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Astronomers capture video of platinum-laden ‘trillion-dollar asteroid’ zooming past Earth

Unlike all the other space rocks that come hurtling past our home planet every month, the asteroid known as 2011 UW158 happens to contain somewhere around $5.4 trillion dollars worth of platinum, give or take a few billion.

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Looking to rent a nice summer home? There’s a site for that

Not all of us can afford a summer home, but if you want to rent one, you've likely been to sites like VRBO and Homeaway. aggregates all these listings in one place, and just secured $16 million in funding.


CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is behind U2’s tour art

The stunning imagery created for the band's tour by artist Jeff Frost is actually time-lapse footage from CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The message behind the dizzying array of colors is meant to be the "neural net of humanity,"

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Major labels consider yanking music videos from YouTube, says report

Major label execs may be forced to remove their tunes from YouTube unless the site makes a change, according to a NY Post report. Execs told the Post that YouTube is one of the industry's worst partners: it pays creators little, lacks transparency. 


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.


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.


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.


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.