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    North Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

    30th October 2014 22:03

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country — or anywhere in Asia — and very few foreigners are allowed to enter. North Korea is always on guard against outside influences, but now that it perceives the deadly disease to be a threat, its anxiety has reached a new level.…

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    Brace yourself: Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran sang 'Stay With Me' in surprise duet

    30th October 2014 21:52

    The English are coming to invade your heart Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" ballad just reached an entirely new level: Smith played it as a duet with Ed Sheeran See also: Nailed It: Demi Lovato Slays 'Give Me Love' Bridge in Duet With Ed Sheeran The duo teamed up Wednesday night at Albert Hall in Manchester, capping the performance with a hug. Here's another clip from a fan: BONUS: Kelly Clarkson Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Have something to…

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    Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

    30th October 2014 21:23

    Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge in Virginia. The decision, one of the first ones to deal with fingerprints and cellphones, confirms the fact that law enforcement agents can get access to a locked phone with legal means if they need to. At the same time a PIN or a password might enjoy more protection than a fingerprint. See…

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    Tim Cook, authenticity and America's (slowly) changing corporate culture

    30th October 2014 21:22

    For years, John Browne led two lives. In public, Browne pretended to be "asexual" while he ran BP, one of the largest corporations in the world. He lived with his mother and took her to business events in lieu of a date. In private, and only in private, John Browne was gay. The idea of bringing both of these lives together seemed impossible at the time. As the company's CEO in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Browne worried that…

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    Seth Rogen reportedly nabs Steve Wozniak role in Steve Jobs film

    30th October 2014 21:02

    Aaron Sorkin's upcoming film about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly found its Steve Wozniak: Seth Rogen. The news, first reported by Variety on Thursday, comes just one week after Sorkin confirmed that Christian Bale will portray Jobs in the Sony Pictures film, which is based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech luminary. See also: Aaron Sorkin on the Steve Jobs Film: He's Part Hero, Part Antihero Sony did not immediately respond to Mashable's request for comment…

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    Now you can go green even in death

    30th October 2014 20:30

    When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of the organs, and pumped the empty space and the arteries full of three gallons of toxic embalming fluid. This process drains the corpse of nutrients and prevents it from being eaten by bacteria, at least until it's put into the ground. Feebly encased in a few pounds of metal and wood,…

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    U.S. patients show Ebola can be treated — if you have resources

    30th October 2014 20:15

    This week’s news on Ebola should make you breathe a sigh of relief — and seethe with anger. The news is the recovery of Amber Vinson, the nurse who got Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She left Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, free of the virus and on her way back to a normal life. The announcement came less than a week after Vinson’s colleague, Nina Pham, was discharged from the National Institutes of…

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    'Gone Purrl' is an all-cat reenactment of 'Gone Girl'

    30th October 2014 20:13

    If you've seen Gone Girl, you know the real star of the film was the Dunnes' cat So it makes sense that someone created an entire trailer devoted to the furry felines as they navigate the dark and troubling landscape of a David Fincher film Purrrrhaps a leading contender in the 2015 Oscars race? Yes. BONUS: Adorable Dog Tricks Viral voguer Brendan Jordan works it with Queen Latifah OK, so T-Pain can actually sing without auto-tune NBC thought 'Friends' was…

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    How 'coming out' has evolved, and why it still matters

    30th October 2014 20:02

    "For years, I've been open with many people about my sexual orientation," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a powerful personal essay, published Thursday in Businessweek. "Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I'm gay, and it doesn't seem to make a difference in the way they treat me." While Cook's sexual orientation has been rumored for years, he hadn't acknowledged it to the wider public. But, as he further explains in his piece, he wanted to speak up now in…

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    #ChevyGuy is having a no good, very bad day

    30th October 2014 19:59

    Poor Rikk Wilde. Poor, poor Rikk Wilde. Madison Bumgarner may have been crowned World Series MVP on Wednesday, but Rikk Wilde has also been getting a good deal of attention since the end of Game 7. See also: All hail MadBum, the World Series legend from Bumtown (yes, really) The Chevrolet executive was given the task of presenting Bumgarner with the MVP award and keys to a new 2015 Chevy Colorado (which has already been recalled). Things didn't go very…