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  • Royals 7, Giants 2: World Series 2014: Royals Beat Giants in Game 2

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    By DAVID WALDSTEIN
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Kansas City rebounded from its first loss of this postseason by powering past the Giants in a game that included a tense exchange over a gesture.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

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    22 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
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  • Dogs catch White House fence jumper

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Video shows the confrontation between police dogs and a man who jumped the White House fence.
  • Hyundai Heavy Workers Endorse Strike

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Unionized workers at Hyundai Heavy Industries late Wednesday endorsed a possible strike over wage and benefit issues, threatening to halt production at the world’s biggest shipbuilding company for the first time in 20 years.
  • 5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

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    Chris Hopkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Dogs catch White House fence jumper

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Video shows the confrontation between police dogs and a man who jumped the White House fence.
  • 'Dog got him'

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he kicked and punched two police dogs.
  • Victim stood guard at War Memorial

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam, was identified by Canadian officials to U.S. counterparts as the gunman in Ottawa, multiple U.S. officials told CNN.
  • Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.
  • Who was the Parliament gunman?

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    What would spur someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier guarding it, then rush into Canada's Parliament?
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Hyundai Heavy Workers Endorse Strike

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Unionized workers at Hyundai Heavy Industries late Wednesday endorsed a possible strike over wage and benefit issues, threatening to halt production at the world’s biggest shipbuilding company for the first time in 20 years.
  • Credit Suisse Earnings Beat Expectations

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Swiss bank Credit Suisse said third-quarter profit more than doubled, beating expectations, as it streamlined its wealth management unit and debt trading revenues rose.
  • Publicis Cuts Sales Outlook

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Publicis Groupe cut its full-year sales outlook as the French advertising company is still feeling the pinch from the failed merger with Omnicom.
  • Nickel's Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a trade-financing scandal in China.
  • China Manufacturing Ticks Up

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    China’s HSBC flash purchasing managers’ index ticked higher, a result which may go some way to ease concerns over the pace of Chinese economic growth.
 
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    Mashable

  • Boston Layer-Lapse Takes Time-Lapses to a Wicked Cool Level

    Brian Koerber
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    We can't say we're bored with standard time-lapse videos, but layer-lapse videos are an extremely impressive form of the craft. Using Einstein's theory of relativity as inspiration, photographer Julian Tryba created a stunning time-lapse of the beautiful city of Boston by assigning different regions and objects to separate points in time See also: Norwegian Time-Lapse Showcases the Country's Gorgeous Landscape "Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate," he writes on Vimeo. "The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse." The layer-lapse…
  • PhotoMath: Math Student's New Best Friend Is the Teacher's Nightmare

    Stan Schroeder
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Touted as the world's first camera calculator and launched last week, PhotoMath is an app that uses text recognition technology to solve simple math equations But PhotoMath doesn’t stop at just solving the equation, it also provides step-by-step instructions explaining how it got to the answer. See also: In Defense of Math: 7 Reasons Numbers Rule PhotoMath can solve arithmetic expressions, fractions and decimals, powers and roots, and simple linear equations While it’s easy to see how students could take advantage of the app during tests, MicroBlink, the Croatian company that…
  • Traveling Across Turkey Never Looked So Good

    Jessica Plautz
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The way you know a travel video is truly remarkable is when you feel like you visited a place after watching it. Leonardo Dalessandri's "Watchtower of Turkey" fits the bill "I couldn't be happier with the outcome," Dalessandri told Mashable about the roughly three-and-a-half minute video he posted on Vimeo. "A passion for film and music, and the desire to experiment with new techniques, have always been a part of me." See also: Take an Incredible Bird's-Eye Tour of Manhattan The footage was captured over a 20-day journey around the country using a GoPro and Panasonic GH3. The equipment…
  • What Twitter Fabric Means for Developers

    Karissa Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Twitter has had a complicated relationship with developers. In its earlier days, the social network encouraged third-party developers to build their own apps and services on top of the platform. But the company later began to roll out its own competing features (the most notable example of this is when Twitter created its own image sharing service, frustrating companies like Twitpic and Yfrog). But Twitter made its biggest appeal yet to developers on Wednesday at Flight, the company's first mobile developer conference. There CEO Dick Costolo unveiled Fabric, the company's ambitious plan to…
  • Here's Everything You Need to Know About Wombats to Celebrate Wombat Day

    Jenni Ryall
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    SYDNEY — Oct. 22 is an important day for Australians. It is Wombat Day Much like Christmas Day is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, on Wombat Day we celebrate the birth of wombats. There are no gifts or tree, actually not much happens at all. The tenth annual Wombat Day passed with little fanfare, a small amount of wombat cakes were baked and a bunch of wombats dug some holes In celebration of this under-appreciated Aussie legend, here's all the wombat trivia you will ever need. Wombats live in south-east Australia, including Tasmania, with a few hanging out in Queensland. They are a…
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    TechCrunch

  • Ant Financial: The Greatest Victory Is That Which Requires No Battle

    Christoffer O. Hernæs
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
     Not long after the Alibaba IPO, eBay announced that it aims to spin off PayPal as a separately traded company. The rumors of PayPal as an acquisition target are already looming, and one of the contenders is Jack Ma’s Alipay, now called Ant Financial. A deeper insight into Alipay is interesting in light of the potential changes similar players like Apple, Amazon and PayPal pose for the… Read More
  • Chicago And Big Data

    Nick Rojas
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
     As a civilization, we may not be getting smarter. However, the technologies we use certainly are. Since the introduction of the smartphone, we’ve witnessed the emergence of smart homes, smart power grids, and even smart football stadiums for helping fans find parking spaces. Lately, the trend has been to go big. Infrastructure applications are ever increasing in size and scope for… Read More
  • Tim Armstrong Doesn’t Say The Wrong Thing About Women In The Workplace

    Fara Warner
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
     In the past few weeks and months, conversations about women in our industry have run the gamut from companies such as Apple and Facebook willing to pay to freeze women’s eggs so they can put off having children and Satya Nadella’s karmic misstep to the data-rich, but solution-poor disclosure of just how few women are at the top of tech. Read More
  • When Should Startups Hire A CFO?

    Christian Gheorghe
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
     Many founders and CEOs of start-ups don’t spend a lot of time thinking about CFOs. When it comes to finance for a start-up, founders focus on more pressing needs: What’s my burn rate? How long is my runway? How does our annual recurring revenue (ARR) look? How much more money do we need? Read More
  • SOSVentures Takes On Y Combinator With A Pure Biotech Accelerator

    Sarah Buhr
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
     International VC firm SOSVentures is capitalizing on the now buzz worthy biotech investment trend with the creation of IndieBio, the first accelerator to focus on just life sciences. Y Combinator raised a few eyebrows when it accepted five biotech companies out of the 80 startups in its program this last summer. That was a first for the Silicon Valley accelerator. But IndieBio partners tell… Read More
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  • Christophe de Margerie discutait avec les dictatures? Il avait raison

    Eric Le Boucher
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Au temps d’un capitalisme impersonnel, où les décisions semblent prises dans le froid des conseils d’administration, dans le lointain des multinationales et de la finance sans visage, où les salariés, les gens, ne semblent plus compter, Christophe de Margerie représentait tout le contraire. Lui même hyper sensible, je dirai hyper susceptible, portait une attention réelle aux autres, à tous les autres qui l’approchaient. Sa grosse moustache était comme collée sur la figure du capitalisme humain. Je dois avouer au lecteur qu’il était un ami proche, de très longue date. Nous…
  • Et si la Manif pour tous coûtait l'Élysée à l'UMP en 2017?

    Jean-Baptiste Daoulas
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    C’est l’histoire d’un parti conservateur à qui la prochaine élection présidentielle tend les bras… mais qui se condamne à la perdre en adoptant des positions trop extrêmes. Non, nous ne sommes pas –encore– dans la France de 2017, mais aux Etats-Unis, où les républicains modérés ont presque déjà abandonné leurs espoirs de reprendre la Maison Blanche en 2016 après les deux mandats de Barack Obama. «It’s the demography, stupid!», résume la chercheuse Aurélie Godet dans une note sur la crise idéologique du Parti républicain. Le constat est simple: sous…
  • Les élues sont-elles plus honnêtes que les élus?

    Aude Lorriaux
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    60 parlementaires sont dans le viseur du fisc, d'après le Canard enchaîné paru ce mercredi 22 octobre. Et parmi ce groupe… aucune élue: «Une certitude pour l'instant: aucune femme ne figure parmi les "nouveaux Thévenoud"», écrit l'hebdomadaire satirique. Certes les femmes ne représentent qu'un quart des parlementaires (155 députées sur 577 et 87 sénatrices sur 348). Mais une simple règle de trois nous montre qu'on devrait trouver au moins une quinzaines de femmes politiques parmi les 60 personnes visées, si l'information du Canard enchaîné est vraie. Pourquoi n'y-en-a-t-il…
  • Préparer sa succession, c'est le premier devoir d’un patron, et Christophe de Margerie le savait bien

    Gilles Bridier
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Confiée provisoirement à un tandem Thierry Desmarets/Patrick Pouyanné, la succession de Christophe de Margerie chez Total vient rappeler que le premier devoir d’un capitaine d’industrie consiste, dès sa nomination, à éviter toute vacance du pouvoir. C’est une règle intangible, dans la vie des entreprises comme en politique. Dans l’Ancien régime, le grand chambellan annonçait le décès d’un monarque par la formule consacrée «Le roi est mort, vive le roi», pour bien signifier qu’une tête couronnée en remplaçait une autre et que la permanence de l’autorité était…
  • L'art de la photographie chez David Fincher

    Axel Scoffier
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Les chambres noires de David Fincher Nathan Réra Acheter Dans un ouvrage fragmenté et richement illustré, Nathan Réra, spécialiste des questions mémorielles et génocidaires au cinéma, interroge le rapport particulier qu’entretient le cinéaste américain David Fincher à l’art photographique et ouvre, par une série de notes et un travail d'interprétation de détails signifiants, à une meilleure compréhension du mystère Fincher. Fascinant et populaire, tendu et malin, le cinéma de Fincher conjugue une étonnante beauté plastique à une compréhension fine du rapport à…
 
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  • Dear Podcaster

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
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    The Bloggess

  • Is Victor wrong? (UPDATED FOR MORE AWESOMENESS.)

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

    thebloggess
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    I just went to throw away the empty sack Victor left on the counter after he unpacked the groceries* but then I heard the bag rustling and looked at Victor and said, “Sir?  Have you left your bags unattended at any time?” And then Ferris Mewler gave me that panicked guilty look of “OMG, WTF?  KNOCK FIRST” and I was like, “Hang on.  What did you do?”  And that’s when I looked in and realized he’d ripped open a catnip mouse in there and was having a small, paranoid kitty freak-out. It was like a tiny paper hotbox and now I think he…
  • Well, they’ll never have to restock at least.

    thebloggess
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Picture I took outside my grocery store: Inflation is really getting out of hand. On my way out I showed the cashier the picture and asked if the price was really “zero bundles of wood for $3.95″ and she told me that she wasn’t sure how much wood was but that they’d honor whatever the price was on the sign.  I asked how much it would cost if I bought a dozen bundles and she stared at her register keys for a minute and then said “Oh.  Wait.  I think I need a manager.”  And that would be good because if I’m reading it right the sign basically…
  • NOOOPE.

    thebloggess
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    If you haven’t checked it out today then click here to see my update on my Honorary Super-Doctorate.   Medicinal Margarita Madness and mandatory napping will commence as soon as the mail arrives.  Unless, possibly, ASU is just is waiting for me to get distracted and that’s not going to happen becauOHMYGOD HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CRAZY BULLSHIT? Several people are aware of my severe giant squid phobia and lovingly (?) sent me this video of a giant squid attacking a Greenpeace submarine, and that’s unsettling enough, but WHY IS THERE ANOTHER SQUID BEHIND IT SPITTING OUT FIRE?
  • UPDATED: As soon as ASU gets back to me I’ll be available for consultations and endorsements. And it will be awesome.

    thebloggess
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I’m not sure how it happened (I suspect voodoo) but I was somehow named the Distinguished Alumna of 2014 by Angelo State University, my hometown college.  (ASU Magazine clipping at right to prove I’m not just drunk right now.) It was very flattering but equally baffling, and I spent the weekend pretending to be “distinguished” and hoping that people wouldn’t realize that I am entirely overrated. I was given my award at a banquet where everyone else being recognized had a legitimate reason for being honored and they were all insanely awesome, professional,…
 
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Beautiful junkbot rayguns

    Cory Doctorow
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    By Roger Wood/Klockwerks
  • XKCD watch-face for Moto 360

    Cory Doctorow
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Spam writes, "I'm a fan of XKCD and so I decided to put together a watchface for the Moto 360 based on xkcd.com/now because I really like Randall Munroe's concept for a simple world clock." A world clock based off of the one found in XKCD number 1335 (http://xkcd.com/now). The world map stays centered and the outer ring moves counterclockwise to account for the current time. XKCD World Clock based on xkcd.com/now (Thanks, Spam!)
  • If you don't agree to the new Wii U EULA, Nintendo will kill-switch it

    Cory Doctorow
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    When you bought your Wii U, it came with one set of terms-of-service; now they've changed, and if you don't accept the changes, your Wii seizes up and won't work. That's not exactly what we think of when we hear the word "agreement." Yet this is how Nintendo's update to its end-user license agreement (EULA) for the Wii U works, as described by Youtube user "AMurder0fCrows" in this video. He didn't like the terms of Nintendo's updated EULA and refused to agree. He may have expected that, like users of the original Wii and other gaming consoles, he would have the option to refuse software or…
  • LISTEN: Travel gadgets for your next trip

