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Noah, out this week on DVD & Blu-ray

There’s a timeless human story at the heart of Darren Aronofsky’s revisionist biblical epic Noah, and it’s not the one you’d think. With Noah himself reduced to a solemn killjoy by Russell Crowe’s growly performance, and his wife Naameh portrayed as blandly irrelevant by Jennifer Connelly, the sole …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

Amazon Enters 3D Printing Race

Amazon has joined the ranks of Staples, Home Depot, UPS, and a range of other big brands that are capitalizing on the 3D printing trend. Amazon, of course, has an approach that only they can pull off at this scale – giving you access to digital files, allowing you to customize them, and 3D print …

Sublime Germany stun the world with rout of Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Germany inflicted the most shocking result in World Cup history when they crushed hosts Brazil 7-1 in a semi-final that brought grief to millions of home fans and caused utter astonishment around the world on Tuesday.<p>Germany's players celebrate after their teammate …

Brazil's World Cup dream shattered against Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — It was a humiliating home defeat of record proportions that no Brazilian could have seen coming.<p>With its defense …

Brazil Gutted in 7-1 Rout by Germany

How Siri’s ultimate killer feature could be remembering

Siri does many things, not all of them as well as others. But one thing she’s really great at is reminders: Tell Siri to remind you to call your Mom on her birthday every year, and you’ll never have to worry about it again.<p>While Siri is great at reminding you to <i>do</i> things, though, one thing she …

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Android apps rumored to run on Windows Phones: Crazy-sounding but possible

As Microsoft(s msft) continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its …

Bitcoin Vault Xapo Raises $20 Million From Greylock, Index And Announces BTC Debit Cards Are Shipping This Month

Secure BTC vault Xapo has announced it’s raised $20 million from Greylock Partners and Index Ventures, bringing its total investment capital to $40 million. Other investors include Emergence Capital Partners, Max Levchin, Yuri Milner, and Jerry Yang.<p>Reid Hoffman and Mike Volpi will join Xapo’s …

Samsung's dire earnings preview should scare every smartphone maker

Samsung expects to post a massive drop in both sales and profit for the second quarter. The way Samsung spins it, that’s bad news for Apple, HTC, Xiaomi, and every other smartphone maker, not just the Korean electronics giant itself.<p>The world’s largest smartphone maker expects to rake in $7.1 …

Sapphire 4.7″ iPhone 6 display put through its paces with knife and keys in new scratch test video

Earlier today we got a quick look at a flexible iPhone 6 display, but a new video from YouTuber Marques Brownlee (embedded below) takes the supposed next-gen screen through a more complete durability test. In the video, Brownlee not only bends the flexible sapphire panel, but takes a set of keys …

Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated.<p>A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop …

Apple adds a step-counter, caffeine tracking to iPhones with iOS 8

Apple’s(s aapl) iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, …

ZTE clones the LG G3's specs for a lot less money

Aside from a couple of intriguing revelations earlier in the year -- including a phone with a rumored 4GB of RAM, and another with a 13MP selfie camera -- things have recently been pretty quiet on the ZTE front. Today's freshly announced Nubia Z7 merits some noise, however, simply because it …

Sony launches Xperia C3 as “the world’s best selfie smartphone”

Listen up, selfie-lovers of the world. Sony has a new device that, it reckons, will take your self-portraits to new heights.<p>Boldly dubbed “the world’s best selfie smartphone”, the new Xperia C3 is a 5.5-incher with mid-range specs and a consummate Sony design that launched today in Taiwan.<p>A …