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  • Block by Block: Carroll Gardens (Video Series)

    NYT > Home Page
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is the focus of the next video in our new monthly series, “Block by Block.”
  • VIDEO: Flawless 100 carat diamond for sale

    BBC News - Home
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Sotheby's in London is to auction what it says is a 'flawless' 100 carat diamond.
  • How ISIS controls life - Top Stories
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Official documents show just how far ISIS rules affect daily life. FULL STORY
  • Credit Suisse Profit Rises What's News US
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Credit Suisse net profit rose 23% in the first quarter as the Swiss lender saw a pickup at its investment bank and continued to rein in costs.
  • Jon Krakauer’s Missoula Is a Place Where Men Are Men, and Women Are Raped

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    It is, or at least it should be, a matter of grave importance to not just women but to society as a whole that the U.S. Department of Justice estimates 110,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 are raped annually, and that 80 percent of rapes are unreported—making it the least reported felony in America.  Thanks mainly to the efforts of some very brave campus rape victims who initially found each other on social media and started pressuring colleges and the Department of Education, President Obama last year became the first man in his job to utter the term “sexual violence” in the…
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  • Jon Krakauer’s Missoula Is a Place Where Men Are Men, and Women Are Raped

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    It is, or at least it should be, a matter of grave importance to not just women but to society as a whole that the U.S. Department of Justice estimates 110,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 are raped annually, and that 80 percent of rapes are unreported—making it the least reported felony in America.  Thanks mainly to the efforts of some very brave campus rape victims who initially found each other on social media and started pressuring colleges and the Department of Education, President Obama last year became the first man in his job to utter the term “sexual violence” in the…
  • Nine Portable Vaporizers for On-the-Go Stoners

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Today’s date is a high holiday for stoners. The celebration of “4/20” is thought to have started back in 1971, marking the time of day a group of industrious youths would meet up at a Louis Pasteur statue outside their high school in search of an alleged patch of wild cannabis nearby, according to The Washington Post. Three decades later, 4/20 is a ubiquitous term for both high times and an international marijuana-appreciation holiday. And now, even businesses are getting hip to 4/20. Today, a San Diego-area McDonald’s “coincidentally” started testing out the franchise’s…
  • U.S. Offers Additional $17.7 Million in Aid to Ukraine

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday about the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine and offered an additional $17.7 million in aid for essentials like food, shelter and water, the White Housesaid. Biden and Poroshenko discussed Ukraine's reform efforts, the White House said in a statement. "The vice president welcomed the appointment of a new head of the anti-corruption bureau and encouraged the further implementation of rule of law reforms, including anti-trust measures and judicial reform," the White House said.
  • ‘Lose Some Weight, Baby Girl!’: When ESPN Sideline Reporters Attack

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    It was the most notoriously uncivil exchange between a frustrated motorist and an impassive car lot attendant this year that wasn’t in an episode of Better Call Saul. It was easily the most Curb Your Enthusiasm-style argument to take place on a Sunday night since the HBO series left the air in 2011. It was a head-on collision, albeit one involving a single stationary vehicle, at the intersection of celebrity and social media. This was ESPN sideline reporter Britt McHenry versus Advanced Towing, and the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao bout can only hope to garner as much media attention, and…
  • U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Says State Has a 'Terror Recruiting Problem'

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six Somali-American young men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. The six, all U.S. citizens, were part of a larger group of friends and relatives that had been conspiring for the past 10 months, many trying multiple times to leave the country, U.S. prosecutors alleged. They were arrested Sunday as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into young men from the area trying to travel to join Islamic State and there is no evidence they had…
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  • Remembering the Armenian Genocide

    Raffi Khatchadourian
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    On April 24th, millions of people around the world will mourn the implementation of a plan—devised by Ottoman officials a hundred years ago, amid the chaos of the First World War—to annihilate the Armenian people in their native homeland. Initiated in 1915, the policy was brutally effective; by the war’s end, it had resulted in the destruction of virtually every Armenian community outside Constantinople, and the elimination of more than a million people from territory in what is now modern Turkey. This is what is meant by the term “Armenian genocide.” In any context, one would…
  • Eyeball Kicks: Dan Clowes’s Complete Eightball

    Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    From 1989 to 1997, Daniel Clowes produced eighteen issues of a comic-book series called “Eightball.” As Sean Nelson wrote recently in The Stranger, “Eightball became one of the essential comedic touchstones of 1990s culture, a way to help the self-selecting weirdos of the pre-internet—or at least pre-good-internet—era identify kindred spirits and speak in shorthand.” The series is now about to be rereleased as a “slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as they were originally published.” The irony of a…
  • A Pulitzer Prize Winner, and Two Finalists

    The New Yorker
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:29 pm
    We were pleased to learn, on Monday afternoon, that Elizabeth Kolbert has won the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, for her book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.” Kolbert, a New Yorker staff writer since 1999, has covered climate change and the natural world for more than a decade, beginning with 2002’s “Ice Memory,” about glaciologists in Greenland, and continuing with her series “The Climate of Man,” which won the 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest. “The Sixth Extinction” began as a New Yorker article of the same title, about crashing…
  • Hillary Promises to Get Everyday Americans Foreign Money

    Andy Borowitz
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    NASHUA, N.H. (The Borowitz Report)—Delivering a stirring populist message at a campaign appearance in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton vowed that as President she would help everyday Americans obtain large cash payments from foreign governments. “Like a lot of everyday Americans, many of you are struggling to pay your bills,” she told an audience here. “As President, I will work tirelessly to help you make ends meet—by getting foreign governments to pay you.” See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Keynes Is Set To Lose the British Election, but Piketty May WinDaily…
  • Chloë Sevigny at Forty

    Alice Hines
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    You would guess that Chloë Sevigny might object to defining the word cool, like a chef who won’t reveal the ingredients to her most popular dish. Actually, she’s fine with it. “Cool has a certain mystery to it. It’s being removed. To me, the coolest thing is to keep something to yourself,” Sevigny told me recently, over tea. She offers this definition without my asking, which is a delicious contradiction, as are a lot of things about Sevigny. Take for instance her disinterest in Instagram. For years, she resisted joining, until two months ago when a publicist talked her into it.
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  • Australia's first Android TV device arrives with Google Nexus Player

    Jenni Ryall
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    The Google Nexus Player is finally arriving in Australian stores from next week. The player, which runs the Android TV platform, was released in the U.S. in October 2014. It will be sold at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith from Tuesday for A$129. The device sits in the same market as Apple TV, and is the first device to offer Android TV locally See also: What's the point of Google's Nexus Player? You can use Google's voice search technology to find out information about programs, discover content, find a YouTube video and navigate around the screen while the interface brings your favourite TV shows or…
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is the series at its most accessible

    Adam Rosenberg
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China finds its sweet spot in the quiet spaces between planning and action. It's a game of observation and (sometimes bloody) execution. You spend just as much time at rest as in motion, reading your surroundings and picking a path of least resistance in your endless pursuit of a higher score. It's fun. It's satisfying. It's unashamedly arcade-y. It's also the best interpretation of Assassin's Creed in years. Protagonist Shao Jun is the last remaining Assassin in China. The Templars have the upper hand, and they need to be dealt with before the…
  • Norway the first country in the world to announce it will phase out FM radio

    Patrick Kulp
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Norwegians will no longer be able to tune into FM radio starting in 2017. Norway is slated to become the first country in the world to shut down its national FM radio airwaves, marking the end of an era for traditional FM/AM radio as more countries are expected to make the switch to digital broadcasting See also: Radio Is Still the Most Popular Way to Find New Music, Study Says That doesn't mean Norwegian radio listeners will be left with silence, but they will have to buy digital radio receivers or tune in on the Internet. According to the announcement, switching to the Digital Audio…
  • Perth taxis protest Uber, locals don't seem to care

