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Movie based on the real Up house floating to the big screen

The true story behind the Seattle house that has been linked to the Pixar adventure Up is heading to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>'Real-life' house from Up is something to believe in – until it gets torn down<p>Read more<p>Fox Searchlight has bought an untitled script concerning …

Comedy-Drama

Animated human flesh is starting to look real

Animating dynamic changes in soft tissue and skin isn't easy, but we're getting closer with every passing year<p>SIGGRAPH 2015 is taking place in LA right now, gathering together the people pushing the boundaries of what's possible to achieve with computer graphics. We've already seen it produce a …

These Are Samsung’s Best Phones Right Now

Galaxy S6 Edge+: The new Edge+ features a curved screen, a 5.7-inch display and new software features like the ability t<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Samsung<p>1 of …

Marines who removed flag at U.S. Embassy in Havana see it raised again

<b>(CNN) —</b> On a beautiful January day in 1961, three Marines walked out of the American Embassy building in Havana and lowered the flag that had been flying proudly outside.<p>The act itself was routine, but the implications were enormous. The Embassy's flag was never raised again.<p>"I didn't have any …

Windows 10’s secret Xbox setting makes game streaming look way better

Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 PCs is one of the best features of the new operating system. While Microsoft has a variety of settings that will suit a home network bandwidth, there's a secret one hidden away that unlocks the full potential of Xbox One streaming. Reddit users have uncovered a …

Apple May Be Bringing Fighter Jet Technology To Car Windshields

One Apple analyst says that it’s “very likely” the company is working on a head-up display (HUD) for car windshields. The technology, which is …

Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

You're Not Actually Seeing A Ghost on Mars

The Internet is buzzing about a NASA-captured image of what looks like a ghost woman on Mars.<p>First people thought they were seeing a massive crab on …

The private advice behind Trump's politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate last week, Donald Trump's top advisers coached the candidate to go after Wall Street, lean hard into fighting illegal immigration and keep the option of a third-party run on the table -- rather than simply attack the other GOP candidates on …

Verizon nixes phone subsidies and simplifies its data plans

Following the lead of alternative carriers like T-Mobile and Google Fi, Verizon announced today that it will be doing away with phone subsidies (the precise opposite of what it said last October) and rejiggering its data plans beginning August 13th. Don't get excited just yet, though, since there's …

Mobile

5 Science-Backed Ways to Become Happier | Inc.com

Is there a secret to true happiness? Is the propensity to be cheerful and positive built into our genes, or is it completely dependent on our attitude and circumstances?<p>It's common in our culture to assume that wealth and material belongings are major contributing factors to our happiness. But most …

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …

Videography

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

People Apparently Care More About the iPod Than the Apple Watch

It's like it's 2005 all over again.<p>If Google Trends is anything to go by, and it probably is since Google now owns every scrap of information in the known universe, the Apple Watch is getting searched for far less than any other Apple product out there, including the iPod, which debuted almost a …

The FBI needs help finding 250 teenage victims of 'sextortion' scheme

Ashley Reynolds was just 14 when she became a victim of "sextortion."<p>Lucas Chansler, a 26-year-old Florida man training to be a pharmacist, contacted …

Crime

Are You Aging Faster Than Everyone Else?

You thought so at your last high school reunion and it just might be true -- some people age faster than others.<p>A new study finds that as early as age 38, some people are biologically much older. In fact, some look like they’re in their 60s, while others still look like 20-somethings.<p>And it’s not …

'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

Apple Pay

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Military

Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple just announced the latest iteration of its desktop operating system.<p>Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi took the stage to debut the update, focusing on upgrades to Spotlight, the operating system’s built-in apps, and window …

Apple reportedly to build its own high-speed data network

Such a network could ensure speedier delivery of iTunes content and other data and reduce some of Apple's reliance on third-party network providers.<p>Apple may cook up its own high-speed data network so it can control and more quickly push out music, videos and other content to its users via the …

Apple

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

Unbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stopped

New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.<p>It almost looks like a wounded animal.<p>There’s that little hop in its gait, the way it looks tentative as it springs forward from its haunches, the not-exactly-straight …

Robotics

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Pixar's cofounder predicts that iPhones and GoPros will change filmmaking

Pixar co-founder John Lasseter says the next big thing for movies is the iPhone, the GoPro, and the other tiny cameras that we're all carrying around. He even expects to see award-winning feature films made with them some day. "People will tell you, 'That’s not going to work,' but yeah, that’s …

Microsoft will let you use the middle-finger emoji even though Apple and Google won't

Microsoft will be the first major software platform to let you flip the bird, allowing anyone with Windows 10 to access the middle-finger emoji.<p>The middle-finger emoji has actually been around since 2014, but Apple, Google, and Twitter all decided to prevent the emoji from working with their …

Windows 10