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The Atlantic

Right Now, It's as Cold in Canada as Where Our Rover Is On Mars

Snow on the polar cap of Mars ... during the summer on the planet, photographed in April of 2000 (NASA/JPL/MSSS) Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of ...

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My Modern Met Featured - My Modern Metropolis

Awesome Spray Painted Illusion of a Hovering Tree

Graphic designer Daniel Siering and art director Mario Schuster (aka Mario Shu) have taken a solitary tree in Potsdam, Germany and transformed it into a split, hovering trunk with nothing more than some paint and tin foil. To create the illusion, Siering and Shu wrapped a section of the tree in foil and proceeded to spray paint it in the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.mymodernmet.com/xn/detail/2100445:BlogPost:1170109

NPR

Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine by How It's Sealed

Remember screw caps on jugs of wine? These days, many winemakers have wholeheartedly embraced the screw tops — not just for their ease of use, but for the way they seal the wine's taste. Now many consumers are learning to look past the enclosures former downmarket reputation.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/02/259128689/cork-versus-screw-cap-dont-judge-a-wine-by-how-its-sealed

HuffingtonPost.com

Original Cheerios Are Now GMO-Free

Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that original Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients. The company explains that the oats used in Cheerios were never genetically modified, but that the corn starch is now non-GMO: It’s the unique and simple ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/cheerios-gmo-free_n_4533079.html

msnbc.com: Business

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can unexpectedly collapse, posing a fall hazard or potential finger injury.

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WSJ.com: Europe Home

General Mills to Make Some Cheerios Without GMOs

General Mills has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified content, making the 73-year-old breakfast cereal one of the highest-profile brands to change in the face of growing complaints over such ingredients.

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Mashable

ESPN Delivers World Cup Drama in Epic Promo

Ladies and gentlemen, it is finally 2014 and that means one thing above all else: The World Cup is this year ESPN just released its first ad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Embedded above, the nearly two-minute spot will give soccer fans goose bumps as they while away these final six months until the greatest event in sports ...

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Mashable

9 Pieces of Everyday Wisdom From Uncle Phil

On Jan. 1, the entertainment world lost James Avery, best known for his role as Philip Banks (a.k.a. Uncle Phil) on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Avery left a legacy as one of TV's favorite uncles, the tough-love role model to Will Smith's West Philadelphia goofball character See also: 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Star James Avery Dead at 68 Uncle ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/pieces-of-wisdom-uncle-phil/

bizjournals Travel Industry:General headlines

Something's fishy with this SeaWorld/'Blackfish' poll

Something tells me SeaWorld may not have the best crisis management plan in place regarding the heated Blackfish documentary. On Dec. 31, Orlando Business Journal posted a poll asking readers: "Has CNN's 'Blackfish' documentary changed your perception of SeaWorld?" As of midday Jan. 2, the results were staggeringly in favor of those saying the film hasn't had any impact on ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2014/01/somethings-fishy-with-this.html

Business Insider

The 25 Deadliest Actors of All Time

A computer scientist has created a fascinating chart of top 25 deadliest actors of all time by on-screen kills. Drawing on the the database of MovieBodyCounts database, Randal Olson created a mostly complete list that shows that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the deadliest man in movies. A couple surprises on the list are Charlie Sheen and Michael Clarke Duncan, who has ...

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My Modern Met Featured - My Modern Metropolis

Former French Schoolhouse Turned Enchanting Artist Studio

We came upon this artist by way of friend and photographer Kirsty Mitchell who wrote, "I literally don't think I have ever seen anything as utterly beautiful as the work and home studio of the artist Claire Basler. I think my idea of dying and going to heaven would be waking up in her studio. It's breathtaking, my brain is ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.mymodernmet.com/xn/detail/2100445:BlogPost:1170002

NPR

Best Video Of The Day? MIT's 3D Remote 'Touching' Device

Imagine being able to be in one place and use your hands to move something somewhere else as if you were in that remote room. Other possibilities abound. Watch and wonder.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/02/259133246/best-video-of-the-day-mits-3d-remote-touching-device

Money Saving Mom

Old-Fashioned Vinegar Pies (for pennies!)

Guest post from Carissa of Pretty/Hungry. I’m not sure what it was about this recipe that grabbed me as I thumbed through the hundreds in my Grandma’s recipe book. Maybe it was the odd name, Vinegar Pie. (Who ever heard of such a thing?) Or maybe it was the first ingredient listed, a quart of water! Could Grandma Montgomery be ...

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The Guardian

12 New Year's resolutions that should be abandoned

Vowing to be a better person in 2014 is a waste of time. Just embrace the lazy underachiever you really are 1 I must meet up with my online friends This is always a popular resolution. It is also, without question, the stupidest. An online contact is the perfect friend. Their profile photo is charming and flattering, they talk exclusively ...

