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ObamaCare Contractor Won't Guess When Site Will Work

Capitol Hill testimony results in lots of finger-pointing

(Newser) - It doesn't exactly inspire hope that the ObamaCare website will be zipping along anytime soon: Asked today during testimony on Capitol Hill when the problems will be fixed, a VP for main contractor CGI responded, "I cannot give you an exact date," reports the Guardian . "I... More »

Sorry, Internet: Baby-Snatching Eagle Video Is Phony

But more than one source was duped

(Newser) - If you were completely amazed by that video of a golden eagle snatching a baby in a Montreal park, you weren't alone. Unfortunately, you were also fooled. The vid is almost certainly fake, and Gawker has the details on how you can tell:
  • Red flag No 1: The video
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Flying Man a Hoax: CGI Experts

They've spotted telltale giveaways: Gizmodo

(Newser) - Did the sight of a man apparently soaring through the air on bird-like wings fill you with a childlike sense of wonder? Well, we hate to tell you this, but it's a hoax. Gizmodo suspected as much, so it asked the guys at Industrial Light and Magic to take... More »

The Best Summer Blockbusters

'Jaws' takes top honors, but some surprises make the list

(Newser) - Summer is all about the beach and blockbusters, and Time Out New York set out on a big mission: To rank the 30 best. It set a few restrictions—films had to hit theaters between May and August, had to gross more than $100 million globally, and couldn't be surprise... More »

B.C. a Mammoth Waste of Time

CGI wizardry doesn't sustain 10,000 B.C.

(Newser) - The prehistoric adventure 10,000 B.C. isn't just a spectacle of cutting-edge effects, it's "a tedious bore in which grubby people stand around muttering in a variety of badly chosen accents," writes Josh Tyler in Cinema Blend. Unfortunately for writer/director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After ... More »

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