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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

With The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters this week, it's high time you read up on the making of the film and it's future as spoken by the stars themselves, today's interview being with none other than Dennis Leary. Playing the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy's father, Leary lets it be known that he's not letting go of the series as easily as the classic plot-line surrounding his character would suggest. Note that this interview is especially littered with swearwords and spoilers galore, so if you're rather young or don't want to know what happens to Leary's character in the movie specifically, watch out - otherwise dip in on this rather candid talk with the actor.

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Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

This week Google has let it be known that they're cutting projects from several sectors in their software and online business, starting with Google Video and ending with a bad sign for a dying Nokia mobile OS. The first cut is Google Video, a website and ecosystem that came before YouTube and stayed around long after Google had purchased the most famous video website on earth. Next is iGoogle, a customizable homepage for the web made for RSS feeds, widgets, and a bunch of other oddities - this system will be cut in 16 months while Google Video will be cut on August 20th, with videos being transferred to YouTube as we speak.

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RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

After a disastrous earnings call that revealed that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed to the first quarter of next year, and the announcement that 5,000 further jobs would be cut from the company, things definitely weren’t look good for RIM. The current CEO, Thorsten Heins, has taken to the airwaves to say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the company, and that it isn’t “in a death spiral.”

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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Verizon pioneering 911 texting service

Verizon pioneering 911 texting service

Although it is sure to pose a lot of problems, the idea of being able to send a text message to emergency services is something that is long overdue. Texting is becoming the primary means of communication for Americans throughout the country. You can think of many reasons where it might be more useful to text - when you're in a noisy situation and can't speak clearly, or when you're in a life-or-death spot and can't talk. Or, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Bee deaths down to agriculture not armageddon say researchers

Bee deaths down to agriculture not armageddon say researchers

Dramatically falling bee populations aren't a sign of the impending apocalypse or even a hive-mind abandoning Earth but the side-effect of neonicotinoid insecticides discovered to be highly toxic to honeybees. Researchers at Purdue University found the insecticides - which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds prior to planing, Science Daily reports - cause tremors, loss of coordination and convulsions, before eventually death, in bees. However, discovering the cause of the decline is only part of the problem: bee populations in the US continue to dive by around a third each year, the Purdue team believes.

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Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

There's a lot to be said about the Q1 2012 sales report from Apple today, but one point stands out like a beacon: with 37,044,000 units and 24,417,000,000 (that's $24 billion) in revenue from iPhone and related products and services. This is compared to the units and revenue from the same category during Q4 of 2011 which ads up to 16,235,000 units and 10,468,000,000 in revenue - this means that Apple has more than DOUBLED their units and revenue in one quarter. Of course this includes the holiday season once Apple's Q1 started, so it's not that big a deal, right?

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Apple e-textbook project code-named “Bliss,” inspired by Al Gore’s “Our Choice”

Apple e-textbook project code-named “Bliss,” inspired by Al Gore’s “Our Choice”

We've heard plenty of speculation surrounding Apple's upcoming event in New York City, where the company is expected to unveil an educational product. It's believed to be a digital textbook publishing tool or a "GarageBand for eBooks," a project that Steve Jobs himself worked on for several years before his death. And now, tips from AppleInsider reveal some more details about the project, including that it's internally code-named "Bliss."

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Ferrari-powered death machine is the way to go

Ferrari-powered death machine is the way to go

Oh hell yea, this may be the most awesome bit of death machine engineering in history of things sure to kill or maim. What you are looking at here is a 250hp, Ferrari-powered quad with slicks all around. This little beast is called the Lazareth Wazuma V8F. The beastie gets a 3.0L Ferrari V8 engine hiding underneath that thin bodywork.

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GM will buy Volts back from owners worried about a fiery death

GM will buy Volts back from owners worried about a fiery death

The GM Volt extended range hybrid has been in the news a lot lately after a test vehicle caught fire in the test center parking lot three weeks after a side impact crash test. The fire sparked a wider investigation into the Volt and other vehicles that use similar battery packs. Three more Volt vehicles were tested and two of them also had battery issues, one caught fire after a side impact crash test and the other smoked and emitted sparks. This has led to some worry among owners of the Volt and GM is doing all it can to make them feel better, including offering to buy the cars back.

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