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Rdio lays off untold number of employees to 'ensure a scalable business model'

Rdio is today feeling the effects of its ongoing war with Spotify and other music streaming services. The company has confirmed layoffs that affect a number of employees — up to one-third of its entire staff, according to <i>TechCrunch</i><i>.</i> Rdio says the unfortunate move will ultimately help"improve its …

SmartGlass for Xbox One arrives on Android and iOS

An early taste of Microsoft's next-gen gaming experience arrived today for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 users in the form of the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and now Android and iOS faithful can get their fill as well. There's not much you can do with the second screen app as the hardware it'll play …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Guess How Much An iPhone Costs In Brazil

We headed over to TechTudo, a part of Globo, it seems, to confirm the headline. And through a busted translation from Google, it seems this is correct.<p>The iPhone 5S at entry level costs ~$1,200. (At the higher end it can go up to ~$1,600.) The iPhone 5C at entry level is ~$880. Brazil apparently …

Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)

It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injections a little easier. The Moverio-based eyewear overlays a 3D blood vessel map on the patient, …

Memphis Music Hall of Fame inducts Johnny Cash, 12 more

Albert King, Carla Thomas, the Memphis Jug Band, Kay Starr and The Bar-Kays are among 13 greats who made the 2013 class.<p>On Thursday, the second Memphis Music Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the Gibson Showcase Lounge in Memphis.<p>Representing a cross-section of the city's styles and genres, …

New Amy & Tina? Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs host People's Choice Awards

There's a new power hosting duo in town. CBS has tapped "2 Broke Girls" stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs to emcee the People's Choice Awards in January.<p>Tuesday's announcement marks a change for the awards show, which was hosted by "The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco for the last two years.<p>Hosting …

Watch President Obama Congratulate John Farrell on the Red Sox's Win

As you may be aware, the Boston Red Sox won the team’s third World Series title in 10 years. The Red Sox clinched a 4-2 victory in the Series, after …

This Photo Of Jay Z Playing With Blue Ivy Will Give You Baby Fever

As far as cute celebrity father-daughter duos go, this one might take the cake.<p>Beyonce posted the following photo to her Tumblr blog, Beyonce | I Am, in which Jay Z is seen standing in a shallow infinity pool, holding Blue Ivy up over his head.<p>This candidly sweet moment is quite a rarity for the …

Janelle Monae postpones tour dates

But she promises to return 'stronger than ever.'<p>In a note of apology to all her "fandroids, electric ladies, supporters and jam lovers" on her website, Janelle Monae says she has to postpone three tour dates.<p>"I am under strict doctor's orders for mandatory vocal rest. Not doing so could possibly …

You've GOT to See the Bright Eyeliner Jessica Biel Wore Last Night

Jessica Biel apparently decided the way to celebrate Tilda Swinton at the the Museum of Modern Art 2013 Film Benefit was with turquoise eyeliner. And it looked completely, absolutely stunning on her.<p>Turquoise isn't a color you normally think of for fall, but I think it worked here—I just love the …

Kristen Bell feared she wouldn't like her baby as much as she likes her dogs

Kristen Bell loves motherhood now, but when she was pregnant with daughter Lincoln, the actress just wasn't feeling the maternal vibe.<p>It was a concern she shared with now-husband Dax Shepard.<p>“I kept saying to him, in all sincerity, during my pregnancy, 'I just don’t know how I’m going to like her …

Chris Pratt: I Was a Stripper

Time to make it rain, ladies!<p>Chris Pratt is the latest actor to reveal his stripper past.<p>I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get …

Beyoncé Could Still Beat Lady Gaga to Space-Singing, and Other Intergalactic Celebrity Revelations from a Space Expert

Yesterday, we learned that Lady Gaga had secured herself a 2015 Virgin Galactic ticket—and consequently, a chapter in Curiosity Rover’s Burn Book—with plans to become “the first artist to sing in outer space.” <i>Us Weekly</i>reports that the performance will last for one track, and the flight will take …

Shonda Rhimes Knows Where This 'Scandal' Will End

Shonda Rhimes says the Washington she's created for the political drama <i>Scandal</i> is a dark, amoral one — and "a little Shakespearean," in the way it's a place where big themes play out among powerful people who aren't afraid to make bold moves.<p>"In the world of the show, [our] America <i>sees</i> Washington …

The Post-Pixie Cut Perspective: What Female Celebrities Say After They Chop Off Their Hair

It’s basically a right of passage for a female celebrity: <i>the pixie cut</i>. It’s shocking; it captures the attention of the Internet for at least a week, usually longer; depending on your age and career trajectory, it can recast your persona entirely, in terms of maturity or fashion-i-ness. Then, after …

Jay Z Sued Over Alleged Sample in ‘Run This Town’

A record label representing the now-deceased R&B artist Eddie Bo has filed a copyright claim against Jay Z for allegedly using Bo’s 1969 funk single …

The 10 Best Mustaches of All Time

A definitive list of the world's greatest flavor savers.<p>Perhaps you recently caught a re-run of <i>Magnum P.I.</i> on TV. Or maybe it was a Saturday afternoon airing of <i>Smokey and the Bandit</i>. Or maybe you've just begun to get a little self conscious about the nakedness of your upper lip. Whatever your …

Someone Has Baked A Life-Size Johnny Depp Cake

And it might be the best thing anyone has ever done.

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Patrick Stewart is Twitter's Patient Zero for Changing the World

Set phasers to "Love Me, You Sons of Bitches"<p><b>Patrick Stewart helped ring the bell</b> at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. He was there to uncup his hands and set free timesuck extraordinaire Twitter into the wild blue yonder of quarterly reports.<p>Stewart and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, along with …

Lou Reed’s Last Words: Watch His Final Interview

On September 21st, Lou Reed sat down for his final interview and explained his personal relationship with sound: “Sound is more than just noise. …

Fox Execs Made Cameron Diaz Re-Record Her Lines In 'The Counselor' Because She Sounded 'Too Much Like Rihanna'

Ridley Scott's star-studded thriller "The Counselor" hit theaters Oct.25 but audiences saw a slightly different version than what could have been.<p>The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Cameron Diaz initially shot the film "with a full-on Rihanna-style accent — but Fox execs blanched, forcing her …

Lady Gaga schedules tour date in space

Lady Gaga will be the first artist to perform in space, according to claims that the singer will be blasting into the stratosphere on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in 2015.<p>According to reports by US Weekly magazine, the Artpop performer will take off in a Virgin Galactic ship and belt out one song in …

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Is Kate Middleton Getting Flying Lessons from Prince Harry?

Yesterday during her tour of London’s various means of mass transit, Kate Middleton reportedly dropped a detail to a group of congregated R.A.F. officers that—as any Middleton detail does—has already taken on a life of its own. Kate told the assembled air force members that she has been taking …

How to Hang Out with Rockstars

With legendary photographer Lynn Goldsmith<p><i>Lynn Goldsmith has photographed everybody</i>. Everybody. <i>You know her work because you've seen it for the last forty years—on album covers, in magazines, on posters. You can see hundreds of her favorite pictures in a new four-hundred-page book,</i> Rock and Roll …