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  • Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer

    NYT > Home Page
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general.
  • Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'

    BBC News - Home
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
  • Ancient relic's mysterious origins - Top Stories
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    A Chinese Buddhist statue containing the remains of monk is now at the center of a custody battle. CNN's Azadeh Ansari reports.
  • Dufry Nears Deal for World Duty Free What's News US
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Swiss airport retailer Dufry said it has agreed to buy Italy’s World Duty Free in a deal that values the latter at about €3.6 billion ($3.9 billion), including debt.
  • Saudi Diplomats, U.N. Officials Evacuate Yemen

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni tribal fighters in the south of the country, while the air campaign sought to stall a fresh offensive by the Shi'ite Muslim group on Aden from the east. Riyadh's intervention, a surprise move from a conservative monarchy better known for flexing its muscle in oil markets than…
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  • Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
  • Singapore bids Lee Kuan Yew farewell

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, with a funeral procession followed by a state funeral attended by world leaders.
  • We can be best since 1958 - Coleman

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Chris Coleman tells his players to prove they are the strongest Wales team for 57 years by qualifying for Euro 2016 after a 3-0 win in Israel.
  • Rescued Chilean miner loses home

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.
  • Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.
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  • Ancient relic's mysterious origins

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    A Chinese Buddhist statue containing the remains of monk is now at the center of a custody battle. CNN's Azadeh Ansari reports.
  • Boko Haram beheaded 23?

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen decapitated 23 people in a raid on Buratai village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, residents and a politician said Saturday.
  • Amanda Knox conviction tossed

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Italy's highest court has overturned the conviction of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, the court announced Friday night. FULL STORY
  • Gunman who shot cop killed by officers

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says Officer John Moynihan is in critical condition after he was shot under his right eye during a traffic stop.
  • Officer helped save colleague in Tsarnaev shootout

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Boston Police Officer John Moynihan was in a medically induced coma after being shot at point-blank range Friday night in the city's Roxbury neighborhood. FULL STORY
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  • Dufry Nears Deal for World Duty Free

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Swiss airport retailer Dufry said it has agreed to buy Italy’s World Duty Free in a deal that values the latter at about €3.6 billion ($3.9 billion), including debt.
  • Best Buy to Shutter Canadian Future Shop Chain

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Best Buy Co. said it would shutter its Canadian chain Future Shop to focus attention on its namesake brand, a move that will cut about 1,500 jobs across the country.
  • How Wall Street Helps Tech Workers Cash In

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Financial firms are creating a murky market where the red-hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators, other investors and the companies themselves.
  • How China Plans to Shape New Asian Order

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    President Xi Jinping sketched out China’s vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region.
  • Retail Investors Fuel China Stock Surge

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Despite slowing economic growth, corporate earnings under pressure and a property market in a funk, China’s long-maligned stock market is among the strongest in the world.
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  • Saudi Diplomats, U.N. Officials Evacuate Yemen

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni tribal fighters in the south of the country, while the air campaign sought to stall a fresh offensive by the Shi'ite Muslim group on Aden from the east. Riyadh's intervention, a surprise move from a conservative monarchy better known for flexing its muscle in oil markets than…
  • Ex-Ole Miss Student Indicted for ‘Racial Hate Crime’

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    A former student of the University of Mississippi, Graeme Phillip Harris, has been indicted for allegedly hanging a noose around the neck of a statue of James Meredith, the Southern university’s first black student, as well as displaying a Confederate flag in February of last year. A grand jury indicted Harris on Friday on civil rights charges, according to the Department of Justice. He was charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights in a “flagrant” move to intimidate students of color. Mississippi’s NAACP branch has called the actions a “racial hate crime.” Harris withdrew…
  • Quora Question: What Are the Most Common Reasons Why Police Officers Get Fired?

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Tim Dees, retired cop and criminal justice professor, Reno Police Department, Reno Municipal Court, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department. In the early stages of a police officer's career, when he is still in training, it's usually about some incompetence that can't be overcome by remedial training. Not being able to write coherent reports was a really…
  • FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Hindus, Sikhs, Arab Americans

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Hate crimes against Arab Americans, Sikhs and Hindus will be more closely monitored by the FBI and the Department of Justice, reports NBC. Although the bureau announced its plan to track such crimes in 2013, it has only just completed an overhaul of its Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual. The new measures include gathering data that will be tracked in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Statistics Program. Also, the FBI’s training manual will be offered as a resource to help local law enforcement officers recognize and report hate crimes. The manual includes a…
  • Air Raids on Tikrit Give U.S. the Upper Hand Against Iran

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The start of American air operations against Da'ish forces in Tikrit has generated a lot of concerns that this is another foolish move by which the United States is empowering Iran and its allied Shi'ite militias in Iraq. In this one case, however, the exact opposite is true. What is critical to understand about the Tikrit offensive is that it was meant to discredit the United States. Two weeks ago, an extremely high-ranking Iraqi official—a senior cabinet minister—told me that the operation was presented by Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Iran's most important cat's paw in Iraq, to the Iraqi…
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  • The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

    NPR Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.» E-Mail This
  • What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

    Lindsey Hoshaw
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.» E-Mail This
  • Nigerians Go To The Polls

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.» E-Mail This
  • An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.» E-Mail This
  • Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NPR's Arun Rath talks with's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.» E-Mail This
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Waste Not, Want Not, Eat Up?

    Hannah Goldfield
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    The other night, as I ate a salad at Blue Hill, in the West Village, a server approached my table with an iPad. “Have you seen this?” she asked. “Chef wanted you to see this.” By “Chef,” she meant Dan Barber, the man behind Blue Hill and Blue Hill Stone Barns, a sister restaurant and farm upstate. By “this,” she meant a photograph of a dumpster, into which a chute was depositing an enormous quantity of multi-colored scraps of fruit and vegetables—the runoff from a commercial food processor. The experience felt something similar to being shown a picture of what would…
  • Trapped in an Artistic Life

    Richard Brody
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Noah Baumbach, whose new film “While We’re Young” opens this weekend, has become the master of a genre unto himself: the personal counterfactual. In “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,” and now once again, he looks to his own experience and character, and then films dramas that walk down the road not taken or that leave himself out of a story that involves him. “While We’re Young” is an imaginative fiction about a filmmaker who is like and unlike Baumbach in ways that determine the movie’s content, tone, and style. It’s set in the world of documentary filmmaking, one that…
  • Germanwings Flight 9525, Technology, and the Question of Trust

    John Cassidy
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Shortly before the dreadful crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, I happened to be reading part of “The Second Machine Age,” a book by two academics at M.I.T., Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, about the coming automation of many professions previously thought of as impervious to technological change, such as those of drivers, doctors, market researchers, and soldiers. With the advances being made in robotics, data analysis, and artificial intelligence, Brynjolfsson and McAfee argue, we are on the cusp of a third industrial revolution. From what I’ve read of their book, Brynjolfsson…
  • On Not Totally Seeing a Total Solar Eclipse

    Lavinia Greenlaw
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There were only two places in the world from which this year’s total solar eclipse could be seen on land. One was Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the Arctic Circle, and the other was the Faroe Islands, which lie halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroes bring to mind Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime: “tranquillity tinged with terror.” Volcanic in origin, the islands are scattered over the water in roughly the shape of an arrowhead, erupting out of the sea in imposing basalt cliffs. But their light and landscape are muted—mellow greens, reds, yellows, and…
  • The East Village Fire: Love Saves the Day

    Sarah Larson
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    In the parochial way of most New Yorkers, I have a few well-trod blocks that I consider my own. I admire them daily, a little in love. Every morning, I walk down East Seventh Street from my apartment, between First and A, to the subway at Astor Place. I love that stretch of Seventh Street intimately and irrationally, in part because of the relative ancientness of its buildings and in part because of the people who live and work in them. It’s an independent little stretch of Manhattan, strongly influenced by shopkeepers, Ukrainians, artists, students, and professors. It’s unmolested by…
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  • Angie's List freezes $40 million Indiana expansion, citing anti-gay law

    JP Mangalindan
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Angie's List, the website that publishes reviews of local businesses and service workers, announced on Saturday it had suspended plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters following the passage of the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The new law makes it legal for businesses in the state to turn away gays and lesbians for religious reasons. “Angie’s List is open to all and discriminates against none and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents,” Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle said in a statement. See also: Tim Cook and other tech leaders…
  • 4 tech innovations from the past decade you couldn’t live without

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The year is 2005. The best thing you could do on your phone then was play snake and free-call friends who connected to the same service as you. Commercialised GPS had only recently hit the mainstream, so car trips generally meant that the person in the passenger seat (equipped only with a 2D map!) was the designated human GPS. YouTube was launched in 2005, and USB's had only just replaced the floppy disc With technological advancements moving so seamlessly and quickly, there is little wonder there exists a collective forgetfulness of what life was like 10 years ago. Can you even remember a…
  • Tom Brady went cliffjumping on vacation and lived to tell the tale

