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Black Friday Weekend Shopping Down, But Season Sales May Still Soar

Black Friday weekend shopping isn’t what it used to be, but the decline in money spent Thursday through Sunday doesn’t necessarily indicate weak holiday spending — actually it’s the opposite, analysts say.<p>Fewer people visited stores, and the average person spent less in stores and online during the …

If Chain Restaurants Had Astrological Signs

<i>by Gabrielle Noone</i><p><b>Cancer: The Olive Garden</b><br>When you’re here, you’re family! But even if you’re not, that’s okay, because Cancer’s extreme need for …

Darren Wilson Won't Get a Pension or Any Other Benefits

City leaders say Darren Wilson, who finally resigned from the Ferguson police force Saturday, will not be receiving severance pay, pension checks, or …

Here Are the Movies Coming to Netflix in December (and the Ones That Are Leaving)

Goodbye 'Dirty Dancing,' hello 'Wolf of Wall Street'<p>Holiday season is here and with it comes a new batch of movies and television shows on Netflix …

Woman Spends A Month Knitting From Her Vagina

Self-confessed 'craftivist' Casey Jenkins is causing quite a stir with her performance piece known as 'Casting Off My Womb'.<p>Not for the squeamish, it …

6 Grammar Lessons Hidden in Christmas Songs

Understand the grammar in your favorite carols.<p>1. Round yon virgin<p>The “round” in “Silent Night” might call up imagery of the soft, maternal kind, but …

13 Amazing Holiday Gifts For Every Woman In Your Life

Holiday season is almost here (eeek!) so it’s time to start making that list and checking it twice – just make sure these gifts make the cut for all the <i>mujeres</i> you love.

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving …

Why Lisa Kudrow Doesn’t Like to Dress Sexy

When it comes to Lisa Kudrow’s fashion choices, the star is totally unapologetic (similar to her character Valerie Cherish on <i>The Comeback</i>). In a new …

Bill Cosby and drugging: My 34-year-old secret

<b>Bill Cosby (AP/Victoria Will)</b><p>EXCLUSIVE: I’d known about his dark side since that night in 1981. I had no idea what to say about it — until now<p>Charlotte Laws<p>November 30, 2014 12:01pm (UTC)<p>Salon asked Bill Cosby’s representatives for comment on this story. They did not respond to the request. If they …

What’s Next For Firefox?

When historians look at the history of the Web ten or twenty years from now, chances are they will point to Firefox as one of the most important products of the last ten years. But right now, it’s hard not to look at Firefox and worry a little bit about its future.<p>At the height of its success, …

The best PDF editors

PDFs are a common file type, one that’s popular among businesses and individuals who are attempting to go green and save on paper. That means having …

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event

Consumer Preview is on the way<p>Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that Microsoft will hold a separate …

This could be our closest look yet at Apple’s rumored ‘iPad Pro’

Since one version of the iPad has become smaller (the iPad mini) and one version of the iPhone has become larger (the iPhone 6 Plus), it’s become harder to tell them apart. But not for much longer.<p>Rumor has it that Apple is gearing up to launch the “iPad Pro,” or “iPad Air Plus,” a larger iPad with …

Engadget's Cyber Monday 2014 roundup

So you've finally recovered from Thanksgiving dinner, only to realize that you missed out on some hot Black Friday deals. Are you stuck paying full price for your gifts? Far from it -- a whole host of stores are participating in Cyber Monday, a second round of (usually online-only) sales that are …

How Amazon Echo could answer the call of greatness

Amazon’s devices have built a reputation for coming into hot categories firmly positioned as value products. When the company strayed from that value …

Tip of the Day: Don't Know What to Ask Siri? Siri Will Tell You

It took me over a year to get in the habit of using Siri, partly because she seemed so human-like. I was worried I'd say something dumb. One day I finally got it: there ain't no one listening. And ever since then I've used Siri with abandon. Lately I was surprised to discover that Siri offers a …

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Four Things That Uber Riders Want Before Switching To Lyft

Fresh off a controversy over threatening to spy on reporters and disciplinary action against its New York manager, Uber is in the dumps with its customer base again. Angry posts are piling up on Twitter and Facebook lamenting the company’s business practices, but even as TechCrunch’s Josh Constine …

Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals - CNET

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

3 Tricks That Will Help You Win Cyber Monday

If you plan to go online on Cyber Monday to score some deals for your holiday shopping, you're not alone. Last year, 131 million people shopped online during the Monday following Thanksgiving, according to USA Today, spending nearly $2.29 billion.<p>For this year, we tested out some of the best online …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

The Marketer’s Guide to the Benefits of Vimeo Over YouTube

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>Online video has very quickly become one of the most engaging and ubiquitous forms of content marketing. ComScore reports that in 2013 more than half of all Americans watched a …

Lyft Sheds Some Of Its Quirks As It Seeks New Users

The pink mustache. The fist bump. Riding up front and chatting with the driver.<p>Those are all things that had come to define Lyft as a service over the earliest part of its journey, as it sought to win over users and position itself as an alternative to Uber and the existing taxi industry.<p>As time …

GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, drawing her heavy criticism and prompting calls for her dismissal.<p>Elizabeth …

US boy missing for four years found alive hidden behind fake wall

Unnamed 13-year-old in Atlanta was able to phone his mother and tell her he was behind a false wall at his father's house<p>A 13-year-old boy reported missing by his mother four years ago was found hidden behind a false wall in his father's home.<p>After a tip-off police raided a detached suburban house …

9 Penn State trustees demand Freeh documents

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni have demanded access to documents used to create the Freeh Report on the …

Family farms 'broken up' under SNP land reforms

Alex Johnstone, a Tory MSP and farmer, warns Scottish Government plans to target the great landed estates by changing the law of succession will rebound on ordinary farmers.<p>Family farms face being broken up and put out of business thanks to the unintended consequences of the SNP’s land reform …

Two Florida Churches Merge With Hope Of Bridging A Racial Divide

Two Florida churches are soon expected to undergo a merger that pastors hope will help send a message on race relations throughout the state -- and beyond.<p>On Jan. 4, 2015, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville -- a predominantly black church -- will take over Ridgewood Baptist Church …