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Young Fathers win the 2014 Mercury Prize in London

LONDON — Young Fathers have won the 2014 Mercury Music Prize at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in London with their album Dead. They beat off competition from 11 other shortlisted acts to scoop the £20,000 (about $32,000) prize. See also: 33 Musical Earworms You Can't Escape This year's shortlist was a typically mixed bunch, covering a range of genres. Show More Summary

The Antares rocket's Russian manufacturer deflects blame for explosion

Two years before the Antares rocket exploded on its way to space, Elon Musk called its outdated Russian engines "the punchline to a joke." While most didn't blame Kuznetsov, the Russian company that made the engines for the Antares, for the explosion, the manufacturer felt it necessary to wag its finger at the United States. Show More Summary

What's the point of Google's Nexus Player?

Why does Google’s Nexus Player exist? When the company unveiled its the hockey-puck-shaped device — the first piece of hardware to run Android TV — there was some confusion. Google had tried, several times, to introduce a way to get its software into the living roomGoogle TV. Show More Summary

Tony Hawk is still the king of the halfpipe at 46

Tony Hawk is a freak of nature. The Patron Saint of Skateboarding may have turned 46 in May but that clearly isn't slowing him down. Hawk recently uploaded a video of himself hitting the halfpipe, and needless to say it’s pretty sick. Fun Fact: Tony Hawk retired from skateboarding competitions 15 years ago. Show More Summary

Apple tells developer to kill iOS app widget after the company promoted it

Apple might have a new groove, but that doesn't mean the company doesn't still make head-scratching policy decisions regarding what functions and features iOS apps are allowed to have. Developer James Thomson shared on Twitter that his...Show More Summary

'Terminator: Genisys' is getting viciously scorched on Twitter again

LOS ANGELES — Terminator: Genisys is having another rough Judgment Day. For all we know, the reboot of the reboot will blow minds (and SkyNet servers) when it hits theaters July 1. But in this rush-to-judgment climate, where movies are...Show More Summary

Jenny Slate has big plans for the tiny Marcel the Shell

Jenny Slate, the brains (and squeaks) behind the YouTube sensation Marcel the Shell, visited Ellen Tuesday to share some big developments for the tiny shell Couple Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp published the third video installment to the series on Oct. Show More Summary

Chris Christie delivers a very Chris Christie takedown to Hurricane Sandy heckler

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has further solidified his place as the king of the political heckler takedown. When a man held up a sign denouncing New Jersey's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts during a commemoration event in Belmar on...Show More Summary

Jessica Biel Confirms Pregnancy With Husband Justin Timberlake

The Hollywood pregnancy streak continues with Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake! The rumors started flying around when Biel was pictured in noticeably bagging clothing and with a small bump in the past few weeks. Then a close friend to the 7th Heaven star confirmed the news, Biel is at least three months pregnant and due […]

Kim Jong-un reportedly orders execution of 10 North Korean officials for watching soap operas

If you thought his recent health issues had mellowed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, think again The regime has reportedly executed 10 party officials for watching South Korean soap operas, according to South Korea's Yonhap News, a publicly funded company. Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin doesn't know his 'Game of Thrones' trivia

Clearly, George R.R. Martin does not know his Game of Thrones characters. The author stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday to talk about the upcoming season of the show and was quizzed on A Song of Ice and Fire trivia byShow More Summary

Free food, beer, video games at the coolest tech companies in Australia

These days if you don't have a sleep pod and free breakfast, you are working for the wrong employer. With companies offering a range of goodies to entice the best employees, slogging it out in a cubicle in a grey-walled office is no longer an option. Mashable chatted with the tech companies making waves in the benefit-stakes in Australia. Show More Summary

Anthony Davis' NBA-opener highlights are filthy basketball porn

Imagine a basketball-playing pterodactyl with the agility of Scottie Pippen, high-post skill of Kevin Garnett and lankiness of one of those giant blow-up men that flop around in the breeze outside of used-car dealerships That's Anthony...Show More Summary

'Richie Rich' live-action reboot coming to Netflix

Classic cartoon character Richie Rich is coming to Netflix — in live-action form AwesomenessTV's half-hour comedy series Richie Rich has been picked up by the streaming network. The children-geared comedy, starring Jake Brennan in the...Show More Summary

Stick a fork in CurrentC. It's done.

Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and other major retailers had an almost passable argument for blocking their customers from using Apple Pay, Apple’s nascent but uber-hot mobile wallet solution. After all, the retailers — more than 50 in all —...Show More Summary

Twitter's executive shakeup continues with 2 more resignations

In yet another high level shakeup at Twitter, two more executives are reportedly leaving the company. Jeremy Gordon, Twitter's VP of engineering and Adam Kinney, who heads up analytics, are stepping down from Twitter's engineering team,...Show More Summary

What it's like to be a flight attendant during the Ebola scare

?I'd just gotten off a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago, and only had a moment to grab something to eat before my next flight to New York. I made a beeline for Tortas Frontera and ordered the usual. I was starving. It had been a long...Show More Summary

What it looks like when 100,000 people rally for Internet freedom

Swarms of protesters took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday night, waving their smartphones in the air to demonstrate against a planned tax on Internet use. The protest, which was the second in about a week, was largely...Show More Summary

10 things we learned about Amy Poehler from her Reddit AMA

With a memoir hitting shelves and the final season of the brilliant Parks and Recreation on its way, Amy Poehler probably barely even has time to sit down for dinner. But the actress took the time to answer Reddit's questions on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

The disappointing aftermath of that viral street harassment PSA

In 24 hours, more than 6 million people have watched a woman get harassed on the streets of New York City You probably know the video we're talking about. It's this one, in which a woman is filmed for 10 hours walking around New York...Show More Summary

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