    Boing Boing
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode, Mark, Xeni and Jason share their favorite travel accessories for your phone, vehicle batteries and laptop. Plus, Xeni recommends an aromatherapy gadget to make your home life more relaxing. Subscribe to the Gadgets podcast on iTunes! Mark's pick: Kenu Airframe + Car Mount for Phablets ($30) I have been using a suction-cup phone mount in my car for years. Too big to travel with and it falls off. This one is small and hasn’t yet met a vent it won’t attach to.     Jason's pick: Xtreme Charge Battery Charger ($77)  This battery charger has saved me and my money…
  • T-shirt printer spits them out in seconds

    Rob Beschizza
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Epson's SureColor F2000 can print a t-shirt in just a few seconds. At Comic-Con in New York, they had one on display: I emailed a picture, rested my iPhone on its transparent lid, and recorded this real-time video of it running one off in less than a minute. Like a goddamn office memo! It does full color tees, too. Specs: • 5-color Direct-to-Garment Printer • All new Ultrachrome® DG inks • Revolutionary EPSON PrecisionCore® TFP® Print Head for extreme print quality and production speeds • Maximum resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi for white ink and 1440 x 720 for color inks…
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    WIRED

  • Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

    Marcus Wohlsen
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Post by Mark Zuckerberg. Think you’re too busy to learn another language? Well, you’re not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin. Case in point: the video that Mark Zuckerberg just posted to, yes, Facebook. It shows off his […] The post Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind appeared first on WIRED.
  • China’s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

    Cade Metz
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country. The post China’s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

    Mat Honan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought. The post Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

    Alexander George
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make […] The post The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

    Andy O'Dell, CLUTCH
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that […] The post Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Ben Bradlee, through the years

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Ben Bradlee had, by all accounts, an eventful life at the helm of The Washington Post, and as a result he was a frequent subject for other publications. Stories by and about him from various decades illuminate not only what made Bradlee tick as a newsman, but also his enormous and enduring impact on journalism. Beyond the lengthy obituaries, these...
  • 4 lessons on how Americans consume political news

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The political information reaching voters becomes all the more important as midterm elections loom. At the same time, news organizations — niche and mainstream alike — have amped up their coverage both from inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail. The partisan divisions between Democratic and Republican politicians are readily apparent in this torrent of political news. How a...
  • A different take on Syria

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In weekly dispatches, readers of The Syria Report have been tracking the implosion of the war-torn country by the numbers: The country will begin importing beef from The Netherlands; olive oil production is expected to drop by half this year; wheat supplied by Syrian farmers is at historical lows. It's one of the few steady voices on macroeconomic and business...
  • How xenophobia is driving the Ebola narrative

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    A recent Newsweek cover story showed a photograph of a gorilla accompanied by an inaccurate headline that contaminated bushmeat could bring Ebola to the US. Four weeks later on Fox News, Keith Albow, a member of the network's Medical A-team, accused President Obama of failing to protect us because "His affiliations are with Africa...not us. He's their leader." And these...
  • The California Sunday Magazine sets out to win the West

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    After many months of eager anticipation in media circles, The California Sunday Magazine launched Oct. 5 with a print run of more than 400,000 copies. Just don’t call it a “print launch” to Douglas McGray, the co-founder and editor in chief. “None of us see this as a print launch,” he said, a little over a week after the first issue...
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  • Teresa Giudice Will Serve Her Time At 'Orange Is The New Black' Prison

    TMZ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Teresa Giudice's prison life is officially headed down a familiar path ... because a N.J. judge ordered the reality TV star to serve her time behind the bars made famous by "Orange Is The New Black."After her request to spend 12 of her 15 months at…
  • 'La Bamba' Star Elizabeth Pena -- Died from Alcohol Abuse

    TMZ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Elizabeth Pena -- who became famous playing Ritchie Valens' brother's baby mama in "La Bamba" -- died from complications from alcohol abuse.According to the death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- Pena suffered from cirrhosis of the liver "due to…
  • Adrian Peterson Judge -- I Ain't Goin' Nowhere

    TMZ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Prosecutors in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case have a tough fight ahead of them ... they tried to 86 the judge for trashing them ... and they just failed.Another judge has ruled ... Judge Kelly Case will continue to preside in the trial…
  • Britney Spears -- I Got A New Vegas Deal ... I Make Celine Money Now!

    TMZ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Britney Spears was doing well with her Vegas contract -- raking in nearly $30 mil for 2 years ... but we just found out, 50 shows into her run, her show was so successful she got an even sweeter deal.Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ ... the…
  • Perri 'Pebbles' Reid -- TLC Movie Is Full Of Lies ... and RUINED Me!

    TMZ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    TLC's ex-manager is a conniving, dishonest businesswoman who hoodwinked 3 innocent girls -- that's how it looked in a TV movie about the group ... and the ex-manager is now gunning for justice.Perri "Pebbles" Reid claims in a new lawsuit ... the TV…
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    PerezHilton

  • Rosie O'Donnell Fails To Breathe New Life Into The View! See How Far Ratings Have Fallen HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    When The View premiered last month, it had some big ratings! More people tuned in than in the past few years just to see the all-new lineup! But since then, Rosie O'Donnell and company have not kept that momentum. According to the latest numbers, the show is averaging ratings lower than last year at the same time, making this the fourth straight year the show's numbers have dropped! [ Related: The View Feud Heats Up! Whoopi & Rosie Throw Down! ] In fact, ratings are now down 30% from five years ago! This may be partially due to stiff competition; The View's biggest challenger The Talk is now…
  • THIS Is Why The World Loves Bill Murray — Explained By Bill Murray!

    Perez Hilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Bill Murray is one of THE most HIGHlarious and talented men in the biz. When he isn't busy charming us on the big screen, he's crashing parties and serenading us! But how does a man live such a fabulous, fun lifestyle??! [ Related: Bill Will Be Starring In A Christmas Special & Singing! ] Bill explained it himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And his explanation makes us crave even more Bill in our life! Ch-ch-check it out (above)!!!
  • Wanna Hear The Story Of Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf? Watch & Listen To The HIGHlarious Story HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Holy moly, this is the best YouTube video we've seen in awhile! Shia LaBeouf may have dabbled in art, gotten arrested in New York City, and found God filming Fury, but this is something we never knew about him! That he's an actual cannibal! LOLz! Confused? Well, singer/songwriter Rob Cantor has released an incredible music video for his song Shia LaBeouf that tells the story of the actor aka an actual cannibal! [ Video: Shia LaBeouf Tells The Story Of His Cabaret Arrest! ] Rob has help from the Gay Men's Chorus of LA, the West Los Angeles Children's Choir, and SO MANY MORE talented people.
  • Are Beyoncé & Jay Z Moving Blue Ivy To Paris!?

    Perez Hilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Are they really taking the Beygency abroad? We've been hearing a rumor that Beyoncé and Jay Z are trying to move to Paris! A source close to the power couple told Us Weekly that the duo is currently house hunting and wants to move two-year-old Blue Ivy over to Europe so that she can learn to speak French. [ Video: University Marching Band Slays This Beyonce Anthem! ] She's already destined to be the coolest girl of all time, so being bilingual in French would almost make her too perfect! The news makes sense because Bey and Jay got engaged in the city of light, and even conceived Blue there,…
  • Rosie O'Donnell, Laverne Cox, 50 Cent, & More To Perform At Cyndi Lauper Benefit Concert!

