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The internet decides that The Interview is a perfect movie

Sometimes, a movie's notoriety can transcend its actual content and make it a culturally significant milestone all by its lonesome. No movie this year (or maybe even this decade) has been as...

Watch Dr. Evil mock Sony Pictures and North Korea on SNL

Of course SNL had to get a few digs in at the Sony hacks this week, and Mike Myers returned as Dr. Evil himself to do the digging. During the show's cold open, the old Austin Powers villain said...

25 years of live Nine Inch Nails performances are available in one 527GB torrent

If you're a Nine Inch Nails fan and want to get your hands on nearly every bit of music Trent Reznor has ever performed, look no further: NIN fan site / archive Reflecting in the Chrome has just...

North Korea's internet is having serious problems

North Korea is having serious connectivity issues this morning, North Korea Tech reports. The country has extremely limited web infrastructure to begin with, but reports from Dyn indicate the...

You can now have snowball fights in Grand Theft Auto V

Just in time for Christmas, Rockstar Games is bringing a big holiday update to Grand Theft Auto V's online mode and it lets you trade in your machine gun for a snowball. The "festive surprise"...

Watch a man control two robotic prosthetic arms with his mind

Thanks to a neural surgery and robotic technology, a man in Colorado named Les Baugh is the first person to gain the ability to control two shoulder-level robotic arms with his mind. The limbs and...

Why Sony Pictures should release The Interview online

The dominoes fell swiftly Tuesday. The group behind the massive Sony hacks released another cache of confidential information, threatening violence against movie theaters that dare play the Seth...

Sony cancels The Interview theatrical release after theaters pull out

Sony is canceling The Interview's planned theatrical release in light of all major US theater chains deciding not to show the film after attacks were threatened. "In light of the decision by the...

Wolves and lynx and bears, oh my! Europe's conservation win

Large, carnivorous predators in Europe are doing pretty well for themselves. Europe's populations of wolves, brown bears, wolverines, and lynx have recovered from a previous decline in fact, their...

BitTorrent Tells Sony It's Happy To Release The Interview

Many have called for Sony to release 'The Interview' online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, "that has stepped forward and...

The creator of Minecraft just outbid Beyonc and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion

Back in September, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million...

The Sony hackers won: The Interview just disappeared from America's biggest theater chains

The biggest movie theater chains in the United States have cancelled all plans to show The Interview following threats to attack its screenings of the film. The Wall Street Journal and The...

Paramount is now canceling screenings of Team America: World Police

Just a day after Sony decided to cancel the debut of the embattled comedy The Interview, Paramount Pictures is now pulling the comedy Team America: World Police from release. The Alamo Drafthouse,...

Instagram makes teens and celebrities angry by killing millions of spambots

A crackdown on spam Instagram accounts has triggered a cataclysm in the world of low-grade social media celebrities. The event began today as the photo-sharing service made good on its promise to...

Xbox One preview members get early access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

Microsoft is gifting its dedicated Xbox One preview members an early Christmas present tomorrow: early access to Halo 5. While 343 industries and Microsoft plan to launch a Halo 5 multiplayer beta...

Watch the best music video of 2014

Hiro Murai made a number of music videos in 2014 that highlight the humor and beauty in tragic scenarios. Childish Gambino s "Telegraph Avenue" is a tropical romance story with a comically grim...

Minecraft is getting a story-driven game from the studio behind The Walking Dead

Telltale Games just released the first episode in its new Game of Thrones series, and it's following up that game with a surprising new announcement: a narrative-driven game based on Minecraft....

This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things moving. A quick java infusion can certainly help, but...

Drake owns the BlackBerry Classic. BlackBerry's comeback is complete

The BlackBerry Classic was never going to appeal to everyone. It's strictly for the diehards, the Inbox Zero-chasers and the enterprise elite most comfortable with a design language that matured in...

Disabled dog runs for the first time thanks to 3D-printed legs

Derby the dog was born with deformed front legs that left him unable to move faster than a crawl. But now, with the help of a team of orthopedic and 3D printing experts, he can actually run....

Microsoft's former Internet Explorer chief has left the company

Dean Hachamovitch the man who oversaw the development of Internet Explorer for ten years has left Microsoft. Hacahmovitch announced the news in a short blog post, in which he said he was "ready to...

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be...

Derby the dog got 3D-printed paw prothethics, now watch him run

Derby was born with deformations in both of his front legs, making movement and any kind of speed difficult, if not impossible. Now, he can run. The husky mix was fitted out with two prosthetics,...

Obama: the US 'will respond' to the North Korean attack on Sony

President Obama says that the United States will respond to North Korea over its cyberattack on Sony Pictures. He declined to say what that response will be, saying only that it will be...

