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The CD turns 30, remembers when Reeboks were cool

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The Compact Disc turns the big three-oh today making it way older than the hipsters who wince at the sound of its non-analog music.
Sony introduced the CDP-101, which after years of industry development, was the first commercially available CD player.
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Study: Cute animal photos improve concentration

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Perusing cute photos of furry cats and dogs may not be a complete waste of time, a new (and not-so-scientific) Japanese study suggests . The study found that test subjects experienced improved concentration in a game of “Operation” after they were shown a series of cute animal photos. The study conducted three experiments to determine [...] [Read More]
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Justin Bieber throws up on stage

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During a performance in Arizona over the weekend Justin Bieber vomited on stage.
He quickly left the stage but came back to finish a 21 song set.
He later tweeted “milk was a bad choice! LOL”. [Read More]
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Fox News inadvertently airs live suicide

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Fox News inadvertently aired a live suicide while broadcasting helicopter footage of a carjacking suspect in Arizona. Anchor Shepard Smith, visibly upset, calls for the live shot to be pulled, but not in time — Viewers saw Smith repeating “get off it,” after the gunshot, indicating he was watching the video on a delay. The [...] [Read More]
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Man fakes potential plane crash, proposes to girlfriend

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Marriage proposals, it seems, are no longer about reaching across the table during dinner and holding out a ring. No, people are getting engaged in grandiose ways. Just last night, Giuliana Rancic told us how Bill proposed in a helicopter (and don’t think for a second I didn’t want to shout out “I was proposed [...] [Read More]
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Resident Evil’s gruesome publicity stunt

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Warning: Disturbing content (NSFW) Visitors to London’s Smithfield Meat Market might find they’ve lost their appetites when they walk by one butcher shop. Video game maker Capcom is drumming up enthusiasm for its October release of “Resident Evil 6″ with a grisly display of raw meat formed to resemble human body parts. “The key thing [...] [Read More]
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‘Worst death scene ever’ is a fake, original still pretty good

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Perhaps you’ve seen this video around today, it’s the anointed “worst/best movie death scene ever.” The movie is early 1970s Turkish classic “Kareteci Kiz” or “Karate Girl.” According to IMDB, the complicated plot boils down to this: Woman’s husband is murdered, she goes on karate rampage against the murderers, killing them one by one. Unfortunately, [...] [Read More]
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America’s best cities ranked – Who’s No. 1?

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A big list of “America’s 50 Best Cities” makes for a good bar argument. Bars are even one of the ranking factors. Businessweek.com and Bloomberg teamed up to release a ranking of the best U.S. cities, and two West Coast cities were at the top of the list. San Francisco and Seattle were Nos. 1 [...] [Read More]
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