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Nick Frost to Appear in This Year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

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English comedian Nick Frost is going to spend some time with the Doctor this Christmas

BBC America announced on Friday that Frost — along with Misfits alum Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton, son of second Doctor Patrick Troughton — will appear in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special

#DoctorWho Christmas special guest stars! pic.twitter.com/3NiHGF4oqN

— Doctor Who on BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) September 19, 2014

“Frost at Christmas — it just…

Analysts: Apple to Set a New Record for iPhone Sales This Weekend

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The lines are back.

Large crowds of customers queued up for hours — if not days — in cities around the world, like New York, Berlin and Sydney for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While Apple is expected to have a blockbuster opening weekend for iPhone sales, analysts are split on whether it will set a new record for the company.

Walter Piecyk, an analyst with BTIG, expects Apple to sell 10 million new iPhones during the first three days, beating last…

6 Children, 2 Adults Dead in Florida Mass Shooting

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BELL, Fla. — A shooting in north Florida has left multiple people from one family dead.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to The Associated Press that it is investigating a shooting in the town of Bell Thursday. WCJB-TV says police are classifying it as a major shooting.

NET ALERT: 6 children, 2 adults shot and killed in #Bell Florida, according to @GainesvilleSun http://t.co/r6VqmD84om pic.twitter.com/scNksBMQ47

— ChuckGoudieABC (@ChuckGoudieABC7) September 18,…

Type on Your Keyboard to ‘Choreograph’ a Dance

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In Duality, we paired creatives and commissioned them to build something awesome with an Intel-powered 2-in-1 device. Dancer/photographer Jesus Armand and 19-year-old developer Kyle Ryan created an interactive site where you can “discover” dance — each key on the keyboard corresponds to an animated GIF or video. Meet them and discover their project below. Read more…

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PHOTOGRAPHER + DANCER
Jesus Armand is a photographer and director who creates fine art and commercial work. “My…

Alibaba Raises $21.8 Billion in Largest U.S. IPO Ever

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There’s a new king of the U.S. IPO market.

The Alibaba Group sold a little more than 320 million shares at a price of $68 each, according to multiple reports. The company raised $21.8 billion from the public offering

That puts Alibaba well ahead of the $16 billion that Facebook raised from its IPO in 2012 and tops Visa $17.9 billion IPO in 2008, which held the title of largest U.S. IPO. However, it falls a little short of the Agricultural Bank of China, which raised $22.1 billion in the…

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Trailer Is Sorry You Have to Wait So Long

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Final Fantasy XV is finally starting to look like a complete game after developer Square Enix dropped a new trailer at the Tokyo Game Show overnight.

The trailer not only depicts plenty of cinematics in dystopian future world with fantastical set pieces and monsters, but also shows lots of in-game combat and driving.

It’s been more than a year since the next Final Fantasy game was last teased, with a long trailer airing during Sony’s E3…

MLS Gives Itself a Makeover With New Logo

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Fresh off a wildly popular World Cup in the USA, Major League Soccer (MLS) is aiming to continue its momentum Stateside with a new look

The league on Wednesday announced a new logo (a crest, in soccer terms) that executives say was sorely needed after two decades of existence and with major plans for the future

Here’s the old logo, in use since the league played its first game in 1996

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And here’s the new…

The Fate of the UK at Stake as Scots Vote on Independence

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EDINBURGH, Scotland — The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on whether to become an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.

The question on the ballot paper is simplicity itself: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Yet it has divided Scots during months of campaigning — and in 15 hours on Thursday they decide on…

Newspaper Front Pages Show a Divided Scotland

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As voters in Scotland readied for the polls Thursday to decide whether the country should break from the United Kingdom, headlines splashed across the front pages of UK and Scottish newspapers focused on the momentous decision and the divisive history behind the desire for independence

The Guardian called it “The Day of Destiny” while The Independent referred to the situation as “The 307-Year Itch.” The Times took a more straight-forward approach with the headline “Scotland Decides” and The…

Newspaper Front Pages Show a Divided Scotland

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As voters in Scotland readied for the polls Thursday to decide whether the country should break from the United Kingdom, headlines splashed across the front pages of UK and Scottish newspapers focused on the momentous decision and the divisive history behind the desire for independence

The Guardian called it “The Day of Destiny” while The Independent referred to the situation as “The 307-Year Itch.” The Times took a more straight-forward approach with the headline “Scotland Decides” and The…