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  • First Draft: Today in Politics

    NYT > Home Page
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    John D. Podesta, the recently departed counselor to President Obama who is expected to play a senior role on the campaign, is expecting to split his time between Washington and New York City.
  • Peshawar schools named after victims

    BBC News - Home
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
  • Gay Syrians live in fear of ISIS persecution - Top Stories
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Syrians have been thrown from high buildings and beheaded by ISIS because of their perceived sexual orientation. Arwa Damon documents some of the cases. FULL STORY
  • Bond Yields, Euro Fall on ECB What's News US
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    Bonds continue to smash records and the euro is still sliding after the European Central Bank underlined its commitment to a bond-buying program.
  • Islamic State Militants Bulldoze Ancient Nimrud City in Iraq

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic heritage as idolatrous, had pillaged the 3,000-year-old site on the banks of the Tigris river. The assault against Nimrud came just a week after the release of a video showing Islamic State forces smashing museum statues and carvings in Mosul, the city they seized…
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  • Gay Syrians live in fear of ISIS persecution

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Syrians have been thrown from high buildings and beheaded by ISIS because of their perceived sexual orientation. Arwa Damon documents some of the cases. FULL STORY
  • Police: Driver slams into 5

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    At least four people were injured Friday when they were run over by a car near border police headquarters in Jerusalem, Israeli police said.
  • Borger: Dems' only choice? Defend Hillary Clinton

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    They were not-so-affectionately dubbed the "bed-wetters" by then-Obama senior adviser David Plouffe. The definition: Democrats who run to the hills every time there's a bump in the road. The Chicken Littles. The woe-is-us crowd.
  • Harrison Ford crashes plane

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    It appears Harrison Ford is battered, laid up in a hospital, but not in mortal danger.
  • 'Top Gun' carrier makes final journey

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    The aircraft carrier USS Ranger, which saw action in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm and had appearances in the movies "Top Gun" and "Star Trek IV," is on its final journey, a five-month cruise at the end of a tow cable from Bremerton, Washington, to a scrapyard Texas.
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  • Bond Yields, Euro Fall on ECB

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    Bonds continue to smash records and the euro is still sliding after the European Central Bank underlined its commitment to a bond-buying program.
  • Staples Swings To Loss on Write-down

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Staples Inc., awaiting regulatory approval for its deal to merge with rival Office Depot Inc., swung to a loss in its fourth quarter as it took a write-down on some of its international businesses.
  • China's Long Road to Reform

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    While touting plans to shift to a consumer-driven economy, Beijing’s new budget signals a continued preference for the strong hand of the state over the marketplace.
  • Eurozone Growth Drivers Broad-Based

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The modest pickup in eurozone economic growth in the final months of last year was aided by rising investment and exports, a boost to hopes that the currency area’s recovery will strengthen this year.
  • China's Stock Connect Falls Short on Bets Against Shares

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    A week after China allowed foreign investors to bet against mainland shares, no one had taken up the challenge—with industry officials citing short selling rules that make it nearly impossible.
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  • Islamic State Militants Bulldoze Ancient Nimrud City in Iraq

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic heritage as idolatrous, had pillaged the 3,000-year-old site on the banks of the Tigris river. The assault against Nimrud came just a week after the release of a video showing Islamic State forces smashing museum statues and carvings in Mosul, the city they seized…
  • Kremlin Critic Navalny, Out of Jail, Vows to Fight On

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention center on Friday and promised that Russia's opposition will continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week's killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. But Navalny and other opposition leaders face a tough task getting their message out beyond Russia's small urban middle-class, especially as they are largely kept off state media and often quarrel amongst themselves. Wearing a dark jacket and jeans, his face unshaven, Navalny was released after serving 15 days for handing out leaflets in the Moscow…
  • Palestinian Vehicle Attack Injures Five in Jerusalem

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of people standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least five, including four security officials, Israeli police said. None of those hit was seriously injured. The incident, which police said they were treating as a terrorist attack, took place on a main road in East Jerusalem, the predominantly Arab side of the city, close to an Israeli border police station. After crashing his vehicle, the driver got out and attempted to stab passersby with a knife before he was shot and wounded by police from the nearby station,…
  • EU to Prepare Possible New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Britain's foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken. Both Kiev and pro-Russia separatists have accused each other of violence since last month's peace deal that calls for heavy weapons to be withdrawn from the frontline in east Ukraine. "The European Union will remain united on the question of sanctions, sanctions must remain in place until there is full compliance (with the Minsk agreement)," Philip Hammond said. "We will…
  • Harrison Ford Injured in Small Plane Crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, about a mile (1.6 km) away, and the pilot survived in “fair to moderate” condition, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said. Butler declined to confirm that Ford was on board the aircraft, but a source close to the investigation said it was…
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  • NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet

    Geoff Brumfiel
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.» E-Mail This
  • Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

    Curt Nickisch
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:41 am
    New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.» E-Mail This
  • Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

    Andrew Yeager
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:39 am
    Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.» E-Mail This
  • Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

    Eric Whitney
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:37 am
    There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.» E-Mail This
  • Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

    Adam Cole
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:36 am
    In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!» E-Mail This
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Café Clover

    Amelia Lester
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a city where you could theoretically eat a different preparation of pork belly every night, there are two things that might make Café Clover a tough sell. The first is that the menu was designed with the help of a nutritionist aiming to shave off calories wherever possible. The second is that this temple of wellness is situated at Manhattan’s most vexed spot, at least for restaurants: the corner of Sixth Ave. and Downing St., where a triangular room with the feel of a cruise-ship bow has thwarted the ambition of so many chefs.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Why Doctors…
  • Livingston Manor

    Emma Allen
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New York abounds with old things made new—just consider this storefront on Hoyt Street, in downtown Brooklyn. Some sixty years ago, it was the Garfield luncheonette, where bemused detectives once watched a thief crawl over the transom with sixteen eggs in his pockets and a slice of cake jammed in his mouth. More recently, the site belonged to a bodega—narrow, dusty, smelling of cat food—adjacent to a one-stop shop where checks are cashed, shoes repaired, and keys copied. The latter establishment remains (basic needs endure), but recently it was out with the bodega and in with the…
  • Dynamic Duo

    Hilton Als
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For fifteen years, the actor Jim Fletcher has worked with the important theatre director and writer Richard Maxwell, whose shows require an uncommon degree of silence from the performers. In a Maxwell work—his fourteenth full-length piece, “The Evening,” premières at the Kitchen on March 12, co-presented by Performance Space 122—part of the story is what the characters don’t say as they walk, measuredly, from one side of the stage to the other, often turning away from a fellow-performer and gazing off into the distance, as though dreaming of someplace else. When Fletcher looks out…
  • Divine Comedy

    Joan Acocella
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As the curtain rises on Paul Taylor’s 1985 piece “Last Look”—it will be part of his company’s current season at the Koch Theatre—you see, under a low, grimy light, a big pile of God knows what in the middle of the stage. It starts to move. It is a pile of human beings. Slowly, they crawl apart. One man stands out from the others. He rises; he falls; he rises and falls again and again, flinging his arms and legs so violently that he seems to be trying to cast them off his body. The dancer here is Robert Kleinendorst. Much of Taylor’s best work depends on the performers looking…
  • This Week

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For more than half a century, the American choral sound has been defined by the great college ensembles of the Upper Midwest, such as the St. Olaf Choir, with its lusciously layered tones. But recently young New Yorkers in groups like Roomful of Teeth (pictured above) have been blazing a new trail, forming intimately scaled ensembles of brave solo singers whose lean timbres resemble those of the early-music and new-music vocal groups of Europe. On March 17, Roomful of Teeth collaborates with the outstanding instrumentalists of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Met Museum’s…
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  • The Salvation Army creates anti-abuse ad using 'the dress'

    Max Knoblauch
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Though it divided the Internet just last week, the dress is now the centerpiece of a new PSA. The South African chapter of the Salvation Army created an ad campaign about domestic abuse using the white-gold version of the dress. The image, which features a woman covered in bruises and wearing the dress, states: "The only illusion is if you think it was her choice." See also: What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black? Is it so hard 2 see black & blue? 1 in 6 women are victims.#StopAbuseAgainstWomen#blackandblue #whiteandgold —…
  • Olivia Pope takes on Ferguson-esque case in latest 'Scandal' episode

