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Star Trek 3 to be directed by Fast & Furious filmmaker Justin Lin

The third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise will reportedly be directed by Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin, who replaces Roberto Orci.
Computing

Apple deploys automatic OS X security update for the first time

A severe flaw in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) that allows for remote code execution has forced Apple to push an automatic update of Mac OS X for the first time in the company's history.
Cars

Instead of an Alfa Spider, the Mazda MX-5 could morph into a new Abarth

Instead of sharing its bones with the new Alfa Romeo Spider, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata could form the basis for a new Fiat Abarth model, which would be the first standalone Abarth in years.
Mobile

Mozilla means business with the mid-range KDDI Fx0 Firefox phone

Mozilla and Japanese carrier KDDI teamed up to make the first mid-range Firefox OS smartphone. The Fx0 has mid-range specs, a HD screen, a Qualcomm processor, and supports 4G LTE. It even has an intriguing design.
Movies & TV

Pee-Wee Herman returns, with some help from Judd Apatow and Netflix

Another film featuring Paul Reubens as the wacky Pee-Wee Herman is on the way, with Judd Apatow producing the film and a debut on Netflix expected.
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Shopping for a sofa? This app will let you see it in 3D inside your house

When shopping for new furniture, one of the most difficult things is picturing how an unwieldily object will fit into your space. Loft's new app, Rooomy, lets you upload a photo of your room and get a 3D view of the furniture in your living…
Computing

North Korea’s Internet goes dark after Sony hack debacle

A weekend of network instability in North Korea has cumulated in a full-blown nationwide outage. The reason behind the sudden collapse is unknown, but an attack by outside forces is heavily suspected.
Cars

Tesla drivers on the go, rejoice: Model S owners invited into pilot battery swap program

Tesla announced it is beginning its first pilot battery swap program in Harris Ranch, CA. Invited owners will be able to get a new, fully charged battery pack in their Model S in three minutes for “slightly less than a full tank of…
Cars

Volkswagen’s 2015 Golf R cleared for launch with pre-orders starting January 8

Volkswagen has announced it will begin accepting pre-orders for the 2015 Golf R on January 8th. The exclusive pre-order features a limited run of 500 vehicles, each with Lapiz Blue Metallic paint and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
Gaming

Race dirt bikes, solve murders, and slay monsters in January’s Xbox Games with Gold

Just when you might have caught up on the deluge of major games that came out over the last few months, Microsoft has announced another round of free Games with Gold for January.
Mobile

This new smartphone gives you cool iPhone 5C looks and Galaxy S4 specs for just $160

Meizu, a Chinese smartphone brand, has announced the M1 Note. Designed to take on the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, it has iPhone 5C looks, a very strong feature list, and a surprisingly low price.