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The Blade Runner sequel will be shot by one of the greatest cinematographers of all time

The team behind the upcoming Blade Runner sequel have announced who will be shooting the film, and it's enough to get even the most jaded fan excited. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger...

Mark Zuckerberg says video games can help kids become programmers

Mark Zuckerberg credits video games with getting him into programming, and he thinks they could help others kids, too. Last week, the Facebook CEO held a town hall Q&A at the company's headquarters...

Walmart takes stand against animal cruelty and overuse of antibiotics on farms

Walmart wants its food suppliers to put an end to the inhumane treatment of animals and the overuse of antibiotics. Walmart, which is the largest food retailer in the US, said today that it would...

Elon Musk created his own grade school for the children of SpaceX employees

Evidently relying on the old adage "If you want something done right, do it yourself," Elon Musk is now a school founder. In a recent interview on Beijing Television, the Tesla founder revealed...

Bionic eye implant promises a lifetime of perfect vision

An optometrist in British Columbia claims to have invented an easily implantable device that provides its wearer with vision "three times better than 20/20" for life. Dubbed the Ocumetics Bionic...

Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Future's upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a...

Apple could give old iPhones and iPads new life with iOS 9

The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple...

Mario Kart: Fury Road is the best Mad Max mash-up yet

The ridiculously fun Mad Max reboot has only been in theaters for a week, but the hot takes, memes, and mash-ups are already popping up with a fury. Mad Max met The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, MRAs...

EA is rebooting Need for Speed later this year

Need for Speed is back but this time it's going back to basics. After going through a bit of an identity crisis following a number of spin-offs and sequels, which tackled everything from street...

BMW shows off its newest concept car: the 3.0 CSL Hommage

Every now and then, BMW releases a concept car that is the design team's way of honoring its classic models. Last year it was the M1 Hommage (which the BMW i8 essentially pulled its design language...

LG's 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to...

The series finale of The Simpsons already happened and it was wonderful

I wrote earlier today about my frustrations with The Simpsons' voice work, which has become the least interesting part of a show that's doing its best to creatively tread water. A number of people...

Watch two crazy people fly jetpacks over Dubai in 4K

You might not know Yves Rossy by name, but there's a decent chance you've seen him before. He's one of the only people in the world with a working jetpack and he's really good at flying it. We've...

The Simpsons loses Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, and Principal Skinner as Harry Shearer quits

Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto, Smithers, and many more on The Simpsons, has apparently left the show. Shearer used Twitter to indicate that he...

New trailers: Steve Jobs, Pan, Pixels, and more

Last week was all about TV, this week is... kind of all over the place. It's mostly films, but the styles, genres, and tones are just wildly different. And while some of the films are big like...

This App Turns Your $600 Apple Watch Into A $20 Casio Calculator Watch

Plenty of people have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch; these guys went ahead and made the inevitable app. Meet GeekWatch - the app that turns your Apple Watch into an...

This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog...

The Light Phone Is The Anti-Smartphone

The Light Phone is the opposite of every other phone in existence. It is thin, light, lasts 20 days on a charge, and literally does nothing but make and answer calls. It's as if the makers of the...

Play this crazy Pac-Man text adventure on the game's 35th anniversary

Thirty-five years ago Pac-Man was released in arcades, rapidly becoming one of the greatest and oddest pop culture touchstones of its era. People got really excited about what looked like a...

Razer will now sell you a mouse pad that glows in 16.8 million colors

If there's one thing the gaming community can agree on, it's that the only way to finish off a high-end, multi-thousand-dollar gaming machine is to house it in a case full of totally sweet and...

This is the flag we'll plant when we conquer an alien planet

Are you excited for the day when a benevolent global government rules over the Earth and all humans are united in pursuit of ambitious scientific and technological goals like exploring the depths...

Wounded turtle can return to the ocean thanks to a 3D-printed beak

Look, we know this sea turtle's prosthetic beak has a tragic backstory, but it sure makes the reptile look like it has a future as a badass pizza-loving mutant. According to 3D Printing Industry,...

Tesla's $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars - very cool cars - but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled 'Tesla Energy' - a new business...

Microsoft is developing a cross-platform cloud clipboard called OneClip

Microsoft's focus on productivity is bearing new fruit. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed today that the company is now working on a cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The app is designed to let...

LG's super-thin OLED screen sticks to your wall using magnets

Forget buying a clunky wall mount for your TV... what if you could stick it up like a fridge magnet? LG Display is hoping you'll do just that. The company has unveiled a 55-inch OLED screen that's...

When Marnie Was There review: is this Studio Ghibli's last-ever movie?