    Ariel Bogle
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    On Tuesday, taxi drivers in Perth, Australia, will take to the streets in protest against the on-demand ride share service, Uber. According to Perth Now, hundreds of drivers will convoy from Perth Domestic Airport to Parliament House from 2 p.m. local time. The demonstration, organised by the Transport Workers' Union (TWU), is intended to draw attention to the West Australian government's inaction against the company. See also: Taxi vs. Uber war intensifies in Australia after damning review Dean Nalder, the state's Minister for Transport, has expressed tacit support for on-demand…
  • It's still fake: Surfers ride waves in Sydney Harbour after wild storm

    Jenni Ryall
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    In 2012, following a massive storm, a video swept across the Internet showing Australian surfers riding waves in front of the Sydney Opera House. On Tuesday, it is back doing the rounds. At the time, the footage seemed too good to be true — Aussies surfing massive waves in a normally flat harbour in front of an iconic landmark — and it was. The original video was posted on YouTube on June 6, 2012, with surfers saying a 100-year storm created the freak conditions According to "Darren Jackson", the YouTube subscriber who uploaded the video, "Marcie and Frimmy scored an epic sesh…
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  • Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
     I’m always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we’re getting just that. Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, geo and growth for the company, have joined forces again to do affordable… Read More
  • It’s Too Soon To Judge Satya Nadella

    Ron Miller,Alex Wilhelm
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
     It’s very early days for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and for the company’s overhaul from a 1990s PC company to a service and cloud company. And it’s too soon to say he’s successfully helped his company make that transition. Perhaps the key test is yet to come with the release of Windows 10 and whether Microsoft can finally make some headway in mobile. Read More
  • Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

    Frederic Lardinois
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
     Exactly 81 years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now the most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster. To celebrate this special day in cryptozoology, Google today launched its Street View imagery of the famous lake. You can now use Street View to explore both the surface of the 23-mile-long loch and see some underwater imagery, too. Read More
  • Got A Team Distributed All Over The World? Teleport’s Tool, Flock, Finds You A Meeting Hub

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
     The thesis behind Teleport, a new Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup from a group of early Skype alums, is that workers should be free to migrate to whichever city and country suits them best. They’ve been slowly building out a suite of tools that help digital workers figure out where they can maximize their take-home pay after accounting for costs like housing and… Read More
  • Clear Deletes Dumb Tweets Before You Regret Them

    Anthony Ha
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
     Most of us have embarrassing stories about things we’ve shared on social media, but it’s hard to top Ethan Czahor’s. He was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer, but shortly after he got the job, journalists uncovered some old offensive tweets and he had to resign. Now Czahor is back in the tech world with an iOS app called Clear that could help people in… Read More
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  • Le «pastorisme», cette religion des snobs récupérée par les profanes

    Jérémy Collado
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Faire l'unanimité est-il vraiment une bonne nouvelle? Tels Moïse et les Hébreux, les défenseurs de Javier Pastore furent longtemps bien seuls à marcher dans le désert médiatique, tressant des louanges à leur héros comme s'ils avaient été maraboutés à coups de vidéos YouTube. Jusqu'ici, les pontes du commentaire sportif criaient à l'arnaque du siècle, compte tenu du prix d'acquisition de la pépite: 42 millions d'euros, tout de même. Mais depuis le début de la saison, le vent a tourné. Pastore est devenu «constant»: il a retrouvé confiance en lui, il s'arrache pour…
  • Cette gauche qui attend le retour de la droite

    Philippe Boggio
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    C’est indicible –aussi, bien peu l’expriment ouvertement, en dehors de militants sans responsabilités, de sympathisants, d’électeurs ou d’abstentionnistes qui n’engagent qu’eux-mêmes, mais leurs conclusions d’après-départementales, pour retenues qu’elles soient, sont propres à décourager un peu plus un camp socialiste déjà mal en point: et si, à tout prendre, d’un point de vue de gauche, mieux valait, en 2017, une victoire de la droite? Bien évidemment, pas du point de vue de toute la gauche; pas du  gouvernement, bien sûr, ni de la majorité du PS, qui…
  • Quand Washington veut enrôler Hollywood dans son combat contre l'Etat islamique

    Etienne Augé
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Les attentats du 11-Septembre, puis les guerres d’Irak et d’Afghanistan, ont montré la fracture importante qui sépare l'hyperpuissance américaine du monde arabo-musulman. La page de la Guerre froide à peine tournée, les Etats-Unis ont dû rapidement relancer leur machine de diplomatie publique à destination, cette fois, du Moyen-Orient. Afin de séduire les opinions publiques de la région, le gouvernement américain tente un discours de séduction, et pour cela s’entoure de spécialistes de la narration pour raconter l’histoire de l’Amérique. Le 16 avril 2015, Wikileaks a…
  • Histoire du fascisme français

    Jean Frédéric Desaix
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Fascisme français ? La controverse de Serge Berstein, Michel Winock et Jean-Noël Jeanneney Acheter ce livre De nombreux ouvrages traitent de la montée de l’extrême droite en Europe et de la séduction des discours populistes dans un monde de plus en plus complexe. La France n’échappe pas à ce terrain d’études. De nouveaux mouvements extrémistes ravivent d’anciens démons de son histoire. Les deux ouvrages (un recueil et la revue Lignes) ici recensés sont à mettre en parallèle, comme un écho, du passé vers l’avenir. Leurs motivations sont différentes mais ils offrent…
  • Après Cheryl, vous aviez juré d’arrêter les maths? Vous ne résisterez pas à ces problèmes

    Myriam L
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    La semaine dernière, «l’anniversaire de Cheryl»,  un problème de maths pour des élèves singapouriens d’une quinzaine d’années, avait rendu fou plus d’un internaute. The Independent rapporte un autre problème déniché par io9 et qui a tenu en échec 96% des meilleurs étudiants en mathématiques des Etats-Unis. Ce test a été créé en 1995 par l’Association Internationale pour l'Evaluation du rendement scolaire pour comparer les niveaux d’aptitude des étudiants de 16 pays différents. Curieux? Le voici: Un fil est attaché de manière symétrique autour d’une…
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  • An Ebook on Authority

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I was asked by Lee Odden to contribute to an ebook that relates to the upcoming Authority Rainmaker conference. I would’ve said yes anyway, but they added to the story that Henry Rollins was going to be in this same ebook. Having read most of Henry’s books, to actually be on some other page in the same book as him was reason enough. The fact that the information’s really useful? Well, that’s another thing. Continue ReadingThe post An Ebook on Authority appeared first on
  • Make Media that Serves

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    I was the keynote speaker at Perry Drake’s UMSL digital marketing event last week. The room was a mix of agency people, business owners, and students. With that in mind, I asked them if they wanted to see what I speak about with businesses who are asking about how to use media and community to earn more customers. They said that would be okay (I mean, I was the keynote. If that wasn’t okay, would they have asked, “What else have you got?”) I thought I’d share WHY I picked what I did as my keynote speech. Make Media That Serves The premise of the speech was…
  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years?

    Chris Brogan
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    17 years. That’s how long I’ve been blogging (as of the moment I’m writing this post). I started in 1998, before there was blogging software, back when it was called “journaling.” A lot has changed in my life since then (two major relationships, 4 companies, the birth of my children), and obviously even more has changed with the world. Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years? The short answer is yes. The tools have changed immensely. My first “blogging” was really using a WYSIWYG software called Trellix (I’m stunned that they still have…
  • Money is PART of Value

    Chris Brogan
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    I was talking with my friend, Jake Thompson about a project we’re doing to send athletic clothes to some special needs athletes in Wichita East school ( the story is here and here). My friend, Angel is also helping out. Jake and I were discussing that service was a very important part of ownership. I said to Jake, “Money is a subset of value.” Money is a SUBSET of Value My friend Anthony talks about value creation all the time. He works with sales organizations to help them forge what he calls “Level 4 Value Creation.” I’m not smart enough to explain that…
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    The Bloggess

  • Ferris Mewler: “What in the shit are you people doing?”

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    And now, the weekly wrap-up of awesomeness: Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.): I’m awkward and I’m okay with it. In mug and pocket-journal too. Shit-you-may-or-may-not-want-to-see: Kick-ass stuff I pinned. This was pretty much Victor’s reaction as well. Shit you should buy or steal because it’s awesome:   WINE OF SACRED PURITY UNICORN WINE HOLDER STATUE.  Pretty sure this should be the new Double Unicorn Club mascot. This week’s wrap-up is brought to you by the…
  • It’s just me, right?

