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New 'Star Wars' trailer is all fighting, including Han Solo in action

Mashable - 1 hour 12 min ago

The latest sneak peek has arrived for The Force Awakens, hitting theaters in three weeks.

Early ticket sales have already broken records: Vue Entertainment, the largest cinema chain in the world outside the U.S., sold 10,000 in the first 90 minutes.

See also: The biggest 'Star Wars' spoiler yet: That's no moon in 'Force Awakens'

The new Force Awakens "All the Way" TV spot shows plenty of action, as we'd expect.

Watch the trailer:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens "All the Way" TV Spot (Official)

We will face them. December 18, 2015.

Posted by Star Wars on Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Donald Trump mocks handicap of New York Times reporter

Mashable - 1 hour 22 min ago

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was roundly criticized on Thursday after he appeared to mock the handicap of a New York Times reporter during a speech earlier in the week

The reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who has disputed Trump's claims that thousands in New Jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks, has arthrogryposis, a chronic condition that limits the movement of his arms.

The New York Times told Mashable in a statement that "we're outraged that he would ridicule the physical appearance of one of our reporters."

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Emoticon floats. They're a thing.

Mashable - 1 hour 23 min ago

Our 21st century Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is stuffed full of commercialism, but at least the floats are cute and they transport us all back to a simpler time when turkeys wore top hats and clowns were considered cute. It's only a matter of time, though, before our current digital obsessions overwhelm even this cherished holiday tradition.

Image: Lance Ulanoff

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The ultimate tablet gift guide: Our top picks for the holiday season

Mashable - 1 hour 25 min ago

Tablets are awesome devices for watching videos, playing games, reading e-books, browsing the web and handling basic productivity tasks, but there not the sort of thing people buy for themselves. Here's the thing; people don't need tablets, since their smartphone and computer will do everything a tablet does, but they're nice devices to have. And the prices are lower than ever now, too.

But here's the problem: there's so many to choose from. We've tested all the ones that matter and picked the Good, Better and Best tablet options to give as a gift this year, along with some solid honorable mention suggestions. Read more...

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Un Siège Permanent pour le Ministère de l’Intérieur des EAU dans le conseil consultatif international de #WePROTECT

ABU DHABI, Émirats Arabes Unis--(BUSINESS WIRE)--En reconnaissance de son travail sécuritaire et policier dans le domaine de la protection de l'enfance, le Ministère de l'Intérieur aux Émirats Arabes Unis (EAU) fut décerné un siège permanent au Conseil Consultatif International (CCI) de #WePROTECT. Grâce à cette distinction, les Émirats Arabes Unis, représentés par le Ministère de l'Intérieur, auront deux sièges au CCI; En tant que Président de la Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) pour les trois p

LUMA Institute and Founding Fuel Partner to Spread the Power of Design Thinking across India

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LUMA Institute, a U.S. firm that helps people worldwide accelerate innovation through the discipline of design thinking, has partnered with Founding Fuel, an Indian-based website for entrepreneurs.

Give the Gift of Blue This Holiday Season — Shop MillerWelds.com

APPLETON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Miller has added another reason to celebrate the holidays: free gifts with qualifying purchases. Customer orders of $50 or more means a gift of Blue for someone. The bigger the purchase, the more gift

Raspberry Pi Unveils New $5 Mini-computer

Slashdot - 1 hour 39 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the Pi Zero, a new $5 mini-computer, Thursday morning. The board is the smallest Raspberry Pi yet, containing the first-gen Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 chip (safely overclocked to 1GHz) and 512MB RAM. The latest issue of The Magpi will include a free Raspberry Pi Zero and hits U.K. newsstands Thursday. The announcement came just a few days before the highly anticipated C.H.I.P. $9 mini-computer goes on sale to the public. puddingebola writes: How can they achieve this price, you may ask? "Its 40-pin GPIO header has identical pinouts, although the pads on the circuit board are "unpopulated," meaning you'll have to solder on your own connector. The same goes for the composite video output: The connection is available, but if you need a socket, you must solder it yourself." Dude, go to Radio Shack. Some relevant specs besides those mentioned above, from the blog post linked: Micro-SD card slotmini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video outputMicro-USB sockets for data and powerIdentical pinout to Model A+/B+/2BAn unpopulated composite video header"Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm" New submitter graffitiwriter adds a note that the newest Pi has "already been turned into a retro gaming console. It turns out the Pi Zero is more than capable of running Retro Pie and other emulators, and even has a video output that lets you play games on an old CRT TV."