All indications are that When Marnie Was There will be the last Studio Ghibli feature film for a long time, if not forever. And if that does turn out to be the case, the legendary animation house...

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify's press event today wasn't just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it's adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to...

The first new Dragon Ball series in nearly 20 years will debut this July

18 years after the end of Dragon Ball GT, a new Dragon Ball series is set to debut this summer. Titled Dragon Ball Chou (meaning Super), series creator Akira Toriyama will return to run the show....

The insane '80s action short Kung Fury is jumping from Kickstarter to your TV

I've been waiting for David Sandberg's 1980s-inspired action short Kung Fury since the project first appeared on Kickstarter and now audiences will be able to watch it on their TVs. The film has...

Watch the forlorn first teaser for Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas special

Netflix has a wealth of original programming these days, but last week we found out that the streaming service has been working on its very own Christmas special starring Bill Murray. Now, the...

Obama set a world record by reaching 1 million followers in five hours

The White House is winning the internet lately. President Obama's new @POTUS account managed to set a new Guinness World Record last night for fastest time to reach a million followers on Twitter,...

FTC sues four cancer charities over $187 million scam

The Federal Trade Commission has accused four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for over $187 million. Today, the FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states have filed a...

New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store

The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept. The documents...

Hydrogen-powered drone will fly for hours at a time

Even the nicer drones you can buy typically last for just minutes in the air, which isn't much help if you're delivering packages or shooting movies. Horizon Unmanned Systems (HUS) thinks it has a...

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hits the US and Canada today

The Xbox One is already an entertainment powerhouse. But, starting today, those of you in the US and Canada will have the chance to get even more out of it. Microsoft has announced that the...

Google heads list of 16 companies trying to kill passwords

People don't put enough thought into passwords because it's a pain, but that creates security problems for the whole internet. Google, Microsoft and others in the FIDO Alliance want to replace...

Spotify will match music to your running pace

Spotify's surprise announcement is all about fitness and running. The company has built an all-new user experience that's designed for runners. Spotify unveiled the new feature at its event in New...

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminator version, which was...

First Steve Jobs trailer shows Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder

The first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, the appropriately titled Steve Jobs, has arrived. The minute-long clip doesn't reveal much about the upcoming movie, but does give us...

Google may reveal internet of things OS at event next week

Google may be the next big company to take on the internet of things, giving it an entry into the world of connected everyday objects. According to The Information, Google has developed software...

Dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Large numbers of bottlenose dolphins have been washing up on the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest spill to take place in US...

Jurassic World's genetics company forgot all about that rampaging T-Rex

Is 22 years really so long? In a promotional video for Jurassic World, fictional genetics company InGen invites us to take a step into tomorrow, as they've apparently progressed lightyears into the...

YouTube now supports 60 fps live streaming

YouTube blew more than a few minds last October when it rolled out 60 frame-per-second video playback on the site. Gamers especially flocked to the frame rate as it allowed for jutter-free playback...

Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a Bentley

On top of negotiating for a part in the next Star Trek film, Pacific Rim and The Wire star Idris Elba just happened to break a British land speed record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed recently....

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A...

Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM,...

YouTube launches 60fps live streaming in quest to take on Twitch

YouTube has made several moves to take on Twitch, the biggest name in video game live streaming, and today the company is rolling out another key feature to improve its service: live streams that...

Fox is developing an X-Men spinoff movie called The New Mutants

Fox's own cinematic universe for the X-Men is about to get bigger. Deadline reports that the studio just signed The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone to co-write and direct new X-Men spinoff,...

Pac-Man turns 35 today, this updated iOS app is his gift

Who knew when Pac-Man was released on 22 May 1980, that it would end up becoming such an iconic arcade game? Celebrating thirty five years since its arrival in Japan, Bandai Namco has updated the...

This is the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

On Detroit's Belle Isle Park this afternoon, Chevy finally pulled the wraps off its next-generation Camaro a hotly anticipated upgrade that GM has been teasing bit by bit over the past several...

Android M might have its own fingerprint login system

Android is getting a TouchID-style system of its own with Android M, according to Buzzfeed's sources. Apparently it'll act a lot like the iOS tool too, bypassing passwords for associated apps in...

Elon Musk just gave the best tech keynote I've ever seen

I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he...

Top Gear's McLaren F1 is up for sale

Most cars featured on Top Gear don't usually survive the ordeal, but it seems that this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was just too beautiful to destroy. The rare sports car reportedly the tenth and last...

There's an incredible amount of detail in this 10,000-brick Lego Millennium Falcon

Lego's official "Ultimate Collector's Edition" of the Millennium Falcon is the second largest official set the company has ever released, with nearly 6,000 bricks. This version of the iconic Star...