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Youtube sends me weird emails about videos they think I would like and when I looked at this one I thought…what the shit?  Is that even legal? Then I realized I might be the only person in the world who automatically assumed this was a video of a shark blow job.  Both because I have weird personal issues, and also because sharks would give terrible blow jobs.  I would assume. It’s just me, right?
  • Better than bare walls

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    I’ve been thinking that I needed to update the guest bathroom because it feels pretty 1970’s but I’m not good at design stuff so nothing ever happens.  But then I got a gift certificate for Walls Need Love, which specializes in removable wall decals and posters and I was like “Can you make me a full-sized bear sticker?” and they were all, “Yes.  Yes we can.” So now my bathroom is renovated.  Victor says I’m using that word incorrectly but I don’t think so.  Plus, I think it’s only fair that we’re always saying…
  • Fifth Argument I Had With Victor This Week

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Fifth Argument I Had With Victor This Week Victor:  Hey, slacker.  If you have time to lean you have time to clean. me: I’m not “leaning”.  I’m watching Mythbusters. Victor:  Same difference. me:  No.  Plus, your leaning phrase doesn’t make any sense. Victor: If you have time to lean you have time to clean.  In other words, if you have time to goof off then you have time to organize the closet. me:  Right. So you’re punishing people for relaxing.  So every time I’m relaxing it means that I have to work.  That’s never going to catch…
  • Also, that fucker ate all the hot pockets.

    12 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    An imagined open letter from the justifiably disgruntled wife of poet William Carlos Williams, the man who wrote this famed poem: This is Just to Say  I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold   Dear literary critics: You guys are assholes. Did you even read the poem you claim is so brilliant?  First off, my husband ate all my fruit, and then instead of apologizing in person he left a post-it note admitting that he did it, but that he had a good reason which was basically…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • $17 radio amp lets thieves steal Priuses

    Cory Doctorow
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    If your car has a proximity-based ignition fob that lets you start the engine without inserting a key, thieves on the street in front of your house can use an amp to detect its signal from your house and relay it to the car, getting away clean. The amps are pocket-sized, battery powered and cost as little as $17 on Ebay and Amazon. Mr. Danev said that when the teenage girl turned on her device, it amplified the distance that the car can search, which then allowed my car to talk to my key, which happened to be sitting about 50 feet away, on the kitchen counter. And just like that, open sesame.
  • Travel smart with hanging compression shelves

    Cory Doctorow
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    When I'm on the road, I rarely spend more than two nights in one place, which means I optimize for unpacking and repacking -- I want to stagger into a hotel at 10PM after a gig, get my toiletries out and be in bed in 15 minutes, then get a change of clothes and repack the next morning in 10 minutes before I head to the airport. I long ago switched to compression sacks for my dirty laundry -- if you don't care how wrinkled something gets, you can squeeze it down really small with a good compression sack. I use a Grid-It with a carabiner for my toiletries, clipping it onto the hand-towel rail…
  • Walmart's $150 Chromebook not awful, say reviewers

    Rob Beschizza
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    HiSense's amazingly cheap laptop is "a good, basic experience that doesn’t feel as slow as some past ARM Chromebooks have," writes Andrew Cunningham at Ars Technica. PC World agrees, writing that "it is now possible to buy an adequate computer for $149, a cash outlay many people can afford." Matt Weinberger thinks that the design is surprisingly sleek for a low end machine "that's far more than I could have asked for" given the price. CNET's Sarah Mitroff warns that the keys feel mushy, but says it's a promising pick for people who just want the cheapest decent laptop going. One downside is…
  • Snuglet - prevent accidental power cable disconnects

    Cool Tools
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Millions suffer in silence as the freakin’ MagSafe magnet in Mac notebooks turns out not to be strong enough, so every time you shift on the couch it falls out. I don’t know if you have this problem, but many of us are very frustrated that the magnet is not as strong enough as it was in the old days. There was a successful Kickstarter thing called a Snuglet. It’s a shim, it looks like a staple. This tiny liner for the MagSafe jack, through some miracle of physics, amplifies the magnetic grip of the power plug so that it does not fall out unless you really kick the power cord or trip on…
  • 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)
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  • What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

    Lee Simmons
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Back when the future was bright, and every night was Family Night, it was the gleaming Technicolor finale of suburban suppers. The post What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide appeared first on WIRED.
  • Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina and Gary Almost Come to Blows

    Jordan Crucchiola
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Last night we were treated to the most emotional climax of Veep thus far. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina and Gary Almost Come to Blows appeared first on WIRED.
  • 13 Big Reveals From the New Jurassic World Trailer

    Angela Watercutter
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman, we saw the new global trailer for Jurassic World, and it's also a doozy. The post 13 Big Reveals From the New Jurassic World Trailer appeared first on WIRED.
  • This $1.5B Startup Is Making Health Insurance Suck Less

    Issie Lapowsky
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Oscar Health just landed a nine-figure round of financing to advance its radical premise that health insurance doesn't have to suck. The post This $1.5B Startup Is Making Health Insurance Suck Less appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Week in Trailers: Was There Something About Star Wars?

    Jordan Crucchiola
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week has heavyweights like Marvel, the Terminator franchise, and Star Wars, but also a few great indie gems as well. The post The Week in Trailers: Was There Something About Star Wars? appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • 5 takeaways from the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Despite new rules that brought magazines into contention, and continued economic and editorial disruption throughout the media, the 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes were again dominated by newspapers this year. Winners of the awards, announced Monday at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, ranged from national media giants to local dailies. Here are five more takeaways from this year’s finalists...
  • To semicolon, or not to semicolon

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    “Do not use semicolons,” Kurt Vonnegut urged, more than once. “They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Ben Dolnick said, “I’ve come to love the awkward things, and to depend on them for easing me through a complex thought.” Mary Norris, the New Yorker copy editor who just released Between You...
  • A primer on Earth Day coverage that doesn’t suck

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    When The New York Times took note of the first Earth Day in 1970, it made the Times’ front page in an above-the-fold feature photo and a six-column headline pronouncing that “Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation.” Now, 45 years later, Earth Day itself—and the ensuing media coverage—is a more modest affair. Recent reports have veered toward the...
  • The ICIJ’s latest target: the World Bank

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    If your target is a mammoth, global institution like the World Bank, it helps to have a global network of muckrakers to hold it accountable. It’s a role uniquely suited to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, who yesterday released the series, “Evicted and abandoned: The World Bank’s broken promise to the poor,” reporting that at least 3.4 million people...
  • Florida railroad project opponents largely ignored by Miami Herald

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    MIAMI, FL — A planned expansion of passenger rail in south and central Florida could be a big deal for the region, but coverage has been decidedly hyperlocal—and not in a good way. The project, All Aboard Florida, is being touted as a privately funded project to offer express passenger service between downtown Miami and the Orlando airport, with stops...
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  • Farrah Abraham's Return To Teen Mom Was As Dramatic As You'd Expect — Check Out Her MTV Comeback HERE!!

    Perez Hilton
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Farrah isn't messing around! Teen Mom OG has been back for a month now, but Monday night's new episode finally brought the drama that made the franchise a hit in the first place. That's because Farrah Abraham finally made her return to the MTV docu-series after originally being omitted from the reboot. But her comeback wasn't the best thing about the episode -- the 23-year-old was very matter-of-fact with the business side of the reality series, and even called the show out for using her! [ Photos: Farrah & The Teen Mom Cast At The MTV Movie Awards! ] Her behind-the-scenes approach to her…
  • Kim Richards Is Sitting Down With Dr. Phil To Discuss Her Recent Arrest & Alcohol Addiction!

