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Matthew McConaughey reacts to the new Star Wars trailer, and a meme is born

If you're reading this, you must have a pulse. If you have a pulse, I assume that means you've seen the new Star Wars trailer. If those two things are true, you must now watch this video of Matthew...

In 2017, Norway will be first country to shut down FM radio

Norway will shut down FM radio in the country beginning in 2017, Radio.no reports. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture finalized a shift date this week, making it the first country to do away with FM...

Watch the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VII

We're still eight months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but a new trailer just premiered at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Developing... Continue reading?

Unfriended is the first film to accurately capture our virtual lives

Of all the fantasies that Hollywood serves up for us every week, there is one myth that is the most consistently unrealistic across genres, budgets, and countries of origin: our supposedly casual...

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome users, chances are you've used Google's QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to...

AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July

Microsoft s launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD. During AMD s latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for...

There is now an R2-D2 airplane

If you thought the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the most exciting Star Wars thing to happen today, you were dearly mistaken. Hang on to your hat, because there is now a...

Rebel Wilson confirms Pitch Perfect 3 is happening

Pitch Perfect 2 arrives next month, and the story of a cappella, friendship, and slapstick won't end there. Rebel Wilson confirmed to LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman that a third Pitch Perfect...

Nokia may return with a new phone next year

It s been nearly a year since Microsoft acquired Nokia s phone business, and rumors suggest the Finnish company may be plotting a return to selling phones. Recode reports that Nokia is planning to...

Hyundai uses 11 cars to write a giant message to an astronaut

Making stuff on Earth that can be easily seen from space isn't exactly simple: there's the yellow glow of the world's metropolises at night, but in general, we just look like a blob of green,...

BMW's 7 Series lets you park by remote control

Looking at a BMW 7 Series model, Mr. Moneypants? BMW's 2016 flagship will awe Alistair at the yacht club with some Bond-worthy gadgets. We've seen the most interesting feature demo'd by Volvo, Audi...

Sony announces the Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone in Japan

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its latest flagship smartphone, in its home country of Japan. Like the Z4 Tablet announced at Mobile World Congress last month, the Z4 isn't a dramatic departure...

Star Wars: Rogue One will be a prequel to the original trilogy

Fans here at Star Wars Celebration continue to get new nuggets of information, and today we got a glimpse of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and the first description of the plot. During a panel, Edwards...

Batman v. Superman trailer makes an early, blurry debut online

For those who absolutely, positively cannot wait to see the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer set to debut at IMAX theaters on Monday, there's now a low-quality version available to watch...

Microsoft's Cortana comes to Android through a hack

Microsoft is already poised to bring Windows' Cortana voice assistant to other platforms, but the duo behind the OrangeSec team isn't willing to wait that long. They've developed and shown off...

Recode: Nokia's planning a return to phones next year

When Nokia sold its devices and services business to Microsoft, we assumed it was getting out of the hardware game for good. Not so. The company has since launched its N1 tablet in China and now,...

Malcolm Gladwell says Steve Jobs became Steve Jobs because of this personality trait

By the time Steve Jobs died, he was arguably the greatest tech entrepreneur in history he sired the world's most valuable company, changed the way people interact with machines, and spawned a...

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google two years ago

In March of 2013, Tesla was in a dire situation: the company was nearly bankrupt, its electric vehicles failing to connect with buyers. But according to a new report from Bloomberg today, Elon Musk...

Vin Diesel says eighth Fast and Furious movie will be set in New York

The Fast and Furious crew is headed to Manhattan. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel meant to promote Furious 7, which hits theaters Friday, Vin Diesel teased that an eighth installment yet to be...

Star Wars: Battlefront looks just like the movies, and it's coming November 17th

I remember the first time I played Star Wars: Dark Forces back in 1995. It s an oldie, but it was a goodie: a first-person shooter that put you inside a little corner of the Star Wars universe,...

Sony's Android-powered 4K TVs and new soundbars are coming in May

After first showcasing its 2015 lineup of 4K TVs at CES earlier this year, Sony has now revealed pricing and release dates for most of the sets. All of them run Android TV, which replaces Sony's...

This crazy all-in-one smart projector is coming to AT&T

If you want to watch a movie or catch up on your favorite show, you no longer need to be near a television to do so. Phones and tablets have become so much more than "second screens" for many of...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser trailer pairs Snapchat and The Matrix

We've said it before, we'll say it again: the modern media strategy of teasing teasers for trailers is tedious. And yet, here we are gazing at the first teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, trying...

Android Wear's biggest update ever takes aim at the Apple Watch

Android Wear is getting a new update today that s easily its biggest yet. Google s introducing several new features that change how we use our watches, from Wi-Fi support to hand gestures and...

