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Translogic 180: Zombie 222 Electric '68 Mustang

We Drive Blood Shed Motors' Record-Setting EV 'Stang<p><i>Translogic</i> heads to Austin, TX for a chance to drive the all-electric Zombie 222, a 1968 Ford Mustang converted by Mitch Medford and his team at Blood Shed Motors.<p>"I wanted to start a company that would do nothing but specialize in converting …

We tried the app that's like Netflix for movie theaters — and it's totally worth it

The prevalence of video-on-demand is causing box office profits to decrease, especially in North America. One company is giving consumers an incentive to keep going to the multiplex.<p>MoviePass is a subscription service that, for a $30 to $35 monthly fee, offers unlimited trips to the movie theater. …

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Letitia Wright, Britain’s newest rising screen star, says black actors need more positive roles

A young black British actress who has been tipped for stardom by the director who spotted the potential of the young Leonardo DiCaprio has called on the film industry to portray black people in more positive roles.<p>Letitia Wright said she felt frustrated when reading about British black actors going …

The GOP Needs to Leave Religion Behind

Despite a long, slow decline in religious participation among Americans, do not expect Christian conservatives to light a candle rather than curse …

Sony's e-paper FES watch turns the strap into a screen too

Watch and learn: a new smartwartch from Sony brings the whole watch to life -- because both the face <i>and</i> the band change and react to you.<p>The FES watch is the product of Fashion Entertainments, which describes itself on its website as a "startup project" but is in fact, according to the Wall Street …

Prynt turns your phone into a picture-printing Polaroid camera

As smartphones continue to up the ante when it comes to how well they take pictures and the technology used in doing so, more and more people turn to their phone as the main photo shooting apparatus of the house. Companies like Prynt realize that, and have developed a smartphone case that …

Mobile Photography

A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull …

'Separate Cinema' shows how black people have been portrayed in film

Beginning with "The Birth of a Nation" and pushing forward to "12 Years a Slave," the history of black cinema has been at times painful, artful, rich and sometimes wild.<p>In the newly released book "Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art," more than 300 full-color pages employ the …

Oldest surviving film with an all-black cast moved me to laughter and tears

Sometimes I sit down to watch a black and white film and immediately feel depressed as I think to myself: “Everyone I am about to see is dead.” But I felt an unmitigated sense of joy – before, during and after – watching the recently restored dailies of a 101-year-old feature film with an all-black …

Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) …

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Porgy And Bess' on KOCE

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes<p>Click here to download<p>TV listings for the week of Oct. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format<p>This week's TV Movies<p><b>SERIES</b><p><b>The Amazing Race</b> A detour prompts a team to reconsider their options, and a lack of communication results in a meltdown in …

Kids coding at school: 'When you learn computing, you're thinking about thinking'

Children across England have been back at school for a few weeks now, and with the launch of a revamped computing curriculum, they’ll be learning some new skills: including programming.<p>Pupils as young as five will be learning about algorithms and computational thinking, as well as creating and …

Man 3-D Prints A Concrete Castle In His Backyard

Some Minnesotan suburbanites have got a handy neighbor.<p>This is a castle that a man 3-D printed from concrete, using a printer he built himself. We like how variations in the concrete's color stretch perfectly across the castle—the product of care and engineering on the part of the maker, Andrey …

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How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

Astronomy

Martenero Introduces Customizable, Affordable Mechanical Watches

Erik Adler is the Editorial Director for Alpha Brand Media. An avid cyclist, when he's not working he can be found restoring vintage bikes for his …

What happens at Netflix when House of Cards goes live

February 27, 2015 | 2:06 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2015/02/27/business/what-happens-netflix-when-house-cards-goes-live/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Google works toward 10Gbps Internet connections

Google's need for Internet speed just kicked into a whole new gear.<p>The Web giant is working on technology to deliver data transfer speeds over the Internet at 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than the connections offered by Google Fiber in Kansas City, a Google executive revealed Wednesday, …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

A sideways Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is better than coffee

With one of these, you'll never need it.<p>The Ferrari 458 Italia produces 570 hp at 9000 rpm from a 4.5-liter V8. Utilizing a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission, the 458 can fire off shifts in milliseconds, emitting pops and snarls from its three exhaust tips to compose one of the best mechanical …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

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Gigabyte fits a gaming powerhouse inside an inch-thick laptop

For most people, gaming laptops are the modern equivalent of the old beige box. You might have or want one, but it's not something you'd bring up in polite conversation. Portability has always played a secondary role to fitting the most power inside that laptop's dimensions, which together with …

Microsoft’s First 3-D Printing App Is Made For The Average Joe

Recognizing that 3-D printing is an esoteric concept, Microsoft has designed its first 3-D printing app for crafty moms, bright kids, and pretty much anyone but the typical maker.<p>Just a few months ago, Windows 8.1 became the first OS to support 3-D printing natively. That essentially meant …

Texting And Talking On Airplanes Will Be Possible Thanks To New Gogo Service

Airplanes have long been an escape from the super-connected world we live in. No texting, no talking and no instant-communication have turned airplanes into veritable havens. But with Gogo's Text & Talk service that all will change.<p>Gogo, which provides inflight internet service to airlines, …

New 'Hunger Games' Movie Drives Visitors to Film Locations in Atlanta

Emily Inman, meet Katniss Everdeen.<p>“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which hits theaters on Nov. 22, was filmed largely in Atlanta, and no location …

Mobile advertising to grow 300%, hit $40 billion by 2018

In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.<p>Consider just two data points:<p>In the 12 months ending July …

Good News for the Cable Guys! Subscriber Numbers Dropped Again.

There’s not much need to debate cord-cutting anymore: The pay-TV industry is losing subscribers.<p>But we still don’t have a handle on the <i>rate</i> of loss, …

Smaller Kodak releases earnings, turns a profit

It's the first earnings report since Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection in September.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. ended bankruptcy and restarted life as smaller, far less indebted and — by at least one measure — profitable company.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based printing technology company …