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'Mario Kart: Fury Road' is the Mad Max mashup that needed to happen most

Whether you're teaming up with Bowser or running from postapocalyptic psycho guitarists, the worlds of Mario and Mad Max blen…

  • After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension KEN DILANIAN - Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015
    FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

  • How Disney Imagineering revealed the secrets of Tomorrowland two years ago

    Tomorrowland is now in theaters, and since the project was mysteriously announced four years ago it’s appeared to be many things: an ‘80s-style children’s adventure, a mysterious sci-fi tale of interlocking mysteries, and — as I mentioned in our review — a story about the hope and optimism that technology and exploration …

  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer - Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015
    After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot ...

  • Senate votes down USA Freedom Act, putting bulk surveillance powers in jeopardy

    In a midnight session, the Senate has voted down the USA Freedom Act, putting one of the legal bedrocks of the NSA's bulk surveillance programs into jeopardy. The Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of the month, and the USA Freedom Act would have extended large portions of the act in modified form. Tonight's failure …

  • (Reuters) - An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday. AdultFriendFinder.com, part of Sunnyvale, California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc, said it had contacted law enforcement, …

  • Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015
    This June 30, 2014 photo,  surfers ride waves in Ship Bottom, N.J. on Long Beach Island. Two New Jersey lawmakers on Friday May 22, 2015 called on Rutgers University to cancel planned ocean blasting tests off Long Beach island that they say will harm marine life and threaten new Jersey's crucial tourism industry. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.

  • The 31-year-old convicted of running a huge criminal website asks to be spared a life sentence

    AP Photo/Elizabeth Wlliams Defendant Ross William Ulbricht in … Continued The post The 31-year-old convicted of running a huge criminal website asks to be spared a life sentence appeared first on Business Insider.

  • Uptime Institute's new IT stamp of approval rewards data center efficiency Michael Kassner - TechRepublic - Sat, May 23, 2015
    Uptime Institute's new IT stamp of approval rewards data center efficiency

    Uptime Institute's Efficient IT is a new approval rating that scores data centers on efficiency. Read about the rating's two award levels.

  • Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

    The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

  • Nokia CEO: We don't know yet if we'll sell Here mapping business Don Reisinger - @ CNET - Fri, May 22, 2015
    Nokia CEO: We don't know yet if we'll sell Here mapping business

    Here has attracted suitors including German automakers and Uber, but Nokia says it needs more time to determine whether a sale makes sense.

  • Snapchat job posting hints at big 2016 election plans Chris Welch - @ The Verge - Fri, May 22, 2015
    Snapchat job posting hints at big 2016 election plans

    Snapchat is specifically looking for people who want to help cover the 2016 election. "We're looking for political junkies and news aficionados to join our team in NYC to help review Snaps that are submitted to Our Story events, and cover the 2016 presidential race and other news events for Snapchat," reads the position's …

  • When Marnie Was There review: is this Studio Ghibli's last-ever movie?

    All indications are that When Marnie Was There will be the last Studio Ghibli feature film for a long time, if not forever. On the surface, When Marnie Was There has few of the hallmarks of Ghibli’s best-known films, and it doesn’t reach the creative heights of Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, …

  • The Verge summer movie guide: the biggest and buzziest films of the season

    Updated May 21st with reviews for Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland, and Pixar's Inside Out. Review: With Age of Ultron, has the Marvel universe outgrown Joss Whedon? To see Pitch Perfect is to love it.

  • How Apple's court-appointed monitor became Cupertino's most wanted Colin Lecher - @ The Verge - Fri, May 22, 2015
    How Apple's court-appointed monitor became Cupertino's most wanted

    Michael Bromwich was in court with the most powerful company and the top government law agency in the country when he seemed to get antsy. Apple and the United States Department of Justice had, after all, been exchanging jabs about him. Wanting to interject would be understandable, considering how long Bromwich and Apple …

  • Pebble Time smartwatch on track to start shipping May 27 Kevin Tofel - @ ZDNet - Fri, May 22, 2015
    Pebble Time smartwatch on track to start shipping May 27

    The first batch of smartwatches are nearly on their way to owners as Pebble is in the home stretch of a sprint to combat the Apple Watch.