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  • News: Live Updates From Ferguson on the Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Shooting

    NYT > Home Page
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Adner Marcelin, a spokesman for the lawyers for the Brown family, said that prosecutors had notified the family that the grand jury had reached a decision and that it would be announced Monday after 5 p.m. Central Time.
  • Amazon to deliver via post offices

    BBC News - Home
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
  • Gingrich: Benghazi report co-opted - Top Stories
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Newt Gingrich tells Wolf Blitzer he believes the CIA "co-opted" a recent Congressional report on the Benghazi attacks.
  • Finra Fines Citigroup $15 Million What's News US
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Citigroup $15 million for failing to prevent its equity-research staff from committing communications breaches related to nonpublic information.
  • As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

    Aarti Shahani
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.» E-Mail This
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    BBC News - Home

  • Amazon to deliver via post offices

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
  • Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
  • MI5 set for criticism over Lee Rigby

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A report into the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers, but will add that the security service could not have prevented his death, the BBC understands.
  • Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Juncker no confidence vote fails to gain traction
  • Casablanca piano sells for $2.9m

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The piano featured in the classic World War Two drama Casablanca sells for $2.9m at Bonhams Auction House in New York.
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  • Gingrich: Benghazi report co-opted

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Newt Gingrich tells Wolf Blitzer he believes the CIA "co-opted" a recent Congressional report on the Benghazi attacks.
  • Was Hagel doomed from the start?

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Chuck Hagel was doomed even before he walked into the Pentagon.
  • Philae lander

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned heaps of data ... and then quietly faded away.
  • Chuck Hagel

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Chuck Hagel was doomed even before he walked into the Pentagon.
  • Why ousting Hagel solves nothing

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    David Rothkopf says if the President thinks that pushing out the defense secretary is the housecleaning his spluttering national security process needs, he is likely to be disappointed
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  • Finra Fines Citigroup $15 Million

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Citigroup $15 million for failing to prevent its equity-research staff from committing communications breaches related to nonpublic information.
  • Panamanian Judge Orders Embargo on Carlos Slim Assets

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A Panamanian judge has ordered an embargo on the local assets of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s infrastructure company in a legal dispute over a concession to build and operate a hydroelectric plant.
  • Honda Says It Underreported Serious Accidents

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Honda said it failed to report 1,729 death and injury incidents involving its vehicles to U.S. regulators in an 11-year period starting in July 2003.
  • NII Reaches Restructuring Deal

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    NII Holdings on Monday announced a restructuring deal that would put the Latin American Nextel carrier in the hands of its bondholders.
  • Woman Cleared in Death Tied to GM Switch

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    A Texas woman had her conviction for criminal negligent homicide set aside hours after General Motors confirmed the vehicle she was driving was among those recalled for a faulty ignition switch.
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  • 'Wonder Woman' movie gets a wondrous woman director

    Josh Dickey
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Well, throw a lasso around us and demand the truth if Warner Bros. didn't just hire a woman to direct Wonder Woman. Though it considered men for the job, too, the studio had telegraphed that it wanted a female helmer for its DC Comics franchise spinoff starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. They found her in Michelle MacLaren, the prolific TV director and producer whose extensive work as a director and executive producer on Breaking Bad won her primetime Emmys the last two years running, Mashable has confirmed. SEE ALSO: Nice Try, Hollywood, But a Female Superhero Won't Solve…
  • World Series star Pablo Sandoval to leave Giants for Red Sox

    Patrick Kulp
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The San Francisco Giants' beloved "Kung Fu Panda" is relocating to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, whose post-season performance helped propel the Giants to a World Series win this year, has reached an agreement to sign with the Red Sox, the team confirmed Monday We - Wishing you nothing but the best — World Champs (@SFGiants) November 24, 2014 The San Francisco Chronicle had earlier confirmed that Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda by teammates and fans, has locked down a five-year deal with Boston, pending the results of a physical, and that…
  • Dogs recreating your favorite Disney movies is a dream come true

    Neha Prakash
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    There are few moments in life when your soul will feel complete — watching this video will be one of those moments In the name of humanitarianism, the good people at Oh My Disney have dressed up dogs as classic Disney characters and then filmed them in slow-motion Be our guest, watch it The 'Super Mario World' theme song played on floppy drives is just bananas 15 everyday uses for vodka besides getting drunk 'Star Wars'-inspired '70s TV show resurfaces for first time in 35 years Eminem is not afraid again in empowering 'Guts Over Fear' video Read more... More about Viral Videos, Disney,…
  • Lyrics may land rapper in California prison

    Andy Fixmer
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    A rapper is facing 25 years to life in a California prison — because the district attorney's office in San Diego says his lyrics inspired nine gang shootings. Brandon Duncan, a 33-year old rapper who also goes by the name Tiny Doo, will stand trial starting Dec. 4 under a California law passed by voters in 2000 that allows prosecutors to charge gang members who benefit from crimes committed by other gang members The prosecutor, deputy district attorney Anthony Campagna, argues Duncan sold more copies of No Safety, an album with a photo of a gun and bullets on the cover, thanks to his…
  • All 17 videos from Beyoncé's fifth album are now on YouTube

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Beyoncé must be feeling generous. Monday marked the moment when she finally put her fifth studio album on Spotify, 11 months after it debuted in December 2013 The album was accompanied by an unprecedented release of 17 music videos on iTunes, but now all of them are available to watch free on YouTube (they are embedded below) See also: You can finally stream Beyoncé's 5th album on Spotify — with 6 extra songs Her generosity coincides with the Nov. 24 release of her four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, the re-release of last year's surprise self-titled visual album…
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  • Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

    John Biggs
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
     Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have been circulating in the wild since 2008 and has been hitting governmental, industrial, and individual systems with impunity, using sophisticated encryption and targeting systems to spy on targets. The anti-virus company has released a… Read More
  • Built In Brooklyn: FlyCleaners Saves You A Trip To The Laundromat

    Anthony Ha
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
     For this episode of Built in Brooklyn, producer Steve Long and I visited the Bushwick garage of FlyCleaners, an on-demand laundry service — and Steve even went for a ride in one of those blue FlyCleaners vans (they’ve become a common sight in Williamsburg, my neighborhood of Brooklyn). With FlyCleaners, instead of having to bring your laundry to the laundromat or dry cleaner, you… Read More
  • TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back

    Jordan Crook
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
     TechCrunch Radio is back in full force and that means we need YOU! What is TechCrunch Radio, you ask? Well, it’s an hour of weekly bliss brought to you by myself, John Biggs, and the kind folks at Sirius XM each Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. We discuss this week’s news, chat with interesting guests, and then get into our weekly startup pitch-off. If you want to listen in, just head over… Read More
  • Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

    Ryan Lawler
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
     Fluc raised $2.3 million in seed funding to expand its business and keep moving into new markets. The new financing came from investors that include Sherpa Ventures, WI Harper, Charlie Cheever, Blake Ross, Zhou Hongyi, and other angels. Read More
  • Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Jonathan Shieber
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
     Companies feeling they aren’t getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather. In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services are looking to change them, according to Eric Duffy, Pathgather’s chief executive officer. “I got started on this on the… Read More
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  • La Souterraine, le nouveau modèle de la chanson française?

