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Friday, December 19, 2014

BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company

4 minutes ago - Engadget
It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing... by Daniel Cooper

Microsoft to Reveal Xbox VR Headset at E3 2015, Report Claims

5 minutes ago - Gamespot
Microsoft's rumored Fortazela conceptMicrosoft will reveal its long-rumored Xbox virtual reality headset device during the company's E3 2015 briefing...

Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge

5 minutes ago - Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court detained a top media executive and three other people on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a te...

Scientist Who Had Claimed Stem Cell Breakthrough Resigns From Japanese Research Institute

10 minutes ago - New York Times Business
The institute said the researcher had failed in the five months it gave her to replicate what she had portrayed as a simple way to make stem cells by By MARTIN FACKLER

 

BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company

4 minutes ago - Engadget
It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing... by Daniel Cooper

Microsoft to Reveal Xbox VR Headset at E3 2015, Report Claims

5 minutes ago - Gamespot
Microsoft's rumored Fortazela conceptMicrosoft will reveal its long-rumored Xbox virtual reality headset device during the company's E3 2015 briefing...

Miyamoto Confirms Work Underway on New Nintendo Consoles

5 minutes ago - Gamespot
Shigeru Miyamoto has openly stated that Nintendo is actively working on new ideas for its next wave of hardware systems.Though it is common for a plat...

Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge

5 minutes ago - Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court detained a top media executive and three other people on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a te...

 

Business

Scientist Who Had Claimed Stem Cell Breakthrough Resigns From Japanese Research Institute

30 minutes ago - New York Times Business
The institute said the researcher had failed in the five months it gave her to replicate what she had portrayed as a simple way to make stem cells

BOJ Plays Down Slide in Oil Prices

2 hours 37 minutes ago - Wall Street Journal
The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global...

Thai Union Nets a Prize Catch

34 minutes ago - Wall Street Journal
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, one of the world’s largest seafood companies, said it is acquiring U.S.-based Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC for $1.51 bill...

Yuan Keeps Falling

28 minutes ago - Wall Street Journal
The Chinese yuan’s slide gathered steam, falling to its weakest level in more than five months and nearing the weak end of its trading band, as the...

Foes of Unions Try Their Luck in County Laws

Yesterday - New York Times Business
An effort to get local governments to restrict unions’ authority to impose fees, long a state prerogative, is the next step in a conservative campai...

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Fashion

Vivienne Westwood Says: Merry Christmas, Here’s Some Asbestos

Yesterday - The Cut
Vivienne Westwood had an interesting stocking stuffer for British Prime Minister David Cameron today. According to the Evening Standard, the designer...

The Instagram Rapture Threw Us Into Existential Crisis

Yesterday - The Cut
In the week since Instagram announced its plan to delete inactive accounts and spam-bots, users have been anxiously wondering when the axe would drop...

Miss World Pageant Axes Swimsuit Portion

Yesterday - The Cut
The Miss World competition has decided to cancel the swimsuit portion of its competition. The national director of the Miss World America and Miss Un...

Tyler's Shimmery Holiday Tights

Yesterday - Fashionista
Our Lady of the Tights Blair Waldorf would approve

This Jennifer Lawrence Wax Statue Is So Bummed Out

Yesterday - The Cut
The Madame Tussauds in Berlin has unveiled a Jennifer Lawrence wax figure and it looks like the saddest wax figure that ever waxed. Jennifer Lawrence...

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Food

Pasta All'Amatriciana

7 hours 53 minutes ago - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

Honey-and-Rye-Glazed Ham

Yesterday - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 days ago - Simply Recipes
Cream of mushroom soup has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Of course when we were growing up it was Campbell’s and it came in a c...

Brussels Sprout Leaves with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds

2 days ago - epicurious
Recipe from Bon Appétit

Chestnut Soup with Bacon and Chives

3 days ago - epicurious
Recipe from Epicurious

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Games

Microsoft to Reveal Xbox VR Headset at E3 2015, Report Claims

40 minutes ago - Gamespot
Microsoft's rumored Fortazela conceptMicrosoft will reveal its long-rumored Xbox virtual reality headset device during the company's E3 2015 briefing...

Miyamoto Confirms Work Underway on New Nintendo Consoles

24 minutes ago - Gamespot
Shigeru Miyamoto has openly stated that Nintendo is actively working on new ideas for its next wave of hardware systems.Though it is common for a plat...

Lords of the Fallen on mobiles is 'brand new,' not a port

54 minutes ago - Joystiq
The Lords of the Fallen game coming to iOS and Android isn't a port of this year's console and PC game. In a statement provided to Joystiq, CI Games C...

Advanced Warfare Now Offers Daily Challenges and Rewards

1 hour 57 minutes ago - Gamespot
Developer Sledgehammer Games is adding daily challenges to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, offering players a chance to capture specific rewards for r...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Pushed to January in Europe [UPDATE]

2 hours 42 minutes ago - Gamespot
Update: The Captain Toad Treasure Tracker EU release date appears to have moved again, according to an MCV report. Nintendo is said to have told retai...

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Health

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

17 minutes ago - Health
FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people...

Are 'Hypoallergenic' Products a Sham?

59 minutes ago - Yahoo Health
If you have sensitive skin, your bathroom is likely stocked with “hypoallergenic” products — lotions, creams, soaps, and shampoos you assume won...

What It Means To Have 'Dense Breasts' — And Why It Matters

53 minutes ago - Yahoo Health
Not only is it harder to detect cancer in denser breasts, they’re also linked to an increased risk of developing cancer in the first place

7 Ways to Stop Your Snoring

52 minutes ago - Yahoo Health
Forget about the monster under your bed. If you have a partner who snores, you’re dealing with a monster in your bed — and it’s often a near-nig...

Should Women Need A Man's OK For Abortion?

48 minutes ago - Yahoo Health
"Legitimate rape" is back

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Humor

Comic for December 19, 2014

6 hours 54 minutes ago - Dilbert Daily Strips
Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com

6 Insane Real Police Responses to Clearly Fake Crimes

Yesterday - Cracked
By Eric Yosomono,Aaron Short,Zackarias Speed,Aaron Granger Published: December 18th, 2014 

The Worst Christmas Movie Ever (Viewed 12 Times in a Row)

Yesterday - Cracked
By Jason Iannone Published: December 18th, 2014 

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Punched in the Face

Yesterday - Cracked
By Anita Serwacki Published: December 18th, 2014 

The 12 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Movie Sex Scenes Ever

Yesterday - Cracked
By CRACKED Readers Published: December 18th, 2014 

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Movies

Into the Woods Review

5 hours 54 minutes ago - Coming Soon
"A film which has little of its own identity, leaving behind an interesting but uneven experiment" The post Into the Woods Review appeared first on Co...

Hot Toys Reveals New Collectibles from Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron and More!

6 hours 8 minutes ago - Coming Soon
Check out Thanos, new Avengers costumes, lifesize Hulkbuster armor and more! The post Hot Toys Reveals New Collectibles from Star Wars, Avengers: Age...

The Star Wars News Roundup – 12.19.14

6 hours 39 minutes ago - Coming Soon
The latest on The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels and more The post The Star Wars News Roundup – 12.19.14 appeared first on ComingSoon.net

J.J. Abrams Thanks Fans from Set of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Yesterday - First Showing
Long before the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, our first look at the sci-fi sequel came from vidoes release in conjunct...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cast and Crew Say Thank You From the Set

Yesterday - Coming Soon
The "Force for Change" initiative raised more than $4 million for UNICEF The post Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cast and Crew Say Thank You From the...

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Music

Fates Forever (Original Soundtrack) - EP - Sam Hulick

2 hours 48 minutes ago - Apple iTunes Top 25 New Releases
Fates Forever (Original Soundtrack) - EP Sam Hulick Release Date: December 16, 2014 Total Songs: 5 Genre: Classical Price: $4.95 Copyright ℗ 2014 Ha...

Baby It's Cold Outside - Single - Jacob Whitesides & Orion Carloto

2 hours 48 minutes ago - Apple iTunes Top 25 New Releases
Baby It's Cold Outside - Single Jacob Whitesides & Orion Carloto Release Date: December 17, 2014 Total Songs: 1 Genre: Pop Price: $1.29 Copyright ℗...

Here’s The Complete List Of The People Magazine Award Winners

7 hours 48 minutes ago - MTV News
The biggest stars win big at the first annual People Magazine Awards

Neil Patrick Harris Unleashes His Inner Freak In New ‘American Horror Story’ Promo

Yesterday - MTV News
Neil Patrick Harris' role in "American Horror Story" is reveled in a new trailer for the series

Robin Williams’ Son Zak Opens Up About His Father’s Death: ‘I Miss Him All The Time’

Yesterday - MTV News
Zak Williams opens up about the loss of his father, Robin Williams

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News

Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge

19 minutes ago - Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court detained a top media executive and three other people on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a te...