Microsoft's Lumia Denim update arrives with big camera improvements

Microsoft has started rolling out a new Windows Phone update to its range of Lumia devices. Dubbed Lumia Denim, the latest update brings some significant camera improvements to the Lumia 830, Lumia...

President Obama says canceling release of 'The Interview' was a mistake

Sony's already acquiescing to demands made by the North Korean hackers associated with the Guardians of Peace, and the US' commander-in-chief is none too pleased by it. In a press conference that...

Dr. Dreidel is the dreidel that beats all others

Well, we're peepin', and we're creepin', and we're writin'Just look at what we caught: a wooden Dreidel that's just bangin' Now it's time for me to have my impression read, About this instrument...

Hackers tell Sony they won't release more data because it scrapped The Interview

The hackers who attacked Sony Pictures have called off the release of further stolen data because of the studio's decision not to release The Interview, according to CNN. CNN reports that top Sony...

40 free resources every designer should know

Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus. Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is...

North Korea proposes a 'joint investigation' with US to prove its innocence in Sony hack

North Korea is continuing to deny any involvement with the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures. But the entire affair just got even stranger: foreign ministry officials have announced through...

Fox's sad attempt at revamping Buffy is ruining the slayer

If you're wondering why you can suddenly spot members of Buffy The Vampire Slayer's film crew in the Sunnydale High library, blame Fox. According to Vox, the reason Buffy reruns suck right now is...

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate...

China criticizes US and Sony Pictures, says The Interview is 'nothing to be proud of'

China has given its first hint of its stance on the Sony Pictures hack and The Interview, and Americans will likely be displeased. An editorial in The Global Times, a paper run by the state's...

Listen to this incredible Serial remix featuring the Notorious B.I.G.

Serial, easily the biggest podcast of the year, ended this week just as it began with questions about the nature of truth instead of definitive answers. Plenty of people may feel disappointed by...

Instagram is now valued at $35 billion

For Facebook, buying Instagram was a steal. In a note this morning, Citigroup says that it has reexamined its valuation of Instagram and now believes that it is worth $35 billion. Citi had...

SNL's Serial spoof gets to the bottom of Santa Claus' secrets

It's official: Saturday Night Live has spoofed a podcast, and, of course, it's none other than the hugely popular Serial. Fortunately, the skit is up there with some of the finest work to come out...

NASA scientists propose sending humans to the skies of Venus

Venus might be closer to Earth, but that doesn't make it easier to explore than Mars. For starters, the surface of Venus has the pressure of 92 of Earth's atmospheres, to say nothing of the...

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is...

UPS will ship 34 million packages today

Today, UPS estimates it will deliver 34 million packages the most the company has ever shipped in a single day. It's a huge undertaking and, as The Wall Street Journal reports, weathering the storm...

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that two, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them...

The Weekender: on Christmas, Krampus, and glass cliffs

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 51st week of the year 2014...

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the...

Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains...

Grand Theft Auto V's online heists are coming early next year, and they look fantastic

Rockstar has just released a new trailer showcasing the much-anticipated "heists" feature for Grand Theft Auto V's online mode and it looks a great reason to jump back into the game. Just like in...

Cadillac will let you replace your rearview mirror with a video feed in 2016

In 2016, a rearview mirror with a video display built-in will be a standard option on the Cadillac CT6, the carmaker's upcoming flagship sedan. With the wide-angle video feed enabled, the "mirror"...

Xbox One breaks the PS4's winning streak

Sony's PlayStation 4 has been at the top of the next-generation sales charts for almost its entire lifespan, but Microsoft just broke through in a big way. According to the latest NPD data drop,...

Playstation celebrates its 20th birthday with a retro-themed, limited-edition PS4

Happy Birthday, PlayStation! It's been twenty years since the first Sony console, and to celebrate its two-decade run, SCE has decked its fourth-generation console in the same colors and design...

New Final Fantasy XV trailer shows off more crazy and weird road trip action

We've got to be honest: we don't really know much about the plot of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, but we're irresistibly drawn to the idea of a road trip movie in a fantasy world. There's just...

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree right in Southern California's High Desert the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its...

Minecraft is geting a story-based game from the studio behind The Walking Dead and Game of...

Minecraft's silent landscaper Steve is exiting his blocky world and stepping into Telltale's world of stories: Minecraft is getting a "narrative-driven" game from the folks behind The Walking Dead...

T-Mobile will now let you carry over unused data

T-Mobile has revealed its Uncarrier 8.0 announcement: it's called data stash. But a better name is probably data rollover. The fourth place US carrier will now let select customers carry unused...

