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Taylor Swift ditched Spotify, but will stream to all 17,000 people on Jay Z's Tidal music...

Jay Z recently spent $56 million to purchase Aspiro, the Swedish tech company behind the streaming music services Tidal and WiMP. And the company is putting its new cash to work. As of yesterday,...

You'll soon get 10TB SSDs thanks to new memory tech

SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in...

You can't bring a selfie stick to Coachella or Lollapalooza

If you're going to a music festival this summer, it might be difficult to fit your group's flower crowns into a single selfie. Coachella and Lollapalooza have officially banned selfie sticks....

Here is Ryan Reynolds in the official Deadpool costume

Ryan Reynolds just took to Twitter to reveal the first full look at Deadpool's movie costume, and for that he wins all the chimichangas. It's just magnificent: Continue reading?

Volvo designed a reflective spraypaint to make cycling safer at night

Volvo is turning its attention to two-wheeled safety, for the moment. The Swedish car manufacturer and UK design firm Grey London have partnered with Albedo100 to create a reflective spraypaint...

Sony Pictures wants to make Robotech its next big sci-fi franchise

From Spider-Man to Ghostbusters, it's pretty clear that Sony Pictures doesn't think that it's in the movie business as much as it's in the expanded universe business and next up is Robotech. Sony...

You can thank Netflix for the return of The X-Files

More than 13 years after its last season and seven years after a pretty forgettable second movie, The X-Files is coming back to Fox as a six-episode limited series starring original cast members...

Great, now 3D printed rifles can fire 7.62mm NATO rounds

In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds...

Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

The White House's YouTube account just published a video interview between President Obama and reporter, author, and creator of HBO crime drama The Wire, David Simon. Simon is the interviewee, and...

You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser

Super Mario 64 is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student...

Watch This Amazing Fan-Made Star Wars TIE Fighter Short Film

If you're excited about the forthcoming cinematic universe Disney appears to be planning around Star Wars, then this amazing seven-and-a-half-minute short created by a fan over four years should do...

Volvo's reflective bike paint helps cars spot you at night

Want to feel nervous? Try riding a bike at night alongside a busy road. Even if you're festooned in lights and reflectors, there's a real chance that a less-than-attentive driver will smack into...

The teaser trailer for Spectre will get you excited without giving anything away

Let's all be honest: the new James Bond film Spectre is proving to be one of the needier movies in recent memory. That's no small feat considering we live in a world where teaser trailers, and...

HTC loses its second chief designer in less than a year

11 months after HTC's longtime chief of design, Scott Croyle, was revealed to be leaving the company, one of his former allies who stepped in to fill the void has also departed. HTC has confirmed...

Neil deGrasse Tyson's late night TV show will premiere on 4/20

Astrophysicist and guy I occasionally see on the subway, Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere his new late night program StarTalk on National Geographic Channel on April 20th, according to the cable...

A brilliant Tinder hack made hundreds of bros unwittingly flirt with each other

Man is a thirsty beast, and nowhere is that thirst more acutely exemplified than on Tinder, the matchmaking app that lets users swipe right in their quest to find love, lust, bots, or viral...

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed...

The Post Modern Skateboard is all skate, no board

The Post Modern Skateboard is the latest "thing I might give as a Christmas gift if I had unlimited money and pulled the name of a co-worker I didn't really know from the office Secret Santa hat."...

See in the dark (for a little bit) with night vision eyedrops

Daring biohackers from California's Science for the Masses collective have just performed the world's first night vision-enabling "Shine Job." They employed a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6),...

Ford's new car will force you to obey the speed limit

Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the...

Pebble Time raised more than $20 million on Kickstarter

We knew Pebble's recent Kickstarter endeavor was doing well. Earlier this month the Pebble Time became the most successful Kickstarter product ever when it passed the $13.4 million mark. Now, the...

Play Super Mario 64 in your browser now

Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of Super Mario 64, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it Super...

We're about to get the Transformers movie universe no one asked for

Hi, thanks for coming. Why don't you take a seat? I know I called you here on short notice, but there's something you're going to hear about soon, and I thought it would be best if you heard it...

These Brutally Honest Push Notifications Will Make You Rethink Your Life

Humans suck at phones. We didn't evolve to live with these gadgets in our hands. We're still getting the hang of managing our instincts and odd behaviors in the face of instant communication. This...

Facebook is planning to test its 747-sized internet drones this summer

Facebook's ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world with a fleet of broadband-beaming unmanned aerial vehicles has taken a step closer to fruition. The company's vice president of...

