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'Game of Thrones' stars sign for seventh season

It looks like HBO wants a seventh season of Game of Thrones. The series has already been ordered through its sixth season, and now The Hollywood Reporter says that HBO has reworked its stars'...

Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay

In an op-ed at Bloomberg Businessweek today, Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he's proud to be gay. "So let me be clear: I m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has...

You can order Taco Bell from a smartphone starting today

Get ready to order FourthMeal with your smartphone. Taco Bell will today announce a new app that lets customers nationwide order food ahead of time and pick up their meal via drive-thru or by...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Just Came Out As Gay

Apple's CEO Tim Cook publicly came out as gay on Thursday in an essay for Businessweek. Writing in Businessweek, Cook said the following: While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven t publicly...

Samsung will 'fundamentally reform' its smartphones after dire earnings report

Samsung's earnings this past quarter have been exactly as downbeat as the company predicted: operating profit is down 60 percent and income from sales is now 20 percent smaller than a year ago. In...

21 Insightful Quotes From Bill Gates, Who Turns 59 Today

Bill Gates' personal net worth an estimated $80 billion rivals the GDP of Ecuador and tops Croatia's. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which he and his wife set up in 1997, gives away nearly...

'Captain Marvel' will be Marvel's first female superhero movie

Marvel is finally giving one of its female superheroes a movie of her own. Captain Marvel will be the first of Marvel's female heroes to star in her own film, which is being announced today with a...

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

I would very much like a flexible smartphone that I could scrunch up like paper and stuff into a pocket. I don t quite know why I would like that, but it feels like something that the future should...

This Chart Shows How The US Military Is Responsible For Almost All The Technology In Your...

Nearly all of the technology in many of the world's most ubiquitous electronic devices can be traced to a single, taxpayer-funded source: the US Department of Defense. In an article promoted by the...

Tim Cook: I'm Proud To Be Gay, And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual...

Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world

Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker...

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange

Sherlock Holmes is becoming Doctor Strange. Deadline now reports and The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Marvel is in final negotiations to cast the Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star as...

Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor is the biggest clue to Marvel's 5-year future

This week's Avengers; Age of Ultron trailer was a surprise reveal for everyone chief among them Marvel itself, who decided to combat a poor-quality leak by publishing the full HD version one week...

Motorola is now part of Lenovo

Motorola Mobility officially becomes part of Lenovo today. Lenovo s acquisition was announced back in February for $2.91 billion, and today marks the finalization of the deal. Motorola is now "a...

The 'Red Velvet' Oreo is a fake, and here's why

Earlier this week, a tweet sent the Twitter cookie community into an uproar. This tweet from @chevroletgirl, posted on October 18th, showed a picture of an alleged new limited edition flavor of...

'Avengers 3,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Captain Marvel' and more Marvel movies get release dates

The slate of upcoming Marvel films was announced at today's Marvel media event. There are a number of interesting tidbits within the schedule. For one, the subtitle for Captain America further...

Marvel's new 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer has Iron Man trying to lift Thor's hammer

You know you've always wanted to watch the Avengers lounge in formal wear, while periodically attempting to loft the mighty Mjolnir. The latest clip for Avengers: Age of Ultron shows the superhero...

Razer has a $200 soundbar and subwoofer combo called 'Leviathan'

Let's face it: not everyone wants to go through the hassle of setting up a surround sound system piece by piece. As for other alternatives, even the best headphones are only viable for the person...

J.K. Rowling publishing new 'Harry Potter' story about Dolores Umbridge

J.K. Rowling may not be writing more Harry Potter novels, but she's far from leaving the world behind. This Halloween, she's planning to release another short story fleshing out the Harry Potter...

This Android smartphone is too thin for a headphone jack

Chinese phone makers have been engaged in a long-running battle to see who can produce the thinnest possible smartphone, and today Oppo has scooped the title with the scarcely believable...

