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  • Candidate to Lead Defense Dept. Withdraws From Consideration

    NYT > Home Page
    By HELENE COOPER
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Michèle Flournoy confirmed that she would stay in her job as chief executive of the Center for New American Security, citing family reasons.
  • Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich

    BBC News - Home
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.
  • Paris police foil jewelry heist

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A jewelry heist on one the world's most prestigious jewelry stores has been foiled, and both would-be thieves are in police custody after an attempted escape amidst a flurry of security forces, according to police, eyewitnesses and French media.
  • OPEC Members Near Compromise on Supply Cuts

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    OPEC members are inching toward a compromise that could lead them to cut oil supplies by adhering more strictly to agreed production ceilings.
  • At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

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    Shereen Marisol Meraji
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Paris police foil jewelry heist

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A jewelry heist on one the world's most prestigious jewelry stores has been foiled, and both would-be thieves are in police custody after an attempted escape amidst a flurry of security forces, according to police, eyewitnesses and French media.
  • Opinion: America, we have a problem

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    We all have to have the courage to admit the country has a problem, and it's not just for minorities, but for all of us, says LZ Granderson following the Ferguson grand jury decision
  • Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.
  • What Wilson told grand jury

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.
  • 3- to 6-hour backups at some airports

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    If you're heading to the East Coast this Thanksgiving holiday, you might want to get an early start. A nor'easter may mess up your travel plans.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • OPEC Members Near Compromise on Supply Cuts

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    OPEC members are inching toward a compromise that could lead them to cut oil supplies by adhering more strictly to agreed production ceilings.
  • Santander CEO Marín Replaced

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The Spanish lender replaced its chief executive with its finance chief and made several changes to its board of directors, in the first major shake-up since Ana Botín took the reins following her father’s death.
  • Sony to Issue Refunds to Settle FTC Deception Charges

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Sony Computer Entertainment America will issue millions of dollars in refunds to settle charges that it deceived customers during the rollout of its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console.
  • Wal-Mart Top Merchant Leaves

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Wal-Mart’s chief merchandising officer is leaving the retailer just days before the annual Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday.
  • Aviva Closing U.S. Hedge-Fund Arm

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    British insurer Aviva will shutter a U.S.-based hedge-fund arm after a major client asked for its money back, according to people familiar with the matter.
 
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    Mashable

  • Sony Pictures data breach may have been an inside job: Report

    Rex Santus
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    After a reportedly massive data breach, Sony Pictures appears to remain at the mercy of hackers who have threatened to share "top secrets" with the public. The hack was so wide-reaching that the company's computer system has been completely shut down, according to reports. And now it appears the hackers may have had help from Sony Pictures staffers in penetrating the system. See also: 11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance The Verge reports it was able to reach a person who identified themselves as one of hackers In an email, so-called "lena" said: "We Want equality…
  • Russian state media seizes propaganda opportunity in Ferguson

    Christopher Miller
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    KIEV, Ukraine – Russia is trolling the U.S. hard over Ferguson. With fresh riots in the Missouri town after a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown there in August, the Kremlin, its powerful state media machine and pro-Russian bloggers — never ones to let an opportunity pass in which they can "prove" American double-standards — are having a field day. See also: Live updates: Ferguson braces for a second night of unrest after grand jury decision “So the U.S. government, when talking about their own country, forgets about…
  • Belieb it or not: Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire selfie app Shots

    Jason Abbruzzese
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Justin Bieber may be set to cash in on his popular Twitter account. Shots, a selfie app that has been partly backed by the pop star, is in talks to be acquired by Twitter, according to CNBC. Twitter's CFO on Monday night accidentally tweeted about plans to go acquire an unnamed company, leading many to speculate that Shots could be the target. See also: 6 Killer Apps for Mobile Photo Editing Twitter and Shots did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The app has accrued a following as something of a "safe" social network that encourages networking while limiting bullying and other…
  • Watching 'Game of Thrones' online in China will soon be legal

    Sandra Gonzalez
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    HBO is making it easier for viewers in China to access its content online. Legally. The network announced Tuesday it had struck a deal with Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading online video platform in China, that would make HBO movies and TV shows — including Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Newsroom and more — available for streaming in China See also: China Is Beating the U.S. at Everything, According to Jon Stewart "This partnership with Tencent Video ensures that Chinese fans will now be able to enjoy our dramas at the high level of quality they were meant to be…
  • What Ferguson really lost last night? Hope.