BMW is working on cars your smartwatch can park

Come CES 2015, luxury automobile maker BMW will be showing off its recent advances in autonomous vehicle research, including the smartwatch-operable Remote Valet Parking Assistant. The i3 research...

Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week

Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars with a fully charged power pack instead of a slow charge are finally becoming a reality. First shown off over a year ago, the company...

NASA to receive more money than it requested for 2015

NASA is poised to see an increased budget for 2015, after the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan spending bill late Thursday. Under the so-called "CRomnibus" bill, the federal space...

'House of Cards' will return February 27th, 2015

House of Cards, Netflix's first breakout success, is coming back for a third season. Netflix today announced the premiere date: February 27th, 2015. Continue reading?

Major Chicago study finds red light cameras not safer, cause more rear-end injuries

On Friday, the Chicago Tribune released the results of a study it commissioned on injury crashes and red light cameras, revealing that while right angle crash incidents have been reduced, rear-end...

Hackers are blackmailing a South Korean nuclear plant

Today, workers at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power got some alarming news. The agency that operates South Korea's nuclear power plants had suffered a data breach, and hackers were leaking the data...

Microsoft finally sold more Xbox Ones than Sony did PlayStation 4s

Building on its success from last month, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the number one selling console for November -- ending the PlayStation 4's almost year-long top spot. As...

North Korea denies attacking Sony, offers to help investigate

North Korea has ratcheted the absurdity level of the Sony hack up a notch by again pleading its innocence and even offering to help find the real perpetrators. It's so anxious to "help" that it...

US responds to North Korean demands, tells government to 'admit their culpability'

US officials today stood firmly by the FBI's conclusion that North Korea is responsible for the crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that ultimately led to the cancellation of The Interview....

9 Books That Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

When people ask Elon Musk how he learned to build rockets, he has a simple answer. "I read books," he reportedly likes to say. Musk who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at...

Hearthstone is coming out on Android

Blizzard's acclaimed free-to-play trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is finally making an appearance on Android tablets. Currently, it is only available in Canada, Australia, and New...

Sony Officially Cancels The Interview Release Following Hacker Threats

Following threats from hackers responsible for large-scale server breeches and leaks at Sony, the entertainment studio has made the official decision to cancel The Interview, which was set to be...

Watch the Kim Jong-un assassination that was too gory for Sony to approve

This just might be the (exploding) face that launched a thousand hacks: one of the many variants of Kim Jong-un s death scene from Sony s notorious and possibly colossal-hack-causing movie The...

These Alien 35th anniversary posters are gorgeous and gruesome

Alien has seemingly been everywhere this year. We've seen blockbuster games dedicated to recreating the tension of Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic , and fan projects that turns the late H.R....

Ralph Baer, inventor of first video game console, dies at 92

The man largely credited as "the father of video games" has died at age 92, according to a report from Gamasutra. Ralph Baer, a German immigrant and inventor, created the very first home video game...

Why is it so difficult to eat real food in the 21st century?

My great-grandmother lived to be over 100 years old. Never leaving her rural Bulgarian surroundings, she might have been one of the last people on the planet who wouldn t be able to tell you who...

MoviePass lands deal with AMC theaters for subscription movie service

MoviePass has finally signed on a big partner for its unique subscription service, which lets moviegoers see one film every day for a flat monthly total. AMC, the second-largest movie theater chain...

New wearable tells your DVR to record a show when you doze off at the TV

Watching TV is already one of the top things to do when you're feeling lazy, and soon it'll require even less effort. UK telco Virgin Media is set to trial a new wristband that monitors your pulse...

The Little Prince could be one of the most beautiful animated films of 2015

Antoine de Saint-Exup ry's The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time about 140 million, which reportedly puts it somewhere between the first Harry Potter novel (107 million)...

Skype Translator Preview Going Live Today

Skype has been talking about, and demoing, its new real-time translation software for Skype for a while now, but users will begin getting first-hand experience with the tool as of today. The Skype...

Barack Obama Becomes The First President To Write Code

It's official: Obama writes code. Read More

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

"Hey there, I'm just calling to wake you up," I said a little awkwardly. "Thanks. Where are you from?" replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent. "The UK. You're from Ireland, right?" "How...

Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store

Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated that it would start cracking down on unofficial apps in a...

Disney World starts accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet this week

Making a trip to Walt Disney World during the holidays? You might not avoid the long queues or endless parking lots, but you won't always have to pull out your wallet. As promised back in...

'Final Fantasy VII' is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 Spring 2015

You read that right: Final Fantasy VII is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 next spring. Developing......

Google finishes building 'first complete prototype' of its own self-driving car

Google has finished building the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. This latest prototype is said to have all of the parts that a self-driving car needs in order to hit the road,...

