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Tens of millions of Americans will be tuning in to CBS to watch Super Bowl 50 this weekend, a highly anticipated matchup between Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers and Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos. But in 2016, not everyone watching the Super Bowl is going to have cable. Once again, the biggest game of the year will be streaming on all of your devices — here's how to watch it on your phone, tablet or computer this Sunday. DON'T MISS:  3 of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers all say Apple has a serious problem If your chosen device for streaming the Super Bowl happens to be a computer, all you need to do is point your browser in the direction of

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Airbnb envisions everyone’s home as the hotel room of the future — a cheap and unique place to crash in almost every country in the world at any time. For Super Bowl 50, the short-term rental service is being flooded with eager hosts trying to turn a short weekend for the country’s most-watched television event into a gold mine. "You get a flood of people listing their places and nobody looks at it," says Ian McHenry, a co-founder of research firm Beyond Pricing, which sells rental hosts a service to help calculate how much they should charge.

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The road to a revised all-in-one metric has been bumpy at best, and this week the RIAA has enacted a huge change in an attempt to keep up with the definition of what a hit record is. Jamieson Cox: Micah, there's never been a more confusing time to watch the music charts.

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The road to a revised all-in-one metric has been bumpy at best, and this week the RIAA has enacted a huge change in an attempt to keep up with the definition of what a hit record is. Jamieson Cox: Micah, there's never been a more confusing time to watch the music charts.

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They should change the name of Saturday Night Live to Saturday Night Fever because the late-night show is feelin' the Bern. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will appear on SNL this weekend, Deadline reports.

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The launch of Visa Developer marks the first time Visa has made its processing technology broadly available to third parties.

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FCC filings spotted by IEEE Spectrum suggest that Google is in the process of installing wireless charging systems at its headquarters campus and the nearby Castle facility — a former Air Force base where the company tests its self-driving cars. The documents point to installations from Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics, both of which offer offer systems that can charge cars, trucks, and buses using plates that sit on (or embedded in) roads and driveways, while a receiver attached to the underside of the vehicle takes the power and siphons it into the battery pack. In the short term, wireless car charging is seen as a home / office product — park your car overnight or during the workday and don't bother plugging it in, basically — but companies like Qualcomm have variously suggested over the years that wireless chargers could someday be embedded in public roadways, enabling cars to stay charged even as they drive.

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Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss Samsung's appeal in the blockbuster patent case between the two smartphone giants, saying the ruling followed "well-established" legal precedent. A filing Thursday from the California giant came in response to Samsung's appeal seeking to overturn a $548 million award for patent infringement related to copying features from Apple's iPhones. "Samsung had its day in court -- many days, in fact -- and the properly instructed jury was well-justified in finding that Samsung copied Apple's designs and should pay the damages that the statute expressly authorizes," Apple said in its response, first reported by the blog Foss Patents.

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With its failure to stop the mobile-software dominance of Google and Apple, Mozilla loses relevance and the Web grows a little weaker.

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Later this month, the 2016 Oscars will take place amidst all the usual glitz, glamour, and red carpet revelry Hollywood is known for. Per usual, the main attraction at the Oscars will be the award for Best Picture. This year, there are 8 films in the running, including The Big Short, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Brooklyn, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Spotlight. While we'll have to wait until February 2016 to find out who wins, the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has Brooklyn ranked as the top film of the year. UP NEXT:  How Samsung became Samsung, and why Apple is still Apple Does this spell a clear-cut victory at the Academy Awards for the

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Erik Eckel makes the case that there are multiple benefits for organizations that adopt and deploy Apple's technologies.

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A mini factory-style robot arm tries its mechanical hand at applying makeup, and the results aren't pretty.

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BlackBerry's woes continue. MobileSyrup says that it has heard from multiple sources that the number of people being laid off in Waterloo is closer to 1,000, and that the BlackBerry 10 team and the Devices team were both hit especially hard. BlackBerry's statement seems to belie that report, but nevertheless does confirm more layoffs happened recently.

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As the United States cracks down on daily fantasy sports sites, a major player is attempting an expansion: DraftKings officially launched in the United Kingdom today.

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It's 2016, and presidential campaigns are using everything in their arsenal to get an edge. If that arsenal happens to include "ruthless manipulation of people looking for a hot date to quell the loneliness that bubbles up unbidden every single night," then so be it. Reuters reports that at least two women have been suspended from the popular dating app because they were incessantly messaging dudes about Bernie Sanders.

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It's 2016, and presidential campaigns are using everything in their arsenal to get an edge. If that arsenal happens to include "ruthless manipulation of people looking for a hot date to quell the loneliness that bubbles up unbidden every single night," then so be it. Reuters reports that at least two women have been suspended from the popular dating app because they were incessantly messaging dudes about Bernie Sanders.

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No matter how secure you think your devices are, someone could access your data if they put their mind to it. It's just the reality of the Information Age, but you should still do everything in your power to make yourself less of a target for hackers . DON'T MISS:  20 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now In an extensive piece for The Wall Street Journal this week , Geoffrey A. Fowler laid out a five-step checklist that shouldn't take more than an hour to complete, and might be the difference between having your data stolen or not. Here are just a few of the most important steps you should take: First, update everything. Start with the operating

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Listen to one song on Is the Is Are, the mammoth new album from Brooklyn quintet DIIV, and it’ll seem revelatory. It’s a consequence of frontman Zachary Cole Smith’s devotion to a specific, smothering sound: heavy-lidded bass lines, chiming guitar leads layered on top of each other like blankets, vocals dancing on the edge of intelligibility. Is the Is Are is DIIV’s second LP, and it’s the band’s first major release since their 2012 debut Oshin.

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Travis Kalanick, Uber's pugnacious founder and CEO, took to Facebook a few hours ago to post a link to a five-month-old blog post about the improving quality of life of uberX drivers in New York City. Three hours before, a group called the Uber Drivers Network posted an open letter to Kalanick and his investors on Medium, taking their beef with the company's recent fare cuts directly to the man in charge. The dueling posts are a sign that Uber's driver problem is not quieting down, especially as the court date for a class action lawsuit challenging the way the ride-hail company classifies its drivers grows near.

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Not only is the DeLorean going back into production (hopefully), the company has now launched a completely bizarre advertising spot that builds on its recent attention. It's called "Lucky Coin," and it stars a young man who stumbles upon a DMC-12 (the actual name of the car everyone else calls the DeLorean) on the side of a road. The car's iconic gullwing door opens itself, and the young man jumps in and takes off at a reasonable and prudent speed.

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This Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. A showdown of young quarterback Cam Newton and likely-to-retire legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, this is one of the most anticipated Super Bowls in recent memory. This 3-minute video includes valuable game-time talking points, Super Bowl trivia, and even the basic rules of the game.

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