    Perez Hilton
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 pm
    This should prove to be super informative! We cannot imagine what Kim Richards has been going through since her arrest on Thursday, but she's about to shed some light on her recent battles. The Real Housewifeis set to sit down with Dr. Phil to share her side of her Beverly Hills Hotel incident. Kim has had a very public problem with alcohol in the past, so hopefully talking it out with the good doctor will be the help she needs! In a sneak peek of next week's episode, Kim comments on her addiction, saying: "I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done. The whole night…
  • Perez Reviews: Living On Love

    Perez Hilton
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:10 pm
    If you're a fan of Renée Fleming, then you will love Living On Love, the new Broadway play about an aging opera singer starring the real life opera singer. Fleming is making her Broadway debut with the comedy, which seems to have been created as a starring vehicle for her. Unfortunately, this is no Master Class. Fleming's singing voice, which she gifts the audience in snippets throughout the play, is a force of nature. Unfortunately, this show fails to come anywhere near her brilliance as a vocalist. And, since she's not given the best material to work with, Fleming does not shine the way…
  • Rachel Roy Gets Full Custody Of Her Kids While Ex-Husband Damon Dash Skips The Hearing!

    Perez Hilton
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    It's sad to see a family get torn apart, but at least the kids went to the parent who cared enough to show up... Rachel Roy and her ex-husband Damon Dash had been in a heated custody battle after both sides accused the other of being unfit parents. Damon claimed that the fashion designer once drove drunk with a child in the car, whereas Rachel claimed her ex openly smoked marijuana in front of their daughters. The couple had been maried from 2005 to 2009, but Rachel was finally awarded custody of Ava, 15, and Tallulah, 6, on Monday. [ Related: Damon Calls Jay Z Out For Flirting With Rachel! ]…
  • Scott Disick Doesn't Enjoy Having Sex With A Pregnant Kourtney In This Keeping Up With The Kardashians Deleted Scene!

    Perez Hilton
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    How rude! While Kourtney Kardashian was busy being pregnant with Scott Disick's third child, he was a bit preoccupied with noticing how the baby belly changed their sex lives. In a deleted scene from Sunday night's new episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Khloé asked Scott if he liked sleeping with Kourt while she was pregnant with Reign. His answer? [ Video: Scott Wants To Shave Kourtney's Lady Parts On KUTWK! ] Not at all! In fact, he refers to sex with Kourtney as 'real bad.' Ch-ch-check out the cringe-worthy moment (below)!!!
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  • Crafty ways to keep dementia at bay

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Crafty ways to keep dementia at bayGettyA recent study found that people who engage in and stick with certain activities in midlife may maintain better brain function.Hobbies you may want to pick upMore from Everyday HealthIs there an obesity-dementia link?Exercise to protect your brain
  • Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria risk

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria riskAPThe company issued a recall Monday for everything on the market after more samples of ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.States that are impactedMore headlinesIowa hit hard by bird fluAirport workers get extra screening
  • The ultimate multi-tasking closet essential

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The ultimate multi-tasking closet essentialJoyusThis vest is so soft and versatile that you can wear it to brunch, the gym, the office -- even to bed! It's a piece you'll wear again and again.Exclusive on budget-friendly vestMore videos to shopSkincare 'miracle' product to trySandals you will live in this spring
  • Bobbi Kristina finally 'opened her eyes'

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Bobbi Kristina finally 'opened her eyes'GettyThe family's lawyer released a statement Monday clarifying Bobby Brown's shocking update on her condition over the weeekend. Wife's take on the outburstMore to seeKourtney K. rings in 36th birthday'RHOBH' shakeup following arrest
  • Police arrest boat captain, crew member

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Police arrest boat captain, crew memberGettyProsecutors said Monday the two men were taken into custody after a migrant ship in the Mediterranean capsized, killing up to 900 people.Crimes they've been charged withMore headlinesAnti-radicalization effort exploredWorkers bash Wal-Mart move
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

    Saskia De Rothschild
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited the port in June, Piraeus was described as China’s gateway to Europe: China’s exports could reach Germany, Hungary and Austria “between seven and 11 days” faster, he said. Huawei, the electronics conglomerate, has already opened a logistics center right at the port. 15 Oct 2013, Athens, Attica, Greece — Ships in Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Europe — Image by © Richard Cummins/Corbis Piraeus has become the story of two worlds — that of the turbo capitalism of the successors…
  • Why Beef Ban in Indian State Undermines Secularism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    From BBC News- It is a bizarre image: cops demanding mug-shots of cows rather than crooks. But that’s what officers in the city of Malegaon in Maharashtra, one of India’s most populous states, are doing in an attempt to enforce its new beef ban. “We are keeping the photographs for verification purposes only,” one policeman told an Indian newspaper. “If someone alleges that some illegal activity has taken place and if the owner has a photo, it will be easy to establish the truth.” I’m not sure that’s right. How do you match a steak with a photo of a cow? But, to be fair, this…
  • Life’s Work: Garry Kasparov

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    From Harvard Business Review- Garry Kasparov was the world’s top chess player for 20 years. Trained in the Soviet system, he’s become a mentor to younger players, an ardent promoter of the sport and a vocal critic of corruption in both the World Chess Federation and the Russian government. Q: What can people in business learn from the best chess players? A: In chess, soccer, baseball, business, politics – God forbid, war – we make decisions. Some are good, some not so good. The way to improve is to look back and analyze them. Many people think that if something worked…
  • 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,…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Apple Watch Order Statuses Shifting to 'Preparing for Shipment'

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10. Apple Watch orders that have changed to "Preparing for Shipment" are still listing prospective delivery dates of 4/24 to 5/8, but the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday April 24, the official launch date of the Apple Watch. Now that order statuses have shifted, customers should begin receiving shipment emails in the near future. The change to customer…
  • Apple Watch Charges Begin Showing Up On Credit and Debit Cards

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    According to dozens tweets and emails received by MacRumors, Apple has just begun charging customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch for their purchases. The charges suggest that early Apple Watch orders will soon shift from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gears up to begin sending devices to customers ahead of the Apple Watch's Friday April 24 launch date. As we shared earlier today, bulk shipments of the Apple Watch have already begun arriving at central distribution centers across the United States and are ready to begin heading to customers over the next few days.
  • Shazam, OneDrive, Porsche, FIFA 15, ESPN, JetBlue and More Apps Updated for Apple Watch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    A number of notable apps have been updated with Apple Watch support to start off the week, including Shazam, Microsoft OneDrive, Porsche Car Connect, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA SPORTS, Epicurious, Nick Jr, ESPN, Avea, JetBlue and Letterpad. The updates should be rolling out on the App Store today prior to the Apple Watch launch on April 24. Shazam for Apple Watch will enable you to discover which artist, song and lyrics you are listening to from your wrist in seconds. You will also be able to see your past Shazams at a Glance with a simple swipe up gesture, turn on Auto Shazam to continue…
  • First Wave of Apple Watches Begin Shipping Ahead of Friday's Launch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Apple Watch pre-orders are being sent to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn device's launch on April 24, according to a source for MacRumors that has provided accurate information in the past. Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts confirmed earlier this month that Apple Watch pre-order deliveries will begin on April 24 as scheduled, although many customers have received shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later and it remains unknown how many Apple Watch pre-orders will be delivered on day one. iPhone…
  • Apple Highlights Environmental Responsibility in 2015 Progress Report

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    Apple on Monday shared its 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report that reflects on the company's environmental progress during the 2014 fiscal year. The report focuses on Apple's commitment to climate change, renewable resources, finite resources, and toxins, and outlines the company's 2014 carbon footprint and other usage information. Apple's latest environmental progress report highlights that 100% of its U.S. operations and 87% of its global operations are run on renewable energy. Apple emitted 34.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions during the 2014 fiscal year, with 24.8…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Grooming the Friesians

    Martha Stewart
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When living with horses, regular grooming is essential to their care and wellness. Grooming not only keeps horses clean, but also stimulates good circulation, encourages healthy bonding with [&hellip...
  • Changing the Storm Doors

    Martha Stewart
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The arrival of spring’s gentle breezes is the ideal time to swap out those heavy glass storm doors for the lighter, cooler framed screen inserts. It’s an easy [&hellip...
  • A Granite Sofa at Skylands

    Martha Stewart
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Skylands, my home in Maine, is now the temporary residence of an original reproduction of a Federalist period Grecian Sofa. The “Granite Sofa” is a four-thousand pound sculpture [&hellip...
  • Repairing Stonework

