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  • Swedish Search for Submarine, With Echoes of a Thriller, Is Called Off

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    By DAN BILEFSKY
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    A military team was called off after a weeklong search in the Stockholm archipelago for an enigmatic vessel that never materialized, the Swedish authorities said.
  • Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

    BBC News - Home
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.
  • Latest updates on Ebola crisis

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.
  • Housing Slide Exposes Risk For China

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities fell year-over-year in September for the first time in nearly two years, signaling that risks remain in the flagging property market, which poses one of the biggest risks to China’s slowing economy.
  • European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

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    Geoff Brumfiel
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.
  • PM demands talks over EU budget

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron demands finance ministers meet for emergency talks over EU budget after UK told it must pay extra £1.7bn
  • GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
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  • Latest updates on Ebola crisis

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.
  • NYC doctor has Ebola

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    The doctor had symptoms for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, the mayor says.
  • Ex-mayor linked to missing students

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    The former mayor of Iguala is a "probable" suspect in the disappearance of 43 students who were kidnapped last month from the city in Guerrero state, Mexican authorities said.
  • Hatchet attack

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    A bloodied steel hatchet lay on a rainy Queens sidewalk on Thursday like an portentous question mark. Was the bearded man who used it to wound two New York City police officers motivated by radical Islam?
  • Diet pill

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Housing Slide Exposes Risk For China

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities fell year-over-year in September for the first time in nearly two years, signaling that risks remain in the flagging property market, which poses one of the biggest risks to China’s slowing economy.
  • 'Cheap Chic' Gets Cheaper Yet

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Primark, the U.K. fast-fashion chain that sells T-shirts for a couple of pounds and doesn’t believe in online retailing, wants to make it big in the U.S. Its big selling point to America will be price.
  • BASF Lowers 2015 Forecast

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Germany’s BASF lowered its outlook for 2015 and reported a 4.8% decline in third-quarter profit, hurt by the slowing global economy and weaker demand in Europe.
  • Gucci Finds Luxury a Tougher Sell

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The travails at Gucci are emblematic of the problems afflicting fashion’s big power houses.
  • Caixabank Recovery Continues

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Caixabank said third-quarter net profit rose sharply from a year earlier as Spain’s third-largest bank by market value set aside fewer provisions to cover soured loans.
 
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    Mashable

  • Rap Video Parodies Australian Prime Minister Ahead of G20 Summit

    Nick Lavars
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Warning: Video above is NSFW MELBOURNE — Stimulating growth and creating jobs will be high on the agenda at next month's G20 summit in Brisbane But some aren't entirely convinced Australia has its house in order as it prepares to welcome the world's leaders on November 15. See also: Makers of Dallas Buyers Club Are Hunting for Illegal Pirates in Australia In this installment of Juice Rap News, in which Melbourne duo Giordano Nanni and Hugo Farrant present the latest happenings through the art of rap, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is parodied as he guides us through some of the hot-button…
  • Everywhere the NYC Ebola Patient Went During His 'Self-Isolation'

    Jonathan Ellis
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Between Oct. 17, when he arrived back in New York City from West Africa, and Oct. 23, when he tested positive for Ebola, Dr. Craig Spencer "did attempt to self-isolate," officials said at a press conference Thursday. "He was being mindful about contact with people," said Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city's health commissioner. "Our impression is that he spent most of his time inside his apartment." But not all of it Over that week, Spencer also rode three subway lines, took an Uber car, visited a park and attended a bowling party with friends. He wasn't exhibiting symptoms at the time —…
  • New York Doctor With Ebola Followed Guidelines and Went About Normal Life

    Jenni Ryall
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    A person returning from an Ebola-affected area is not required to self quarantine and can continue living a normal life, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, following an announcement that a doctor who worked with the medical organization in West Africa had become the first person to test positive for Ebola in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned to New York from Guinea on Oct. 17. Upon his return, he went on with his normal life—catching an Uber, taking the subway and going to a bowling alley in Brooklyn— before being diagnosed with the deadly disease at New York…
  • Why GamerGate Can't Continue

    Chelsea Stark
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    GamerGate is growing from a battle inside gaming to a larger culture war In case you're one of the millions who don't know what this term means — first of all, don't feel bad, because it's a complex movement with shifting goals. But here's a quick primer GamerGate kicked off when an independent game developer's ex-boyfriend wrote a 9,000-word screed about their relationship, accusing her of trading sex for favorable press coverage and other career boosts. This was false. But the rage around it coalesced into a hashtag, created by actor and conservative commentator Adam Baldwin. That…
  • Latest 'Grey's Anatomy' Episode Sent Fans Into Meltdown Mode

    Sandra Gonzalez
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Well, that was heartbreaking In Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the show lived up to its reputation as a soul-crushingly honest exploration of modern relationships by breaking up one of the series most beloved couples See also: Adrianne Palicki Looks Ready to Kick Butt as Mockingbird in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Of course, we should have seen this coming Callie and Arizona are clearly meant to be together, but recent weeks have seen the couple struggle like never before. And we're talking about a couple that has dealt with a lot together — near-death experiences, the loss of…
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    TechCrunch

