Star Wars: The Force Awakens to show on all IMAX screens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to show on all IMAX screens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take over all IMAX large-format screens in North America, it is being reported, as well as most of the IMAX screens abroad. Though it is not the first movie to be given such an honor, it is still a big deal, and is disappointing news for those behind other big films set to premiere in December. The newest Star Wars movie will be arriving on December 18; a portion of it was filmed with IMAX cameras to better leverage the related displays.

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Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

This week *it would appear that a relatively wide variety of Galaxy smartphone devices will be receiving an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google's latest operating system will be delivered to the newest set of Samsung smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You'll also find this update coming to the Galaxy Tab A tablet and a set of devices released over the past year or two.

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10 car makers sued over keyless ignition dangers

10 car makers sued over keyless ignition dangers

Newer vehicles equipped with a keyless ignition may potentially be deadly if adequate safety measures aren't implemented. We've seen reports in the past of drivers forgetting to power their car off after parking it in the garage, only to later discover that it is still running and has produced a build-up of potentially lethal carbon monoxide. Now 10 auto makers in the United States have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the issue has resulted in 13 deaths due to what is said to be a "defect" with the vehicles.

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Intel invests $60M in drone maker Yuneec for future collaboration

Intel invests $60M in drone maker Yuneec for future collaboration

This week the folks at Intel Capital have announced a $60-million dollar investment in Yuneec, a worldwide leaker in electric aviation. This investment appears to be centered on Intel's interest in drone electronics, specifically with devices like the Yuneec Electric Aviation's Typhoon Q500 quadcopter with 4K video recording capabilities. This collaboration will "bring together two leading technologies with a shared commitment to innovation" - in short, they'll be flying more soon.

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Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

The television network USA has announced that it will postpone the Mr. Robot season finale for one week. The decision was made in light of the tragic and senseless deaths of two Roanoke TV station's employees. The Mr. Robot season finale, says USA Network, includes a scene that is similar in nature to the Virginia tragedy, and while the network stresses that the two are not related (the episode was filmed before the incident), it has elected to postpone airing the episode out of respect for the victims and all affected.

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Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes can’t stop teasing its super-luxe S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz will officially reveal its super-luxury S-Class Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the German automaker can’t stop teasing the drop-top beforehand. Following the artist’s sketch of the convertible shown off earlier this month, the new image contrasts the upcoming car against its closest predecessor, a soft-top dating back almost four and a half decades.

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LawBreakers trailer destroys Earth’s moon, fudges science a bit

LawBreakers trailer destroys Earth’s moon, fudges science a bit

In the first trailer for the Boss Key production LawBreakers, this game suggests what might happen were our moon to suddenly explode. They suggest that this explosion was caused by humans - that'd be a feat in and of itself: this massive rock is 3,475 km in diameter and not an easy nut to crack. The moon would require the equivalent of 30 trillion megatons of TNT to destroy - 600 billion nuclear warheads or more. Luckily, "clandestine government testing on the lunar surface" has this covered.

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Silk Road competitor Agora closes over Tor vulnerability

Silk Road competitor Agora closes over Tor vulnerability

The government may have taken down Silk Road (and its successor Silk Road 2.0), but that underground market was merely a drop in the ocean, and one of its biggest competitors, Agora, remains live. Or, at least, it did until just recently. The darknet market has been taken offline by its administrators over fears that a security flaw could allow its servers to be located. The concerns revolve around a security issue with the Tor network detailed last month by MIT.

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Rovio, maker of Angry Birds, to layoff a third of its workers

Rovio, maker of Angry Birds, to layoff a third of its workers

Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise, has bitten off more than it can chew, and as a result will be “restructuring” its business. The restructuring, in this case, will involve laying off about a third of its workforce, which amounts to up to 260 employees. This isn't the first such company to suffer layoffs and setbacks following waning consumer interest and a focus that is spread too broadly. Zynga is the most notable example.

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How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

Google's YouTube Gaming app and web browser-based user interface for YouTube Gaming launch in full. Today we're having a peek at the mobile app version of YouTube Gaming - with an Android app to start. This app will be released to iOS soon. Inside this app is a collection of game streams where only pre-recorded videos were before. Inside this app is YouTube with a pure gaming focus - with more than a little bit of an aim for the audience that until now belonged almost exclusively to Twitch.

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IRS hit with lawsuit over recent taxpayer data hack

IRS hit with lawsuit over recent taxpayer data hack

The massive IRS data breach has resulted in a lawsuit from affected taxpayers. The hack was announced in May, and affected about 330,000 (or more) taxpayers who used the IRS’ “Get Transcript” service. The hackers, who are said to have originated from Russia, made off with sensitive personal details, including social security numbers and home addresses. Using this information, the hackers then spoofed tax paperwork and were able to steal millions in refunds.

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