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  • U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

    NYT > Home Page
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United States to the punch.
  • Row over Caribbean dolphin parks plan

    BBC News - Home
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Turks and Caicos Islands debates marine mammal park
  • 'Les Mis' actor dies at 21 - Top Stories
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday in New York.
  • Iowa Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Closing In on Hillary Clinton What's News US
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    A new poll in Iowa shows Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton losing considerable ground to her chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite having built a formidable network of organizers and volunteers in the state that holds the first presidential contest.
  • Aiming to Avoid a Hangover? Water May Not Help

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The only way to be hangover-free is to go drink-free, a new paper says.
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  • Iowa Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Closing In on Hillary Clinton

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    A new poll in Iowa shows Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton losing considerable ground to her chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite having built a formidable network of organizers and volunteers in the state that holds the first presidential contest.
  • New Orleans Honors Katrina's Victims on Anniversary

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:22 pm
    A city known for its resilience marked the 10th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the United States on Saturday, beginning with a somber ceremony at a memorial to Hurricane Katrina’s victims.
  • Stock Swings Don't Shake Investors

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Stock indexes’ wild week rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money.
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  • Nadal Agonistes

    Calvin Tomkins
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    What can ail thee, Rafael Nadal? Mired in a yearlong slump, tennis’s erstwhile warrior-king goes into the U.S. Open this week with his lowest ranking since 2004 (he’s seeded eighth), and legions of his anguished admirers are offering remedies. Some say he needs a new coach: Rafa’s Uncle Toni and the rest of his team should give way to fresh analysts, as Andy Murray and Roger Federer did when their skills required upgrading. Others call for radical therapy to boost his confidence level—let him watch nonstop videos of his five-set victory over Federer at Wimbledon, in 2008, a match that…
  • Ingrid Bergman’s Great Sacrifice for Cinematic Art

    Richard Brody
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Ingrid Bergman, whose centenary is being celebrated in two retrospectives—one at MOMA beginning this weekend, another at BAM Cinématek in mid-September—is one of the most distinctive actors ever to grace the screen. But her place at the forefront of the history of cinema derives from a handful of movies, made in Europe between 1949 and 1954, in which she acted under remarkable, and often difficult, circumstances.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Movie of the Week: “A Matter of Time”The Photographs That Helped “Breathless” Start a RevolutionThe Essence of Stardom
  • Why Roger Federer Hasn’t Broken Down

    Akash Kapur
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    There he was again: Roger Federer at thirty-four, an age when tennis players are typically being put out to pasture, winning yet another major tournament. The tournament in question was the Western & Southern Open, in Cincinnati; it is one of nine Masters 1000 tournaments on the men’s tour, an élite series that sits just below the Grand Slams in prestige (and in ranking points). Federer’s opponent in the final last Sunday was Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked Serbian who has been virtually unbeatable all year.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Nadal AgonistesYou Probably…
  • Go See Yinka Shonibare at the Morris-Jumel Mansion This Weekend

    Robert Sullivan
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The really wonderful moment in the Yinka Shonibare exhibit at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, in Washington Heights—open for one last summer weekend—comes in a room upstairs: the life-size sculpture of a young boy is at play at the foot of the desk of George Washington, in strategic position on a high point, geographically speaking, of Manhattan. It is a little bit of a hike to get to the museum, up the hill from the A-train stop at 163rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. In fact, just arriving at Morris-Jumel feels like an adventure: you see the green field up ahead of you as you come up through a…
  • ISIS and the Curse of the Iraq War

    John Cassidy
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:29 pm
    I’ve been reading up recently on the ancient history of Iraq and Syria, a region that is often referred to, not for nothing, as the cradle of civilization. Here is where rapid population growth, urbanization, the specialization of labor, manufacturing, written language, money, mathematics, and astronomy all originated.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Is Nefertiti in Tut’s Tomb?Ur-MothersErdogan’s ISIS Opportunism
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  • Kevin Sumlin accidentally tweets joke about USC coach's drunken fail

    Sam Laird
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Here's a play Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin would like to have back Sumlin accidentally tweeted out a joke about a recent booze-fueled outburst by USC coach Steve Sarkisian to his 71,000 followers. The post appeared to be intended as a direct message to someone, but ended up going out for all the world to see despite Sumlin's best efforts to destroy the evidence See also: College football returns: 7 dramatic storylines to suck you in Sumlin posted the message Saturday morning, then deleted it within minutes. But of course that didn't matter — it had already been copied for time…
  • Reporter freaks out when a large bug attempts to ruin his day

    Brian Koerber
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    "Are we live?" Yes, Brad, we are live Weather anchor Brad Willis with Fox 5 San Diego had a slight run-in with a large flying bug during a live broadcast from the beach on Friday while reporting about the extreme heat in the area, prompting a perfect freakout Fortunately, Willis walked away unscathed and was able to continue his broadcast like a true professional. Street fight takes sudden turn when bromance overcomes Colorblind boy nearly falls over when he sees red for the first time Bride and groom (and 250 guests) shoot a baller wedding music video Clumsy lion takes a tumble while trying…
  • (Another) West Ham fan gets tattoo after (another) Premier League upset

    Sam Laird
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    When West Ham notched a stunning 2-0 win over Arsenal to start the Premier League season with a bang earlier this month, one brave supporter followed through on his pre-match bet to get a butt tattoo commemorating the win Well, West Ham earned another stunning victory by winning 3-0 away at Liverpool on Saturday — and here we are with yet another fan honoring a pre-game promise by having the result permanently inked into his body by rapidly moving needles puncturing his skin over and over again See also: Premier League preview: 20 states of being in 2015 These two tweets from our…
  • 'Minecraft' founder Markus Persson's sad Twitter spree

    Sam Laird
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    In the latest installment of "money can't buy you happiness," Minecraft founder Markus Persson says he's "never felt more isolated" despite becoming a billionaire after selling his company to Microsoft last year The Swedish creator of the massively popular game laid bare some of his thoughts on billionaire life in a series of melancholic tweets early Saturday morning See also: 25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind Here's what Persson had to share: The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to…
  • 5 crazy predictions for why Apple's iPhone event needs a huge venue

    Christina Warren
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Ever since Apple sent out invitations for its big iPhone event on Sept. 9 I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out one big component of the event: the location. Historically, Apple holds its events at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco or at its own auditorium in Cupertino. In 2014, Apple held its event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, a venue that was not only larger than Moscone and the Apple campus, but also carried special historical significance. See also: Report: iPhone 6S will feature 12MP camera, shoot 4k video But the venue for the 2015 iPhone event, the Bill Graham…
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  • Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line

    Drew Olanoff
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:41 pm
     Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet. At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still… Read More
  • The SaaS Success Database

    Neeraj Agrawal,Logan Bartlett
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
     What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS enterprise-software company? We gave a 30,000-foot answer to this complex — and fascinating — question in a recent TechCrunch post, The SaaS Adventure. To recap: We’ve observed seven key phases in most SaaS companies’ go-to-market success. We dubbed this journey the “SaaS Adventure,” which is broadly how we… Read More
  • Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

    Phil Carter
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
     “Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally altering the underlying infrastructure of our cities.” Read More
  • Gillmor Gang: Dog Days

    Steve Gillmor
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
     The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 28, 2015. A surprise guest in the chat center, benevolent Zuckership, and the psychosocial benefits of dogs. Alternate title: Save the Robots. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, Gené Teare, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Read More
  • The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

    John Biggs
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
     There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. That’s why the Tactico Geomaster GMT is actually interesting. First, it uses a mechanical ETA movement – an rare movement these… Read More
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  • À la rentrée, ne plus rien faire. Du tout

    Stylist &
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    Petite, vous vouliez devenir policière, médecin ou vous engager sans concession dans la défense des phoques et de la biodiversité. Ado, vous rêviez d’une vie aussi remplie que le slip de Jon Hamm, toujours en train de descendre d’un avion, de courir d’un rendez-vous pro à une cabine téléphonique (vous n’aviez pas vraiment anticipé l’avenir). Deux décennies –passées à slasher sans retenue– plus tard, Melanie Griffith dans Working Girl n’est plus votre idole. Votre idéal de vie se situe désormais dans une autre branche du vivant: les mollusques.  À LIRE…
  • Des milliers de morses échoués sur une plage en Alaska