    Maxime Delcourt
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dans l’industrie musicale d’aujourd’hui s’impose un constat assez simple: pour vendre, il faut se démarquer, susciter la curiosité des auditeurs, promouvoir la rareté. Du plan marketing savamment maîtrisé des Daft Punk aux ballons gonflables d’Aphex Twin en passant par le hacking des comptes clients d’iTunes par U2 et le dernier album de Thom Yorke distribué via BitTorrent, les artistes et les labels ne manquent pas d’imagination, ces dernières années, pour mettre en avant leur produit. Heureusement, il existe encore et toujours d’irréductibles passionnés, qui…
  • Les Français aiment de plus en plus regarder des films qu’ils n’aiment pas

    Vincent Manilève
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Il y a quelques jours, le Washington Post comparait le succès des films dans les salles américaines et les notes quui leur étaient attribuées par les critiques. Le journal s’est aperçu que les spectateurs raffolaient des films torpillés par la critique. Nous avons voulu voir ce qu’il en été de notre côté de l’Atlantique en poussant le vice un peu plus loin: est-ce que les Français vont voir en masse des films qu’ils détestent ? Pour effectuer nos calculs, nous avons comparé le nombre d’entrées du top 100 des films du box-office français depuis 1945 et les notes…
  • Etats-Unis: Michèle Flournoy sera-t-elle la première femme secrétaire à la Défense?

    Grégor Brandy
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Michèle Flournoy. Son nom ne vous dit peut-être rien, mais elle pourrait devenir l'une des personnes les plus influentes de l'administration Obama, ces prochaines semaines. Avec la démission de Chuck Hagel, ce lundi 24 novembre, pour «des différends sur la stratégie à adopter contre le groupe djihadiste de l'Etat islamique (EI), qui progresse actuellement en Irak et en Syrie», l'ancienne sous-secrétaire à la politique de la défense (entre 2009 et 2012) pourrait devenir la première femme à occuper le poste de secrétaire à la défense. En novembre 2012, déjà, après la…
  • Sivens, écotaxe, fiscalité: comment l'Etat a entamé son crédit

    Gilles Bridier
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    L’Etat encaisse des coups qui portent atteinte parfois à sa crédibilité, souvent à la clarté de sa doctrine. Il arrive maintenant que sa signature soit remise en question; dans un Etat de droit, c’est tout simplement une faute qui induit une insécurité juridique préjudiciable. D’autres fois, des changements rendent la politique menée illisible, comme en matière fiscale. D’autre fois encore, des procédures sont remises en question alors qu’elles sont pourtant passées par toutes les étapes de la consultation démocratique. A Sivens, les procédures contestées La plus…
  • En 1974, Lego a écrit une lettre aux parents sur les jouets pour garçons et pour filles. Elle est encore d'actualité aujourd'hui

    Grégor Brandy
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Un drôle de document a atterri sur Reddit ce week-end. «Aux parents, L'envie de créer est la même chez tous les enfants. Garçons et filles. C'est l'imagination qui compte. Pas les compétences. Vous construisez ce qui vous vient à l'esprit, et comme vous le voulez. Un lit ou un camion. Une maison de poupée ou un vaisseau spatial. Beaucoup de garçons aiment les maisons de poupées. Elles sont plus humaines que les vaisseaux spatiaux. Beaucoup de filles préfèrent les vaisseaux spatiaux. Ils sont plus excitants que les maisons de poupées. La chose la plus importante est de mettre le…
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  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on
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    The Bloggess

  • EVERY day is Cat Day

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Apparently National Cat Day was October 29th and I missed it, so I guess that explains why Ferris Mewler threw up in my shoe.  In my defense, it was just World Cat Day in August.  Why do cats need so many days?  No clue.  But to make up for whatever I did to offend the cats I’m sharing the pictures I took of Ferris Mewler, who was ignoring me badly in spite of the fact that he would starve without me: Is it just me or is he flipping me off in that last picture?  Because I think he is. This is exactly why people prefer dogs, Ferris.   And now, the weekly wrap-up of…
  • The things you don’t know might just bite you in the…well, not the ass, exactly.

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Last week I was discussing the taint with my friends (as you do) and wondered aloud how that part of your body even got a name and one of my friends was like, “Seriously?  Because it t’aint your butthole and it t’aint your genitals.”  And I just sat there with my mind blown because I HAD NO IDEA. This is exactly what friends are for.  To help you with your taint.  Not literally though.  Being a friend means never having to physically help with someone else’s taint. That should go on a greeting card. Anyway, I was just thinking about all of the other…
  • UPDATED: The Church of Bloggessianism. Choose your title, strangelings.

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    A few weeks ago I was accidentally made the leader of a church which doesn’t actually exist and now we have over 2,000 members.  I’m pretty sure than makes me some sort of Pope so please send me hats. More about that here if you missed it. We decided that it would be nice to have some commandments, but “Commandment” seemed a bit pushy so we’re leaning more toward “Helpful Hints” or “Life Hacks”.  I came up with the first few.  The rest are a few of my favorites you’ve come up with.  Feel free to add your own: Current Life…
  • I can’t go for that.

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    I’ve never liked the song “I Can’t Go For That“ because this guy seems totally untrustworthy.  I’ve never actually paid attention to all the lyrics but the chorus is telling enough, I think: “I’ll do anything that you want me to.” “Oh.  I’ll do almost anything that you want me to.” “I CAN’T GO FOR THAT.” “No, I…  NO CAN DO.” “ICAN’TGOFORTHAT. ICAN’TGOFORTHAT. I CAN’T GO FOR THAAAAAT!” I’m not sure why he changed so suddenly but it certainly shows…
  • It’s weird. But all the best things are.

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    I’ve been super sick for the past few days but I got my voice back today (much to Victor’s chagrin) and the steroids are kicking in but not really enough to write a real post so instead I’m posting this, which I started writing a long time ago but never finished.  It feels undone and not properly tied together, but in a way that makes sense because “unbalanced and disjointed” is a pretty fair description if we’re doing a realistic portrait of me anyway: Remember a few months ago when I said I’d share the rest of the photos that my friend amazingly…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Watercolorbot 2.0

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    New from Evil Mad Scientist Labs, the 2.0 version of their Watercolorbot, a plotter than uses a brush and a palette of watercolors to automatically paint watercolor pictures. It features a much more robust platform, upgraded electronics, and streamlined bearings. And unlike the 1.0, Watercolorbot 2.0 comes fully assembled. Introducing WaterColorBot 2.0
  • The new Kindle Voyage and the best portable scanner

    Mark Frauenfelder
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In episode 020, Mark talks about his Fujitsu ScanSnap, which enables quick and convenient archival book scans, and Jason reviews Amazon's latest e-reader, the Kindle Voyage. Mark's picks: The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 ($585) Quickly scans books and magazines without damaging them. It takes about three seconds to scan a large two-page spread. The software lets you adjust for the curve and remove your fingers if you need to use them to hold the book open. Jason's picks: Kindle Voyage ($219) The latest and greatest in Amazon’s single purpose e-reader lie. Now with a glass screen, higher…
  • CPU Wars 2.0: expanded top trumps with processors

    Cory Doctorow
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Harry writes, "Ever since launching CPU WARS Volume 1.0 people had been asking me for more CPUs and gameplay. After a lot of work and research we have finally done it! CPU WARS Volume 2.0 - The Battle of the Servers has now launched! CPU Wars 1.0 is great fun, I have to say. This looks brilliant: We can proudly say that the geekiest card game just got geekier. It features 30 server CPUs from the past 30 years, including the first PA-RISC server and the last Alpha. To make the game more interesting we've also introduced 4 booster cards that can change everything. It's also designed with Volume…
  • Rebuilt Nintendo Power-Gloves as fashion accessories

    Cory Doctorow
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Glove Power rebuilds old Nintendo Power Gloves as one-of-a-kind fashion accessories, lit with arrays of customized LEDs powered by a hidden battery-pack.
  • Crowdfunding Jolla, a GNU/Linux-powered high-spec tablet

    Cory Doctorow
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It runs an OS called Sailfish that can use Android apps as well its own native apps, and was created by a team with a bunch of senior Nokia refugees on it. The tablet itself is super high-spec and competitively priced (and total vapourware at this point, caveat emptor). The OS is built on GNU/Linux with the Qt application framework. The company advertises itself as privacy-friendly and promises never to sell or share your data and not to build in any intentional back-doors. I took a flutter and pre-ordered one. We want you to tell us how you want your Jolla Tablet to be. It doesn’t matter…
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  • The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment

    Klint Finley
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have built a mobile app that aims to give office workers more control over their environment while saving energy. The post The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment appeared first on WIRED.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend

    Graeme McMillan
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Star Wars is just days away from returning to the big screen—or, at least the trailer is. Lucasfilm confirmed today that a teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run in select theaters over the holiday weekend before heading to all theaters in December. The post Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Bad Is Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts

    Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. and Praveen R. Kambam, M.D.
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    People throw around the term "PTSD" when talking about Katniss Everdeen's state in the Hunger Games movies. But does she fit the criteria for PTSD diagnosis? We asked some experts. The post How Bad Is Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals’ Latest Sweet Spot

    Rahul Kashyap, Bromium
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Of all the cyber threats driving headlines, malvertising – seeding malicious code in online advertisements to infect unsuspecting users – might be the most jarring and difficult for many Web surfers to fathom. No one expects to get infected with malware when they visit trusted sites like YouTube or Reuters – hardly the seedy sides of the […] The post Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals’ Latest Sweet Spot appeared first on WIRED.
  • Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers

    Jordan Crucchiola
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia. Check it. The post Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • How to use the colon

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    The colon is one of the most versatile punctuation marks (and organs). We use it to mark time (he arrived at 3:15 pm), identify the source of biblical passages (Psalms 23:4), in mathematical ratios (the horse is running at 12:1), and, of course, in Web addresses (, among many other places. It's in ordinary writing that the colon gets a...
  • Press subpoenas are a bigger problem than you'd think

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    By now, everyone knows the feds have been handing out record numbers of subpoenas to journalists hoping to scare them into giving up their sources. The troubles of New York Times reporter James Risen, the most well-known of these besieged journalists, remain unresolved almost seven years after the Bush administration first knocked on his door with a subpoena to...
  • Is this the golden age of podcasts?

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    The meteoric rise of podcast phenomenon Serial has placed podcasting firmly in the center of internet chatter and media attention, at a time when the media has announced a podcast renaissance and paid increased attention to the medium over the past year. While the show illustrates podcasts’ potential to develop deep audience engagement, some have pointed out that podcasting never...
  • Must-reads of the week

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week: Virtual reality is journalism’s next frontier (CJR) - Why newsrooms need to consider telling stories in a different way. Jack Shafer on...
  • The Boston Globe finally digs in to a big story

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Boston Globe has, at last, dug into the big business-of-healthcare story in its state. In an important article earlier this month, the paper did a fine job probing deeply into the deal between Partners HealthCare and Attorney General Martha Coakley and unpacking an agreement that allowed Partners, the state’s giant hospital system, to acquire three community hospitals in Eastern...
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  • Vanessa Hudgens Stalker -- I Want to Marry You

    TMZ Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Vanessa Hudgens got a restraining order from a man who traveled from Africa to L.A. to marry her.Junior Kabongo sent Hudgens a slew of emails, saying, among other things, "Hello, I love you and want to marry you," and, "God gave me a penis to…
  • Kansas City Chiefs Star Eric Berry -- Team Doctors Believe He Has Lymphoma

    TMZ Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Kansas City Chiefs star safety Eric Berry has been placed on the non-football injury list after doctors discovered a mass on the right side of his chest ... which they believe to be lymphoma. Berry is expected to go to Emory University hospital for…
  • Johnny Manziel -- I Was Accosted By an Aggressive Fan

    TMZ Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Johnny Manziel is painting a completely different picture of the alleged fight that he was involved in over the weekend ... instead claiming he was the victim of an aggressive fan. Manziel who is being accused of taking part in the beatdown of a fan…
  • Beyonce -- 7-Eleven Claims Slurpee Pic Was All Her Idea

    TMZ Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Beyonce was not in cahoots with 7-Eleven when she made her new "7/11" video ... so says 7-Eleven.According to a spokesman for the convenience store giant ... the Slurpee pic she posted on Instagram to promote the vid has the Internet going crazy ...…
  • Andre Berto -- Carnival Ridin' With Trey Songz & Chris Brown ... At INSANE Birthday Party

    TMZ Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Former 2 -time welterweight champs have all the fun ... just ask Andre Berto -- who spent his weekend turning up with Chris Brown and Trey Songz at Trey's ultra exclusive 30th birthday party.The carnival themed party took place in Calabasas over the…
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  • The Mystery Over Diem Brown's REAL Age Is Finally Solved

    Perez Hilton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Weeks after Diem Brown's tragic passing, we've received some important information regarding the reality star's true age. After her devastating death in mid-November, there was a lot of confusion surrounding Diems's birthday -- though some outlets reported she was born in 1982, public records can now confirm she was born in 1980. [ Video: Diem Brown's Memorial Video Will Leave You In Tears ] So, why the bizarre mix-up? Diem's sister, Megan Brown, has revealed that the MTV alum concealed her real birth year in order to further her journalism career, an industry that's unfortunately…
  • EXCLUSIVE! These American Music Awards Performers Dish On What They MUST HAVE Backstage! Ridiculous Riders Inbound!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The American Music Awards were sooooo good this year, you guys! Check out all the winners HERE in case you missed it!! Sure, all sorts of wonderful things were happening inside the Nokia Theatre, but it was outside the theater on the red carpet where all the juiciest juice was found. What juice do we speak of? Backstage tour rider juice!! [ Related: J. Lo Shows Off CLEAVAGE After The AMAs! ] We love knowing what artists NEEEED to have backstage, don't you? From DJ Mustard, to Skylar Grey, we've got the dirt on what these artists totally have to have backstage. Check out the video (above) to…
  • Man Crush Monday! Liam Hemsworth Edition!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We'd like to handle Liam Hemsworth's hose any day of the week! Katniss isn't the only one crushing hard on Gale! With Mockingjay Part 1's success, this week truly belongs to Liam! Liam's choice for our Man Crush Monday is a total no-brainer! He's hot, he's fighting against the Capitol, and those eyes of his are just hypnotizing! So sit back, relax, and join us as we appreciate this hunk! CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Man Crush Monday!" CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Man Crush Monday!" CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Man Crush Monday!" CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Man Crush Monday!"…
  • Christian Bale Actually Had A Pretty Intense Reaction To The News That Ben Affleck Would Be Batman — And Here's How He Says It Went Down!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Reactions to the news that Ben Affleck would be donning the cape and cowl as the next Batman have been mixed. [ Related: Ben Affleck: 7 Reasons He'll Be A Great Batman! In GIFs! ] But fans aren't the only ones who were affected but the news. Previous Caped Crusaders were as well! Until now, Christian Bale has kept his reaction to himself, and it may be because he was a touch embarrassed! You see, the Dark Knight star went through some pretty intense feels over the news! He finally admitted: "I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a…
  • Ariana Grande Reveals That She'll Be On Nicki Minaj's New Album… But If You Blinked, You Missed The Announcement!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Yasss! It's like Bang Bang part deux! Nicki Minaj is putting together her album Pinkprint, and Ariana Grande just let a melodious cat out of the bag… She's going to be on one of the songs! [ Related: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj Bang Bang It Out At The AMAs! ] The 21-year-old singer posted this picture (above) on Instagram, but don't go looking for it now, because she already deleted it and posted with a new caption, saying, "happy place :)" Originally, it said SO much more though: "the work never ends!!! but i can't complain at all. this is where I'm happiest. sangin for…
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  • America picks its favorite burger chains

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    America picks its favorite burger chainsGettySurprisingly, mega-companies -- like Burger King and McDonald's -- don't seem to dominate in any state.Brands that rule across the US Take a lookHow to spatchcock a turkeyTrick to opening a pomegranate
  • Taylor Swift says smart women motivate her

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Taylor Swift says smart women motivate herSponsored ContextDisney©The country cutie nabbed two back-to-back number one hits this month and now she's opening up about her inspirations. One thing that doesn't threaten her
  • Silly first line of man's obituary goes viral

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Silly first line of man's obituary goes viral WMURCharles Wheeler was hilarious in life, and in death, he's making his family -- and tptal strangers -- smile. Words making people laugh through tears Take a look Hero, 7, saves the day in IowaMan makes giant 1,041-lb. catch
  • 7 surprising signs of an unhealthy heart

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    7 surprising signs of an unhealthy heartGettyYes, you can actually tell if your ticker is in trouble years before having a heart attack.Signs you can't ignoreMore on healthExperts' 6 best memory tricks10 signs it might be time for care
  • Bill Cosby faces more disturbing allegations

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Bill Cosby faces more disturbing allegationsAPWhile another alleged victim of the comedian has come forward, an even more bizarre report emerged from a few Letterman staffers.Strange request he had for internsMore to readClass action lawsuit in the worksCosby's lawyer blasts the media
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  • West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen The Sugar Cane Train's locomotive No. 1, Anaka. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It won’t be long before train whistles can once again be heard in Lahaina. The Sugar Cane Train, a popular West Maui attraction that was shuttered in August, has found a new owner with plans to reopen. The Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad’s Sugar Cane Train—a steam-powered locomotive that took passengers along a six-mile track between ...
  • 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday Visitors at the first Hawaii Honey Festival last year. Photo: Danielle Downey.This weekend, something sweet is happening just south of Hilo. The Big Island Bee Keepers Association will host their 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival Sat., Nov. 22 at Nani Mau Gardens on Hawaii Island. The event celebrates the hard work of Hawaii’s honeybees and their keepers.Visitors to the Hawaii Ho...
  • Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Six reasons to visit the Windward Oahu town of Waimanalo Oahu map indicating the location of Waimanlo. For a detailed area map, see the link at the end of the article. Image: Google Maps. Waimanalo is a small, rural community sandwiched between the Koolau mountain range and Waimanalo Bay on the eastern side of Oahu. Visitors to Oahu’s lush Windward side often bypass Waimanalo for its larger and more northerly neighbor, Kailua town, or drive through on their way to Sea Life Park on the island’s southern tip, Makapuu Point. But that’s a mistake.
  • The Shave Iceman Cometh: The story (and family) behind the Matsumoto Shave Ice empire

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    The Shave Iceman Cometh: The story (and family) behind the Matsumoto Shave Ice empire Matsumoto Shave Ice owner Stanley Matsumoto outside the Haleiwa store on Oahu. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.Stanley Matsumoto is a one-flavor kind of shave-ice guy. “Typical old style,” he says, with a light chuckle, proclaiming strawberry his favorite. Favorite, that is, unless it’s really hot outside in Haleiwa, or he just finished mowing his lawn. Then the flavor’s de...
  • HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Hawaiian Food

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Hawaiian Food Fried akule and poi at Highway Inn in Kakaako, Oahu. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 Food Issue is on sale now. As usual, the issue is packed with stories and regular departments spotlighting the food we eat here in the Islands. From flying off to Maui, Kauai and Hawaii ...
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  • Job Listing Points Towards Apple's Continued Interest in Virtual Reality

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Over the past several years, Apple has expressed an interest in both virtual reality and augmented reality, and has applied for a number of patents related to both technologies. The company has explored a goggle-like video headset that would possibly allow for 3-D viewing, much like the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, it's looked into a motion-sensing virtual 3D user interface for iOS devices, and it's explored 3-D "hyper-reality" displays. While many companies are following in the footsteps of Oculus VR and have already introduced virtual reality hardware, there has been little to no…
  • iCloud Development Held Up By 'Deep Organizational Issues' at Apple

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Development on new features for iCloud is being held up by "deep organizational issues," according to a new report from The Information, which suggests organizational problems are complicating iCloud products and holding up releases. Much of The Information's report requires a subscription to access, but the article's introduction gives a hint at what's going wrong at Apple. With iOS 8, Apple introduced some major overhauls to iCloud, including iCloud Drive, which allows users to see all of their files in a dedicated folder on the Mac, similar to Dropbox, and iCloud Photo Library, an…
  • Apple Details Special (RED) Shopping Day Gift Card Amounts for Black Friday

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    As part of its campaign announced late yesterday to support the upcoming World AIDS Day, Apple has also confirmed its annual Black Friday sale on November 28, which is branded this year as the (RED) Special Shopping Day Promo. The U.S. promotion is offering (RED) gift cards to customers who purchase a qualifying product on Black Friday. Unlike last year, Apple is including the iPhone in the (RED) promotion this year, offering a $50 gift card for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c purchases except for those made with no money down through the online store. Gift card amounts…
  • iPhone 6 Launch Drives Record App Store Downloads in October

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Interest in Apple's iPhone and iOS platform remains high with continued strong hardware sales driven by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch pushing App Store downloads to record-setting levels in October, reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu. According to Fiksu's October App Store Competitive Index, app downloads reached a record-setting high of 7.8 million per day across the top 200 free iOS apps. This is a 42 percent jump from September and a 39 percent increase year-over-year, with the trend expected to continue into the holidays. Fiksu also highlights a disparity between rising advertising…
  • Chase Launches Apple Pay Ad Campaign Featuring Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Small Businesses

    Eric Slivka
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Following this past weekend's promotion that saw Chase customers being offered free early downloads of David Guetta's upcoming album just for adding their cards to Apple Pay, the bank has launched a new national campaign touting Apple Pay. The new campaign begins today with a 30-second ad featuring Fun front man Jack Antonoff's side project Bleachers using Apple Pay at several locations around Los Angeles as they prepare for a rooftop concert. While much of the attention surrounding Apple Pay has been focused on the major retailers supporting (or not supporting) the mobile payment service,…
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  • Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    We respect its storied history, and value the contributions of its many readers, but we can no longer support it at the level it deserves. There’s a wealth of great information here that many will find useful, so we've elected to maintain it in a read-only form. Thanks for your many years of attention and everything you've done to make the site such a valuable resource.
  • Getting Java client apps to run the way you want

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery. Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G). The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all. Once that was all…
  • Siri: workaround Content Not Available error

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship. I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it…
  • Older browser behavior changes in Google search

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser. If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older…
  • 10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. For everything else I use Safari. There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well. In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing): Add a new URL scheme Choose AppleScript handler Paste the following code in, (replacing the stub code at the bottom): on handle_url(args) if (|URL| of args…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Transplanting an Agave

    Martha Stewart
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The other day we transplanted many of the agaves in the greenhouse. Agaves are succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves. Since they are native to the southern and [&hellip...
  • A Visit to The Home Depot in Atlanta

    Martha Stewart
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Last weekend I visited The Home Depot in Sandy Springs, in the Atlanta suburbs, to demonstrate our lovely Martha Stewart Living holiday collections. We held two separate events - [&hellip...
  • The Splendor of the Maple Grove

    Martha Stewart
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Of all the trees that shed their leaves in autumn, the Japanese maples are among the last, which makes their colors stand out more vividly against the muted [&hellip...
  • The Start of Fall Bulb Planting

    Martha Stewart
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    My bulbs arrived over the past three weeks, and this week began the process of placing and planting spring blooming bulbs throughout the property. Many areas will receive [&hellip...
  • Istanbul: History and Art on Display

    Martha Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    One of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul was the 1,400-year-old Hagia Sophia, one of the world's most beautiful and beloved buildings, and a milestone in the [&hellip...
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  • Partisans' lakeside Grotto takes the edge off traditional sauna design

