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  • Wait, Sony Says It Hasn't Decided Where To Stream 'The Interview'

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    21 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    A New York Post report saying the film would be shown on Crackle, Sony’s own free video-streaming service, is wrong, according to Sony spokeswoman Lauren Condoluci of Rubenstein Communications.
  • YouTube's New 'Play' Book

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    21 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    The site is a huge cultural force, but an unfulfilled economic one. Susan Wojcicki’s mission is to change that.
  • Top Five Theater Circuits Drop 'The Interview' After Sony Hack

    Digg: Entertainment Stories
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    The country's top five theater circuits have decided not to play Sony's The Interview , a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter .  Regal Entertainment , AMC En...
  • Swedish Gaming Companies Are Tackling Sexism In Video Games

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    21 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    That helped drive total consumer spending on gaming worldwide to $21bn in 2013 .
  • A Whisper, Then Tingles, Then 87M YouTube Views: Meet The Star Of ASMR

    Digg: Lifestyle Stories
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The pretty blond woman is plucking at the bristles of a hairbrush with gold-manicured fingertips, tapping her nails softly against the wooden handle. Bathed in soft lighting, she smiles knowingly into the video camera, as if sharing a secret. “The tapping sounds remind me of the sound of the rain,” she breathes in a subtly accented whisper.
 
 
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  • A Whisper, Then Tingles, Then 87M YouTube Views: Meet The Star Of ASMR

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The pretty blond woman is plucking at the bristles of a hairbrush with gold-manicured fingertips, tapping her nails softly against the wooden handle. Bathed in soft lighting, she smiles knowingly into the video camera, as if sharing a secret. “The tapping sounds remind me of the sound of the rain,” she breathes in a subtly accented whisper.
  • The Dangers Of Winter Darkness: Weak Bones, Depression And Heart Trouble

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    The year's darkest day, December 21, is drawing near. Thanks to artificial illumination, winter's lack of sunlight doesn't change our lifestyle s quite as much as it did in the past. But our bodies definitely take notice.
  • Odds-Defying Babies Born At 10:11 12/13/14

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Two baby girls have defied the odds with a very unusual birth date. At 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, Hazel Grace was born at a hospital in Cleveland and Quincy Kessler was born at a hospital in Billings, Montana, making their birth date and time 10:11 12/13/14.
  • A Simple Trick To Make A Balloon Much More Fun

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    "I'm sorry but I'm afraid an ordinary balloon doesn't give me the performance my lifestyle demands." We agree dude.
  • How To Succeed In A Most Puzzling Business

    1 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    ...sonal care products and party masks in the “ Lifestyle ” section, an area that also houses artisanal beeswax, odorous candles, endless coffee mugs and an array of neon-lighted d...
 
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  • Study Confirms That Men Are Dumb

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Every year, the British Medical Journal releases a Christmas edition with some offbeat and silly research. This year, there's a rather morbidly humorous study about which gender is more likely to die as a result of doing something really, really dumb. Spoiler alert: It's men.
  • The Story Behind David Bowie And Bing Crosby's Offbeat Christmas Classic

    30 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    At the time, it was about the most unlikely pairing imaginable: gender-bending glam rocker David Bowie and stodgy crooner Bing Crosby. And yet, when the two got together to sing a duet on the 1977 TV special "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," they made holiday magic.
  • What Comes After Matthew McConaughey’s Comeback? The Stillback

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The stillback is what happens once the comeback is complete. The stillback happens when you stop making quirky, offbeat , attention-grabbing choices and start making cautious, predictable, attention-maintaining choices.
  • Corporations Aren't Recruiting Enough Weirdos

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    We need to expand our definition of diversity to include the weird — a group often maligned and avoided. These are people who appear to us as different, strange, and even offbeat ; they just don’t fit in.
  • Archery Is Brooklyn's Newest Obscure Hobby

    21 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    But Gotham Archery , their new 7,500-square-foot archery range that opens this week, is the latest addition to what is starting to look like the city's offbeat sports destination.
 
 
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  • 'Big Lebowski,' 'Ferris Bueller' Added to National Film Registry

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    The Library praised the "highly quoted" Lebowski's themes of "alienation, inequality and class structure" and for positioning star Jeff Bridges in a career -defining role, and it described...
  • Once And For All: Michael Jordan Was Way Better Than Kobe Bryant

    13 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In one game last month , he picked up his 20th career triple double and became the first player in league history to record 30,000 career points and 6,000 career ...
  • Ed Sheeran 'Owes Career To Spotify'

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Ed Sheeran has bucked the trend for criticising Spotify, saying his popularity on the site enabled him to play three nights at Wembley Stadium.
  • Scenes From The Career Of America's Soccer Hero, Landon Donovan

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    It was a far from perfect game for Landon Donovan, but he was still showered in beer and champagne by his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates. And he got to take a final sip from American soccer's biggest prize: the MLS Cup. This was Donovan's sixth Cup — the most among any MLS player — and it will be his last. American soccer's most famous face and most decorated player is retiring.
  • The Bitter End Of Landon Donovan's Career

    7 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Four hours before his final match as a member of the U.S. men's national team, Landon Donovan strolls down a soulless hotel hallway in search of closure. A maid asks if she can clean his room. "Sure," he says. "I won't be back."
 
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  • Who Owns The Dashboard? Apple, Google Or The Automakers

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    When car companies do business with Apple or Google , they like to say they are dealing with a "partner" — not a supplier. In the case of Apple's CarPlay and Google 's Android Auto — two new electronic interfaces designed to let drivers use their smartphone apps on a vehicle's built-in screen — it's becoming clear that they won't always be silent partners.
  • Traffic To Spanish News Publishers Plummets After Google Move

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Google removed all Spanish publishers from its Google News index on Tuesday, which the company said it was forced to do as a result of a new law — a law that publishers themselves lobbied for — which requires anyone using even a short snippet of copyrighted content to pay a fee.
  • What The World's Been Googling This Year

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    More than two-thirds of all online searches go through Google , comScore reported in April 2014, so Google 's annually released list is a glimpse into a major portion of Internet traffic flow.
  • The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind The Accuracy Of Google Maps

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the ’90s we’ve gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards littered with Mapquest printouts to mindlessly obeying Siri or her nameless Google counterpart.
  • When G.M. Was Google

    1 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Credit Illustration by Adam Simpson One Friday afternoon a dozen years ago, Larry Page, one of the founders of Google , posted on the wall of the office kitchen a printed-out screenshot of...
 
 
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  • Will Religion Ever Disappear?

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past?
  • The New Temple

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    It's a vision of biblical proportions — tens of thousands of people weeping, whooping and chanting in unison. If sport were a religion , then the stadium would surely be its place of worship.
  • Transhumanism And The Search For Digital Immortality

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    With enough scientific research, we could potentially become immortal.
  • Inside The Universal Life Church, The Internet’s One True Religion

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    The Universal Life Church is possibly the most quintessentially American religion of the Internet age. It’s one based on equal parts sincere religious devotion, shameless hucksterism, and a radical belief in near total openness.
  • Federal Government To Expand Ban On Police Profiling

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Federal law enforcement will be barred in most instances from profiling people on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion , sexual orientation or gender identity, under new guidance to be issued by the Department of Justice on Monday.
 
 
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