    Megan Hess
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Well, those were the longest 8 seconds of many Patriots fans' lives. Tom Brady uploaded a video to Facebook on Saturday in which he jumps off the top of a waterfall and plunges down in slow motion (with dramatic background music for effect, of course). The Patriots quarterback has posted several other videos from vacation with his family, including an adorable one where his kids bury him in the sand. Monkey delicately pets puppies in possibly the cutest moment in all recorded history Jerk cats stealing pizza because nothing is safe Woman moves her way through 100 years of fitness fads in 100…
  • The calm before the launch: Preparing for a year in space

    Colin Daileda
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly rocketed off to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka. But Kelly will be in orbit for much longer than a typical astronaut on an ISS mission would. Kelly will live aboard the ISS for a year in an effort to study the effects on the human body of living in space. (A typical ISS mission lasts for about six months.) Kornienko will also serve for the full year Scientists will probe Kelly's health as well as the health of his identical twin, Mark, a retired astronaut (and husband of Gabby Giffords,…
  • The way the Internet has changed the way we communicate

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Oh Internet, where would we be without you? We certainly wouldn't be instant messaging someone we met at Machu Picchu six years ago. Or trawling through an album of a girl we went to primary school with entitled 'OMG! It's a Boy!' We wouldn't be able to craft a sentence using only emojis, or replace IRL laughs with a message thread of LOL's. Before the Internet, literally only meant in the 'literal manner or sense' and not also 'used for emphasis while not being literally true'. And there was no such thing as 'unfriending' someone. We no longer require homes, bars, offices or cafes to keep in…
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  • The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

    Dan Ruch
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
     The foundations of the business travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 million on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2% from last year), but how they spend that money has become a source of tension and uncertainty. Sharing economy startups like Airbnb and Uber are challenging traditional travel vendors – and in the process… Read More
  • Gillmor Gang: Happy Medium

    Steve Gillmor
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
     The Gillmor Gang — Steven Levy, Erick Schonfeld, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Steve Jobs lives on in a new light, Periscope and Meerkat duel for attention, and Marc Benioff v. the state of Indiana. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley, Mary, Francine, and Tina. @stevegillmor, @stevenlevy, @erickschonfeld, @kteare, @jtaschek Produced & directed by Tina Chase… Read More
  • European Tech Verticals To Track

    Suranga Chandratillake,Ferenc Huszar
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
     While the high-level investment trend in innovative technology is similar between the U.S. and Europe, digging deeper exposes interesting differences. Europe seems to be punching above its weight in some predictable areas like banking and hospitality while being weaker in historically strong areas like fashion and insurance. At a high level, the trend of early-stage technology deals over the… Read More
  • A Farewell To Jobs

    Jon Evans
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
     Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called “sharing economy.” Kevin Roose argues: “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation.” Catherine Rampell warns: “there’s a dark side to these work arrangements … the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the shoulders of individual Americans.” Read More
  • Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives

    Alexia Tsotsis
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
     It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because a juror had changed his mind on the walk up from the jury room to room 608. When the final verdict did come in, again, many were stunned and many, especially those on the KPCB side, were relieved. Read More
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  • Des enfants, des inégalités, du bien-être (et des recettes): la formule de l’article parfait sur Internet

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Funders and Founders, un site spécialisé dans l’infographie, a réalisé une intéressante visualisation qui devrait inspirer pas mal de monde. Il s’agit ni plus ni moins de savoir «à quoi pense l’internet», en se basant sur les articles les plus consultés et partagés des grands médias anglophones ces dernières années (le classement ne se limite pas à une période définie). Dans la tête du lecteur représenté sur l’infographie, se trouvent les articles les plus partagés, selon les critères suivants: un grand nombre de partages à la fois sur Facebook et Twitter, ainsi…
  • Faut-il en finir avec le passage à l'heure d'été?

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Dans la nuit du samedi 28 au dimanche 29 mars, toute l'Union européenne s’apprête à passer à l’heure d’été (l'heure d'été est dite double en France, qui connaît durant cette période un décalage de deux heures). Il faudra avancer sa montre d’une heure pendant la nuit. Les Américains passent quant à eux à l’heure d’été à la mi-mars. A cette occasion, l’émission de John Oliver a réalisé une vidéo pour ridiculiser cette mesure dont personne ne connaît l’origine. Non, rappelle le commentateur, ce n’est pas pour l’agriculture qu’on a avancé l’heure:…
  • En France, il y a un marché pour les films avec des acteurs noirs

    Charlotte Pudlowski
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Quand Isabelle Dubar, directrice de la société Happiness Distribution, entend parler de Dear White People pour la première fois, le film de Justin Simien sorti en France le 25 mars, qu'elle distribue, elle est à New York, et elle lit un article dessus dans Time Out. C’est un film qui se déroule sur un campus, qui parle du racisme, de ce que c’est qu’être noir, dans une université majoritairement blanche, et des interrogations sur l’identité. On est alors en octobre 2014, peu après la sortie de Bande de filles en France: «J’avais été assez surprise des réactions au film…
  • Le retour du SPECTRE, plus gros fournisseur de méchants de James Bond

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Mise en garde: cet article contient plusieurs spoilers sur les précédents films de la série James Bond, et peut-être aussi sur le scénario du prochain. La première bande-annonce du prochain James Bond, le 24ème, diffusée sur Youtube vendredi 27 mars, marque le retour de l’organisation criminelle la plus emblématique de la série. «SPECTRE», le titre du film réalisé par Sam Mendes, est aussi l’acronyme de «SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion» («Service pour l'Espionnage, le Contre-espionnage, le Terrorisme, la Rétorsion et…
  • Combien ça coûte de passer d'un conseil «général» à «départemental»?

    Myriam Lebret
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Fini les conseillers généraux: dimanche 29 mars, à l'occasion du second tour des élections départementales, les Français votent pour élire des «conseillers départementaux». Le Conseil général deviendra également «Conseil départemental». Des changements qui ont été décidés par la loi du 17 mai 2013 dans un souci de simplification du vocabulaire pour améliorer la visibilité des collectivités. Une idée de clarté «logique sur le papier», mais qui a un coût, souligne le site 2 millions d’euros par exemple pour le département de la Côte d'or, selon son…
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  • Content Will Never Be King

    Chris Brogan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friends Darren Rowse and Brian Clark. The last time the three of us sat quietly was in 2008 or 2009 when we launched the Third Tribe group (ah, memories). I joked that I wanted to bring that back and we could call it Sixth Tribe. You know, Third Tribe 2.0. Alas. Content Will Never Be King The conversation was brief, fun, and sprinkled with some melancholy about the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Darren is thriving with his Problogger events and his Digital Photography School. Brian is running Copyblogger Media,…
  • Content Marketing as a Food Truck: Rethinking Content Marketing In A World of Splintered Attention

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    With well over a billion users, Facebook must easily rank as most people’s “where I see interesting stories and click” tool of choice. Sure, us nerds might point to Feedly or Flipboard, but that’s not “most people.” That’s the enlightened. Some of us get our favorite sites to our inbox. But that’s more rare than not. What seems most true, however, is that hardly anyone stops by someone’s actual blog any more (or say “site” in case you bristle at the word “blog.”) If people aren’t visiting blogs directly any…
  • Are You Going to Social Media Marketing World? SMMW15

    Chris Brogan
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I’m going to Social Media Marketing World in San Diego next Tuesday through Thursday. I’m doing two OFFICIAL things that I’ll stop explaining because I keep getting it wrong. Beyond that, most of my time is my own (I’ve got two other formal obligations and a few friend obligations). I thought I’d write out what my hopes are for the event, in case you and I have some shared interests we should cover. First and Foremost I’m definitely there to meet and connect. If you SEE me somewhere and find some dumb reason NOT to connect with me, stop it. Go the hell up…
  • How a $200 Chromebook Earned my Company $28,000 in Ten Days

    Chris Brogan
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670. It’s about the size of a Macbook Air, kinda. It runs the Google Chrome OS, which means it’s pretty much like a browser-only deal. All the apps you use are web-based. And this device helped me make $28,000 in ten days. Could a Chromebook Make You More Money? I suspect you already know the real answer to how this worked. This Chromebook isn’t the most powerful computer in the universe. If you have a lot of tabs open, it doesn’t work well. So, I don’t have many tabs open. (hint one) Continue ReadingThe post How a $200…
  • What Writing A Great Sales Letter Taught Me About Everything

    Chris Brogan
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    I can count on one hand the number of times that something I’ve tried to sell has been well-received by the people I serve. You know how some kids are a late bloomer? That’s me with most of the things I sell. People buy them years later sometimes. But this time, I really struck gold. How We Write Our Sales Letter Sequence I learned a lot while putting together the now-defunct webinar version of Online Course Maker. (Let me reiterate: the WEBINAR VERSION IS GONE). First, I learned that there’s such a thing as too much information for a format. I tried to cram way too much…
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    The Bloggess

  • And that’s why I don’t trust hypnotists

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    One of my friends went to a hypnotist to stop smoking and it made me think that I need to find a hypnotist to hypnotize me into thinking that I’m doing a good job in life. But then I started worrying that maybe I’d already used a hypnotist to make me think that I was doing okay but that the hypnotism has just worn off.  And if that’s true then I should I find the hypnotist and ask for my money back, but I can’t because I don’t remember going to see a hypnotists.  And that sort of makes sense because if he’s a really good hypnotist he probably…
  • Stop reading.

