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  • No, Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders was not killed by hit from Rams safety

    No, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not killed Sunday after he took a huge hit during the St. Louis Rams match, which knocked Sanders out of the game. Sanders is alive and well, despite the fact that someone edited his Wikipedia page...
  • Amazon unveils Echo device, despite Fire Phone losses

    SEATTLE Amazon may have taken a financial bath on its Fire Phone. But that hasn't slowed the company's hardware ambitions. On Thursday, Amazon revealed a new voice-controlled speaker called Echo on its website. The company said the tube-like gadget...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Furious 7′ Speeds Past 'Avengers,' 'Dumb To'

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) - Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR - Film measures...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...
  • Letter: Project's speed and scale are electrifying

    Like many others I’ve been watching, fascinated, as helicopters, hovering motionless, lower huge metal structures onto the electricity towers being built on our neighboring hills. Today on a hike I decided to take a closer look, which involved...
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'

    Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'
    There’s no mistaking that Disney got its start by the art of animation, yet live-action films have been part of the film studio’s classic repertoire, as well. And Thursday’s birthday anniversary is one that bears on one of Disney’s...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player

    Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player
    HAMDEN — Even now, 41 years later, I can't fully explain why I did it. There it is on page 188 among the senior homeroom pictures in my high school yearbook. The middle finger. Best I can tell it's the only one among hundreds of photos in the...
  • Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa

    Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa
    New year, different bullshit at Cards Against Humanity. The Chicago-based card-game maker is back with 'Holiday Bullshit' this year--a promotion where the company sends out multiple days of mystery gifts at a relatively low cost. Last year, it was the...
  • The Berlin Wall takes a fall -- 25 years on

    It’s true about the eye of a meteorological hurricane being calm, but not a political one. Even so, when you’re right there -- as  I was, in the tumult of Berlin 25 years ago, in the days after the wall began to come down -- it’s hard...
  • Digital Tracking: 'Interstellar' to Rocket Past 'Big Hero 6′

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot - which studies social data and box office trends - analyzes this weekend's new...
  • Governance advocates see crowd-sourcing as way to fix Internet ills

    Responding to a dizzying array of issues that threaten to break the Internet, from privacy to tax dodging to cybercrime, a group of the world's leading governance organizations say greater user involvement, not top-down control, is needed. Three...