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Ian McKellen’s tribute to Alan Rickman is full of poignant memories

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Tributes for actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday, have been pouring in all day on social media.

J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the rest of the Harry Potter cast have been sharing their memories of the actor, and a vast number of celebrities have also taken to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to him.

Sir Ian McKellen’s personal tribute is a lengthy, poignant account of a man he clearly admired…

Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

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Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

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Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

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Sean Penn’s El Chapo interview shows us how not to chat with a fugitive

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Interviewing the most wanted man in the hemisphere is not something any sane person undertakes lightly. Aside from weighing the risk to one’s personal safety, a journalist must also protect his or her source by taking careful precautions — some reporters have gone so far as to risk or actually receive jail time rather than break the confidence of their sources. As the Snowden revelations have brought ubiquitous mass surveillance into sharp relief, these considerations have become far more…

David Bowie’s list of 100 favorite books reveal his true inner nerd

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We all know David Bowie as a music and pop culture icon. But if you are hoping looking for a crash course in must-read literature, look no further than Bowie’s 100 favorite books.

Bowie’s list is as dynamic and diverse as the Space Oddity star himself. His favorites range from classic literature like The Iliad by Homer to poetry like The Bridge by Hart Crane to contemporary fiction like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

Songwriter Father John Misty posts his ‘rejected Pandora promos’

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Father John Misty, one of the snarkier singer-songwriters out there, may not actually be hosting an online radio station, but that hasn’t stopped him from saying so.

Recording a series of bumps called Rejected Pandora Promos on his SoundCloud, he pushes his

Up close with Segway’s new personal robot

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LAS VEGAS — Forget the Segway you knew. The next generation of this personal mobility device is smarter, smaller and, yes, cuter, than ever before

Intel teased the bot at its CES keynote on Tuesday, but it wasn’t until the official unveiling on Wednesday that we finally get a good look at the black and white robot.

Up close, the new Segway, which was developed by Ninebot (with assists from Intel and Xioami),…

It’s 2016, so naturally Mark Zuckerberg wants to build himself an AI butler

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Now’s the time everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions. Some of us may want to lose weight, try meditation or wake up earlier. If you’re Mark Zuckerberg, however, you want to code a virtual butler with artificial intelligence (AI).

On Sunday evening, the Facebook CEO posted that he had a special goal he wanted to take on in the New Year. “My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work,” he wrote. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis…