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AMC Theatres Tests Out Movie-A-Day Subscription For $45

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | December 17, 2014 | Business
Call it Netflix, but for movie screenings. AMC Theatres will begin testing a subscription service next month that will allow subscribers to attend one film per day without paying for a ticket, the company announced on Tuesday. The service will cost up to $45 per month, and will...

Sprint Sued For 'Cramming' Cell Phone Customers

Reuters | Alexis Kleinman | December 17, 2014 | Technology
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Corp over unauthorized charges on customers' cellphone bills, a practice known as cramming, in the agency's first foray into mobile payments. Marking the third cramming-related government enforcement action this year, the CFPB alleges that...

Largest Movie Theater Companies Drop 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
The five largest movie theater companies have dropped "The Interview" after threats from the Sony hack. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Cineplex Entertainment have joined Carmike Cinemas in pulling the film from release. Landmark Sunshine Cinemas also canceled its New...

Colliding Galaxies Mount 'Spectacular Light Show' In New NASA Image

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | December 17, 2014 | Science
Just in time for the holidays, NASA has released a new photo showing a spectacular light show created by a pair of merging galaxies 130 million light-years from Earth. The photo is a composite image of the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, located in the...

'Serial' Gets The Perfect Finale In This Funny Or Die Parody

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | December 17, 2014 | Comedy
But, who did it?! That's the only thing on "Serial" fans' minds these days, since the podcast that took over the Internet will air its final episode on Thursday. In a new video fromFunny or Die, former "SNL" cast member Michaela Watkins stars as Sarah Koenig,...

Welcome To The Future: The 8 Most Game-Changing Innovations Of 2014

Singularity University | Farah Mohamed | December 17, 2014 | World
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in mind, attempting such a summation is...

Sony Reportedly Discussed Ending Of 'The Interview' With U.S. Government

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
According to leaked emails published by The Daily Beast, Sony executives reportedly discussed the controversial ending of "The Interview" with U.S. government officials. In the correspondence between Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and RAND corporation senior defense analyst Bruce W. Bennett, which The Daily Beast obtained...

Madonna Says Leaked Album Is Actually 'Unfinished Demos Stolen Long Ago'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Madonna is having a tough time keeping her unreleased album under wraps. After Oh No They Didn't posted a full 13-song track listing of the alleged album in its entirety on Wednesday, Madonna took to Instagram to respond: "Thank you for not listening! Thank...

Derby The Dog Runs For The First Time, Thanks To 3D Printing

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | December 17, 2014 | Good News
Derby the dog was born with underdeveloped front legs, which severely limited his movement. He could not run, and he could barely get around on hard surfaces like concrete as that would be too abrasive on his front limbs. But this all changed when Derby met Tara...

14 Things That Will Be More Expensive Next Year

DealNews | Alexander C. Kaufman | December 17, 2014 | Business
This article was reported by DealNews, a site that scours the web for the best retail deals. Love bourbon, bacon, and chocolate? Too bad. Those are just a few of the things you can expect to pay more for next year, thanks to droughts, increased demand,...

23 Things That Didn't Even Exist A Year Ago But Are Absolutely Vital Now

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Sometimes these inventions occupy so much of our time we forget that they were just recently not a part of our lives.

CNN, Netflix, NPR Among 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | December 17, 2014 | Media
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winners for 2015 on Wednesday. The duPont Awards, regarded as the broadcasting equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes, will honor fourteen winners, seven of which recognize investigative journalism across network and local TV, radio and...

57 Christmas Shipping Deadlines For 2014

DealNews | Alexis Kleinman | December 17, 2014 | Technology
This article was reported by DealNews, a site that scours the web for the best retail deals. The holidays are upon us and if you want to avoid any last-minute, frenzied trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as...

Methane Spike On Mars Provides New Clue In Search For Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | December 17, 2014 | Science
NASA's Curiosity rover has detected a strange burst of methane gas in the atmosphere on Mars, along with other organic chemicals in rocks on the planet's surface. The findings are raising new questions about the planet's habitability--today as well as in the past. "That we detect...

New York Premiere Of 'The Interview' Canceled After Threats

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
"The Interview" was scheduled to have its New York premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on Thursday, but the theater canceled the screening after a note threatening terror attacks on screening locations was published Tuesday. Since the cyber hack was perpetrated against Sony Pictures last month, sensitive...

Research Shows The More You Use Your Phone, The Less Fun You'll Have

Lindsay Holmes | December 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Your smartphone may seem like the portal to entertainment (where else are you going to play Angry Birds and scroll through Instagram?), but new research is suggesting otherwise. A Kent State University study released last week revealed that excessive phone use is sucking the fun right out of...

In Tragedy, Empathy Still Dependent On Proximity

Farah Mohamed | December 17, 2014 | World
Today’s Pakistani Taliban attack on a Peshawar school has resulted in the deaths of at least 145, many of them children. In Sydney, meanwhile, Monday’s fraught café hold-up left two innocent people dead. Then there’s Yemen. And Darfur. And Nigeria. It’s a seemingly endless news cycle of violence, and it...

The Most Memorable, Most Hilarious Tweets By Midlifers In 2014

Ann Brenoff | December 17, 2014 | Fifty
While Twitter may not be midlifers' first-choice for a social media platform, without question their presence is felt there. And who among us doesn't wish we had Pope Francis' Twitter following of about 5 million? A simple tweet of "To change the world we must be good to those who...

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure

Jeffrey Young | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to develop a cure for allergies. Parker, 35, has been hospitalized repeatedly because of allergies to foods including peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. These experiences led to...

Sony Hacking Fallout Explodes As Theaters Cancel 'The Interview' Showings

Andrew Hart | December 17, 2014 | Celebrity
NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks...
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