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Jeremy Clarkson thought he had cancer before altercation with ‘Top Gear’ producer

Blame it on stress. Jeremy Clarkson revealed in a column Sunday that he’d been told he might have a cancerous lump on his tongue, just two days before getting into a physical altercation with a Top Gear producer. The incident ultimately cost Clarkson his job hosting the hugely popular British car show. See also: BBC won’t be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ contract “That was the most stressful day I had ever had in 27 years at the BBC,” Clarkson wrote in The Sunday Times. “It was beyond-belief stressful, everything was going wrong, and then you know … …

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Sony’s Ultra HD 4K TVs that are thinner than an iPhone 6 will arrive this summer

Apple isn’t the only company obsessed with making its electronics thinner and lighterSony’s super-thin Ultra HD 4K TVs (UHD TV), which measure 0.2-inches thin at their thinnest point — slimmer than an iPhone 6 — will be available this summer There will be two models of the svelte UHD TVs: the X900C, which clocks in at 55 inches and 65 inches, and the X910C at 75 inches.

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Like Google Glass for cars: I tried Mini’s Augmented Vision concept

While Google Glass may have fallen flat, companies big and small are still chasing the dream of seamless augmented reality — information delivered to your field of vision without distraction (and without making you look ridiculous). What I didn’t expect was for automaker Mini, best known for its adorable compact cars, to be in that mix. Announced today at the Shanghai auto show, I got to try the Mini Augmented Vision system at the company’s lavishly appointed downtown San Francisco dealership last week and get a guided tour of how they might work in the real world

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Apr.19

10 times ESPN employees acted like total jerks

As the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports,” ESPN does indeed unearth some of the most important, entertaining and captivating stories that sports have to offer But — all too often, it can sometimes seem — ESPN employees become stories themselves for misdeeds of their own See also: The golden voice: How an NBA announcer sweetened an overdue dream season Reporter Britt McHenry, shown atop this post interviewing NFL player Steve Smith, was the latest ESPN-er to become a paragon of ignominy last week, when she was caught on video berating an employee of a tow-truck company From McHenry to Rush Limbaugh (yup, the Rush Limbaugh), here are 10 times ESPN employees acted like total jerks in recent years: Read more…More about Media, Espn, Entertainment, Conversations, and Sports

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Apr.19

A quick tour of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

The latest mid-range smartphones from Microsoft, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, pack in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone operating system. Let’s take a quick look at all the new features that this update brings and a video tour as well. At the moment, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 is only available out of the box on the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, but Microsoft has confirmed Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 ‘GDR2′ for select handsets, including the Lumia 735 and Lumia 830.

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Apr.19

Photoshoot shows Kim Jong-un reportedly climbing North Korea’s highest peak

He has shocked the world with a new hairstyle, inspired Internet memes by staging photo-ops and baffled Western intelligence agencies after dropping out of the public eye for weeks. Now, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is making waves as a reported world-class mountain climber. According to North Korean state media, Kim climbed to the frigid, wind-swept summit of Mt. Paektu at dawn on Sunday with a group of elite North Korean Air Force fighter pilots. …

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable negotiators to meet with Justice Department

Negotiators and executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are set to sit down with the US Justice Department this week, according to The Wall Street Journal. The meeting is the first time regulators and representatives from the cable companies have sat down together to try and negotiate a deal to approve the merger. The two companies, according to the Journal’s sources, will work to find concessions in an attempt to allay regulators’ fears that the merged companies will wield too much power. News of the meeting comes just days after Bloomberg reported that Justice Department lawyers, tasked with scrutinizing the deal, plan to submit a recommendation as soon as next week that regulators halt the merger. As part of the approval…..

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