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Hottest Celebrity Photos at the Oscars

Hottest Celebrity Photos at the Oscars

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11 Ways Benedict Cumberbatch Enjoyed The Oscars More Than Anyone Else

Undoubtedly, the people who took home Oscar gold this year had an incredible night. Ellen DeGeneres also looked like she was having an amazing evening. Between the pizza, the selfies, and the subtle digs, she might be the most <i>fun</i> Oscar host we’ve seen in a long time. But nobody, it seems, was …

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Life for Matthew McConaughey these days is a whole lot better than just “all right” – and he knows it.<p>“I try to give a lot to my life and the people in it,” the Best Actor Academy Award winner tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, “and I know they sure give back. I have a lot to be thankful for.”<p>…

Nintendo starts health business to improve your quality of life

Nintendo is looking toward your quality of life and trying to find a business model in it, the company's president, Satoru Iwata, said Monday.<p>In a public letter, Iwata said that due to the changing "business environment," Nintendo has "decided to redefine entertainment as something that improves …

US sues Sprint for allegedly overcharging on wiretaps

Sprint has come under fire from the US government over claims that it tacked on excessive charges for court-ordered wiretaps.<p>The government filed a complaint against Sprint in US District Court in San Francisco on Monday. The complaint says that government agencies, like the FBI and the Drug …

Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures

Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) — they found a surprising group of creatures unlike those found in other deep trenches around the …

Man 'fixes' women's computers, watches them through webcams

A 30-year-old man from London has been convicted for installing spying software on the computers of three women in order to watch them …

In The Legal Battle Between Aereo And Broadcasters, The DOJ Sides With The Incumbents

In the never-ending legal battle between internet TV startup Aereo and major network broadcasters, the DOJ has stepped in to voice its opposition toward Aereo’s streaming/DVR service.<p>The Department of Justice filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Monday arguing that Aereo’s service …

5 things to know about how Tesla’s huge battery factory will affect the power grid

Since Tesla confirmed last month that it plans to build a massive battery factory in the U.S., there’s been exuberant speculation that the electric …

Facebook to Buy Drone Company Titan Aerospace for $60 Million

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Edward Snowden to speak at South by Southwest

NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be on hand for an interview at South by Southwest Monday, but federal agents won't have anyone to arrest for espionage.<p>South by Southwest announced today that Snowden -- who is living in exile in Russia after his famous leak of countless documents detailing NSA …

Department of Justice comes out against Aereo's TV streaming in Supreme Court case

It's never a good idea to make an enemy of the federal government, and it appears that Aereo now finds itself in just that predicament. On Monday, the US Department of Justice came out in favor of the broadcasters that oppose Aereo in a case currently before the US Supreme Court. The feds filed an …

Government working with Fitbit to recall rash-inducing sportsbands

Fitbit quickly issued a voluntary recall for its Force sportsbands, even though it has yet to pinpoint the exact component that can trigger contact dermatitis. We may soon find out, though, since the firm is working with the Consumer Products Safety Commission to shed more light on the situation. …

Native American tribes adopt Bitcoin-like currency, prepare to battle US government

MazaCoin could be what the Lakota people need to boost them out of longstanding poverty, but is it legal?<p>The programmer and Native American activist Payu Harris raised a gavel Monday night and vigorously banged the bell to open trading at The Bitcoin Center, a meeting space for virtual currency …

Yahoo Is Putting A Stop to Facebook And Google Log-Ins

Yahoo started allowing users to log in to its services with their Facebook and Google IDs in 2011, but now it is putting an end to that, starting with the sign-in process for Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick’Em.<p>A Yahoo spokeswoman tells TNW: “This new process, which now asks users to sign in with a Yahoo …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

Yahoo has joined the war for your online identity—about half a decade too late

For nearly half a decade, Yahoo has been giving away its most valuable asset to its rivals. Now it has decided that that must stop.<p>About 800 million people use one or more of Yahoo’s services every month. Some of those many millions log into Yahoo with their Google or Facebook credentials. This …

SeaWorld Strikes Back at OSHA

SeaWorld filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, asking the agency to review the conduct of Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator (OSHA) Lara Padgett. In 2010, Padgett led the probe inspecting SeaWorld's safety practices following the death of trainer …

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Scientists Find Unprecedented Black Hole

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered a "fast and furious" super-powered small black hole, the first that …

Scientists revive giant Neanderthal virus entombed in ice

French scientists bring back to life a giant, still-infectuous virus lying dormant from the Siberian tundra for 30,000 years, raising fears that global warming could unleash other ancient viruses deadly to man.<p>French scientists have awakened a giant, Stone Age virus - the world’s biggest - locked …

Asteroid Will Zoom Within Moon's Orbit: Look for It Online

An asteroid at least as big as the one that blew up over Russia last year is coming within the orbit of the moon on Wednesday. Astronomers say there's no chance it'll hit us, but you just might be able to watch it zoom by online.<p>The space rock known as 2014 DX110 is due to make its closest approach …

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

Check Out the National Zoo's Four New Baby Lions

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, the Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed its second litter of lions this year. …

Don't Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today

Don't say you weren't warned.<p>But also don't worry, the experts say.<p>As we wrote last month when an asteroid measuring about 900 feet long passed near enough to Earth to generate headlines about a "close encounter," more rocks are always headed our way.<p>And as the schedule of what's known to be …

Newly Named Dinosaur Was Europe's Largest Jurassic Predator

A newly identified dinosaur, built like T. Rex and equipped with blade-like teeth and larger arms and claws, was the largest predator in Europe during the late Jurassic period, researchers say.<p>Torvosaurus gurneyi, the new species, was smaller than tyrannosaurs, and may have lived off a bit of …

Nearly Every Star Hosts at Least One Planet

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study …

Flipping for Oscar

Inside Flipboard / March 1, 2014<p>It’s time to put the finishing touches on your Oscar picks, get your hors d’oeuvres ready and put that bubbly on …