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Alibaba Raises IPO Price Range

AP | Andrew Hart | September 15, 2014 | Technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger. The Chinese e-commerce company said it still plans to sell 368.1 million shares, but at $66 to $68 apiece, according...

These Are The Best Universities For Electronic Music

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | September 15, 2014 | College
Each year, we're bombarded with rankings of schools that are all about the books. But this year, thanks to the folks at Thump, Vice's online video channel devoted to electronic music and culture, we now have a ranking of schools that are all about that bass....

Adorable Photos Of Dogs Help Animal Rescue Group Recover After Devastating Fire

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | September 15, 2014 | Good News
These selfies that are helping an animal rescue organization are anything but selfish. On Thursday, Manchester Dogs' Home -- an organization in Manchester, England, that rescues and cares for thousands of dogs each year -- caught on fire, according to BBC News. While 160 dogs were...

Facebook 'Name Change' Policy Disproportionately Affecting LGBT Community (UPDATE)

James Nichols | September 15, 2014 | Gay Voices
What happens when a culture interweaves a social media outlet into virtually every part of the human experience -- and then that platform makes a dramatic change? That's one of the questions on many people's minds with what is being referred to as a "name change" policy on social media...

Time's Running Out On The Net Neutrality Comment Period

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | September 15, 2014 | Technology
Today is the last day to tell regulators how you feel about net neutrality, or the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission has received 3 million comments since the agency began debating the issue in April, an FCC spokeswoman said Monday. That's...

Tesla Shareholders Suddenly Realize They May Have Gone Too Far

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | September 15, 2014 | Business
Elon Musk tried to warn you. Tesla's share price fell about 9 percent on Monday after Morgan Stanley declared that the recent frenzied lust for the electric-car maker's stock had gotten juuuuust a bit ridiculous. Musk, Tesla's founder, made a similar observation a couple of weeks...

Beloved Dad's Memory Lives On Through Special Message In A Bottle From His Family

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | September 15, 2014 | Good News
This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stanley Clary died in April at the age of 77, his family members wanted to do something to memorialize his spirit beyond spreading his ashes in...

5th-Grader Begs Microsoft Not To Mess Up Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | September 15, 2014 | Technology
Upon hearing that Microsoft would be buying the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane had just one request: Don't mess it up, OK? Lane published an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella titled "Dear Microsoft: Don't mess up...

Chemistry Lab Mishap In Denver High School Injures Four Students

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | September 15, 2014 | Science
Four students at a Denver high school were injured today, one seriously, when a classroom chemistry demonstration caught fire, according to the Associated Press. The students suffered burns on their faces and upper bodies, and were brought to Denver hospitals for treatment. The fire started at 7:54 a.m....

How To Get That Terrible U2 Album Off Your iPhone, In 4 Steps

Maxwell Strachan | September 15, 2014 | Technology
Have you found yourself browsing through your iPhone’s music section in the past week, only to discover a strange album on there by some band called “U2”? Take some deep breaths, dear reader. We’re here to help. People were so annoyed to find U2’s new album, “Songs...

Shopping Online May Actually Be Safer Than Shopping In Person

Gerry Smith | September 15, 2014 | Technology
The list of major retailers that have been hacked keeps growing. But while tens of millions of people have seen their credit card numbers fall into the hands of hackers, online shoppers at those stores appear safe. In recent breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and, most recently, Home Depot, the...

Surge Soda Is For Sale On Amazon, And People Are Freaking Out

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | September 15, 2014 | Taste
It's basically the Coca-Cola version of Mountain Dew.

11 Common Myths About The Technology You Use Every Day

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | September 15, 2014 | Technology
Seems like every time technology evolves and blows our minds, some naysayer comes along to warn about an innovation's dangers. Fortunately for us, many of those warnings come from Luddites and are typically misguided or often just flat-out wrong. We've broken down some of the most widespread myths --...

Comet Landing Site Selected For ESA's Historic 'Rosetta' Mission

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | September 15, 2014 | Science
Now we know. The European Space Agency has picked the landing site on the comet that is the target of its historic Rosetta mission, the agency announced in a written statement. The agency says the first-of-its-kind landing, now scheduled for Nov. 11, will target...

Microsoft Is Officially Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | September 15, 2014 | Technology
Microsoft is officially buying Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind the hugely popular game "Minecraft," Microsoft announced on Monday. The deal will cost Microsoft $2.5 billion and the acquisition will close towards the end of the year. "Minecraft" has been downloaded more than 100 million times on...

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Break Record

Timothy Stenovec | September 15, 2014 | Technology
A new iPhone, a new record. Apple said Monday that it sold more than 4 million new iPhones 6s in the first 24 hours they were on sale, breaking the previous record for pre-order sales. The news is hardly surprising. Each time a new iPhone model has come out,

This Freaky 'Soft Robot' Can Survive All Sorts Of Torture

Jacqueline Howard | September 15, 2014 | Science
A snowstorm can't stop it. A blazing fire can't stop it. And even getting run over by a car is no problem for this squishy little bot. Researchers from Harvard University have developed a soft robot that not only can stand up and walk on its own, but...

Hachette Writers Issue Warning To Amazon: NYT

Reuters | September 15, 2014 | Business
(Reuters) - Writers published by Hachette Book Group and their allies are planning to appeal directly to the board of Amazon.com Inc to find a way out of the impasse over e-book prices, the New York Times reported. The writers have been at the receiving end of a dispute, which...

There Is Almost Never A Good Time To Check Your Email

Emily Cohn | September 15, 2014 | Business
Don't check your email first thing when you wake up. -- HuffPost Don't check your email during the first 10 minutes of getting to work either. -- Business Insider Actually don't bother checking email during the first...

Spoon Crafted Specifically For Ramen Makes Slurping Noodles A Breeze

Kate Bratskeir | September 15, 2014 | Taste
Twirl your noodles. Ladle your broth. Be happy.
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