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50 things to do instead of shop on Black Friday

Mashable - 1 hour 41 min ago

Between the early hours, the long lines and the very real chance of witnessing a human stampede, it wouldn't take long to list 50 reasons why Black Friday is the worst.

See also: 10 creative recipes to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers

But in the name of productivity, we've compiled a comprehensive list of activities that don't involve camping out in a Best Buy parking lot

1. Cook with your leftovers.
2. Stream that one-season show everyone's talking about.
3. Deep clean your bathroom.
4. Decorate for the holidays.
5. Listen to the new Adele album. (Crying optional.)

6. Teach yourself a skill.
7. Do a DIY project.
8. Catch up on thank you notes.
9. Volunteer.
10. Attempt to follow a highly involved makeup tutorial.

11. Take a day trip.
12. Read one of the books on your endless book list.
13. Bring your pup to the dog park.
14. Teach your dog a trick.

15. Build your cat a scratch post.
16. Perfect your December playlist.
17. Write a handwritten letter.
18. Alter your clothing.
19. Clean your gross smartphone.
20. Watch every sitcom holiday episode you can think of.

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Brussels mosque evacuated after suspicious white powder found

Mashable - 1 hour 41 min ago

Sections of Brussels' largest mosque were sealed off Thursday and a handful of people were decontaminated after a white powder was found.

See also: Brussels, a city still under high alert, embraces a return to normalcy

The powder was discovered in a package delivered to the mosque and authorities were alerted by the person who opened it.

A number of emergency service vehicles were present outside the Islamic and Cultural Centre of Belgium on Thursday afternoon, which is located 200 meters from the European Commission in Brussels.

Seven people, who were not suffering any symptoms, were decontaminated at the scene, public broadcaster RTBF reported. The Associated Press said 11 people were decontaminated Read more...

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Where UCF ranks among Florida academic institutions on R&D spending

The University of Central Florida spent nearly $185.6 million on research and development activities in 2014, ranking it fifth in Florida when compared to other state educational institutions. The University of Florida led all state universities, with $708.5 million in R&D expenditures last year, with the University of South Florida next at nearly a half-billion dollars. Other findings from the report for 2014: Florida R&D expenditures increased 5 percent to $2.3 billion, compared to a .3 percent…

London taxis set to accept contactless payments in 2016

Engadget - 1 hour 50 min ago
London's cabbies have moved one step closer to accepting credit cards and contactless payments inside their vehicles. It's about time, right? After launching a consultation earlier this year, Transport for London (TfL) and London's Mayor Boris Johnso...

AeroVironment Receives $13 Million RQ-20A Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Order for United States Marine Corps

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroVironment Receives $13 Million Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Order for USMC

Argon Asset Management Scoops Two IAIR Awards in Milan

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Argon Asset Management has added two more awards to their trophy cabinet, with international recognition at IAIR Awards 2015. Mothobi Seseli won the accolade as African CEO of the Year.

Rolls-Royce to Showcase Latest Marine Power Innovations at the International Workboat Show 2015

NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rolls-Royce will showcase its latest marine power innovations, including several MTU commercial marine products and systems, at the International Workboat Show 2015, Dec. 1-3.

Just a Click Away: Incredible Cyber Monday Deals on Macys.com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy’s (NYSE:M) is gearing up for Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping event of the season, where customers can expect to find the best deals from top designers and brands. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 and running through Monday, Nov. 30, exceptional specials on clothing and accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, cosmetics, kitchen essentials, and more will be available at the click of customers’ fingertips. For shoppers’ added excitement, Macy’s will offer Plenti C

MUFG Union Bank Earns 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index


This iPhone video goes behind the scenes of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mashable - 1 hour 56 min ago

Tons of work goes into making the parade happen, and this video shows everything from the set, to the dance routines to the inflating of the infamous balloons

For info on how the video was made, read more: http://on.mash.to/1OsZl2K Read more...

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Area business execs start holidays early at Zizzo Group's party: Slideshow

The holidays started early for some prominent Milwaukee-area business executives as more than 200 people attended Zizzo Group Inc.'s recent holiday party. Check out the attached slideshow to see some of the executives at the party. Anne Zizzo, president of Zizzo Group, hosted the event as part of her ongoing series aimed at discussing initiatives underway in Milwaukee. Past events have included a town hall meeting with Gov. Scott Walker, Scale Up Milwaukee Steering Council meetings, and Milwaukee…

ICYMI: Genetically-based cancer meds, taste's base and more

Engadget - 1 hour 56 min ago
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists managed to turn taste on and off in mice by activating and silencing brain cells, putting to bed the notion that taste is determined by the tongue. University of Toronto cancer researchers used a patient's g...
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