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Cheese! 20 Awkward Family Christmas Portraits

When the family comes together for Christmas, it’s a great time for family portraits, but it’s an even better time for *awkward* family portraits. We’re talking tacky Christmas sweaters, #TBTs with Santa and puppies in holiday outfits. We’ve found the most awkward, most adorable family portraits …

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15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

The Christmas Question: PS4 Or Xbox One?

Christmas is less than a week away, and it’s time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven’t already. Out of every question posed to me by readers (and even Forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. PS4 or Xbox One?<p>Obviously there are other gaming options this holiday season, …

Manchester United ace Fellaini cleared after drink-drive arrest on evening of Liverpool victory

Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini was arrested for drink-driving just hours after he helped his team beat Liverpool.<p>The 27-year-old midfielder …

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How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

17 Mindblowing Facts About North Korea

Condoleezza Rice called it an "outpost of tyranny." George W. Bush said it was one-third of the "axis of evil." And now James Franco and Seth Rogen have a comedy about it, much to Pyongyang's disapproval.<p>Despite all of that, we really don't know that much about North Korea. But what we do know is …

Minecraft Creator Purchased a Mansion in Beverly Hills for $70 Million

Markus “Notch” Persson, the man behind the popular Minecraft and Mojang which is now a part of Microsoft, has set a new record in the real estate …

Reddit announces it will give $5 million to its users in the form of 'Notes'

Reddit has revealed how it plans to distribute $5 million to its users. <i>Kinda</i>. In a blog post yesterday, the company unveiled "Reddit Notes," a sort of digital currency that represents a piece of equity in the privately held firm. Sometime late next year, a random selection of 950,000 Redditors will …

Transfer rumours: Manchester United lining up bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for clubs in the Premier League and Europe in 2014, as Manchester United are given green light to pursue Gareth Bale<p><b>• Rumour of the day:</b> Manchester United have been given the green light to launch a summer bid for Real Madrid's <b>Gareth Bale</b>, 25. (Express)<p><b>•</b> …

The 16 Best Selfies From 2014

BuzzFeed completed a list of 25 selfies and from there, we chose some of the best from their picks and added some of our own. You can see their full roster of front-facing camera shots here.<p>From Ellen and pals at the Oscars to the guy who survived a plane crash, these are some of the best, most …

There’s a Nikon 2000mm f/11 on eBay, Complete with a Lens Cap and Carrying Case

If you’ve been dying to get your own copy of the super rare Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 mirror lens, here’s a prime opportunity to snag one: a …

Orkut, we hardly knew ye: 10 tech products we lost in 2014

Every year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to …

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the …

'Halo 5: Guardians' Multiplayer Beta Review: A Possible Return To Form

I had to double check my email when I saw an early beta invite for Halo 5′s multiplayer that started this weekend. What on earth was 343 doing giving out beta invitations in December 2014 for a game that was supposed to be coming out in Fall 2015?<p>In short, changing the conversation, and trying to …

What It’s Like To Be One Of Amazon’s Top Reviewers: 'I Get Death Threats'

"I get hate mail. I've had death threats. But then I also have fans who seem to follow everything I do," Mandy Payne, Amazon's #10 top reviewer, told The Boston Globe's Billy Baker. "It's bizarre."<p>Payne is part of the company's elite, invitation-only Vine program, which means that she gets …

Google Has Buried Some Little-Known Tricks In Hangouts That Will Liven Up Your Chats

There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google's chat product.<p>Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:<p>Try typing "LMAO," "happy birthday," or "woot:"<p>Here's one to break out …

Gamer pleads guilty to making emergency call to report Grand Theft Auto shooting

An allegedly "confused" gamer calls emergency services and says there's been a shooting at his house. He was actually describing the action in his "Grand Theft Auto" game.<p>Here's a general rule worth sticking to. When you call the emergency services, it's best to tell them about something that has …