Elon Musk nearly sold Tesla to Google in 2013

Tesla frequently comes across as a fiercely independent automaker, but that wasn't always the case... at least, if you ask Bloomberg. Its sources claim that Elon Musk almost secured a deal for...

T-Mobile discontinues the Sony Xperia Z3 after less than six months on sale

Like Nokia before it, Sony has always found it challenging to break into the US smartphone market. Things looked like they were turning around in late October of last year when T-Mobile started...

Adorable new 'Star Wars' droid proves it's not CGI

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, the internet lost its collective mind. Not only were people up in arms over the fact that a stormtrooper could be *gasp* black,...

Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture....

Apple: 'We don't want to debate climate change. We want to stop it.'

Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don t want to debate climate change. We want to stop...

How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known

A vegan college dropout who took acid and traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment, Steve Jobs was the greatest businessman in history. But Jobs' ascent was neither simple nor straightforward....

Drunk men stab each other over iPhone versus Android debate

A fight between two Tulsa roommates over which phone is superior iPhone or Android ended with a double stabbing, according to reports from the local news station, KTUL. Reports suggest the men were...

Microsoft brings Halo spinoffs to iPhone, iPad, and Windows

Microsoft is bringing its Halo spinoffs to iOS for the first time today. Both the new Halo: Spartan Strike and the existing Halo: Spartan Assault are now available from Apple s App Store, priced at...

Fantastic Four trailer shows superpowers, Doctor Doom

You might still be trying to catch your breath from all of the Star Wars and Batman v. Superman news, but we've got another new trailer for you. The most revealing trailer yet for the Fantastic...

David Hasselhoff's new music video features dinosaurs, vikings, flamethrowers and doesn't...

I'm not a fan of ironic, nostalgic schlock, and the new David Hasselhoff music video looks like ironic, nostalgic schlock. So why do I dig it? Let's take a trip through my brain meat! Maybe what...

Nokia just bought Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia could soon be the largest maker of mobile phone network equipment in the world ahead of Ericsson and Huawei. It just acquired French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion...

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket almost make a successful landing

Today's SpaceX rocket launch brought both good news and bad for the private space travel company. The event marked the firm's sixth successful resupply mission to the International Space Station,...

5 film techniques J.J. Abrams will use to showcase his Star Wars universe

One of the great pleasures of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is seeing a new director inject his own flourishes into an already visually distinctive series. The Star Wars visual...

The internet just helped Success Kid raise money for his dad's kidney transplant

Justin Griner, father of the child who shot to internet fame as the "Success Kid" meme, has raised nearly $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a kidney transplant. Griner, 39, became...

Microsoft backs Apple Watch early with OneDrive update

Microsoft was quick to support Google's Android Wear smartwatches last year, and it's ready to do the same for the Apple Watch. A new app update for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service...

The new Terminator: Genisys trailer has a very surprising, very exciting twist

Warning: The new Terminator: Genisys trailer reveals a very dark (but very interesting) twist directly related to the Terminator canon. I'm guessing it will be all but impossible to avoid spoiling...

Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report

If you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to Yahoo Finance, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the...

The new BMW 7 Series has remote parking, gesture control, and a key with an LCD display

BMW's flagship sedan, the 7 Series, is just about due for a redesign, and the company has started teasing some of the new features that we can expect when the car hits the market. As usual, the 7...

The US Navy is giving up on fighter pilots and turning to drones

The US Navy is planning to stop using manned fighter jets in the coming years, according to Navy secretary Ray Mabus, turning instead to uncrewed aerial vehicles and drones to perform missions at...

Sony's new flagship smartphone has an image-stabilizing selfie camera

Sony's unveiled its new smartphone in Japan, the Xperia Z4, and like you might tell from the press images, it's mighty familiar one from a company still looking for its next big hit. Yep there's a...

Watch John Oliver's happier version of the CNN Doomsday video

The end of the world might mean the death of the entire human race, but at least you'll have something fun to watch before you explode. In tonight's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver...

Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Female Entrepreneur

In Silicon Valley, the percentage of women starting technology companies is astronomically low, at a rate around 3 percent. Of privately held companies, only 6.5 percent have a female CEO, and 1.3...

Spoiler Alert: The First Four Episodes Of Game Of Thrones Season 5 Just Leaked

Ouch. If you hate Game Of Thrones spoilers, you might want to keep your head down and your router disconnected for the next?like, month. Don't worry, though: this post, at least, will be spoiler...

Your Android Wear devices will work even when your phone's at home

There's a new kid on the smartwatch block, which means that Google needs to make sure that its own gear is ready for the challenge. That's why the company is pushing out new features to its Android...

The law that predicts computing power turns 50

Today represents a historic milestone in technology: it's the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the observation that the complexity of computer chips tends to double at a regular rate. On April...