    Martha Stewart
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Spring is always a good time to get those outdoor home projects out of the way. Here at the farm, that includes maintenance work on all the stone [&hellip...
  • Seedling Maintenance in the Greenhouse

    Martha Stewart
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    All the seeds we planted earlier this year are growing nicely in my greenhouse. Soon, it will be time to transplant them into the outdoor garden beds. For [&hellip...
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    Cool Hunting

  • Test Ride: Charge Cooker Maxi 2: Going off-road in all seasons, with the British bikemaker's no nonsense fat bike

    Katharine Erwin
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Fat bikes are quickly becoming a staple in every cyclist's quiver. While the bikes have opened up winter riding to the masses, they aren't just for snow anymore. Many riders are finding themselves drawn to their fat bike no matter the season or terrain...... Continue Reading...
  • Link About It: America's Changing Pot Laws Mapped

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In observation of 4/20, the world’s unofficial cannabis celebration, TIME has compiled a map and timeline of America’s evolving state laws regarding recreational and medical marijuana use. The interactive data visualizations pull data from the Marijuana...... Continue Reading...
  • ListenUp: The High Maintenance (Unofficial) Soundtrack

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Cult web series "High Maintenance," created and written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, stars the latter as your go-to marijuana dealer; each episode centers on a different customer and their personal (if on the verge of neurotic) life in New...... Continue Reading...
  • Buy: Caban Victoire Raincoat

    Katie Olsen
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Made from clear polyurethane, this double-breasted caban raincoat from Paris-based Wanda Nylon is a good way to stay cheerful when the moody skies are offering nothing but seemingly never-ending spring showers. The multi-colored details are made from...... Continue Reading...
  • Link About It: The New York Times' Listening Table

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    To make the most out of daily meetings, The New York Times has developed The Listening Table, a smart table that not only records conversations but also provides a transcript of important points. The Listening Table features a central, omnidirectional...... Continue Reading...
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Good? Bad? Who knows?

    Zen Mommy
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    When we move past labels like good and bad, we step into the power we have as adults to not just punish or praise children, but to teach, guide, and encourage them --- transforming stressful moments into the moments that bind us.
  • Parenting by the book. Don’t do it.

    Zen Mommy
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    The first few years (decades?) of motherhood are hard. Wanting to feed, love and help this adorable little person grow the 'right' way fills any new parent with all consuming questions, the answers to which seemingly allude you alone. And the questions other people ask --- ohhhh the questions. "Is he sleeping through the night?" What the hell does that matter? Worst. Question. EVER.
  • It Is Not Your Job

    Zen Mommy
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If we asked our children these three simple things daily in the way we parent, we just might get a closer look at each one's nature and stop deluding ourselves into thinking we are responsible for MAKING our children (fill-in-the-blank).
  • How to Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

    Zen Mommy
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    If you are parenting a strong-willed child, it’s likely that each and every time you attempt to exert your authority, your child responds with some sort of resistance. Ignoring you. Defying you. Engaging you with back talk and banter.
  • My child won’t stop crying!

    Zen Mommy
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The next time your little one is losing it over something you think is silly (like maybe they asked you for a banana but not a PEELED banana, and, well, you peeled it! Who knew this could cause such pain and upset, right?!? but they are kids - not mini adults, and believe it or not, it DOES...) and you're tempted to stay "Stop crying" or "Don't cry", take a deep breath and as you offer them the peeled banana anyway, say instead... (read more)
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  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: Everything you need to know

    Emil Protalinski
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here! Mobilegeddon has arrived. Google today updated its algorithm to rank sites it labels as “mobile-friendly” higher on mobile search results. Because the company’s search engine drives so much traffic, many are worrying, panicking, and even calling the update “Mobilegeddon” (a…
  • Chinese and Russians team up to help startups at Skolkovo high-tech park

    Dean Takahashi
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here! The Russian government’s Skolkovo Foundation and China’s Cybernaut Investment Group will jointly develop, finance, and market high-tech innovations. The result will be a joint Russian-Chinese incubator, robotics center, and $200 million venture fund. Skolkovo Foundation and Cybernaut Investment Group…
  • Google brings Street View to Loch Ness

    Fletcher Babb
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here! Searching for the Loch Ness monster just got easier. On the 81st anniversary of the infamous “Surgeon’s Photograph,” Google has allowed users to explore the surface of Loch Ness using Street View. This comes as a welcome update from the Apple Maps non-sighting that disappointed armchair…
  • HBO is wooing millennials, but legal didn’t get the memo

    Gerhard Stiene
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here! Over the past month, HBO has aggressively focused on attracting millennial cord cutters. A few weeks ago, HBO launched HBO Now, a reskin of their HBO Go service that gives cord cutters an option to pay for HBO rather than just using their ex’s parents’ account. There have been countless studies conducted on…
  • The top 3 qualities of a great data scientist

    Hui Wang, PayPal
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    GUEST: Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here! With a growing demand for efficiency and accuracy, comes a growing demand for stellar data scientists. In fact, as of March 2015, there are over 60,000 job postings for data scientists on LinkedIn, and over 250,000 people listing data science as their profession. From weeding through and analyzing relevant…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Pictures from my trip to @Porsche

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    These are pictures from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. I even got a ride in a 918! The post Pictures from my trip to @Porsche appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    These are my pictures from the Mercedes-AMG facility. This is where the AMG GT is made. The post Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of Branding

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the real world, you don’t have infinite resources; you don’t have a perfect product; and you don’t sell to a growing market without competition. You’re also not omnipotent, so you cannot enforce what people think your brand represents. Under these assumptions, most companies need all the help they can get with branding. This is my advice to help you. Seize the high ground. Establish your brand on positive conditions like “making meaning,” “doing good,” “changing the world,” and “making people happy” —not doing in your competition. Think about it: when is the last…
  • Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

    Guy Kawasaki
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    These are pictures from my trip to the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace in Germany. It is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Germany. The post Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock!

    Guy Kawasaki
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My time-tested, battle-hardened best tips to help you create the best presentations possible. If you feel the need to be creative, do it in your product design, not your pitch. This post is a tiny part of Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, The Art of the Start 2.0. Read it and reap… The post Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock! appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
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  • Uganda: Bill Threatens Rights, Independent Groups

    Human Rights Watch
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A proposed bill to regulate nongovernmental groups would severely curb Ugandans’ basic rights, Chapter Four Uganda and Human Rights Watch said today. The bill would subject groups to such extensive government control and interference that it could negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression. A complete version of the bill was published in the government gazette on April 10, 2015, and is expected to be debated in parliament soon. (Kampala) – A proposed bill to regulate nongovernmental groups would severely curb Ugandans’ basic…
  • Senegal: Decade of Abuse in Quranic Schools

    Human Rights Watch
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Senegal has prosecuted only a handful of cases involving children who are trafficked and forced to beg by abusive teachers in Quranic schools despite a decade-old law outlawing the practice. (Dakar) – Senegal has prosecuted only a handful of cases involving children who are trafficked and forced to beg by abusive teachers in Quranic schools despite a decade-old law outlawing the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of 40 Senegalese organizations, saidread more
  • Pakistan: Cybercrime Bill Threatens Rights

    Human Rights Watch
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Pakistani lawmakers should reject a new cybercrime prevention bill which contains provisions which threaten rights of privacy and freedom of expression. (New York) – Pakistani lawmakers should reject a new cybercrime prevention bill which contains provisions which threaten rights of privacy and freedom of expression. read more
  • Somalia: Forced Evictions of Displaced People

    Human Rights Watch
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Somali state security forces forcibly evicted about 21,000 displaced people in the capital, Mogadishu, in early March 2015. (Nairobi) – Somali state security forces forcibly evicted about 21,000 displaced people in the capital, Mogadishu, in early March 2015. The authorities beat some of those evicted on March 4 and 5, destroyed their shelters, and left them without water, food, or read more
  • Azerbaijan: Release Activists, Journalists Behind Bars

