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  • City Room: New York Today: What Drought?

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    By ANDY NEWMAN
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Thursday: one more rainy day, a heated debate for governor, and record subway ridership.
  • Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    BBC News - Home
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 after recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Toddler gets stuck in toy claw machine

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    A toddler in Maryville, Tennessee, became stuck in a toy claw machine at a restaurant.
  • Credit Suisse Beats Expectations

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Swiss bank Credit Suisse said third-quarter profit more than doubled, beating expectations, as it streamlined its wealth management unit.
  • Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

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    Jon Hamilton
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.» E-Mail This
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 after recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
  • Police killer Roberts to be freed

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released after more than 45 years - a Parole Board decision described as "scandalous".
  • Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.
  • Mayor 'ordered attack on students'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Credit Suisse Beats Expectations

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Swiss bank Credit Suisse said third-quarter profit more than doubled, beating expectations, as it streamlined its wealth management unit.
  • Nickel's Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a trade-financing scandal in China.
  • Tesco Chairman to Step Down

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Tesco said Chairman Richard Broadbent would step down as it revealed the accounting practices that led to an overstatement of its profit had occurred in prior periods as well.
  • Spain's Recovery Continues

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Spain’s economy likely grew 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, the central bank said. Separately, a solid summer tourist season drove a decrease in the unemployment rate to 23.7%, the statistics bureau said.
  • Apple Plans More Stores in China

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple plans to increase the number of its Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China to 40 from 15 within two years, CEO Tim Cook told local media.
 
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    Mashable

  • New Mummy Scans Suggest Misdiagnosis of Pharaohs

    LiveScience
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The royalty of ancient Egypt suffered from an age-related back disorder, according to a new body scan of the mummies of pharaohs. The new research clears up a long-standing mummy misdiagnosis, which held that some rulers who lived between about 1492 B.C. and 1153 B.C. had a painful inflammatory disorder called ankylosing spondylitis. This disease would have fused their vertebrae together starting from an early age. "We are now questioning the reality that ankylosing spondylitis is actually an ancient disease," said study researcher Sahar Saleem of the Kasr Al Ainy Faculty of Medicine in…
  • The Nostalgic Evolution of the Nokia Phone

    Yohana Desta
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    The indestructible Nokia phone is no more Microsoft, which bought the company's mobile division this past April, has announced it will no longer use the name for future devices. Instead, its Nokia Lumia smartphones will simply be called Microsoft Lumia moving forward. Nokia, best known for its sturdy hardware and early innovation in the mobile market, has had a long history in the cellular spotlight. From dominating the mobile market in the late '90s to partnering with Microsoft in 2011 for the Windows operating system, the company has seen a couple generations of ups and downs Here are 11…
  • 3 Signs an Employee Is Headed for the Door - And What to Do Next

    The Daily Muse
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    When I first started out as a manager, if you’d asked me what one tool I’d wish for to better manage my team, I’d have told you more headcount, or maybe better access to executives. Ask me a few years later, and hands down, that item would be a crystal ball. After one of my best employees handed me his two weeks’ notice several years ago, I asked myself if I could’ve seen it coming. Were there warning signs? Could I have prevented him from leaving if I’d seen those signs? While I’ll probably never know, the experience did prompt me to pay closer…
  • 20 Fun Halloween Costumes for You and Your BFF

    Laura Vitto
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The beauty of the BFF costume stems from the supremely chill nature of the relationship with your best friend. It's lower pressure than a cute couples costume and way more fun than a solo outfit Plus, consider your options: Bill and Ted, Daria and Jane, Bunsen and Beaker— who better to imitate the greatest pairs in BFF history than you and your BFF this Halloween? See also: 32 Halloween Costumes for People Who Love the Internet But if you and your best pal are having trouble picking a pair, we've got you covered. Check out 20 BFF costumes sure to turn a few heads. Have something to add…
  • Will an Unlimited Vacation Policy Work at Your Company?

    The Daily Muse
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    In a recent interview, Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group, announced a vacation “non-policy” that allows his personal staff — some 170 employees — to take as much vacation as they want, with no one keeping tabs. At ShortStack we have a similar vacation benefit, only we call it “take what you need.” Branson and I are in a serious minority: Only about 3% of businesses in the United States currently offer unlimited vacation, although some of the bigger players in the tech sector are hopping on the bandwagon, including Netflix, Zynga, Groupon,…
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    TechCrunch

  • Early Stage Investor Version One Ventures Closes $35M Second Fund

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
     The Vancouver-based early stage investment fund Version One Ventures, led by founder and current Andreessen Horowitz board partner Boris Wertz, has closed its second fund of $35 million today. The venture firm, which also has offices in Palo Alto, secured the funding from Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, a recently created Canadian ‘fund-of-funds,’ and BDC Capital, as well as… Read More
  • Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese, Internet Soils Itself

    Catherine Shu
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
     Mark Zuckerberg may only own one hoodie, as far as we can tell, but he is multilingual. The Facebook founder was interviewed at business school Tsinghua University today and answered all questions in Mandarin, to the delight of the audience and the relief of Renee Zellweger, who is probably happy that the Internet now has something to talk about besides her face. Read More
  • German Publishers Bow To Google’s Market Power In Ongoing Text Snippets Fight

    Natasha Lomas
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
     A tug of war between Google and German publishers over how online news content is displayed in search results has ended in surrender (for now) for the publishers — who have grudgingly agreed the search giant can display snippets of their content without paying them for the privilege of doing so. Read More
  • Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford

    Ingrid Lunden
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
     Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further. It is acqui-hiring the two academic teams of founders, seven people in all, behind Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory, two deep learning startups, and it is also… Read More
  • Secure Messaging App Telegram Adds Usernames And Snapchat-Like Hold-To-View For Media

    Jon Russell
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
     Telegram, the privacy-focused messaging app, now lets you add friends without necessarily knowing their phone number. An update to the iOS and Android app today has introduced the option to register as username, although all users must still register their account using their phone number. Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • Ça veut dire quoi exactement, «être en délicatesse avec le fisc»?

    Vincent Manilève
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    «Je ne sais pas exactement ce que sera le chiffre, mais voyez, par rapport à ces 60 supposés cas, cela fait déjà 94% des parlementaires qui n’ont pas de problème.» Claude Bartolone, qui répondait à France Info, a tenté de relativiser les chiffres dévoilés par le Canard Enchaîné mercredi 22 octobre: le journal satirique explique que de «nouveaux Thévenoud inquiètent le gouvernement», faisant référence à l’ex-secrétaire d’Etat remercié pour cause de problèmes fiscaux, et ajoute qu'«une soixantaine de députés et de sénateurs seraient en délicatesse…
  • Powerpoint a une faille: peut-être un bon prétexte pour l'abandonner?

    Lily Hay Newman
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    PowerPoint. Les gens font des choses (esthétiquement) horribles avec. Mais les hackers l’exploitent désormais d’une nouvelle manière. Microsoft a annoncé mardi qu’une faille dans presque toutes les versions de Windows est en train d’être exploitée à travers les fichiers PowerPoint. Nous n’attendions rien de moins. Il s’agit d’une faille «Zero day», indique Le Monde informatique. Selon la définition donnée par Wikipedia, «une vulnérabilité zero-day est une vulnérabilité d'un produit qui est soit inconnue du fournisseur du produit, soit qui ne dispose pas de…
  • On peut soutenir le peuple ukrainien et pointer les actes condamnables de son armée

    Daniel Vernet
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Les victimes n’ont pas toujours le droit de leur côté simplement parce qu’elles sont des victimes. Il est incontestable que l’Ukraine a été victime au cours des derniers mois d’une action de subversion menée par les séparatistes prorusses de l’est du pays, avec le soutien actif de la Russie, après que Vladimir Poutine a décidé l’annexion de la Crimée. Les Ukrainiens ont été «punis» pour avoir manifesté contre le refus de l’ex-président Viktor Ianoukovitch de signer l’accord d’association avec l’Union européenne. Ces manifestations, commencées fin novembre…
  • «Les couples de même sexe sont des Gremlins qui ne feront que détruire nos modes de vie»

    Charlotte.Pudlowski
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    La vie politique américaine faisant parfois preuve d'une originalité et d'une imagination exemplaires, les citoyens outre-Atlantique ont pu entendre pendant la campagne des midterms le candidat Anthony Culler, un Républicain se présentant pour le Congrès en Caroline du Sud, dire cette phrase étonnante. «Les couples de même sexe qui cherchent à détruire votre mode de vie et l'institution du mariage, ne sont PAS mignons ni chou, mais plutôt (pour ceux d'entre vous qui sont assez vieux pour se souvenir du film), des Gremlins qui ne feront qu'une chose: détruire votre mode de vie.»…
  • L'art de la photographie chez David Fincher

    Axel Scoffier
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Les chambres noires de David Fincher Nathan Réra Acheter Dans un ouvrage fragmenté et richement illustré, Nathan Réra, spécialiste des questions mémorielles et génocidaires au cinéma, interroge le rapport particulier qu’entretient le cinéaste américain David Fincher à l’art photographique et ouvre, par une série de notes et un travail d'interprétation de détails signifiants, à une meilleure compréhension du mystère Fincher. Fascinant et populaire, tendu et malin, le cinéma de Fincher conjugue une étonnante beauté plastique à une compréhension fine du rapport à…
 
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  • Dear Podcaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Beautiful junkbot rayguns

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ben Bradlee, through the years

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mama June -- Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative

    TMZ Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mama June is seeing someone new, but there's a big problem ... the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June's relatives ... TMZ has learned.The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for…
  • Pat Riley -- ESPN Will Regret Dissing Kobe

    TMZ Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    ESPN done messed up by dissing Kobe Bryant ... and they're gonna regret it ... so says Pat Riley. TMZ Sports spoke with the NBA legend out in Malibu this week -- and Riley made it clear, the Mamba will have his revenge on the network for…
  • Joan Rivers -- Melissa Rivers Has 'No Choice' But to Sue

    TMZ Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Melissa Rivers will sue the medical center where Joan died and the doctors as well because it's the only way she can find out what really happened to her mom.Sources connected to the Rivers family tell TMZ ... after the New York Dept. of Health and…
  • Lane Kiffin -- No Special Police Protection ... For Tennessee Return

    TMZ Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Lane Kiffin will NOT receive any special protection from the University of Tennessee PD when he returns to UT this weekend -- despite the fact everyone in the state hates his guts. Kiffin -- who's now an offensive coordinator for Alabama -- is…
  • Marc Anthony -- My Vegas Deal Kicked J.Lo's Ass

    TMZ Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Marc Anthony now has bragging rights over Jennifer Lopez in one department -- he doubled the insane Vegas salary she's about to get ... with a recent show of his own at Planet Hollywood.It sounds crazy, but Marc topped J.Lo's $350K…
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  • Rosie O'Donnell Fails To Breathe New Life Into The View! See How Far Ratings Have Fallen HERE!

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Tom Brady still among top 5 quarterbacksGettyFrom MVPs and rising stars, to injured icons and rookie flops, our list of the NFL's top 40 signal-callers has it all covered.Superstar who came in at No. 1More sports coverageDallas to pull back Murray?Notre Dame deserves playoff bid
  • Man who breached White House identified

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Man who breached White House identifiedAPDominic Adesanya, 23, jumped the fence Wednesday night and attacked K-9 teams that approached him, authorities said. Condition of injured dogsMore newsObama: Canada shooting 'tragic''Serious lapse' at Secret Service
  • Proof that dogs don't forget us

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Proof that dogs don't forget usWJZYRyan's service dog changed his life, but he and Duke were parted for six months ... until now.Pup's excited reaction will make your dayMore to seeDonkey lies on couch with humanPolice chase runaway horse in NY
  • Ottawa shooter allegedly had jihadist ties

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Ottawa shooter allegedly had jihadist tiesTwitterThe convert to Islam who created chaos with a deadly shooting spree on Wednesday also reportedly showed signs of mental illness.'Fairly bizarre' previous threatsRelated coverageObama: 'We're all shaken'ISIS chatter points to Canada
  • Tempers flare in Game 2 of World Series

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Tempers flare in Game 2 of World SeriesAPAfter the Giants and Royals exchanged leads in the early innings, a big rally in the sixth altered the game -- and stoked tensions.Team that won crucial contestRelated coverageMore on 2014 Fall ClassicGiants ace stifles Royals in Game 1
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Remembering the Legend - Oscar de la Renta

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

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

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

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

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

  • Letter from Japan: we chart the nation's new architecture projects

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

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

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

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

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

  • My child won’t stop crying!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Zignal Labs scoops up $10.7M because brands will still pay for social media monitoring tools

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Image Credit: Zignal Labs/Facebook Zignal Labs is a San Francisco-based company that helps brands and organizations monitor online media to see who’s talking about them or about topics relevant to them. And this morning the company announced it has raised $10.7 million in new funding. It will use the funds to continue growing its team and acquire new customers. Zignal Labs lets its customers organize, filter, and otherwise shuffle around social media data to find mentions, “relevant conversations,” data on topics, and so on. It offers nice dashboards that can show its…
  • XIMAD finds the missing piece to increase engagement among its users

    VentureBeat Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    SPONSORED POSTThis sponsored post is produced in association with XIMAD. Mention jigsaw puzzles and an immediate mental image comes to mind: a kitchen table with hundreds of pieces scattered or neatly organized into appropriate groups, a big cardboard box displaying the hoped-for finished image, and a lone puzzle warrior steadfastly trudging on. But like everything else offline, the jigsaw puzzle has gone digital. Many contenders have introduced apps into the market, and have successfully packed the kitchen table and everything on it into a smart phone. Digital game developer XIMAD has one of…
  • Europe leads world in mobile payments as North America lags behind

    Chris O'Brien
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Image Credit: Sinisa Botas/Shutterstock As mobile payments gain in popularity, Europe remains the leading region for adopting such transactions, according to a new study released today. Adyen, the Amsterdam-based payment technology company, released the findings as part of its Q3 Mobile Payments Index. It’s worth noting that the index covers the last period before Apple Pay launched, a service many hope will give mobile payments a boost. Overall, mobile devices accounted for 23.3% of all online payments for the three months ending September 30, according to the report. That was up from…
  • With room for 1,000 startups, France begins work on world’s largest incubator

    Chris O'Brien
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    With one ceremonial push, work has begun in Paris on what French government leaders are calling the world’s largest startup incubator. The $190-million project will renovate Paris’ Halle Freyssinet, a 323,000-square-foot railway building constructed in the 1920s, into incubator space with room for 1,000 startups, according to Journal du Net.  The effort is being led by French entrepreneur Xavier Niel, founder of Iliad SA, the broadband and wireless company that has turned France’s telecom industry upside down with its low-cost Free service. Niel recently made waves in…
  • Mark Cuban slams IBM: It’s ‘no longer a tech company. They have no vision.’

    Julie Bort, Business Insider
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Three days after IBM reported yet another disappointing quarter, its stock is still in a downward spiral, and people are piling on to criticize the company. That’s because this was 10 quarters in a row of declining revenue, with every business unit shrinking. Outspoken billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Wednesday that he would “absolutely not invest in IBM”. “IBM is no longer a tech company,” Cuban told CNBC. “They have no vision. What they’ve evolved into is a company that does [arbitrage] on acquisitions. It’s stock buybacks. Who is…
 
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    hrw.org

  • Italy: Drop Charges against Gay and Lesbian Activists

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

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

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

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

    Human Rights Watch
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A new government bill before the Turkish parliament would expand police search and court seizure and wiretap powers, reversing reforms approved in February, 2014. (Istanbul) - A new government bill before the Turkish parliament would expand police search and court seizure and wiretap powers, reversing reforms approved in February, 2014.read more
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    UNICEF News

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1 Great Reason to Laugh Today

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

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    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 31 Vegetarian Recipes for the Month of October 8 Scary-Good Halloween Cookies 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making Filed under: Daily Thought
 
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    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
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  • Rick Scott: "How would I know" what minimum wage should be?

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Rick Scott: "How would I know" what minimum wage should be? Florida Governor Rick Scott says he has no idea what the minimum wage should be during an October 21, 2014 debate. From: JamisonFoser Views: 27336 85 ratings Time: 00:12 More in News & Politics
  • What Are Your Addictions Costing You?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ResQte Of The Week: Mr. Tux

    Brinke
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Without a doubt, no one looks better in a tux (with the possible exception of Penguins and James Bond) than Mr. Tux! “This is Mr. Tux! He’s about 6 weeks old and I found him at my local cat rescue, The Long Beach Humane Society in Long Beach, New York. They have lots of babies there looking for their forever homes. This Widdle Guy was snatching my hair, chewing on my eye glasses and climbing on my shoulders. Thank you so much for your consideration!” -Rochelle L.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Batman Head, ResQte Of The Week
  • Halloween Matchingks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    FXNOW, an on-demand video app that features hit movies from Fox networks FX, FXX, and FXM, was today updated to add support for Simpsons World, an FXX feature that allows users to watch all 552 episodes of popular television show The Simpsons. FXNOW is an on-demand video service featuring Simpsons World, as well as the biggest and best lineup of critically acclaimed dramas, hit comedies and blockbusters movies from 3 networks, FX, FXX and FXM. With the addition of Simpsons World, FXNOW delivers a one-of-a-kind Simpsons experience with access to Every.Episode.Ever. and more, at your…
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  • Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Apple Pay is so easy to use it’s almost not worth writing about. It’s laughably fast and stupidly simple. So simple it’s confusing the heck out of clerks and cashiers nationwide! Here’s how it works: You walk up to the kind of payment terminal where you would normally swipe your credit or debit card. You notice a little icon that looks like a sideways Wi-Fi symbol—that means you can also use contactless payments, like those tap-and-go Mastercards that no one uses. That’s your clue! So instead of swiping a card, you hold your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus near the terminal, your default Apple…
  • Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting plays nice with the WeMo system

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    I’m definitely the kind of person who accidentally leaves the lights on…as I’m leaving town for 10 days. Oops. But smart light bulbs are here to help me (and fellow forgetful electricity-wasters) out—because with Belkin’s WeMo LED smart bulbs, you can turn my lights off (or on) from anywhere in the world. Belkin’s WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set costs $100 and comes with two smart LED bulbs and a WeMo Link, a small, white connector that plugs into your wall and lets you control your smart bulbs over Wi-Fi. Additional bulbs can be purchased for $30 each, which is about 10 times the…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: All aboard the midnight train to Yosemite

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All aboard the midnight train to YosemiteThis week’s roundup of new and updated Mac apps comes hot on the heels of OS X Yosemite’s launch, which means that many of our favorite software apps have been updated to support Apple’s latest operating system.1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet 5.0AgileBits has updated its $35 1Password (Mac App Store Link) to version 5, which comes with a number of Yosemite-centered enhancements.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iOS Accessories: New products for new iPads

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday. Roughly 1,000 transactions made with Apple Pay were logged twice in customer accounts, said Tara Burke, a spokeswoman with Bank of America, which is one of the largest U.S. banks and was an Apple Pay launch partner. “We apologize for the inconvenience and are correcting the problem,” said Burke. The duplicate transactions should be removed by the end of Wednesday. Apple Pay utilizes a secure chip inside Apple’s new iPhone 6 that enables the phone to…
 
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  • Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Don't be frightened.Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else. Share https://www.youtube.com/user/wootchannel with your friends any time over the next seven days... or else.
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  • 3 Denver Teens Run Away to Join ISIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life

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

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

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

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

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

  • Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one.
  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.
  • Real-time tracking system developed to monitor dangerous bacteria inside body

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Combining a PET scanner with a new chemical tracer that selectively tags specific types of bacteria, researchers working with mice report they have devised a way to detect and monitor in real time infections with dangerous Gram-negative bacteria. These increasingly drug-resistant bacteria are responsible for a range of diseases, including fatal pneumonias and various bloodstream or solid-organ infections acquired in and outside the hospital.
  • Paralyzed patients have weaker bones, higher risk of fractures than expected

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    People paralyzed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a study by researchers. The results suggest that physicians should begin therapies for such patients sooner to maintain bone mass and strength, and should think beyond standard bone density tests when assessing fracture risk in osteoporosis patients.
  • Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers report.
 
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