    Aude Lorriaux
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    A les regarder se blottir ainsi, on pourrait les prendre pour une bande de hippies en train de se faire des mamours. Mais ces morses ne se sont pas regroupés là par simple plaisir de se serrer les uns contre les autres. S’ils sont ainsi entassés sur la terre, c’est tout simplement parce qu’ils n’ont pas de place ailleurs, la banquise ayant fondu alentour à cause du réchauffement climatique. 35.000 l'année dernière Des milliers d'entre eux se sont entassés depuis le 20 août sur un lopin de terre près du village de Point Lay, en Alaska: des clichés du photographe Gary Braasch…
  • A l’Université d’été du PS, la République, c’est surtout sur le papier

    Aude Lorriaux
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    Au programme de l’Université d’été du PS, qui se tient à La Rochelle ce week-end jusqu'au 30 août, on trouve le mot «République» à toutes les sauces. Entre autres exemples, la plénière organisée ce samedi 29 août se nomme «La République pour l’égalité». Vendredi, la Secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la Famille Laurence Rossignol intervenait à une table ronde intitulée «Quelle place pour la famille dans la République?». Son homologue Ségolène Neuville, chargée des personnes handicapées, se joignait au thème «Handicap: la République accessible jusqu'au bout»…
  • Le cinéma «caniculaire» réchauffe la misogynie

    Ursula Michel
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Être chauffé à blanc (ou chaud bouillant), transpirer la haine (ou le sexe), la langue française regorge d’expression mettant en relation une chaleur extrême et des pulsions, violentes ou sexuelles. Ce penchant lexical trouve sur grand écran un écho tout particulier, de nombreux films associant régulièrement canicule et agressivité et/ou érotisme. La moiteur des corps, la fièvre que provoque cette envolée des températures offre aux réalisateurs une grammaire visuelle fantasmatique, fascinante et effrayante mais implacablement genré. Même dans les salles obscures, on n’est…
  • Garçons surconfiants et filles hésitantes, évaluer ses compétences en maths n'est pas une science exacte

    Thomas Messias
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Généralement, la participation orale des élèves en classe est résumée en quelques mots sur le bulletin trimestriel: elle est «bonne» ou «insuffisante», s’accompagnant parfois d’une note qui, intégrée à la moyenne du trimestre, n’a souvent que peu d’impact sur celle-ci. C’est en tout cas ce qui se passe dans les matières scientifiques, les enseignants des disciplines littéraires (notamment les langues vivantes) accordant bien plus d’importance à l’investissement des élèves à l’oral. À LIRE AUSSI Les filles bien meilleures en lecture et les garçons un peu…
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  • In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The tech world is awash with excitement because Instagram (over 300 million users) now supports photos and video uploaded in traditional landscape and portrait mode, instead of just square. Oddly, I think Instagram did the mobile web a favor by pushing for us to upload in the square format. In Praise of Square Photos Photographers and artists are already grumbling at me, I’m sure. But hear me out. Continue ReadingThe post In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right appeared first on
  • Thinking about podcasting?

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    You don’t want to miss the Podcasting Workflows I put together over on OwnerFUEL. That is all.Continue ReadingThe post Thinking about podcasting? appeared first on
  • OwnerFUEL is Live

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    I’m happy to report that we just launched OwnerFUEL as the media property supporting Owner Media Group. OwnerFUEL is the “parent” of all the various media efforts we have created. Let me explain the plan. OwnerFUEL is Business, Marketing, and Sales Advice for You My site,, is built as a kind of hybrid. It’s me. It’s also me talking about my business stuff. There’s a lot of ME here. So I wanted to create a property that was more about the subject than it is about me. Sure, I’m writing 95% of the articles (anything with my name on it is…
  • The Next Event I Might Run

    Chris Brogan
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    As the co-founder of PodCamp, it was interesting to participate at the most recent PodCamp Pittsburgh (this is their tenth running of the event). I was nearly surprised that nine years later, we’re still talking about which microphone to use and how to monetize a podcast. But that’s technically WHY we still run PodCamps. Because people still have that question. It made me think, though. The Next Event I Might Run I spoke with Carla Swank from Nashville a few times. She’s part of the team running Craft Content, which is their own project but that follows the…
  • Are You Outsourcing Your Thinking

    Chris Brogan
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    It’s interesting how I hear the same words from many mouths. Over and over. Someone will have an idea, and then others will echo that idea. In the process, I have this feeling that people are outsourcing their thinking. Outsourcing your thinking? My son told me that most of the people he followed on Tumblr didn’t like the Minions movie. (This was an hour before we were to sit in a theater somewhere and watch it.) I asked him if he was going to let those people judge the movie or if he would judge it for himself. On the way out of the theater, he said, “I think Tumblr was…
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    The Bloggess

  • What the shit, me?

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    I just ran all over my house trying to find my phone because I could hear it ringing, but no matter which room I ran into it sounded like it was right in the next room and I started to suspect that Victor had my phone and was running around with it just to fuck with me.  Then the phone stopped ringing so I asked Victor to call me so I could find it but it still sounded muffled like it was hidden under something big so I was lifting piles of books and looking under cats and then I noticed that Dorothy Barker was following me around and I was like “DID YOU EAT MY PHONE,…
  • An accidental competition for the worst mother ever.

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    The first week back to school always brings out the usual excitement, insecurities,  fear of failure and concerns about not fitting in.  I guess probably our children go through that as well but right now I’m talking about being the parent of a child heading back to school.  I have a group of friends who sporadically group text whenever things get weird and we need to vent, and the first week of school almost always sets us off so I thought I’d share.  Names have been redacted from this group text because CPS doesn’t always understand humor: “Y’all.  I…
  • I WON 5 HUGO AWARDS. And we all lost.

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Do you know what the Hugo Awards are?  They’re the annual award for best sci-fi and fantasy writing and this year they were full of controversy because they were sort of hijacked.  The people voting had the opportunity to vote for “no award” in each category and I suspected that might be the case since it was one of the only ways to show their displeasure at the hijacking, and so last night as the awards began I tweeted this: And by my logic that means that I won a shit-ton of Hugo Awards last night.  And so did you if you are a nobody in the sci-fi world!  WE WON!  And…

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Look what just came in the mail, you guys! The real, final copy of my book. It feels so real and heavy and substantial and holy crap, y’all, after years of work and doubt it’s actually done.  Well, not done done because the book tour starts in four weeks, but still.  And I heard Victor in the other room leafing through it and laughing out loud.  And that man doesn’t laugh out loud.  Best review ever. PS.  You’re in this book.  Be prepared.  (It’s all good though.) PPS. Did you sign up for your free, autographed bookplate?  Because they’re going…
  • Will a signed copy of my book one day be worth one million dollars? Almost probably.

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    So, I was asked to sign some collector copies of FURIOUSLY HAPPY for people who wanted a signed book but didn’t want to go to a signing and I said I’d do it, but then I got a draft of the signing page and it said something like, “This limited, signed, 1st edition has been specially bound” and it felt like it was missing something, so I scrawled “IN HUMAN SKIN” on the bottom and sent it back.  Then a month later I got to sign the actual books: I fucking love my job. Lots of indie bookstores will have collector signed copies available so if you…
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    I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • That's Not a Very Nice Way To Introduce Yourself to Your New Housemates, Kitty

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Submitted by: (via @bennytheyeti) Tagged: gifs , cute , Cats Share on Facebook
  • Ru'Paws' Drag Race Makes a Drag Queen Cat Recreate the Show's Best Outfits

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes all it takes to be great is a fantastic idea and a cooperative cat. Those are the two things definitely on display over at the RuPaw's Drag Race Instagram feed. The concept is simple — recreate notable outfits from RuPaul's Drag Race on a cat. The execution is spectacular. Even Ru herself receives the honor. The feed itself doesn't give a clue as to what that sweet kitty's name is or who is behind this wonderful thing. It doesn't really matter, because the pictures speak for themselves. Today is a beautiful day. Submitted by: (via rupaws_drag_race) Tagged: outfit , rupaws drag…
  • The Tuxedo Party of Canada Has a Promising New Representative in Earl Grey

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Earl Grey is a cat who means business and he is campaigning for better animal rights all over Canada. His platform statment says it all: Earl Grey, leader of the Tuxedo Party of Canada, asks the question, "Who stands on guard for me?"Animals in Canada are currently NOT afforded adequate protection under the law. Due to loopholes, outdated wording (from 1892), and inadequate laws, convictions of animal cruelty are unlikely. Action is needed to change the laws and protect animals; without legal protection they are defenceless against mistreatment. Good luck on the campaign trail, Earl…
  • The Real Enemy Has Been Spotted

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    LoL by: Frank15 Tagged: red dot , captions , Cats , funny Share on Facebook
  • Wake Up! Hang Out With Me!