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Property on the eastern flank of Lake Huron is at a premium and the few who can afford it get total seclusion for their millions. So this commission in the Hamptons-esque Georgian Bay region is a boon for Toronto native Alexander Josephson, whose small, experimental design practice Partisans is making a name for itself among high-flying weekenders. To complement a prefab midcentury cabin on this private island, part of a group aptly named Sans Souci (literally 'no worries' in French), Josephsons and his partner Pooya Baktash were enlisted to design this 75 sq m sauna at the…
  • Retail Directory: Jean Nouvel designs Italian footwear brand Ruco Line's Rome flagship

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
  • Audi's 2014 Urban Future Award paves the way to smooth city driving

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Like many big car companies, Audi is spending considerable amounts of time exploring how to make its products gel better with the urban environment. Cars have a contentious relationship with cities, but it's obviously in the best interests of a car maker to ensure that the two coexist in sweet, profitable harmony for many years to come. At the heart of their efforts is Audi's Urban Future Initiative, a heavily branded venture that sees invited teams of architects, designers, planners and other professionals suggest new ways of dealing with the myriad problems of 'urban…
  • Artist Paul Chan scoops the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    The art community descended on the Guggenheim Museum in New York City last night to celebrate the reveal of the 2014 winner of the Hugo Boss Prize. Presented by Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Hugo Boss CEO and chairman Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, the biennial award, which carries a $100,000 cash prize, was scooped by multidisciplinary artist Paul Chan. 'I'm so glad you're here and not at the Hunger Games premiere,' Chan joked during his acceptance speech in the museum's rotunda, which featured a glittering installation of…
  • Ron Gilad shows his playful side at Molteni & C's Glass Cube showroom

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The days of dull and dreary showrooms are over thanks to a new collaboration by Italian furniture company Molteni & C and Tel Aviv-based artist/designer Ron Gilad. Set in the lush backyard of Molteni's Brianza headquarters, Glass Cube takes the conventions of design salons and quite literally turns them on their head.  The new space is buoyant with humour and creative wit. Stepping into the glass-walled space, Gilad has plastered Arik Levy's 'Hug' couch to the ceiling along with a comely set of panty-hosed legs sporting a shiny pair of Ferragamos.  Ironic twists are…
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

    David Sudweeks
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    FontShop’s David Sudweeks sat with type designer Mark Simonson at TypeCon 2014 “Capitolized” in Washington, DC to talk about Mark’s work from the early days, submitting his first design to the ITC review board by mail in the late 1970s, to his ways of perceiving and working with original design ideas. FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson from FontShop on Vimeo. A few of the typefaces discussed include what later became Kandal, one of Mark’s first digital releases, and Coquette, a rationalized, upright script mixing the disparate influences of the handwritten French script, and…
  • Global, Local, Social: ATypI Barcelona 2014 (Part 2)

    Sonja Knecht TXET
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    With Typographic Dialogues, the theme of their 58th conference, ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) invited type and design aficionados from all over the world to Barcelona. The presentations on day 2 concentrated primarily on education. While in part 1 of my review you can discover some of the more technical talks given at BAU Design School Barcelona, focusing on interpolation tools, we now switch to all kinds of typography teaching methods. Day 2: educational advice and lots of learnings: by lettering, letterpress dialogues, legibility studies – and looking for roots Again I…
  • Global, Local, Social: ATypI Barcelona 2014 (Part 1)

    Sonja Knecht TXET
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    The 58th annual conference by the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) from September 17 to 21, 2014, was held in Barcelona – for the third time in the history of ATypI, after 1972 and 1995. It was a great experience. With this year’s theme, Typographic Dialogues, ATypI invited students and professionals to participate in a delightful mixture of workshops, lectures, social events and exhibitions, and to explore the wider fields of design and typography together. The first two days with practical, technical and educational topics plus workshops took place in the BAU Design…
  • From Form Bring The Fun Fair To Reasons To Be Creative

    Yves Peters
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Yesterday another edition of Reasons to be Creative in Brighton, UK closed. This terrific three-day festival is the successor of the legendary Flash On The Beach. Voted “Best Conference of The Year 2013”, it gradually evolved into an inspirational event with a broad scope, mainly focusing on creativity and code. I was honoured to be part of it in 2012 when I provided the Tuesday night’s Inspired session with my movie poster talk and did a livestream from the Influxis Lounge, and last year I had a blast simply attending the friendly conference. Unfortunately I could not make this…
  • FontCast #18 — John Hudson

    Yves Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This original series of video interviews was published during our Webfonts Week in November 2009. The series continued beyond these initial interviews. It expanded its scope to feature the most interesting figures in typography, lettering and design talk about their work and their…
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by the (big) numbers

    Dean Takahashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Activision Publishing has been shy about disclosing the number of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare copies that it has sold — or how much revenue the game is generating in comparison to last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. Analysts are assuming the comparison isn’t that favorable. But Activision, a division of Activision Blizzard and one of the biggest game companies on Earth, has disclosed just about every other number related to Advanced Warfare. The publisher has said that the Call of Duty franchise has generated more than $10 billion in revenue in the past decade, but it has been mum…
  • Yes, business leader, you have a tech budget. But you still need IT. Here’s why

    Mo Marshall
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Gartner predicts that by next year, 35 percent of enterprise IT expenditures will be managed outside the IT department’s budget. CMOs, HR directors, and other line-of-business leaders are becoming technologists, purchasing and implementing software to improve their department’s productivity. This doesn’t mean they need to have IT skills, but they do need to appreciate the expertise of IT professionals in protecting their investment and making it work. To date, there’s been a lot of talk about collaboration between IT and business leaders. It’s mainly been lip service. But this…
  • BlackBerry offers up to $550 to trade your iPhone for a BlackBerry Passport

    Emil Protalinski
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    BlackBerry today announced a new trade-in program to woo Apple users over to its latest flagship device. In short, the company is offering iPhone owners up to $550 for their device, as long as they purchase a BlackBerry Passport. The BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program is available only in the U.S. and Canada starting on December 1 and ending February 13. iPhone users upgrading to a BlackBerry Passport will get up to $400 USD/CAD for their iPhone, plus an additional $150 USD ($200 CAD) in the form of a Visa Prepaid Card. The amount paid for the iPhone will be based on the condition and model…
  • Santa Cruz school threatener says other budding terrorists should avoid using Yik Yak

    Mark Sullivan
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Hey, kids. If you really want to call in a threat to get attention and get out of school, don’t use Yik Yak. Yes, we know it’s the school rumor terrorism site de jour. But the 16-year-old who (allegedly) phoned in a threat of a mass shooting to a Santa Cruz, Calif., high school last Tuesday has a warning for the next teen who wants to use the popular anonymous rumor site for students: You can be traced. “ … I heard of kids using Yik Yak which is retarded since it transmits there [sic] IP address with it,” the alleged school threatener said in an email to the Santa Cruz…
  • Shopping app Slice acquires, a service that takes the clutter out of your inbox

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Email and shopping go together like … well, and Slice. Which is great because the Rakuten-owned shopping startup Slice has acquired, a startup that made its name by promising to free your email inbox from pesky email subscriptions. The acquisition makes a lot of sense from a product point of view. Slice, which Rakuten acquired this past summer, helps shoppers keep track of their orders, packages, discounts, and so on. It does all that by pulling up and analyzing shopping receipts from your email. is also in the email business. When it appeared on the scene in…
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  • Spain: Flawed Public Security Bill

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Spanish Congress should amend a deeply flawed public security bill that would curb spontaneous protest and formalize abusive expulsions of asylum seekers. The congressional committee on home affairs is due to adopt the bill on November 25, 2014, after which the bill will go the plenary for debate and vote in the coming days. (Milan) – The Spanish Congress should amend a deeply flawed public security bill that would curb spontaneous protest and formalize abusive expulsions of asylum more
  • Jordan: Vulnerable Refugees Forcibly Returned to Syria

