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Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Karissa Bell
Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually boots and is able to launch an app. See also: Google Went Public 10 Years Ago, But It's Still Not a 'Conventional' Company Project Ara is Google's ambitious plan for modular smartphones that have interchangeable pieces. The idea is to create phones whose individual components, like the processor, display, or camera, can be swapped out individually so users have more ways to customize their devices at a lower cost The latest prototype, called Spiral One, is the most functional Ara prototype yet. In the video demo, the Android device is powered up, the display unlocked and an app launched— though the three-minute video only contains about 15 seconds of footage of the device while it's actually turned on. Read more...More about Google, Mobile, Gadgets, Tech, and Project Ara

Man in Teletubby costume breaks into home, steals leftover Chinese food

Brian Koerber
Sometimes the urge to eat good General Tso's chicken is too strong. In this installment of embarrassing Halloween stories, 20-year-old Lehigh Universtity student Terez Sharek Owens was arrested on Sunday after breaking into his friend's home and stealing Chinese food from the fridge while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume. Owens was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief See also: Visitors in Lake Tahoe are taking too many bear selfies Video: YouTube, TeletubbiesAccording to The Morning Call, police received several phone calls from residents just before 2 a.m. reporting that someone had entered the house by breaking the glass on the home's rear door. The victims told police that the man took the leftovers, put them into a black purse and left the residence. Read more...More about Halloween, Funny, Watercooler, Conversations, and Weird News

Victor Zsasz's 'Gotham' debut looks incredible

Sandra Gonzalez
Zsasz is coming, y'all, and it's going to be awesome On Monday, Anthony Carrigan, who recently portrayed The Mist on CW's The Flash, visits Gotham as supervillain and serial killer Victor Zsasz. And in a just-released sneak peek at the episode, we get our first extended look at his debut, which looks fantastic and totally creepy. See also: Alfred Is About to Show His 'Badass' Side on 'Gotham' The episode, titled "Penguin's Umbrella," also happens to be one of star Robin Lord Taylor's favorite episodes, as it finds his character Penguin "embracing his role in the city and making strides to fulfill his destiny." "It's a really exciting moment," he told Mashable earlier this week during an exclusive sit down Read more...More about Television, Entertainment, Tv, and Gotham