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The Top Grossing Scary Movies Of All-Time

You wouldn’t know it by the fact that there is but a single major horror film in theaters this month (<i>Carrie</i> on October 18th), but this is of course October and thus the month of Halloween and thus the prime time to discuss “scary movies”. As such, I’ve decided to run down the top-17 biggest …

Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

There could be a gaping hole in the Big Bang theory. Or rather, a giant, colossal black-hole caused by the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>One of …

10 fun apps for hacking your phone

Sure, you can keep your phone with the same wallpaper, icons, home screens and settings that it had when you first bought it - but where's the fun in …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

Today marks the opening weekend for The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann's spectacular ode to the glorious and dark decadence of the 1920s. Here are some of the best cars from that era. http://bit.ly/10giRHP

Losing its way: Why Google would be stupid to let Facebook acquire Waze

According to a number of reports in the Israeli media, Facebook (s fb) is in advanced talks with Waze — a mobile mapping and traffic-information …

Captain Dash app review

Captain Dash<p>Price: Free<p>Captain Dash by Captain Dash is an app that is aimed at the marketing community.<p>The app lets you gather data from Twitter, …

Jony Ive's iOS 7 Influence Will Be More Than Skin Deep

Jony Ive has been in the spotlight since late last year when he took over Apple's Human Design interface team after senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall was ousted from Apple.<p>Ive is said to be heavily involved with iOS 7's rumored redesign, which will feature a flat design that …

Aquatic apes are the stuff of creationism, not evolution

It happened many years ago in my role as an editor at the international scientific journal, Nature, but the experience was so traumatic that I …

Apple's waiting game will pay off with a new product category

Two days ago, Apple did their quarterly earnings call, and everyone freaked out. You may be thinking you may have missed something super important, …

Where the Toys Come From: Inside Hasbro’s Model Workshop

Designing toys takes sketching and planning and <i>imagining</i>, sure. But what's even more impressive is the actual <i>making</i>—still a much more industrial and …

Hawking: Mankind has 1,000 years to escape Earth

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns human beings won’t survive “without escaping” from the “fragile” planet. His gloomy forecast is …

This Is How You Master The Email Introduction

Bringing people together is awesome. But like most social interactions, there are unwritten rules. First Round Capital partner and superconnector Chris Fralic spells them out.<p>OK, so we know how to get our emails read, why relationships are essential to business, and why you can blame the ideas you …

Google Street View Hyperlapse animates your planned journey, shows the places you'll go

Taking Google's maps and Street View imagery, design firm Teehan+Lax Labs has moulded them into an unofficial time-lapse animation site. While there's some predetermined (and beautiful) routes offered up on the maker's site, you can also plug in your own favorite journeys from A to B -- perfect for …

Google Play redesign out now, as Google battles naff apps

Google has given its app shop a fresh lick of paint, ditching the dark colours in favour of lighter, more friendly hues and a revamped …

Kindle phone tipped as Microsoft dev pops up at Amazon

Rumours of Amazon creating a Kindle phone have been reignited after a former Windows Phone general manager popped up at the company -- and he's …

How Big Are Galaxies?

I’m going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind… actually, no I won’t — they’re really, <i>really</i>, <b>really</b> big!!!!<p></Kermit arms><p>Ok, now …

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The best free software for writers 2018: write more efficiently without distractions

Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters. Increasingly, though, they'll talk …

FBI comes clean on top X-File: 'We never investigated' Hottel UFO memo

The FBI says it never followed up on the most popular file in its online reading room — a one-page UFO memo that passes along a second- or third-hand report about flying saucers and alien passengers that were supposedly recovered in New Mexico.<p>The memo, dated March 22, 1950, has been viewed almost …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Are premium Android smartphones worth it?

With the launch of the last Nexus smartphone in October 2012, Google made a device available that was not only competitively specced and well …

Better Made Up: does all innovation begin as science fiction?

Nesta has published two papers on the mutual influence of science fiction and innovation. It's been great fun working with the authors: busting the …

Orange and T-Mobile are most complained-about networks

Orange and T-Mobile have been sent to the doghouse, as it's revealed that they are the two most complained-about networks in the UK.<p>Ofcom's latest …

Why shop mannequins need to be like real women. The popularity of an online photograph of larger-than-average fashion dummies at a Swedish department store points the way for retailers to go. The picture dates back to 2010, but the photograph has touched a nerve. Rebecka Silvekroon, who took and posted the photograph on her blog in 2010, has set up a website to encourage retailers to bring in different shapes. For the full story: http://gu.com/p/3emzq/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to buy now

By Robert Jones

4K Ultra HD

Weird and wonderful gadgets to buy this month

By T3 Magazine

Gear & Gadgets