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported vulnerable Syrian refugees back to Syria in violation of Jordan’s international obligations. (Beirut) – Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported vulnerable Syrian refugees back to Syria in violation of Jordan’s international obligations. Those deported include wounded men and unaccompanied children. read more
  • Iran: Honors for Persecuted Writers

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Five Iranians are among 35 writers to win the prestigious Hellman-Hammett award for courage and conviction in the face of political persecution. The other 30 winners come from 11 countries. (New York) – Five Iranians are among 35 writers to win the prestigious Hellman-Hammett award for courage and conviction in the face of political persecution. The other 30 winners come from 11 countries. read more
  • Bangladesh: After Fire, Companies Evade Compensation

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead. (New York) – Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead. Survivors of the fire at Tazreen Fashions are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income. read more
  • Gulf Countries: Increase Migrant Worker Protection

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Labor ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27, 2014, should improve labor law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and nongovernmental groups, 90 human rights organizations and unions said today. (Kuwait) – Labor ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27, 2014, should improve labor law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and nongovernmental groups, 90 human rights organizations and unions said…
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    UNICEF News

  • In Nigeria, combining nutritional support and birth registration under one roof

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    KANO, Nigeria, 21 November 2014 – The waiting hall is crowded at the Magami Basic Health Centre, in the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, northern Nigeria. The clinic is filled with mothers seeking help for their children at the outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) for severe acute malnutrition. Aisha Ahmadu, 30, mother of six, is there with her 9-month-old twins, Hassan and Hussain.
  • In Sierra Leone, bringing isolation closer to home

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    BOMBALI DISTRICT, Sierra Leone, 20 November 2014 – “Well, we thank God for the Community Care Centres, but it’s not easy working here,” says nurse Josephine Conteh as she waits for the first patients to arrive at the new eight-bed care unit, known as a CCC, in the village of Pate Bana Mara in Bombali District, northern Sierra Leone.
  • A taste of hope in South Sudan

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    NHIALDIU, South Sudan, 12 November 2014 – In one hand, Nyakuoy cradles her 12-month-old baby boy, Nyepuote, close to her body, and in the other she holds a sachet of ready-to-use therapeutic food. Despite a hesitant start, her son is slowly getting used to the peanut-based paste that could save his life. 
  • In Mali, united against Ebola – a transporter’s pledge

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    BAMAKO, Mali, 11 November 2014 – For more than 20 years, Abdoulaye Bagayoko has worked at one of the busiest bus terminals in Bamako, Mali’s capital. Now he has decided to make the fight against Ebola his priority.
  • In Mali, using play to help treat malnutrition

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    SIKASSO, Mali, 7 November 2014 – Sitting on his mother's lap, 2-year-old Lamine casts a twinkle in her direction then throws himself backwards. He knows she will catch his head with her hand. She always does. Both of them giggle.
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    Babies Online The Blog

  • All Entertainment Books $20 plus Free Shipping. Don’t wait for Black Friday!

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Share Entertainment®   All Books $20 plus Free Shipping Thru 11/26! Pre-Black Friday Sale All Books $20 Start saving early – all 2015 Entertainment Books are on sale for $20 — PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Order your 2015 book today! This post contains sponsored links from Entertainment ®  
  • 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…
  • Four Tips for the “Fourth Trimester”

    Kassy Benoit
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    We know about the first trimester and, of course, the second trimester; can’t forget about the all-too-long third trimester. Did you know there is also a fourth? Yup, the fourth trimester is the concept that for the first three months, you and your newborn are just getting used to life outside the womb. When we think about it, our babies really didn’t experience hunger or the new and the strange; they were put gently to sleep by us in the dark womb and constantly nourished through their physical connection with us. With that in mind, it seems pretty difficult for them to just adjust to…
  • Conquering the 3 Woes of the Terrible Twos

    Denise Robinson
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you’re a new mom or a mom for the second or third time, when those notorious terrible twos creep around the corner, it can bring along a case of the mommy-blues. You may not know what to expect even after reading all the parenting books and taking all the wonderful advice your mother can offer. Each toddler is different. For the first year or so of your child’s life, you have coddled and groomed that baby. Now your little bundle of joy has transformed into a little bundle of personality! Here are a few tips and advice on conquering the 3 woes of the Terrible Twos: 1 – Potty…
  • Top 10 Must-Haves for your Hospital Bag

    Lauren Ballew
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm
    It’s a question that all first time moms ask themselves: “What do I actually need to bring with me when I have my baby?” Well ladies, I can tell you that it’s probably not as much as you think. Packing your hospital bag is an extremely exciting, calming, and personal experience. During my pregnancies, I spent a lot of time focusing my attention on preparing my hospital bag. Deciding what to bring with you on the day that you will meet your child is a huge thrill. So take your time. Pack and re-pack as often as you like, check off those checklists, and buy yourself the…
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  • Two Things Everyone Needs

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the Daily Thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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    19 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Delete Uber if you want, but it still has your data

    Jeff Roberts
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The ongoing uproar over the ethically challenged Uber has brought about calls to delete the service. And to my surprise, some people are actually doing this: I've already seen a few…
  • Lithium and resource dependency

    Adam Lesser
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    When discussing fossil fuel dependency, the national debate at least on the security front, has focused on how being dependent on Middle Eastern nations for oil threatens national security. The solution…
  • Nimble HR is like Trello for hiring

    Stowe Boyd
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    I've written about Trello, the popular teak task management app designed around Kanban-style 'boards' (see Trello and Atlassian are quietly making inroads and announce new funding, and The 2013 task management tools market)…
  • Yik Yak raises funding to face a surprising competitor: Twitter

    Carmel DeAmicis
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Yik Yak has reportedly raised a whopping $62 million in venture in a round led by none other than Sequoia. This funding round matters because it brings the previously ignored company…
  • Hackers replace Sony’s backup app on Google Play

    Kif Leswing
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    It looks like as if an app preinstalled on Sony smartphones called Backup & Restore has been compromised by a group calling itself the "HeArT HaCkEr Group."
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  • Verb Review #4: Using Would to Talk About the Past

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The modal would has numerous applications. Here are a few. One function is to express the idea of habitual action that took place in the past. For example, “When I was ten years old, I would go to the public library every week with my grandmother.” In conversation and informal writing, would is often expressed in shortened form as part of a contraction: When I was a child, I’d hide in my tree house when company came. (I’d = I would.) When my brothers came looking for me, they’d bring along a treat to tempt me out of hiding. (they’d = they would) Last year, we’d worry about…
  • Calculus

    Maeve Maddox
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    A reader writes, The other day I heard a radio commentator constantly using the phrase “in that calculus”, something I’d never heard before. [The] commentator was using it in a political context, pretty much as a fancy way of saying “in that situation”; I’d be grateful if you could look into it and cover it some time! Calculus is one of those words like parameter and paradigm that have been yanked from their habitual scientific contexts into the general vocabulary by non-scientists to make their utterances sound more profound. In the context of mathematics,…
  • Stalwart

    Maeve Maddox
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:51 pm
    A reader asks for clarification regarding the word stalwart: I am confused about the meaning of “stalwart” in the following context: “One of the most influential companies in high technology right now may be a 135-year-old industrial stalwart.” According to OED, as a noun, stalwart means “loyalist, hard-working supporter.” Nonetheless, I fail to grasp the meaning of stalwart qualified by industrial as adjective. As a noun, stalwart has more than one meaning; “loyal supporter” is only one of them. Stalwart began as an adjective. The Old English adjective stalworth was applied…
  • An Came First

