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  • How to Blog for Business

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    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
  • Scotland Hears Last-Minute Appeals on Independence Vote

    NYT > Home Page
    By STEPHEN CASTLE
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    The referendum’s potential effect on the economy, on public services and on defense were the subjects of debate in advance of the vote on Thursday.
  • Dozens killed in Syria air strikes

    BBC News - Home
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.
  • Kanye West

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
  • U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.
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    NYT > Home Page

  • Scotland Hears Last-Minute Appeals on Independence Vote

    By STEPHEN CASTLE
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    The referendum’s potential effect on the economy, on public services and on defense were the subjects of debate in advance of the vote on Thursday.
  • Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm

    By RACHEL DONADIO
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    The novel, set in a concentration camp, has touched off concerns about sensitivity in Europe, where Mr. Amis’s French and German publishers have rejected it.
  • Vikings Bar Peterson From All Team Activities

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
  • Islamic State Issues Video Challenge to Obama

    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The Islamic State has released a Hollywood-style video to respond to President Obama’s declaration that he would “degrade and ultimately destroy” it.
  • New York Man Charged With Trying to Support ISIS

    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The most significant accusation in the seven-count indictment of Mufid A. Elfgeeh of Rochester asserts that he tried to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State.
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Dozens killed in Syria air strikes

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.
  • Referendum campaigns make final push

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.
  • China trial for Uighur academic

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.
  • Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says.
  • India villagers mourn dead monkey

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple.
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Kanye West

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
  • Agent Storm

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    When first revealed, Morten Storm's account of his life as a double agent inside al Qaeda sent shockwaves through Denmark's political and intelligence establishment. The first accounts came in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in October 2012.
  • Adrian Peterson

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.
  • Alleged ISIS supporter

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq -- federal authorities alleged Tuesday.
  • PA trooper shooting

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.
  • Sky Deutschland Advises Against BSkyB Offer

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sky Deutschland's supervisory and executive boards have advised shareholders not to accept a takeover offer by British Sky Broadcasting Group, a week after the European Union approved the deal.
  • Eurozone Inflation Remains at Record Lows

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    The annual rate of inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro was unchanged at 0.4% in August, as the EU's statistics agency revised a previous estimate that recorded a decline to 0.3%
  • PBOC Pumps $81 Billion Into Banks

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    China's central bank is injecting $81 billion into major state-owned banks to counter a worse-than-expected slowdown. But economists warned the move may not be enough.
  • Credit Suisse Loans Draw Fed Scrutiny

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    The Swiss bank received a letter from the Federal Reserve demanding the lender immediately address problems with its underwriting and sale of leveraged loans.
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    News

  • Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

    Sean Carberry
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.» E-Mail This
  • When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

    Dan Boyce
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.» E-Mail This
  • Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

    Jason Beaubien
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.» E-Mail This
  • Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

    John Burnett
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.» E-Mail This
  • 'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

    Hansi Lo Wang
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.» E-Mail This
 
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    Mashable

  • Ebola Survivor: 'We Can't Afford to Wait'

    The Associated Press
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. "We can't afford to wait months, or even weeks, to take action, to put people on the ground," Dr. Kent Brantly told senators Tuesday. See also: U.S. to Send 3,000 Military Personnel to Fight Ebola Obama called the Ebola crisis a threat to world security as he ordered up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region along with an aggressive effort to train health care workers and deliver field hospitals. Under the plan,…
  • 10 Incredibly Realistic Minecraft Creations

    Yohana Desta
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Uncharted territories and new worlds lie beyond the pixelated screen of Minecraft. Players of the video game often take to building lifelike creations, inspired by both reality and fiction alike. Thousands of hours pass as players, either flying solo or working as a group, attempt to recreate Hogwarts, Middle Earth or the entirety of Denmark within the game's seemingly endless map. See also: 21 Upset Minecrafters Who Are Shaking Their Pickaxes at Microsoft The game, whose parent company Mojang was recently purchased by Microsoft for $2.5 billion, fosters an enormous wealth of virtual…
  • U.S. Man Held for Alleged Attempt to Swim to North Korea

    The Associated Press
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. The man was apprehended Tuesday night while lying on a bank of the Han River, which is in a restricted military area near the border, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to office policy. The man was in his late 20s or early 30s, Yonhap news agency said, and had told investigators that he tried to go to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un. See also: Trial Held in…
  • Without Scotland, Will the UK Lose Its Cool?

    Louise Roug
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    At every checkpoint in eastern Ukraine rebels in teeshirts and combats, khaki bandanas around their heads, kalashnikovs slung across their shoulders, demanded to see our documents "Scottish television!" we would cry as we showed our British passports. See also: Disunited Kingdom: The Clash Over Scotland's Independence It wasn't entirely true — well, Channel 4 News does broadcast in Scotland as it does everywhere else in the UK — but it was a surefire way of currying favor with the separatists. To them, a newly independent Scotland would be a brother country to the Donetsk People's…
  • 'The Mindy Project' Season Premiere Could Make Anyone Love the Show

    Sandra Gonzalez
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Mindy Project returned with a new season Tuesday night on Fox, several long months after the show finally got main characters Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) into a proper relationship together And the wait was well worth it From the start of the episode, the show stayed true to this couple's long-held truth: Mindy and Danny aren't a so-called perfect couple — he's sometimes what she'd consider a bore and she's sometimes a lot of personality to handle — but they're always ridiculously fun to watch. And, more importantly, fun to root for Even with the…
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    TechCrunch

  • Indiegogo Is About To Launch “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates

    Josh Constine
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
     Indiegogo is expanding beyond temporary crowdfunding projects and into hosting permanent crowfunded businesses. In the next few days it plans to launch “Forever Funding”, a source close to Indiegogo confirmed to me. This will let creators raise money indefinitely rather than having to set a date for their campaign to stop. The feature could distinguish Indiegogo from its… Read More
  • Korea’s SparkLabs Names Its 4th Startup Intake

    Natasha Lomas
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
     South Korea’s SparkLabs accelerator has named its fourth intake — including its first Internet of Things startup (a company making connected flower pots); it’s first startup from China, a mobile healthcare startup; along with one U.S. business in the marketing automation space. Read More
  • The iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland

    Matthew Panzarino
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
     Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland. Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it because my daughter loves to go, but also because of how carefully the place is planned,… Read More
  • Amazon Has Turned On Carrier Billing For Apps, In Germany With Bango And O2

    Ingrid Lunden
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
     Amazon, the e-commerce giant that recently added smartphones to its growing mobile empire, is now turning on another element to bring more users and usage into its mobile business. It will now enable carrier billing, so that when people buy paid apps and make in-app purchases through Amazon’s appstore, they can charge that directly to their phone bills. Working with UK… Read More
  • Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%

    Alex Wilhelm
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
     Microsoft has announced two coming board departures, two board additions, and a boost to its dividend. Leaving the board are Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon. Marquardt is best known for his work in venture capital, and Dublon for her work at JPMorgan Chase. Taking their places are the appointed Teri List-Stoll from Kraft and Charles Scharf of Visa. Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • Gérard Araud, le nouvel ambassadeur de France aux Etats-Unis, verra-t-il son légendaire franc-parler dompté par Washington?

