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Your guide to 2018 movies — minus the superheroes, sequels, spinoffs and reboots

There’s nothing wrong with caped crusaders, and there will be plenty of options to watch some save the planet from complete destruction in 2018 if you so choose. But there are times when you may want something a little different from your cinematic entertainment — something that isn’t a sequel or …

10 Hidden Secrets in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

As one of the most beloved franchises of all time, <i>The Force Awakens</i> was scrutinized to a degree usually reserved for Pynchon novels by grad students …

The Vision Just Made His Most Terrible, Heartbreaking Choice Yet

<i>The Vision</i> comic has come to the point of no return for its synthezoid hero—a true turning point, in what has been an incredibly haunting and …

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

11 tech skills that will get you a salary of $105,000 or more

More than 50,000 developers responded to Stack Overflow's annual developer survey — the absolute best look at the state of the technology industry, as reported by the people actually working in it.<p>Here are the top tools, technologies, and programming languages that Stack Overflow's developer …

Apps

Can you solve the '100 hat riddle' used by Google in job interviews?

A riddle used during job interviews for Google has proven to be no problem for artificial intelligence.<p>A team from the University of Oxford, Canadian …

A Not-So-Subtle ‘Seinfeld’ Fan Just Trolled ‘Ask Amy’ By Seeking Advice For A Classic Plot

If we’re talking about classic episodes of <i>Seinfeld</i>, season three’s “The Boyfriend” is high up there. The two-part episode features a top-notch performance from Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez as himself and has one of the more memorable scenes in the history of the show when Kramer and Newman …

Electric Headphones Induce Dopamine High

Music device stimulates the brain's happiness center via the ear canal, company says. Continue reading →

Headphones

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

'Futurama' will be resurrected as a mobile game

If the TV show that you love gets axed before you're ready to let it go, then there are a couple of things you can hope for. For instance, a streaming service could step in to fund a new season of the show, or people can turn to Kickstarter and do it themselves. But it turns out that there's …

Personal Microclimate At Your Workplace

Price: $149Evapolar is the world’s first desktop personal air conditioner. It cools, humidifies and cleans the air creating a perfect microclimate on …

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret …

Books

Sony SmartBand 2 unveiled with heart rate monitor

Sony has just officially lifted the lid off its new SmartBand 2, as the company looks to grab a bigger share in the crowded fitness tracking market. Again, Sony’s tracker is trying to cater to quite a wide audience, but the hardware change-up might make it more appealing to the sports market this …

DIY Air Conditioner Costs Just $8 And Works Perfectly

Here comes summer. Are you ready to beat the heat? Where we live, keeping the house cool is usually a matter of leaving the windows open at night and …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

How free software activist Richard Stallman surfs the web

I'd rather go completely dead-tree than have to surf like Stallman does, but if it works for him, great!<p>I am careful in how I use the Internet.<p>I …

Little squirrel wants to be friend with kitty Squirrels are familiar to almos...

<b>Little squirrel wants to be friend with kitty</b><br>Squirrels are familiar to almost everyone. More than 200 squirrel species live all over the world, with …

The Mystery of the Female Orgasm, Explained With Science

Love is awesome. Sex is awesome. And as we point out elsewhere on this web site, the titles of scientific studies about sex things are the awesomest …

THEN & NOW: The cast of 'Mortal Kombat' 20 years later

After becoming a hit videogame, "Mortal Kombat" was made into a movie in 1995, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil," "Alien v. Predator").<p>The movie was a big success, grossing over $122 million worldwide and launching a sequel ("Mortal Kombat: Annihilation") two years later as well as …

Martial Arts

Water in the universe on This Week @NASA

This Custom Apple II Watch Is My New Favorite Thing

Damn. We see a lot of really cool DIY projects pass through these parts, but this one is probably the coolest I’ve seen in a long while.<p>The Apple Watch is coming out in a few days. You knew that — you read TechCrunch/have the Internet/don’t live under a rock/etc.<p>Looking to wrap something a bit more …

Here’s Your Latest Proof That ‘Deadpool’ Is Exactly The Movie You Hoped It Would Be

If you needed more proof that the upcoming <i>Deadpool</i> movie was on track to be a fan’s delight, to calm your fears over what’s happened in the past, Ryan Reynolds has you covered. He recently posted the picture above featuring the movie version, in full costume, enjoying Deadpool #250 while relaxing …

RaspiBoy, Raspberry Pi Gameboy, SuperPiBoy: a RaspberryPi Inside a Gameboy

Introduction: RaspiBoy, Raspberry Pi Gameboy, SuperPiBoy: a RaspberryPi Inside a Gameboy<p>About: Software Craftsman, Clean Coder. Possible is …

This 3D Printed Smartphone Lets You Call, Text, & Share Photos

Tyler Spadgenske<p>I had a conversation, or um er, debate, not too long ago with a fairly technologically savvy friend of mine who simply does <i>not</i> like …

TechMeAbroad Is A Job Board Where Foreign Devs Can Find Skill-Seeking Startups

TechMeAbroad is a tech jobs startup specifically for developers looking to find work abroad — be it in Silicon Valley or elsewhere — helping them find companies happy to sponsor work visas in order to fill their tech vacancies.<p>Founder Julien Barbier is banking on the increasing global demand for …

Watch Part of a Film Commissioned by Vladimir Putin — About Himself

In 1992, as Vladimir Putin rose through the ranks of St. Petersburg’s government, he commissioned a film about himself called <i>Vlast</i>, a Russian word …

Russia

You can now explore Google Street View with virtual reality

Google Cardboard, the tech giant's low-cost virtual reality headset that's literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with …