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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'Minecraft' movie may be made by 'Night at the Museum' director

The Lego Movie made it clear that a film based on a plotless, block-based property could somehow be wildly successful and really funny, so we really ought to be looking forward to the upcoming...

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled...

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...

University threatened with 'massacre' if it lets Anita Sarkeesian speak

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the popular Tropes vs. Women video series, is at the center of yet another death threat. The Standard Examiner reports that the director of Utah State University's...

Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. Android Police has obtained...

The media is doing an awful job explaining Ebola, and #ClipboardMan is proof

Earlier today, a photograph of man in a button-down shirt and a pair of black trousers exploded all over the internet. He was spotted escorting Amber Vinson, the second nurse to become infected...

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching The Doctor and the Dalek, a Doctor Who-themed game that features a number of...

Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo

Motorola's next Verizon-exclusive Android phone hasn't been announced, but a number of leaks have left very little to the imagination. Now we're getting our best look yet at the device, called the...

Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

After an extended testing and preview period, Google has announced the final release of Android L, its latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Android 5.0 Lollipop is debuting...

John Oliver's all-dog Supreme Court on 'Last Week Tonight' is hilarious and free for...

Comedian newscaster John Oliver has aired some hilarious and incisive sketches so far throughout the first season of his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. But there's a new top dog among them: last...

We Tried Out Apple Pay In The Real World

Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We decided to try it out by going to two nearby businesses that already accept Apple's...

Every episode of 'Friends' is coming to Netflix in USA and Canada

Every episode of Friends is coming to Netflix, according to a tweet from Netflix and an announcement at today's Time Warner investor event. The show, which ran from 1994 to 2004, follows the...

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...

Michelle Obama Made A 'Turn Down For What' Parody Vine And It's Amazing

Michelle Obama just posted a Vine of herself holding a turnip in response to a question that asked, "turnip for what?," a parody on the popular song "Turn Down For What." You kind of have to just...

Spotify Family lets you share a subscription from $14.99 per month

Spotify is finally letting subscribers share their accounts with family and friends. The streaming music service is unveiling Spotify Family today, a way to share a premium subscription with up to...

Watch a self-driving Audi become 'the fastest autonomous car on the planet'

Audi put a big exclamation point on its self-driving technology "piloted driving," as the company calls it with an adrenaline-filled demonstration in Germany over the weekend. The car in question...

Virgin Galactic's ready to resume test flights to space

We've been waiting for Virgin Galactic to begin ferrying passengers to the edge of space for what seems like forever, but now it looks as if we might be getting close. CEO George Whitesides has...

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the...

Apple's Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit

Today after the bell, Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $42.1 billion, and earnings per share of $1.42. Analysts had expected Apple to report...

China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts

China got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try...

The Foo Fighters are streaming a live concert on Facebook

Still a hardcore Foo Fighters fan? You'll want to swing by Facebook in a couple of days, then. The band is premiering both new music and a new documentary series by streaming a live Chicago concert...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Teens Have Had Their Snapchat Photos And Videos Intercepted By...

A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Shocked users of notorious chat forum 4chan are referring to...

Robert Downey Jr. reportedly playing Iron Man in 'Captain America 3'

It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be putting the Iron Man suit back on again for some big roles in the Marvel universe. According to Variety, Downey is close to signing on to play Iron Man in...

Edward Snowden's Privacy Tips: Get Rid Of Dropbox, Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google. Snowden conducted a remote interview...

Google's Nexus 6 is a giant phablet designed for Android Lollipop

Google is today introducing the Nexus 6, the latest in its line of smartphones designed to show off the capabilities of new Android releases. This is the biggest Nexus phone that Google has...

Apple wants all iOS apps to use 64-bit code starting in February

Apple may have only introduced 64-bit computing to iPhones and iPads a little over a year ago, but it's already preparing for the day when legacy 32-bit code is gone for good. The Cupertino crew is...

