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Men Try Sex Toys For The First Time, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | November 26, 2014 | Women
Who knew fleshlights came in so many different colors? In a Buzzfeed video published on Nov. 21, six men discussed their initial reactions to a range of sex toys and, well, reported back after using them. The reviews were hilarious as all the men were equally horrified and...

Sony To Pay PlayStation Vita Owners After Settlement

Reuters | Alexis Kleinman | November 26, 2014 | Technology
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to settle allegations it misled consumers about features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. As part of the settlement, Sony will stop making the inaccurate claims and will give people who had purchased...

Smart Earplugs Aim To Improve Your Sleep Quality By Taking Noise-Blocking To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | November 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
Good news, light sleepers! Smart earplugs now exist. Hush earplugs are wireless noise-masking earplugs that connect to your smartphone and play soothing sounds, such as white noise, ocean waves and rainfall, for more than 10 hours. Hush connects wirelessly to your smartphone, so sleeping through your alarm...

Teens Have Fewer Friends, But They're Less Lonely Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | November 26, 2014 | Science
Much has been written in recent years about how personal electronics and social networking services seem to be isolating us more and more from each other. American adults are lonelier than they used to be, and there's research to suggest that social media use is correlated...

How To Take Great Photos, According To A National Geographic Channel Photographer

Mallory Moyer | November 26, 2014 | Technology
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a National Geographic Channel photographer? What it’s like to go to far-flung locales and bring stories to light that the rest of the world hasn’t seen before? We’ve wondered just that, so we got in touch with National Geographic photographer Marcus...

The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started

Bloomberg Businessweek | Alexis Kleinman | November 26, 2014 | Technology
One night in October, before the media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a speech at Utah State University, someone e-mailed the school, threatening to commit mass murder.

46 Artists Used This Handmade Device To Build A Series Of Old Fashioned Flip Books

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | November 26, 2014 | Arts
Remember flip books? The early form of animation that allowed you to move through a sequence of images with the power of your own mighty thumb? That artistic technology was first introduced in the late 1800s and gained popularity in the 1930s when Cracker Jack Company gave them away as...

Black Friday 2014: Store Hours For Your Favorite Retailers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | November 26, 2014 | Business
Black Friday seems to be arriving earlier than ever this year, with many stores kicking off the shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving. Here's a guide to help you manage through the chaos. American Girl - Thanksgiving (closed), Black Friday (vary by store) Barnes & Noble - Thanksgiving (closed),...

Most Walmart Stores Will Be Open All Day On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | November 26, 2014 | Business
Most Walmart stores will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving, but the holiday deals will start in the evening. According to a Walmart spokesperson, being open all day has been tradition since 1988. "We see ourselves similar to restaurants, gas stations, or airports," Sarah Spencer, a Walmart spokeswoman, told The...

Target Black Friday Hours 2014

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | November 26, 2014 | Business
Target's Black Friday deals will kick off earlier than ever this year at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The big box retailer will remain open from 6 p.m. on Thursday until either 11 p.m. or midnight on Black Friday depending on the store, a Target...

Waiting For Comcast Cable Guy Could Be Less Hellish With New App Feature

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | November 26, 2014 | Technology
Can an app help reboot Comcast's image? Between surveys showing many dissatisfied customers and the "Customer Service Call From Hell" heard 'round the world, the Comcast brand has taken a beating in recent months. But the country's largest cable operator

This TSA Lost & Found Map Makes Losing Your Luggage Way Less Frustrating

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | November 26, 2014 | Travel
Now you can (hopefully) find your luggage faster.

Police Body Cameras Seen As A Fix For Ferguson-Style Killings

Michael McAuliff | November 25, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Michael Brown's family did not just decry a grand jury's decision to bring no charges against the police officer who killed the 18-year-old on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. They also offered a solution -- require all police to wear cameras on their bodies. “While we understand that...

Seattle To Provide Tent Cities With Internet So Homeless People Can Communicate, Look For Jobs

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | November 25, 2014 | Impact
(Updates with approval of new city budget) By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council voted on Monday to approve a new city budget that includes money that could be used to provide Internet access at some of the city's dozens of homeless encampments. A $100,000...

Meet Bitcovery, The App That Wants To Turn Your Media Into A Library

Road To Disrupt | Brian Trinh | November 25, 2014 | Canada Business
Startup veterans Raj Lalwani and Alex Wong founded Bitcovery with the goal of creating a digital version of perusing your friend's bookshelf, music, or DVD collection. Watch as they prepare to go toe-to-toe with the most innovative ideas in the biz at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield.

These Are Some Of The Best Deals On Headphones This Black Friday

Alexis Kleinman | November 25, 2014 | Technology
Headphones are the perfect gift for any tech lover this holiday season, and there are a whole lot of great deals on popular models right now. Typically, headphone prices range from reasonable to outrageous. But between Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you should be able to get a...

Here's Why Online Shopping Is The Way To Conquer Black Friday

Suzy Strutner | November 25, 2014 | HuffPost Home
This week marks the joyous (or not-so-joyous) occasion known as Black Friday. There are so many deals we want to nab, our heads are spinning -- and we haven't even set the Thanksgiving table yet. The good news? Staying home in your turkey coma...

Yik Yak Threats Lead To Charges For Students

Alexandra Svokos | November 25, 2014 | College
Last Thursday, University of Central Oklahoma student Kionte Davon Allen was charged for posting threats to "shoot up" the school on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak, KOCO reported. Tyler Conrad, another UCO student, was also formally charged for threats posted to Yik Yak. Allen is at...

One Direction Fans Can Make Anyone Famous -- And They Chose Jerry The Lamp Builder

Amanda Scherker | November 25, 2014 | Teen
In a post-#AlexFromTarget world, literally nothing about Internet fame should surprise you anymore. But one subset of teens on Twitter, the all-mighty One Direction fandom, just found a new, equally-random Twitter icon in Jerry Riekert, aka @jrtoh15, a 50-year-old dad from Long Island who makes...

Thanksgiving Is The Perfect Day To Sleep In

Sarah Klein | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Here's something we're grateful for this Thanksgiving: Having a couple of days off from work offers the opportunity to catch up on some much-needed sleep. According to new data from Jawbone, users of its UP device cash in on that chance to snooze. Users' information from last year's holiday season...
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