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The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …

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How to Make Money in GTA 5 - GTA 5 Wiki Guide - IGN

Cash is scarce in the first few hours of GTA 5, and this page describes How to Make Money in GTA 5, including perfectly innocent ways, and straight …

Louis C.K. Comes Clean

Shame, failures, no groupies: The making of a standup genius<p>He doesn't want to do the cat story. "It fills time, that's all it does," says Louis …

How to grief your friends with Watch Dogs' free companion app

The ctOS Mobile app for <i>Watch Dogs</i>, Ubisoft's upcoming open world game, will allow you to challenge your friends and try to grief them into failure for free, according to a recent post by communications associate Anne Lewis on Ubisoft's blog.<p>She began her time with the connected app by locating her …

As Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome Increases, So Do Concerns About Counseling

Devan Weathers was pulling into her office parking lot from a lunch break when she got the phone call from her doctor.<p>She was 20 weeks pregnant with her second child and had received two abnormal ultrasounds. Her doctor had said she would be a good candidate for a new test called "Harmony," one of …

Stop-and-Frisk City: Does Bloomberg Really Care About Kids' Safety?

Critics say the New York mayor has slashed social services and encouraged police practices that target the city's most vulnerable youth<p>Earlier this …

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Nissan GT-R

Overview<p>What is it?<p>The fastest car down an unknown road. Which sounds like the title of a concept album, but is nevertheless true. The R35 Nissan …

Nissan GT-R

ADHD prescriptions rise sparks 'smart drug' fears

GPs in England hand out 657,000 prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – up 56% since 2007<p>The number of drugs prescribed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sufferers has soared by more than 50% in six years, figures show.<p>Prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, …

Rise in number of teachers claiming they are under pressure to inflate grades

A significant number of teachers at academy schools have contacted a confidential helpline to claim they are being pressured to artificially inflate pupils' grades by the school authorities, Britain's biggest whistleblowing charity has claimed.<p>Public Concern at Work (PCW) has seen an 80% increase …

Matt Damon: where did it all go right for the leftwing activist, devoted dad and intelligent action star?

Decca Aitkenhead meets Hollywood's Mr Nice to talk politics, parenting and his latest film Elysium<p>Matt Damon's politics owe a great deal to his mother. The first time Nancy Carlsson-Paige saw her son featured in a glossy magazine, she was appalled. "My beautiful boy is being used to sell products," …

We're not blind to the reality of abusive tweets

Twitter appeared to respond to increased pressure to deal with abusive and offensive material on Monday by claiming it is exploring ways to make it …

Eli, Inspiring Boy With Autism, Gives Brave 6th Grade Graduation Speech (VIDEO)

On Thursday, HuffPost Good News asked its Facebook readers, "Who inspires you to be a better person?"<p>We got several amazing answers. But the one that stood out was Shannon Rosenberg's, who simply wrote "My son," and attached a video.<p>In it, her son Eli, who has autism, gives an inspiring graduation …

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Opinion: iOS is destined to become a hardcore platform

In two years, mobile and tablet games will be predominantly hardcore. I understand why you might be skeptical: You, a hardcore gamer who just so happens to own a mobile device, have been hurt before. Trust me, I feel the pain of investing your time, money and enthusiasm time and time again on the …

Love / hate: the biggest fans of products leave the harshest online reviews, says new study

Dooming products before they're even released<p>Negative reviews aren't always written by dissatisfied users or crafty competitors, but instead by dedicated fans who love a company's products. According to a new study, the review box has apparently been commandeered by loyal customers disenfranchised …

Massive Attack v Adam Curtis – review

It's an irony, given his obsession with our surveillance culture, that if you were to cast the voice of Orwell's Big Brother, Adam Curtis would be …

Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview

Under house arrest in England, the WikiLeaks founder opens up about his battle with the 'Times,' his stint in solitary and the future of …

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Life After Journey for ThatGame Company

ThatGameCompany’s next game switches from emotional interactions with strangers to play with close friends in the same room. Andy Robertson talks to company president Jenova Chen and uncovers some tantalising hints about the new title along with positive expectations for Xbox One’s Kinect …

Living Rooms

Google Glass gets full-on web browser, new hands-free functions in monthly update

One of the early complaints with Google Glass, still a young technology in and of itself, has been the lack of a proper web browser. Until now, web search results merely brought up a list of headlines and some brief summaries covering your subject. It wasn't ideal, and Google knew as much. …

Outlast gets an 11-minute demo on PS4

An 11-minute E3 gameplay trailer for Red Barrel's upcoming stealth-horror title <i>Outlast</i> was posted online, offering a look at gameplay that does not offer the player the ability to fight back.<p><i>Outlast</i> takes place in a mountain asylum and features enemies that stalk you through a bloodied building …

Xbox One: was Microsoft's reversal the right decision?

The internet won – that's the message flooding Twitter. Microsoft's attempt to restrict the sales of pre-owned games and to tie consoles in to a …

Summer Hotcast '13

E3 2013: Infamous: Second Son’s Next-Gen Open World

Ruthless in Seattle.<p>Some are skeptical about how significant the jump from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 is. With series like Killzone and Infamous …

Edward Snowden and whistleblowers: 'The truth sets you free'

<b>Annie Machon</b><p><i>A former MI5 officer, Machon resigned from the security service, along with her then partner</i> <i>David Shayler</i><i>, in 1996, and blew the whistle</i> …

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Is Apple a Boring Company Now?

Let’s be honest about what we really want from Apple this week. We all want to know if Apple can still blow us away, or if they’re just a boring company now.<p>There are two schools of thought.<p><b>Explaining Apple Boredom</b><p>The first, which I’ve described in this space before, is that Apple only appears …

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Stabbing: a moment of madness

It was an early October evening when 22-year-old Julie Bouvier and her friend Lynn decided to pop to their local shopping centre. Julie had forgotten …