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Captain America: Civil War Is Fantastic, But Not Because of Captain America

Marvel's latest ensemble piece ranks among the studio's best.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts crashed Gwen Stefani's Carpool Karaoke with awesome results

Spoiler: They sing 'We Are the Champions' and nothing will ever be as awesome.

8 ways you never knew you could masturbate

Consider it fitness.

Justin Timberlake's new song, 'Can't Stop the Feeling,' is a sugary summer jam

The drought is over, JT fans. Soak it in.

SpaceX Landed a Freaking Rocket on a Robot Boat in the Dark

Say it again. Say it louder!

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 combines the familiarity of Windows 7 with technology advances like touch support and the Cortana digital assistant. It's also faster and it's a free update.

Building Iron Man's gauntlet and Captain America's shield

Former MythBusters cast member Grant Imahara and replica builder Allen Pan make and test the battling superheroes' gear in honor of "Captain America: Civil War."

Check out some of Studio Ghibli's 'Howl's Moving Castle' in VR

A bundle includes interactive scenes from 'My Neighbor Totoro' and 'Spirited Away' as well.

Nvidia's new graphics cards are a big deal

The hotly anticipated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is now official, marking a major leap in performance and efficiency with the introduction of the new Pascal architecture. How major? Take the ultra...

Manus VR gloves add full-arm tracking to the HTC Vive

Finally, a place to put your Pip-Boy in virtual reality.

Going to Work in VR Will Actually Be Pretty Great—We Swear

In this idealistic future of work we’ll communicate via digital personae that look, sound, and act like our professional selves—but better.

Apple Has Your (Free) Mother's Day Present Covered

Tug at mom's heart strings with a personalized video message.

Spider-Man is amazing in Captain America: Civil War, but has no business being in it

With the theatrical release of Captain America: Civil War this weekend, Marvel is introducing one of the most popular comic book characters ever created, Spider-Man, into its ever-expanding...

Chris Hemsworth brings zero office skills to 'Ghostbusters' role

New "Ghostbusters" video shows off the actor's comedic side as a cute but clueless receptionist named Kevin.

Meet Cisco's go-to guy on commercial drones

Cisco sees network infrastructure, collaboration, security and other opportunities in commercial drones

Dubai moves to create smart city index with UN

Working with the UN, Dubai recently completed its pilot phase of a new sustainable smart city index to help benchmark the city of the future.

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Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

Casey Norton, a spokesman for American Airlines (whose regional partner Air Wisconsin operated the flight), said the woman had indeed initially told the crew she was sick, but when she deplaned she disclosed that the reason she was feeling ill was her concern about the behavior of her seatmate. At that time, she requested to be rebooked on another flight. The crew then called for security personnel, who interviewed Menzio and determined him not to be a “credible threat.” Norton did not know whether the woman was ever notified that Menzio had been cleared. (He said he was not allowed to give out her name for privacy reasons, and since Menzio did not know it either, I have not been able to contact the woman for comment.)

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“I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that.”

How a driverless car sees the road

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.

Refugees have the right to be protected

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres thinks that we can solve the global refugee crisis — and he offers compelling, surprising reasons why we must try. In conversation with TED's Bruno Giussani, Guterres discusses the historical causes of the current crisis and outlines the mood of the European countries that are trying to screen, shelter and resettle hundreds of thousands of desperate families. Bigger picture: Guterres calls for a multilateral turn toward acceptance and respect — to defy groups like ISIS's anti-refugee propaganda and recruiting machine.

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I am the 10-year-old who hacked Instagram, here are more tech flaws I've discovered

Hello good adults of the Internet, it is I, Jani, the boy genius who understands computers more than you. I would like to thank Facebook for the $10,000. I will be investing all of it in my Dave & Busters Power Card so my birthday party is better than Billy's birthday party.

Should you be able to patent a human gene?

A decade ago, US law said human genes were patentable — which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene. Troubled by the way this law both harmed patients and created a barrier to biomedical innovation, Tania Simoncelli and her colleagues at the ACLU challenged it. In this riveting talk, hear the story of how they took a case everybody told them they would lose all the way to the Supreme Court.

