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Matt Damon defends comments on gay actors after backlash

In an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres US daytime talk show, the actor Matt Damon has defended himself against claims he sought to encourage gay actors to remain in the closet during an Observer interview.<p>Matt Damon has backed himself into a corner with hypocritical gay comments<p>Read more<p>The Bourne …

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Apple continues to market privacy in its battle with Google

As users pour more and more personal information into its products, Apple continues to bolster its credentials as a company that cares about privacy. The iPhone maker has updated its privacy site, adding details about how data is collected for new iOS 9 features like the News app. The site also …

Billionaire Carl Icahn backs Trump and talks up middle class frustration

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, throwing his support to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, says he is looking out for the little guy.<p>Icahn briefly summed up how he sees middle class frustration in a video released Tuesday.<p>"The middle class guy who's making $50,000 a year realize, 'I'm being …

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World's Largest Drone Manufacturer DJI Seeking To Raise at $10 Billion Valuation

DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, is seeking to raise money at a $10 billion valuation at least three sources confirmed with FORBES. While it’s unclear how much money the Shenzhen, China-based company is looking to raise, those familiar with the talks said that the funding …

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Kohl’s app review: offering greater convenience and rewards for Kohl’s customers

Introduction<p>The Kohl’s mobile app is a digital wallet that can scan and store your Kohl’s cash rewards and coupons. It also displays a range of …

Report: Apple Has Already Lined Up CVS and Walgreens for Mobile Payments

We've heard tell of Apple's plans to embrace mobile payments in a big way. And now, according to a new report from Recode, not only will the iPhone 6 …

I Wish This House Hanging From a Cliff Was Actually Real

Along Australia's rugged western coastlines, landowners could one day live next to their cliffside properties—rather than on them—if the designers of …

Man Dives Into An Active Volcano With A GoPro, Calls It A 'Window Into Hell'

George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.<p>It was a "window into hell," he said. "Dramatic and violent."<p>Kourounis is an explorer and documentarian, and last month, he and Sam Cossman, an …

Facebook Messenger's new trick brings doodles to your photos

Still looking for a reason to use Facebook's now-unbundled Messenger app? A new feature learns from competition including Snapchat and Facebook's own Slingshot by adding easy annotation on shared photos. Just click the picture icon like you normally do, then hit the edit button instead of send, and …

Tado launches smart home feature borrowed from the industrial internet

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Tado, the German startup selling a connector kit to make your heater smart, now offers a service to customers that will …

Make Any Cut of Meat Taste Amazing with a Quick Brine

Quickly-cooking chicken breasts and pork chops are great for weeknight meals — except when they turn out as dry and flavorless as shoe leather. …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

A Porn Star’s Letter to Her Unborn Son

Aurora Snow tells her unborn son why she chose to join the adult film industry—and have her own children.<p>I was at the doctor’'s office lying flat on …

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Could 'listening to your body' help you lose weight?

Can you count your heartbeats – without taking your pulse? Whether you realise it or not, you almost certainly can. We all have an "interoceptive …

How Chromecast works: HTML5, WebRTC, and the technology behind casting

Chromecast is cheap, simple and sold out nearly everywhere. The fact that it’s so hard to get only adds fuel to the HDMI media streaming device’s hype. We’ve already stated that Chromecast has the potential to disrupt the way that we watch TV. Let’s take a look at some of the technology behind …

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The Maker economy can’t fix everything

3-D printing and homemade crafts may spark a new Industrial Revolution. But that doesn’t mean prosperity for all<p>It was a headline no self-identifying Maker could refrain from clicking: "3-D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents." The news confirmed every wild hacker …

Work Smarter With Lightroom Using Pretty Presets

Adobe Lightroom has become a standard among a lot of photographers for organizing and processing their photos. One of the neat features of Lightroom …

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The Data Economy Is Much, Much Bigger Than You (and the Government) Think

The official statistics are wrong about the App Economy<p>It's become conventional wisdom among pundits that the tech and data boom is generating lots of wealth, but not much in the way of jobs or economic growth. The skeptics point to lack of job gains in the "information" sector, as defined by the …

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings played his first seven seasons for the Packers and was an integral part of the team’s rise to …

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