Snubbing the snubbers: Only 12 of the BBC’s 100 Greatest American Films won the Oscar

You’d think that the majority of Oscar winners for Best Picture would make a list of best American films. This wasn't the case for BBC Culture’s list of 100 Greatest American Films, which was compiled by polling 62 critics on films from the past 90 years.

Movies & TV

The Cougar 550M is the perfect mouse for some gamers, but will leave others wanting

With a no-nonsense feature set and top-notch performance, the Cougar 550M is a great choice among gaming mice - depending on what genres you play.

  • Pros: Lightweight , Great clicking action , Rugged, malleable cord…
  • Cons: Short on buttons , Design looks chintzy , Awkward DPI switch…

When Motorola gives you this much phone for $400, Samsung and Apple look silly

Motorola’s Moto X Style Pure Edition is $200+ cheaper than the competition, but it’s got super high-end specs onboard. We go hands on with Motorola’s most gorgeous phone.

  • Pros: Excellent value for the $400 price , Stylish look and…
  • Cons: Not the fastest processor , Camera requires longer tests

Seth Rogen crashes a church service on Christmas Eve in The Night Before trailer

The trailer for The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie, celebrates Christmas Eve in crazy ways. From a Miley Cyrus cameo to a box of magic mushrooms, three childhood friends redefine the holiday spirit.

HBO Now signs new deal with Verizon, opening up to ‘100 million’ potential customers

HBO Now may get a boost in a new multi-platform agreement between HBO and Verizon. Broadband and wireless users will be able to subscribe to the standalone HBO service directly through Verizon, with possible bundling into Verizon's coming mobile video service

If you work at a construction site and are really clumsy, the Cat S40 might be worth a look

Caterpillar announced the Cat S40, a rugged smartphone that looks to dull your clumsiness by including shock- and drop-proof certification. The S40 will be available on August 1 in more than 60 countries.

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HTC kicks off its Summer Sale event with a cool 25 percent off the HTC One M9 and more

HTC announced its Summer Sale, which seems to be a yearly tradition at this point. This year, the company offers a wide array of discounts on everything from the One M9 to the Nexus 9, as well as a wide swath of accessories.

Mobile

Apple’s first car could be built, sold, and serviced through BMW

According to German sources, Apple is in talks with BMW to use the i3 platform as the foundation for the tech company's first car. Styling would resemble a minivan instead of the i3's hatchback design.

Cars

Social acceptance of e-cigarettes is on the rise, and that may be a problem

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has now been vastly attributed to the "cool factor" that comes along with seeing friends and families taking a drag from one of these battery powered devices.

Health & Fitness

South Park’s 19th season headlines Comedy Central fall schedule

While Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show is likely to cause some frayed nerves at the network, South Park is heading into its 19th season and shows no signs of slowing down

Movies & TV

Michael Moore skewers American war policy in documentary, Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore's latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, will debut in September at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning filmmaker managed to keep the news quiet until the TIFF announcement.

Kanye West throws his mic, storms off stage at Pan Am Games performance

Kanye West was the headlining act for Toronto's Pan Am Games on Sunday. However, the rapper stormed off stage without an explanation before his set ended because of a technical error relating to mic issues.

Music

White House response to petition for Edward Snowden’s pardon — “No”

The White House has shot down a two year old petition that had called for the pardon of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, with the administration maintaining its hard line stance on the issue.

Web

Watch this guy control his Lego robot by moving around in a Lego exoskeleton

Danny Benedettelli's next step in his Cyclops project is a functional robot which he can wirelessly control by wearing an exoskeleton made up of Legos.

Cool Tech

Microsoft’s Arrow launcher for Android is super simple and elegant

If you want a new look for your Android phone, but don't want to get caught up with a ton of customization, then take a look at Arrow. It's a new launcher from Microsoft that displays the stuff that matters.

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