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The Interview hasn't just had its premiere canceled, Sony is putting everything about the film on ice. Variety quotes a Sony spokesperson as saying "Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film." Read more...

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Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie's premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.Read more...

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J. R. R. Tolkien's posthumous The Silmarillion describes the universe where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. It has all the secrets of Middle Earth, from individual characters to the genesis of wizards, elves, orcs, or men. This must-watch short explainer reveals its crucial elements in four minutes.Read more...

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There's a lot of dangerous hijinks in Home Alone, so it makes sense to use a stuntman to get 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin out of harm's way. But it's not like they could use another child for those wild stunts, instead the movie used a 30-year-old man who was roughly the same size as Macaulay Culkin.Read more...

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The office apps that make up Google Drive enable you to insert links to any page on the Web, but you can also link to other documents, spreadsheets and presentations inside your own account. Here's how to get the feature set up and how to make sure you're not sharing something you shouldn't.Read more...

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Sony just confirmed that after major pushback from theaters, it's no longer going to release The Interview on December 25th entirely. Read more...

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You've probably heard the story of the painter who was able to perfectly match the color of a room to a priceless vase by simply painting the vase to match. That's the basic idea behind this matching Waltz Cup & Saucer set, whose mirror-finished tea cup will match any surface on which it's placed. Read more...

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If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments.Read more...

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Visiting dangerous places, leaving cell signal behind, traveling by yourself and just generally taking risks? Well, guess what? At some point, it's going to go badly for you. Likely when you least expect it. Here's what I've learned about self rescue. Read more...

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With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool's new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more energy-efficient, it also means it doesn't need to vent all that humid air outside. In other words, you can install it pretty much anywhere.Read more...

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As eerily predicted in 1998's Small Soldiers, a Japanese robotics company called Speecys is developing what it claims to be the world's first robotic action figure that can move and pose all by itself—no imagination required.Read more...

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Praise consumerism. There's no better feeling than ripping open present and seeing what's inside. So for our Christmas Shooting Challenge, let us open gifts with you. Create GIFs, photographing a present at various stages of undress.Read more...

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With the announcement today that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba, we expect a lot to change. Some travel restrictions will be loosened (though not lifted altogether), Americans will soon be able to bring back $100 worth of Cuban cigars and rum. But will Cuba start cashing the checks we've been sending them since 1959 to lease Guantanamo Bay?Read more...

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This is a day in the life of Conga, a dog that loves the snow-covered mountains of Bariloche, Argentina. And when I say love, I really mean love. The energy and happiness of this creature are contagious. I want to do like Santiago Guzman, who followed her like in a real life Adventure Time episode. A joyous film.Read more...

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Despite the FBI saying just a few days ago that there was "no attribution to North Korea at this point," ABC News is reporting that federal cyber-security sources "close to the investigation" have indeed confirmed that the FBI does have reason to believe that North Korea may be involved in some capacity after all. Read more...

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There have been a lot of bad news this year. And a lot of good ones too. Sadly, many of the good ones never get the proper coverage they need and they get lost in the storm of crap that we have to suffer every day. Luckily, Bill Gates has highlighted the best five news of 2014 that you probably missed.Read more...

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The top five theater circuits in North America have decided to drop The Interview, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy about assassinating Kim Jong-Un that has been under scrutiny after hackers released a trove of Sony Pictures' emails and files claiming to be a retaliatory North Korea.Read more...

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Netflix premiered its new original series Marco Polo a few days ago. It tells the story of the famous explorer in the court of Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan. I haven't seen it yet but its beautiful title sequence has convinced me to give it a go.Read more...

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Impressive photo of the giant tubes that house four of the 24 Trident II D5 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM) carried by Ohio-class nuclear submarines. 14 of these submarines travel for months underwater, carrying fifty percent of all the active thermonuclear warheads in the US arsenal.Read more...

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Tor is having a bit of a crisis, as it's become increasingly clear that the wildly popular network isn't the internet invisibility cloak it was once thought to be. Don't panic. It's not perfect, but it's still the best we've got.Read more...

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Good news if you're not all that brilliant at snapping Facebook photos on the go: Mark Zuckerberg and his algorithms will now automatically enhance images for you , no extra work required. But what if you don't want your images tampered with? What if you really were going for that badly lit, washed out look? Here's how to disable the new feature, should you wish to.Read more...

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The holidays are great: You probably get some days off work. There is usually tasty dip at parties. You can gaze out a snow-rimmed window as a fire crackles in the background. Read more...

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Rosetta's lander is hibernating on a comet now, waiting for a brighter sun . The mission's scientists, though, have been hard at work, scrutinizing reams of data and predicting how the lander could wake up. At the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting today, Rosetta's scientists dropped some intriguing hints of what's to come.Read more...

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Even die-hard Apple owners probably have a few devices around the house that charge over Micro USB, and this cord can charge them all. Great stocking stuffer. [Skiva MFi-Certified Dual Micro USB/Lightning Cable, $10]Read more...

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Even if you saw every movie that came out this year, it's unlikely you can recall the poster art for most of them. That's where Adrian Curry, the purveyor of the excellent Tumblr Movie Poster of the Week, comes in. Curry recently rounded up the best poster designs of the year on Mubi.com's Notebook—check them out below.Read more...

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