Utopia shrinking

33 minutes ago - CNN Top Stories
When he brought his camera to shoot the shrinking German city of Hoyerswerda, you could say American photographer Demetrius Freeman took a few risks

Gruesome discovery in storage unit

29 minutes ago - CNN Top Stories
The remains of two infants were found inside a storage unit in California, authorities say

Pope boosts Rome's 2024 bid but warns: 'I won't be around'

39 minutes ago - Yahoo News
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some e...

Guardian of New Hampshire's presidential primary ready for another round

38 minutes ago - Yahoo News
By Scott Malone CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - As New Hampshire braces for another wave of White House hopefuls next year seeking votes in the first-in-the...

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Politics

Campaign Finance: New Software Helps Connect the Money Dots in Politics

1 hour 3 minutes ago - New York Times Politics
The Upshot announces the debut of Bedfellows, a project to shed light on the links between donors and recipients

Colbert says farewell with a little help from Washington

45 minutes ago - CNN Politics
Comedian Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night with the help of a pantheon of celebrities, including Washington notables and d...

White House open to Castro visit...

33 minutes ago - Drudge Report
White House open to Castro visit...(Third column, 17th story, link)Related stories:Hillary Clinton Secretly Pushed Cuba Deal for Years...US trade, tou...

Fire wipes out warehouse with medicine, crucial clinic supplies in Guinea...

33 minutes ago - Drudge Report
Fire wipes out warehouse with medicine, crucial clinic supplies in Guinea...(First column, 13th story, link)Related stories:Sierra Leone's top doc die...

Sierra Leone's top doc dies of Ebola...

33 minutes ago - Drudge Report
Sierra Leone's top doc dies of Ebola...(First column, 12th story, link)Related stories:Fire wipes out warehouse with medicine, crucial clinic supplies...

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Pop Culture

Another Tragedy Strikes Australia — 8 Children Have Been Found Slain In A Suburban Home

7 hours 16 minutes ago - Perez Hilton
This is just sickening. Following this week's tragedy in Australia where two captives were killed by a gunman in a Sydney hostage situation, another d...

This Is The UNCUT Awesome Mix Vol 1. Song List Chris Pratt Listened To Before Filming Guardians Of The Galaxy!

7 hours 53 minutes ago - Perez Hilton
Everyone who has seen Guardians Of The Galaxy knows how integral music is to the movie's tone and even its plot. The soundtrack known as the Awesome M...

Stephen Collins Confesses to Katie Couric: 'I'm a Human Being With Flaws'

Yesterday - ETOnline
Former 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins sat down with Yahoo Global News' Katie Couric, and addressed his past inappropriate sexual contact with young g...

Gloria Estefan Dreams of Performing in a Free Cuba, Can She Go Home?

Yesterday - ETOnline
Gloria Estefan sings about her native country, Cuba, in songs like "Cuba Libre" and "Mi Tierra," but will she ever be able to sing them while on Cuban...

Craig Ferguson Passes 'The Late Late Show' Torch to James Corden

Yesterday - ETOnline
Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show successor James Corden was thrown into the hot seat on the talk show Wednesday night, giving many viewers their fi...

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Science

Test Drive: The 2016 Toyota Mirai Is Remarkably Unremarkable (And That’s A Good Thing)

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle has an easy, comfortable driving demeanor that belies its amazing complexity underneath

NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

Yesterday - NASA
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reserv...

Was The Sony Hack Actually An Act Of Cyberwar?

Yesterday - Pop Sci
It is hard to concisely describe how strange our cyberpunk present is. Yesterday Sony announced it wouldn’t be releasing “The Interview,” a rath...

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Yesterday - Pop Sci
Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first s...

NASA’s Orion Arrives Back at Kennedy, Media Invited to View Spacecraft

Yesterday - NASA
After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land Thu...

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Sports

Giants, Peavy strike two-year, $24 million deal

29 minutes ago - CBS Sports
Giants, Peavy strike two-year, $24 million deal

Sources: Selig to earn $6M a year in retirement

15 minutes ago - ESPN
Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney

MLB free agents 2015 Jake Peavy returns to Giants

1 hour 13 minutes ago - Sporting News

Sheldon Richardson: I'm on J.J. Watt's level

1 hour 49 minutes ago - Sporting News

Sidney Crosby back from battle with mumps

1 hour 44 minutes ago - Sporting News

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T.V.

Music Review: Pacanomad – ‘Restless’ EP

6 hours ago - Blog Critics
The energy of rock and the emotions of soul come together in Pacanomad’s debut five-track EP Restless. The four-member Canadian indie rock and R&B b...

