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Amazon customers tell Jeff Bezos to 'dump Trump'

More than 13,000 Amazon customers have signed a petition calling for the company to cut ties with Donald Trump.<p>The petition was created by UltraViolet, a women's rights group, and addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>It asks Bezos to stop selling menswear from the Donald J. Trump Collection. Trump …

Donald Trump

How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music

Legendary country star Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, a coincidence that wouldn’t seem out of place in one of Haggard’s many …

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

That's why rental-car company Hertz just made a $50 million strategic investment in Luxe, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it its job to handle the parking for you.<p>Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you …

Startups

Reddit launches its first official apps for iOS and Android

Reddit’s long-awaited native mobile applications – the first-ever to be built by the company in-house – have now launched. Available today for both iOS and Android, the new Reddit app will not only serve as the official means for accessing Reddit on mobile amid a sea of third-party clients, it will …

Apps

Justice Department: Apple Must Open San Bernardino iPhone

The U.S. Justice Department urged a federal judge in California Thursday to stick with her original order directing Apple to help the FBI open a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.<p>"The government and the community need to know what is on the terrorist's phone and the …

Privacy

Musical chronicling Steve Jobs-Bill Gates rivalry cancels Broadway production

Originally set to debut in April, "Nerds," a musical adaptation of the epic rivalry between tech titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has canceled its …

Bill Gates

Venomous Snakes Are Washing Up on California Beaches

It’s probably El Niño’s fault.<p>The yellow bellied sea snake usually lives its entire life in the ocean, but unfortunately, we live in unusual times. The serpent was seen at least twice last week in Oxnard, California—a city just north of Los Angeles County’s famous beachside locale, Malibu.<p>Rising …

Arcade Fire to honour David Bowie with street parade

Fans asked to wear their "best Bowie outfit or something more strange"<p>Arcade Fire have announced that they will pay tribute to the late David Bowie …

David Bowie

Lawrence Phillips, imprisoned ex-NFL rusher, dies in suspected suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawrence Phillips, an imprisoned former NFL running back who was awaiting trial on charges of killing his cellmate last year, died Wednesday morning after being found unresponsive in his prison cell, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.<p>The death of Phillips, 40, …

Crime

If CNN Heroes' speeches were motivational posters

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2015 Top Ten CNN Heroes brought together an incredible group of people who are helping to make the world a better place in their own ways. One thing they all have in common is that they often do their work far from the public spotlight.<p>When they took the stage at this year's tribute …

Top 10

Thom Yorke compares YouTube to Nazi Germany in new interview

The Radiohead frontman said perceptions of music as free are having 'a corrosive effect' on how music is made<p>Thom Yorke has compared YouTube to Nazi …

Albums

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Players Are Going On Crazy Kill Streaks Thanks To An Invincibility Glitch

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”<p>You weren’t kidding, Obi Wan. While <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> is a generally solid online shooter, it’s apparently been beset by a glitch that grants certain players invincibility once they die and respawn. Once the …

Star Wars Battlefront

David Cameron Wants The U.K. To Start Bombing ISIS In Syria

This NASA Technology Will Help Fight Wildfires from Space

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San Diego

Dunkin Donuts is testing a mobile ordering app to take on Starbucks

Dunkin Donuts is ready to compete directly with Starbucks on mobile. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the chain is currently testing a smartphone app that allows users to preorder their morning cup of coffee before arriving at stores. The app is being piloted at 124 locations in Portland, Maine, though …

Coffee

Hoverboards Illegal on New York City Streets, Police Say

New York City kids who want hoverboards for Christmas might have to zip around indoors, because the gadgets are illegal on the Big Apple’s streets …

New York City

Lenovo's mammoth 7-inch phones redefine the phablet

Think the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 5 are huge phablets? They're tiny compared to Lenovo's two new giant phones.<p>Lenovo …

Mobile Technology

Meek Mill Fires More Insults at Drake, Threatens to Wedgie Rapper

"When I see them niggas, I might give them niggas a fucking wedgie," rapper warns in freestyle<p>While Drake's meme-filled OVO Fest performance appeared …

Beard Baubles are the most hipster gift this holiday season

LONDON — Expect beards bedecked with baubles this month.<p>London ad agency, Grey London, is struggling to keep up with orders for their new packets of …

What's Next for Denver Broncos Rushing Attack After Injury to Ronnie Hillman?

The Denver Broncos have had two different starting running backs so far in 2014. In Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams, they may have a third player in that position.<p>Mike Klis, from <i>The Denver Post</i>, reported on Monday that starting running back Ronnie Hillman would miss at least two weeks with a …

Football (U.S.)

The LG G3 in America: Where to buy LG's new superphone in the US

Get the skinny on where to buy the new LG G3 smartphone in the US.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This is an ongoing story and will be continually updated as more information about the LG G3's US pricing and availability is released.</i><p>Listen up LG fans because all the waiting and guessing games are over. That's right, …

Mobile Technology

With Polagram, Print Photos From Your Phone In Just A Few Taps

French startup Polagram just released a couple of new features and raised a round of funding. You can use the iPhone or Android app to print your photos directly from your phone and receive your prints a few days after ordering them. The app tries to get out of the way as much as possible, it’s …