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Best Buy Black Friday Early Access for everyone: Pebble from $80, Roku Stick $40, Beats Studio $200, and more

Yesterday Best Buy allowed its Elite and Elite Plus members to snag select Black Friday deals early. Now, Best Buy has afforded the rest of us common folks with that same benefit. This special sale is only available online via this direct link. Choose from 20 different deals on a variety of different technology products. To get the Black Friday pricing …

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Katy Perry will play Super Bowl XLIX halftime show

It’s official. Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the NFL announced Sunday night. This continues a recent trend in which the NFL looks for younger acts, like Bruno Mars last February. Perry holds some promise; she’s already rocked on a football show this season: ESPN’s “College Gameday.” In that appearance early last month, Perry addressed earlier …

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Students tweet unsavory school lunches with hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama

Students’ photos of grotesque mystery meats and mush served up as school lunches are making waves on Twitter thanks to their shared hashtag: #ThanksMichelleObama. The sarcastic teenage rebellion of the First Lady’s push for healthier, balanced school meals led to a collection of unsavory-looking meals including a questionable pouring of “Spanish rice” and a gooey round scoop of “baked beans.” …

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Apple’s World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail sales donations

Apple on Sunday announced its 2014 World AIDS Day campaign that will see the company donate a portion of its holiday retail sales, as well as proceeds from a special section of the App Store called “Apps for (RED),” to the (RED) foundation’s Global Fund to fight AIDS. It appears today’s (GarageBand)RED update was the first of many, as Apple later unveiled …

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You can now download Eminem’s massive, 66-track mixtape for free

Before the arrival of Shady Records‘ 15th anniversary celebration album ‘Shady XV’ next week, DJ Whoo Kid serves up a appetizer mixtape compiled of classic records from the label’s past and current artists. The tape comes packed with sixty six tracks and features names like 50 Cent, Proof, Royce Da 5’9, Yelawolf, D12, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Obie Trice, Nate …

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BREAKFAST NETS $76,000-PLUS FOR EVIT SCHOLARSHIPS

This year’s annual EVIT Foundation Gourmet Breakfast raised over $76,000 to provide scholarships to deserving students at the East Valley Institute of Technology. While EVIT is tuition-free for high school students and financial aid is available for adults, many students often still need assistance in paying their program fees for uniforms, equipment and other supplies. Led by donations from event …

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Apple keeping Mesa, Arizona plant despite GT Advanced bankruptcy

Apple plans to keep the sapphire production factory it built with GT Advanced in Mesa, Arizona, according to a report from Bloomberg. The outlet says the company has told officials that it’s committed to bringing jobs and manufacturing to the area, despite GT’s bankruptcy. “They’ve indicated their commitment to us: They want to repurpose that building and use it again,” …

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