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July 14, 2015 8:42 PM What the critics are saying about Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'

After five decades, readers are finally returning to Maycomb, the fictional Alabama town of Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” only to find one of its most famous residents nearly unrecognizable. Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” hits shelves Tuesday, and the buzz — which already has been at a fever pitch for weeks — has gone into overdrive 29 1

July 14, 2015 12:01 PM Gaming World Pays Tribute to Late Nintendo Leader Satoru Iwata

Execs and casual fans flood social media with heartfelt tributes to the self-avowed "gamer at heart" and his legacy. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death from cancer at age 55 continues to inspire emotional tributes from both video game fans and executives in the gaming industry, which was a $15 billion business in 2014 in the U.S. alone. "It is a sad moment 27

July 14, 2015 4:01 AM 50 Cent May Not be Worth Even That, Rapper Files For Bankruptcy

He calls himself 50 Cent, but the hip-hop mogul says he may not be worth even that. The rapper known for the album and movie Get Rich or Die Tryin," filed for bankruptcy protection Monday as he faced a hefty payout in a lawsuit related to a sex tape. In a document filed with a federal bankruptcy court, the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson 34

July 13, 2015 9:16 PM 5 games you can play to honor late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo president who passed away over the weekend, was known as the charming leader of one of the world's gaming powerhouses — someone who helped bring systems like the Wii, the DS and the Wii U into our homes. But Iwata wasn't just management. He started as a game programmer, and programming seemed to be in his blood; he first became 42

July 13, 2015 7:34 PM Comcast launching streaming video service

US cable giant Comcast is launching a streaming video service as it faces growing intrusions from companies like Netflix and a rising number of customers becoming more mobile, using tablets and phones for entertainment. The company said on Monday the new service, called Stream, will cost $US15 a month. Internet customers will be able to watch live TV from about 22

July 13, 2015 3:22 PM India among 13 countries to host Windows 10 launch on July 29

India will be one of the 13 countries to host the mega launch of the much-awaited Windows 10, the latest version of the popular operating system, by global giant Microsoft on July 29. Microsoft is hosting events across 13 global cities, including New Delhi, to launch the latest edition of its operating system. "We will celebrate the unprecedented role our biggest 36

July 13, 2015 12:27 PM Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's global president, dies at 55

Iwata served as one of Nintendo's top executives for more than a decade, as the company faced increasing competition from Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata has died, the Japanese company announced Monday. The company confirmed the news in a short statement (PDF) dated July 13, saying: "Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce 34

July 13, 2015 10:08 AM Nintendo's Satoru Iwata: Gamers pay tribute

Video gamers around the world are mourning the death of Nintendo's respected CEO Satoru Iwata in games and social media. From an Iwata swordfighter to a banana meme, the BBC takes a look at some of the ways fans are honouring his legacy. Many users used Wii games to pay tribute to Mr Iwata, who steered the company to develop the game console. On the popular 101

July 2, 2015 11:32 PM BBC to cut over 1,000 jobs as Britons trade TVs for tablets

LONDON: The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1,000 jobs to cover a 150-million-pound gap in licence fee income next financial year as millions of viewers turn off their televisions and watch programmes on tablets and mobile phones. The BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world, is grappling with swiftly changing viewing practices 14

June 30, 2015 1:24 PM Microsoft to offload display ads biz to ... hang on, AOL?

Microsoft has retreated from its online display ads business having struck a deal with AOL. Under the plans, announced on Monday, Redmond will hand off ads sales and management on several of its prime online properties to AOL. AOL will take over ads for such sites as MSN Homepage,, Skype, Xbox, and ads in apps. Markets affected include the US, UK, Canada 9