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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Art Has Reportedly Leaked

And the images don't disappoint.

Star Wars Celebration kicks off today and fans are already circulating new content from the upcoming seventh episode. Tim Veekhoven of Star Wars Insider tweeted what appear to be three promotional images from the film that he found on the Facebook group Saga Skywalker …

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Apple Is Buying Up 36,000 Acres Of Forest To Conserve It

The partnership with The Conservation Fund help supply the company’s virgin paper fiber.

Apple is partnering with an environmental nonprofit to purchase roughly 36,000 acres of private forestland, which will be sustainably harvested and used in Apple’s packaging.

The land — two tracts in Maine and …

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No Apple Watches in store until June, Ahrendts tells staff as April 24th date removed from website

Angela Ahrendts has told Apple Store staff that the Apple Watch is unlikely to be available for in-store purchases before June – but they should expect the usual ‘blockbuster launches’ in retail stores for future products.

In a memo to retail store staff, Apple’s retail head thanked staff for making …

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The impact of MLB's soaring payrolls

• Senior writer for
• 21 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer
• Author of three baseball books

Remember when $100 million used to be a lot of money?

As in: Steinbrenner money, Fenway money, Chavez Ravine money -- and that was about it?

Well, wave au revoir to those days. You know what they call a $100 …


Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion? A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield

When I recently wrote about Slack, a corporate messaging app that has aspirations to replace email, investors valued the company at $1 billion. That was a month ago. Today, the start-up announced that it has raised $160 million from a half dozen investors, and that it is now worth $2.8 …


Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says

Kenny, a high school senior in Weston, Fla., likes to puff e-cigarettes during debate practice. Tom, a sophomore in Westchester County, takes them to track practice. Joe, a senior in Jackson, Miss., uses them in the morning before class as a coffee-flavored way to pass the time.

E-cigarettes have …


The force awakens the rumour mill: the craziest new Star Wars theories

The second teaser for the frantically anticipated new Star Wars film has landed and, as expected, fanboys have been thrown into a frenzy of screengrabbing speculation.

But what has the new trailer, which doesn’t even run to two minutes, thrown up exactly? Spoilers ahead. Well, maybe...

Darth Vader …

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Josh Hartnett: I regret turning down Batman role

Josh Hartnett has spoken out about his regret over turning down the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s franchise-starting 2005 blockbuster, Batman Begins.

In an interview with Playboy, the 36-year-old actor said the decision had a detrimental effect on his career.

“I’ve definitely said no to some of …

Josh Hartnett

New forces of good and evil are awakening in Star Wars Episode VII

In the original Star Wars trilogy, it was the Empire versus the Rebels. In the prequel trilogy, it was the Separatists versus the Republic. Now, 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi, with the Emperor dead and the Rebellion victorious, two new factions have emerged to battle it out in Star

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Here's the New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

The bat is back.

If the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer didn't do it for you, have no fear. It's neither a bird nor a plane, but a leaked trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of …


Johnny Manziel apologizes, vows to regain Cleveland Browns' trust

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ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter

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Pat McManamon

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter

Covered Browns, Cleveland sports since 1998
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Apple’s Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay

Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index, the first daily ranking of …

Tim Cook

Bob Iger's surprising contribution to the Star Wars empire

Iger is credited with discovering Boulder, Colo.-based Sphero, which is responsible for the robot character’s movement.

A little-known startup got a big shout-out at this week’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., thanks to Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Iger, whose media empire bought Star Wars

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R.L. Stine Explains Why He Won’t Stop Writing Anytime Soon

“You can’t really plan your life because things don’t just work out the way you think. You always end up somewhere else.”

R.L. Stine has been one of the most beloved children’s authors for decades, possessing the talent to both spook and entertain his readers at the same time. After publishing …


Gov. Kate Brown signs 'gigabit' tax bill for Google Fiber

There are no other evident obstacles to Google Fiber -- but the company still hasn't committed to serve Portland.Google Fiber made it all sound so …

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The Segway is now Chinese

Segway, maker of the famous (and oft-ridiculed) two-wheeled vehicles, has been acquired by a Chinese robotics company, The Wall Street Journal reports. Beijing-based Ninebot said in a news conference today that it purchased its US rival for an undisclosed sum, adding that it received an $80 million …


Samsung devotes a team of 200 to making Apple displays

Apple is famous for being the world's biggest and most influential buyer of electronic components for personal devices. The American company's business is as lucrative as it is prestigious, owing to Apple's vast scale and concordantly massive orders. No better evidence of this can be presented than …


Google Fiber has Internet providers scrambling to improve their service

Time Warner Cable is the latest ISP to promise better service in advance of a Google Fiber rollout.

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By Jacob Davidson

Here’s a three step plan to getting a free internet upgrade:

Convince Google to announce …


What is a Wormhole?

A model of 'folded' space-time illustrates how a wormhole bridge might form with at least two mouths that are connected to a single throat or tube. …

Albert Einstein

AmEx, Jawbone Team Up to Allow Payments Via Fitness Bands

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Fitness enthusiasts may soon be able to shop while they work out.

In the latest product to marry shopping and …

Financial Technology

Anthony Bourdain picks his top 10 episodes

As the April 26 season premiere of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" draws near, we asked Bourdain to select his top 10 episodes from previous seasons.

And now, fans can vote for which of his picks will be featured on premiere night.

Below, …

Anthony Bourdain

All six Star Wars movies now available on iTunes

As announced, Disney has today released all six Star Wars movies as digital downloads on iTunes. The collection is priced at $89 as a bundle. Each movie can be downloaded separately for $20 a piece.

As part of the promotion, Apple has also launched a special collection featuring films, apps, TV …

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Beats’ new cans get classy with Apple-esque colors

Not content with only Apple Watch pre-orders and a slim new MacBook, Apple has quietly classed up the Beats Solo 2 wireless headphone line with some fairly familiar colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

You know it’s an Apple joint when Space Gray shows up.

These new Solo 2 headphones are just in …


Apple Watch allows chronically late users to fool themselves with manually adjusted time

When unveiling the Apple Watch, Apple heavily touted the fact that the device is an incredibly precise timekeeper. As the Watch has rolled out to retail stores we’ve slowly been finding a few features buried within Settings, including one that relates to the accuracy of the time. In Watch OS, Apple …

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Amazon can now test its drone delivery system in the US—for real, this time

In what is being heralded as an important milestone, Amazon has received permission to begin testing its Prime Air delivery drones in the US.

For real, this time.

It’s been a long journey for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who announced his plan for an automated-drone delivery system back in Dec. of 2013. …


Twitter’s Evolving Plans to Make Money From Its Data Stream

Late on Friday, Twitter announced that it would no longer license the full stream of half a billion daily messages on its service to third-party resellers. Anyone who wants access to the stream, known as the fire hose, will soon have to license the data from Twitter directly.

On the surface, the …


Apple wants to take on Jay Z’s Tidal

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc. has reportedly approached more than a dozen artists to partner with its Apple Beats music-streaming service as it takes on rival Tidal, recently acquired by Jay Z and other musicians.

The report, from Bloomberg, said Apple AAPL, -1.13% has approached musicians for …


With New York Real Estate, Just $10 Million Starts to Sound Reasonable

Talking about the excesses of the New York real estate market can be like marveling over summer weather in Phoenix: The exceptional is so routine that you easily start to sound tedious recounting or obsessing over it. “On Thursday it was a bone-dry 108 degrees — as it was on Monday, Tuesday and …

Real Estate

Limited Supply, Unknown Demand

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