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Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Medical Technology

This Startup Is Going To Revolutionize The Credit Card You Already Have In Your Wallet

Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: trying to stay one step ahead of card thieves.<p>But what if there were a way to pair your card with your smartphone — implementing what is essentially two-factor authorization to purchases — to make sure it's always you handing the card over at a …

FinTech

Google Makes Glass Available To Anyone (Who Can Afford it) (For A Few Days)

Part of the cachet, and the stigma, around Google Glass derives from how hard it is to get your hands on a pair: You have to be a member of the Glass Explorer beta tester program — or, like infamous Glasshole Sarah Slocum, at least have a friend who is and doesn’t mind letting you borrow them.<p>Until …

Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.<p>YouTube logos displayed on a laptop …

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

The U.S. is sending 150 Air Force special operations personnel to central Africa this week — more than doubling the number of American troops on the ground who are assisting in the search for infamous Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports.<p>Also heading there: at least four CV-22 …

Simon Kinberg Explains 'Star Wars Rebels' Setting and Story Approach – /Film

For those who want new <i>Star Wars</i> material to return to the landscapes and tone of the original trilogy, the upcoming animated show <b>Star Wars Rebels</b>, …

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own warped perception of their success is almost more dangerous to the company than …

Critical Hit | 15 Ways Nintendo Can Bounce Back After Under-performing Wii U, 3DS Page 1

Headlines are blaring this week as Nintendo revised its predictions for the impending year-end sales figures for both the Wii U and 3DS. "Nintendo …

Iwata Realizes Nintendo Can't Continue Losing, But Not Convinced on Idea of Moving Mario to Smart Devices

The recent revision and reduction of Nintendo\’s financial forecast has started quite the earthquake on the web and in the business spectrum, …

The Top 30 PlayStation 3 Games of 2014

PS4 is here, but the PS3 won't go down without a fight!<p>We've already gone through our Top 30 Games of 2014 for PS4 and Vita, but we figured we'd …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

Page 2: Transformers, Totoro, Alfonso Cuarón, Frozen, Bates Motel, Star Trek, Sherlock, Star Wars – /Film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included <b>36</b> …

Star Trek

Superhero Bits: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Gotham, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – /Film

Why are <b>Loki, Sinestro</b> and <b>Mandarin</b> in the same place? How will this year’s Oscar broadcast tie in with superheroes? Is <b>Captain America: The Winter</b> …

How to check out library e-books on your Kindle Fire

No PC required! With the right app and a little know-how, you can borrow books straight to your tablet.<p>These days I do most of my reading on my Kindle Fire, and whenever possible I grab e-books from my local library. Because, you know, they're free.<p>If you've never checked out a book this way, or …

Kindle Fire

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

Gaming finally has its day at CES 2014

After years of taking a back seat at the world's largest consumer electronics show, gaming finally rises to the occasion.<p>LAS VEGAS -- CES 2014 will go down as a landmark show for gaming. Normally a stage reserved for the newest TVs, laptops, phones and other tech, CES had plenty up its sleeve for …

Consumer Tech

Humble Bundle X offers 'Reus' and 'Surgeon Simulator' for above average spenders

The tenth Humble Bundle is out now, offering a set of top indie games for a price of your choosing. With Humble Bundle X, you can choose to pay what you want for a set of critically acclaimed games that run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. But people who pay the minimum price for the bundle will only …

Why Legal Weed is Working in Colorado

The center of the movement to legalize pot is in a red sandstone building a few blocks from Colorado’s state capitol in Denver. The activists who …

Acer's new Liquid Z5 smartphone is more expensive than it should be (hands-on)

Acer didn't just bring a couple of new tablets to Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after the top-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" proposition, as the raw numbers show. We're looking at a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1.3GHz dual-core …

“NSA gate” makes global expansion a sticky wicket for U.S. cloud providers …

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Marina99<p>It’s clear that American tech companies are pushing their respective cloud services abroad as fast as possible …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Light Bulbs

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …

China