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33 Vintage Photos From U.S. History That You've Never Seen Before

The Plot to Kill the $100 Bill

The $100 bill could be the most endangered U.S. bank note<p>The $100 bill is America’s most popular currency denomination. It also could be the most endangered.<p>The European Central Bank is considering eliminating its highest paper currency denomination, the €500 ($558) note. Now former Treasury …

How to get unlimited flights for under $2,000

If you want to spend a month jet-setting around the U.S. as often as you like -- for the cost of one first-class plane ticket — a host of new …

So who’s going to pay for you to live to be 100?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>You may have read that the U.S. is experiencing something of a centenarian boom. The …

You May Own Apple's Phone, but You're Using Google's Apps

Facebook's, too.<p>From the “Things You Knew but It’s Still Helpful to See Them in a Chart” file*: Google has a decent lead over Apple when it comes to the number of people using its phones/operating system. But when it comes to the apps people use on those operating systems, it’s no contest — it’s …

Apps

Uber fundraising drive values firm higher than General Motors

Financing plans for company behind taxi-hailing app push value to $63bn outstripping the US car manufacturer’s $56bn worth<p>Uber Technologies, the company behind the rapidly growing taxi-hailing app, could be valued at more than $60bn (£40bn) after its latest fundraising round.<p>The San Francisco-based …

General Motors

7 Oscar-contending directors examine their films' pivotal scenes

In any given film, there is a scene that brings the whole project together for the director. It can be the climax of a long-running action sequence or it can be the smallest shift in an actor's face that tells the audience something has changed within the hero. It can be a scene that reveals the …

Burt Reynolds says he 'hated' Paul Thomas Anderson

Burt Reynolds scored an Oscar nomination for his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout feature <i>Boogie Nights</i>, but don’t expect the pair to …

2016 Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 officially announced, equipped with fast-charging, Samsung Pay support, OIS cameras, more

It’s not quite the end of the year yet, meaning we still have a few more weeks for companies to squeeze in some product announcements before 2016 rolls in. Samsung has just officially announced its Galaxy A-series of phones for next year and — from the spec sheets alone — they look like decent …

Spotify trumps Pandora as the world's favorite music service, but Apple is nowhere to be seen

In an increasingly crowded space, and with the noted absence of Taylor and Adele, Spotify has been named the global leader in music streaming across both iOS and Android. It knocked Pandora off the top spot among Apple users as of September.<p>Pandora is still the most used service in the US but comes …

The Other, Smarter (?) Way to Cut an Avocado

I know that there <i>exist</i> plenty of ways to keep an avocado from browning.<p>But have I ever used one? Nope.<p>Instead, I slice open my avocado—down the center, slipping the knife around the pit like I came out of the womb knowing how to do—and try to consume it as quickly as possible.<p>Well, it turns out …

Where Did This Insane Leonardo DiCaprio Bear-Rape Rumor Come From?

Yes, the actor went to some crazy lengths for The Revenant, but not what the Drudge Report is claiming.<p><b>Leonardo DiCaprio</b> has been the first to admit that he went to some extreme lengths while filming <i>The Revenant</i>—the wilderness epic that may finally earn the four-time nominated actor a deserved …

Facebook's CEO Is Donating 99 Percent of His Shares To Honor His Daughter’s Birth

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the birth on Facebook, of course<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just announced the birth of his first child with his wife Priscilla Chan, along with the huge news that he will be donating a large portion of his wealth to "advancing human potential and …

Amazon Shows Off New Delivery Drones With 'Top Gear's' Clarkson

New hybrid drone has 15-mile range and will be first in a new family of drones<p>As far-fetched as it sounds, the era of drones delivering packages is about to begin, according to Amazon. Earlier today, the company released a new ad on YouTube showing controversial British TV host Jeremy Clarkson …

Actor Adam Goldberg, of 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' is an analog man living in a digital world

Known for his nuanced, often neurotic character studies, the actor Adam Goldberg says his impulses toward self-expression roam far beyond the screen to music, writing, filmmaking and photography.<p>When it comes to this last obsession, Goldberg is a walking contradiction — an analog man living in a …

Los Angeles

Scans of King Tut tomb suggest '90%' chance of hidden chamber

"We can now say that we have to find behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun another chamber, another tomb," Mamduh al-Damati said at a press conference, speaking in English.<p>He said experts were "approximately 90 percent" sure. The tests were spurred by a study by renowned British …

Archaeology

11 Thanksgiving Movies That'll Make Your Turkey Day Seem Perfect

In most films depicting the November holiday, Thanksgiving is a disaster. From travel nightmares to squabbling relatives to kitchen catastrophes, almost no one in the movies is able to stage a Thanksgiving that looks even remotely like a Rockwell painting or a Stewart magazine spread. Of course, …

Google has received nearly 350,000 URL removal requests so far

In May 2014, Google complied with the EU's ruling that enabled citizens to request certain URLs to be removed from search results.<p>A year and a half …

Jeff Bezos does a whole lot more than just Amazon

You know Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos as the guy who runs a global marketplace that's shaken up the world of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.<p>But Bezos actually has a huge business portfolio that spans everything from space to social media.<p>Some of these businesses have helped make him …

Instagram Testing 3D Touch Ads

Instagram is experimenting with new advertisements that use the iPhone’s 3D Touch functionality. The advertisements, which are believed to be still in the testing and development phase, let customers apply added force to their clicks in order to browse between multiple photos.<p><i>Digiday</i>’s Garett …

UK proposes law that would record every website you visit

<i>UPDATED: 2 p.m. GMT, with Home Secretary Theresa May's statement</i><p>LONDON — The UK government will require Internet companies to store details of which …

15-year-old boy arrested over TalkTalk cyberattack

LONDON — A 15-year-old boy was arrested by police in Northern Ireland on Monday evening in connection with a cyberattack on British telecoms firm …

Photographer Turns International Landmarks Into Works Of Art

Paper, landmark, camera, imagination.<p>Sometimes it doesn't take much to do something truly special. London-based photographer Rich McCor shows on his Instagram how even the simplest ideas can have a big impact.<p>McCor walks around London and travels through Europe to photograph tourist spots, but adds …

New York City

6 Coolest Ways to Wear Eyeliner Direct From the Spring 2016 Runways

Long before Johnny Depp, Jared Leto and Russell Brand knew the difference between pencil, gel and pen, there was Robert Smith—lead singer of The Cure …

ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't violate NVIDIA patents

NVIDIA's first patent lawsuit campaign isn't exactly going according to plan. The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung and Qualcomm aren't infringing on NVIDIA's graphics patents. The judge rejected two of the patent claims outright and deemed a third patent invalid. There's …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Peet's Coffee to buy Stumptown, where hipsters go to caffeinate

Coffee addicts, prepare to geek out or freak out.<p>West coast-based coffee brand Peet's Coffee & Tea is in talks to buy independent darling of the …

Add this: LinkedIn must pay $13 million to annoyed users

Networking site LinkedIn has agreed to pay out $13 million for overzealous marketing of its services on behalf of users. You've likely received one of the emails, which appear to come from a contact (below), saying something like, "Hi, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." …