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The 10 Most Pirated Movies Of The Year

The most pirated movies of the year were some of 2013's biggest movies. Variety rounded up the 20 most-pirated movies from Jan. 1 to Dec. 23, 2014 via piracy-tracking firm Excipio. While the list includes some of this year's hits including...Show More Summary

Watch This Unique Tribute To Modern Film Directors Using Shutterstock's Library

Shutterstock paid homage to the visual style of five present-day legends using only footage and music found in the Shutterstock library. The video mimics the styles of Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Alfonso Cuarón, and...Show More Summary

iTunes Has Finally Decided To Start Streaming 'The Interview'

Apple has decided to join other streaming sites in its decision to release The Interview on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada today at 1pm EST. iTunes will also let you rent ($5.99) or buy ($14.99) the film, reports Re/Code. The decision comes several days after other services began streaming the controversial movie. Show More Summary

How This Hoax About Space Fooled Over One Million Facebook Users

If you've been paying attention on Facebook recently, you might have noticed a friend or two sharing a story about a phenomenon that would supposedly be happening in early January of 2015. "Strange natural occurrences are happening in the world today. Show More Summary

YouTube Superstar Bethany Mota Reveals Her 4 Favorite YouTube Channels

In five years, Bethany Mota has become a bona fde Youtube superstar whose channel amassed more than 7.8 million subscribers. We caught up with Mota at the IGNITION 2014 event and we asked her to share some of her favorite fellow "YouTubers." Produced by Graham Flanagan Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Why PlayStation Network Is Still Down, Even Though The 'Lizard Squad' Attacks Have Stopped

Sony's PlayStation Network is still experiencing intermittent outages, as of Sunday morning. On Saturday, the company acknowledged its network was hit with "high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay"...Show More Summary

One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

Earlier this year, my father died. When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive....Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Controversial Christmas Day Tweet

On Christmas, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted this: On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642 — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) DecemberShow More Summary

This 'NYPD Funeral' Photo That's Going Viral On Twitter Is Not From This Weekend

On Saturday, thousands of men and women in uniform paid their respects at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the two officers who were killed in Brooklyn on December 20th. Photos of the procession made their way around the internet,...Show More Summary

Some Lucky North Koreans Will Get To See “The Interview” Because Of This Man

The North Korean government is doing everything to block “The Interview” from reaching its shores, but some North Koreans may get to see the Kim Jong Un-mocking movie soon, risking execution if they get caught with it. This is thanks...Show More Summary

Sony Finally Acknowledges The PlayStation Network Outages (SNE)

In a late Saturday afternoon blog post, Sony acknowledged that its PlayStation Network had been "affected over the last 48 hours" as a result of "high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay." Without actually...Show More Summary

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

No matter what is going on in your career, good advice is universal. No matter what problems you are trying to solve, chances are someone else before you had a similar problem. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Jawbone's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Dirt Cheap, But Doesn't Feel Like It

If you want to spend around $50 on a fitness tracker, there really aren't too many options to choose from. Misfit's Flash (which is now actually even cheaper at $25) was the only other option until Jawbone released its new $50 Move tracker. Show More Summary

Why Tech Companies Love The City So Much

Google now has more than 4,000 employees and over 3.5 million square feet of office space in New York City alone - and it’s looking to expand even more. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google plans to rent space in what used to be a marine terminal on the shore of the Hudson River. Show More Summary

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

After allegedly taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, one of the hackers from the collective “Lizard Squad” has spoken out, revealing his face in an interview with UK’s Sky News. Show More Summary

PlayStation Network Is Still Down And Nobody Knows Why (SNE)

Since Wednesday afternoon, Sony's PlayStation Network has been experiencing long periods of major outages across the globe. But the group that claimed to be originally attacking those networks says it is no longer doing so. And yet, PlayStation Network is still down. Show More Summary

Twitter Has A New iOS Analytics Feature — And I'm Obsessed With It (TWTR)

Twitter recently introduced a new analytics feature for its iOS app that will allow anyone to check the engagement on any tweet they send.  You can now see metrics like how many people saw your tweet, clicked its link, expanded it, or viewed your full profile because of it. Show More Summary

This Grandma Who Got An iPhone For Christmas Is Super Relieved It's Only Chocolate

Jordan Graham's grandmother doesn't want or need an iPhone. "Open it!" Graham says in the video he recorded of his grandmother on Christmas Day. "You need it!" "No I don't, Jordan," she replies. She offers gripes and grievances typical of an elderly person receiving a new piece of technology they want absolutely no part of. Show More Summary

This Korean Singer Is Suing Sony For Using Her Music In ‘The Interview’

Sony apparently used copyrighted music in its latest film, “The Interview,” without getting permission from the artist — and without compensating her, either — Torrent Freak reports. The artist's label "will be taking legal action against...Show More Summary

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year (GOOG, AAPL)

It was a rough year for Samsung, but 2015 isn't shaping up to be much better. After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pumpShow More Summary

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