  • Here’s A Sneak Peak At MotionSavvy’s UNI Sign Language Interpretation Device

    Sarah Buhr
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
     MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each hand sign from American sign language and translates it into audible words on a tablet. We first wrote about the tech behind MotionSavvy when it launched out of the… Read More
  • Amazon Fire Phone Flops

    Greg Kumparak
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
     Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a “Fire sale!” joke), this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: the Fire Phone isn’t a success. On the Amazon earnings call today, Amazon noted that the company was taking a $170 million dollar writedown “primarily related” to… Read More
  • Amazon Tanks 10% After Reporting Larger Than Expected Third Quarter Loss

    Alex Wilhelm
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
     Amazon reported lower than expected revenue in its third quarter, and a larger than expected loss. Analysts expected the company to lose $0.74 on revenue of $20.84 billion. Instead, Amazon lost $0.95 per share on revenue of $20.58 billion. That per-share loss works out to a net loss for the firm of $437 million. Read More
  • Australian Service Directory Site Oneflare Raises $876,000 For International Expansion

    Catherine Shu
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
     Oneflare, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its total funding so far to $1.5 million AUD (about $1.3 million). Investors include Les Szekely of Equity Venture Partners, Garry Visontay, of the Sydney Seed Fund and Dr. Jeffrey Tobias of The Strategy Group. The startup says it will use the capital on… Read More
  • Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54

    Alex Wilhelm
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
     After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share. The revenue figure represents a 25 percent year-over-year increase, a large piece of which is due to the Nokia hardware acquisition. Read More
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  • Cambadélis, l'homme qui doit sauver la vieille maison socialiste

    Eric Dupin
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Le premier secrétaire d’un Parti socialiste au pouvoir remplit d’ordinaire un rôle secondaire. Ce n’est alors qu’une fonction d’accompagnement. Le numéro un de la formation gouvernementale a pour mission de mettre en musique le soutien à l’exécutif et de faire avaler aux militants ses choix les plus surprenants au regard de l’orthodoxie idéologique. C’est ainsi que se sont comportés Lionel Jospin sous François Mitterrand, François Hollande sous Lionel Jospin, puis Harlem Désir sous François Hollande. Avec plus ou moins de talent. Le premier savait, dans le secret…
  • Le secret de la longévité des entreprises japonaises

    Emily Tamkin
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    L’hôtel le plus ancien du monde n’est pas à Paris ou Londres ou Rome mais à Yamanashi au Japon. Selon le livre Guinness des records, l’hôtel Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, proche de sources chaudes, existe depuis l’an 705. Le deuxième hôtel le plus ancien est un autre établissement thermal appelé Hoshi Ryokan, fondé en 718. Outre les hôtels, de nombreuses compagnies japonaises battent des records de longévité. Sudo Honke, le plus ancien producteur de saké au monde existe depuis 1141. Avant d'être absorbée par une autre entreprise en 2006, l'entreprise familiale en…
  • Faites goûter du McDo en disant que c'est du bio dans un salon culinaire, et voilà ce qui se passe

    jlcassely
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    Pour voir les sous-titres (en anglais), cliquez sur «Sous-titres» dans le menu situé en bas à droite de la vidéo. LifeHunters est une agence de production audiovisuelle néerlandaise «spécialisée dans les super contenus vidéos viraux». Deux farceurs de la boîte se sont amusés à proposer aux visiteurs d’un marché gastronomique des petites parts de sandwichs et des snacks de McDonald’s, les présentant comme «une nouvelle alternative bio au fast-food». Et comme on pouvait s’y attendre, les participants de ce festival culinaire ont été bien plus tolérants avec…
  • À Hébron, l'armée israélienne arrête un enfant handicapé mental de 11 ans

    Alphonse Corone
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    Un enfant palestinien de 11 ans, handicapé mental, a été récemment arrêté, ligoté et brièvement enfermé dans une jeep par des soldats de l’armée israélienne qui le soupçonnaient de leur avoir jeté des pierres, à Hébron, en Cisjordanie. Une vidéo a été diffusée par l’organisation israélienne de défense des droits de l’homme B’Tselem, le 20 octobre, sur son compte YouTube. Depuis reprises par le Huffington Post Maghreb et le quotidien britannique The Independent, les images ont été visionnées plusieurs dizaines de milliers de fois. Filmées depuis sa fenêtre par…
  • En Allemagne, c'est la bière qui est en crise

    Annabelle Georgen
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    L'économie de la bière est en péril au pays de l'Oktoberfest, se désole l'hebdo bavarois SZ Magazin, qui mène l'enquête dans les brasseries allemandes. Plusieurs dizaines d'entre elles ont dû fermer leurs portes ces dernières années, mettant fin à une tradition brassicole souvent vieille de plusieurs siècles. Celles qui résistent sont aujourd'hui confrontées à un double problème. D'une part, le nombre de consommateurs de bière en Allemagne est en baisse continuelle: en vingt ans, leur nombre a chuté d'un quart. Dans un article consacré à ce phénomène, le quotidien…
 
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  • Dear Podcaster

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Smog Rings vs. Quisp Meteorite Ring