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Stop reading this right now. Seriously.  Stop it. You can’t stop, can you? Or can you?  Have you stopped?  If you have, I’m applauding you.  You can’t hear it because you’ve stopped reading but trust me, you are awesome.  And you know what else you are?  You are a LIAR.  Because you are still reading.  You’re still reading because you don’t listen to authority and you’re not about to let some stupid-ass warning keep you from doing whatever it is you want to do.  And you know what?  I am with you. WE’LL READ WHATEVER WE WANT TO AND NO…
  • Jesus. The google searches I’m going to get for this one…

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Facebook just suggested I wanted to see a story entitled: “Man arrested for breaking into funeral home to perform sexual act on female corpse” My first thought was, “YOU DON’T KNOW ME, FACEBOOK.  That is NOT the kind of weird shit I want to know about and I really don’t appreciate what you’re implying.” My second though was a mental image of a man performing a strip-tease while standing on a corpse, but I’d guess that’s not what happened.  I don’t know for sure because I didn’t click through.  I think it’s the…
  • There should be a yelp for places you visit in your sleep.

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Do you ever have dreams so real and bizarre that you are certain you must’ve actually been somewhere that exists because there is no way that place came from your head? Because I have them sometimes and it’s very odd, and I always want to reach out and say, “Hey, has anyone else been to that safari-style petting zoo that was deserted 100 years ago because of a radiation leak?  The one with the sad, balding wolves as big as bears who look at you with desperate eyes?  The one where the unnaturally thick and muscular 8-foot flamingoes have taken over as the dominant alpha…
  • I did not order that.

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    I just ordered Chinese delivery but I had questions when it arrived because…um… And the delivery guy was like “Are you sure?” and I was all, “Yeah.  I’m pretty sure I’d remember if I ordered a steamed dump.”  But turns out that I did order that.  Because it’s steamed dumplings.  It’s also a perfect example of why abbreviations are sometimes a really bad idea. Also, Victor just pointed out that the steamed dump is literally a #2 on the menu so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised if I order a #2 and a steamed dump showed up…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Multitool in a hair-clip

    Cory Doctorow
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    The $10 Monkey Business Clippa Mini Tools Clip is a hair-clip with a sawblade, trolley coin, wrench, phillips screwdriver, ruler, and eyeglass screwdriver. Monkey Business Clippa Mini Tools Clip (via Making Light)
  • Backchannel: computers can talk to each other with heat

    Cory Doctorow
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A paper by Ben Gurion University researchers to be presented at a Tel Aviv security conference demonstrates "Bitwhisper," a covert communications channel that allows computers to exchange data by varying their temperature, which can be detected by target machines within 40cm. The backchannel is a threat to airgapped systems that are used to handle sensitive information, and which are often used alongside of networked machines, so that users can switch easily to an Internet-connected system. Both systems have to be compromised for this to work, of course, so the threat model is something like…
  • Nagra IV-L: the pinnacle of tape recorder UI

    Cory Doctorow
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A design classic from 1968, with all the dials, knobs, switches and buttons you could possibly need. The Nagra IV-L is a self-contained high performance sound recorder of exceptional reliability. It will operate in any position. It can be powered either by internal batteries, or an external AC supply using an ATN power unit (not included). It is built to military and aeronautical standards, thus giving the recorder a reliability which has not been available heretofore in the electro-acoustical field. The Nagra IV-L is a single track monaural recorder that replaces the Nagra III PHO…
  • Gamer jewelry

    Cory Doctorow
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    New Zealand jeweler Charlie Meaden's OG gamer pieces include these shiny game-controller earrings and the Space Invaders ring, both available in gold or silver. (via Geeky Merch)
  • The 1982 JC Penney Christmas Catalog

    Cory Doctorow
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    631 lovingly scanned pages for your perusal; may I draw your attention to the electronic toys, including Little Professor at $15, Speak and Spell digital at $62, Coleco Frogger at $60, Merlin at $31.50, Simon at $32, Pocket Dungeons and Dragons at $20 and Electronic Battleship at $40 (multiply by 2.42 to adjust for inflation). 1982-xx-xx JCPenney Christmas Catalog [Wishbook/Flickr] (via Gameraboy)
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  • Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology. The post Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World

    Graeme McMillan
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars. The post While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World appeared first on WIRED.
  • Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’

    John Joseph Adams
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Read "Rules of Enchantment" from the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana here. The post Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness

    Alex Davies
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The regular physical exams pilots go through don't seriously address the risk of mental illness. The post We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness appeared first on WIRED.
  • Wii U Zelda Won’t Arrive in 2015, or Even Show at E3

    Chris Kohler
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Nintendo said today that its highly anticipated new Legend of Zelda for Wii U won't make its planned 2015 release date, and won't be at this year's E3 Expo. The post Wii U Zelda Won’t Arrive in 2015, or Even Show at E3 appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • 60 Minutes' Africa 'problem'

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The media’s narrative in Africa typically falls into at least one of three narrow categories, according to Columbia Journalism School associate professor Howard French: Immense Catastrophe, White Protagonists, or Wildlife. CBS’ 60 Minutes hit on all three in recent months, prompting French--previously a New York Times west and central Africa correspondent--to send 60 Minutes’ executive producer Jeff Fager a letter...
  • The huge FCC fine against a Virginia station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    “The stroking of an erect penis on a broadcast [news] program is shocking.” Count those among the words I didn’t expect to type this week. They appear in a written notice released Monday by the FCC. It informs WDBJ, a Roanoke, VA, television station, that the FCC intends to fine it $325,000—for a July 2012 news report that included, for...
  • Gazette publisher in Colorado defends controversial marijuana series

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- On Sunday, The Gazette, the daily newspaper here in Colorado's second-largest city, published the first of a four-day series called "Clearing the Haze," about the state's marijuana legalization experiment. So far, based on much of the public reaction, it might have been better called "Blowing Smoke." The newspaper teased its project in a Sunday front-page print...
  • How to cover Medicaid during campaign season

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Amid the abundance of presidential campaign coverage, stories that examine what type of a president a candidate might be—what he or she might do, policy-wise—are often hard to come by. The horse race dominates, but there is much more to cover and the super-charged topic of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act is a compelling place to start. With a...
  • What happens when platforms turn into publishers?

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    If you’re a publisher, Facebook holds a lot of power. The social media giant is already responsible for directing up to 40 percent of some sites’ traffic, and 75 percent of BuzzFeed’s. Now, according to a report in The New York Times on Tuesday, Facebook is negotiating with a number of publishers to be more than a funnel that directs...
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  • Tom Brady -- Jumps Off a Cliff ... Survives

    TMZ Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Here's Tom Brady ... jumping off a cliff ... and probably scaring the living crap out of Robert Kraft. The New England Pats QB is on vacation with his family ... and for some reason, decided to throw himself off a cliff and into some water. Don't…
  • Nick Jonas ... May I Uncork Your Pinot Grigio?