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The Guardian

12 New Year's resolutions that should be abandoned

Vowing to be a better person in 2014 is a waste of time. Just embrace the lazy underachiever you really are 1 I must meet up with my online friends This is always a popular resolution. It is also, without question, the stupidest. An online contact is the perfect friend. Their profile photo is charming and flattering, they talk exclusively ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/03/12-new-years-resolutions-should-be-abandoned

HuffingtonPost.com

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds. If Congress were to go through with a plan backed by President Barack Obama to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, it would reduce the poverty rate among Americans between the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/1010-minimum-wage_n_4532723.html

The Verge

Architects propose 136-mile cycling network above London

Lord Norman Foster, renowned architect and founder of Foster + Partners, has proposed a massive network of elevated pathways for cyclists in London. Dubbed 'SkyCycle,' the cycling routes would follow London's vast suburban rail network for over 220 kilometers (136 miles), allowing cyclists to traverse the UK's capital without encountering cars or pedestrians. SkyCycle would consist of a number of ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/3/5269294/norman-foster-skycycle-london-cycling-network

The Detroit News

Detroit police chief: Legal gun owners can deter crime

If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140103/METRO01/301030038/-1/rss23

msnbc.com: Business

Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand.

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Brain Pickings

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Iconic Storyteller’s Little-Known, Gorgeous Art

An important side of the beloved writer, who was as much an artist of pictures as he was of words. Storytelling icon J.R.R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892–September 2, 1973) was also among those rare creators with semi-secret talents in a discipline other than their primary realm of fame — but while his original sketches for the first edition of The ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/tolkien-artist-illustrator/

msnbc.com: Business

'Duck Dynasty' family to launch line of guns

The Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" will soon have more than their hit reality show and successful line of duck calls to boast about. Gunmaker Mossberg announced on Thursday that the reality stars have teamed up with the company to release 11 guns.

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Local Search

Apple execs deny company helps NSA monitor iPhone users – RT

RTApple execs deny company helps NSA monitor iPhone usersRTThe denial was prompted by a report this week in the German newspaper Der Spiegel which revealed that the NSA uses software known as DROPOUT JEEP to monitor an iPhone user's files, text mes ...

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Mashable

Acoustic Levitation Is Science's Coolest Phenomenon

Acoustic levitation, a method of using sound waves to suspend small particles, is one of coolest phenomenons in science Japanese scientists Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto and Takayuki Hoshi have released footage of their new series of acoustic levitation experiments that demonstrate the power of noise. Image: Mashable See also: 14 YouTube Tutorials for Science Experiments The clip provides a quick ...

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Big Think

Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will visit the Creation Museum in Kentucky to debate evolution with the museum's founder, Ken Ham. A Big Think video featuring Nye was posted to YouTube in August, 2012, and has garnered nearly 6 million views. In the video, Nye argues that evolution is the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://bigthink.com/ideas/bill-nye-to-debate-creation-museum-founder

Silicon Alley Insider

Again, Christmas Proved Google's Guilty Secret: Androids Are Basically Used As Dumbphones (AAPL, GOOG)

From Black Friday through Christmas Day, one of the big mysteries of the mobile commerce business played out again, for all to see: The fact that Apple users on iPhone and iPad accounted for five times what Google's Android users did when it comes to online shopping. That phenomenon is bizarre when you consider that the vast majority — as ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-android-market-share-ecommerce-2014-1

Mashable

12 Magical Moments From the NHL's Winter Classic Showcase

You don't have to be a hockey fan to appreciate the NHL's annual Winter Classic. The premise itself is cool enough: Two teams from the world's top hockey league facing off outdoors in an iconic sports stadium For many NHL players, it harkens back to the days when they first learned to play hockey on frozen-over ponds. For fans, it's ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/winter-classic-hockey-photos/

BBC News

Facebook sued over message 'scanning'

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages to profile the sender's web activity.

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HuffingtonPost.com

Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace

There's really no way to sugarcoat it: The rest of world believes that the United States is the country that poses the greatest threat to world peace, beating out all challengers by a wide margin. This is the conclusion of a massive world opinion poll conducted by Win/Gallup International and released at the close of 2013. The poll, which was ...

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Business Insider

10 Ways Shopping At Wal-Mart In China Is Completely Different From How It Is In The US

Wal-Mart just recalled donkey meat in China because it contained meat from other animals, including fox. Despite the recent scandal, the mega-retailer has become wildly popular in China. Wal-Mart plans to open 110 additional stores there in the next few years. Shopping at a Chinese Wal-Mart is totally different from shopping in one in the U.S. We highlighted some notable ...

