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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake' by canceling 'The Interview'

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures "made a mistake" when it pulled its comedy The Interview in the face of threats by hackers who the FBI said were from North Korea. Speaking at his year-end press conference, Obama said he was "sympathetic" to Sony's situation. Show More Summary

After delays and extra costs, Detroit's Batch Brewing Company is finally set to open

Setting Up Shop is a 10-part series on Mashable that aired between June and December 2014. Mashable followed Azalina Eusope as she set out to open a brick-and-mortar Azalina's in San Francisco, and Stephen Roginson as he seeks to open a microbrewery in Detroit. Show More Summary

Sony Receives New Threats From Hackers

Sony is the victim of new threats from the anonymous hacker group, Guardians of Peace. CNN Money reports, several Sony employees received emails from someone calling himself the head of the Guardians of Peace describing the new threats regarding ‘The Interview’s’ future. “Now we want you never to let the movie be released, distributed or leaked […]

Impulse Shopping For The Holidays

We all make those unplanned purchases from time to time.  Learn about the psychology of impulse shopping from this infographic.

A look inside Cuba on the brink of a new era

In a historic turn of events, the U.S. and Cuba on Wednesday announced a move towards normalizing the diplomatic relations, which have been strained for decades The surprise announcement marked the most significant policy shift in America's relationship with the communist island since the country severed ties with Cuba in 1961. Show More Summary

Thousands sign up for planned 'The Interview' screenings in Toronto, Montreal

More than 2,000 people have signed up to attend independent screenings of The Interview in Toronto and Montreal, after distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled the film's Christmas release Facebook event pages show that the Toronto screening has 2,300 people confirmed, while the Montreal screening has more than 500. Show More Summary

Iceland hotel apologizes for 'Apartheid' cocktail, says staffer was 'unaware of meaning'

A hotel in Iceland is in hot water for a tone-deaf cocktail named after South Africa's brutal, decades-long system of racial segregation. See also: South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela one year after his death The Hotel Reykjavik Marina,...Show More Summary

Live updates: Obama gives year-end press conference

President Obama will give his traditional end-of-the-year news conference at 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon. It's been a busy year, and Obama is expected to touch on much of it. From the rise of the Islamic State to North Korea's role...Show More Summary

T-Mobile will refund up to $90 million for mistakenly billing customers

WASHINGTON — T-Mobile will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday...Show More Summary

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend 10 years behind bars

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could face up to 10 years behind bars after prosecutors asked a judge for the steep sentence during the closing argument in a fraud case against him on Friday. Navlny has maintained that the harsh...Show More Summary

ICANN was hacked, but critical data was protected

Hackers breached the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates unique web addresses all across the world, but luckily didn't hit the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an important...Show More Summary

Colbert Report Says Goodbye With Star-Studded Sing Along [Video]

The Colbert Report finale featured a one of kind goodbye: a sing along. Where else will you see Bryan Cranston, Big Bird, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, and so many more singing all together. Probably nowhere. The cameos were endless and it is amazing to believe all of these people agreed to participate. The Colbert Report […]

Can Instagram save pit bulls?

Broad-shouldered, strong-jawed and lean, Mr. Fantastic looks every bit what his superhero-esque name would suggest Only he's not very athletic. He frightens easily (especially around cats.) And those who know him best would likely refer to him as a "giant softie." He's also a pit bull "These breeds are big. Show More Summary

1 woman was Photoshopped 21 times to show beauty standards around the world

Beauty is in the eye of the Photoshopper. Photo editors from around the world adjusted a photo of journalist Marie Southard Ospina to conform to their own standards of beauty. See also: The secret Hollywood procedure that has fooledShow More Summary

Woman claims Jenga victory with an insanely difficult move

Behold the Jenga grand master. Reddit user dkbobby posted this YouTube video of their sister-in-law performing a nearly improbable move in Jenga. The heavy, wobbling tower balances on a single block as she shoots it out from underneath...Show More Summary

FBI says North Korea is responsible for Sony hack

The FBI said Friday that North Korea was responsible for the massive and embarrassing hack against Sony Pictures. After weeks of rumors, speculation, and anonymous sources pointing their fingers, the agency accused the regime of KimShow More Summary

Bye Bye Bikinis: Miss World Pageant Ditches Swimsuit Portion

For the first time in 63 years, the  Miss World organization has announced that it will no longer have a swimsuit competition in their pageants, reports E! Online. “The organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn’t the path they’re trying to take,” Chris Wilmer, the national director of […]

Nick Offerman does a Grinch-y reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Gather 'round, kids! Nick Offerman is here to crush your Christmas cheer The actor appeared on Thursday's Tonight Show to spread his Grinch-y attitude with an honest telling of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas that is sure to make you...Show More Summary

Fallon's #ChristmasFails can knock out your holiday spirit

Jimmy Fallon loves a good #ChristmasFail On Thursday night's Tonight Show, Fallon shared a few of his favorite tales of bad gifts, toppled trees and evil Santas, courtesy of the honest souls on Twitter. Consider this a lesson in howShow More Summary

George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can't tell us what to do

There has been no shortage of Hollywood A-listers voicing their unhappiness with the media's coverage of the Sony hack — and George Clooney has joined the ranks. But he's not just mad at the media; he's pissed at Hollywood. See also:...Show More Summary

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