Watch the trailer for 'Ex Machina,' a sci-fi thriller from the writer of '28 Days Later'

If you're a sci-fi fan, you're probably familiar with some of Alex Garland's incredible work: he wrote the tense thriller Sunshine and the revered zombie film 28 Days Later. Now Garland is...

Sony's big PS4 update coming tomorrow with Share Play, themes, and YouTube

One year into the PS4 and Xbox One war, Sony has been lagging far behind Microsoft in bringing new software updates to its console. But it's finally delivering a big one tomorrow: version 2.0 of...

Iron Man is forever. Robert Downey Jr. isn t

After weeks of back and forth, will he or won't he, Marvel finally announced Robert Downey Jr.'s next appearance as Tony Stark / Iron Man, playing counterpoint to Chris Evans' Steve Roger in the...

China's Xiaomi becomes world's third biggest smartphone maker without leaving Asia

Over the past three months, more than 327 million new smartphones were shipped out from factories around the world, and young Chinese company Xiaomi has been responsible for more than 5 percent of...

It's official: Lenovo owns Motorola

The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean that Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola has been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo...

YouTube now supports 60fps playback, and video games look amazing

You've never watched YouTube quite like this: today the company began rolling out support for higher video frame rates like 60fps. We've seen movie trailers and other special clips appear with...

Watch this: The Simpsons recreates Adventure Time, South Park, Archer, Pokemon, and many...

Saxophone enthusiast Lisa Simpson closed last night's Treehouse of Horror episode with this terribly meta thought: "I just had a worrisome thought. If there could be two incarnations of The...

Ferrari's hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode

Pop quiz, hotshot. How much horsepower do you get with a 789HP V12 and 160HP electric motor? Any Ferrari fan knows the (insane) answer: 949. That's the total output from the $1.69 million hybrid...

Thank you, Tim Cook

In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker, a steady accretion of reporting has suggested Apple s chief executive is gay....

The World's 100 Most Desirable Employers

Everyone wants to work in tech these days especially for big-name companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. In fact, these tech giants topped LinkedIn's 2014 ranking of the 100 most...

Former Android VP calls iPhone 6 'the most beautiful smartphone ever built'

Hugo Barra was once the public face of Google's Android division, but today he sounds more impressed by Apple. Speaking at WSJD Live today, Barra who is now vice president for international for...

Watch Mike Tyson fight himself in the 1987 'Punch-Out' for NES

In a match for the ages, Mike Tyson faced off against his famous digital self in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! last night, pitting the retired, 48-year-old boxer against a roughly constructed...

T-Mobile keeps outgrowing its rivals with 2.3 million new customers

T-Mobile has apparently decided that UnCarriers release their fiscal results at night, well after investors have gone home -- and to no one's surprise, there's plenty of good news that couldn't...

First 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer leaks online

Marvel planned to debut the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer during Agents of SHIELD next Tuesday, but apparently that plan isn't working out. What appears to be the entire trailer has now leaked...

New 'Harry Potter' spin-offs may be released as often as superhero films

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spin-off trilogy set in the Harry Potter universe, will be released individually in 2016, 2018, and 2020, according to a tweet from Wall Street Journal...

Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked

Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers. CurrentC is sending emails to people who signed up for the beta version of the app...

Wii U 'Super Smash Bros.' has eight-player fights on gigantic battlefields

The Wii U version of frantic fighting game Super Smash Bros will support eight player matches, introduce a range of new modes, and allow players to build their own stages on which to battle. The...

Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To Summoning The Demon

This past week, Tesla CEO/Living-Breathing-Tony-Stark/Space X Founder Elon Musk was interviewed at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium. While the whole interview is worth watching (and is...

FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' throttling of unlimited data customers

The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T because the carrier throttles speeds of its unlimited data customers, a policy that the FTC describes as "deceptive" and "unfair." Continue reading?