    Mashable Contributor
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Tensions run high in the latest episode of Scandal, aptly titled "The Lawn Chair." By focusing on the shooting of a black teen by a white officer, creator Shonda Rhimes has packed in all the recent Ferguson-esque headlines into an episode that wants to say something. But can Olivia fix racism and prevent a riot all in the same episode? See also: Lena Dunham goes anti-Hannah for her 'Scandal' guest spot At the start of the hour, Liv reassures a concerned Jake over the phone that she's "OK." Unsatisfied with her answer, he pushes for her to talk to somebody, but she tells him that she's not…
  • Bruised woman on this billboard heals as people pay attention to her

    Tim Chester
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    LONDON — A new billboard campaign in London is hoping to open a few blind eyes to domestic violence with a novel use of facial recognition technology The poster, which was installed at Canary Wharf on Thursday, depicts a woman with a bruised face that actually changes and heals as passersby stop and heed the words "look at me." See also: No country has reached gender equality, head of U.N. Women says The creative uses facial recognition technology to clock when people are paying attention to the advert, updating a viewer count at the bottom of the board and gradually altering the image.
  • Indian mob kidnaps alleged rapist from jail, beats him to death

    Tim Chester
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    A mob of more than 1,000 people in northeastern India kidnapped a rape suspect from jail and beat him to death Thursday while a crowd of onlookers recorded it on their smartphones. See also: The controversial gang rape documentary India doesn't want anyone to see The man was being held at the Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland, accused of raping a female student, according to reports. The crowd took the man, who was thought to be a 35-year-old car dealer from Bangladesh, to the city's clock tower and stripped and beat him before pelting him with stones. SHOCKING - reminds me of the 2010…
  • Ahead of the Apple Watch, smartwatch makers are learning to put fashion first

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    BARCELONA — The race to land coveted real estate on your wrist continued in full force this week at Mobile World Congress as both small and large tech companies released an onslaught of smartwatches. Considering the Apple Watch is just days away from its big gala bash — Apple is holding an event next week where the wearable will take center stage — competitors are feeling the pressure to stand out and get into consumer minds ahead of time. See also: Runcible circular phone is a quirky and delightful pocket watch To do so, all kinds of tech companies are launching…
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  • Uber Suspends Its UberX Service In South Korea

    Jon Russell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
     Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service UberX in South Korea following discussions with the government. The news is the latest in a series of setbacks that the ride-hailing service has encountered there, where it has regularly clashed with authorities. Read More
  • Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies

    Sarah Buhr
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
     Don’t want someone else handing your text messages, pictures, video or phone conversations over to the government? There’s an app for that. An app called Signal is a project out of Open Whisper Systems, a not-for-profit collective of hackers dedicated to making it harder for prying government eyes to get a hold of your information. It gets high marks from both the American Civil… Read More
  • If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

    Greg Kumparak
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
     Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably… Read More
  • The Hidden Co-Founder

    Suranga Chandratillake
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
     It was Valentine’s Day recently and that reminded me of a story I often share with the founders we work with, here at Balderton. One Friday in Cambridge, a few years ago: a tech guy and his fiancée are planning their wedding, which is due to take place in the city a few months later. Scheduled that day were: checking out the wedding venue, meeting people involved with the service,… Read More
  • Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

    Anthony Ha
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
     Startup Springleap says it can help marketers improve their ad campaigns by tapping into a community of 180,000 creative professionals. To pursue that vision, the company is announcing that it has raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding, bringing its total backing to around $1.1 million. I got on the phone with founder Eran Eyal partly to discuss the funding, but more to discuss the… Read More
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  • C'est de la meth ou des bonbons? Huit denrées alimentaires que la police américaine a confondues avec de la drogue

    Leon Neyfakh
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Dur dur d'être policier. Souvent, le boulot consister à détecter des trucs qui ont l'air un peu louches, ou d'autres qui ne sont pas ce qu'ils ont l'air d'être. Il va donc de soi que, de temps en temps, des policiers pensent voir des trucs qu'ils ne voient pas réellement et prennent un objet anodin pour quelque chose de dangereux. Parfois, l'erreur se termine en tragédie, quand l'anodin est confondu avec une arme. Mais à d'autres occasions, de telles bévues créent des situations grotesques. Plus souvent qu'à leur tour, les policiers croient avoir affaire à de la drogue quand, en…
  • En 2015 comme en 1945, il faut étudier les bourreaux

    Titiou Lecoq
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    Vous aurez sans doute remarqué que les informations quotidiennes ressemblent de plus en plus à une plongée dans l’horreur absolue. En France, on tue des journalistes, des policiers, des juifs. Ailleurs, on crucifie des enfants, on les enterre vivants, on brûle des gens, on se livre à des autodafés sur des manuscrits de plusieurs milliers d’années. On vit au rythme du triptyque sans cesse renouvelé: enlèvement/menace/vidéo d'exécution.  On parle beaucoup de la réalité augmentée. En ce moment, je serais assez preneur d'une réalité réduite. — MaîtreZenqam…
  • L'islam fait-il partie de l'Allemagne?

    Daniel Vernet
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    Quelque six mille personnes ont encore manifesté, lundi 2 mars, à Dresde à l’appel de Pegida (Patriotes européens contre l’islamisation de l’Occident), trois fois moins qu’en décembre 2014 mais beaucoup plus qu’attendu étant donné les dissensions au sein du mouvement. Le Conseil central des juifs en Allemagne a déconseillé de porter la kippa dans certains quartiers des grandes villes allemandes à cause des risques encourus. Un char en l’honneur de Charlie Hebdo est resté au garage pendant le carnaval de Cologne pour éviter une «provocation» vis-à-vis des…
  • Fin 2014, l’organisation Etat islamique totalisait 46.000 comptes Twitter

    Vincent Manilève
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    Il y a quelques jours, l’EI publiait sur Internet des menaces de mort à l’encontre des employés du réseau social Twitter et de l’un de ses cofondateurs, Jack Dorsey. Au cœur des reproches formulés par Daech, la suppression de plus de plus de 2.000 comptes par Twitter, qui voulait bloquer la propagande qu’ils véhiculaient sur leur site. À LIRE AUSSI Le djihad de l'EI passe aussi par les réseaux sociaux Lire Les djihadistes comptent énormément sur les réseaux sociaux, et en particulier sur la plateforme de micro-blogging, pour faire leur promotion et recruter de nouveaux…
  • La plus longue photo de l'histoire va durer 1.000 ans

    Grégor Brandy
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Jonathon Keats ne verra jamais le résultat de la photo qu'il est sûr le point de prendre. Et il y a de grandes chances que ses enfants, ses petits-enfants et ses arrière-petits-enfants ne la voient pas non plus. Jonathon Keats a eu l'idée de prendre la photo la plus lente du monde, rapporte PetaPixel: «une exposition de 1.000 ans de la ville de Tempe dans l'Arizona, dans le sud des Etats-Unis, qui s'achèvera donc au printemps 3015»: «L'appareil photo créé pour ce projet sera dévoilé ce vendredi 6 mars à l'Art Museum de l'université d'Arizona State. Une fois installé, l'appareil…
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  • How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else?

    Chris Brogan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I was working on the audiobook (long overdue) for my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and I came to a part of a chapter that might be useful to you. Are you thinking of hiring someone else? Are you a solo business and wondering if you should have a partner? Are you wondering about bringing on someone to tackle the expanding workload? If so, I bet you’re wondering about the process and worrying about what you do or don’t know about it. Continue ReadingThe post How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else? appeared first on
  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
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    The Bloggess

  • No. No. Nope. ALL THE NOPES.

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    If you’ve been here long enough you know I have a terrific fear of anything tentacled, and that I’m fairly certain giant squids will one day take over the world. This isn’t helping: We’re not even safe on land, you guys.  I don’t even trust the toilet anymore at this point.
  • When did Science turn into an accessory?

