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MTV Broadcasting in Black and White for First Time as Part of Anti-Bias Effort The Talk [Video]

MTV today is kicking off an expansion of its Look Different anti-bias campaign titled The Talk by broadcasting today in black and white.

The 12-hour, multi-platform effort, being launched at 9 a.m. EST today, is to encourage its audience to have candid, confident and color brave conversations on race with family and friends, MTV announced.

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Houston Man’s iPad Stolen, Thieves Upload Selfies and Videos of Themselves [Video]

Ah, technology. With the advances over the years, it's pretty hard to stay anonymous.

Take, for instance, this pair of apparent iPad thieves in suburban Houston.

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Pizza Delivery Guy Harassed by Used Car Dealership Employees, Public Responds [Video]

It is not certain why this used car dealership's employees in Massachusetts decided to give this pizza delivery guy a hard time, but it really backfired on them.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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Smartphone App Provides Snow Plow Service on Demand

A new app called Plowz works much like Uber, allowing users to order a snow plow on your smartphone, and it's now available in West Michigan.

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‘Game of Thrones’ is 2014′s Most Pirated TV Series, Insert Surprise Here

The ease with which we access TV becomes more ubiquitous every year, but some shows will always top out demand for piracy. Now, for the third year in a row, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of pirated TV show downloads, though a few of the entries on this year’s countdown might actually surprise you.

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John Legend Song ‘All of Me,’ Katy Perry Album ‘Prism’ and Pitbull Tops for SoundHound App Users [Video]

SoundHound has announced its top songs, artists and albums of 2014 as identified by users of its SoundHound app.

John Legend's single "All of Me," Katy Perry's album "Prism" and artist Pitbull were No. 1 for SoundHound this year.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Three Oaks Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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NASA Awakens New Horizons Spacecraft Ahead of Pluto Encounter [Video]

NASA's doing some crazy things this month.

First, it launched its first spacecraft in three years since the space shuttle.

Now, the U.S. space agency has awakened its New Horizons spacecraft for an encounter with Pluto -- which is still a planet to me.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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