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Submitted by: (via mattythedog) Tagged: dogs , gifs , cute , Cats Share on Facebook
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    The Onion

  • News in Photos: ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ Puts First Plus-Sized Succulent On September Cover

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
  • American Voices: 1 Billion Users Log Onto Facebook In Single Day

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Mark Zuckerberg released a statement confirming that on Monday, 1 billion users, or 1 in 7 people on earth, visited Facebook in a single day, setting a usage record for the site. What do you think?
  • Sports News in Brief: Journeyman Fan Joins Sixth NFL Team In 5 Years

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    HELENA, MT—Continuing his lengthy trek around the league, sources confirmed Friday that 36-year-old journeyman fan Brian Ferretti has joined the Arizona Cardinals, his sixth team in the past five years. “Brian has really bounced around the NFL over the last decade, but I think he’s finally found the right fit with the Cards, and hopefully he’ll stay with them from here on out,” said coworker Tom Murray, adding that Ferretti’s recent teams include the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, and most recently the Seattle Seahawks, who he joined right…
  • Photo Finish: 1,400 Dead After Mike Trout Fouls Line Drive Into Stands

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
  • Infographic: Is The Nation Ready For The Next Katrina?

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Friday marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and many commentators have argued that not enough has been done over the past decade to address infrastructure and emergency response issues that could put coastal cities nationwide, including New Orleans, at risk of a catastrophe on a similar scale. Is the nation prepared for another Katrina? Cities can adequately prepare residents for life after a natural disaster by razing low-income neighborhoods beforehandEvery household should have an emergency storm preparedness kit that includes an extra five…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Review: NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    I am a busy geek, and I have no time for your complicated salads, nor do I fancy Soylent. This gadget—buy it on Amazon for $80—is an especially great model for college students in dorms, so consider shipping one to the freshman on your list.Eating healthy on a busy day can be a challenge. I love cooking, but I'm an efficiency junkie, and don't always want to use up valuable time in the kitchen. My go-to solution when I'm hungry and busy with work is generally fast food, protein bars, or caffeine, but they all make me feel like crap later.I needed something better. What I ended up getting…
  • Light-up steampunk watch

    Cory Doctorow
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Thinkgeek's $60 Tesla Steampunk Watch has it all: clock-winding key, silvery vacuum tubes (they light with an elaborate switch), brass housing, steam-pressure dial second-hand, and a sturdy leather strap. (via Geeks are Sexy)
  • Amazon cutting back on making consumer devices, reports WSJ

    Rob Beschizza
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    After failed smartphones and other gadgets, Amazon's laying off people who work on consumer electronics. Inc. flamed out with critics and consumers last year in its first attempt at a smartphone. Now, rather than forge ahead, as it has with other projects, such as its Kindle tablets, the online retailer is retrenching. In recent weeks Amazon has dismissed dozens of engineers who worked on its Fire phone at Lab126, its secretive hardware-development center in Silicon Valley, according to people familiar with the matter. For Amazon to quit, it must be very sure there's no place for…
  • High-carbon Japanese whale-shaped chef's knives and pencil-sharpening knives

    Cory Doctorow
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    The Shiroko High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Kujira Whale Utility Chef's Knife is available in four models (the Type B has some clever handle-stuff going on -- and the charming, hand-forged kids' pencil sharpening knives are now available in the US! Chef's knives: Type A Type B Type C Type D Kids' pencil-sharpening knives: Finback whale Minke whale Sperm whale (via Canopy)
  • Charge your phone while pedaling your bike

    David Pescovitz
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    When I was young, I had a clunky, inefficient dynamo attached to my bike that powered the headlight when I pedaled. The Siva Atom works the same way but it converts your pedaling into power to charge USB devices and the removable 1650mAh battery pack. According to the company, "The resistance is very small, and is proportional to how large your charging load is. At full generating capacity, it is akin to riding with your tires at 70 psi instead of 90 psi, or pedaling up a 0.3% grade. In our use around town, it is very difficult to tell that it’s on the bike." The Siva Atom: Bicycle USB…
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Why a drone journalism educator is getting his pilot's license

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    Matt Waite has already enjoyed a varied career as an investigative journalist and author, as the principal developer behind PolitiFact, and, most recently, as an educator. He’ll soon add one more title to his CV: pilot. Waite, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been working toward his light-aircraft pilot’s license all summer—not because of any particular ambition...
  • Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:50 am
    In this week's Lower case... From NYCityNews (submitted by Bill McHugh of Bush, Louisiana). And this one, from Twitter, we couldn't stop laughing at: I am 87% sure my local paper doesn't know how pie charts work.— Philip Townley (@empressburger) August 23, 2015 Have a headline you want to share? Snap a photo and email it to or tweet it...
  • Nice try, government officials, but this time the law is on the citizen’s side

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Government officials can get creative when they want to hide information from public view. They sue people who request records. They try to kill programs designed to allow citizens to resolve FOI disputes without filing a lawsuit. They make decisions in open meetings without public deliberation. They even use Sunshine Week to propose bills to make it more difficult for...
  • As the WDBJ tragedy evolves, how will journalists frame the story?

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    It is less than an hour’s drive from Roanoke, due south across Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway, to Smith Mountain Lake, where WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and videographer Adam Ward—24 and 27 years old, respectively—were shot to death by a former colleague on live TV early Wednesday morning. Nothing prepares journalists anywhere for the murder of our own. Yet the news...
  • Math doesn't get the media attention it deserves

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    Last week, a story of an unusual nature managed to break into the regular news cycle. It was a story about math--more specifically, the discovery of a five-sided shape that can be used to cover an area without leaving gaps or overlapping pieces (a trick known as “tiling the plane”). The Guardian picked up the story, as did The Huffington...
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  • Woman Captures Close-Up Interaction With Black Bear On Camera, And The Video Is Amazing!

    Perez Hilton
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:54 pm
    This would be so scary!! Stephanie Rivkin was hiking in Connecticut on Friday afternoon when she came upon two large black bears... and they came right up to her!! [ Related: Watch This Grizzly Bear Do Barrel Rolls Down A Hill! ] The bears got close enough to sniff her, and one even touched its nose to her body -- before it started to open its mouth and she told it to run off! Rivkin caught the entire interaction on video, too. Ch-ch-check out both of the amazing videos (below): This is something I'll never forget. Please god let me get back to my car Posted by Stephanie Rivkin on Friday,…
  • The Associated Press Is Taking Heat For Referring To Amal Clooney Only As 'Actor's Wife' — See The Controversial Tweet HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Yes, it's true that Amal Clooney is the wife of actor George Clooney. But it's also true that she's a world-renowned human rights lawyer representing a variety of people who have been wronged. [ Related: #Kleanse Spotlight -- This AH-Mazing Woman Cares For Elderly Pets ] The Associated Press must have forgotten that on Saturday, because they sent out this tweet (below) about Amal representing a journalist that had been jailed in Egypt: Amal Clooney, actor's wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists — The Associated Press (@AP)…
  • So Sad — The First African-American Actor To Play Jean Valjean In Les Misérables on Broadway Has Died Unexpectedly

    Perez Hilton
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    This is so sad. Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history when he became the first African-American actor to play Jean Valjean of Les Misé​rables in a Broadway production, a run on which he had performed throughout the summer. [ Related: Texts Reveal How Teen Convinced Boyfriend To Commit Suicide ] Now, though, show spokesman Marc Thibodeau has confirmed Jean-Baptiste died Friday night after falling from a fire escape in New York City. He was just 21 years old. In addition to making history with his role, Les Mis had been Jean-Baptiste's Broadway debut after graduating from college earlier this…
  • Miley Cyrus Plans On Ending The VMAs With A Bang — And 30 Drag Queens! Here Are The Deets For Sunday Night's Show!

    Perez Hilton
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    We know something is coming at Sunday's VMAs... ...and now we have a better idea of exactly what that might be! [ Photos: Re-Live Miley's Most Shocking And NSFW Outfits! ] According to reports, Miley Cyrus is planning to end the VMAs with a bang -- her finale will apparently see her surrounded by 30 drag queens from Logo's reality competition show RuPaul's Drag Race!! A source told reporters all about what viewers should expect out of Miley and the queens on Sunday, saying: "During her performance she will have 30 drag queens. Balloons and streamers will also drop… Miley is dead set on…
  • #Kleanse Spotlight: This Incredible Woman Turned Her House Into A Sanctuary For Elderly Cats And Dogs!

