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Sony Pictures cancels 'The Interview' theatrical release (update)

Threats posted by the people behind the unprecedented hacking of Sony Pictures appear to have had the desired effect. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> both state, based on anonymous sources, that the largest movie chains will not debut the movie next week. Carmike Cinemas said that …

A tale of two Chromebooks: one size doesn't fit all

I've been spending a lot of time with Chromebooks. About one a month for the last six months, if my math is correct. Lately, though, I've found myself in the somewhat unusual situation of testing two models at once. Two very different models, I should add. On the one hand, we have the Toshiba …

The top tech gifts of holidays past

Remember the mad rush to secure a Teddy Ruxpin under the tree? Or how about how badly you begged your parents for the Nintendo DS as a year-end treat? As we head into another hectic, yet hopeful holiday season, we look back at some of the geeky gadgets and technological toys that stormed the charts …

Coroner's inquest to decide if Montana officer will be charged for shooting unarmed man

A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for next month to determine whether criminal charges should be filed in the death of an unarmed man who was shot by a Billings police officer.<p>Police say Richard Ramirez, 38, was killed 14 Apri by officer Grant Morrison. Authorities said Morrison fired when …

Sony Pictures hack: the whole story

This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months. As far as Sony Pictures is concerned, the problems began on November 24th, when various …

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Police to publicly shame drink-drivers on Twitter this Christmas

They're cruising the streets for embarrassing tweets. It's no secret that every year, the number of people driving under the influence of alcohol shoots up around Christmas. As part of its yearly crackdown, police in Sussex and Surrey are taking to Twitter to document the alcohol-related arrests …

Fire TV Stick review: a more affordable streamer from Amazon

Earlier this year, Amazon entered the crowded field of streaming set-top boxes. But while the Fire TV sounded like a real winner on paper, in practice it was more of a mixed bag. For round two, the internet retail giant scaled back its ambitions and the price. The Fire TV Stick is a streaming …

The fight over online sales tax and how it impacts you

For over 20 years, the internet has made purchases easier than ever in human history. With one-click buying and free-shipping programs, people have flocked online to buy nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars of stuff per year. Many of those transactions happen without the burden of sales tax, …

With Cortana on Windows 10, Microsoft's bringing its virtual assistant full circle

After watching early footage of Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana in Windows 10 (below), its impending takeover of the Microsoft Borg seems inevitable. There's a lot riding on Cortana, after all. After being released in the U.S. earlier this year, it's now slowly rolling out across the globe. …

Samsung Gear S review: an ambitious and painfully flawed smartwatch

Samsung's wearables strategy seems to be: "Throw everything at a wall and see what sticks." In a little over 12 months, the electronics giant has launched six -- yes, <i>six</i> -- different smartwatches, each with its own unique personality. The latest is the Samsung Gear S, and its particular claim to …

Rumain Brisbon's Friend Disputes Phoenix Police Account Of Killing

A friend who was with an unarmed black man killed by a white Phoenix police officer on Tuesday said cops are misleading the public about how the shooting unfolded and accused police of papering over their mistakes by focusing on details that hurt his friend's reputation.<p>Rumain Brisbon, 34, died …

China arrests former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang arrested and expelled from Communist Party for corruption, state media announces<p><b>China's</b> powerful former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been arrested and put under a judicial investigation after being expelled from the Communist Party, the state-run Xinhua …

North Korea accuses US of developing Ebola virus

Editorial in the Pyongyang Times fuels conspiracy theory that Washington is using deadly disease to maintain power over developing world<p>An editorial in the Pyongyang Times on Monday claims that the US may have developed the <b>Ebola</b> virus and intentionally allowed it to spread throughout West Africa …

There's a Better Way to Board Planes

Back-to-front remains an industry standard even though there's an alternative that's nearly twice as fast.<p>‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding …

The Bizarre World of Cruise Ship Kitchens

<i>Photo © Carey Jones</i><p><i>By Carey Jones for FWx</i><p>Throughout its history, cruise ship fare hasn't exactly had the best reputation. (You can thank budget cruise lines with their endlessly dull buffets for that.) But in today's world of restaurant geeks and <i>Food Network</i> obsessives, cruises have to cater to …

Chromecast vs Roku vs Fire TV: which streaming stick should you buy?

Are you still looking for a gift for the TV fan in your life? Or maybe you are looking to upgrade one of your own TVs to finally watch online video …

Why are America's Thanksgiving turkeys so gigantic?

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder: The dominant fruits, vegetables, and animals in modern farming are products of highly unnatural selection. Consider corn, which evolved from a fairly small, hard-to-eat plant called teosinte into …

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Blondes Have More Fun: Iggy Azalea and Rap’s Reversal of Fortune

On Sunday night at the American Music Awards, Iggy Azalea struck an uncommon pose: a towering white woman onstage thanking a diminutive black man who …

Seconds from death: student photographs bear moments before it killed him

A series of newly released photographs reveal the final moments of a New Jersey student’s life before he was killed by a bear.<p>Darsh Patel, a 22-year-old Rutgers University student, was hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford, New Jersey, in September when he was mauled to …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.<p>Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month.<p>"To have come …

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TSA seizes guns, crossbows one day before Thanksgiving

Please don't try to clear airport security at Thanksgiving wearing your loaded firearm.<p>That's not allowed, and it could slow down the lines during one of the busiest travel days of the year.<p>That's what a 94-year-old Brooklyn man discovered as he tried to pass through passenger screening at New …

The 13 Best Custom iPhones Money Can Buy

These days the real way to show off is with a custom iPhone.<p>Custom iPhones are a great way to express your personality.<p>They also tend to cost more, if that's of concern to you.<p>We've rounded up the best custom iPhones so you'll know what to ask to ask for during the holidays.

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