Number26 Is A Bank Designed For The 21st Century

Why does it still take two days in Europe for a card transaction to show up in your bank statement? Meet Number26, the Simple of Europe - a fintech startup that promises to fix all the oddities of...

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no-one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've probably gotten...

Japan Is Building The Fastest Train On Earth

Japan is launching a new super-fast train, the JR Tokai. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new train will be able to carry commuters from Tokyo to Nagoya at blinding speed of 300 mph thanks...

The One App You Need To Mention On Your Resume If You Want A Job At Google

Google has more than 50,000 employees right now and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large, and has a...

Lenovo is building a new smartphone brand to compete with Xiaomi

Samsung and Apple may be the two biggest names in smartphones in the western world, but in China it's all about Lenovo and Xiaomi. The two companies are among the most recognizable brands in the...

'Assassin's Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft

The driving force behind some of Ubisoft's most successful franchises and best moments is no longer with the game maker as of today. Jade Raymond, executive producer on Assassin's Creed II, Watch...

Tesla's autopilot isn't special

"We ve been able to accelerate autopilot and bring it to market faster than originally anticipated," Elon Musk said to a gathered throng at Hawthorne Airport last week, the ex-Northrop facility in...

Resident Evil is getting its own TV series

If you love Zombies, but find The Walking Dead's narrative a little too serious, pay attention: a campier option is coming soon. Constantin Film, the production group behind the Resident Evil...

Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the...

Mercedes built a self-driving truck that could save thousands of lives every year

Mercedes-Benz believes it's built a self-driving semi-truck that could eventually help cut down on highway tragedies that kill thousands of drivers each year. The Future Truck 2025 can't navigate...

iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here's What Else It Brings To Your iPhone And iPad

Apple's iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new...

Take A Tour Of Bill Gates' New 224-Acre Ranch, Complete With A Horse-Racing Track

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has has purchased a 228-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to property records, the purchase price was a...

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you're only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make...

'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' is the most gorgeous film you'll see all year

Much was made of animation legend Hayao Miyazaki s decision to retire last year, but a new movie out today from his Studio Ghibli comes from the mind of no less great a talent. The Tale of the...

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart,...

Apple has removed all Bose products from its store

You can no longer buy any of Bose's products from Apple's online store. As spotted by 9to5Mac, headphones from Bose's QuietComfort series and speakers including the SoundLink Mini and SoundLink III...

The SIM card is about to die

If there's one thing I've learned about Apple's dealings with SIM cards in the past seven years, it's that Apple gets what Apple wants. The little gold-plated circuits which identify you as a...

Images of the first official Lego Minecraft sets have leaked

The idea of Minecraft Lego isn't entirely new Minecraft is, ostensibly, Lego's digital spirit animal. And now thanks to Russian store Mir Kubikovan, we've gotten the first look at six official...

Bono apologizes for putting U2's new album in everyone's iCloud library

A month after Apple and U2 gave away the band's new album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account, Bono acknowledged he and his bandmates may have gone too far. Responding...

Inside The Spotify Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify's $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. Deep inside Spotify's New York headquarters,...

New Gold Rush: why banks are racing to be the first card in your Apple Pay

Over the weekend I was hit with a deluge of advertising from banks and credit card companies encouraging me to get ready for the wonder that is Apple Pay. It seemed odd to me that big-name...

Bill Gates Reportedly Dropped $18 Million On This Southern California Horse Ranch

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has reportedly purchased a 228-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to property records, the purchase price...

Here's every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies...

This trailer turns 'Wall-E' into an animated version of 'Interstellar'

Wall-E is one of Pixar's finest films, but what if that adorable little robot was just a bit more... epic? A teenaged filmmaker named Bobby Burns has decided to do just that by giving the film the...

Facebook And Apple Offer To Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

Facebook and Apple are making it easier for female employees to delay having kids and focus on their careers instead. Both companies have now offered to pay to freeze their eggs. Many tech...

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software - which is debuting just over a month...