    Colum Lynch
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Gérard Araud, le nouvel ambassadeur de France aux Etats-Unis vient d'arriver ce mois-ci à Washington, précédé par une réputation de franc-parler d'habitude périlleuse pour un diplomate de carrière. Récent converti à Twitter, Araud s'est déjà frotté à des militants des droits de l'homme au sujet de la politique française au Sahara occidental, est venu au secours de la loi très controversée interdisant la burqa en France, a dénoncé l'agression de la Russie en Ukraine et s'est moqué des faucons de Washington ayant promu la guerre en Irak. Une e-réputation de diplomate…
  • Le FC Barcelone a bien un style de jeu unique en Europe: ces graphiques le prouvent

    Jean-Marie Pottier
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    Le FC Barcelone, qui fait son entrée dans la Ligue des champions ce mercredi 17 septembre face à l’Apoel Nicosie, court après un titre européen depuis 2011, mais dispose en tout cas toujours d’un style de jeu unique sur le continent. C'est la conclusion statistique d'une étude menée par trois chercheurs, Laszlo Gyarmati et Haewoon Kwak, du Qatar Computing Research Institute, et Pablo Rodriguez, de Telefonica Research, étude relayée notamment par le Pacific Standard et la MIT Technology Review. Ces statisticiens ont cherché à savoir si l'on pouvait toujours identifier des styles…
  • L'Écosse indépendante ne deviendra pas une oasis social-démocrate

    Fabien Escalona
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    La résurrection du projet social-démocrate hante la campagne référendaire pour l’indépendance de l’Ecosse, déjà tendue par des sondages récents indiquant une dynamique favorable au «oui», lequel avait un fort retard à rattraper avant l’été. Pour les uns, ce statut est indispensable face à l’ultralibéralisme de «Westminster». Pour les autres, l’indépendance ne fera que réduire davantage les chances d’une politique de gauche dans une Grande-Bretagne amputée.  Assez singulièrement, le nationalisme qui inspire la campagne des indépendantistes a en effet pour…
  • Voilà pourquoi on adore lire les sites qui nous énervent pourtant profondément

    Andréa Fradin
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Nous en avons tous au moins un. Un site qui suscite à coup sûr chez nous un mélange subtil de rage, de détestation, d'attente et de rires, tant le contenu (et/ou son auteur) nous exaspère. Un site sur lequel on revient pourtant, encore et encore. Et dont on ressort, comme le note le site américain Jezebel, avec la même impression mi-confortable, mi-écoeurante, qu'on ressent après s'être envoyé un gros pot de popcorn «avant même que le film ne commence». Cette étrange pratique a un nom: le «hate-reading», qui n'a pas vraiment d'équivalent en français, si ce n'est qu'il…
  • Le café de la Maison Blanche est un secret d'Etat

    farlandis
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Matt Viser, journaliste politique au Boston Globe, a tenté de savoir quel est le café que boit Barack Obama et comment il est préparé. En vain. Il semblerait que la caféine est un secret d'Etat, s'amuse le journaliste avant d'en rappeler son importance dans la vie politique:  «Il est le carburant des sommets pour la paix, la secousse derrière les grands discours et le lubrifiant pour prendre des décisions qui modifient le monde. La transition entre deux présidents implique traditionnellement une tasse de café pré-inaugurale entre le président en exercice et son successeur.»…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
  • Find Intensity

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
  • Build Your Home

    Chris Brogan
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    It all started making sense a little bit at a time, and then a lot at a time, and then I really saw it all, in a kind of continuum. By spending a lot of time analyzing what people have said to me at various events, in my inbox, in between their “official” statements and professional posturing, I’m starting to understand what’s needed by the Owners I so humbly intend to serve. There’s a war, such as it were, and the enemy has been named. But before we talk of war, we have to start where it always starts: at home. Build Your Home Life has changed over the last few…
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    The Bloggess

  • “Simmer down now” ~ Back-up Buddy Bobcat

    thebloggess
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Conversation at the thrift store: me: Dude.  I think I might need that stuffed bobcat. Victor:  Just keep walking. me:  Look at his paw.  It’s like he’s saying, “YOU GUYS?  TAKE IT DOWN A NOTCH, OK?  JUST SIMMER DOWN.” Victor:  Hm. me:  We could carry him around in the trunk and you could pull him out to use as your supportive buddy to help you convince me not to do something stupid. Victor:  I’m fairly certain that buying that bobcat would send the wrong message. Ignore the photobomber on the right. Clerk:  I can give you a huge discount on…
  • Forgive me. I’m only human. Or possibly not even that.

    thebloggess
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I just tried to leave a comment on someone’s blog, but instead of posting my comment, the blog stopped me and was like, “Not so fast, you.  Are you even human?“ Is this really a problem?  Are there a lot of houseplants and robots trying to leave comments on blogs?  Also, what does this even mean?  Why ask if I’m a human and then give me a weird photo of a wall?  I assumed I was supposed to write the calligraphy on the wall, but when I wrote “B O” it said I wasn’t a human, which is ridiculous because if there’s one thing that humans are…
  • Your essence is DELICIOUS.

    thebloggess
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Conversation at an estate sale filled with extremely questionable things: Me:  I’m pretty sure I need this doll. It’s like that song “Eyes Without a Face,” except just the opposite. Victor:  Nope.  Nope.  Nope.  All of my nopes. me:  Sir, how much is the doll with no eyeballs? Estate sale guy: It’s $75. me: Seems pricey.  But, hang on…does that include all the human souls trapped inside it? Because that might actually be a good value. Estate sale guy:   It comes with an extra set of doll clothes. Victor: Does it also come with an exorcism? Guy:…
  • So fragile, but so enduring.

    thebloggess
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I’ve been missing for awhile, but I’ve been trying to find my words. Meemaw died yesterday, at the age of 80. If you’ve read here long enough then you already know meemaw.  She’s Victor’s grandmother and she (and her late husband) helped to raise Victor, offering him a loving home and a sense of compassion and generosity that has kept him from strangling me over the years.    We were lucky enough to be able to move Meemaw down to live by us last year, so we could spend more time with her, but a lot of that time was spent in hospital rooms as she battled…
  • I have an orange thumb.

    thebloggess
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    I just found this in my pantry: I can’t keep a houseplant alive to save my life but I can make my sweet potatoes grow into unwanted plants with literally no effort at all.  I can only imagine this means I have some sort of super power which allows me to drain the life of fern and transfer it’s leaves onto a yam. This is a terrible superpower. Unless yam plants are a good thing.  Are they?  Could I just put a yam-growth in a vase and use that as my new houseplant?  If they’re so hardy why don’t we grow them instead of the more easily murderable plants?
 
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • The Headset Revolution will be a blizzard of conflicting realities—if it happens, that is

    Jason Louv
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    I have an Oculus Rift strapped to my face, but I’m not exactly sure what future I’m seeing. All the potential is there, everything that’s been hyped. It’s virtual reality; I can move my head in 360º and look into another dimension. But it’s not-quite-realized: It’s awkward, a bit disorienting and, well, the demo I’m looking at is a music video of a particularly bland English electronic act called Disclosure, playing live at a festival. I’m situated on a stage, behind the keyboard player, looking out at the vast crowd, who are all staring back at me and holding their camera…
  • D20 silicone baking molds

    Cory Doctorow
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    They're oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer-safe, and make 4 3" cakes (or whatever) per batch; $13 each.
  • 512GB SD cards out--with $800 price tag

    Rob Beschizza
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Aimed at videographers who need fast, expansive storage for 4K footage, SanDisk's Extreme PRO SD card range now comes with up to 512GB of space: enough to match most solid state drives, with read/write speeds faster than many mainstream hard drives. But it's $800, so no.
  • Cast metal Lego brick charm

    Cory Doctorow
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    They're $20 from Thinkgeek, and are made of a "silvertone metal alloy," whatever that is.
  • D20 serving-bowl set

    Cory Doctorow
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The two halves of the bowl snap together to make a giant D20 (saving throw up, of course), and then snap apart to form a pair of dishwasher/ microwave-safe serving bowls -- $13 from Thinkgeek.
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    WIRED

  • NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi

    Issie Lapowsky
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Let the space race begin. NASA announced on Tuesday that it has awarded two multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, to develop spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The contracts will make the two companies the first commercial businesses to send NASA astronauts […] The post NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi appeared first on WIRED.
  • NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

    Marcus Woo
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely home, with the goal of meeting all […] The post NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
  • PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing

    Marcus Wohlsen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    People complain about negative advertising, but it never goes away. That's because it works. The post PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing appeared first on WIRED.
  • It’s Ask a Curator Day!