    Amanda Wills
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Jeniece Andrews and her husband Eddie own an antiques shop called Hidden Treasures just a few blocks from the Ferguson Police Department on South Florissant Avenue Last month, Andrews, who is black, said someone came into her shop and told her that people were getting ready to boycott her store See also: Raw City: Inside Ferguson's War at Home As I spoke with her, dozens of protesters gathered just blocks away from her shop. They were calling for Darren Wilson's arrest just as they'd done nearly every day since August “Do you think they are boycotting you because you’re black and…
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    TechCrunch

  • Citizens Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother

    Josh Constine
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
     Dystopian futures have always imagined governments oppressing us with surveillance. Under the all-seeing, all-hearing eyes and ears of Big Brother, free will is curtailed and only “approved” behavior is allowed. Edward Snowden revealed this was no conspiracy theory, and we wouldn’t have to wait for the future. We’re already being watched, our liberty sacrificed for… Read More
  • Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

    Ryan Lawler
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
     SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series that will follow teams of startups through the accelerator process in the Valley. The show, called The Bazillion Dollar Club*, is expected to focus on 12 companies (six each) participating in the 500 Startups Accelerator and PCH International’s Highway1 program. Read More
  • TC Droidcast Episode 28: Android Wear Weary, Go For GRID Gaming

    Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak,Kyle Russell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
     On this week’s Droidcast, Chris Velazco joins us from a bathroom, Kyle Russell contributes from New Hampshire, Greg Kumparak rises from his sick bed, and Darrell Etherington hosts from the permanent midnight of Canada. Up for discussion are two new Android Wear devices, the LG G Watch R and the Asus ZenWatch, as well as Nvidia’s Grid streamed gaming service, and fashion… Read More
  • Grabyo Secures $2M From Celeb Sports Stars For Rights-Friendly Social Video

    Mike Butcher
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
     Video-focused startup Grabyo, which has a second-screen offering and partners with TV broadcasters to allow TV viewers to legally share real-time clips of its content, has landed $2m in funding from a clutch of globally recognised sports stars. UK Premier League Soccer stars Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and current NBA champion Tony Parker are… Read More
  • Against Acceleration

    Malay Gandhi
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
     Startups should give up equity for only one of two reasons: work or cash. Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • «Tous Cinéma» explore le féminisme de «Tiens-toi droite» de Katia Lewkowicz

    Slate.fr
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Cette semaine, dans l'émission «Tous Cinéma» dont Slate est partenaire, la réalisatrice Katia Lewkowicz est venue présenter son nouveau film, Tiens-toi droite (avec deux de ses comédiennes: Laura Smet et Marina Foïs), l'histoire de trois femmes qui se retrouvent à trois niveaux différents autour de la fabrication d'une nouvelle poupée, censée s'écarter du canon typiquement maigre et blond.  Le film, qui parle de féminisme et des injonctions faites aux femmes (tiens-toi droite par exemple) est «un grand puzzle» selon son auteure. Dans l'émission, elle…
  • Kant, du moule à gaufres à la plasticité cérébrale

    Hicham-Stéphane Afeissa
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Avant demain. Épigenèse et rationalité Catherine Malabou Acheter ce livre La théorie de la connaissance de Kant prend-elle pour modèle un moule à gaufres? On pourrait le penser, si du moins l’on en croit la vulgate scolaire, puisqu’il y est question d’un «réel» frappant l’esprit, y faisant surgir une masse d’impressions informes, comparables à une pâte liquide, laquelle reçoit une détermination en se coulant dans les formes a priori de la sensibilité et les douze catégories de l’entendement, s'y solidifiant pour ainsi dire, comme dans un moule à gaufres. Schelling…
  • ZEP: prendre aux pauvres pour donner aux pauvres

    Louise Tourret
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    C’est une habitude à l’Education nationale: prendre des mesures qui font sens sur le papier, assez consensuelles en théorie, mais qui ne passent pas sur le terrain. En l’occurrence: modifier l’organisation de l’éducation prioritaire. L’idée ne semblait pas poser problème lors des réflexions de la Refondation à l’été 2012. La concertation menée avec énergie par le ministère de l’Éducation avant la première rentrée de Vincent Peillon, mêlait différents acteurs: syndicats, associations de parents, élus locaux et universitaires. Le but était d'arrêter de…
  • Ferguson: la mort de Michael Brown racontée par le policier qui l'a tué, Darren Wilson (en français)

    Slate.fr
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Ferguson attendait depuis trois mois que le grand jury se prononce sur la tenue ou non d'un procès, la décision est tombée le 24 novembre: Darren Wilson, le policier responsable de la mort de Michael Brown, le 9 août 2014, ne sera pas poursuivi. Pour se décider, les jurés ont assisté entre autres à la déposition de Darren Wilson -fait relativement rare à ce stade de la procédure judiciaire (pour voir toutes les pièces du dossier, c'est ici).  Ce texte est disponible en anglais ici, nous avons traduit en français toute la partie du témoignage de Darren Wilson sur sa version…
  • Voyage dans la tribune presse du Parc des Princes

    Jérémy Collado
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Quand il l'allume, il sait bien qu'il n'en a pas le droit. Mais ici, Daniel Riolo a tous les droits. Enfin, presque. Le journaliste de RMC, connu pour ses billets de blog au vitriol, tire discrètement sur sa cigarette, mais n'enlève ses gants en cuir que pour pianoter sur son iPad. S'il s'attarde peu à faire la bise au staff, on sent qu'il est ici chez lui. Et son air grave démontre à quel point il est craint par tous dans les parages. Emmitouflé dans sa doudoune, il est entouré d'une trentaine de journalistes, en ce soir de mars 2014 où la température ressemble plus à celle d'un…
 
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  • Become a Bigger You

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

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

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

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

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

  • Compassion is painful. That’s how you know it’s working.

    thebloggess
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    I’m sad about last night for a lot of reasons.  And if you are human, and allow yourself to be so, then you probably are too.  Maybe it’s the verdict that upset you, or the destruction afterwards, or the long and difficult path that has led us here and has shown us we have so much further to go before we get to the place where we want to be…a place where kindness and compassion and vulnerability are the things which can be lauded and seen and encouraged and felt.  Or maybe, like me, you’re upset about all of those things and you feel too defeated to want to care…
  • EVERY day is Cat Day

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

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

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

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

  • Watercolorbot 2.0

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens

    Devon Maloney
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is awfully violent—especially when you consider it's a movie made for tweens. But is it too grim for them? Turns out, it's probably breeding more empathy, not less. The post The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens appeared first on WIRED.
  • Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q

    John Mix Meyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I've always been a huge Persona fan. But even I have my limits. The post Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q appeared first on WIRED.
  • Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite

    Aaron Rudger, Keynote
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Technology writer Nicholas Carr caused a stir in 2003 when the Harvard Business Review published his article with the provocative title “IT Doesn’t Matter.” Carr argued that IT had become an industrial infrastructure commodity just like railroads and electric power. Since IT is so widely available, it gives no one company a competitive advantage but […] The post Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite appeared first on WIRED.
  • The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing

    Klint Finley
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing. The post The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering

    Adam Evans, RelateIQ
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers […] The post Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • What we can learn from Robert McCulloch's media condemnation

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    When Steve Fox's undergraduate news literacy students attended class Tuesday morning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, they wanted to talk about how much time St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch spent blaming the media the previous night for difficulties in the investigation of the shooting of Michael Brown. McCulloch spoke for nine minutes and 27 seconds before delivering...
  • Why Serial is important for journalism

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    The hit podcast Serial, a journalist's exploration of whether a young man was wrongly convicted of murder, breaks new ground for our field. There are reams of articles and TV "newsmagazines" that expose the killers of the famous--and not so famous--in gruesome detail. What makes Serial so special and so meaningful for journalism is reporter Sarah Koenig's transparency. She takes...
  • In Rehtaeh Parsons' case, it's press vs. Canadian law

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Leah Parsons was only 13 years old when she invented the name that would echo across Canada years later. Her niece Heather had come over to play, and Parsons started to toy with her name, arranging and rearranging the syllables. Heather. Parsons mused over the word, then repeated it backwards. Rehtaeh. "I thought, 'Oh, that's kind of neat. I think...
  • How to report the narrow-network story

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Before the second season of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges began, I suggested six angles for reporters covering the story. As enrollment moves on through the holiday season, it’s time to take a closer look at one of those angles: narrow networks. Insurers used to keep costs down in part by denying coverage to sick people with costly...
  • Eric Holder's lasting damage to press freedom

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    The fact that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has prosecuted more people under the Espionage Act than all previous attorneys general combined is an inescapable legacy of his time in office. All of those cases were brought against government workers or contractors accused of leaking classified information to the media, which led Trevor Timm, co-founder of the Freedom of the...
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    PerezHilton

  • A 17-Year-Old Florida High School Student Was Just Arrested For Running A Prostitution Ring Through Her Facebook Page…

    Perez Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Ah, Florida. Sunny and disturbing, all the same time. In what's likely the strangest news you'll read all day, a 17-year-old high school student from Sarasota, Fla., was arrested on Friday for running a prostitution ring through her Facebook. Seriously. The teen was charged with human trafficking after she set up a 15-year-old to sleep with a 21-year-old man named John Michael Mosher for just $40 and a bottle of liquor. Another student is expected to be arrested on Tuesday for their part in setting up the illegal ring. [ Related: Satanic Coloring Book Submitted To Florida School District! ]…
  • Beyoncé Isn't Anti-Spotify For Good Reason — And Neither Is One Direction (The Boys Just Hit 1 Billion Streams!!)

    Perez Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Beyoncé is one seriously smart business woman. (As if you didn't already know.) Even though Taylor Swift pulled her entire music library from Spotify, other artists haven't been too quick to follow suit. And that might just help Beyoncé to dethrone Swift's 1989 from the top of the charts! Bey's eponymous Beyoncé surprise album from last year is now available on the streaming service and that's a big deal. It's not just a big deal because she's a HUGE artist or because the album has six new remixes and bonus tracks or anything... it's big because Billboard is now including tracks played via…
  • A Body Has Been Found After Last Night's Ferguson Riots Near Where Michael Brown Was Fatally Shot

    Perez Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The body of an unidentified black male in his 20s has been found in Ferguson, Mo., very close by to where Michael Brown was fatally shot back in August. Following Monday night's controversial indictment decision for Darren Wilson and subsequent riots, Police reportedly found the body of a man who was shot to death and then burned on Tuesday morning. A Ferguson local noticed the unresponsive body sitting in a car near the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael was shot, and alerted the St. Louis County Police Department whom, as of right now, are labeling the incident a 'suspicious death.' […
  • Ariana Grande Is Reportedly 'Shocked' Regarding Bette Midler's Pre-Holiday Shade! More Deets HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Ariana Grande is taking the high road in this bizarre misunderstanding with Bette Midler. Instead of lashing out publicly, the Love Me Harder singer has chosen to confide in friends over the legend's recent comments. [ Related: Bette On Ariana & Young Women Everywhere: 'You Don't Have To Make A Whore Out Of Yourself To Get Ahead' ] In response to Midler's insinuation that she's whoring herself out, Big Sean's girlfriend reportedly told her confidants that she's "shocked" and disappointed, especially since she's a big fan of the Hocus Pocus actress. Ari also allegedly pointed out that Bette's…
  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Sparks Outrage After He Says Women Are NOT Equal To Men!

