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Just How Method Will Joaquin Phoenix Go to Play the Joker?

Ready for another round of dead pig anecdotes?<p>Last summer, as comic-book movie fans were still licking their wounds from the flash-band assault of <b>Jared Leto’s</b> Joker in 2016’s <i>Suicide Squad,</i> Warner Bros. announced that it was planning yet <i>another</i> film about everyone’s favorite green-haired Batman …

Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first ‘killer app’

<b>January 2, 1979:</b> Entrepreneurs Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston incorporate their company Software Arts to publish a little program called VisiCalc.<p>The first spreadsheet for the Apple II, the $100 VisiCalc becomes personal computing’s first “killer app.” It helps transform personal computers from …

Apple II

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

Books

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Global Warming

Former GM exec calls Tesla a 'losing enterprise,' and says it's 'going out of business'

Bob Lutz, the former General Motors executive, scoffed at Tesla on Friday, calling the electric-car company a "losing enterprise" that's "going out of business."<p>In a terse interview on CNBC, Lutz panned the electric-car maker less than 24 hours after CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi — its …

Tesla

The Surface Beast: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a MacBook Pro Killer

Over the last year I have been slowly migrating from Apple to Windows, and to be honest breaking out of the walled gardens that I lived within (some …

I Photographed Women In 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty

My name is Mihaela Noroc, I'm a Romanian photographer who's been travelling the world for the past 4 years with my backpack and my camera, …

20 Cool Command Line Tricks for Windows and macOS

The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and …

Linux

Free Digital Archive Makes Over 50 Million Pieces of European Art Available Online

With the goal to transform the world through culture, the Europeana Collections is a massive digital archive with the objective to make Europe's cultural heritage widely available for researchers and history lovers. Over 3,000 European cultural institutions and aggregators participate in the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Top 10 opening scenes in books

From Kazuo Ishiguro’s laconic intimations to Mark Twain’s garrulous energy, these are masterclasses in the difficult art of beginning<p>Sometimes I want an opening to slap me in the face; other times I’d rather it come on like a creepy hand across my shoulder. There are millions of ways a voice can …

Literature

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

We are sharing this fun experimentation that involves logo design, graphic design and obviously words. Designed by Bachir Design, this is a personal …

Graphic Design

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

9 of the best apps you can find exclusively on Android

Android is the more flexible OS of the two, which means that it can be highly customisable with apps that are exclusive to it.<p>Some of them actually allow you to change how the very system works, in a way.<p>There are apps like Link Bubble and its unique browsing experience, for instance, or Action …

Apps

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

IBM Shows The World How To Build A Super Dense 5-Nanometer Chip

Two years after IBM created the world’s first 7 nanometer chip, the company said it has now developed a breakthrough process to build an even more densely-packed chip at 5nm.<p>The chip will pack 30 billion 5nm switches onto a chip the size of a fingernail. For context, IBM’s 7nm test chip packed 20 …

Artificial Intelligence

The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Over the course of 30-plus years, the two went from cautious allies to bitter rivals to something almost approaching friends — sometimes, they were all three at the same time.<p>It seems unlikely that Apple would be where it is today without Microsoft, or Microsoft without Apple.<p>Here's the history of …

Bill Gates

Here's What the Critics Are Saying About 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is critic-proof. You're gonna see the most anticipated movie of the summer whether critics give it thumbs up or thumbs down.<p>But for those of you on the fence about giving Marvel more of your hard-earned allowance money this summer, you can rest easy, because the …

Construction

Call of Duty: WWII could be the most important game of all time for historians

How Activision’s shooter presents the conflict should be watched closely by those interested in public history to bring about a dialogue between academia and games<p>Finally, it seems fans of the military shooter series Call of Duty are going to get what they’ve been wanting for almost a decade: the …

Downton Abbey

Rare Color Photos from World War II

Due to costs and scarcity, the vast majority of photos captured during World War II were shot on black-and-white film. Some images <i>were</i> captured in …

Stealing Galaxy S8's thunder? This phone is rumored to have superslim bezels, too

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 could be the next phone to challenge the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6's 'all-screen' designs.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S8 announcement put a spotlight on the phone's huge edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels. It's certainly the first thing you notice when looking at the S8. But Samsung …

Mobile Technology

Why Einstein's Elegant Theory Of Relativity Has Stood The Test Of Time

<i>Is it time to begin to review Einstein’s relativity theory? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T. Toth, author of many papers on gravity, played key role resolving the Pioneer anomaly, on</b> …

Physics

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‘Arrival’ Is the Year’s Best, Most Profound Sci-Fi Film

Director Denis Villenueve’s thrilling new film, about humanity’s attempts to communicate with aliens, is at heart fascinated with language and the …

Microsoft vs. Apple: The two videos that show the difference

Technically Incorrect: Last week, both had shows. One, though, showed more imagination. A video produced by each company demonstrates it clearly.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The reviews have been written.<p>Many believe Microsoft soared …

MacBook Pro

Frank Miller's Advice For Batman Movie: 'Lose the Toys'

Weldon cites the seminal "Dark Knight Returns" as a major turning point for Batman and Bat-fandom.<p>No one in the past 30 years has had more influence …

Comic Books

Apple is stalling for time with its new MacBooks — and Microsoft knows it

The machine's sharp, superthin screen, smart design, and innovative click wheel led Business Insider's Steve Kovach to write that "the Studio isn't a computer. It's an entirely new computing category, a sort of desktop-tablet hybrid that already has people excited."<p>When Apple gathered tech …

Touchscreens

Watch Muse Dress Up as the Cramps, Cover “New Kind of Kick” for Halloween

Muse have momentarily paused their inquiry into on-stage levitation to release a new, Halloween-themed cover of the Cramps’ “New Kind of Kick.” The Tom Kirk-directed video resurrects the group’s spirit and style—Matt Bellamy evidently enjoys his role as Lux Interior, ass-shaking and …

Levitation

Face Transplant Recipient Looks Unrecognisable Two Years After Life-Changing Surgery

'I have nice eyebrows now.'<p><i>Warning: article contains images of a medical nature.</i><p>A woman whose face was disfigured by benign tumours looks …

Tumors

Keegan-Michael Key Forecasts a Donald Trump Presidency in Joss Whedon’s Video

Joss Whedon’s political action committee Save the Day has released a new video warning of a Donald Trump presidency in which Keegan-Michael Key plays …

Donald Trump