Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich

We know who will play young Han Solo in the next Star Wars movie

We know who will play young Han Solo in the next Star Wars movie

By about 27 mins ago.

The search is apparently over, Star Wars fans! Alden Ehrenreich, who starred in the Coen Brothers’ latest comedy Hail Caesar, will play young Han Solo in Disney’s 2018 Star Wars story. Recent rumors claimed he was the favorite to take over the role made famous by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy, and multiple reports now indicate that Disney made up its mind.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing Video

Watch: SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship

By about 56 mins ago.

Watch: SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship

In the early hours of the morning while you were sound asleep, the SpaceX team was hard at work. Elon Musk’s private space exploration endeavor on Friday attempted its most daring feat yet: landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space to deploy a satellite and supplies to the International Space Station.

Those who were awake to watch the mission unfold were prepared for the worst — after all, we’ve seen Space X rockets destroyed time after time while attempting far less dangerous feats. But the stars were apparently aligned on May 6th, and the reusable rocket touched down successfully. More →

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Canon T6i Bundle Amazon

WiFi-connected Canon DSLR discounted in an Amazon sale you won’t want to miss

By about 1 hour ago.

WiFi-connected Canon DSLR discounted in an Amazon sale you won’t want to miss

When you think of DSLR cameras, the first brand that comes to mind is Canon. The company is a clear leader in the DSLR space and it’s the go-to name for professional photographers. What you might not know if you’re an amateur or if you’re just getting started, however, is that Canon offers DSLR cameras for beginners and pros alike, covering a wide range of price points so that there’s something for everyone. And if you catch its DSLR cameras on sale, they get even more affordable.

Here’s one sale you won’t want to miss if you’re looking for one of the best entry-level to mid-range DSLR cameras in the world: From now through the end of the day on Saturday, May 7, Amazon is offering killer prices on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR with two different lens options. More →

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Apple Car

Apple eying a huge land purchase to test self-driving car tech

By about 2 hours ago.

Apple eying a huge land purchase to test self-driving car tech

Though Apple’s plan to develop and release an electric car has reportedly hit a few speed bumps over the past few months, the company seemingly has no intention of slowing down its car-oriented R&D anytime soon. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently eyeing an 800,000 square foot property in Silicon Valley as a testing ground for autonomous driving technologies it’s working on.

News of Apple’s interest in acquiring such a large parcel of land was sourced from Victor Coleman, the CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. For those unfamiliar, Hudson Pacific Properties a few years ago began buying up a ton of real estate in Silicon Valley, and today, the company commands an impressive inventory of real estate listings in the area. In any event, Coleman during a recent earnings conference call said that a number of big name companies – from Toyota to Google to Apple – have increasingly been eyeing large swaths of real estate across the entire Silicon Valley area.

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Game Changers

Viv Labs

Siri inventor to show off futuristic new AI software next week

By about 11 hours ago.

Siri inventor to show off futuristic new AI software next week

Next week at Disrupt NY 2016, Dag Kittlaus, a former Apple employee and one of the co-founders of Siri, will take the stage to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Kittlaus’ appearance, however, will be notable for another reason: the world will finally get a glimpse at a new and potentially revolutionary AI system that Kittlaus and his team at Viv Labs have been working over the past few years.

The forthcoming AI system is called Viv and it is already touted as being more advanced than Siri or any other intelligent assistant out on the market. Whereas a service like Siri can handle simple queries like What’s the weather like in Miami or What year was Michael Jordan born in?, Viv can process and answer multi-layered questions. As a quick example, Kittlaus a few weeks ago explained that Viv can handle a more complex query like, “Find me a flight to Dallas with a seat that Shaq could fit in” or “What’s the weather near the Super Bowl?”

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Jimmy Kimmel Texts Moms

Jimmy Kimmel staffers read out hilarious texts from their moms

By about 11 hours ago.

Jimmy Kimmel staffers read out hilarious texts from their moms

It will be Mother’s Day soon, which means you should be looking for special gifts and make time in your busy schedule to spend some time with mom. And you should probably check out Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious new segment on text messages from moms, and forward it to your mother.

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Game of Thrones Rickon Stark Returns

A forgotten ‘Game of Thrones’ character is finally returning to the show this season

By on May 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

A forgotten ‘Game of Thrones’ character is finally returning to the show this season

We’ve been reacquainted with nearly all of our favorite (and least favorite) characters throughout the first two episodes of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, but one character you probably don’t remember will be returning as well.

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Facebook Instagram Kid Hacker

10-year-old who got $10,000 for hacking Instagram reveals his other feats

By on May 5, 2016 at 8:25 PM.

10-year-old who got $10,000 for hacking Instagram reveals his other feats

What were you doing when you were just 10 years old? Were you able to find any software bugs and win a boatload of cash for it? I sure wasn’t, but a Finnish boy named Jani recently told Facebook about an Instagram bug would let anyone delete comments inside the app. The social network rewarded him with $10,000 for his discovery.

It turns out that Jani is not only good with computers already, but he has a great sense of humor. More →

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Galaxy S7 iPhone 6s Sales

Galaxy S7 beats iPhone 6s: Samsung takes back the top spot in the U.S.

By on May 5, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Galaxy S7 beats iPhone 6s: Samsung takes back the top spot in the U.S.

For the first time since April last year, Samsung regained the No. 1 spot in the U.S. smartphone market, new research shows. According to a new report from Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research seen by Business Korea, Samsung accounted for 28.8% of the U.S. market for the month of March – the Galaxy S7 was unveiled in late February at this year’s MWC 2016 mobile trade show. More →

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Game Of Thrones Intro

Must watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ intro remade as a ’90s TV show

By on May 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM.

Must watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ intro remade as a ’90s TV show

With Game of Thrones now chugging along in its 6th year, HBO’s wildly popular fantasy drama has been subject to a number of interesting fan-made recuts and mashups over the years. But perhaps the best we’ve seen yet comes in the form of a recently resurfaced video which reimagines the traditional Game of Thrones intro as an 80s or 90s sitcom.

From a more digitized theme song to a purposeful reduction in video quality, the intro mashup below really manages to capture the look and feel of what TV shows used to look like a few decades back. And as one commenter on YouTube astutely points out, you might be well advised to “watch in 144p for maximum effect!”

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HP Wireless Keyboard

8 different HP wireless keyboards and mice on sale starting at $10

By on May 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

8 different HP wireless keyboards and mice on sale starting at $10

Perhaps it’s time to replace your banged up old keyboard when the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz key that sticks. It just so happens that Amazon is having a big sale right now on wireless keyboards and mice from HP, and the prices are so low that they start at just over $10. There is absolutely no reason to go with wired accessories these days and HP is the best in the business, so be sure to check out all eight sale items below.

Note that these sale prices are good until the end of the day on Saturday, May 7, or while supplies l More →

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