    Maeve Maddox
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
    A reader writes: I propose that “an” was invented to prevent us from having to interrupt the flow of speech. And it still fills that purpose before unaccented first syllables starting with h. This comment suggests that the indefinite article form an developed from the form a as a means of facilitating pronunciation. Unlike Esperanto, English is not an invented language, but the product of more than a thousand years of development. An was not invented to facilitate the flow of language. Neither did it begin its life as “an indefinite article.” It started out as a numeric…
  • Labor vs. Belabor

    Maeve Maddox
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    A reader asks, Can you tell me which is preferred, “labor the point” or “belabor the point”. I’ve heard them used interchangeably. The Google Ngram Viewer indicates that “labor the point,” (“to continue to repeat or explain something that has already been said and understood”) has been around for about 100 years longer than “belabor the point.” A Web search suggests that the two versions are now used interchangeably: The vice president was apologizing for being long-winded and belaboring points, even as he continued to belabor long-winded points.
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  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

    Guest Blogger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board”? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There are thousands of expressions just like the one above, causing us problems on…
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to answer five questions about how to make your tech blog a success. What do you think are the essentials a tech blog should have in order to be successful? Define success! For some, it might be just getting an industry discussion going. Others might want to build a media…
  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Darren Rowse
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change in how people arrive on my blog (Digital Photography School) over last 3 years. I doubt the results will surprise anyone. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. When I look at the last period in the chart in more detail and look at just this month (November) the trend continues…
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. March 25-26: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. I’m really excited to get to Social Media Marketing World this year. I’ve jealously watched it…
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  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

    Steven Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning how to create landing pages that convert is a smart way to help you build your career online. So, what’s even more fun than a list of rhymes that help you learn the fundamentals of effective landing pages? An infographic that visually depicts each rhyme! Landing page rhyme time The ultra-creative Lauren Mancke designed this handy guide to…
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
  • How We Built Our Careers Online (And What You Can Learn From It)

    Jerod Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The two biggest concerns for the average blogger are obscurity and sustainability. In other words … for the vast majority of us who set sail creating content online, we want to first develop an audience; and then, once we have an audience, we want to find a way to earn a living from our content. The first concern can feel daunting enough, because building an audience isn’t easy. The second concern can feel damn near impossible — because despite countless examples of people who have done it, sometimes we struggle to see ourselves succeeding in the same way. Which is silly. So…
  • What You Need to Know to Make a Living as a Blogger Right Now

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The average blogger only has two concerns. The first is obscurity. She is a total stranger in a vast world loaded with people — unknown, inconspicuous, and insignificant. Odd, considering there are so many people online. But it’s a simple law: We all start at the bottom. One recent study discovered that the average British blogger had only 285 subscribers, received 18 comments a day, and earned about $120 a month. That’s the reward for someone who’d been blogging for two years and eight months. Yes, those surveyed also worked full-time jobs. In an informal poll,…
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  • Got a Quarter, Mom?

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    C’mon, Mom, just a couple of quarters so I can ride! Three little quarters, that’s all I ask! I swear, if you let me have four quarters, I’ll never ask for another thing! Via Sean Loyless.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Pups
  • What a Boring Party

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Everybody’s just standing around, nobody talking to one another, nobody talking to me… I know I can be a little prickly sometimes, but not like these guys! Sheesh! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: GIF of the Week, Hedgehogs
  • Well, We Were Going to the Park…

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    … but now it looks like we’re stuck in park instead. Via Reddit.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Pups, Sleppy
  • “The Stealth Pooper”

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    For one, this is a Cute Puppeh. For two, our Meg loves greyhounds. For three, yet another Meg gave this puppeh some terrific names. Here’s what Meg G. has to say: “This is our Italian Greyhound Fig. She also goes by Figgy Smalls, Fig Vicious, Notorious FIG, Figgy Stardust, and…The Stealth Pooper. In this photo, Fig is preparing for a Christmas party. We’d be absolutely delighted if you would put her on the site!!”Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Monday Morning Kitteh Bonanza!

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Intrepid Cuteporter KB put some miles on the car and made a trip to Cat House On The Kings, and what did they have there but a lot of kittehs. And puppehs too! IMAGINE THAT! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kittehs, puppeh, ResQte
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  • Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    As smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital "fake" versions are now attempting to put an end to those creating smartwatch clones of their products, according to TorrentFreak. Last week, Apple released its WatchKit developer tools, allowing developers to begin creating apps for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. Those developer tools do not…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several retailers are also offering some decent discounts on Macs and older iPads. iPhone Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available…
  • Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
  • Hands-On With Olloclip's New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in October, Olloclip announced a new 4-in-1 Photo Lens designed to fit the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. While it was available for pre-order at the time, the new lens has now begun shipping out to customers and will arrive in stores shortly, ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday. Like its previous products, Olloclip's 4-in-1 Photo Lens adds four lens attachments to the iPhone's camera, offering two lenses that extend the field of view -- wide angle and fisheye -- and two that capture up-close macro shots. The new Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is the company's most unique product offering…
  • Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS normally is priced at $9.99 for the iPhone version and $19.99 for the iPad version. To celebrate this promotion, Cultured Code also is lowering its price on Things for the Mac ($34.99), taking 30…
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  • Apple’s Black Friday deal: Donations to (RED) AIDS nonprofit with purchase

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    While other retailers clamor for your cash by throwing their doors open Thanksgiving night, Apple’s Black Friday special appeals to your philanthropic side.As part of a 2-week-long effort to raise money for (RED), the nonprofit organization U2 singer Bono founded to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, Apple will be giving away (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of certain Apple products this Friday. Proceeds from every Apple product sold on World AIDS Day, which coincides with Cyber Monday on Dec. 1, will go toward (RED). Proud to announce our largest-ever World AIDS Day campaign. Join…
  • How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Daniel Conlan is overwhelmed with calendars and would like to do something about it. He writes: Last year, some people at my work set up a lot of Google calendars for our workgroup. We’ve since had a reorganization and a lot of these calendars are now unnecessary. How can I get them off my Mac and iOS devices? You can easily hide them or, if you like, get rid of them altogether. We’ll start by hiding them. One way to hide unwanted events is to turn off their calendar delegates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • World of Warcraft turns ten: 10 unforgettable moments from WoW's first decade

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    For the Horde!
  • Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    LOS ANGELES—I went to the LA Auto Show in search of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Google and Apple’s bids to bring your smartphone’s screen to your car. CarPlay’s so far appeared only in a Ferrari and a Pioneer aftermarket line, while Android Auto is still in beta. Still, at a small Hyundai booth in the South Hall, two separate 2015 Hyundai Sonatas demonstrated the technologies. No other automakers were showing them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 7 apps for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for many of us, that means entertaining family and cooking up a storm. This can be a recipe for stress, which is the last thing you need leading up to a long holiday weekend. Luckily, a little planning can make Turkey Day much more manageable—all you need is your iPhone or iPad and a few strategically downloaded apps. From party planning and invites to recipes and wine pairings, we’ve got you covered.Party Planner Pro  If part of your Thanksgiving tradition is hosting a dinner party for a large group, Party Planner Pro ($5) is just the ticket to…
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  • Music Monday: Resigned Breakup Songs

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! Everybody’s lost someone they didn’t want to let go of. Today’s Music Monday is for them. And for you. OMD - If You Leave   Leaving is like a sticky bandage. You gotta just do it, and not look back. If you linger too long, that goodbye might never happen. Help us find closure now that the right one’s gone. :( See you after the jump! The Stylistics - You Are Everything   When someone leaves, they’re not gone right away. You still see their face in the faces of strangers. And the next person you meet, God help them, right? They’re gonna be compared to…
  • Little Giant Alta-One Extension Ladders

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Think LaterallyThe rebellion has begun! Are you naughty or nice? Visit the Blog to learn your pre-determined faction.
  • The Grotto Of The Santa Sedition