    Mark Frauenfelder
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    When I was a little kid in the 1960s my favorite breakfast serial was Quisp. It didn't taste quite as good as Cap'n Crunch, but the cereal pieces were shaped like little flying saucers and the mascot was a nerdy, mischievous pink alien with a propeller on its head. What could beat that? The television commercials for Quisp were entertaining, because they often featured Quisp's rival, an arrogant, cowboy-hat-wearing, subterranean jock named Quake, who had his own cereal, too. The two characters hated each other, and I hated Quake, too. In those days, cereal boxes came with cool prizes: little…
  • Dyson Humidifier

    Rob Beschizza
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    The pitch: it kills bacteria, instead of breeding it, and adjusts automatically to maintain a specific relative humidity in the room. Also, it looks cool.
  • Beautiful junkbot rayguns

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

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

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

  • Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

    David S. F. Portree
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Bellcomm, Inc., based near NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […] The post Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure

    Liana Bandziulis
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Amazon's Fire phone now only costs $1 if you buy it with a 2-year AT&T contract. That's a $198 discount over what it cost yesterday. The post The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure appeared first on WIRED.
  • Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good

    Marcus Wohlsen
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber. The post Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption

    Nadia Drake
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.
  • Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast

    Alex Davies
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a “Sport” mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM. The post Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • James Risen on secret sources, joining Twitter, and going undercover

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    For more than seven years, James Risen has been locked in a legal battle with the US Justice Department, facing potential jail time in his effort to protect an anonymous source from his 2006 book, State of War. Over that seven-year span, press–government relations have continued to sour, and the Obama administration has pursued more criminal leak investigations than...
  • Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter's resignation

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    CHICAGO — It would be hard to overstate the sense of shock and dismay among journalists here, a day after Dave McKinney, former statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, stepped down from the embattled yet feisty paper. “I’m convinced this newspaper no longer has the backs of reporters like me,” McKinney wrote in his resignation letter to Michael Ferro, chairman of...
  • Top journalist quits the Sun-Times: Paper 'no longer has the backs of reporters like me'

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    CHICAGO — Dave McKinney, Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, rocked the political and media world here yesterday—not by penning a hard-hitting story, as he has often done throughout his 19-year career at the paper, but by publicly resigning in open letter that questioned the paper’s editorial independence and accused top management of interfering with journalists’ work. It’s a...
  • How do we know what we know about #Gamergate?

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Gamergate is “a heated debate over journalistic integrity, the definition of video games and the identity of those who play them” according to CNN.  It is “a movement of sorts,” says The New Yorker. Its focal point is reported as a critique of ethics in video games media or as a relentless campaign of harassment towards women.  Deadspin says its...
  • What's happening in Hong Kong?

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    "What kind of Communists are these people?!" exclaimed Jon Stewart on the October 6 episode of The Daily Show, pointing to the orderliness and civility of the mass protests that having been taking place in downtown Hong Kong since late September. While the segment likely brought awareness to a story that Americans might not be inclined to follow (considering how...
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    TMZ.com

  • Tori Spelling -- Nervous Breakdown

    TMZ Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tori Spelling is having a nervous breakdown ... according to multiple people who are intimately involved in her life.Our sources tell TMZ ... it all came to a head when Tori checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend. We're…
  • Stephen Collins -- I Can't Get Work Because of 'Molestation' Tape

    TMZ Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Stephen Collins says he's now unemployable after audio of him confessing to child molestation surfaced.Collins' lawyer filed new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he says the divorce trial between the actor and Faye Grant just got a whole…
  • Ex-NBA Player Jeremy Tyler -- My Baby Mama Punched Our 10-Month-Old ... Kicked My Pregnant Sister

    TMZ Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Ex-NBA player Jeremy Tyler -- who was just released by the Lakers -- claims his baby mama went berserk and punched their 10-month-old child last week ... and now he's obtained a restraining order against her.  TMZ Sports has learned ... the…
  • Teresa Giudice -- No Poussey For You In Prison!

    TMZ Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Teresa Giudice will serve time in the prison that was the inspiration for "Orange is the New Black" ... but there will be no hookups AND she won't be as fashionable.We got hold of the prison handbook for the Federal Correctional Institution in…
  • Bravo Star Melyssa Ford -- Still in Major Pain After Bottle Blow to Head

    TMZ Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    "Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Melyssa Ford showed off the nasty head wound she got when a cast member smashed her with a bottle, and based on this video -- this was no fake reality TV fight.Ford was being wheeled into Lenox Hill Hospital in…
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  • A Very Odd Bet Between Very Odd Celebs! And Yes, It Involves Strippers!

    Perez Hilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Well, this is about as weird as wagers can get. [ Photos: Stars With Naughty Pasts Revealed!!! ] You might have heard, Courtney Love has a bet with the frontman of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl,on who can get the "most strippers." According to Courtney, who used to be a stripper herself, it's a $10,000 bet that was made earlier this month while the two were out and about on the town. However, Courtney decided to bow out of the contest early that night, as Dave and his buddies went on to Scores and proceeded to drop a solid $10,000. Although Courtney isn't out yet because she claims the bet is…
  • One Man Suffers An Explosion In His Pants & Not The Good Kind! The Flaming iPhone 6 Kind!

    Perez Hilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    One rickshaw ride went up in flames! Yes, rickshaws somehow still exist. Phillip Lechter of Phoenix, Arizona was riding in a rickshaw while in town for the U of A game, when the rickshaw hit something and tipped over! And that's when things became explosive. [ Photos: 10 Inspirations From The Past For The Apple Watch! ] According to Phillip, the iPhone hit the bar of the rickshaw: "As the rickshaw tipped, I stepped out like this, and it drove the Apple phone into the bar of the rickshaw... luckily we weren't injured at all, it was just one of those weird sensations like a roller coaster ride…
  • Tori Spelling Is Still In The Hospital…But Is Dean Still By Her Side!?

    Perez Hilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Remember how Tori Spelling thought she had Ebola a couple of days ago? [ Photos: Celebs Who Have Done Weird Sex Acts Onscreen ] Well, she might not be suffering from the dreaded disease, but she's still pretty sick! She posted the above pic to her Instagram, but her hospital trip isn't the most dramatic thing effecting her at the moment. In fact, she accompanied the photo with a pretty worrisome caption, saying: "This sick in hospital I finally see how quickly life can take it all away frm you. We all need 2 step up frm inside& go 4 it! W/our friends by our side. Sadly I've finally faced…
  • Phantom Of The Opera Is Going To Be Remade Into An Hourlong Drama Series Set In Modern Day! And It's All Going To Happen On ABC!

    Perez Hilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Looks like we're going to be listening to the music of the night on a pretty regular basis! [ Photos: 15 Celebs You Can't Believe Were Nominated For Tonys ] ABC is set to remake Phantom of the Opera as a modern-day reimagining of the timeless classic! It will be an hourlong drama called Phantom, which will be set in the dog-eat-dog world of the music business industry! But what's best of all is that there will be musical elements, too! We can't wait to tune in!
  • Conan O'Brien Got Into A Twitter War With Literally The Most Random Person…Former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright!

    Perez Hilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Conan O'Brien is known for his wit and trademarked sense of comedy. But he may have finally pushed things too far when he made a jab at former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright! Well, not really, because she totally took his innocent Halloween costume joke like a champ! It all went down like this: I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as "Slutty Madeleine Albright." — Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014 .@ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that might be too far fetched. — Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014 .@Madeleine YES -…
 
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  • Latest actor to play Jobs didn't need to audition

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Latest actor to play Jobs didn't need to auditionGettyIn an upcoming biopic about the late Apple visionary, this Academy Award winner got the gig because the project 'needed the best.'Next star to don the turtleneck is ...More in entertainmentSinger calls Miley Cyrus 'a hick' 'Star Wars' plot holes revealed
  • Heartbreaking sight at home of slain soldier

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Heartbreaking sight at home of slain soldierFacebookA moving scene emerged at a makeshift vigil for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the reservist killed in a terrorist attack in Ottawa. Warning: Pics may make you cryRelated coverageCanada signals shift in terror fightDetails emerge about shooter
  • Randy Jackson on taking control of his disease

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Randy Jackson on taking control of his diseaseGettyThe former 'American Idol' judge revealed the routine he follows to stay healthy.Secrets to his successMore from Everyday Health9 facts about your liverTraveling with ADHD kids
  • RFK aide, Frank Mankiewicz, has died at age 90

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    RFK aide, Frank Mankiewicz, has died at age 90GettyThe press secretary who went before TV cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy passed Thursday of a heart attack.Watch moment he faced worldMore headlinesGuide to Ferguson developmentsEbola cases could spur lawsuits
  • NYC has been struck by first case of Ebola

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    NYC has been struck by first case of EbolaAPOfficials confirmed Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, tested positive for the virus Thursday, but attempted to ease concerns about spreading.Hospital he's being treated atMore coverage on EbolaWife, two friends quarantinedCDC details new response teams
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Passion fruit in fashion at the 2nd annual Big Island Lilikoi Festival in Hilo, Oct. 25 Lilikoi. Photo by Victoria Rachitzky Hoch via Flickr Creative Commons.Lilikoi (passion fruit) may be Hawaii’s favorite exotic tropical fruit. Its sweet and tangy orange pulp can be found in (and on) countless confections served throughout the Islands: stuffed into malasadas, poured over ice cream, baked into cakes, tossed into salads, shaken into cocktails or smeared on bread as butters and pres...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Hawaii “Fun, Etc.”

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

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

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

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

  • 'Continuity Activation Tool' Enables Handoff on Older Macs

    Juli Clover
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced "Continuity," a set of features designed to allow for deeper integration between Macs and iOS devices. Unfortunately, some Continuity features are limited to Macs with Bluetooth 4.0, which leaves many older Macs unable to access the new features. Additionally, even though the 2011 MacBook Air and 2011 Mac mini include Bluetooth 4.0, Apple has opted not to allow them to access Continuity features. Luckily, many resourceful members of the MacRumors forums have come up with solutions to allow them to enable Continuity on their older Macs, and…
  • Apple to Continue Evaluating GT's Sapphire Production Progress, Looking for New Uses for Arizona Plant

    Juli Clover
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier today, GT Advanced Technologies officially announced its settlement with Apple, which will see the two companies dissolving their partnership, ending their production agreement, and eliminating contractual ties that kept GT from selling its sapphire to other parties. Under the agreement, GT Advanced will be selling off its remaining sapphire, along with 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with much of the proceeds going to Apple to repay the $439 million loan it provided to get the operation underway. Apple has now commented on the settlement with GT Advanced, telling Re/code that GT's…
  • Rite Aid Disables Apple Pay Support After Initially Accepting Payments

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    A growing number of Apple Pay users are angry with retailer Rite Aid following the reported disabling of the mobile payment service within the past 24 hours. Apple Pay should technically be compatible with any point-of-sale systems supporting NFC technology, but customers who made successful Apple Pay payments earlier this week have found their payments were being denied yesterday and today. Among the disgruntled users was Josh Hudnall, who shared his experiences and his conclusions that Rite Aid is deliberately crippling its payment systems to prevent Apple Pay transactions. Today, Allison…
  • Nike CEO Hints at Continued Partnership With Apple to Develop Stylish Fitness Wearables

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Nike CEO Mark Parker sat down with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the company's brand and product strategy (via The Guardian). During the 13-minute-long "Market Makers" segment, Parker confirmed that he is bullish on Apple and the wearables market, hinting at a continued partnership between the two companies at the 9:45 mark. Though Nike recently discontinued further development on its FuelBand fitness wearables, the sports and fitness company is not ready to abandon the wearables market, instead waiting for the market to mature beyond it current geeky status. "I think it’s going to…
  • GT Advanced Technologies Officially Announces Sapphire Settlement With Apple

    Eric Slivka
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Earlier this week, it was revealed that Apple and its sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies had reached an agreement to effectively dissolve their partnership and allow GT to shut down operations at the Apple-owned sapphire production plant in Mesa, Arizona. Under the deal, GT will seek to sell off the over 2,000 sapphire furnaces currently installed at the facility, with the majority of the proceeds from those sales going to Apple to help repay $439 million in loans Apple made to help the operation get underway. GT has now officially announced the deal and published the full…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Cooking with One Pot at the New York City Wine and Food Festival!

    Martha Stewart
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, Last week I was happy to participate in the New York City Wine & Food Festival. The event was a lot of fun and it was [&hellip...
  • Remembering the Legend - Oscar de la Renta

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

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

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

    Martha Stewart
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, I love supporting my local community in Bedford and the surrounding towns. I think it is so important that everyone does this wherever they live! A [&hellip...
 
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • The new Casa Wabi Foundation by Tadao Ando in Mexico combines tradition and modern design

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Following last year's grand opening of the art, architecture and design school at the University of Monterrey (The Gate of Creation), Mexico has been gearing up for the launch of its second high profile public building designed by Tadao Ando; the home for the Casa Wabi Foundation. Set up by artist Bosco Sodi and directed by Patricia Martin (former director and curator of La Colección Jumex), the art foundation is situated on the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, about 500 miles southwest of Mexico City. Sodi 'always admired Ando's architecture' and approached the…
  • Biennale Interieur 2014: the Kortrijk furniture fair reframes the notion of home

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    It's a different point of view to take, particularly when at a furniture fair. But outside the exhibition halls of Kortrijk Xpo in Belgium, where the 24th edition of the Biennale Interieur furniture fair is now taking place - a huge billboard makes a pronouncement: 'The Home Does Not Exist'. This is the theme of this year's show, determined by curator Joseph Grima and his team, Space Caviar, who have been responsible for the cultural programme of the biennale. The idea, he says, is that since this fair began in 1968 (it is the oldest design biennale in Western Europe), 'a…
  • Letter from Japan: we chart the nation's new architecture projects

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    The 'smallness' defining many a contemporary Japanese building might overseas be a much-loved characteristic of the country's architecture; it is often however the result of necessity and circumstances, rather than choice, for many Japanese architects. Because of their scale, resources and years of experience, it is perhaps inevitable that large construction firms are often the ones benefiting from the bigger national projects in the country, making larger commissions less common for the small boutique studios. And with few open competitions in the country, the bread-and-butter of…
  • Woolrich A/W 2014: The Art of Form and Function

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

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

  • My child won’t stop crying!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Google’s Street View now available for Luxembourg

    Chris O'Brien
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Been curious about Luxembourg, that European tax haven everyone has been talking about? Well, good news! Google announced today that Street View is now available for Luxembourg. You may not be able to see giant corporations stashing their profits, but you can be dazzled by the city’s many other visual wonders. “Street View is all about making Google Maps more useful, comprehensive and interesting for people, and we’re delighted people can now discover all that Luxembourg has to offer,” Google execs wrote in a blog post. Street View and Europe have not always been BFFs. The…
  • Which product launch was a bigger disaster: Microsoft’s Surface or Amazon’s Fire Phone?

    Chris O'Brien
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Above: Amazon's new phone will, of course, have games.Image Credit: Mark Sullivan/VentureBeatBack when Jeff Bezos was first unveiling Amazon’s Fire Phone in June, he may have been preparing the world for the disaster the lay ahead. At the start of his presentation, calling on his inner philosopher, Bezos explained: “You can fill a bucket with an eyedropper, if the bucket doesn’t leak.” Well, Grasshopper is perhaps now learning that the bucket can also be filled with his employees’ tears. Or maybe the lesson is that the bucket is leaking and needs duct tape? Or that you need…
  • English-leaning site 51Talk pockets new funding to expand in Asia

    Emma Lee, TechNode
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Image Credit: Viorel Sima / Shutterstock51Talk, an English-learning service which provides one-to-one courses in English speaking, announced that it has received US$55 million of Series C financing led by Sequoia Capital and followed by DCM and Shunwei Fund, a fund headed by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun. It is worth noting that 51Talk is the first online education company that Sequoia Capital invested in. Sequoia is the backer of a list of successful Chinese Internet companies, like Alibaba, Qihoo 360, VipShop, JD, Dianping, etc. 51Talk has closed a US$12 million Series B round last year and…
  • LG makes its first smartphone chip, the Nuclun

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    LG, one of Korea’s major consumer electronics and technology giants, is entering the smartphone chip game with Nuclun, its first mobile application processor. Pronounced “NOO-klun,” the chip will make its first appearance this week when LG releases the G3 Screen, a smartphone for the Korean market. The chip’s eight-core processor was designed using ARM big.Little technology and supports 4G LTE-A Cat.6 and a maximum download speed of up to 225 Mbps. The G3 Screen will have similar design, camera, and user experience features as the LG G3 phone. It will sport a 5.9-inch…
  • Twitter to open learning center for low-income and homeless in San Francisco next summer

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Image Credit: Garrett HeathTwitter, the microblogging giant whose headquarters sit on a section of San Francisco’s Market Street that’s not exactly fancy, is set to open a learning center for the homeless next summer. The learning center, which the company announced in partnership with Compass Family Services last May, will be located across the street from Twitter, at Essex Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street, and will open next summer, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. The company is investing $1 million into it. The Twitter NeighborNest will be a place where Twitter…
 
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  • Malaysia: End Political Case Against Anwar

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated prosecution of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. (New York) – Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated prosecution of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Human Rights Watch said todaread more
  • Italy: Drop Charges Against Gay and Lesbian Activists

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Perugia’s public prosecutor should immediately drop charges against six gay rights activists accused of disturbing the peace because they kissed during a demonstration in March 2014. The public prosecutor’s office notified the six of the charges on October 7. (Milan) – Perugia’s public prosecutor should immediately drop charges against six gay rights activists accused of disturbing the peace because they kissed during a demonstration in March 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. The public prosecutor’s office notified the six of the…
  • United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shonda Rhimes’ Secret to Success

    szabell
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Whole Grains Why Your Sibling is Good for Your Health (According to Science) 5 Cute Trick-or-Treat Bags You Can Make YourselfFiled under: Daily Thought
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    rsdailythought
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • A Poetic Way to Think About Friendship

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    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL)

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL) Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters May 1, 2015! Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Keep up with Marvel on: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/marvel FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Marvel TUMBLR: http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com/ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/marvel GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+marvel/ PINTEREST:…
  • Jessie J | 'Bang Bang / Burnin Up' ft. Kid Ink live at MOBO Awards | 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Jessie J | 'Bang Bang / Burnin Up' ft. Kid Ink live at MOBO Awards | 2014 Jessie J and Kid Ink perform a special performance of 'Bang Bang / Burnin Up' live at the MOBO Awards 2014. The official YouTube page of the MOBO Awards and MOBO Organisation. Founded in 1996, MOBO has been key to elevating black music and culture to mainstream popular status in the UK. Here, we've got acoustic sessions, interviews and features, and have footage from our archive of shows over the years. To watch the MOBO Awards in full click here: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/ Subscribe for more:…
  • Sisters Episode 4: California {The Kloons}

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Sisters Episode 4: California {The Kloons} The Kloons present Sisters Episode 4! Two 30 year old guys lip syncing a conversation between two 60 year old women...this time at their day job working at a nondescript space company. SUBSCRIBE to The Kloons: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thekloons SUBSCRIBE to our 2nd channel for outtakes and more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thekloons2 Follow us on Twitter and instagram: @thekloons Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thekloons Hire us at The Kloons Viral Studio http://thekloonsviralstudio.com/…
  • The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we're thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made. Special cameos by Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. Directed by Taika Waititi. Enjoy! From: Air New Zealand Views: 2772508 23162 ratings Time: 04:39 More in Travel & Events
  • The Inbox that works for you

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    The Inbox that works for you We’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox. Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, built to fit your life. Come try it with us. From: Google Views: 895643 4147 ratings Time: 01:01 More in Science & Technology
 
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  • New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: official

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed reports that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus, adding "there's no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • NY tests doctor for Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says a doctor who recently returned West Africa is being tested for Ebola at local hospital, adding that "every protocol has been followed." Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
  • Canadian police say Ottawa gunman acted alone

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Canadian police say the suspected Ottawa shooter that went on a rampage on Parliament Hill and shot dead one soldier acted alone. Rough cut (No reporter narration)
  • Hagel: U.S. committed to deterring North Korea

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. remains committed to keeping a robust relationship with South Korea in the face of an aggressive North Korea. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Mother of suspected driver says deadly crash was "accident"

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    A day after a Palestinian driver slammed into pedestrians killing a baby, the suspect's mother refutes Israel's claim that the incident was a "terrorist attack." Deborah Gembara reports.
 
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  • Patron and Patronize

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Someone in my Facebook feed posted this about an aging celebrity who has recently published a book: “Don’t buy her books and don’t patron her movies.” I’d never seen patron used as a verb. Patronize is the verb commonly used to mean: “to frequent or support as a customer.” For example: I have patronized The Brown Derby since its inception and have always found the food to be second-to-none. A Web search turned up many examples of the unconventional use of patron in this sense. Here are two examples: The owner is very racist and I REFUSE to patron this place.  My wife and I…
  • Eyeteeth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, you’re ensuring all posts have a Pinnable image, and you’re Instagramming the behind-the-scenes for your followers. You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one…
 
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  • Focus on These 4 Steps to Harness the Addictive Power of Email (And Turn Your Traffic Into Business)

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

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

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

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

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

    Brinke
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Hi C.O., I hope this photo makes the cut for the ‘Yay winglets’ alone. P.S. – Isn’t it time we had a ‘downy juniors’ tag for our not yet feathered friends?” -Douri. [OK. Now let's take a look at those sentences. "Downy Juniors," OK, I suppose that means fuzzy young guys. There's your tag. But what does "Yay winglets" mean? Is that a UK thing? We have an email into Douri for clarification. -Ed.] UPDATE! OK, here’s the “Winglets” thing. “Happy body language – Winglets (you can’t call them wings) as if they were…
  • There Just HAS To Be An Easier Way, Teddy!

    Brinke
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Teddy has not fully grasped the concept of…walking around to the other side of the chair. Totes Adorbs. Arbroath.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh
  • Can’t Talk Now- Big Test Tomorrow

    Brinke
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I mean, I shoulda gone out and snagged the CliffNotes® version- look at the size of this thing! Good grief, I’ll be up ALL NIGHT. And why do I need to study about the “control of reproduction in the Mare?” “Hello I am a C.O. fan now for several years and I would like to submit this picture of my under-a-year old Redfoot Tortoise Yoshi. He was helping me study. Enjoy!” -Kathryn B.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Oh Yeaaaaah, That’s the Spot…

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Hold it right there… That’s purr-fect… Don’t move… Oh, I suppose you can’t move, can you? Via Reddit.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens
  • Hey Daisy, Those Things Work Best…..

    Brinke
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    ….if you have a little dab of Puppeh Toothpaste on ‘em. Nice effort, though! Liqidarts gets the cred for this Prosh Pup Vid.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh
 
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  • Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Comes to the iPad

    Juli Clover
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Pixelmator, a popular Photoshop replacement on the Mac, was released for the iPad today. The image editing iOS app is similar to the Mac app, incorporating many of the same tools to allow users to retouch and enhance photos and images. The app includes a complete set of painting tools and a painting engine that can take advantage of a range of brushes from crayon and marker to pencil and paintbrush to create works of art from scratch or improve photos. It offers several photo editing tools, including advanced retouching tools that let users remove unwanted objects from images in just a few…
  • Facebook Announces Anonymous Chat App 'Rooms'

    Juli Clover
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Facebook today announced the release of a new anonymous sharing app called Rooms, which will allow users to create an anonymous invite-only chat room based around any theme. Rooms is a standalone app that is not integrated with Facebook and does not require a Facebook login. No personally identifiable information is required within chat rooms and users are identified by nicknames. A user can join a chat room via a QR code that can be shared online, offline, privately, or publicly. While Rooms does not monitor user location, it does store messages on Facebook's servers. Rooms will be using the…
  • Apple's TestFlight Beta Testing Service Now Available for Developers

    Juli Clover
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Apple today began notifying developers that its TestFlight Beta Testing platform is now live and available for immediate use. TestFlight Beta Testing is designed to make it easier for developers to invite users to test pre-release versions of apps.You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to beta test your iOS apps by simply sending them an email invitation through iTunes Connect. Once they accept your invitation, testers can install your beta app on their iOS devices, get updated builds, and provide feedback, all within the TestFlight app.TestFlight has long been used as an app beta testing…
  • Foxconn Looking to Build $5.7 Billion iPhone Display Factory to Win Apple Orders

    Eric Slivka
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Apple's main assembly partner for iOS devices, Foxconn, is looking to increase its presence in Apple's supply chain as it considers constructing a new plant to provide displays for the popular devices, according to The Wall Street Journal. Total investment in the project could reach $5.7 billion.Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. , is discussing a possible investment with the government of Zhengzhou, about 750 kilometers south of Beijing, according to people familiar with the talks. The two sides are discussing terms such as how to divide the investment, which could…
  • How to Use 'Instant Hotspot' On a Mac with OS X Yosemite

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Fun and gamesThis week's roundup features games for jocks, games for fantasy fans, and apps for dancing, getting in shape, and storing your favorite photos.NBA 2K15NBA 2K15 costs $8, but it’s one game that does everything it can to be worth your time and money. The look and feel of this game stayed pretty much the same for several years, but the newest version boasts overhauled graphics and animation to make it look and feel like you’re really on the court with the NBA’s best players. A warning: Only the most recent-generation iOS devices are built to handle this game.To read this…
  • Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    It’s confirmed: Christian Bale, who transformed into a remarkably entertaining comb-over enthusiast in American Hustle, will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming bio-pic based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography, aptly titled Steve Jobs. The news comes directly from Aaron Sorkin, who’s writing the screenplay for the new movie. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television. “He didn’t have to audition.” And thus another Steve Jobs movie has a leading man. Noah Wyle did a fine job with Jobs in Pirates of…
  • Continuity and Spotlight highlight the need to closely examine where our data goes

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    On Monday, I dutifully installed iOS 8.1 to enable Apple Pay on my iPhone 6, intending to test it out later in the day. (Spoiler: I did not.) This also let me turn on Continuity, the suite of seamless connection features between iOS and Mac OS X devices signed into the same iCloud account. My mid–2011 MacBook isn’t capable of Handoff and Instant Hotspot, but it can manage SMS forwarding and phone calls.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s one thing to say your social network will never be like Facebook, it’s another to enshrine that promise in legal documents. Ello, a social site whose claim to fame is an anti-ad manifesto, is doing just that by filing to become a public benefit corporation. A benefit corporation is a company that chooses to be socially conscious of how its decisions affect not just shareholders or investors, but also its customers, employees, and the environment. Ello won’t get any tax benefits for being a do-good social network, but the charter the company filed prevents current and future…
  • Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record $905,000

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    This article originally appeared on Computerworld.com. A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer’s high-end estimate. The aged Apple-1—the first pre-assembled personal computer, although it lacked such amenities as power supply, keyboard or display—was sold by auction house Bonhams in New York to The Ford Foundation, which will put it on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The final gavel price was $750,000, but including Bonhams’ commission of $175,000 and taxes, the total was…
 
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  • Econo-Heat Wall Heater

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You Get What You Pay ForYou don't buy econo heat and expect first-class warmth.Listen, bub. It's really no big secret; the big wigs in the heat industry don't care about you. You don't buy this Econo Wall Heater, there are 10 people in line behind you, waiting for the same unit. That's why we can get away with cramming these 23" x 23" x 3/8" wall-mounted heaters into 23.5" x 23.5" x 3/4 spaces. You want extra sweating room, pay for the upgrade. The goal was to be warm, right? YOU'RE WELCOME. Oh, and here's the kicker: We can delay, cancel or reroute your heat flow at any time for any reason…
  • Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
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  • 9/11 Suspect Uses Hobby Lobby Ruling

    sitzkrieg
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    A high-value Guantanamo detainee has asked a military judge to end a new policy at the detention facility that allows female guards to escort him to meetings with his attorneys. He says that according to the Supreme Court, the policy violates his religious rights. Walid Bin Attash, one of the alleged plotters of the 9/11 attacks, is currently facing a military tribunal. His legal team cited the Supreme Court's divisive decision in this year's so-called Hobby Lobby case to bolster his argument in an emergency motion filed this week.
  • 500-Pound Man Resists Arrest by Sitting

    gracieamazed
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    A 500-pound man who was too large to fit in the back of a Volusia County sheriff's deputy's patrol car resisted arrest by sitting down and challenging deputies to move him, according to authorities. Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, was arrested Sunday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief, resisting an officer without violence, battery causing bodily harm and driving under the influence. According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a domestic disturbance on Jutland Street in Deltona and a 42-year-old woman said Hendrix, who she said…
  • Innocent Man Stopped 20 Times in Hunt for Eric Frein

    rcade
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life. James Tully, 39, of Canadensis, said he wears his ID prominently around his neck as he walks to work each day through the wooded area where authorities are looking for Eric Frein. Nevertheless, he said he was once stopped about seven times in a single day. "I'm worried about what is going to happen with the next one," Tully told the Pocono…
  • $1,000 for the Victim, $459,000 for the Lawyers

    AndreaMackris
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. The incident gained public attention with the release of a 2008 video of police officers punching and kicking Anthony Warren as he lay on the ground after leading them on a roughly 20-minute high-speed chase. Warren is serving a 20-year sentence for attempted murder stemming from his running over a police officer during the chase, in which he also hit a school bus…
  • Watch Out for Creepy Clowns

    rcade
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Days after several reports of spooky clowns alarming residents in California, pranksters in similar costumes are popping up in other states. Sgt. Tom Weger of the Fishers Police Department in Indiana thinks his town is dealing with a copycat. "We have had over the past week three calls of a suspicious person dressed in a creepy clown outfit," Weger said. "We believe it's just one individual dressing up as a clown and kind of creeping people out a bit." Police looked for the clown but never found him.
 
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  • Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption

    Nadia Drake
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star’s surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth’s direction. If they’re powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids. Though we’ve known about such eruptions for centuries […] The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.
  • Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life

    Greg Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In her new book, Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life, Susan Middleton gives jellyfish, nudibranchs, and anemones (among many others) the type of photographic treatment usually reserved for sports stars and heads of state. Shot against plain black or white backgrounds, the weird beauty of these creatures---many of them rare species seldom seen by human eyes---really stands out. The post Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery

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

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

    Nick Stockton
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Super Bowl isn’t just a game, it’s a cinematic experience. Minutes before kickoff, trumpets blare, as though armies were charging towards each other for a clash. During the game, sounds herald the appearance of onscreen statistics and instant replays. Depending on your reason for watching the game, the signature tune that segues to a commercial break […] The post How the Super Bowl and Sizzling Fajitas Manipulate You With Sound appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
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  • Desert streams: Deceptively simple

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