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Open Labs Launches Stagelight 2.0, Signs Deals With Lenovo, Dell, Microsoft And Guitar Center

Tons of news from Stagelight by Open Labs today. The Linkin Park- and Timbaland-backed production software for amateur musicians for the PC now comes preloaded on Lenovo and Dell laptops, tablets and computers. Additionally, Open Labs has signed distribution agreements with Intel, Microsoft and …

Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

Microsoft is about to take the ax to one of the stupidest products it ever created.<p>CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday that Microsoft (MSFT) will combine all of its various Windows iterations into one unified version next year. That, thankfully, will mean the end of Windows RT, MIcrosoft's woefully …

Best space photography of 2014 reveals stellar wonders (pictures)

Photography

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Zoe Saldana on 'Avatar' Sequels, Marriage and Race in Hollywood (Video)

The actress — who nearly quit the business after a bad experience on a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie — reveals what it's like to go where no woman …

Science Fiction

'Spider-Man' Fatigue: What's Behind Sony's Release Date Retreat

The once-invincible franchise moves to the back burner after "Amazing Spider-Man 2" barely tops $700 million.<p><i>A version of this story first appeared</i> …

Box Office

On iOS, 'backdoors', and the eternal war between security and convenience

Pairing the records<p>Pairing records are another example of the tension that exists between security and convenience. They were designed to bring the …

Tim Cook Just Made The Case For A Low-Priced iPhone

During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Tim Cook was asked a seemingly harmless question about the impact of trade-in programs on iPhone sales. Cook’s wide-ranging response was that he felt trade-ins were good for Apple overall because they allow iPhones to reach “price sensitive” customers …

FiftyThree Releases SDK So Third-Party Apps Can Use Its Pencil Stylus

FiftyThree, maker of creativity app Paper and iPad stylus Pencil, wants more users. To do so, it’s going to make its Pencil hardware available for third-party developers to use with their own creativity products with the launch of an SDK.<p>While Pencil only worked with Paper at launch, it was always …

Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models?

Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from <i>DigiTimes</i> citing supply chain sources.<p>The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when …

Will IBM Come To The Rescue Of Apple's Under Pressure iPad?

Following Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call, one things stands out for me and that is the response by Apple to the slowing sales of the iPad range. In fact it’s a response they announced last week before the earnings call, but the current numbers cast it and Tim Cook’s decision-making in a positive …

Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2

Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook’s stock is now in the green after-hours.<p>Driving its strong financial performance in the period …

Comic-Con 2014: Kyle Roberts brings ‘Posthuman Project’ to San Diego | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Filmmaker Kyle Roberts is coming to Comic-Con International for the first time, and he’s bringing his passion project, “The Posthuman Project,” with him to be included in the event’s International Film Festival.<p>“It’s always been a life goal to at some point go. So the fact that there is a film …

Darth Vader has better approval rating than 2016 presidential candidates

Nate Silver's statistics site FiveThirtyEight polled people about the favourability of different Star Wars characters, and only Jar Jar Binks was less popular than Obama<p>He may have overseen the destruction of the peaceful planet of Alderaan, but Darth Vader is still more popular than Hillary …

2016 Acura NSX Spy Photos: Finally Nearing Its Release

Honda's long-awaited supercar laps the 'Ring, changes shape again.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The latest and most production-ready version of the upcoming NSX supercar spotted yet. It will be sold as a Honda in most of the world and peddled here as an Acura. We’ve seen a plethora of NSX concepts since the first …

Acura

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last

Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking two-seat sports car that made its American debut at the New York Auto Show.<p>Alfa's return has been seriously discussed ever since the brand's parent company, Fiat, rescued Chrysler …

Chrysler reveals 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger

Chrysler Group is taking muscle cars to steroid-crazed levels with its new V8 engine. The Dodge Challenger SRT with the optional Hellcat engine, available starting in the fall, will put out a total of 707 horsepower.<p>This will be "the most powerful muscle car ever," according to Chrysler.<p>The …

BMW i8 - Lots of geeky fun

When I was a kid and I imagined what cars would look like around 2014, I imagined something like the BMW i8. Except even my imagination wasn't this cool.<p>Long and low, the i8 has a recessed air scoop carved out of its hood and, on the sides, twin pairs of fins meet at right angles to create a air …

Peter Valdes-Dapena on Twitter: "Out shooting video with the @Jaguar XJR. Luxury with a nice growl http://t.co/BUh3gvq9AO"

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Gameplay - Comic Con 2014 - IGN Video

We play through the Haunted House level in Captain Toad Treasure Tracker at San Diego Comic Con 2014.