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Ben Affleck Booted from Hard Rock for Counting Cards

<b><br>Ben Affleck</b>'s blackjack days are over ... at least at the Hard Rock in Vegas -- because he was just banned FOR LIFE from playing the game at the …

Nigerian police: 223 kidnapped girls still missing

Nigerian authorities specified Friday that a total of 276 schoolgirls were taken last month by militants from a boarding school, but 53 of them escaped, leaving 223 still in the hands of their captors, police said.<p>Those numbers are higher than previously reported. Authorities had been saying about …

Trifacta gives data wranglers a secret weapon for saving time

OK, so you’ve launched a Hadoop cluster to store and process lots of different kinds of data. Good luck cleaning up your messiest unstructured data before you can dig up all of those amazing business-changing insights you’ve heard about.<p>Typically, data cleaning, or data transformation, takes up …

Hotel Association Takes Aim at Airbnb, But Airbnb Isn't Taking the Bait

The hotel industry is making a move in the growing battle between established companies and new, short-term rentals websites.<p>Airbnb, which has a …

Google Helps You Find Your Parked Car

Having trouble remembering where you parked your car? There’s an app for that. But, sorry iPhone users, it’s just for Android.<p>Google has updated its Google Now app that’s part of recent versions of Android so it remembers approximately where you park your car and the app will show you where on a …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

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