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  • Somalia's Al-Shabab Says It Killed 28 in Kenya

    NYT > Home Page
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.
  • Bahrain holds disputed election

    BBC News - Home
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
  • City braces for jury decision - Top Stories
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    As the grand jury decision draws closer, Ferguson is being forced to face the discord within its community. Stephanie Elam reports.
  • Aviva Eyes Friends Life Group What's News US
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Aviva announced plans for a £5.6 billion takeover of Friends Life Group in an all-share deal that it said would create the largest insurance, savings and asset-management company in the U.K.
  • You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

    Eleanor Klibanoff
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?» E-Mail This
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  • Bahrain holds disputed election

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
  • 101 non-emergency number down

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    A number of police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are reporting the 101 phone number, designed for non-emergency calls, is down.
  • Bank fines should go to NHS - Labour

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    A billion pounds raised from banking fines in the UK should be spent on the NHS, Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls says in a speech.
  • Militants claim deadly Kenya attack

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Militants from Somali group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people, in revenge for security raids on mosques.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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  • City braces for jury decision

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    As the grand jury decision draws closer, Ferguson is being forced to face the discord within its community. Stephanie Elam reports.
  • Books stopped bullet, student says

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    An FSU student says books in his backpack stopped a bullet at the shooting in the university's library.
  • Israel demolishes killer's homes

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep.
  • Celebs brought down by scandal

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Bill Cosby is just the latest star whose reputation has been tarnished by scandal. CNN's Dan Simon explains.
  • U.S.: China could shut down power grid

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Chinese hackers have the capacity to shut down critical U.S. infrastructure through a cyberattack. Malware has already been detected on U.S. computer systems that affect the daily lives of Americans, Adm. Michael Rogers says.
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  • Aviva Eyes Friends Life Group

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Aviva announced plans for a £5.6 billion takeover of Friends Life Group in an all-share deal that it said would create the largest insurance, savings and asset-management company in the U.K.
  • Private-Equity Fees Come Under Fire

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    Pension fund managers lambasted private-equity executives at a conference in Paris this week for charging excessive fees.
  • New York Fed Chief Lambasted

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren told New York Fed president William Dudley to fix alleged lax oversight of big banks “or we need to get someone who will.”
  • Honda in Talks on Air-Bag Fix

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Honda is in talks with several air-bag suppliers besides Takata about securing replacement parts for vehicles recalled over defective Takata-made air bags, people knowledgeable about the matter said.
  • Blackstone Bets on Japan Homes

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    U.S. investment firm Blackstone Group said it has agreed to pay more than $1.6 billion for 200 residential properties in Japan, as a weakening yen attracts more foreign investors to the nation’s real estate.
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  • You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

    Eleanor Klibanoff
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?» E-Mail This
  • Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

    Philip Reeves
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.» E-Mail This
  • Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.» E-Mail This
  • Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

    Bill Chappell
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Monday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.» E-Mail This
  • House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

    Bill Chappell
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.» E-Mail This
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  • Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed

    Discovery News
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    French and Italian archaeologists digging out a pottery workshop in Pompeii have brought to light 10 raw clay vases, revealing a frozen-in-time picture of the exact moment panicked potters realized they were facing an impending catastrophe. The vases were found sealed under a layer of ash and pumice from Mount Vesuvius' devastating eruption of 79 A.D. and it appears they were just ready to be fired. An unfinished vase from the Pompeii site.Image: Laetitia CavassaThey were dropped and abandoned, along with the kilns, after frightened potters saw a pine tree-shaped column of smoke bursting from…
  • 5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

    Yohana Desta
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized The storage service lets users save files like documents, forms and photos. Depending on your storage space, you have a lot of room to play with, which makes it infinitely easy to create clutter See also: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive However, there are dozens of little things you can do to clean up your virtual closet. From color-coding to using the "Starred" folder, here are five painless ways to organize your Google Drive 1. See what's eating up your space. You…
  • 8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

    Jillian Kumagai
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child's development, sometimes safety settings aren't enough. Besides built-in precautions like Google SafeSearch, what should parents teach their children about the Internet, and when's the right time to start? See also: I Felt Like a Criminal: The Pressure to Become a Helicopter Parent According to Amy Morin,'s child discipline expert and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, these lessons should start "right from the get-go." "The overall lesson is that the Internet can be a wonderful tool and doesn't…
  • 8 fresh ideas for exciting stocking stuffers

    Jillian Kumagai
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    Stockings are to Christmas morning as soundcheck is to a concert — everyone goes through with it, but it's just the precursor to the main event. As a result, stocking stuffers get short shrift in the world of holiday shopping. They often get picked up at the last minute, only to be opened and dismissed just as quickly. Everyone knows what to expect: chocolate, lip balm, gift cards. Open and repeat each year. See also: 11 Sleek iPhone 6 Cases and Accessories Stocking stuffers are underappreciated, which just gives them more potential. In the list below, check out this year's most…
  • Don't try this at home: 1930s daredevils attached rockets to bicycles

    Chris Wild
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    Rocket propulsion was all the rage in pre-war Germany. People attached rockets, with varying degree of success and danger, to skates (both roller and ice), cars, boats and bicycles. In 1931, German engineer Herr Richter added 12 rockets to his bicycle to create his "Raketenrad." The white box on the frame contained the battery used to ignite the rockets, all solid fuel Richter tested it on the Avus racetrack in Berlin. When he reached a speed of 55 mph, he lost control and was thrown off as the rockets exploded. He was not seriously injured. The 1930s also saw the first rocket bicycle race,…
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  • Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