    Perez Hilton
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It's official, y'all! Men and women are NOT equal in any way, because REASONS! At least that's what Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is saying. That's right! A man who's in charge of an entire country sparked outrage yesterday when he claimed women are NOT equal to men, and that their primary role in society is to have babies! President Erdoğan said: "You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different." Wow. That is wrong on SO many levels! Sadly, it gets even worse as President Erdoğan went on to attack feminists, claiming…
 
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  • The top earning celeb under 30 revealed

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The top earning celeb under 30 revealedAPThis star beat out Rihanna, One Direction and Taylor Swift to claim the coveted title. Singer raked in a whopping $80M More entertainmentStefani opens up about her sonsThe best 'DWTS' routines
  • Top candidate to replace Hagel nixes the idea

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Top candidate to replace Hagel nixes the idea GettyMichele Flournoy seemed in line to become the first woman defense secretary -- until she took herself out of consideration on Tuesday.Concerns she had about the jobMore newsArk. strikes down marriage banWarren spars with Wall Street
  • 7 simple moves that fight back pain

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    7 simple moves that fight back painGettyThese easy exercises not only fight back pain, but also improve mood and mobility, build strength and stability and increase circulation.Relieving motions to tryMore from LifescriptIrritated by your dry eyes?Surviving holiday travel
  • Weather wreaks havoc on travel for Thanksgiving

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Weather wreaks havoc on travel for ThanksgivingAPThe nor'easter is still moving up the coast, but the specter of rain and snow has travelers scrambling to beat the storm.Latest on forecast snow totalsMore newsUVa to review campus cultureObamacare architect to testify
  • Officer Darren Wilson gives first interview

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Officer Darren Wilson gives first interview GettyAs Michael Brown's family held a news conference to express their outrage, the embattled officer sat down with ABC News to finally talk. Big revelation about his cop careerRelated coverageEvidence viewed by grand juryTimeline following Brown's death
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Inaugural Maui Makahiki happening Nov. 29 Offerings are given to the Hawaiian god Lono at a Makahiki festival on Oahu in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.It’s Makahiki season, and this year residents and visitors to Maui can join the inaugural Maui Makahiki. The community event will take place this Sat., Nov. 29 on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku.Makahiki is the Hawaiian celebratory season that coincides with the first sighting of Makalii, the constellation Pleiades, as it rises above the horizon at sunset. Celebrati...
  • West Maui’s Sugar Cane Train, closed in August, will reopen

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

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

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

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

  • Yahoo and Microsoft Court Apple as Google's Safari Search Engine Deal Expires in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Apple renewed its maps and search partnership with Google in 2010, but with that contract reportedly set to end in 2015, both Yahoo and Microsoft are actively vying to be the next default search provider for Apple's Safari products, reports The Information. Both Microsoft and Yahoo have existing relationships with Apple, with Yahoo providing stock data to iOS and Microsoft supplying Siri with Bing search results. Executives from both companies have reportedly already approached Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, about a potential agreement that could…
  • Apple's Market Capitalization Hits Record $700 Billion

    Eric Slivka
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Apple's stock continues its strong recent performance, hitting another milestone today with a market capitalization of $700 billion and once again setting a new standard as the highest market cap in history before pulling back slightly. The mark comes less than two weeks after Apple's market cap passed $660 billion to set its first new high in two years. The company's market capitalization has doubled since Tim Cook was named CEO in August 2011. Apple's stock is up nearly 60 percent over the past year and up 24 percent since the company's October 16 media event, which was followed…
  • Universal Studios Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Michael Fassbender to Star

    Husain Sumra
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Just under a week after Sony Pictures dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, Universal Studios has picked it up, according to The Wrap. X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is also now attached to star as Jobs. Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.Sony suddenly dropped the film last Wednesday after it had developed it for two years. One report indicated the studio dropped the movie because of the shooting schedule. Director Danny Boyle wanted to start…
  • Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6 Ads: 'Reservations' and 'Gamers'

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Apple today launched two new ads featuring the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are once again voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and highlight features like the iPhone 6's gaming capabilities and its ability to relay phone calls to Macs and iPads. In the first humorous ad, entitled "Gamers," the focus is on the A8 chip in the iPhone 6, with the ad showing off the recently released multiplayer online battle arena game Vainglory. "The A8 chip is so powerful it brings gaming to the next level. I mean if you're into that kind of thing," says Fallon, before bantering with Timberlake…
  • Job Listing Points Towards Apple's Continued Interest in Virtual Reality

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

  • Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Visit to Star Provisions in Atlanta

    Martha Stewart
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    During my recent trip to Atlanta, I stopped by the wonderful gourmet market and store owned by my friend Anne Quatrano. Located in the city's Westside Provision District, [&hellip...
  • Transplanting an Agave

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

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

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

    Martha Stewart
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    My bulbs arrived over the past three weeks, and this week began the process of placing and planting spring blooming bulbs throughout the property. Many areas will receive [&hellip...
 
