'Tis the season to watch lots of TV and cut the cable cord.
Chances are if you own a TV purchased within the last few years it's a "smart" one. And chances are the smart TV interface that ships with it is pretty slow and too confusing to operate. Yeah, we know the feeling.
Set-top boxes (also called media streaming boxes), aren't the sexiest gadgets you can get — they plug into your TV and just sit there on your media cabinet collecting dust — but they're darn useful for delivering the TV shows and movies from the video streaming services you care about (hi, Netflix and Hulu!) to your flat screen with a user interface that you don't need to wrestle with.
An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh says it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed one man and wounded three others. A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts Friday from Islamic State - Bangladesh says that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired form machine guns.
While Cam Newton was doing the twist for the undefeated Panthers, Tony Romo and the Cowboys were in no mood to dance. The Carolina defense returned two of Romo's three interceptions for touchdowns before the Dallas quarterback re-injured the collarbone that sidelined him for seven games and the Panthers pushed their NFL-best winning streak to 15 games in the regular season with a 33-14 victory in their Thanksgiving debut Thursday.
Gabe York scored seven of his 11 points in overtime, and No. 11 Arizona escaped with a 75-73 victory over winless Santa Clara on Thursday night in the opening round of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy. Ryan Anderson led the Wildcats (5-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Tollefsen added 13 points before fouling out in overtime, and Kaleb Tarczewski had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Good morning! Here are the 10 things you need to know in markets on Friday. China's leading stock markets are crashing. The Shanghai Composite is down 4.56% at time of writing (6.30 a.m. GMT/1.30 a.m. ET) and the Hong Kong Hang Seng is down 1.97%. Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei is down 0.30%.
The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet. Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving, but it's expected that more than three times the number of people will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday.