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See Stan Lee as a cartoon in his ‘Big Hero 6′ cameo

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LOS ANGELES — Though Big Hero 6 wasn’t technically a Marvel movie, its Marvel Comics origins all but required that Walt Disney Animation Studios consider two key elements: a post-credits stinger and a Stan Lee cameo.

They obliged on both counts — and in one fell swoop, Big Hero 6 gave us the first cartoon version of Stan Lee on the bigscreen.

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If you still haven’t seen the film, by all means do — not only is…

UK cyber-security expert warns self-driving cars could be hacked

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LONDON — Self-driving cars could be seen on the streets of Britain from next year, but according to the Institute of Engineering and Technology‘s cyber-security lead they could be vulnerable to attack from hackers.

Speaking at the launch of an IET report on the future of autonomous vehicles, Hugh Boyes warned that software systems must become more reliable before the public can have confidence in computer-controlled vehicles.

“Recent…

UK cyber-security expert warns self-driving cars could be hacked

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LONDON — Self-driving cars could be seen on the streets of Britain from next year, but according to the Institute of Engineering and Technology‘s cyber-security lead they could be vulnerable to attack from hackers.

Speaking at the launch of an IET report on the future of autonomous vehicles, Hugh Boyes warned that software systems must become more reliable before the public can have confidence in computer-controlled vehicles.

“Recent…

Theme parks are trying incorporate tech to lure you off the couch

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ORLANDO, Florida — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high-resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun — real-life fun.

A decade or two ago, folks went to theme parks, big and small, to experience the latest in entertainment and technology. Now, attractions need to come up with something better than the amazing quality of entertainment you…

Bryan Adams’ iconic album ‘Reckless’ turns 30

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Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. With genre trends and throwbacks, we synthesize music and nostalgia.

This month, Canadian musician Bryan Adams is celebrating something big, even for him — and we’re talking about the the artist that’s sold ~65 million albums. The “Summer of ’69″ rocker’s hit album Reckless turns 30Reckless, which was released on November 5, 1984 (Adams’ 25th birthday), was number one on the Billboard 200 and had a whopping…

‘The Graduate’ Director Mike Nichols dead at 83

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Film and stage director, writer, producer and Academy Award winner Mike Nichols has died Wednesday evening at 83 years of age, ABC reports

Nichols’ illustrious career includes the legendary movie The Graduate, for which he had won the Acadamy Award for Best Director in 1968.

He is also known for adapting Edward Albee’s famous play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for the big screen. His other noteworthy films include the adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel…

Sorry, Travis, but I’m boycotting Uber

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It pains me to have to delete the Uber app; in fact, I’ve been procrastinating on pulling the trigger all day. I’ve grown loyal to the service over the last couple of years, and you can see just how pro-Uber I was in this anti-taxi opinion piece from earlier this year.

Like many a user, I’ve been mesmerized by its efficiency. I’ve loved watching the swift, real-time approach of my rides on the app’s map; I’ve thrilled at the seamlessness of the tip-free transaction. So much so that I never…

Drones ‘flying off the shelves’ ahead of UK’s festive season

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LONDON — The skies will be busier on Christmas morning, thanks to this year’s big ticket item. Drones, in all shapes and sizes, are filling pre-Christmas gift-buying lists ahead of the festive season

In the electronics stores, drones are, as one store assistant described it, almost “literally flying off the shelves.” Stocked under “great gift ideas” signage, they are one of the big gadget presents of the year.

The…

HBO picks up ‘Westworld’ series starring Anthony Hopkins

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Is it too early to say we’re excited about the latest news from Camp HBO? Probably. But we are

The network announced Monday it has ordered to series a show based on the 1973 sci-fi drama by Michael Crichton, Westworld, which centers on a mind-bending amusement park where humans and life-like robots interact as part of the one-of-a-kind experience

The series, executive produced by Interstellar

New York City approves use of Google Chromebooks in public schools

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The New York City Department of Education announced Monday that it had approved Google’s Chromebooks for use in the city’s public classrooms — which represent roughly 1 million students and 1,800 schools.

The DOE also authorized the use of Google Apps for Education, and put together a guide to implementing Chromebooks and Google utilities into the classroom.

Google has touted Chromebooks as useful education tools in the past, and indeed,…