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    1.  Whose idea was it to schedule school picture day on the same day that Science Project Hats are due? 2.  When did we stop making science projects, and instead make science projects that have to be worn on a hat?  Is this just a Texas thing? 3.  FYI…Science projects don’t balance well on hats because hats are round.  (THAT’S SCIENCE.)  So now you have to make a working solar system and also balance it on a round, moving, hyper child. 4.   Hailey couldn’t get her project to balance on a baseball cap (An electrical current she made that lights up and makes…
  • My dog is an internet icon.

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    We’ve had Dorothy Barker for a month and I’ve been trying to teach her some tricks, like “not running around like a maniac at 3am” and “the rug is not a toilet” but she’s having none of it.  I tried fetch and she brought back the ball once and then after that she was like “You know what?  No.  I just brought it back to you and you immediately lost it.  How are you going to learn if I keep doing this for you?”  Then I explained that it was a game and she looked at me like “I’m a dog.  I don’t speak english.  What…
  • Facebook is evil. Or I am. One of those.

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Sometimes I want to write something innocuous on Facebook like “Puppy kisses are awesome!” so hundreds of people will click the “like” button, but then go back in and edit that post to say something like “I just made a blanket out of skinned kittens”.  And then I’d go into the comments and be like “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?  WHY WOULD YOU LIKE THIS?  This was a test and you failed.  Stop skinning kittens.” And then I’d write a new Facebook status saying that to clear my head I’d just made a bacon-wrapped mac &…
  • Let me be frank.

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    This week I spoke at frank in Florida and it was lovely.  Click here to see the glorious magnificence of my hotel room.  I highly recommend checking out all of the speeches but if you have 30 minutes and want to see mine you can check it out here.  You have to fast-forward to the end to see it.  It’s at the 1 hour 14 minute mark. PS. I corrected Matt who credited @crappytaxidermy but it actually was @craptaxidermy so ignore me.  And I’m sure I fucked up other stuff too.  The usual. PPS.  Unrelated, but this dress debate is killing me.  You’ve seen this, right? I…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Wearable laugh sensor knows when you're feeling good

    Bob Parks
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    At the 2015 Wearable Device Technology Expo in Tokyo in January, a tech firm introduced a small lapel worn sensor that can tell when the wearer's laughing, talking, or in trouble. Based on 10-years of "laugh-detecting" research, it's meant to help monitor the health of senior citizens. According to researchers: To know they are "laughing" will help you see that they are happy and mentally well. "Falling" may indicate an emergency situation. This device reassures you that your loved ones, who live far away, are doing well. via Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service
  • Nova Scotia artist generates furious noise from hand-made sound machines

    Bob Parks
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Artist Rebecca Baxter of Halifax, Nova Scotia makes noisy, grating, often ethereal sounds from machines she designs and solders herself. Demand has been high for her one-offs, including those used in recordings and performances by Flaming Lips, Electric Wurms, New Fumes, Mike O'Neill, Panos, METEOROID, Holy Fuck, Buck 65, and Oscillator Sunshine Machine. Now she's launched a campaign to raise money to build more sophisticated handmade instruments. So far her devices have been stand-alone, creating sound from oscillators inside, but her next model, the Omega, is slated to have inputs for a…
  • Ad-hoc museums of a failing utopia

    Cory Doctorow
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Introductory essays for photographic collections often fall flat, but David Hlynsky's brief remarks on the opening pages of Window-Shopping through the Iron Curtain -- a beautifully made hardcover book featuring brilliant, sharp photographic prints -- are nothing less than brilliant. In the late 1980s, Hlynsky began to visit the USSR with his Hasselblad, ignoring the overblown warnings about the political risks of street photography, and shot over 8,000 exposures of the last days of the USSR, with an emphasis on its shop windows, which stood (and remain) the most enduring symbol of the…
  • Cuddly log-pillows

    Cory Doctorow
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    Just in time for the Twin Peaks revival, a microbead-filled, photorealistic plush log pillow, which comes in "birch," "log" and "platanus" (and is glowingly reviewed by hundreds of satisfied customers). (via Canopy)
  • Tactical cutlery

    Cory Doctorow
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The Buck 941 Travelmate Kit Chocolate Paperstone Knife is a tactical spreading knife with a clip-on multispork. If that's more than you need, there's always the elegant simplicity of the titanium spork. (via Canopy)
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  • MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces

    Liz Stinson
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cords can be good for more than just tangling and tripping us up, argues a group of students from MIT. The post MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces appeared first on WIRED.
  • Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful

    Jakob Schiller
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Conor Clarke shoots photos of cooling towers, industrial smokestacks and quenching towers in Germany. The post Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.
  • Review: Acer Chromebook 13

    Scott Gilbertson
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Chromebook 13's great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance. The post Review: Acer Chromebook 13 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air

    Wired Opinion
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When the U.S. Embassy in Beijing started tweeting data from an air-quality monitor, no one could have anticipated its far-reaching consequences. The post Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You

    Cade Metz
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Steve Perlman wants you to install a tiny antenna in your home to build a crowdsourced cell network that doesn't depend on the major carriers. The post This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Where'd that story happen? On local-TV Twitter, it can be hard to tell

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    A smartphone video of cops shooting a homeless man to death on a Southern California Skid Row goes viral and sparks a new wave of media attention to the intersection of law enforcement, race, and violence. You might have first come across that news on Facebook, a nightly news report, or somewhere else. So if you're living in Columbia, SC—or...
  • Study examines how political reporters interact on Twitter — and Twitter erupts

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    As CNN political reporter Peter Hamby has aptly noted, Twitter has replaced the campaign bus as the place where political reporters swap information and where media narratives develop. The proportion of journalists on Twitter is roughly three times that of internet-using adults. Still, there has been little academic study of how news organizations or the journalists they employ actually use...
  • Reporter won’t back down when covering Colorado insurance exchange

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    In mid-February, Katie Kerwin McCrimmon wrote her 148th story for Health News Colorado, a foundation-funded niche site with a mission to provide in-depth coverage of health and health policy issues in the state. The piece, while not the most damning example of McCrimmon’s reporting, did not bring great news about Colorado’s health insurance exchange, once a poster child for the...
  • Answers to all the questions journalists might have about Hillary Clinton's emails

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    On Monday night, The New York Times published an explosive story on Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email address during her time as Secretary of State. Since then, journalistic shrapnel has been scattered across the internet as reporters have raced to further the story from every angle. We’ve picked up the pieces and used them to answer the...
  • The Guardian’s Homan Square story was huge on the internet--but not in Chicago media

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    CHICAGO, IL — On Election Day just over a week ago, as this city’s reporters and editors focused on whether the incumbent mayor with ties to the White House would win big or be forced into a historic run-off, an out-of-town newspaper produced a startling account of alleged abuse at a police facility called Homan Square. The blockbuster story, published...
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  • Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, & More Attend Voto Latino’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration In Washington, D.C.!

    Perez Hilton
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Washington, D.C. may be a tad more known for its politics than its celebrity culture, but VotoLatino changed all of that on Wednesday night! That's because the organization held its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Hamilton Live and honored the winners of the VL Innovators Challenge that got Latino Millennials to use technology for change! Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, The Night Shift's Adam Rodriguez, and VotoLatino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar were just a few of the faces who graced the red carpet for the special night. And we just have to say, we love that…
  • Ariana Grande + Starbucks = You Need To See This!!!

    Perez Hilton
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    It's Ariana Grande and Starbucks in one hilarious AwesomenessTV video! This Ariana -- played by Paulina Cerrilla -- just wants to get her caffeine on. [ Related: Grown Men Freak Out Over Ariana Grande! ] But a clueless barista -- Jack Baran -- can't figure out the difference between her last name and the Starbucks "medium." What's even funnier is Ari's words are often misunderstood, but it's not her lack of enunciation that does her in this time. [ Related: Can You Understand What Ariana Is Saying? ] It's a spoof on the classic Who's On First skit, and it's pretty funny. Ch-ch-check it out,…
  • Cara Delevingne's Angelic Face Is Front & Center In The New Trailer For The Face Of An Angel!

    Perez Hilton
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    We love Cara Delevingne as a model, but we think she's got a promising future as a an actor as well! [ Related: Cara Delevingne & St. Vincent Are Totally Dating! She's smoldering in this new trailer for the forthcoming thriller for The Face of an Angel, playing the character Melanie, who seduces an investigator who's HARD... at work on a case. We're intrigued! Cara could literally tempt any man or woman ever, so it makes sense she's cast in this steamy role. We wonder what St. Vincent thinks about the part! Ch-ch-check out the new trailer (above)!!!
  • Statement Regarding Harrison Ford's Plane Crash Released

    Perez Hilton
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    We're so glad he's on the mend! Harrison Ford is doing okay despite being battered, according to his son Ben Ford. The Star Wars actor crash-landed his vintage WWII plane on the Penmar golf course in Venice on Thursday. Here's what the rep for NTSB Patrick Jones (no relation to Indiana Jones) had to say about the crash in a statement: "At approximately 14:20 there was a vintage airplane that was taking off from Santa Monica. The pilot reported a loss of engine power and was attempting to return to the runway. It appears he clipped the top of a tree and came to rest on the golf course. At this…
  • A Couple Of Your Favorite Desserts Just Got Turned Into The Latest Starbucks Drinks! Here's How Bad They Are For You!

    Perez Hilton
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    They sure does know how to please a sweet tooth! Starbucks is always trying to successfully reinvent its signature drinks, and we think the newest round of dessert-inspired lattes might just hit the spot. To warm you up through these colder months, the coffee giant has recently implemented two new drinks to their menu: Caramel Flan and Tiramisu! And while both of these new fares may sound like they're packing a ton of sugar, they're actually not that bad for you! In fact, the Tiramisu has more espresso and marscapone flavorings than it does cocoa! [ Photos: The Top 10 Most Unhealthy Starbucks…
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  • Moodiness may be a sign of a bigger issue

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Moodiness may be a sign of a bigger issue Shutterstock Men and women react to this disorder in different ways, but experiencing a roller coaster of emotions could be an early signal for both genders.Simple trick to battle most symptomsMore from Everyday HealthTherapies for asthmaEat peanuts to live longer
  • NYC airport mishap just feet from disaster

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    NYC airport mishap just feet from disasterAPSix were hurt Thursday in a scary skidding incident at Laguardia that left the nose of a Delta jet resting at the edge of an icy salt water bay.Troubling truth re: LGA runwaysMore to seePlane aborts takeoff in St. LouisMysterious parking tickets
  • Five tips for scoring a job at a nonprofit

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Five tips for scoring a job at a nonprofitGettyIf you're eager to find a job that blends purpose and a paycheck, 2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for opportunities in the sector.Field where job growth is strongestMore career adviceWays to revitalize your job hunt6 reasons to turn down an offer
  • Jerusalem cops shoot motorist who ran over 5

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Jerusalem cops shoot motorist who ran over 5GettyA suspected Palestinian driver rammed his car into a group of people near a police station on Friday before guards stopped him.Scary item found stashed in his carMore in the newsFriend of 'Jihadi John' speaksHouse blasts Obama's bullet ban
  • Harrison Ford crashes vintage jet on golf green

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Harrison Ford crashes vintage jet on golf greenGettyThe actor and longtime aviator had just taken off from a nearby airport when he reported that his engine was failing and had to turn back. Latest on his conditionMore in entertainment news'Street Outlaws' driver arrestedMo'Nique speaks out on feud
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Russia: Another Dead Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    From The New York Review of Books-Among the many questions surrounding the murder of Russian politician and liberal activist Boris Nemtsov on Friday evening, one of the most troubling is the location of the crime itself. Not only was he very close to the Kremlin when he was shot dead on Bol’shoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. He was also in an area that was under the intense surveillance—both with cameras and physical patrols—of the Federal Protection Service (FSO), a security agency that since 1996 has been under the direct control of the Russian president. When Vladimir Putin became president…
  • In Indonesia, Madrasses of Opposition

    Saskia De Rothschild
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    From the International New York Times- GONTOR, Indonesia – The silhouette of the large mosque, brick-like but for a bulbous dome, looked blurry in the downpour. The rain of East Java is heavy, lending a sparkle to the green paddies and the scent of moist earth to the air. As the evening prayer ended, hundreds of boys rushed out of the building in waves, mats slung over their shoulders, sarongs hitched up to their knees, flip-flops squelching in the wet. These students attend Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor, one of Indonesia’s many Islamic boarding schools, or pesantren. (Estimates…
  • A Chronicle of Dutch Euthanasia

    Saskia De Rothschild
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    From Der Spiegel Constance de Vries sits in the kitchen and fills two syringes. She fills one with a strong anesthetic and the other with poison. She slowly dabs the excess liquid from the needle with a tissue before cautiously packing it up. Then she heads out to her car. At 2 p.m., Annie Bus is scheduled to die. The two women have discussed the details of the procedure numerous times. During those conversations, they sat at the wooden table in Annie Bus’ small home, located in the Netherlands just 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the German border. The walls around the table are covered…
  • How to be a Chinese Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    From the New York Review of Books- Liu Yu is one of China’s best-known America-watchers. A professor of political science at Tsinghua University, she lived in the US from 2000 to 2007 and now researches democratization in developing countries, including her own. The thirty-eight-year-old became famous in China in 2009 with the publication (in Chinese) ofDetails of Democracy, a collection of her blogs that described how politics works in America. The book earned her the moniker among online fans as “China’s de Toqueville” (she’s quick to reject that as too flattering). She is a…
  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

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

    9 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Oahu’s popular Makapuu trail to close on weekdays for repairs View from the top of Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail looking northwest toward Waimanalo Bay. Photo: Meghan Miner.Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail, one of Oahu’s most popular hiking paths, will be closed to the public for an estimated 25 weekdays in February, March and July as it undergoes trail maintenance.The two-mile paved pedestrian path extends to Oahu’s easternmost tip and lies within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline, a state park. Closures begin today (Mon., Feb. 9) with...
  • POW! WOW! annual Hawaii street art festival returns to color Honolulu's Kakaako district

    6 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    POW! WOW! annual Hawaii street art festival returns to color Honolulu's Kakaako district An artist paints a mural at last year's POW! WOW! Hawaii event in Kakaako. Photo: Brandon Shigeta.Honolulu’s walls are canvases to Hawaii-based artist collective POW! WOW! For the next week they, along with dozens of invited artists from around the world, will literally paint the town.This year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii kicks off Sat., Feb. 7 with its opening party, painting commences Feb. 9.  Artists will reimagine 38 walls in public spaces throughout Kakaako—the gent...
  • Punahou Carnival, a longtime Hawaii tradition, begins Feb. 6

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Punahou Carnival, a longtime Hawaii tradition, begins Feb. 6 Photo: Punahou Carnival.It’s a February tradition 83 years in the making. The Punahou Carnival returns this weekend to the grounds of the prestigious K-12 school, President Barack Obama’s alma mater, with carnival rides, food booths, entertainment and more.  The event has become an Oahu institution and a gathering place for residents of all ages, with attendance numbering in the thousands, rain or...
  • 22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Hawaii Island, Feb. 7

    4 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Hawaii Island, Feb. 7 Cherry trees in Waimea. Photo: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.The 22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival will celebrate the upcountry Hawaii Island town’s blooming cherry trees this Sat., Feb. 7. The free and open to the public festival is a traditional Japanese hanami, which literally means “cherry blossom viewing party.” But there’s more to do than just gaze at the pretty pink blossoms. A multicultural performance lineup includes a local hula halau (hula troupe),…
  • Top 5 favorite Hawaii kayaking spots

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    Top 5 favorite Hawaii kayaking spots Kayakers off Makua Beach on Kauai's north shore. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Dana Edmunds.Hawaii’s waterways are ripe for exploring by kayak—whether you prefer to meander down sleepy waterways through dense green jungle, visit waterfalls, take a leisurely morning paddle through the calm clear waters of a bay, or experience an adventurous jaunt alongside rugged sea cliffs. We asked our trusty HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana to share their favorite paddl...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • New Report Provides Look into Apple's Secret Lab For Apple Watch Developers

    Husain Sumra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Three weeks ago, it was reported that Apple was inviting developers to the company's Cupertino headquarters to receive help finalizing Apple Watch apps. A new report from Bloomberg Business provides a look into the secret lab where Apple is helping developers, offering a look at Apple's strategy for Apple Watch apps as well as the security around the project. Developers from Facebook, BMW, Starwood Hotels and others have been making multiple trips to Cupertino, with each visit requiring confidentiality. Apple, which will share more details about the gadget at a March 9 event, uses extreme…
  • Oracle Now Bundling Adware with Java for Mac

    Husain Sumra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    For years, Oracle has been bundling an search toolbar with Java for Windows, relying on what some call deceptive methods to get users to install the add-on to their browsers. Now, the company has extended its adware strategy to Java for Mac, according to ZDNet. Image via ZDNetThe unwelcome Ask extension shows up as part of the installer if a Mac user downloads Java 8 Update 40 for the Mac. In my tests on a Mac running that latest release of OS X, the installer added an app to the current browser, Chrome version 41. (In a separate test, I installed Java using the latest version of…
  • Hidden Diagnostic Port on Apple Watch Could Allow for Smart Band Accessories [Updated]

    Eric Slivka
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Ahead of Monday's media event where Apple is expected to provide final details on the Apple Watch, a new report from TechCrunch details a hidden "diagnostic port" inside one of the channels on the Apple Watch where watch bands slip into place. While the port is currently used only for diagnostic purposes, the report argues it could be used in the future to interface with "smart band" accessories bringing additional functionality to the watch.The port has a 6-dot brass contact array inside the groove for the ‘bottom’ strap connector slot. Several sources have confirmed its existence and…
  • Apple to Unveil Revamped Streaming Music Service at WWDC

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Apple will launch a revamped streaming music service in June at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, according to 9to5Mac and TechCrunch. The report claims the new Beats-based service will debut at Apple's WWDC keynote, likely during the week of June 8, as opposed to an announcement taking place at the upcoming "Spring Forward" media event on March 9."Apple currently plans to launch the new music service as part of an iOS 8.4 upgrade for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch following WWDC, but a final decision has not yet been made. It’s possible that the service will be…
  • Apple Notifying Aperture Users of Impending Removal From Mac App Store

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    Apple has sent an email to Aperture customers this afternoon as a reminder about the impending removal of the professional photo editing software from the Mac App Store. The email confirms that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store upon the release of Photos for OS X as we initially reported last month."When Photos for OS X launches this spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store. You can continue to use Aperture on OS X Yosemite, but you will not be able to buy additional copies of the app.  You can migrate your Aperture library to Photos for…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Garden Tour Preparations

    Martha Stewart
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you’re in the northeast this week, I know what you’re saying, because I’m saying it too… enough winter already! We’ve had quite a bit of snow and [&hellip...
  • Artist Donald Judd - New York and Marfa

    Martha Stewart
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you were asked to name your favorite contemporary artists, who would they be? Among mine is the late Donald Judd (1928-1994), an American artist best known for [&hellip...
  • Cleaning the Equipment Barn

    Martha Stewart
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Usually by the beginning of March, we’re able to start some of the outdoor grounds work here at the farm, but of course, little can be done when [&hellip...
  • A New Blogger

    Martha Stewart
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve added a new, but very familiar face to my staff at the farm – Jocelyn Santos. You may recognize her name from our radio shows; for the [&hellip...
  • A Snowy Sunday Horseback Ride

    Martha Stewart
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Well, despite the fact that we thought the snow would not come again, it did, and quite heavily, by the way. It started on Sunday about noon, just [&hellip...
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  • Uber partners with France’s MoiChef for meal delivery promotion

    Chris O'Brien
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Uber is running a promotion today and tomorrow with French start-up MoiChef to deliver meal kits and recipes to users, the latest venture into food deliveries by the ride-sharing company. MoiChef, based in Toulouse, France, launched three months ago. The company partners with local chefs who package ingredients and recipes that they use to cook meals in their restaurants. MoiChef than delivers a kit with those ingredients and the recipes for customers to prepare at home. The concept is a bit like Blue Apron, except instead of assembling the meals and recipes themselves, MoiChef delivers…
  • How break-out ecommerce companies outperform peers by 10x

    Robert Moore, RJMetrics
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    SPONSORED:This sponsored post is produced by RJMetrics. Over the last four years, the rapid rate of ecommerce growth has caused the physical-to-digital retail shift to happen even faster than many experts anticipated, and it shows no sign of slowing down. The most recent forecasts from eMarketer project the following compound annual growth rates through 2018: Ecommerce only, U.S.: 11% Total retail, U.S.: 3.3% Ecommerce only, worldwide: 15% Total retail, worldwide: 5% This data is promising for both the present and the future of ecommerce, but it also hides an interesting reality. Behind the…
  • 18 clouds in 5 buckets: The 5 different kinds of marketing clouds

    John Koetsier
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    VB INSIGHT:In a 2,000-product marketing technology ecosystem, marketing clouds attempt to bring all the functionality you need into one place, in one system of record, with one unified profile of your customers, and one unified, simple user interface to control it all. At least, that’s the theory. To find and report the reality, we recently released what is probably the most detailed, thorough, and data-driven marketing clouds report ever created. And in doing so, we discovered the five different kinds of marketing clouds. Above: Marketing clouds by penetration onlineImage Credit: VB…
  • Mark Cuban says we’re in a new bubble — but it’s a problem of inexperienced angels

    Bill Clark, MicroVentures
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    GUEST:Mark Cuban wrote a blog post Wednesday explaining why this tech bubble is worse than the bubble experienced in 2000. He says that investors today are investing in early-stage tech deals in the hopes of finding the next Twitter, Uber, or Facebook. That in itself isn’t the problem. The difference is that, in contrast to 2000, we’ve made this high-risk startup investing accessible to far more individuals. Cuban points out that one of the major differences between now and then is the access that investors have to startups. Five years ago, angel investors didn’t have as much access to…
  • Twitter storms Mobile World Conference to capture hearts and minds of developers

    Chris O'Brien
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! BARCELONA, Spain – Twitter may not have had an official booth at Mobile World Congress this year, but in many ways it felt like the company had a larger presence at the show than just about anyone else. Developers were definitely feeling heaps of love from Twitter’s business development and product teams who were swarming all over them in private meetings…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc. Ten slides. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal. (The only difference between you and venture capitalist is that he…
  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
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  • Include Women, Girls With Disabilities in Anti-Violence Efforts

    Human Rights Watch
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (New York) – All governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in gender-based violence prevention and response programs, Human Rights Watch said today. Ahead of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, Human Rights Watch has published a resource on gender-based violence designed for people with disabilities. (New York) – All governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in gender-based violence prevention and response programs, Human Rights Watch said more
  • Kyrgyzstan: Reject Anti-LGBT Bill

    Human Rights Watch
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary Committee on Law, Order and Fighting Crime approved a blatantly discriminatory anti-gay “propaganda” bill on February 17, 2015. Kyrgyzstan’s parliament should resolutely reject the bill when it goes to a vote. (Berlin) – Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary Committee on Law, Order and Fighting Crime approved a blatantly discriminatory anti-gay “propaganda” bill on February 17, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Kyrgyzstan’s parliament should resolutely reject the bill when it goes to a vote. read more
  • Colombia: New Killings, Disappearances in Pacific Port

    Human Rights Watch
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Paramilitary successor groups are abducting, “disappearing,” and dismembering residents of the mostly Afro-Colombian port of Buenaventura, despite government measures announced a year ago to curb the violence. (Buenaventura) – Paramilitary successor groups are abducting, “disappearing,” and dismembering residents of the mostly Afro-Colombian port of Buenaventura, despite government measures announced a year ago to curb the violence, Human Rights Watch said today. read more
  • Morocco: Two Sentenced on Homosexuality Charge

    Human Rights Watch
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Two men accused of consensual homosexual activity are serving prison terms after a trial that seems to have been unfair, Human Rights Watch and the Aswat Group for Sexual Minorities, a Moroccan group, said today. (Rabat) – Two men accused of consensual homosexual activity are serving prison terms after a trial that seems to have been unfair, Human Rights Watch and the Aswat Group for Sexual Minorities, a Moroccan group, said today. read more
  • Azerbaijan: Rights Crisis Overshadows European Games

    Human Rights Watch
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Azerbaijani government should immediately release all wrongly detained activists and journalists, with only 100 days remaining before the first European Games begin. A new photo essay highlights the plight of 12 people serving or facing long prison terms in Azerbaijan, apparently in retaliation for criticizing government policies. (Berlin) - The Azerbaijani government should immediately release all wrongly detained activists and journalists, with only 100 days remaining before the first European Games more
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    UNICEF News

  • Life is too expensive for families living in extreme poverty in Madagascar

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 3 March 2015 – All roads leading to the small Malagasy village of Lohanosy have been washed away. Even the main road from the capital, neglected over the years, did not really stand much of a chance against the waters that rose and consumed what had been, at some point, a collection of rice fields.
  • Surviving together, in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 March 2015 – Picturesque mountains and lush greenery adorn the fields surrounding the Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in which James Kamara* and his six siblings pass day 18 of their quarantine. A soft breeze flows through the bright yellow building, carrying the laughter of children.
  • In Burundi, new beginnings for conflict-affected communities

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    MAKAMBA, Burundi, 27 February 2015 – Deep within the province of Makamba in Burundi, at the end of a long, red dirt track, lies a modest palm plantation. A group of youths are hard at work, harvesting palm nuts to transform into oil for use in soap. But this is not just any group.
  • Six months after ceasefire, children of Gaza are trapped in trauma

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    GAZA, State of Palestine, 26 February 2015 – It has been six months since a precarious truce ended another devastating bout of violence in Gaza. For children like Samar and Rosol Barakat, the scars left by 51 days of hostilities last summer are as raw as ever.
  • Protecting children exploited for sex, in Thailand – and Asia-Pacific

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    BANGKOK, Thailand, 24 February 2015 – Saeng* was forced into prostitution at the age of 14. After falling out with his** parents and running away from home, he found himself on the street with no money. Desperate and too young to understand the risks involved, he ended up in the sex industry, exploited by adults. Bars wouldn’t allow him to work on the premises because he was underage, so he sold sex on the streets.
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  • Dark Places - Bande-Annonce

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Dark Places - Bande-Annonce Bande-Annonce de Dark Places, un thriller de Gilles Paquet-Brenner avec Charlize Theron, Chloé Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Corey Stoll, Drea de Matteo. Le film sort le 8 avril au cinéma Synopsis : 1985. Libby Day a huit ans lorsqu’elle assiste au meurtre de sa mère et de ses sœurs dans la ferme familiale. Son témoignage accablant désigne son frère Ben, alors âgé de seize ans, comme le meurtrier. 30 ans plus tard, un…
  • Giant Beer Pong with Zoë Kravitz

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Giant Beer Pong with Zoë Kravitz Jimmy and Divergent film series star Zoë Kravitz go head-to-head in a giant game of Beer Pong. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more Jimmy Fallon: Follow Jimmy: Like Jimmy: Get more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Follow The Tonight Show: Like The Tonight Show: The Tonight Show Tumblr:…
  • Things Gingers Are Tired Of Hearing

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Things Gingers Are Tired Of Hearing “Can you teach us an Irish drinking song?” Check out BuzzFeed's new Cute Or Not app! Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! MUSIC Blue Paris Stomp Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. FEATURING Kenny Moffitt Jordan Imbrey Linda Barsi Jody Duits Andrew Ilnyckyj Carmine Costadura Ben Coleman Allison Raskin Steven Aleck Justin Tan Michelle Khare Steven Kanter Eli Vazquez Jennifer Ruggirello Eric Ugland GET MORE BUZZFEED:…
  • Night of Too Many Stars - Adam Sandler and Bob Barker

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Night of Too Many Stars - Adam Sandler and Bob Barker "Happy Gilmore" stars Adam Sandler and Bob Barker come together for a good cause. But their relationship is complicated. Night of Too Many Stars airs Sunday March 8 at 8/7c on Comedy Central. Go to to help support schools, programs, and services for people with autism all over the country. Directed by Tyler Spindel. For more highlights, go to Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs is hosted by Jon Stewart and raises money with NYCA…
  • Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227 In which John Green teaches you about what westerners call the middle ages and the lives of the Japan. The Heian period in Japan lasted from 794CE to 1185CE, and it was an interesting time in Japan. Rather than being known for a thriving economy, or particularly interesting politics, the most important things to come out of the Heian period were largely cultural. There was a flourishing of art and literature in the period, and a lot of that culture was created by women. The Tale of Genji by…
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  • Negative Guilt Syndrome

    Maeve Maddox
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    A reader expresses second thoughts about a sentence she wrote: When I looked back at it, I realized this use of a double negative to convey a positive is an unusual construction and remembered the dire warnings received in my youth to, “never use a double negative.” The reader is referring to this sentence: “You cannot fail to appreciate his intelligence.” The sentence is negative, but it does not contain a double negative. A problem with internalizing the rule “never use a double negative” is that it tends to make speakers leery of negatives in general. This reader has…
  • Sense and Nonsense

    Maeve Maddox
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    A reader who heard a doctor describe a patient as “fluent and sensicle” has asked if sensicle is a word. Sensicle (more often spelled sensical) is a word in the sense that couth is a word, or combobulate or ept. Humorists have long delighted in making comical back-formations of unpaired words like nonsensical, discombobulate, and inept. unpaired word: a word that appears to have a related word that does not in fact exist in contemporary usage. Such words may have a prefix or suffix that implies an antonym that replicates the word minus the supposed affix. Nowadays, when so many native…
  • Whenever vs. When Ever

    Maeve Maddox
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    It’s interesting that two-word phrases like “any place,” “a lot,” and “all right” are often squeezed into nonstandard one-word forms like anyplace, alot, and alright, but one-word wherever is often written incorrectly as “when ever.” As a relative conjunction introducing a conditional clause, whenever means “at whatever time, no matter when.” Here are some examples in which whenever is used correctly: Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.—Mark Twain Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they…
  • To Go Haywire

    Maeve Maddox
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    A reader asks, What does the expression “to go haywire” mean? Applied to a system or contraption of any kind, “to go haywire” means “to go wrong.” Applied to a person, “to go haywire” means “to become mentally distracted.” Here are some examples of idiomatic usage: My new company’s server went haywire right after I moved everything. After a couple of years of sewing on my new Singer, something went haywire. [They got along] except for that time when she went haywire and tried to kill him. I loved Harlan and treated him right, but somewhere he went haywire.
  • Hungover vs. Hung Over

    Maeve Maddox
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:18 pm
    A reader feels that the adjective to describe the state of experiencing the effects of too much alcohol should be an open compound: I would be really grateful if you would address whether or not the compound noun ‘hangover’ retains its closed form when used as an adjective (‘she was hungover’). I feel irked when it does, and that it should become open (‘she was hung over’) but because I can’t define “hung’ or ‘over’ in the context of suffering from the after-effects of alcohol, I haven’t been able to force my case. A…
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  • 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great

    Guest Blogger
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Dr Alice Boyes. Image via Flickr user Alessandra   Blogging is a world of infinite opportunity, but sometimes what’s holding you back is you. Check out these common problems and some suggested solutions to help you kick it up to the next level. 1. Imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is when, despite your accomplishments, you still feel like a fraud. As a consequence, you might: avoid networking with people who objectively are at or slightly above your level, avoid reaching for certain opportunities, and avoid pitching yourself. You might imagine other…
  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
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  • Henry Rollins on the Art and Business of DIY Media

    Brian Clark
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I heard Black Flag. It was in a kid named Mike Goodman’s bedroom, and the record was called Damaged. That’s how it was pre-Internet in suburban Houston. If it wasn’t on the radio or MTV, it was invisible — unless some cool kid turned you on to something new (who probably got it from the older sibling of some other cool kid). And by “cool,” I mean a misfit who couldn’t abide in a Top 40 world. My first impression was, “Wow, this guy is pissed off!” And sarcastic, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. I loved it. At the time, I had no…
  • Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

    Scott Brinker
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m looking forward to speaking at the Authority Rainmaker conference this May in Denver, Colorado. As a longtime Copyblogger fan, it’s a great privilege, and I can’t wait to meet many of you. The title of my talk will be: How to Design Interactive Content — Moving Beyond Button Clicks and Form Fills. Which begs the question, what exactly is interactive content? Most content that we’re familiar with — blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, infographics, podcasts, etc. — is designed to be passively consumed by our audiences. They read, watch, or listen…
  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
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    Cute Overload

  • Flashback Friday: Etti-Cat

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Check out these New York City subway signs from the 1960s. The article says Etti-Cat was introduced in 1962 “when marijuana use was on the rise,” and Etti’s primary job was to discourage subway graffiti. Etti-Cat wrote a book, too. Featured photo from this blog; others first spotted at The under: Uncategorized Tagged: Flashback Friday
  • You Lost Your Front Door Key AGAIN?

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    OK……(sigh.) Hang on, I’ll throw down the rope for you. (T.O.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh
  • The Extremely Rare Anti-Rule #46

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Also known as the “double hrumph,” in which sleeping in the exact opposite of a yin-yang position is also cute. Sleepy Cats, via Christine Warner Hawks.  Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens
  • Bird Dog?

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Something tells me that this little guy isn’t ready to be a bird dog. Leave the hunting to the big guys for now, fella. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh, What Is This I Don't Even
  • Wanna See Some Kittehs Freakin’ Out?

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Well, we have that base covered. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kittehs
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  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Quick Actions, Share Sheet and Attachment Viewer

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Google on Thursday updated Gmail for iOS with a trio of notable new features: quick actions, the ability to email files from other apps and a new attachment viewer. Gmail users on iPhone and iPad can now attach photos and documents to Gmail from other apps such as Instagram using the updated in-app share sheet, and open attachments from Gmail into any app. Taking advantage of Apple's addition of interactive notifications in iOS 8, quick actions enable Gmail users to archive or reply to emails directly from a notification without leaving the app. The functionality also works for notifications…
  • Apple Rumored to Offer Personal Engravings on Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Apple may give customers the ability to engrave personalized messages onto the upcoming Apple Watch, according to French Apple and tech site iPhonote [Google Translate]. According to the website's source, who remained anonymous due to their "involvement at Apple", the company would offer an engraving option similar to that of products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod lines. The contact, however, remains unsure of whether the feature would be available on the Apple Watch's launch date or not. They remain "almost certain", however, that the customization option will emerge for the device…
  • Apple Patents Waterproofing Method 'For Shielding Electronic Components from Moisture'

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application created by Apple, detailing a method for the extensive waterproofing of various components within a device, possibly an iPhone, thus creating a completely waterproof smartphone without the need of a special case (via Patently Apple). Originally filed in September of 2013, the patent application describes a "hydrophobic coating" to be layered onto integral parts within a device, like its printed circuit board. Apple describes achieving this using a "plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PACVD) process" that would…
  • Apple Watch Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Ahead of Apple's upcoming "Spring Forward" event that is expected to see the company unveiling more information about the Apple Watch, a new website has been launched that allows users to explore all of the different casing and band combinations for the device. Using images taken from Apple's Apple Watch website, MixYourWatch lets users pair each of the six different Apple Watch casings (stainless steel, space gray stainless steel, aluminum, space gray aluminum, gold, and rose gold) with the 16 different bands made of fluoroelastomer, leather, and steel. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans…
  • Apple Watch Magazine Tour Continues in Chinese Fashion Magazine 'YOHO'

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    The international debut of the Apple Watch in magazines across the world continues this week with the wrist-worn device making a cover appearance on Chinese fashion magazine YOHO. The upcoming April issue of the magazine features actor and pop icon Archie Kao wearing an Apple Watch Sport with a white band on the cover and showcases other fashion shots of the wrist-worn device in a related story. Kao has been acting in Hollywood films and TV shows for nearly two decades, making regular appearances in series such as Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The…
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  • Golden Apple: Thoughts on potential Apple Watch prices

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    I can’t remember a time in Apple’s history when I was this anxious about a slide. On Monday morning, Tim Cook will take the stage and fill in all of the blanks he left during September’s Apple Watch demo; we’ll learn about apps and battery life and bands, and then sometime toward the end of his presentation, he’ll click his remote and the room will go silent. For the past six months we’ve been speculating and arguing about what Apple Watch will cost, studying gold prices and Rolex catalogues as we try to get some kind of a handle on how much we need to save if we want a Link…
  • How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Apple Watch is designed to make you healthier and help you communicate more easily, but those lofty goals can’t be attained without apps to back them up. Apple has its own apps in the works, like Workout and Activity for fitness-tracking, but the company needs popular iOS app developers to extend their services to Apple Watch. The company rolled out the WatchKit SDK in November to guide programmers and designers through the process, but I was curious: How do you make an elegant app without ever having seen the watch in person?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Live blog: Apple's March 9 special event

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
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  • First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    You may not have noticed, but of late there’s been a mind shift at Microsoft. First with the introduction of Office for iPad in 2014, then the addition of OneNote for Mac and iOS and an updated and useful version of Office for iPhone. Then, just a few weeks ago, Outlook for iOS, which may just be the best email app you’ll find for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Today? The preview release of Office 2016.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • FireChat's hashtags help festival-goers find the hottest spots at SXSW

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Off-the-grid messaging app FireChat is designed for chatting in congested spaces, like political protests in Hong Kong or music festivals in India. As the city of Austin gears up to host the music, film, and tech festival South by Southwest, FireChat is getting ready to introduce a new way to join a conversation with so-called “chat-tags.” FireChat Find out where to go and what to do with FireChat's new hashtagged rooms, launched just in time for South by Southwest.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • HP 15.6" AMD Quad-Core Touch Laptop

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Back to the featureLaptops are a lot like sandwiches: Customizable, affordable, and always preferable to salad.All-new features available on the HP 15F100DXREF notebook -Saxtastrophe®: Automatically plays a sax solo every time you receive an email bearing bad news. Now enriched with Blues™ technology. -StoatFindr: Hot new app that lets you find single stoats in your area -Ketchup Nozzle: Sometimes you want ketchup -What does this extra screw go to?© At last, an answer to your most urgent DYI question. -Entropy Pro©: Ergonomic trackpad; right-clicking punches a hole in time -Modesty…
  • Motorola SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Surfin'Who could forget these networking-relevant surfin' hits from the '60s? Besides everyone? Surfin' USB by the Subnet Address Boys Surfin' Safari Or Another Browser by the Go-Go Boot Drives I Am Currently On My Way To Surfin' Having Just Checked My Email by Diagnostic Dale Come On Baby Light My Surfin'.jpg by the Del-Toners Without Surfin' I Am Less Than Garbage (I Also Like Computers) by Duane EDI Surfin'ternet by [ERROR MESSAGE] Do You Want A Hit Off This Ethernet? (Surfin') by the Computer-Related Chantays Papa Needs A New Pair Of Surfin' Shoes On Which To Walk To The Store To Buy A…
  • Zike Saber Hybrid Bike (Multiple Colors)

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Zikes Bikes!A bike just isn't a bike unless it's a ZIKE BIKE! And a person just isn't a person until they GET ONE!Do you have a bike? YES! Is it a Zike Bike? NO! Does that make you a total loser? YES! Should you ignore that last comment and just be happy with who you are and what you have? NO! Would buying a Zike Bike from Woot immediately remedy your loser status? YES! Could what we're doing right now be considered a form of cyber bullying? YES! Do we care? NOT EVEN A LITTLE! Are we compensating for our own shortcomings by manipulating you into buying a thing we've artificially elevated to…
  • The Debunker: Did Feminists Burn Their Bras?

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
      March is Women's History Month in much of the English-speaking world. This means the patriarchy is currently keeping the eleven other months for itself but hey, baby steps. Ken Jennings, like many Jeopardy! contestants, would be the first to admit he knows nothing about women. But he'll be with us all month correcting some misconceptions about history—or is it herstory?!?—that even the most ardent Women's Studies majors might miss on the final. The Debunker: Did Feminists Burn Their Bras? "Bra-burning," a shorthand term for the outspoken second-wave feminism of the 1960s and 1970s,…
  • Music Monday: 3-2-1 Count

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! 3. 2. 1. 5. Well, it's not perfect, but it's as close to a countdown and we're gonna get for a while. So today, Scott's choosing 5 songs that count. Three, two one... GO! Peter Schilling - Major Tom   Four, three, two, one! Of course, this song is also a sorta-cover of Space Oddity, just in case there's anyone left who didn't know that. More to come after the jump. Count on it. The Mountain Goats - Have To Explode   Five, four, three, two, one. There's possibly no band less fancy than The Mountain Goats, but they still manage to keep a very specific and…
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    Drudge Retort

  • Cincinnati Can Fine Dog Owner $15K for One Bite

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    A new law in Cincinnati holds dog owners accountable for fines up to $15,000 for a first offense when their pet bites and causes "serious," "permanent" or "disfiguring" injury or causes death to a human or another dog. Ohio is not among the 17 "one bite states" where the first time a dog bites the owner does not face any legal consequences. Rather, Ohio imposes a zero-tolerance "statutory strict liability," making the owner of a dog legally liable to a victim who was bitten.
  • Snuggie Maker Pays $8 Million for Defrauding Customers

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    The seller of the Snuggie blanket and other as-seen-on-TV products is paying $8 million to settle claims by New York's Attorney General that it mislead and overcharged customers. The company, Allstar, allegedly lured customers with TV commercials that promoted a "Buy one, get one" offer, but did not disclose that they would be charged two separate processing and handling fees, according to an investigation by the Attorney General. In some cases, the fees would nearly double the cost of the offer.
  • Florida Man Shoots Neighbor Dead, Drives Body to Lawyer

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    A man in Lee County, Florida, shot his neighbor, put the body in his pickup truck, drove to his attorney's office and claimed that he'd killed the man in self defense Wednesday. John Marshall said he wrestled a gun away from Ted Hubbell in Bokelia and shot him. The men had been in a dispute over property work. His attorney Robert Harris said Marshall suffered a swollen lip, freshly missing tooth, chipped tooth and what looked like two broken thumbs. No charges have been filed.
  • Harrison Ford Hurt in Plane Crash

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    The solo occupant of a small plane that crashed at a city golf course in Venice, California, Thursday afternoon was transported to the hospital in critical condition. TMZ and KNX 1070 radio in Los Angeles are reporting that the pilot is the actor Harrison Ford, 72. TMZ reported that Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was treated by two doctors who were playing the golf course.
  • Faced with Crisis, Brownback Reconsiders Obamacare

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) suggested Wednesday that he might consider proposals to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, provided the Legislature can identify a way to pay for it. "I've been pushing that anything we do on Medicaid expansion has to be 100-percent paid for," Brownback said during impromptu remarks to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, who met at the Statehouse on Wednesday. Brownback's comments, which came in response to a question from one of the insurance agents, stood in stark contrast to his remarks on the campaign trail last year when he said he…
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  • Bad break: Pence out 6-8 weeks after HBP

    Christina Kahrl
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his left ulna Thursday and will be out six to eight weeks, the team said.
  • 3 caps Bulls' rally as Westbrook streak ends

    Associated Press
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining, and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four.
  • Aldon Smith tweaks deal in good-faith effort

    Paul Gutierrez
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith agreed to a restructuring of his contract that will convert his salary into a series of non-guaranteed bonuses that will add up to his salary if he meets certain requirements.
  • Blazers' Matthews tears Achilles, out for season news services
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    Trail Blazers starter Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles tendon Thursday night and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced.
  • Kerr: Not our job to promote Curry as MVP

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    Warriors coach Steve Kerr would like Stephen Curry to win the MVP award, but his focus is elsewhere as his team enters the stretch.
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • Nature’s Path buys thousands of acres to grow organically

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    written by Nature’s Path Talking Dirt When Nature’s Path bought our first acres of Saskatchewan farmland back in 2008, we had no idea what it would mean for us, or where it would take us. Sure, we’re passionate about organic agriculture – there’s nothing that gets us more fired up – but we make organic food. We’re not farmers. Or are we? At heart, yes: our founder, Arran Stephens, comes from hardy farmer stock, and he carries on his father’s mission to “always leave the earth better than he found it.” That dedication is what always keeps us coming back to the land.
  • Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD Nutrition Research Center Director author, The Super Foods Diet What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying. It’s making people sick every day and leading to major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, liver illnesses, skin eruptions, headaches and more. Certainly there are a lot of nonfoods that people should avoid, but these are the top four: 1. Non-organic foods. If you are not eating organic or biodynamic food, then you are not only receiving a sickening dose of pesticides, but you are also ingesting chemicals that mix…
  • Cancer awareness: natural solutions

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
  • What to do about dropping blood sugar blues

    15 May 2014 | 10:10 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD When I was younger I suffered from chronic dropping blood sugar for years without knowing that was my problem. My head would spin, I’d get that black-out feeling when standing up too quickly, and I felt a bit clammy and a bit queasy. I still get this way once in a while if I make a mistake in my diet. That brings us to the obvious question: What causes the uneasy symptoms associated with dropping blood sugar? And what can we do to avoid these symptoms? How the body handles sugar There are two main categories of sugar in the diet: one is inherent in real, whole foods, and…
  • Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

    4 May 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and scores on any type of mindfulness scale,” said Tonya Jacobs, a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and first author of a paper…
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    News -- ScienceDaily

  • Teenage TV audiences and energy drink advertisements

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Researchers have examined a database of television advertisements broadcast between March 2012 and February 2013 on 139 network and cable channels and found that more than 608 hours of advertisements for energy drinks were aired. Nearly half of those advertisements, 46.5%, appeared on networks with content themes likely to appeal to adolescents.
  • Excess sitting linked to coronary artery calcification, an early indicator of heart problems

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Sitting for many hours per day is associated with increased coronary artery calcification, a marker of subclinical heart disease that can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to research. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Hot flashes at younger age may signal greater cardiovascular risk

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function -- the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease -- than women who have hot flashes later in life or not at all, according to two new studies.
  • Women don't get to hospital fast enough during heart attack

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services and face significantly longer delays getting to a hospital equipped to care for them, putting women at greater risk for adverse outcomes.
  • Elusive El Niño arrives: Forecasters predict it will stay weak, have little influence on weather and climate

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    The long-anticipated El Niño has finally arrived, according to forecasters with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. In their updated monthly outlook released today, forecasters issued an El Niño Advisory to declare the arrival of the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean near the equator.
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  • 5 Top Bartending / Spirit Apps for iPhone and Android

    Tyler Mortensen
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    I’ve spent some time and a number of bottles of spirits checking out what I have deemed the best bartending apps available today in the app store.   No. 1 Mixology iOS / Android Cost: Free  Mixology has one of the best drink databases, which makes it great for learning something new.  You can add whatever ingredients you have laying around and it will design a cocktail around those items.  There are a couple of cons to the app.  One of them is, sometimes it suggests a spirit that you can only find at a major retail liquor store and not your local grocery store or liquor store. …
  • HTC One M9 Showcased At Mobile World Congress

    Paul Barraza
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    During MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain HTC unveiled their new best thing the HTC One M9. Now, I know what you’re thinking, the One M9 looks a lot like the One M8, right? We can’t worry about this too much, as a two year “look cycle” seems to be the norm these days. The M9 and M8 both have a 5-inch display and cases that are made of metal. New specs on the M9 are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (64 bit), 3GB of RAM, 20 megapixel rear camera with dual-LED, 4 megapixel front facing camera and will launch with Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The HTC One M9…
  • Samung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Are On The Way

    Paul Barraza
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    It’s that time of year again for Samsung to bring new devices to market. This year it is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with dual-edge display and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung believes with the Galaxy S6 you will get a smartphone that is reimagined from the inside out to deliver the most complete experience to date. The smartphone features a metal bezel that is a departure from what has notoriously been a plastic device. The specs for both devices are identical for the most part. The S6 Edge having the dual edge display, a hair larger dimensions and a slightly larger battery capacity. 5.1”…
  • AT&T Starting Data Rollover, But Puts in 1/12th The Effort

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

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