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Fashion duo Mansur Gavriel designs a trio of metallic bags for Opening Ceremony

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Known for its architectural austerity and near-invisible gold branding, Mansur Gavriel is the name that has transfixed the fashion world this year. The accessories label, launched in 2012 by friends Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, embodies a minimalist sensibility yet still demonstrates the designers' flair for construction and colour theory. Lengthy waitlists for its three versatile styles – an unadorned tote, a spirited bucket bag and a sleek, fashion-forward backpack – are commonplace. This month, the duo celebrates its collaboration with Opening Ceremony on an…
  • Partisans' lakeside Grotto takes the edge off traditional sauna design

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

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

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

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

  • FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

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

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

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

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

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

  • Zikto, a hardware startup from Seoul, secures $50K on Kickstarter in first 24 hours

    Ruth Reader
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    GUEST:Update: On November 25 the $100,000 Kickstarter goal was passed, with 27 days left on the campaign, which ends December 22. A proverb says a good beginning is half the battle. Based on this, Zikto is well on its way to victory, having reached half of its Kickstarter goal on the first day. Zikto are the developers of Arki, a wearable that helps to improve the walking posture of their users. While the technology and design are similar to many other products in the market, cofounders Ted Kim, Shawn Kim, and David Suh believe they know why their Kickstarter campaign has been so…
  • Vainglory featured in commercial with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon … sort of

    Dean Takahashi
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Vainglory, the high-end multiplayer battle arena (MOBA) game for the Apple iPad and iPhone, is getting a lot of love. Apple has featured the game from Super Evil Megacorp multiple times, and now it is featuring the game in an ad for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. The video ad shows the screens for two iPhone 6 devices being held by two different players. But if you notice, the voiceover characters are played by entertainers Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. You never see their faces; you just hear their voices. That’s a pretty good free promotion for a mobile game. This also comes on…
  • Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. Sentient Technologies picks up $103.5M for massively distributed artificial intelligence Sentient Technologies is aiming what it calls massively scalable artificial intelligence on huge problems of data analysis. Now the company will have a whole lot more capital to pursue that ambitious goal: It has raised a $103.5 million Series C funding round, led by Access Industries, bringing its total money raised to date to more than $143 million. Read more Elance-oDesk scores…
  • Facebook’s AI team hires Vladimir Vapnik, father of the popular support vector machine algorithm

    Jordan Novet
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Facebook’s campaign to grow its artificial intelligence talent pool has announced a new victory. The social networking company’s AI lab today revealed — in a Facebook post, naturally — its latest high-profile hire: Vladimir Vapnik. He’s credited with coming up with the first support vector machine (SVM) algorithm. SVMs are widely used today for machine learning purposes. They can come in handy for analyzing text, images, and other types of content. Vapnik’s arrival at Facebook from the University of London follows last year’s appointment of Yann…
  • What a single Google Map of popular Thanksgiving recipes reveals about the U.S.

    Gregory Ferenstein
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Google data is all sorts of fascinating. The New York Times had Google’s science team pull data on all the most unique Thanksgiving recipes from each state (above). On its own, the map of recipes is fun to peruse. Frog eye salad is apparently super popular in Colorado and Wyoming. Pretzel salad is all the rage in Delaware. Pumpkin whoopie pie sounds kinda delicious, and let’s thank Vermont and Maine for bringing it some much-needed attention. But reading between the lines, the recipes confirm some fascinating facts about the United States. Most importantly: Immigrants’…
 
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    hrw.org

  • Thailand: Unending Repression 6 Months Post-Coup

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Thailand’s military government is severely repressing fundamental rights and freedoms six months after its May 22, 2014 coup. (New York) – Thailand’s military government is severely repressing fundamental rights and freedoms six months after its May 22, 2014 coup. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has shown no genuine signs of restoring democratic civilian rule. read more
  • Spain: Flawed Public Security Bill

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

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

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

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

  • Young Chadians express their views on violence

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    N´DJAMENA, Chad, 24 November 2014 – “Lights! Camera! Action!" a confident voice echoes in the backyard of a house in Chad´s capital, N´Djamena. With tousled hair, ripped clothes and makeup to give the appearance of being bruised, 15-year-old Benedicte Dandé is the director, writer and main actress of a 60-second video entitled My reflection. 
  • In Nigeria, combining nutritional support and birth registration under one roof

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

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

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

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

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

    Dan
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Share Entertainment®   All Books $20 plus Free Shipping Thru 11/26! Pre-Black Friday Sale All Books $20 Start saving early – all 2015 Entertainment Books are on sale for $20 — PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Order your 2015 book today! This post contains sponsored links from Entertainment ®  
  • How to stop a baby from crying by Katy Perry Dark Horse

    Shannon
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    ShareNext time I’m feeling grumpy I may try this…
  • Four Tips for the “Fourth Trimester”

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

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

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

  • 2 Ways Women Can Change the World

    rsdailythought
    25 Nov 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 Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Two Things Everyone Needs

    rsdailythought
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Criticism

    rsdailythought
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Make This Your Traffic Jam Mantra

    rsdailythought
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • 5 Steps to a Perfect Afternoon

