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Olga Kurylenko weighs in on losing the Wonder Woman role to Gal Gadot

Before Gal Gadot landed the coveted role of Wonder Woman in <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, two other names were in contention for the part – …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

Episode LXVI: The Stand Alone

Posted by Tha Mike on May 25, 2014 in Episodes | 0 comments<p>Episode LXVI: The Stand Alone<p>Recorded 5/24/14<p>News broke this week that Gareth Edwards and …

5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain skills can help you be a <i>better</i> entrepreneur. Whether you’re already great at the following skills or could use a few …

The Kill List

• <b>Author:</b> Frederick Forsyth<p><b>THE KILL LIST</b><br>The names of those men and women who would threaten the world’s security – held above top secret at the highest level of the US government.<p><b>THE PREACHER</b><br>At the top of it, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill Western targets. As the …

The Doomsday Prophecy

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Mariani<p>FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR<p>When ex-SAS operative Ben Hope decided to give up rescuing kidnap victims in favour of the Theology studies he abandoned years before, he should have known that fate would decide differently.<p>Searching for missing biblical archaeologist Zoë …

The Bone Bed

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Cornwell<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR</b><p>A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has …

Bad Luck And Trouble

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Child<p><b>Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise.</b><b>You do not mess with Jack Reacher.</b><p>He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he …

The Mozart Conspiracy

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Mariani<p>AN ELECTRIFYING AND UTTERLY GRIPPING MUST READ FROM THE MASTER BESTSELLER<p>FORMER SAS OPERATIVE BEN HOPE IS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE.<p>Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - world famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds …

Dust

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Cornwell<p><b>'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times</b><p>After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work.<p>The body of a young woman has been …

Never Go Back

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Child<p><b>‘It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world… Lee Child's genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore’ Daily Express</b><p>After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, …

Illegal Action

• <b>Author:</b> Stella Rimington<p><b>ILLEGAL ACTION is the third thriller from the former head of MI5 and bestselling author Stella Rimington, featuring MI5 officer Liz Carlyle.</b><p>When MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle learns of a Russian government plot to kill super-rich Nikita Brunovsky – a man who openly …

Top of the world: UK economy winning global growth race

The UK economy grew more rapidly than previously thought in the second quarter of 2014, beating output expansion in the US, Japan and European states<p>The UK's economy has performed better than that of any other G7 state in the year running to the end of June.<p>Official estimates of growth were revised …

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on those funny sticks.<p>The impressive part is what they can do together. In a swarm …

Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter.<p>Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year …

This Pill Can Stop HIV

So why is no one taking it?<p>The drug that could end the HIV pandemic is already here. Branded Truvada, this pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infection by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate. “It’s a big deal,” says Robert Grant, a leading HIV/AIDS investigator at the University of …

The 10 Most-Visited Countries In The World

The World Tourism Organization just came out with new data on the most visited tourism destinations in the world in 2013, and France took the top spot.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, France was the most-visited country in 2013 with 84.7 million visitors. The U.S. came right behind with 69.8 million …

Apple’s Sapphire iPhone Costs Could Be Lower Than Expected

Apple’s plan is to work synthetic sapphire into pricier next-generation iPhone models, according to the WSJ, provided they can get enough supply. While some analysts quoted expect this to potentially increase the consumer price of iPhone hardware, I’d be very skeptical of next-gen smartphones from …

Confusing Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray box art suggests another name change

If Warner Bros. were looking to make back some of the money lost of the disappointing box office take for <b>Edge of Tomorrow</b>, this released US box art …

Antiperspirants May Alter Your Armpit Bacteria—But For Better Or Worse?

It's enough to make you break out in a cold sweat: a provocative new study suggests that the antiperspirants we use to keep from smelling bad could theoretically make us smell worse.<p>Say what?<p>According to the small-scale study, antiperspirants and deodorants alike can alter the community of bacteria …

Russians Start Paying the Price for Putin's Ukraine Adventure

For most Russians, indeed nearly all of them, the crisis in Ukraine has had a distant, almost virtual quality. It has been something they watched on …

FIFA sued for €1 billion over bad World Cup referees

Bad refereeing is worth €1 billion, apparently.<p>FIFA is getting sued for having bad referees at the World Cup. A Colombian lawyer has taken it upon himself to get justice on behalf of the globe. But mainly himself for the "distress" that the referees caused.<p>And how much does he want? €1 billion.<p>Yep, …

Football: Expert analysis, fixtures, results & team news

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San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some …

Potential Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice plot details

With very little in the way of hard news coming out of the <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b> camp, we’ve had to make do with set photos, “scoops” …

Apple shareholders file lawsuit over anti-poaching agreements, claim gross mismanagement and more

Apple shareholders are the latest to jump into the fray of a lawsuit against Apple over its anti-poaching agreements with a number of other tech companies. As we’ve previously reported, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a laundry list of other companies allegedly created illegal pacts to avoid …

Louis van Gaal must avoid slow start to guide Manchester United to title

Back in the Netherlands, they will understand where Louis van Gaal was coming from when he broke from his normal position recently – and, let's face it, he never usually runs out of breath blowing his own trumpet – and warned it might be a few months before everything takes shape at Manchester …

Five characters who could be Star-Lord’s father

<i>Thomas Roach with five characters who could be Star-Lord’s father (warning – Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers follow)…</i><p><b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> …

Rumor: Expect Sigma to Announce the 24mm f/1.4 ART and 14-24mm f/4 OS Lenses at Photokina

Photokina starts exactly one month and one day from now, and in addition to the myriad cameras we’re expecting to see announced at the trade show, …