Apple releases cheaper Retina iMac and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is starting to bring the price down on its 5K Retina iMac, releasing a new version today that sells for $1,999 and lowering the cost of its high-end model down to $2,299. That's a big drop,...

Listen to Drake and Beyonc get slow 'n' brooding on leaked track 'Can I'

This collaboration between Drake and Beyonc leaked on Tumblr yesterday and to be honest, we can't decide whether it's unfinished or just an incredibly sparse and moody track. Knowing Drake, we're...

House of Representatives approves bill cutting Earth science, energy funding

The full House has now passed a new America COMPETES Act, which sets funding priorities for scientific research at several government agencies. While ostensibly intended to make US research more...

Gaming cooperatively makes you more sociable, say scientists

Gaming has well known dark sides, but it can also improve spatial skills, reduce stress and even bring families together. Two new studies may further confuse you about the benefits, with one...

Spotify now does videos and podcasts

Spotify is no longer just a music service. On stage in New York City today, the company shared its new goal of finding the perfect content to accompany every moment in your day. CEO Daniel Ek said...

You won't need waves with this $20,000 electric surfboard

If you want to surf, but are too lazy to paddle or look for waves, the Wakejet Cruise from Swedish outfit Radinn is for you! The company says it "marries the agility and speed of wakeboarding with...

Adam Sandler performs with acoustic guitar, proves he can still be hilarious and sweet

While the past few years have been a financial boon for Adam Sandler, the actor and producer's creative output has been a shadow of the films, sketches, and albums he created in the 1990s. Every so...

Here's our first peek inside the little red book Facebook gives to employees

Ben Barry, a former designer at Facebook, has published a series of scans from the company s little red book , which he created during his time at the company. The images give our first peek inside...

GTA V mods for the PC let you flood Los Santos and swim with a whale

Being able to jam together different Grand Theft Auto V mods is the only reason we wanted the game on the PC in the first place. Not only can you now destroy the city of Los Santos with disaster...

Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets

Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end. The company's lighting division has developed an indoor...

This quick test shows if your ISP is secretly throttling your internet speeds

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the...

DrumPants 2.0 is open source, still turns your pants into drums

That crazy DrumPants wearable tech we first saw in '07 -- the same one that raised 75 grand on KickStarter and was featured on Shark Tank in 2014 -- is back. Its creators have now turned to...

HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers

Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through...

Remember when Nokia beat Google to Live Cases by six years?

I know that Nokia Symbian Nokia, biggest-phone-maker-in-the-world Nokia is dead and gone. It missed one too many turns in the road to the modern mobile platform, and for that, it paid the ultimate...

Watch David Letterman's final touching thank you and goodbye

My introduction to David Letterman was a sleepy one. I was eight or nine, I believe, when the show started. My parents had loved Letterman's years hosting Late Night on NBC, and made the switch to...

This cat simulator lets you wreak havoc on sleeping humans

If you've ever asked yourself "why there hasn't been a seminal cat simulator that really gets what being a cat is all about?" that question has finally been answered. Developer Will Herring has...

77mph is the speed record for poo-powered buses, apparently

Britain has several players in the fledgeling poop-bus industry, including one that literally shows people pooing, but a gauntlet has just been thrown by the town of Reading. Its very own cow...

Help these 30-year-old Intellivision games live again on PC

One of the biggest problems facing video games as an artistic medium is one of preservation. Thanks to HD remasters, digital distribution and the Internet Archive that's becoming less of an issue....

Uber, but for putting gas in your car

Scott Hempy was riding in the car with his wife a few months back when realized he was running low on gas. He joked that it would be great if there was a way to refuel while he was driving, the...

Teen pleads guilty to 23 charges of swatting, harassing online game rivals

On Wednesday, a Canadian 17-year-old plead guilty to 23 charges relating to swatting calls and other false police reports, many of which had targeted his online opponents in the video game League...

Microsoft is overhauling Outlook.com with a new look and features

Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service over to Office 365 soon, and with it will come a new interface and features. In a significant overhaul of Outlook.com, Microsoft is adding 13...

These are the first images from the Warcraft movie

The Warcraft movie has quietly been in production for a couple years now, and today we're finally getting a first look at it. Over at Wired, Lionsgate debuted the first two images from the movie: a...

This Audi bike weighs less than a few iPhones

Cycling enthusiasts may not baulk at the thought of spending several thousand dollars on a decent bicycle, but even they might find Audi s latest two-wheeler priced a little steep. So, just how...

