We're all over the map in trailers this week: a few Oscar taunts, a couple documentaries, a handful of scary offerings coming to screens big and small, and two movies that Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence probably hope you won't hold against them (we're still just glad you're here, J.Law!). Get ready to ride the roller coaster of emotions from war torn Germany to racially-segregated Paris to the hills of Industrial Revolution Appalachia. Just watch out for zombies along the way.
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A new car sharing service sidesteps the biggest problems with EV technology.
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For the last several years, the New York artist has fastidiously tracked the phrase "working on my novel" as used on Twitter. His new book, Working On My Novel, collects hundreds of these tiny declarations of literary intent. It's a clever conceit, but it's also something more. Taken together, the messages make for a poignant picture of creativity---and life in general---in age of social media.
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Apple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet to fix the security issues that resulted in a highly public violation of its users’ privacy: the leak of dozens […]
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A joint team of engineers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have printed an ant-sized radio onto a silicon chip that harvests energy from the signals it receives.
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The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."
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Anastasia Taylor-Lind had been in Kiev about two weeks when she noticed something unusual early one morning as the city began to stir: There were more photojournalists than protesters on the barricades of Independence Square, where thousands would gather each day to topple then-president Victor Yanukovych. At that moment, the photographer realized she'd have to do something different if she wanted her images to stand out from the torrent of images coming out of Ukraine.
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Concept cars as statements of the future: Unrestrained by safety regulations and practicality, automakers use them to show off their visions of what their products may look like in years to come. The reasonable ones often make it to production, like the Ford Atlas that presaged the 2015 F-150. The crazier ones… not so much. […]
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The first wristwatches were a flop. Called bracelet watches, they were seen as a rather unseemly replacement for the pocketwatch, a more discreet means of keeping track of the time. Though mass-produced versions first emerged in the 1880s, it wasn’t until 1927 that U.S.-made wristwatches finally outstripped sales of their entrenched competitor. It took a […]
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Neurosurgeons in China have reported the case of a 24-year-old woman who, after a series of brain scans to investigate dizziness, has just discovered she was born without a cerebellum. This cauliflower-like structure looks like a mini brain (its name is Latin for “little brain”) and it hangs off the back of its bigger brother. […]
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