The X-Files is coming back to television

As if we needed any more proof that the 1990s are alive and well, The Wrap is reporting that The X-Files will be coming back to Fox as a six-episode limited series. While such a landmark show...

Holy sh*t snacks! Redditors find massive 'Archer' Easter egg

I'm not sure which is more impressive: the fact that the Archer series creators went through so much trouble to create such an elaborate Easter egg or the fact that someone was actually able to...

The EU wants to remove regional limits on digital goods

Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It's outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies...

HTC's One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen

Just like that, HTC has quietly -- well, maybe unintentionally -- unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the...

Hillary Clinton confirms she wiped her email server

Members of the US House of Representatives hoping to get a look at Hillary Clinton's personal email server just got a big disappointment. Clinton's attorney has confirmed to a House committee on...

Inklet uses Apple's new trackpad to turn MacBooks into drawing tablets

Apple's new MacBooks, announced earlier this month, have been upgraded with force-sensitive trackpads. Using the awkwardly named "Force Touch" technology, the pads can tell how hard you are...

We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of a lli pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its...

This is Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg's is set to take on the founding members of the Justice League as Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He certainly looks menacing enough in this first photo from...

YouTube's new 4K, 60fps videos are gorgeous but probably won't run on your laptop

YouTube is now testing 4K videos at 60 frames per second. Last year, the video streaming company tested both 4K and 60fps videos separately, but this small batch of videos marks the first time both...

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to...

Police stations are becoming common Craigslist meetup locations

A good rule of thumb when meeting strangers off of Craigslist is to meet in public places. But you know what's safer than that when your gut's telling you to be extra careful? Meeting in police...

Game of Thrones' fifth season will air simultaneously worldwide each week

Game of Thrones fans who don't live in the US will no longer have to worry about seeing spoilers before they can see the actual show: HBO said today that it plans to broadcast the show's entire...

'The X-Files' is coming back to TV as a six-episode series

Yep, it's happening -- if not quite in the way you might expect. After a flurry of rumors, Fox has confirmed that it's bringing The X-Files back to TV as a six-episode "event series" arriving this...

Ikea's flat-pack refugee shelter is entering production

Ikea's line of flat-pack refugee shelters are going into production, the Swedish furniture maker announced this week, after being tested among refugee families in Ethiopia, Iraq, and Lebanon. The...

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his fortune to charity

Tim Cook has big plans for his vast wealth: It's all going to philanthropy, he revealed in a Fortune interview. The Apple CEO -- who's currently worth around $112 million, and holds restricted...

You can buy your own 'Tron' lightcycle

If you've ever watched Tron: Legacy and wished that you could own your own lightcycle, then May 2nd could be your only chance. Car collectors the Andrews Family is selling the bulk of its vehicle...

Why leaving your comfort zone can be so rewarding

Ash Read is the founder of Nudge, a Twitter community management and customer service tool. This article first appeared on Medium. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Anything you to do to...

Screenwriter behind Chronicle just wrote a 4,700-word fan-fic for Ghostbusters 3

What do you do when you're incorrectly reported to be writing a script for Ghostbusters 3? Apparently, you go ahead and write up a bunch of material for it anyway. Screenwriter Max Landis, best...

Riding in Mercedes' luxurious, self-driving car of the future

A four-wheeled vision of gleaming silver glides toward me, shining brightly under the warm California sun. The vehicle looks otherworldly against the empty backdrop of the former naval base in...

This personal flamethrower is somehow legal in 49 states

The XM42 from Ion Productions is every pyromaniac's dream come true: a personal, portable flamethrower that's (amazingly still) legal everywhere except California. You'll be able to get your own...

This dark sci-fi film is the latest short to get a movie deal

Movie studios are increasingly paying attention to what we're watching online, especially when it comes to possible starting points for new films. Last week, sci-fi short The Leviathan scooped up...

Google will finally improve Chrome scrolling using a Microsoft invention

Google is finally adopting a standard that supports both mouse and touch navigation for its Chrome browser. If you ve used a copy of Chrome on a Windows tablet recently then you ll probably be...

Cotton Candy Oreos are coming

This year's already seen the release of the Red Velvet Oreo, and seen compelling evidence that a s'mores version will be coming soon. But it looks like those won't be the only special flavors...

Star Wars: Episode VIII is coming May 26, 2017

The second film in the new Star Wars trilogy will arrive 40 years and one day after the very first film, A New Hope, premiered in 1977. Disney CEO Bob Iger also confirmed that Star Wars: Episode...