    Perez Hilton
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    This sounds like music to our ears! Cyndi Lauper just announced the line up for her 4th Annual Home For the Holidays concert to benefit her True Colors Fund! And it sure looks like it's going to be a fun time. Not only are Rosie O'Donnell and Laverne Cox are co-hosting the event, but all of the musical guests sound amazing too. [ Related: Rosie O'Donnell Chimes In On Renee Zellweger's New Look! ] 50 Cent, Salt-N-Pepa, Sufjan Stevens, STRFKR, and even Hoda Kotb are all going to be on stage! That's in addition to the songs you just know Cyndi is going to sing herself. All of the money raised…
 
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  • Tom Brady still among top 5 quarterbacks

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tom Brady still among top 5 quarterbacksGettyFrom MVPs and rising stars, to injured icons and rookie flops, our list of the NFL's top 40 signal-callers has it all covered.Superstar who came in at No. 1More sports coverageDallas to pull back Murray?Notre Dame deserves playoff bid
  • Man who breached White House identified

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Man who breached White House identifiedAPDominic Adesanya, 23, jumped the fence Wednesday night and attacked K-9 teams that approached him, authorities said. Condition of injured dogsMore newsObama: Canada shooting 'tragic''Serious lapse' at Secret Service
  • Cam catches man on fire running for life

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Cam catches man on fire running for lifeABCSurveillance video obtained what looks like a scene out of a movie -- a man covered in flames running frantically down a Brooklyn street.Warning: Video is slightly graphicMore headlinesLayoffs at CNN continueOhio teen dies in haunted house
  • Canadian PM's defiant response after shooting

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Canadian PM's defiant response after shootingAP'There will be no safe haven for those who try to bring savagery to our shores,' he said in a speech hours after a soldier was killed.Shooting victim identifiedMore in the newsWoman sets boyfriend on fireTaliban statement raises concern
  • Tempers flare in Game 2 of World Series

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tempers flare in Game 2 of World SeriesAPAfter the Giants and Royals exchanged leads in the early innings, a big rally in the sixth altered the game -- and stoked tensions.Team that won crucial contestRelated coverageMore on 2014 Fall ClassicGiants ace stifles Royals in Game 1
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.”

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.” Photo: Rappel MauiHAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular guide features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great, selected by our editorial team.The September/October “Best of” issue is chock-full of staff-curated standouts, highlighting the best of the best throughout the state. From the “Best Edible Jewels,” to the “Best Comfort Food…
  • Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui’s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Lahaina Plantation Days celebrate West Maui’s sugar-cane history, Oct. 24 and 25 The restored Pioneer Mill smokestack and one of the original steam locomotives used by the company. Photo: Lahaina Restoration Foundation.West Maui’s sweet history will be celebrated at the sixth annual Lahaina Plantation Days this Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 24 and 25). The community event offers visitors food, entertainment and a window into plantation camp life from the area’s sugar and pineapple past.The two-day festival will be held at the restored Pioneer Mill smokestack on…
  • Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Andrew Rossiter: 5 Things I Love About Waikiki Aquarium Photo by Olivier Koning for HAWAII Magazine.For the 350,000 or so residents and visitors who tour it each year, the Waikiki Aquarium offers a colorful window on Pacific Ocean undersea life. For Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium’s director since 2004, however, it’s a world-class facility where marine life exhibits share a Pacific shoreline home with critical education...
  • Updated: Hurricane Ana now expected to bypass Hawaiian Islands

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Updated: Hurricane Ana now expected to bypass Hawaiian Islands Tropical Storm Ana's predicted path as of 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 17, Hawaii time. Photo: NOAA CPHC.Hawaii residents and visitors are watching Hurricane Ana today, which could bring inclement weather and unpredictable ocean conditions to the Islands this weekend. Forecasters now predict the center of Hurricane Ana will bypass Hawaii on a trajectory 150-175 miles southwest of the Isl...
  • Cane Haul: Hawaii Plantation Museum a treasure trove of sugar-era artifacts

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Cane Haul: Hawaii Plantation Museum a treasure trove of sugar-era artifacts The Hawaii Plantation Museum is stocked with more than 1,000 artifacts detailing Hawaii Island agriculture- and community-life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Photo by Andrew Richard Hara.For more than a half-century, Wayne Subica spent most of his free time hunting for artifacts related to Hawaii’s sugar-plantation era on eBay and at antique stores and garage sales. Some of the vintage items he purchased are chipped. Others are rusted or discolored. But, to Subica, each is a priceless v...
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2. According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel is more rigid than previous iPad models, and feels sturdier when it's being pried up with the company's proprietary iOpener. As with all iPads, the glued down display is the only access point to the tablet. As noted in reviews, the iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery than the original iPad Air,…
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Now Available In Stores via Personal Pickup

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have begun hitting retail stores, as we reported earlier, and the tablets are now available for in-store pickup for a limited number of retail locations that have received shipments. It appears that in-store availability is limited to Wi-Fi only tablets at this time. Many stores on the east coast of the United States are showing wide availability of both tablets as stores receive shipments and unpack boxes. Availability on the west coast is still limited as it is earlier in the day and stores are not yet prepared to begin retail sales. Apple store…
  • Apple Encouraging Chrome and Firefox Users to Try Safari After Installing Yosemite

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Chrome and Firefox users that install OS X Yosemite are receiving notifications suggesting they give Safari a try, according to multiple reports on Twitter (via Tom Davenport). After upgrading to Yosemite, Apple is sending popups that read "Try the new Safari. Fast, energy efficient, and with a beautiful new design." The interactive notification comes with "Later" and "Try Now" options, and it seems that users may be receiving the messages when opening Chrome or Firefox for the first time after installing the operating system update. Apple made several updates to Safari in OS X Yosemite,…
  • Apple Pay Glitch Causes Bank of America Customers to Be Charged Twice for Purchases

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    With Apple Pay positioned as a brand new service that requires banks, credit card companies, and vendors to all work together, it seems that some glitches in the system are inevitable. Some Bank of America customers have been running into a serious problem when using Apple Pay to make purchases, with two charges showing up on their credit card statements. A CNN report from this morning first suggested that multiple Bank of America customers had been double charged, which Bloomberg later confirmed. Hundreds of customers are said to be affected. A Bank of America representative contacted by CNN…
  • MasterCard Airs 'Priceless Surprises' World Series Ads Featuring Apple Pay

    Eric Slivka
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced a partnership that has seen Apple Pay support roll out at concession stands at ballparks in San Francisco and Kansas City for the World Series. As part of its World Series promotional push, MasterCard also debuted a pair of television ads during last night's Game 1, featuring Apple Pay and the company's "Priceless Surprises" program that has seen cardholders surprised with various rewards. One spot features former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera and longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, while the second…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Remembering the Legend - Oscar de la Renta

    Martha Stewart
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, I am mourning the loss of one of the last great designers of the 20th century - the legend and genius, Oscar de la Renta. His [&hellip...
  • The 20th Anniversary of Martha Stewart Weddings!