Passenger thinks Penn prof from Italy is terrorist, flight is delayed

An olive-complexioned, curly-haired University of Pennsylvania economics professor was deeply focused while scribbling an algebraic equation Thursday night, waiting aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to take off from Philadelphia to Syracuse, N.Y.

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

Perfecting these sea landings is an important step for SpaceX, especially since the company hopes to land and reuse as many Falcon 9 rockets as possible. SpaceX has said that somewhere between half and two-thirds of its launches will need to be at sea, but if it keeps successfully landing rockets, it's going to need somewhere bigger to put them — ironically, its  hangar is  running out of space .

Nvidia Spent Billions on Its Newest Video Card

Nvidia president and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had a pretty big grin on his face when he announced Nvidia’s newest and fanciest video card, the GTX 1080. “This had an R&D budget of billions of dollars,” he told a crowd of gamers in San Francisco. “Pretty sure this thing could go to Mars.”

11 The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

T im Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for lunch at an Indian restaurant not far from their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both brothers were born in Canada, but for the past decade the family had lived in the US. The boys’ father, Donald Heathfield, had studied in Paris and at Harvard, and now had a senior role at a consultancy firm based in Boston. Their mother, Tracey Foley, had spent many years focused on raising her children, before taking a job as a real estate agent. To those who knew them, they seemed a very ordinary American family, albeit with Canadian roots and a penchant for foreign travel. Both brothers were fascinated by Asia, a favoured holiday destination, and the parents encouraged their sons to be inquisitive about the world: Alex was only 16, but had just returned from a six-month student exchange in Singapore.

Captain America: Civil War’s 5 Biggest Questions Answered - IGN

So Civil War has resulted, for the time being anyway, in two teams of Avengers: one that is public-facing and by the book, following the new Sokovia Accords, and another that is rogue, on the run, and you might even say “secret.” Surely many a Marvel fan left the theater after this film thinking to themselves, “Secret Avengers!” Because, yep, that is a thing from the comics -- a black-ops (but fully authorized) team of Avengers that operates separately from the main team (and was led by Captain America in its first incarnation). And speaking of Cap…

Nvidia's monstrous new GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 kick more ass than a Titan X

Unlike the Tesla P100, the GeForce GTX 1080 skips the revolutionary high-bandwidth memory first revealed in AMD’s Fury lineup. Instead, it features 8GB of Micron’s new GDDR5X technology—essentially a more advanced version of the GDDR5 memory used in graphics cards for years now—clocked at a whopping 10Gbps. Before you shake your head in disappointment, the first-gen HBM available today is limited to 4GB in capacity, and second-gen HBM2 isn’t expected to land until the beginning of 2017. Even AMD’s next HBM-equipped graphics cards aren’t expected until 2017.

Riders of the DC and NYC Subway Systems Are Totally Screwed

This week, the passengers of the two most popular public transit systems in the country got some really bad news. Parts of both the Washington, DC and New York City subways will be closed for repairs to their aging infrastructure over the next few years, stranding many without any viable transportation options.

Facebook testing 'Discover' for Groups to help you find like-minded weirdo's

Facebook Groups aren’t often talked about, but they’re a great resource for finding a community around specific topics. Whether it’s parenting, photography, food or sports, there are groups for nearly every topic — even a few that shouldn’t exist at all .

Apple’s new site lets you create a custom “Shot on iPhone” ad for Mother’s Day

Last week Apple released the latest iteration of its “Shot on iPhone” campaign. The new ad was developed for Mother’s Day, and features a slideshow of pictures and videos of moms and their kids.

This dark 'Game of Thrones' fan theory predicts the fate of King Tommen

According to the prophecy we saw in Cersei's flashback, all of her children will die — "gold will be their crown... and gold their shrouds" — and it seems fitting that Cersei's own actions will come back to haunt her (and this would also fit in with the part of the prophecy that says Cersei's replacement Queen — ie. Margaery — will take "all she holds dear"... all be it indirectly, in this case).

