Starter Kit

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem

    NYT > Home Page
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    The authorities closed off all access to a holy site in the Old City on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman called “a declaration of war.”
  • State of emergency in Burkina Faso

    BBC News - Home
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule.
  • Ghitis: Why women fight against ISIS - Top Stories
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Just when you thought it was impossible for ISIS to become any more contemptible, the group in a recent publication boasted of its success in bringing the return of slavery. More specifically, it announced and provided elaborate justification for the enslavement of women.
  • Activist Paints Bleak Picture of DuPont Deal What's News US
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Trian Fund Management is slamming DuPont over the sale of its paint division as buyer Carlyle prepares an IPO.
  • 4 People Dead After Plane Crashes Into Building At Kansas Airport

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    About 100 people were reported to have been in the building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport at the time of the crash. Authorities said five others were injured.» E-Mail This
  • add this feed to my.Alltop - Top Stories

  • Ghitis: Why women fight against ISIS

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Just when you thought it was impossible for ISIS to become any more contemptible, the group in a recent publication boasted of its success in bringing the return of slavery. More specifically, it announced and provided elaborate justification for the enslavement of women.
  • Fired air marshal -- hero or agitator?

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Hero or agitator? Exposer of wrongdoing or threat to the state? Robert MacLean has been called many things as he fights the federal government over his firing, for what he says was retaliation after he exposed cracks in the nation's air passenger security.
  • 5 Iran landmarks you haven't seen

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
  • Director defends catcall video

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    The discussion surrounding a video of a woman being catcalled on the streets of New York has a new element to the conversation: Where are the white men behaving badly?
  • What's fishy about your shrimp?

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop What's News US

  • Activist Paints Bleak Picture of DuPont Deal

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Trian Fund Management is slamming DuPont over the sale of its paint division as buyer Carlyle prepares an IPO.
  • Volkswagen Profit Rises 58%

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Volkswagen reported a sharply higher profit and steady sales growth, reaffirming that Europe’s biggest auto maker is on track reach a target of selling 10 million vehicles this year—four years earlier than expected.
  • Time Warner Cable Profit Drops

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus said the regulatory review of the company’s pending merger with Comcast is going ‘somewhat more slowly’ than expected, as TWC reported a drop in third-quarter profit and lowered revenue guidance for the year.
  • Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Lenovo Group said Thursday it has completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, as the world’s largest personal-computer maker continues its expansion in the global smartphone market.
  • Stocks Rise; Visa Boosts Dow

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    U.S. stocks pushed higher, as a strong earnings report from Visa Inc. spurred gains for the Dow industrials.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • What Halloween looked like in 1980s New York City

    Chris Wild
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The New York Village Halloween parade is America's only nighttime parade. The parade route stretches for more than a mile, up Manhattan's Sixth Avenue. In addition to elaborate costumes, the event features giant puppets manipulated by several puppeteers and bands. Each year, parade themes draw upon extensive research into the symbolic language and meanings underlying celebrations and rituals. Today the event sees around 2 million spectators, plus over 60,000 costumed participants. The 2014 grand marshall is actor and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg. The parade dates back to 1974, when…
  • Raises are coming for the cast of 'Game of Thrones'

    Sandra Gonzalez
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    If Game of Thrones lives to see Season 7, some of the show's cast is poised to see some pretty hefty pay raises HBO has reportedly locked the series' primary cast for the as-of-now unofficial Season 7 after renegotiating the contracts that were set to expire after Season 6, according to The Hollywood Reporter See also: These Dothraki Pickup Lines Will Woo Your Fine Khaleesi As part of the new deals, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey will reportedly receive raises for the already ordered Seasons 5 and 6, as well as Season 7 should it be…
  • Apple reverses course: calculator widgets now allowed in App Store

    Christina Warren
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Good news, iOS users: you can still access a calculator widget from Notification Center. The company on Thursday reversed a decision that would require PCalc — a calculator app featured by Apple in its "Great Apps for iOS 8" section of the App Store — to remove its Notification Center widget. See also: 10 Apps That Make the Best Use of iOS 8 News of the reversal was first reported by TechCrunch and later confirmed by developer James Thomson: Just had a phone call from Apple - decision has been reversed, no changes required to PCalc's widget. Thanks to everybody for their…
  • 11 non-baseball things to do in Kansas City

    Eitan Levine
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Kansas City is known for its jazz music, barbecue, historical war sights and art museums. Although if you've asked anyone over the past month, KC is known for just one thing: baseball. The Kansas City Royals made it all the way to the World Series for the first time in 29 years. The run was incredibly impressive, but sadly came to an end on Wednesday night with a Game 7 loss to Madison Bumgarner (and the San Francisco Giants. But really though, mostly Madison). See also: 15 Gorgeous Vacation Spots Proving Heaven Is a Place on Earth During their playoff run, America had a weird love affair…
  • The U.S. is losing the battle to predict the next Hurricane Sandy

    Andrew Freedman
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey, on Oct. 29, 2012, was a showcase of modern weather forecasting — but not necessarily one enabled by American engineering The storm shined a spotlight on the superiority of a computer model run by a European weather center, known as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), which, more than a week in advance, pinpointed Sandy's infamous left hook track directly into New Jersey Now, two years after that monstrous storm, the same computing gap remains — in some cases growing even wider. In…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • NaturalCycles Expands Its Contraception App Subscription Service In Europe

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
     Swiss founded startup NaturalCycle, which has been testing its contraception app in the Nordics since last December has now opened it up to the U.K. market, making its first move to scale the subscription service which aims to offer women an alternative to hormone based contraception methods such as the pill. Read More
  • Instagram Video Ads Go Live Because Everything Good Must Come To An End

    Jordan Crook
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
     Instagram has at long last debuted video advertisements after rigorous testing and hands-on work with brands. And because they are advertisements, none of that rigorous work really matters because we simply hate advertisements. With video ads, the potential for high levels of suckage is high, as brands have a total of 15 seconds to capture you, as opposed to the half-second glance they get with… Read More
  • Yahoo Poaches Amazon Ad Exec Lisa Utzschneider, Ned Brody Takes Ad Tech Role

    Ingrid Lunden
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
     Some executive musical chairs and a interesting poach/hire at Yahoo, announced today. The company has named Lisa Utzschneider as its SVP of sales for the Americas, nabbing her from Amazon, where she was VP, global advertising sales and had been with the company since 2008. Meanwhile, Ned Brody, who had been in the Americas role, is taking a new position as SVP, advertising technology and… Read More
  • Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

    Sarah Perez
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
     The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James Thomson, took to Twitter to inform users and respond to inquiries about… Read More
  • Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO

    Jordan Crook
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
     Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO. Nick Chirls, cofounder and former CEO of Alphaworks, is moving on to pursue another new project. Read More
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Ils sont pour la VIe République. Oui, mais laquelle?

    Louis Hausalter
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    La VIe République, c'est un peu la voisine qui est là depuis toujours. On peut ne pas la voir pendant longtemps, puis elle passe à l'improviste pour donner de ses nouvelles. La rentrée politico-littéraire a une nouvelle fois fait ressurgir ce serpent de mer tenace, remis au goût du jour par diverses personnalités de gauche. Jean-Luc Mélenchon en fait –à nouveau– son cheval de bataille. Il en a longuement parlé à la Fête de l'Humanité en septembre et appelle dans son dernier livre, L'Ère du peuple (Fayard), à la convocation d'une assemblée constituante chargée de…
  • Dialogue

    Denis Pessin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Lire la suite
  • L'appartement de tissu (pirouette, cacahuète)

    Elodie Palasse-Leroux (Sleek Design)
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Sa maison n'est pas en carton comme dans la comptine, mais intégralement reproduite à partir d'un fil de polyester d'une finesse arachnéenne.  «348 West 22nd Street»: c'est l'adresse de l'appartement que l'artiste coréen Do-ho Suh, installé aux Etats-Unis pour y étudier à la Rhode Island School of Design, occupait à New York, entre 1997 et 2011. L'aimait-il au point de vouloir le figer dans les mémoires? Y a-t-il passé de si longues heures désespérées, en attendant le succès, que chaque recoin était gravé dans sa mémoire? On ne connaîtra pas le fin mot de l'histoire.
  • Jaurès philosophe et la métaphysique du socialisme

    Frédéric Ménager-Aranyi
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Jean Jaurès Roger Benjamin Acheter Très paradoxalement, la pensée philosophique et métaphysique de Jaurès demeure la grande inconnue de son œuvre et de son engagement alors qu'elle en constitue la source première, l'origine discrète. A cette méconnaissance, on peut trouver plusieurs raisons qui, toutes, convergent pour passer sous silence des écrits dont la connaissance par le public serait pourtant essentielle à l'éclairage historique de la genèse de cet homme politique d'exception que fut Jaurès. En premier lieu, les textes philosophiques jaurésiens sont indéniablement des…
  • Bientôt le grand retour du chou-fleur?

    Lucie de la Héronnière
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Le Guardian se lance déjà dans les délicates prédictions de «tendances» culinaires et gastronomiques pour 2015. Le kale, le quinoa et la bière artisanale, c’est fini… Les futures lubies alimentaires se porteront peut-être sur le canihua (graine ressemblant fort au quinoa), les algues, les aliments fermentés, les sandwichs à la crème glacée (par exemple de la glace au dulce de leche entre deux cookies aux pépites de chocolat) et enfin… le chou-fleur. L’habitué des gratins un peu vieillots est en train de revenir en flèche, selon le Guardian: «L’engouement pour le kale…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • 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 Reading
  • Follow the Value

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
  • Dear Podcaster

    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue Reading
  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Bloggess

  • Last night I got drunk and showed my extra fancy vagina on a live webcast and it was very tasteful and probably safe-for-work.

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last night I got drunk and showed my extra fancy vagina on a live webcast, but it was very tasteful and probably safe-for-work.  Also educational.  Maybe. Long story short, I got asked to substitute for Veronica Belmont who couldn’t make it to this month’s Vaginal Fantasy Book Club (a monthly live-streamed web series where Veronica, Felicia Day, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee discuss and dissect smut while getting progressively drunker each minute) and I was super excited because I got to hang out with some of the most amazing women ever while never having to leave my house.
  • You can call me “Spatula” for short.

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Did you read my post about Victor always being wrong even though he’s mostly right, and the internet’s enthusiasm in enabling me in what’s probably a very unhealthy but also fantastic way?  If so, then you’ll realize why this is so awesome. According to wikipedia, this is all accurate and the changes were listed under the category of “Truthfulness“.  (Click on the picture to super-size.) A few highlights: My name is now: Jennifer Juanita Spatula Jezebel Who-Let-The-Dogs-Out Lawson Under the category of “children” it lists two: “1…
  • This is what’s happening in my mind anyway.

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    This weekend I’ll be at WordCamp in San Francisco to talk about blogging. I’m not afraid to admit that my 10-year-old daughter knows far more about coding than I do, and that I suspect anyone who can create a website using strings of seemingly random words and numbers must be involved in some sort of witchcraft.  If anyone asks me any difficult questions about programming or java or algorithms I will probably react in almost exactly this way: You’ve been warned, San Francisco.
  • Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    So my friend Maile came to my house to pick me up for lunch and we were a block away when I saw something large and hairy in the back of the pick-up heading toward us, I thought “That is the biggest fucking dog I have ever seen” and then the truck got closer and I thought, “That can’t be a dog.  Is that Sasquatch?”  And then the pickup passed us and I involuntarily screamed: “WATER BUFFALO!” And then Maile looked at me with mild confusion (probably because I’d just interrupted her story which had nothing to do with water buffalos) and I…

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Last week I tweeted: I’m forever googling ridiculous things to prove Victor wrong in our debates. I need a website that just says: “YOU’RE WRONG, VICTOR.” It would save me so much time. And I could use that time to plant articles on the internet proving my incorrect ideas. Everyone wins. Within minutes I got these from Doug, Jason, Nancy and Trevor:  @IsVictorWrong And that is why I love the internet. PS. Our current argument is whether I should be able to introduce myself to strangers at dinner parties as a “real-life…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Gadgets: 3-in-1 multi-cooker, magician's card press, iPhone 6 Plus

    Claudia Lamar
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In episode 017, Mark, Xeni and Jason share recommendations for a multi-cooker, a magician's card press, and discuss the photo-taking benefits of the new iPhone 6 Plus. Xeni also talks about her favorite award-winning Paleo chef Christopher James Clark and following him on Instagram. Mark's pick: Fagor Stainless-Steel 3-in-1 6-Quart Multi-Cooker ($90) I love my pressure cooker. I use it to cook squash, sweet potatoes, make chicken stock, cook rice, and more. It’s fast and the food is delicious. Jason's pick: The Vault: a Magician’s card press ($56) Jamie sent me this beautiful card press…
  • Mold for producing skull-shaped hard-boiled eggs

    Cory Doctorow
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thinkgeek's Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold, $10, will take your boiled eggs and mold them into skulls as they cool, so that you can serve them as ghastly breakfast treats.
  • Werewolf zombie wall-trophy

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Thinkgeek's Werewolf Zombie Trophy ($35) is made from hand-painted resin and is 5.5"x7.5"x4.5" -- just the thing for showing off your monster-slaying prowess. I mean, anyone can kill a zombie. Or a werewolf. But a werewolf zombie? That's some shootin', Tex.
  • Pocket-sized travel-laundry gadget

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Scrubba is a washtub, washboard, soaker and dry-rack that collapses down and fits in your pocket, and can also serve as a drybag for camping trips. I'm on a gruelling book tour and doing a lot of sink-laundry in hotel rooms, so this kind of thing is perhaps unduly exciting for me at the moment. It's a somewhat pricey $55, but could conceivably replace hotel laundry where a washing a single pair of socks costs $5, and thus earn its keep rather quickly. The Scrubba Wash Bag (via Oh Gizmo)
  • Which crowdfunded privacy routers are worthy of your trust?

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    After the spectacular rise and fall of Anonabox, a kickstarted $45 router that was supposed to protect your privacy but had its campaign yanked for not being entirely forthright with backers, a spate of shady, silly, and even serious projects have sprung up to fill the demand that Anonabox's $615,000 Kickstarter near-win demonstrated. Andy Greenberg looks at the offerings and finds several fly-by-night examples, many sporting the classic signs of security snake-oil ("proprietary" security whose details you're not allowed to know, for example). But among the danger signs, there's a few…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Platform Is That It’s Not Microsoft-Only

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting today. The post The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Platform Is That It’s Not Microsoft-Only appeared first on WIRED.
  • Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud

    James Kobielus, IBM
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    A s the cloud goes mainstream, the technology will become crucial to executives handling projects powered by analytics. Which basically means every department head. Because the insights that analytics are churning out these days are the biggest drivers of new business models, closer ties with customers, and more production collaboration with partners, customers and employees.  But as more […] The post Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud appeared first on WIRED.
  • Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu

    Gwen Pearson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hey, spiders are just trying to make a living. Sometimes in your house. The post Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu appeared first on WIRED.
  • This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pawscout's connected pet ID tag and free app will help you track down your lost pet. The post This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Invention of the Equals Sign

    Samuel Arbesman
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The use of ‘=’ to mean ‘equals’ is one of those minor advances in mathematics that we take for granted. It’s so small that we don’t really think about it. But Joseph Mazur, the author of Enlightening Symbols A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers, has thought about ‘=’ as well as […] The post The Invention of the Equals Sign appeared first on WIRED.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Columbia Journalism Review

  • 6 ways reporters can cover Obamacare open enrollment

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    As we head into the second Obamacare open enrollment season, the media have a chance to redeem themselves from last fall, when skepticism was sometimes left at the door and coverage was dominated by website screw-ups, cancelled policies, presidential false promises, and anecdotes that blew up under scrutiny. All of this noise drowned out the crucial point: what do people...
  • What's next for David Plotz?

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    In July, David Plotz announced that he would be ending his six-year tenure as editor of Slate. Plotz, who remained on staff as editor at large after his announcement, has worked at Slate since it launched in 1996, when it was one of the first magazines to publish exclusively online. But even as other digital publications have proliferated, Slate,...
  • The history of 'wrestle'

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    he football player "wrestled" the ball away from an opponent and scored a touchdown. Shareholders "wrestled" control of a company from the CEO. Who got dirtier: the football player or the shareholders? Answer: the football player, because he actually did some physical work to get the football. But in reality, what both did was "wrest," not "wrestle." "Wrestle" means "to...
  • Story stats

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    $135 Hourly rate Ferguson, MO, officials charge journalists who seek access to public records related to the Michael Brown shooting 33 Percentage of Hispanic Americans who think the media cover their communities accurately 19 Percentage of African-Americans who believe local news stations cover the black community more accurately than other news sources 49 Percentage of Hispanic Americans who believe that...
  • The case for Huffington Post's crowdfunded reporting job

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    hen the Huffington Post announced it would crowdfund a one-year reporting fellowship to cover the aftermath of teenager Michael Brown's killing by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, it incited a lot of sniping. Don Irvine, chairman of Accuracy in Media, a conservative advocacy group, summed it up in a blog post: "HuffPo isn't some small, independent, underfunded news organization--rather...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • Remember Pee-Wee Herman?? Paul Reubens Announces Some MAJOR News For Fans While On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Oh man, this is some super exciting news! There were rumors a while ago that Paul Reubens would be returning to television and/or to the movies as everyone's favorite Pee-Wee Herman and it looks like those rumors were kind of true! The comedian was chatting with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and he announced some major news! [ Video: Daniel Radcliffe Raps With Jimmy Fallon On The Tonight Show! ] Pee-Wee Herman is getting another movie and it's being produced by Judd Apatow! How exciting is that!?! Ch-ch-check out the announcement and learn the story of how Pee-Wee was created (above)!!!
  • Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. Get HEATED In This Brand New LEAKED Clip From Avengers: Age Of Ultron!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    There is SO MUCH GOING ON HERE! We don't even know where to begin! Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are butting heads in this new Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked clip from the Marvel event the other day and we cannot get enough of this tension! More important, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS TENSION MEANS? This clip from the film is TOTALLY setting up the Civil War storyline (where Captain America and Iron Man fight each other) and if you saw the news from their event then you'll know that... Captain America: Civil War is the next film in the series! AHHHHHHH! [ Related: Marvel Smashes Fan With MAJOR…
  • Kristen Stewart Doesn't 'Understand' Social Media But She Has A Secret Instagram Account!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Kristen Stewart is too cool for social media. The actress recently revealed that she has a secret Instagram account while simultaneously denying her participation in social media. [ Related: Kristen Stewart's Friends From Back In The Day Are 'Dropping Like Flies' ] KStew explained: "I have a private Instagram so I can keep in touch with my friends because I'm always away. That's not social media. We have a shared photo stream." Umm, we think the creators of Instagram might disagree, Kristen. Whether your Insta is private or not, it's STILL social media! When asked about Twitter, Stewart…
  • Miley Cyrus? Lea Michele? Kelly Osbourne Indirectly Throws Shade At A Celebrity Attendee At A Charity Event, But Who Is It?!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Oh, the shade! The indirect! Who is Kelly Osbourne talking about?! Well, let's be honest here, she could really be talking about anyone! A ton of celebs came out to the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala last night for charity and while it was a night of selflessness and awareness, someone in attendance got under Kelly's skin. [ Related: Miley Gives Plenty Of Side Boob At The AmfAR Gala ] The Fashion Police co-host was so bothered by this person she went out this subtle tweet after seeing them! She shared on Twitter: Charity events show "true" character if only you know what she was like 4 years ago!
  • Taylor Swift Drops Knowledge On The Empire State In A New York Minute For All Future Visitors! Find Out What You Need To Know Before Visiting NY!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Alright New York visitors, listen up! Now that Taylor Swift is the ambassador of NY, there are a couple of things she'd like you to know before coming to visit the great East Coast state! [ Related: Taylor Swift Does Something AMAZING For New York! ] Mainly what certain words mean in the Big Apple and how some streets are pronounced, so you don't look too much like a tourist of course! Way to look out for everyone, TSwizzle! These are definitely things everyone needs to know before visiting the wonderful state of New York! Ch-ch-check out Tay Tay's words of wisdom (above)!!
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • House with 12,000 lights upsets residents

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    House with 12,000 lights upsets residentsYouTube/California Through My LensThe homeowner put together a Halloween spectacular -- and the light show wasn't the only reason that police initially shut it down.House does way more than light upTake a peek'Winter' Halloween weekend?Dog unwraps Halloween treat
  • Beloved former mayor of Boston dies at age 71

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Beloved former mayor of Boston dies at age 71GettyTom Menino, who served as Boston's mayor from 1993 to 2004, died Thursday after suspending his cancer treatments.Statement he released last weekMore newsChristie heckler won't back downFlorida polls give Crist the edge
  • Lopez on 'panic attack' that led to divorce

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Lopez on 'panic attack' that led to divorceGEttyThe singer's new book, True Love, details the moment in 2011 when she realized she needed to end her marriage to Marc Anthony.'I felt like I couldn't breathe'More entertainment newsPosh gets major honor of 201411 celebrity doppelgangers
  • Christie unloads on heckler amid tense standoff

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Christie unloads on heckler amid tense standoffGettyThe bombastic N.J. governor was confronted by a heckler holding a sign at an event on Wednesday.Jarring tongue-lashing Christie unleashed on the manMore newsUS economy grows at 3.5% rate Fed ends bond-buying program
  • Plane crashes into airport in Kansas

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Plane crashes into airport in Kansas TwitterEmergency crews rushed to a Wichita airport Thursday morning after a twin-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff. Latest on the developing storyMore news Jets scrambled near LondonSuspected gunman turns self in
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    From BBC News- Quiz question: What has been the top trending story on China’s social media this week? Wrong answer: Hong Kong. Correct answer: People named “Guoqing,” which in Chinese means “national celebration.” On Tuesday, Oct. 7, China winds up a weeklong public holiday to mark National Day, the anniversary of the 1949 Revolution when the Communist Party came to power. Since then, the Party has imposed tight control over the media, and at times of crisis the room for nuanced reporting shrinks to zero. In the early days of last week, the state propaganda machine met the Hong…
  • The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

    Saskia De Rothschild
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugees from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. DER SPIEGELShukri al-Assouli was among the survivors of an incident that saw 500 refugees killed after the ship carrying them was deliberately rammed by smugglers earlier this month. It is believed that Assouli lost his wife and their two children. On his third day at sea near the coast of Malta, Shukri al-Assouli began to…
  • China’s Education Gap

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    From the New York Times Every September, the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities, often called the Harvard and MIT of China, brim with eager new students, the winners of China’s cutthroat education system. These young men and women possess the outlook of cosmopolitan youth worldwide: sporting designer clothes and wielding high-end smartphones, they share experiences of foreign travel and bond over common fondness for Western television shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Sherlock.” They are destined for bright futures: In a few decades, they will fill high-powered…
  • Franco-German Decoupling

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    From the International New York Times-  PARIS – There is something misleading about the current political excitement on both sides of the Seine. The ouster of three rebel ministers by a surprisingly firm president, a government reshuffle, a standing ovation delivered at Medef, the employers’ union, for the Socialist prime minister who dared to proclaim, “I love business!”: All the action was set in Paris. Yet one could fantasize that, some 900 kilometers away, Berlin’s invisible hand was quietly at play. Germany determines so much of France’s economic life these days that it…
  • Let Us All Bear Witness to the Conversation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    From the New York Times : The spectacle began, as it often does, with a local tragedy. Last month, an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. In a less media-saturated time, we might have gone on to consider this serious news event on its own terms, with journalists providing facts and insights, and politicians pondering a course of action. But in the mixed-up scrum of politics and media that our so-called national conversation has become, a serious news event is only the start of the news. Soon after the shooting,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop | HAWAII Today

  • World’s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online.

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    World’s best windsurfers on Maui this week for Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. Watch competition live online. Competition photo from the 2013 Aloha Classic. Photo: American Windsurfing Tour.Some of the world’s best windsurfers are gathering on Maui this week, waiting for some of the world’s best wind and waves.The American Windsurfing Tour and the Professional Windsurfing Association’s Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, considered by many to be one of the sport’s most prestigious competitions, attracts both professional and amateur athlete...
  • 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off 15-day multi-island slate of global cinema this week A scene from the HIFF opening film The Vancouver Asahi. Photo: HIFFGrab your popcorn and mochi crunch! The 34th annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) kicks off this week with a lineup of nearly 200 diverse films from around the globe. The festival happens Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 on Oahu, and Nov. 13 to 16 on Hawaii Island and Kauai. HIFF is Hawaii’s largest independent film festival, over the years earning an especially solidreputati...
  • "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    "Power to the Poke": How to make Filipino "Jumping Salad" Shrimp Poke Chef Robin Abad's "Filipino 'Jumping Salad' Shrimp Poke. Photo by Steve Czerniak for HAWAII Magazine.Five Hawaii chefs. Five anything-but-ahi poke recipes. No disrespect to the noted palate pleasures of fresh tuna, but there’s more diversity to the popular Hawaii-born comfort food favorite poke than simply using fresh ahi (tuna) as a main ingredient.  That’s w...
  • Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Kilauea volcano lava flow picks up speed, poised to cross Pahoa town road on Hawaii Island An aerial view of the lava flow as of Fri. afternoon, Oct. 24. Click to enlarge. Photo: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.A lava flow from Kilauea volcano that has slowly advanced toward the Hawaii Island town of Pahoa over the last two months
  • Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Alaska Airlines launching Kailua-Kona-San Diego route with introductory $219 one-way fare sale An Alaska Airlines 737-800 plane will be used for the new Kailua-Kona-San Diego route. Photo: Alaska Airlines.Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch a new non-stop service between Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona and San Diego in March 2015. The carrier is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $219 for the route.The new route will make Alaska Airlines the only carrier offering ...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Apple Reverses Course on iOS 8 Notification Center Calculators

    Juli Clover
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Yesterday, Apple told PCalc developer James Thomson that the Notification Center widget portion of his popular calculator app PCalc would need to be removed, as Notification Center widgets "cannot perform any calculations." Following significant media coverage of the issue, Apple has now reversed course on the decision and according to an Apple spokesperson that spoke to TechCrunch, both PCalc and its Notification Center widget will be allowed to remain in the App Store, along with all other apps that contain calculator widgets. The initial decision to remove Pcalc's widget was reportedly the…
  • Apple's Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Apple continues to rank among the world's top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple's tablet lineup. Apple fell slightly behind Amazon in J.D. Power's semiannual customer satisfaction survey, while the company's lead in worldwide tablet shipping volume continues to shrink. Worldwide tablet shipments in 3Q14 in millions of units (Source: IDC) According to IDC's…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Letter Declaring Support for Equality

    Richard Padilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay while declaring his support for equality. Cook, who has typically kept a low profile on his personal life, says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was done to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality." I’ll admit that this wasn’t an easy choice. Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of it. I’ve made Apple my life’s work, and I will continue to spend virtually all of my waking time…
  • Microsoft Unveils $199 'Microsoft Band' Fitness Wearable

    Husain Sumra
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Shortly after apps on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store revealed Microsoft's fitness wearable, the company has revealed its $199 Microsoft Band fitness wearable to Re/code. The device will go on sale tomorrow at Microsoft's online and retail stores. The Microsoft Band is designed to last 48 hours on a single charge and can be worn all day and all night, as it tracks both physical activity and sleep. It includes 10 sensors that track standard health statistics like heart rate as well as unique points of data that other fitness bands do not track, like a UV sensor to measure sun exposure…
  • 'Microsoft Health' App for Upcoming Wearable Leaks as Google Launches HealthKit Rival

    Husain Sumra
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    As Apple completes the launch of HealthKit and the Health app for iOS, its competitors Microsoft and Google have been preparing their own entrances into the health sector. Today, Microsoft apps for an upcoming fitness wearable have leaked in app stores as Google launched a new HealthKit-like initiative. In July it was reported that Microsoft was working on a fitness band that would work with iOS. Now, the official app for the device, which appears to be called the Microsoft "Band", has appeared on the Mac App Store. The "Microsoft Band Sync" app, which was first discovered by WindowsCentral,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Ghoulish Halloween Greeting

    Martha Stewart
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Every year we decorate the front gate entrance to the farm for Halloween. This year, I have been traveling a lot and have not had time to do [&hellip...
  • "One Pot" Tour Continues!

    Martha Stewart
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Our newest book, "One Pot," was published just last month, and I have been doing a series of book signings to promote it. Last Saturday, I was invited [&hellip...
  • Hosting a Benefit Dinner for Olana

    Martha Stewart
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Several times during the year, I allow a fund-raiser to auction off a dinner at one of my homes for a good cause. At a gala dinner to [&hellip...
  • A Gala for Hudson River Park!

    Martha Stewart
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, If you are at all familiar with the west side of New York City, you know that an astounding transformation has taken place there over the [&hellip...
  • Cooking with One Pot at the New York City Wine and Food Festival!

    Martha Stewart
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, Last week I was happy to participate in the New York City Wine & Food Festival. The event was a lot of fun and it was [&hellip...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • 'Women Fashion Power' at London's Design Museum explores the link between clothing and success

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    A few years ago, Hillary Clinton responded to a journalist asking about her fashion preferences with, 'Would you ask me this question if I were a man?' The journalist's answer was defensive, of course, but the reasons behind Clinton's reaction are much deeper and more interesting than it might seem. Now on show at the Design Museum, Women Fashion Power ('Not a Multiple Choice', says the title's standfirst) examines this tension with a display of garments that have helped shape the identities of strong, successful women over the ages. It goes without saying that…
  • Ferran Adrià reveals the secret to elBulli's success at a new exhibition in Madrid

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    'I needed to understand what had taken us to where we were. I wanted to find out what was the real DNA of elBulli,' explains renowned Catalan chef Ferran Adrià. It is this theme that he seeks to explore with a new exhibition, 'Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process', which opens today at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. The exhibition charts 25 years of elBulli's storied history, mapping out 'the peculiarities and evolution' of the restaurant's creative process. 'All I have done is look back analyse and every step we took,'…
  • Vårdal Arkitekter's angular concrete and larch house blends seamlessly into a Tønsberg neighbourhood

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The skilful integration of indoors and outdoors was the architects' driving concept behind the design of this new house in Norway's Tønsberg, created by Sem-based firm Vårdal Arkitekter. 'The whole house, including the roof, is made to blend with the existing topography of the area,' explains project architect Håvard B Olsen, who led the design. 'We focused on getting good sunlight in all rooms, views and floating connections between inside and outside.' To achieve this, the modern building is carved asymmetrically into the land; a clear break from the norm within…
  • Iris van Herpen brings her creative vision to Dom Pérignon

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    All great innovators, regardless of their medium, have one thing in common: the absolute desire to keep pushing boundaries and deliver something never seen before. And this drive for discovery is precisely what inspired the champagne brand Dom Pérignon to approach Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen to be the most recent collaborator in its 'Power of Creation' series, which has seen creative greats such as Marc Newson, Jeff Koons and David Lynch partner with the brand. Van Herpen’'s avant-garde designs, which explore concepts of biology, skeletal structures and organic forms…
  • Bulgari opens a Rome gallery dedicated to the jewels that shaped its legacy

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    As the culmination of Bulgari’s ongoing project of reacquiring its historical jewels, a growing Heritage Collection that was previously itinerant is now permanently housed in DOMVS, a gallery space above the Italian jeweller’s Via dei Condotti boutique in Rome. Much like the Pantheon, erected by the Romans as a temple dedicated to their gods, DOMVS is an intimate space dedicated to the jewels that shaped Bulgari’s legacy. 'I think it’s pivotal for a luxury brand,' said Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari’s CEO, indicating the importance of this milestone…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The FontShop FontFeed

  • 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…
  • True Detective Wins 2014 Emmy Award For Outstanding Main Title Design

    Yves Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Yesterday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2013-2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 66th Emmy Awards presentation. The Emmy® Awards recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members, with each member casting a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. As typography (and other arts related to the alphabet like calligraphy, lettering, graffiti, etc.) are the…
  • FontWalk 3 Strolls/Scrolls Through Noteworthy Releases

    Yves Peters
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    FontShop launched the third instalment of their scrolltastic interpretation of the type catalogue / specimen / newsletter with FontWalk 3. This award-winning microsite – nominated for Jahr der Wer­bung 2013, Silver at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2014, and Gold at the Annual Multimedia Award 2014 – in­tro­duces new typefaces and high­lights in­ter­est­ing top­ics. By adding movement it takes the viewer quite literally on a journey from one typeface to the next, showcasing the features of the fonts and illus­trating their unique qual­i­ties. Concise…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • My child won’t stop crying!

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

    Zen Mommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Like learning to balance, learning to make "good" decisions takes practice and encouragement. It takes allowing our children to listen and follow their intuition, not simply our rules and directions.
  • Am I Raising An Entitled Kid?

    Zen Mommy
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As parents, we hear much these days about entitlement. We talk about it, think about it and read articles/books/posts about it because lets face it, NO ONE wants to raise an entitled kid. Quotes like the following leave us quaking in our boots lest we end up the parent of the sniveling brat who will never learn to take out the trash, tie his shoes or appreciate the world around him: "A lack of discipline is apparent these days in just about every aspect of American society. Why this should be is a much larger question, one to ponder as we take out the garbage and tie our kids’ shoes." -…
  • Could Spanking Be the Answer?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    If you spank your kids as a form of discipline or you believe in spanking, let me say this to you before you go any further:
  • When did “like a girl” become a put down?!

    Zen Mommy
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A group of actors, young and old, are audition for a commercial. They are all instructed to perform simple tasks but “like a girl.” Run like a girl. Kick like a girl. Throw like a girl.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • Ubisoft beats expectations as digital sales surge

    Jeffrey Grubb
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Above: South Park: The Stick of Truth continues to earn cash for Ubisoft as one of its strong back-catalog releases.Image Credit: UbisoftEurope’s largest gaming publisher is finding success on multiple fronts. Ubisoft reported that it generated $156.5 million (€124.1 million) in revenues in Q2 of its fiscal 2015. That’s down 43 percent from $275.5 million (€217.7 million) over the same period in the previous year. The downward comparison is likely due to Ubisoft releasing a new Rayman last year, but the company notes that it performed better than it anticipated. This is due…
  • Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs sells more than 9M units

    Dean Takahashi
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Image Credit: NintendoUbisoft’s Watch Dogs blockbuster has sold more than 9 million units to date, according to an earnings release by the French game publisher. That’s about $540 million at retail, and it’s an outstanding performance for a game based on a new intellectual property. And that’s a big endorsement for Ubisoft’s strategy of creating brand new IPs that set itself apart from the pack in the video game business, where derivative titles are much too common. In Watch Dogs, players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a vigilante hacker whose criminal past led…
  • Facebook updates Graph API with features for managing Pages, brings versioning to Ads API

    Emil Protalinski
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Facebook today updated its Graph API and Ads API to version 2.2. The former is getting new features for apps that manage Pages and the latter is getting versioning support for the first time. The Graph API update is just an iteration for Facebook, but the Ads API update is part of a bigger story in Facebook’s attempt to support developers better. The company has also updated its Android and iOS SDKs to work with the new APIs. Here are the feature highlights for Graph API 2.2 (full changelog): Apps can now programmatically hide and unhide comments on Page posts (one of the most-requested…
  • Bing image search now lets you filter by animated GIF

    Harrison Weber
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The Internet’s (perfectly legitimate) obsession with animated GIFs (pronounced with a hard “G”) continues today with news from Microsoft: Bing users can now search specifically for animated GIFs. This absolutely essential addition mirrors Google’s own GIF filters, which launched over a year ago. Now that both the No. 1 and No. 2 search engines cater to GIF fans, what will become of specialized search engines like Giphy? Apparently the market is big enough to support a diverse GIF ecosystem, as Giphy’s growth rate looks pretty strong to date.
  • Smule adds video duets to its Sing! Karaoke mobile app

    Dean Takahashi
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Above: Smule iPhone 6 singersImage Credit: SmuleSmule has invested heavily in its social network for music lovers, and now it is making one of its biggest investments yet by adding video song-sharing to its Sing! Karaoke app. Now fans can sing video duets together, even if they are not singing at the same time. Smule lets fans do an open call, where someone sings their version of a song. Then someone else who answers the open call can sing their version of the song. Then Smule uses its technology to merge the separate videos into a single duet video. The players can then share the duet, and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Iraq: ISIS Executed Hundreds of Prison Inmates

    Human Rights Watch
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Gunmen from the Sunni extremist group Islamic State systematically executed some 600 male inmates from a prison outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10, 2014, according to survivors’ accounts. The vast majority of those killed were Shia.   (Erbil) – Gunmen from the Sunni extremist group Islamic State systematically executed some 600 male inmates from a prison outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10, 2014, according to survivors’ accounts. The vast majority of those killed were Shia. read more
  • Spain: Abandon Abusive Migration Plan

    Human Rights Watch
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Spanish government should immediately drop its plans to provide a legal basis for summary returns from its enclaves in North Africa, 13 human rights groups said today. (Madrid) – The Spanish government should immediately drop its plans to provide a legal basis for summary returns from its enclaves in North Africa, 13 human rights groups said today. read more
  • China: Obama Should Publicly Call for Individuals’ Releases

    Human Rights Watch
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email In a letter released today, nine leading human rights organizations urged President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 12, 2014. (New York) – In a letter released today, nine leading human rights organizations urged President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to more
  • Singapore: Court Ruling a Major Setback for Gay Rights

    Human Rights Watch
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A Singapore Supreme Court ruling on October 29, 2014 to uphold the country’s ban on same-sex relations between consenting adult men is a major setback for equal rights in Singapore, Human Rights Watch said today. (Berlin) – A Singapore Supreme Court ruling on October 29, 2014 to uphold the country’s ban on same-sex relations between consenting adult men is a major setback for equal rights in Singapore, Human Rights Watch said today. The court decision sends a message that gay men may lawfully be subject to more
  • Tanzania: Child Marriage Harms Girls

    Human Rights Watch
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harms. Human Rights Watch documented cases in which girls as young as seven were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls and boys as a first step toward eradicating child marriage and improving the lives of girls and women. (Nairobi) – Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch documented cases in…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    UNICEF News

  • In Mali, keeping ahead of Ebola

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    BAMAKO, Mali, 27 October 2014 – “Our task and that of the health workers is very challenging.” Sayon Traore says. “Trade, and population movements between our village and those villages across the border in Guinea make our grassroots information sessions difficult, and the risk of infection continues to be high for us all.”
  • In northern Nigeria, a little cash goes a long way towards getting girls to school

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    WURNO, Nigeria, 24 October 2014 – Since their father died a few years ago, Aisha and Asmau have had to contribute to their family’s income, hawking by the roadside.
  • In Sierra Leone, getting back to school – on the airwaves

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts.
  • In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.
  • In Burkina Faso, sowing the seeds for a sustainable future

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 17 October 2014 – It’s lean season in the Sahel. The last harvest has long been gathered, and the first rains have yet to fall. The earth is hard and dry, and a fine layer of dust coats everything.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Simply Stated By

  • How to Let Go of Stress

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the Daily Thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains 11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat The Real Thing 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • A New Perspective on Being Unique

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the Daily Thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains 11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat The Real Thing 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Happy Birthday, Bill Gates!

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the Daily Thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains 11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat The Real Thing 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • How to Make the Best of Your Mistakes

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains 11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat The Real Thing 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • How To Approach the Unknown

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains 11 Apple Pie-Inspired Recipes That Almost Beat The Real Thing 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Most Popular

  • Anita Sarkeesian Colbert Report

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Anita Sarkeesian Colbert Report From: Jeffrey Grubb Views: 58137 1939 ratings Time: 09:53 More in Gaming
  • Giants add 2014 Series title to '10, '12

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Giants add 2014 Series title to '10, '12 Madison Bumgarner pitched five shutout innings in relief to lead the Giants to their third World Series title in five seasons Check out for our full archive of videos, and subscribe on YouTube for the best, exclusive MLB content: About Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball's internet operations into an independent technology company. Major League Baseball Advanced Media…
  • Microsoft Band: Live Healthier

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Microsoft Band: Live Healthier Introducing the smart band from Microsoft. Live healthier, be more productive, and stay connected with the people and moments that matter most. Powered by Microsoft Health. Learn more at From: Microsoft Views: 131046 1761 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Science & Technology
  • Mario Circuit - 1:44.414 - Kαzυσ (Mario Kart 8 World Record) 60FPS WITH CHROME

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Mario Circuit - 1:44.414 - Kαzυσ (Mario Kart 8 World Record) 60FPS WITH CHROME 34.466 - 34.935 - 35.013 Morton + Mach 8 / Slick / Cloud Glider • • • • • » Mario Kart 8 World Records website: ______________________________ Coins: 10-0-0 Mushrooms: 3-0-0 Date: October 29th 2014 0.060 improvement over previous WR: 1:44.474 by the…
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer – “Burn”

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer – “Burn” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, In Theaters 11/21. Tickets on sale NOW! #MockingjayTickets #MockingjayTickets Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields. The…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dinosaur Comics!

  • going to space with the bloodskulls saves the earth from being gradually flooded in blood over several millenia. phew!!

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about← previousOctober 30th, 2014nextOctober 30th, 2014: HEY GUESS WHAT?? Adventure Time #33 is out today! You can read a preview here, read a REview here, and buy the book digitally or at your local comic book zone!!– Ryan
  • print and save!

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about← previousOctober 29th, 2014nextOctober 29th, 2014: HEY GUESS WHAT?? Adventure Time #33 is out today! You can read a preview here, read a REview here, and buy the book digitally or at your local comic book zone!!– Ryan
  • the sun shone, having no alternative, on the very nice boat.

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about← previousOctober 28th, 2014nextOctober 28th, 2014: Hey, remember when I said I was writing a Squirrel Girl comic? Now you can read the first two pages of that Squirrel Girl comic right here! (Or also here in case that site is down, which it appears to be right now!) The book comes out in January so y'all gotta wait for the rest of it though. If you want to sing along, I've got your backing vocals!– Ryan
  • how to write romance stories, or, if you will, "romances"

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about← previousOctober 27th, 2014nextOctober 27th, 2014: Hey, remember when I said I was writing a Squirrel Girl comic? Now you can read the first two pages of that Squirrel Girl comic right here! (Or also here in case that site is down, which it appears to be right now!) The book comes out in January so y'all gotta wait for the rest of it though. If you want to sing along, I've got your backing vocals!– Ryan
  • let us presuppose that in all renditions of deities, unless it is explicitly stated in canon that they do NOT have laser vision, then they absolutely do have laser vision

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about← previousOctober 23rd, 2014nextOctober 23rd, 2014: GETTING SO EXCITED FOR HALLOWE'EN, you guys. I carved a pumpkin! I called my carving, "Um, Actually, The Constitution-Class Enterprise Never Canonically Encountered The Collective".– Ryan
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daily Writing Tips

  • Pleaded vs. Pled

    Maeve Maddox
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    A reader asks to know the past tense and past participle of the verb “to plead”: I have heard “pled” being used. Is this correct? The question of pleaded vs. pled is the source of much online discussion, little of it neutral: I personally think it makes newscasters and journalists sound ignorant when they use “pleaded” to describe what some defendant did in the court. I am actually shocked at the number of people who assert that “pled” is correct or that “pled” sounds correct to them. The hair on my neck stands up whenever I hear someone utter the word “pled.” Some…
  • Confused Words #4: Averse, Horde and Sight

    Maeve Maddox
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Here are three word pairs that are often confused. 1. Averse / Adverse averse: disinclined Incorrect: Regular readers of this column will know that I’m not adverse to shameless self-promotion. Correct : Regular readers of this column will know that I’m not averse to shameless self-promotion. adverse: harmful, undesirable Incorrect: The effectiveness of disulfiram (Antabuse) lies in its ability to produce a highly averse reaction in most patients after ingestion of even a small amount of alcohol. Correct : The effectiveness of disulfiram (Antabuse) lies in its ability to produce a…
  • Both vs. Neither

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The use of both where neither would be clearer and more idiomatic is fairly common, but inherently ambiguous. Take for example, “Both men were not arrested.” Is the intended meaning “neither man was arrested” or “one man was arrested, but the other wasn’t”? Here are some examples of statements that use both where neither is the better choice: Original: Both of us didn’t have too good of a year (in 2013), and we’re seeing that in the attendance. Better : Neither of us had too good of a year (in 2013), and we’re seeing that in the attendance. Original: Both of us…
  • Verb Review #2: Linking Verbs

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Linking verbs, also called “copulative verbs,” “being verbs,” and “state of being verbs,” do not describe an action. This type of verb links a subject and the noun, pronoun or adjective that restates it or describes it. The verb most commonly used as a linking verb is the verb to be in its various forms. I am happy. You are my friend. The soldiers were brave. This has been a wonderful day. The dockworker might have been a contender. The next most common verbs used as linking verbs are seem and become. Seem is always a linking verb. Become usually is, but not always: Our new…
  • Inculcate

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Judging by the Google Ngram Viewer, the verb inculcate has declined considerably in popularity in recent decades. So, apparently, has understanding of its meaning. inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; urge on or fix in the mind; to cause (a person) to become impressed or instilled with something. Because inculcate is a transitive verb, someone or something inculcates something on, upon, in, into, or to someone: Teachers inculcate irregular verb conjugations in children by drilling the forms. Ministers inculcate religious principles into their congregations…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • Free Webinar: How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future

    Darren Rowse
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    This coming Tuesday/Wednesday (depending where you live) I’m running a free webinar with Chris Garrett. The time of the webinar is: Los Angeles: 5pm Tuesday 28th New York: 8pm Tuesday 28th London: 12am Wednesday 29th (sorry my UK friends!) Singapore and Perth: 8am Wednesday 29th Cape Town: 2am Wednesday 29th Melbourne and Sydney: 11am Wednesday 29th Note: we will record the webinar but you need to register to receive access to it. The title of the webinar is – How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future Chris Garrett is long term…
  • 3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About

    Darren Rowse
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    What is your blog about? It’s a question all bloggers get asked from time to time. How do you answer it? It’s also a question I know many ProBlogger readers wrestle with – particularly when starting out. What is my niche? Do I even need a niche? How do I define my niche? Every time I run a Q&A webinar over on, I get questions around whether bloggers need a niche. I thought I’d put a few thoughts into a blog post and suggest three ways to define what your blog is about. 1. Niche Lets start with the most obvious one – choosing a ‘niche’ to blog about.
  • A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

    Guest Blogger
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table. So what does it mean when it’s applied to social media? In general terms, etiquette is a set of guidelines on how to behave properly around other people. While you might not have face-to-face interaction with all of your followers, the way you present yourself online directly affects people’s opinion of your brand. You might be…
  • How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

    Guest Blogger
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write a blog post. You start confidently with a blank screen, and after a minute or so, the first sentence is ready. But almost immediately there’s a problem. “No, this doesn’t sound right,” you start thinking, so you correct a couple of words and read it back again. “Okay, this is better!” Now you…
  • Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

    Guest Blogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of pitches every week. How do you stand out from the crowd? It’s a tough question to answer unless you’re the one who’s doing the sifting. So, the folks over at Fractl went straight to the horse’s mouth to find out what separates the good enquiries from the bad. After surveying 500+ industry-leading publishers,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • The Surprising Spooky Secret to Enduring Success Habits

    Sonia Simone
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are you addicted to productivity advice? I was, for a long time. I bought every system, book, and blueprint out there. I had a very spiffy David Allen-inspired GTD process that was only 642 steps long and took a mere 3 hours a day to implement (during which time I wasn’t actually, you know, getting anything done). That wasn’t David Allen’s fault, by the way, it was mine. But I don’t think I was alone. Every person who has a long to-do list also has a desire to do more. And most of us are quite good at doing certain things. We don’t have a problem getting out of…
  • The 5-Step Process for Writing an About Page that Connects (and Converts)

    Leanne Regalla
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Although it seems like a natural place on your website to talk about yourself, a strong About page is really about empathy for your visitors. When you write an effective About page, you dig into your readers’ minds and then communicate that you have what they need or want. And you can’t afford to follow the herd. Just think about how many times you’ve clicked away from a website that included just a little too much “Me! Me! Me!” You don’t want to be that person at the cocktail party who brags so incessantly that other party guests plan different routes to…
  • The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story [Infographic]

    Demian Farnworth
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Think about it. Apple. Dos Equis. Old Spice. Procter & Gamble. Ram Trucks. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. GEICO. GoDaddy. At some point, all these companies told compelling stories that grabbed our attention — and held it. Not just for thirty seconds, but longer. And as they repeated their stories over and over again, they got under our skin. Through simple stories, these companies won our allegiance and business. Tell the right story and you can capture attention, entertain, enlighten, and persuade all in the course of just a few minutes. As author Jonathan Gottschall said:…
  • Focus on These 4 Steps to Harness the Addictive Power of Email (And Turn Your Traffic Into Business)

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are you working your butt off to run your business? But feeling you’re not making enough progress? You’re building a social following, slaving over weekly blog posts, and managing a heavy client load. Perhaps you’d also love to develop digital products or write a book. But it’s difficult to find the time when you juggle so many demands, right? Building a thriving online business may often feel like an insurmountable task. But when you learn the right way to apply the addictive power of email, you’ll possess a dynamite business tool. A laser-sharp focus on growing and…
  • The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy [Free Poster]

    Aaron Orendorff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve written a piece of sales copy. Congratulations — that’s no small feat. But, before you celebrate, there’s just one issue: Now what? After all, as I’m sure you’ve heard before: “There is no such thing as great writing. Only great rewriting.” And why is “great rewriting” important? One reason: the bottom line. Will it compel? Will it convert? Will it close? You need to learn how to optimize first draft copy to support your bottom line. A step-by-step optimization guide Optimizing your own copy is a bit like scaling Mount…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Cute Overload

  • This Fella Could Use A New Name, Too!

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Another day, another name needed! First, let’s hear from Taylor V. “Good morning! I have attached a picture of my pet rabbit, (NAME REDACTED.) He has an Instagram account, too. Thank you for your time!” OK. We wanted you to read her email before we told you what his current name is. Ready? Scroll down. A little bit more. Allllmost there. OK. Here it is. “BUNNY.” Can we do better than that in the comments? Oh yes we can!Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: bunny
  • Dateline: Waynesville, NC- ResQte Of The Week

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Our unbelievably Cute ResQte Of The Week comes from Beth W., who is the Social Issues Reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times. “I had a great day at work today because I got to cover this,” she says. The “This” she is referring to are six puppehs (That’s Captain America up top- he’s been spoken for) rescued last month- with five of the six now available for adoption at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. These little guys are known as “The Parkway Puppehs,” after they were found by two fishermen near the local Blue Ridge Parkway. Their…
  • Yes, This IS What You Think It Is.

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    A Guinea Peg Sundae. With a cherry on top. “Cadbury says, ‘Can I wear my Halloween costume early? Pretty please, with a cherry on top?’ She is either going as a delicious hot fudge sundae, or she is dressed as ‘Most Patient Guinea Peeg ever.’ Either way she’s so Cute I could eat her up,” writes Karen W.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Guinea Pigs, Halloween 2014
  • Throwback Thursday: 10/31/08: Somethin’ To ‘Tock About

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Put on your Bonnie Raitt wig (I know you have one) and sing it with me! Turtles are tockin’, tockin’ ’bout turtles, This one needs Shoehab, would you believe it? And then these bunnies, doin’ one-eighty, Try to ignore it but they keep singin’… ‘Tocks just a little too round, ‘Tocks just a little too close, You stare just a little too long. Maybe you’re seein’, same thin’ we do darlin’. Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about (Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [stoats singing backup] Let’s…
  • Look Who’s Geared Up For Tomorrow Night

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    It’s closing in on Halloween, and Kodie is all decked out in his favorite….er, spider. (And here’s some animated .GIF ACTION of the K-Man, just ‘cuz.) Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Halloween 2014, Kodie
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Skype for iPhone Updated With 'Smarter and Faster' Chat and Photo Management Tools

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Closely following its optimization for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, Skype has updated its Skype app for iOS with faster loading times for chat, new options for saving photos, and general UI tweaks that allow users to easily browse their People lists. In the Skype 5.7 for iPhone update, we addressed some of the most common user suggestions. We can’t wait for you to download the new version to take advantage of the new features inspired by your feedback: -Save and delete photo - If you want to save a memorable photo to your camera roll or delete a sent photo from a chat,…
  • Flipboard for iOS Updated with New 'Topics' Feature and Redesigned Look

    Richard Padilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and magazines curated on Flipboard. The service is also launching an in-app section called The Daily Edition, which is delivered to users at 7 a.m. daily and features articles that are picked by Flipboard's staff. With over 30,000 topics now available, your Flipboard can be as unique as you are. Topics range from…
  • Beats by Dre Debuts Special Edition Hello Kitty Headphones for 40th Anniversary

    Juli Clover
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Apple's Beats by Dre headphones brand is teaming up with Sanrio to offer two special edition Hello Kitty-themed products to commemorate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary (via CNET). Beats has designed new Solo2 over-the-ear headphones that feature an all-over Hello Kitty print in a signature red, white, and blue color scheme, plus new urBeats in-ear earphones that feature the same colors along with a bow decoration and a matching bow-shaped collector's pouch. The new Hello Kitty x Beats Solo2 headphones will retail for $249.95, while the urBeats will sell for $149.95, a $50 premium…
  • Buyer's Guide: 20% Off iTunes Gift Cards, Halloween Discounts on Most Mophie, Speck, and Griffin Products

    Juli Clover
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    In celebration of Halloween, which takes place on Friday, retailers are offering some significant discounts on their products. Mophie, for example, is offering 20 percent off all of its products with the promo code LIVINGDEAD, with the discount valid until 11/2. Speck is offering a similar deal, providing customers with 20 percent off all products aside from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases with the promo code TRICKORTREAT. Speck's deal will last until 10/31. Griffin is offering 20 percent off all products sidewide using the promo code SPOOKY20. The sale will last through the end of the week. Along…
  • How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between Macs and iOS Devices

