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  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

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    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
  • Learning From Animal Friendships

    NYT > Home Page
    By ERICA GOODE
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube. Yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists?
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    BBC News - Home
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Super Bowl MVPs: From I to XLVIII

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
  • U.S. Stocks Edge Higher

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    U.S. stocks cruised to modest gains Monday, as investors took the victory of an antiausterity party in Greece’s weekend election in stride.
 
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  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Fighter jet crash in Spain kills 10

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Ten people die and 13 are injured when a Greek fighter jet crashes at an air base used by multi-national Nato personnel in central Spain.
  • Snow emergency declared in US

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    An emergency has been declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow barrels down on the north-east.
  • Germany warns Greece over debts

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.
  • Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • U.S. Stocks Edge Higher

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    U.S. stocks cruised to modest gains Monday, as investors took the victory of an antiausterity party in Greece’s weekend election in stride.
  • Mattel CEO Resigns Amid Company's Struggles

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Mattel Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned after three years in the top executive post, as the struggling toy company also posted disappointing preliminary results for its fourth quarter.
  • Procter & Gamble Cleans House

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Ahead of the Tape: Tuesday’s fiscal second-quarter results will offer an update on the consumer-products giant’s progress in sharpening its focus on its “leadership brands.”
  • S&P Cuts Russia Rating to Junk

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Standard Poor’s Ratings Services cut its foreign-currency rating on Russia to junk for the first time in more than 10 years.
  • Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Business Model

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Google and Cablevision Systems are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry’s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with a price war.
 
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    Mashable

  • Klay Thompson's record night: So wild people thought their apps were glitching

    Sam Laird
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Perhaps lost for some snow-frightened East Coasters was a stunning bit of history that went down out in Oakland, California, late on Friday night: Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors caught fire and set an NBA record by scoring 37 points (yes, you read that correctly) in the third quarter of his team's game agains the Sacramento Kings Now, a few days later, we have a funny little anecdote that's emerged since: Thompson racked up so many points in so little time — going 13-13 from the field and 9-9 from three-point range in a span of 9 minutes and 44 seconds — that friends…
  • U.S. charges 3 in New York Russian spy ring case

    The Associated Press
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities "to gather intelligence on, among other subjects, potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the United States' efforts to develop alternative energy resources," according to a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan. See also: Why war has exploded again in Ukraine The case was announced Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney…
  • 13 wintry books to keep you cozy during a snowstorm

    Laura Vitto
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Behind food, shelter and hard alcohol, a gripping book is a key piece of the blizzard survival guide From the book club picks you've been meaning to get to, to the contemporary classics you haven't re-read in years, a day of forced seclusion is the perfect time to catch up on reading See also: 21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014 Forget the snowstorm brewing outside with one of these picks and every blanket in sight. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Books, Pics, Lists, Watercooler, and Lifestyle
  • 13 concerned parents with concerning blizzard advice

    Neha Prakash
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    No matter what age, your mom is going to worry about your ability to feed yourself — and during a blizzard, she is going to worry about your wine supply running out Because the nor'easter of a lifetime is headed to much of the northeastern United States, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and grandparents have taken to texting their kinship to make sure they are prepared for the snowpocalypse. See also: 18 people who don't know how to snow day The advice is generally terrible, but it's the thought that counts. Now go buy some Bagel Bites There's a blizzard coming and no 'make sure you have…
  • IBM expected to cut 'several thousand' employees, not 112,000 as rumored

    Todd Wasserman
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    IBM is expected to lay off "several thousand" employees, but not the 112,000 that had been reported A rep for the company told Reuters that "if anyone had checked information readily available from our public earnings statements, or had simply asked us, they would know that IBM has already announced the company has just taken a $600 million charge for workforce rebalancing. This equates to several thousand people, a small fraction of what's been reported." See also: IBM wants to reinvent email, too Over the weekend, pseudonymous tech blogger Robert X. Cringely claimed that Big Blue was…
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    TechCrunch

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    Jordan Crook
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
     “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More
  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Sarah Perez
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
     In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More
  • OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    Natasha Lomas
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
     Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More
  • Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    Levi King
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
     First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More
  • What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    Alex Wilhelm
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
     Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • Marre du retour de «Retour vers le futur»? Voici ce que nous prévoient d'autres films pour l'avenir proche

    Grégor Brandy
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Ca y est! Après des années de fakes, nous ne sommes plus qu'à dix mois de l'arrivée de Marty McFly. Si tout se passe bien, ce sera le 21 octobre 2015 et d'ici là, en plus des Nike qui se lacent toutes seules (et qui sont déjà prévues du côté de la marque américaine), le hoverboard et les voitures volantes devraient faire leur apparition. Le Washington Post a d'ailleurs réalisé une vidéo explicative afin de savoir si le futur n'est pas déjà parmi nous. Mais comme l'a remarqué le dessinateur Boulet sur Twitter, la date fatidique n'est pas encore arrivée qu'on en a…
  • Diderot: marginale et insistante peinture

    Christian Ruby
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Diderot et la peinture de Arnaud Buchs Acheter ce livre Il est donc question de Denis Diderot et d’une philosophie qui se voulant populaire n’a cessé de se rapporter à la peinture. Encore faut-il nuancer un peu ce propos, puisqu’il a d’abord fallu à Diderot du temps pour dégager un concept de «bel art», d’ailleurs non thématisé, et identifié surtout à la peinture (Greuze, Chardin, Vernet, Robert, Loutherbourg, Vien, Doyen, Deshays...). Quoi qu’il en soit, on se souvient du «Touche-moi, étonne-moi, déchire-moi, fais-moi tressaillir, pleurer, frémir, m’indigner…
  • Qui sont les Indépendants Grecs, le parti allié de Syriza?

    Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Ça y est, c’est fait, Syriza a remporté les élections législatives grecques. Mais avec 149 sièges, le parti de la gauche de la gauche manque de peu la majorité absolue de 151 sièges. Syriza a donc été obligé de s’allier avec les Indépendants Grecs, un parti eurosceptique de droite fondé en 2012, pour obtenir la majorité au parlement. Mais quel est donc ce petit parti qui a obtenu 13 sièges au parlement grec? The Telegraph en dresse le portrait. L’un des points commun entre Alexi Tsipras, le nouveau Premier ministre grec, et Panos Kammenos, le leader des Indépendants,…
  • La nouvelle cible marketing de Dove a un avantage: réhabiliter les cheveux bouclés, frisés, crépus auprès des petites filles

    Nadia Daam
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Dove s'est trouvé une nouvelle marotte: les cheveux bouclés, ondulés, frisés, indomptables. Après s'être «attaqué» (avec une cohérence et une sincérité toutes relatives) au diktat de la minceur en mettant en scène, dans ses spots, des femmes anonymes de différentes corpulences et en sous-vêtements, la marque du groupe Unilever a choisi cette fois de réhabiliter les cheveux bouclés à l'aide d'une publicité suintant les bons sentiments, mais qui est, malgré tout, plutôt bienvenue. D'autant qu'elle s'adresse indirectement à celles qui sont devenues de manière…
  • Au Parlement, les défaites électorales du PS lui font perdre 800.000 euros par an

    jlcassely
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    La dernière défection en date au sein du groupe PS à l'Assemblée nationale vient de lui faire perdre officiellement la majorité absolue des sièges. Le député Jean-Pierre Maggi, suppléant d’Olivier Ferrand, brutalement décédé le 30 juin 2012 peu après son élection, vient de quitter le groupe PS pour rallier les radicaux de gauche, ramenant le groupe majoritaire à 287 sièges sur 575 (deux sièges sont non pourvus). L'élu n’est pas pour autant devenu un frondeur, note La Provence, et soutient la politique du gouvernement. Il entend en fait protester contre le vote…
 
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  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
  • What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand

    Chris Brogan
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    I recently picked up the Amazon Fire TV Stick so I could stream movies from Amazon Prime on my TV for the kids and stuff. I figured it’d be a little more “family” feeling than watching off my 11 inch laptop screen. I suddenly learned so much more about visual media and how much it’s coming to mirror the way USA Today thought about delivering information from as far back as when they launched in the early 80s. We love molecular media. Continue ReadingThe post What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand appeared first on…
  • Business Podcast for You?

    Chris Brogan
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Want a business podcast to listen to this year? Get mine! The Owner’s Mind. You can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher or via this website or you can dump the RSS feed in whatever player you want. Continue ReadingThe post Business Podcast for You? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • My 3 Words for 2015

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Since 2006, I’ve been inviting people to shift how they approach their year and how they frame their goals and intentions. I created the “My 3 Words” exercise because most resolutions aren’t especially helpful. We decide something vague like “I’ve gotta get in shape” or “I’ve gotta quit smoking” or “I need to make more money” but while these are all great goals, they’re not really useful as ways to guide our activities throughout the year. I thought that maybe we could come up with something better, something more…
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    The Bloggess

  • It’s how the light gets in…

    thebloggess
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    So, yesterday we got a dog. Most people would end that sentence with an exclamation mark, but honestly I wasn’t looking for a dog. I’ve said “no” to hundreds my daughter has begged for (and even a few I wanted myself) because it hurts too much to lose one. When Barnaby Jones died  four years ago I said “never again“. And then Hailey fell in love with this tiny dog. And then Victor fell in love with this tiny dog. And then I said, “No.  Get it away from me.”  But the puppy ignored me and curled up in my lap as Victor explained that this…
  • Why don’t we just call it “sauce”?

    thebloggess
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    So, turns out I’ve been saying the word “ragoût” wrong for my entire life, but that’s fine because I’ve never actually said the word out loud until I had to help Hailey practice a million spelling words, and then Victor was like “Seriously?  Did you just say ‘rag out‘?  That’s not even a word.  It’s pronounced “ragú“.  Which seems insane, because I was like “No, that’s a brand-name” but turns out that “ragú” may have come from “ragoût” and they’re pronounced the…
  • Ghost dog

    thebloggess
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    This is a weird post so ignore it if you like. Without getting into the weird details, I can feel things.  Like, things that aren’t there.  I’m not psychic and I’m not gifted but I can tell when I’m not alone.  It doesn’t bother me and I end up doing lots of ghost-hunting and staying in haunted hotels but I almost never see anything. That being said, I think we have a ghost dog in our house.  I realize that sounds insane but we’ve all seen it so often that we’re used to it. (Not a full dog or noises…just the shadow of a dog passing by…
  • CrapScrabble (UPDATED! Now with more gravy!)

    thebloggess
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    My friend, Dr. Pants, just pointed out that I’ve never been on TableTop before, and that’s true, but it’s also true that the games I’m really good at are mostly made up by me and my family.  But that’s sort of nice because it makes it easier to win if I’m the only one who knows the rules. My favorite game is Drunk-Catchphrase, which is just Catchphrase but…you know…drunk.  Basically, in each round of play you have to drink for different things.  Like a drink every time you think you’re explaining one word but really it’s a…
  • “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

    thebloggess
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    We’ve come far, but we have so much farther to go. Sometimes I get mad about how far we are from equality, but I can’t recognize that truth without also recognizing that the ability to see racism, injustice and inequality is something learned…and that being able to see how far we are from true equality is a gift.  A terrible, but important gift…one that we’ve been given by past generations who struggled to create the history we now have the privilege and pain to learn from. It’s hard to write about something as serious and difficult as injustice, and…
 
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  • This week's best gadgets

    Mark Frauenfelder
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    In episode 023, Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about the Teavana Tea Maker, Bodum Assam Tea Press, and the Hario Coffee hand grinder, dripper and natural paper filters. Mark's pick: Teavana PerfecTea Tea Maker ($22) My wife has tried a dozen different kinds of tea makers. This is the one she likes the best. It doesn’t burn your hands, it’s easy to clean, and it makes the right amount for her. Jason's pick: Bodum Assam Tea Press, 34-Ounce, Black ($32) This tea press is the perfect size to get me through my morning email. Simple, durable and dishwasher safe. Xeni's picks: Hario Coffee Hand…
  • Shuriken multitool

    Cory Doctorow
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    @fuwa has developed a shuriken multitool, to let you hack like a ninja, and has promised to start selling them once they've gotten 2,000 retweets.
  • Potemkin rumble: your car's muscular engine noise is an MP3

    Cory Doctorow
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Car manufacturers admit that they fake the throaty rumble of their products' engines, using tricks like hidden amplifiers or even playing digital soundfiles when you depress the gas pedal. For the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost, Ford sound engineers and developers worked on an “Active Noise Control” system that amplifies the engine’s purr through the car speakers. Afterward, the automaker surveyed members of Mustang fan clubs on which processed “sound concepts” they most enjoyed. Ford said in a statement that the vintage V-8 engine boom “has long been considered the mating call of…
  • Lying down in bed desk

    Cory Doctorow
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The kneeling desk led to the standing desk and thence to the treadmill desk, but I propose that we bring this full circle to the lying down in bed desk (instructions available in Japanese only). (via Sean Bonner)
  • The acrobatic Japanese maid/pancake surreal domino-run cookware ad you've been searching for

    Cory Doctorow
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Never have empty carbs been more elegant -- and that's a catchy jingle! (via JWZ)
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    WIRED

  • You Know You Want One: A Turbo Diesel Snowblower

    Michael Calore
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    One awesome thing about a massive Nor'easter: You get to bust out the riding snowblower. The post You Know You Want One: A Turbo Diesel Snowblower appeared first on WIRED.
  • BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet

    Issie Lapowsky
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    "What is internet anyway?" The post BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You Nervous

    Jamie Hill, adMarketplace
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    For the first time in over a decade, Google appears to be showing signs of weakness. In the past year, their stock dropped from all time highs of over $600 down to the high $400’s. Search market share is dipping. Desktop search is on the decline. +Plus was a bust. Glass may very well be […] The post Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You Nervous appeared first on WIRED.
  • Code Literacy Rising: Programming School Acquired For $36M

    Klint Finley
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Online training company Pluralsight is acquiring the "learn to code" site Code School for $36 million. The post Code Literacy Rising: Programming School Acquired For $36M appeared first on WIRED.
  • How to See the Future First

    Jeff DeGraff
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development. Since we can’t see the future, we need to gain some real insight from deep domain experts and make sense of possible scenarios. Even if the innovations […] The post How to See the Future First appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Why moving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    As jury selection in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s trial entered its final stages last week, defense attorneys filed a third motion to move the proceedings to a new location. Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued that various factors, including “unrelenting” media coverage, had helped create bias among potential jurors in Boston. The defense’s argument echoes one it made back in...
  • How hacking confusion threatens tech reporters

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Not everyone agrees on what to call Barrett Brown. He has been dubbed a journalist, a hacktivist, a criminal, and a spokesman for Anonymous. His writing career predates his association with the hacking collective, but he admits to becoming a general advocate for Anonymous and a limited participant in some specific operations. "All in all, I served a very ambiguous...
  • How the Houston Chronicle is catching up to a changing city

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    HOUSTON, TX -- The biggest city in Texas isn’t just big. Houston is vast, growing, and changing--fast.  The city proper is the fourth largest in the country, and the population of the sprawling metropolitan area is now greater than Philadelphia’s. By at least one account, it’s the most ethnically diverse city in America, too--the home of Urban Cowboy and Billy...
  • How media managers should share bad news

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    Liz Spayd: It's hard to find a newsroom, with a few exceptions like maybe BuzzFeed, that don't have financial challenges to weather. The buyouts at The New York Times are among the latest. Do you think management does a good enough job of revealing information to its employees about how the business is doing and how it could impact...
  • The end of Modern Farmer?

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Modern Farmer, the stylish quarterly that tried to mix cosmopolitan glamour with a back-to-the-land ethos, is ceasing publication one month after its founding editor quit and months after it won a National Magazine Award. As of Friday, the magazine has no editorial staff or leader. But there has also been no formal statement about it closing permanently, leaving some glimmer...
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    TMZ.com

  • Papa John -- There's Something Fishy About this Photo ... I'm Eating Tuna!

    TMZ Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Papa John says the photo taken over the weekend is NOT what it seems, because he was forking a tuna ... not a pizza.We got this pic of PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- dining at the uber-fancy St. Regis hotel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City,…
  • Miss USA Contestant -- My Bikini Can't Take The Pressure

    TMZ Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Miss Beverly Hills Chanelle Riggan got something very important off her chest at the Miss California USA finals ... her top. Depending how you look at it, Riggan suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during the bikini portion of the contest…
  • Dennis Rodman -- 'I Get Death Threats A Lot' ... Over North Korea Trip

    TMZ Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Dennis Rodman says he's constantly the target of vicious death threats ... all because of his trip to North Korea ... and it's clearly taking one hell of an emotional toll on the NBA legend. The Worm nearly broke down during an interview…
  • Phillip Phillips -- I Want to Be Gone, Gone, Gone from My 'Idol' Contract

    TMZ Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Phillip Phillips says "American Idol" producers are ruining his career ... and he wants out of his contract with them before he goes in the dumper.Phillips claims 19 Entertainment has held him down since he won the competition in 2012. Phillips…
  • 'Monday Night Raw' -- BLIZZARD CAN'T STOP US ... Show Will Go On!

    TMZ Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    The massive blizzard in the Northeast will NOT stop "Monday Night Raw" -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut ... with WWE telling us they have a Plan B!! A rep for WWE tells us ... they will not tape the show from the XL…
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  • Hershey's Is Ending The Importing Of Certain British Chocolates & Making People Very Sad

    Perez Hilton
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    What?! Say it isn't so! A recent settlement between Let's Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., and Hershey's demanded that the British confectioner stop selling their wares in America, because Hershey's needs to protect their brand. [ Related: Cadbury 'Secretly' Changes Creme Egg Recipe, Ruining Perfection And Angering Trillions Of People ] So, if you're a fan of the British candies Toffee Crisps and Yorkie bars, you're out of luck because they too-closely resemble Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and York peppermint patties. Oh, and the KitKats made in the UK will obviously not be making it here…
  • See John Oliver's HIGHlarious Audition For A Book He's 'Never Even Read' — 50 Shades Of Grey!

    Perez Hilton
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This is effing AH-MAZING! John Oliver of Last Week Tonight is still on break until his show returns in February, but that doesn't mean he's sitting around doing nothing! [ Related: How Much Money Is 50 Shades Of Grey Expected To Make? ] In fact, it seems like the HBO host has been STEWING over the fact that he was no asked to audition for 50 Shades of Grey! So, he decided to send in an audition all on his own because obviously that's how he'll get noticed! LOL! Ch-ch-check out the absolutely HIGHlarious web segment (above)!!!
  • Love Is In The Air: 19 Celebrity Mile High Club Members!

    Perez Hilton
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Gwyneth Paltrow may have screamed in a plane at one point, but it was probably a lot sexier! Everyone's favorite GOOP-er admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she's officially a member of the Mile High Club! She definitely took the "You're now free to move about the cabin speech," a little too liberally! However, she's not the only one to do the deed at a cruising altitude! CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Love Is In The Air -- 19 Celebrity Mile High Club Members!" CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Love Is In The Air -- 19 Celebrity Mile High Club Members!" CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Love Is…
  • Did Meghan Trainor Play A Snippet Of The Song She Wrote With Harry Styles?! Listen To The Preview And Decide HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Meghan Trainor, you're a sneaky, sneaky, girl! First, the All About That Bass singer revealed she and Harry Styles got together for a song writing session and then totally killed all of our hopes by saying that song might not ever see the light of day. [ Related: Meghan Confirms She & Harry Wrote A Song Together! ] But, did she change her mind about the acoustic love song?? The 21-year-old stopped by Capital FM on Friday and talked about her experience with the One Direction singer. Not only did Meghan rave about her time with HareBear, she also played a little snippet of a new song she…
  • We're Going Back To The Future! The Jetsons Is Getting An All New Animated Movie!

    Perez Hilton
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Meet George Jetson! Again! It must be the future, because it looks like we're finally catching up to The Jetsons! [ Related: The 10 Inventions From The Jetsons You Wish Would Come To Be Already! ] Ooh, scratch that, we're catching up WITH the Jetsons -- you know, just checking back in to see what they're up to! LOLz! According to the latest reports from Warner Bros, the Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic will be the latest TV show to get a big screen update. Scooby-Doo screenwriter Matt Lieberman has been hired to write the script and yes, it will be animated. We're guessing this means that…
 
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  • Marlo's valuable advice to Jennifer

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Marlo's valuable advice to JenniferMarlo ThomasActress Jennifer Aniston is no stranger to the spotlight – but when it comes to handling post–marriage buzz, Marlo gives her best advice on how to deal.'Just walk right by'More from Marlo ThomasWhy fame is overratedJen's favorite 'Friends' episodes
  • Star is totally unrecognizable after weight loss

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Star is totally unrecognizable after weight lossGetty Galifianakis has been dropping pounds for a while now -- and at the SAGs last night, he looked slimmer than we've ever seen him.You'll have to do a double takeMore to watch'OITNB' and 'Birdman' top SAGsTen best dressed at SAG Awards
  • 35 million brace for a potentially historic blizzard

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    35 million brace for a potentially historic blizzardAPCities big and small along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor began shutting down in anticipation of an epic snowstorm.Places expecting the highest totalsRelated coverageThousands of flights canceledStorm delays Tsarnaev's trial
  • Man claims he's behind the WH drone crash

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Man claims he's behind the WH drone crashAPNew details were released Monday after an unmanned aircraft landed on the southeast side of the presidential mansion.Latest on the Secret Service probeMore headlinesPentagon bureaucracy growsWarrant issued in Ga. murders
  • Positive twist in the fight against ISIS terrorists

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Positive twist in the fight against ISIS terroristsGettyU.S.-backed fighters raised a Kurdish flag on a hill in the border town near Turkey that once flew the Islamic State group's black banner.Milestone US officials are claimingOther top headlinesBoko Haram threatens electionsFirst female bishop to be ordained
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Before our favourite smartphones, tablets, taxi apps and online stores there was the humble banana. This remarkable true story of a Cold War coup warns us that no matter how cheap and convenient our stuff is, there is always a price to pay. The title Bananas, Sardines and Sharks is a reference to The Shark and the Sardines, one of the first accounts written about the Guatemalan coup, by Jacobo Arbenz’s predecessor Juan José Avéralo, and the first to accuse the American government of being involved.
  • Can Charlie Hebdo Save Francois Hollande’s presidency?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    From Le Monde/Worldcrunch- PARIS — What just happened? This question, which is still on everybody’s lips after Sunday’s historic rallies, goes beyond the three days of massacres that have shaken France, and also applies to its president. François Hollande has indeed seen an astounding reversal of fortunes. His popularity was stuck at its lowest levels just a week ago, but after these events, the Socialist Party president, though not redeemed yet, has been propelled to the front of an unprecedented political movement he couldn’t have dreamed of. As someone close to him even admitted,…
  • ‘Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation’

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Shelley, 62, is the founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. She is the author of “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism”, which was published last July. This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014…
  • Making It in the Desert Kingdom

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    From The Economist- Sweet-toothed locals cheered when Mars, the American candymaker, opened its first factory in Saudi Arabia in December. The kingdom’s policy-makers cheered too. It was a sign of progress in their drive to create a more extensive and sophisticated manufacturing industry as a way of reducing dependence on oil, which accounts for 45% of G.D.P. and 80% of government revenues. Manufacturing’s share of G.D.P. has long been stuck at around 10%, and much of that has involved making pretty basic stuff such as bulk chemicals. For all the country’s huge reserves of cheap crude,…
  • Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

    Saskia De Rothschild
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. With recent advances in technology, visits by patients to Germany’s well provisioned physical therapy centers may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, they may find themselves completing their therapy at home — in front of their televisions. The respected Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin has…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • What do Hawaii’s high surf warnings and advisories mean?

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    What do Hawaii’s high surf warnings and advisories mean? Waves at Ehukai, Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.If you’re in the Islands this week—especially if you’re on a north or west-facing coast—you’ve probably noticed Hawaii's big winter waves are back. Tonight, the National Weather Service Forecast Office is again calling for average wave heights of 20-30 feet off Oahu's North Shore. A suite of high surf advisories and warnings have also been issued for locations across the state.This is nothi...
  • Five Hawaiian Islands featured in Travel Channel’s “The Trip: 2015”

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Five Hawaiian Islands featured in Travel Channel’s “The Trip: 2015” Travel Channel host Samantha Brown in Monday's episode of "The Trip: 2015." Photo: Travel Channel.If this week's season finale of “Bizarre Foods” on Hawaii Island didn’t whet your appetite for a Hawaii vacation, we’r...
  • Campbell's Coup: Exploring Oahu's James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Campbell's Coup: Exploring Oahu's James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge The wetlands of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge are reclaimed acreage once used by Kahuku Sugar Mill as settling ponds for sugarcane. Photo by Odeelo Dayondon for HAWAII Magazine.Charles van Rees holds a small canvas sack to his chest gingerly as he steps into a sparse office trailer at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu’s North Shore. “This is a really mellow one,” says the Tufts University doctoral student, motioning his chin ...
  • Last days to enter! Win an Oahu vacation for the 2015 Honolulu Festival from HAWAII Magazine.

    20 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    Last days to enter! Win an Oahu vacation for the 2015 Honolulu Festival from HAWAII Magazine. Photos: Honolulu Festival.The clock is ticking on your chance to win an airfare, hotel and ticket package for you and a friend to attend the 21st annual Honolulu Festival! The festival is one of the state's longest-running and premier annual cultural celebrations showcasing talent from around the Pacific Rim.HAWAII Magazine’s 2015 Honolulu Festival Oahu Flyaway includes a five-day/four-night stay at the
  • Honolulu bike-share program expected in early 2016, other locations in Hawaii to follow

    19 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Honolulu bike-share program expected in early 2016, other locations in Hawaii to follow A bike from Seattle's Pronto Cycle Share arrived in Honolulu last week. Photo: Bikeshare Hawaii.Starting as early as next year, there may be a new way to get around Honolulu. The non-profit organization Bikeshare Hawaii hopes to introduce the state's first bike-sharing program in the city by early 2016. If the first phase of the program is successful, the organization hopes to expand to other locations across the state.Though the specifics of bike-sharing programs vary from city to city, the concept is the…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features

    Juli Clover
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Apple's iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. As noted by German site iFun.de, Apple's web-based Photos app has also gained a new feature that allows users to send photos via email directly from the website, making sharing photos easier than ever before. The addition of new zoom and email features follows a major November update to the iCloud.com Photos app, which began allowing users to upload photos to iCloud for the first time. Before the addition…
  • OS X 10.10.2 Includes Fix for 'Thunderstrike' Hardware Exploit Affecting Macs

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple is readying a fix in OS X 10.10.2 for the so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit targeting Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports, iMore has learned. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability by making code changes in the upcoming software update that prevent a Mac's bootrom from being replaced or rolled back to a previous state in which it could be attacked.To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac's boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible…
  • Rumored 'iPad Pro' and Companion Stylus Imagined in New Renderings

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Following an influx of rumors surrounding the "iPad Pro" and a possible stylus accessory launching around the same time, well-known 3D modeler and designer Martin Hajek has created a series of concept renderings for each device on his blog. Hajek's models include several details rumored for the iPad Pro, which has been claimed to carry a 12.2 - 12.9 inch display and fall in line with the rounded design of the current iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The renderings are based on some design drawings that surfaced last November, with Hajek noting the design brings back the larger bezels seen in…
  • Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with The Telegraph, Woodside states the company had plans to include the finger-sensing feature in the Nexus 6, which was launched late last year, but due to Apple's poaching of "the best supplier" for the technology and other suppliers not meeting quality expectations, Motorola decided to remove the feature before launch. “The secret behind that is that it was…
  • Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

    Richard Padilla
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the company's factory in Austin, Texas. Apple's A8 chip Last month, a report from Korea's ET News said that Samsung had begun work on the processor in Texas. Previous reports noted that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would be producing the A9 chip, although Samsung was…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • "Clean Slate" Challenge

    Martha Stewart
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    With the launch of our newest book, Clean Slate, the staff at MSLO thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by organizing a "challenge," based on [&hellip...
  • Palm Beach: Maritime Museum and Kennedy Bunker

    Martha Stewart
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    As you know, I took the family to Palm Beach during the Christmas holiday to visit my friend Lis Barron. While there, we were treated to wonderful tours [&hellip...
  • Early Jump on Spring Cleaning

    Martha Stewart
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The spring cleaning bug has bitten me, and really hard. Not only have I cleaned this large closet, I have reorganized my clothes closets, my shoe archive, and [&hellip...
  • Visit to the Dia Beacon Museum

    Martha Stewart
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    On this past Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Jude and Truman came to the farm to visit. Accompanied by their dad and nannies, we decided to take the [&hellip...
  • Icy Sunday

    Martha Stewart
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Every so often, even with global temperatures on the rise, we have some very cold, inclement weather. This Sunday was a case in point: Severe rain storms occurred [&hellip...
 
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Parenting by the book. Don’t do it.

    Zen Mommy
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    The first few years (decades?) of motherhood are hard. Wanting to feed, love and help this adorable little person grow the 'right' way fills any new parent with all consuming questions, the answers to which seemingly allude you alone. And the questions other people ask --- ohhhh the questions. "Is he sleeping through the night?" What the hell does that matter? Worst. Question. EVER.
  • It Is Not Your Job

    Zen Mommy
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If we asked our children these three simple things daily in the way we parent, we just might get a closer look at each one's nature and stop deluding ourselves into thinking we are responsible for MAKING our children (fill-in-the-blank).
  • How to Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

    Zen Mommy
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    If you are parenting a strong-willed child, it’s likely that each and every time you attempt to exert your authority, your child responds with some sort of resistance. Ignoring you. Defying you. Engaging you with back talk and banter.
  • 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.
 
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    VentureBeat

  • Microsoft sold 6.6M Xboxes during its fiscal Q2

    Jeff Grubb
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Microsoft just reported the earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, and the Xbox One sold well, but it’s price dragged down Microsoft’s earnings. The corporation revealed that it sold 6.6 million Xbox consoles, that includes both Xbox One and Xbox 360, during the three-month period ending Dec. 31. That was down from 7.4 million during the same period in the prior year. Microsoft’s Device and Consumer division, which includes Xbox and Surface tablets, generated $473 million in revenue during Q2. That is down 11 percent year-over-year. The vastly reduced price of…
  • More than 9.2M people now subscribe to Microsoft Office 365, up 30% since October

    Harrison Weber
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Microsoft today revealed that it now has “over 9.2 million” Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers — that’s a more than 30 percent jump from the “more than 7 million” subscribers it had in October. Microsoft first launched its Office subscription service back in January 29, 2013. Coming up on its third year in existence, the service grew steadily in 2014. Just over a year ago, Microsoft reported that it had secured 3.5 million Office 365 Home Premium subscribers. The following quarter, in April, Microsoft touted 4.4 million subscribers. In,…
  • Microsoft sees Surface revenue jump to $1.1B in Q2 2015, sells record 10.5M Lumia smartphones

    Emil Protalinski
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    As part of the company’s latest quarterly earnings announcement, Microsoft today revealed Surface revenue increased to $1.1 billion in Q2 2015, driven mainly by Surface Pro 3 and its accessories. The company also revealed phone hardware revenue of $2.3 billion, thanks to 10.5 million Lumia units sold in the quarter. In Q2 2014, Microsoft reported $893 million in Surface revenue, meaning the figure slightly increased (up 24 percent, to be exact). More importantly, this is the first quarter that the Surface line has generated more than $1 billion. The company started this fiscal year with…
  • Microsoft beats expectations slightly in Q2 2015 with a $5.8B profit on $26.5B in revenue

    Jordan Novet
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Microsoft closed out 2014 with a solid quarter, going beyond analysts’ expectations with $26.5 billion in revenue and meeting estimates for profit with $5.86 billion, or 71 cents per share. MSFT’s Q2 FY2015 news highlights Introduction of Sway Office app Docker support coming to Windows Server G-Series virtual machines for Azure Xbox One price drop Announcement of the Band wearable Open-sourcing .NET Analysts were expecting 71 cents per share in earnings and $26.3 billion in revenue for the quarter, which Microsoft registers as the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015. Revenue for…
  • Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian’s next videos examine masculinity and strong women in games

    Jeff Grubb
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Many people have tried to silence culture and gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian. In 2015, she is going to get louder. Sarkeesian, who goes by the name Feminist Frequency online, revealed that she has two new projects in the works for this year. She will soon begin filming a series on the “men and masculinity in video games” as well as a miniseries focused on “positive female” characters. Both of these will join the ongoing Tropes vs. Women that examines how games often take shortcuts and use hurtful stereotypes when presenting women. Sarkeesian will fund both of these…
 
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    hrw.org

  • Russia: New Assault on Independent Groups

    Human Rights Watch
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Russian government crackdown against nongovernmental organizations shows that the 2012 “foreign agent” law amounts to little more than an effort to crush dissent and debate that is essential in a democratic society. (Moscow) – The Russian government crackdown against nongovernmental organizations shows that the 2012 “foreign agent” law amounts to little more than an effort to crush dissent and debate that is essential in a democratic society, Human Rights Watch said today.read more
  • Egypt: Protesters Killed Marking Revolution

    Human Rights Watch
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The death of at least 20 people in Egypt during clashes with security forces surrounding the commemoration of the 2011 uprising underscores the need for an independent investigation into the authorities’ excessive use of force. A woman and 17-year-old girl were killed ahead of the January 25 anniversary while participating in apparently peaceful protests, and at least 18 died on the anniversary. (New York) – The death of at least 20 people in Egypt during clashes with security forces surrounding the commemoration of the 2011 uprising underscores the…
  • Burma: “Peaceful Assembly Law” Fails to End Repression

    Human Rights Watch
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The authorities in Burma should stop arresting peaceful protesters and immediately and unconditionally free those imprisoned. (New York) – The authorities in Burma should stop arresting peaceful protesters and immediately and unconditionally free those imprisoned, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma’s donors should press for amendments to Burmese law so that it protects the rights to freedom of assembly, association, and expression. read more
  • Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

    Human Rights Watch
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human rights campaigners. (New York) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human rights campaigners, Human Rights Watch said today. In January 2015, leading bloggers were targeted by plainclothes agents and beaten.read more
  • Cambodia: Commander Admits Partisan Use of Force

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The commander of Cambodia’s paramilitary gendarmerie admitted using force against the opposition for political reasons, publicly invoking tactics used by Adolf Hitler, Human Rights Watch said today. (New York) – The commander of Cambodia’s paramilitary gendarmerie admitted using force against the opposition for political reasons, publicly invoking tactics used by Adolf Hitler, Human Rights Watch said today.read more
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    UNICEF News

  • Angélique Kidjo shows support for out-of-school children in Benin

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    In Benin, a flexible, accelerated course of learning is giving children a second chance at obtaining the formal education that they need to fulfil their dreams. Long-time UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo recently paid a visit to a participating centre and spoke with students about what they hope to achieve, with their education.
  • Koranic schools in Nigeria join the drive for universal education

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Millions of children in northern Nigeria are not receiving a formal education. One way UNICEF is addressing the issue is to help traditional Koranic schools like Maiunguwa Shuaibu’s include basic subjects such as English and maths in their curricula.
  • In Nigeria, a partnership for improved sanitation, hygiene and safe water

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    BAUCHI, Nigeria, 15 January 2015 – As Jamila Nuhu, 25, replaces the cover of the plastic jug she has filled at a hand pump a few minutes’ walk from her home, she remembers how she used to walk long distances in search of water. A few years ago, she would have trekked hours in each direction. Today it takes five minutes.
  • Hunting Ebola virus in Liberia

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    With a recent decline in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, the fight against the virus has changed from mass treatment to hunting down the virus wherever it emerges. It takes only one case to put a whole village at risk.
  • Côte d’Ivoire redoubles its efforts to prevent malaria

    6 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    As Ebola exacts its toll on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire ramps up efforts to protect Ivorians from a deadly, endemic disease that can mimic its early symptoms – malaria.
 
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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fifty Shades #NotMyChristian Apology (Web Exclusive)

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fifty Shades #NotMyChristian Apology (Web Exclusive) John Oliver apologizes to Jamie Dornan for perpetuating the #NotMyChristian hashtag...sort of. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at…
  • Viola Davis I SAG Awards Acceptance Speech 2015 I TNT

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Viola Davis I SAG Awards Acceptance Speech 2015 I TNT http://SAGAwards.TNTDrama.com SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/TNTSubscribe About the 21st Annual SAG Awards: Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry's most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual…
  • Uzo Aduba I SAG Awards Acceptance Speech I 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Uzo Aduba I SAG Awards Acceptance Speech I 2015 Watch the 21st Annual SAG Awards TONIGHT at 8ET/5PT on TNT & TBS http://SAGAwards.TNTDrama.com About the 21st Annual SAG Awards: Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry's most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus…
  • Lets Talk About Mental Health

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    Lets Talk About Mental Health Make your opinion heard on our forum: http://jacksgap.com/participate/t/lets-talk-about-mental-health/ For a while now i've wanted to tackle the subject of Mental Health on this channel. It's something that is very important to me and something I feel incredibly strongly about. However I've always put it off because i'd never worked out how to approach it. In the end I decided just to talk about it in the same way I would to a friend because ultimately that's exactly the way we should be approaching it. Please share your thoughts using our…
  • Homeworld Remastered Collection Release Date Teaser

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Homeworld Remastered Collection Release Date Teaser The Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic's acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to modern players and operating systems using the newest sophisticated graphics rendering technology, plus a fully remastered score and new, high fidelity voice recordings by the original actors, and more! The Mothership awaits your command starting February 25, 2015. Pre-order now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/244160 For more information, visit http://www.homeworldremastered.com Join in the conversation at:…
 
 
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:06 pm
    A reader questioned the introduction of a direct quotation with the word that: I’ve had the understanding that preceding what was said with the word “that” indicates that what follows is not a verbatim quote, but rather a description of what was said, and quotation marks are thus not to be used. The conjunction that is used to introduce an indirect quotation: The officer said that we would have to cancel our travel plans. That can also introduce a direct quotation, as in this example from The Chicago Manual of Style: Was it Stevenson who said that “the cruelest lies are…
  • The Changing Meaning of Mural

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Because I am used to thinking of a mural as a painting on a wall, I was startled to hear a local radio announcer refer to a contest for artists to submit designs to paint “murals” on storm drains. Storm drains are on the ground. They are also rather small. I think of murals as being quite large. Here’s the definition from the OED: mural (noun): a painting executed directly on to a wall or ceiling as part of a scheme of decoration. I was surprised to see ceiling included in the definition. Mural derives from the Latin word for wall: murus. The Latin adjective is muralis, “of or…
  • Two Inverted Idioms

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    As the residents of my state prepared for a cold front, one of the local television anchors remarked, We are in store for a big chill. His meaning was that extremely cold weather was about to descend upon us, but that is not what he said. The word store in the idiom “in store for” means, “a stock of something laid up for future use.” Figuratively speaking, events or conditions (like a cold front) are “in store for” those who will experience them in the future. The people of the state were not in store for the big chill. The big chill was in store for the people of the state. Here…
  • Contrast and Stand in Contrast To

    Maeve Maddox
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    The other morning I read an article about a man who has built a wonderfully detailed scale model of the Sultana, the steamboat that was the object of the greatest maritime disaster in US history. Note: On April 27, 1865, three of the Sultana’s four boilers exploded, killing nearly 2,000 people. Horrible as it was, the event received very little coverage because it occurred while the national press was occupied with the assassination of Lincoln (April 14) and the search for his assassin. (Booth was captured and killed on April 26.) Here’s the odd usage that caught my attention: His [the…
  • Ripe vs. Rife

    Maeve Maddox
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Researching banking in the Roman Empire, I read the following in a scholarly discussion of Roman tax collecting: The process was ripe with corruption and scheming. The context calls for the word rife, not ripe. The process was not “ripe with corruption,” but “rife with corruption,” that is, the process was riddled with corruption. In simplest terms, ripe conveys readiness, whereas rife conveys abundance. Ripe is related to reap. When something is ripe, it is ready to be harvested or eaten. Ripe may be used literally or figuratively: You can tell if a peach is ripe or not by a gentle,…
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    @ProBlogger

  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Image via Flickr user twicepix. This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Victor Ijidola. Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. But then, we don’t want our readers to see us as being too promotional. So often we say little or nothing about our product, thereby making a lot of them read, get value, and leave. without ever having a glimpse of what we sell. Honestly, that doesn’t sound good for business. So how do you solve this puzzle? Here’s the truth: Millions of people visit…
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. As you know eBay, Amazon, and all these the other sites spend millions to do one thing. And that’s win people’s trust. How much are you spending to build trust with new people? And how exactly are you doing this? I understand they’re not making time anymore, but trust doesn’t come easy either. Knowledge is ever…
  • 500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers

    Guest Blogger
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kelsey Libert from Fractl. The good news: Content is here to stay as a digital marketing powerhouse, giving marketers more opportunities than ever to tune their SEO goals for every stage of the buying cycle. The bad news: The boom in content marketing has resulted in a veritable avalanche of email for publishers. In fact, some top-tier publishers receive over 300 pitches a day – more than 3x the email volume of the average worker. What does this mean? Without placements that will reach the right audiences, the quality of your content is a moot point.
 
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    Copyblogger

  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

    Brian Clark
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: This is the second of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the first episode here: Position Your Content Curation for Success With These 5 Essential Elements. A key aspect of last week’s episode was identifying the purpose of any smart content curation project – audience building. Specifically, building an audience asset in the form of an email list. This week we’re focusing exactly on that essential element. After smartly positioning your curation project, you want to do everything you can…
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+

    Eric Enge
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google+ seems to be the social network that people love to hate. The industry almost has an internal clock about when to print the next article about Google+ dying. So what’s the real story here? Is Google+ going to die soon? Should you invest time in it? I will outline the way I look at it in today’s post, and while I will bring in many discussion points, bear in mind that for Google it’s all about the data. Whether or not Google+ lives or dies will be determined by its utility as a data source, because data is money for Google. Read on for all the details of this story.
  • Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think

    Danny Iny
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Imagine you’ve just launched your first product. It’s a short little course, just a few weeks long, that teaches the “DIY” version of the topics you help people with every day. You built it once, delivered it online, and now it works for you while you’re off doing other activities you love. This online course has been a transformative force in your life. You’ve found financial freedom, because you’re no longer constrained by the economics of trading time for money. And you’ve multiplied your impact, making the world a better place for dozens,…
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Guide to Inspirational Writing

    Brian Clark
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state…
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    Cute Overload

  • #SnowpocalypseOfDoom Is Here

    Brinke
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    While these little goobers are obviously having a ball, it’s important to make sure they’re well taken care of as The White Death descends upon the US Northeast. Here are some helpful teeps for you. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Animuhl Care, The White Death is upon us
  • The Super Bowl Is This Sunday!

    Brinke
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Munchkin The Teddy Bear is gearing up for the Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Seahawks. She’d prefer if some dog-named teams were playing, and we don’t have the heart to tell her there aren’t any of those. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh
  • NEW Maru: “Maru Intercepts The Box.”

    Brinke
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    What that basically means is, Hana is in the box. BUT. Maru wants the box. And of course, The Circle has seniority. Is he about to pull rank? Who’s gonna give in? Let’s find out! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Maru and Hana, The Big J
  • Buddies 2.0

    Brinke
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Buddies (1.0) was a little over a year ago, featuring the wonderful work of Russian photographer Elena Shumilova. Now it’s time for Buddies II! (You can also see more photos on her Flickr album.) (Panda of Boredom.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Back In the USSR, BFFs, It would be too many tags
  • #GrumpyTownUSA

    Brinke
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    As we’ve been saying, Grumpy Cat returned to the Bay Area Saturday, as a guest of honor at the unveiling of Berkeley Humane’s new Mobile Adoption Center. C.O. and The Furrtographer were On The Scene™ and here’s how it looked! (All photos by Josh except the last four, which were taken by some hack.) Many thanks to Tabatha and Bryan, Sherry at Berkeley Humane, April at Chronicle Books, The Furrtographer, and of course——-Tardar Sauce. XO.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: CO On The Scene™, grumpy cat, ResQte
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'Bowling Central' Expands Wii-Style Gaming on Apple TV

    Eric Slivka
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Back in 2013, Rolocule debuted Motion Tennis, an iPhone game that brought Wii-style gaming to the Apple TV via AirPlay. Using AirPlay Mirroring, users could display the game on an Apple TV while using an iPhone as a tennis racket. The setup drew natural comparisons to Nintendo's Wii Sports, with the iPhone playing the role of the Wii Remote. Motion Tennis wasn't perfect, as it did suffer from minor lag and there were naturally concerns about users accidentally throwing their iPhones across the room or into their televisions, but it did serve as an interesting glimpse of both the potential of…
  • Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Apple today began notifying developers about the upcoming closure of the old TestFlight beta testing service accessible through TestFlightApp.com, reports The Next Web. The impending February 26 shutdown of the standalone website arrives nearly one year after Apple's acquisition of TestFlight through its purchase of Burstly and subsequent integration of the service into iTunes Connect. TestFlight on iTunes Connect and the legacy website were operated as independent services over the past year, enabling developers to test significant changes to their apps. Apple now encourages TestFlightApp…
  • Point-of-Sale Suppliers See Massive Increase in Retailer Interest Following Apple Pay Launch

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    A new report by The Wall Street Journal looks at the early performance of Apple's new electronic payments service, Apple Pay, finding strong signs of momentum behind the service. One of the key signs of interest in mobile payments comes from point-of-sales system suppliers seeing drastic increases in retailer interest following the launch of Apple Pay last October. Harbortouch has offered free wireless readers to its retailer clients since 2012, and in the month following the Apple Pay launch 68 percent of client orders asked for the readers supporting wireless payments. As of August of 2013,…
  • Apple Likely Sold More iPhones in China Than in the U.S. Last Quarter

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    A day before the company is set to announce earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financial Times highlights a recent report suggesting Apple may report it sold more iPhones in China than in the U.S. for the first time ever. According to analysts from financial firm UBS, China accounted for 36 percent of iPhone shipments in the most recent quarter, compared to 24 percent for the U.S. The analysts also compared the numbers to 2013, noting that a year before China accounted for only 22 percent of shipments with the U.S. at 29 percent. Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin concurs…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Deals have been scarce in recent weeks following all of the holiday discounts, but it appears things are beginning to pick up again. Best Buy is offering discounts on its stock of iPad Air 2 models, and there are also some deals to be had on iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and Macbook Airs. We've also got a selection of Apple-related accessories that are on sale, including quite a few speakers. Finally, we've rounded up a few games and apps that can be had at a discount this week. iPad Air 2 Best Buy has temporarily discounted its entire iPad Air 2 stock by $50 to $100, which is the best…
 
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  • 1Password updates for Mac and iOS make password management 'fun'

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Days after LastPass rolled out a native Mac app, popular rival 1Password has major updates for its own iOS and Mac apps. If you’re not already securing your passwords with a manager like 1Password, these updates make the process easier and more appealing. Version 5.2 for iOS has a brand-new Login Creator for adding accounts and creating tough-to-crack passwords for hundreds of sites. In a Monday blog post, 1Password called the new feature “fun”—or as fun as managing your passwords can be. The new feature is free for both pro and regular users.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    One of the things that has certainly helped Apple be successful is making both the hardware and the software that runs its devices. Because of this, issues of compatibility have always been less problematic on Macs than they have on PCs. But when 2007 rolled around, and Apple introduced the iPhone, Apple no longer controlled the users’ end-to-and experience. Using this device depended on not just hardware and software, but also a mobile phone network. Sure, using a Mac on the Internet has also depended on ISPs (Internet service providers), but Internet access contracts are simpler, and…
  • Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Apple killed its long-running “Single of the Week” promotion earlier this month, disappointing iTunes customers and musicians alike. After 11 years of complimentary songs, which offered exposure to countless new artists, the free ride was over—or so it seemed.But Apple on Monday launched a new “Free on iTunes” section chock full of songs and full-length TV episodes. Instead of one free song, there are 16 of them, from upcoming artists like Rogue Wave, Purity Ring, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. There’s even a freebie from Guster.There are 24 TV episodes to choose from,…
  • T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    After eliminating subsidies and service contracts a couple years ago, T-Mobile has invented a new kind of lock-in with its Score program.With Score, you pay $5 per month on top of your existing T-Mobile bill in exchange for a discount on your next upgrade. After six months, subscribers can get an entry-level 4G smartphone for free. After 12 months, subscribers get a discount on any phone in T-Mobile’s lineup.On the entry level, for example, T-Mobile is offering the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 (regularly $79) at no extra charge after six months, for a discount of $49. The discount after 12…
  • What's the best media for long-term storage?

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Reader Karen Bauer ponders a question of longevity. She writes: I enjoyed your article about maintaining media throughout the ages but I’d like to know something more. What is the best physical media to store archives on? If we allow history to be our guide, I’d suggest stone tablets—able to withstand just about any natural catastrophe you throw at them, but murder when it comes to editing. Silliness aside, there is a small lesson here. For certain kinds of media it’s helpful to have them in the most readable form possible. Printing text and images eliminates the translation…
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    Woot

  • Music Monday: The Manson Conviction

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! Today, in 1971, Charles Manson and his girls were found guilty of the Tate-LaBianca murders and sent to prison. Charles Manson was kinda the only rock star-friendly serial killer, since he was gently connected to the music scene before heading out into the desert with his followers. There might be more music connected to him than to any other killer (excepting Jerry Lee Lewis, of course) so today we're gonna pay tribute to his conviction. Unusual? Possibly. Historically interesting? Very much so. The Beach Boys - Never Learn Not To Love   Who wrote this song on paper?
  • Cyber Wars IV: The Deals Awakens

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Cyber Wars Begin....... ......in a few months.
  • High Sierra Piranha 10L Hydration Packs

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hydrate your piranhaSigns your piranha is dehydrated:- constantly points at your glass of water - doesn't feel like eating the whole cow - deliriously starts singing Let It Go - reorganizes your CD collection by album title, not artist - messes up the words to the national anthem - was out drinking all night with the Sigma Nus - wears too much eyeshadow - forgot to pick up your kids after practice - uses provolone on your cheesesteak instead of whiz - dead
  • T-fal Nonstick Cookware Sets - 2 Styles

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The End Is NighNoted government psychics warn: astral plane under attack! Shield yourself from cosmic fallout with T-Fal! Even now, the liberal mystics of San Francisco duel with the conservative Chicago School Of Wizardry for dominance over the political and social and interdimensional landscape. What can you, a simple Woot customer, do to avoid being retrograded? Well... nothing, really. But there's a slight chance that buying these T-Fal Cookware items might just help you avoid psychic devolution.Maybe the unique heat indicator's magical and unexplainable ability to show when the pan is…
  • Roku 3 Streaming Media Player

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Roku k'joobThis song is complete nonsense, just like everything on TV!I'm TV as he's TV as you're TV and we're TV together. See how it plugs like bugs in a rug, see how they scream. I'm streaming. Sitting on a beanbag, waiting for the show to start. National Broadcast Co., stupid network programs. Man, you let your viewers down, you run sitcoms too much. I can be wired, into a router. I'm also wireless, Roku k'joob. Mister Rogers reruns playing Hulu has them, hundreds in a row. See Daniel Tiger's spin-off on TV, it's not as good. I'm streaming, I'm streaming. I'm streaming, I'm streaming.
 
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  • 50,000 Holocaust Survivors in Israel Live in Poverty

    americanunity
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Hadasa Hershkovichi fled to Israel in search of a home after the Nazis murdered her entire family. But while million-dollar apartments pop up throughout her Tel Aviv neighborhood, Hershkovichi lives in a shack originally built as a laundry room on the roof of a five-story building. Hershkovichi is one of 190,000 Holocaust survivors residing in Israel today. She is also one of the 50,000 estimated to live below the poverty line, according to the Association for Immediate Help for Holocaust Survivors. Israel classifies a person as poor if they survive on around $600 or less a month.
  • GM Mosquitoes Set Off Buzz in FL Keys

    Doc_Sarvis
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    In late October, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Agriculture tested insecticidal aerial spraying techniques over a warfare range in Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose: to evaluate how to lower populations of the blood-feeding Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever. It's something most people agree is a problem. But a different and controversial potential solution is splitting communities in the Sunshine State. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District wants to release genetically modified (GM) male mosquitoes, specifically designed to pass down a suicide gene that kills…
  • Massive Blizzard Expected Across Northeast

    rcade
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Go home. Stay there. Seriously. That's the message government officials across the Northeast offered residents Monday ahead of what could be a blizzard of historic proportions bearing down on the region. "What you're going to see in the (next) few hours is something that hits very hard and very fast and people cannot be caught off guard," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, warning that mass transit options will begin to dwindle as the night wears on.
  • Yale Police Detain Charles Blow's Son by Mistake

    rcade
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Charles Blow, New York Times: Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college -- he?s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! ... If indeed my son matched the description of a suspect, I would have had no problem with him being questioned appropriately. School is his community, his home away from home, and he would have appreciated reasonable efforts to keep it safe. The stop is not the problem; the method of the stop is the problem. Why was a gun drawn first? Why was he not immediately told why…
  • Sarah Palin Gives Her Weirdest Speech Yet in Iowa

    Corky
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Shortly after declaring that she's "seriously interested" in running for president in 2016, Sarah Palin delivered a confusing speech that was panned by many, even some on the right. Speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Saturday, the former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential candidate delivered a speech that John Fund of the National Review described as "meandering and often bizarre." Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics wrote on Twitter, "I don't say this lightly. This is the strangest speech I've ever seen Sarah Palin deliver."
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  • Kobe recalls desire to play with MJ, Wizards

    Baxter Holmes
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Kobe Bryant has long idolized Michael Jordan, the player to whom he has been compared throughout his career. Years ago, he had plans to play alongside his mentor.
  • Safety Woodson agrees to return to Raiders

    ESPN.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Charles Woodson has agreed to a contract to return to the Oakland Raiders in 2015, the team announced Monday.
  • Both Vegas odds and fans betting on Patriots

    David Purdum
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The Super Bowl point spread is holding steady at New England minus-1, even as money continues to pile up on the Patriots in Las Vegas.
  • CFP officials won't budge on semis, title dates

    Heather Dinich
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Officials from the College Football Playoff are standing firm behind their original dates for future semifinals and national championship games in spite of a report that officials from ESPN and the NFL would like to see the dates changed.
  • Kobe will have surgery on torn rotator cuff

    ESPN.com news services
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the team said Monday. A timetable for his recovery won't be known until after the procedure.
 
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    WIRED » Science

  • Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated

    Katie M. Palmer
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The misery of a measles outbreak at the Happiest Place on Earth is an irony even the most jaded epidemiologist could do without, but the 42 measles cases that originated in Disneyland in December hide within them an even scarier number—scary, that is, unless you understand how vaccines work. The post Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First

    Joshua Batson
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    On a fall morning in 2009, a team of three young physicists huddled around a computer screen in a small office overlooking Broadway in New York. They were dressed for success—even the graduate student’s shirt had buttons—and a bottle of champagne was at the ready. With a click of the mouse, they hoped to unmask […] The post How Three Guys With $10K and Decades-Old Data Almost Found the Higgs Boson First appeared first on WIRED.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Insect That Devours Its Mother From the Inside Out

    Matt Simon
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Ah, motherhood. I don’t know anything about it, but I heard there’s a lot of, like, sacrifice and stuff. Not only do you have to bring the brat into the world, but then you have to feed it for at least 18 years or you get in big trouble. That’s a lot of pressure. But […] The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Insect That Devours Its Mother From the Inside Out appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We’ve Learned About Rosetta’s Comet So Far

    Marcus Woo
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Rosetta spacecraft has been studying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko up close since August, collecting data of unprecedented detail and taking pictures of a starkly beautiful comet-scape. While the Philae lander has enjoyed much of the spotlight—partly thanks to its now-famous triple landing—Rosetta has been making plenty of its own discoveries. One of the biggest came last […] The post The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We’ve Learned About Rosetta’s Comet So Far appeared first on WIRED.
  • These Priests’ Invention Could Help Us Drill Into Icy Alien Worlds Someday

    Douglas Fox
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    A plan to store the world’s nuclear waste deep inside the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, the two Catholic priests behind it, and how their quest contributed to the search for extraterrestrial life. The post These Priests’ Invention Could Help Us Drill Into Icy Alien Worlds Someday appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Significant gains in the understanding of angles and angle measurements by elementary school students are seen in those who performed body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program.
  • Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Astronomers have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn.
  • Girls lead boys in academic achievement globally

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Considerable attention has been paid to how boys' educational achievements in science and math compare to girls' accomplishments in those areas, often leading to the assumption that boys outperform girls in these areas. Now, using international data, researchers have determined that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied -- regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.
  • Collagen: Powerful workout with water

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Collagen fibers not only passively support bone, tendons and ligaments, but also actively contract, researchers report. Removing water from collagen fibres has dramatic effects on molecular and nanoscopic feature, the researchers have found.
  • Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises -- this is the promising application stemming from a new discovery. Other potential uses: miniaturizing our electronic devices and developing resilient circuits.
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    Life On My Mobile

  • AT&T Starting Data Rollover, But Puts in 1/12th The Effort

    Troy Brown
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    With what has become standard operating procedures, AT&T has sort of followed T-Mobile’s lead in the United States by announcing a data rollover scheme. But unlike T-Mobile, AT&T is putting in 1/12th the effort. Starting January 25th AT&T will automatically be rolling over unused data for it’s 50 million customers on Mobile Share plans. The catch is it only rolls over for 30 days. So if you have 2GBs of data left over it will sit on your account for just 30 days to be used then expire. This is in contrast to T-Mobile who lets you rollover data for 12 rolling months.
  • T-Mobile Is Promising More Un-carrier Moves in 2015

    Aaron Bellows
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    T-Mobile CEO, John Legere is bringing in the New Year by giving us eight reasons on how the Un-carrier continues to lead the pack in putting the needs of consumers first and foremost. Below are the eight reasons: 1. The wireless revolution has not only been sparked, it’s become a movement- and its not slowing down, its speeding up….to warp speed. 2. We’ll go toe-to-toe with Verizon’s network almost everywhere … and win. 3. The competition will continue to bumble along. 4. Wearables and phablets will be the big device stories of 2015 (and maybe some connected cars!). 5. I’ll be in…
  • Snapdragon 800 Teased Before International CES

    Paul Barraza
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    If you follow Qualcomm on Tweeter you would’ve seen the tweet they posted of their new Snapdragon 800. In the image you will notice the Qualcomm chip inside of a smartphone, what smartphone that might be, who knows? The tweet “A new #Snapdragon 800 powered smartphone is launching next week at @intlCES – here’s a first look.” Guess we will have to wait until CES 2015 (which is days away) to find out which smartphone the Snapdragon 800 finds a home in. Make sure to follow the team of Life On My Mobile for what’s in store at CES.
  • Holidays Looked Bright for Apple

    Paul Barraza
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    The market for smartphones is huge and there is always going to be debates on which manufacture is better or the best, but Christmas 2014 it looks like Apple was the best or possibly just the most asked for smartphone. According to sources at Flurry after doing a week of studies leading into Christmas and counting Christmas day Apple accounted for 51% of smartphones activated with Samsung taking in 18%, followed by Nokia, Sony and LG taking in a whopping 1.4% activated. Again, these numbers are for the week leading up to Christmas and Christmas Day. And do not represent the trend for the…
  • CES 2015 Is Just Days Away

    David Boyd
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    It’s almost that time of the year when all tech geeks travel to Las Vegas and get lost in a sea of technology and people for several days. CES 2015 officially starts on January 6, 2015 and your team from Life On My Mobile will be on-site to cover all the new technology as it is unveiled. If you want to keep up with what’s happening at CES, make sure you follow @LifeOnMyMobile on Twitter. Here are some interesting numbers from CES 2014 in case you were wondering just how large this event is. Source: CES
 
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  • Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate

    Editor
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    GoGo in flight internet service with Bogus SSL Certificate! A Google Engineer, Adrienne Porter Felt noticed that the in flight wireless network service, Gogo was using bogus SSL Certificate, while connecting to Youtube, the video service from Google. She further posted about the fake SSL certificate on Twitter. This was programmed to obstruct the communications […] The post Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • What are the Challenges Faced in Combating Encryption Sprawl

    Editor
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    Summary Now that companies are encrypting all their user data, managing encryption sprawl in the company is next challenge. Encryption is now on every businesses agendas, and not just because of concerns over government surveillance. The ever-changing dynamics of data legislation and industry regulation are propelling this new interest, along with the desire to avoid […] The post What are the Challenges Faced in Combating Encryption Sprawl appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • 8 Simple Ways to Keep your Password Secured

    Editor
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    Summary Hacking is now a routine and there is not a single week that go by without reporting a hacking incident. This statement is evident from the numerous hacking incidents taking place every hour worldwide. The New York Times reported that Russian hackers had stolen some 1.2 billion combinations of names and passwords along with […] The post 8 Simple Ways to Keep your Password Secured appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • HTTP Request Hijacking (HRH) Flaw

    Editor
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Summary A new exploit has been discovered and could lead smartphone users to deep trouble. Security researchers revealed details on a new type of smartphone threat that could put millions of users at risk of being hacked. The new exploit, called HTTP Request Hijacking (HRH), is suspected for redirecting mobile users to malicious sites. HTTP […] The post HTTP Request Hijacking (HRH) Flaw appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • The Green Bar Called EV SSL

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    19 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Summary Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer (EV SSL) like many of its contemporaries in security technology, is a helpful standard in identity verification. EV SSL refers to a separate class of x.509 digital certificate specific for servers. It is developed by a voluntary organization called the CA/Browser Forum that is made up of certificate authorities(CAs)and […] The post The Green Bar Called EV SSL appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
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