    Human Rights Watch
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games. Human Rights Watch released a new video on April 20, 2015, featuring prominent activists and journalists detained in the months leading up to the games. (Berlin) – Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games, Human Rights Watch said more
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    UNICEF News

  • A partnership to help vaccinate children against measles in Pakistan

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    SHEIKHUPURA, Punjab province, Pakistan, 17 April 2015 – As the vaccinator fills the syringe from a vial of measles vaccine, Nishat, 30, watches carefully while she holds her 2-year-old son. She knows the needle will hurt, but she also knows the benefit that comes with the pain.
  • In Burundi, a one-stop shop for children living on the street

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    NGOZI, Burundi, 16 April 2015 – Located in the province with some of the country’s highest child malnutrition and child mortality rates, Ngozi, Burundi’s third largest city, also has a high number of children living on the street: more than 400 were recorded in 2010, and the current number is likely much higher. 
  • In Pakistan, a vaccinator’s resolve

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    NANKANA SAHIB, Punjab Province, Pakistan, 15 April 2015 – “I have been vaccinating children for the last 25 years,” says Farrukh Hussain, a vaccinator at the Basic Health Unit in Budha village, Nankana district. “I have five children of my own, three girls and two boys, and I have vaccinated all of them myself. Vaccination is the first line of defence against vaccine-preventable diseases, and every time I vaccinate a child, it feels as if I have saved a life.”
  • In Sierra Leone, hopes of saving the school year

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 14 April 2015 – Jan Sankoh, 12, can’t quite decide if he wants to be an engineer or a pilot when he grows up. But whether he ends up studying plans or flying planes, he knows he needs to be in school – something he hasn’t done for nine months because of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400 people in the country since May 2014.
  • Nourishing newborns in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 7 April 2015 – Moses is a healthy baby who coos and smiles at the sight of his mother. This chubby, wide-eyed boy came dangerously close to death five months back when he was still in the womb of his Ebola-stricken mother.
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    Babies Online The Blog

  • Could you keep twins a secret for nine months???

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    ShareThese parents couldn’t keep their pregnancy secret, but they could keep that fact that they were having two babies to themselves!  See their friends and families’ reactions when they see double trouble for the first time.  Warning, happy tears are bound to follow.  
  • Free 11×14 Canvas for Spring!

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Share Our Gift to You! Update your space with a FREE canvas print!* FREE* 11×14 Canvas 60% Off Larger Sizes Get Your Free Canvas *Pay Shipping/Handling Canvas People is quickly becoming a leading provider of home and office decor. They’re giving away a FREE CANVAS, just to get people to try their product…Brilliant! – Kelly Elizabeth Cooper, Home Product Specialist Orders are generally delivered in 10-12 business days. Please note that during holidays it may take slightly longer due to increased volume. To ensure your canvas arrives when you need it, order 12-14…
  • $150 Fine For Breastfeeding Shamers

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Go Brazil! More and more women are breastfeeding these days (go common sense!), but unfortunately discrimination has also increased along with it.  One country has decided to put an end to the madness once and for all.  In Sao Paolo, legislation has just been passed that will fine any company or individual up to $150 for trying to discourage a woman from breastfeeding her baby in public.  It is expected to be signed into law in the next few weeks. Breastfeeding moms around the world are one step closer to ending intolerance.  Keep up the good work! Read the complete story here.
  • April Showers Bring… A Chance To Win $1000

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Share   Come celebrate spring with Exergen’s April Baby Showers & Sprinkles Sweepstakes for your chance to win $1,000. We will also be showering 100 lucky moms or moms-to-be with their very own Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometers.  This sweepstakes is available exclusively to members of Babies Online. When entering, you must use the e-mail address registered to Babies Online to be eligible to win. (Not a Member?  Click Here to Register Now!) Enter To Win $1000 Here! About The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer A totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared…
  • How to stop a baby from crying by Katy Perry Dark Horse

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    ShareNext time I’m feeling grumpy I may try this…
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    Gigaom Search

  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
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    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
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    19 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
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  • Mike Tyson Pushes It on Lip Sync Battle

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Mike Tyson Pushes It on Lip Sync Battle Mike Tyson brings the battle to Terry Crews with "Push It" by Salt N Pepa. See the full performance this Thursday at 10/9c on Spike. WATCH FULL EPISODES OF LIP SYNC BATTLE on on the Spike App: Subscribe for more Lip Sync Battle! Follow Lip Sync Battle: Facebook: Twitter: @SpikeLSB ( Instagram: @SpikeLSB ( Tumblr: Lip…

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    ECHOES THROUGH THE WALL Lil BB @olanrogers on everything From: OlanRogers Views: 93490 11167 ratings Time: 08:46 More in Comedy
  • Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer (HD)

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer (HD) Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer (HD) The Park is Open June 12 Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. From: Universal Pictures Views: 2644791 24554…
  • Boring Office Job GoPro Commercial

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Boring Office Job GoPro Commercial I wore my GoPro to work one day and decided to edit the footage to the style of a GoPro Commercial. Music is Daybreak by OVERWERK From: Braziliandanny Views: 693033 9554 ratings Time: 01:40 More in News & Politics
  • Marvel VS DC (Avengers Battle!)

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Marvel VS DC (Avengers Battle!) Justice League take on the Avengers in the most epic nerd fight in history! Superman, Batman & Wonderwoman take on Hulk, Ironman & Thor. Wait for it ... it gets epic! Directed & Edited by: Danny & Michael Philippou. WE'RE ON INSTAGRAM @therackaracka Full Credit List: FEATURING: From: RackaRacka Views: 352676 21390 ratings Time: 05:54 More in Entertainment
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  • A New Use For the Verb Pitted?

    Maeve Maddox
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    When I read the following in a movie review, I assumed that the word pitted was a typo for the word pitched in the sense of presented: In its tireless promo campaign, the film is pitted as a racial comedy… However, when I did a little exploring, I found numerous examples of the verb pitted being used as an apparent synonym for presented or cast: In her role as Gabriela in the Dukes of Hazzard movie, Manterola demonstrated her bilingual ability as her character was pitted as Bo Duke’s love interest. Known for his role on Blue Collar Comedy, where he was pitted as the…
  • Punctuation Review #5: Punctuating Conjunctive Adverbs

    Maeve Maddox
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Seven common conjunctive adverbs are however, moreover, therefore, thus, consequently, furthermore, and unfortunately. A common error is to use them in place of an ordinary coordinating conjunction like and, but, or, nor, so, for, or yet. This type of error creates punctuation problems that are easily corrected. For example: Giving children the opportunity to make decisions is necessary for independent development, however, without clear, consistent boundaries, their sense of comfort and security can be diminished. James Rockford was an unusual private detective who didn’t like to carry a…
  • Baleful and Baneful

    Maeve Maddox
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:46 pm
    A reader asks, Would you please tell me the difference between “baleful” and “baneful.” I know both adjectives relate to “evil.” Both of these adjectives derive from ancient Old English words. In Beowulf, a bane is a murderer. By extension, bane came to mean anything that causes destruction. In time, bane came to be a synonym for poison. The element appears in the names of several plants that have poisonous properties: henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) dogbane (Apocynum) wolfsbane (Aconitum lycoctonum) A common name for rat poison (especially white arsenic) is…
  • Anglos and Saxons Before England

    Maeve Maddox
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A reader wonders about the terms Anglos and Saxons: I have often heard the term Anglo-Saxon, but never just Anglos or Saxons. However, I learned that these are two separate people groups from different areas (of what I guess is Northern Europe). If what I learned is accurate, from what countries are the Anglos, and from what countries are the Saxons? I appreciate any help. I’ve been trying to confirm this information since I was in college.  In the fifth century, when the Teutonic invasions of Britain began, the map of Europe did not conform to the way the countries are arranged there…
  • Offendotron and Microagression

    Maeve Maddox
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    New words for me this week are offendotron and microagression. Both relate to a much-discussed topic: giving and taking offense. I found the word offendotron in an article by Martin Daubney. I couldn’t find it in either the OED or Merriam-Webster, but the Urban Dictionary defines it: offendotron: Person offended by anything, however innocuous. Like offendotron, microaggression has yet to make it into my big dictionaries, but unlike the O word, microaggression already enjoys wide use. According to an article on the blog Ricochet, the Student Government Association at Ithaca University in…
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  • ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

    Darren Rowse
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Post frequency is a topic that comes up often among bloggers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been posting for years – people change, algorithms change, and even your motivations for blogging change. No-one is immune from wondering if their schedule is working, or if tweaks can be made for more successful audience interaction. As I said in my previous FAQ post on how long posts should be – it depends on several factors. The length of posts, the frequency of posting, and definitely post content all require trial and error, and for the blogger to…
  • Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    Guest Blogger
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Most people have heard of the success of Perez Hilton’s blog and that he makes somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000 each month blogging about the latest celebrity gossip. Success stories like Hilton’s might make the prospect of earning a fortune blogging seem real, but the truth is that it is hard work and not very many crack that six figure per month mark. Still, you can make a decent living from blogging, if you know how to go about it. Every now and then, I’m pulled aside at a family gathering or am emailed by someone who wants to know…
  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    Darren Rowse
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training resources I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. Here’s what you need to know. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come…
  • 3 Reasons to Stop Relying on How-To Lists for Information (and What to Do Instead)!

