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  • Russia Steps Up Help for Rebels in Ukraine War

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    25 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Russia has accelerated its intervention, moving more of its own troops to its border with Ukraine, American and Ukrainian officials said on Friday.
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    25 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
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  • Israel issues cease-fire warning - Top Stories
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    At least four Palestinians were killed on Friday in the West Bank during protests over the deaths of civilians in Gaza, according to medical sources.
  • Storm Clouds Over Amazon Business What's News US
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    New and deep-pocketed rivals threaten to squeeze profit margins in's cloud computing business, adding to investor concerns about the Seattle company's profitability.
  • Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

    Bill Chappell
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.» E-Mail This
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  • Israel issues cease-fire warning

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    At least four Palestinians were killed on Friday in the West Bank during protests over the deaths of civilians in Gaza, according to medical sources.
  • Tennis pro talks on-court proposal

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    On a small tennis court in the Netherlands, love took center-stage. It had all the ingredients of a romantic fairytale -- the nervous suitor down on one knee in front of a crowd of strangers, hoping that months of planning would win the heart of the girl of his dreams.
  • Has Gaza coverage been fair?

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Correspondents respond to criticism levied by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer about CNN's Middle East coverage.
  • 1919 treaty still affects U.S. policy

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Ruth Teitel says assigning a costly and humiliating "collective guilt" to Germany after WWI helped pave the way to WWII. That backfire changed how the global community lays blame for war crimes today: on individuals, not nations
  • OSCE: Passports weren't here before

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    With the site still not secure, nations such as Netherlands are pressing to send their own police and investigators. But the rebels are growing restless.
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  • Storm Clouds Over Amazon Business

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    New and deep-pocketed rivals threaten to squeeze profit margins in's cloud computing business, adding to investor concerns about the Seattle company's profitability.
  • Goldman Faces Record Payout in Mortgage Case

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Goldman Sachs has held talks to resolve an FHFA lawsuit over crisis-era mortgage securities and a deal could cost the firm in the range of $800 million to $1.25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • FBI Interviews Glaxo Employees

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    FBI agents have been interviewing current and former Glaxo employees in connection with bribery allegations made against the company in China, as fresh claims of corruption surface against Glaxo's operations in Syria.
  • House: Court Should Dismiss SEC's Suit

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The House of Representatives told a federal court it should dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission because Congress is lawfully allowed to ignore requests to turn over records and testimony.
  • Stocks Drop; Visa Weighs on Dow

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday, pressured by disappointing news from companies such as Visa and
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  • Obama Will Attend UN Climate Summit in New York

    Andrew Freedman
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    President Obama will attend the high-level climate change "summit" that the United Nations plans to hold in New York on September 23, the White House said on Friday. The summit falls during the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting as well as the yearly Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, which both attract world leaders. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will lead the summit, which aims to build momentum toward a new global climate treaty when negotiators meet a year later in Paris. The U.N. has also invited other leaders, including mayors of cities worldwide and business…
  • Drought-Stricken Southwest Has Lost a 'Shocking' Amount of Its Precious Groundwater

    Andrew Freedman
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, Colorado — Even in mid-summer, the air is cold and restless atop the dividing line that separates the Colorado River watershed to the west from the drainage basins that eventually feed into the Mississippi River to the east Above the tree line in Rocky Mountain National Park, flowers have bloomed but are stunted, clinging to the surface to anchor themselves against the constant, battering windsPikas, which look like a cross between a chipmunk and a marmot, thrive at these cold, high altitudes, darting in and out of rock formations to the delight of summer…
  • 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Coulson's Big Promotion 'SQUEEEEE!'

    Josh Dickey
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Clark Gregg is pretty pumped about his promotion: The actor who plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel universe — promoted to Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the final episode of the ABC show — reminded the Comic-Con crowd Friday what a Marvel nerd he is in real life when he recalled hearing the news of his new title: "Agent Coulson ... and Clark ... have been merging over time," Coulson said. "And both of us said, very loudly, inside my head: 'SQUEEEEEEEEEEE.'" SEE ALSO: A Big, Bold Prediction for Marvel's 'Expanding' Cinematic Universe Plans Standing-O and chants of…
  • 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Trailer Has Arrived — And It's Awesome

    Sandra Gonzalez
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    SAN DIEGO — Rick and Co. are a little worse for wear in the new trailer for Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead. We last left the gang in the hands of total creepers Terminus, but in the trailer for the upcoming season, screened first at Comic-Con, our good guys seem to be making some progress in convincing Terminus not to, well, terminate them. Specifically, the gang's case is that if they can make it to Washington, D.C., they can save the world See also: The Cute and the Crazy: 32 Scenes From Comic-Con Day 1 Our only complaint about this trailer? Needs more Daryl. But we say that about…
  • Buzz Aldrin: We'll Be on Mars 'Before 2040'

