Please spare a thought for those alone this Christmas

Please spare a thought for those alone this Christmas

12/25 15:24 Anonymous 0

But as you celebrate being with those you love, please spare a thought for those who, perhaps through painful or unfortunate circumstance, are on their own.If there's one day on which gadgets can make the world a better place, it's this one.

Elon Musk brilliantly sums up sad state of 2017

Elon Musk brilliantly sums up sad state of 2017

12/24 15:23 Anonymous 0

The tech world, supposedly the home of rational thought and inspiration, has suddenly become a target of criticism, rather than an object of drooling.Every week, there seems another scandal, another hack, another incident of sexual harassment that a tech company forgot to tell us about.

Google, NORAD trackers go live as Santa Claus takes off

Google, NORAD trackers go live as Santa Claus takes off

12/24 11:23 Anonymous 0

While few of us actually roast chestnuts on an open fire anymore (or really even know what chestnuts are), a few new 21st century traditions fill in each year, like firing up the Santa Tracker app on our mobile devices to monitor Kris Kringle's progress.The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has an app for checking in St.

Looking back on science and entertainment icons lost in 2017

Looking back on science and entertainment icons lost in 2017

12/24 09:24 Anonymous 0

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Bloody good Nelsan Ellis' character Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood" was killed off early in Charlaine Harris' book series.Stormy weather Bill Paxton's resume is varied, with several of his movies, including "Aliens," "Apollo 13" and "Twister," making the science-and-space film fan's list of favorites.

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Behold the grandeur of the Vienna State Opera House

12/24 07:22 Anonymous 0

That, and the construction, meant my tour didn't go up the central staircase, but that didn't stop me.The ceiling fresco, "Fortuna, ihre Gaben streuend" ("Fortune, scattering her gifts") was painted by Viennese painter Franz Josef Dobiaschofsky, who died two years before the opera house was completed.

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Hidden gems of 2017: TV and movies you might have missed

12/23 09:21 Anonymous 0

Hidden gems of 2017



'Mosaic'



'American Vandal'



'The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel'



'Glow'



'The Good Place'



'Dark'



'The Orville'



'The Incredible Jessica James'



'The Tick'



'Big Mouth'



'Channel Zero: No-End House'



'Wormwood'



'A Christmas Prince'











There are so many great TV shows and films out there that you'd be forgiven for missing out on the lesser-known titles.

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Ranking the CGI characters of 2017's biggest films

12/23 09:21 Anonymous 0

The rise of CGI characters



Which CGI characters qualify?Neomorph/Xenomorph from "Alien: Covenant"



Steppenwolf from "Justice League"



Ares from "Wonder Woman"



The Asset from "The Shape of Water"



Supreme Leader Snoke from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"



The Pearls from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"



Korg from "Thor: Ragnarok"



Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"



King Kong from "Kong: Skull Island"



Baby Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"



The Beast from "Beauty and the Beast"



The Hulk from "Thor: Ragnarok"



Bad Ape from "War for the Planet of the Apes"



Paddington from "Paddington 2"



Caesar from "War for the Planet of the Apes"

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AMG and Linkin Park team up to give electric sports cars a new voice

12/22 19:20 Anonymous 0

There's thinking outside of the box, and then there's letting Linkin Park help decide what your next generation of electric cars will sound like, and that's precisely what Mercedes-AMG is doing.Whether they sound like rock concerts or the Jetsons car or rap air horns remains to be seen as AMG hasn't yet settled one sound in particular.