The hardware of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

When Nintendo announced the re-release of years old game controllers from the Nintendo GameCube home console, it was more than a little surprising. What's Nintendo doing re-releasing gamepads from...

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Microsoft's fitness tracking ambitions are not small. Yusuf Mehdi is sitting at a conference table at the company's campus in Redmond, WA, crossed legs revealing the sneakers he's wearing, talking...

Watch the full-length trailer for Ridley Scott's live-action 'Halo: Nightfall'

Here it is, the first full-length trailer for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action series executive produced by Ridley Scott (i.e. not the Steven Spielberg one). We got a tease in late July, but this...

Google will discuss 'major changes and advances' for its modular smartphone in January

Google plans to update developers on the state of its Project Ara modular smartphones at a series of conferences held early next year, where it'll discuss "major changes and advances" to the tools...

Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google's head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference to reveal that...

US currency reimagined to celebrate ideas, not the dead

Travis Purrington's interpretation of the US currency looks like it belongs in a cyberpunk movie. Gone is the uniformed green, and the portraits of long-dead presidents. Purrington's designs are...

Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name...

W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete

More than four years ago, Steve Jobs declared war on Flash and heralded HTML5 as the way to go. You could be forgiven if you thought the HTML5 standard - the follow-up to 1997's HTML 4 - has long...

12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop

Google s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different. There are the usual things we see every year a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet but instead...

PhotoMath uses your phone's camera to solve equations

Need a little help getting through your next big math exam? MicroBlink has an app that could help you study more effectively -- perhaps too effectively. Its newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and...

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: remember that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II? It's one step...

The 20 Most Popular TED Talks Of All Time

Nonprofit organization TED launched in 1984 with a mission to present ideas worth sharing. It has since become a cultural phenomenon, bringing together thought leaders from around the globe to give...

Here are cats dressed as Marvel superheroes because National Cat Day is a real thing

To celebrate National Cat Day, a thing I did not know existed until I began this post, Marvel published a few illustrations of cats dressed as its popular superheroes. The images are available on...

You Can Now Order Taco Bell On Your iPhone

Scenario: It's 12:30 am. You're in Taco Bell. You'd do pretty much anything for a crunchwrap supreme. The problem: If you open your mouth and try to speak, it'll become immediately obvious that you...

The company that designs Ferraris just built an $11,000 bicycle

Pininfarina is best known as Ferrari's frequent collaborator, but the Italian design firm sketches a lot of other things, too take the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, for instance, a bicycle that's just a...

Xiaomi Now The World's Third Biggest Smartphone Maker, Says IDC

Xiaomi is now the world's third largest smartphone maker, due in large part to the success of its high-end Mi4, says new research by IDC. This is also the first time that Xiaomi has broken into the...

Soon, you'll be able to own a piece of Ferrari

And you don't need several hundred thousand dollars to do it. Fiat Chrysler announced this morning that it'll be spinning off Ferrari, the storied Italian sports car maker responsible for some of...

Samsung faces the bad news: sales of its high-end phones are sliding

Confirming its own estimates from earlier this month, Samsung announced tonight that it accumulated an operating profit of $3.9 billion in Q3. That's not a bad haul for most companies in the July...

IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't

After last month's iPhone event, I was disappointed -- I realized the iPhone 6 and its "Plus" sibling were still catching up to Android in a lot of ways. Regardless, the devoted iPhone fan in me...

Former SpaceX Exec Explains How Elon Musk Taught Himself Rocket Science

While it's certainly impressive that Elon Musk has bachelor's degrees in physics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, it's an absurd understatement to say that prepared him to run...

'Cowboy Bebop' is hitting Blu-ray and buying it is a must

One of the single greatest animes ever made according to just about everyone in existence, Cowboy Bebop, will see release on high-def Blu-ray on December 16th. That means any lover of jazz, science...

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart,...

I rode a hoverboard designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floods

As I push off for my first time on an actual working hoverboard, the first thought in my mind is not how different it is from how Michael J. Fox did it in Back To The Future Part II which is...

