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Privacy watchdogs in Europe say the controversial ruling, which affects only local European versions of Google's search engine, should be applied more broadly.>

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The end of November period brought just about the worst possible news for Nintendo: The latest Pokemon games sold a dazzling 1.5 million units in Japan during launch week. RELATED: How ‘Last Blockbuster Syndrome’ dooms empires like Nintendo It’s a massive number in a market where few titles manage to crack the 100,000 unit barrier during their debuts. The hot Pokemon rollout helped once again revive the aging 3DS portable console sales, boosting the weekly unit sales number to 83,000. This is more than seven times higher than weekly sales of Sony’s flagship PS4 console in Japan. This toxic triumph was precisely what Nintendo did not need. The company requires shock therapy to force its hidebound executives to abandon their preposterous

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The world's geekiest waffle iron has launched on Kickstarter, to bring waffles in the shape of computer keyboards to your breakfast table.>

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These apps help you find the best savings for the items on everyone's wish lists.

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Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.In this new age of technology, you don't have to listen to the same tunes everyday or wait for the radio...

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GoPro, the maker of the popular action cam, is reportedly working on its own line of consumer drones with plans to launch sometime next year. The unit will be priced somewhere between $500 and $1,000, putting it into competition with drones from DJI, Parrot, and 3D Robotics.

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By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday. An Uber customer filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company earlier this year, saying an advertised 20 percent gratuity is "false, misleading, and likely to deceive members of the public" because Uber keeps a substantial portion of the money. ...

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REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - An Icelandic computer hacker and former associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange unexpectedly pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling 30 million Icelandic crowns ($240,000) from the organization. Sigurdur Thordar­s­son's courtroom plea is the latest twist in the saga of Wikileaks, which released thousands of secret U.S. embassy cables in 2010 and 2011, deeply embarrassing Washington. Known as 'Siggi the Hacker', Thordar­s­son has previously said that he turned an informant for the U.S. ...

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T-Mobile has announced more details about its upcoming Black Friday 2014 sale, revealing that it’s preparing a variety of smartphone, tablet, accessories and other deals for its subscribers. FROM EARLIER: These are the hottest pre-Black Friday deals you’ll find today “It’s been a record-shattering year of Un-carrier revolution against a humbug wireless industry − and we’re closing the year strong. Millions of Americans have responded to our drumbeat of Un-carrier moves by making us the fastest growing wireless company in the nation,” the company said. “And we’re saying thank you by making it easier and more affordable than ever to stay connected during the holidays and for years to come.” Some of T-Mobile’s Black Friday deals include a $5 Stateside international

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Serial, the wildly successful true crime podcast from Sarah Koenig the creators of This American Life, is getting a second season. From the official Serial blog:

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It's Batman vs. Darth Vader in this epic superpower beat-down from Machinima Prime. Will Batman fall to the dark side, or will the Caped Crusader bring the Sith lord to justice?>

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People want electronics for the holidays now more than ever, with tablets and smartphones being some of the most popular gifts to get. While seemingly everyone wants an iPhone or iPad, there are other devices that are just as good. With the National Retail Federation showing that the average person will spend more than $800 this year for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, it’s important to make sure every dollar counts. As such, there are quite a few devices that aren’t worth your time and you should avoid buying for anyone, including your mortal enemies. Here are three phones to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. DON’T MISS: Amazon’s crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now –

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Black Friday is right around the corner, and there are plenty of great deals to be had. We've been covering the deals for weeks now, but if you want to cut through the mess and just score the best deals you can find, you've come to the right place.

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - Tibco Software Inc can proceed with a shareholder vote next week on its proposed $4.2 billion buyout by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, despite an erroneous share count that initially overvalued the deal by $100 million, a Delaware judge said. Delaware Chancellor Andre Bouchard on Tuesday ruled that a shareholder seeking a preliminary injunction had failed to establish that Tibco and Vista agreed the merger would be consummated for an overall amount rather than at a price per share. ...

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Canada joined Twitter today, and it did it in the best way possible. Whoever's running the official @Canada account could have said "sorry" for being late to the party, but instead the country that spawned Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, and Ryan Reynolds played to its strengths and decided to laugh at itself. Of course, Canada couldn't join Twitter without also creating a French language account that mirrors @Canada's English tweets.

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The Movoto bloggers are at it again -- this time calculating not how much stuffing you need to feed your house guests, but to fill your house itself.>

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Prolific documentary filmmaker James Cameron has only directed three feature-length films in the last 20 years: True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). Before that, he made The Abyss, Aliens, and the first two Terminator films. And every single one of those films was a huge box office success for its time — the last two films each crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide.

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BGR has just learned through multiple sources that Apple is set to release a celebrity-packed commercial for the company’s new Beats Solo2 headphones either today or tomorrow. The video itself looks like something Beats would have done on its own, but it definitely has an Apple-like feel and vibe to it, which actually works quite nicely with the Beats theme. Look for Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Funkmaster Flex, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Norman Reedus, Serena Williams, Alesso, Victor Cruz and more. It also looks like the video was shot with only iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, all with only the front-facing camera as part of something Apple’s doing called the #SoloSelfie campaign. Here’s the full spot: UPDATE: It

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Steam is getting in on the Black Friday fun with a huge collection of great deals dubbed the "Steam Exploration Sale." It includes a pretty massive selection of games — Valve says there are "thousands of titles" on sale — and features some big-name new releases for cheap. You can grab Watch Dogs for only $29.99, for example, or Civilization: Beyond Earth for $34.99. Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's new game, The Evil Within, might just be the best deal, at only $22.60. ...

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By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants. But should any American take time on Thanksgiving to scoff at Thursday's non-binding vote in the European Parliament, when lawmakers may urge EU regulators to get tough with the search engine Goliath, they should know that behind the EU antitrust probe of Google stand not only Europeans but U.S. competitors. ...

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd, could not invoke U.S. antitrust law because its foreign subsidiaries had been the "immediate victims" of a conspiracy to boost prices on liquid crystal display screens. ...

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