Sony in talks to sell loss-making PC Vaio business
Sony Corp is in talks with investment fund Japan Industrial Partners to sell its loss-making Vaio personal computer division, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.   A new company would be set up by Japan Industrial Partners to take over the Vaio brand’s operations in Japan, according to the plan under consideration, the source said. Financial details and stakeholdings in the new entity were still being discussed.   Sony is also considering a withdrawal from overs...
North and South Korea discuss reunions under shadow of war drills
SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea discussed holding reunions between families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War on Wednesday, as Pyongyang mounted pressure on Seoul to cancel U.S.-South Korean military drills. ...
Ancient Native American site could stymie Miami high-rise developers
MIAMI (Reuters) - The unearthing of the remains of a 2,000-year-old Native American village where downtown Miami meets Biscayne Bay has thrown a wrench into a multibillion-dollar development project... ...
DARPA Open Catalog brings its open source offerings to the public
DARPA has announced the launch of a public website offering anyone access to its open source offerings, the Open Catalog. With this comes the hope easy access will facilitate more … Continue reading
For 'Monuments Men,' George Clooney gets surprise German gift
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the most ambitious of his five films as director, George Clooney assembled a top-shelf cast of fellow actors to play art experts tasked with retrieving artistic treasure stolen by the Germans during World War Two. ...
Olivia Newton-John Announces ‘Summer Nights’ Las Vegas Residency
Olivia Newton-John has announced a 45-date Las Vegas residency at The Flamingo. The Australian icon will set up shop in the Donny and Marie Showroom from April 8 until the end of summer. Her Summer Nights show promises solo hits like “Physical” and “Xanadu” as well as Grease classics like “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and “You’re The One That I Want”. The ageless 65-year-old follows in the footsteps of fellow divas Celine Dion, Shania Twa...
George Clooney Was Held at Gunpoint in Darfur
George Clooney may rule the movies, but he's also a committed humanitarian, especially with his work to highlight war-torn region Darfur. But according to Clooney, that work can be a bit treacherous, as he revealed while recounting a harrowing experience he had in the region in a new interview with Variety. Clooney, who has appeared in a documentary about Darfur, discussed one particular episode that highlighted exactly the type of violence that has defined the region for years. "We got stop...
George Clooney Was Held at Gunpoint in Darfur
George Clooney may rule the movies, but he's also a committed humanitarian, especially with his work to highlight war-torn region Darfur. But according to Clooney, that work can be a bit treacherous, as he revealed while recounting a harrowing experience he had in the region in a new interview with Variety. Clooney, who has appeared in a documentary about Darfur, discussed one particular episode that highlighted exactly the type of violence that has defined the region for years. "We got stop...
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Withdrew $1,200 in Cash Day Before Death
Philip Seymour Hoffman made multiple cash withdrawls from a supermarket ATM -- totaling $1200 -- the day before his death ... this according to law enforcement sources.TMZ has confirmed Hoffman withdrew the money in six transactions inside the…
Apple And Others Fund $750 Million In Education Gadgets And Internet Broadband
Major tech companies are giving away $750 million worth of products to help bridge the digital divide. During a speech earlier today, Obama gave details about the pledges from the tech companies, along with a commitment to connect more schools with broadband Internet. Here’s the breakdown: Apple’s pledging $100 million in iPads, Macbooks, products and teacher training. AT&T is giving $100 million in mobile broadband for 3 years to middle schools and for teacher development. The...
AAA game business 'not healthy' says Just Cause dev
Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg weighs in on risk-heavy industry. Just Cause creator and Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg says the AAA game development business is "not healthy", despite two strong console launches.Click here to read the full article      ...
Facing scandal at home, Christie set to launch national tour
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Battling investigations over the "Bridgegate" scandal in his home state, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to embark on a national tour that will give him a chance to raise money for fellow Republicans, woo conservatives and show party leaders that he is not politically toxic. ...
Utah state attorneys argue children at risk from gay marriage
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah attorneys seeking to overturn a federal court decision that struck down a state ban on gay marriage have argued in appeals papers that prohibiting same-sex unions is... ...
Shimano CM-1000 Sports Camera brings 16MP sensor and 1080p video
Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though … Continue reading
Russian punk band tell New York ahead of Sochi they will perform again
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot may have remade themselves as global human rights advocates since their imprisonment for hooliganism, but on Tuesday they vowed to return to the stage as performers. ...
Neneh Cherry And Robyn Debut “Out Of The Black” (Bouvet Remix): Listen To Their Duet
Neneh Cherry will drop her Blank Project comeback album on February 25 — a mere 18 years after releasing Man in 1996. Joining the “Buffalo Stance” diva on her much-welcomed return is fellow Swede Robyn. They unite for a duet called “Out Of The Black” and kindly posted a remix online today (February 4). Given the experimental nature of Blank Project, the ’80s pop-influenced mix (courtesy of Norwegian DJ Bouvet) is surprisingly fun and melodic. &ldquo...
Neneh Cherry And Robyn Debut “Out Of The Black” (Bouvet Remix): Listen To Their Duet
Neneh Cherry will drop her Blank Project comeback album on February 25 — a mere 18 years after releasing Man in 1996. Joining the “Buffalo Stance” diva on her much-welcomed return is fellow Swede Robyn. They unite for a duet called “Out Of The Black” and kindly posted a remix online today (February 4). Given the experimental nature of Blank Project, the ’80s pop-influenced mix (courtesy of Norwegian DJ Bouvet) is surprisingly fun and melodic. &ldquo...
Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges in New York
Ross Ulbricht, alleged creator of the online black market Silk Road, was indicted in New York Tuesday on narcotics, money laundering and so-called “kingpin” charges, and faces up to life in prison. Authorities say Ulbricht created in 2011 the Silk Road, a site that was used to sell drugs including heroin and ecstasy, as well as hacking tools and other goods. He was arrested in October when federal agents picked him up in a San Francisco public library. Prosecutors say his pseudonyms ...
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a very short and pricey prologue
The upcoming prologue for Metal Gear Solid V, titled Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, is reportedly said to be very short (under two hours) and it will still cost between $20 to $40. The post Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a very short and pricey prologue appeared first on Digital Trends.
The David O. Russell-Scripted 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Ambles Forward
It's been delayed so many times that it's starting to resemble its titular subjects, but it seems that at long last, the big screen adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is finally getting off the ground.Dread Central reports that production should begin soon on the flick, which follows the plot of Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice," except, as rewritten by novelist Seth Grahame-Smith, it has also been infused with a zombie plague. Burr Steers ("17 Again") will direct, while...