HP's new Sprout PC ditches mouse and keyboard for a touch mat future

Microsoft has been experimenting with projectors for years, but HP is bringing a PC to life today complete with a built-in projector and multi-touch capacitive touch mat. Sprout is HP s latest PC...

'Microsoft Band' wearable spotted ahead of rumored announcement

Microsoft is expected to unveil its fitness band very soon and the company appears to have leaked its new wearable a little early. A Microsoft Band Sync app has appeared in the Mac App Store today,...

Third 'Captain America' film gets a name: 'Serpent Society'

Marvel is today unveiling the subtitle for its third Captain America movie: Serpent Society. It's a mysterious subtitle, especially given that many had expected the new movie to be named after the...

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where...

Find Out What Your Zip Code Says About You With This Creepily Accurate Website

Like it or not, where you decide to live often says a lot about yourself. You're not totally defined by your zip code, but a website spotted by Reddit seeks to show people what zip codes say about...

'Interstellar' review

From the opening scenes of sprawling cornfields accompanied by a revelrie-like brass note, it s clear that Interstellar is working in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It has the grand scope...

LG obliterates the bezel with new smartphone LCD display

Everyone who has seen Sharp's Aquos Crystal smartphone has been impressed by it. Thanks to incredibly thin bezels on three sides of its display, that Japanese phone looks like a prop from a sci-fi...

HBO is finally going to let you watch its shows without cable

Starting next year, you'll finally be able to watch HBO on the web without a cable subscription. In a dream come true for cord cutters, HBO CEO Richard Plepler has confirmed the company plans to...

Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It's called the J-deite Quarter and is...

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A...

Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it's sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it...

Google VP's 135,908-foot leap breaks world record for highest free-fall parachute jump

A senior Google executive has broken the world record for highest free-fall parachute jump today. Dr. Alan Eustace, whose official title is Senior Vice President of Knowledge, successfully...

Alienware's new graphics amplifier and laptop make portable high-end gaming possible

The dream for many PC gamers has always been to have a portable machine that can also handle the latest graphics-intensive releases, and Alienware has come up with a solution that moves that dream...

Google wants to flood your body with tiny magnets to search for disease

Google's ambition to cure death is beginning to take shape in a new product from its Google X division. Andrew Conrad, the head of the company's life sciences division, today announced the details...

This is LeVar Burton reading 'Go the F**k to Sleep'

Stop what you're doing. Turn off whatever it is you're listening to. Geordi La Forge himself is on the internet reading Adam Mansbach's Go the F**k to Sleep and it is everything you could possibly...

Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google today. The deal, which was announced in January, comes just three years after Google itself shelled out $12.5 billion to...

Someone Stuck A GoPro To A Whiskey Bottle And Passed It Around At A Wedding

People love sticking GoPros in new places, and the camera's tiny shape is great for showing off unique perspectives. The newest viral experiment was filmed during a wedding, where a guest attached...

Here's What Google's LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It's been a few weeks since we've heard much about Project Ara, Google's efforts to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece. Google showed off the device a bit back...

The Xbox One can now find your lost controller

Microsoft's latest Xbox One October dashboard update is rolling out today, and it aims to help you find missing controllers. The software maker has been previewing the many features included in the...

Samsung's Gear S smartwatch coming to the US on November 7th

Samsung's Gear S smartwatch will launch in the United States on November 7th, the company announced today. All four major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) will carry the device,...

A single fiber strand could carry the world's internet traffic

Researchers in the US and Netherlands have managed to transmit data at 255Tbps across a single strand of fiber cable over a kilometer (0.6 miles), about 2,500 times faster than any commercial...

Flight cancelled when Al-Quida Wi-Fi network became available

abc7.com A Los Angeles International Airport flight bound for London was cancelled Sunday when a passenger's phone picked up the Wi-Fi signal "al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork" (sic) that was...

