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Get rarities by author Neil Gaiman -- and pay what you want for them

Rare, never-before-published books, poems, comics, speeches and more (including a novel about the band Duran Duran) by author Neil Gaiman are now available digitally on Humble Bundle.

By September 9, 2015


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By September 8, 2015


These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By June 1, 2015


Chinese authorities pay visits to Uber offices

Officials in Guangzhou and Chengdu have investigated two Uber offices in China, as part of the government crackdown on the taxi-hailing app's operations.

By May 7, 2015


'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015


Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014


To infinity: How Pixar brought computers to the movies

From CNET Magazine: "Toy Story," the first full-length computer-animated movie, turns 20 this month. Behind Woody and Buzz are a bunch of computer graphics geeks who, with help from Steve Jobs, changed movies forever.

By November 12, 2015


Make your own creepy Necronomicon grimoire from 'Evil Dead'

AWE Me's latest "DIY Prop Shop" episode shows you how to make your very own Necronomicon from the horror classic. Monsters not included.

By October 29, 2015


Latest chapter on Google Books: Court says it's legal under fair use

US appeals court OKs book-scanning project because it makes only excerpts available. Authors say they'll appeal again, citing threat to "literary heritage."

By October 16, 2015


Microsoft delighting almost as much as Apple, study says

Technically Incorrect: A market research company says it's looked at over 900,000 consumer reviews of tech products and Redmond is beginning to delight in a big way. Google, however, has problems.

By October 26, 2015