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Why is Taylor Swift's 1989 not on Spotify? Because she doesn't want it there

Taylor Swift’s album 1989 has been out for 29 hours now, enough time for it to shoot to the top of the iTunes album chart and for any right-minded person to have played it up to 28 times on loop – unless they’re a Spotify user.<p>The album is, for the time being, only available digitally as a …

Family Home in Slovakia Paying Tribute to Comfortable Modern Living: Villa M

The architects at <b>Atrium</b> transformed an existing building on a harsh terrain into a contemporary residence able to respond to the growing needs of a …

'Duck Dynasty' Jep Robertson on his near-death experience

"Duck Dynasty's" Jep Robertson says he is hard to kill.<p>The 36-year-old reality star went on Twitter to talk about his near-death experience after suffering from a seizure while deer hunting this past Sunday.<p>He also posted this picture comparing himself to Steven Segal in the hospital.<p>In a statement …

Rumor Has It Juan Pablo Galavis And Nikki Ferrell Are The Latest 'Bachelor' Stars To Break Up (UPDATE)

Another one bites the dust.<p>Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell are the latest "Bachelor" couple to call it quits, according to Us Weekly. The pair, who met on Season 18 of the hit ABC dating show, have unfollowed each other on Twitter, with Ferrell posting a cryptic message on Instagram Sunday, …

Taylor Swift: I was 'terrified' to venture into pop music

When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged "Mean" in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old.<p>Four years later, Swift says she's grown and was able to write her new single 'Shake It Off' about others dissing her from a new perspective.<p>"We are all getting our hearts broken, …

Why Witches on TV Spell Trouble in Real Life

The witch is back.<p>In books and films, on stage and on TV, interest in witchcraft is brewing—to a degree that rivals 17th-century Salem’s hysteria …

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Great Thing: The Boston Bruins Dressed Up as 'Frozen' Characters

Photo: Getty Images<p>Halloween is a time of many marvelous things: pumpkin spice everything, costumes (just Hollywood's alone are splendid), and for the Boston Bruins, spreading an extra dose of joy to kids. The hockey team, whose annual tradition is to give out Bruins treats at the Boston Children's …

From Halloween Costumes to Taylor Swift's Album Release, the Best Weekend Celebrity Instagrams

There's less than a week before Halloween and Hollywood is getting into the spooky spirit! This weekend, stars like Kelly Osbourne and Lucy Hale</i> …

Beyonce Partners With Topshop

The singer launches a joint venture with the British retailer to produce athletic apparel.<p>Beyoncé has partnered with Topshop on a new retail venture. The singer has formed a new 50-50 joint company with the London-based retailer, Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, which will produce a line of sports …

Turtle Beach’s Elite 800 headset put Astro on notice – Hands-on video

Turtle Beach calls its Elite 800 the ultimate gaming headset, and based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re inclined to agree. It’s pretty clear Turtle …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

Porsche and Mercedes want electric cars that can fight Tesla

German automakers aren't strangers to high-end electric cars, but they've typically focused on supercars instead of sedans -- a problem when Tesla is rapidly encroaching on their business. At last, though, it appears that <i>die Deutschen</i> are gearing up to fight Tesla on its home turf. <i>Manager Magazin</i> …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

Five Reasons Why Critics of Comcast’s Time Warner Cable Deal Are Feeling Hopeful

It’s still early days in the government’s review of the deal, but some signs appear ominous.<p>It could be months before regulators decide if they’ll allow Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable, but critics of the deal are already sounding cautiously optimistic it’ll either be killed or heavily conditioned.<p>…

Nokia's All-Screen N9 Phone

A Nokia staff member shows off the new all-screen N9 phone, the product of Nokia's ill-fated collaboration with Intel on the open sourced Meego operating system

Nokia Will Return, Hints At 2016 For Finland's Next Smartphone

Following the release of its third quarter results last week, Nokia’s CFO Timo Ihamuotila talked about the value of the Nokia brand name in the mobile phone space, and how that market space was off-limits at the moment. Speculation remains high about Nokia’s intention in the mobile phone space …

Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: The Future of Virtual Assistants

<i>Dr Chris Brauer is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc Management of Innovation programme and the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST) in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London.</i><p>Our inner voice, or the internal dialog we have with ourselves, …

Nexus 9 Amazon UK orders delayed

Delays. If there’s one thing I’ve learned covering Android and tech in general, it’s that delays on highly anticipated devices often happen. Sometimes they happen for good reasons, such as tightening up a few loose edges or making beneficial hardware changes. At other times, the reason can remain …

Fitbit announces three new activity trackers, including a GPS watch

The last year has been a bit rough for Fitbit. The biggest thorn in its side has obviously been the allergic reactions to, and the subsequent recall of, its Force fitness tracker. Despite having spent the better part of 2014 without its flagship model on store shelves, the company still holds a …

The Most Ridiculous Puppy Costumes at NYC's Halloween Dog Parade

Photo: Getty<p>The 24th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was held Saturday in NYC, and holy crap, it was <i>so</i> cute.<p><i>Related: Great Thing: Hot Guys Holding Puppies</i><p>Forget about the pumpkin-patterned puppy sweaters of yore—we're talking crazy-elaborate, creative, ADORABLE costumes inspired by your …

27 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By TV & Movie Characters

TV and film character costume ideas that you can shop your own closet for.<p>When it's down to the proverbial wire and the Halloween shop has a line longer than the Whitney during the Jeff Koons exhibit, these TV and film characters provide apt inspiration to shop your closet for the perfect costume.

The Surprising Thing That Makes Men Fatter and Women Thinner

You know how people like to joke about women "letting themselves go" as soon as some dude puts a ring on it? Apparently, the truth is the opposite. A new paper written by Joelle Abramowitz, an economist at the U.S. Census Bureau, says that marriage results in women getting thinner, but men fatter. …

Taylor Swift Tops iTunes Canada Chart With a Song That Was 8 Seconds of Static

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