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    19 Nov 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 Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
 
 
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  • Pan - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Pan - Official Teaser Trailer [HD] Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Levi Miller star in PAN, in theaters Summer 2015! http://www.pan-movie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PanOfficial From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”). Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and…
  • Jurassic World - Official Trailer (HD)

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jurassic World - Official Trailer (HD) Jurassic World - Official Trailer (HD) The Park Is Open June 12 http://www.jurassicworldmovie.com/ Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. From: Universal Pictures Views: 618766 40466 ratings Time: 02:41 More in…
  • Jennifer Aniston vs. Lisa Kudrow in Celebrity Curse Off

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Jennifer Aniston vs. Lisa Kudrow in Celebrity Curse Off Here at the show we’re known for bleeping and blurring things unnecessarily - but for once, the bleeping is necessary. If you are faint of heart cover your ears because Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow play America’s most foul-mouthed competition: #CelebrityCurseOff SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #KIMMEL: http://bit.ly/JKLSubscribe Watch the latest Halloween Candy Prank: http://bit.ly/KimmelHalloweenCandy Watch the latest Mean Tweets: http://bit.ly/MeanTweets8 Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live…
  • Fifth Harmony - Sledgehammer

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fifth Harmony - Sledgehammer Preorder the Reflection album at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RFLT Preorder the Reflection album at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/5h_Rflt http://www.fifthharmonyofficial.com http://youtube.com/FifthHarmonyVEVO http://twitter.com/FifthHarmony https://www.facebook.com/fifthharmony http://instagram.com/fifthharmony (C) 2014 Simco Ltd. under exclusive license to Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment From: FifthHarmonyVEVO Views: 212841 37482 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Music
  • Killer Mike's pre-show Ferguson Grand Jury speech

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Killer Mike's pre-show Ferguson Grand Jury speech Killer Mike about an hour and a half after the Ferguson Grand Jury decision. Run The Jewels at the Ready Room, St. Louis, Missouri - 11/25/2014. From: Stephen Bolen Views: 64455 1204 ratings Time: 07:34 More in Music
 
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  • Credence

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    I started wondering about the use of the word credence when I noticed the following headline on an entertainment news site: Al Pacino gives credence to James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ The noun credence (KREE-dns] usually functions as a synonym for credibility or believability. For example, “The premise of the argument lacks credence.” As much as I enjoyed the Gunn film, I find nothing believable about a tree creature that wins everyone’s affection by saying the same three words again and again, or a genetically engineered raccoon with anger issues. I decided to find out…
  • Verb Review #4: Using Would to Talk About the Past

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

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

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

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

    Darren Rowse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    On a recent webinar over at ProBlogger.com I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear your experience on the question because I’m very aware that my approach is just one of many ways to go about generating blog post ideas. 1. Questions from Readers Perhaps the #1 place I get inspiration for blog posts is the inspiration for this one – a question from a reader. As I look back at the most popular posts here on…
  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

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

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

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

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

    Brian Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’d expect a guy who’s started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch to know a thing about marketing that works. And then, of course, he’d write the book on it. In this case, the guy is Jay Baer, and the book is Youtility, a guide so useful for effective marketing it’s becoming a franchise unto itself. In his spare time, Jay is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, podcaster, angel investor, new media personality, and restless entrepreneur who can’t help but add just one more project to his portfolio. I asked Jay to be the first in a series of…
  • Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility

    Yael Grauer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn about their emotional states. But when you communicate with your audience, you need to strike the right emotional balance. In fact, getting heavy-handed with emotional appeal in your writing can backfire and potentially harm your credibility. The dangers of overstating the problem If you really know your readers, you know their pain points.
  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

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

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

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

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    By day, mild-mannered Hugh Manatee glides unnoticed among the krill, sturgeon, and trout going about their business in Aquaburg. But whenever sea life is threatened by injustice, whenever a shrimp cries out in terror, whenever bacon and tomato feel lonely and incomplete, Hugh Manatee becomes… The Lettuce Avenger! Columbus Zoo photo spotted by Carly Brooke of The Featured Creature.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Blorp, Unusual Animals
  • Knew I Shoulda Made A Left Turn At Albuquerque

    Brinke
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    An Albuquerque, New Mexico kitteh named Spice went missing on Halloween…and ended up in MAINE. Check out this story! (Arbroath.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh, ResQte
  • Toesday: Reindeer Beans?

    Brinke
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Well, it IS getting closer to the night Santa and his reindeer take their annual trip ’round the world. A month from last night, as a matter of fact. And who do we have here? A new rookie reindeer? Oh- he’s a rein-cat! “Hi C.O. folks, This is Evan, one of our special needs kitties at Save the Animals Foundation in Cincinnati, OH. I think he’s a very adorable rein-cat!” -Cathy O’ B.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Can't wait 4 ResQte Of The Wk, Christmas 2014, kitteh, Toesday
  • Let’s Roll, Eddie!

