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Taylor Swift removes all music from Spotify after '1989' bickering

Hell hath no fury like Taylor Swift scorned. Her exes know that. And now Spotify does, too.<p>The "Shake It Off" singer is shaking off Spotify, removing …

Honey Boo Boo’s Gay Uncle Named ‘Uncle Poodle’ Is Going To Fight Mama June For Custody

Did you know that Honey Boo Boo has a gay uncle named Uncle Poodle? I never watched <i>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo</i> before its untimely cancellation due to matriarch June Shannon dating a convicted child molester, so this is news to me. Anyway, this Uncle Poodle character (otherwise known as Lee Thompson) …

The Last Phone You'll Ever Buy: Google Demos New Lego-Style Smartphone

Google’s Project Ara – the modular smartphone that has replaceable parts – is making big strides in development, according to a recently released video update.<p>The team behind Project Ara, which originally started as a Motorola project whilst it was still a subsidiary of Google, showed off a fully …

Google Android 5 Lollipop review - faster, prettier and better battery life

Google’s new version of its tablet and smartphone operating system “Lollipop” is the fifth version of Android, introducing new features and tweaks that collectively give the user the feeling that quite a lot has been improved.<p>Unveiled as “L” at Google’s developer conference I/O in June to replace …

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so… but only for a minute. …

Google Nexus 9: First Look And Hands On With The 8.9-inch HTC Tablet

No one has been more critical of HTC than me, but at the same time there’s nothing personal in what I previously said about the company and its 2014 product line-up. My big problem with HTC is that it’s proven itself incredibly capable of making great hardware, but somehow fails at every other …

Satyajit Ray talking about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s influence on him in his first film Pather Panchali

Legendary director and the pioneer of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray speaks about Master photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, how he influenced on him in …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

Grapefruit Juice May Be As Effective as Diabetes Drugs

A new mice study suggests that grapefruit juice might be just as effective as the type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, at lowering blood glucose. The …

Diabetes

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

Using Lasers To Save Earth's Cultural Monuments

We have the technology; we can preserve it.<p>History is unwritten by the destruction of great artifacts. Six of the seven wonders of the ancient world are gone, fallen into ruin and sold for scrap, and it is only through historical memory that we know of them. Preserving modern wonders for posterity …

Mount Rushmore

Broadway box office: Nathan Lane and James Earl Jones top hit shows

<i>It’s Only a Play</i> doesn’t open until this Thursday, but the backstage comedy revival is already minting money for its producers at Broadway’s …

The xx’s Record Label Calls Out Hugo Boss Ad on Plagiarism

On their 2009 debut LP, the xx emerged with a minimalist style built on probing synth textures and chiming guitars. Critics were bewitched by the …

Hugo Boss

Butch Walker’s New LP ‘Afraid of Ghosts’ Features Johnny Depp, Ryan Adams

Butch Walker‘s new album <i>Afraid of Ghosts</i> will arrive on February 3rd, and in addition to recruiting Ryan Adams to serve as producer, the LP will …

Paul McCartney

In the Light of Milkyway

Geoffrey Holder: Five of his memorable movie roles

Geoffrey Holder was a jack of all trades if ever there was one. The dancer, choreographer, actor, artist and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 84, put his surprisingly graceful 6-foot-6 frame, booming voice and flamboyant style to use on stage, TV and the silver screen. Somehow he even found …

William Shakespeare

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

Recipes

3 New Subscriptions for Food Lovers

In anticipation of the season of hibernation, here are three new foodie subscription services to ensure that you never have to leave the house when …

How To Fake A Lived-In Look For Your Housewarming Party

Planning a housewarming party but worry your house still looks new-space sterile? Here are 8 quick, easy tips to give guests the impression that you've already made this home your own.<p><i>Passports & Pancakes</i><p><b>1. Don't think "perfect"—think YOU</b><p>It's a housewarming party, not a photo shoot—your guests are …

Home Decorating

RIP: Howard Stern Nemesis ‘Pig Vomit’ Dead At Age 60

Like the deaths of Eric the Actor or Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf before it, another person made obscurely famous by the Howard Stern show lost his life over the weekend. Kevin Metheny, the infamous former Stern nemesis who famously taught Stern the proper way to pronounce the call letters “WNBC,” …

Destiny trek

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Bungie is no stranger to shooter fans. Although Rare is often given credit for setting the bar when it came to console-based shooters thanks to GoldenEye 007 …

Hockey Gear Made to Measure

Customizable equipment is making players faster and more efficient.<p>In 2012, the engineers at Bauer asked themselves if, in the absence of budget and manufacturing constraints, they could make truly game-changing hockey equipment. A million dollars later, they had the OD1N system, some of the …

New Military Helicopter Can Cruise At 253 MPH

The Raider brings speed to the battlefield, proving that helicopters can be faster.<p>Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider looks like the future. Not the distant future -- not the “Star Trek” future -- but a closer, more attainable future. Its design is based primarily on Sikorsky's X-2 project, and as the name …

Hundreds Of Bluetooth Beacons Secretly Track New York City Passersby

NYC has publicized its plans to modernize old public pay phones, but not this.<p>**Update: **<i>New York City officials have told Titan to remove its tracking beacons from city phonebooths, Buzzfeed reports. The removal request came just hours after Buzzfeed pubished its story on the beacons.</i><p>A company …

A Very Educational And Inspirational Ranking Of Our Favorite TV Teachers

Yesterday, while we were all watching some NFL action and/or mowing our lawns after a nice, wholesome morning at church, people all over the world were paying tribute to arguably the most important and influential leaders in our lives – teachers. Each October 5, educators across the globe are the …

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Has Partnered With Google For An Immersive Web Experience

It’s nothing new for a film to have an official web site or tie-in materials for fans online. Alternate reality games and promotional items have popped up several times in the past, but very rarely are they partnered with an entity the size of Google.<p>That’s what <i>Interstellar</i> has accomplished with …

'Inherent Vice' takes a hazy trip back to 1970 counterculture LA | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Inherent Vice,” director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel that debuted at the New York Film Festival on Saturday is a hazy, drug-fueled trip back to 1970 Los Angeles with its hippies, hustlers and a persistent sleuth.<p>Cast member Joaquin Phoenix …