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The 10 best dance numbers in films

From the enigmatic Madison in Godard's Bande à part to Olive's eye-popping routine in Little Miss Sunshine, Observer dance critic Luke Jennings picks his favourite dance numbers in films<p>Who else should have made the list? Have your say in the comments, and your idea could be featured in our …

Android Rumors: New hardware and software coming in the next week

Google is to hold an event on July 24 in San Francisco, an early morning get-together hosted by the company’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar …

LG teases G2 with new video and Web site

LG today released yet another new video that teases its upcoming G2 smartphone.<p>The short clip, which LG's official Mobile HQ posted to YouTube, gets all touchy-feely while spilling a lifetime of facts, like how many cells you're made of and how many friends you'll make. What's more, it starts by …

LG G2 video confirms August 7th launch date, hints at contextual awareness

If you’re eagerly anticipating the new LG G2, perhaps this new YouTube video will make it better. Or, probably worse. Aside from a brief glimpse of the device, and a lot of talk about how much it will fawn over you, we get no face-time with the new LG flagship device.<p>Fortunately, we’ve learned …

Mobile Technology

Samsung is having their own developer conference in October

Developing for Samsung can be a wholly different beast, as TouchWiz is an entity unto itself. Perhaps in an effort to continue to distance itself from Android, or maybe to enlighten developers to what Samsung devices are capable of, Samsung is set to have their own developers conference this …

Mobile

Apple says 1 billion podcasts subscribed to via iTunes, celebrates with special section

On its Podcasts page in the iTunes Store, Apple has announced that there have been one billion iTunes podcasts subscriptions since since the company launched its Podcasts section in 2005 as an alternative to radio shows. Podcasts allows anyone from individuals to companies to create their own shows …

Marvel Panel: 15 Things We Learned At Comic-Con 2013

Thor: The Dark World will be epic and earthy<p>Marvel’s Hall H panel was one of the most anticipated events of Comic-Con 2013, occupying the primetime …

Marvel Universe

Natalie Portman Reportedly Gearing Up Her Directorial Debut ‘A Tale Of Love And Darkness’

Natalie Portman Reportedly Gearing Up Her Directorial Debut 'A Tale Of Love And Darkness'<p>Is the next step for <b>Natalie Portman</b> the director’s chair? …

BBC America to Co-Produce Ambitious New Sci-fi Series ‘Atlantis’

BBC America to Co-Produce Ambitious New Sci-fi Series 'Atlantis'<p>BBC America announced today that it will co-produce the new fantasy drama “Atlantis,” …

Science Fiction

Pearl Jam to Strike With ‘Lightning Bolt’

The countdown on Pearl Jam‘s website has finally hit zero and with it comes news that the band will release their 10th studio album, <i>Lightning Bolt</i>, …

50 amazing films you've probably never seen

When The Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)<p><b>The Plot:</b> When merciless samurai Sait Hajime encounters a money-grubbing fellow warrior who appears to be …

Anime Series

Sam Mendes confirmed for Bond 24 in 2015

<b>After much speculation, director Sam Mendes has been officially confirmed for Bond 24 .</b><p>Following on from the success of <i>Skyfall</i> , the highest-grossing …

Movies

'Red 2' Ad Plays Up NSA Scandal (Video)

The latest TV spot for the senior-action sequel integrates movie footage with President Obama's comments on government spying.<p>Summit Entertainment …

Hugh Jackman on Deborra-Lee Furness: “From Day One, We Were Best Mates”

It's been 17 years since <b>Hugh Jackman</b> married <b>Deborra-Lee Furness</b> at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Though they've …

Nokia And Path Partner To Bring The Private Social Network To Windows Phone

Path is preparing to cross to the Windows Phone mobile platform — one of the more ‘private’ mobile OSes currently in play, with its marginal market share compared to the dominant duo of Android and iOS. Which sounds like a perfect fit for a private social network. Path co-founder and CEO, Dave …

Breakthrough Grabs $5M From The Social+Capital Partnership, First Round And More To Bring Mental Health Therapy Online

Today, 67 million Americans are living with some sort of diagnosable mental illness, yet nearly 35 percent receive inadequate care and 50 percent receive no treatment whatsoever. For one of the biggest problems in healthcare, it’s also one of the least discussed. The reasons range from the stigma …

Report: Skype And Microsoft Handed Over Calls And Emails To NSA

The Guardian revealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype and Microsoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. Though it’s unclear whether the collection of this data was indiscriminate or targeted at specific subjects, the language of …

Vine Is Coming To Windows Phone 8 As Nokia Looks To Attract More Big-Name Apps

Perhaps the most understated announcement at Nokia’s Lumia 1020 release event today was the promise of Vine for Windows Phone 8 within the year.<p>Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced onstage from Pier 92 in New York City that apps from CNN, Vyclone, Yelp, Foursquare, Path, Flipboard, and Hipstamatic …

Pakistan Now Has 125 Million Mobile Subscribers

Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority has revealed that the country has reached 125 million mobile phone users, which is a new high. The figure for …

Telecoms

Bow Down Before Your New Chinese Overlords: Lenovo Passes HP as World’s Top PC Maker

Lenovo has been heading towards this for a long time as its PC shipments rise relative to its struggling rivals. And now it has officially happened: …

Bow Down

Nissan Rolling Out EV Quick-Charge Stations at Dealerships

In an effort to build interest in its all-electric Leaf, Nissan is installing more than 100 quick charge stations at Leaf-certified dealers in 21 …

Nokia Lumia 1020's Pro Camera app to hit 920, 925 and 928 (hands-on video)

One of Lumia 1020's main attractions is its Nokia Pro Camera app, which completes the phone's 41-megapixel camera with a bunch of handy features. In our video after the break, you can see Niina (not a typo) from Nokia demonstrating the manual focusing and lossless digital zooming. The latter …

LG G2 Rumor Roundup: What we know about the next Optimus (Updated with new teaser video)

<i>Check out our review of the LG G2 smart phone.</i><p>Samsung, HTC, Sony, and even Huawei have all announced and released their flagship smartphones for …

Don’t worry, offline maps are still in Google Maps for Android (Updated)

Google added an offline viewing mode to its Android Maps app around this time last year, and the addition proved to be a popular one. To activate the …

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.<p>Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped …

'Smart Diaper' with QR code may track tots' health

Next up for the square-shaped bar codes called QR codes: your baby's diapers?<p>Pixie Scientific has created a "Smart Diaper" that tests a baby's urine. Parents can then scan the QR code on the diaper and receive information about their child's health.<p>The device claims to track changes in a baby's …

Best Buy Announces Special Two-Day iPad Trade-In Program

Best Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to <i>AllThingsD</i>.<p>The company is accepting 2nd or 3rd-generation iPads in exchange for gift cards starting at $200 -- though in some cases Best Buy is offering larger amounts. The trade-ins are only for Best Buy retail …

LG outs world’s thinnest full HD LCD panel, basically confirms display on LG G2

The LG G2, also known as the LG Optimus G2, is one of the more anticipated smartphones coming out in the second half of 2013. So far the rumors are plentiful but not much has been set in stone yet. This may have changed as LG recently sent out a press release for a full HD smartphone panel. Given …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it?

Sony has been very busy this year in both the smartphone and tablet markets, hoping to recapture its former glory. Now Sony is starting to send out invitations for its press event at IFA 2013 on September 4 (2 days before the official event begins).<p>Remember how Sony had an event in Paris earlier in …