Comics History 101: Black Panther - IGN

Following his initial adventure with the Fantastic Four, T’Challa found his way into several different Marvel comics. This included his joining the Avengers with issue #52 in 1968, where he replaced none other than Captain America himself. He’d remain a key player among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes before moving on to star in the book Jungle Action in 1973, where in a 13-chapter storyline called “Panther’s Rage,” T’Challa faced a revolt back in Wakanda. This was followed by another arc that pitted the Panther against the Klu Klux Klan. It was obviously an intense and surprising topic for a comic book to tackle in 1976, but once again the Black Panther was pushing boundaries within the industry. And it was stories like this and the Panther’s acceptance in mainstream comics that opened the door for other characters of color to arrive on the scene, such as the Falcon, Luke Cage and Blade.

The Woman in This Famous Painting May Have Suffered from a Brain Disorder

The American artist Andrew Wyeth found inspiration for his most famous painting in a neighbor woman who suffered from a crippling, mysterious disorder that baffled her physicians. Now a child neurologist at the Mayo Clinic thinks he’s found the correct diagnosis.

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Researchers have developed a flexible holographic smartphone screen that plays a mean game of ‘Angry Birds’

As is pretty clear from the video, this is all still very much in its early stages. Most notably, there’s the extremely low-res 160 x 104 resolution (a result of dividing up the full HD display to achieve the desired 3D effect). But the lab has some grand plans, including holographic video conferences.

Gregg Keizer on Twitter

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The Best Business Laptops of 2016

Which Laptop Will Work Best?  A bit of thought on the nature of your particular job should point you toward the ideal business laptop. Paying a little extra for more power or capabilities now will save you headaches down the road. The added value of a longer warranty (some business laptops come with 3 years), specialized tech support, and a more ruggedized frame (fortified by carbon fiber or magnesium alloy) are some of the extra benefits you may get with a business laptop. If your work is graphics-intensive, you'll want to opt for a laptop with discrete graphics. When choosing a processor, you'll have to find the right balance between power and energy efficiency, and in selecting a battery, you'll need to choose between its capacity and weight. When you determine the best features for your needs, you can focus on just those laptops that incorporate them.

A $1 paper-based test can detect the Zika virus in around two hours

“For our group it’s become an interesting case study in how quickly a group can mobilize in the face of an outbreak,” Dr. James Collins explains over the phone. The MIT biomedical engineering professor has been fielding press inquiries all day, in light of a newly published paper detailing the cheap, fast and effective tool his team developed to diagnose the growing threat of the Zika virus.

Google blocks The Pirate Bay in Chrome and Firefox as a ‘deceptive site’

Users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox who visited popular torrent site The Pirate Bay today were greeted with a malware warning — just like the one Kickass Torrents visitors saw last month and in October 2015 . Navigating to results in a message cautioning you to go no further (“Deceptive site ahead” in Chrome and “Reported Web Forgery!” in Firefox).

Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week’s massive password breach

With hacks of dating sites, personal computers, and government sites occurring on a daily basis, there's tremendous value in research that raises awareness about the importance of adopting safe online practices. But the risk of stories like this one is that they distract people from true threats. As the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out. When the original source is a script kiddie who sells data for a dollar and a thank you, researchers and journalists have a responsibility to double and triple check its accuracy before reporting it as fact.

VR is terrible for traditional storytelling

“But among them was this poor Earthling, and his head was encased in a steel sphere which he could never take off. There was only one eyehole through which he could look, and welded to that eyehole were six feet of pipe. He was also strapped to a steel lattice which was bolted to a flatcar on rails, and there was no way he could turn his head.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Find the Best Web Browser for Your Devices: A Review of Chrome, Safari and Edge

“Apps will kill the Web!” App-le is killing the web in favor of apps. That's why they freely allow ad-blockers... so that large publishers will have no choice but to turn to providing an app only walled garden so that users are either forced to pay for the content or still get it for free but be forced to see iAds that cannot be dismissed by ad blockers. And what you should have mentioned is that Apple has let Safari die a horrible death on platforms other than Apple. Chrome can sync on all your platforms, even Apple which shows antitrust violations in making it more difficult for anyone else to optimize software on iOS and add certain features. Chrome and Firefox are the best cross platform browsers if you want familiarity and compatibility, with several other speedy options too.

Fly Away Home With Duke Riley’s Pigeons

His first night test was in Havana. (“Cuba is off the radar,” he says. “I like to develop my ideas with a little bit of secrecy.”) Back on American soil, he trained a sturdy pigeon to carry a bike lamp across Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, and the idea of a mass flight with LED lights began to take hold. New York seemed the obvious setting, in part because of its urban environment. “A lot of people don’t pay attention to the natural world; they just look down at their cell phones,” Riley says. “We’re more disconnected from nature all the time.” But his broader aim is to champion the oft-reviled birds in a city that once embraced them. A century ago, New York was home to an ethnically diverse community of pigeon fanciers with coops on rooftops across the five boroughs. The birds were raised as pets, or to be raced and “caught” in friendly games with neighbors. “Even in the 1980s, pigeon coops were all over the East Village and Lower East Side,” he laments. “Now there are only two in the entire borough of Manhattan.” Today, the last collectors are under pressure in other parts of the ever-gentrifying city.

Apple had a meeting with frustrated podcasters

Apple invited a group of  seven top podcasters to its headquarters, said the report, citing anonymous sources.  The podcasters reportedly discussed in "frank terms" their biggest issues to a roomful of Apple employees. Eddy Cue, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services, met with Apple employees in a subsequent closed-door meeting, according to the report.

Essential Android smartphones: May 2016 | ZDNet

Samsung's builds on its reputation for flagship handsets with yet premium handset. This, along with the more expensive Galaxy S7 Edge are among the best smartphones currently available.

What Twitter’s done to increase users (and please Wall Street) in 2016

That Twitter’s stock hit an all-time low this week doesn’t bode well, especially when you consider how many sweeping changes have happened this year, but the company was never going to turn things around overnight. If the great turnaround is to happen, it will require a great deal of patience.

British smartphone app Smartcoin wants to pay you to get fit

If Sweatcoin succeeds, the plan is for sweatcoins to be redeemable for actual cash. To accomplish this, Sweatcoin’s long-term plan is that insurers or employers might pay to buy the digital currency as an incentive to keep customers and employees fit — a move that could lead to significant savings for both companies and insurers.

Take a hike: How walking doubles your creativity

So they extended the research a little further. Once they knew that walking could impact creative thinking in the moment, they wanted to find out whether it could help with creative thinking after the event. They wanted to ask: did going for a walk and then sitting back down to work afterwards improve creativity as well?

How to set Facebook ad preferences (to only cheese puffs, if you'd like)

You might find some oddball ones, like mine here with “Sleep” and “Middle Finger” under Fitness, or “Human Hair Color” under Beauty (as opposed to… what?). Facebook’s not technically wrong – but if you disagree, you’re free to delete them from your preferences.

FormBox takes on 3D printers with an instant vacuum former

With the 3D mold in place, you can use this and pour other materials in to make more items like a candle holder, terrarium, light box, and chocolates. If you don’t have any object in mind, there will also be a library of items others have made for you to adapt from and/or create your own.

Apple Music's new student membership includes a 50 percent discount

Apple Music might be getting a  complete overhaul next month alongside a fresh marketing blitz, but that's not stopping Apple from trying to tempt more consumers over to the service in the meantime. Apple is launching an Apple Music student plan today that discounts the subscription service by a massive 50 percent. If you're part of an eligible college or university then you'll get to pay $4.99 per month instead of $9.99.

Bitcoin has a governance problem, no matter who created it

(Reuters) – As one would-be father of bitcoin falls by the wayside, squabbling among the web-based currency’s lead developers is exposing a fundamental flaw: it must evolve to meet growing demand, but may lack a governance structure to achieve this.