30 Striking Satellite Images That Will Change The Way You See The Earth

Satellite imagery can be put to many good uses, from military and meteorology, to biology and geological. It can also be used to give us new, interesting, and beautiful perspectives on our world....

iMac with Retina display announced with 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple has announced a new version of its iMac desktop computer complete with a high-resolution Retina display. Prior to this, the highest resolution iMac was the 27-inch model, which has a 2560 x...

London's new Tube trains come from the future

London is getting ready to welcome new Tube trains for the next 40 years. Last week, London unveiled the new cars to the public for the first time, and when the trains finally hit the tracks...

Fitbit has new 'Charge' fitness trackers on the way

Fitbit ran into some unfortunate issues with its Force fitness tracker; skin reactions eventually led the company to issue a voluntary recall and abandon sales of the product altogether. But now it...

This 90-Second Video Will Convince You That Tesla Just Unveiled The Future Of Driving

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the D Thursday night, which stands for the ultra-powerful dual-motor in the new and improved Model S sedan. The car looks the same from the outside, but it is...

iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Meet The Best Desktop Computer Available

Apple's newest iMac has the best display ever on a computing device. Let's just get that out the way right at the start: You won't find a better screen anywhere else, period. The 27-inch, 5120�2880...

Google reveals the $649 Nexus 6, pre-orders begin on October 29th

Forget the pomp and circumstance that comes with a formal launch event -- Google just outed the new Nexus 6 on its official Android blog, and it's just about everything the rumor mill said the...

The Dyson humidifier cleans your air with ultraviolet light

Dyson doesn't enter new product categories all that often, but today we're seeing the second in less than two months. Following the September introduction of the 360 Eye robot vacuum, Dyson is now...

Xperia Z3 is coming to T-Mobile, but that's just the beginning of Sony's US adventure

Exactly a month ago, in the maelstrom of news coming out of IFA in Berlin, T-Mobile quietly disclosed what might have been expected by many: it'll offer Sony's next flagship smartphone, the Xperia...

Those Coke cans with names on them increased sales for the first time in a decade

It turns out all it takes to reverse a decade-long sales decline is to slap names onto soda bottles. Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign, which saw names like Chris, Alex, and Jess, as well as...

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical...

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both...

DC unveils its next 8 superhero movies through 2019: Aquaman, Shazam, two 'Justice League'...

DC Comics (and parent Warner Bros.) would like you to know that it, too, is 100 percent serious about creating a Cinematic Universe. Today, the company mapped out eight films due out between now...

Inside Rolls-Royce, the luxury maker

A Rolls-Royce customer with fond memories of Scotland once asked for and received a custom tartan interior and handwoven picnic basket set. It cost him nearly $100,000. Cars are to Rolls-Royce as...

OnePlus One to open up pre-orders soon, but there's a catch

The OnePlus One has been sort of an underground hit, namely due to the fact you could only purchase the handset with an invite. Thankfully, if you've had your eyes on it for a while, OnePlus just...

Video Gamers Are Having A Bizarre Debate Over Whether Sending Death Threats To Women Is A...

To anyone who is not a hardcore video gamer, the "GamerGate" controversy is completely baffling. Some video game fans claim that game developers and journalists have engaged in relationhips with...

Microsoft's RoomAlive transforms any room into a giant Xbox game

When Microsoft first demonstrated its IllumiRoom research project at CES last year it generated a huge amount of attention ahead of a next-generation Xbox unveiling. A video showed off a projection...

A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsoft's very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is...

Apple accidentally reveals iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple has made an unusual blunder ahead of its Thursday press event; the company has accidentally revealed both of its new iPads: the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. An official user guide for iOS 8...

ELON MUSK: In 5 To 6 Years, You ll Be Able To Get In Your Car, Go To Sleep, And Wake Up At...

Until Google licenses its driverless car technology to automakers, Tesla Motors will offer the closest thing to a self-driving car with its latest Model S, which arrives in early 2015. The company...

