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How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off 'Star Wars' After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas

Steven Spielberg would go on to win the bet and take millions of dollars from George Lucas over time.<p>Here's how the out-of-this-world wager came to be.<p>In the mid-1970s, science-fiction films weren't very popular.<p>1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" led the way for the genre but made just $56 million at …

Twitter for Android and iOS get Photo Tagging

Twitter today announced two new mobile features for its Android and iOS apps: photo tagging and multiple photos in a tweet. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store (the updates are rolling out gradually, so you’ll have to be patient).<p>Twitter says both …

Dish and DirecTV CEOs have reportedly discussed merger

As the two largest US cable companies look to push through a huge merger, the urge to consolidate seems to be spreading to the satellite TV industry. Bloomberg reports that Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish, recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White to discuss a potential merger. Comcast's proposed …

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How your voice could become a password for banking on your smartphone

With passwords and PINs increasingly being targeted by hackers, speaking could become a new method to access secure accounts.<p>Voice biometrics – technology that knows who you are based on your voice characteristics – is already being used by banks and telecom companies globally for better security, …