    Martha Stewart
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, Last week, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Martha Stewart Weddings by throwing a fantastic fête at the Pierre Hotel in New York City during bridal [&hellip...
  • Autumn Color at My Farm!

    Martha Stewart
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, I love fall and, around here, in upstate New York, the season has been quite spectacular, with the leaves providing gorgeous color! I have planted hundreds [&hellip...
  • A New Restaurant in Town!

    Martha Stewart
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, I love supporting my local community in Bedford and the surrounding towns. I think it is so important that everyone does this wherever they live! A [&hellip...
  • A New Way to Support International Folk Artists!

    Martha Stewart
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, One of the many things I love about going to work at the Martha Stewart Living headquarters is being surrounded by like-minded people who thrive on all [&hellip...
 
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Woolrich A/W 2014: The Art of Form and Function

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Innovation. Simplicity. Durability. These are the terms that speak of the Woolrich John Rich & Bros brand. Take its iconic parkas: winter essentials that have achieved legendary status for their understated styling that fuses fashion with functionality. These are durable pieces that look as good in the city as they do in the snow.  Founded in 1830, Woolrich draws on a vast archive that informs its modern designs. This rich history is rooted in the clothing needs of the American pioneers, who required garments built to withstand extreme climatic conditions. Form followed function, and the…
  • The Palais de Tokyo's latest exhibition 'Inside' has us all wrapped up

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    As the young docent at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris began a private tour of the expansive new group exhibition, 'Inside', he pointed to the scotch tape sculptural piece overhead and said, 'Okay, see you on the other side.' By which he meant, climb up the spiral staircase, crawl or wobble through the tenuous, translucent tunnel, and descend down a different staircase just like an ordinary playground activity. This is not the first time that the collective known as Numen/For Use has installed one of its futuristic branched structures in a public space; all titled 'Tape',…
  • Bally's New Bond Street flagship by David Chipperfield is a study in Swiss modernism

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Swiss luxury goods brand Bally has built a reputation on turning functionality into the stuff of fetish and for matching handcrafting with finely turned industrialisation. Now, with new owners, a new CEO, Frédéric de Narp (formerly the chief of Harry Winston), and a new creative director, Pablo Coppola, Bally is keen to reconnect with its 163-year-old heritage, particularly its associations with Swiss modernism. For the design of its relocated New Bond Street store - Bally's first store opened on Bond Street in 1881 - it has drafted in architect David Chipperfield (W*174) and opened up…
  • Paris Motor Show 2014: the best new launches and concept cars

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    On the eve of the Paris Motor Show a barge carrying brightly coloured jumbo Barbour wellingtons floated on the Seine as the latest Land Rover was introduced by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The day before, Stella McCartney had unveiled her cutely personalised Jaguar XJ; the 'baby' Jaguar had received a theatrical London debut a few weeks earlier. Jaguar Land Rover's recent dramatics could be perceived as over the top if not for the convincing new products. The company is cash rich - it certainly felt the envy of others under the hot fluorescent lights of the half-empty…
  • Grand tour: Alessandra Facchinetti gives Tod's iconic Gommino driving shoe a new spin for A/W 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    There aren't too many shoes that have the ability to transcend dress codes like Tod's Gommino. For decades this iconic moccasin has comfortably carried men from turf-side polo matches to uptight member's clubs, without even the hint of a raised brow – just as the cosmopolitan women's incarnation crosses effortlessly from the boardroom to Sunday brunch. 'It is the trademark of the brand and part of its craftsmanship heritage,' explains Tod's creative director Alessandra Facchinetti of the distinctive loafer with the trademark sole of 133 rubber pebbles.
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • My child won’t stop crying!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid coming next year, Kia Optima too

    John Voelcker, Green Car Reports
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a completely redesigned vehicle for the new model year, the Sonata Hybrid for 2015 continues to use the previous-generation body. This has led to a certain amount of speculation about what direction Hyundai plans to take with its hybrid program. Now, it appears that the company will launch the hybrid version of the current Sonata with the option of a plug-in hybrid model as well as one fitted with the next generation of the company’s conventional hybrid-electric powertrain. A report on Korean Car Blog (via ChargedEVs) notes that Yang Woong-Chul,…
  • Mark Zuckerberg does a public Q&A session — in Mandarin Chinese

    Mark Sullivan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg did a public Q&A session today — in Mandarin Chinese. Yes, the Facebook CEO set out to learn the (very difficult) language in 2010, in his spare time. “On Wednesday I did my first ever public Q&A in Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing!” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook after the event. “We discussed connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation, and the early days of Facebook.” Zuckerberg barely uttered a single word in English — just one quick “I’m sorry,” when he misspoke. After the CEO gave a short answer…
  • AT&T shares down 3% after earnings miss

    Myles Udland, Business Insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    AT&T just reported earnings and revenue that missed expectations. In immediate reaction in after hours trade, the stock was down as much as 3%. AT&T reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.63 against expectations for $0.64 on revenue of $33 billion against expectations for $33.24 billion. The wireless carrier also announced that it added 785,000 net postpaid subscribers in the third quarter, bringing its net adds to more than 2.4 million year-to-date. The company also said that it expects full-year consolidated revenue growth of 3%-4% this year, including the impact from fewer…
  • iPad Air 2 design changes mean good and bad for ease of repair

    Mark Sullivan
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 just last week, and already the good people at iFixit have torn it apart. What they’re looking for: component parts that are designed into the device differently than in previous iterations, and what that means to the “repairability” of the device. The iFixit teardown experts found a mixed bag with the Air 2. On the plus side, they noted that the wiring is better positioned than in the first iPad Air. “Upon successfully opening the iPad Air 2, we immediately notice that all the display cables now reside near the lower edge,”…
  • Health tech’s radical promise to patients: Pay doctors for results, not treatments

    J.T. Treadwell, Symphony Technology Group
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    GUEST POSTImage Credit: Sergey Nivens / ShutterstockIn recent decades, the health care industry has made remarkable progress in the understanding, detection and treatment of disease, primarily thanks to technological advancements. Given that the majority of Americans are healthy most of the time, one might expect that medical progress would dramatically reduce the cost of health care due to preventative education, early detection and more effective treatments. Yet despite this abundance of new testing and treatment methods — or perhaps because of it — the cost of health care has…
 
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    hrw.org

  • United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed to adequately protect female domestic workers – many of them from the Philippines – from abuse by employers and recruiters. (Manila) – Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human…
  • Olympics: Host City Contracts Will Include Rights Protections

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include human rights protections in future host city contracts is a positive step to combat a set of serious rights violations linked to Olympics in Beijing and Sochi. (Lausanne) – The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include human rights protections in future host city contracts is a positive step to combat a set of serious rights violations linked to Olympics in Beijing and Sochi, Human Rights Watch said today.read more
  • France: Press Rights With Visiting Azerbaijani President