    Brinke
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Andy W. wrote in to tell us about his motorcycle sidekick, Eddie. “Here’s a couple shots of our Beagle/Jack Russell mix shelter dog Eddie. We’ve had him for about a year and a half and this spring I decided to see if I could get him to ride in the motorcycle sidecar. After working him up to it slowly, he’s now a total pro at it. And as you can see by his posing, he knows he is just so DAMN smoove when he’s rollin’ with his dad.” “It was tough to get him to wear his Doggles…took me about 3 weeks of treating him constantly while he had them…
  • Tilley Tiny Pig For Nosevember Snoutvember

    Brinke
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    “Ok, so it’s a Snout, but Tilley Tiny Pig would like to be considered for Nosevember. Tilley is applying Rule Of Cuteness #95 for good measure. Thanks, Elaine R.”Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: pigsters, Side-Eye, Snoutvember, The Rules of Cuteness
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  • Worldwide Tablet Growth Expected to Slow to 7.2% in 2014 as iPad Sees First Yearly Decline

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    The worldwide tablet tablet market is expected to see a significant decline for 2014, according to reports from the International Data Corporation. The tablet market's year-over-year growth is expected to be 7.2% this year, down from 52.5% in 2013. According to the analysts, one of the central reasons for the market slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will be the first year Apple will see a decline in iPad shipments. IDC expects Apple to ship 64.9 million iPads this calendar year, a decline of 12.7 percent from 2013. Capturing 67.7 percent market share and shipping 159.5 million devices,…
  • BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhones in Limited-Time Passport 'Trade-Up' Program

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Seeking to attract iPhone users to its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry yesterday announced a new Blackberry Trade-Up Program offering customers up to $550 (CA$600) to trade in an iPhone 4s or higher towards the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport. The program begins December 1 and offers the full $550 only when trading in an excellent condition iPhone 6, or presumably an iPhone 6 Plus, as that device isn't explicitly mentioned in the program's terms and conditions. Other iPhone models accepted include the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c, with all eligible iPhones receiving a…
  • Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’ feeds. This is not a way to buy things on Twitter; it’s a tool to add a discount to your credit or debit card, which can be redeemed in physical stores. The data stands to give Twitter a huge leg up on gauging the effectiveness of its ads on in-store sales.If enough people go along with it, that is.Starting in the U.S. only, a handful of…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with Mickey

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with MickeyThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps has a bit of Disney magic in it, combined with more serious tools for travelers, scientists, photographers, and those who like to keep tabs on their time.Inform 1.54Graham Nelson’s Inform (Mac App Store Link) is a design tool that helps you design interactive fiction.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Antivirus firm Bitdefender unveiled a hardware security appliance for home networks Tuesday that aims to protect devices by scanning network traffic to detect and block potential security threats. The new Bitdefender BOX is a mix between a router, network firewall and intrusion prevention system. It can sit behind an existing router, connected to one of its ethernet ports, it can be placed in front of a router, so that it also protects the router from Internet-based attacks, or can act itself as a router. The device has a single-core 400 MHz MIPS microprocessor, 16 MB Flash memory, 64 MB DDR2…
  • Lyft aims to convert regular folks into casual carpoolers with Driver Destination

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Car-hailing apps are on a never-ending quest to recruit more drivers to cultivate a reputation of reliability. Lyft, Uber, and other startups already rely on regular people using their own cars to offer rides, but a new Lyft product called Driver Destination aims to unlock a new kind of driver: one who never would have driven for Lyft before. Driver Destination launched Tuesday as part of Lyft’s Line carpooling service. It lets drivers find one or two passengers to pick along their regular routes, like on the way to school or work, as an easy way to make money and reduce the number of cars…
  • T-Mobile will stop hiding slower network speeds from throttled customers

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    If you exceed your data plan's limit on T-Mobile, you aren’t cut off entirely from the Internet. Instead, T-Mobile throttles your speed, downgrading it to somewhere between 64Kbps and 128Kbps. But if you use a speed testing app after hitting the limit—like Ookla’s Speedtest.net—it will measure the current network speed, not how slow your throttled connection actually is. The FCC forced some concessions from T-Mobile that will make it easier to find out exactly what speeds you're receiving on a throttled connection. The self-branded “uncarrier” will now send out a text message with…
 
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  • The Debunker: Can Owls Turn Their Heads All the Way Around?

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In November, we set our clocks an hour forward and officially say good-bye to an hour of daylight every evening. From now until spring, we're going to be spending most of our non-working hours in the dark: commuting home from the office when it's dark, making dinner when it's dark, meeting friends when it's dark, getting the kids to and from a million stupid activities in the dark. Ken Jennings, of Jeopardy! fame, is going to brighten this gloomy month with the light of knowledge, debunking some long-held myths about other nocturnal urban wanderers: the birds and critters you might see on a…
  • Meanwhile, the Rebellion....

