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The Quiet Ones - Featurette
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville. Lionsgate presents and Exclusive Media presents in association with Traveling Picture Show Company a Hammer Films production in association with Midfield Films.

There's a Trap in the New Skylanders Game - GameSpot

There's a Trap in the New Skylanders Game


The magic of Skylanders--at least for its young target audience--has always been in how it mixes the physical and the virtual. For a kid, it's exciting to have physical, quality figurines to play with in the real world, before taking virtual avatars of those same ...
'Skylanders Trap Team' Masters Enemies In A Whole New Way Forbes
Newest Skylanders(R) Game -- Skylanders Trap Team(TM) -- Takes Toys-to-Life ... Wall Street Journal
Skylanders: Trap Team revealed, brings 'life to toys'
IGN  - Gamenguide  - Joystiq
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Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time (Matt Hamblen/Computerworld)

Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time  —  But iPhones and iPads still command top ad revenues  —  Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, beating out iPhones and iPads for the first time in the first quarter of 2014.

A contingent of U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday, the first of what will be a "persistent presence" of U.S. troops as the crisis in nearby Ukraine continues to unfold.

Jodie Foster
Surprise! Jodie Foster's now a married woman.

Can we save our body’s ecosystem from extinction? Our bodies are host to some 100 trillion bacteria – this is known as the human microbiome. Humans in the U.S. have lost a third of their microbial diversity, mostly on their skin and in their stomachs and digestive tracts
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Travelling through time on Google Maps -

Travelling through time on Google Maps
The new twist on time travel is debuting today as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month. Street View snapshots will now include an option to see what neighbourhoods and ...
Google turns Maps into a time machine SFGate (blog)
Go time traveling with Google Maps Computerworld
Google adds a sense of history to Street View with archive footage Register
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Virtual Baby Quail Tops the Video Menu for Nikon Small World -
You can see the insides of a tiny quail in its egg, slice by virtual slice, in an amazing video that took top honors in the third annual Nikon Small World in Motion competition. Portuguese biologist Gabriel Martins of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia won first ...
Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos Wired
Videos of Live Embryos, Cancer Cell Win 'Small World' Awards
Journey through quail embryo wins Nikon science video prize Reuters UK

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The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Will Brutalize The Internet
 The FCC will propose new net neutrality rules that at once protect content from discrimination, but also allow content companies to pay for preferential treatment. The news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, would in fact create a two-tiered system in which wealthy companies can "better serve the market" at the expense of younger, less well-capitalized firms. Read More

Funding Daily: A deluge of deals

Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Here are the day’s funding stories: Pure Storage puts away $225M The flash-storage mob has returned. …

Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets
Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyBio have found a gentler way to build these...

UK webhost 123-Reg in DDOS attack
Businesses using 123-Reg's web hosting service were knocked offline on Wednesday evening following a reported distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. 123-Reg is the UK's largest domain provider hosting over 1.4 million websites. The company said it was hit by a DDoS style attack that caused disruption to some customers on its shared hosting packages. DDoS attacks typically use a botnet of computers in a co-ordinated attack, driving web traffic to a particular website. The attack appeared to cause patchy service for websites hosted by the company for several hours with many customers taking to Twitter to vent their frustration. UK games and mobile apps… [Continue Reading]

Reading Into the Red Hat CentOS Deal
There was a somewhat quiet, cost-free acquisition of sorts in the Linux world earlier this year when Red Hat announced it was joining forces with Red Hat Enterprise Linux community clone CentOS. The move, which effectively brings organization, governance, backing and technology of CentOS under Red Hat's brim, is interesting for a few reasons.

Rocket launches and then LANDS on legs!
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket launched in McGregor, Texas. It reached about 820 feet high.

Women held in Cleveland basement seek Joan Rivers' apology

SiriusXM's "Howard Stern Birthday Bash" - Arrivals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Ukraine's neighbor hosts U.S. troops
U.S. Army paratroopers are the first part of what will be a "persistent presence" as the crisis in Ukraine unfolds.

Dutch scramble jets amid tension
Separately, Britain's HMS Dragon is keeping an eye on a Russian ship's transit. Officials say both incidents are fairly routine.

3-D imaging captures 1888 wreckage discovered in San Francisco Bay

This 2013 image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a multi-beam sonar profile view of the shipwreck of the iron and wood steamship City of Chester. In 1888 on a trip from the San Francisco bay to Eureka, the Chester was split in two by a ship more than twice its size, killing 16 people and becoming the bay's second-worst maritime disaster. Now, more than a century later, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team has found the shipwreck. The team came upon the wreckage in 217 feet of water just inside the Golden Gate while it was charting shipping channels. (AP Photo/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.