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
     This is a guest contribution from Daryl Rothman. The truth is out there. At least, we hope so. How-to lists are all the rage in the burgeoning blogging world. And many are good, but there is an absolute deluge. The list of lists is growing. Who has it right? How do you choose? What lists you should rely on? Simple. None. Before you loose the slings and arrows of recrimination upon me, hear me out. I didn’t say you shouldn’t read any how-to lists. There are some great ones. Read away! I am saying you need to stop relying upon them. Here’s why. We are so inundated with lists it is easy…
  • Tips for Creating Your First eCourse

    Stacey Roberts
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    There’s a reason you’re seeing an influx of ecourses in the blogosphere of late – it’s a fantastic way to share to a higher (and sometimes more concentrated) degree your talents and knowledge. If you have a niche blog, then there’s a good chance you can come up with an in-depth and useful course that will be helpful for your readers and profitable for you. If an ecourse is something that’s been on your mind, then read ahead. Last year, Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim ran her very first blogging ecourse, the Clever Cookie School of Blog, which was a huge…
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  • The Hipster’s Dilemma

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Join host Robert Bruce for the second episode of Allegorical … A simple story about one of the greatest hipsters who ever lived … and the reality behind the facade of his particular brand of cool. Listen to Allegorical No. 2 … Click Here to Listen to Allegorical on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and sales podcast network. Get on-demand business advice from experts, whenever and wherever you want it. The post The Hipster’s Dilemma appeared first on Copyblogger.
  • How to Escape the Social Media Swindle

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One day we’ll look back at this period in history as the big swindle known as social media marketing. But on the upside, we’ll also view these times as the point when companies big and small realized the importance of owning their own home base and enticing prospects not only to visit, but to experience. Beyond being forced to pay to interact with the very social audiences we built, brands of all sizes now know that social is not for selling. Seemed obvious to some, but apparently not to many. When it comes to audience, social media is the coldest relationship you can have with a…
  • How to Find a Multiplier Effect for Your Income

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur and an inventor who consistently earns millions of dollars licensing his ideas to companies like Disney, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola. He is not high-tech, but he knows how to take an idea and make it a global sensation very quickly. Before becoming a savvy inventor, he spent part of the 1980s as the head of design at Worlds of Wonder. They had two number-one hit toys that you may remember: Teddy Ruxpin and Lazer Tag. Since that time, he has started his own businesses, InventRight and Spinformation, and has sold hundreds of millions of…
  • A ‘Media, Not Marketing’ Case Study: The Rise of Chef Tim Anderson

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    How does a reality television competition help launch your career if the winner doesn’t receive a monetary prize? Today’s guest on Editor-in-Chief is an American who won the British television program MasterChef in 2011. Tim Anderson is now an entrepreneur and author whose first book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food, is available from SquarePeg in the UK. Let’s find out about the role media has played in Tim’s career and how producing media continues to enable Tim to do what he loves to do … In this 60-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman and Tim…
  • 4 Safe Ways to Find Your Writing Voice (and One Dangerous One)

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair. Writers start to peel away from the crowd when they find their voice. That strong, distinctive voice that people easily recognize. But finding your writing voice is no easy task. Your voice is something that emerges over time … through trial and error. It takes deliberate focus to develop. Unfortunately, too many writers get stuck in the stage before their voice becomes strong (which Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth will explain in today’s show) … and remain mediocre writers —…
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    Cute Overload

  • Bear And Chloe

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    As you get ready to settle in for bed (if you haven’t already) take a peek at this shot of Bear The Hammie and his big sister, Chloe The Kitteh. Totally comfortabuhls and stuff. From Megan R. P.S.- BONUS HAMMIE-HANCE! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, cat, Hammy!
  • Anyone Up For A Quick Nose Boop?

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    If so, we know a puppeh who’s available. From Vajda B. as seen on The Book Of Faces.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: doggeh, Nose Boop
  • The Story Of Radamenes

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Radamenes is the black kitteh in the photo. He was in poor health when he arrived at a vet clinic in Poland. Against all odds (cue Phil Collins) Radamenes bounced back and now helps care for and nurse other animuhls back to health! Thanks to several Cuteporters who sent this in, including Katherine B. who spotted it on The Panda.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh, ResQte
  • Hey, Can Opener! Down Here!

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    [Now that I haz your attention- and I know you won’t make a move towards the faucet now since you know what will happen- how about some DINNER, Louisa?] “My sweet cat Indy was a tiny, starving kitten when I found him in Brooklyn, NY. He was very weak and timid for awhile, but now he lets you know when he wants attention… even if you’re in the middle of cooking dinner!” -Louisa J.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: cat, ResQte
  • Time For A Mid-Afternoon BAROO Break

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    [*Note: Mid-afternoon if you’re on the U.S. West Coast. In the East and overseas it’s already evening or overnight. FWIW. -Ed.] “Miss Fisher is perky in the morning! From Jennie P.”Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Baroo, ear floof, kitteh, Nose Boop
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Brings Flight and Airline Apps to Your Wrist

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple Watch will make the flying experience more convenient for both casual and frequent flyers, with a number of airlines updating their apps for the Apple Watch in recent weeks, or announcing support coming soon, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, WestJet, Emirates and Japan Airlines. Notable airlines that have not announced or planned Apple Watch support include Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines in the United States, and Cologne-based Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe. As more airlines…
  • Review: Belkin's Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case Offers Versatility and a Full Set of Keys

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    In our ongoing iPad Air 2 keyboard review series, we've looked at the ClamCase Pro and the BrydgeAir. Today we've got a look at another popular iPad keyboard that MacRumors readers suggested we review, the Qode Ultimate Pro from Belkin. The Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is one of the more versatile keyboard cases we've looked at, because it's able to detach from the keyboard to serve as a standalone iPad case and it's usable in both portrait and landscape modes. Other standout features include backlit keys, a full keyboard layout, and auto on/off functionality. What's in the Box and Setup…
  • DODOCase and Pad & Quill Introduce New Apple Watch Stands