    TMZ Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Nick Jonas is pulling double duty ... hosting The Kids Choice Awards and, maybe more importantly, delivering booze to thirsty chicks. TMZ spoke with Angela Mayhew who says that Jonas came to her West Hollywood apartment with a bottle of pinot grigio…
  • Reggae Artist Mavado -- Philippe Chow Only Likes Black in Bean Sauce

    TMZ Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Reggae Artist Mavado claims he was treated like a bum and even verbally abused at a fancy Asian restaurant ... simply because he's black. Sources close to Mavado tell TMZ ... he hit up Philippe Chow in NYC for lunch Thursday with his family,…
  • Justin Bieber - LOVE BITES

    TMZ Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Justin Bieber has just learned what most men realize at his age ... hickeys are for kids. Truth be told, we don't know for sure it's a hickey, but let us deconstruct.  JB was poolside Friday, and strategically covered up his neck with a towel.…
  • Scott Disick -- Turnt Up in Vegas After 'Rehab' (VIDEO)

    TMZ Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Scott Disick was a wild man in Vegas, scoring a big fee for hosting Friday night festivities at 1OAK. Disick, you know, bailed on rehab a week ago because he said he had business obligations.  Before he left his cushy Costa Rican facility, he…
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  • ​Four-Year-Old Girl Got On A Bus In The Middle Of the Night Because She Wanted A Slushie!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Slushies are hard to resist no matter how old you are, but this little girl just HAD to have one! Four-year-old Annabelle left her Northeast Philadelphia home at 3am in search of the cure to her sweet tooth and boarded a bus by herself! [ Video: This Boy Believes He Is The Reincarnation Of Former Hollywood Actor ] The bus driver and passengers all worked together with the police to make sure she was safe and to helped her find her way back home. Once there, her parents couldn't have been more grateful… and scared! Ch-ch-check out the story (below)! It's really remarkable!
  • Giant Florida Alligator Returns To Golf Stomping Grounds But The Gator Wasn't Alone!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    This is one alligator we wouldn't want to see later! The Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida sometimes has a 13-ft reptile visitor every now and then, and this past Thursday the alligator named Goliath made a return to its stomping fair grounds. But the alligator wasn't alone. [ Related: Florida Men Capture 13-Foot Gator With Their Bare Hands!! ] Goliath was spotted snacking on a really big turtle and the alligator did it in front of all the golfers on the course with no shame! Here's what the Myakka Pines Golf Club wrote on their Facebook page: "Lots of people are asking what…
  • Kate Hudson Says She & Ex Matthew Bellamy Will Always Be 'Family'

    Perez Hilton
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Amicable breakups seem to be all the rage in Hollywood, and Kate Hudson is no different. The actress recently talked about her ex-fiance Matthew Bellamy in Wine Enthusiast magazine, revealing that the two are always going to be close for more than one reason. She said: "We're family for the rest of our lives, we have a beautiful baby and we love making wine. We'll continue doing it." [ Related: ​Did Kate Hudson & Chris Martin See Sparks On The Malibu Beach Together?! ] The duo share two-year-old Bing as well as Hudson Bellamy Wines, both of which will keep them together forever! And…
  • Louis Tomlinson's Make Out Mystery Pool Girl Has Been Identified!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Mystery solved! Louis Tomlinson recently locked lips with a mystery girl in a pool in Thailand last week and the world was dying to know who that lady was! Well, the world does not have to wonder anymore has that mysterious bikini-clad chick has been identified as Lucy Julian who is the daughter of Alexander Julian - a millionaire fashion menswear designer! [ Related: ​Louis Tomlinson Confirms Breakup With Girlfriend & Is Spotted Kissing Someone Else In Thailand! ] Louis and his new lady were spotted having an intense make-out session this past March 14th at a private pool party in Bangkok.
  • ​Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger Reveals She Was There When Real Housewives Star Ramona Singer's Husband Started Cheating On Her

    Perez Hilton
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    What?! Why didn't she stop this?! Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger believes in true love, but when she saw marital shenanigans going on, she didn't say anything! [ Video: Watch The New RHONY Trailer HERE! ] Miz Stanger revealed on Thursday's Watch What Happens Live that she was at the party where Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer's husband Mario started cheating on her! That's right, Patti saw the whole thing go down, but she had a legitimate reason for not stepping in! Watch her explain it (below)! [Image via WENN.]
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  • Miracle Kidman hopes for every month

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Miracle Kidman hopes for every monthGettyNicole Kidman is one of Hollywood's leading ladies but there's still one feat she's struggling to accomplish.What she says 'won't happen'More from Mom.meCelebs' second chance at loveA look back at famous mamas
  • Girl stunned to be shaking this man's hand

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Girl stunned to be shaking this man's handGettyThe Girl Scout did not expect to have such a close encounter with one of the most famous people in the world at a science fair.Person who made her jaw dropMore to seeBest photos from last weekTV presidents favored over Obama
  • Knox 'grateful' to see her legal nightmare end

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Knox 'grateful' to see her legal nightmare endGettyAfter her murder conviction was overturned Friday by Italy's highest court, Amanda Knox spoke bluntly about her emotional roller coaster.Kind words she said of the victimRelated coverageCourt makes their big rulingHow Knox has been living
  • Report: Co-pilot told girlfriend of ominous plan

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Report: Co-pilot told girlfriend of ominous plan GettyA German paper reported Saturday the co-pilot suspected of crashing the doomed jet this week had spoken of a spectacular gesture. 'Everyone will know my name'More on this storyCo-pilot hid illness from airlineHis connection to the crash site
  • Hero of Boston Marathon fights for his life

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Hero of Boston Marathon fights for his lifeBoston Police DepartmentDecorated Boston Police Officer John Moynihan was seriously injured Friday when a routine traffic stop turned into a deadly shootout.Cop shot at point-blank rangeMore newsChildren found in freezer were slainGerman pilot visited crash site
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Private Cities, Open to All

    Saskia De Rothschild
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    From The New York Times- The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people – a task comparable to building every city in the United States in 35 years. The global urban population is expected to rise to well over six billion by 2050 from 3.9 billion today. The world needs more cities. The task, however, is not simply to build them but to design them for today and the future. A city is…
  • A Visit to Europe’s Absurd New Border

    Saskia De Rothschild
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- Borders can be annoying, but largely predictable — in Europe at least. That is what truck driver Yevgeny believed until recently. Many of them are no longer monitored at all, but even those that are guarded rarely hold surprises for those wishing to cross them. “You know if you can zip across them or if you have to plan for a five-hour wait. But this one? I have no idea how it works.” The border he is referring to is that of a wartime stronghold on the edge of a largely borderless European continent. At the first checkpoint after Kurakhove,…
  • Latinos in the United States: How to Fire Up America

    Saskia De Rothschild
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    From The Economist-Eleven years ago a satirical film called “A Day Without a Mexican” (2004) imagined Californians running scared after their cooks, nannies and gardeners vanished. Set it in today’s America, and it would be a more sobering drama. If 57 million Hispanics were to disappear, public-school playgrounds would lose one child in four and employers from Alaska to Alabama would struggle to stay open. Imagine the scene by mid-century, when the Latino population is set to have doubled again. Listen to some, and this is a story of foreign scroungers threatening America, a…
  • Filmmaker on Indian Rapist’s Comments

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    From New York Times Video-Leslee Udwin, a British filmmaker who interviewed one of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus, said Mukesh Singh blamed the victim.   Watch the BBC documentary here. Read The New York Times’ ongoing coverage of the event here. Read the BBC News article on how Indian channel NDTV protested the government’s ban of the documentary.
  • Russia: Another Dead Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    From The New York Review of Books-Among the many questions surrounding the murder of Russian politician and liberal activist Boris Nemtsov on Friday evening, one of the most troubling is the location of the crime itself. Not only was he very close to the Kremlin when he was shot dead on Bol’shoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. He was also in an area that was under the intense surveillance—both with cameras and physical patrols—of the Federal Protection Service (FSO), a security agency that since 1996 has been under the direct control of the Russian president. When Vladimir Putin became president…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Hands-On With the Apple Watch: A Developer's Experience at Apple's WatchKit Labs

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the company's main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch apps on actual Apple Watch devices to get ready for the device's April 24 launch. One of the developers who had a chance to visit Apple's WatchKit lab and get hands-on time with the Apple Watch shared his testing experience with MacRumors and gave us some of his thoughts on the device after spending all day using it. Apple maintained…
  • Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upcoming Streaming TV Service

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are not part of the negotiations, and according to a new report from Re/code, that's because Apple has not approached Comcast about a partnership. Earlier rumors about the streaming television service suggested NBC's absence from the upcoming package was due to a falling out between Apple and Comcast, but on Thursday, Comcast said that wasn't true in…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pence's decision to sign a controversial "religious freedom" bill into law, saying Apple is "deeply disappointed" in the move and "open for everyone." Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015 The religious freedom legislation that was approved by Pence on Thursday could let businesses turn away gay and lesbian customers by citing "religious freedom." The approval of the…
  • 'Wunderlist' for Apple Watch Brings To-Do Lists, Agendas and Reminders to Your Wrist

