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Balls to the wall: The Tom Brady press conference supercut

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To paraphrase the great Allen Iverson: “We’re talking about balls? Balls. Not a game. Balls? We’re talking about balls.”

Indeed, on Thursday afternoon, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was talking about balls — a lot — at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, as part of the fallout of his team’s spiraling scandal over how full its balls are for games.

When talking about balls, for the record, Brady said…

Sam Smith shocks crowd by revealing breakup before singing sad song

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As if Sam Smith‘s “Good Thing” wasn’t a sad enough song, the 22-year-old crooner shockingly segued into it during a concert in Toronto this week by updating his current relationship status in front of a stunned live audience. Cue the loud gasps

Smith, while describing the song’s origin, told the crowd that “someone I’ve been seeing” — a.k.a. his boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel — would no longer be part of his life:

“This next song is a song that’s very very dear to my heart. When I fell in love…

5 questions about quantitative easing: Will all this money even help?

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The European Central Bank announced a €1.1 trillion injection into the ailing eurozone economy on Thursday, which was more money than expected

The ECB, which is the central bank for the eurozone, promised to buy bonds worth €60 billion per month until at least the end of September 2016 as part of a programme of quantitative easing (QE). They will also hold interest rates at a record low of 0.05%.

The programme begins in March,…

Broncos GM John Elway opens press conference by thanking John Elway

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A day after the Denver Broncos and coach John Fox “agreed on a mutual decision to part ways,” the team’s general manager, John Elway, held a press conference Tuesday to address the “mutual decision.” He opened the press conference by thanking … John Elway

Of course, he meant to say “John Fox” — but if you harbor doubts about the mutuality of the Broncos letting Fox go, it does appear to be quite the perfect Freudian slip

Broncos GM John Elway opens press conference by thanking John Elway

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A day after the Denver Broncos and coach John Fox “agreed on a mutual decision to part ways,” the team’s general manager, John Elway, held a press conference Tuesday to address the “mutual decision.” He opened the press conference by thanking … John Elway

Of course, he meant to say “John Fox” — but if you harbor doubts about the mutuality of the Broncos letting Fox go, it does appear to be quite the perfect Freudian slip

Monday’s college football championship was the most-watched cable broadcast ever

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A ridiculously huge number of people watched Ohio State defeat Oregon in the college football national championship on Monday night, a reminder that TV isn’t quite dead yet, thanks primarily to live sports.

More than 33 million viewers tuned in during the game, making it the most-watched cable broadcast ever. The game also generated an 18.2 U.S. household rating, another record for cable TV.

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Cuba releases 53 political prisoners

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Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the U.S. said Monday

The prisoners had been on a list of opposition figures whose release was sought as part of the U.S. agreement last month with the Cuban government. They had been cited by various human rights organizations as being imprisoned by the Cuban government for exercising internationally protected freedoms or for their promotion of political…

It’s official: 2014 was California’s warmest year on record by a huge margin

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Federal data released Thursday confirmed what climate scientists had already widely suspected: California had by far its warmest year ever recorded in 2014

In the midst of the state’s worst drought in more than 1,200 years, California saw annual average temperatures that were 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2.3 degrees Celsius, higher than its 20th century average, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The 2014 annual average temperature…

Stop trying to make the Internet of Things happen

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LAS VEGAS — Long before the first CES in 1967, and long before the birth of the Internet in 1969, widgets and gadgets and other connected add-ons promised to save us time and effort.

The first TV remote control, marketed under the name Lazy Bones, was introduced in 1950. Since then, the device and its successors have saved families hours of walking to and from the TV — hours that they reinvested in watching more TV.

The first…

The heat in Perth, Australia just melted the Internet

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If you think Kim Kardashian has the goods, think again. The only thing breaking the internet in Western Australia is the insane heat.

Monday night, customers of internet service provider iiNet were left in a hot sweat after being disconnected from the internet due to record-breaking temperatures. As Perth fried through a sweltering high of 44.4 degrees Celsius (112 degrees Fahrenheit) at 1:51 p.m. Monday and its sixth hottest day on record, iiNet couldn’t handle the heat and melted under the…