    Perez Hilton
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Animal lovers might just want to get the tissues out for today's #Kleanse Spotlight! Sher Polvinale, a Gaithersburg, Maryland resident, is doing something a lot won't: opening her home to elderly and special needs dogs and cats. It was back in 2006 when she founded the House With A Heart pet sanctuary with her late husband solely for the purpose of giving these animals a loving home for the rest of their lives. [ Photos: Hollywood Hunks Cuddling With Cute Puppies ] With approximately 55 volunteers helping out each day to care for the residents and maintain the house and two-acre property,…
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • Evangelicals love Donald Trump: How a thrice-married New York braggart won them over — and why it’s so scary

    Luke Brinker
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    I noted the other day that Sen. Ted Cruz is very effectively working the Religious Right, making sure they know he is one them. (And he is.)   But it appears that he's got some serious competition -- and it's not from Scott Walker or Mike Huckabee, the two candidates previously assumed to have the inside track with the conservative evangelical crowd. (As with most every constituency that was presumed to naturally be in his corner, Walker has stumbled badly with this group, but he's plugging away. Huckabee just seems like old news.) Instead, Cruz -- whose Iowa state chairman introduces him…
  • Don’t get butthurt over the OED’s awesomesauce — ephemeral slang in the dictionary has a rich and delightful history

    Erin Keane
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    “Women chat of fucus this, and fucus that,” sighed Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1755. No, fucus isn’t a charming olde English way of spelling ficus, as in tree, or a variant of mucus, as in the intestinal coating soothed by eating immense quantities of yogurt. It means, “paint for the face.” What we now refer to as makeup. In 1884, the Oxford English Dictionary supplanted Johnson’s dictionary as the Official Arbiter of Real Words. To mixed reactions of delight and horror (awesomesauce, really?), the OED just announced that its latest…
  • Senator powerfully indicts colleagues for gun control cowardice: “We are essentially sending a message of quiet endorsement of these murders”

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    Sen. Chris Murphy is completely fed up with his congressional colleagues' failure to act on gun safety reforms, and after yet another high-profile mass shooting this week, he's blasting his fellow elected leaders for "sending a message of quiet endorsement of these murders." On CNN's "Newsroom with Carol Costello," the Connecticut Democrat said he thinks "it's an absolute stain on this nation that there are have been more mass shootings this year than there have been days in the year. We shouldn't accept that in Congress." The Washington Post reported this week that America is averaging more…
  • The latest “Game of Thrones” fan-theory about Jon Snow is just about insane enough to be right

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    Warning: The following contains spoilers for show-only watchers and people who read very slowly, as well as lot of speculation that will no doubt be rendered baseless sooner rather than later, but which is interesting to think about anyway. Jon Snow is dead, "absolutely dead," which obviously means nothing given that he's dead in the North -- where the dead don't stay dead -- and in very close proximity to someone whose god is known for raising the dead -- Melissandre's not back at Castle Black for no reason, after all. So HBO executives can plead special knowledge of the finality of Snow's…
  • “Key & Peele” brilliantly reimagines the genesis of “Gremlins 2″

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Ever wonder how the 1990 follow-up to "The Gremlins" came to be? Key & Peele have, and on last night's episode the comedy duo set out to recreate the very writer's room conversation that might have given life to the dizzying, acidly funny horror-comedy film. Jordan Peele stars in the sketch as a Hollywood sequel doctor, dominating the brainstorm session with an "anything-goes" approach to writing. He acts as a stand-in for real-life director Joe Dante who, given complete creative control over the second installment, built an unapologetically excessive film, then-described as an…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Apple TV Said to Have Motion Sensitive Remote Control Targeted at Casual Gamers

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    In a report corroborating several oft-rumored features of the next-generation Apple TV, including an A8 chip and a native SDK for creating apps, TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino has revealed that the set-top box will also have a motion sensitive remote control with multi-axis sensors, a touchpad on the top, physical buttons on the bottom and a microphone for Siri. Panzarino claims the redesigned remote control will likely be targeted at casual gamers:A game controller with a microphone, physical buttons, a touchpad and motion sensitive controls would be extremely capable. While…
  • Currys and PC World Gearing Up to Sell Apple Watch in UK

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    MacRumors has learned that British electronics retailer Currys, which co-brands some locations as Currys and PC World, has added the Apple Watch to its internal inventory system as it gears up to begin selling the wrist-worn device. Currys and PC World has a large presence throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, with a combined 295 superstores and 73 high street stores in both countries. It remains unclear how many of those locations will be carrying the Apple Watch. When searching for the Apple Watch on the Currys website, a banner informs customers that the device is "currently not…
  • Intel's Skylake Processor Lineup for Retina MacBook Revealed

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    Following a closer look at Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup for the MacBook Air, CPU World has shared new details about sixth-generation Core M chips appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Intel reportedly may brand the low-power Skylake-Y chips as Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7 based on performance. The low-end Core m3 6Y30 has a 900 MHz dual-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2 GHz. The chip has 4MB of L3 cache, HD 515 graphics, a maximum GPU frequency of 850 MHz and 4.5 watt thermal design power (TDP). This chip would likely be suited for the base model 12-inch MacBook…
  • iHome's iSP5 SmartPlug Is Far From Perfect, But It's a Cheap Way to Give HomeKit a Try

    Eric Slivka
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    iHome's iSP5 SmartPlug is one of the first five HomeKit-compatible devices on the market, and it's the most affordable option for Apple users who are looking to try out the company's home automation platform. The SmartPlug is a simple device that plugs right into any outlet, transforming any appliance - from lights to fans - into an iPhone-controlled Siri-compatible smart product using WiFi. We tested out three of iHome's SmartPlugs, simulating what it might be like to control lights and fans across multiple rooms to turn an ordinary home with ordinary outlets into a smart home with a…
  • Beats 1 Lead Executive Ian Rogers Leaves Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Apple Music senior director and former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers has resigned from Apple nearly two months after the launch of the streaming music service, the company confirmed to the Financial Times today. Rogers was among a group of executives that joined Apple last year when the iPhone maker acquired Beats for $3 billion. Rogers's official title was Senior Director of Apple Music, a position he held since August 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile. Rogers, who served as Beats Music CEO between January 2013 and August 2014, departed Apple to join an undisclosed "Europe-based…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Rescue on the High Seas and a Lobster Reward

    Martha Stewart
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    Boating is one of my favorite activities… During my recent stay in Maine, a group of us, including my daughter, grandchildren, and Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his family, [&hellip...
  • Pickling at Skylands

    Martha Stewart
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:24 am
    I always love this time of year when I can start pickling the delicious cucumbers from my gardens. I remember pickling with my mom, Big Martha - she [&hellip...
  • Propagating Snapdragons from Stem Cuttings

    Martha Stewart
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:37 am
    I always enjoy growing my own plants, but there’s something even more exciting and gratifying about propagating them - producing plants by dividing, grafting, or taking the cuttings [&hellip...
  • Repurposing Felled Trees at My Farm

    Martha Stewart
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    Recycling felled trees into valuable, usable lumber is always a good thing, and is one of my priorities on my farm. Dominic Arena, who works at my farm, [&hellip...
  • Hay for My Horses

    Martha Stewart
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Hay is an important part of every horse's diet, and my Friesians, ponies and donkeys depend on me to provide them with the best quality hay possible. Hay [&hellip...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Intricate works: new scented candles by Brooklynites Calico Wallpaper and Joya

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Two creative studios are rarely as well matched as Calico Wallpaper and Joya. The two Brooklynites have joined forces to produce a trio of scented candles worthy of every mantelpiece. Each vessel is a true testament to Calico Wallpaper's intricate process; they are delicately marbled by hand using the studio's signature techniques. The candles are then poured by hand in small batches by Joya, who've devised a sustainable, domestically-made wax blend and created the enigmatic fragrances. Joya, a label known for unconventional scents, has created L'Absinthe (a star…
  • Mums the word: Trussardi's 'La Grande Madre' exhibition opens in Milan

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    Since artistic director Massimiliano Gioni came on board in 2002, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation has become famous for using the city of Milan as its own roving art-space. Usually, this involves commandeering a hidden basement, a crumbling palazzo, a public mall or, in the case of Maurizio Cattelan’s controversial 2004 mise-en-scene featuring three hanged children, an old oak tree on a traffic junction near the canals.  But for its most recent exhibition, 'La Grande Madre', which opened this week, the Foundation went rogue – or rather, fully traditional. The show…
  • A trip to the seaside: Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair sets up shop in Margate

