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Stan Lee has already filmed his next four Marvel cameos

Marvel is always planning well into the future when it comes to their films, and apparently that also includes when it comes to Stan Lee cameos.<p>The comics legend has become a staple of every Marvel movie since he showed up in 2000’s <i>X-Men</i>, and according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, that …

Stan Lee

Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition

Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us.<p>While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is …

Twitter

Hands-on with the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 2 – unboxing and review

Today we’re taking a look at the new Apple Watch Edition. This year, Apple switched it up and ditched the all gold models in favor of ceramic. Why ceramic you might ask? Well first off, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than solid gold, but it’s also four times stronger than stainless steel, which makes …

Apple News

PSA: Drilling a Hole in Your iPhone 7 Will Not Create a Headphone Jack

Did we learn nothing from the microwave prank?<p>Many Apple lovers were pretty peeved when the company announced earlier this month that it was getting rid of the headphone jack for the new iPhone 7. However, while most were content to at least give the new model a try, it appears at least a few …

Apple News

Apple will start selling Sonos speakers today

You can buy them online today and at Apple Stores on October 5th.<p>Sonos still offers one of the best experiences for those who want to keep music in sync throughout their home. But it's not a brand that everyone knows, and in a place like Best Buy or Target it has to fight a lot of other competitors …

Apple News

Google's voice-activated Home assistant will reportedly be launched next month

At its I/O conference in May, Google showed off Home, its answer to Amazon’s Echo. The voice-activated device is designed to work with Google Assistant and answer your questions, control music playback through its built-in speaker and control your home’s IoT gadgets.<p>Android Police reports that its …

Google

The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals. But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving.<p>It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for …

Marijuana

A driverless future is coming — but it won't start with self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are coming.<p>Tesla is aiming to have a fully driverless car ready by 2018, and Uber recently kicked off a pilot in Pittsburgh where select users can hail a ride in a self-driving car. And many other companies have plans to roll out some form of self-driving cars by 2020.<p>But chances …

The Future

Creativity Secrets From The Man Behind The "Sleep With Me" Podcast

Librarian and lifelong insomniac Drew Ackerman found a creative outlet for his storytelling skills: bedtime stories for grownups.<p>Always-on technology and digital devices creeping into our bedrooms have turned all of us into insomniacs. It doesn’t help that we live in a culture that celebrates the …

Podcasting

Five houses that prove you don’t have to be rich to have an amazing home

When organized properly, even the most modest house can become a perfect place for living, working, getting together, and having romantic</b> …

Houses

How Old Is the Bible?

Some in the collection of texts that comprise the Bible are sacred to over <b>54</b>% of the world’s population who believe in <b>Abrahamic</b> religions. These …

Bible

Google internet balloon uses AI to stay in place for weeks

It hovered in the Peruvian stratosphere for 98 days.<p>When Google first introduced Project Loon, its internet balloons used static algorithms to change altitude and stay in position. While clever, they were limited -- Google couldn't do much to adapt to unexpected weather patterns, which are quite …

Google

What's in Bear Spray?

Fire off a can of bear spray and you’ll deploy a 25-foot-long hot pepper cloud that should prevent a bear from attacking. The stuff’s not lethal, but it will temporarily irritate a bear’s eyes and lungs enough that the animal will likely move on. You don’t spray it onto your body like, say, Deep …

Outdoors

iTunes backup vulnerability: What you need to know!

Researchers claim new iTunes backup hash for iOS 10 iPhones and iPads easier to brute force than previous hash.<p>Looks like Apple added a new password …

iTunes

Snowden: Don’t Use Google Allo “Encrypted” Messenger

Google has released an encrypted messaging app, Allo. According to Edward Snowden, you should never use it.<p>Google unveiled the app earlier this week, …

Swiss vote for stricter surveillance laws

The Swiss public have backed the government in implementing strict surveillance laws. More than 65% of the population have voted in favour.<p>Early …

Surveillance

Surveillance under Obama worse than Stasi – Oliver Stone

<b>Director Oliver Stone has lashed out at the US government, saying that surveillance levels under President Barack Obama are worse than those of the feared Stasi – East Germany’s secret police before the collapse of communism.</b><p>The Academy Award-winning director made the comments at the San Sebastian …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Everything You Need to Know About Google Allo's Privacy Backlash

And why Edward Snowden says “don’t use” the chat app.<p>Google debuted Allo, a chat app featuring a virtual assistant that applies the company’s search smarts to messaging, to mixed reviews on Wednesday.<p>Many reviewers showed mild, if underwhelmed interest in the new tool. “This is fine,” wrote Dieter …

Google

“I’m still angry”: Oliver Stone slams “superficial election,” media “idiots,” Orwellian U.S. politics

The award-winning director of "Snowden" condemned U.S. war-mongering and foreign policy in an interview<p>“I’m 70 years old and I’m still angry,” said Oliver Stone. “I’m still angry about the way we treat people. It’s depressing as hell.”<p>The Oscar-winning filmmaker turned 70 last week. He also …

Oliver Stone

What if the aliens we are looking for are AI?

The search for extraterrestrial life has so far assumed our cosmic neighbours are organic. What if we’re dealing with artificial intelligence?<p>For more than a century we have been broadcasting our presence to the cosmos. This year, the faintest signals from the world’s first major televised event – …

Science Fiction

Robots Can Now Talk like Humans with Thanks to Google’s DeepMind Project

Google’s DeepMind researchers have been at it again creating technology that will help change the world as we know it and this time it comes in the …

Robotics

Money isn't enough. Medical research needs a cultural revolution

This week, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr Priscilla Chan pledged $3 billion to “cure, manage and prevent all diseases” by the end of the century. While $3 billion sounds like a lot of money, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends more than 10 times as much on biomedical research per …

Medicine

The neuroscientist who's spending the Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hearing the words "$3 billion," most of us felt vaguely stunned, so we missed hearing what came next during Wednesday's announcement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan. The Silicon Valley couple also introduced the world to the new president of Chan Zuckerberg …

Biology

Snapchat Spectacle Videos Will Mimic The Human Eye

The new "round" video format is intended to emulate how we see.<p>Yesterday, Snapchat, the video and photo sharing app, announced the arrival of its first hardware product (in addition to a new company name, Snap, Inc.). Spectacles are sunglasses outfitted with a camera that will capture 10 second …

Snapchat

Photomath's app can now solve handwritten math problems

3 Essential Foods to Help Build Muscle Mass Naturally

You must have heard the cliche "you are what you eat". The truth is that every food you consume and put in your mouth is reflected in your body. …

Food & Dining

Weekend Box Office: 'Magnificent Seven' Tops With Magnificent Debut, 'Storks' Stalls

Sony and MGM’s star-studded western remake was the top draw at the box office this weekend. <i>The Magnificent Seven</i> (review) opened with a rousing $35 million in its first three days, including $2.9m from IMAX alone. The robustly entertaining Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and friends action-er …

Box Office

A travel blogger who visited all 7 continents in 7 years shares his top travel tips

Amar Hussain is the founder and editor-in-chief of Gap Year Escape, a blog that hopes to inspire adventure seekers to take time off to escape the …

Travel

Someone is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

And it’s probably China.<p>Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Shneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing an escalating series of coordinated attacks that appear designed to test the defenses of its most critical elements. He says …

Internet

Preparing for our Posthuman Future of Artificial Intelligence

<i>“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”</i> <i>– George …

Intelligence