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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...

Are you guilty of these 12 microaggressions?

While most people don't intend to be racist, sexist or homophobic, they can unknowingly behave in a hostile manner. Are you one of them?

8 new trailers you should watch this week

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...

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...

Dumb Ways to Die in 'Game of Thrones' - CNET

One "Game of Thrones" fan has created a guide to all the big deaths in seasons 1-4 of the show, with an adorable animation that pays tribute to a viral public safety video.

Marvel stars battle each other in amusing 'Avengers Family Feud' - CNET

Survey says this may be the funniest gathering of the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" cast members ever. Watch them battle it out in a game of "Family Feud" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Chubby-cheeked bat chows down on some scrumptious-looking grapes

Watch a cute grey-headed flying fox bat eats green and red grapes.

Good heavens, Artoo! You're flying! R2-D2 jet takes to skies

All Nippon Airways unveils its R2-D2 jet, which will fly international routes this fall. There will be no daily service to the Death Star.

Netflix's 'Daredevil' gets a campy 'Night Court' mashup

'Daredevil' has been mashed up with Night Court' in this hilarious mashup.

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Oh, Hey, There's That Batman v Superman Trailer We've Been Expecting | WIRED

At any rate, we’re pleased to announce that the 133-second clip has everything: your bestubbled Afflecks; your chiseled Cavills; your low-slung Batmobiles; your weird voiceover cameos from Charlie Rose and Neil Degrasse Tyson (and was that Tobey Maguire we heard?); your glowy-eye Batman suit; and of course, your many sundry and varied ’splosions. What it doesn’t have is a glimpse of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Still, we’ll take the baby steps; there’s still more than a year to go before this thing hits theaters and the DC Cinematic Universe takes off in earnest.

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Flame on! The new ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer shows the group’s super powers in action

Photoshoot shows Kim Jong-un reportedly climbing North Korea's highest peak

According to North Korean state media, Kim climbed to the frigid, wind-swept summit of Mt. Paektu at dawn on Sunday with a group of elite North Korean Air Force fighter pilots. Photos released show a beaming Kim, clad in his traditional gray overcoat (with a distinct lack of any specialized hiking gear), posing with the military contingent and taking in views from the snow-covered mountain.

Star Wars Celebration: Rogue One Footage and Premise Revealed - IGN

A TIE fighter zooms overhead and the camera pushes forward to reveal the Death Star looming large in the daytime sky, right up close to the planet. Frantic mens' voices crack over a radio as the title card reveals Star Wars: Rogue One with the word "Anthology" in small letters beneath.

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Write Ugly: How to Write 20 Posts In 48 Hours

(I want to preface this by saying that the men in my family have a problem: we’re martyrs. When there is a problem, we’ll gladly climb up onto the cross rather than pass the discomfort along to others. So when I came to a slump in our publishing schedule and saw the empty days on our calendar I decided I needed to take action. My example is extreme and free writing works just as well whether you’re using it to write 1 or 100 posts.)

We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in shaping our future, we need to get a few things right. The statement “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” has never been more applicable. At the events and conferences I’ve attended this year, it’s clear that while everything is getting connected, few things are actually connected.

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Fans go crazy over Kanye West's surprise mini concert at Coachella

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Battle of the best browsers: IE vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. Project Spartan

According to the latest numbers from StatCounter , Chrome was the top browser for March 2015, garnering nearly 50 percent of the global browser market share and further solidifying its spot as top dog. IE and Firefox continue to be popular, holding roughly 18.06 and 17.96 percent, respectively, but both seem to be leveling out. Safari and Opera round off the top five, fixed at around 10 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. On the mobile side, Chrome wins out with a staggering 31.52 percent, but Opera’s touch-screen optimized browser holds an impressive mobile browser market share at 8.4 percent. Mobile incarnations of Safari and IE jostle for supremacy with significantly lower shares. Project Spartan is too new to be on the list.

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@verge until we can enjoy free Internet radio, FM is gonna rule the world. Maybe people in Norway don't listen to music.

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Mini Augmented Vision is a cool concept trying to solve Google Glass failings

The working prototypes of these Mini Augmented Vision glasses look like big aviators with heavy brow lines; all the computing power is housed above the lenses in an extra-thick and heavy casing. That includes a Snapdragon 805 processor as well as some inertial sensors and cameras. Interestingly, BMW and Qualcomm seem adamant about restricting the use of the cameras on the glasses to prohibit any privacy issues. The cameras "are used for determining position of glasses in the vehicle and are not intended in any way for producing and storing videos or photographs as far as the application is concerned,” a Mini press release stated.

