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9 songs from Leonard Nimoy’s fascinating music career

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Leonard Nimoy was most famous for his portrayal of Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, but his talent carried far beyond the screen

Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, was also a singer “to the delight of his fans and the bewilderment of critics,” as The New York Times once charmingly put it.

Well, call us fans then

Nimoy had five albums that ranged from original material and songs about Star Trek to baritone covers of old classics. Here are…

One woman is trying to pressure Google to bury revenge porn

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A federal bill that would force third-party websites such as Google to remove revenge porn may also pressure the search giant to alter its algorithm so such photos and videos are nearly impossible to find

At least, that’s what Mary Anne Franks, who helped draft the federal law, is hoping. Franks began drafting laws against revenge porn in 2013, after she met Holly Jacobs, a victim of revenge porn who is also on a mission to make it illegal. Franks and Jacobs are now executives at the Cyber…

Now Waffle House wants a piece of the sharing economy pie — er, waffle

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Uber. Airbnb. Waffle House?

Waffle House announced on Tuesday that it is getting in on the “sharing economy” action by partnering with Roadie, a new startup following a TaskRabbit-like model for package deliveries, matching shipment needs with nearby drivers who are already heading in the direction the package needs to go.

The U.S. waffle chain will make its 1,750 restaurants available as meeting points — or Roadie…

‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 4: Where the Saul Goodman name came from, at last

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In “Hero,” Episode Four of AMC’s Better Call Saul, we finally learn the origins of Jimmy McGill’s pseudonym, “Saul Goodman,” and get a deeper look at that criminal past.

While conning unsuspecting but arguably deserving goons in Cicero, Illinois, Jimmy would offer a play-on-words moniker when asked for his given name: “Saul … S’all good, man!”

SEE ALSO: ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 3 recap: Nobody likes to leave home

The con of choice back in his heyday was wandering the streets of Cicero…

‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 4: Where the Saul Goodman name came from, at last

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In “Hero,” Episode Four of AMC’s Better Call Saul, we finally learn the origins of Jimmy McGill’s pseudonym, “Saul Goodman,” and get a deeper look at that criminal past.

While conning unsuspecting but arguably deserving goons in Cicero, Illinois, Jimmy would offer a play-on-words moniker when asked for his given name: “Saul … S’all good, man!”

SEE ALSO: ‘Better Call Saul’ Episode 3 recap: Nobody likes to leave home

The con of choice back in his heyday was wandering the streets of Cicero…

Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down

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A particularly devious new Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to security research firm AVG

To achieve this, the malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down. You see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on

In this state, the malware can use the phone to send your messages…

Accused human rights abusers attend White House’s extremism summit

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The White House is hosting representatives from more than 60 nations this week for a summit on countering extremism, but some of the attendees have been called extremists in their own right

The conference focuses on using community outreach to thwart extremist tendencies before they begin, but several nations represented have records of using anti-radicalization laws as a way of shutting off all forms of dissent, including peaceful protesters.

Turkish women launch Twitter campaign against sexual violence

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Women in Turkey have begun a social media campaign to share their accounts of sexual harassment and violence in the wake of the brutal murder of a 20-year-old woman who was killed after resisting an attempted rape, according to the Turkish news site Hurriyet Daily News

The death of the young woman,

Australians stream ‘Better Call Saul’ an hour after the U.S. — legally

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Breathing a collective sigh of relief, Australian viewers finally got to see a hit television show at almost the same time as the rest of the world — and have less need to worry about spoilers

Better Call Saul, the long-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, premiered Down Under on new streaming service Stan, launched by Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media, immediately after it finished showing on the U.S. west coast

This…

‘Better Call Saul’ premiere: Breaking off a plan gone ‘Bad’

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It’s been well over a year since Walter White left our television sets, his pork pie hat hung on the rack next to a slew of Emmy statues. But his world — and the rich characters in it — have far from vanished, thanks to AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

An origin story, Better Call Saul hails from Peter Gould and Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and explores the earlier years of America’s favorite sleazy attorney, Saul Goodman. Comparisons to Breaking Bad will run rampant throughout…