    John Biggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
     Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More
  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Anna Escher
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
     This week’s tech news saw a new payments deal between Snapchat and Square Cash, the death of the Netflix API, the failure of the USA FREEDOM Act and a sexist Barbie book. Here are our best stories from this week (11/15-11/21). Read More
  • Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

    Anthony Ha
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
     Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More
  • Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

    Matt Burns
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
     The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its $40 price tag. Read More
  • Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie

    Alex Wilhelm
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Here’s a protip: Don’t do what Uber did this week. That’s the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn’t just Uber’s purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract that undercut the idea that women can be software engineers. So that wasn’t very good. Happily, TechCrunch’s… Read More
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  • Le Parlement européen va peut-être demander une scission de Google

    Will Oremus
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Google est devenu trop puissant, les parlementaires européens en sont convaincus, et il est peut-être temps pour le gouvernement de tout casser. C'est ce que cache le projet de motion que des leaders du Parlement européen sont en train de préparer pour un vote jeudi, comme le rapportent le Financial Times et Reuters. Cette motion ne pourrait cependant pas devenir loi puisque le parlement n'a pas d'autorité directe sur Google pour lui ordonner une scission de ses activités. Pourtant, ceux qui poussent ce texte pensent que la motion va passer, ce qui mettrait la pression sur la Commission…
  • Football: «lever le pied» n'est pas forcément tricher (ou n'est pas toujours sanctionnable)

    Grégor Brandy
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Caen et Nîmes se sont-ils arrangés lors de l'avant-dernier match de la saison 2013-2014, comme le laissent entendre les prémices de l'enquête qui a conduit à la mise en examen, jeudi 20 novembre, de six personnes, dont les présidents des deux clubs? Alors que les Nîmois avaient besoin d'un petit point pour assurer à 99% leur maintien en Ligue 2, les Caennais avaient besoin du même résultat pour quasiment valider leur montée en Ligue 1. Résultat final: 1-1. Nîmes sauve sa tête, Caen célèbre son accession à l'échelon supérieur, le tout au terme d'une fin de match qui…
  • La vraie histoire de l'apéro en BD

    Marine Gasc
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Bonjour l’internet, avant que tu ne lèves ton coude pour boire ton premier verre du week-end, je te propose de découvrir l’histoire de l’apéro. Bière? Vin? Ricard? Si tu es plutôt limonade ou thé chaï, tu peux aussi lire cet article, rassures-toi. Mais il faut que tu saches qu’autrefois, l'apéro se devait d'être alcoolisé. Question médicale. Du latin aperire, qui signifie «ouvrir», le premier verre alcoolisé avant le repas du soir est censé t’ouvrir les pores, les canaux, les vaisseaux. Bref, il doit te mettre en appétit. Voici son histoire. L’alcool d’il y a…
  • [EN DIRECT] Finale de la Coupe Davis: tout ce que vous ne voyez pas à la télé

    Cédric Rouquette
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Cet article est régulièrement mis à jour avec de nouvelles informations. Pensez à cliquer ici pour l'actualiser. Vous pouvez naviguer entre les différents matchs en passant votre souris sur le bandeau Slate en haut de la page et en cliquant sur un des numéros. 14h01 : La Coupe Davis n’est pas prête de changer de formule La Coupe Davis relève de la responsabilité de l’ITF, la Fédération internationale de tennis. Son président, l’Italien Francesco Ricci Bitti, vient d’achever une conférence de presse au cours de laquelle il ne lui a pas été difficile de faire comprendre…
  • Les Abenomics, ou l'illusion de la potion magique

    Eric Le Boucher
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Les difficultés de Shinzo Abe sont un rappel à l'humilité pour les responsables politiques de la planète. Pour tous ceux qui proposent des solutions faciles, toutes faites, les y-a-qu'à. Pour tous ceux même qui sont plus réalistes mais qui croient que la politique économique va donner gentiment et rapidement les résultats qu'ils attendent. La crise est plus rétive que ça. Il est trop tôt pour conclure à l'échec, mais... Le Premier ministre du Japon a décidé cette semaine de dissoudre la Chambre basse et d'appeler à des élections le mois prochain. Non parce que sa position…
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  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

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

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
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    The Bloggess

  • The things you don’t know might just bite you in the…well, not the ass, exactly.

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

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

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

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    I’ve been super sick for the past few days but I got my voice back today (much to Victor’s chagrin) and the steroids are kicking in but not really enough to write a real post so instead I’m posting this, which I started writing a long time ago but never finished.  It feels undone and not properly tied together, but in a way that makes sense because “unbalanced and disjointed” is a pretty fair description if we’re doing a realistic portrait of me anyway: Remember a few months ago when I said I’d share the rest of the photos that my friend amazingly…
  • Veterans Day

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    This morning I watched Hailey sing to the veterans being honored at her school and it was lovely. If you’re a veteran, or a relative of one, I thank you. And a special salute today to Hailey’s grandfather and great-grandfather. My father Victor’s grandfather. Today, there are almost 50,000 homeless veterans in America and over a million  considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty. Hundreds of thousands of veterans have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and there are an increasing number of military families who rely on food stamps.  For ways to help, click…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • CPU Wars 2.0: expanded top trumps with processors

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

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

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

    Cory Doctorow
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The forthcoming Netduma router has a geofilter that lets you restrict the games you join by distance, so you only play against nearby gamers, eliminating a leading cause of lag. It also has a DDoS-fighting VPN and an "anti-flood" feature to let you prioritize your game traffic. No publicly announced ship-date. Netduma - Geo-filter (Thanks, Alice!)
  • Superman branding iron