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email President Francois Hollande of France should urge President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan to free four human rights defenders jailed unjustly in Azerbaijan. (Paris) – President Francois Hollande of France should urge President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan to free four human rights defenders jailed unjustly in Azerbaijan.read more
  • Turkey: Abusive Policing Powers Bill

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A new government bill before the Turkish parliament would expand police search and court seizure and wiretap powers, reversing reforms approved in February, 2014. (Istanbul) - A new government bill before the Turkish parliament would expand police search and court seizure and wiretap powers, reversing reforms approved in February, 2014.read more
  • Senegal: Chad’s Inaction Won’t Prevent Habré Trial

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Chadian government’s refusal to transfer two alleged accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to the special court in Senegal trying crimes during his rule will not prevent his trial. The Chadian government should try the two men and others accused of Habré-era crimes in Chad based on international standards. (Dakar) – The Chadian government’s refusal to transfer two alleged accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to the special court in Senegal trying crimes during his rule will not prevent his…
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    UNICEF News

  • In Sierra Leone, getting back to school – on the airwaves

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

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

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    KENEMA, Sierra Leone, 16 October 2014 – Four-year-old Amadou wakes up his sister, Mary, at 4:30 a.m. He has a headache and can’t sleep. He asks her where their mother is.  It is the same question he has asked almost daily since he was discharged from the Ebola Treatment Unit in Kenema, almost two months ago.
  • In Nigeria, texting to prevent Ebola

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    ABUJA, Nigeria, 13 October, 2014– When the recent outbreak of Ebola virus was first reported in Nigeria, Nne Orji was one of many Nigerians who took baths in saltwater, believing that it would help keep her safe from the disease. She even drank from the salt solution – a mythical cure that has cost the lives of a number of people.
 
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    Simply Stated By RealSimple.com

  • 1 Great Reason to Laugh Today

    rsdailythought
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 10 Secrets of Home Cooks (And How You Can Become One, Too!) 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • A Poetic Way to Think About Friendship

    rsdailythought
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 10 Secrets of Home Cooks (And How You Can Become One, Too!) 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Your Monday Morning To-Do List

    rsdailythought
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • The Perfect Friday Night

    rsdailythought
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • 3 Important Things to Do Today

    rsdailythought
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 31 Vegetarian Recipes for the Month of October 8 Scary-Good Halloween Cookies 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making Filed under: Daily Thought
 
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  • 20 Cats Who Hate Their Outfits

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
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  • Rick Scott's Stunning Admission on Execution Scandal

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Rick Scott's Stunning Admission on Execution Scandal Watch how Rick Scott dodges the question on his most solemn duty as governor. From: Florida Democratic Party Views: 110548 631 ratings Time: 02:01 More in Entertainment
  • Rick Scott: "How would I know" what minimum wage should be?

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Rick Scott: "How would I know" what minimum wage should be? Florida Governor Rick Scott says he has no idea what the minimum wage should be during an October 21, 2014 debate. From: JamisonFoser Views: 12908 54 ratings Time: 00:12 More in News & Politics
  • What Are Your Addictions Costing You?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    What Are Your Addictions Costing You? Whats the price of your vice? Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b MUSIC Connecting folks Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. STARRING Caitlin Cowie - Scientist RESEARCH If the average college student gave up alcohol for a year… http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/emptycalories_count_table.html http://business.time.com/2012/10/09/no-one-has-to-work-as-little-as-an-american-to-afford-beer/ http://www.livestrong.com/article/551509-a-good-mile-rate-for-a-beginner-runner/…
 
 
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  • Eyeteeth

    Maeve Maddox
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    In this morning’s paper, I read the following in a guest column written by a recent college graduate: I [won’t] deny knowing people who skipped college and ended up with the sorts of careers most grads would cut their eyeteeth for. The writer’s meaning was that “most grads” would envy the “sorts of careers” attained by some of the people “who skipped college.” This young writer has mixed up his “eyeteeth” expressions. The idiom he was reaching for is “to give one’s eye teeth for.” First, a definition of eyetooth: “a canine tooth, especially, of the upper jaw.”…
  • Freelance Writing Course – Autumn 2014

    Daniel Scocco
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Twice a year we open the enrollment for our Freelance Writing Course. The course is a 6-week program aimed at people who want to get started making money freelance writing online. You’ll get in-depth lessons on everything you need to know, including the tools and trade and the resources you can use to make your life as a freelance writer easier. More than 1200 students joined us over the years, and the feedback we receive is always very positive. Here’s what one of the past students said about the course: “Your course is amazing. What I have learned so far has been very helpful…
  • Confused Words #3: Lose, Loose, Loss

    Maeve Maddox
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Written errors in the use of lose, loose, and loss are common. One error is to write the adjective loose (rhymes with moose) as if it were the verb lose (rhymes with booze). Incorrect: Don’t loose touch when people leave for a new position. Correct : Don’t lose touch when people leave for a new position. In the expression “to lose touch,” lose is a verb with the meaning, “to fail to maintain.” Incorrect: It can be painful to loose a loved one. Correct : It can be painful to lose a loved one. In this context, the verb lose means, “to be deprived of someone dear by death…
  • Allegedly

    Maeve Maddox
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    A reader who edits financial news has observed that some writers seem to be unaware of the specific connotation of allegedly and gives this example: [Company name], an integrated automotive company, is allegedly to reduce expansion plan for its car rent company, from initially 4,000 units to 3,000 units of additional fleet. The word allegedly is not a suitable choice in the context of what seems to be a straightforward business report about an impending reduction in the fleet of a car rental agency. The writer of the piece has received the information from some source. The professional…
  • Pronoun Review #1: Reflexive Pronouns

    Maeve Maddox
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    The English reflexive pronouns are: Singular: myself, yourself, himself/herself/itself Plural: ourselves, yourselves, themselves They are called “reflexive” because they reflect or restate another noun or pronoun that has already been stated. (In the case of an imperative sentence, the pronoun You is understood: “[You] Watch yourself on the ice!”) Reflexive pronouns are used as direct and indirect objects when the object is the same as the subject of the verb: I hurt myself when I fell. (direct object of hurt; restates the subject I.) You must tell yourself not to forget her birthday.
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  • How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
      This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at the following if you don’t practice it by trying. But there is one thing missing from all of this marketing talk. And it has to do with the epicenter of marketing and copywriting. What creates the language of selling, and how does it work? The language of selling is not a single language. In fact, every product, idea or service has a…
  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, you’re ensuring all posts have a Pinnable image, and you’re Instagramming the behind-the-scenes for your followers. You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one…
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food chain, they are a popular target for online abuse. As a result, they have already developed a robust strategy for dealing with complaints and controversy: Things turned particularly sour in August, when the Google algorithm accidentally replaced the official Greggs logo with a highly offensive…
 
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  • How Empathy Maps Help You Speak Directly to the Hearts of Your Audience