Of course Daniel Radcliffe can rap he's a wizard!

Daniel Radcliffe is a fine rapper. Who would have thought? Promoting his new film Horns on last night's Jimmy Fallon, the actor best known for playing the world's most famous boy wizard accepted a...

HTML5 is now final and ready for prime time, says the World Wide Web Consortium

The HTML5 standard is now officially being recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The HTML5 standard has been around for years and powers many of your favorite sites. Today s news from...

Microsoft will replace its Nokia brand with Microsoft Lumia

It s been a gradual process since Microsoft finalized the deal to acquire Nokia s Devices & Services division back in April, but we finally have some clarity on what will happen to the Nokia brand...

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket explodes 6 seconds after liftoff

About six seconds after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. Eastern, the Antares rocket exploded in mid-air. Fortunately, no people were aboard and no one was injured. The rocket is designed by Orbital Sciences...

Alienware's got a massive, $300 dock for your new graphics card

We know what you're thinking: What the hell is a "graphics amplifier"? (Some of you smartasses are probably also wondering if it goes to eleven.) In fact, it is what it sounds like: The Amplifier,...

Pope reminds Catholics: evolution, Big Bang are true

"His eyes seem to follow me wherever I go." Vatican Pope Francis took a stroll yesterday from the Vatican guest house apartment where he lives over to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to unveil a...

Life would be better if our cars had Formula 1 steering wheels

Whether you're talking on-track performance or off-track health benefits, Formula 1 has been at the forefront of technology for decades. One obvious example is the evolution of the cars' steering...

Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company s Windows Phones. The software giant is "looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon," and,...

Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, promises to share work toward 'what makes the universe...

Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook, promising to share his work toward discovering "what makes the universe exist" with his followers of his new account. "Time and space may forever be a mystery,...

Southeast Asian Mobile Payments Company Soft Space Acquires Fasspay

Soft Space, a Southeast Asian white-label mobile point-of-sale platform maker, announced today that it has acquired Fasspay, a payment service provider based in Malaysia. The acquisition price was...

Come to Daddy: here's the only Aphex Twin playlist you need

If you told me Richard D. James better known as Aphex Twin was an alien, I d believe you. He makes beats from the inside of a bank vault, he owns a tank, and when madonna begged him to remix a...

The villain of 'Captain America 3' isn't Iron Man it's the NSA

In 2014, it s easy to think of Captain America as a bit of a tough sell. He s a figure of an earlier time, and bringing him into the modern age has always meant a dance between sly retcons and...

Tim Cook explains why the iPod Classic had to die

It was the best question pitched to Apple CEO at WSJD's Live conference: Why was the iPod discontinued? Apparently it's a very simple reason: "We couldn't get the parts any more," explained Tim...

Hands on with Sprout, HP's keyboard-and-mouse killer

Projection keyboards aren't anything new, but it's a technology that's had plenty pratfalls over the years. HP's trying to change that with a new desktop computer it announced today called Sprout....

The real Apple TV might finally happen if the FCC gets what it wants

There have been rumors of an actual Apple television ever since Steve Jobs told his biographer that he'd "cracked" the interface problem, but it's never been anywhere close to reality you can't...

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

Every now and then, an app comes along that combines two existing technologies in a way that just makes sense. PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math...

Fitbit announces three new activity trackers, including a GPS watch

The last year has been a bit rough for Fitbit. The biggest thorn in its side has obviously been the allergic reactions to, and the subsequent recall of, its Force fitness tracker. Despite having...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

I was wrong about big phones. Actually, a lot of people were wrong about big phones. When Samsung first came out with the Note in 2011, I wasn t the only one who laughed at the idea of a 5.3-inch...

IBM And Twitter Just Announced A Huge New Partnership

IBM and Twitter just announced a new partnership, something along the same lines as IBM's partnership with Apple. IBM is going to help businesses use Twitter data to help them understand their...