YouTube starts testing silky smooth, ultra HD video quality

YouTube introduced videos that play at 60 frames per second last year and ones viewable in 4K resolution in February. Now, the website is starting to experiment with videos that are both silky...

The best WiFi router

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com If I wanted the cheapest good WiFi router I...

NASA is working with Russia on a new space station

Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one's funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The country's space agency,...

Buzz Aldrin took a cooler photo than you did at Stonehenge

I hate to break it to you, but you'll probably never walk on the moon. Neither will I. I hope I'm wrong, but it's a bet I'll take. Maybe just maybe that would change if NASA had to spend less time...

There is now a VAIO phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its laptop business, but now the new company is entering a product category in which Sony still remains: smartphones. The VAIO phone was announced today...

George R.R. Martin doesn't know why you care so much about spoilers

It was a few minutes before the US premiere of Game of Thrones' fifth season, and George R. R. Martin didn't know what to expect. "A year ago I saw a rough outline for it, but that's the extent of...

Why Final Fantasy XV's main playable characters are all men

Final Fantasy XV's playable demo confirmed suspicions that the long-awaited game's core playable characters are all, well, men. For those wondering, even just a bit, why the creators came to that...

This is Marvel's new Avengers team

The five myserious outlines in Marvel's new Avengers lineup have been revealed. After a scan leaked on 4chan this morning, Wired UK has posted an official version of the cover for All-New,...

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and...

Steven Spielberg will direct the Ready Player One movie

The long-gestating Ready Player One movie has a director, and its one perfectly suited for a story full of 1980s references: Steven Spielberg. Deadline reports that he'll take on the film after the...

The PS4 is finally getting promised features thanks to a massive update

Tomorrow the PlayStation 4 is getting a big update and it will include a few features that owners of the console have been waiting for. The update is so big it has a codename: "Yukimura." Chief...

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders the largest set ever obtained from a single population researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from...

Ricky Gervais can't be bothered to do these Australian Netflix ads

How do you introduce Netflix to a nation? The streaming video service went live down under just this very week, and Australian telecom giant Optus enlisted none other than Ricky Gervais to do the...

10TB SSDs on the way from Toshiba and Intel but not for at least a year

Micron and Intel, and separately Toshiba, have revealed that solid state drives (SSDs) as large as 10 terrabytes will be available to manufacturing partners as early as next year. Ultimately, it s...

Senators will introduce a federal medical marijuana bill tomorrow

Kirsten Gillibrand, Rand Paul, and Cory Booker will introduce a Senate bill to legalize medical marijuana under federal law tomorrow, various outlets are reporting. This bill would mark an...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: e-paper shoes, superhighways and solar ovens

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Fans of green cars are eagerly awaiting the release of...

NASA confirms there's an ocean on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

The largest moon in our solar system is hiding an ocean under its surface, according to observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope. Aurorae spotted by the telescope, confirmed the...

React Native which allows you to build native iOS and Android apps with Javascript opens...

Facebook announced today that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook s React library....

Every UK House of Commons member is getting an iPad

When the UK's Members of Parliament get down to work following the election in May, they'll have more than just a new government on their hands -- they'll have a tablet, too. The Parliamentary tech...

Exclusive: Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes

Contract says it can limit jobs across the globe Continue reading?

This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience'

I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many...

BBC cans Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Following reports of an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack," BBC has officially dropped Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear. (Technically, BBC simply decided not to renew his contract, which...

Neill Blomkamp is helping turn viral sci-fi short The Leviathan into a full movie

The epic and gorgeous sci-fi short film The Leviathan, which racked up over 1.5 million views after it was released last week, now has two big names on board ready to turn it into a movie. Neill...

Watch this excellent, historically accurate Star Wars anime short

Paul Johnson's seven-minute TIE Fighter is a dialog-free short movie that details a dogfight in space between Star Wars' Imperial and Rebel forces. Influenced by the 1994 PC game of the same name...

Windows 10 preview will soon be available for many more phones

Microsoft opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows Phone users last month, but only a scant few Lumia devices were supported. That's soon about to change. Microsoft has announced a...

Brain training and the end of the Prozac generation

Robert J. Szczerba is the CEO of X Tech Ventures, an innovative company focused on solving some of today s most challenging problems through the integration of technologies from multiple, diverse...

The Most Powerful Force In The Universe

There was an incredible media glare this week on the Kleiner Perkins sex discrimination trial and its negative outcome for Ellen Pao, but all the news about equality in tech was not nearly as...

