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LG develops smartphone display with super-thin bezel



Does your phone lack screen real estate?

That might seem like a strange question, given that smartphones seem to grow in size with each generation. But if you don’t have the palms to hold a phablet, LG has developed an LCD panel for smartphones that obliterates the frame — called the bezel — that surrounds phone displays. That way you get maximum screenage. In fact, judging by LG’s promo photos, the device looks a bit jarring, as if the screen doesn’t have much of a frame at all

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‘I Am Big Bird’ Documentary Will Nest in Theaters This Spring



Tribeca Film will transport Sesame Street fans back to their childhoods when it brings the heartwarming documentary I Am Big Bird to theaters in early 2015

The company announced Monday that they’d purchased the US distribution rights to I Am Big Bird, directed and produced by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker, and plan a theatrical and VOD release in the first quarter.

I Am Big Bird tells the story of Caroll Spinney, now 80, who’s played…

13 Ferocious Hybrid Animals to Creep You Out



The first scientist to examine the platypus believed it to be a hoax, but the creepy animal was not a hybrid of a duck, beaver and otter — it turned out to be real.

Despite the living, breathing freak of nature, there are plenty of fictional hybrid animals dreamed up by digital artists with too much Photoshop skills.

We’re big fans of the subreddit based around hybrid animals, so when artist Sarah DeRemer sent us her animal food mashup, we were…

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Doused: Amazon Takes $170 Million Hit on Fire Phone



Jeff Bezos likes to take big shots. That means big hits and big misses.

The Fire Phone, at least so far, is a big, big miss

Amazon announced that it has taken a $170 million write down on its Fire phone. The news came in the midst of the company’s disappointing fiscal year fourth-quarter earnings. Amazon shares fell 11% in after-hour trading.

Yeah, sounds like a $170 million write down for Amazon Fire phone: “inventory evaluations and…

Monster Solar Flare Erupts From Jupiter-Sized Sunspot



A monster solar flare erupted early on Oct. 19 from a huge sunspot that may just be getting warmed up.

The sun fired off an X-class solar flare — the most powerful type — that peaked at 1:01 a.m. EDT (5:01 GMT). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured photos and video of the intense sun storm, which researchers classified as an X1.1 flare.

The flare erupted from a sunspot called AR (Active Region) 2192, which has since grown to become 78,000 miles (125,000 kilometers) wide,…

Simple Home Design Ideas to Impress the Neighbors



If we walked into your house right now, what would we find? Would you sprint ahead to tidy up? Is there an uncomfortable lack of personal effects in your home?

Like it or not, we are all judged by the homes we live in. So it’s important to know how best to utilize your space to create a pleasant experience for all. Focus on building a home — big or small s— that works for you. You’ll be amazed at the difference an organized home can…

Jill Abramson’s Post-NYT Plans? A Startup, of Course



Jill Abramson said in an interview late Monday that she is in the planning stages of a new startup that will focus on one big story annually. It will be her first big move since she was fired as executive editor at The New York Times.

Speaking to NPR radio station WBUR, Abramson said she is working with entrepreneur and journalist Steve Brill and speaking to investors.

The goal, she said, is to dive deep on one story per year.


Water ‘Not a Political Game’ Says California Governor



“The hydrological cycle is not a political game,” California Gov. Jerry Brown stressed at a water policy conference Monday. Sheryl Sandberg also urged policy reform, saying Facebook’s efficiencies depend on reliable energy and water

“We understand how important water is to the underpinnings of the knowledge economy,” Sheryl Sandberg told the audience as she opened the New Directions for U.S. Water Policy conference. Tech companies require large amounts of water and power to run their…

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Hurricane Ana to Miss Hawaii But Brings Strong Winds, Big Waves



Hurricane Ana is expected to miss Hawaii, passing 115 miles southwest of Kauai and 120 miles southwest of Oahu Saturday night, but that isn’t stopping strong winds and heavy rainfall

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has described the 120-mile distance from Kauai as “dangerously close” as the Category 1 hurricane prompted tropical storm warnings for Kauai County, including Kauai and the smaller island of Niihau, as well as a tropical storm watch for Oahu. A tropical storm watch had been…

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Move Over, ‘Let It Go’: Here’s Your New Disney Addiction



Let go of “Let It Go.”

Disney is heavily teasing Big Hero 6, the studio’s animated follow-up to Frozen, with Fall Out Boy’s “Immortals,” a song the band recorded just for the film. While it may not reach the Oscar-winning heights of “Let It Go,” it’s pretty darn catchy

Disney used the tune in its Big Hero 6 sizzle reel (watch below) at New York Comic Con. The film comes out Nov. 7.

Big Hero 6, inspired by Marvel’s…