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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

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11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Minecraft for PS3 sells more than 1M units

More than one million copies of <i>Minecraft</i> have been sold for the PlayStation 3, developer Mojang announced today.<p>The sandbox game launched on PS3 on Dec. 17, 2013, a bit more than a month ago. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions have been promised for 2014.<p><i>Minecraft</i> originally launched on …

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The Best Nintendo Stuff We Saw at Toy Fair

Every year, it seems like more and high-end merch from Nintendo lands on the shelves of Toy Fair. Once again, <i>Kotaku</i> hit the annual trade show in New …

Breaking Down the Single Best Item at Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Look, we love a great restaurant as much as anyone, but nobody's immune to the allure (or convenience) of fast food once in a while. It brings back memories. It fires off endorphins. It saves our lives at 3am. But the moment you get to any drive-through, panic can set in as you try and wrap your …

6 Things You Didn't Know About Gatorade

OK, so you probably already know the basics of the Gatorade story, but just to recap: the super-popular sports drink was developed in the summer of 1965 for the University of Florida's football team at the request of their assistant coach. A team of university physicians set out to determine why …

Fitness

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

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Odds for Toronto Maple Leafs' 2013-14 MVP

Link to Media<p>We are just one week into the 2013-14 NHL season, but it's never too early to start handicapping potential MVP odds for the Toronto Maple Leafs.<p>The club has begun on a winning note with three victories in three games. While there have been some warts, the six points are banked and have …

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Grabovski made an assist and scored a shootout in tonight's 5-4 SO/win over the Calgary Flames.

Cherry says hybrid icing will cause confusion, will be tested in playoffs

Don Cherry's not impressed with the NHL's new hybrid icing rule.<p>The Hockey Night in Canada commentator spoke on Tuesday during the first intermission of the Montreal Canadiens' home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs, saying that the rule won't really get tested until the playoffs.<p>The new rule …

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Ranking the 10 Most Incredible NHL Goals of the Past Decade

Link to Media<p>Great goals stick with you. Like an awesome movie, you remember where you were and what you were doing the first time you saw it. That's one thing that all these clips have in common.<p>An undeniable wow factor that brings fans to their feet and puts jaws on the floor—regardless of who …

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3 NHL GMs want to eliminate fighting

Three managers have told Darren Dreger of TSN that they believe the removal of fighting needs to be considered.<p>In the wake of the scary incident involving Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros on Tuesday night, three NHL managers have told Darren Dreger of TSN that they believe the removal of …

Five NHL questions: Red Wings move east, goalie battles pickup in Philly

A daily feature which asks the five biggest questions about today's NHL action. Will they be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)<p>1. How will the Red Wings fare in their Eastern Conference debut?<p>It took several years, but the Detroit Red Wings have finally moved to the …

Concussion reignites fighting debate

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros is out indefinitely with a concussion, once again opening the debate about whether fighting …

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Frank Lampard retires from England duty

Despite never winning a trophy with the so-called "golden generation," Frank Lampard retired from England duty on Tuesday having provided his greatest legacy to football in one game he'd rather forget.<p>The midfielder prompted the introduction of goal-line technology when he was denied a clear goal …

Why hasn’t Gary Bettman banned fighting in the NHL?

From a marketing perspective, the 2013-14 NHL season has started off-message thanks to fighting.<p>Chatter about the impending slate of outdoor games or …

Watch Sidney Crosby Take on Nathan MacKinnon in Shooting Contest

There must be something in the water in Cole Harbour. It's the H20 that both Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche grew up drinking. Therefore, a fair amount of evidence is in place to support the theory that the water has talent-producing …

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Hockey fights stuck in no-man’s land

During the usual pregame glitz and pomp, the Bell Centre roared like mad for the lushly mustachioed, nasty-looking galoot.<p>Standing at centre ice, George Parros obliged by waving and flashing a confident sneer – it was a nice bit of theatre, and the fans ate it up.<p>They always do, because at bottom …

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Hockey fight debate stalled by distasteful white noise

There's a discussion to be had about the role of fighting in the NHL, but it too often gets lost behind name-calling and disrespect.<p>The fighting …

Critical Thinking

Maple Leafs vs. Flyers - Game Recap - October 2, 2013 - ESPN

PHILADELPHIA -- Dave Bolland helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup and then had to watch the championship banner raising ceremony on …

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The Maple Leafs love Miley

From SB Nation's Matt Brigidi, who was at Wednesday's Flyers vs. Maple Leafs game in Philly, a 3-1 win for Toronto...<p>Twerk it up, Toronto. Your Leafs are 2-0 on the year.

Ducks vs. Avalanche - Game Recap - October 2, 2013 - ESPN

DENVER -- Patrick Roy was fuming after the final horn, jawing at the Anaheim Ducks and then pushing over a glass partition separating the benches.<p>And …

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Coach fight! Patrick Roy breaks stanchion while yelling at Bruce Boudreau

He's back and just as intense as ever. Patrick Roy concludes a stellar debut by exchanging some intense words with Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.<p>Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy exceeded expectation in his NHL debut when his club beat the Anaheim Ducks, 6-1 on Wednesday night. While the …

Flyers vs. Maple Leafs: Jonathan Bernier shines, still hoping for starting gig

Jonathan Bernier has never had his chance to be a starter in the NHL, but his strong performance for the Leafs on Wednesday night was a great start to his Toronto career.<p>PHILADELPHIA -- After years of speculation and a summer full of hype, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier finally has …

NHL Three Stars: Patrick Roy’s Avs roll; Leafs stay perfect

<b>No. 1 Star: Dave Bolland, Toronto Maple Leafs</b><p>Bolland scored his first two goals as a Leaf, leading Toronto to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers …