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15-Year-Old Lego Genius Animates Movie Scenes in Brick Form



Morgan Spence has a talent for bringing piles of Lego bricks to life through the art of stop-motion animation

So when Lego artist Warren Elsmore gave the 15-year-old a two-week deadline to create a promotional video for Elsmore’s upcoming book, Spence gladly accepted the challenge. The resulting video is a brief stop-motion homage to famous films created entirely from Lego bricks.

The clip references 13 classics, including The Wizard of Oz,…

After Trademark Flap, Deadmau5 Says Disney Asked for Help with New Fantasia



Deadmau5 stoked the fire of an ongoing legal feud with Disney this week when the EDM star submitted more than 1,000 pages of material to the U.S. Trademark Office countering the media giant’s efforts to block the trademark application for his signature “Mau5head” logo.

In the lengthy document, released by the The Hollywood Reporter, the musician also known as Joel Zimmerman claims Disney sought to collaborate with him on a number of projects, including the scoring of a live concert series…

My Friend the ISIS Captive



Seeing a beloved friend as an ISIS hostage jars the soul

I stared at my Twitter feed, trying to process that the man I once called a legend of emergency relief could appear in the now-familiar orange jumpsuit, with a black-clad executioner looming over him

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whom I knew as Peter, appeared on screen after the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning earlier this month. ISIS militants threatened to kill him next if American airstrikes don’t stop.

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Southwest and Virgin America Launch Routes From Dallas Love Field Airport



Southwest Airlines and Virgin America launched new long-distance routes from Dallas Love Field on Monday. The opening marks the end of the Wright Amendment, the decades-old law that had prohibited flights out of the airport in order to protect Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Love Field, which is home base for Southwest and something of an experiment for Virgin, is located closer to downtown Dallas, making the airport more convenient for business travelers

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Your Sales Strategy Shouldn’t Rely on a Cold Call



This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

There’s a reason people are glued to their cellphones — and it doesn’t have anything to do with web browsing, GPS or streaming capabilities. Fancy features are just icing on the mobile cake. We’re attached to these devices because they connect us to the people who matter. Whether the voice on the other end is my wife,…

Why ‘Twin Peaks’ Isn’t Just a TV Show — It’s an Obsession



LOS ANGELES — Perhaps you’ve never seen an episode of Twin Peaks, though it is flooding your timeline, dominating the conversations around your cubicle and is definitely coming up the next time you talk to your parents.

If so, you’re probably wondering: Why all the fuss about this show that came out 25 years ago, was canceled after two seasons and a prequel movie — Fire Walk With Me — which opened to a laughable $1.8 million at the box office?

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GM’s 71st Recall of the Year Affects 524,000 Vehicles



DETROIT — General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

The biggest of the new recalls covers just over 430,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X SUVs, mainly in North America. The company says some rear suspension nuts may not have been tightened properly. That could cause the toe link adjuster to separate from the suspension, possibly causing a crash.

Another covers the Chevrolet Spark mini car…

Michael Phelps Arrested for Second DUI



Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, was arrested in Maryland on Tuesday for a driving under the influence, Maryland Transportation Authority confirms via statement

Phelps, 29, was pulled over in the Fort McHenry Tunnel by Maryland Transit Authority police, around 1:40 a.m. in his white 2014 Land Rover, for excessive speeding (84 MPH in a 45 MPH zone), the statement reads

The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated an enforcement…

Codementor Gets You Programming Help When You Need It



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The hardest part about programming is running into a problem that seems unsolvable, until 20 hours later, you’ve cracked the code, whether through scouring Stack Overflow questions or applying brute force in a non-stop, snack-powered…

37,000 Pounds of Rotting Frozen Chicken Abandoned at Truck Stop



After a failed ransom attempt, a truck driver abandoned nearly 37,000 pounds of rotting frozen chicken near a Montana truck stop, leaving rancid juices dripping out of the semi-trailer.

The load was surrounded by flies and crime scene tape on Thursday as temperatures topped 90 degrees.

Thief abandons truck full of rotting chicken http://t.co/bg2cj2rvNn pic.twitter.com/WMfmzerkOy

— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 25, 2014