    Gwen Pearson
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Ask museum curators all over the world anything you want. The post It’s Ask a Curator Day! appeared first on WIRED.
  • Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane

    Alex Davies
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The idea is both horrifying and brilliant. The post Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Is the US 'going to war' against ISIS? The answer matters

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The media didn’t buy the terminology President Barack Obama was selling Wednesday night, when he outlined a “comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy” to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. A number of news organizations instead began calling it “war,” a word noticeably absent from the president’s plan. Administration officials pushed back on that media...
  • Stories I'd like to see

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    1. What's the matter with Andrew Cuomo? By now I assume New Yorker editor David Remnick has assigned someone to do a profile of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is fast becoming the Howard Hughes of big-time politicians. But just in case he hasn't, here's a reminder for him or any other smart editor why it's time to take...
  • The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. The organization has hired its first litigation director, Katie Townsend, to bring lawsuits around the country in cases that affect access to information for the press and public. Although the RCFP has provided legal assistance to journalists for...
  • A fancy word for 'custom'

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    An article labeled as news fawned last week over the new Jaguar XE, which was introduced in London in a manner fit for James Bond, dangling from helicopter and crossing the Thames on a speedboat. Repeating the company's press materials almost verbatim, the article said the "fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke...
  • How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — “Had the World-Herald not broken the story, nothing would have happened.” So said Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers at a dramatic Sept. 4 hearing on a scandal that has rocked the state’s Department of Corrections, spurred litigation and criminal investigations against state officials, become a political football in the governor’s race, and disrupted the lives of...
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    PerezHilton

  • The Most Amazing Thing We've Done In The Last 10 Years! And…

    Perez Hilton
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    We've done A LOT since we began blogging in September of 2004, but this is the most special - by far! And while reflecting on the past, we also share what we're most excited about for the future! Check it out above!
  • SWIFTIES — Excited For Taylor Swift's New Album? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know Before The Big Day Comes!

    Perez Hilton
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    There's no event like waiting for a Taylor Swift album to drop! With the popstar's highly anticipated album on the horizon, it's impossible to think about anything else BUT 1989! Especially since Shake It Off is playing on every radio station! Well, hopefully these little tidbits about T-Swizzle's next album will hold you over until October 27th when the album actually comes out! So, here are five secrets about the album as told by Tay Tay herself!  1. The album is based around her New York experience and conquering the concert jungle: "I was so…
  • Swoon Alert! Benedict Cumberbatch Is The Man Of Your Dreams As Gets Wet & Shirtless For Charity!

    Perez Hilton
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    WE NEED A MOMENT RIGHT NOW. HOLY MOLY.  What is it with Benedict Cumberbatch portraying literary figures?  First he's this generation's Sherlock Holmes and now he's emulating Mr. Darcy?  SWOON!!!  The Imitation Game actor took part in the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign in the UK (which raises money for cancer research) and boooooy are we glad that he did!  Seriously, just look at this picture! It's every fangirls dream come true!  Jason Bell, who has shot all the pictures for the campaign, has put together a collection of the most…
  • Lena Dunham Admits Her Secret Obsession With Celebrity Gossip! Hey Girl, Let's Talk!

    Perez Hilton
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Lena Dunham is a successful writer and TV star, and is quickly becoming an icon for young women everywhere. And guess what? She's obsessed with celebrity gossip! She really is just like us! The Girls creator was interviewed for Oprah's O Magazine and reluctantly admitted that she can't get enough of all the news that's fit to post on the Internet! She said: "I know that by reading them I'm supporting an industry that hurts people who are making art and putting themselves on the line. Still, all I want to know is who is breaking up with whom and who…
  • Man Gets Hit By Truck & Then Lights Himself On Fire In Front Of 3 Kids! Oh, And He's Also A Suspect For A Murder!

    Perez Hilton
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    This story is terrifying! An Ohio man, Hugo Ramos, walked into busy traffic in Pittsfield Township outside of Cleveland, got hit by a truck, walked back to his car, took what police believed to be a container of gasoline, drank from it, doused himself with the rest of it and lit himself on fire. What makes this story even worse is that there were three children in the vehicle at the time of his self immolation! That sounds like the most traumatizing event ever. Well, miraculously another motorist managed to put out the flames, and he was airlifted to a local hospital, where he was in critical…
 
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  • 'Vegetative' patient reacts after 16 years

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    'Vegetative' patient reacts after 16 yearsLorina NaciOne patient had been considered non-responsive since a cardiac arrest -- until a film is played.Movie that made the brain light upMore to watchRare colossal squid found10 movie sets you can visit
  • Major break in hunt for Pa. murder suspect

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Major break in hunt for Pa. murder suspectAPIt was the clue authorities were looking for to steer the manhunt, and is in thanks to a man walking his dog.Evidence found submerged in swampMore to readVideo: Politician thrown in dumpsterStewart case will go to grand jury
  • Is Leo DiCaprio headed for a different career?

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Is Leo DiCaprio headed for a different career? Getty The actor has not indicated that he has any intention to quit acting -- but he did just pick up a new job in a completely unrelated field.Coveted position he's undertakingMore entertainment newsMatt Damon to reprise iconic role Snowden movie being released
  • Vikings reverse Peterson decision amid public pressure

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Vikings reverse Peterson decision amid public pressureAPConceding to angry cries, Minnesota has placed Peterson on the exempt list.What move means for running backMore sports headlinesOrioles clinch playoff berthNationals take NL East title
  • Explosive new details surface on Rivers' death

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Explosive new details surface on Rivers' deathAPCNN has made public two previously unreported details surrounding what took place inside Joan's operating room -- one involving a photo. Allegations that could be damningRelated coverageSeinfeld: Rivers was to be in showWatch 3 min. of Joan at her best
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Education Gap

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

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    From the Economist- Alaskans like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected. Not so in rural Alaska, the swathes of frozen tundra that the state’s inhabitants call the bush. In Napaskiak, a village of 400 people on the west coast of the state, it is not unusual to see a black-robed Russian Orthodox priest riding a four-wheeled motorbike with two children and a wife perched on the back. Rural Alaska is different politically, too. In most of the United States, the…
  • An Auschwitz Guard Talks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis’ horrific machinery of death. Jakob W. was 19-years-old and in his third semester studying architecture at college when he received the letter that would, seven decades later, turn him into a suspect for complicity in murder. In the summer of 1942, the young man from a village near Belgrade received his draft notice. Just a few months later, he was standing on a tower hundreds of…
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Aloha Festivals bring annual hoolaulea block party and floral parade to Waikiki, Sept. 20 & 27 Pau riders in last year's Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Photo: Aloha Festivals.Think of it as a block party, Waikiki style!If you’re in town this Sat., Sept. 20, we recommend heading down to Waikiki for the 62nd annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea. The Hawaiian word hoolaulea means “celebration.” And this year’s street-closing, seven-block...
  • Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii.