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Mashable

13 Photos That Will Explain 2013 to Your Grandchildren

Virality often starts on Imgur. And in 2013, 13 of the Internet's favorite images started on the popular photo sharing site Imgur combed through millions of cat GIFs and advice animals to select its picks for the best images of the year. The list of rankings includes moments born out of big events, like Beyoncé at the Super Bowl and ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/top-imgur-photos-2013/

Wired

Breaking Bad Contest Winner Arrested for Running a Drug Operation

The winner of a contest to watch the finale of Breaking Bad alongside the cast has been arrested and charged with running his own drug ring. No, really.

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Daring Fireball

Court Upholds Willy-Nilly Gadget Searches Along U.S. Border

David Kravets, reporting for Wired Threat Level: A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices for any reason. Paul Haddad raises an interesting point on Twitter: Laptop border searches are legal, but so is strong encryption. I don’t love the decision, ...

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HuffingtonPost.com

'Duck Dynasty' Now Selling Guns Because Of Course They Are

You can already buy Duck Dynasty brand Chia Pets, cigars and wine. Now comes the product all those bearded Duck Dynasty wannabes have truly been waiting for (we guess): Guns. At least one retailer is now selling shotguns backed by the most popular reality TV show of all time. Duck Commander, the duck-hunting company founded by the reality show's stars, ...

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CNN

General Mills: Original Cheerios are GMO free

General Mills switches to non-GMO sourcing for original Cheerios after consumer pressure.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/news/companies/cheerios-gmo/index.html?section=money_news_companies

CNN.com

General Mills: Original Cheerios are GMO free

General Mills said that it has changed the sourcing of ingredients for its original Cheerios cereal, after an activist group said that the company bowed to pressure and stopped using genetically modified ingredients.

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CNN.com

General Mills: No GMO in original Cheerios

General Mills switches to non-GMO sourcing for original Cheerios after consumer pressure.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/news/companies/cheerios-gmo/index.html?section=money_topstories

Wired

Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

What we see in their latest proof of concept clip is fairly dumbfounding: Arrangements of tiny little beads lift into the air and glide around in perfect formation.

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TechCrunch

Google’s VP9 Video Codec Gets Backing from ARM, Nvidia, Sony And Others, Gives 4K Video Streaming A Fighting Chance

Google’s VP9 video codec is getting a major boost today. While Mozilla, Google’s own Chrome browser and a few video players like FFmpeg started supporting VP9 over the course of the last year, what was mostly missing from Google’s ecosystem for this highly efficient video codec was hardware support. As Google announced today, however, virtually all major hardware vendors will ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/googles-vp9-video-codec-gets-backing-from-arm-nvidia-sony-and-others-gives-4k-video-streaming-a-fighting-chance/

chicagotribune.com

Tips for cold, cold car care

Cars, like people, don’t function as well in cold weather. With an arctic air mass following the snow storms, temperatures are expected to drop to 20 degrees below zero on Monday and Tuesday nights in the Midwest. Brace yourself, East Coast. That’s not wind chill, either. Wind chill is expected to be 30 below. The high is expected to be ...

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HuffingtonPost.com

Cutest Grandma Ever Goes To Colorado Marijuana Shop Just To Witness History

History was made in Colorado on Wednesday when recreational marijuana was legally purchased by throngs of eager pot enthusiasts for the first time in U.S. history. But one adorable 83-year-old grandma from Chicago, who wishes to only be identified as "Nana Perry," visited a Colorado retail marijuana dispensary not to buy weed, but just to witness the history unfold. "You're ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/grandmother-colorado-marijuana-video_n_4533190.html

L.A. Times

Facebook sued over alleged scanning of users' private messages

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is being sued over allegations it monitors private messages on the social network to surreptitiously gather even more information on its users and share the data with marketers.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-facebook-sued-scanning-private-messages-20140102,0,3009508.story

MoneyBeat

Herbalife Is ‘Single Best Idea’ in 2014: Analyst

Bloomberg News In the wake of Herbalife Ltd.'s 139% rally last year to record levels, one analyst says the stock has plenty of room to run higher. D.A. Davidson analyst Timothy Ramey, a longtime Herbalife bull, calls the stock his “single best idea” for 2014, the second year in a row he is giving it that distinction. The stock, which ...

January 2   Thursday - http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/01/02/herbalife-is-single-best-idea-in-2014-analyst/?mod=WSJBlog

MoneyBeat

Herbalife Is ‘Single Best Idea’ in 2014: Analyst

Bloomberg News In the wake of Herbalife Ltd.'s 139% rally last year to record levels, one analyst says the stock has plenty of room to run higher. D.A. Davidson analyst Timothy Ramey, a longtime Herbalife bull, calls the stock his “single best idea” for 2014, the second year in a row he is giving it that distinction. The stock, which ...