Multitasking on Google Lollipop: A closer look at how Material Design improves...

Despite the common refrain that multi-tasking means not doing anything well, it s a critical function of mobile app performance. Users expect to be able to jump quickly between tasks, and can get...

Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi...

Goliath strikes back: Google takes legal action against State Attorney General

Last Friday, The Verge published leaked documents revealing a secret legal campaign to discredit Google, coordinated by the MPAA on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. The documents show a...

Obama doesn't believe the Sony hack was an act of war

If you were worried that the US government would see the Sony Pictures hack as grievous enough to prompt a larger conflict with North Korea, you can relax. President Obama tells CNN that he doesn't...

Finally, the 'Better Call Saul' teaser we've been waiting for: angry Jonathan Banks

Look, we get it; there's been a deluge of Better Call Saul teasers these last few months clips with weird country music, clips where the creators talk about clips we're not seeing, and a clip...

12 million home and business routers vulnerable to critical hijacking hack

More than 12 million routers in homes and small offices are vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers anywhere in the world to monitor user traffic and take administrative control over the devices,...

BlackBerry is working on Boeing's long-awaited self-destructing phone

Boeing's mysterious, self-destructing Black phone is getting help in the security department from none other than BlackBerry. During a conference call on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced...

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we've collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand. This year, I got about...

How To Speak Startup

Hang with startup kids long enough, and you'll notice that they have their own language. No, bro, it's a SaaS play in the on-demand food space. Think of it as the Uber for gluten-free Whole Foods...

The weird and amazing Final Fantasy XV trailer is finally in English

The upcoming fifteenth Final Fantasy game is the most anticipated in quite some time, and a lot of that has to do with the fantastic trailer Square Enix released for the game back at Tokyo Game...

Sony Pictures CEO: 'We have every desire' to release The Interview

If you ask President Obama, Sony made a "mistake" by canceling The Interview's release but that doesn't mean the movie is gone for good. CNN has just run a quick teaser of Fareed Zakaria's...

The rise of Pakistan's startup ecosystem: Shifting traditions and inward inspiration

Kalsoom Lakhani is the Founder/CEO of Invest2Innovate, or i2i, which supports startups in new and untapped markets. Any boom you hear in relation to a country like Pakistan is more likely literal...

Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling The Interview Release

Disagree with Sony's decision to pull The Interview from theaters? So does President Barack Obama. In a statement during a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said: "I am sympathetic...

Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide...

In 1985, Steve Jobs predicted the internet would inspire everyone to buy computers

Longform republished a Playboy interview with Steve Jobs from 1985. Nearly 30,000 words long, the conversation is full of interesting ideas and anecdotes. The interview spans the tech of the time....

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives that cost only $260

Here's something you can get for yourself these holidays : a 3.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that costs only $260 -- we didn't forget an extra number in that figure, promise. That's a lot cheaper...

OnePlus celebrates one year in business with a super-cheap power bank

Exactly one year ago, a little known company by the name of OnePlus arrived on the scene with plans to make "the perfect smartphone." The One certainly lives up to the hype under the hood, but...

Google unveils the first complete version of its self-driving car

Google had a (not very well-kept) secret when it unveiled its experimental self-driving car: that first example you saw was just a mockup that lacked many of the basics. At last, however, the...

Fox News and Fox Business go dark on Dish as negotiations stall

Dish customers are in the midst of another channel blackout hardly an unusual occurrence for the feisty satellite TV provider. This time it's Fox News Channel and Fox Business that are missing from...

This Volunteer Has An Incredible Reaction When Ludacris Surprises Her With A New Car

This video is sponsored by Acura. // Most people know Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as a Grammy-winning recording artist and actor in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, among other movies. But he's also...

SpaceX will try to land a 14-story-tall rocket on this floating barge

SpaceX has announced its next major challenge: landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" in the Atlantic Ocean. The barge in question (as everyone but...

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That s about 5 times more than I d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny. I ve...

Here's What Google's First Custom-Built Self-Driving Car Looks Like Now

Google has been working on self-driving cars for a few years now - but up until recently, they were mostly modifying the heck out of existing cars, not building a vehicle from the ground up. Back...

Sony hackers threaten terror attacks against people who see The Interview in theaters

The Sony hackers are threatening an attack on people who go out to see The Interview, writing in a message that they "recommend you to keep yourself distant" from movie theaters and other screening...

Greenpeace activists damage Peruvian heritage site to send environmental message

Greenpeace apologized to Peru today for placing a gigantic banner promoting renewable energy on the site of the Nazca Lines, an ancient heritage site, reports the BBC. The damage caused by the...