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Sony hackers reportedly praise executives for pulling ‘The Interview’

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According to a new report, individuals behind the massive Sony hack have contacted executives at Sony Pictures, praising their decision to cancel The Interview and offering to stop leaking corporate data if the movie stays shelved.

According to CNN, Sony executives received an email Thursday night believed to be from the hackers. The message called the decision to pull The Interview “very wise,” adding, “Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for…

Why no one should multitask — and how I finally stopped

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Usually, at any given time, I have about 10 to 20 tabs open on Chrome. I’m also juggling several tasks at once: answering emails as they come in, updating my organization’s social media channels, writing an article, browsing the news — you get the picture

I used to think this method of tackling everything at once made me more efficient, but I’ve started to notice that it actually takes longer to finish anything. I’ll write a couple lines of a piece for The Muse, jump over Twitter and churn…

Hackers offer to spare some Sony employees from stolen data leaks

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The hacker group that calls itself GOP or “Guardians of Peace” doesn’t seem to have any plans to stop dumping information pilfered from its hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment to the press. But now they might be offering some Sony employees a way out if they contact the hackers.

In the latest data dump that was sent to reporters, which happened on Sunday, the hackers included what appears to be a merciful message to Sony employees.

Morrissey turns down the chance to one-up the Queen’s Christmas speech

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LONDON — Morrissey has revealed that he rejected an offer to record a rival message to the Queen’s annual Christmas Day speech.

On his fan site, True To You, the singer wrote that he had “politely declined” the offer from broadcasters Channel 4, adding that he was sympathetic of Queen Elizabeth’s right to address the nation but arguing that her speech demonstrates that the monarchy is irrelevant.

The Apple iPod lawsuit may get thrown out for not having a plaintiff

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The antitrust lawsuit being levied against Apple has hit a serious roadblock.

Attorneys for Apple contend that two women named as plaintiffs in the case surrounding the tech giant’s iPods did not own devices relevant to the lawsuit, according to BBC News.

Between 2007 and 2009, the lawsuit contends, Apple deliberately deleted songs from competing services from users’ iPods. An error message would prompt users to restore their iPods…

After School Is Back On The App Store, But With Changes To Curb Cyberbullying

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11 things you need to know from Britain’s Autumn Statement

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LONDON — The Autumn Statement has landed.

It’s one of the two biggest indicators every year about how the UK economy is doing, and what changes the government might introduce to hinder or help people’s finances.

Delivered Wednesday by Chancellor George Osbourne in the House of Commons, the message was clear: There are tough times ahead. However, there were also some sweeteners included, which isn’t surprising…

Missing Ohio State football player found dead of an apparent suicide

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A missing Ohio State football player was found dead Sunday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Police tell media outlets the body of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge was found near the campus after a search since he went missing Wednesday. The senior defensive tackle from Columbus had last been seen at his apartment in Columbus, when his roommates said he left to go on a walk.

Karageorge’s parents filed a…

New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide

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LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation.

Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Developed by a team of eye care specialists, software developers and product designers, it aims to increase access to high-quality eye care worldwide.

The tools…

Climate 101: How global warming is making heat waves and precipitation more extreme

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Extreme weather and climate events are one of the most tangible impacts of global warming so far. Such extremes hit close to home, whether you live in the U.S., Europe, Africa or Asia. Scientists have been making significant advances in their understanding of how the characteristics of certain extreme weather events, such as heat waves and heavy rain or snowstorms, are or are not changing as a result of manmade climate change.

What the public often hears is the message that the weather is…