January 2   Thursday - http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/01/02/herbalife-is-single-best-idea-in-2014-analyst/?mod=MarketsMain

Local Search

Facebook Sued Over Alleged Scanning of Private Messages – Bloomberg

Telegraph.co.ukFacebook Sued Over Alleged Scanning of Private MessagesBloombergWhen users compose messages that include links to a third-party website, Facebook scans the content of the message, follows the link and searches for information to profile ...

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HuffingtonPost.com

Koch-Funded Group Launches New Assault On Obamacare With $2.5 Million Ad Campaign

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Conservative activists opposed to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable Care Act as more than 2 million people began new health coverage under the law on Thursday. One group, which is backed by the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, launched a $2.5 million television ...

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Alltop

The Art of Cutting Feathers by Chris Maynard

Using eye surgery scissors, forceps and a magnifying glass; artist Chris Maynard turns moulted feathers into works of art. For Chris, feathers are one of nature’s great achievements. Not only do they make flight possible, they also insulate and come in a wide variety of beautiful colors and patterns that help birds hide or ...

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Huffington Post

Quadrantid Meteor Shower To Peak Tomorrow, Jan. 3 (LIVESTREAM VIDEO)

Mere days after the start of the new year, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to the first meteor shower of 2014. Set to peak on Friday, Jan. 3, the Quadrantid meteor shower will offer a brief period of steady shooting stars. Observers in Europe and Asia will likely have the best view when the shower peaks at ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/quadrantid-meteor-shower-2014-peak-january-3_n_4532369.html

Chicago Tribune

General Mills cuts GMOs from Cheerios

General Mills Inc. said it has stopped using genetically modified organisms in its flagship Cheerios breakfast cereal amid growing oppostion to the use of such ingredients.

January 3   Friday - http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-cheerios-20140103,0,4084891.story

Brain Pickings

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and common sense, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness. In The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/

HuffingtonPost.com

Glenn Beck Claims He Will 'Stand With GLAAD' Against Russia's 'Hetero-Facism'

Glenn Beck sat down with S.E. Cupp on CNN this week for an hour-long discussion, in which he made some pretty impressive and uncharacteristic claims about the state of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Russia. The conservative talking head opened his comments by openly criticizing the media's attention to Fox News' Megyn Kelly's statement about Santa ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/glenn-beck-russia_n_4531744.html

The Verge

Street lamps transform Montreal into a living comic book

Mount Royal Avenue in Montreal has a new, comic book-inspired look — and all it took was some new lights. Created by Estelle Jugant and Yazid Belkhir from design firm Turn Me On, the "Idea-O-Rama" project has filled up the street with light fixtures reminiscent of cartoon speech bubbles. The new lamps were born from a city-wide competition, in which ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266704/street-lamps-transform-montreal-into-a-living-comic-book

Mashable

Connected Culture Could Be Bad For Your Health

Our lives are increasingly dominated by never-ending to-do lists and full email inboxes. We try to jam 54 hours into a 24-hour day. We no longer have the energy we want to spend time doing what matters most to us and the numbers prove it The 40-hour work week is a relic of the past. 40% of Americans are now ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/human-energy-brandspeak/

Ezra Klein

From NASCAR to wind power: Congress just let 55 tax breaks expire

This is becoming an annual tradition of sorts. Every year, there are a raft of "temporary" tax breaks, credits, and deductions that expire on Dec. 31. Lawmakers usually plan on extending them. But they don't always get to it on time. It's tax extender time. (AP) This year, Congress let about 55 different tax breaks expire on Dec. 31. The ...

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Media

Journalist Sues New York Police Over Brutal Arrest at Occupy Anniversary

The New York Police Department arrested and beat Christopher Faraone, according to the lawsuit. A journalist known for his coverage of the Occupy movement is now suing the New York police for beating him and warning him to stop reporting. Christopher Faraone, a news and features editor at the Boston-based Dig, is suing the New York Police Department.  According to ...

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HuffingtonPost.com

Jared Polis Praises Legal Marijuana In Colorado, Vows To Keep Pushing For Federal Legalization

Vowing to pursue marijuana legalization on a federal level, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised the regulation of marijuana in Colorado after the first legal sales of recreational pot began in the state on Wednesday. "By regulating marijuana like alcohol, Colorado voters hope to reduce crime and keep marijuana away from kids," Polis said in a Jan. 1 statement. "I applaud ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/jared-polis-marijuana_n_4532633.html

The Guardian

If you want to curb immigration, pay workers a living wage | Polly Toynbee

Cheapskate employers are importing what too often looks like serf-labour instead of hiring ethically at home Hello, Victor Spiresau, one of the few new arrivals that photographers and MPs found off a New Year's Day flight from Romania. His moment of fame is over and he vanishes into the shadowlands of Britain's serf-labour force. He joins that great army of ...

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WSJ.com: About China

Wal-Mart Recalls Donkey Meat in China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat sold at some of its China stores after government tests showed the product contained fox meat.

