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Ubuntu: Fighting Xenophobia in South Africa

Worthy Cause Countdown: This Rural Elementary School Needs $735 For Basketball Hoops The Oklahoma Thunder has said it will match …

Jay-Z Says Rappers Lie About Their Money, and He's Right

'Business Week' graphic analyzes lyrics from Dr. Dre, Pitbull and more<p>On "Versus," an interlude from Jay-Z's new album <i>Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail</i>, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer & Tory Lanez Sample Palmistry On “Miss You”

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>Your daily report on the latest music news<p>Hip-Hop<p>…

Jack White’s Third Man Records teams with Jay-Z for “special” vinyl release

As Jay-Z revealed on Twitter earlier this week, he has teamed with Jack White for a special vinyl release. Today, White’s Third Man Records confirmed …

Jay-Z Performs 'Picasso Baby' for Six Hours in New York Gallery

Judd Apatow, artist Marina Abramovich and others in attendance for video shoot<p>Jay-Z is currently in the midst of a six-hour performance art piece at …

Judd Apatow

J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Hits #1 on Album Charts

J. Cole’s newly released <i>Born Sinner</i> album continues to impact on Billboard‘s album charts. After sitting at No. 2 behind Kanye West’s <i>Yeezus</i> and …

Behind the Scenes: Jay-Z Performing “Picasso Baby” for 6 Hours at NYC’s Pace Gallery

Robin Thicke, Beyond His Breakout Hit

For five weeks in a row, Robin Thicke's playful, button-pushing song "Blurred Lines" has been the No. 1 song in the country. It's a catchy piece of summertime pop, but much of the attention came after the premiere of the song's video, which features Thicke and his male collaborators — the rapper …

Jay-Z performs Picasso Baby for six hours in New York gallery

Jay-Z performed his song Picasso Baby for six hours yesterday in New York. Taking place at the Pace Gallery, the rapper's music video shoot was …

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Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation Set Up To Preserve Electric-Car History

11<p>With more than 100,000 electric cars on U.S. roads--and thousands more added each month--advocates and historians are turning their attention to …

Electric car charge firm Chargemaster to float on London market

Chargemaster, a provider of electric vehicle charging points, is planning to float on the stock market to capitalise on the shift towards more …

6 Cars For People Who Hate Cars

These futuristic cars could make you rethink your haterade.<p>Do Americans just not want to drive cars any more? Recent studies suggest that the United States has passed its driving zenith, with the number of miles driven per person peaking in 2005. As of April 2013 the number of miles driven per …

True Color Of An Exoplanet Discovered For The First Time

Looks a bit like home!<p>Looks a bit like Earth, doesn't it? You wouldn't find this planet very comfortable, however. Called HD 189773b, it's 1,000 degrees Celsius on its surface and it rains glass. Sideways.<p>HD 189773b looks like Earth because it's blue. Astronomers have determined its true color, a …

Voyager 1 spacecraft's latest find takes the edge off the solar system

The edge of the solar system has no edge, it turns out. It has a fuzzy transitional area, not quite solar system and not quite interstellar …

Saving One Species At The Expense Of Another

To keep America's wilderness anything like it used to be when the country was truly wild takes the help of biologists. They have to balance the needs of wildlife with those of cattle-ranching and tourism, and even weigh the value of one species against another. Ultimately, they have to pick and …

Madagascar Species No Longer Evolving At Breakneck Speed

Have we reached peak lemur?<p>Madagascar is home to an amazing diversity of animals; though it has only 1 percent of the world's land mass, 3 percent of the world's plant and animals species are found there, and many are like nothing else on the planet. But a new study finds that there might be a …

Electronic Pee Sniffer Can Detect Bladder Cancer

The Odoreader goes where no human nose wants to.<p>A new kind of electronic nose could make diagnosing bladder cancer a whole lot easier, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ONE.<p>Doctors typically diagnose bladder cancer through cytoscopy, a "costly, invasive and undignified …

The walls have ears: Samsung and Intel bet big on a startup that searches every word you say

A future where machines track our conversations to offer us advice and info<p>Back in October of last year, <i>The Verge</i> wrote about the app MindMeld, a sort of Siri on steroids that could listen to an eight-person conversation and suggest information the speakers involved might want to see. Today …

Down with the data center: can a peer-to-peer swarm replace cloud computing?

Space Monkey wants to put a peoples' cloud in every home<p>Not long ago, we looked to "the cloud" and saw a liberating force, a way to unshackle ourselves from the messiness of computing by offloading our data into large, mysterious, supposedly secure servers in undisclosed locations. But the reality …

Google Glass's first porn app pulled hours after release

Glass got its very first porn app today, but just a few hours after its launch, the service has already been pulled from Google’s Glassware hub. The app is called <i>Tits and Glass,</i> and had been highly anticipated since news of its development hit last month. But Friday’s quiet revisions to Google’s …

Google Glass

Karma Wants To Make Peer-to-Peer Wi-Fi a Thing

There'll be a day, if one recent Wi-Fi startup has its way, when you switch on your tablet or laptop and the wireless Internet access you need is …

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent - Technabob

Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing …

Software

Apple's App Store at 5: 10 key moments on the road to 50bn downloads

Happy birthday, Apple's App Store. It launched on 10 July 2008, a year after the first iPhone went on sale, with 500 apps available.<p>More than 850k …

This is Nokia's Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel Windows Phone camera (updated)

Nokia is holding a press event in New York on Thursday to "reinvent zoom," but here's the star of the show: the Lumia 1020. <i>The Verge</i> understands that Nokia will unveil its Lumia 1020 Windows Phone complete with a 41-megapixel camera and PureView branding. We're told the Lumia 1020 will come …

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