    Cory Doctorow
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The $34, 3D printed branding iron snaps onto a standard Bic lighter and is perfect for pretending that you are a tiny, vain Superman whose heat-vision is used to tag random burnables with your awesome graffiti mark (please do not use this on animals or non-consenting humans). (via Geeky Merch)
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  • How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars. The post How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

    Graeme McMillan
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to. The post While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

    Robert McMillan
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems. The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s

    Klint Finley
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the force it once was. But you can still visit them on the net. In the classic video above, Ritchie is among those who pitch Bell Labs to potential recruits somewhere towards the tail end of its heyday, in the ’70s and on into the […] The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters

    Jordan Crucchiola
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight. The post Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Must-reads of the week

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week: Virtual reality is journalism’s next frontier (CJR) - Why newsrooms need to consider telling stories in a different way. Jack Shafer on...
  • The Boston Globe finally digs in to a big story

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Boston Globe has, at last, dug into the big business-of-healthcare story in its state. In an important article earlier this month, the paper did a fine job probing deeply into the deal between Partners HealthCare and Attorney General Martha Coakley and unpacking an agreement that allowed Partners, the state’s giant hospital system, to acquire three community hospitals in Eastern...
  • My take: The end of an era in Tampa

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    MIAMI — The sad news out of Tampa just keeps trickling across my Facebook page. This week it was the fact that Tampa Bay Times’ Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse were leaving for Politico. Last week, it was long-time sports columnist Gary Shelton penning his last goodbye to the Times while the crosstown Tampa Tribune laid off a political columnist,...
  • Engaging News Project works to identify audience behavior

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Industry conversation over the best ways to quantify reader engagement on news sites may be reaching fever pitch, with a possible shift afoot from clicks and pageviews to more complex measures of time and attention spent online. News organizations are interested, presumably, in gathering metrics to see whether their stories are reaching intended audiences, as well as who is reading...
  • A timeline of the #pointergate TV station's defense (Updated)

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    You’ve heard all about #pointergate. And you’ve probably read or watched a few of the many, many, many pieces exploring what was wrong with a Nov. 6 local TV news segment that reported the mayor of Minneapolis had been photographed “flashing a known gang sign” with a convicted felon, and supposedly endangering her community in the process. So at this...
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  • Bill Cosby -- New Allegation ... He Slipped Me A Quaalude and I Woke Up with His Friend

    TMZ Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Bill Cosby slipped a close friend a Quaalude and hours later she was in bed with one of his buddies ... this according to the woman.Joyce Emmons -- who ran comedy clubs in the '70s and '80s -- tells TMZ she was close to Cosby in the late '70s and…
  • Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

    TMZ Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bill Cosby's life is unraveling with the resurfacing of old rape allegations and new ones. Concerts have been cancelled and TV shows have been pulled. So we gotta ask ...
  • DeSean Jackson -- I'm Wearing Your Salary On My Neck ... If You Make $75K A Year

    TMZ Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    Note to all district attorneys*, hydrologists*, and physical therapists* ... TMZ Sports has pics of what 12 months of your salary ($75,000) looks like around the neck of NFL star DeSean Jackson. DeSean -- whose Redskins are 3-7 -- decided to cheer…
  • Kris Jenner -- My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!

    TMZ Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    Kris Jenner doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left…
  • Beyonce Debuts Music Video ... Suck It Iggy, J.Lo and Kim!

    TMZ Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Brace yourselves ... Beyonce just released a new music video -- and she makes it clear ... she will NOT be outdone by Iggy, J.Lo or Kim or Nicki.The video is for her new song 7/11 -- from the platinum edition of her self-titled album set to drop…
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  • Perez Reviews: 'Lypsinka! The Boxed Set'

    Perez Hilton
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    After a long break from performing... Lypsinka is back! Lypsinka is not a drag queen. She is a drag LEGEND! An icon that transcends the genre! John Epperson, the man behind the femme fatale, is a huge talent and a fierce comedic actor - and we are thrilled that we got to see his Lypsinka! The Boxed Setgreatest hits show in New York City on Friday night. We had never seen "Lypsinka" before, so we didn't know what to expect. She is in her own lane, combining real old school drag miming and with impeccable timing and a fully realized show. Plenty of costume changes a rich set and oodles of…
  • Excited For Pitch Perfect 2? Well, We've Got A Parody From Todrick Hall That's Even BETTER! Presenting: Bitch Perfect!

    Perez Hilton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    THIS. IS. SO. BRILLIANT. Former American Idol contestant and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall has released one of the most fab parodies yet! It's called Bitch Perfect and it's SO ridiculously HIGHlarious! Not to mention perfectly timed, what with the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 coming out yesterday! [ Video: The Bellas Are BACK! See The Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer HERE! ] This parody is everything that was missing from the original movie... AKA a whole lot of GAY! See if you can spot all he fabulous recreations of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and all the favorites from the…
  • Jennifer Aniston Claims To Be The 'Original' Butt Barer On A Magazine Cover!

    Perez Hilton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Well, to be fair, it would've been a lot easier to break the internet back in 1996. [ Photos: 10 Of Kim Kardashian's Most Jaw-Dropping Outfits ] While at the Hollywood premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 on Thursday, Jennifer Aniston bragged about baring her butt on the cover of Rolling Stone "way" before Kim Kardashian decided to get cheeky for PAPER Magazine: "Oh, way, yeah. I was an original... [Mine] was just innocent, there's nothing aggressive about that... Sorry, Kim K." What a trendsetter! While Jennifer's butt isn't nearly as oiled up as Kimmy's, it did make its way to a magazine first. Do…
  • Orlando Bloom Shows Off His Fake Chest Tattoo While In Prague! See The Shirtless Stud HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Why can't Orlando Bloom be shirtless every day of the week?! While in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, Orlando rocked some fake tattoos for his new thriller Unlocked, which is currently filming in the city. [ Photos: Celebrities With Tattoos In Places You Can't Even See! ] Along with those fake tats, Orlando rocked some faux scars! Whoa, check out Legolas being a bad ass! [Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
  • Holy Sh*t! Filming The Mid-Season Finale Of The Walking Dead Made Norman Reedus Cry For HOW LONG!?

    Perez Hilton
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    THIS IS NOT GOOD. This is not good at all. As November creeps to an end so does the mid season finale of everyone's favorite zombie show -- The Walking Dead! Well, it looks like the last episode of 2014 is going to be a DOOZY of a time. [ Related: Your Walking Dead Episode Five Recap -- In GIFs! ] Why? Oh, well, Norman Reedus aka Daryl from the show spoke up about what happened to him on set right before they were about to film the final moments of the episode. Nothing serious just that he cried for one whole hour before they started rolling the cameras! He said: "I sat on an apple box with…
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  • NHL player in shocking bankruptcy filing

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    NHL player in shocking bankruptcy filingASSOCIATED PRESSColumbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson claims he has less than $50,000 in assets against more than $10 million in debt. How he got into financial troubleMore sports coverage Durant inks big deal with SonicWhat's wrong with the Saints?
  • US releases 5 new videos of attacks on ISIS

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    US releases 5 new videos of attacks on ISISYouTubeThe Defense Department this week released dramatic new footage of strikes carried out in Iraq against the terror group.Watch: Airstrike is in color this timeMore newsISIS releases video of new hostageEbola death toll nears 5,500
  • What's the best way to carve a turkey?

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    What's the best way to carve a turkey?AOLThe Kitchen Cousins duked it out in a 'carve-off' to determine the best way to serve your bird.Cutting technique to avoid dried out meatMore on ThanksgivingHow gratitude affects your healthKids on what they're grateful for
  • Unarmed man killed by NYPD

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Unarmed man killed by NYPDAPA rookie cop walking in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex accidentally shot a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend.'The deceased is totally innocent'In other newsCop caught beating man in headWoman claims Mardi Gras rape
  • Brown family makes final desperate plea

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Brown family makes final desperate pleaGettyMichael Brown's parents begged protesters in Ferguson to remain calm Friday as they await a grand jury's imminent decision. Violent behavior they denouncedRelated newsCharges unlikely, official saysBrown's father urges peace
  • add this feed to my.Alltop | HAWAII Today

  • 2nd annual Hawaii Honey Festival buzzes on Hawaii Island this Saturday

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

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    The Shave Iceman Cometh: The story (and family) behind the Matsumoto Shave Ice empire Matsumoto Shave Ice owner Stanley Matsumoto outside the Haleiwa store on Oahu. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.Stanley Matsumoto is a one-flavor kind of shave-ice guy. “Typical old style,” he says, with a light chuckle, proclaiming strawberry his favorite. Favorite, that is, unless it’s really hot outside in Haleiwa, or he just finished mowing his lawn. Then the flavor’s de...
  • HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Hawaiian Food

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    HAWAII Magazine’s “75 Places to Eat Like A Local”: Hawaiian Food Fried akule and poi at Highway Inn in Kakaako, Oahu. Photo by David Croxford for HAWAII Magazine.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 Food Issue is on sale now. As usual, the issue is packed with stories and regular departments spotlighting the food we eat here in the Islands. From flying off to Maui, Kauai and Hawaii ...
  • Time to make your reservations! Restaurant Week Hawaii 2014 begins today.

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Time to make your reservations! Restaurant Week Hawaii 2014 begins today. A dish from Italian eatery and restaurant week participant Arancino. Photo: Restaurant Week Hawaii.If you’re in the Islands this week, Restaurant Week Hawaii is the perfect excuse to eat out. The event will bring will bring dining deals, chef-selected prix fixe menus, promotions and discounts to restaurants on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island from Mon., Nov. 17 to Sun., Nov. 23.Restaurant Week Hawaii is a weeklong celebration of Hawaii’s diverse cuisine scene, featuring l...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The dual-core A8 chip powering Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively. 4K video playback on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was first discovered by the developers behind WALTR, a Mac app that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone for native playback, and reported by TUAW. Image via iFixitThe discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload…
  • OS X Yosemite Users Experiencing Issues With YouTube Videos in Safari [Updated]

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The latest update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, appears to be causing some users to be unable to play YouTube videos in Safari. According to threads on the Apple Support forums and Google's Product forums, some users that attempt to play YouTube videos are seeing only black screens with audio clipping or are experiencing problems loading videos. Other users are able to play videos, but are seeing a brief error message before a video begins to play, and still other users are getting complete browser crashes when attempting to watch a video. For some users, the problems just started a few hours…
  • Microsoft Pits Cortana Against Siri in New Ad Showcasing Contextual Reminders, Traffic Alerts

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Microsoft today launched a new video advertisement that compares its Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's own digital assistant, Siri, showcasing Cortana's contextual reminders and traffic alerts, two functions that Siri does not have. In the ad, entitled "Siri vs. Cortana: Bigger," Cortana and Siri have a "conversation" where Cortana queries Siri about her new abilities in the iPhone 6 and Siri continually responds that she just "got bigger." Cortana: Hi Siri, looks like you're in a new phone. Congratulations. Siri: Yes, I got bigger. Cortana: Oh, are you more like me now? Can you give…
  • Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library (via [Google Translate]). Before the addition of the new uploading tool, the standard site allowed users to view all of their iCloud Photo Library images, as well as download and delete them, but it did not have a tool to allow users to upload photos captured with non-Apple devices. New toolbar with upload support on site at top, previous toolbar on bottom The new uploading feature on…
  • Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners. In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion that he does not view Apple Pay as a competitor and wants to add the mobile payments service as an available option for Square users."We're not building a credit card. We're not building a payment device. We're building a [cash] register, and this register accepts all these forms of payments," Dorsey told CNN in an interview. While the existing Square Reader can…
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  • Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Visit to The Home Depot in Atlanta

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

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

    Martha Stewart
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    My bulbs arrived over the past three weeks, and this week began the process of placing and planting spring blooming bulbs throughout the property. Many areas will receive [&hellip...
  • Istanbul: History and Art on Display

    Martha Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    One of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul was the 1,400-year-old Hagia Sophia, one of the world's most beautiful and beloved buildings, and a milestone in the [&hellip...
  • Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

    Martha Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    One of the great pleasures of visiting Istanbul is the Grand Bazaar and the superb shopping for leather goods, jewelry, carpets, fabrics, and spices. We tried to see as [&hellip...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Ron Gilad shows his playful side at Molteni & C's Glass Cube showroom

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The days of dull and dreary showrooms are over thanks to a new collaboration by Italian furniture company Molteni & C and Tel Aviv-based artist/designer Ron Gilad. Set in the lush backyard of Molteni's Brianza headquarters, Glass Cube takes the conventions of design salons and quite literally turns them on their head.  The new space is buoyant with humour and creative wit. Stepping into the glass-walled space, Gilad has plastered Arik Levy's 'Hug' couch to the ceiling along with a comely set of panty-hosed legs sporting a shiny pair of Ferragamos.  Ironic twists are…
  • Wallpaper* Composed cruises into Chelsea to kit out an apartment with aristocratic aplomb

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    When we launched our bespoke design service Wallpaper* Composed three years ago, Cadogan Estate was exactly the client we had in mind: passionate, real-estate rich and willing to experiment. Cadogan's newly renovated building at 155 Sloane Street in London provided the ideal collaboration: a show home in the ten-apartment mansion – as well as a permanent design for the intimate marble-floored lobby. See past Wallpaper* Composed projects With an opportunity to showcase their vision in living colour, our team of experienced editors sought out some of the most gifted designers in…
  • Carterwilliamson Architects reflect Sydney life with mirror-lined Spiegel Haus

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Designed by Australian firm Carterwilliamson Architects, Spiegel Haus in Sydney's Inner West district is home to a young family with small children. Its efficient yet polished design makes an ideal home for the client, while its welcoming open plan and annexed guest house allows the family to host visiting relatives and friends. Take an interactive tour of Spiegel Haus The 330 sq m house is spread across three levels of well-lit space, including a garage, pool, garden and basement. 'All Caterwilliamson homes have light and a generosity of space as a driving idea for them,'…
  • Illustrator Quentin Jones and set designer Robert Storey stage a graphic takeover of The Vinyl Factory

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Illustrator, filmmaker and one-time Wallpaper* Handmade cover artist Quentin Jones has joined forces with long-time collaborator and set designer Robert Storey for a new exhibition, 'The Fractured and the Feline, at The Vinyl Factory Space in London. The pair have commandeered the Brewer Street Car Park space, where sculptures by Storey loom large over Jones' disjointed, wrong-but-right collages. Storey has created an immersive environment in which to showcase Jones' work, playing with negative space, light and reflective surfaces to echo the artist's disorientating aesthetic.
  • Piero Lissoni redesigns Luminaire's flagship showroom in Miami

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    A visit to Design Miami in December has always included a stop at Luminaire Lab, the experimental gallery for cutting-edge contemporary design on NE 2nd Avenue. In time for this year's event, however, Luminaire has given us good reason to trek out to its Coral Gables flagship. The 1,400 sq m showroom and exhibition space relaunches on 1 December with an interior by Piero Lissoni and an entire wing dedicated to its new retail partner B&B Italia. Luminaire, launched more than 40 years ago by Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, launched the 'curated boutique' concept in Florida, drawing…
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

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

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

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

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

    Yves Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This original series of video interviews was published during our Webfonts Week in November 2009. The series continued beyond these initial interviews. It expanded its scope to feature the most interesting figures in typography, lettering and design talk about their work and their…
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  • Electric motorcycle gangs: You’ll never hear them coming

    Ben Rich, Green Car Reports
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same leathers. Group rides for charity are common in the summer and fall riding seasons. Clubs form around brand names and styles of bikes alike. Are there now groups of electric motorcycle riders tearing up the streets?  Is it possible to have a group ride? If you live in Los Angeles, the answer is yes. Hollywood Electrics has been running group rides through the canyons north of LA every month for a while now. They generally have…
  • Skillpocket lets you book a meeting with Google engineer for some quick advice

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Imagine pulling out an app on your phone and booking a one-hour call with Google Glass’s head of UI design as easily as calling up your mom for help with the washing machine. That’s exactly what Skillpocket, a startup that launched its iOS app on Wednesday at the Demo conference, wants to help entrepreneurs do. Skillpocket’s idea came out of the founders’ own experiences working on education-focused startups in Russia. Every so often, they would run into challenges or have questions about things like handling payments. They wished they could quickly pay for some help from an expert…
  • BitTorrent’s encrypted chat app Bleep gets offline messaging that only sends … when both parties are online

    Emil Protalinski
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    BitTorrent today updated its encrypted P2P chat app Bleep with offline messaging support. You can download the new version (warning: It’s still an alpha) from The Bleep team explains why it originally had to forgo the convenience of offline messaging when it began development: “Without a server to store the messages, we needed a little more time to iron out the details of sending and receiving messages to offline users with the security we can guarantee during real-time chats.” Now, you can use Bleep to send messages to an offline user.
  • The promise of Bitcoin