Zuckerberg: More Than 200 Million People Use Facebook Messenger (Mike Isaac/Re/code)

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Zuckerberg: More Than 200 Million People Use Facebook Messenger  —  Yes, Facebook is big on mobile.  But messaging on Facebook is pretty big on mobile, too.  —  More than 200 million people are regularly using Facebook Messenger, the company's mobile texting application for Android and iPhone …

"Inaccurate maps are valuable aids."
Made for French television to promote a map exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris Raúl Ruiz's (wiki imdb) Zig-Zag is a good place to begin one's trek through the Chilean artists work.

"The metafictional universe of Ruiz is neither real nor realistic — only possible, or let's say conceivable, because Ruiz thinks and films it. Whether this makes it good or bad, commercial or uncommercial, is another matter, existing off somewhere in a parallel universe."

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Six Functions of the Shot
Partially annotated filmography
Review of Poetics of Cinema

Some films: City of Pirates. Treasure Island. On Top of the Whale. Dog's Dialogue. La chouette aveugle. Tres Tristes Tigres. Histoire de Glace. Querelle de jardins.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may sport curved edges, display glass
A report on Wednesday claims Apple's next-generation iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets.

"Let's stop telling Adam and Steve jokes."
"We've run off at the mouth, said things we shouldn't have said. We've run around like a peacock all over the platform. We have said things because we were playing to the home team, and they all liked our act. On this issue, nobody likes our act, except the redneck factor." That was Pastor Greg Belser speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention's first ever conference on human sexuality currently being held in Nashville. As promising as those remarks are, however, Slate notes that the SBC still has a long way to go.

Tim Cook: Angela Ahrendts to join Apple next week, thanks outgoing CFO Peter Oppenheimer
During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call, chief executive Tim Cook said he looked forward to welcoming Angela Ahrendts as the company's new retail and online leader next week, while offering public thanks to outgoing chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer.

Not So Harmless? Pot Linked to Heart Problems
Pot may not have a chill, calming effect on everyone – evidence is emerging that for some people, smoking marijuana could increase the risk of heart problems, doctors say.

Conversnitch lamp listens to nearby conversations and posts transcribed audio to Twitter (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

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Conversnitch lamp listens to nearby conversations and posts transcribed audio to Twitter  —  An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations  —  As former NSA director Michael Hayden learned on an Amtrak train last year, anyone with a smartphone instantly can become a livetweeting snoop.

Net neutrality dead for good? FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Jon Brodkin /

Ars Technica:
Net neutrality dead for good?  FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  —  Computer History Museum  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15.

Microsoft, Equinix Look to Link Public, Private Clouds Securely
A new service offered by Microsoft and data center operator Equinix aims to securely link private IT systems with Azure's massive cloud-computing resources.

Researchers See New Importance in Y Chromosome - New York Times

Researchers See New Importance in Y Chromosome

New York Times
Besides its long-known role of reversing the default state of being female, the Y chromosome includes genes required for the general operation of the genome, according to two new surveys of its evolutionary history. These genes may represent a fundamental ...
Repreive For Men: Y Chromosome Is Not Vanishing Scientific American
Lowly Y chromosome may deserve some respect after all Christian Science Monitor
Male Or Female? Once Upon A Time, It Was Less Clear Science 2.0
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Execution case puts Oklahoma in legal bind

Execution Drug Oklahoma Lawsuit

Death row inmates benefited after challenging drug secrecy in civil court, not criminal.

Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled control computer - Register

Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled control computer

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a wander over the outside of the station to replace a critical backup computer that conked out. MDM. NASA doesn't do beige boxes, it prefers grey. Flight engineers Rick Mastracchio and Steve ...
Astronauts begin ISS space walk Live 5 News
NASA astronauts perform spacewalk outside the international space station USA TODAY
Spacewalking astronauts complete crucial repair job Fox News
Xinhua  - Sky News
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Siri Could Be Coming to Apple TV

"Siri, play Game of Thrones."

This could soon be a reality, according to recent reports that suggest Apple may be bringing its digital assistant to the Apple TV.

A line of code found in Apple's iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates Apple may have plans to add Siri functionality to its set-top box.

See also: Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Roku 3 vs. Chromecast

The code, which was first reported by 9to5Mac includes references to an "assistant," Apple's code name for Siri, according to 9to5, under features listed for the Apple TV.

Screen caps of the code, which is reportedly in files for both iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1, list 'assistant' as one of the properties that will be included in device family "3," which is Apple's designation for the Apple TV line Read more...

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One of Activision's top moneymakers gets a new entry in Skylanders: Trap Team
Like taxes, iPhones and, well, Madden, you can count on a new Skylanders game every year. If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, that may just be a symptom of not being around kids -- the toy / video game series is a dominant force in the kids...

Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan breaks off of Antarctica
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Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights' (Associated Press)

Associated Press:
Brazil enacts Internet ‘Bill of Rights’

What to expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update

Here's a look at some of the new features in Windows Phone 8.1

Just like Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update, its mobile OS is continuing to move forward with Windows Phone 8.1. This is a major upgrade which is free to all current Windows Phone 8 users, and set to be released sometime this summer (Northern Hemisphere). Availability will vary by device and carrier. Here's a look at some of its new features and what you can expect... Continue Reading What to expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update

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Play With Your Food for Our Snapchat Challenge

Playing with your food doesn’t have to be a dinnertime faux pas. Add a little flavor to your Snapchat game and craft your cuisine into an unforgettable snap for this week’s Mashable Snapchat Challenge

Whether it’s bringing your lunch to life or snapping a sandwich selfie, we’re expecting some delicious doodles. Send us sweet and savory snaps for this week’s food-themed challenge, and we’ll feature our favorites on Mashable.

See also: Next Up to Bat for Major League Baseball? Snapchat

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How to Enter the Challenge

  • If you haven’t already, add "Mashable" on Snapchat.

  • Send us your snaps by Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Be sure to select 10 seconds for your snap, as we’ll need time to absorb your snapsterpiece. Read more...

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Man killed in Utah court had promised judge he'd behave

This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded Angilau on Monday, April 21, 2014, in a new federal courthouse after Angilau rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses. The FBI said Angilau died Monday at the hospital. (AP Photo/Utah Department of Corrections)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tongan Crip gang defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows.

Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in NYC after fall

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NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

Tiny Insect Parts Revealed in New 3D, True-Color Images
A new scanning system, which uses basic equipment, can capture 3D models of insects in color.

GameStop investing $140M this year to expand its Spring Mobile and Simply Mac retail chains (Steve Kaskovich/Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Steve Kaskovich /

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
GameStop investing $140M this year to expand its Spring Mobile and Simply Mac retail chains  —  GameStop to ramp up expansion of wireless, Apple product stores  —  IRVING — GameStop plans to accelerate its expansion outside of video games into wireless and other consumer electronics retailing …

Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

The University of Michigan M, formed by exposing the microparticles to light

Military vehicles that change color to be dark at night, and camo-green in the daylight ... could such a thing be possible? Well, it's certainly closer to reality, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Michigan. Scientists there have created a solution that changes color when exposed to light, then changes back when the light is removed. If incorporated into a thin film coating, the result could be chameleon-like surfaces... Continue Reading Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

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Facebook makes $5.18/user annually in ad revenue in US and Canada, up more than 80% in a year (Ben Popper/The Verge)

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The Verge:
Facebook makes $5.18/user annually in ad revenue in US and Canada, up more than 80% in a year  —  Facebook now has more than a billion mobile users every month  —  Facebook reported its first-quarter earnings today, posting revenues of $2.5 billion and earnings per share of 34 cents.

Plane search: Object not likely of use
Australian officials say the object was found about 200 miles south of Perth and will be analyzed further.

Apple stock jumps on results, stock split
April 23 - Summary: Apple's 7-for-1 stock split; Facebook profit triples; stocks break six-day winning streak; Boeing earnings beat forecasts; Amazon's HBO deal. Bobbi Rebell reports.

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

Surrounded by bill supporters, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs House Bill 60 into law during a signing event Wednesday, April 23, 2013, in Ellijay, Ga. The bill makes several changes to the state's gun law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

Apple iTunes nears 800 million mark - CNET

Apple iTunes nears 800 million mark

CEO Tim Cook touts the now "staggering" number of iTunes accounts while discussing Apple's blowout quarter. by Charles Cooper · @coopeydoop; April 23, 2014 3:04 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr.
Apps featured by Apple or Google get 6 times the downloads and 9 times the ... VentureBeat
iTunes Now Has Nearly 800 Million Accounts, Most With Credit Cards Attached TechCrunch
iTunes by the Numbers: 800M Accounts, $5.2B in Billings, 70B App Downloads Mac Rumors
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Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs, Which Are Now Far From A Hobby
 The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace for a killer year even with new offerings from Amazon and Roku. Read More

iTunes by the Numbers: 800M Accounts, $5.2B in Billings, 70B App Downloads (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Juli Clover /

iTunes by the Numbers: 800M Accounts, $5.2B in Billings, 70B App Downloads  —  During its financial results call covering the first calendar quarter and second fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes stores, which have become an increasingly important revenue source …

Confirmed: Facebook is building an ad network

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg today confirmed reports that the social-networking company is building a mobile ad network for developers. During Facebook’s Q1 2014 earnings call, Sandberg stated: “We are in very early testing for a mobile ad network. …

Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut
As the tail end of Apple's quarterly conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook threw out a somewhat surprising statistic, saying the company has sold some 20 million Apple TV units since the unit launched in 2007.

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