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R&B legend Ben E. King dies at 76

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R&B and soul singer Ben E. King, who sang the classic hit “Stand By Me,” has died. He was 76

King died of natural causes on Thursday, his publicist confirmed to multiple outlets.

The singer, who was born Benjamin Earl Nelson, got his start performing with doo-wop group The Drifters in the late 1950s, co-writing and performing such hit songs as “There Goes My Baby.” King later left the group to kick off his solo career.

He had…

Keep your inbox empty with one of these four strategies

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No matter how much time we spend trying to optimize our inbox — from batch checking messages to adding bells and whistles — email takes over our lives. Looking at my stats from last month, I received and processed over 10,000 emails (eek!), so finding the right way to manage all this online correspondence has been critical for my day-to-day sanity

Turns out, though, the “right way” to manage email depends a lot on your own personal style. I’ve rounded up some of the most popular and…

Microsoft partners with Google’s Android rival Cyanogen

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Cyanogen, the startup that wants to take Android from Google, has a powerful new partner: Microsoft.

The two companies formally announced a long-rumored “strategic partnership” Thursday, which will put Microsoft’s apps and services on Cyanogen devices this year.

Cyanogen is a modified version of Android that doesn’t rely on the Google Play Store and other Google services. This model is particularly appealing in markets like China — where Google Play is nonexistent — and other countries where…

‘Game of Thrones’ is still the world’s most popular illegal download, by far

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Here’s a nerdy statistic for you Game of Thrones fans: There are more illegal downloads of the show every week than there are people in King’s Landing

That’s according to piracy monitoring service Irdeto, which monitored illegal TV downloads for two months earlier this year, and found GoT to be increasingly popular. Some 116,000 copies of the show were downloaded each day on average, or 812,000 in any given week. (King’s Landing, according to the George R.R. Martin books, has a mere 500,000…

If Google brings Android Wear to iPhone, the Apple Watch is in trouble

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Steve Jobs, so incensed by how similar the first version of Android was to his precious iPhone, vowed to destroy it completely, famously promising to go “thermonuclear” on the platform.

Jobs’ successor, Apple CEO Tim Cook, may soon have his own thermonuclear moment if a new report is true about Google’s intention to bring Android Wear to iOS. According to The Verge, Google is close to making its wearable platform compatible with the iPhone, possibly for an unveiling at this year’s Google I/O

If Google brings Android Wear to iPhone, the Apple Watch is in trouble

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Steve Jobs, so incensed by how similar the first version of Android was to his precious iPhone, vowed to destroy it completely, famously promising to go “thermonuclear” on the platform.

Jobs’ successor, Apple CEO Tim Cook, may soon have his own thermonuclear moment if a new report is true about Google’s intention to bring Android Wear to iOS. According to The Verge, Google is close to making its wearable platform compatible with the iPhone, possibly for an unveiling at this year’s Google I/O

Here’s where Rand Paul stands on ISIS, same-sex marriage and more

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced his presidential candidacy during a speech in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday, casting himself as a different breed of Republican ready to reshape the party

“I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words,” Paul told a cheering crowd. “We have come to take our country back.”

Paul has a strong libertarian base of support and is a popular tea party…

Tony Blair enters UK pre-election fray, tells everyone to ‘get real’

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LONDON — In what felt like a weird throwback to the late 1990s and 2000s, Tony Blair was back in election campaigning mode Tuesday.

The former prime minister publicly threw his weight behind current Labour leader Ed Miliband while slamming the Conservatives’ plan to hold a referendum on the UK leaving the European Union.

Blair warned that a EU referendum is a “completely unacceptable gamble with our nation’s future” and asked…

The 15 funniest ‘Key and Peele’ sketches you’ll watch over and over

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Key and Peele is getting the movie treatment

The sketch “Substitute Teacher” from the popular Comedy Central series starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key has been picked up by Paramount.

The film version will expand on the sketch, which stars Key as a substitute teacher who horribly mispronounces names. The clip went viral in 2012, garnering 73 million views and counting on YouTube

But why hold out for the movie when…

Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart as ‘Daily Show’ host

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Turns out, you don’t have to have a long resume to host one of the most popular fake news shows on cable.

Just five months after joining Comedy Central’s Daily Show as a new cast member, 31-year-old Trevor Noah has been named the new host of the popular weeknight “news” show. The news comes just weeks after long-time host Jon Stewart announced he was stepping down from the show after 16 years. Comedy Central said Noah will take over the show “later this year.”