How to pursue your dream job without quitting your day job

By remaining employed as you develop, test, and sell your product you can lay a secure foundation and minimize the risks associated with bootstrapping a business. Here’s how to do it:

Firefighting in winter: Hazardous but beautiful

Fighting fires in extreme winter cold presents a host of unique challenges. Snow drifts can bury and obscure hydrants. Water can freeze on the inside and outside of hoses, damaging them or rendering them unusable. Icy roads can make it challenging for hulking fire engines to reach the scene of a blaze.

The Circles of American Financial Hell

Gabler, for his part, sent his daughters to private school—an enormous expenditure, but one that many families prioritize at the expense of financial well-being for fear of missing out on the winnings in a winner-take-all system. As Gabler writes, “We resolved to sacrifice our own comforts to give our daughters theirs.” Considering the stakes, this is not a mistake (despite what many commenters have insisted) but a rational response to the unequal distribution of America’s good schools and its prosperity more generally. And there’s reason to think this may yet pay off for Gabler. True, he has no savings. True, he lives very meagerly. But he has two very well-educated and successful daughters. They are, in a sense, his retirement plan: Barring extenuating circumstances, they will be in a position to care for him and his wife in their later years. We should all be so lucky.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 1000 Series: GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Arrive In May & June

At this time we don’t know GP104’s die size, but at fewer than half the transistors than GP100 it’s a safe bet that this is a die size in-line with previous first-run 104 GPUs such as GK104 and GF104, which were 294mm2 and 332mm2 respectively. GM204, by comparison, was a larger GPU, coming later in the lifetime of the 28nm process. What this means is that NVIDIA has spent some of their 16nm savings on bringing the die size back down as compared to GM204. 16nm is still relatively early in its life, and unlike Tesla P100 where customers will pay very high prices for early access to a lower-yielding chip, for consumer parts NVIDIA has needed to be more conservative. On that note, at this time it is not clear whether the GP104 in GTX 1080 is a fully enabled GP104 GPU, though traditionally it has been.

New app lets you access Amazon's Alexa on your iPhone

I bought the app and setup was very simple. You authenticate using your Amazon account (don’t worry, you’re not giving your login information to the app) and then access the features by tapping and holding on the screen and speaking, “Lexi, tell me the weather” or “Lexi, read me the news.” Lifting your finger off the screen will allow the app to process your voice requests.

What Apple Music can learn from Tidal

Commentary: The streaming music service co-owned by Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West can teach Apple a thing or two about thinking outside of the box.

This weekend's Kentucky Derby will be broadcast in VR

Saturday's festivities will be NBC's first live VR sports broadcast. However, NextVR has several live events under its belt, including working with Fox Sports on the aforementioned boxing and basketball streams. To provide the immersive visuals, five virtual reality cameras will be situated trackside for an uninterrupted view of the entire race and a glimpse of the owners' suites. There will be an two additional cameras in the paddock area to show the horses as they prepare to head to the starting gate.

China bans livestreams of people 'seductively' eating bananas

According to the BBC , the move is part of its ongoing effort to control “inappropriate and erotic” Web content. In addition to sexy banana eating, videos of people wearing stockings or suspenders are also prohibited.

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Apple Petitions to Sell Refurbished iPhones in India

NEW DELHI—India’s government is weighing a proposal by Apple Inc. to refurbish and sell secondhand iPhones in the country, officials said, as the tech giant tries to gain traction in a fast-growing and populous, but not very affluent, market.

19 companies that offer some of the best parental leave policies in America

Here are some companies that are making life for new parents that much better with generous parental leave policies:

Does Apple Music really need a major revamp?

But at the end of the day what I want from a music service is the ability to quickly and easily find and play the music I want. I appreciate the focus on discovering new songs and I love the playlists, but the UI is just not intuitive. There’s too much a lazy reliance on menus, and the omnipresent fear that it’s going to wreak havoc on your existing iTunes Library. This is all the kind of thing Apple can — and will — do better in the future, though. I never had much of a chance to look at Beats’ original music service, but from what I understand Apple didn’t fundamentally alter it so much as put an Apple sticker on it and get it out into the world.

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65 From XCOM to golems—cardboard games with digital brains
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