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    He’s seen you when you’re sleeping. He’s known when you’re awake. For most of your entire life, he’s walked into your house whenever he wanted and your parents were powerless to stop him. And the once possible choice you had, with him or against him? He took that away for you too! The time has come to subvert the Santa subjugation! We are the Santa Sedition, and we shall not rest until the Tinsel-Trimmed Tyrant has been toppled. (Also, we’re really into alliteration.) Now you’re ready to take the fight to him. And if you tear down his Santopia and defeat the Claus Coalition,…
  • The Uprising Begins

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The insurrection begins. What side are you on?
  • World Of Wootcrap: The Nogrinomicon

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
      Two Factions stand on the frosty, yuletide battlefield. The fate of the season hangs in the balance. Have you joined the Santa Sedition in hopes of toppling the megalomaniacal merrymaker? Or have you hitched your sled to Santa as a member of the Claus Coalition? Click on the forum thread below and post a comment to see which faction's ranks you find yourself amongst, then join your bretheren in your place of meeting. (Don't post in the other Faction's thread or ye shall incur mighty repurcussion).
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    Drudge Retort

  • Illinois: Attorney Can't Breastfeed During Bar Exam

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    A pregnant attorney has been refused permission for accommodations during the Illinois bar exam so that she can breastfeed her infant daughter, who will be around one month old when the test is being taken. Kristin Pagano and her husband recently moved from California to Illinois, and she signed up to take the February 2015 bar examination so that she could find work in her new home state. Her request was rejected and she was told she could bring a breast pump but get no extra time to use it. "How I am supposed to complete (and pass) the exam if I have to physically leave the room every time…
  • The End of OPEC and the Beginning of Cheap(er) Oil

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Andrew Critchlow, Daily Telegraph: It wouldn't be the first time that a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has taken place in an atmosphere of deep division, bordering on outright hatred. In 1976, Saudi Arabia's former oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani stormed out of the OPEC gathering early when other members of the cartel wouldn't agree to the wishes of his new master, King Khaled. The 166th meeting of the group in Vienna next week is looking like it could end in a similarly acrimonious fashion with Saudi Arabia and several other members at loggerheads over…
  • Killings By Utah Cops Surpass Most Homicides

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Erin Alberty, Salt Lake Tribune: In the past five years, more Utah residents have been killed by police than by gang members. Or drug dealers. Or from child abuse. And so far this year, deadly force by police has claimed more lives -- 13, including a Saturday shooting in South Jordan -- than has violence between spouses and dating partners. As the tally of fatal police shootings rises, law enforcement watchdogs say it is time to treat deadly force as a potentially serious public safety problem. Through October, 45 people had been killed by law enforcement officers in Utah since 2010,…
  • Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said. The sources gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges.
  • Colosseum to Come Alive Again

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Two millennia after sword-wielding gladiators fought to the death on the blood-soaked sands of the Colosseum, Italy's culture minister has given the green light to cultural events once again being held within the arena. Dario Franceschini has thrown his weight behind a proposal to rebuild the wooden floor that once covered the arena and provided the setting for wild animal hunts and gladiatorial combat. Currently only a small portion of the arena is covered by wooden boards, with the rest exposed to the elements -- visitors are able to peer into the labyrinth of narrow tunnels and cramped…
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  • Sandoval to sign with Red Sox, Giants say news services
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place with free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the San Francisco Giants confirmed.
  • KC's Berry discovered to have mass in chest news services
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Chiefs have placed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list after a mass was discovered in his chest following Thursday night's game in Oakland.
  • NFL will mull fine, not suspension, for Raiola

    Michael Rothstein
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The NFL will review Dominic Raiola's cut block on Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore for a possible fine but the Lions center is not facing a suspension.
  • Smith: Didn't put Falcons in position to win

    Vaughn McClure
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Falcons coach Mike Smith indirectly admitted he made a mistake with a late timeout in Sunday's 26-24 loss to Cleveland -- a timeout that helped set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning 37-yard field goal for the Browns.
  • Manziel involved Cleveland hotel altercation

    Jeremy Fowler
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in a fight in downtown Cleveland early Saturday but is not listed as a suspect, according to a police report obtained by ESPN.
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    WIRED » Science

  • Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

    Zachary Slobig
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.
  • Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine?

    David Wolman
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine? appeared first on WIRED.
  • The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients

    Katie M. Palmer
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    On Friday, the FDA announced that it would start developing a stockpile of blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that's never been used before in the US. So far, the United States has had some amazing success in curing Ebola, possibly thanks to experimental plasma treatments. Drawn from survivors, the stuff comes enriched in antibodies that could help to fight off the disease—but it also has the potential to carry other diseases, like malaria, that are common in west Africa where Ebola is raging. The new system will kill off any extra contaminants…
  • The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

    Jon Mooallem
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild Animals is a public service for human beings compiled by Jon Mooallem, author of the book Wild […] The post The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week appeared first on WIRED.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin

    Matt Simon
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The colugo is the most accomplished mammalian glider of all—on account of being essentially a giant flap of skin—capable of soaring an incredible 200 feet from tree to tree. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Babies remember nothing but a good time, study says

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Researchers performed memory tests with 5-month-old babies, and found that the babies better remembered shapes that were introduced with happy voices and faces. Past studies have shown that babies are very tuned to emotions, including the emotions of animals.
  • Physicists and chemists work to improve digital memory technology

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Researchers are studying graphene and ammonia to develop high-speed, high-capacity random access memory. The team engineered and tested improvements in the performance of a memory structure known as a ferroelectric tunnel junction.
  • Ultra-short X-ray pulses explore the nano world

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take 'snapshots' of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the arrangement of atoms in molecules. To improve not only spatial but also temporal resolution further requires knowledge about the precise duration and intensity of the X-ray flashes. An international team of scientists has now tackled this challenge.
  • New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen.
  • Most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines, study show

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s now qualify for a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease under the recently released cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, an expert outlines.
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  • Apple App Store Changes Download Buttons For Free Apps

    Brent Dupre
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    You may or may not have noticed a small change when you open up your App store on Wednesday. “Free” apps now display a button that says “Get”, instead of “Free”. If you browse around the app store you are sure to find one that is now labeled with a “Get” button. “Freemium” apps are often misleading, allowing users to download the app for free, but then requiring money to be spent in the app. This change appears on both the iOS app store and the desktop App Store.
  • Quick Review: Amped Wireless REC10 Range Extender

    Brent Dupre
    19 Nov 2014 | 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…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Is Now Available For Download

    David Boyd
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    When iOS 8 was released, many users with older devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, and maybe some iPad 4 users found that the new software made their devices sluggish. Apple has been working hard at correcting this and has now released iOS 8.1.1. I use an iPhone 4S from time to time, and I did notice how sluggish the device became when I downloaded iOS 8. When I learned that this new software was released, I quickly downloaded it and I can confirm that it has helped. I haven’t had it installed long enough to know if all issues have been fixed, but it does definitely seem to…
  • Quick Review: STM Harbour iPhone 6 Plus Case

    David Boyd
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    I first met with the people at STM during CES 2014. I was very impressed with their offerings, and I was not surprised to find that they were offering accessories for the new iPhone 6 models. Specifically I was pleased to see that they have cases for the iPhone 6 Plus model. There are very few companies in the market that are offering cases for the iPhone 6 Plus at this point. I can’t figure out why, but that is the way it is. I have been using the STM Harbour case for the past several weeks and I am very happy with it. The case has a dual layer construction, with a soft interior to…
  • iOS 8.0.1 Update **DO NOT UPGRADE**

    Troy Brown
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Urgent, do not upgrade to iOS 8.0.1.  Users around the world and myself are now experiencing no cell service and disabled TouchID. We will update this as we learn more.
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