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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson reacts to the backlash and addresses the movie's most shocking moments

<b>WARNING: Spoilers below if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."</b><p><i>It's getting into the evening hours in Los Angeles on the first full day "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is in theaters. Rian Johnson, the director of the biggest movie of the year, has not stopped moving for a week.</i><p><i>First Los Angeles</i> …

Star Wars

Hackers shut down plant by targeting its safety system

Hackers have already attacked critical infrastructure, but now they're launching campaigns that could have dire consequences. FireEye reported that a plant of an unmentioned nature and location (other firms believe it's in the Middle East) was forced to shut down after a hack targeted its …

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year

The tech industry loves to talk about small, nimble startups.<p>In reality, though, the tech game plan today is all about bulking up and getting as big as possible.<p>Megamergers, such as Broadcom's pending $105 billion acquisition of Qualcomm and Dell's $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2016, underscore …

Jeff Bezos

Microsoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GE’s Irish wind farm

Microsoft announced that it has bought all the energy that will be produced for the next 15 years by GE's 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland. But this isn't just a good marketing move: Both companies will take the opportunity to mine the powerplant's data to understand how each turbine's …

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

Ryan Phillippe's total-body workout to burn fat and build lean muscle

The Riker Brothers<p>The Riker Brothers<p><b>Duration</b> 90<p><b>Exercises</b> 21<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Ryan Phillippe and his his longtime personal trainer, Happy Hill, refer to …

6 Ways to Build Muscle Under 20 Minutes

Fast Workouts for Maximum Results<p>20 Minutes of Muscle Gain & Fat Loss<p>Let's say you had only 20 minutes to spend at the gym. If you were to do your …

Workouts

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Business Strategy

How American Airlines Is Piloting New Technology

As chief information officer for the nation’s largest airline, Maya Leibman might be described as the air traffic controller of American Airlines …

8 Best Non-Bench Chest Exercises

Beyond the BenchJust because it’s chest day doesn’t mean you're relegated to park your backside on a bench for your session. While the bench is a …

Workouts

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Chatbots

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts

The best diet plan for men: Dos and don’ts<p>Shutterstock<p>Fancy a rock hard six-pack? It’s more about your state of mind than your physical …

Fitness

An Aggressive Full-Body Fat-Loss Workout from The 21-Day Shred

By the time you reach Day 18 of the <b>The 21-Day Shred</b> you’ll already be significantly leaner, and quite possibly even stronger. The workout starts out …

Workouts

Will 'Analytics On The Edge' Be The Future Of Big Data?

An Internet of Things (IoT) approach to business brings many benefits, primarily access to more data and better insights.<p>It also brings new challenges. The sheer size and speed of the data collected when every device involved in your business process is online, connected and communicating can …

Internet of Things

The 4-Move Workout That Chisels Your Abs and Strengthens Your Lats

Hit your front and back with this circuit from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Attack your abs and your lats with this core routine. Your lats are considered a part of your core because they assist in stabilizing your spine. The stronger your lats—and the rest of your core—the better your …

Why ‘21s’ Are One Of the Best Ways to Add Inches to Your Biceps

Add this classic bodybuilding technique to your arm-building arsenal<p>When bodybuilders want an incredible biceps workout, they do 21s.<p>The technique uses various ranges-of-motion during a curl to stimulate new muscle growth and build strength at the hardest parts of the exercise—the bottom and the …

Got 30 Minutes and Some Floor Space? Do This Simple, Effective Workout

Never underestimate what a few bodyweight exercises can do<p>Travel is no excuse to skip your workout.<p>Whether you’re at the beach, a Holiday Inn in Cleveland, or a cabin in the woods, you can do this beast of a routine designed by Emily Skye, a trainer and fitness model based in Brisbane, …

The 500-Rep Unloaded Barbell Challenge

Ditch the weight plates to build some serious muscle and burn some serious fat<p>For a strength and fat-blasting workout like no other, grab an unloaded 45-pound barbell.<p>Then perform 50 reps of each exercise in the order shown for a total of 500 reps. Try to complete each movement in as few sets as …

6 Finishing Moves For The Pump Of Your Life

Don't let your workout fizzle to a stop. Keep burning to the very end with these unique finishers that require minimal equipment.<p>You've been working …

The Leadership Quality that Truly Separates Disney's Bob Iger From his Peers

In 2015, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney (dis), told his top 400 executives, “The riskiest thing Disney can do is maintain the status quo.” Iger knows that …

20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Bosch is building its own Internet of Things cloud network

Like it or not, it looks like the Internet of Things is going to be more than an annoying buzzword or passing fad. The latest proof is that Bosch is offering an end-to-end environment to get your house communicating with the various devices and appliances inside. First up? Building its own cloud …

Flight delayed? Here are your rights as a passenger

MANILA – "Your flight is delayed." This announcement from the airport's PA system can be one of the most frustrating things a passenger faces when …

10 Outstanding Breakfast Burritos And Tacos In Dallas

Breakfast is better when wrapped in a tortilla.<p>Tacos are perfect for any meal, but the <b>breakfast taco</b> is a particularly special offering. This combination of eggs, meat, potato, and cheese wrapped in a soft tortilla may in fact be the perfect breakfast food. And thankfully, Dallas is home to plenty …

Breakfast

Not even fellow players could believe the LaVine-Gordon dunk duel

It will be a long time before people forget what Zach LaVine did in Saturday night's dunk contest.<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves guard captured his …

The Best Leg Workout for Cyclists

1 of 16<p>Matt Rainey<p>Put Your Stems Through Circuit Training<p>We can’t do the work for you, but we can put the best leg moves for cycling in one easy-to-find place. These resistance training exercises will help you maintain essential lean muscle and improve both their strength and efficiency, so you can …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for " Tabata workouts " have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata — and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds</b> …

Exercise

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Top 10 TRX Body-Sculpting Moves

Tired of the same old gym routine? Perhaps, it's time to introduce some variety with a challenging new piece of equipment: the TRX.<p>You've probably …

4 questions to ask before Dockerizing your applications

Docker is famously easy to experiment with. But for enterprises with monolithic applications that are interested in Docker, there is little information about how to actually use Docker. And significant debate — even among Agile enthusiasts — about whether or not the microservices model is even …

Microservices