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January 3, 2014 2:46 PM A Tablet for Children That Comes With Its Own Penguins

Now DreamWorks has partnered with a technology company, Fuhu, on an even more immediate way to reach itty-bitty eyeballs, a highly coveted audience: a tablet computer for children that the studio will be able to program much like a cable channel. “We could push out a new character moment every day of the year,” said Jim Mainard, head of digital strategy 30

December 3, 2013 3:05 PM Netflix, DreamWorks team up for children's programming

A deal with Dreamworks Animation means more original programming for children. A deal with DreamWorks Animation represents the streaming service's largest push yet into original programming. Turbo F.A.S.T., a 26-episode series based on Turbo, a feature film about racing snails, will be released Dec. 24 to its 39 million worldwide subscribers, the first 34

November 20, 2013 1:55 AM Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" Music Video Is Unlike Anything She's Done Before

The Prism singer released the official music video for her John Mayer-inspired single "Unconditionally," and there's not one whipped cream-shooting brassiere or bright blue wig in sight. Steering away from her usual colorful, campy and high-energy videos which produce laughs, Perry's latest seems to focus more on the track while also being artistic 36

September 26, 2013 10:31 AM Mass Whale Stranding Proven to Be Caused by Sonar

A report released yesterday by a panel of scientists, conservation organizations and government agencies have positively linked a mass stranding of whales to sonar used by Exxon/Mobile during an offshore survey. In this case, the whales fled the area prior to the seismic phase of the survey, which shows that even this type of sonar (also used by military 65

June 25, 2013 6:02 PM Video Game Tech Steers Cyborg Cockroach

Scientists are harnessing the power of motion-based gaming technology to drive cyborg cockroaches on autopilot, envisioning a future where the intrepid insects could be wired to survey a disaster zone. Researchers at North Carolina State University previously showed that they could steer roaches by remote control with a lightweight chip fixed to the critters 81

June 17, 2013 10:22 AM Netflix to Air New DreamWorks Animation Shows

The streaming video giant's largest-ever deal for original first-run content will give its members worldwide exclusive access to new shows from the studio led by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation on Monday unveiled a multi-year deal that will make the online streaming giant the premiere home of new original TV series based on the studio's 47

May 31, 2013 8:29 PM Tobacco Use, Other Than Cigarettes, on the Rise Among NY Teens

ALBANY, NY - The proliferation of tobacco products aimed at teenagers, such as hookahs and candy-flavored cigars, has led to an increase in use among high-school students, state records show. The state chapter of the American Cancer Society on Friday called for the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to adopt toughen laws against the sale of the products 56

April 22, 2013 12:18 PM ROM-produced dinosaur exhibit to make its U.S. debut

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A Canadian exhibit of bones and fossils from dinosaurs that roamed the southern hemisphere from 250 million to 65 million years ago will make its U.S. premiere at a southwest Ohio museum. The Cincinnati Museum Center will present the "Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana" exhibit beginning June 13. The exhibit, produced and circulated 152

April 9, 2013 8:00 PM Katy Perry puts $7 million mansion she once shared with ex Russell Brand on the market

After failing to sell her newlywed pad quietly, the 'Teenage Dream' singer officially put the 7-bedroom Hollywood Hills house on the market. Though Perry finalized her divorce with ex-husband Russell Brand in summer 2012, she's been having a hard time unloading the Hollywood Hills mansion that the pair purchased together. The "Teenage Dream" singer 181