The Next Xbox’s original television line up may be headed up by ‘Heroes’
Microsoft is taking aim at Netflix, Hulu, and every cable channel and network in the land with its Next Xbox, a console as devoted to television as it to games. What shows will Microsoft pepper into its original content slate to compete? A resurrected Heroes for starters.
Jay-Z, Kate Middleton, China first lady on Time's most influential list
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay-Z, Pakistan teenager Mulala Yousufzai, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and SpaceX founder Elon Musk were on Thursday named among Time magazine's most... ...
ABC delays bomb-themed ''Castle'' episode after Boston bombings
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bomb-themed episode of U.S. television crime drama "Castle" has been rescheduled because of its close timing to Monday's deadly bombings in Boston. ...
U.S. carriers set up warnings to prevent 'bill shock'
U.S. mobile operators will warn subscribers when they're heading toward a big bill, after most carriers agreed to send email or text alerts when users are about to exceed their monthly usage limits or start using international roaming.Carriers serving 97 percent of U.S. mobile users instituted the alerts before a Wednesday deadline, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday. Service providers agreed to provide the alerts in 2011 after a change in the voluntary Consumer Code ...
Will ask our batsmen to make more runs, says Punjab coach Lehmann
Lehmann said they cannot worry too much about the past and need to move on to the next game. He felt that Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist has done a good job as skipper and hoped he would do well with the bat too in the remaining matches.
Dean Cain -- Superman's Birthday Present ... From the Tax Man
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to spoil Superman's birthday with a single tax bill ...Dean Cain, who played the Man of Steel in the '90s TV show "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," has been hit…
Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice
A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit inside a “credit-card thin” device. The batteries use a design that offers a much larger surface area for the cathode and anode which improves discharge as well as charge rate. ...
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US Nintendo downloads: Lego City Undercover 3DS, Pokémon DLC
All this week's new digital content. Nintendo has released this week's list of new digital content for its gaming platforms.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesWii U and 3DS game releases to 'increase dramatically' in 2013Bethesda to reveal mystery game tomorrowBeyond: Two Souls box art revealedBatman: Arkham Origins villains revealed via marketing picStar Trek 'Making of' part 3: Achieving authenticity    ...
US Nintendo downloads: Lego City Undercover 3DS, Pokémon DLC
All this week's new digital content. Nintendo has released this week's list of new digital content for its gaming platforms.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesWii U and 3DS game releases to 'increase dramatically' in 2013Bethesda to reveal mystery game tomorrowBeyond: Two Souls box art revealedBatman: Arkham Origins villains revealed via marketing picStar Trek 'Making of' part 3: Achieving authenticity    ...
Amazon blocks Apple in Goodreads purchase
Today it’s become apparent that Amazon’s recent purchase of the social networking website Goodreads has blocked another heavy hitter from teaming up. The report comes from a source who says none other than Apple was about to sign a deal with Goodreads for book recommendations with their iBooks program through Goodreads when Amazon showed up with a large sum of cash. This breakup is said to have knocked out a deal that was in the works for over a year. The tip comes from an inside s...
Microsoft files patent for new open windows viewer
Microsoft last week filed a patent application for a new method of browsing through open windows on the desktop that builds on an older, now-abandoned feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The application, which was published April 11 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), outlines a way to view the current open windows on the desktop and lets users cycle through those windows until the desired one is in focus. At first glance, the patent—dubbed ”System and Method for Visually B...
IPL 6: Delhi still winless after 86-run loss against CSK
MS Dhoni and Mike Hussey combined to set a tough 170-run target for Delhi before seeing the hosts collapse for just 83 runs.
Golden Globes 2014: Date Announced for Next Year's Ceremony
Awards season may have just ended, but Hollywood is already gearing up for next year's big shows. The date for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards has been set for January 12, 2014. The show, taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will air live from 8 to 11 p.m. EST and 5 to 8 p.m. PST on NBC. Nominations will be announced on December 12 at 8 a.m. Last year's telecast -- hosted by the much-celebrated team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler -- was the show's highest rated in six years, nabbing 19.7...
Explained: CISPA: what it is and what you need to know
CISPA stands for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, and it also stands as one of the most controversial pieces of legislation of 2013. That's because it's a cybersecurity bill that calls for government and private companies to share information with each other, putting privacy advocates on edge.Formally known as H.R. 624, CISPA 2012 was authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). It's is a lengthy 27-page bil...
Taylor Swift On the Hunt Again -- For Mansions
For everyone who thought Taylor Swift was a little psycho for allegedly buying a house in Hyannis Port, MA to be next door to her BF ... well it may be she's just a smart real estate investor, because she's done it again in a WAY more exclusive…
One Year Later, Twice As Many Democrats Vote For Cybersecurity Bill And Defy Obama
So much for President Obama’s election mandate and the notion that Democrats are concerned about privacy. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which has been caught in the centuries old debate over privacy vs. security. The House passage isn’t particularly interesting, since, like last year, CISPA may die in the Senate. The big news: more than twice as many Democrats voted for CISPA this year than in ...
Star Trek 'Making of' part 3: Achieving authenticity
Developers and actors discuss the value of be authentically Star Trek. The latest 'Making of' video for Namco Bandai's Star Trek game focuses on how the game will achieve authenticity with such a big franchise.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesXbox team reportedly testing smartwatch prototypesWii U and 3DS game releases to 'increase dramatically' in 2013Bethesda to reveal mystery game tomorrowBeyond: Two Souls box art revealedBatman: Arkham Origins villains revealed via marketing...
United Nations says Syria conflict a humanitarian catastrophe
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syrian families have been burned in their homes, people bombed waiting for bread, children tortured, raped and murdered and cities reduced to rubble in Syria's two-year-old war that has sparked a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations said on Thursday. ...
Spas for pigs, dogs with psychics: meet the "Spoiled Rotten Pets"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every dog has its day, and for Afghan pooch Aiden, today is for dancing lessons while cats Lucky and Missy are legally guaranteed their nightly shrimp dinners according to... ...