    Jerod Morris
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we enter the conclusion of our three-part series on content strategy, you should already know what your audience believes about the world and have a narrative mapped out that will allow you to confirm your audience’s worldviews. Now it’s time to explain the final piece of the content strategy puzzle. This piece creates an emotional connection between you and your audience. It’s a component that makes your audience think: “Hey, they get me. They understand me. They know what I’m thinking and feeling.” I’m talking, of course, about empathy —…
  • Guest Posting Best Practices From Copyblogger’s Guest Post Gatekeeper

    Stefanie Flaxman
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many years ago, when I began developing my personal guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list. Five years later, I achieved my goal. So, how did I spend the time between making my list and May 23, 2013 when my first blog post appeared on Copyblogger? Rigorously practicing my writing, of course. Although I had high hopes of guest posting for Copyblogger during the early stages of my online copy editing business, it was my rejection from Copyblogger that shaped my subsequent guest posting success. Ironically, it also led me to my current…
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

    Erika Napoletano
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. Just over three months ago, Brian Clark reached out to me for some extra help on the page. He thought that, given the success I have with my own Facebook page, several others I’ve managed for clients over the years, and…
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker

    Amy Harrison
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of the game with relentless focus. So when it comes to creating content, there is palpable pressure and stress to get everything right. If you feel a little frazzled by all of your content marketing duties, here are five ways to keep your cool and stay on…
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories

    Julia Ogden
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms know, audiences reward websites that offer special resources, whether they’re up-to-date blogs, in-depth ebooks, smart podcasts, or evergreen whitepapers. There is, of course, a definite knack to writing well, especially about a…
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    Cute Overload

  • Halloween Matchingks

    Brinke
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    [I had to sit still for two hours so they could cut this punkin! U know how hard that is to do for a kitteh? Anyway- did the hoomin do a good job? What do you think?] From Cutest Paw.com.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Halloween 2014, kitteh, Matchingks
  • If At First You Don’t Succeed….

    Brinke
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Try, try again. And again. The Squidster.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hoomin Interaction, puppehs
  • Oh, and Don’t Forget, Mom…

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    … I need a box of emery boards, a bottle of Prell for extra spiky hair, and i think I’m getting a cold, so pick up some Ny-Quill. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hedgehogs
  • C.O. Guide to Emergency Preparedness

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    For situations involving unrest by mice, birds, or other small animals, make sure your home has an Emergency Cat close at hand. The Emergency Cat should be located in a convenient drawer or cupboard, and checked periodically to make sure its batteries are charged. “She’s positive this bathroom drawer was made for her,” says Redditor Earlyecho.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens
  • The Major Is Not Pleased

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Balderstuff and poppyrot! It appears that my local chemist’s has depleted its supply of Whickham and Warwick’s Wildroot Wonder Whisker Wax! Now I shall be forced to attend the annual reunion dinner of the 51st North Southeasterwest Light Infantry looking like an unkempt assortment of discarded pipe cleaners! The outrage! “She can shoot laser beams from her moustache,” boasts Redditor threeswordstyle.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens
 
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  • How to Use 'Instant Hotspot' On a Mac with OS X Yosemite

    Richard Padilla
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    With OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a number of Continuity features that improve the integration between iOS and Mac devices. OS X Yosemite includes a feature called Instant Hotspot which allows users to more easily use their iPhone's wireless cellular data connection from their Mac or iPad. With Instant Hotspot, there is no longer a need to enter a password to connect as security is handled through a common iCloud account. An iPhone can even be in sleep mode and allow your Mac to initiate Instant Hotspot, with no additional settings needing to be enabled aside from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Olloclip Debuts New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Popular photography accessory maker Olloclip today unveiled an all new 4-in-1 photo lens designed for the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. The 4-in-1 Photo Lens has been completely revamped for Apple's iPhone 6 devices and has gained several new features. For the first time, the Olloclip lens is designed to work with both the front and rear-facing cameras, letting users take both traditional photos and selfies with the four lenses. Like previous Olloclip accessories, the newest version includes fisheye, wide-angle, 10x and 15x macro lenses. Both the fisheye and the wide-angle lenses provide a wider…
  • Amazon Confirms Plans to Support Apple Pay on Visa Rewards Card in the Future

    Kelly Hodgkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Following the launch of Apple Pay earlier this week, a number of users were disappointed to discover that the Amazon Rewards Card offered by Chase was not supported, although the reason for the omission was unclear given that many other Chase cards do support Apple Pay. Amazon has, however, now confirmed to GeekWire that it does plan to support Apple Pay with the card in the future. Amazon reportedly is working to enable the service for launch at an undisclosed date. But an Amazon spokesman confirmed to GeekWire this evening it is working to enable the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card for use on…
  • Fantastical for iPhone and iPad Go iOS 8-Only With Widgets, Extensions, and More

    Eric Slivka
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Fantastical, one of the most popular third-party calendar apps for iOS, has seen both iPhone and iPad versions updated today with a number of new iOS 8-specific features including a Notification Center "Today" widget that offers a quick glance at upcoming appointments and to-dos. Also included are a custom app extension that allows users to create events and reminders from any app that properly support share sheets and interactive notifications for tasks such as snoozing event reminders or completing tasks. With the arrival of the new features, Fantastical is now an iOS 8-only app.
  • FXNOW iOS App, Apple TV Gain Support for 'Simpsons World', All 552 Episodes of The Simpsons Available

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    FXNOW, an on-demand video app that features hit movies from Fox networks FX, FXX, and FXM, was today updated to add support for Simpsons World, an FXX feature that allows users to watch all 552 episodes of popular television show The Simpsons. FXNOW is an on-demand video service featuring Simpsons World, as well as the biggest and best lineup of critically acclaimed dramas, hit comedies and blockbusters movies from 3 networks, FX, FXX and FXM. With the addition of Simpsons World, FXNOW delivers a one-of-a-kind Simpsons experience with access to Every.Episode.Ever. and more, at your…
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  • The Week in iOS Accessories: New products for new iPads

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    New products for new iPadsThis week's roundup of iOS accessories includes a number of new items to accompany Apple's latest generation of iPads.BelkinBelkin is updating its QODE line of keyboard cases to fit the iPad Air 2. Devices include the $150 QODE Ultimate Pro (pictured); the $130 QODE Ultimate; and the $100 Slim Style Keyboard Case for both the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. All of these devices will be available to ship in December.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday. Roughly 1,000 transactions made with Apple Pay were logged twice in customer accounts, said Tara Burke, a spokeswoman with Bank of America, which is one of the largest U.S. banks and was an Apple Pay launch partner. “We apologize for the inconvenience and are correcting the problem,” said Burke. The duplicate transactions should be removed by the end of Wednesday. Apple Pay utilizes a secure chip inside Apple’s new iPhone 6 that enables the phone to…
  • Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Twitter is opening its nest to more mobile developers, with a new service for easier app sign-ins.The company on Wednesday began rolling out “Digits,” an alternative tool mobile developers can use to let people sign in to their apps instead of using their email or other social account credentials.It’s one of a range of new features included in “Fabric,” a new platform for app developers designed to help them build, grow and monetize their apps, which Twitter also announced Wednesday.Fabric was developed from some services Twitter has already made available for developers, like its…
  • 10 iPad Air 2 reviews in 10 quintessential quotes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Apple’s just-announced tablets, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, haven’t hit store shelves yet, but the early reviews are in. After four days with the devices, most outlets were impressed by the slimmed-down iPad Air 2 but would recommend it only to owners of early-generation iPads. The iPad mini 3’s slight update—a new gold option and Touch ID—weren’t enough to win a ringing endorsement from any expert. We’ll be weighing in with our in-depth analysis and test results on both tablets, but until then, we picked out some of the best insights from our fellow journalists around the…
  • Google unveils Inbox, a new Gmail app that reorganizes and reformats your mail

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Starting with an invite-only beta, Inbox brings the intelligence of Google Now to your Google mail.
 