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Susann Stacy Posts Bloody Selfie To Facebook After Attack From Husband: Cops – Huffington Post

TheBlaze.comSusann Stacy Posts Bloody Selfie To Facebook After Attack From Husband: CopsHuffington PostOne of her Facebook friends saw the photo and called 911, according to the Daily Mail. Deputy Sam Mullins responded to the home and found Stacy with ...

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Huffington Post

Susann Stacy Posts Bloody Selfie To Facebook After Attack From Husband: Cops

A gruesome selfie may have saved the life of a Kentucky woman who police say was brutally beaten by her husband. Susann Stacy, of Leslie County, posted a photo of her bloodied face to Facebook Monday night, WKYT reported. The photo was captioned, "Help please anyone," according to WTVR. One of her Facebook friends saw the photo and called 911, ...

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The Guardian

Drug firms accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials

MPs voice concern after report into decision to stockpile Tamiflu finds discussions about effectiveness hampered by practice Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed. MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of completed ...

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The Guardian

Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials

MPs voice concern after report into decision to stockpile Tamiflu finds discussions about effectiveness hampered by practice Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed. MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of completed ...

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NYConvergence.com

RT @thenyworld: Open today: libraries! NYPL &…

RT @thenyworld: Open today: libraries! NYPL & Brooklyn libraries promise noon opening. Queens branches open “according to their regular sch ...

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NYConvergence.com

Play 25 of The Best Indie Video Games At The Museu…

Play 25 of The Best Indie Video Games At The Museum of The Moving Image in Queens #arts&culture #newyork #astoria untappedcities.com/2013/12/27/pla ...

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NYConvergence.com

The New York Times will launch its long-awaited si…

The New York Times will launch its long-awaited site redesign on January 8 tnw.to/tNpc via @TheNextWeb ...

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NYConvergence.com

RT @WNYC: Snow day! We’re mapping the best sleddin…

RT @WNYC: Snow day! We’re mapping the best sledding hills, put your favorite on our map: wny.cc/1i1bNWL #nycsledding http://t.co/tK ...

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NYConvergence.com

RT @nyc311: Stay warm in the snowy weather. Report…

RT @nyc311: Stay warm in the snowy weather. Report a lack of heat or hot water online. on.nyc.gov/1gjGCIn ...

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Business Insider

Kim Jong-Un May Have Killed His Uncle With A Pack Of Hungry Dogs

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fed his powerful uncle to 120 hungry dogs, according to a detailed report in a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party and reported by the Straits Times. China lost an important link to North Korea's leadership with the purge of Jang Song Thaek, and may have published the account in Wen Wei ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/kim-jong-un-s-uncle-and-hungry-dogs-2014-1

Wired

An Ex-Soldier Designs an Ingenious, Badass Grill for Camping Out

Roee Magdassi has developed a new collapsible cooking concept called Stakes that brings a trifecta of improvements to the outdoor cooking industry.

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My Modern Met Featured - My Modern Metropolis

Young Woman Reenacts Selfies Taken with Her Stolen iPhone

On January 1, 2013, Daniel Bruckman came to the realization that she had lost her iPhone amidst the festivities of New Year's Eve/Day. Since then, she has been receiving selfies of the man who acquired her phone, through her cloud service. It turns out that her phone, which was linked to her Apple cloud account, has been retaining all images ...

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The Verge

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed under a microscope, there's plenty of room left open ...

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The Tech Block

Every Mac keyboard shortcut

I like to figure out the fastest way to do things. I hope these keystrokes help you to become the power user that lies within. These keystrokes have been tested in Mac OS X Mavericks (Mac OS 10.9) but most should work on other versions of Mac OS (10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, etc.).View Comments on The Tech Block ...

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MobileCrunch

Uber’s Denial Of Liability In Girl’s Death Raises Accident Accountability Questions

A six-year old girl named Sophia Liu was tragically killed last night when an SUV driver confirmed to be an Uber-contracted driver struck her in a San Francisco crosswalk. Uber has essentially denied liability, noting in a statement that “this tragedy did not involve a vehicle or provider doing a trip on the Uber system”. Uber’s insurance does not cover drivers ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/should-car-services-provide-insurance-whenever-their-driver-app-is-open/

Alltop

Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting

Andre Ermolaev is a photographer from Moscow, Russia (featured previously). In an ongoing series of aerial photos, Andre captures Iceland’s incredible landscape like you’ve never seen. Many of his images focus on capturing glacial rivers flowing through Iceland’s volcanic areas and the patterns and colours that emerge from the resulting flow. As Andre describes ...

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Reuters: Business News

FireEye buys cyber forensics firm Mandiant for about $1 billion

BOSTON (Reuters) - Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc, one of last year's hottest IPOs, has acquired Mandiant Corp, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks on U.S. companies.

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Reuters

FireEye buys cyber forensics firm Mandiant for about $1 billion

BOSTON (Reuters) - Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc, one of last year's hottest IPOs, has acquired Mandiant Corp, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks on U.S. companies.

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Mashable

Ford's New Concept Car Can Last for 21 Miles Fueled Only by Sunlight

Ford announced a new concept car on Thursday fueled almost entirely by the sun, without depending on a power outlets or charging stations for fuel. C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, which will be on display at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week, aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for electric grids that ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/ford-solar-energi-car-c-max/

HuffingtonPost.com

Obamacare Met With Confusion, Relief At Start Of New Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies. That created stacks of yet-to-be-processed paperwork and thousands — if not ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/obamacare-new-year_n_4533366.html

InvestmentWatch

‘Snowden should have been Time’s Person of 2013? – former CIA officer

Before his suicide, Swartz developed software called SecureDrop which allows whistleblowers to speak to journalists anonymously – without leaving any trace whatsoever. Ray McGovern is a former CIA analyst – let’s get his thoughts on all this.

January 2   Thursday - http://investmentwatchblog.com/snowden-should-have-been-times-person-of-2013%e2%80%b2-former-cia-officer/

Business Insider

MAP: Here's The Wall Of Snow Headed To NYC That Everyone's Tweeting About

A relatively large snow storm is heading to the North East, starting within the next couple hours. New York and New Jersey have declared a state of emergency, New York City has stopped express service on the subways. The map looks scary, but doesn't say how much we will actually get. The city will probably get around 8 inches of ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessinsider.com/map-heres-the-wall-of-snow-hitting-nyc-2014-1

The Guardian

What do you mean, a bum-burger isn't appetising? | Rebecca Shaw

Rebecca Shaw: A company has decided to promote its products by picturing a woman's buttocks in an innovative way. Too bad the ad has ruined my appetite for hamburgers forever Rebecca Shaw ...

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Business Insider

One Incredible Chart That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Want to feel good about the long-term direction of the world? Try out this chart from Mark Perry: The chart ends a few years ago, but the trend is clear and has almost certainly continued, even with the economic downturn. The rise of China and India have been huge drivers of this trend. And that's not all the good news ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-number-of-people-living-under-1-a-day-2014-1

Ezra Klein

Study: Expanding Medicaid doesn’t reduce ER trips. It increases them.

As the health-care law expands Medicaid to cover millions more Americans, a new Harvard University study finds that enrollment in public program significantly increases enrollees' use of emergency departments. The research, published Thursday in the journal Science, showed a 40 percent increase in emergency department visits among those low-income adults in Oregon who gained Medicaid coverage in 2008 through a state ...

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Blog Talk Radio.com Featured Shows

Tom Mesereau return's to King Jordan radio - Jan 03,2014

TOM MESEREAU RETURN'S TO KING JORDAN RADIO- JAN 2ND. 2014 Michael Jackson's Attorney Tom Mesereau return's to King Jordan Radio. August 20th was last time Tom was on the show a lot of the fans would like to set the record straight with respect to the 93 accuser Jordie Chandler. Tom has agreed to answer everything about that and he ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jordan-king/2014/01/03/tom-mesereau-returns-to-king-jordan-radio

Yahoo! Finance

Walmart’s donkey meat recall shows challenge of expansion

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, was forced to recall donkey meat in some of its stores in China after tests revealed that the meat contained DNA of other animals, including fox.

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HuffingtonPost.com

Americans Are Eating More Chicken Than Beef For The First Time In 100 Years

America might think of itself as a nation of beef eaters, but for the first time in over a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, Priceonomics reports. Source: Earth Policy Institute. Credit: Angela Wong / NPR Beef consumption has been declining for the past decade, as consumers become more health conscious and choose leaner meats and vegetarian options. ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/chicken-vs-beef_n_4525366.html

The Guardian

India has become a dystopia of extremes. But resistance is rising | John Pilger

Neoliberalism has failed the vast majority of India's people. But the spirit that gave the nation independence is stirring In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai literary festival: famous authors and notables from India's Raj ...

