held November 18th and 19th in …

Educational Solution To Children's Minecraft Obsession

Two new official Minecraft handbooks help children turn their Minecraft obsession into something more healthy, understandable and appreciated by the whole family.<p>Minecraft is something of a conundrum for parents. Not that they find it difficult to play, but that it is hard to see why it’s so …

Blacksmith forges Minecraft diamond sword from steel

In the world of Minecraft, you can buy a sword from a villager blacksmith or craft one yourself. Armorer Tony Swatton chose to make one for himself. A real one.<p>Armorer Tony Swatton wasn't content to stop at ax-sharp Batarangs. Nope, he had to go and forge a Minecraft diamond sword in his blazing …

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Superman trailer re-created Minecraft-style

"Man of Steel" is reimagined in the style of a popular video game.<p>Superman is getting a fresh reboot in the upcoming film "Man of Steel." The third teaser trailer for the film is a shot-by-shot remake of the official trailer, done in the style of the Minecraft video game -- complete with square …

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Simcraft: What If The Simpsons Did Minecraft?

The latest episode of Fox’s indefatigable <i>The Simpsons</i>, “Luca$,” may be something of a critical clunker, but forget the goofy plot about Lisa dating a …

Minecraft and 'The Simpsons' — watch Homer and the gang's blocky couch gag

Minecraft is creeping its way into all corners of popular culture, and it is now even the subject of a gag on one of television’s longest-running shows.<p><i>The Simpsons</i>, Fox’s popular animated sitcom, referenced developer Mojang’s game in an opening sequence that re-created the show’s characters and …

Here is the The Simpsons' Minecraft-stylized intro

Last night's episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> took a more blocky approach to its couch gag, stylizing its opening to look like Mojang's popular sandbox title <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>The episode, "Luca$," opens with the word "Simcraft" — a direct allusion to the title — before moving on to show cubed versions of Homer, …

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2:' Six things to know

By now you either know a lot about “The Amazing Spider-Man2,” have seen “<p>The Amazing Spider-Man 2” or are one of the few who don’t care much about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in the first place. Still, there are some tidbits, both about the film and about how director Marc Webb made it, that are …

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Spoiler Review

Why ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is Vital to Sony's Future Blockbuster Strategy

Sony's pricey "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel must earn massive box office to justify the cost and also set the stage for future sequels and spinoffs. If Spidey stumbles, studio brass could draw more fire from investors like hedge fund guru Daniel Loeb.<p>It swings into U.S. theaters Friday with two more …