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Wunderlist has provided a closer look at its Apple Watch companion app, which appeared on the App Store on Thursday ahead of the device's launch next month. The app is designed with a unique Home View that provides access to your most important items first, with four buttons that display a bird's eye view of your to-do lists, agenda and reminders on your wrist. Wunderlist for Apple Watch delivers a hand-free experience in situations where you might normally use your iPhone, such as while shopping at a supermarket and checking items off your grocery list, or when using smart voice input to add…
  • 'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of experience users can expect from Citymapper and Transit App on the Apple Watch next month. Sifting through the data gathered from its iPhone app, Citymapper learned that its users frequently turned their phone on and off throughout one trip, unlocking to reorient themselves and quickly locking the device again to save battery. That's where its upcoming Apple Watch app…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Easter Party Preparations

    Martha Stewart
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Many of you often ask how I decorate my home for special occasions. I’ve always enjoyed holidays, but they’re even more fun now with my grandchildren, Jude and [&hellip...
  • First Colors of Spring

    Martha Stewart
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    After a long, and relentless winter, the first blooms of spring are finally starting to emerge at the farm. This week, as temperatures rose to the high 40s [&hellip...
  • St. Bart's Vacation - Part 1

    Martha Stewart
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I just returned from a glorious six days on the island of St. Bart’s in the Caribbean. St. Bart’s has a long and storied history, and although small [&hellip...
  • The Horses Get Acupuncture

    Martha Stewart
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Every three months, my horses get a visit from equine veterinarian, Dr. Rosemary Ganser, who specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. My wonderful Friesians, Rutger and Meindert, are [&hellip...
  • Macy's Flower Show 2015

    Martha Stewart
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    New York City’s iconic Macy’s at Herald Square is in full bloom! This weekend, I participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the 41st annual Macy’s Flower [&hellip...
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  • A 4-inch iPhone 6 would be welcomed by many users (but will Apple deliver?)

    Mark Sullivan
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere. Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern. Some people say the smaller phones are more manageable in the hand, while the larger iPhone 6 is easier to drop. And the iPhone 6, without a case, is easy to drop (as the small dents in mine prove), because of the smooth metal surface of the device. Had Apple put stripes of rougher metal down the sides of the phone this…
  • The five most ignorant media myths about electric cars

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and complex issues around electric cars, who buys them, and how they’re really used get lost or ignored in general reporting. At one reader’s suggestion, then, here are the five myths about electric cars we see most often. (1) Gas prices will hurt or kill sales of plug-in electric cars It’s possible that this will happen, but as of yet, there’ll little data to suggest that. And the data from a four-year…
  • The Backed Pack: A security sensor, an all-in-one charger, & a smart messenger bag

    Julia Herrick, Backerjack
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns. iSensor HD Patio The iSensor HD Patio was specifically designed for use outside the home and is housed in a clear, weather-resistant casing. It can be controlled remotely by users via both Android and iOS apps. The camera comes standard with 4 GB of onboard memory and can remotely pan 170 degrees with a user’s mobile device. Further, the camera has a motion sensor and a 240 degree range of view without distortion, according to its Indiegogo campaign. If suspicious activity is…
  • Social-good gaming will only reach its potential when women do too

    Mariam Adil, GRID
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    GUEST:Gaming isn’t just for entertainment anymore. It can make us smarter. It can make us safer. It can make us better citizens of the world. “Can” is the operative word here. For over a decade, video games have been hailed as tools for strengthening human rights, increasing sustainability, and creating behavioral change for social impact. Yet the truth is that in 2015, gaming is better known for causing controversy and antagonism than for creating positive change. So with all of the urgent global challenges ahead of us, how can we finally reap the potential of the video game industry?
  • Employment attorneys differ on the legacy of Ellen Pao case

    Mark Sullivan
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The outcome the Ellen Pao lawsuit against venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kliener Perkins Caufield & Byers will have repercussions far beyond the plaintiff and the defendant. The question is, what will those repercussions be? The stunning verdict Friday, which found that Kleiner in no way discriminated or retaliated against Pao, will almost certainly cast a shadow over future employment cases filed against Valley companies. Not surprisingly, the courtroom in San Francisco where the case was tried was filled with employment attorneys curious about the case and its…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    More “stock photos.” This time from the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, California. The post GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Best Hotel for SXSW

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Although this may bite me in the butt someday if it’s booked solid, I’d like to tell you about the Hyatt Place in Austin, Texas. I will stay at this hotel every time I go to SXSW. The hotel is one block from the Austin Convention Center. There is a breakfast buffet with no waiting. There are restaurants within one hundred yards that fulfill my four main food groups: steak, Thai, sushi, and fried chicken. If these don’t take care of you, there’s a boutique market across the street for snacks. The hotel bar also sells food 24-hours per day. The Wifi is fast—maybe…
  • Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    I’ve joined the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This entity is the parent organization of all the “Wiki” projects such as Wikipedia and other free-knowledge projects. The activities of the Wikimedia Foundation represent one of the most important projects in the history of civilization. Having helped democratize computing with Apple and currently helping to democratize design with Canva, how could I resist the opportunity to democratize knowledge with Wikimedia? The Wikimedia Board of trustees has ten members. Can it get much cooler than helping Wikimedia…
  • The Art of Leading

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some aspiring entrepreneurs are already working for a big company. Like external entrepreneurs, they dream of creating innovative products. They, too, must prototype, position, pitch, bootstrap, recruit, fund, partner, sell, and support. The purpose of this minichapter is to explain how to do all this when you’re employed by a large business. Ironically, many entrepreneurs envy the employees of major companies—they think that these lucky souls have humongous financial resources, large sales forces, fully equipped labs, scalable factories, and established brands, plus medical and dental…
  • The Art of Keeping Things Simple

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Entrepreneurs face hundreds of decisions when they start a company, and there’s often a temptation to optimize each one of them—sometimes by breaking new ground. However, it’s best to focus one’s energy and attention on milestone issues. My experience and expertise is with US companies, but these are generally accepted startup practices: Corporate structure. Every country has different commercial entities, such as corporations, partnerships, limited-liability corporations, and cooperatives. You want a corporate structure with three characteristics: one that is familiar, if not…
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  • Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Take Civilian Toll

    Human Rights Watch
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted airstrikes in Yemen on March 26 and 27, 2015, killed at least 11 and possibly as many as 34 civilians during the first day of bombings in Sanaa, the capital, Human Rights Watch said today. The 11 dead included 2 children and 2 women. Saudi and other warplanes also carried out strikes on apparent targets in the cities of Saada, Hodaida, Taiz, and Aden. (Beirut) – The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted airstrikes in Yemen on March 26 and 27, 2015, killed at least 11…
  • UN: Human Rights Council Fails Iraqi Civilians

    Human Rights Watch
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The United Nations Human Rights Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq. The council adopted a resolution on the Iraq conflict by consensus on March 27, 2015, that denounces atrocities by the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS), but failed to condemn the abuses by militias, volunteer fighters, and Iraqi forces. (Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in…
  • Germany: Clothing Brands Should Increase Transparency

    Human Rights Watch
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email German apparel and footwear brands should promote workers’ rights in their global operations by publicly disclosing the factories producing their products. (Berlin) – German apparel and footwear brands should promote workers’ rights in their global operations by publicly disclosing the factories producing their products. Supply chain transparency through public disclosure would demonstrate a brand’s commitment to ensuring good working conditions for workers throughout their operations. read more
  • UN: Major Step on Internet Privacy

    Human Rights Watch
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email UN Human Rights Council members on March 26, 2015, took an important step in global efforts to protect privacy on the internet, as well as more broadly, Human Rights Watch said today. The council unanimously agreed to appoint a new UN special rapporteur, or expert, on the right to privacy. (Geneva, March 26, 2015) – UN Human Rights Council members on March 26, 2015, took an important step in global efforts to protect privacy on the internet, as well as more broadly, Human Rights Watch said today. The council unanimously agreed to appoint a new UN special…
  • Kuwait's Plan to Pawn Off its 'Stateless'

    Belkis Wille
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email What to do with the Bidun, the one hundred thousand plus people that the Kuwait government claims are "illegal residents" and considers stateless? Now, it seems, Kuwait's rulers have come up with a solution to the "problem" of the Bidun, whose lack of citizenship rights despite historic ties to the country has frequently led to international criticism. Put simply, the idea seems to be to pay other countries to accord them rights that Kuwait itself will not. What to do with the Bidun, the one hundred thousand plus people that the Kuwait government claims are…
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    UNICEF News

  • A community bores deep for water, in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19 March 2015 – Nothing escapes the eye of Papy Bakambu. Papy closely monitors his workers as they drill a well in Binza Météo, a poor area in the suburbs of Kinshasa.
  • The SMS reporting revolution takes on Ebola, in Sierra Leone

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 9 March 2015 – At the end of the working day, Alfred Pujeh sits down at his wooden office desk, reviews his notes – and pulls out his phone. It’s reports time, in this Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in Sierra Leone.
  • Life is too expensive for families living in extreme poverty in Madagascar

