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Velcro video implores public to say ‘hook and loop’

Velcro Cos. this week released a music video with a message: “Don’t Say Velcro.” The video features actors portraying trademark attorneys, joined by a few actual lawyers in the background, pleading with the public to respect the company’s brand and refer to similar “scratchy, hairy” products as “hook and loop” fasteners. Read More

Twitter explains why Trump tweet wasn’t removed

Twitter cited President Donald Trump’s “newsworthiness” and the public interest as reasons why it declined to remove a tweet that added to the fiery rhetoric between the United States and North Korea. Read More

NFL viewership down 11 percent in 2017

Viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said this week. Read More

Dubai stages first public test of drone taxi

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 11:40 am
Dubai staged the first public test of its drone taxi service this week, offering a peek at what it might — or will — be like to commute by flying car. Read More

Lowe’s steps into augmented reality game

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm
Lowe’s will launch an app early next month that makes it easier to envision what a piece of furniture will look like in your home or office using augmented reality. Read More

Netflix’s biggest critic responds with alternative service

Tired of people watching its shows on Netflix and Amazon, FX Networks is persuading pay-TV operators to sell an alternative: FX+, a paid service offering hits “American Horror Story” and“Atlanta” without advertisements. Read More

Second Ja Rule, Ashanti concert added after Nov. 18 sellout

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm
A second show has been added by hip-hop/R&B artists Ja Rule and Ashanti for their November appearance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Read More

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival today, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. Read More

Versace, Armani, Cavalli share womenswear collections

Gianni Versace got a tribute from his sister, Armani is going bright for spring and summer, and the fashion crowd raised money for AIDS research as Milan Fashion Week continued in Italy. Read More

Showtime wins ‘President is Missing’ bidding war

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm
Showtime has won a bidding war to develop former President Bill Clinton and powerhouse author James Patterson’s upcoming thriller, “The President is Missing,” into a television series. Read More

Lewis purposely excludes sons from will

Jerry Lewis’ six sons were purposely excluded from the late comic’s will. The legendary comedian, who died in August at 91, explicitly asked that they receive no benefits from his estate. Read More

Mendes donates $100k to Mexican quake relief

Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called “pretty scary.” Read More

12-year-old ventriloquist wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Updated on  September 21, 2017 at 6:32 pm
A 12-year-old singing ventriloquist is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the “America’s Got Talent” crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition. Read More

Spicer: Trump ‘thought I did a great job’ at Emmys

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued his press tour (for what, exactly?) with an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where he said his former boss was “very supportive” of Spicer’s appearance at the Emmy Awards. Read More

General Mills bringing back old Trix with artificial colors, flavors

Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. Classic Trix will return to supermarket shelves in October. Read More

World’s wealthiest woman dies in France

Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L’Oreal cosmetics empire and the world’s wealthiest woman, has died. She was 94. Read More