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One man’s shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging

What's worse than having to wait to get your shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Getting it and then watching it explode while charging, as this member of the social media site Baidu experienced.
Movies & TV

BBC America to air ‘Star Trek’ marathon, ‘Sherlock’ ahead of ‘Dirk Gently’ premiere

BBC America is giving viewers good reason to tune in this fall. The network has positioned a Star Trek marathon and episodes of hit series like Sherlock ahead of the fall premiere of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Movies & TV

Doug Liman leaves ‘Gambit’ movie for WB’s ‘Justice League Dark’

Doug Liman has taken over directing duties on Dark Universe, the Justice League Dark movie that Guillermo del Toro was previously attached to, after exiting the upcoming X-Men spinoff movie Gambit.
Home Theater

Best Buy bets big on hi-res audio with over 250 listening stations nationwide

After debuting in 82 locations last year, Best Buy is rolling out more Sony-developed hi-res listening stations in Magnolia Home Theater locations across the nation for a total of more than 250.

Super-thin laptops based on Intel’s “Apollo Lake” CPUs may ditch replaceable RAM

To provide an even thinner form factor, OEM's using Intel's new "Apollo Lake" Atom processors may go with soldered memory in upcoming laptops. That will lock users out of future upgrades.

Zenimax alleges John Carmack stole documents to help Oculus develop Rift

John Carmack's former employer, Bethesda parent company ZeniMax, alleges that the programmer stole copyrighted documents to develop the Oculus Rift. ZeniMax first filed a suit against Oculus more than two years ago.
Cool Tech

Texas girl, 5, is pretty in pink with prosthetic arm 3D-printed at public library

Texas girl Katelyn Vincik, 5, recently received a custom 3D-printed prosthetic arm (in pink!), courtesy of her nearby library and some freely-provided open source blueprints.

‘Toejam & Earl’ makes its long-awaited comeback in 2017, thanks to Adult Swim

Adult Swim Games is publishing a new ToeJam & Earl game for PCs and consoles that pays tribute to the series' formative years on the 16-bit Sega Genesis while adding new features like online multiplayer.

‘Lumines: Puzzle & Music’ coming to mobile next week

A teaser trailer has launched for Lumines: Puzzle & Music for iOS and Android revealing a release date for September 1. The game will feature classic as well as multiplayer modes.

New HTTPS exploit leaves hundreds of sites vulnerable, but there’s an easy fix

Researchers at INRIA, the French national research institute for computer science, have devised a new way to decrypt secret cookies which could leave your passwords vulnerable to theft.

September’s Games With Gold on Xbox Live feature ‘Forza Horizon,’ ‘Mirror’s Edge’

Microsoft's Larry Hryb, known to gamers as Major Nelson, has revealed the free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers next month. The games include Forza Horizon, Mirror's Edge, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and Earthlock:…

Why the first Apple Watch RPG isn’t worth your time

Cosmos Rings, an Apple Watch exclusive role-playing game from the makers of Final Fantasy, doesn’t play to the platform’s strengths.