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The Guardian

India has become a dystopia of extremes. But resistance is rising | John Pilger

Neoliberalism has failed the vast majority of India's people. But the spirit that gave the nation independence is stirring In five-star hotels on Mumbai's seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai literary festival: famous authors and notables from India's Raj ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/03/india-dystopia-extremes-resistance-rising-neoliberalism-pilger

Huffington Post

Nurses, Family Bond Online As Sanaz Nezami, Iranian Woman, Dies In US Hospital

A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient's forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept. Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/sanaz-nezami-iranian-dies-us-hospital-online-laptop_n_4532547.html

HuffingtonPost.com

Ever Wanted To Bike Across A Pool Of Non-Newtonian Fluid? (We Know The Answer Is Yes)

Two hundred and seventy gallons of ooblek later, and Anthony Carboni and Tara Long are ready to roll. Carboni and Long are the hosts of Hard Science, an educational YouTube show where, according to Carboni, "we use just a little bit of knowledge about the world and use it to bend it to our whim." A new episode shows them ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/biking-across-ooblek-video_n_4532997.html

Local Search

Facebook’s ‘Teen Problem’ Is More of a Media Problem – Mashable

Facebook's 'Teen Problem' Is More of a Media ProblemMashableFacebook does, however, have a media problem around the now widely adopted perception that teens are abandoning the site, or using it less. Or something. Nobody seems quite sure. O ...

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Mashable

Facebook's 'Teen Problem' Is More of a Media Problem

Facebook may have a teen problem. Maybe Facebook does, however, have a media problem around the now widely adopted perception that teens are abandoning the site, or using it less. Or something. Nobody seems quite sure On top of that, a good chunk of Facebook's media coverage is happy to operate under the assumption that if Facebook did have a ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/facebook-teen-media-problem/

TechCrunch

Apple’s New Mac Pro Uses 74% Less Aluminum, 68% Less Power And 84% Lighter Packaging

Apple has today released its environmental report for its new Mac Pro machine, which details some fairly large savings on power and raw materials. The new device also earns a gold rating from the EPEAT, but that isn’t too surprising as Apple has ‘helped’ the organization rethink how it evaluates products. Despite that retooling, however, the new Mac Pro still ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/apples-new-mac-pro-uses-74-less-aluminum-68-less-power-and-84-lighter-packaging/

The Verge

BlackBerry and singer Alicia Keys part ways

That was quick. BlackBerry is parting ways with Alicia Keys, less than a year after the recording artist was hired to come on as the company's "global creative director." The partnership was unveiled at an event last January when the company launched its BlackBerry 10 OS. Keys was tapped to "inspire the future" of the company, which took years to ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266838/blackberry-and-singer-alicia-keys-part-ways

TechnoBuffalo

Galaxy S5 With Metal Body Coming in February, Exec Suggests

Despite a growing consensus that Samsung will play it safe with the Galaxy S5 by releasing a device similar in design to the Galaxy S4 but with better specs, a new report from iNews24 claims Samsung is actually experimenting with some fresh ideas. Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy Dong-hoon Chang reportedly spilled the beans at a New Year’s party in Seoul ...

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The Tech Block

The lost secrets of WebOS

Next week, LG will unveil new televisions running webOS, the ill-fated operating system it acquired in last February. Although LG is expected to retain some form of webOS’ interface, exactly what that will mean on a television instead of a phone or tablet is still a mystery.View Comments on The Tech Block ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5264580/the-lost-secrets-of-webos

Wired: Autopia

A 137-Mile ‘Cycling Utopia’ Floating Above London’s Rail Lines

Cars, buses, and rogue pedestrians are all conspiring against cyclists in congested cities. It's something that designer Norman Foster -- an avid rider -- wants to alleviate with a dedicated biking highway built above London's rail lines.

January 3   Friday - http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/01/skycycle/

Autopia

A 137-Mile ‘Cycling Utopia’ Floating Above London’s Rail Lines

Cars, buses, and rogue pedestrians are all conspiring against cyclists in congested cities. It's something that designer Norman Foster -- an avid rider -- wants to alleviate with a dedicated biking highway built above London's rail lines.

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Wired

A 137-Mile 'Cycling Utopia' Floating Above London's Rail Lines

Cars, buses, and rogue pedestrians are all conspiring against cyclists in congested cities. It's something that designer Norman Foster -- an avid rider -- wants to alleviate with a dedicated biking highway built above London's rail lines.

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Slashdot

Dogs Defecate In Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field

Daniel_Stuckey writes "But for whatever its worth, all that spinning is far from arbitrary. What dog owners witness is a small and furry version of the aurora borealis and a link between species and environment that's as holistic and beautiful as a dog pooping can be. A team of Czech and German researchers found that dogs actually align themselves with ...

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TechCrunch

Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Is Heading To Hong Kong And Taiwan

The first shipping bitcoin ATM, Robocoin, is landing in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the company expands its reach this January. They are planning further releases in Europe, Canada, and the US but, given Asia’s clout in the BTC markets, this is definitely an interesting development. The first Robocoin landed in Vancouver where it’s been a big hit and we ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/robocoin-the-bitcoin-atm-is-heading-to-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

Money Saving Mom

Pizza Hut Coupon Code: 50% off

Save 50% off medium and large pizzas at Pizza Hut right now when you order online. This makes for a pretty good deal on pizza if you are not in the mood to cook.  I tested a medium pepperoni pizza for $9.50 and the price dropped to $4.75 after coupon code. You’ll need to sign up for the Pizza Hut Lover’s email first. ...

