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24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

Just because these 2014 movies flew under the radar — and each grossed less than $10 million at the U.S. box office this year — that doesn't mean they aren't so very worth your time.<p>Playing Theresa D'Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of <i>The Wire</i> was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her …

Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal How Studio Dumped ‘Asshole’ Adam Sandler

Leaked drama-filled emails between Sony Pictures studio chief Amy Pascal and other execs show some of the reasons why the longtime Sandler home let …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

17 Epiphanies That'll Change Your View Of The World Forever

Here's a collection of insightful and thought-provoking facts and concepts, designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the world.<p>Some …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

George R.R. Martin Debunks ‘Thrones’ Conspiracy Theorists

George R.R. Martin is still tinkering away at <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, the sixth installment of his epic novel series <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> – and he has …

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Mario Kart 8 review

Nintendo's vision of go-kart racing is one of driving skill and judicious use of comedy weapons, from the straight-shooting green shell to the newly minted super horn, which toots away other karts and incoming missiles. It's a process honed over more than 20 years, making this a game of staggering …

How to grow broccoli | Grow your own

Not everyone would jump at the chance to grow broccoli, but those who do will be in for a treat

Civilization Revolution 2 is designed as a bite-size Civ experience

<i>Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2</i> is designed to give players bite-sized Civ rounds that satisfy those quick-fix strategy simulation needs while still delivering a meaty, meaningful experience.<p>Following in the footsteps of <i>Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution</i> – which launched in 2008 for Nintendo …

Amazon gives 30 Android apps away for free

The Amazon app store is hosting an app giveaway for Android users.<p>Even if you don’t have a Kindle Fire, you can still take advantage of this giveaway.<p>This generosity isn’t surprising from Amazon, considering the company already gives away a free app from its app store every day. But now it’s giving …

Alleged 'Perfect Replica' of iPad Air 2 Shows Touch ID, Recessed Volume Buttons, New Speaker Grille

While Apple is widely expected to expand use of its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the iPad Air and iPad mini later this year, new photos of an alleged "perfect replica" of the second-generation iPad Air shared by <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> [Google Translate] hint that there may be a few additional changes in …

E3 offers more ways to have fun with more than 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiplayer action has been part of video-games going back to "Pong," and ever since home consoles went online, few major games …

Sony's PlayStation 4 is already profitable and on course to beat the PS2's success

If Sony is to reverse its heavy losses, big-selling products like the PlayStation 4 need to turn a profit. The good news is that the company's newest console is already fulfilling that requirement, having already recouped Sony's investment in the hardware, and it now looks set to beat profits …

How the iPhone 6 might compare to its predecessors

While mockups of Apple’s eagerly awaited iPhone 6 have been popping up for a while now, it’s still pretty amazing to see just how far we’ve come since the first generation iPhone made it to our sweaty palms back in the good old days of 2007.<p>That comparison is made clearer in a new video put …

Google Maps now tells you which lane to drive in

Google Maps continues to show why it’s the best app for directions on any platform, with today’s impressive update that packs a number of small …

AllCast's screen-mirroring magic arrives on Amazon's Fire TV App Store

Been putting off sideloading AllCast's SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app is download it straight from the Amazon App Store. So long as you also have AllCast installed on an …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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Tim Cook says Apple has repurchased $14 billion of AAPL, reiterates new categories on the way

In an interview with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple CEO Tim Cook has disclosed that Apple has re-purchased $14 billion worth of the companies own shares over the past two weeks. Following Apple’s record-breaking Q1 earnings results, the company’s stock fell approximately 8%, and Cook says he was …

Infuse 2.2 for iOS incoming with new features & performance improvements

We were quite impressed with the redesigned Infuse media player from developers FireCore when it first launched version 2 last month. The app, which supports 14 video formats and 1080p playback, is today getting an update to version 2.2 with a few notable new features and performance …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

I took Zimbio's 'Star Wars' personality quiz, and I'm Princess Leia. Who are you?

You've ventured to a galaxy far far away, watched all six episodes, and even endured Jar Jar Binks. Now find out which 'Star Wars' character best …

Tim Cook Asked About Larger iPhone at China Mobile Launch

After nearly six years of negotiations, the iPhone is finally available on China Mobile, which is the largest mobile carrier in the world with around 763 million subscribers. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua at the carrier's headquarters store in Beijing at …

Scratch Wireless Opens Up Its Free WiFi-Only Wireless Service

T-Mobile may be trying to disrupt the traditional wireless model in the US with its Uncarrier initiative, but there’s another level of new mobile service providers that have taken things a step further. Scratch Wireless just opened up invitations to its free wireless over WiFi plan, joining …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

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The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …