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Sony's PlayStation 4 can now play 3D Blu-rays

Sony has added 3D Blu-ray playback support as part of its latest PlayStation 4 firmware update. Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that the upcoming August update for Xbox One will also...

I torrented 'The Expendables 3' and I'm still going to see it in theaters

The Expendables 3 comes out August 15th in thousands of theaters across America. I watched it Friday afternoon on my MacBook Air on a packed train from New York City to middle-of-nowhere...

'Mario Kart 8' fails to stem growing Nintendo losses

Nintendo made an operating loss of 9.47 billion ($92.7 million) in its first quarter of 2014, with the launch of Mario Kart 8 sparking a bump in Wii U hardware sales that wasn't big enough to boost...

FCC 'deeply troubled' by Verizon's plan to slow down LTE for unlimited data customers

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't happy about Verizon's plan to start slowing down customers on unlimited data plans this October. In fact, he seems really angry about it. Verizon announced the update...

This is what Wonder Woman looks like in 'Batman v. Superman'

Director Zack Snyder surprised Comic-Con crowds this morning by opening up Warner Bros.' big panel with art and a teaser for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as a first look at Gal...

'The Expendables 3' leaks nearly a month before theatrical release

The Expendables 3 has leaked nearly an entire month before it's due to hit theaters nationwide. A DVD-quality copy of the film began circulating on piracy sites sometime Wednesday and as of...

Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

Netflix has signed a peering agreement with AT&T that will see the video streaming service pay the ISP for direct connection to its network. Previously, Netflix signed similar agreements with...

Gareth Edwards returns to direct 'Godzilla 2' with Rodan and Mothra

Godzilla's return to theaters this summer was a huge success, and now Legendary Pictures has confirmed that it's making a sequel. At San Diego Comic Con, the studio announced that director Gareth...

Three Things Tesla Must Deliver For The Model 3 To Succeed

Tesla announced this month that it's planning to build an electric car for the mass consumer. The Model 3 will arrive in 2017, following the much-anticipated Model X crossover, which is due to hit...

Google's 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 arrives as a beta channel

After debuting as Dev and Canary channels in June, the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 has now landed as a beta channel. As noted previously, the 64-bit version of Google s...

Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain. But those things are exactly what inspired the Teague team of bicycle designers to build the Denny...

Stackable cells allow you to sleep on top of your friends at music festivals

There may be a much more comfortable and stylish way to stay the night next time you head to a big music festival. Two Belgian design firms have created an efficient new type of campsite that...

Here is the memo Comcast sent to employees after the 'rep from hell' call went viral

It's now been two weeks since AOL executive and former Comcast subscriber Ryan Block published a recording of his insane dialogue with an overly persistent customer service representative, and we...

Watch the full 'Interstellar' Comic-Con panel with Christopher Nolan and Matthew...

Even after this week's Comic-Con panel, we still don't know much about Christopher Nolan's upcoming film Interstellar. Will there be wormholes? Check. An internal emotional struggle for our main...

FAA wants Southwest Airlines to pay $12 million penalty for sloppy maintenance

The FAA is seeking a $12 million fine against Southern Airlines after finding that the Dallas-based airline did a lackluster job overseeing repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Back in 2006, Southwest...

The latest trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' heads to another world

Director Christopher Nolan says that Interstellar will have the grandest scope of any film that he's made yet, and we're starting to get a good look at just how far into the universe the movie will...

2 Women Are Launching 'ManServants,' A Startup That Turns Men Into 'Accessories' And...

Note: We recommend you read the following under the assumption this is a spoof startup, even though the founders told Mashable they're dead serious about ManServants. Advertising mavens Josephine...

Hollywood joins forces with Kodak to keep movie film alive

After lobbying by directors including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and JJ Abrams, movie studios are negotiating a deal with Kodak that would secure the company's ability to keep producing...

REPORT: Tesla Signs Deal With Panasonic On Gigafactory

Nikkei.com is reporting Tesla has signed a deal with Panasonic to have the industrial giant supply the electric automaker with the machinery to stock its first Gigafactory. The deal is worth...

Lytro Illum review: this is the camera of the future

Ten minutes into using the Lytro Illum, I m throwing out everything I ve ever learned about photography. Taking great photos with this camera has a different set of rules, a different guiding...

32 things you need to watch, read, and know from Comic-Con 2014

Just about all of the biggest movies and TV shows for the year or so ahead descended on San Diego over the weekend for the 2014 Comic-Con, unleashing a whirlwind of news, trailers, and teases for...

Snapchat, In Talks With Alibaba, Joins The $10 Billion Valuation Club

Snapchat's decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer doesn't look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging...

FXX will marathon the entire 'Simpsons' series next month before releasing it online

FXX is preparing to air the longest marathon in TV history. After acquiring every last episode of The Simpsons last fall for a cool $750 million, the young network is preparing to air all 25...

The game controller that trains your pelvic floor muscles

The high-tech pelvic floor trainer space just became more competitive. Remember kGoal? Well, a Kickstarter campaign's looking to fund the production of a similar device called Skea (short for Smart...

Netflix doubles its profits as it reaches 50 million members

Netflix reported its second quarter earnings today, and the big number was 50 million members. Not all of these are paid subscribers: there are roughly 2 million customers that are enjoying free...

Bose sues Beats 'to protect' noise-canceling headphone technology

Bose has sued Beats Electronics over noise-canceling technology in the latter company's headphones, according to CNBC. Until now, the two have coexisted peacefully in the headphone market with each...

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot...

The neon knight: Batman goes high fashion

Floral prints are the new black? For Batman's 75th anniversary, DC Comics had a team of artists and celebrities painted over the classic black mask and cape at the Cape/Cowl/Create exhibition. The...

Alleged test footage shows how amazing a 'Deadpool' movie would be

There's been talk of Hollywood making a movie out of the comic series Deadpool for a while now, and a couple years ago there was actually some forward progress. An animated clip of test footage was...

Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. That's mostly because...

Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is coming next year, and this is its first poster

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is back on. After saying that he would cancel the project earlier this year after its script leaked online, Tarantino has slowly begun hinting that he was...

Verizon will soon throttle LTE data: here's what you need to know

The days of truly unlimited LTE data on Verizon Wireless are coming to a close. Today, the largest US carrier announced that it will begin applying its "network optimization" practices, which...

'Final Fantasy' designer creates the wildest take on Batman yet

If nothing else, Square Enix artist Tetsuya Nomura has built up a distinctive style over the years his androgynous, zipper-heavy designs for characters in games like Kingdom Hearts and the Final...

What's the deal with 'Seinfeld' coming to Netflix?

Jerry Seinfeld has confirmed that he is in talks to bring his iconic comedy series Seinfeld to Netflix. Speaking in an AMA question and answer session on Reddit, the comedian replied "conversations...

Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app

It's been coming coming, but Facebook told TechCrunch today that the time is just about here -- starting "over the next few days" everyone will need Messenger to chat directly with their Facebook...

Apple's MacBook Pros with Retina display now have faster processors and more memory

Apple's just updated its top of the line MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup with speedier chips, right in the middle of the back to school season. New today are three updated 13-inch models,...

Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India

Forget Google Glass or Jawbone Up, the next wave in wearable tech might just be a smart shoe from India. The Lechal, meaning "take me along" in Hindi, has a Bluetooth enabled shoe insert that hooks...

Google's 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows is available in beta

If you've wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come -- Google has released a beta of its...

The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Will Soon Work With Your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is a free streaming service that brings the familiar, easy-to-use Netflix interface into the realm of pirated media. Popcorn Time works by allowing users to stream movies and TV shows...

What you need to know about card skimming

"Skimming" is a blanket term used when referencing a crime where you take small amounts of money. It literally means to take cash off the top, as if money were the sweet cream floating atop a...

This is Bolt, Instagram's new messaging app

Instagram has quietly unveiled its new "one-tap" messaging app, Bolt, for iOS and Android. The app lets you quickly send a photo (or video) to a friend, which then disappears once it's been read....

UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It's expected that the first vehicles will be seen...

The beauty of zipper merging, or why you should drive ruder

According to the world of zipper merging, just because you see this sign doesn't mean you should change lanes at that exact moment. Lexinatrix Of all of the reasons for traffic snarls, impending...

Watch the explosive first trailer for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

One of the biggest movies of next year will without a doubt be the return of Mad Max in the sequel Fury Road, and the film already started to wow audiences yesterday at Warner Bros.' big Comic-Con...

'Lucy' review: dissecting Scarlett Johansson's perfect brain

Given people s desire to dump money on all sorts of self-improving pills, superfoods, fitness trackers, and life hacks, it s no wonder that Hollywood has taken to neuroscience s most persistent...

Sony rejected EA Access for the PS4 because it's not worth the money

EA revealed its new Access subscription service for the Xbox One yesterday, which lets you play a bunch of EA titles, take advantage of discounts and get upcoming games early in exchange for a...

The Bible's a mess, but a designer is fixing it

Although many consider Christianity s message a thing of beauty, the typical Bible is an ugly thing. Most editions are a mess of numbers, notes, translucent pages, and invariably tiny type. While...

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

You're probably not using Google to its full advantage. Although everyone knows how to search for something, there are a few quick tips that can help you get the exact results you're looking for,...

Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up

Boeing is at the Farnborough Airshow this week one of the biggest trade exhibitions for the world's aircraft manufacturers showing off the 787-9, a larger version of the Dreamliner that's going...

Xiaomi's One More Thing

The young electronic's company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in...

Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call

When AOL executive and Comcast customer Ryan Block recently tried to cancel his internet service, he ended up in a near-yelling match with a customer service representative who spent 18 minutes...

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a...

Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook...

This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree...

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' looks like Scooby-Doo on hallucinogens

Evil is about to be punched in the face. Adult Swim recently revealed a sneak peek of Mike Tyson Mysteries, an upcoming animated series that will star the tattooed boxer, a ghost, a teenage girl,...

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual...

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of...

23 Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell they're saying. Tracking eye movements can give us fascinating insights into advertising and design and reveal a few...

This sleek electric bike features smart lights and a built-in lock

A team of designers in Seattle are building a bike that could be your new best option for navigating busy city streets. Called the Denny, the bike concept includes a number of clever features that...

'Homestar Runner' creator says he's bringing his internet cartoon back soon

Fans of Homestar Runner, take heart: the seminal internet cartoon that found a major audience in the 2000s is primed for a full comeback. Co-creator Matt Chapman was just interviewed by Jeff Rubin...

'Mario Kart 8' couldn't save Nintendo from a $97 million loss

Mario Kart on the Wii U is really good. Unfortunately it's just one game -- and it looks like it won't be enough to rescue the Wii U's sales. Nintendo apparently agrees, stating that its 9.9...

A closer look at the Lytro Illum, the futuristic new light-field camera

Two years ago, Lytro's first camera showed us a world in which we never had to worry about getting the right photo anymore, where we could change focus and perspective well after we shot our photos...

With 1Password and iOS 8, you'll never need to remember a password again

One of the most exciting features coming in Apple's iOS 8 update is extensions. Starting this fall, third-party iOS apps will work together better than they ever have before. If everything works...

FCC head chastises Verizon for throttling unlimited data plans

Not happy that Verizon is going to throttle unlimited LTE data plans? You're not alone. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has just sent a letter to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead criticizing the carrier for...

Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

The quest to play Doom on just about everything won't be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Software's classic first-person shooter...

Experience the shocking power of Britney Spears without Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune has been embraced by the music industry for its ability to create polished, listenable recordings when an artist lacks the natural talent to hit every note. That's the nice way of saying...

Sony claims EA's Xbox One subscription service isn't 'good value'

Electronic Arts surprised gamers with a subscription service for Xbox One yesterday, but Sony is less than impressed with the offering. EA Access lets Xbox One owners play titles like FIFA 14,...

LG's 105-inch 4K TV is here, if you can afford its $117,000 price tag

Sure, Samsung just launched its 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV, but if spending $120,000 on such a screen is probably out of reach there may have a solution. For the the budget...

I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With...

Until recently, I was a loyal Apple customer, with two MacBooks and an iPhone 5. But I recently move from New York to London, and that meant I needed a new phone number. But my iPhone was locked,...

How one iPhone app just made it really easy to open almost any lock

Your locks could be rendered all but useless if your keys get out of sight for just a minute. And the would-be thief doesn't need to be a master lockpick: all he needs is an iPhone. Wired reporter...

Modbook will let you convert your Retina MacBook Pro to a tablet for $1,999

Modbook, the company behind those aftermarket Apple tablets, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product, the Modbook Pro X. After paying a pre-order price of $1,999 today, backers...

Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

Now don't laugh. I see what you're about to say: this project looks like a mess. But trust me when I tell you this thing could be slapped to your face sooner than later, provided you prefer not to...

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

Maybe it was almost socially acceptable to behave like a bro when you were caressing a keg and singing Cornell's fight song... just maybe. But now it's time to grow up. Lucky for you, Business...

Inside the life of a pro gamer

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal...

Chinese military hacked Israel's Iron Dome

Iron Dome The technology behind Iron Dome, the missile defense system Israel has been using since 2011, was allegedly stolen by Chinese military hackers. That claim was made by Cyber Engineering...

Why one New Jersey school district killed its student laptop program

Hoboken High School students won't be using district-issued laptops anymore. Wally Gobetz One school district in Hoboken, New Jersey has decided to abandon its one-to-one laptop program for 7th,...

Facebook urges users to download Messenger before chat disappears from mobile app

In April, Facebook announced plans to pull messaging from its core mobile apps in favor of moving all chat activity to Messenger. And now the company is once again reminding users everywhere about...

Take a look at the Nic Cage 'Superman' movie that Tim Burton and Kevin Smith almost made

In the late 90s, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, and Nicolas Cage teamed up to make what easily would have become either the most amazing or the most terrible Superman film ever made. Unfortunately,...