Best Buy is shutting down Canada's biggest tech store chain

Best Buy is a mainstay of tech shopping in the US, but it knows that it's small potatoes in Canada -- it kept the country's better-known Future Shop chain going for years after a takeover, even...

Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first

Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The pair of S6 phones succeed the Galaxy S5, Samsung's prior flagship...

A Bruce Lee biopic is being developed by his family

Bruce Lee is widely considered to be one of the greatest martial artists who ever lived, and he is revered for his contributions to film and culture. However, much of who he was beyond his writing...

Up close with Lamborghini's even faster Aventador Superveloce

You'd think triangles and hexagons would be tired by now. Every gaming PC manufacturer has by now ripped off Lamborghini's violently sharp lines and exaggerated air intakes. The Lambo has become a...

Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015

Please, go ahead. The gleaming silver spheroid resting before me on the tarmac has a pleasant, female voice. It s friendly, almost conversational, were it not for the monotonous whirring of a...

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn't want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new...

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was...

This artist uses coffee to make incredible Star Wars portraits

Meet Maria A. Aristidou, a commercial artist who is making incredible work using coffee in lieu of paint or watercolor. The results would be impressive in any medium richly detailed interpretations...

Brilliant management advice from LinkedIn's billionaire founder

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Apple Watch Edition buyers will get the red carpet treatment

When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get...

Sony Pictures is planning a 'Robotech' live-action film franchise

We've got good news for you... though it may actually be bad news, depending on how you feel about Hollywood anime adaptations. That live-action Robotech movie might actually happen now that Sony...

In Facebook's family of apps, Messenger is the new golden child

Facebook is a family now, Mark Zuckerberg said onstage today at Facebook s F8 Developer conference. And he wasn t talking about Lean In-style camaraderie among his coworkers: he was talking about...

Tim Cook plans to use his entire fortune for philanthropy

Being the CEO of one of the most valuable companies in the world has some perks, including giving you plenty of wealth of your own. Tim Cook doesn't plan to just sit on what he's received from...

Trent Reznor is reportedly leading the redesign of Beats Music for Apple

Nine Inch Nails frontman, Oscar-winning soundtrack composer, and new Apple employee Trent Reznor appears to be no mere figurehead over in Cuptertino. According to a new report from The New York...

LIVE: Facebook's big F8 conference

At today's Facebook F8 event in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce new features and updates to the social network, and Business Insider is on the scene live. We have a pretty...

Utah reinstates death by firing squad

Utah Governor Gary Herbert this week signed a law that reinstates the firing squad as a method for executions when lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The Republican governor's office said...

AMC's The Walking Dead spinoff is titled Fear the Walking Dead

AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff is on the way, and it just got a title: Fear the Walking Dead. Series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman made the announcement on Twitter this...

Toy Story, 20 years later: how Pixar made its first blockbuster

Pete Docter took the stage at Pixar's SXSW panel to rapturous applause, the kind of reception you d expect for a movie star or rock god. But here at SXSW, where movies, technology, and music swirl...

This is what the original Enterprise would look like in the new Star Trek movies

The original USS Enterprise (designation NCC-1701), designed in 1965, is a classic among Star Trek fans. So much so that when the designs for the revamped Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek...

Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?

When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked...

Costa Rica hasn't used any fossil fuel in over two months

It's been 75 days since Costa Rica's power grid last had a sip of petroleum. Thanks to heavy rainfall at the start of the year, the Central American nation has been able to provide 100 percent of...

Fitbit's Surge fitness watch will soon track your bike rides

The Fitbit Surge is now useful for tracking more than just your running when you're outside. An April update to the GPS fitness watch will let it track outdoor bike runs, so you'll know if you beat...

Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: acne. Acne occurs when the skin's pores become clogged. Conventional remedies generally involve...

Kendrick Lamar's new song King Kunta leaks online

To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's good kid m.A.A.d city, will finally arrive later this month. We've already heard the uplifting, Isley Brothers-sampling track...

An Alien Nation remake will describe how and why aliens came to Earth

Alien Nation, the 1988 buddy cop / sci-fi mashup, is getting a remake, The Hollywood Reporter reports. While the original movie centered around the first police officer from an alien race, the Fox...

You can play the standalone Fast & Furious Forza expansion for free right now

Have you always wanted to be part of Dom Torreto's crew of maniac drivers? Well now's your chance. The standalone Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is available now for the low, low...