    Richard Padilla
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Apple's AirDrop file-sharing feature debuted with the release of OS X Lion and allowed users to transfer files from one Mac to another without using email or an external storage device. The feature made its way to iOS devices with the release of iOS 7, and offered a simple way for users to share files like photos between iOS devices. Now, with the release OS X Yosemite, users can use AirDrop to transfer files between the Mac and an iOS device for the first time. This video shows you how it works: Prior to the release of OS X Yosemite, users looking to transfer files between a Mac and iOS…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    A new update for Flipboard aims to make the popular reading app more personal—but not all the time. Flipboard 3.0 lets users add new magazines on more than 30,000 topics, from broad ones like “art” and “food” to highly specific ones like “optical illusions” and “human geography.” When launching the app, Flipboard presents a massive list of potential topics to select, along with a search bar for finding exactly what you want. As before, Flipboard sources its stories from around the Web and presents them in a magazine-like format. For those who don’t want to drill down into…
  • Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Instagram has been slooooowly phasing advertising into your main feed. First there were sponsored photos from brands like Michael Kors—artfully edited and filtered, of course. Now the photo-sharing app is introducing 15-second video ads, starting with a promo for Disney’s new animated film, “Big Hero 6.”Other brands you might see in your stream are Lancome, Banana Republic, the CW, and Activision, according to Adweek. Activision is pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in a 15-second clip, with a longer version of the promo hitting Facebook on Thursday. Lancome has a new perfume and…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday published a moving essay in Bloomberg Businessweek in which he publicly announced for the first time that he is gay. Cook is the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out.Cook is famously private and said he doesn’t think of himself as an activist, but decided to speak out to help others.“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,” Cook…
  • The d-word: Which is doomed, Apple Pay or CurrentC?

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple is locked in battle with something else again and you know what that means. Writing for IT World, Matthew Mombrea says give him a “D,” give him an “O,” give him another... It’s “Doom.” He thinks Apple Pay is doomed. “Why CurrentC will beat out Apple Pay in the end” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody) No. Just... no. Now, the Macalope isn’t saying Apple Pay is necessarily going to “win” (although he thinks it’ll at least be a winner for Apple), but he is saying that CurrentC is going to lose. Hopefully in a dramatic style that will allow us all to laugh…
  • Use these apps to keep your little monsters safe on Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re a parent, Halloween can be an unsettling mix of emotions. Sure, your kids are having a great time roaming the neighborhood and stuffing themselves with candy, but being a parent you’re of course worried about their safety, especially if this is the first Halloween that you’re letting your kids trick-or-treat unsupervised. Use your iPhone to put your mind at ease on All Hallow’s Eve with this collection of apps that can track a group of family members—even if they’re using Android devices—and apps that help light the way.Find My Friends Find My Friends is the best…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop


  • HP Pavilion 15" AMD A8 Quad-Core Laptop

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Down With Multitasking I'm never doing anything again BECAUSE I LOVE MY COUNTRY.A recent study shows that we're actually 40% less productive when we're multitasking. This is hard and fast evidence from a pretty reputable source that, if we're ever going to show up those Commie Reds in the space race, we need to knock that crap off. So shut off the TV when pooping. Step away from the smart phone while breeding Corgis. And for the love of all that is good and sacred to this country, please, please stop fracking and driving. In that spirit, we present to you this HP Pavilion 15" AMD A8 Quad-Core…
  • The Scarlet Petter with a Vengeance

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What sins lie in the hearts of pets? Bear witness to the impulse of remorse which dogs them.
  • Item-Level Tracking: It’s Here!

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How many times have YOU formed an angry mob and marched on Woot HQ to demand item-level tracking? By our count… never. And we’d like to keep it that way. That’s why you’ll be noticing that you can now visit your order page and look at each individual item, learn where it is, consider what it needs and desires, and prepare your home for what day it should be arriving. No more angry cries of “WHERE IS THE SECOND HALF OF MY ORDER?” and “WHY ARE YOU HIDING MY TRACKING INFORMATION?” Now it’s just click and read and done. So simple even our writing team could understand it. See?
  • Samsung 40" or 46" 1080p LED Smart TV

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Oh, no! That thing we had sold out! So out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a bonus sale for today. Consider it a gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping for something like this. This is your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.
  • Hisense 40" 1080p LED HDTV

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    It Just Makes Hisense! [laughter] [crying] [eating]Here are some new shows you can watch on your Hisense HDTV:It's A Boat -- Detective Hutch Cabbageland has only 24 hours to get inside the mind of a boat before he has to take the It's A Boat test at the precinct, which will determine if he can properly make the distinction between a boat and literally anything else. But with a hidden past that involves severe blindness to boats, will Hutch be able to overcome his debilitating shortcoming and stay on the force? *SPOILER* No he won't. Starring Danny Glover as a boat. Blood…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Drudge Retort

  • Plane Crashes Into Building at Kansas Airport

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported. Video from KSNW showed thick smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building at 10:20 a.m. CT. Two people are dead and four people are injured.
  • 50,000 Voter Registrations Missing in Georgia?

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Voting-rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil-rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year. If 50,000 potential votes seem like a small prize in a state of nearly 10 million, consider that outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) was forced into a runoff in 2008 when he finished with 49.8 percent of the vote, about 8,000 votes short of the 50 percent mark required for an outright win under Georgia law.
  • Georgia Governor's Shady Business Deals

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Bryan Long, Salon (via Flagpole: Back in 2007, Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham noticed something funny in the state budget. What he discovered would bring to light a scandal then nearly 20 years old, yet which still hasn't ended. What caught Graham's attention was a scheme set up in 1990 that granted regional monopolies to a handful of businesses for performing mandatory title inspections on salvaged cars. Funny thing, not only did these shops have no competition, but they never bid for the contracts, and on top of that, the state was paying the inspectors to the tune of well over a…
  • Scott Brown Tries to Make Carpetbagging History

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Only two years after losing his U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), former Republican Sen. Scott Brown (R) is running for the same job in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D). If Brown wins, he will be making carpetbagging history. Only two senators have represented more than one state. The last person to pull it off was Democrat James Shields in 1879, who was elected as senator from Missouri after previously representing Illinois and Minnesota. Brown moved his primary residence to New Hampshire last year.
  • Christie Yells at 'Finish the Job' Sandy Sign Holder

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    At an appearance on the Jersey Shore to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yelled at a man who stood up holding a sign that read, "Stay in New Jersey, Finish the Job." James Keady, a Democrat and former Asbury Park city councilman, said he was calling attention to the state's billion-dollar program set up to get homeowners displaced by Sandy back on their property. "I'm 6-4, 215 pounds. A former athlete," Keady said. "He tried to do his normal bullying thing to me. His normal routine of bullying old ladies isn't working with me."
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Judge rejects Hernandez trial venue change

    Associated Press
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.
  • Familiar ring: UConn unanimous No. 1 pick

    Associated Press
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will begin the season the same way they ended the last one -- atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
  • Plea for Sooner accused of striking woman

    Jake Trotter
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon reaches a plea deal to avoid going to trial on the misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury.
  • Cowboys hopeful as Romo doesn't practice

    Todd Archer
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Tony Romo did not take part in Thursday's walkthrough and will not practice, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful the quarterback can play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals
  • A-Rod eligible for Yanks as suspension ends

    Andrew Marchand
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Alex Rodriguez's one-year suspension officially ended Wednesday.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WIRED » Science

  • Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy

    Betsy Mason
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from 79 different countries. Rogelio Moreno, a computer programmer and self-taught microscopist from Panama, managed to capture an image of a tiny creature known as a rotifer with its mouth open. The post Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal

    Marcus Woo
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane. The post Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

    Brandon Keim
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects. The post Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain appeared first on WIRED.
  • Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic

    Betsy Mason
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    You can step through Hawaii’s fascinating and explosive history in this beautiful (nonfiction) comic by Jed McGowan. From the first hint of magma on the ocean floor about 500,000 years ago, through the human settlement of the island and into the future, McGowan illustrates each phase of the island’s growth and eventual death beautifully. The post Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic appeared first on WIRED.
  • What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion

    Marcus Woo
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies, including equipment and food for astronauts. Science also took a big hit in the explosion. The post What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion appeared first on WIRED.
Log in