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 3 March 2015 – All roads leading to the small Malagasy village of Lohanosy have been washed away. Even the main road from the capital, neglected over the years, did not really stand much of a chance against the waters that rose and consumed what had been, at some point, a collection of rice fields.
  • Surviving together, in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 March 2015 – Picturesque mountains and lush greenery adorn the fields surrounding the Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in which James Kamara* and his six siblings pass day 18 of their quarantine. A soft breeze flows through the bright yellow building, carrying the laughter of children.
  • In Burundi, new beginnings for conflict-affected communities

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    MAKAMBA, Burundi, 27 February 2015 – Deep within the province of Makamba in Burundi, at the end of a long, red dirt track, lies a modest palm plantation. A group of youths are hard at work, harvesting palm nuts to transform into oil for use in soap. But this is not just any group.
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  • Real Time with Bill Maher: Liberals vs. Liberals (HBO)

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Real Time with Bill Maher: Liberals vs. Liberals (HBO) Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher calls on liberals to stop attacking people who agree with them. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: Find Real Time on Twitter: Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: Find Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO GO® Find Real Time with Bill Maher on Connect: Find Real…
  • Terminator Genisys | Help Spot | Paramount Pictures UK

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Terminator Genisys | Help Spot | Paramount Pictures UK He is back - are you ready? Terminator Genisys. In cinemas July 2015. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Smith. Subscribe: Connect with Terminator Genisys online: WEBSITE: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: Paramount Pictures International With over 100 years of experience entertaining audiences, Paramount Pictures expands its reach through Paramount Pictures International (PPI). PPI…
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron - Super Siblings - OFFICIAL | HD

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron - Super Siblings - OFFICIAL | HD Official Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer 3 – assembling in UK & IRE cinemas Thursday 23 April. When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. From: Marvel UK Views: 311146 2848 ratings Time: 01:18 More in Film & Animation
  • Southpaw - Official Trailer

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Southpaw - Official Trailer Sneak peek of some new stuff I've been working on in the Southpaw trailer. World premiere! From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and starring Academy Award® nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (NIGHTCRAWLER, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own…
  • Thank You!

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Thank You! A message from Senator Harry Reid announcing he will retire from the Senate at the end of his term. For more, visit: From: Nevada Senator Harry Reid Views: 203573 1466 ratings Time: 03:36 More in News & Politics
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  • Inning, Innings, and the Seventh-Inning Stretch

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:21 pm
    In the games of baseball and cricket, opposing teams take turns batting a ball. A baseball game is divided into nine innings during which each team has a turn at bat. Each half of an inning ends with the third out. (An out occurs when a player strikes out or is tagged between bases.) I’ll let Merriam-Webster explain the cricket term innings: innings (noun): plural but singular or plural in construction :  a division of a cricket match in which one side continues batting until ten players are retired or the side declares; also : the time a player stays as a batsman until he is out, until…
  • Beautyism and Friends

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:54 pm
    It’s not in my two main dictionaries yet, but beautyism has found a place in the catalogue of English words ending in -ism: Beautyism in the Workplace: Disguised Discrimination Jawahar and Mattsson (2005) investigated sexism and beautyism effects in employment processes using experimental research. The suffix -ism has been a prolific source of English nouns since the Middle Ages, but this newest use, to form words that denote perceived superiority or discrimination, is fairly recent and has produced the following nouns: ageism: Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s…
  • Waxing and Waning

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The most familiar use of the verbs wax and wane is in reference to the states of the moon. To wax is to grow. To wane is to diminish. The moon has four phases, also called quarters. During the first two quarters, the moon is said “to wax” as its light increases. During the third and fourth quarters, as its light decreases, the moon is said “to wane.” The verbs wax and wane are often used to describe the growing and lessening of interest in a subject: My interest in Shakespeare has always waxed and waned.  Sadly, as my interest waxed, the interest of my sponsor appeared to wane. My…
  • Picking Nits, Not Nicks

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Apparently some modern speakers are happily unacquainted with head lice. This lack of knowledge may explain the confusion illustrated by the following examples: If you want to lose a friend, all you have to do is to continue to nick pick and find fault with everything that they do or everything that they say. My husband and I nick pick at everything at each other. How can I stop this? Gamers are great at nickpicking while avoiding actual analysis. Not sure if I’m only seeing negative stuff or I’m just nickpicking. What should I do? I feel Teacher is nickpicking on my son. The verb forms…
  • Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Personal Pronouns

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Among the oldest words in English are the personal pronouns I, you, he, she, it, we, and they. Two of the personal pronouns, you and it, have only one form that is used as either subject or object: See that goat? It bit me. (It is the subject of the verb bit.) I hear a bee. Do you see it? (It is the object of the verb see.) There’s a poisonous spider. Step on it! (It is the object of the preposition on) You agree with Charlie on everything. (You is the subject of the verb agree) That car just missed you. (You is the object of the verb missed.) This information must remain between you and…
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  • Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts

    Darren Rowse
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating the nudge to write that type of post. Today I’d like to suggest another simple technique for coming up with blog post ideas. It’s simple yet is perhaps one of the most powerful types of posts I’ve used on my own blogs many times in the last 12 years. I call these posts the ‘how I do (or did) it’ post. How I did (or…
  • 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goins, Writer. “I’d like to be a writer,” I told my friend one day when he asked what my dream was. “But that’ll never happen.” And I quickly went back to moping around, waiting for my big break. At the time, I was working for a nonprofit as a marketing director, secretly wondering what it might be like to write for a living. Little did I know how close I was to my goal. My was staring me right in the face the whole time. I was just blind to it. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Harriet Tubman once said. “Always remember, you…
  • 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

    Guest Blogger
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    This is a guest contribution from Neil. Are you wondering why your expert roundups are not living up to your expectations? Why you are never getting the level of response some other people are getting? After all, the idea behind creating an expert roundup sounds foolproof on paper. Get eminent experts to answer a question for you. Gather the responses and publish the ultimate answer to that question. Get your experts to share the content and then leverage their audience to get a viral post. There is no way you can fail! But the reality is a bit different. My first expert roundup (January,…
  • Grab Your Ticket for the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday we released tickets to the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event on 14-15 August here in Australia on the Gold Coast. As I write this post 560 bloggers, speakers and team have grabbed their tickets (400 of those went in the first 10 minutes) and under 150 tickets remain. This year we’ve got attendees coming from all states and territories in Australia as well as attendees flying in from the USA, New Zealand, India and Fiji. Attendees not only come from all over the place but come from a wide spectrum of niches (everything from bloggers blogging about Fashion, to Health, to Travel, to…
  • Where to Find Free Images Online

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    In a perfect world, we could all take amazing photos, edit them scrupulously, and somehow manage to have enough props and stylish flair to snap the exact image you need to illustrate your post. In the real world, we have access to other talented people who do that instead! I’ve lost count of the posts I’ve pinned, sent to Evernote, or emailed to myself that round up great places to find free images on the internet. To save myself that headache (and hopefully you too!) here they all are, finally, in one place. Pin it for yourself! Tweet this: 27 Places to Find Free Images Online:…
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  • 4 Revelations that Drove Me to Quit My Job and Start a Business

    Raubi Perilli
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Someone in this room is going to change everything because they cared. Seth Godin and his round-framed glasses stared back at a room filled with ambitious entrepreneurs-in-training, and I looked around wondering who would be the next person to “change everything.” That’s how my experience at Copyblogger’s Authority event in 2014 began — looking into the audience like I wasn’t part of the audience. Still not seeing myself as someone who could take a chance and grow my own business. But that’s not how I ended my experience. By the conclusion of the…
  • How to Launch a Podcast Network

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In previous episodes of New Rainmaker with Brian Clark, Brian and Robert Bruce have discussed the “why” of starting a podcast (or podcast network). In this one, they talk about the “how.” As many of you know by now, it has been almost two weeks since Copyblogger Media launched an on-demand audio network called Rainmaker.FM. Thanks to you, things have gone pretty well in that time. What you don’t yet know is the story behind that launch — the planning, production, and marketing of the 10 distinct shows that are currently airing. Not to mention the next crop…
  • Go as Far as You Can, then Let Someone Else Pull You Back

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a brilliant entrepreneur who has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet — in fact, he looks at 1,000 pages per week. He is co-founder of Unbounce, a company that allows marketers to build, publish, and A/B test landing pages without an IT department or knowledge of HTML. Prior to starting Unbounce, he honed his branding skills as Creative Director at Bodog, an online poker powerhouse. He coined the term Conversion Centered Design. He is also an opinionated writer and speaker. Now, let’s hack … Oli Gardner. In this…
  • Can You Be a Writer and an Editor-in-Chief?