Here's what LG's 'professional' G4 smartphone camera can do

April 28th is the biggest day of the year for LG's mobile unit, marking the launch of the Korean company's flagship smartphone for 2015, the G4. In the buildup to the event, LG has dished out most...

Nokia agrees to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia has announced its intention to acquire telecoms equipment company Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion ($16.6 billion). The deal will solidify Nokia's ambitions to become a major provider of...

First four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 leak online

The fifth season of Game of Thrones premieres tonight on HBO, but it s getting an early airing on the internet. While you d normally have to wait four weeks to see the initial four episodes of the...

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then...

New trailers: Star Wars, Ant-Man, Terminator Genisys, and more

This was a huge week for movies, with some of the biggest names around putting out new trailers and other big names having trailers leak online, too. We've rounded up eight of this week's best...

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 can now download your Google search history, warning: may contain embarrassment

You can now download your Google search history. Spotted by the unofficial Google Operating System blog and noted by Venture Beat, it s as simple as heading to your Account History, clicking on the...

Watch a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront

The Force Awakens isn't the only new dose of Star Wars fans can expect this year: today EA finally revealed more details about its upcoming reboot of the Battlefront video game series. And the...

Star Wars: Battlefront will connect Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

Here at Star Wars Celebration, EA is showing off its upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront, and we really like what we ve seen thus far. But while the game largely exists in the world of the...

Here are the first official photos of Star Wars' new lead characters

Move over Leia, Luke, and Han: it's time for a new main cast. During today's Star Wars Celebration event, director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy debuted the first official images of...

Intel's PC on a stick is now available for pre-order

Like the idea of Intel's Compute Stick turning your TV into a full-fledged Linux or Windows PC? You can finally plunk down some cash to get one. Online stores (including Amazon and Newegg) have...

Sony Reveals The Xperia Z4, Its Latest Flagship Smartphone

Sony has revealed the Xperia Z4, its latest smartphone, today. The device was made public in an announcement in Japanese, and, at this point, there is neither an international launch date nor an...

The Solarbike is a very real thing

Here's an electric bike that doesn't need plugging in.. or swapping out batteries. As the name suggests, the Solarbike has solar cells built into both sides of the party typical bicycle wheels,...

Heal Wants To Be The Uber For Doctors Making House Calls

These days you can take yourself to the doctor or teleport the doctor to you from a mobile device Now Heal, a startup out of Los Angeles, wants to take us back to an era of old-fashioned house...

The Year Of Mobile Payments

Ask most people what the state of mobile payments is today, and they'll tell you it's just kicking off. With Facebook announcing the option to 'send money to friends' via messenger and the release...

These are the first posters for Batman v. Superman

Director Zach Snyder has tweeted the first posters for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, just in time for the sold-out IMAX events set to take place on Monday. The first teaser trailer was set...

Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man

Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man all you have to do is click the new Pac-Man...

At some point in life, you'll want a marble iPhone case

Wood and leather are so yesterday. What you really want is some genuine marble on your precious gadgets. At least that's the pitch from Native Union, which has recently announced its Clic Marble...

AMC and Dolby team up to make the laser-powered movie theaters of the future

Over the past decade there's been a home entertainment revolution as higher-resolution video, improved display technology, and streaming services have changed the way we watch movies and TV. The...

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Google's internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it...

Watch every Fast and Furious movie in 10 minutes

I believe the Fast and Furious films comprise the best action film franchise of this generation, and arguably any generation. Some series have better singular entries (Die Hard, Speed) and others...

Everything wrong with Game of Thrones Monopoly

To think, there was a time when Game of Thrones merchandising was something of a rarity. That was ages ago; HBO's venerable and violent drama has been a runaway success, and with it comes more than...

Microsoft will bundle its apps on Cyanogen's Android OS

Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently, and the Android mod maker is confirming them today. In an email to The Verge, Cyanogen says it's partnering with...

Marijuana startups are blooming here's who's poised to cash in

Marijuana may not be America's largest cash crop, as was long rumored, but it's still probably a $4 billion annual business. As of last year, it's also legal to grow, own, and use recreationally...

Dark matter is (probably) more complex than you think

Scientists typically believe that dark matter, for all of its mystery, behaves in a simple way: if one clump encounters another, the two interact solely through gravity. However, researchers using...

Using this thumbnail trackpad is like playing the world's smallest violin

Researchers from MIT Media Lab have created a miniaturized trackpad that fits onto the user's thumbnail and can wirelessly control smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The tiny device called the...

Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when...

You can play PacMan inside Google Maps right now

Oh my gosh. It s April Fools day soon, so Google is having some fun. You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps. Just go to Google maps, open an area like New York City, and click on the little...

