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Doused: Amazon Takes $170 Million Hit on Fire Phone

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Jeff Bezos likes to take big shots. That means big hits and big misses.

The Fire Phone, at least so far, is a big, big miss

Amazon announced that it has taken a $170 million write down on its Fire phone. The news came in the midst of the company’s disappointing fiscal year fourth-quarter earnings. Amazon shares fell 11% in after-hour trading.

Yeah, sounds like a $170 million write down for Amazon Fire phone: “inventory evaluations and…

Monster Solar Flare Erupts From Jupiter-Sized Sunspot

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A monster solar flare erupted early on Oct. 19 from a huge sunspot that may just be getting warmed up.

The sun fired off an X-class solar flare — the most powerful type — that peaked at 1:01 a.m. EDT (5:01 GMT). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured photos and video of the intense sun storm, which researchers classified as an X1.1 flare.

The flare erupted from a sunspot called AR (Active Region) 2192, which has since grown to become 78,000 miles (125,000 kilometers) wide,…

Simple Home Design Ideas to Impress the Neighbors

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If we walked into your house right now, what would we find? Would you sprint ahead to tidy up? Is there an uncomfortable lack of personal effects in your home?

Like it or not, we are all judged by the homes we live in. So it’s important to know how best to utilize your space to create a pleasant experience for all. Focus on building a home — big or small s— that works for you. You’ll be amazed at the difference an organized home can…

Jill Abramson’s Post-NYT Plans? A Startup, of Course

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Jill Abramson said in an interview late Monday that she is in the planning stages of a new startup that will focus on one big story annually. It will be her first big move since she was fired as executive editor at The New York Times.

Speaking to NPR radio station WBUR, Abramson said she is working with entrepreneur and journalist Steve Brill and speaking to investors.

The goal, she said, is to dive deep on one story per year.

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Water ‘Not a Political Game’ Says California Governor

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“The hydrological cycle is not a political game,” California Gov. Jerry Brown stressed at a water policy conference Monday. Sheryl Sandberg also urged policy reform, saying Facebook’s efficiencies depend on reliable energy and water

“We understand how important water is to the underpinnings of the knowledge economy,” Sheryl Sandberg told the audience as she opened the New Directions for U.S. Water Policy conference. Tech companies require large amounts of water and power to run their…

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Hurricane Ana to Miss Hawaii But Brings Strong Winds, Big Waves

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Hurricane Ana is expected to miss Hawaii, passing 115 miles southwest of Kauai and 120 miles southwest of Oahu Saturday night, but that isn’t stopping strong winds and heavy rainfall

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has described the 120-mile distance from Kauai as “dangerously close” as the Category 1 hurricane prompted tropical storm warnings for Kauai County, including Kauai and the smaller island of Niihau, as well as a tropical storm watch for Oahu. A tropical storm watch had been…

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Move Over, ‘Let It Go’: Here’s Your New Disney Addiction

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Let go of “Let It Go.”

Disney is heavily teasing Big Hero 6, the studio’s animated follow-up to Frozen, with Fall Out Boy’s “Immortals,” a song the band recorded just for the film. While it may not reach the Oscar-winning heights of “Let It Go,” it’s pretty darn catchy

Disney used the tune in its Big Hero 6 sizzle reel (watch below) at New York Comic Con. The film comes out Nov. 7.

Big Hero 6, inspired by Marvel’s…

A Shocking Find Leads to Unlikely Suspect in ‘Gracepoint’ Sneak Peek

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The investigation into the death of a young boy continues in the next new episode of Gracepoint, but as this exclusive sneak peek shows, the trail to suspects is going to take some unexpected turns

Specifically, in the video below, Det. Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) discovers someone in the Solano family has been keeping a secret that could turn the investigation in their direction

Big sister Chloe may not have much to…

Facebook Opens Its Mobile Ad “Audience Network” To All Advertisers And Apps

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Adobe Partnership Could Be a Game Changer for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft’s problem with mobile has largely been a software one. As the company has learned, it’s not enough to make powerful tablets or phones if the software isn’t there to support it.

But Adobe might be able to help

Though the two have worked closely together in the past, it wasn’t until Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen during Monday’s keynote presentation at Adobe’s Max conference, that it was clear the two companies have a closer partnership…

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