    Ruth Reader
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    GUEST:In 1991, the first version of the hypertext transfer protocol was published and it did one simple thing. HTTP allowed one computer to ask another computer for a page of information and receive an HTML page as a response. It was simple but for the first time, information could travel anywhere in the world for free as long as you hook up to this open network called the Internet. Bitcoin is also a protocol that does something simple.  For the first time, it allows anyone who hooks up to this open network called Bitcoin to receive a token from someone that they don’t necessarily know or…
  • Did the Uber protest hurt business? Ratings tanked, but downloads of Uber and Lyft are up

    Gregory Ferenstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Uber stepped into a front-page-headline public relations disaster this week, after one of its executives hinted at deploying opposition research to destroy the reputations of critical journalists. The scandal sparked an online protest to boycott Uber and switch to its mustachioed competitor, Lyft. VentureBeat’s editor-in-chief, Dylan Tweney, chimed in, Mashable ran an entire op-ed on boycotting the ride-sharing company, and New York Times columnist Justin Wolfers tweeted: Just downloaded @Lyft. — Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) November 18, 2014 So, in the ensuing days after the…
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  • Israel: Stop Punitive Home Demolitions

    Human Rights Watch
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Israel should impose an immediate moratorium on its policy of demolishing the family homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks on Israelis. The policy, which Israeli officials claim is a deterrent, deliberately and unlawfully punishes people not accused of any wrongdoing. When carried out in occupied territory, including East Jerusalem, it amounts to collective punishment, a war crime. (Jerusalem) – Israel should impose an immediate moratorium on its policy of demolishing the family homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks on…
  • Gambia: Life Sentence for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

    Human Rights Watch
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  (Dakar) – Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of aread more
  • China: Xinjiang Verdict Upholds Unjust Life Sentence

    Human Rights Watch
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Xinjiang High People’s Court upheld a life sentence for “separatism” against China’s most prominent Uighur scholar in proceedings that grossly violated his basic rights. (New York) – The Xinjiang High People’s Court upheld a life sentence for “separatism” against China’s most prominent Uighur scholar in proceedings that grossly violated his basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today. read more
  • Libya: Editor’s Harsh Conviction Blow to Free Speech

    Human Rights Watch
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A Libyan criminal court’s imposition of a five-year prison term on Al-Ummah newspaper editor Amara al-Khatabi for allegedly defaming public officials is a serious blow to free speech that should not be allowed to stand. (Beirut) – A Libyan criminal court’s imposition of a five-year prison term on Al-Ummah newspaper editor Amara al-Khatabi for allegedly defaming public officials is a serious blow to free speech that should not be allowed to stand. read more
  • Iraq: Spate of Attacks Terrorize Civilians

    Human Rights Watch
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email There is no justification for the ongoing unlawful attacks on civilians by car and suicide bombs in Iraq. (New York) – There is no justification for the ongoing unlawful attacks on civilians by car and suicide bombs in Iraq. read more
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    UNICEF News

  • In Nigeria, combining nutritional support and birth registration under one roof

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

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

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

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

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    SIKASSO, Mali, 7 November 2014 – Sitting on his mother's lap, 2-year-old Lamine casts a twinkle in her direction then throws himself backwards. He knows she will catch his head with her hand. She always does. Both of them giggle.
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    Babies Online The Blog

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
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  • Four Tips for the “Fourth Trimester”

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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    17 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Beyoncé - 7/11

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
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  • Could You Survive a Day Without Your Phone?

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Could You Survive a Day Without Your Phone? Veronica Belmont drops by YouTube Nation and challenges Miles to complete three tasks without modern technology. Let us know what you think of the show in the comments! Thanks to Veronica Belmont for being our guest! Watch new YouTube Nation episodes: Crazy World Records + How To Break Them! 6 Viral Food Hacks Put to the Test WARNING: These Videos Will Make You CRY! Why Do Your Knuckles Crack and Other Mysteries of the Body These Viral Videos Were FAKE?!
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    21 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
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  • Stalwart

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

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

    Maeve Maddox
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    A reader asks, Can you tell me which is preferred, “labor the point” or “belabor the point”. I’ve heard them used interchangeably. The Google Ngram Viewer indicates that “labor the point,” (“to continue to repeat or explain something that has already been said and understood”) has been around for about 100 years longer than “belabor the point.” A Web search suggests that the two versions are now used interchangeably: The vice president was apologizing for being long-winded and belaboring points, even as he continued to belabor long-winded points.
  • Pronoun Mistakes #1: TV Characters

    Maeve Maddox
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    When it comes to nonstandard grammar in the mouths of television characters, I expect the professionals–like FBI agents, medical examiners, and college professors–to model standard English. When they don’t, I always wonder if the scriptwriter or the actor is at fault. Here are some examples from my recent viewing: Incorrect: You and me are going to [do something about this]. Correct : You and I are going to [do something about this]. This line is spoken by a school counselor played by Whoopie Goldberg in an episode of the television comedy series The Middle. Me is an object form. “You…
  • Versus and Its Abbreviations

    Maeve Maddox
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    A reader wants to know more about the use of the word versus and its abbreviations: I have seen “versus” spelled out and abbreviated as both “vs.” and “v.” Is there any rhyme or reason to this word? The earliest citation of versus in the OED is in a legal context dated 1447: “John Husset versus John Notte.” The word comes from the Latin verb vertere: “to turn, turn back, be turned, translate.” Versus is the past participle of vertare. Its meanings in English include “against” and “as opposed or compared to”: The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans…
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  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

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

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. March 25-26: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. I’m really excited to get to Social Media Marketing World this year. I’ve jealously watched it…
  • How Bloggers Can Make The Best Use Of Their 24 Hours

    Guest Blogger
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Image via Flickr user Thomas R Stegelmann This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Charles Crawford. Whether your parents believe you or not, there are ways to make a living off of being a blogger. And with as many benefits that come with blogging, who wouldn’t want to at least check out this lifestyle? After all, you get to be your own boss for the most part, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of the hindrances that come with a typical 9-5. However, being a blogger isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Instead, it’s a job where you’ll have to work hard if you expect to get…
  • Did Your Blog Have a Tipping Point? Here’s How My 2 Blogs Grew

    Darren Rowse
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Time for another reader question from a recent member webinar on Did you experience a “tipping point” in readership at some point or was it just steady growth? This is actually a question I often ask full time bloggers who I meet because I love to hear the back story about how their blog broke through to have enough readers to make a living from. What I’ve found in asking the question is that there are many different pathways to full time blogging. This can perhaps be illustrated by sharing how my two main blogs grew in terms of readership because they could…
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  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

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

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

    Jerod Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The two biggest concerns for the average blogger are obscurity and sustainability. In other words … for the vast majority of us who set sail creating content online, we want to first develop an audience; and then, once we have an audience, we want to find a way to earn a living from our content. The first concern can feel daunting enough, because building an audience isn’t easy. The second concern can feel damn near impossible — because despite countless examples of people who have done it, sometimes we struggle to see ourselves succeeding in the same way. Which is silly. So…
  • What You Need to Know to Make a Living as a Blogger Right Now

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The average blogger only has two concerns. The first is obscurity. She is a total stranger in a vast world loaded with people — unknown, inconspicuous, and insignificant. Odd, considering there are so many people online. But it’s a simple law: We all start at the bottom. One recent study discovered that the average British blogger had only 285 subscribers, received 18 comments a day, and earned about $120 a month. That’s the reward for someone who’d been blogging for two years and eight months. Yes, those surveyed also worked full-time jobs. In an informal poll,…
  • 7 Ways to Find a Topical Market that Will Fuel Your Digital Commerce Business

    Robert Bruce
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before you get down to business online, you need to find the topic(s) and market(s) that can support that business. And, after answering your questions on digital sharecropping and content curation, that’s exactly what Brian and I get into on this week’s episode of Rainmaker FM. Listen in and check out the seven-part process for finding the topic market that can fuel your online business … In this 43-minute episode we discuss: Why you need to “be the market” you’re serving The innovative power of the traditional magazine rack How to achieve niche positioning within a big topic…
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    Cute Overload

  • Caturday Greetings From Portugal

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Caturday saudações para você! From our Caturday Mailbag comes this from Claudia S.: “Almost two years ago my boy Garfield had the great honor of being part of the Cute Overload community! Now I’d like you to meet his adopted baby sister Nikita.” “She’s healthy and growing fast. She’s very sweet and energetic and has a completely irresistible half-mustache. I thought Garfield would have a hard time accepting her in the house, but he loves her and takes great care of her. And he’s so patient with her. Here’s some photos of her then (above) and…
  • Friday Night Nosicle

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    I mean, is this guy getting up IN YOUR FACE, or what? [*Note- I think kids these days say ‘In your grill.’ FWIW. -Ed.] Dublin’s Schnozz taken by Gracie. [Coming up next--Caturday Greetings from Portugal! -Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BIG HUGE PUPPEHs, hipster lingo, Nosevember 2014
  • TGIF: Dog Tired

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [Pooped. Finished. Wiped Out. Spent. Weary. Fatigued. Beat. Exhausted. If you think of any others, LMK. Ruckus OUT.] “I took this photo last night of my friend’s new puppy, Ruckus. He’s a Mini Aussie and full of the dickens until he fell asleep on my lap. My friend and I would love to see him featured on Cute Overload!” -Maggie D.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Paws Up, Pups, Sleppy, TGIF, Toebeans
  • Relax, Max

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    This is Max. Remember Max? He Who Loves To Dig In The Sand? Right, that’s the one. Max wants to let you know- he doesn’t approve. Of ANYTHING. From Kaylynn H.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Buns, ear floof
  • Eight Signs Your Cat Is Trying To Kill You

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Kitteh owners- they may be sweet and cuddly–but this is stuff u NEED TO KNOW. T.O.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Cats, Impending Doom
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  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

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

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
  • Hands-On With Olloclip's New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in October, Olloclip announced a new 4-in-1 Photo Lens designed to fit the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. While it was available for pre-order at the time, the new lens has now begun shipping out to customers and will arrive in stores shortly, ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday. Like its previous products, Olloclip's 4-in-1 Photo Lens adds four lens attachments to the iPhone's camera, offering two lenses that extend the field of view -- wide angle and fisheye -- and two that capture up-close macro shots. The new Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is the company's most unique product offering…
  • Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS normally is priced at $9.99 for the iPhone version and $19.99 for the iPad version. To celebrate this promotion, Cultured Code also is lowering its price on Things for the Mac ($34.99), taking 30…
  • Apple Continues to Boost Maps Efforts with New Business Data Providers

    Husain Sumra
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Apple has continued its efforts to improve its Maps app with the addition of ten new data providers, according to a new report from Apple Maps Marketing (via 9to5Mac). The new providers specialize in providing Apple with business listings. Apple Maps Marketing came upon the information when inquiring about Apple Maps Connect and its Business Portal, which allows businesses with over 1,000 locations to add their listings to Apple Maps. Apple responded to the inquiry by pointing the site to a group of data providers that supplied Apple with information on businesses with less than 1,000…
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  • A broken Watch: This Apple Watch reporting isn't even right twice a day

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right? Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because the man’s a Business Insider writer and screw that guy? Well, whatever it is, it’s not the reporting of technical details. “The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to weid1) Remember before the iPhone came out how a whole bunch of people were saying it was never going to work? No? OK, then…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: American flags, Adidas, leather pouches, and more

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Flags, pockets, and pouchesThis week's roundup of new iPhone cases features patriotic themes and elegant leather solutions for your favorite handset.Fine Art AmericaThe Washington Crossing (all iPhone models; $40) immortalizes painter Emanuel Leutze’s Washington crossing the Delaware on a hardshell case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor review: HealthKit compatibility doesn't add much

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Like millions of people, I need to keep an eye on my blood pressure. You can check it when you visit your doctor, but many people have “white-coat hypertension.” Just getting their blood pressure measured at the doctor’s office stresses them out, resulting in higher than normal readings. All the better reason to check it at home. A regular arm-worn blood pressure monitor is around $50. So at $130, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor isn’t competing on price, but rather convenience. Saving money doesn’t matter if you don’t wind up using the device, and Withings’ version…
  • Why Uber’s long PR nightmare will end in a user privacy win

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Uber is in advanced-stage damage control mode to prove to the world that it actually cares about your privacy, but it’s going to be an uphill battle. The good news for you: The end result will be a strict privacy policy crafted by a company so scared of running afoul of regulators and potential users that it will elevate standards for the entire industry. Uber’s public relations crisis, which began with an executive threatening to investigate a journalist’s private life in retaliation for a critical column, has snowballed into a user privacy debacle that has even Sen. Al Franken raising…
  • Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it’s not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users. With this build, labeled 10.10.2 (14C68k), Apple didn’t identify any specific problem areas it would like developers to focus on as they test the OS, according to multiple reports from news outlets and individuals with access to the release notes. When Apple released the first beta of Yosemite a little over two weeks ago, it asked developers to pay…
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  • HP ENVY 15.6" AMD A10 Touchsmart Laptop

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Ho Ho Ho FiveVisit all this week to celebrate the magic of giving gifts... to yourself!
  • Last Chance

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Santa deserves a little something this year, doesn’t he? It might be wise to say yes…
  • Santopia Revealed

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Santa deserves a little something this year, doesn’t he? It might be wise to say yes…
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    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Ho Ho Ho ThreeVisit all this week to celebrate the magic of giving gifts... to yourself!
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    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Santa deserves a little something this year, doesn’t he? It might be wise to say yes…
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    Drudge Retort

  • House Intel Report Debunks Benghazi Theories

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
  • Even Al Qaeda Thinks ISIS Has Gone Too Far

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in a video released Friday, declaring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's declaration of an Islamic caliphate to be illegitimate. The statement, delivered by one of AQAP's top clerics -- Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari -- is a significant setback to ISIS efforts to assume leadership of the global jihadist movement a week after groups in Egypt and Libya joined the ISIS fold.
  • UK's First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Road

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Britain's first bus to be powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads. The 40-seat Bio-Bus, which is powered by human and food waste, has taken to the road. Nicknamed "the number two," the eco-friendly vehicle will transport people between Bath and Bristol Airport. The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.
  • TW: Obama Kneecapped Jeb, Christie 2016 Plans

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Jon Terbush, The Week: President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... By moving ahead solo before the new Congress is sworn in, Obama ensured Republicans will finally have to address immigration reform next year -- and on into 2016. This poses a unique problem for two of the GOP's biggest potential presidential candidates who have broken with the party on the issue.
  • House Republicans Sue Obama Over ObamaCare

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority. The lawsuit -- filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments -- focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect. The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger…
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  • Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

    Associated Press
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III news services
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
  • Report: Red Sox offer Sandoval 5 for $95M news services
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, the Boston Globe reported Friday night.
  • Raiders' Woodson on celebration: 'Ridiculous'

    Michael Wagaman
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been one of the Oakland Raiders' most consistent defensive players this season and has been a model of professionalism on and off the field.
  • Kobe on hometown-discount deals: 'Big coup'

    Tim MacMahon
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Kobe Bryant considers the public pressure for longtime NBA stars to take hometown-discount deals, such as Dirk Nowitzki's contract, "a big coup" for NBA owners.
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    WIRED » Science

  • The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

    Jon Mooallem
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild Animals is a public service for human beings compiled by Jon Mooallem, author of the book Wild […] The post The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week appeared first on WIRED.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin

    Matt Simon
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The colugo is the most accomplished mammalian glider of all—on account of being essentially a giant flap of skin—capable of soaring an incredible 200 feet from tree to tree. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorably Creepy Gliding Mammal That’s Basically Just a Big Flap of Skin appeared first on WIRED.
  • A brief hiatus and a call for help

    David S. F. Portree
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    I won’t be able to post many (or any) posts on Beyond Apollo in the next few weeks because of holiday and work travel. I’ll be hauling along research material when I travel (I always do), but I doubt that I’ll have time to do much more than take notes. The good news is that […] The post A brief hiatus and a call for help appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet

    Marcus Woo
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Instruments recorded the thump of Philae’s first of three landings on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week. The post This Is What It Sounded Like When We Landed on a Comet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

    Annie Sneed
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    A new computer modeling study suggests the human immune system has a better memory than scientists had thought for strains of the flu it’s encountered in the past. In the future, the researchers say, it might be possible to exploit this to design better vaccines. The post Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Apple App Store Changes Download Buttons For Free Apps

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

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

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

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

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