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    With Apple Watch's April 24 delivery date getting closer and closer, a few accessory manufactures have been revealing new stands for the wrist worn device. First is "The Timber Catchall for Apple Watch", a more comprehensive version of Pad & Quill's "Luxury Pocket Stand", which the company announced closely following Apple's "Spring Forward" event. The Timber Catchall aims to provide grooves for keys and loose change with a larger area on its base built for charging a resting iPhone, along with an elevated specified area designed for the Apple Watch. Pad & Quill's Timber Catchall can be…
  • Demo Apple Watch Shows 70-Second Startup Time in New Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    A new video posted to YouTube over the weekend takes a look at the startup time for a demo Apple Watch, with the device taking exactly 1 minute and 10 seconds to go from a black screen to showcasing the clock face of the Watch. Although that startup time seems lengthy in comparison to those of other Apple products, multiple factors could be affecting the device's boot process. The Apple Watch in the video is a demo unit, with internals reportedly very close to retail units, but heavy software customization and other factors particular to the demo setup could be impeding this particular…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    As we head further into April, deals have begun to dry up a bit. There are still discounts on a few select iPad models, and low prices on the iMac, older MacBook Air, and older MacBook Pro models. Deals on current products like the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 are unavailable this week, so if you're looking to buy a tablet, you might want to hold off for a bit. We have several exclusive offers just for MacRumors readers this week, on games from GameAgent and products from Casetify, a site that offers custom iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch accessories. We've also rounded up some great…
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  • Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Live video is messy. It’s raw, unedited, and with new mobile apps, it’s now capable of capturing many more people who aren’t aware they’re being recorded. And in some cases, that can add up to legal problems. Meerkat and Periscope aren’t the first tools to offer live-streaming capabilties, but they have captured attention due in large part to the ease with which they allow video to be recorded on the fly, from a smartphone, and shared publicly on Twitter. Twitter owns Periscope, while Meerkat is the indie player, a breakout hit at this year’s South by Southwest technology festival…
  • The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    There’s nothing more satisfying than tracking down an item online that you’ve been lusting after for weeks—and bonus points if it’s on sale. That’s the appeal of The Hunt, a crowdsourcing platform that unleashes the power of the Internet to help you find clothes, housewares, and other lifestyle items. If it can be seen and purchased, The Hunt’s community of seekers will find it for you. How it works: When you see a photo online of a must-have outfit, piece of furniture, etc., you can start a hunt by posting it to the platform. The community’s experts will scour the Internet to…
  • How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    If you’re curious how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain. A new support document on Apple’s website describes exactly how the watch measures your pulse, how often the readings happen, and what factors might affect the readings for better or worse. Similar to many other wearable fitness trackers, the Apple Watch relies on green LED lights for a method called photoplethysmography (or PPG). Because blood absorbs green light, and each pulse brings a spike in blood flow, determining heart rate is a matter of measuring the changes in green light…
  • Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Twitter regularly experiments with its direct-messaging feature, perhaps because the platform is unsure just how important private chatting is or should be to its efforts. But here we go again: Twitter just turned on a feature that will let anyone send you a message, even if you don’t follow them. Twitter A new button denotes when a person is accepting DMs from strangers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with the right cable (which Apple doesn't sell)

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs’s experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot of glitches in setup and configuration, many confirmed by other MacBook owners and some by people who had experienced the same problems in setting up new Macs. But the one truly unexpected part had to do with migration. Because of an OS X mismatch—the MacBook shipped with 10.10.2 and my MacBook Air had 10.10.3 installed—I was unable to use the initial setup assistant to migrate. (If I’d been persistent, I could have booted into the Recovery…
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  • Emeril by All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    VersatileNot everyone likes to cook. So here are some ways to enjoy your All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set if preparing food just isn't your thing:
  • The Debunker: Is Window Glass Really a Slowly Flowing Liquid?

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    April is the traditional month for spring cleaning: opening doors wide for the first time in months, polishing things till they gleam, possibly beating on rugs with some kind of stick or club? In honor of this season of good housekeeping, we've asked Jeopardy! mastermind Ken Jennings to help us out with a little mental spring cleaning. He'll be dusting away some persistent around-the-house myths and spraying the sweet-smelling Lysol of Truth over all your remaining brain clutter. The Debunker: Is Window Glass Really a Slowly Flowing Liquid? It's easy to see the appeal of this myth. The…
  • Music Monday: Reggae Hits

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! For some reason, lots of people listen to reggae on this day. No one seems to know why this particular day is so popular among reggae fans. It just is! So Scott's digging up some of his favorite reggae hits to share with you. Also please note that he's using "reggae" as a very broad term today. Stay chill. Desmond Dekker - Fu Man Chu   There are a lot of sexist, racist types in reggae. It's impossible to deny. But when reggae is at its best, it's a genre that fights for good. Desmond Dekker wasn't being purposefully racist when he referenced the evil Oriental overlord…
  • Woot celebrates 420!

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What’s it all about? Probably exactly what you’re thinking. We’re celebrating the true meaning of this great day as it was intended. 
  • HP ENVY 17" Full-HD Core i7 Touch Laptop

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nothing Personal PortlandIt's like paper but it's cool. Oh, don't make that face, you paper-loving luddite. Yes, there will always be room for lovely hand-bound notebooks and pens, but guess what? Back when notebooks and pens came out, there were people just like you saying "Oh, technology will never replace cave walls and dabs of red mud." And how many people are left still making deer shapes on stone walls? That's right. Just a few "folk art" types in Portland. And so what if this laptop replaces the old fashioned pen and paper? How often were you sitting down to hand-write a note to the…
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    Drudge Retort

  • Michael Brown Memorial Tree Chopped Down

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    A memorial tree for Michael Brown in January-Wabash Park in Ferguson, Missouri, was found cut in half and a stone memorial was missing less than 24 hours after being dedicated. The tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association on Saturday, but was found vandalized on Sunday morning.
  • 124-Pound Woman Eats 3 72-Ounce Steaks in 20 Minutes

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Molly Schuyler, a 124-pound mother of four and competitive eater, scarfed down three 72-ounce steaks, three baked potatoes, three side salads, three rolls and three shrimp cocktails in 20 minutes, setting a world record at Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. She beat four teams eating with partners. "We've been doing this contest since 1960, and in all that time we've never had anybody come in to actually eat that many steaks at one time," restaurant owner Bobby Lee told KVII.
  • Playboy-Posing Soldier Takes Flag from Protesters

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Police in Georgia arrested a U.S. veteran on Friday after she took an American flag away from students who were trampling it. Michelle Manhart, a former Air Force staff sergeant who left the military after posing nude for Playboy, took the flag from a group of African-American students at Valdosta State University who were demonstrating against racism. Manhart, who is white, was handcuffed but has not been charged with a crime. A video of the confrontation, recorded by Manhart's daughter, shows a strange three-way standoff between students, Manhart and VSU police. The spat could hardly have…
  • TSA Agents in Denver Conspired to Grope Men in the Groin

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. According to law enforcement reports, a male TSA screener who saw an attractive male passenger told a female TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer incorrectly that the passenger was female. This caused the computer to report an "anomaly in the genital area" that allowed the male TSA screener to pat the man down there.
  • Obama Sends Warship to Yemen in Iran Showdown

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen. The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea amid reports that a convoy of Iranian ships may be headed toward Yemen to arm the Houthis. The Houthis are battling government-backed fighters in an effort to take control of the country.
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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…
  • Quick Review: Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi

    Tyler Mortensen
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Have you ever wanted to get some of the cool new features of today’s connected cars, but just can’t afford the price tag for that vehicle? Well, now you just may be able to get those features added to your existing vehicle for a much smaller price tag. What are these cool features I’m referring to? Well they are: Remote Access, Vehicle Health and Diagnostics, GPS Tracking, Geo-fencing, and Vehicle Alerts to name a few. Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi, or VDD for short, is currently available to Verizon Wireless subscribers only. It is priced at $249.99 with month-to-month…
  • Quick Review: Amped Wireless REC10 Range Extender

    Aaron Bellows
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Amped Wireless specializes in providing long range wireless products for your home and office. Whatever your specific needs are, Amped Wireless most likely has a product that is going to suit your situation. In my home my router is located in the front corner of my house, making the signal poor in the opposite side. I also wanted to see if a range extender could boost my wifi signal so that I could use my tablet on my back patio. Amped Wireless sent me a REC10 High Power Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender. The REC10 plugs directly into your wall socket and is easy to set up. The directions provided…
  • New Ford Sync 3 System Ditches Microsoft For BlackBerry’s QNX Platform

    Aaron Bellows
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Something that is becoming more and more standard in most vehicles is an infotainment system of some kind. A few years ago, I was at an event where Ford was demonstrating a few of their vehicles with the Mircosoft Sync system. I was very impressed with what it had to offer and the way the interface appeared to work. So much so, that I purchased two new Ford vehicles within the next year. After a few years now, I am not as impressed with the system. The are constant lags, and there never seem to be any updates for the system software. I know I have complained on more than one occasion that the…
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    Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL

  • 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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