So Long #Gamergate. What Did You Teach Us?

The hashtag is still going, as are the fervent speculations and plans for operations on 8chan and Reddit, but the movement that is #Gamergate is dead. But what, if anything, did it teach us? Read...

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...

My lap of terror in the Tesla D

When unveiling the D, a high-end, all-wheel-drive option of the Model S on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the target for acceleration was the world's greatest supercars. What the company ended...

Monica Lewinsky Gives Tearful Speech About Falling 'In Love' With Bill Clinton And Being...

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave an emotional speech about her role in one of the world's most infamous sex scandals at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, Pennseylvania on...

Successful people start before they feel ready

James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post...

The Weekender: on comets, cancer, and 'Castlevania'

Good morning, and welcome back to the Weekender. Our weekend journey is just now starting, so thank you for choosing us for your travels. As you may recall, this was the 42nd week of the year 2014...

Apple Very Quietly Announced A New Technology That Could Completely Change The Wireless...

Apple didn't just unveil its new iPads on Thursday it announced a separate, less advertised product that could mean trouble for wireless carriers. With its new iPad Air 2, Apple customers will have...

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects....

Chinese store makes sure that iPhone 6 Plus fits in your pocket

Let's face it: When it comes to the iPhone 6 Plus, size really does matter....

Will.i.am is launching his smartwatch this week

Will.i.am must have solved whatever has delayed his smartwatch's original July debut, because he's launching it this week and proving it's not vaporware. The musician will finally make the big...

I Tried Apple Pay For The First Time And It Worked Flawlessly

Apple's new payments system, Apple Pay, launched Monday. If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can use Apple Pay to make purchases in stores by tapping your phone on special near field...

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the...

Apple and Facebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs

It sounds like a plot out of a Gattaca-like dystopian movie: giant corporations that pay for the women on their workforces to freeze their reproductive eggs, allowing them to spend more of their...

KRUGMAN: Amazon Is Abusing Its Power And Hurting America

Paul Krugman comes out swinging in his latest column, slamming retail giant Amazon for exerting undue market power, and essentially being the Standard Oil of the online books business. He notes...

This is the most beautiful owner's manual you've ever seen

When you invest seven figures in securing one of the most exotic, exclusive vehicles ever made, perhaps you just expect that the owner's manual is going to be a work of art. I don't know, I've...

No one has a platinum album in 2014

The decline in album sales is certainly nothing new, thanks to the smattering of streaming options now available to eager listeners. However, 2014 looks to be particularly awful. Forbes reports...

Android Lollipop has a 'kill switch' that can make stolen phones useless

California law requires that all smartphones made beginning next July include a "kill switch" that allows them to be disabled when stolen, and it appears that Google has just built one into...

You can't upgrade the new Mac mini's RAM

If you're planning to snag the new Mac mini and load it up with aftermarket memory, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Macminicolo owner Brian Stucki (among others) has discovered that the...

Love Comic Sans? Then this is the typewriter for you

Hey, sometimes actions speak louder than words fonts. And if you really, really like Comic Sans, then you're going to love this. In the name of art, a gentleman named Jesse England has designed the...

CosmEthics Launches An App To Analyze The Make Up Of Your Make-Up

The cosmetics industry is massive. It's also massively secretive when it comes to the ingredients contained in its expensive lotions and potions. That's something CosmEthics - a startup launching...

Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch

What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 14-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you'd load a desktop...

Lab-made blood cells hunt cancer, leading to remissions

The blood cells of cancer patients, reprogrammed by doctors to attack their leukemia and re-infused back into the patients veins, led to complete remissions in 27 of 30 people. That s especially...

9 Books Billionaire Humanitarian Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week. Aside from a handful of novels, they're...

Spotify finally has subscription sharing for an extra $5 per user

Spotify has just addressed one of the main beefs with its service: the lack of ability to share a premium subscription. With Spotify Family, you can now share your $9.99 plan with up to four other...