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Anthony Davis is set to sign the richest contract in NBA history



That was quick. Just one minute after NBA free agency began Wednesday, the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year max extension that will give the budding star the richest contract in NBA history

Davis, who emerged as one of the NBA’s most dominant big men last season, reportedly agreed to the extension worth roughly $145 million, according to ESPN. Davis can’t formally sign his contract until July 9, per league rules, but the deal is in place

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Apple and Google both have Confederate flag apps in their app stores



Despite new efforts from companies like eBay, Amazon, Walmart and Etsy to remove items that promote the Confederate flag from their stores, the symbol is still alive and well in Google Play and the App Store.

At the time of this writing, both companies’ app stores had several apps with the Confederate flag prominently displayed in the app icon. Many of the apps are wallpaper apps, though there are also games, keyboards and educational apps. The latter category, to be fair, includes Jefferson…

Garfield and Grumpy Cat finally meet, bond over misery



There’s only one cat in this world that rivals the apparent misery that rocketed Grumpy Cat to fame. That cat, of course, is Garfield.

Garfield creator Jim Davis met Grumpy Cat at the 2015 Licensing Expo on Tuesday.

Garfield Grumpy Cat

Image: Courtesy of Ben Lashes

Grumpy Cat Jon Kiss

Image: Courtesy of Ben Lashes

The expo, held annually in Las Vegas, is a place where characters, brands and agents come together to learn about the licensing industry. The two…

Now you can hear music through a bag of chips



That bag of Lay’s is all about that bass

No, it’s not a kitschy portable speaker designed to look like a snack. The bag isn’t some sort of cheap megaphone setup, nor a DIY musical instrument a subway performer might use

The bag is actually silent. And so is the video filming it. The music comes from analyzing the silent movements the bag makes in response to music

Computer scientist Abe Davis, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT,…

Photographer pairs animals with their celebrity doppelgängers



Human models like Naomi Campbell and Zoolander are great, but have you ever seen a dachshund smile with its eyes?

Photographer Amy Davis got sick of using her friends as models for her grad school assignments, so she vowed to complete a semester using only her cat, Penny, as a model. Turns out, Penny makes a pretty spot-on Bob Dylan.

Davis’ series “Anthropomorphism” improves celebrity portraits by replacing…

Grammy win for Pentatonix elevates a cappella on YouTube



LOS ANGELES — A cappella has never been a power player at the Grammys, but a win on Sunday for Pentatonix — who shot to prominence on YouTube and have had an incredible year because of it — stamps the streaming video phenomenon as a legitimate force in the music biz.

Pentatonix won its first Grammy in the Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category for ”Daft Punk,” a four-minute medley that touches on “Get Lucky,” Celebrate,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time.”


Apple and YouTube surprise all at Clive Davis’ big Grammys party



LOS ANGELES — Times change. In its 39th year, music mogul Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards gala once again was Grammy week’s hottest ticket in town, but this year more than ever the party showcased digital’s monumental impact on the music industry

Davis not only handpicks every guest and performer at the star-studded event, he also name-drops his selections with grandiose introductions. Two of his first three reveals on Saturday night were surprisingly Apple‘s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue

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Steph Curry and the Gasols: All-Star starters with irresistible stories



The scrawny kid who went unranked in high school and unwanted by major colleges, but is now more popular than any other pro. The two brothers from a country that hadn’t even produced an NBA player before they were toddlers, but will now face off opposite one another on the game’s biggest celebratory stage

Of all 10 NBA All-Star Game starters announced on Thursday night, none have tales that quite match those of Steph Curry and Pau and Marc Gasol. Indeed, theirs are more heartwarming fairy…

Monopoly’s Sydney Edition has no free parking and out-of-control rent



Monopoly’s Sydney Edition has been around for years, but that didn’t stop Twitter users from having some New Year’s Day fun by creating a new version of the rules.

Sarah Davis, who lives in Melbourne, was visiting Sydney when she spotted the local edition in Pitt Street Mall. She sent out a photo of the game with the hashtag #MonopolySydneyEdition, followed by a tweet saying: “Twenty players queuing up to rent the same apartment #monopolysydneyedition.”

Ohhhhh Monopoly have released a…

Michael Jordan approves of Kemba Walker’s ankle-breaking crossover



When you impress Michael Jordan, you know you’re doing something right

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker unleashed on Wednesday night one of the most devastating ankle-breaking crossovers you’ll ever see in an NBA game. As seen in the video, above, the move left Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic stumbling backward onto his bum like a drunk bar patron being turned away by some overenthusiastic bouncer