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    An editor’s job could be viewed as a writer’s safety net — an opportunity to catch and correct mistakes before the general public views a writer’s work. But what if an editor regards a section of text as a mistake and the writer regards that same section as an integral part of his work of art? Right before Rainmaker.FM launched, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman got the chance to talk to her co-worker, Copyblogger Media’s Chief Content Writer Demian Farnworth, about the fragile nature of writer-editor relationships. In this 65-minute episode of…
  • How to Use RSS to Write Better Headlines

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is 90 minutes of your time worth learning about which headlines actually work online? Ever wonder why some headlines are better than others? I mean what makes some headlines irresistible and others fall flat? More importantly, ever dream of actually writing headlines that clothesline people and then flings them into your article so they read every word of it? Then listen on … Fortunately for you, there are some rules you can learn with this quick and dirty experiment. In this roughly 10-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: The right mix of blogs…
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    Cute Overload

  • Caturday: Rule Of Cuteness #97!!!

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Classic Rule of Cuteness #97 here- quite rare, seldom seen. Head To Body Ratio: If your head is exponentially larger than the rest of your entire body, that’s cute. (DP&F.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ear floof, kitteh, The Rules of Cuteness
  • Caturday Morning: Not JUST For Cats Anymore

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    “Dear C.O: I see your Caturday-morning-tongue-sticking-out pictures and I raise you THIS tongue-sticking-out picture of my dog Lucky enjoying the sunshine! He’s a Malti-Poo/Terrier Mix and thanks you for your consideration! Yours truly, Melodie F.” [*Note: Rules Of Cuteness are IN EFFECT. -Ed.] [*Additional Note: Also see here. -Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday Morning, puppeh, The Rules of Cuteness
  • Caturday: The Year Of The…Cat Wearing An Orange II

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last month, we spotted Shiro & Friends wearing oranges on their heads. This month, they’re still doing it. And we still don’t know why. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday, Shiro & Friends, The Big J
  • You DON’T Have To Shout

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    [After all….I’m all ears!!] (This is Zeke, a two-month old Serval Kitten, from ZooBorns via Maureen P. Video spotted on T.O.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ear floof, Unusual Animals
  • If You’re A Dog…

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    ….you have to dry off differently after taking a bath. Like we would expect anything less from Maymo. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Maymo
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  • Eyefi Review: Hands-On With the Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi-Connected SD Card

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Popular WiFi-connected SD card manufacturer Eyefi recently released a brand new product, the Eyefi Mobi Pro. For those unfamiliar with Eyefi, the company makes WiFi-connected SD cards to give people a way to quickly transfer photos from their cameras to their Macs, iPhones, and iPads, even when a WiFi network is unavailable. The company's newest card, the Eyefi Mobi Pro offers 32GB of storage, support for RAW file transfers, and a wireless transfer feature that lets users selectively choose which photos to upload. When used on a home WiFi network, the Mobi Pro lets users transfer images at…
  • Apple Watch Learns Runners' Strides Over Time, Becoming More Independent From iPhone

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    After talking with Tim Cook onstage at the March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, model Christy Turlington Burns has kept a weekly blog on Apple's official website with updates on her preparations for the London Marathon next month. In this week's post, Burns mentions in passing that the Watch will not only learn a user's stride after a few exercises when paired with an iPhone, after a while the Watch will be able to act independently in tracking fitness-related stats without needing to be tethered to an iPhone at all (via MacObserver). Burns shows off the ease of exchanging Apple Watch bands…
  • Twitter Launches Live-Streaming iOS App 'Periscope'

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    After acquiring live-streaming video service Periscope back in January, Twitter today officially launched the Periscope app, which aims to compete with newly popular apps like Meerkat in allowing users to instantly live-stream right from an iPhone (via The Verge). In development for over a year, once a user syncs their Twitter account with Periscope, they can view a list of curated live feeds on the app's homepage and even replay streams that have since ended. Streams can be replayed up to 24 hours after ending, and broadcasters can opt-out of allowing users to view their stream after it's…
  • PowerDrive Slim Video Review: An External Battery and Hard Drive Combo for iPhone

    Juli Clover
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We went hands-on with Mazzo's PowerDrive Slim, which combines an external battery with a hard drive, to give you extra storage and extra battery life for your iPhone. There's 32GB of storage space for storing files, photos, and videos, plus a 3,000 mAh battery that translates to approximately one full charge for an iPhone 6 Plus. Files can be transferred to the PowerDrive Slim using the accompanying PowerDrive iOS app, and at the same time, it can charge your iPhone. You'll need to supply a Lightning cable for transferring files and for charging your iPhone from the PowerDrive Slim. Size…
  • Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

    Joe Rossignol
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold hair color. The emoji keyboard also shows the "Recently Added" view as default again, making it easier to select from the emojis that you use most often for messaging. iOS 8.3 beta 4 also gains iMessage…
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  • The Week in iPad Cases: Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and PortenzoThis week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option from Kensington.Body GloveIf protection against extreme conditions is your primary concern, the Toughsuit (iPad Air; $60) packs military-grade rubber construction that absorbs and dissipates impact from drops and shocks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Book club: Beating up Apple execs over their book picks

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Get your torches and pitchforks, because Apple executives have expressed their opinions on things! Turns out, there are some books they like and other books that they (are you sitting down?) don’t like. NOT COOL, APPLE EXECUTIVES. Both Slate and Salon rushed to the fore to decry Apple’s draconian religious edicts something something holy scripture according to Jobs blah blah Eucharist is another religious word yadda yadda Last Supper wocka wocka proscriptions against eating pork and shellfish etc. etc. I should not write these before lunch [clown horn]. Thank God for people who use…
  • How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Lots of people are leaping onto the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bandwagon. One reason is licensing and pricing—for $150 you get a stand-alone copy with a perpetual license or you can subscribe to it, along with Photoshop, for a slick $10/month. Another reason for Lightroom’s popularity is that it’s a superb alternative to the soon-to-be-dead Aperture.While Lightroom is light years easier to use than most editors, it works in a unique way and, as such, has several pieces and parts. This begs (legitimate) questions such as, “Where are my pictures?”, not to mention “Where are my…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Periscope and join the videocasting revolution

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Periscope and join the videocasting revolutionThis week’s roundup includes two new apps that let you broadcast live video straight from your phone. Plus, we have a new “Star Wars” game. And we know you love those.Atari FitNeed a little incentive to get off your butt? The free Atari Fit app for iPhone offers more than 100 exercises, so you’ll have a useful guide to getting in shape — and if you actually do the exercises, you can earn “coins” that unlock classic games like Pong, Super Breakout, and Centipede.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    With Apple’s latest MacBook and Google’s newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we’re on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.Because the Type-C connector can be used to recharge laptops, it may ultimately do away with the need to carry bulky power adapters. Like older USB technology, Type-C will also connect monitors, external storage drives, printers, cameras and other peripherals. One beauty of the system is that cables have the same connector on both ends, and can be inserted into…
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  • Little Giant Alta One Ladder - Two Sizes

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    March Sandwichness: The ChampionshipIt's March Sandwichness! Vote now! It's the March Sandwichness Championship!!! Click here to vote! Click here to see the full bracket and discuss. Because this is such a big decision, voting for the championship will be open all weekend and the winner will be revealed right here on Tuesday. That's enough time to rally all your friends, family, and acquaintances to vote for your favorite! Oh, and here are some ladders, in case you actually came here to shop.
  • March Sandwichness - The Championship

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click here to see the full bracket! March is the month when everyone goes crazy for basketball. But we figured, why let basketball players have all the fun? So for those of you who are less athletically inclined and more eat-letically inclined, we’ve set up a March Sandwichness bracket. Come back to Woot! every day to vote and help us decide which sandwich is the king of all things lunch! All you have to do to participate is go to the polls and vote for your favorite sandwiches! It’s that easy! It’s even easier than it would be to actually eat the sandwiches! But probably a little less…
  • Graco Head Wise 65 Convertible Car Seat

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    March Sandwichness!It's March Sandwichness! Vote now! March Sandwichness is down to the Final Four. Click here to vote! Click here to see the full bracket and discuss. Check back on Woot! tomorrow to see the results from today’s matches and vote on the next round! Oh, and here are some car seats, in case you actually came here to shop.
  • March Sandwichness - The Final Four

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click here to see the full bracket! March is the month when everyone goes crazy for basketball. But we figured, why let basketball players have all the fun? So for those of you who are less athletically inclined and more eat-letically inclined, we’ve set up a March Sandwichness bracket. Come back to Woot! every day to vote and help us decide which sandwich is the king of all things lunch! All you have to do to participate is go to the polls and vote for your favorite sandwiches! It’s that easy! It’s even easier than it would be to actually eat the sandwiches! But probably a little less…
  • Dyson AM04 Hot+Cool