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Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

As the new space intended, I’ve formed interesting, unexpected bonds with my cohorts. But my personal performance at work has hit an all-time low. Each day, my associates and I are seated at a table staring at each other, having an ongoing 12-person conversation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It’s like being in middle school with a bunch of adults. Those who have worked in private offices for decades have proven to be the most vociferous and rowdy. They haven’t had to consider how their loud habits affect others, so they shout ideas at each other across the table and rehash jokes of yore. As a result, I can only work effectively during times when no one else is around, or if I isolate myself in one of the small, constantly sought-after, glass-windowed meeting rooms around the perimeter.

Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

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The 26 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

Each week HuffPost Women rounds up the most hilarious 140-character jokes from women on Twitter we could find to brighten your day. We've got to hand it you ladies, these keep us laughing every single week. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.

How to make peace? Get angry

How did a young man born into a high caste in India come to free 83,000 children from slavery? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offers a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In this powerful talk, he shows how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage.

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

All of École 42’s projects are meant to be collaborative, so the students work in teams of two to five people. At first glance, the École’s classrooms look a little bit like a factory floor or a coding sweatshop, with row after row of Aeron-style chairs facing row after row of big monitors. But a closer look reveals that the layout is designed to facilitate small-group collaboration, with the monitors staggered so that students can easily talk to one another, on the diagonals between the monitors or side by side with the people next to them. Students can come and go as they please; the school is open 24 hours a day and has a well-appointed cafeteria in the basement (with a wine cellar that can hold 5,000 bottles, just in case the school needs to host any parties).

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How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness

In the mid-2000s, however, Disney executives had reason to worry about the future of the business. Disney World, Parks’ crown jewel, seemed to be losing its luster. According to multiple sources, certain key metrics, including guests’ "intent to return," were dropping; around half of first-time attendees signaled they likely would not come back because of long lines, high ticket costs, and other park pain points. Simultaneously, the stunningly fast adoption of social media and smartphones threatened the relevance of the parks. If Disney wanted these more tech-oriented generations to love it as much as their parents, who had grown up with fewer entertainment alternatives, had, it would have to embrace change now. "We were failing to recognize key consumer trends that were starting to influence how people interacted with brands," says one former executive. Inside the company, Disney World became known as a "burning platform." As the former executive explains, "If we miss out on that next generation of guests, suddenly our burning platform is fully on fire—panic mode."

The happy secret to better work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)

Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you

About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.

This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

Because corporations shouldn't be subsidized to clean up their mess. The cost of planting is tiny compared to cutting down forests. Even with the giant machines used to cut down trees, a single treplanter can plant new ones faster than a machine operator can harvest mature trees. A single log cut from a mature tree can fetch thousands of dollars at a mill, while even in the most remote and difficult terrain, a planted seedling won't cost more than a few dollars (that's the cost of growing and planting the seedling by hand). The only reason why certain logged areas wouldn't get replanted is the lack of political will to force logging companies to do so. It certainly not because it costs too much. Often this happens on private land that is being logged for development or for agricultural purposes. This story is taken purely from the PR from the company's website. It is pure and utter nonsense as anyone who has ever worked in the forestry industry could tell you.

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How to let altruism be your guide

What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.

Mystery solved: Why do knuckles crack? - CNET

Solving a decades-old mystery was far from the team's only focus, though -- as fun as that was. The team believes studying joint cracking could help them better understand joint health -- such as the contradiction between the amount of force required to crack a joint (enough to cause damage to hard surfaces) and the fact that it doesn't appear to do long-term harm.

Our loss of wisdom

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

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There is now a jumbo jet designed to look like lovable droid R2-D2

This terrifying video was filmed with the world's first self-powered camera

When a camera sensor is exposed to light, the pixels use photodiodes to generate an electric current. That helps the sensor measure the intensity of the light, and those measurements are used to produce images. Solar cells, on the other hand, take the light and convert it into electric power. The processes are similar enough that a team at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science created an image sensor with diodes that can alternate between performing both of these tasks. According to them, it's the first of its kind. The camera's sensor toggles between making images and harvesting power

Fed-up Facebook friends to mom: Stop posting baby pics! - CNET

Technically Incorrect: An Australian mom is stunned that her Facebook friends don't like her constant baby updates. How stunning.

How healthy living nearly killed me

For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.

The power of herd immunity

How do vaccines prevent disease — even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break the chain of infection. Health researcher Romina Libster shows how herd immunity contained a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in her hometown. (In Spanish with subtitles.)

Facebook brings back the away message in a new mobile experiment

Sidebar status messages appear most prominently for your "favorites," a dynamically generated list of friends based on who you message most on Facebook. (You can also pin your favorites to the top, and scroll down to see more distant friends' updates.) "People were having a difficult time staying in touch with their friends and seeing what they're doing on a daily basis," Sue Young, a Facebook product manager, said in an interview. The idea behind the sidebar status, she said, is that "small things would make people feel connected in a big way." She added: "Now when I visit the sidebar, I can get an instant pulse of what all my friends are doing."

Using our practical wisdom

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.

Nice Downtowns: How Did They Get That Way?

It took a long time, but for nearly 50 years this effort has carried on, successfully I think, but hardly anyone recalls that the origins of the effort were very deliberate and came about when the nighttime downtown was the precise opposite of what it is today, and few people probably think of it as involving a conscious goal then or now. They just think "that's the way Seattle is." But Seattle wasn't.

12 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

And we're not even talking about the third-party Facebook apps or browser add-ons , we're talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away. As you'll see in our slideshow, there are even some functions that appear to be leftovers from bygone eras that we're not even sure Facebook still knows are there.

The Coffee of Civilization in Iceland - The New Yorker

One might even see the Icelandic coffee cult as one case of a too-little-touched-on aspect of the human comedy: our tactical amnesia about trade. We tend to abstract and accent the unpleasant or disconcerting aspects of trade while domesticating the bits that seem essential to us. In “ David Copperfield,” there’s an old lady who spends all her time drinking tea and decrying foreign travel (“Let us have no meandering”) while other nineteenth-century English characters drink huge quantities of French and German wine, calling it by peculiar English names, hock and claret, while seeming to forget where it comes from, too. The scene of the Englishman boasting of his cellar while he damns the frogs is not an infrequent one in the English novel.

Watch This Gross MRI of a Knuckle Cracking | WIRED

This isn’t just weird; the researchers think there’s some real medical insight that can be pulled from this study. Jacob Jaremko , a radiologist at the University of Alberta and a co-author, says bubble collapse can result in shock and damage to surrounding structures. That’s one of the reasons cavitation is something to avoid around, let’s say, boat propellers. This latest study provides some new information on the physics behind joint cavitation, and researchers hope to follow up with more research that looks at the effects of bubble collapse in any places of the human body that exhibit flow dynamics, like the heart and bloodstream. “Any environment where a fluid is under pressure, there might be tribonucleation,” says Jaremko, creating effects at small level that might have large consequences.

How I Hacked Ola, India's Biggest Startup

After successfully tracking and fetching cabs I was very happy because (no offence to ola) their app sucks. First of all it crashes a lot. Secondly, I don’t like the UX. I think better things can be done. Just take the example of Uber. Their app works so smoothly and booking a cab is a piece of cake. Thirdly it is very difficult to book a cab. It’s a blink and you miss situation where in microseconds a cab vanishes.

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At Netflix, we work hard to continually improve the experience for our members when viewing movies and shows on our service, including providing accessibility across devices. Now we’re expanding our accessibility options by adding audio description on select titles, beginning today with our new critically acclaimed series,

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The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers | WIRED

The communication breaks down between the NRAO and iRobot when the two entities do their calculations for the range the lawnbot beacons affect. Liszt and the NRAO claim a 55-mile exclusion zone is necessary to protect radio telescopes from harmful interference, while iRobot says 12 miles is sufficient. In a later response, iRobot added that NRAO observatories usually are surrounded by desert or forests, not environments where residential lawn equipment is used—a claim the NRAO called “silly.” In its latest filing with the FCC, Liszt included pictures of some sites with telescopes he believes could be exposed to lawnbot beacon interference.

How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It

Magic: The Gathering is a game where players use cards to cast spells on their opponents. The game quickly became a hit after it was introduced in the mid-1990s. But the game's very popularity led to a crisis inside the company.

GoPro's CEO is now the highest paid U.S. executive

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PC Console Cheat Codes - GTA 5 Wiki Guide - IGN

GTA 5 PC Console Cheats are here in Grand Theft Auto 5's next gen release. To enable a cheat, hit the keyboard's tilde "~" button and then enter the following text.

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice

Conventional design assumes that the designer is creating something—whether physical or digital—that people use. The user interacts with it by holding, swiping, and touching it, and as a result of those interactions, stuff happens. With anticipatory design, the user’s job is to make the object accomplish very specific things, while it’s up to the designer to make that process as simple as possible for the user, or to make good use of that object and minimize difficulty. Through great design, no instruction is needed and everything is intuitive. But at its core, user experience has been about presenting the user with information and options so she can make a decision. The user makes a decision, and things happen.

Introji Are Emoji For More Complex Emotional States

“The most requested so far has been ‘time with my cat’,” she adds. “A lot of people have asked for Introji around social situations — like feeling alone at a party, or being happy to sit back and observe, or being annoyed by other people’s loud talking. Some of these are pretty hard to represent, but I’m doing my best. The simple ones, like states of mind, are usually the best though.”

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56 Inside Google's policy to 'pay unfairly' — why 2 people in the same role can earn dramatically different amounts
57 NASA's New Horizons snaps its first color image of Pluto - CNET
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60 The doubt essential to faith
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64 See Europe on Instagram from the comfort of your smartphone
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68 3D Robotics Solo quadcopter drone may be the ultimate GoPro accessory - CNET
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