OnePlus finally drops invites, but only until its next flagship launches

Now that it's been on the market a full year, you can finally buy a OnePlus One without an invitation. Sound familiar? The company has opened up sales on the well-liked, $300 smartphone for brief...

Your Google Wallet funds are now insured

The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing...

'Star Wars Battlefront' launches on November 17

With a new film on the horizon, there's a wave of excitement attached to the Star Wars franchise that hasn't been felt since the months leading up to the release of Episode I. Part of Disney's new...

We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

Nowadays, it seems that everything is connected to the Internet. There are connected socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars, and even diapers. Yet, for the...

Hello there. Here's Jason Statham dancing in leopard-print underwear

Before Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Before Snatch. Before the Transporter series. Before the Crank series. Before Furious 7... Jason Statham was a scantily-clad go-go dancer. Here, in the...

Used Daily By 750K Workers, Slack Raises $160M To Value Collaboration Startup At $2.8B

Slack, the workplace communication and collaboration startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield - is today confirming that it has raised its latest round of funding - $160 million at a post...

Meet the NSA's disturbing Earth Day mascot, Dunk

Hey there. This is Dunk. Dunk is a trash can taken from the stuff of nightmares and repurposed by the NSA to promote Earth Day. Continue reading?

Norway will lead the effort to switch off FM radio

Some countries are already stepping up their transition to digital radio, but Norway thinks it can one up them all. The nation's Ministry of Culture has revealed plans to switch off FM radio across...

Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

The on-demand delivery market has now raised more money in the first four months of 2015 than it did in all of 2014, and the latest beneficiary is the Brazilian mobile application and content...

EE's free portable chargers prove so popular there aren't any left

Mobile operators very rarely offer something for free, so when they do, you can expect that people will be quick to take advantage. That's exactly what's happened in the case of EE, which has seen...

Android versus iPhone debate escalates into stabbing and car theft

Proving once again that platform loyalty is a powerful thing, two Tulsa, OK roommates got into an argument over whether Android smartphones are better than Apple smartphones and both ended up in...

Lost your Android phone? Now you can just Google its location

Google can help you find almost anything, but it s no good if you ve lost your smartphone until today. The search engine now has the ability to look up your lost device directly from its homepage....

Netflix is producing a 4K follow-up to 'Planet Earth'

Couldn't get enough of Planet Earth's wide-ranging exploration of nature? We have good news. Netflix is producing a spiritual sequel, Our Planet, with the help of both Silverback Films (which made...

'Guitar Hero' gets born again with a new look and a new controller

Guitar Hero has no business being relevant in 2015. Ten years is an eternity for video games, especially so for games tied so closely to specific technology like Harmonix's revolutionary...

Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer

A year after Sony's 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. You can now pre-order six models in Sony's new Ultra HD lineup, with...

Watch Jurassic World's new dinosaur wreck the park in this trailer

Jurassic World has been coy about showing off the villain of its film a genetically engineered dinosaur that's running loose around the park but a new trailer out today shows plenty of the dinosaur...

Samsung predicts 30 percent drop in profit

Samsung Electronics has released earnings guidance for its first quarter of 2015, and the story's the same as the last few: the company's making good money, but less than before. Samsung predicts...

After a gas stop, Navy's first carrier drones fly off to history

This week, "Salty Dog 502" one of the Navy's two X-47B carrier based unmanned aircraft did something no other drone has ever done: it lined itself up behind a human-flown tanker plane and pulled up...

You Don't Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company

In 2015 it seems foolish to have a digital or mobile strategy, you just need a business strategy for the modern world. Whether it's Uber reinventing the transportation business, Instagram changing...

Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem

We like Apple's 12-inch MacBook with its sleek look, high-res screen and scant mass -- but we have a big problem with the single USB-C port. For one, it doubles as the lone power connector, meaning...

Google search 'Find My Phone' to locate your missing Android

Google's making it even easier to track down your misplaced mobile device. While Android Device Manager already exists to help find lost phones and tablets, just getting to your account's ADM menu...

Samsung devotes a team of 200 to making Apple displays

Apple is famous for being the world's biggest and most influential buyer of electronic components for personal devices. The American company's business is as lucrative as it is prestigious, owing...

The Moto 360 is now only $165 with free shipping from Google

The Moto 360 just keeps getting cheaper just a few days after Amazon started selling it for $179, Google itself has gone ahead and cut the price down to only $165 with free shipping. That's a...

Activision is teasing a new Guitar Hero

Earlier this year reports surfaced that both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises were set to make a comeback, and it looks like they were right: we already know that Rock Band 4 is in the...

Here's what happens when your Tesla is smarter than you

Dragging your feet through the parched gravel along the side of Nevada's Route 93, relentless sun burning your face, empty gas canister in hand. It's every driver's nightmare: getting stranded...