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It's March Sandwichness! Vote now! Today in our March Sandwichness tournament we tackle our Elite Eight sandwiches, so click here to go vote! Click here to see the full bracket and learn about March Sandwichness. Check back on Woot! tomorrow to see the results from today’s round and vote on the next round! Oh, and here are some Dyson fans, in case you actually came here to shop.
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  • Madrid Becomes No-Kill City for Stray Animals

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    On March 13, 2015, Madrid became a no-kill city after the government signed in a new law making the euthanasia of strays or abandoned animals illegal. Nacho Paunero, president of local animal welfare organization El Refugio, said, "[Our organization] has been fighting for 19 years to make Madrid and the surrounding areas no-kill. We said we would never stop fighting until accomplishing our goal and we have finally done it!"
  • Schock's House Farewell Compares Himself to Lincoln

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, bid goodbye to his fellow members of Congress on the House floor Thursday afternoon. "I leave here with sadness and humility," Schock said. "For those whom I've let down, I will work tirelessly to make it up to you." Though Schock did not directly address the investigations into his use of campaign and taxpayer money, the embattled congressman acknowledged that he made "mistakes" he hopes to learn from. Schock, who announced his resignation earlier this month also compared his trials to those of another Central Illinois politician. "Abraham Lincoln held this…
  • Paralyzed Vet's Wife Wants Bergdahl Held Accountable

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Shannon Allen, the wife of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, posted a scathing message on her Facebook page about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, charged this week with desertion by the Army. Mark Allen was paralyzed by an enemy sniper's bullet while searching for the Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan in 2009, an event provoking Shannon Allen to write, "Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can't give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a 'hero' again?!? Sick."
  • The Myth That Estate Tax Kills Family Farms

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    David Cay Johnston, Al Jazeera English: Congress is voting this week on whether to repeal the estate tax. The step would be a huge boon to billionaires and others whose fortunes would forever escape taxation, creating an even larger dynastic class of inheritors who owe their riches to their skill at picking their parents. But that's not what was heard at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing last week. Instead the theme was how the tax was eviscerating American farmers. On the basis of the hearing, it's hard to imagine why any people would want to farm or run their own business -- that is,…
  • Lubitz Told Girlfriend 'Everyone Will Know My Name'

    28 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    The ex-girlfriend of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of intentionally crashing his plane, said that he told her, "One day I'm going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember." The 26-year-old flight attendant, Maria W., also said that if he did bring the plane down, "it is because he understood that because of his health problems, his big dream of a job at Lufthansa, as captain and as a long-haul pilot was practically impossible."
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  • Red Sox C Vazquez to get 2nd opinion on elbow

    Gordon Edes
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    The results of the MRI administered to Christian Vazquez's throwing elbow Friday raised sufficient concerns for the Boston Red Sox catcher to seek a second opinion, manager John Farrell said Saturday morning.
  • Sources: Barnes out at Texas after 17 seasons

    Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Rick Barnes has been fired as the head coach of Texas after 17 seasons, multiple sources told ESPN.
  • Seahawks QB Wilson works out with Rangers

    Ron Matejko
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Fantasy camp met Major League Baseball camp on Saturday, as for the second consecutive year, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson followed up a Super Bowl appearance with a one-day workout with the Texas Rangers.
  • OKC focusing on playoffs after losing Durant

    Royce Young
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A day after Kevin Durant was ruled out for the rest of the regular season because of issues with his surgically repaired right foot, the Oklahoma City Thunder said they are focusing on continuing their playoff push.
  • UConn reaches Elite Eight with rout of Texas

    Associated Press
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win.
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research.
  • Young athletes at greater risk for re-injury after ACL surgery

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to new research. The study examined the long term success of surgery for patients aged 18 years and younger.
  • New way to evaluate meniscus tear outcomes

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    An individual’s meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint. It is also one of the most easily injured areas and difficult to fully heal. Researchers utilized MRI data to determine the potential for biologic healing following a meniscus tear.
  • Pain injections for hip arthroscopy patients may not predict surgical outcomes

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    How best to treat and recover from complicated hip injuries is a growing field in orthopaedic medicine. While diagnostic hip injections are commonly performed for patients with labral tear to confirm the pain etiology, new research suggests that pain relief from this diagnostic injection may not predict better outcomes following arthroscopic hip surgery.
  • No need to delay rotator cuff surgery, study shows

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to new research.
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    Life On My Mobile

  • Amazon Cloud Drive Introduces Unlimited Storage

    Troy Brown
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    With the continual drop in costs of storage and bandwidth, Amazon has introduced unlimited storage for their Cloud Drive product. This new offering comes in at a very affordable $60 a year. I have been a user of Box and Dropbox for years and have never ventured into Amazon’s cloud offering but this new pricing may convince me to make the jump. Like other industries this major shift in pricing should force the hands of companies like Dropbox to lower their prices to make themselves more competitive. “Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments…
  • chargesafe Public Device Charger

    Troy Brown
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    We have all been there, out for a evening and our number one social interaction device dies, our cellphone. Your attempts to get that perfect selfie have been placed on hold and you are forced to actually speak with people face to face. We have had a few options like asking the bartender if they have a charger and having them place your device behind the bar. (This does require better tipping). There have been many variations of paid charging devices sitting in a dark corner that look like anyone could just walk away with your device, which is a main reason I have never used one and usually…
  • Apple Watch availability announced for April 24, 2015

    Stormi Boyd
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The Apple Watch event has come and gone, and we now know that what is probably considered the most anticipated smart watch will be available on April 24, 2015. Pre-orders and in store viewing will begin on April 10, 2015. We learned that there will be several different models available, so there should be something to everyone’s liking available. If you want to get a head start on what watch tickles your fancy, you can head over to the Apple website and view through all the options. Pricing starts at $349 for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport Edition, and goes  all the way up to $17,000 for…
  • 5 Top Bartending / Spirit Apps for iPhone and Android

    Tyler Mortensen
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    I’ve spent some time and a number of bottles of spirits checking out what I have deemed the best bartending apps available today in the app store.   No. 1 Mixology iOS / Android Cost: Free  Mixology has one of the best drink databases, which makes it great for learning something new.  You can add whatever ingredients you have laying around and it will design a cocktail around those items.  There are a couple of cons to the app.  One of them is, sometimes it suggests a spirit that you can only find at a major retail liquor store and not your local grocery store or liquor store. …
  • HTC One M9 Showcased At Mobile World Congress

    Paul Barraza
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    During MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain HTC unveiled their new best thing the HTC One M9. Now, I know what you’re thinking, the One M9 looks a lot like the One M8, right? We can’t worry about this too much, as a two year “look cycle” seems to be the norm these days. The M9 and M8 both have a 5-inch display and cases that are made of metal. New specs on the M9 are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (64 bit), 3GB of RAM, 20 megapixel rear camera with dual-LED, 4 megapixel front facing camera and will launch with Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The HTC One M9…
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  • Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    FREAK (Factoring RSA Export Keys) attack is a SSL/TLS vulnerability and was initially announced on March 3, 2015. The vulnerability was found by Karthikeyan Bhargavan in PARIS. The vulnerability interrupts and interferes with the HTTPS connections between web server and vulnerable client thereby weakening the encryption for the hacker to manipulate and steal users’ personal […] The post Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • What is Freak SSL Flaw and How can it be Prevented

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    What is Freak SSL Flaw? A new vulnerability called the Freak SSL Bug has been identified by the security experts. FREAK stands for Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys. The Freak SSL was developed to attack the Transport security Layer (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols that is used to encrypt sensitive data that is […] The post What is Freak SSL Flaw and How can it be Prevented appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Who is the Largest SSL Certificate Authority

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    First time in the Internet History, Comodo has overpowered the giant certificate authority Symantec in market share for providing third party SSL Certificates. Symantec has been the first in terms of security and trust for 20 long years. This historic moment is a milestone for Comodo has it marks the transformation in the Internet trust. […] The post Who is the Largest SSL Certificate Authority appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    GoGo in flight internet service with Bogus SSL Certificate! A Google Engineer, Adrienne Porter Felt noticed that the in flight wireless network service, Gogo was using bogus SSL Certificate, while connecting to Youtube, the video service from Google. She further posted about the fake SSL certificate on Twitter. This was programmed to obstruct the communications […] The post Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • What are the Challenges Faced in Combating Encryption Sprawl

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    Summary Now that companies are encrypting all their user data, managing encryption sprawl in the company is next challenge. Encryption is now on every businesses agendas, and not just because of concerns over government surveillance. The ever-changing dynamics of data legislation and industry regulation are propelling this new interest, along with the desire to avoid […] The post What are the Challenges Faced in Combating Encryption Sprawl appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
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