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Facebook now has its own 60-second newscast from ABC

In a hurry and can't wait around for the nightly news? Well, Facebook and <i>ABC</i> are teaming up to fix that. As <i>ABC</i> tells it, <i>Facecast: The One Thing</i> is the first daily newscast made for social media and hosted by an evening news anchor. That anchor, of course, is none other than the network's David …

Top 10 food markets in Europe

Photograph: Wilkes McDermid / ©Wilkes888 Photography/©Wilkes888 Photography<p>Pizza at Born & Raised. Photograph: Wilkes McDermid/Wilkes888 Photography<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/27/1417085098866/17802f8e-0b6f-4614-945a-6cb5cb1a91f2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Lollipop isn't making a dent in Android usage numbers (yet)

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally rolling out to devices around the globe, you might be wondering just how much of an impact it's making on the Android ecosystem. The short answer: not much. Google has released its latest Android usage stats, and Lollipop doesn't even register yet -- in …

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Apple's iPod antitrust class action suit: All you need to know (FAQ)

Apple is headed back to a courtroom, and this time, it's not about patents.<p>The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant will defend itself against charges of inflating iPod prices starting Tuesday in a class action, antitrust lawsuit. Specifically, the plaintiffs in the decade-old suit allege that …

Xbox Live having issues, hacker group claims responsibility for taking it offline [update]

Xbox owners are reporting difficulties connecting to Xbox Live and a hacker group with a history of targeting online gaming services is claiming responsibility for taking the network offline.<p>For the past hour, Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners have reported that they've been unable to connect to Xbox …

'Final Fantasy Type-0 HD' Trailer Shows A World At War

In addition to the big budget Final Fantasy 15 on the way, we also have an HD remake of the rather good Final Fantasy Type-0 to look forward to. Originally released back in 2011, it was a solid action role-playing game similar to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 but stylistically closer to the more …

$27.5 Million Can Buy You William Randolph Hearst's Opulent NYC Penthouse

The newspaper baron's New York City home with views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline was just relisted for $27.5 million<p><i>Corcoran Group</i><p>William Randolph Hearst's most famous property may be the massive Hearst Castle in California, but his former NYC digs weren't too shabby either. And now …

Rihanna & Rita Ora Attend the British Fashion Awards

The biggest night in Britain’s fashion scene commenced on Monday night as the 2014 British Fashion Awards took place at the London Coliseum. A …

Google's Chromebooks Overtake Apple's iPads for First Time in U.S. Education Market

Apple's iPad has lost its lead over Google's line of Chromebook laptops in the U.S. education market as Google shipped more devices to schools last quarter, according to figures released by IDC (via the <i>Financial Times</i>). In Q3 2014, IDC notes that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools …

Coroner Orders Examination of Brain of Ohio State Player Kosta Karageorge

An Ohio coroner on Monday ordered a special examination to look for signs of traumatic brain injury in the Ohio State football player who apparently shot himself to death.<p>The body of the player, Kosta Karageorge, was found in a trash bin on Sunday. His mother, Susan, told police that her son had …

Protesters and police spar in Hong Kong

Police clashed with activists at the main Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site Monday morning after a violent nighttime standoff when protesters surrounded government headquarters in the city's Admiralty district.<p>Authorities removed some tents and barricades at the main protest site before …

Capital controls feared as Russian rouble collapses

'Funding problems are increasing dramatically. We think Russia is now flirting with systemic problems,' said Danske Bank<p>The Russian rouble has suffered its steepest one-day drop since the default crisis in 1998 as capital flight accelerates, raising the risk of emergency exchange controls and …

Economy

Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms

WASHINGTON -- The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners -- Canada, the U.K., France. Now, it looks like the U.S. has a new quasi-partner in the air: Iran.<p>The U.S. is aware of Iranian bombing activity in the same …

Monday Musings: Brian Hoyer is Brian Hoyer, so start Johnny Manziel

The Browns aren't really going anywhere with Brian Hoyer, so the Cleveland QB job should belong to Johnny Manziel. Let's see what the kid can do.<p>One …

Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych at ATP Tour Finals to confirm position as world No 1 at end of 2014

Serb's progression to semi-final at London's O2 Arena guarantees his place at the top of the rankings at the end of the year<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b> sealed the end-of-year world No 1 ranking for the third time in four seasons this afternoon as he swept past Tomas Berdych and into the semi-finals of the …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

Diem Brown Dies at 34

Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer, PEOPLE confirms. She was 34.<p>The reality star, who rose to fame on MTV’s <i>Real World/Road Rules</i> …

This May Be Kate Middleton's Best Maternity Look Yet

Wow! Kate Middleton stunned on Thursday evening when she and Prince William stepped out for the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. …

The Oldest Restaurant in Every State (and DC!)

By: Matt Meltzer<p>Eating. Humans have done it since, well, the beginning of history. And pretty much ever since the first caveman realized he was too tired to grill a wooly mammoth after a long day of hunting, other cavemen were willing to do it for him. For a price, of course.<p>While the U.S. doesn't …

iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini iPad 3 Pre-Orders Arrive as Apple Begins In-Store Sales

Following the launch of pre-orders last Friday, Apple's new iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 models are now making their way into customers' hands and onto retail store shelves. According to <i>The Inquirer</i> and reports from <i>MacRumors</i> readers, pre-orders are now being delivered, and the tablets are now …

The Best And Worst Bake Sale Goods, In (Totally Subjective) Order

Remember bake sales? Those awesome fundraisers at school where you, or your parents, would bake something delicious, and bring it in to the cafeteria or the gym to sell for a good cause? Could anything be better? Now that the school year is back in full swing, we're feeling extra nostalgic for the …

Renée Zellweger to PEOPLE: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Renée Zellweger has responded to Internet chatter about her appearance. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the Oscar winner says she looks …

The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become reality

They are the inventions and happenings that were once only dreamt up in the pages of fantasy novels and the far-flung corners of the imagination.<p>But, in a week where the first man with a severed spine has walked again and scientists have created their own versions of a tractor beam, it seems that …

Bruce Jenner Carefree About Moving On from Kris, Says Source

As far as Bruce Jenner‘s concerned, he’s single and ready to mingle.<p>A close family source – who revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that the former …