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Our 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is out! Check out some of our picks for Best Places in Hawaii. "Best Nighttime Lookout": Twilight view from the Nuuanu Pali lookout. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Hawaii” issue is arriving in subscriber mailboxes and is on-sale nationwide now! The perennially popular issue features our annual collection of stuff that makes our Islands great.Left anywhere in your house or office, it’s also a fantastic conversation starter.The September/O...
  • Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Kilauea Volcano lava flow approaching homes in Hawaii Island’s Puna district        The current Puu Oo lava flow is seen 0.4 miles away from area homes in this photo dated Sept. 10. (Click photo to enlarge.) Photo: USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. A newly opened vent connected to the ongoing Puu Oo cone eruption on the eastern flank of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano is sending a slo...
  • Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Hawaii National Park pass offers unlimited entry to popular parks on Maui, Hawaii Island for $25 The new TriPark Annual Pass shows naupaka kahakai, a native coastal plant. Photo: National Park Service. Frequent island-hopping National Park visitors may want to add a new card to their wallets. The National Park Service’s Hawaii Tri-Park Pass covers admission to the Islands’ three national parks that charge fees—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii Island, and Maui’s Haleakala National Park—for one year from the…
  • Maui’s luxe Grand Wailea resort to undergo $30 million renovation

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Maui’s luxe Grand Wailea resort to undergo $30 million renovation Model of Grand Wailea resort renovated guestroom. Photo: Grand Wailea.Maui’s Grand Wailea resort will undergo $30 million in renovations, slated to begin this week and continuing through spring 2015. The recently announced renovations will refresh the massive luxury resort’s guestroom décor, pools and meeting areas. The resort will remain open throughout the renovation process.The 23-year-old resort will trade in the traditional browns and beiges of it...
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • First iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Reviews: 'Thin and Sexy', 'Bigger and Better', Impressive Battery Life Up to 2 Days

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    At its September 9 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some of the relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple's two new devices are essentially identical in design aside from the difference in screen size and the battery life/optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus, so we've chosen to combine the device reviews into one post. Brad Molen, Engadget: Both iPhones are thinner than their…
  • Apple to Require App-Specific Passwords For Third-Party Apps Accessing iCloud

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Apple is now offering app-specific passwords for third-party apps that access iCloud, allowing users to generate unique one-time use passwords to sign into iCloud securely. In a support document, Apple describes app-specific passwords as a feature of two-step verification and states that app-specific passwords will be required to sign into iCloud when using a third-party app beginning on October 1, 2014. If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if…
  • Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone. The document includes information on moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users instructions on how to add email accounts to the Mail app. It suggests using a third-party app (Copy My Data [Direct Link]) to transfer data like contacts, calendars, and photos. Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes…
  • Official iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases Arriving Ahead of Friday's iPhone Launch

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    While shipping vendors have been instructed to hold deliveries of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus until Friday's official launch date, there is no such restriction on the official Apple cases designed for the new devices. As a result, several MacRumors readers and others who placed orders for cases when iPhone pre-orders went live last Friday have already begun receiving their case orders. iLounge has shared some good photos of the brown leather iPhone 6 Plus case. The cases are very similar to the leather iPhone 5s cases with a microfiber interior to protect the iPhone itself, although the iPhone 6…
  • iCloud.com Now Utilizing Two-Factor Authentication

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Apple's two-factor authentication system is now enabled for iCloud.com, with the site asking for a verification code before allowing users with two-factor authentication enabled to access various iCloud.com apps. Access to iCloud.com apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote is restricted until the verification code is entered on the website, but Find My iPhone remains accessible. Users also receive an email when their Apple ID is used to sign into iCloud via the web browser, a feature that was implemented following the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud…
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • Getting Java client apps to run the way you want

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

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

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

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

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm writing a detailed set of instructions for getting VPN 'on-demand' working with iOS 7. See Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN for the details (it's way too much stuff to post via MacOSXHints, as much as I've been a fan of this site for many years). The complete set of instructions include: setting up an IPSec VPN with iOS setting up an OpenVPN with iOS setting up a managed iOS device with VPN 'on demand' capabilities (for both IPSec and OpenVPN). A few comments about this work: One of the primary objectives was to document a setup where the VPN-connected iOS devi ...
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • I Went To The Home Depot Kitchen Designer Training Roadshow In Chicago

    Martha Stewart
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, On August 19th, I traveled to Chicago to participate in The Home Depot Kitchen Designer Training Roadshow. At this important event, top kitchen designers from Home [&hellip...
  • Harvesting Catnip At My Farm

    Martha Stewart
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, You know how much I love my animals- I will do anything for them - and this includes making catnip for my beloved felines. Catnip is [&hellip...
  • The Inspiration Behind My Kitchen Designs

    Martha Stewart
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, Kitchen Week is finally here!  A week filled with exciting programming, sweepstakes, and special events focused on one of my favorite places in the home, the [&hellip...
  • My First Osage Orange!

    Martha Stewart
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, As I was making my way around the farm early yesterday morning, I came upon one of my grounds crew, Chhewang Sherpa, who had just picked [&hellip...
  • A Luncheon to Honor Carolina Herrera

    Martha Stewart
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Readers, Last week I attended a wonderful event in honor of my good friend, and one of my favorite fashion designers, Carolina Herrera. The Couture Council of [&hellip...
 
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • London Design Festival 2014: the Wallpaper* edit

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
  • Winners announced for the London Design Medal 2014

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Now in its eighth edition, the Design Medal has become one of the design calendar's most anticipated and significant design accolades. Its quartet of winners - awarded during the London Design Festival in the areas of overall excellence, lifetime achievement, entrepreneurial excellence and emerging talent - form a fitting portrait of the design scene, not only in London but globally. Backed by Italian watch brand Panerai, the London Design Medal was awarded this year to French design siblings Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who over 20-odd years have achieved a consistently relevant portfolio…
  • Yoshio Taniguchi's new Heisei Chishinkan wing is a minimalist counterpoint to the Kyoto National Museum

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A full 16 years after Praemium Imperiale Laureate Yoshio Taniguchi was given the commission to update the 1966 collection hall at the Kyoto National Museum, the new Heisei Chishinkan finally opened on 13 September.  The almost 18.000 m2 new wing now houses some of Japan's most important artworks, so it was key that the building, including the storage and exhibition facilities, was earthquake secured to the highest technological standards. In fact, the completed building has been left empty for a whole year before the opening just to make sure the construction materials and paints are all…
  • Best Urban Hotels 2014: the shortlist

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    It is no hyperbole to state that we are the most well travelled generation in history. So much so that it’s no longer uncommon to jump on a transatlantic flight from Paris to New York for a weekend break. Some might even fly from Singapore to Melbourne for dinner. See the shortlist for our Best Urban Hotels 2014 This unprecedented level of jet-setting poses its own unique challenges, with hotels – particularly those in urban centres – vying for differentiation, scrambling to make a play for that prized check-in. Business centres and mediocre gym facilities are now banned. In…
  • Mosa's two new tile collections have you covered

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The reclaimed wood of your dining table could tell tales of its past lives. The pictures on your wall are worth the requisite 1,000 words. So why not your tiles? Designers at the Dutch tile manufacturer Mosa have created two new ranges that exhibit the depth and richness of a treasured object. Like individual artworks, each ceramic tile in the Scenes and Solids collections has its own unique texture and identity. Placed side by side in compositions of varying shades or grain, they reveal scenarios of layered complexity. Evocative of organic, wind-swept surfaces, they stimulate our natural…
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • From Form Bring The Fun Fair To Reasons To Be Creative

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

    Yves Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This original series of video interviews was published during our Webfonts Week in November 2009. The series continued beyond these initial interviews. It expanded its scope to feature the most interesting figures in typography, lettering and design talk about their work and their…
  • True Detective Wins 2014 Emmy Award For Outstanding Main Title Design

    Yves Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Yesterday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2013-2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 66th Emmy Awards presentation. The Emmy® Awards recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members, with each member casting a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. As typography (and other arts related to the alphabet like calligraphy, lettering, graffiti, etc.) are the…
  • FontWalk 3 Strolls/Scrolls Through Noteworthy Releases

    Yves Peters
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    FontShop launched the third instalment of their scrolltastic interpretation of the type catalogue / specimen / newsletter with FontWalk 3. This award-winning microsite – nominated for Jahr der Wer­bung 2013, Silver at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2014, and Gold at the Annual Multimedia Award 2014 – in­tro­duces new typefaces and high­lights in­ter­est­ing top­ics. By adding movement it takes the viewer quite literally on a journey from one typeface to the next, showcasing the features of the fonts and illus­trating their unique qual­i­ties. Concise…
  • Hans Eduard Meier Passes Away At Age 91

    Yves Peters
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Like I mentioned in my announcement of the TDC Medal 2014 for contemporary type design powerhouse David Berlow, mid-July was a week of both celebration and sadness in the world of type design and typography. On Tuesday, July 15 Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully, aged 91. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the name of his typeface certainly will be familiar. Syntax is one of the best-known sans serif typefaces. Even more, I would like to make a case for it being the first true humanist sans, a genre that reached new heights of popularity around the turn…
 
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Helping Kids Make “Good” Decisions

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

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

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

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

    Zen Mommy
    20 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    The next time your child plays out a challenging behavior that seems to come from a "strong-will", see if you can step into the experience from their point of view. Be your child's relationship "training wheels"...
 
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    VentureBeat

  • The space between sales and marketing is a big problem, but it’s a bigger opportunity

    Louis Jonckheere, Showpad
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    GUEST POSTImage Credit: poznyakov/ShutterstockIn many companies the relationship between sales and marketing is a very difficult one. Unfortunately, this broken relationship is considered to be a standard of internal business dynamics despite costing companies millions of dollars every year. Sales acceleration technology, focused on increasing the velocity of the sales process, can play a huge role in aligning sales and marketing, especially on the field. With approximately 3 million field sales reps (non retail) in North America, there is a tremendous opportunity for tech startups to start…
  • The push for growth: Startup Marketing Conference 2014

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    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    SPONSORED POSTThis sponsored post is produced by Startup Socials. Could be your start-up is just bracing for launch. Or you already have a solid revenue stream and need to break through to the next threshold. Wherever you sit on the start-up spectrum, the one unifying force among all startups is the push for growth. It’s the same driving force behind the Startup Marketing Conference, the only digital and lean marketing education event for startups and innovation teams focused entirely on low-cost and high-impact strategies to drive growth. It’s a chance to acquire essential learning on…
  • Here’s what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

    Julie Bort, Business Insider
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Image Credit: David Crow/FlickrWhile there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well. We’ve heard of senior engineers getting a base salary of $160,000, with stock options and other benefits on top. Some interns are earning $7,000 a month, which amounts to $84,000 a year. So we sifted through job-hunting site Glassdoor to find the best-paying jobs listed on that site, at the best tech companies, according to Glassdoor’s ranking of the best places to work. We…
  • Feds nail Yelp for violating kids’ privacy rights

    Richard Byrne Reilly
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Image Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-31437106/stock-photo-many-dollars-of-money-and-a-judge-hammer.htmlWhen it comes to violating children’s rights online, the Federal Trade Commission picked not a mobile gaming company to hit, as rumored, but Yelp. And today, Yelp admitted to having a “bug” problem. Virtual customer review stalwart Yelp, based in San Francisco, said it paid $450,000 to the FTC for collecting names and other identifiers of children without their consent, a clear violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This is an…
  • How to maximize your ROI from VC introductions

    Minal Hasan, attorney and investor
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    GUEST POSTImage Credit: Len Matthews/FlickrAs a startup lawyer and strategic advisor in Silicon Valley, I find that a significant percentage of my overall time is focused on helping startup founders learn and manage the venture fundraising process and tactics. One of the most common requests I receive from my clients (and many others in my broader network) is for introductions to venture capitalists. They also ask me for advice on how to ask for introductions from other connectors in their network. Connecting with VCs is an issue that not only freshly minted MBAs struggle with. In fact,…
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    hrw.org

  • Human Rights Watch UPR Submission to UNHRC: Belarus

    Human Rights Watch
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email UPR Submission on Belarus August 2014   Summary[1]read more
  • Europe: National Courts Extend Reach of Justice

    Human Rights Watch
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Governments wanting to limit impunity for the most serious international crimes should look to the examples of three European countries showing leadership in this area, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Specialized war crimes units composed of police, prosecutors, and immigration officials have the means to bring those responsible for atrocity crimes worldwide to justice and to ensure that war criminals don’t find safe haven when they flee their own country. (The Hague) - Governments wanting to limit impunity for the most serious…
  • Pakistan: Restore Death Penalty Moratorium

    Human Rights Watch
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Pakistani government should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. The execution of Shoaib Sarwar, scheduled for September 18, 2014, will end Pakistan’s unofficial six-year death penalty moratorium by civilian courts and return Pakistan to the dwindling ranks of countries imposing capital punishment. (New York) – The Pakistani government should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights…
  • Rights Activists Honored

    Human Rights Watch
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. (New York) – Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. read more
  • Vietnam: Pervasive Deaths, Injuries in Police Custody

    Human Rights Watch
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Police throughout Vietnam abuse people in their custody, in some cases leading to death, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Vietnamese government should take immediate action to end suspicious deaths in custody and torture of detainees by police, Human Rights Watch said. (Bangkok) – Police throughout Vietnam abuse people in their custody, in some cases leading to death, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Vietnamese government should take immediate action to end suspicious deaths in custody and torture of…
 
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    UNICEF News

  • In Gaza, children go back to school after a devastating summer

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    GAZA, State of Palestine, 16 September 2014 – Early on Sunday, Gaza woke at last to a familiar sight: streets crowded with children dressed in school uniforms. Half a million students have returned to school this week, with memories still fresh of 50 days of violence that engulfed the coastal enclave this summer and delayed the start of classes by three weeks.
  • In Somalia, emergency airlifts supply towns unreachable by road

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    HUDUR, Somalia, 15 September 2014 – Habiba Ahmed Mohamed has walked more than 7 km to reach the Maternal and Child health clinic in Hudur, capital of the Bakool region of south-western Somalia. As she arrives, she shades her sick baby from the scorching heat.
  • UNICEF Executive Board turns its focus to child protection

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
  • In Cameroon, struggling to address a polio outbreak

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    KETTE, Cameroon, 11 September 2014 – Since violence erupted in the Central African Republic in December 2013, more than 125,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Cameroon. One of them is 38-year-old Awoua. Her husband was killed in the Central African Republic, and now she must support her six children on her own – including her 18-month-old son, Amadou, who was recently diagnosed with polio.
  • UNICEF Executive Board puts focus on record number of children living in emergencies

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 September 2014 – In its second regular session of 2014, which opened yesterday, UNICEF’s Executive Board turned its attention to vulnerable children living in the midst of crisis and what can be done to ensure they are reached with life-saving aid. A record number of global emergencies have led to UNICEF having to respond to the needs of increasing numbers of children living in dire situations.
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  • Amy Poehler’s Secret to Looking Your Best

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    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com A Month of (20-Minute) Meals How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes 7 Cute Summer-to-Fall SkirtsFiled under: Daily Thought
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    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • One Thing to Never Be Afraid Of

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    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 20 Easy Hair-Care Tips Everyone Should Know 24 Smart Kitchen Organizing Ideas 10 Ways to Make Positive Changes in Your LifeFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Top 10 All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

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    11 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Already day dreaming about a winter vacation to someplace warm?  Our colleagues at CoastalLiving.com have pulled together the top 10 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts. They say, “You go. You eat. You swim. You sip. All the relax-long day. It is hard work, but someone has to do it. Your only job: Choose from our ultimate list of the best places where […]
  • Remembering 9/11

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    11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Jimmy Fallon & Barbra Streisand Sing Medley of Duets

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Jimmy Fallon & Barbra Streisand Sing Medley of Duets Barbra Streisand sings a medley of duets from her new album "Partners" with Jimmy standing in for Elvis, Blake Shelton, and Michael Bublé. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more Jimmy Fallon: Follow Jimmy: http://Twitter.com/JimmyFallon Like Jimmy: https://Facebook.com/JimmyFallon Get more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Follow The Tonight Show: http://Twitter.com/FallonTonight Like The Tonight…
  • Minecraft Celebrates The Microsoft Acquisition

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Minecraft Celebrates The Microsoft Acquisition CONAN Highlight: When Microsoft bought the blocky game, there was only one way for its inventor to celebrate. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channel of late night host Conan O'Brien, CONAN on TBS & TeamCoco.com. Subscribe now to be updated on the latest videos: http://bit.ly/W5wt5D For Full Episodes of CONAN on TBS, visit http://teamcoco.com/video Get Social With Team Coco: On Facebook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/TeamCoco‬ On Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TeamCoco/ On Twitter:…
  • Bethany & Derek's Jive - Dancing with the Stars

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Bethany & Derek's Jive - Dancing with the Stars Bethany Mota and Derek Hough showed off their enviable skills with an impressive jive on the premiere episode of #DWTS Season 19. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/mo7HqT Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8|7c on ABC! Learn more about Dancing with The Stars: http://facebook.com/DWTS http://twitter.com/DancingABC http://instagram.com/DancingABC http://pinterest.com/DancingABC http://plus.google.com/+dancingwithth... http://DWTSABC.tumblr.com http://abc.com/DWTS Official Hashtag #DWTS From: ABCDWTS Views: 219396 4301 ratings Time: 01:12 More…
  • 13 Scandalous Disney Worker Whisper Confessions

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    13 Scandalous Disney Worker Whisper Confessions Is Disney actually the happiest place on earth? Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1m6TdDc Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1m6Tgia "Download Whisper for more anonymous Disney worker secrets: http://bit.ly/1m4z4sG -------------------------- MUSIC Soaring Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. STILLS Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and others performing outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort Paris also known as EuroDisney John Sones Singing…
  • Tim Cook on Privacy and Apple Pay | Charlie Rose

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tim Cook on Privacy and Apple Pay | Charlie Rose Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about consumer privacy, data, and Apple Pay in an exclusive two-part interview. The second part airs September 15, 2014 on CHARLIE ROSE. For more, visit www.charlierose.com About Charlie Rose: Emmy award winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers." He is the host of Charlie Rose, the nightly PBS program that engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. USA Today calls…
 
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  • Punctuation Mistakes #1: Unnecessary Commas

    Maeve Maddox
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    A common error with commas is to sprinkle them where they don’t belong. Here are five examples of this type of comma error. 1. Incorrect: The laptop on the table, is mine. Correct: The laptop on the table is mine. Do not separate a subject from its verb. The subject is “The laptop on the table.” 2. Incorrect: Motel rooms, that are dirty, ought to be illegal. Correct: Motel rooms that are dirty ought to be illegal. Do not set off a restrictive clause. The clause “that are dirty” is essential to the meaning of “motel rooms.” No commas are needed. 3. Incorrect: The dog understood…
  • Mutually Exclusive

    Maeve Maddox
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    A reader asks, Could you write a piece on the use of the term “mutually exclusive”? I always get a little befuddled when someone says, “This and that are not mutually exclusive.” I have to stop and do the math to make sure I follow. The expression “mutually exclusive” is used in statistics to refer to events that cannot occur at the same time. For example, with $10 in my pocket, I go into a store intending to buy a battery and a jump drive, but each item costs $10. I can buy the battery or I can buy the jump drive, but not both. The purchases are “mutually exclusive.” Writers…
  • Adaption vs. Adaptation

    Maeve Maddox
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A reader in the UK who grew up hearing the word adaption used in reference to radio and television programs based on books wonders, Where did adaptation come from, since there is no verb adaptate? The earliest OED documentation of the verb adapt is dated 1531. The noun adaptation comes along in 1597, 18 years earlier than adaption (1615). English has no verb “adaptate,” but the past participle stem of Latin adaptare (to fit, to adapt) is adaptat-. Adaptation came into English from French, with the extra syllable already in place. Adaption looks like a homegrown nominalization of the verb…
  • Don’t Do Due Diligence

    Maeve Maddox
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Not so very long ago, the only people I heard talk about “due diligence” were realtors. Due diligence is a legal term that refers to the exercise of proper care and attention to avoid committing an offense through ignorance. For example, a realtor must trace previous ownership and make sure that a property is free and clear before selling it to a new owner. In another context, due diligence is the comprehensive appraisal of a business undertaken to evaluate the commercial worth of a business. Due diligence is exercised to investigate such matters as assets and liabilities. Since the…
  • Uses of Do

    Maeve Maddox
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    ESL learners sometimes have difficulty with the uses of the verb do. For example, a reader wonders about the use of the -ing form doing: According to what I have learned, “do” is used with the simple present form of the verb to make a question: “Do you like pizza?” But I have seen “do” used with the “-ing” form of the verb: “Does closing a scheme for new money pay off?” “Does shutting furnace vents improve efficiency?” “Does doing a tattoo hurt?” Please explain. Do may be used as either a main verb or as a helping verb. Its forms are do, did, (have) done, doing. As…
 
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  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
  • Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    Guest Blogger
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey. You are getting sleepy…very sleepy… That’s typically what comes to mind when you think of hypnosis—a stage show with some unfortunate soul doing the chicken-dance. However, those who practice hypnosis are quick to give a proper explanation. Here’s the textbook definition: The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person becomes highly responsive to suggestion or direction. We enter into hypnotic states on a daily basis; completely absorbed in an activity and losing track of time. It happens when…
  • The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    Guest Blogger
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Image via Flickr user na.harii. This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Do you feel like every article you write is exactly like another you’ve already written or read? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s something we all deal with. Perhaps you need a refresher, a reminder, or just someone to give you a few new ideas - a nudge along the way. This article will give a full look at how to encourage and capture readership, optimize for action and engagement, and get the most out of your content – the full gamut of…
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  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
  • Permission to Kick Ass: Granted

    Pamela Wilson
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    What if you discovered that your own words and thoughts were wreaking havoc on your chances for success? They might be. What you say about what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference in your own mind. And it makes a big difference in how people view your work. At some point, you have to decide if you want to be at the top of your field. Does that sound like too audacious of a goal? I’d like to propose that you consider it. That you eliminate “I’ll try” from your vocabulary. That you make it your aim to be the best, to surpass the competition, and to go for the…
 
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    Cute Overload

  • More Cool Dual Rules

    Brinke
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Get another Twin-Pak™ of Rules for you, care of Cuteporter Shannon V. She says, “We keep finding these little guys in our pool. #wheresyourmama.” #13: “Juicy” eyes & noses are cute. #21: Eye capsules are cute. [*Note- Couldn't we have a Rule like this: "If your head can auto-retract into your body, that's Cute." -FWIW, -Ed.] Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: The Rules of Cuteness, Turtle
  • Dex Paw-sitively Destroys Rule #95

    Brinke
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Ever since we put up the photo of Lefty and suggested that our new Rule #95 should just be retired – ’cause he now owned it- we’ve had to (surprise, like this is something new) back pedal a bit on that blanket statement. Wallace was next to claim a shot at the throne. And then..there’s Big D. “This is Dexter, I noticed the recent side eye Hall of Fame pictures, and thought Dexter would be a contender. Not only do you get the Side-Eye, but also the sassy ear that gives him a Rhianna look. This was just after I got my new camera and he was not too pleased with how…
  • Muzzle…Nozzle…Or Schnozzle?

    Brinke
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We might just have to add this to the Glossary as Sender-Inner Cailin S. remarks: “My whole family loves Cute Overload. Pets and people alike. My son kept saying to me, “Kiba has such a cute nozzle!” or “that dog over there has a Cute nozzle.” I finally told him he was saying muzzle wrong. He proceeded to set me right: “Muzzle and Nozzle are two different things! A nozzle is an especially Cute combination of a muzzle and nose.” Duh! Here is a picture of two perfect specimens of “Nozzles,” Kiba and Outlaw. Maybe Nozzle should be considered…
  • Gentleman And…Er, Hamster: On Your Marks, Get SET…

    Brinke
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    You haven’t truly lived life until you’ve watched competitive-eating maniac champion Takeru Kobayashi square off against….a hamster. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, all in 1:43. From Megan.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: hamster, Hoomin Interaction, Pepto Bismol
  • Epic Muzzlepowsche FLAPPAGE

    Brinke
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Stella’s back for another C.O. Visit. Stacy M. (Stella’s maid/chef/stylist) says: “Hi again Cute Overload!! Thought you might like this video of sweet Stella napping after a crazy day. I recommend turning up the volume to hear her superb snoozing snorky sounds! Stella loves being featured on Cute Overload, she tells all the dogs in the neighborhood!!” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BIG HUGE PUPPEHs
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  • LG to Supply Apple Watch Displays, Apple Aiming to Sell 50 Million Units in 2015

    Richard Padilla
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    LG Display will supply the AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch when it launches in 2015, reports Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is also expecting to ship five million units of the wearable device a month, and is aiming to sell more than 50 million Apple Watches in 2015. Apple was also said to be in talks with Samsung to provide AMOLED panels for the device, however the company ultimately decided that all displays for its smartwatch would come from LG. The news is similar to a report last October from The Korea Herald, which noted that Apple was close to striking a deal with LG to…
  • First iPhone 6 Unboxing Video Surfaces

    Husain Sumra
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    As the first reviews of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the Internet, T3 took the opportunity to post the first unboxing of the iPhone 6, depicting the specific packaging and layout of the box for the smaller device. The video starts off showing off the new packaging for the iPhone 6, which, unlike the packaging for other Apple products, does not feature a color photo of the device on the outside. Instead, the box features a white, textured silhouette of the device inside. The rest of the video goes through standard unboxing protocol, showing off included documentation, the EarPods…
  • Official iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Report 1 GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Earlier today, a screenshot from iPhone monitoring app System Status suggested Apple's larger iPhone 6 Plus might be limited to 1 GB of RAM, much like the iPhone 6. Several iPhone 6 Plus reviews, which were released this evening, appear to confirm that hypothesis, with multiple sites reporting the device has 1 GB of RAM. In its review, Macworld says that the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus both "appear to have the same 1GB of memory as last year's devices." TechRadar has a similar claim, stating that both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have 1 GB of RAM, as does The Guardian, listing 1GB of RAM in…
  • SwiftKey's Systemwide Gesture Keyboard Launching Alongside iOS 8 for Free

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Earlier this year, popular Android alternative keyboard maker SwiftKey expanded to iOS with a note-taking app integrating the company's gesture keyboard. And with Apple opening up iOS to systemwide third-party keyboard as part of iOS 8, SwiftKey is ready to expand its presence. In a blog post and appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, SwiftKey showed off its iOS 8 gesture keyboard and announced that it will launch alongside iOS 8 when the new operating system debuts tomorrow. In addition to allowing users to type by dragging their fingers from key to key and offering predictive…
  • Appeals Court Throws Out $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Lawsuit

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Back in 2012, patent holding company VirnetX won a patent lawsuit against Apple over virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity related to Apple's FaceTime video calling feature. VirnetX was awarded $368.2 million after a jury trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today threw out the decision, reports The Wall Street Journal, ruling that the verdict was influenced by the instructions given to the jury during the trial.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a specialized Washington-based court that handles patent appeals, ruled the verdict was "tainted" by…
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  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When Apple released the first iPhone, its 3.5-inch touchscreen seemed huge compared to the displays of other phones. Nonetheless, competitors responded with even larger screens, trying to find areas where they could provide clear alternatives to Apple hardware. Consumers responded positively, so the competition started making even bigger phones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • This is Tim: Cook talks to Charlie Rose about Apple Watch, Samsung, and the future

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t speak publicly often outside of events and the company’s quarterly earnings calls, so it was a special treat to watch his interview with Charlie Rose this weekend. We’ve put together edited highlights from his first hour chatting with the ABC talk show host about Apple’s new products, the Apple TV, Steve Jobs, and the future of the company.On the iPhone 6 Plus We could have done a larger iPhone years ago. It’s never been about just making a larger phone, it’s about making a better phone in every single way. And so we ship things when they’re ready……
  • Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    If you’re upgrading to iOS 8 on Wednesday, you must resist the urge to upgrade to iCloud Drive if you want to continue to sync your phone to your Mac. Why? Well, iCloud Drive only works with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. And you all know which OS we’re still waiting on. Until Yosemite drops, upgrading to iCloud Drive will keep you from syncing devices running iOS 8 and devices running OS X Mavericks. Good news: After you install iOS 8, Apple will ask you if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive. Tap the button that says “Not Now.” Easy enough, right?To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Subway will soon allow customers to pay for their sandwiches with the tap of a smartphone.The sandwich franchise chain said Tuesday it will launch contactless NFC payments across more than 26,000 restaurants in the U.S. starting Oct. 1.The company is working with Softcard, a mobile payments joint venture operated by the big four cellular networks, to launch the system, but a Subway spokeswoman said that any payment app based on the NFC standard will be accepted. That includes the soon-to-be-launched Apple Pay and existing services from Google Wallet, PayPal and other vendors.The rollout will…
  • Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Just in time for Apple's new iPhones, Verizon is extending upgrade privileges to anyone who's eligible in the next two months. As Android Police reports, customers with upgrade eligibility before November 15 can get their upgrades starting now. You can check your eligibility through Verizon's Website, as the shift should kick in automatically. Serenity Caldwell Apple's iPhone 6.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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  • Singer Futura Quintet Sewing Machine

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sew ButtonsThere's fashion, and then there's reality. And in reality, everything's been sewn together at some point. That runway model wearing something hot and new wasn't behind a sewing machine all night. But someone sure was. All those brand-name clothes covered in logos? How do you think they were put together? Fashion might be there to offer the illusion your clothes were hatched fully-formed from an egg, but make no mistake: someone somewhere in the process absolutely had a sewing machine. In fact, if you look at the story of every major fashion house, most of them start with "And then…
  • The Debunker: Did the Band Play "Nearer, My God, to Thee" as the Titanic Sank?

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? The catchy government slogan is "Be disaster aware! Take action to prepare!" But how disaster-aware are we really? Lots of the things we know about life's worst calamities are actually wrong--and in some cases, dangerously so. Luckily, Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! survivor and professional know-it-all, is here to set us straight. Because what could be more disastrous than ignorance? Well, maybe a big volcano. Ignorance, and also a big volcano. The Debunker: Did the Band Play "Nearer, My God, to Thee" as the Titanic Sank? More than 1,500…
  • Music Monday: Scottish Independence

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! Thursday, September 18th is the day that Scotland could begin the processing of being an independent nation. Which way will they go? Which way will the people lean? Scott’s gathered some exciting Scotland-connected bands to celebrate the eventful week to come. God Help The Girl - Come Monday Night   God Help The Girl was born out of Belle & Sebastian, the Scottish band much loved by the hip and the cool. I don’t know their feelings on the vote, but I am so very happy they didn’t redo this song as “Come Thursday Night” with lyrics all about the…
  • LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Passion. Romance. Giardia.Let us quench your thirst for romance with this short film.
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    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Love is in the air and bacteria is in the water. Love is in the air and bacteria is in the water. Join us as we take the LifeStraw on a romantic journey
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    Drudge Retort

  • Mob Throws Politician in the Trash in Ukraine

    rcade
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    To protest a bill banning protesting outside Parliament, angry Ukrainian protesters today threw its main advocate, lawmaker Vitaly Zhuravsky, into a dumpster conveniently placed outside the Parliament building in Kiev.
  • U.S. Military Will Combat Ebola in Africa

    Corky
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Pentagon is sending 3,000 people to West Africa -- more than twice the number currently stationed in Iraq -- to expand U.S. efforts to help fight the deadly Ebola virus, President Obama plans to announce today. Military personnel will not directly provide health care to the thousands of patients, but they will help coordinate efforts of the U.S. government and various international relief organizations to contain the epidemic, according to a statement from the White House.
  • Suspect Named in Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush

    rcade
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist, state police said Tuesday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he allegedly used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," Noonan said. "What his reasons are, we don't know."
  • Florida Man Shoots Sister in 'Tombstone' Trick

    726
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    A Florida woman was shot and killed over the weekend when her brother unsuccessfully attempted to re-enact some fancy gunplay from the movie Tombstone. In the 1993 classic western, actor Michael Biehn, as Johnny Ringo, elaborately twirls his pistol during a barroom showdown with Val Kilmer, as Doc Holliday. Eric Stayton attempted the same stunt Saturday night at his home in Chaires, where about a dozen friends and relatives were celebrating the birthdays of his sister, 39-year-old Renee Chaires, and her 23-year-old daughter, reported the Tallahassee Democrat.
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'Not the Guy' for Peace

    rcade
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In a conversation with a citizen caught on C-SPAN, former President Bill Clinton said he agrees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "not the guy" for a peace deal. The video shows the 42nd president at Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa steak fry Sunday speaking with an individual along a rope line. "Netanyahu himself said that he does not want peace. If we don't force him to make peace, we will not have peace," the man told Clinton. "First of all, I agree with that," Clinton responded.
 
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  • Vikings bar Peterson until case is resolved

    ESPN.com news services
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson, putting him on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved, which bars him from all team activities, the team said.
  • Mayor: Talks with 6 possible Hawks owners

    Associated Press
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
  • Friends, family recall whippings to Peterson

    ESPN.com news services
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    Friends and family of Adrian Peterson's in Texas paint a bleak portrait in interviews with USA Today of a father who saw few if any limits to using mild to moderate violence as a tool for punishing his son.
  • Warner, Seau among 1st-year HOF nominees

    Associated Press
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Girardi livid at Rays: Yanks 'not pin cushions'

    Andrew Marchand
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Following a loss that saw three New York Yankees ejected and the benches clear, a "pissed" Joe Girardi accused the Tampa Bay Rays of pitching inside incompetently.
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    WIRED » Science

  • NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

    Marcus Woo
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely home, with the goal of meeting all […] The post NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Stretchable, Light-Up Surface Inspired by Squid Skin

    Nick Stockton
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Squid and other cephalopods control their skin displays by contracting color-filled cells. A team of engineers attempted the same using elastomer and electrical pulses. The post A Stretchable, Light-Up Surface Inspired by Squid Skin appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music?

    Nick Stockton
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Music has chemistry, both in maintaining friendships and helping us make new ones. Science can help us understand how it works. The post What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music? appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives

    Nick Stockton
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    A joint team of engineers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have printed an ant-sized radio onto a silicon chip that harvests energy from the signals it receives. The post This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives appeared first on WIRED.
  • Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus

    Greg Miller
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    A team of researchers is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden text on a 500-year old map used by Christopher Columbus to plan his first voyage across the Atlantic. The post Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.
  • Boosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a study finds. A review of data from more than 150 studies from the U.S. and other regions showed that high yields were linked to production systems in which corn plants took up key nutrients at specific ratios -- nitrogen and phosphorus at a ratio of 5-to-1 and nitrogen and potassium at a ratio of 1-to-1. These nutrient uptake ratios were associated with high yields regardless of the region where the corn was grown.
  • Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a new partnership. The ability to operate turbine blades at higher temperatures improves efficiency and reduces energy costs.
  • Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings.
  • Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
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    Life On My Mobile

  • Review: BACtrack Mobile

    Troy Brown
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In this day and age, almost everyone is looking for a gadget that can tie into their smartphone that will make their life easier in some way. The folks at BACtrack have come up with a small portable Bluetooth breathalyzer that will accurately measure how much alcohol you have in your system. This may help you make an educated decision about when you have had too much to drink. I have been using a BACtrack Mobile for the past several months, and I must say that I am impressed with the speed and apparent accuracy of the readings. The device is small and can be taken anywhere with you. It easily…
  • Android Game Steals WhatsApp Conversations And Sells Them

    Troy Brown
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Remember how crappy WhatsApp security is and the developers really don’t seem to care? Once again the lack of an encrypted WhatsApps database leads to a game, stealing conversations and selling them. All the user needed was your phone number if you had both WhatsApp and Balloon Pop 2 installed. Balloon Pop 2 was removed from the Google Play store once it was discovered that a for a fee anyone could grab a copy of the users WhatsApp conversation. The apps website listed the game as a way to “backup” your WhatsApp conversations but the real reason is to spy on someone. It is…
  • Quick Review: Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi

    Paul Barraza
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Have you ever wanted to get some of the cool new features of today’s connected cars, but just can’t afford the price tag for that vehicle? Well, now you just may be able to get those features added to your existing vehicle for a much smaller price tag. What are these cool features I’m referring to? Well they are: Remote Access, Vehicle Health and Diagnostics, GPS Tracking, Geo-fencing, and Vehicle Alerts to name a few. Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi, or VDD for short, is currently available to Verizon Wireless subscribers only. It is priced at $249.99 with month-to-month…
  • Quick Review: Energi Sliding Power Case for iPhone 5/5s

    Aaron Bellows
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    iPhone’s today are essentially mini computers, and that kind of information and potential at our fingertips everyday has a price. The price on a iPhone is not only data, but more importantly power. Battery power to be more specific. Every device comes with a predetermined amount of power in the battery. That juice has to last to get the user through their day. A day of making phone calls, sending a receiving texts and emails, surfing the web, creating documents, listening to music, watching videos, etc, etc, etc. We use our phones now more than ever, and that use is causing our…
  • Nomad To The Rescue With Charging Accessories

    Aaron Bellows
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Lets face it, we are consumed with powering our devices. Mobile accessory markets are being flooded with portable batteries, power supplies, and phone cases with built in battery life extenders. Each new generation of devices seems to run down batteries faster to power the latest processors, higher definition screens, speakers and more. When is the last time you remember making through and entire day without needing to charge your phone at least once? If you’re on the go like I am, you may forget to grab that power cord, or may not want to deal with that tangly mess. That’s where…
 
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