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Embracing its cultural history as former home to artists Tracey Emin and JMW Turner, the Kentish seaside town of Margate has, in recent years, been busy establishing itself as an artistic hub, an influx of young creatives and artisans exponentially growing an increasingly lauded arts scene. Further strengthening the town's status as England's unlikely new cultural capital, this August bank holiday the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will set up shop at the Turner Contemporary for the first time. The first Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair was organised by Karen Ashton in 2004, in an attempt to…
  • Tropicality, revisited: a new exhibition exploring modern Indonesian architecture

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    While Indonesia is a fast emerging global economy, one of the most populated countries on earth and a source of rich traditional design and building heritage, its contemporary architecture still remains unchartered territory for many. A new exhibition at the German Museum of Architecture (DAM) in Frankfurt is set to bring modern Indonesian architecture to the forefront of the design world. In collaboration with Peter Cachola Schmal, DAM's director, 'Tropicality Revisited', which opens on 29 August as part of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, has been curated by Avianti Armand and…
  • The grand-père of photojournalism: Henri Cartier-Bresson

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:10 am
    By the time he died in 2004 at 96, Henri Cartier-Bresson was long established as the grand-père of photo-journalism and street photography, the man of the Decisive Moment. That book, published in 1954 with a cover by Matisse, explored his idea that the best photographs capture something essential, something that spoke of a larger truth. And that you had to wait to get the proper alignment of people in a particular place. 'To take a photograph means to recognise, simultaneously and within a fraction of a second‚ both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms…
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Just Keep Swimming

    Zen Mommy
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
    This post is for all the mamas and papas out there of littles, whether of twins or not, that feel like they are “in the trenches”. I feel ‘ya. Those first few weeks, months (years???). Man. When my B/G twins, youngest of four, stepped on the bus and left for Kindergarten this Wednesday, I sat […]
  • The Tough Days

    Zen Mommy
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:23 pm
    THE TOUGH DAYS. If you are a parent, I know you have them. (And if you are not a parent, I know you have them…) Because we ALL have them. We are all in the same freaking boat. If things feel tough today (like I didn’t want to get out of bed tough, or I’ve […]
  • Mom of The Year?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I empathize with this mother. And maybe that's it right there. We as a nation, empathize with this mother. We could be talking about the realities that drove this mom to lose it instead of judging her as either good or bad.
  • Good? Bad? Who knows?

    Zen Mommy
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    When we move past labels like good and bad, we step into the power we have as adults to not just punish or praise children, but to teach, guide, and encourage them --- transforming stressful moments into the moments that bind us.
  • 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.
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  • Minecraft creator has existential meltdown on Twitter, then gets stung by Jellyfish

    Mark Sullivan
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    We’ve seen Twitter freakouts before, but this is one for the books. The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter early Saturday with all sorts of torments and searching questions about his current life, and his former life as the creator and owner of one of the most important games in history, the Lego-like block-building game Minecraft. Persson and the company he co-founded, Mojang AB, sold the company and Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September of 2014. From VentureBeat Get faster turnaround on creative, more testing, smarter improvements and better…
  • The next iPhone: The new features we expect to see September 9

    Mark Sullivan
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Apple is expected to announce its next iPhones at a press event in San Francisco September 9th. The rumors of what the new phones will look like and act like have been flying for months, and VentureBeat’s own sources have given us some reliable insights on the devices. The new phones — likely called the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus — will be an upgrade from the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones. Apple’s challenge was to build into these devices an attractive enough feature set to tempt current iPhone 6 owners, and owners of earlier iPhones, to upgrade. And these are the…
  • Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    By Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks. Some unnamed investors wanted out, multiple attempts to close a deal or raise funds failed, and a public market debut looked increasingly unlikely, the documents show. Avid Life Media announced on Friday that CEO Noel Biderman,…
  • New photos reportedly show Apple iPhone 6s Force Touch screen and larger front camera

    Mark Sullivan
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac has acquired some newly leaked photos that show the new camera and screen of the next iPhones — likely called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new phones will be introduced at Apple’s fall event on September 9. The photo below shows a larger front-facing camera on the new (black) iPhone 6s, compared to the smaller one on the (white) iPhone 6 underneath it. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have 1.2 megapixel camera sensors and f/2.2 aperture, which Apple said lets in 81 percent more light than earlier iPhones. The larger sensor on the new iPhone 6s should…
  • The drone revolution: How unmanned aerial vehicles will transform the economy

    William O’Connor, Morrison & Foerster
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    GUEST: Tech giant Facebook recently announced plans to bring Internet access to areas where many people have never touched a computer before — using solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles as Wi-Fi hot spots. The potential of these uniquely mobile hot spots is huge: Drones might be about to open the global economy to billions of individuals living in vast, unconnected parts of the planet. With more than 1,000 business leaders betting heavily on drones — before the Federal Aviation Administration even debuts official regulations — industries across the board are taking a closer look at…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

    Guy Kawasaki
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I’d like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you. I hate to admit this, but I’m not sure I’m man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the back–I mean this in only the most positive way! Think of it as a Zdeno Charo slapshot or a LeBron James dunk. It can hold a hockey bag–which is essential to me, and I was able to achieve 23.5 mpg on a drive from Santa Barbara to Menlo Park (not that mileage is a…
  • Test drive: Sony A7R II

    Guy Kawasaki
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Sony brought approximately twenty journalists and reviewers to Portland to try the a7R II and RX-10. I only used the a7R II, mostly with the Sony FE 2.8 35 mm lens (real men use prime lenses). These are samples of my pictures. I’m not a “real” photographer so if you see anything that’s sub-optimal, it’s probably me, not the lens or camera. Some of the key features: 42 megapixels Five-axis stabilization Maximum ISO of 102,400 4K video recording Here are some articles from other members of the trip: Engadget Steve Huff Imaging Resource Bottom line: much smaller…
  • The Official Guy Kawasaki Father’s Day Gift List

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
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  • The Wait For HTC's Vive VR Headset Just Got Longer

    Adriana Lee
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR system so quickly?The answer: It’s not. While a few devices will make their way to the public, the broader launch apparently will get pushed back to 2016. In a statement given to Engadget Thursday, HTC said, "We'll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” See also: 6 Ways The HTC Vive…
  • The Top 5 Technologies That Have Changed Sports

    ReadWrite Sponsors
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    This post is sponsored by The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, an event taking place in San Francisco on September 9–10. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite's editors.Athletes today use increasingly complex technologies to enhance performance.We have seen considerable leaps forward in sporting performance as a direct result of technology either used during competition or in training. The big question is which technology has had the biggest impact on its respective sport?Attend The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, September 9-10 in San Francisco, California—use discount…
  • Taxicab Industry Has A New App To Compete With Uber

    Gregory Ferenstein
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinThe tech sector has shaken up innumerable industries, and whenever that happens, some enterprising types wonder if there's some opportunity in helping established players stave off the inevitable. But beating back the forces that threaten to destabilize their businesses is even harder than it looks, and few succeed. The taxi industry is no different. Would-be tech partners and investors sometimes ask me…
  • 4 Tools To Strengthen The Bond Between You And Your Customers

    Yoav Vilner
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Launching a startup is no easy task. While there's certainly tremendous hype about the tech sector, the truth is that the overwhelming majority of startups fail—mostly because of a lack of market and resources. Solidifying your market can be particularly difficult in an overcrowded landscape. Simply getting the word out and attaining loyal users can be a challenge, but they're critical for your business success. See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeTo earn loyal users, you must actively seek…
  • The Internet of Reps: GymGroups Wants To Network Your Gym

    Owen Thomas
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm, a company known for its social community tools, is adding hardware and a focus on fitness to the mix with the launch of GymGroups, a service targeted at health clubs. See also: Under Armour's New "Record" App: A Potential Social Revolution In FitnessIt's a big shift in strategy, and there's a lot that's interesting about' approach. An early Web 2.0 social service is now embracing hardware and tying a cloud-based service together with mobile apps. It's an intriguing example of how the Internet of Things can force a dramatic rethink of a product. Survival Of The…
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    UNICEF News

  • Staying safe in Ebola quarantine without Mum or Dad

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    TONKOLILI DISTRICT, Sierra Leone, 27 August 2015 – When 16-year-old Emma Kamara’s mother left home for a long trading trip upcountry, she had no idea that her three children, left in the care of neighbours, would soon be under lockdown.
  • In Haiti’s cholera crisis, getting from despair to hope

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    ARTIBONITE, Haiti, 27 August 2015 – “In the past, many people here got very sick. My friend got cholera – she almost died,” says Maria, 12 years old. She lives in the commune of St. Michel d’Attalye, in Haiti’s Artibonite department.
  • In Ethiopia, a partnership to improve nutrition

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    GEMECHIS, Ethiopia, 24 August 2015 – Early in the morning, one-and-a-half-year-old Mikias Asnake laughs as his mother, Meseret Haile, bathes him at home in the Gemechis woreda (district), in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Meseret is preparing to join a community conversation at the nearby Wolargi health post, to learn how to ensure the health of children and mothers in the community.
  • Providing access to clean water in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    SITTWE, Myanmar, 21 August 2015 – A boat journey of less than an hour separates Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state, from Ah Nauk Ye village, where more than 1,000 Muslim families were relocated after the 2012 intercommunal violence in Rakhine State. Although the camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) was set up a few steps away from the waterfront, it faces serious water shortages every dry season.
  • Repeated migrations and increasing vulnerability in Burundi

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    KABONGA, Burundi, 20 August 2015 – “We had to leave the camp during the night,” remembers Ernestine Ntirampeba, 25. “I put my smallest daughter on my back, and my other daughter walked. The children were complaining – they were hungry. I kept telling them to be patient.”
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Maven

    Maeve Maddox
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:14 pm
    A reader who lives in Cardiff, Wales wants to know more about the word maven: In the last fortnight or so I’ve twice seen a word I’ve never come across before (and I read a lot!). The word is ‘maven’, and I’ve encountered it in the self-development context. I’ve looked it up and it seems to have come into use in the US in the 1980s, from a Hebrew term. A post on this word would be very interesting.   The word maven—also spelled mavin and mayvin—is from the Yiddish word meyvn (plural mevinim): “expert, connoisseur.” The Yiddish word comes from Hebrew mebin, “a person…
  • How Short Is Short Fiction?

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Readers and listeners have enjoyed short fiction since antiquity, but the Web reveals an enthusiastic surge of interest in it, along with various terms to describe it. The traditional term for fiction shorter than a novelette (7,500—20,000 words) is “short story.” In the old days, short stories in print magazines averaged about 7,500 words. Some magazines published “short-shorts,” stories that topped out at 1,000 words and could be contained on a single page of the periodical. Nowadays, several terms are vying for the job of describing short fiction: flash fiction micro-fiction…
  • Peruse and Some Alternatives

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:16 pm
    A reader asked me about the use of the transitive verb peruse: I have a question please. On the National Geographic Facebook page, they wrote “Today marks the third Earth-year since NASA’s Curiosity rover made its nail-biting descent through Mars’ thin atmosphere, successfully landing on its dusty surface—and plans for the next mission are in the works. Peruse through this gallery to see stellar snapshots of Curiosity’s journey to the red planet.” Is it supposed to have the “through” or should it be “peruse” only? I promptly answered:…
  • How Long Is A Novel?

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Before the advent of ebooks, modern fiction writers concerned themselves chiefly with two lengths: long (novels) and short (short stories). With the advent of digital publishing, the terms novella and novelette have taken on a new significance. In the 17th century, the word novel referred to a book-length story shorter than a romance. Indeed, the English word novel derives from an Italian word for a short story: novella, a term Boccaccio used in reference to the short stories collected in the Decameron. At first, novel and novella were used interchangeably in English to describe a short…
  • From Memory and By Heart

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:29 pm
    A headline on the National Public Radio (NPR) site prompted this post: A Self-Taught Artist Paints the Rain Forest By Memory The more common idiom for doing something that is recalled and not seen is to do it “from memory.” From is more appropriate than by in this idiom because memory may be regarded as a receptacle and not as an agent. For example: Painting from memory can be just as productive as painting from sight. If you’ve ever repeated a rhyming poem from memory in front of an audience, you’ve given a recitation. Pewsey clergyman Canon Gerald Osborne is to perform a…
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  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Coming to you live from the depths of Melbourne winter – while the rest of the country (almost) is springing into spring, we’re still freezing our butts off. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see the sun soon! Here’s what I found interesting lately around the web: How to use a $5 Twitter ad To Redefine Your Digital Strategy //  Jon Loomer The Facebook Advertising guy changes tack with a cheap but effective way of getting audience insights on Twitter that you just can’t get anywhere else – advertising gold. 13 Lessons on Viral Content that got 36,177 Shares in…
  • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you want, text your friends, run errands, and be at home with your family, all while being employed. However, that list of things can often make it difficult to accomplish your work. If you’re struggling to find a productive schedule as a freelance blogger, consider these tips. Find Your Groove Everyone has a groove that spurs productivity. Maybe you need to sit in your office chair with the lights off, blinds shut, and a fuzzy blanket on your lap.
  • How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. Two years ago, my husband and I were just like any other American couple. We were both working in Corporate America, had a one and a half year old and another on the way. Our work schedules and commutes weren’t bad, we just weren’t doing work that we were passionate about. Someone else was also raising our child. It could have been much worse – our son was maybe in daycare for 30 hours per week. And the provider was great! It just wasn’t what we wanted. Plus, with another on the way, daycare was about to get real expensive! Since I’m…
  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook

    Guest Blogger
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. I love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. What I’m going to detail is like the concept of compound interest. At the beginning, the effects will be small  – but over time, as the system continues to work and you keep adding into it small bits, it becomes a monster. It involves Facebook. And while much has been said about Facebook’s diminishing reach, it still stands as the best platform to find and gather a purposeful audience and promote a blog. What I want to share with you isn’t how…
  • The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. Today’s episode is personal – my personal journey of the last nine months. I talked about it at the ProBlogger event a few weeks ago now in my opening keynote – an unexpected topic perhaps, but one that I think is so useful as the foundation of everything, including building a profitable blog. The question I want to ask you today is the question we get asked all the…
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  • 3 Resources to Help You Create Remarkable Visual Content

    Stefanie Flaxman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    As someone who made an intentional decision to have a career working with words, talking to you about the importance of visual content makes me feel a little weird. But I have to tell you, when I’ve been scrolling through my Twitter timeline lately, it’s the updates with intriguing visuals that catch my eye. They’re the ones I read, and the links I click. In the current digital marketing landscape, the strategic use of visual content — whether it accompanies text or stands alone — is a smart move as you strive to produce the best experience for your audience. This week’s…
  • Why Don’t Some Online Courses Sell?

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Online courses are a great way to build a business. They’re also a great way to get better-qualified clients, or build an additional revenue stream by providing an alternative to your services. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Your course isn’t selling as much as you’d like, or worse, it’s not selling at all. There’s a methodical analysis you can perform to see if you can spot the problem. Of course, this is the same analysis you should perform before you create a course. In this episode of Unemployable with Brian Clark, Brian discusses: How to be absolutely sure what…
  • Two Ways to Turn Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Jon Loomer has been using Facebook for business since 2007. And despite the ever-changing landscape, Jon has continued to thrive by marketing on the platform. Jon is now a leading Facebook marketing expert, and in this episode of Technology Translated, it’ll be clear why. When host Scott Ellis asked Jon to come on his show, he had no idea what a treat his listeners were in for. By the middle of this episode, listeners will recognize the gold mine of information Jon is sharing, including how he executed one campaign that converted Facebook fans to email subscribers at the whopping rate…
  • What Craft Beer and Food Trucks Can Teach Us About the Power of Collaboration

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Your fellow Showrunners, even those serving the very same niche(s) that you’re serving, are not your enemies. 95 percent of the world has no idea what you’re doing as “podcaster,” so don’t turn a cold shoulder to the few who do. This week’s episode of The Showrunner begins with a discussion about the value of meeting your listeners in person when you get the opportunity to do so. Hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor offer up a few actionable ideas on how to bring the topic up with your audience. Then, for the final time, they harken back to their experience at Podcast Movement for…
  • The Zen of Measurement, Optimization, and Focus

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    In this new series on The Mainframe, hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett discuss the importance of the right metrics in growing your business, and why you should not be paralyzed by math. In this episode of The Mainframe, Chris Garrett and Tony Clark discuss: How you can determine the correct metrics for your business Where to start, and what you need to focus on Why the big Silicon Valley tech companies are not the right businesses to model Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital…
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    Cute Overload

  • “Hey Honey? Did You Put The New Cat Door In?”

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    [Yeah. But I don’t think it’s gonna go over so well. We’ll see. But the first signs are not encouraging.” (Squid.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday Afternoon, Hey Honey, Hoomin Interaction, In YOUR FACE, TCB-Typical Cat Behavior
  • Oh, Hey Mate- Just Kiddin’

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    [Doin’ a hang with Kate The Keeper here at Taronga Sydney, and- say….that camera looks tasty! Mind if I scoot in for a nom?] Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: bebeh goatsters, Hoomin Interaction, OZ
  • THIS JUST IN: Maymo Finds True Love

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    With Koko The Grilla, it seems! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, grillas, Koko, Maymo, This Just In!
  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    [Who’s the handsomest Cat of all? Why, I am, natch.] Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Cats, Caturday, TCB-Typical Cat Behavior
  • Who Wants Some Frog Pancakes?

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s breakfast time after all, and- sorry, what? No, they’re not MADE OF Froggers! [Say like Homer Simpson: D’OH!] They LOOK like Froggers…and other Amphibians! Take a peek, and then break out the Mrs. Butterworth’s! [*Note: Viral video star and pancake connoisseur Saipancakes just released this time-lapse video of his creation of four Amphibians exhibit-inspired pancakes for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. -Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: QTE Food
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Stilo Review: This Stylus and Screen Protector Duo Aims to Emulate the Feel of Writing on Paper

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    There are hundreds of different stylus options available for the iPhone and the iPad, but that hasn't stopped new company Stilo Co. from introducing a fresh take on the stylus. The battery-powered Stilo is a fine-tipped stylus designed to pair with a Precision Film to replicate the feel of writing on paper with a pen. According to the company, the purpose behind the Stilo is to create a more "complete and organic" iPhone and iPad writing experience with a writing utensil that's universally compatible with existing sketching and drawing apps in the App Store. It also works with all different…
  • Boostcase Review: Bloc Power Bank for Apple Watch Has Unique Built-In Battery, but Isn't Portable Enough

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Just months after the Apple Watch was released, there are dozens if not hundreds of different stand options available on the market. The Bloc Power Bank from Boostcase stands out due to its unique long, flat shape and the fact that it has a built-in battery pack that can charge the Apple Watch while on the go. Made from solid aluminum, the Bloc Power Bank comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, Wood, and Stainless Steel, to match all of the different Apple Watch options that are available. I went hands-on with the silver aluminum model to see how it measures up to other available stands…
  • Belkin Launches MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain Chargers

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Belkin announced today that it has introduced a new lineup of Lightning to USB clip-on fashion accessories in time for the back to school season. The new MIXIT charging cables for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available now in three designs: a leather tassel, a braided USB clip and a metallic keychain. The MIXIT Lightning to USB Tassel has a chic design made from natural leather and clips onto a bag, purse or luggage for on-the-go use. The accessory is designed to hide the Lightning and USB connectors behind the tassel cords, available in four different colors: fog, camel, coral and black.
  • Instagram Announces In-App Support for Portrait and Landscape Modes

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Instagram today announced that the popular app would begin letting users post photos and videos in both portrait and landscape modes, expanding upon the all-inclusive square format for which the service is well-known. The company notes it discovered that nearly one in five posts aren't in the square format, so today's decision comes from its mission statement of putting each user's "visual story" first and the format second. Square format has been and always will be part of who we are. That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple…
  • Apple Partners With PayAnywhere for Universal Apple Pay Card Reader

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Apple today announced the company is partnering with PayAnywhere for a new mobile NFC card reader that will be able to attach to iOS devices and support Apple Pay transactions in any retail location, in addition to traditional credit card support (via CNBC). The reader will be available exclusively in Apple Stores beginning in September, with the chance for merchants signing up with a new PayAnywhere account to get the first $5,000 in Apple Pay transaction fees for free. "We are very excited to launch sales exclusively in Apple Stores throughout the country," said Marc Gardner, CEO of…
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  • The Week in iPad Cases: Speck’s first backpack can fit much more than just your iPad

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am other backpacks, traditional cases, and more!In this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, you’ll also find all kinds of great protective options from Booq, Moshi, Saddleback, Solo, CODi, Belkin and rooCASE.BelkinThe Striped Cover with Stand (all iPad mini models; $40) features a folio design with an adjustable stand that supports a number of viewing and typing angles in landscape orientation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Part of the problem: Covering the fact there’s too much Apple coverage

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    If the Macalope knows one thing it’s that the way to solve the problem of people yelling “FIRE!” in crowded movie houses is to yell “TOO MANY PEOPLE YELL ‘FIRE!’ IN CROWDED MOVIE HOUSES!” in a crowded movie house. Writing for The Next Web, Mic Wright complains: “Here’s what will happen when the new iPhone is announced: Apple is too predictable.” The slug for this piece is “one-more-thing-give-us-your-money-punks”. Because Wright is shocked — SHOCKED! — to find there is capitalism going on here! Apple, how could you? Apple has… put out an invite! Smash the glass…
  • The week in Apple news: Sept. 9 event, Tim Cook speaks, Apple Watch challenging Fitbit, ‘Steve Jobs’ movie poster, and more

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 28, 2015It’s finally official: Apple will hold a product announcement event in San Francisco on September 9. The rumors says we’ll see a new iPhone and maybe an Apple TV. But the big question is, who will be the musical guest? Taylor Swift has a concert in Texas that day, so she’s out. I’ve made my prediction; do you have one? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Rumor: Android Wear will soon work with iOS

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Android Wear may be very close to working with iOS. That’s the report from Android Police, citing multiple anonymous sources and a hint in a retracted Amazon listing for the Huawei Watch.  Android Police tends to have a pretty good track record with such rumors, which are consistent with what we’ve heard before about Google working on iOS compatibility for Android Wear.  Initially the Huawei Watch listing on Amazon said it was compatible with iOS 8.2 or greater. The listing has been taken down, but the fact it made it into the Amazon listing at all indicates someone may have jumped the…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Dispatch and Geronimo bring new features to email

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Geronimooooooooo!This week’s roundup features two email apps—one new, one with a powerful new update. Will either find a place on your iOS device? Read on and decide.DispatchThe $7 Dispatch has long let you triage your email in complex fashion, supporting interactions with more than 20 third-party apps so you can, say, put an email on your to-do list for later attention rather than let it consume you right away. Version 3.0 has launched with one big new feature: It’s now available for the iPad. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Luxury Gel 14" Gel Memory Foam Mattress - 4 Sizes

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ReviewsMemory Foam Movie Reviews: This week: Take A Hike! I, the Luxury Gel 14" Memory Foam Mattress, was dazzled to find this absolute gem of modern cinema. "Take A Hike" takes a oft-worn concept (Boy meets girl? Really? Haven't we seen this at least twice before?) and transforms it into an unexpected romp through definitions on what truly make us human. And what inspired casting! Keep one eye open for a young Thad Dominique as the Planet Earth in the films (spoilers) ending. Another film by the same director that readers might enjoy is the action thriller "Birdwatchers". While the plot is a…
  • Lamentations of the Wooters: the Intro

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Are you currently in a relationship going nowhere? Have you been let down by someone you once respected? Have you gotten a job offer you don't know if you should take? Does any of that sound like something you're going through with Woot? Whether Woot-related OR not: write into us for some solid advice! Read on to find out how: Hello! I'm Kristy. Some of you may know me as agingdragqueen, the darling scamp frequently seen within the Woot forums and actual scholar of psychology! Sort of! I want to help you get your life in order, whether it actually has to do with us or not. So please…
  • HP 15.6" A8 Quad-Core Win 7 Pro Laptop

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you're seeing this, you're missing a video! Check out and Outdoor Week on Selllout.Woot.
  • $5 Shipping All Day (Wed)

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hey, we're doing it again! Do you have $5? Then all your shipping is covered for today's Woot-Off. Yaybles! Again!Here's how it works: (1) you pay your $5 shipping once, (2) all your shipping is free for the rest of the day. That's free shipping for anything (***EXCEPT wine***) all day, Woot-Off or otherwise, no matter how many times you come back. And you will come back. Or you will never leave. Whichever. NOTE: if you took advantage of this offer yesterday, you still need to pay your $5 shipping for your first order today.
  • FENDER Lee Oskar Ltd Edition Harmonicas

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Pay for shipping once. Get free shipping all day. AW YEAH ISN'T THAT GREAT see the how to's on our blog (or click the banner below) Winter is coming. No, we don't mean that in the TV way. It's an actual statement. Winter IS coming. In like three months. It's time you start shopping now for the things you're going to need. Also maybe buy extras. It's gonna be a long wait for the next book, and if you want to hide from spoilers, you're gonna need to hide for a good long while.
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    Drudge Retort

  • U.S. GDP Up 3.7%, Faster Than Expected

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its second GDP estimate for the April-June period. The GDP report, which was released in the wake of a global stock market sell-off, should assure investors and cautious Fed officials that the United States is in good shape to…
  • The Nation: Can Hillary Win Over the Left?

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Michelle Goldberg, The Nation: For the first half of her political life, Hillary Clinton was consistently painted as so far left—so feminist—that it threatened her husbandÂ’s political viability. Whenever that viability was in doubt, she would overcorrect, trying to convince a skeptical mainstream press that she wasnÂ’t nearly as liberal as she seemed. ... in a historical irony, Hillary Clinton now needs to convince progressives that she really is who she was once widely believed to be. She is running for president as a progressive feminist, something that would…
  • Church Denies Trump's Claim of Being Member There

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, but the church released a statement saying the real estate developer is not an "active member." "I am Presbyterian Protestant. I go to Marble Collegiate Church," he told reporters in Greenville, S.C. But the church said in a statement, "Donald Trump has had a longstanding history with Marble Collegiate Church, where his parents were for years active members and one of his children was baptized. However, as he indicates, he is a Presbyterian, and is not an active member of Marble."
  • Southern Justice Now Comes with Diplomas

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Patrik Jonnson, Christian Science Monitor: In some ways, it looked like a traditional graduation: Parents held hands and cried. So did a few graduates. But rolled-up prison pants and bulky black boots peeked out from beneath the ivy-green graduation gowns. Among the new high school diploma holders were convicted thieves and drug dealers. The valedictorian is serving time for murder. ... "You've done something no one in the state of Georgia has ever been able to do," Warden Kathleen Kennedy told the graduating class. "This is the best thing that's ever happened at Arrendale State Prison."
  • 1 Billion People Log in to Facebook in 1 Day

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg. The milestone was reached on Monday, when "one in seven people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family", he said in a post. "This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world." The social network has over 1.5 billion users.
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    POLITICO - TOP Stories (Pre-test)

  • Iowa poll: Trump, Carson lead GOP race

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    <p>The outsider, non-politician duo of Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead the Republican field in Iowa and are the only candidates in double digits among the 17-person field, according to a poll released Saturday night.</p><p>Trump, the billionaire businessman and entertainer, leads the pack with 23 percent of the vote in the <a href="">Iowa Poll</a>, conducted by Ann Selzer for the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has 18…
  • Iowa poll: Sanders closing on Clinton

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    <p>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rapidly closing the gap with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but she still maintains a solid lead in Iowa's Democratic caucuses, according to a poll released Saturday.</p><p>Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner and establishment favorite, is drawing 37 percent of the vote. Sanders earns 30 percent of the vote. Vice President Joe Biden, who is still wavering on making a run, earns 14 percent. This is the first time Clinton has fallen short of a majority in the Iowa poll, conducted by pollster Ann Selzer for<a…
  • Biden makes another surprise political stop

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:47 pm
    <p>Vice President Joe Biden added another unscheduled political event to his schedule Saturday — but this time, it was more about local politics than presidential politics.</p><p>At home for the weekend in Wilmington, Del., Biden made a surprise appearance at the Sussex Democratic Jamboree at Cape Henlopen State Park. He worked the crowd for about an hour at an event that’s long been a favorite of his and was also for his son, former state Attorney General Beau Biden, who died in May.</p><p>Speaking for about 20 minutes — short by Biden…
  • Donald Trump: 'This is a movement'

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    <p>Donald Trump says it’s not all about him. No, seriously. </p><p>Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters — claiming they are a part of “a movement” and using colorful language to beg for their support. </p><p>“This is a movement,” said Trump, who often speaks about himself in campaign appearances. “I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.”</p><p>Trump also paid tribute to his setting, a country…
  • Donald Trump: 'This is a movement'

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    <p>Donald Trump says it’s not all about him. No, seriously. </p><p>Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters — claiming they are a part of “a movement” and using colorful language to beg for their support. </p><p>“This is a movement,” said Trump, who often speaks about himself in campaign appearances. “I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.”</p><p>Trump also paid tribute to his setting, a country…
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • 3 Nutritional Secrets to Banishing Cellulite for Good

    15 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    by Tasha Shayne Lean and fit or overweight and out of shape, cellulite plagues so many women (and some men as well). While there seems to be a million and one physical exercises, cosmetic procedures, and creams that claim to get rid of it, without proper nutritional support, the cellulite sufferer is bound to keep suffering. Why? Because, cellulite is the result of weakening connective fibers beneath the skin. Cellulite is the result of this tissue losing its elasticity. So, when you’re trying to rebuild those tissues, you have to provide them with the right nutrition to do so. Just…
  • The Beauty Nutrients: 5 Nutrients You Need to Be the Most Beautiful You

    5 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
    by Tasha Shayne As they say, beauty starts from the inside out. You can spend thousands of dollars on different oils and lotions and serums for your hair, skin, and nails, hoping any of them make a difference in your beauty regimen, but the truth is that most of them won’t work without proper nutritional support.  Want to know what does work?  Your skin isn’t dull because you didn’t put shine serum on it; it’s dull because it doesn’t have the nutrients to make it lustrous. Same thing with your nails — they’re not breaking or peeling because you didn’t paint them this week;…
  • How and Why We Run Out of Steam

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    by Tasha Shayne Today’s women are more powerful than ever before. With over 73 million of us in the United States workforce, we’re dominating technical and professional operations, inspiring future generations, and being taken more seriously than ever in any every industry we take on — from startups to politics. We should be proud. We’re functioning as superwomen. There’s only one problem that inevitably plagues all of us who lead our superwoman lives: The stress and exhaustion catches up with us. How could it not? We may be superwomen, but we’re not superhuman. We…
  • Factors to Consider Before Sinking Your Teeth Into Miracle Foods

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    by Vic Shayne, PhD If you are a visitor to FaceBook, subscribe to natural health websites, or receive emails from health gurus, I’m sure you’ve seen scores of articles telling you that this food or that can prevent cancer, heal your blemishes or keep your arteries from clogging. But there’s a major piece of information missing from all of these articles that you need to keep in mind; otherwise you’re likely to be disappointed in the results. Fundamentally, miracle superfoods won’t make a difference if you’re offsetting their effectiveness with an abusive diet, problematic…
  • 5 ways to support small farmers

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    by Tasha Shayne NutriPlex Formulas, Inc. With small farms proven to be more sustainable, productive, and environmentally sound than their industrial counterparts, it’s clear that they are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, being a small farmer equates to having less land, which means small farmers receive much less funding from government subsidies than large, corporate farms do. Funding for large farms allows them to sell goods sometimes at an even lower price than its production value, even though they are inefficient and unethical in their operations, whereas smaller farms are…
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers' self-confidence -- not just teach parenting skills, the researchers said.
  • Borderline personality traits linked to lowered empathy

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits.
  • Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a new study has found. Without informed management, some forests could convert to shrublands or grasslands within the coming decades.
  • Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new research.
  • Keeping the ions close: A new activity

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    Building better batteries means understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Now, scientists found that when a strong acid is mixed with water, the negatively and positively charged parts create an unexpected structure.
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    Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL

  • Decoding SSL: How does SSL certificate protect against hacking?

    7 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Since its inception at the hands of Netscape in 1994 to the evolution in form of Transport Layer Security (TLS), the necessity of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) doesn’t seem to be waning any sooner. If anything has changed, that’s the unprecedented audacity of cybercriminals who have given us more reasons to entrust SSL connections for […] The post Decoding SSL: How does SSL certificate protect against hacking? appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Malvertising: New Threat in the Block

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Cyber criminals are using SSL redirects to deploy malware’s through ads in popular websites. Malware authors are taking the definition of deceptive advertising to the next level. Malvertising – a portmanteau for ads tainted with malware’s – don’t mislead you into buying the advertised products; instead, they come embedded with malware’s that use the most […] The post Malvertising: New Threat in the Block appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • The Need and Benefits of Code Signing Certificates

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The online world is rife with risky behavior. Anything that ends up being online, runs the risk of being stolen, tampered with, or entirely destroyed. Unless you provide an insulation for every valuable information you put online, it’s subject to some kind of misuse. This is especially true for businesses and professionals that trade their […] The post The Need and Benefits of Code Signing Certificates appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • How to Install SSL Certificate for a Website?

    10 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Easy step-by-step instructions on how to activate SSL Certificate for your website The virtues of SSL Certificate have now been long established among online entrepreneurs. It builds your website’s trust, encrypts the website data and, above all, fosters safe transactions between the website owner and the clients. But for those of us who are new […] The post How to Install SSL Certificate for a Website? appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate

    7 May 2015 | 9:40 pm
    What is SSL? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the most popular means of providing internet security. Implementing the use of SSL on all website will help in acting as a shielding layer for the internet. This protocol is mostly used by web browsers and web servers to share sensitive information online. This is mainly used […] The post 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
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