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The insurrection begins. What side are you on?
  • LeakFrog Water Leak Alarm 2-Pack

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Old SchoolOh, no! That thing we had sold out! So out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a bonus sale for today. Consider it a gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping for something like this. This is your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.
  • Music Monday: Resigned Breakup Songs

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Think LaterallyThe rebellion has begun! Are you naughty or nice? Visit the Woot.com Blog to learn your pre-determined faction.
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  • GOP Leaders Uniting Around Plan to Avoid Shutdown

    726
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    House Republican leaders are beginning to coalesce around a strategy to avoid a government shutdown in less than a month. The likely proposal would fund nearly the entire government through September 2015, but immigration enforcement related funding would be renewed on a short-term basis, according to several high-ranking GOP lawmakers and aides who described the plan as it stands now. The strategy is designed to keep the government open, while satisfying the base, which is livid with President Back Obama for issuing an executive order that ends deportations for millions of undocumented…
  • U.S. Economy Has Strong Momentum

    Corky
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The economy in the second and third quarters posted its best back-to-back growth in 11 years, offering fresh evidence that the U.S. entered the final three months of the year with a good head of momentum. The government on Tuesday said gross domestic product rose at a 3.9% annual pace in the third quarter instead of 3.5%. Combined with a 4.6% gain in the second quarter, the U.S. has posted its best six-month stretch of growth since the middle of 2003.
  • Polls: Latinos Strongly Support Obama Immigration Plan

    rcade
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The vast majority of Latinos and voters under the age of 35 support President Barack Obama?s executive action last Thursday shielding between 4 and 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to new national polls commissioned by two pro-immigration reform groups. Almost 90% of Latino voters say they "support" or "strongly support" Obama's executive action, according to a national poll by Latino Decisions. While both Latinos and young voters showed particularly strong support, 67% of all voters felt favorably toward the executive action, according to a Hart Research poll.
  • Brown's Stepdad Yelled 'Burn This Bitch Down'

    zack991
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    On Tuesday afternoon, CNN obtained and aired footage of Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head shouting "Burn this bitch down!" through tears in the immediate aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Brown's death. The visceral emotional reaction came after Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden began weeping before the crowd, explaining how she has never harmed anyone and feels great sorrow for what the grand jury has ruled. Head joins her on top of the car and embraces her for several moments before turning around and repeatedly shouting to the crowd: "Burn…
  • Balko: How St. Louis Cities Profit from Poverty

    rcade
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Radley Balko, Washington Post: There are 90 municipalities in St. Louis County, and more in the surrounding counties. All but a few have their own police force, mayor, city manager and town council, and 81 have their own municipal court. ... Some of the towns in St. Louis County can derive 40 percent or more of their annual revenue from the petty fines and fees collected by their municipal courts. A majority of these fines are for traffic offenses, but they can also include fines for fare-hopping on MetroLink (St. Louis's light rail system), loud music and other noise ordinance violations,…
 
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  • Source: Lester, Giants will meet next week

    Associated Press
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure.
  • Sandoval set for 'new challenge' in Boston

    ESPN.com news services
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Red Sox have finalized their contract with Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings aimed at boosting Boston's offense after a last-place finish in the AL East.
  • Sandoval set for 'new challenge' in Boston

    ESPN.com news services
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Red Sox have finalized their contract with Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings aimed at boosting Boston's offense after a last-place finish in the AL East.
  • Raiola: Not fined for late cut block vs. Pats

    Michael Rothstein
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola said he was not fined by the NFL for his play at the end of Sunday's 34-9 loss to New England where he dove at the knees of New England Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore.
  • Broncos release kicker McManus, sign Barth

    ESPN.com news services
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The Denver Broncos have waived placekicker Brandon McManus and signed Connor Barth, according to sources.
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  • Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds

    Sarah DeWeerdt, SFARI
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism. The post Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

    Marcus Woo
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary job, collecting invaluable data on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission is far from over. For many scientists, the excitement is just beginning. The post What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration appeared first on WIRED.
  • Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion

    Nick Stockton
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    A gallery of gifs showing the most beautiful fluid dynamics visualizations from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics 2014 annual meeting. The post Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion appeared first on WIRED.
  • Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

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

    David Wolman
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine? appeared first on WIRED.
 
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  • Researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Nanoporous metals -- foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure -- have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities.
  • Converting Human-Generated Waste Into Fuel in Space

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Who would've known human waste could be used to propel spacecraft from the moon back to Earth? Researchers responded to the call from NASA and came up with a process to convert waste to methane and propel spacecraft to Earth.
  • Entrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don’t be a Scrooge

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    A recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that “knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior (by venture capitalists) profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs’ willingness to partner.”
  • Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Once on the brink of extinction with only a few fish remaining, Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness they need to rebuild wild populations. A new analysis shows that naturally spawned offspring of fish saved by a hatchery program are now surviving to return at increasing rate -- high enough to not only sustain the population but also to rebuild it.
  • Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson's patients

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study. "The findings highlight the power of expectations to drive changes in the brain," said a co-author of the study. "The research highlights important links between psychology and medicine."
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  • Apple App Store Changes Download Buttons For Free Apps

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

    Brent Dupre
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Amped Wireless specializes in providing long range wireless products for your home and office. Whatever your specific needs are, Amped Wireless most likely has a product that is going to suit your situation. In my home my router is located in the front corner of my house, making the signal poor in the opposite side. I also wanted to see if a range extender could boost my wifi signal so that I could use my tablet on my back patio. Amped Wireless sent me a REC10 High Power Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender. The REC10 plugs directly into your wall socket and is easy to set up. The directions provided…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Is Now Available For Download

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

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

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