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Tesla's Original Roadster Is Getting A Big Upgrade

Tesla Motors officially unveiled an update to the Tesla Roadster, the two-seater sports car that was also the company's first car. It's Tesla's "Roadster 3.0 package."<p>CEO Elon Musk hinted at the upcoming update in a tweet to a fan earlier this week, and again on Christmas Day.<p>In the Friday blog …

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Ben Atreu Flegel, 25, a German survivor of the Asian tsunami who lost his grandparents ten years ago in this very beach, stands facing the sea in quiet reflection during a commemoration and religious ceremony for German, Austrian and Swiss victims of the tsunami, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 in Khao Lak, …

A Guide to the Strange, Little-Known, Hard-to-Find Beatles Christmas Recordings

Little in my life has enriched me more than the Beatles or Christmas—in different (and yet dovetailing) ways. And there is one enriching aspect of the Beatles’ catalog that is so rare, that it falls between the worlds of official product and bootleg. This wasn’t a commercial record, it wasn’t a …

Sony film The Interview gets mixed reviews after hype

Some online viewers left a little disappointed by new Seth Rogen film after unintentional PR campaign<p>Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released The Interview online on Wednesday - an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the …

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson watches Boxing Day Hunt

Jeremy Clarkson is seen watching the Heythrop Hunt as it rides through Diddly Squat Farm<p>Jeremy Clarkson was among the thousands who turned out to watch the traditional Boxing Day Hunt, as calls for the fox hunting ban to be lifted intensify.<p>The Top Gear presenter was flanked by friends as the …

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Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor

The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks now says it's set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the …

The Future Of The MMO Is Casual, Accessible And Free-To-Play

This year, video game maker Blizzard did two very remarkable things.<p>First, the company released <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, a free-to-play collectible card game that’s taken the world by storm.<p>Second, they cancelled their in-development MMO <i>Titan</i>, and pared it down into the multiplayer shooter</i> …

'The Interview' takes in $1 million in limited release

"The limited release, in under 10 percent of the amount of theaters originally planned, featured numerous sellouts and a first-day gross over $1 million," said Rory Bruer, global distribution president from Sony Pictures.<p>After initially planning to halt release of the film that sparked an …

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Lure of online sales cuts number of Boxing Day shoppers in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Significantly fewer Britons went out to shop on Boxing Day this year, initial data showed, suggesting pre-Christmas online discounts led many to spurn what is traditionally a bumper day for retailers.<p>Bargain hunters crowd around the Saint Laurent handbag stall at Selfridges …

GoPro leads holiday sales of cameras on Amazon

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — When Amazon.com reports earnings after the close on Thursday, investors will be looking for just how happy the holidays were …

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Major travel chaos expected as Kings Cross station closes due to engineering works

Major travel chaos is expected as London King's Cross will be closed on Saturday (27 December) due to overrunning engineering works.<p>Kings Cross is …

Labour faces wipe-out in Scotland despite change of leader - poll

LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party could suffer a wipe-out in Scotland in a UK-wide parliamentary election in May, scuppering its overall chances of supplanting Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, a poll suggested on Friday.<p>Britain's opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband delivers a …

Norman Baker reveals drugs proposals Theresa May stripped from report

Lib Dem MP says government finally has evidence of ‘what works’ in relation to drug addiction, but that Tories are ignoring it<p>Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP and former Home Office minister, has accused the Tories of ignoring reality as he released the details of proposals to reform drug laws …

New Line of Android Smartphones to Bear Kodak Brand

The forthcoming Kodak phones are designed for an older generation that wants a high-quality but easy-to-use phone.<p>The Kodak brand has lots of positive associations for a certain generation, who remember the company’s pioneering work in film and cameras.<p>Aiming to capitalize on that, a smartphone …