Amazon Prime members get a $1 video credit for choosing slower shipping

One of the most attractive benefits of subscribing to Amazon Prime is the free two-day shipping or an overnight option available for a small fee, depending on the item and destination. But in many...

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

Google is offering vouchers to any women and minorities interested in learning how to code, CNET's Seth Rosenblatt reports. In a blog post from Gregg Pollack, CEO of the Code School, Google is...

The Highest-Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED]

Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers? We've assembled a list of some of the top-paid jobs at Apple, based on data gathered from Glassdoor. Its salary data is based on anonymous...

Three's smartphone app for calling and texting over WiFi now available

Three and EE jostled for attention last month when they announced, on the same day, their customers would soon be able to make calls and send texts over WiFi connections. While EE is working on a...

A weird copper shrub keeps this computer totally silent

Silent Power's tiny computer doesn't even really look like a computer. It looks more like a pot with some strange hedge growing out the top of it. But in fact, the whole package is half computer,...

Watch the first trailer for the next season of 'The Walking Dead'

Things have never really been going well on The Walking Dead, but the core crew only appears more broken and battered than ever in the first trailer for Season 5. The trailer teases the group's...

Levi's Stadium, The New Home Of The San Francisco 49ers, Is Geek Heaven

When the San Francisco 49ers take the field for their first preseason home game on August 17, fans will have a lot to cheer about. Not just because the team, which finished last year with a 12-4...

Algorithm predicts US Supreme Court decisions 70% of time

On this heat map, scholars plotted each justice serving since the '50s and for each year added a shaded box. The more green the cell, the more predictable the justice was that year. The method...

Amazon Just Revealed Exactly What's At Stake In Its Battle With Hachette And Shredded The...

Amazon finally revealed the exact cause behind its long battle with "Big Five" book publisher Hachette in a public post on its Kindle forum: It's fighting for lower e-book prices and a 30% cut of...

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that seemed crazy. They launched a new tech company called Fairchild Semiconductor in a small town south of San Francisco. The entrepreneurs had...

Microsoft will merge separate versions of Windows into one unified operating system

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that the his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today,...

The Sexiest Developers Alive!

When one thinks of a stereotypical programmer, what comes to mind is likely a nerdy, glasses-wearing introvert. At Business Insider, we're breaking that stereotype by proving that programmers can...

12 Easy Tricks To Make Your iPhone Run Faster

We use our phones for nearly everything, which is why the slightest bug or glitch can feel unbearable. If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slow, there's usually a problem that can be...

Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Massive $1B Round

Flipkart, the largest e-commerce company in India, announced on Twitter that it has raised a massive $1 billion round. The tweet confirms reports several days earlier in the Economic Times that...

These Are The Six Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

It's that time of year again. Bill Gates just released a list of six "deeply informative and beautifully written" books he thinks should make your summer reading list. "I learned a lot from these...

J.K. Rowling has released a new 'Harry Potter' story online

J.K. Rowling has written a new story about Harry Potter, featuring the character as an adult for the first time since the conclusion of her book series nearly seven years ago. The story is the...

This is my e-cig. There are many like it, but this one is mine

Every day, I take apart the pieces of my e-cig and clean them. I wipe each part down with tissue or Q-Tips. I examine its parts, naming their arcane names and checking for signs of wear and...

This may be the greatest invention in the history of water balloons

If you've ever had the pleasure of participating in a water balloon fight, you will concur that the most frustrating part of battle is reloading. You think you've got an uninflated balloon securely...

EA Launches A $30 Per Year Netflix For Games On Xbox One

I'd play a lot more games if they weren't $70 a pop, and it looks like EA suspects that might be true of a lot of gamers. The game publisher just announced a new subscription service called 'EA...

The Inside Story Of 'Timberman,' The Viral Tree-Chopping Arcade Game Whose Creator Still...

A week ago, over 1.5 million people had downloaded the popular arcade game, Timberman. Today, that number has ballooned to over 6.7 million downloads. And yet, for a viral game, Timberman feels...

Founders On Depression

Last month, I wrote a post asking people working in startups to seek help if they are dealing with depression. It was a personal plea, because I have dealt with depressive episodes since I was a...

Microsoft pits Siri against Cortana in new Windows Phone 8.1 ad

Microsoft is focusing on Apple s Siri digital assistant in one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 commercials. It s another return to the Mac vs. PC war, as Microsoft choses to mock Siri in an effort...

ASUS has the world's fastest WiFi router... for now

Hey look, a new router from ASUS and, apparently, it is super, super fast. According to the Taiwanese company, its RT-AC87 is "the world's first" with Wave 2 features, which bring better...

The Fabulous Life Of Facebook Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg

With a reported net worth of $1.1 billion, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is one of the wealthiest women in tech. Though Sandberg lives in a stunning contemporary home in Silicon Valley with her...