Covert Affairs Postmortem: Bosses on Annie's and Auggie's Big Moves and What's Next

Yesterday - TV Guide
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's Season 5 finale of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.] Read More > Other Link...

Postmortem: White Collar Creator on the Finale's Big Twist, the Alternate Ending and a TV Movie

Yesterday - TV Guide
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of USA's White Collar.  Read at your own risk.] White Collar creator Jeff East...

Music Reviews: Jazz Albums from Ranee Lee, Rodney Whitaker, and Gian-Carla Tisera

Yesterday - Blog Critics
Ranee Lee - What’s Going On What’s Going On, a September release from Montreal-based diva Ranee Lee, is a 10-song collection of classic pieces spi...

Software Review: ‘Magix Fastcut’

Yesterday - Blog Critics
Magix has released a new video editing tool for GoPro and other action camera owners, aptly named Fastcut. In the spirit of action cams, it’s design...

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Technology

BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company

6 minutes ago - Engadget
It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing...

This Week’s Weirdest Wild Animal Encounters

54 minutes ago - Wired
A feral cat broke into a Russian airport and ate $1,000 worth of seafood, a black bear beat up a Santa Claus, and a tiger released into the wild by Vl...

MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters

54 minutes ago - Wired
"Ask us anything!" we wrote for our Reddit Ask Me Anything session last Friday. And then, boom: “Why does it matter that you're female?” “Why sh...

Streaming games: Is a workable model in sight?

54 minutes ago - Venture Beat
SPONSORED:This post is part of a new series called “Game On” brought to you by Akamai Technologies. As game publishers deal with increasingly mo...

Eva Wants To Quantify Your Showering

38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Eva is a device that attaches to your shower, adding a proximity sensor, temperature sensor and a water flow valve so it can intelligently throttle...

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U.S.

Mistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashanti

47 minutes ago - US News
NEW YORK (AP) — A juror's illness has prompted a Manhattan judge to declare a mistrial for a man accused of stalking R&B star Ashanti

5 die in Mozambique floods

37 minutes ago - US News
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan looks ahead, not back

31 minutes ago - US News
LONDON (AP) — The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins

Deputies: Woman, 72, Slapped Over Facebook Snub

31 minutes ago - ABC News
Deputies: Florida woman slaps 72-year-old who denied her Facebook friend request

AP PHOTOS: 4 seasons in 1 war on WWI battlefields

1 hour 36 minutes ago - US News
BOEZINGE, Belgium (AP) — A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields i...

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World

The 10 best Christmases in literature

54 minutes ago - Guardian
From a charming scene in War and Peace to Kingsley Amis’s depiction of a ghastly crew of septuagenarians, the best Christmases in literatureWar and...

Thames garden bridge plan gets green light from London mayor

53 minutes ago - Guardian
Approval means construction of crossing could begin next year, but no deal reached over bridge’s £3.5m annual running costsConstruction of a garden...

Murder investigation launched after police officer is killed in Liverpool

50 minutes ago - Guardian
Off-duty officer Neil Doyle died as a result of injuries suffered in a late-night incident in Liverpool city centreA murder investigation has been lau...

South Korea cancels illuminated Christmas tree near border with North

42 minutes ago - Guardian
Plans to reconstruct the Christmas tower two miles from North Korea have been abandoned due to ‘high military tensions’A South Korean Christian gr...

Jail Russian activist Alexei Navalny for 10 years - prosecutors

41 minutes ago - Guardian
Lawyers ask judge in Moscow to convict and sentence leader of anti-government protests and his brother for alleged fraudRussian prosecutors have deman...

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Live News

BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company - Engadget
It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing ...

Microsoft to Reveal Xbox VR Headset at E3 2015, Report Claims - Gamespot
Microsoft's rumored Fortazela conceptMicrosoft will reveal its long-rumored Xbox virtual reality headset device during the company's E3 2015 briefing ...

Miyamoto Confirms Work Underway on New Nintendo Consoles - Gamespot
Shigeru Miyamoto has openly stated that Nintendo is actively working on new ideas for its next wave of hardware systems.Though it is common for a plat...

Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge - Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court detained a top media executive and three other people on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a te...

Utopia shrinking - CNN Top Stories
When he brought his camera to shoot the shrinking German city of Hoyerswerda, you could say American photographer Demetrius Freeman took a few risks.

Gruesome discovery in storage unit - CNN Top Stories
The remains of two infants were found inside a storage unit in California, authorities say.