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Neil Young catches a record store selling bootlegs of his music

In 1971 Neil Young went to a record store and discovered they were selling bootleg LPs of his music. Young asked the clerk why the record store was …

Vinyl Records

Nigel Farage is willing to serve Donald Trump 'formally or informally'

Nigel Farage has expressed a willingness to serve Donald Trump “formally or informally” in the pursuit of improved US-UK relations.<p>China lodges complaint with US over Trump's Taiwan phone call<p>Read more<p>“I just happen to know a few people in his administration,” the former UK Independence party …

Donald Trump

Trump in 2012 on female teachers accused of statutory rape: 'I don't see a lot of damage done'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump once dismissed concerns over female teachers having sex with underage male students, saying in a clip that the boys were "going around bragging about it."<p>In a June 2012 interview with a reporter from the TV show "Extra", Trump is asked what he thinks about "all these teachers …

Donald Trump

New Anti-Snore Patch Targets the Science of Sound Waves

If your dreams of flying high above the clouds or winning the World Series have ever been interrupted by the guttural sounds of your partner's …

Sheltered housing developments 'shelved due to benefit cuts'

<b>Hundreds of planned new sheltered accommodation units have been delayed or scrapped owing to proposed cuts to housing benefit, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Several housing associations have said they are no longer financially viable.<p>The flats, for the elderly or people with learning disabilities, are more …

Housing

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Pollution

Why ISIL Will Fail on Its Own

As a movement, it’s dangerous. But as a state, it’s collapsing. Here’s how to make that work for us.<p>In the accelerating public discussion of ISIL, it’s easy to become focused on what we don’t know: its elusive leader, its shadowy connections abroad, the gruesome propaganda emanating from somewhere …

Political Science

Motorola DROID Maxx 2

<b>Update:</b> Thanks to the folks at <i>Hellomotohk</i>, there’s now some more evidence that Motorola will, in fact, rebrand the Moto X Play as the Verizon-exclusive DROID Maxx 2. As you can see from the leaked images attached below, what’s allegedly the DROID Maxx 2 back plate is shown off next to the Moto X …

Mobile Technology

Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again 'in a year'

Filipino facing surgery on shoulder Fans file $5m lawsuit over Pacquiao injury Was Mayweather v Pacquiao the end of boxing as we know it?<p>On the same day many had speculated that an injury to Manny Pacquiao would rule out a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, the American has said he is willing to face …

Boxing

PGA golfer made what is being called the craziest birdie in golf history

Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley sank his tee shot on the par-4 17th hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open. But unfortunately for Baddeley he was only awarded a birdie instead of the ever-rare double eagle.<p>The reason for the discrepancy is that Baddeley was actually hitting his …

Golf

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

Singularity

Entrepreneur of the Year: Aaron Levie, CEO of Box | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Box went public Friday, opening at $20.20, 44 percent above its initial public offering. Below is profile of the online storage provider's CEO Aaron Levie, who was Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.</i><p>Aaron Levie is pacing onstage, a microphone in one hand and a coffee in …

iPad Apps

Research Experiment Produces First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

In more brain news, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) say they’ve created the first successful, non invasive brain-to-brain-interface.<p>Don’t run screaming from your computer just yet. This is a research project in a controlled lab. The researcher, Rajesh Rao, says he was able to …

Apple’s iPad market share chopped in half as Android takes over

Plastic Casing For Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation

Apple’s plans to release a low-cost iPhone got a solid confirmation from a new report by China Labor Watch this morning. The unlikely source of the new product info was an undercover investigation into Pegatron to shed light on working conditions at the Apple supplier (which also acts as a partner …

Intel to Supply Apple with Special High-End Haswell Processors for MacBook Pro

According to <i>SemiAccurate</i>, Intel will provide Apple with an ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros. The report claims that the chips will include a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.<p>Apple has requested a special …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

China is so serious about cracking down on corruption that no one is willing to research it

When China’s new administration, led by president Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang, took office in March, it put cracking down on corruption front and center on its policy agenda. The crackdown, kicked off last year, has been so sweeping that sales of Chinese liquor and Swiss watches, popular …

China

What does Shuanghui's takeover of Smithfield mean for food safety?

On 10 July, the US Senate Agriculture Committee will evaluate the purchase of Smithfield Foods by Hong Kong-based Shuanghui International.<p>The deal, …

Songza introduces paid ad-free service that costs $0.99 a week

Songza joined the ad-free music streaming club today with a club of its own: Club Songza. Like the premium services on Spotify and Slacker, you'll have to cough up a few pennies to belong -- about 99 of them a week, to be exact. Listening to music without commercial interruption isn't the only …

Can Wi-Fi let you see people through walls?

It isn't exactly Superman-like X-ray vision, but cheap, low-power Wi-Fi technology is gaining more attention as a remote sensing tool.<p>Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't.<p>…

Home Security

Dark UX: The Elements of The Video Gambling Experience

Most of us have played games like poker and blackjack with friends. Up to a point, these games can be great fun. Unlike other forms of play, however, …

How to Analyze Your Startup Like A VC in 15 Minutes Or Less

When I first started in venture capital five years ago, I wanted to create a programmatic way to analyze companies well. My goal was to be able to …

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Amazon Cuts Ties In Minnesota Ahead Of New Sales Tax

Weeks before Minnesota's new sales tax law takes effect, online retailer Amazon is cutting its ties to members of its Associates program who live in the state. The new law requires businesses that have a presence in Minnesota to collect sales tax.<p>Amazon has taken similar steps in other states that …