In this alternate universe, the Transformers have destroyed movie history

In our reality, the Transformers franchise has wreaked havoc on Hollywood for the better part of a decade, and it shows no signs of stopping. But imagine, if you will, a universe where every movie...

KFC Tray Typer keyboard is finger clickin good

It's a first world solution to a first world problem: a super-thin, rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard that arrives with your tray of fast food, connects to your smartphone, and lets you text with...

Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak

Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called...

Tesla plans to unveil its $35,000 Model 3 in March 2016

Tesla is aiming to reveal the Model 3, its answer to BMW's 3-series, in March 2016. CEO Elon Musk announced the target date during today's call with Tesla investors. "We are hoping to show the...

Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million...

Racist searches in Google Maps send users to the White House

Google has apologized after it was discovered that certain searches in Google Maps containing the word "nigger" direct users to the White House. Anyone searching for "nigger house" or "nigger king"...

Google is reportedly building a new version of Android to power the Internet of Things

Google s interest in software for low-spec devices might take it through the emerging market and straight to the Internet of Things. According to The Information, Google is preparing to release an...

Congressman on Senate floor: \_( )_/

Health care reform is a complex national issue that demands robust debate and creative solutions from the entire government, regardless of party affiliation. But also: \_( )_/ Senator Christopher...

What was the effect of Rand Paul's 10-hour filibuster?

"There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer," said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as he began speaking on the Senate...

Google Maps gets even more detailed traffic features

Google has updated Maps with more specific traffic alerts just in time to help you dodge Memorial Day traffic nightmares. The app can already route you around closures and other problems using...

Teen arrested for breaking an entire school district's internet

A teenager from Idaho has landed themselves in hot water after arranging a takedown of their school district's internet access. KTVB News reports that the 17-year-old student paid a third party to...

Facebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations

Next time someone contacts you on Facebook Messenger for the first time, you'll see a calling card of sorts showing his photo, other public info and how you two are connected. Facebook's Vice...

Xbox One will reportedly include TV DVR feature soon

Microsoft might be killing off Media Center in Windows 10, but the company is reportedly bringing one of its key features over to the Xbox One. Paul Thurrott reports that a TV recording solution...

How my girlfriend and I tried to fit the Apple Watch into our relationship

Have you seen the Apple Watch's "Us" ad? The one-minute spot presents several vignettes of humans interacting from afar by way of wrist, from sending tiny sketches to checking various chat...

Senate votes down USA Freedom Act, putting bulk surveillance powers in jeopardy

In a midnight session, the Senate has voted down the USA Freedom Act, putting one of the legal bedrocks of the NSA's bulk surveillance programs into jeopardy. The Patriot Act is set to expire at...

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities,...

Some e-cigarette flavors may have toxic effects on lung cells

E-cigarettes may be a popular alternative to the traditional smoke sticks, despite contrasting opinions on how safe they are. Adding to the list of harmful effects, the American Thoracic Society...

Automattic Buys WooCommerce, The Popular Plugin For Turning WordPress Into A Store

If you're looking to turn your WordPress site into an online shop, one option reigns supreme: WooCommerce. With roughly 7.5 million downloads, it's easily the most popular eCommerce WordPress...

Microsoft is bringing back the white Xbox One for a new Halo bundle

If you missed out on the Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle that featured a slick white version of Microsoft's console, there's good news. Today Microsoft announced the return of the white Xbox One...

Tesla Energy is Elon Musk's battery system that can power homes, businesses, and the world

Tesla has finally taken the wraps off Tesla Energy, its ambitious battery system that can work for homes, businesses, and even utilities. The system breaks down into two separate products: the...

Stone tools found in Kenya are the oldest ever discovered

Researchers digging in Kenya say they've found the oldest stone tools ever discovered, at 3.3 million years old pushing the record back by around 700,000 years. That places these tools before the...

Facebook Messenger video calls roll out globally

Facebook introduced video calling into Messenger back in April, and now it says that the feature has been rolled out almost entirely across the globe. There are still a "few countries" where...

Pro gaming doesn't need balls to be considered a 'sport'

The hockey game on the flat-screen behind the bar had served as a pleasant background visual as I ate dinner. But with my plate cleared, the action on-screen drew my full attention. I took a sip of...

Google researchers create amazing timelapses from public photos

There are a zillion digital photos in the public domain and scientists have just figured out something very cool to do with them. A team from Google and the University of Washington have developed...

Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

Every May 22 cyphernerds around the world celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day, the day when early bitcoin enthusiast and programmer Laszlo Hanyecz offered 10,000 bitcoins - about $25 at that time - for two...