Adele's New Video Beats Taylor Swift + New Technology Can See Through Walls

Sacha Strebe
  • Adele's "Hello" single has beaten Taylor Swift's record for the most viewed video in 24 hours. The video clocked 27.7 million views in its first day, beating Swift's "Bad Blood," which has 20.1 million. The single is also projected to break record sales, with 165,000 copies sold in three days, 156,000 downloads in the U.K., and 450,000 U.S. downloads in 48 hours. — The Guardian

  • Phill Collins is officially out of retirement and plotting his comeback. After more than a decade, the singer-songwriter is planning a new album and a tour. "I'm no longer officially retired," he says. "The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go." Since his album Testify in 2002, Collins has only appeared on stage at the 2007 Genesis reunion tour and the 2010 Motown covers collection Going Back. He said his kids motivated his return to music. "They were in nappies when I was last on the road. They love my music and I'd like to take them out so they can enjoy it." — Rolling Stone

  • New technology lets you see people through walls. MIT researchers have developed software called RF-Capture that uses "variations in Wi-Fi signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls." According to the study, people were tested behind a wall without wearing a sensor, and it could still detect if they were moving and even trace a person's handwriting in the air. By transmitting wireless signals, the device can "reconstruct a human figure by analyzing the signals' reflections." — The Verge

  • Wes Anderson is interested in making new film genres. At the Rome Film Festival, the writer-director revealed his interest in making a horror and Christmas movie. "The good thing with a Christmas movie [is] if you make a great Christmas song or movie or book, as Dickens showed us, you can make a huge fortune because they come back every year," Anderson explained. "As long as you have a piece of the action, then it's a perennial." — NME

  • Several major retailers are reclaiming the family time on Thanksgiving by shutting their doors. REI already made headlines after announcing it will not open on Black Friday, and it seems the store has started a trend. Staples, Nordstrom, Home Depot, and Crate and Barrel are just some of the many retailers closing their doors for the Thanksgiving holiday. — Fortune

  • To shop today: Don't miss 16 healthy snack bars you should always keep in your bag.

Opening Image: Adele

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