    Alex Magdaleno
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin has walked on the moon, and now he's touched down in Menlo Park. Aldrin, one of three astronauts who were part of the historic Apollo 11 space mission that successfully landed on our gravitational neighbor on July 20, 1969, stopped by Facebook headquarters for a Q&A on Friday. See also: 'The Eagle Has Landed:' The Apollo 11 Mission, 45 Years Later Post by Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin responded to all sorts of questions from Facebook users — ranging from technical questions regarding NASA's past and current space endeavors to the future of traveling to Mars to what his…
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  • Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

    Josh Constine,Ingrid Lunden
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
     TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. A second source says Apple bought BookLamp’s employees and technology for a price that was “higher than… Read More
  • Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    Kyle Russell
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
     A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Read More
  • This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

    Greg Kumparak
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
     There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi? This site won’t help you with all of those, but it will help you with that last one. Read More
  • Amazon’s Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing

    Kyle Russell
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
     Amazon’s Fire Phone is out today, and while it’s got some interesting features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Android phone, it doesn’t seem like it will appeal to those who aren’t voracious online shoppers. Now Amazon is releasing games exclusive to its devices in order to draw in the lucrative gamer audience. Read More
  • You Can Now Command The Tesla You Probably Don’t Have With The Smartwatch You Probably Don’t Have

    Greg Kumparak
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
     Do you have a Tesla? Do you also have an Android Wear smartwatch? Do you wish they worked better together? Don’t worry! Solving the #1 problem of Batmans everywhere, these guys have figured out how to let you control a Tesla Model S through a smartwatch. Read More
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  • Blind test: pouvez-vous identifier ces tubes des années 80 à leur première seconde?
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Rien de plus facile, normalement, que de reconnaître un tube en en écoutant une dizaine de secondes ou plus. Mais serez-vous capable de faire la même chose avec seulement une poignée de notes, une grosse seconde de musique? Faites le test avec ce quiz élaboré par nos confrères de sur des tubes célèbres des années 80. Pour chaque morceau, et suivant en cela un système bien connu des fans de La Roue de la fortune, vous devez taper les lettres dont vous pensez qu'elles figurent dans le nom du morceau. Au bout de trois essais infructueux, le quiz passe au morceau suivant.
  • Le chômage, c'est bon pour la santé (des autres)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Le taux de chômage en France a augmenté à nouveau en juin, avec une hausse de 0,3% des chômeurs de catégorie A, soit près de 10.000 personnes. De nombreuses études ont montré jusqu’à présent que le chômage accroissait les risques de mortalité d’un individu, causant du stress, de la dépression et encourageant des comportements à risque. En période de crise, ce fait a malheureusement largement de quoi être documenté. Récemment, une étude publiée dans le British Journal of Psychiatry affirmait que plus de 10.000 suicides supplémentaires entre 2008 et 2010 étaient dus…
  • La Coupe du Monde s'est aussi jouée entre hackers

    Julien Jégo
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Les hackers aussi peuvent être fan de foot. Mais quand ils veulent montrer leur amour pour leur équipe et leur pays, ils ne sortent pas dans la rue avec maillots et drapeaux. Non, eux préfèrent attaquer les réseaux de leurs adversaires. The Daily Dot rapporte les études de Ory Segal, chercheur en sécurité pour la société américaine Akamai Technologies, qui a analysé les origines des attaques informatiques survenues durant la Coupe du Monde 2014. Akamai gère environ 30% du trafic mondial et possède donc une immense base de données. Ory Segal a ainsi pu s'apercevoir que le…
  • La fabuleuse histoire de la crème glacée en bande dessinée

    Marine Gasc
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Depuis des siècles, la crème glacée et le sorbet séduisent l'humanité. C'est vrai, par des chaleurs caniculaires (ou non), qui n'est pas tenté d'ouvrir son congélateur pour déguster une petite boule de glace? Que ce soit au citron ou encore chocolat cookies au brownies que si tu en manges deux cuillères, tu exploses... Bref, la glace, on l'aime et on en consomme, beaucoup: aujourd'hui, un Français en mange environ 6 litres par an, un Néo-Zélandais jusqu'à 27 litres et un Américain 22. Mais quelle est sa véritable histoire? 1.L'AntiquitéVous prendrez bien un peu de neige avec…
  • Comment Ton Koopman et les «baroqueux» ont restauré la musique baroque

    Jean-Marc Proust
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    En feuilletant le programme du festival Itinéraire baroque en Périgord, le mélomane croisera des noms plus ou moins familiers: Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi… Et d’autres qui le sont bien moins: Buxtehude, Cesti, Hasse, Leclair… Des musiciens joués de leur vivant puis tombés dans l’oubli, à une époque où l’on jouait la musique du moment, sans se préoccuper de répertoire. Exactement l’inverse d’aujourd’hui! La redécouverte se fit d’abord au compte-gouttes. Le premier, Mendelssohn ressuscita Bach. Mais c’est à partir des années 1950 que l’essentiel du répertoire…
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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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  • 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…
  • And that’s why I’ll never leave twitter

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Sometimes people ask me why I’m on twitter: Also, notifications like this: I want this on a t-shirt. Unrelated, but something I probably need to address anyway…this morning I wrote about my last book being translated into several different language and a ton of you are like, “Where is your next book?  Why are you making me wait?  Look at your life.  Look at your choices.”  And honestly the next book is coming but it’s really, really fucking hard.  Writing always is for me.  It’s something I’ve always done and will always do but I rewrite and…
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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

  • 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...
  • Embedded with the Koch brothers

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — “I’m so hopeful that there will be something, SOMETHING in the world out there besides ‘Evil Koch Brothers,’” Liz Koch, wife of billionaire Charles Koch, told the Wichita Eagle. “Jesus H., I’m sick of it.” It was fall 2012, toward the end of a grinding campaign in which her husband and his brother David were deeply invested,...
  • A tentative thumbs up to WaPo's Storyline; mixed success for FiveThirtyEight

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    This week's Data Darts and Laurels features newcomer Storyline, a just-launched section of "dedicated to the power of stories to help us understand complicated, critical things," according to Jim Tankersley, who is heading the project. Storyline treats each individual piece as part of a larger story thread. For example, so far there have been several stories written about the...
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  • Rupert Sanders' Divorce Is Final! And Liberty Ross Screwed Him Worse Than Kristen Stewart!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    That little tryst with Kristen Stewart may have cost Rupert Sanders big time! After two messy years, the Snow White And The Huntsman director's divorce from model Liberty Ross is final, and gurl is getting PAID! Rupert should should start calling Kristen 100K-Stew, because hooking up with her cost him some serious coin! According to the settlement agreement, Rupert is keeping the Malibu beach house and a van. Liberty on the other hand is getting the three other homes, half of what's in Rupert's bank account and retirement, $14k/month in child support, $25k/month in spousal support, and 15% of…
  • See Nicolas Cage As Superman In A New Documentary That Asks What Happened To That Movie!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Nicolas Cage as Superman? Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen? In a movie directed by Tim Burton? With a script by Kevin Smith?? Who would want to see that??? Um, EVERYONE IN THE WORLD! Of course, the next best thing is watching how this locomotive overpowered the Man Of Steel and went off the friction' rails! Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the first trailer for the documentary The Death Of Superman Lives; What Happened? to get your first look! Filmmaker Jon Schnepp still needs your help to finish the film! You can donate and get all kinds of cool swag for your buck HERE!
  • Tulisa Contostavlos Found GUILTY Of Assault After Getting Off On Drug Charges!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Talk about a reversal of fortune! Earlier this week, when a judge dismissed Tulisa Contostavlos' drug charges, we thought the singer was in the clear...which now appears NOT to be the case. Today Tulsia was officially convicted of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at the V Festival in August of 2013. According to reports, Savvas' eye was swollen from the attack and there were witnesses to confirm the assault. The judge said: "I am quite sure to the requisite standard of proof, based on my analysis of the evidence that I have heard, that Ms Contostavlos did strike Mr Morgan in the…
  • The Last Of Us Video Game Is Set To Be Made Into A Film Directed By Sam Raimi! Game Of Thrones Maisie Williams In Talks To Star!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Looks like we haven't seen the last of The Last of Us! In fact, there's going to be a movie and it will be directed by none other than Sam Raimi! This was just made official at Comic-Con! But by the old gods and the new, this news keeps getting better! Sam and the writer attached to the project, Neil Druckmann, also mentioned that they've talked to Game of Thrones' Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams, to star as the 14-year old protagonist, Ellie. In fact, she's apparently very excited about the prospect of becoming Ellie, and would have been at today's panel had she not been so heavily…
  • Lisa Rinna Begins Filming For RHOBH With Lisa Vanderpump! Are They BFFs Already?!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Apparently Real Housewives of Beverly Hills IS big enough for two Lisas! A couple weeks ago, we reported that Lisa Rinna was joining the cast of RHOBH for their fifth season and now they started filming! That all happened VERY quickly! The two Lisas were seen looking chummy after lunch as they were shooting for the show on Thursday afternoon in Beverly Hills. It doesn't seem like there will be any trouble between Lisa and Lisa...for now at least! You never know what can happen on RH! Lisa R. isn't the only new housewife on the block! Her former co-star from Days of Our Lives Eileen Davidson…
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  • Dog missing for 7 years leading 'double life'

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Dog missing for 7 years leading 'double life'Tyler Morning TelegraphThe Millers were reunited with their Maltese after losing him in 2007 -- but in the mean time, he had been calling a new place 'home.'Why reunion isn't entirely happy More to watchDo dogs get jealous?Cat won't share her yogurt
  • Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefireGettyThe brief humanitarian truce was accompanied by a stern warning from the Israeli Defense Forces to militants in the area.When fighting is scheduled to stopMore newsKerry trying to broker dealHamas tunnels a continued threat
  • Motive sought for Philadelphia hospital gunfight

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Motive sought for Philadelphia hospital gunfightAPThe investigation continues as to why a man killed a caseworker and the doctor who's credited for saving lives.The 'life or death situation' he facedMore headlinesRussia bans Ukraine dairy importsDog owner could face charges
  • Christie move at odds with many Republicans

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Christie move at odds with many RepublicansNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has come under fire for a decision that could haunt him in 2016.GOP candidate he's refusing to supportMore newsAllegations against border agentSiblings split huge lotto jackpot
  • Is your olive oil fake?

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Is your olive oil fake?GettyExperts say that some olive oils are adulterated -- and you can tell by taking a whiff. Scent you shouldn't be able to detectMore health newsHow to avoid 'post-rain bacteria'Eye conditions that strike women
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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

  • Apple Reportedly Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a book discovery engine that analyzed the text of books to break them down by various themes and variables to let readers search for books similar to books they liked. For example, analyzing The Da Vinci Code, the search engine would break it down to elements of 18.6% Religion and Religions Institutions, 9.4% Police & Murder…
  • U.S. House Approves Bill Making Smartphone Unlocking Legal, Obama Pledges to Sign it Into Law

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    We're one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today passed legislation that legalizes cell phone unlocking, unanimously voting in favor of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The Act was approved by the Senate last week, which means the final step is presidential approval. Obama has long supported making cell phone unlocking legal again, and today pledged to sign the bill into law. I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Last year, in…
  • Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones, which advertise "Adaptive Noise Cancellation," of violating five separate Bose patents in the United States. In the filing, Bose points towards the 50 years of research, engineering, and development of noise cancellation techniques that went into the creation of its QuietComfort line of noise-cancelling headphones, which use the technology…
  • OS X Yosemite's Share of Mac Traffic Doubles Following Public Beta Launch

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Following the launch of yesterday's public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system's share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared. The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since its initial developer launch on June 2. Yesterday, ahead of the beta launch, Yosemite accounted for 0.26 percent of all Mac traffic globally and as of today, that number has crept up to 0.49 percent. In just over 24 hours, the number of Yosemite users has doubled, and those numbers will likely grow even further today and over the weekend…
  • OS X Yosemite Beta Failing to Download for Some Users

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    After announcing its OS X beta program at WWDC in June, Apple yesterday released the first beta version of the operating system to the public amid favorable reviews. For a growing number of people, the early impressions of OS X have not been positive due to a downloading issue that has prevented the installation of the OS. Users in MacRumors forums, Apple support forums and on Reddit have complained about not being able to download OS X Yosemite from the Mac App Store. These users have successfully redeemed a promo code and initiated the installation, only to have it fail during the download…
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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

  • 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...
  • Picking Lilies For My Party

    Martha Stewart
    20 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! This past weekend I hosted a fancy [&hellip...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • 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,…
  • The W* House

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
  • Maserati's elegant new Ghibli broadens the brand's appeal

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The new Maserati Ghibli feels slightly anachronistic, at first. Here is a car pitched well below the rest of the Maserati range, yet which practically shares its dimensions with the flagship Quattroporte saloon. It also has the same name as one of the marque's most celebrated historic models. So, what role is the Ghibli meant to have? It is very much the spearhead of Maserati's push into new markets and sales. The company has ambitious plans to triple sales within the next few years and the Ghibli is instrumental to this scheme, along with an as-yet-unseen new SUV. This kind of car is…
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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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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • When did “like a girl” become a put down?!

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

    Zen Mommy
    20 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    The next time your child plays out a challenging behavior that seems to come from a "strong-will", see if you can step into the experience from their point of view. Be your child's relationship "training wheels"...
  • Not Perfect Parenting

    Zen Mommy
    7 May 2014 | 7:38 am
    Give your family the gift of YOU. Imperfect, wonderful, awesome-sauce YOU... because when you do, you teach your child it's okay that they're not perfect either. And when we let go of perfect... everything is possible.
  • Taking Love Off The Line

    Zen Mommy
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Why? Why must we continue to discipline our children from a place of fear? of distant authority? of the sort of not-enoughness that soooo many of us were raised in? .... In the words you use. In the actions you take. Tell your child. Your love is theirs. Unconditionally. It just IS.
  • You Know You Are A Parent When…

    Zen Mommy
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
    (The truth is always funnier than anything we could possibly make up.) Embracing the little moments of this day (the messy, imperfect and oh so sweet little moments of life with little ones...) with you.
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    WebMD Health

  • Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.
  • Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.
  • Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.
  • Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?
  • Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.
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  • Google Docs now works with uploaded tracked changes from your Word documents

    Larry Zhou
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Above: Google DocsImage Credit: GoogleNOTE: 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. Google has given those who work with Microsoft Word another reason to move documents to the cloud. Today, Google announced a new function that converts any tracked changes in Word documents to Suggested Edits. Basically, if you have Word documents with a lot of tracked…
  • Shareholder report lays out why Alibaba should buy Yahoo

    Richard Byrne Reilly
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Image Credit: heavyweights on both coasts are pushing for Alibaba’s Jack Ma to buy Yahoo. The push for Ma, Alibaba’s founder, to buy the massive IT giant is outlined in a report from Yahoo shareholder Eric Jackson, who owns Ironfire Capital. Jackson said such a deal would save Alibaba billions if Ma buys Yahoo as a tax-free way of reclaiming shares from his own company. Jackson declined to tell VentureBeat what percentage of shares in Yahoo he owned. But he said the deal would be a win for Ma, Yahoo,…
  • Sorry, data hogs: Verizon to soon throttle LTE speeds for unlimited data customers

    Tom Cheredar
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Image Credit: Illustration by Tom CheredarNOTE: 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. You might be able to hear Verizon now, but it may soon take longer for some of you to download anything on its LTE mobile network. The nation’s largest wireless carrier revealed today that it plans to intentionally slowdown the Internet speed (aka throttling) for…
  • Funding Daily: A mystery venture gets money

    Ruth Reader
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Image Credit: 401(K) 2012 Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. This Friday edition of Funding Daily is short and sweet; starting with funding for a new app and a mysterious new venture. Tapulous founder takes $920K for new venture Hobby Bart Decrem, founder of gaming app maker Tapulous, just sacked $920,000 for his newest project, Hobby, according to a filing with the SEC. See Hobby’s Form D filing: Tapulous founder takes $920K for new venture Hobby Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the…
  • Bitcoin Foundation throws up everything you need to know about Bitcoin on GitHub

    Alexia LaFata
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Image Credit: BTC Keychain/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. Bitcoin is all about decentralization — and now even its foundation is taking this route. The Bitcoin Foundation has announced a set of community resources on GitHub to educate people about Bitcoin and its potential, its website announced today. The Bitcoin Foundation…
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  • 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 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…
  • StackOverflow Readers Are Not Your Average Web Developers

    Matt Asay
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    We knew StackOverflow was different. Turns out it's, well, really different.The technical Q&A site looks like your standard Web developer hangout. But according to new data from IEEE Spectrum, its community has some unusual technical tastes. For instance, its readers evince a serious interest in the niche-y area of embedded hardware development—that is, programmable systems that typically live inside other gadgets and don't expose a user interface to the average person.On the other hand, this data doesn't necessarily mean researchers have uncovered unexpected pockets…
  • Quantum Computing And The Value Of Storytelling In Science

    Dan Rowinski
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.In Santa Barbara, Microsoft is working on the future of computing. Station Q is a Microsoft Research post staffed with some of the brightest mathematicians and researchers on the planet, working to solve the basic questions of quantum computing.It makes for an interesting story.On Thursday, Microsoft published an compelling tale on how its researchers and scientists are forging ahead in the race to answer the…
  • Congress Passes Mobile Device Unlocking Bill

    Selena Larson
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Soon, you'll once again be able to switch mobile carriers without needing to buy a new device.The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to make it legal for people to unlock their mobile devices in order to use them on a different carrier without breaking copyright laws. Though the legislation applies to cellphones, it requires the Librarian of Congress to consider including wireless devices like tablets as well. It also allows the owner of a phone to authorize a third party to unlock it, thus legalizing businesses who perform that service for consumers.See also: The…
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  • 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
  • Thailand: Interim Constitution Provides Sweeping Powers

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Thai military junta should amend the interim constitution it unilaterally promulgated that gives it sweeping powers without accountability or safeguards against human rights violations. (New York) – The Thai military junta should amend the interim constitution it unilaterally promulgated that gives it sweeping powers without accountability or safeguards against human rights violations. read more
  • India: Rape of 6-Year-Old Highlights Sexual Abuse

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The rape of a 6-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has refocused attention on sexual abuse of children in India. (New York) – The rape of a 6-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has refocused attention on sexual abuse of children in India, Human Rights Watch said more
  • Russia: Protesters Found Guilty in Flawed Case

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A Russian court’s guilty verdict against eight people in relation to an anti-Putin rally in May 2012 was a miscarriage of justice. The court will announce their sentence on February 24. Update, July 24, 2014read 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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    Simply Stated By

  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1 Small Secret to Success

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on 9 Beautiful and Unbreakable Serving Pieces 16 Tips for an Effortless Outdoor Party Wedding Flower FinderFiled under: Daily Thought
  • 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 […]
  • 1 Sentence to Inspire Greatness

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on 23 Healthy Recipes With Whole Grains The Best Stain Removers for Your Home 10 Sneaky Beauty Secrets Only the Pros KnowFiled under: Daily Thought
  • 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
  • 80+ Instagram-Worthy Travel Destinations

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Our friends at have pulled together 83 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination. They say, “We’re not kidding you — these travel destinations actually exist and aren’t a figment of your imagination. Be prepared to have your mind blown as you browse through these amazing photos.” To see the full list, click here. More on […]
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  • Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use

    Carmel DeAmicis
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Max Levchin's latest product, Homer, lets you see your friends' phone screens to discover new apps. It also unwittingly provides a fascinating window into their lives. Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals

    Signe Brewster
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A plane-like drone developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne pinpoints the location of Wi-Fi signals to track phones to within 30 feet. This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-Mobile is taking care of MetroPCS subscribers

    Kevin Fitchard
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    AT&T and T-Mobile both claimed they were intent on preserving Cricket and MetroPCS's services when they made their respective acquisitions. But it looks like T-Mobile was the only one serious about it. Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-Mobile is taking care of MetroPCS subscribers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contracts will keep ISPs flush

    Stacey Higginbotham
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Many ISPs will see an erosion of their pay TV subscribers as broadband provide more entertainment options. ISPs know this, and here's how they plan to stay in business while the market shifts. Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contracts will keep ISPs flush originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law

    Kif Leswing
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday allowing consumers to unlock their phones for the purpose of switching carriers. Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Morgan Freeman Chats with Jimmy While Sucking Helium

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Morgan Freeman Chats with Jimmy While Sucking Helium Jimmy talks to Morgan about his Science show, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, while they suck the helium out of balloons. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more Jimmy Fallon: Follow Jimmy: Like Jimmy: Get more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Follow The Tonight Show: Like The Tonight Show:…
  • Firefly Online Gameplay Trailer #1: If I Were a Captain

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Firefly Online Gameplay Trailer #1: If I Were a Captain Firefly Online (FFO) is an online strategic roleplaying game set in the universe of Joss Whedon's cult classic TV show - Firefly. Players take on the role of a ship captain as they hire a crew and lead missions, while trading with and competing against millions of other players like themselves. Much like the crew of Serenity, the Firefly-class transport ship featured in the original show, players must do whatever it takes to survive in the Verse: find a crew, find a job and keep flying. Currently in development for PC, Mac, iOS and…
  • The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? Full Trailer

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened? Full Trailer to Donate and Help us Finish this MOVIE!!! The Full Trailer for the feature length documentary "The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?" featuring interviews with Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, and many more. Go to to contribute to the finishing funds and for more exclusive interviews and information on the documentary. From: schneppzone Views: 382312 1926 ratings Time: 02:46 More in People & Blogs
  • Halo: Nightfall First Look

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Halo: Nightfall First Look Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall is…
  • Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Lyric Video)

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Lyric Video) Katy Perry — This Is How We Do (Lyric Video) Get "This Is How We Do" from Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Official lyric video for Katy Perry's "This Is How We Do" directed by Ben Nicholson, produced by Justin Golden. Currently BEAMING on THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR! Follow Katy Perry: From: KatyPerryVEVO Views: 758672 47013 ratings Time: 03:26 More in…
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  • 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…
  • Revisiting Wether, Incidence and Different Than

    Maeve Maddox
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    wether/whether In researching the recent song lyrics post, I came across a comment written by a high school sophomore. (For the information of non-American readers, a high school sophomore is 15 or 16 years of age.) The student said she was writing a research paper on the influence of song lyrics. I certainly hope she looks up the spelling of the conjunction whether before she finishes her assignment; she used it four times in her comment, each time spelling it wether. wether (noun): a castrated ram. whether (conjunction): one use is to introduce an indirect alternative question expressing…
  • Back-Formation

    Maeve Maddox
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Back-formation is one of several methods by which new words are added to the language. An often-quoted example is the word pea. Before pea was created by back-formation, English had the singular noun pease. Here are two examples of its early use from the OED, (some spellings altered): All this world’s pride is not worth a pease. As like as one pease is to another. The plural was peasen: The leaves of beans and peasen Cherries, gooseberries, and green peasen Over time, as -s shoved out -en as the sign of the plural, speakers came to feel that pease was a plural; thus was born our singular…
  • Apostrophe with Plural Possessive Nouns

    Maeve Maddox
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Most English speakers know that the usual way to make a noun plural is to add -s to the singular: boy/boys, knight/knights, house/houses. They are also aware that the plural of few nouns, like child and ox, is formed with the quaint ending -en: children, oxen. The modern convention of forming a noun plural by adding -s was not a foregone conclusion. Old English formed noun plurals with five or six endings, depending upon which declension the noun belonged to and how the noun was used in the sentence. By the Early Middle English period (1100-1300), most of the OE inflectional endings had…
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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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  • 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, etc. 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…
  • No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You sit down at your desk. You start your computer. You check Google Analytics and your email provider dashboard. A deep sigh escapes from your soul. Why is your number of email subscribers still so low? Why aren’t readers flocking to your blog? And when will those business inquiries finally arrive? We all know that blogging is hard work, but what should you do when your efforts don’t seem to pay off? Should you cross your fingers and keep plugging away? Hope that your readership will snowball? Pray that business inquiries will soon flood your inbox? You need a new blog strategy, not…
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    Cute Overload

  • Gonna Use Mugumogu’s Comments For This

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    They’re just too good not to use. (Maru and Hana comments in the hovers.) “Hey Maru, because it is hot, a lot of your furs fall out.” “So I make wigs for you.“ “Which do you like?” Maru: [I match all.] “Hey Hana, it is lent to you next.” “Hana: [It's too hot!]“ Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: maru & hana
  • Hi Five, My Man!

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    [Er...make that a LOW Five!] Imgur.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh, Rules Of Cuteness spot by Tony James
  • Friday Afternoon Micro Pigsters

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Because we can. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: pigsters
  • Just Two Pals Out For A Walk/Hop

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    This involves a Bun and a Cat, in Japan. You KNOW something’s up here. Anyone care to translate? See comments, and どうもありがとう to うさこ. From Love Meow, spotted by Pooter.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, Buns, Cats, The Big J
  • Well Hellllllllllllo There, Lil’ Lady!

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    This is Kibibi, “Little Lady” in Swahili. She was born in March at the Belfast Zoo! From ZooBorns.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: grillas
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  • 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…
  • Apple's iWatch Already a Hit, Even When It's a $20 Casio Watch

    Juli Clover
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel covered Apple's upcoming smart watch on last night's show, airing a humorous segment that featured the team showing pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard a $20 Casio watch with an Apple sticker on the back. The people were told the cheap watch was Apple's new smart watch and predictably, Kimmel's team received some hilarious reactions. "It's very lightweight and it's kind of like old school, but still in style, you know?" said one woman, and a man complimented its rubber wrist band and the big numbers, which are "easy to see." Featured interviewees were…
  • Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

    Eric Slivka
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users. Similar in appearance to other electronic deadbolt locks with a relatively large housing on the inside of the door, the Kevo system allows users to lock and unlock their deadbolts with a simple touch, relying on a Kevo iPhone app or physical fob to determine whether access should be granted. After a simple set-up…
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  • Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.
  • Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal. In its complaint, Bose alleges that the “active noise cancellation” system in Beats Studio and Studio Wireless headphones infringes on five of its patents that relate to digital audio processing, compression and noise cancellation technology. They are U.S. patents 6,717,537; 8,073,150; 8,073,151; 8,054,992; and 8,345,888. In addition to the suit, which was filed in Delaware, the company also lodged a complaint with the U.S.
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Fixing a flatThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features lots of gemstone—both real and printed—and a pouch that lies flat whenever you need to fix a flat.AdoptedThe Lens (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) features a hard shell finished with a high-gloss protective coating.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you've probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead. You can create a high-quality Instagram feed, too, with a little help from Dropbox and your iOS or Android device.Step One: Transfer and pre-process your images The goal is to get the photo off your camera and onto a phone or mobile device with the Instagram app installed. The first step starts with your camera. Importing your photos Transferring your photos to your computer…
  • How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    The OS X Yosemite public beta gives us some insight into Apple’s next-generation operating system, but it is a beta release—a version of the Mac OS that will have problems and will not be compatible with some of your existing software. If you’ve leapt aboard the beta without thinking carefully about what this would mean for day-to-day use, and you now wish you had Mavericks (OS X 10.9) back, we’re here to help. Unlike with iOS—where Apple generally doesn’t let you revert to previous versions of the operating system—you can reinstall a previous version of the Mac OS any time you…
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  • 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…
  • Zombies Chase Me

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    The Madness ContinuesRefurb Madness has captured our country's youth! Check out or visit our website to learn more.We enjoy a nice, healthy Woot Off. But the kids? They're out there gettin' hopped up on the refurb. Why, just look at all the terrible stuff they're doing on social media! For SHAME!
  • VIZIO 24" 1080p LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    The Madness ContinuesRefurb Madness has captured our country's youth! Check out or visit our website to learn more.We enjoy a nice, healthy Woot Off. But the kids? They're out there gettin' hopped up on the refurb. Why, just look at all the terrible stuff they're doing on social media! For SHAME!
  • Toshiba Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    The Madness ContinuesRefurb Madness has captured our country's youth! Check out or visit our website to learn more. We enjoy a nice, healthy Woot Off. But the kids? They're out there gettin' hopped up on the refurb. Why, just look at all the terrible stuff they're doing on social media! For SHAME!
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    Drudge Retort

  • GOP Gov Asks for Federal Handout

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year. The Republican made the request in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week. He wants the USDA to purchase $37 million worth of canned pink salmon under a federal law that allows for buying surplus food from farmers and donating it to food banks or other programs. USDA purchased $20 million worth of salmon earlier this year, which Parnell called an important first step in reducing inventories to…
  • Maine Orders Work Requirement for Welfare

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The LePage administration is taking another step toward pushing welfare recipients to find jobs. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday that, starting October first, "able bodied" adults with no dependents who get SNAP benefits -- often called food stamps -- will have to work 20 hours per week or do volunteer work. There are an estimated 12,000 recipients in Maine who meet that standard. Federal law already requires work for those recipients, but Mayhew says Maine has been operating under a federal waiver since 2009. DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew emphasized that…
  • Terminator: Your Child's Personal Trainer

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as "personal trainers" for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, "Robots Helping Kids," will ultimately "deploy" robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.
  • Donut Shop Bans 4-Year-Old

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    A four-year-old boy has been banned from a Connecticut donut shop because the owner said he's rude, his mother Rebecca Denham said. The boy asked a woman at Doughnut Inn in Monroe if she had a baby in her belly (she didn't) and his mortified mother apologized, but that wasn't enough for the store's owner. The next time they went in, she kicked the boy out. "She said, 'he's not allowed in here,' and I looked around, and said, 'him?' and she said 'yeah, he's rude,'" Denham said.
  • Florida Poll: Hillary Leads Over All GOP Rivals

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton easily beating all potential 2016 GOP opponents in the battleground state of Florida -- including the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio -- by a seven to 21 point margin. In hypothetical head-to-head match-ups, Clinton tops Bush 49% to 42% margin and Rubio 53% to 37%.
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    WIRED » Science

  • 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 […]
  • Tomorrow’s Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins

    Nick Stockton
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Researchers at MIT have created a ball with a customizable surface texture through the science of wrinkling.
  • Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

    Betsy Mason
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on licensing for all drone operators, while drone pilots and some legal experts claim drones […]
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • New brain pathways for understanding type 2 diabetes and obesity uncovered

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Researchers have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels – a discovery that can lead to new therapies for treating Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  • Scalping can raise ticket prices

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    A new study finds that resale markets like Craigslist can add value to tickets sold by concert venues and Ticketmaster.
  • New EMS system dramatically improves survival from cardiac arrest

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    A new emergency medicine system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona, according to a study. Under the study, 31 hospitals, serving about 80 percent of the state's population, were designated as cardiac receiving centers between December 2007 and November 2010. Approximately 55 emergency medicine service agencies also participated in the study.
  • Designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    A decline in overall potato consumption has breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation.
  • Slow walking speed, memory complaints can predict dementia

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years.
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