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Live updates: Berkeley awaits vigils for Antonio Martin

Activists had already planned Christmas Eve memorials for Antonio Martin, a black man killed by a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri Tuesday night But on Wednesday, groups have begun to gather at the gas station where he was shot — including locals, veterans of the Ferguson protests, and police The NAACP has called for peaceful gatherings. Show More Summary

4TB Western Digital My Passport Pro Unboxing Video

For reasons I have yet to figured out, “unboxing” videos get an inexplainable amount of views. The crazy thing is, they’re extremely easy to make. You just have to set up a camera in front of the box, then unbox […]

Sony's 'The Interview' challenges North Korea — and Hollywood

The Interview, for all its build up and controversy, could be the canary that Hollywood studios watch as they navigate the perils of more quickly making movies available online. By releasing the movie on Google and Microsoft's Xbox streaming...Show More Summary

"Now the Internet is centralizing, bringing with it Mass Net Fame. The top 100 sites are almost..."

“Now the Internet is centralizing, bringing with it Mass Net Fame. The top 100 sites are almost entirely commercial, with many of the old media well-represented there. Much of Net culture is driven by the old forces of mass media shoveling the Same Old Crap down our waiting maws. Show More Summary

My year on Tripit, although it leaves out a number of trips that...

My year on Tripit, although it leaves out a number of trips that others — clients, mostly — made for me that I never put into Tripit. Thanks to  @gem_ray!

"Our problem isn’t partisan gridlock but the stagnation of a political ecosystem imbalanced by the..."

“Our problem isn’t partisan gridlock but the stagnation of a political ecosystem imbalanced by the slow extinction of liberalism. In the shutdown Ted Cruz bestrode the world like a colossus till the Kochs, of all people, rode to the rescue. Show More Summary

"Is it time to kill voicemail? http://t.co/BYmNQkPIao PS And text me first, and then we’ll..."

“ Is it time to kill voicemail? http://t.co/BYmNQkPIao PS And text me first, and then we’ll talk. — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) December 24, 2014 ”

"Is it time to kill voicemail? http://t.co/nKQVFmYSIm Coca Cola turned it off this month.— Stowe Boyd..."

“ Is it time to kill voicemail? http://t.co/nKQVFmYSIm Coca Cola turned it off this month. — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) December 24, 2014 ”

Shooting near Ferguson renews debate over police body cameras

The Berkeley, Missouri, police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin at a gas station on Tuesday didn't have his body camera on at the time, according to police. The black teenager allegedly pointed a gun at the officer before the officer shot him. Show More Summary

A CDC error may have exposed a technician to Ebola

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention technician may have been exposed to live Ebola virus after a laboratory error discovered on Tuesday. The CDC will also check whether other employees were exposed to the virus and will monitor the exposed technician for 21 days, the length of the disease's incubation period. Show More Summary

Ho ho hodor! 8 last-minute 'Game of Thrones' Christmas cards

If you've been following the last four seasons of Game of Thrones, you've probably noticed that the citizens of Westeros aren't exactly filled with holiday cheer. We're here to change that. See also: The Brutal Truth About 'Game of Thrones'...Show More Summary

Stop saying the Sony hack was a publicity hoax for 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES — There's really no polite way of putting this, so here goes: The persistent suggestion on social media and elsewhere that Sony cooked up this whole mess to transform The Interview from a middling comedy into a VOD hit is patently idiotic. So stop thinking it. Show More Summary

Hailing a taxi with UberT now cost $2 extra in New York City

Uber has quietly added a $2 booking fee to its taxi-hailing feature, UberT — just in time for Christmas. Now any time a user books a ride using UberT (also known as UberTaxi), there's an extra fee automatically tacked onto the bill UberT...Show More Summary

Twitter's best reactions to watching 'The Interview'

After weeks of hacking, threats and uncertainty, Sony agreed to release The Interview online, for just $6 And if you thought that was anti-climatic, you clearly haven't streamed the movie yet See also: How to watch 'The Interview' right...Show More Summary

Travel headaches add up as bad weather hits busy holiday week

The holidays: when good will toward men is on full display at airports and train stations around the world. Just kidding. Holiday travel can understandably make people a bit crabby, and this year, a storm system in the Midwest and Northeast...Show More Summary

Why isn't Apple showing 'The Interview'?

It's not hard to spot a conspicuous absence in the list of streaming services offering the Seth Rogen comedy The Interview Wednesday. Google Play is offering it. YouTube is offering it. Microsoft's Xbox Live is offering it. Sony setShow More Summary

How to watch 'The Interview' right now

Sony surprised the Internet on Christmas Eve by making The Interview available to watch online. Many believed the film would be permanently shelved following a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. You can watch The Interview, about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right now. Show More Summary

Travel watchdog warns vacationers about resort fees hidden in the small print

A reminder to anyone booking travel to escape to a warmer climate this winter: Read the fine print, or you may be surprised by extra fees. UK watchdog Which? is warning consumers about resort fees that turn seemingly great deals into something not so great. Show More Summary

Photographer dresses up his dogs for the most adorable Christmas cards ever

British photographer Peter Thorpe found the perfect inspiration for his Christmas cards: his dogs In 1990, he began dressing up his household pups, starting with his terrier, Paddy, as reindeer, Ebeneezer Scrooge, tree angels and all...Show More Summary

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