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  • You can tell how old people are by whether they remember the smell of an Ogilvie Home Perm.

    The Bloggess
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I was just scrolling through Facebook and I saw a photo of this really unfortunate-looking girl, and I was like “Jesus, that girl’s awkwardness is giving me second-hand 80′s nostalgia-shame from when I was that age andhad the same-OHMYGOD THAT’S ME.”  Because apparently my cousin Joycie decided to upload old family pictures. So this me, age almost 14, between my sister and cousin: Let’s break this picture down, shall we?: 1.  Those glasses were so big they literally end beneath my nostrils.  It’s like someone made a scuba mask but forgot the…
  • DealBook: Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion

    NYT > Home Page
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    The deal will create a giant repository of online listings for real estate and home values.
  • VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines

    BBC News - Home
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
  • Plane kills man walking on beach - Top Stories
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    A father was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.
  • U.K. Emerges as Hot Spot for Tax Deals What's News US
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    America once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them in a process known as inversion that is the hottest trend in mergers and acquisitions.
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  • Plane kills man walking on beach

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    A father was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.
  • Palin launching online news channel

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.
  • Hospital hit; Israel, Hamas trade blame

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    The U.N. Security Council wants an "unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza." Israel says it's abiding by "an unlimited humanitarian cease-fire" but will fire back if attacked by Hamas.
  • Opinion: Why outbreak is so bad

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The Ebola epidemic now raging across three countries in West Africa is three-fold larger than any other outbreak ever recorded for this terrible disease; the only one to have occurred in urban areas and to cross national borders; and officially urgent and serious. At least 1,090 people have contracted the awful disease this year, though the epidemic's true scope is unknown because of widespread opposition to health authorities in afflicted Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Boy, 3, smashes Jeep into house

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    A diaper-clad toddler crashed a Jeep into a neighbor's house in Oregon -- then scampered home, sat on the couch and watched cartoons, authorities said.
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  • U.K. Emerges as Hot Spot for Tax Deals

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    America once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them in a process known as inversion that is the hottest trend in mergers and acquisitions.
  • U.S. Stocks Slip After Data

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Stocks extended early losses following a disappointing reading on the U.S. housing market, while investors looked ahead to a busy week of data and corporate earnings.
  • Horizon Pharma Shares Fall as Drugs Added to Exclusion List

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Horizon Pharma shares fell as company said CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co. will place Horizon's two biggest selling drugs on their exclusion lists at the start of next year.
  • China Investigates Microsoft

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Microsoft said it is under investigation in China, in the latest challenge in what has proved to be a difficult market for the software giant.
  • Duke Energy to Buy Some Generating Assets for $1.2 Billion

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Duke Energy agreed to a $1.2 billion deal for certain generating assets from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.
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  • Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

    Robert Krulwich
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "Bird mecca" of America – is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.» E-Mail This
  • Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

    Krishnadev Calamur
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.» E-Mail This
  • Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

    Eyder Peralta
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.» E-Mail This
  • For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

    Emily Harris
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.» E-Mail This
  • How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.» E-Mail This
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  • Fans Storm Pitch to Nab Selfie With Soccer Star Mario Balotelli

    Sam Laird
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Fan storming the pitch during soccer matches isn't all that uncommon an occurrence in the beautiful game — usually it's a way for spectators to illegally pay homage to their favorite stars. But no one's captured the ol' zeitgeist better than two AC Milan supporters who stormed the field during a friendly on Sunday in Pittsburg, then nabbed a selfie with Milan star and based soccer god Mario Balotelli. See also: Should Russia Still Get to Host the 2018 World Cup? Here's the result of their moment of derring do. #milan#selfie#Balotelli#me#ManCityVsMilan —…
  • What Are Successful Strategies for Establishing a Career in Management?

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    This question originally appeared on Quora.I'm looking to eventually make my way into management, and looking for general strategies. Is it more important to network, find mentors, stay at a company long-term, build technical skills, do something spectacular or be a career-hopping nomad?Answer by Corrie Hausman, human resources specialist and historian. A few important questions to ask yourself now: Why do you want to move into management? Do you want a higher salary? A better benefits package? Different duties? More responsibility or autonomy? A better title? More prestige? Knowing the…
  • Italy's Newest Theme Park Crams Every Classic Film on One Surreal Lot

    The Associated Press
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecittá Studios — still in operation — were known as "Hollywood on the Tiber." Cinecittá is Italian for "Cinema City." "Here, the idea is that people will also enter not only sets, but the confusion of a place where we are shooting movie. Everything will be illusion," said Emmanuel Gout, president of Cinecittá Parks. "The visitor will become a protagonist of the day, becoming a star, becoming involved in some fake…
  • Amazon Jumps Into 3D Printing Game With On-Demand Store

    Lance Ulanoff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking "on demand" to a new level with its first 3D printing product marketplace. As its name suggests, the 3D Printing Store is a place where you can select and customize products that are then 3D printed and delivered to you. The store, which launched on Monday, features dozens of items, including jewelry and trinkets, iPhone cases, bobblehead dolls (even ones that, with a little customization, can look like you), home decor and accessories, toys and art…
  • 'Orange Is the New Black': How Much Do You Really Know?

    Andrea Romano
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    How much do you really know about the inmates of Litchfield? Diehard Orange Is the New Black fans are familiar with each character's quirks, from Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren's affinity for pie to Red's obsession with an elusive chicken See also: Keep Frenemies Close With These 10 Tips From 'Orange is the New Black' Printing company Pixaprints and designer Claire Stokoe created some clues to test your OITNB expertise by having you guess which cell belongs to which popular character on the show. Image: Claire Stokoe PixaprintsBONUS: 9 'Orange Is the New Black' Actresses In and Out of Character…
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  • Senate Expected To Unveil Broad NSA Reform Bill Tomorrow

    Alex Wilhelm
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
     U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is expected to introduce a version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) tomorrow that is far stronger than what the enfeebled House of Representatives managed to pass earlier this year. According to the New York Times, the bill not only curtails the bulk surveillance of American’s call metadata — the first NSA program detailed by the Edward Snowden leaks —… Read More
  • Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App For Making Instant Photo Slideshows

    Sarah Perez
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
     Tango, the mobile messaging platform that raised a massive $280 million from Alibaba earlier this year, has quietly rolled out a new photo-sharing application called Tango Music Pix. The app lets you share your photos along with a song, in order to create 30-second customized slideshows. [UPDATED, see below]. In the app’s description on iTunes, Tango notes that you won’t need… Read More
  • ClassWallet Is Bringing Classroom Money Management To A School Near You

    Sam O'Keefe
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
     When it comes to keeping track of money for classroom expenses, collecting cash for field trips is just the tip of the iceberg. There are several common issues that every teacher faces when it comes to money, or lack of money, in the classroom. And most stem from how it’s managed. Today, ClassWallet is launching out of private beta to offer up a better way for teachers to collect,… Read More
  • Pogoseat Raises $2.3 Million To Offer Discounted Seat Upgrades At Sporting Events

    Ryan Lawler
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
     Pogoseat has built a mobile app that enables fans who attend sporting events to instantly upgrade their seats or purchase a number of different in-game experiences. Now the company is looking to expand, thanks to $2.3 million in seed funding from a wide range of investors. Read More
  • NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
     Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to monitor, tweak and pester. That’s why it’s great that NPR is looking to deliver its public programming in a way that combines the benefits… Read More
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  • Le Ku Klux Klan va jusqu'à tenter de recruter des noirs américains

    Mathieu Dejean
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    L’impératif de la lutte contre l’immigration illégale aux Etats-Unis est en train de reléguer au second plan certaines positions d'habitude revendiquées par le Ku Klux Klan. Madame Noire rapporte en effet que les slogans traditionnels du groupe suprématiste blanc américain –tels que «pouvoir blanc» et «gardez l’Amérique américaine»– ont tendance à s’effacer, alors qu’il mène une campagne de recrutement dans plusieurs Etats (Caroline du Sud, Géorgie, Californie…).   La nouvelle stratégie de communication du KKK s'apparente à une forme de dédiabolisation.
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    28 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
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  • Le manque d'argent va-t-il enfin conduire les partis politiques à se servir vraiment d'Internet?

    Mathieu Dejean
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    En pleine période de tatônnement idéologique, les partis de gouvernement sont aussi en crise économique: l’UMP, grevée par un passif de 74,5 millions d’euros, et le PS, endetté à hauteur de 44 millions d’euros fin 2012, sont au bord du gouffre financier. Plutôt que de faire un grand pas en avant, il serait peut-être temps pour eux de faire un pas de côté. Autrement dit, au lieu de dépenser des sommes faramineuses dans des frais de communication, de sondages et de meetings lors des prochaines campagnes présidentielles, au risque de crever le plafond fixé par décret à 22,5…
  • La carte des excisions en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient

    Grégoire Fleurot
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Le Fonds des Nations unies pour l'enfance (Unicef) a publié mardi 22 juillet de nouveaux chiffres sur le mariage forcé de femmes encore enfants et l'excision dans le monde. La bonne nouvelle, comme le souligne The Economist, est que la part des jeunes filles qui sont soumises à des mutilations génitales féminines dans le monde a diminué d'un tiers en trois décennies. Mais il y a une mauvaise nouvelle, poursuit l'hebdomadaire britannique: «Voici la tragédie: sept filles se font encore couper ou mutiler les parties génitales chaque minute dans le monde. Et la vitesse à laquelle la…
  • Une carte des hashtags pour visualiser le conflit israélo-palestinien

    Julien Jégo
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Al Jazeera a publié une carte interactive qui permet de visualiser sur l'ensemble de la planète la densité de tweets ainsi que les hashtags correspondant aux événements du conflit israélo-palestinien. La carte présente un mois de conversation sur Twitter entre le 17 juin et le 17 juillet 2014. Chaque point de couleur correspond à un hashtag différent: En violet #BringBackOurBoys a été utilisé pour désigner les trois adolescents israéliens enlevés le 12 juin. En noir #EyalGiladNaftali a été utilisé après que les corps des trois israéliens ont été retrouvés le 30 juin. Il…
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  • Experimental Life

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    On the Owner’s Mind podcast, I ask a question or two about experimenting, and how I might better help you. MOST of the time, I interview nice people, but this is something different. I’m sharing this here, so if you’re a blog subscriber but not a podcast subscriber, you can rectify that magically. :)
  • Sponsored Posts Would Work Better If You Improved Context

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    People are talking about how sponsored posts are showing up in their stream on places like Instagram these days. I saw one the other day for some TV show. It was a bit jarring, because I was pretty sure I wasn’t following Liev Schreiber. And that’s the thing. A sponsored post would work so much better if the people running the sponsored posts improved context. Sponsored Posts Are Useful I’m a fan of sponsored posts, but only if they match the intentions of the person creating them. For instance, later today, I’ll be launching a project with Jacq on BossFit about the…
  • Evolution

    Chris Brogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    I started journaling in 1998. It wasn’t called blogging until much later. I had no business intent. I just wanted to share stories I’d written that the mainstream had no interest in publishing. Along the way, I learned a lot (mostly by failing and adjusting), and became a New York Times bestselling author who speaks to princesses and heads of huge companies like Disney (also in the princess business). How did I get here? Evolution is a Matter of Perception, Growth, and Persistence When I started, I wanted to share stories. Along the way, I got interested in other topics…
  • Understanding Value

    Chris Brogan
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    My friend, Anthony is one of the best salesmen I’ve ever met. Whenever I ask him the key to selling, he says the same thing every time without hesitation: “Sales is about creating value.” Understanding Value My universe has shifted into amazing alignment lately. Ever since ferreting out what I REALLY know how to help people do better, and how that will add value to their lives, I’ve been on fire. And even then, I started like I usually do: with a bad first attempt. But now, my Owner’s Path course is going to really be my best ability to add value back to your…
  • What You Think You Sell

    Chris Brogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:58 am
    There’s what you say you sell, what you think you sell, and what others think you sell. I’m in a bit of a quandary. I think these three facets don’t line up really well right now. I know what I sell and what I intend to sell. But I need feedback from you. What do you SEEK from me? Not what I’m selling. What do you SEEK? What are you hoping to glean? When you come here, you say, “If I read X, I’ll be able to do something in my world HERE (where?). I’d love to know the answer to this from your perspective. If you’re shy, email it to me: chris @…
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    The Bloggess

  • ANGRY POLLS (Volume I)

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    At least once a day Victor and I have a disagreement about something ridiculous and I always wish that I had all of the internet in the car with us to tell Victor that he’s insane, or to tell me that my hair looks nice.  I’ve decided to start sharing these disagreements here in the form of polls because I think it was Gandhi who said “The secret to a happy marriage is to drag in lots of strangers to join in your bloody conflicts.” This week’s big disagreement was about the fact that he likes powdered donuts and I hate them.  I explained that powdered sugar…
  • Your cat has a cooler house than I do.

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Go home, everybody.  The best cat toy ever has been created and nothing you buy for your cat will ever be impressive again. My cats just looked at this picture from their cardboard box on the floor and then shook their tiny heads at me in disgust and shame. Frankly, I’m disappointed too.  Why don’t they make these in human size?  It’s like a loft bed without having to have a loft.  Plus, if you just got comfortable but you need a drink you can just drive your bed to the fridge.  If they put a bathroom and a well-stocked bookshelf in there I’d probably never…
  • You can tell how old people are by whether they remember the smell of an Ogilvie Home Perm.

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I was just scrolling through Facebook and I saw a photo of this really unfortunate-looking girl, and I was like “Jesus, that girl’s awkwardness is giving me second-hand 80′s nostalgia-shame from when I was that age andhad the same-OHMYGOD THAT’S ME.”  Because apparently my cousin Joycie decided to upload old family pictures. So this me, age almost 14, between my sister and cousin: Let’s break this picture down, shall we?: 1.  Those glasses were so big they literally end beneath my nostrils.  It’s like someone made a scuba mask but forgot the…
  • Women Who are Ambivalent about Women Against Women Against Feminism

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    So...yeah.  Right now there’s a lot of talk about a tumblr called WomenAgainstFeminism.  It’s just pictures of some women holding up handwritten signs entitled “I don’t need feminism because...”  Some of the reasons they give for not needing feminism almost seem like a parody (“How the fuck am I suppose to open jars and lift heavy things without my husband?”) and some (“I don’t need to grow out my body hair to prove I’m equal to men”) just make me wonder where in the world they got their definition of feminism. At first I…
  • Oh, you.

    20 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Sometimes I look at what people are searching for that brings them to this blog, and sometimes the search term is so long that you have to hover over it with your curser to see the search phrase pop up, and then you just sort of back away slowly while shaking your head. Below is a screenshot of a few things people were googling that brought them to this blog.  (If you can’t read the picture then click on it once to see a larger version.) Baffled. PS. A message to the person leaving the second search-term:  I’m not sure if you meant to write “babyshitting” or…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Kickstarting Coolest: a 21st century picnic cooler

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It's raised more than $7M so far, with promises of a cooler that charges your USB devices, crushes ice, plays music through a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and supplies a cutting board. $185 gets you a cooler (shipping included to some places, but not all). The creator claims extensive experience bringing products to market, too. COOLEST COOLER: 21st Century Cooler that's Actually Cooler (via Core 77)
  • Desk made from a pinball table

    Cory Doctorow
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tim Sway turned an old Charlie's Angels pinball machine into a desk, cleverly repurposing the coinbox as a desk safe. It's not the first time he's done this, either: check out his Moon Cresta desk. (via Geekologie)
  • Gadget waterproofing kit

    Rob Beschizza
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    $30, and your phone becomes waterproof, or, rather, "Anti-wet". Any takers? Impervious is an invisible nano spray with molecules 1000x smaller than a human hair with super-hydrophobic properties. When applied externally to your device, Impervious protects against spill damage and screen scratching. When fully applied to the outer & inner components of your device, Impervious is classified as IPX 7. We currently only offer full waterproofing kits for the iPhone 5, 5s and 6. When applied, your device can be submerged in (1) meter or (3) feet of water for up to 30 minutes (We do NOT…
  • Death Star rug

    Cory Doctorow
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Thinkgeek's fully operational, 52" Death Star rug is just the thing for your Star Wars play room.
  • 3D printed Barbie armor

    Cory Doctorow
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    $30 gets you printable STL files for three suits of Barbie armor -- you'll need your own printer (or use one at your local makerspace).
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Girl's foul-ball injury raises a question: When should the media withhold a name?

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    MIAMI, FL — When a 6-year-old girl was hit in the face by a foul ball and seriously injured during an Atlanta Braves game in 2010, the story seemed straightforward, if tragic. But four years later, the story has forced Atlanta reporters to consider a complex ethical issue: when, and whether, to withhold the identity of a subject. It’s a...
  • The Guardian experiments with crowdsourcing translations

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Speakers of English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, or Arabic can explore the Guardian's new multimedia project on World War I in their native language. Those who are not might hope that someone will volunteer to translate the piece--anyone with proficiency in a language that the project, launched Wednesday, does not currently feature, can send the team an email and...
  • Journalists subpoenaed in 'pink-slime' suit

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    At least four journalists and a writer have been ordered to hand over documents to attorneys representing the largest manufacturer of "pink slime," the latest development in Beef Products Inc.'s $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News and others. Three journalists from Food Safety News were served subpoenas Wednesday compelling them to turn over correspondence with ABC and other defendants, according...
  • Lawmaker's astroturf op-ed disappears from newspaper's site (UPDATED)

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    UPDATE, 7/25: Rivers’ op-ed appears to have been pulled by The Post and Courier. The link to the commentary now goes to a page that reads, “Error 404 - This page is either no longer available or has been relocated.” A search for phrases from the op-ed on the paper's site yielded no results. Charles Rowe, the editorial page editor,...
  • Must-reads of the week

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can't-miss must-reads of the past week:  The down and dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed) - "TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets...
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  • The Situation -- Cops Plea ... 12 Weeks Anger Management

    TMZ Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Situation just accepted a plea deal for 12 weeks of anger management following his arrest for assaulting his brother last month ... TMZ has learned.Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been incentivized  ... if he completes the…
  • Paris Hilton -- Sucking Face ... Hey, That's Not Her Boyfriend!

    TMZ Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi are on the outs, cause she was sucking face with some guy on the beach this weekend ... someone other than River.Hilton and her new male model friend Josh Upshaw were in Malibu Sunday when they got…
  • MMA Robbery Hero -- It's My Dream To Fight In UFC

    TMZ Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    The MMA fighter who BEAT THE LIVING CRAP out of 3 scumbags during a robbery in Houston tells TMZ Sports he wants to go from the gas station to the Octagon ... to fight in the UFC. The video has been exploding on the Internet -- showing Mayura…
  • One Direction's Zayn Malik -- I'm Definitely Pro-Palestine

    TMZ Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Zayn Malik from One Direction has dared to go where Rihanna chickened out ... he just tweeted, "#FreePalestine."The 21-year-old singer -- who grew up Muslim -- posted his comment Sunday night and lots of followers quickly reacted.  One…
  • Tony Parker -- RAGING IN VEGAS ... at Suspected Bachelor Party

    TMZ Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    The days of his-and-her bachelor parties are OVER for Tony Parker -- at least it seemed that way in Vegas this weekend where the NBA superstar was raging at a pool party with his boys. The San Antonio Spurs player was gettin' wild at the pool at…
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  • Uh Oh! Kendall Jenner And Kylie Jenner Are Partying It Up With Chris Brown!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    This CAN'T be good. Didn't Kris Jenner teach her gurlies to never become pals with convicted bad boyz??! Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner were spotted partying with none other than Chris Brown. YUP. Breezy himself. And it wasn't just a quick photo op either because pal Trey Songz took multiple pics of the crew together. The worse part??! Chris was smoking a icky cigarette, polluting our sweet gurls' lungs!!!! Let's hope this was just a one time thang! h[Image via Instagram.]
  • The Vampire Diaries Cast Throws Some Serious Shade At Ian Somerhalder & Kat Graham! Does ANYONE Care They've Been Killed Off? Find Out Here!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Now this is something we can sink our teeth into! The cast of The Vampires Diaries just debuted a HIGH-larious spoof at Comic-Con this past weekend. In anticipation of season 6, which premieres October 2nd, the cast came together to parody the loose ends of last season's finale. For those who don't remember, at the end of season 5, the characters played by Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham landed in purgatory, which created a lot of buzz amongst fans as to how or when the duo would return to the show. In the spoof, Ian and Kat hilariously question their fate on the series with lines like, "What…
  • These Celebs Have Some Of The Worst Mugshots Ever!!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Celebrities. They're just like us. They go shopping. They pay their bills. They like to unwind on the weekend. But sometimes, even the most famous of us "accidentally" shoplift, evade their taxes, and drive drunk, among other crimes. Take Flavor Flav for instance. Not only has he been arrested for assault, on top of numerous other things, he went ahead and made sure that he was in the headlines by providing all of us with the lovely mugshot above. Well, Flav isn't alone, because we have put together the 19 worst celebrity mugshots of all time! Ch-ch-check it out to see if your favorite celeb…
  • Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Heat Up Comic-Con With Heavy PDA! The Forecast Is Love!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    We knew they'd stop running sooner or later! LOLz! Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have tried to hide their budding relationship with buddy workouts all over Los Angeles... But we knew they'd go public sooner or later --- just not during a huge party at Comic-Con on Saturday for their peers and press to see! The duo reportedly turned on the PDA inside Float Bar at Hard Rock Hotel, holding each other's faces and kissing passionately!! SO steamy! The new couple later headed to a booth where they hung out with a group of friends, before retiring together for the evening. Guess it's safe to say…
  • Liam Payne Makes Directioner Dreams Come True By Teasing Fully Naked Picture! See What He Revealed HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Oooooh, we want to see what's under there! Liam Payne had everyone drooling on their keyboard when he posted this super tempting pic yesterday! The One Direction sexmuffin posted the pic on Instagram with his junk blurred out and paired with the comment: "Damn that was my last pair!" What?! We've already seen hints of his goods, so we don't mind seeing the whole thing! Unfortunately, he followed up that post with this: "Oh I found them never mind aha" Guess we'll just have to comfort ourselves with Harry Styles' very nearly naked pic! [Image via Instagram.]
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  • How coffee could worsen your symptoms

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    How coffee could worsen your symptomsGettyResearchers have found that while caffeine may boost memory for some, it also has potential risks for a certain group of women.Who's most at riskMore from Everyday HealthBenefits of vitamin D5 foods to avoid for great skin
  • Lightning strikes popular Calif. beach, 1 dead

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Lightning strikes popular Calif. beach, 1 deadAPA 20-year-old man died and more than a dozen others were injured on Sunday after a thunderstorm hit a Southern California beach.Victims describe how they were joltedAlso in the headlinesNYPD: 'Spider-Man' slugged officerManhunt for Philly carjackers
  • Largest ever Ebola outbreak claims doctor

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Largest ever Ebola outbreak claims doctorAPA high-profile Liberian doctor died while two Americans trying to help fight the deadly outbreak were infected and being treated.Plan to control the deadly virus More news Families mourn Air Algerie victimsTyphoon Matmo kills 13 in China
  • Flight recorders reveal cause of crash for MH17

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Flight recorders reveal cause of crash for MH17GettyA Ukrainian official says data recovered from the doomed flight has shed light on what downed the plane.Cause of 'massive explosive decompression'More on the MH17 crashDowning of MH17 possible war crimePolice cancel visit to crash site
  • Trial rekindles questions about Okla. City attack

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Trial rekindles questions about Okla. City attackAPA Utah lawyer is suing the FBI over his brother's mysterious jail cell death in the wake of the 1995 bombing.Missing videos at heart of disputeMore news storiesScarlett, Rock movies top box officePope surprises diners with visit
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  • Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    Vote in HAWAII Magazine's 3rd annual Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.  View of the Hana Coast from the Hana Highway on Maui, voted one of the Best Scenic Roadways and Best Scenic Coasts in last year's HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Poll. Photo by David Croxford.Where do you go to eat the tastiest, most authentic Hawaiian food when you're in the Islands? Is there an experts-only hiking trail that trumps all others when it comes to getting your adrenaline going, or Hawaii scen...
  • A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Ambassadors of the Environment naturalist Chelsea Trimper describes the finer points of building a driftwood shelter to her attentive “Survivor” activity pupils. Photo by Dawn Sakamoto.It’s Friday morning and I’m boning up on my knowledge of Hawaii reef fish and coral I hope to encounter in Kapalua Bay. Libby Erickson, a naturalist with kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment, i...
  • Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest.

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest. Halemaumau crater evening glow at Kilauea volcano's summit, Kau, Hawaii Island; Finalist, Outdoors Category, 15th annual contest. Photo by Miles Morgan. Got some gorgeous photos from your last Hawaii vacation? Open up your photo albums—digital or otherwise—and send us your favorites … within the next 18 days.Why? Glad you asked.Your Hawaii photos just might win you a return vacation to th...
  • 44th Annual Ukulele Festival brings local, international players to Waikiki this Sunday

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    44th Annual Ukulele Festival brings local, international players to Waikiki this Sunday Keiki performers at Ukulele Festival. Photo: Ukulele Festival HawaiiIf you’ve been bitten by the ukulele bug (it could happen–“ukulele” is Hawaiian for “jumping flea”) and are itching for some live ukulele music, you won’t want to miss the 44th Annual Ukulele Festival, happening this Sunday (July 20) on Oahu.Thousands of ukulele fans (and players) flock to Honolulu every...
  • 39th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition happens on Oahu this week

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    39th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition happens on Oahu this week Photo: Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula CompetitionHaunting chants that evoke images of Hawaii. The rhythmic strumming of an ukulele leading the instrumentation of a contemporary Hawaiian tune. And the practiced motion of tiny hands and feet dancing along.This weekend, watch 400 keiki (kids) showcase their hula skills in the 39th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition at the Neal Blaisdell Arena on Oahu. The competition w...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Compared in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, now shares [Google Translate] a new set of photos showing the same part reportedly from the even larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. The photos include side-by-side comparisons of the part from both iPhone 6 models and the iPhone 5s, and while it does not appear to be confirmed which iPhone 6 logic board is for which device size, there are now clearly two distinct parts larger than the current iPhone 5s logic board. Logic board fronts…
  • Retina MacBook Pro Updates Reportedly Due Tuesday, July 29

    Eric Slivka
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Following yesterday's reported spotting of in-store digital signage from an Apple retail store in China showing upgraded specs for the Retina MacBook Pro, now claims [Google Translate] the update is set to arrive tomorrow, July 29. The information comes from a reliable source who has accurately predicted MacBook Air, iMac, and iPod touch updates in recent months, although the source was off by a few days on the iPod touch update timing. Few details on the new Retina MacBook Pros are available from the source other than that the update will include both 13-inch and 15-inch models and…
  • Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders

    Richard Padilla
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the commercial shows Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 635 as the narrator makes commands related around a wedding anniversary. First, the narrator asks Cortana to remind him to wish his wife a happy birthday he next time she calls, as the voice assistant schedules a reminder around the call. Meanwhile, Siri does not comply…
  • Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

    Richard Padilla
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design that emphasizes simplicity. As a part of the acquisition, Swell will shut down its iOS app this week as its CEO Ram Ramkumar and other members of its development team will join Apple. Apple will likely look to use Swell's technology to improve its own Podcasts app, which holds a 1.5 star rating and has been widely criticized for performance issues. Users…
  • Chart Suggests Speed-Bumped 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM Standard Coming Soon

    Richard Padilla
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Apple may be planning to launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros complete with faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM standard, according to a photo said to have come from the company's Chongqing, China store (via BBS Feng, Google Translate). The purported pricing chart shows two standard configurations priced at 14,288 yuan and 18,688 yuan, which is the same as Apple's current pricing for its 15-inch notebook line in China. If real, this pricing chart would indicate that Apple would keep its current pricing instead of offering each new model for less as done for…
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  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them. Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready. Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all. Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning…
  • Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people continue to use iWork 09 apps, because they contain features missing in the newer versions. However, having the older apps on your system mean a constant nagging from Apple to update to the newer versions. If you do download the newer versions, then it is impossible to make the older apps the default for your documents. The old Get Info » Change All trick doesn't work. Here's what to do to remedy that. First, make a backup. Then install the latest iWork apps. Your older versions get moved to a subfolder called iWork 09. That's why you have the backup. Next, move the NEW apps…
  • 10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is my take/an update on las_vegas' hint I found here awhile back for running OS updates without creating a user on a Mac. It is applicable to any system 10.5 and up. This can be helpful if you have a Time Machine backup that's on a newer OS than your install media, or if you're selling/donating your Mac as it saves the new user having to update things. First things first, wipe your drive (and zero it if you don't trust the end user of this computer) and reinstall your desired OS. Once your OS is installed, boot to your install media or the Recovery Partition if available. Open Terminal…
  • Name Faces in iPhoto efficiently

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've become somewhat obsessed with the faces feature in iPhoto. Currently, I have about 7000 unidentified faces in my library. I knock out a few hundred here and there. It's oddly satisfying, but I go to a lot of large events - events where a lot of people look familiar because they are regulars, but I don't know them. This makes finding faces rather cumbersome, especially since the method of ignoring faces requires the mouse. Everything else can be done with the keyboard. Plus, doesn't track repeatedly ignored faces, so the same faces keep showing up. Well, I've discovered a way to work…
  • 10.9: Terminal text shortcuts still work in Safari

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    I should have stumbled on this one years ago but I have just realised typing in Safari's address bar and unconsciously doing Ctrl+a to go to the start of my query, that it works. We recall these life saving Unix text editing shortcuts: 'Ctrl+a' : go to start of the line 'Ctrl+e' : go to the eol 'Ctrl+k' : delete all chars to the right of the cursor I have tested those with success in various standard Dialog Boxes, TextEdit windows andin Safari's address bar; it seems to be a relatively system wide standard. Of course no luck with MS apps, they use their non-standard Alt+arrows (when most…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Late July Around The Farm

    Martha Stewart
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    As we approach mid-summer, I thought I would start the week off with a little tour of the farm.  The crew is in maintenance mode with a lot [&hellip...
  • My Nephew, Charlie's, Hummingbird Garden

    Martha Stewart
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    My niece, Sophie Slater, who is a yoga teacher and life coach, is the editor in chief and main wellness writer for the Arogya blog. Arogya is a [&hellip...
  • Meet our 2014 Summer Interns!

    Martha Stewart
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Every summer we are fortunate to welcome a group of students to our company for our summer internship program. This program is a great opportunity for the company; [&hellip...
  • ULIVjava – A Really Great Coffee

    Martha Stewart
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Mary Tedesco has been my personal trainer for the past ten years. Mary and her friend, Kathleen Schoen, a clinical nutritionist, co-founded ULIVjava, a company that seeks to [&hellip...
  • I Hosted A KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Event

    Martha Stewart
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    ATTENTION FOLLOWERS OF MY FRENCH BULLDOGS' FORMER BLOG, “THE DAILY WAG”: Please visit their all-new contributor site on Click here! It gave me great pleasure to host [&hellip...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Art and protest collide at the V&A's new 'Disobedient Objects' show

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    The inflatable cobblestone is a large blow up silver cube. It was devised by the Eclectic Electric Collective and used during strikes and protests in Berlin and Barcelona in 2012. And may pop up at a protest near you some time soon. Designed to be thrown at the police instead of actual cobblestones - the traditional protest ballistic -  it either ties them up in the tiresome business of deflating it; trying to squeeze it into the back of a van, a potentially comic process requiring a good deal of manpower; or engaging them in a bouncy back and forth, play or absurdity replacing violence and…
  • BeoVision Avant: History and Heritage

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Combining crisp modern lines with cutting edge technology, Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoVision Avant is the television of the future. The Avant is designed to fit seamlessly into your life, automatically adjusting itself to give you perfect viewing conditions every time, and slipping silently into the background when not in use. Technology at your command.
  • Design maverick Gaetano Pesce explores diversity in a retrospective at the Maxxi Museum, Rome

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Gaetano Pesce has always straddled the realms of design, art and architecture, and nowhere is this more evident than in a major exhibition at the Maxxi Museum in Rome, which traces his oeuvre over the past 50 years. Industrial production has been a means of reaching a wider audience for the designer and artist. Through his use of resin, PVC packaging and organic shapes, Pesce has created over the years - with manufacturers such as Cassina, B&B Italia and Zerodisegno -  some of the most meaningful pieces of Italian design. 'My work is based on supporting diversity and differences,'…
  • July beauty news: editor's picks

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
  • Confignon House: a cascading concrete residence by Localarchitecture in Switzerland

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Three distinct geometric concrete volumes make up this single-family residence in Confignon, Switzerland - the latest residential offering by Swiss practice Localarchitecture. Take an interactive tour of Confignon House Situated in a town on the outskirts of Geneva within an elongated hillside plot, the newly-built house fills the site completely. Its three volumes are placed in line, one after the other in descending order, following the land's gentle slope. Made out of sturdy structural concrete, the three parts vary in height and can be distinguished by their double-sloped roofs,…
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

    Yves Peters
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the next day. The TDC Medal is awarded to individuals and institutions who have made major contributions to the field of typography and expresses collective gratitude to those who by their work and talent have heightened the awareness of typography in…
  • Hand-Lettered Greeting Card from Martina Flor

    Jürgen Siebert
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Argentinian letterer and designer (and friend of The FontFeed) Martina Flor launched an online greeting card service called Letter Collections. Each postcard is lettered, handwritten and sent by Martina Flor. In order to promote this new project Martina will send 100 printed postcards – indeed, a physical card sent by physical mail – to people she likes, loves, knows or wants to get in touch with from around the world. Not only the language, but also the card’s design matches the recipient. Martina documents both the card and the recipient on the Letter Collections website, as…
  • FontFont Focus: FF Franziska For Bündner Tagblatt

    Yves Peters
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Type is a crucial element in the branding of a newspaper. It defines the atmosphere of the publication, its visual style. It can make the text sound a tad more authoritative, a little friendlier, a smidgen more serious. And if the newspaper is set in one single type family for the entire typographic palette from headlines to the small print, the type effectively becomes its voice. Even before it was released under the FontFont banner, Hamburg-based information designers Christian Hruschka and Stefan Semrau used Jakob Runge’s Franziska for the new Bündner Tagblatt. The modern, fresh layout…
  • FontFont Has Never Been More Independent

    Jürgen Siebert
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When the deal between Monotype and FontFont was announced yesterday the internet exploded, wailing and lamenting the perceived loss of independence of the world’s largest library of original contemporary typefaces. Arguments like “FontFont is no longer the last major independent foundry” and “There’s never been a better time – nor a better argument – for independent foundries than now” were retweeted countless times. Maybe it is time to put things in perspective. Lords and Lady of the FontFonts – the TypeBoard then:Jürgen Siebert, Neville Brody, Beth Russell, Erik…
  • FontShop Joins Monotype

    Ivo Gabrowitsch
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    Today is a groundbreaking day in FontShop’s 25 year history, the most important one since our formation. The US typeface company Monotype just announced that they have acquired FontShop and the FontFont library. The acquisition package includes the head office in Berlin as well as the FontFont typeface library, the US subsidiary in San Francisco (, and the German distributor, FontShop AG. Monotype acquires the FontFonts of founder Erik Spiekermann directly from him, including all usage and publication rights. All of his bestsellers (FF Meta, FF Info, FF Unit, FF Govan)…
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  • NASA’s laser-powered drilling robot can search for life on Jupiter’s ice moon (video)

    Tom Cheredar
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Image Credit: UT AustinWhile NASA is constantly thinking of ways to discover life beyond our solar system, there’s plenty of reason to believe we might not need to look that far. One of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, is covered with a thick sheet of ice, and could be made up primarily of water. And since most large planetary bodies have molten cores, this means liquid water might occur below that think sheet of ice. A team of NASA researchers in Alaska is currently testing a laser-powered drill that might help us discover if anything is swimming within those waters. The research team…
  • Cab hailing app Easy Taxi raises $40M so you catch a ride in more places around the world

    Ruth Reader
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Image Credit: Kevin Poh via FlickrNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy your tickets while they last. Insta-cab mobile app Easy Taxi just raised $40 million in its fourth round of funding to make its service more widely available. The Berlin-based company launched in 2011 out of tech incubator Rocket Internet, known for creating clones of successful tech products. Easy Taxi…
  • European Union approves Apple’s $3B purchase of Beats

    Tom Cheredar
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Image Credit: Flickr / Twang PhotographyNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy your tickets while they last. Apple has cleared regulatory approval in Europe for its major $3 billion acquisition of headphone maker Beats. Today the European Union said Apple’s transaction “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats…
  • Amazon takes a cue from Shapeways with its own 3D printing store

    Ruth Reader
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Above: Sculpteo prints your 3D models, and now can do so in batches with variable pricing. #CES2014Image Credit: Dean TakahashiNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy your tickets while they last. Amazon just entered the 3D printing market with a new Shapeways-like store. The new marketplace will give customers access to 3D printing tools like filament, computer aided design…
  • Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5B to create an online real estate giant

    Devindra Hardawar
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Above: Zillow's iPhone rentals appImage Credit: ZillowTwo of the biggest online real estate companies are joining forces. Zillow announced today that it’s buying rival Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two companies will maintain their separate brands, but Trulia CEO Pete Flint will report to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. The deal is expected to close in 2015. While it may seem a tad anticompetitive — Zillow currently has 83 million users and Trulia has 54 million — the two companies claim their customers don’t overlap much: Around half of Trulia’s users…
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  • CloudFlare’s Matthew Prince: Building A Better Internet

    Jodi Mardesich
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.For a 100-person company founded in 2009, the tech firm Cloudflare certainly seems to have an outsized impact on the Internet.Shortly after the Heartbleed bug became public knowledge on April 9, Cloudflare decided to revoke all the digital-encryption SSL certificates it managed—a move that would prevent hackers from stealing digital identities from Web servers by exploiting  Heartbleed. When it did so, it caused a dramatic spike in such revocations. Similarly,…
  • 8 Soaring Videos That Reach the Edges of Earth

    Nicole Nguyen
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Editor's note: This post was originally published by our partners at <a href="">PopSugar Tech</a>.For a seventh-grade science project, 12-year-old Lauren Rojas reached for the stars—literally. Lauren sent a silver rocket bearing Hello Kitty and a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon high up into the Earth's atmosphere. After the mission's successful completion, she analyzed the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperature and will present her findings on Feb. 12 at her school's science fair.In honor of Lauren's…
  • The Battle Of The Block: How LinkedIn Finally Stopped The Stalkers

    Selena Larson
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    When a San Francisco-based tech recruiter—we'll call her "Sally," a pseudonym—filed a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend, the court documents listed Facebook, Pinterest, and even Etsy as no-go zones for him. But it was LinkedIn that Sally was worried about. “He started following what I was doing on LinkedIn,” Sally told me. “Who I was connecting with. He was trying to track what I was doing professionally. Every day I was seeing his face on my profile."LinkedIn's basic features for connecting people became ways for Sally's stalker to remind her of his presence. "He…
  • Interns Tell Us What They Would Change At Silicon Valley's Top Companies

    Stephanie Chan
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    I saw the massive line of interns long before I could see the venue. The young crowd waiting outside Broadway Studios in San Francisco on Tuesday chatted with friends and checked their phones, eagerly awaiting to get inside. Interns line up outside of Internapalooza&nbsp;Approximately 2,000 interns from around the Bay Area signed up to attend Internapalooza, an industry-sponsored event for Silicon Valley’s interns to meet each other, chat up potential employers, and hear some of the tech industry’s finest give advice and share experiences from their younger, soul-searching years.
  • Amazon Web Services: It's Big, Getting Bigger And Not Slowing Down

    Matt Asay
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    Amazon Web Services is already the 800-pound gorilla in cloud. It offers five times the utilized compute capacity of its next 14 competitors combined and is arguably the fastest-growing software business in history. According to Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, however, this isn't nearly ambitious enough. AWS aims to become an 800,000-pound gorilla. That's because Amazon isn't in the business of "infrastructure as a service," as the process of setting data services such as storage and computation is dubbed in a jargony way. According to Vogels, Amazon is in "the business of…
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  • World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards

    Human Rights Watch
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for communities and the environment, Bank on Human Rights, a global coalition of nongovernmental organizations, social movements, and community groups said in a statement today to the World Bank board. (Washington, DC) – A leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for communities and the environment, Bank on Human Rights, a global coalition of…
  • US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy

    Human Rights Watch
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a joint report released today. Surveillance is undermining media freedom and the right to counsel, and ultimately obstructing the American people’s ability to hold their government to account, the groups said. (Washington, DC) – Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in…
  • Brazil: Reforms Fail to End Torture

    Human Rights Watch
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite recent measures to curb the practice. (São Paulo, July 28, 2014) – Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite recent measures to curb the practice, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Brazilian more
  • US: Racial Discrimination Under Scrutiny

    Human Rights Watch
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The United States has failed to comply with key protections under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), Human Rights Watch said today. The US, which ratified the treaty in 1994, will appear before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for a periodic review of its record on August 13 and 14, 2014, in Geneva. (Washington, DC) – The United States has failed to comply with key protections under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination…
  • Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 21, 2014 a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels. (Moscow) - President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 21, 2014 a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today. The law unnecessarily interferes with the right to freedom of expression and should be repealed, Human Rights Watch more
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    UNICEF News

  • Vaccination campaign to reach most vulnerable children in Lebanon

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, 23 July 2014 – “On your mark, get set, go!” A group of Syrian refugee children burst across the starting line on the thin strip of fresh tarmac in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, running as fast as they can. Girls and boys bearing the slogan ‘To Immunize and Protect Every Child’ whizz past mothers and younger siblings watching the launch of Immunization Week. 
  • Amid the crowds sheltering in a school, a displaced Iraqi girl dreams of home

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    SINJAR, Iraq, 22 July 2014 – The Zarifa Usi school, where Marwa now lives, is a far cry from the Golden Dunes school, where she used to study. 
  • Young health volunteer tackles HIV among adolescents in Brazil

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    FORTALEZA, Brazil, 17 July 2014 – Rodrigo Xavier is 18 years old. But he’s had a ‘career’ as a health advocate since he was 11.
  • Adolescent girl club in Sierra Leone tackles teenage pregnancy and engenders independence

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    PORT LOKO, Sierra Leone, 14 July 2014 – A group of teenage girls take off their shoes and enter a large room on the second storey of an old building, across the street from Port Loko’s bustling market. They are members of the Wharf club, an adolescent club for girls, and they meet here every afternoon.
  • Children bear the brunt of renewed fighting in Gaza

    14 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    GAZA, 14 July 2014 – In Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, two 5-year-old children lie in bed. Noureldin and his cousin Kinan were both seriously injured by shrapnel after an airstrike flattened the family’s home on Tuesday night. Noureldin’s mother had just put the boys to sleep in a bedroom when the missile struck, killing her and her husband, reportedly a militant, as well as Kinan’s father, sister and grandmother.
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  • Is This How You Secretly Feel About Work?

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on The One Type of Summer Party That Makes Everyone Happy 13 Dorm Décor Essentials 19 Side Dishes So Delicious You’d Never Know They’re Gluten-FreeFiled under: Daily Thought
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    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • The Very Best Old-School Cleaning Products

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    What are your favorite go-to cleaning products? Soaps and scrubs that are oldies but goodies, or the latest and greatest products hitting supermarket shelves? Our colleagues at This Old House have pulled together their favorites. They say, “Many old-school cleansers boast more than eye-catching retro packaging and formulas that have stood the test of time—they also come with great stories […]
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  • When You’re Feeling Down, Remember This

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on How Long Does Fresh Produce Last? How to Keep Things in Moderation 8 Exercises to Tone Your ShouldersFiled under: Daily Thought
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  • Apple is reportedly buying podcast app Swell

    Janko Roettgers
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Apple is buying the iOS podcast app Swell for $30 million, according to a Recode report. The transaction, which hasn’t been confirmed by either Apple or the Swell team, looks like a talent acquisition, as the app is reportedly being shut down later this week. Swell is […] Apple is reportedly buying podcast app Swell originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Is this the kitchen of the future?

    Stacey Higginbotham
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Most companies are connecting the kitchen in isolation via individual tools, but a better approach is to view cooking like an business process that needs data from the supply chain to the finished product. Is this the kitchen of the future? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Gigaom Research webinar: integrated testing: balancing speed and quality in application development

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    In our next webinar, the panelists will examine the historical relationship between testing and development, consider the impact of changes in architecture, and suggest ways in which businesses can integrate automated functional testing, load testing and application monitoring into even the most time-sensitive SDLC. Gigaom Research webinar: integrated testing: balancing speed and quality in application development originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector

    Kif Leswing
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    A new Indiegogo is selling a Android-equipped pico projector which integrates an infrared pen to approximate a touch interface. Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Report: Carrier phone financing will come to Apple Stores this year

    Kif Leswing
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    If you don't want to pay for an iPhone up front, Apple Stores will soon start offering Verizon Edge, AT&T Next and T-Mobile Jump upgrades -- payment plans that allow consumers to pay off a device over its lifetime. Report: Carrier phone financing will come to Apple Stores this year originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary (Commercial)

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary (Commercial) Say hello to Cortana, your new personal assistant. Cortana will remind you to leave early to beat traffic and help you get to your destination on time, will remind you that you need milk when passing the grocery store, and will remind you to say happy birthday when your mom calls. Available now on the new Nokia Lumia 635 and on other Lumia phones. Learn more at From: Windows Phone Views: 153781 2789 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology
  • "Our Leader the Mockingjay" – Official Teaser Trailer

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "Our Leader the Mockingjay" – Official Teaser Trailer The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1... Coming to theaters November 21, 2014 #OurLeaderTheMockingjay The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of…
  • Announcing

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Announcing Please visit: From: SarahPalinAK Views: 13749 0 ratings Time: 02:05 More in News & Politics
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Comic-Con First Look [HD]

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mad Max: Fury Road - Comic-Con First Look [HD] Only the mad survive. 2015. From: Warner Bros. Pictures Views: 1789263 14396 ratings Time: 02:44 More in Entertainment
  • Full Marvel SDCC Official Panel 2014 - Ant-Man & Avengers: Age of Ultron

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Full Marvel SDCC Official Panel 2014 - Ant-Man & Avengers: Age of Ultron Full double Marvel panel at SDCC 2014 wirh the cast and filmmakers for Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron. For Avengers: Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen and Kevin Feige were at the SDCC panel. For Ant-Man it's been confimred Evangeline Lilly will play Hank Pym's daughter Hope Van Dyne. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, new director Peyton Reed and Kevin…
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Up Style and Down Style

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Book titles–and newspaper and magazine headlines–are usually formatted in one of two styles: “up style” and “down style.” Up Style This style calls for capitalizing the first and last words in the title or headline and all “major words” in the title. Not all style guides agree as to what should be considered a major word. Most agree that nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions (if, because, as, that, etc.) are major words and should always be capitalized. That leaves articles (a, an, the), prepositions, and coordinating conjunctions (and,…
  • Kn- Words in English

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    A teaching site offers this rule for dealing with “silent k”: “k is often silent before n.” An easier way to retain this information is to forget about “silent k” altogether. In a word like knot, k is not “a silent letter” at all, but part of the distinct phonogram kn. The symbol kn is just another way to spell the sound /n/. The spelling kn in a word like knave evolved from the Old English spelling cn, in which the “c” represented a guttural sound similar to the sound /k/. For example, the OE words from which our words knight, knot, and knave have evolved were spelled…
  • Forming Plurals with ’s

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    This reader’s lament prompted the recent spate of apostrophe posts: Could you please do a post on possessives versus plurals? I’m seeing this mistake more and more, to the point where I saw someone use an apostrophe for a plural on a billboard. Because people are easily confused by the apostrophe, I have treated possession separately: The Singular Possessive Apostrophe The Plural Possessive Apostrophe Now, I’ll focus on the reader’s main concern: the use of the apostrophe to form a plural. Some English speakers associate the apostrophe so strongly with the letter s that they…
  • Preceding a Gerund with a Possessive

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    A gerund is an -ing verb form that is used as a noun. Like any other noun, a gerund can function as the subject or object of a verb, or as the object of a preposition: 1. Gardening is my favorite hobby. (noun, subject of “is”) 2. He likes shooting skeet. (noun, object of “likes”) 3. He loves to talk about hunting. (noun, object of the preposition “about”) 4. Do you mind my asking a question? (noun, object of “mind”) This post is about the use of my in the fourth example. Why precede the gerund asking with the possessive adjective my? Why not…
  • Hurdle vs. Hurtle

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    The following quotation is from a site devoted to business English. The blogger is explaining the expression “to give a heads-up”: “This is a heads-up” is a very American way of saying, “I’m telling you this now because xyz item is hurdling in your direction and you’re going to need to do something or get out of the way.” It’s simultaneously a notice and a warning. The presence of the word hurdling in this explanation is a strong indication that the author of this site may have a shaky grasp of the language he’s explaining. The word he’s reaching for is hurtling. Here…
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  • Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Image via Flickr user Andrew Pescod This is a guest contribution from Poulami Ghosh of PPC Ads Management. If conversion rates really matter to you, you should be aware that every marketing campaign has to have a dedicated landing page. This is particularly true with regard to PPC where you have to pay for every single click. Ask any PPC company and it will tell you the same thing. However, it is not enough to know that you should use a landing page. You also have to know how to craft one, so that your marketing efforts rise above the average and become exceptional. There are seven steps to…
  • Three Ways to Outperform Your Online Competition

    Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    This is a guest contribution from Emma Henry of True Target Marketing. There’s no denying that plenty of us are trying to make a living on the internet. The good news is that it’s still early days when it comes to building a successful online business. In reality, very few businesses know how to effectively execute strategic online marketing campaigns. Now is the perfect time for you to take advantage of this gap in the market and outperform your online competition. With some sound advice, a strategic approach, and a solid implementation plan, your online business performance can go from…
  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from digital media project manager Sandeep Sharma. Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. Companies, too often, omit their social media marketing strategy from their SEO strategy, which is a grave mistake. A study  conducted by Ascend2 indicates that companies with the strongest SEO via social media strategies now produce the best results, and vice-versa. Companies that consider…
  • How I Earned $15000 from The Problogger Job Board

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Andy Nathan, of Smart at the Start. I have a secret formula for using the Problogger job board that will enthrall many, and bring others to tears with their boredom. That is OK! I do not want everyone to use what I am about to explain below, because that just means more business for me.  In fact, I struggled with whether I should even share this information to anyone, because…well… human greed being what it is. Over the past year, I have automated the process on the Problogger job board to the point where I spend roughly 5-10 minutes prospecting for…
  • Content Isn’t King… Here’s What Is!

    Darren Rowse
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Over the years I’ve heard many debates in the blogosphere about what is ‘king’. ‘Blogging is King’ was something many argued almost 10 years ago as it began to rise in popularity. ‘Content is King’ was the catch cry for many years… then it became ‘Community is King’ for a while as community management became the big thing. ‘Twitter is King’ was something I heard a number of bloggers crying (as they gave up their blogs to get onto Twitter), ‘Facebook is King’ was the cry a few years later when setting up pages…
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  • Get the WordPress Theme That Gives You an Unfair Business Advantage

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    So … how did you sell out all 400+ tickets three months before the event even started? What was your content marketing strategy? This is the question a friendly reporter asked me during the opening night party for Authority Intensive 2014. “That’s a great question,” I said, stalling. Truth was, I didn’t know exactly how to respond. What, exactly, had we done to sell so many tickets so quickly? “Let me ask our VP of Marketing,” I said. “He’ll know.” And he did. “We invited our audience to attend, largely by sending out a few…
  • How to Market Your Freelance Business Without Feeling Like an Impostor

    Samar Owais
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve felt it, haven’t you? That sick feeling clawing at your stomach every time you think about marketing your freelance business. You’re worried you won’t be able to convince prospective clients you’re the right person for the job — that you’re the answer to their problems. You may still feel like an impostor even if you’ve established a very solid level of authority and credibility with your blog. What if you can’t deliver? What if clients don’t love your work? What if your past success has all been a fluke? Just the thought of it makes your blood run…
  • Beyond Niches: Tap Into This Psychological Driver to Create the Ultimate Message

    Demian Farnworth
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The number of blog posts published every day is absurd. Let’s just say it exceeds the population of the four largest countries in the world and be done with it. Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t. The point is — and we all know it — the volume of written content online is overwhelming. And let’s not forget about other media: videos, podcasts, Google+ Hangouts, photographs, et cetera. Shock is one way to describe our reaction to the tonnage dumped each day. Despair is another — especially for content producers who want to find an audience. The…
  • Case Study: How One Veteran’s Podcast Built a Million-Dollar Business

    Beth Hayden
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    After spending many years in traditional career fields — including real estate, finance, and eight years as an Army Officer — John Lee Dumas still felt unfulfilled. He couldn’t shake the feeling that his real calling was still out there — that there must be a way for him to feel excited to go to work every day. He took a leap of faith and launched an interview-based business podcast called EntrepreneurOnFire. Within its first few months, the podcast became a top-ranked iTunes business podcast and earned a coveted spot on the “Best of iTunes” list. The podcast…
  • 5 Subtle Writing Strategies That Drive Email Signups

    Ramsay Taplin
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Email subscribers are your protection from Google. Even Brian Clark agrees with me on that one. Your email list is a group of readers who have chosen to get information from you. They want to hear from you, and you want a large email list that is full of potential clients or customers. But how do you gain more email subscribers? You already have so many ongoing content marketing tasks. When it comes to growing your email list, which methods work and which ones are a waste of time? In this post, I’m going to share five writing strategies I use on my blogs and online advertising campaigns…
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    Cute Overload

  • Otter Cuddle Puddle*

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    (*Headline absolutely straight from Boing Boing, kudos to Xeni J. No way to top that one.) Pile of bebeh otters cuddling at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Otters
  • Last Day For San Diego Comic-Con

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    [There are LOTS of people dressed up at SDCC. Do we look OK? If we're gonna fight crime, we gotta look the part!] Image from Obsessive Chihuahua under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppehs
  • Bunday Morning Comix

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    “I enjoy Cute Overload daily along with a hefty sampling of my favorite web comics. This comic from Invisible Bread seemed rather fitting.” -Shelby W.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bunday Morning Comix
  • Outta Bed, Sleepy Head! It’s Bunday Morning!

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Make sure to clean everywhere, OK? (Interestingly, no Look Of Disapproval here. Great Nose-Twitching, though.) Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bunday
  • Bunday: Tiens, Voilà Plumette

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Bunday is celebrated in all countries including France! Ingrid-Julia and David from that country just sent these photos in of their Bun. Merci! “We love your site! Here are a few pictures of the rabbit we recently adopted in a shelter after she has been found abandoned in the street.” “Her name is Plumette, she 4 years old…” “…and apart the fact she can’t hear anything, she is perfectly well!” “Today was her first days out of her room after 2 weeks quarantine, she really enjoyed it!” “Hope you’ll love her.”…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Supply Chain Sources Claim December Launch for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 and iWatch

    Kelly Hodgkins
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Reports from within Apple's Asian supply chain (via GforGames) again suggest the company is planning to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone separately from the 5.5-inch model, with the latter model entering mass production in September. This staggered launch would allow Apple to debut the highly-anticipated 4.7-inch iPhone 6 early this fall and then follow with the iWatch and the larger iPhone model later this year. The report claims a December launch for both the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iWatch, which would be unusual timing for Apple given the holiday shopping season. The company generally prefers to…
  • Apple Stores to Allow Customers to Purchase iPhone Through U.S. Carriers' Early Upgrade Programs

    Richard Padilla
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Apple Retail Stores will soon allow customers to purchase an iPhone through U.S. carrier early upgrade programs including AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, and T-Mobile Jump, reports 9to5Mac. Apple is aiming to implement the new initiative right before the launch of the iPhone 6 this fall, as both Genius Bar workers and store employees will receive training on the program from Sunday, August 10 to Thursday, August 28. Currently, Apple Store customers are only limited to purchasing an iPhone through a regular two-year contract at subsidized pricing or unlocked at full-price. All three early upgrade…
  • Verizon to Begin Spot Throttling of High-Usage Customers on Unlimited LTE Plans

    Eric Slivka
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Following a report by Droid Life yesterday, Verizon has now confirmed to Gigaom that starting October 1 the carrier will begin spot throttling of certain high-usage customers connecting to carrier's LTE network. The policy affects users on grandfathered unlimited data plans that are no longer offered and who rank in the top five percent of data users at Verizon. While Verizon has had a similar policy in place for its 3G network for several years, the extension of it to the LTE network that now handles 76 percent of the carrier's data traffic will be noticeable for a number of users.On October…
  • Sense Sleep Monitor Tracks Sleep Behavior and Bedroom Environment

    Richard Padilla
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hello Inc's new Kickstarter project Sense is an iOS-compatible sleep tracking system that allows users to monitor their sleep patterns and bedroom environments without the need for intrusive hardware. The primary Sense device is a glow-in-the-dark polycarbonate orb that derives data from factors such as noise, light, temperature, humidity, and air particles to measure sleep quality. Sense also comes with the Sleep Pill, which is a small sensor that clips onto a pillow to track movement with a 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope. Sense works with its own companion app for iOS to provide users a…
  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Improved Google Drive Integration

    Juli Clover
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Google today updated its Gmail for iOS app to version 3.14159, adding improved integration with its Google Drive storage solution. It's now possible to save email attachments directly to Google Drive, making them accessible everywhere and saving storage space. Users are also able to insert Google Drive files directly into messages. Google has also included new account management options and the ability to change a profile picture in the Settings menu.- Save attachments directly to Google Drive so you can access them anywhere while saving space and bandwidth on your device - Insert Google…
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  • How to automatically add movies to your Mac media server

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Jason Enns would like to streamline his media acquisition workflow. He writes: I know you’re a fan of the Mac mini media center and I’ve tried to follow your example. The problem is, the computer I use to rip DVDs is in my basement office and my media center Mac is upstairs. I know I can copy files from one to the other via file sharing but I’d love a way for movies I rip to be automatically added to the mini’s iTunes library. Any suggestions? Do as I do and follow along. On the Mac mini media server, launch System Preferences, select Sharing, and enable both Screen Sharing and…
  • Photoshop CC 2014 review: Image editor gets new time-saving features

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Adobe added some incredibly practical features to Photoshop CC 2014, especially where productivity is concerned. Time-savers include smarter smart guides and smart objects, updatable Layer Comps, a color picker that stays open, full Typekit integration, a searchable font menu with instant font previews on existing text, better blending with Content-Aware tools, the ability to sync more settings to Creative Cloud, and more. There are other slick new features: a command that automatically selects the in-focus areas in an image, two new motion blur filters, a Package command for corralling…
  • Staff Picks: Revolution 60 is the most ambitious iOS game you'll play this year

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, it takes a very specific kind of iOS game to grab my interest. I’m not a huge fan of first person shooters or clunky free-to-play titles; multi-touch puzzle games and the occasional 2D RPG are my bread and butter. It was luck and a random connection that led me to try Giant Spacekat’s Revolution 60, a 3D hybrid that’s part RPG, part chess game, and—surprisingly—part compelling animation film. And I am so very glad I did. I had the privilege of being on a podcast with Giant Spacekat co-founder Brianna Wu a few months ago, and it was…
  • LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    OS X’s built-in Time Machine feature makes backing up your important data a relatively painless process: You just connect a drive to your Mac, tell the OS to use that drive for Time Machine, and then, to quote a famous Apple ad, “There is no Step 3.” As long as Time Machine doesn’t run into any problems, it works great. But when Time Machine does experience a glitch, it’s not always clear what went wrong. The Time Machine pane of System Preferences provides a red Info (i) button that can sometimes fill you in on the details, but not always, and if Time Machine should face multiple…
  • Why you should care about CloudKit

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve lived through the last couple iterations of OS X and iOS, you’ve probably had the opportunity to develop a special love/hate relationship with iCloud. Apple’s cloud service suite is made up of many different parts and systems, and while it’s great when it works, it also has a history of being prone to hard-to-diagnose outages and, for developers, obscure error messages. Apple has worked hard over the last couple years to make iCloud more stable and reliable, and it has largely succeeded, to the point where the grumblings about it have, at least anecdotally, subsided…
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  • Music Monday: Best Jingles

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! What's the purest form of commercial music? That's right. Catchy jingles. They don't even pretend to be art, they just want to worm in your brain and make you spend money. How refreshing and truthful! Why can't pop stars admit that? Today Scott's collected the five favorites from the commercial world. Sing along! You know the words! The Band-Aid Jingle   If our great nation is ever conquered, Americans can probably find each other simply by singing "I'm stuck on Band-Aid, and-" then waiting. If you're a American, you know the other end of that catchy, catchy…
  • Kershaw Tiger Striped Tanto Blur Knife

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Knife To See YouA good knife is an important part of being a human being. Why, what other tool does so much?With a lovely knife (such as a Kershaw Blur Tanto Knife) you'll be able to do so many, many, many wonderful things. Do you need specifics? OKAY FINE THEN HERE THEY ARE THIS KNIFE CAN BE USED FOR STYLE Imagine you're on your back porch, leaning on a motorcycle, wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a big-time Hollywood director steps from the bushes. He's looking for his golf ball! But he's discovered you. Only... you simply don't look dangerous enough. He…
  • Hi-Tec Men's Berkeley Trail Runners

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Run Run RunLife is full of metaphors about cliffs. Make sure you've got the proper shoes before you start reading them. If you're successful, you've climbed the mountain. If you're doing something risky, you're out on the edge of a cliff. You'll scale the highest heights, you'll get a foothold, you'll pull yourself up to the top or relax once you're at the peak of your career. It should be pretty obvious that to get anywhere in life, you've just got to be brave enough to do a little running outdoors. So make sure you have a nice trail running shoe (such as this one) to keep your feet comfy…
  • Travels With Woot: TCONA 2013

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It was on the last day, when I was having brunch with a game show producer and hearing some cool behind-the-scenes stories, when I finally accepted that TCONA really is somethin' extra special.   I hit up the 2013 Trivia Championships Of North America during a thankfully air-conditioned Las Vegas summer last year, and you know what? I had a blast. This year I’ll be there again, meeting Woot’s own Ken Jennings in person for the very first time! (I was out sick the day he came by to open his Bag Of Crap, you see.) If you’ve ever considered yourself a trivia buff, you owe it to…
  • HP 14" Dual-Core Chromebooks w/Free 4G

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You Know This Will Happen200 MB of 4G Service a month, for life! That's amazing right now! Although you might not be as impressed 90 years from now.SPACE DATE: JULY, 2295 (Sol-3 Bureau) Today, with the passing of Bethany Churnsworth, there is only one remaining human still using their Chromebook with free 4G Wireless, 200 MB a month, for life. Ioannes Byron, the cyborg rancher from Australia II, still incorporates a Chromebook into his nine foot tall laser-powered body."It's all I need!" said Ioannes Byron, sending the wake-up signal to his orbital death platform. "200 MB a month is perfect…
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    Drudge Retort

  • Satellite Imagery Shows Russia is Shelling Ukraine

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    U.S. officials released satellite images Sunday they say offer proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine in a campaign to assist rebel groups fighting Ukraine
  • Turley: Lawyers Punished for Criticizing Judges

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    M.C. Moewe, Daily Kos: One is a California family law attorney documenting alleged judicial crimes, the other a Pennsylvania civil rights attorney who has lost his law license for speaking out against judges. Both say they will continue to do what most lawyers won't. "They don't speak up. The reason is you get targeted and you could lose your license," said Barbara Kauffman of lawyers who witness judicial misconduct. Last month the California attorney contacted state officials alleging that a family court judge in Marin County tampered with court records.
  • North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on White House

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat -- which is far beyond the country's capability to carry out -- came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau. "If the U.S. imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival... our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and the Pentagon -- the sources of all evil," Hwang said during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on…
  • Kidnapped Israeli Teens Killed by 'Lone Cell'

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    New York: When the bodies of three Israeli teens, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region. But now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas's handiwork after all. "After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of three teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as 'lone cell,'" reports Sheera Frenkel of BuzzFeed. After talking to Israel Police…
  • Will's Policy on Child Immigrants: 'Welcome to America'

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    During a Fox News Sunday panel discussion, conservative pundit George Will said that Republicans need to stop pushing to deport the influx of undocumented minors crossing the border into the U.S. "My view is that we have to say to the children, 'Welcome to America. You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'" he said. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous."
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  • Ball from McIlroy's Open win up for auction

    Darren Rovell
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Rory McIlroy's ball that he used during the final round of his convincing Open Championship win earlier this month has been put up for auction by golf auction house Green Jacket Auctions.
  • Steelers GM: Roethlisberger deal can wait

    Scott Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a long-term contract is just a matter of when, not if.
  • Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox title ring

    Associated Press
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.
  • Jordan rules: 'Cool' with No. 23 for LeBron

    Chris Broussard
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Source: Colts release Rainey for violation

    Mike Wells
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Running back Chris Rainey, released Monday by the Indianapolis Colts, was let go for a violation of an undisclosed team rule, according to a source.
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    WIRED » Science

  • New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

    Simons Science News
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Katherine Freese, a physicist who will soon lead the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, reflects on the hunt for dark matter and how dark matter heating may have produced the first stars.
  • Watch 80,000 Neurons Fire in the Brain of a Fish

    Joshua Batson
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    In a new study, scientists tracked the activity of 80 percent of the neurons in the brain of a baby zebrafish as the animal as the animal responds to what it sees. The scientists who made it say their new technique, called light-sheet imaging, will allow them to study the neural mechanisms of behavior in unprecedented detail.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo

    Matt Simon
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked, apparently in Romeo and Juliet, which I just learned from Google because I did not pay attention in that class in college. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I think this means that a name doesn’t matter for much, because […]
  • Science Graphic of the Week: Mapping Climate Change on Tatooine Over 110 Galactic Years

    Nick Stockton
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Just because Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine is fictional doesn’t mean it’s immune to the effects of climate change. This map shows how, in the past 110 Galactic Standard Years, Tatooine has turned from a sprawling, desert wasteland into an even hotter sprawling, desert wasteland. It comes from Tatooine’s first Intergovernmental Report on Climate […]
  • Mapping the Mass of an Enormous Galaxy Cluster

    Adam Mann
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    You are looking at the most precise gravity map ever made of a distant galaxy cluster. Using the map, astronomers have determined that the cluster is roughly 650,000 light-years across and contains enough matter to make 160 trillion suns. The cluster, known as MCS J0416.1–2403, is located about 4 billion light-years away and consists of […]
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  • Building 'invisible' materials with light

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    A new technique which uses light like a needle to thread long chains of particles could help bring sci-fi concepts such as cloaking devices one step closer to reality.
  • New species of mayfly discovered in India

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India. The larvae have light-brown heads with light-yellow antennae, and they grow to be about 4-5 millimeters in length. Adults are also about five millimeters long, and the males and females both lack hind wings.
  • Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 most prevalent worldwide

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia.
  • Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. They found that in the few million years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is now Mexico, Earth was experiencing environmental upheaval. This included extensive volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. At this time, the dinosaurs' food chain was weakened by a lack of diversity among the large plant-eating dinosaurs on which others preyed.
  • New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients, could improve treatment uptake

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies. Around 150 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a condition that is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In the USA, numbers of people with HCV-related liver failure and liver cancer are expected to treble by 2030 because of low treatment rates.
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