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  • Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    MultidysonalDo you have a floor? Get a Dyson. Do you have more than one floor? Get a Dyson. Do you have more than one domicile? Get a Dyson. Do you already have a Dyson? Get another Dyson. Do you have a horrible rash? Get a Dyson then see a doctor. Are you hungry? Get a Dyson and eat it. Do you involuntarily jump through time? Get a Dyson then get a Dyson. Can't stop thinking dirty thoughts? Get a mind Dyson. Can't think any dirty thoughts? Get a refurbished Dyson and empty it into your brain. Done with questions? Get a Dyson.
  • Woot-opoly: The Woot-ocolypse!

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Positively Synapse Micro StreetShare https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
  • Who's Crap is This Anyway?

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
  • Monster Color Series 32GB USB 3.0 Drive

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Don't be frightened.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else. Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
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    Drudge Retort

  • 3 Denver Teens Run Away to Join ISIS

    rcade
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Three Denver teens left the country without their parents' knowledge and booked flights to join the Islamic State, a journey that ended when they were stopped in Germany. The girls, 15- and 17-year-old sisters of Somali descent and a 16-year-old of Sudanese descent, were stopped at an airport in Frankfurt after their parents reported them missing on Friday. School officials found out about their trip after students told them the girls had discussed their plans on Twitter. "Some of the students (on Twitter) told them it was a bad idea, others said good luck," said Cherry Creek School District…
  • Texas Oil Tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies

    rcade
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Nelson Bunker Hunt, the down-home Texas oil tycoon who owned a thousand race horses, drove an old Cadillac and once tried to corner the world's silver market only to lose most of his fortune when the price collapsed, died on Tuesday in Dallas. He was 88. "A billion dollars ain't what it used to be," he said in 1980 after silver stakes he amassed with two brothers, Herbert and Lamar, fell to $10.80 from $50.35 an ounce. In barely two months, their holdings and contracts for purchases -- corralling a third to half the world's deliverable silver -- had plunged from a $7 billion value in January…
  • Rick Scott on Minimum Wage: 'How Would I Know?'

    Doc_Sarvis
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    In a Florida gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, Gov. Rick Scott (R) was asked whether he supports the concept of a minimum wage. "Sure," he replied. But when asked what it should be, he responded, "How would I know -- I mean, the private sector decides wages." He may not have an answer for where the minimum wage should be, but he's ensured that Floridians can't decide for themselves. In 2013, he signed a bill that bans local cities and counties from passing their own higher wages or other benefits like paid sick days.
  • ISIS Intercepts Arms Airdrop for Kurds

    kanrei
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to a video uploaded by a media group loyal to the Islamic State. The video appeared authentic and corresponded to AP reporting of the event.
  • South Korea Tears Down Christmas Tower

    rcade
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    South Korea has torn down a 43-year-old Christmas tower on the border with North Korea that the North had threatened to attack with artillery. The 59-foot steel tower, tipped with a cross, used to be illuminated with cascades of light bulbs around Christmas during the Cold War years. Batteries of loudspeakers sent Christmas carols drifting across the snow-capped border into the North, where the totalitarian regime repressed religious freedom.
 
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  • Serena 'embarrassed' by worst loss since '98

    ESPN.com news services
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.
  • Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated

    Mark Schlabach
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.
  • Sources: Rice files grievance against Ravens

    ESPN.com news services
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Ray Rice has filed a grievance against the Baltimore Ravens for terminating his contract, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.
  • Report: Pats lose DE Jones 1 month for hip

    Lee Schechter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones will be out for one month after suffering a hip injury, according to a Boston Globe report.
  • Mo'ne ad appearance won't affect eligibility

    Darren Rovell
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Appearing in a commercial that aired during Game 1 of the World Series will not compromise the amateur status of Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis should she choose to play college sports.
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    WIRED » Science

  • How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery

    kzerga
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.” This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously. The post…
  • Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump

    Robert Capps
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What can you tell from a jump? Quite a bit, according to Sparta Performance Science, the Menlo Park, California, athletics-lab-meets-software-startup that developed the tech. The post Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound

    Nick Stockton
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Super Bowl isn’t just a game, it’s a cinematic experience. Minutes before kickoff, trumpets blare, as though armies were charging towards each other for a clash. During the game, sounds herald the appearance of onscreen statistics and instant replays. Depending on your reason for watching the game, the signature tune that segues to a commercial break […] The post How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound appeared first on WIRED.
  • Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought That Birds Migrate to the Moon

    Matt Simon
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In the classic millennial film The Mighty Ducks, which was so awesome it convinced me and my frail pre-teen body to become a roller hockey goalie (to predictable ends), the team makes use of the iconic “Flying V” formation when in a pinch. The power of such a formation is of course proven in migrating […] The post Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought That Birds Migrate to the Moon appeared first on WIRED.
  • What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars

    Kate Greene
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Plans Courtesy of Blue Planet Research Bryan Christie Design I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS—that's Hawaii Space Exploration […] The post What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars appeared first on WIRED.
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • NASA Webb's heart survives deep freeze test

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • New feather findings get scientists in a flap

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Scientists have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fiber, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses of flight. Since their appearance over 150 million years ago, feather shafts (rachises) have evolved to be some of the lightest, strongest and most fatigue resistant natural structures.
  • Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges. Carbon nanotubes have been touted as exceptional materials with unique properties that allow for extremely efficient charge and energy transport, with the potential to open the way for new, more efficient types of electronic and photovoltaic devices. However, these traps, or defects, in ultra-thin nanotubes can compromise their effectiveness.
  • Competition keeps health-care costs low, U.S. researchers find

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Medical practices in less competitive health-care markets charge more for services, according to a study. The study, based on U.S. health-care data from 2010, provides important new information about the effects of competition on prices for office visits paid by preferred provider organizations, known more commonly as PPOs. PPOs are the most common type of health insurance plan held by privately insured people in the United States.
  • Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Researchers know that alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) sustain neurocognitive impairment even after detoxification. A new study examines specific domains of cognitive recovery in conjunction with smoking status. Findings show that smoking status influenced the rate and level of neurocognitive recovery during eight months of abstinence in the ALC group.
 
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