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Donald Sterling suspended for life, fined $2.5 million by NBA for racist remarks

The new NBA commissioner came down on the Los Angeles Clippers owner on Tuesday, banning him "for life," fining him $2.5 million and beginning the process to forcibly sell the team.<p>Donald Sterling will be suspended for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million as part of a punishment levied by …

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Concerns rise as hotel chains disclose data breach

SEATTLE -- The disclosure of consumer data breaches at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other major hotels managed by White Lodging Hotels comes as Congress is getting briefed about how cybercriminals are taking advantage of flaws in systems that collect and store sensitive data.<p>News: …

Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.<p>"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the …

We Re-enact Monster Erotica That Amazon Found Too Offensive

A new fantasy genre known as "monster porn" is a lot more popular than you might imagine.<p>So popular, in fact, that Amazon has cracked down on it and started banning it from its bookstore.<p>Sometimes known as "cryptozoological erotica" or "erotic horror," monster porn features mythical creatures, …

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The 10 Best American Martial-Arts Movies

<b>Keanu Reeves brings his sword</b> and samurai colleagues to the battlefield in this week's <i>47 Ronin</i>. It's not Reeves's first foray into martial-arts epics, nor is it the first time Americans have tried their hand at Asia's fighting techniques — for years, Hollywood has been making dramas and actioners …

The Napwell Knows When You Are Sleeping, Then Coaxes You Awake

Is this the year of the sleep mask? Napwell thinks so. The Boston-based company is creating a napping mask that allows you to grab some shut-eye and wake up gently as lights inside the mask slowly rouse you from your slumber.<p>The device lets you set a nap duration and then nod off. Once you reach …

Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | The Takeaway | WNYC

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. …

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Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.<p>President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.<p>From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African …

Amazon announces week-long Black Friday sale schedule

Amazon announced the schedule for its five-day holiday sale taking place the week of Black Friday.<p>Beginning at 8:10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25, Amazon will offer limited-time discounts on titles such as <i>Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, Remember Me, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Kingdom Hearts</i> …

Ancient Mars Was Beautiful Ocean World: NASA's MAVEN Mission Video

Mars was not always the cold, barren desert world it appears to be today. Billions of years ago, it had a warm atmosphere and vast life-supporting …

Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later

Do you think that people didn't get wasted back in ye olden tymes?<p>You're right. But they did occasionally drink enough beer, wine and liquor to get loaded, topheavy, boryeyed, moory and podgy.<p>All are listed in an amazing sidebar of synonyms for "drunk" published in the St. Louis Republic on June …

Amazon To Start Sunday Deliveries In LA, New York And London For Prime Customers

Amazon is already crazy busy during the month of November, and particularly towards the end, when U.S. shoppers go absolutely off the rails. Now, it’s planning to ship on Sundays, in addition to every other day of the week the two most populous U.S. cities, New York and LA, just in time for the …

The Crazy Story About The 'Indentured Servitude' Of Foreign Workers In Apple's Supply Chain

The story explains how Apple's suppliers around the world go on recruiting sprees, often hiring brokers to find cheap labor in countries like Nepal. Those workers sometimes have to pay fees of hundreds of dollars they don't have to the brokers just to secure a job with one of Apple's suppliers …

Apple Rumor Mill Again Heats Up With Reports Of Big-Screen iPhones

Every few months a report surfaces that Apple is working on developing a larger-screen iPhone. This time the source is <i>Bloomberg</i>, and the report is that not one, but two such phones are likely in development. Both are slated for release as soon with next year’s iPhone refresh, perhaps in September …

Jonah Hill and Emma Stone Offered Roles in GHOSTBUSTERS 3?

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Apple Stores to soon offer iPhone 5s & 5c screen replacements, other repairs

Apple is gearing up to soon begin hardware repairs for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in its chain of retail stores, according to sources with knowledge of the upcoming initiative. These sources say that Apple Stores will be able to replace several parts of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on-site, meaning …

Twitter's stock closes at $44.90 a share, up 73 percent on its first day

A more conservative approach than Facebook leads to a big first day of gains<p>Twitter held its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, opening its stock up for purchase to any interested investor, and as it turns out, there were many. Shortly after trading began around …

LG's curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex, can truly flex

LG pledged durability when it announced its curved-screen device, the G Flex, and a new video shows the company may be able to keep its promise.<p>The LG G Flex is different from other smartphones in that its screen curves from top to bottom, in a way that makes it snug nicely around a user's face …

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Myanmar's Promising Experiment With Internet Freedom

After decades of rule by a brutal regime known for imprisoning cyber-dissidents, Internet freedom in Myanmar expanded dramatically over the past year, according to a recent report by Freedom House. The report warns that the Internet in Myanmar is still “not free,” however, and that major obstacles …

Insurance Companies Use 'Misleading' Cancellation Notices On Obamacare

Some insurance companies are sending cancellation notices or other "misleading" letters to customers in an attempt to push them into pricier alternatives, according to new reports.<p>Reporters at Talking Points Memo found at least two instances where insurance companies canceled policies, but provided …

Police Find 1,500 Lost Modernist Masterpieces, Confiscated by the Nazis

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Nazis <i>hated</i> Modernist art. Modernist works, like those by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Paul …

People Who Take Selfies On Instagram While Driving Are The Worst People

Didn't think anything could be more dangerous than texting while driving?<p>Now people are filming and taking pictures of themselves on Instagram while they're driving. And not just a few people: There are over 3 million posts on Instagram tagged with "#driving," nearly 50,000 with "#drivinghome" over …

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Will the tech world ever trust the U.S. government again?

With news that the NSA is tapping directly into Google and Yahoo’s data centers, it seems as if every technology company’s worst fears about government surveillance have come to pass.<p>The scary thing? We likely haven’t uncovered the full extent of the NSA’s reach yet.<p>It’s no surprise that tech …

Heavenly Sword CG film set for 2014, began as a 'production experiment'

Animation studio Blockade Entertainment's CG-animated film based on Sony's hack-and-slash adventure title <i>Heavenly Sword</i> is set to launch in spring 2014, the company told IGN alongside the reveal of the film's first trailer.<p>Brad Foxhoven, Blockade CEO, said the film began with a "very small" budget …

Sony releases massive PlayStation 4 FAQ as launch approaches

We're just over two weeks out from the release of Sony's PlayStation 4, and today the company is setting out to answer any lingering questions you may have. Sony has published an exhaustive FAQ at the PlayStation Blog covering a wide range of topics including the console itself, supported …

Amazon will now donate part of your purchase to charity

Amazon buyers who want to give a little something to charity can now do their shopping via the retailer's AmazonSmile site.<p>Launched on Wednesday, AmazonSmile will dole out 0.5 percent of your total purchase to any one of a million eligible charities. To use the program, just browse to the …