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Polygon

EA login servers experience DDoS attack, Origin offline (update)

An online group or person going by the name DERP is currently attacking EA's login servers, taking Origin down and preventing players from accessing the digital distribution's services. DERP claims on its twitter account that it's "directed the Gaben Laser Beam" at the EA login servers, taking Origin offline. At the time of writing players can't log in to the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/2/5268652/origin-servers-experience-ddos-attack

Business Insider

These Vintage Photos Of New York City In Blizzards Are Wonderful

There's a fairly large snow storm barreling down on the northeastern United States which will no doubt result in plenty of new images, but the Twitter feed of presidential historian Michael Beschloss is showing many more from the past. Beschloss, who will soon join The New York Times as a columnist on history, has been sharing vintage images of New ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-nyc-blizzard-2014-1

Forbes.com

Corruption At The Top In Turkey: How Construction Is Involved

There's a certain pleasure in witnessing foreign journos being utterly bewildered by the whirligig of nutty events in Turkey. It's not as if Turks, especially secular Turks, hadn't warned them over the years that Prime Minister Erdogan and his AK party were up to no good. But Erdogan kept winning back-to-back elections so global media dismissed his critics as elitists, ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.forbes.com/sites/melikkaylan/2014/01/02/corruption-at-the-top-in-turkey-how-construction-is-involved/

Counterparties

"We have passed peak lightbulb"

"We have passed peak lightbulb" Via: - Tagged: Milestones View on Counterparties.com → ...

January 3   Friday - http://newscientist.com/article/dn24805

TechCrunch

Report: NSA Trying To Build A Quantum Computer To Crack Encryption

The National Security Agency wants to build a futuristic super computer that can break most types of encryption, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. No reason to worry yet, however, as the Agency is not even close to figuring out how to build the space-age technology necessary to crack most security procedures. According to the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/report-nsa-trying-to-build-a-quantum-computer-to-crack-encryption/

BBC News

NSA 'developing quantum computer'

The NSA is developing a quantum computer to help break the encryption systems used to keep messages secure, reports the Washington Post.

January 3   Friday - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25588605

BBC News

Kanye-inspired currency 'to launch'

A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".

January 3   Friday - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25588883

bizjournals Technology:General headlines

Who made the Business Journal’s 2014 class of 40 Under 40?

From the associate general counsel of the largest homebuilder in the area to the brand manager of Bud Light Platinum, this year’s class of 40 Under 40 honorees have distinguished themselves in the St. Louis business community. Part of our criteria for selecting each honoree is by asking the question: “Can you see this person on the cover of a ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2014/01/who-made-the-business-journals-2014.html

HuffingtonPost.com

Ben & Jerry's Nails Marijuana Marketing In One Delicious Tweet

Add this to the list of reasons we love Ben & Jerry's: BREAKING NEWS: We're hearing reports of stores selling out of Ben & Jerry's in Colorado. What's up with that? pic.twitter.com/zBs8nyxZWn — Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) January 2, 2014 ...

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HuffingtonPost.com

Most College Presidents, Coaches And Other Leaders Are White Men, Study Confirms

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released on Thursday shows that the top leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences remain mostly white and male. The study examined the race and gender of conference commissioners and campus leaders, including college and university presidents, athletic directors and ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/college-leaders-white-men-study_n_4532721.html

Silicon Alley Insider

Woman Takes Horrifying Facebook 'Selfie' That May Have Saved Her Life

A Kentucky woman turned to Facebook to seek help after her husband allegedly attacked her and tore out the phone line in her home, posting a picture of her bloody face with the words, "Help please anyone," WKYT-TV reports. Susann Stacy told police her husband beat her with a handgun after she was heard in the bathroom on the phone ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessinsider.com/woman-facebook-selfie-attack-2014-1

HuffingtonPost.com

Peter King Blasts New York Times' Call For Edward Snowden Clemency

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) responded harshly on Thursday to a New York Times editorial published January 1 that called on the Obama administration to grant former NSA contractor Edward Snowden clemency on charges stemming from his disclosure of a massive amount of classified government data. King, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News that he believes ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/peter-king-edward-snowden_n_4532494.html

New York Times

Blogger Said to Plan to Leave The Post

Ezra Klein, an analyst, columnist and television commentator who runs The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, is said to have failed to win backing for a new website.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/business/media/blogger-said-to-plan-to-leave-the-post.html

Ars Technica

Facebook sued for allegedly making private messages into public “likes”

With all the pieces of my master plan falling into place, Ars will soon be silly with Likes. Facebook is being sued by two users for intercepting the “content of the users’ communications,” including private messages, with the intent to “mine user data and profit from those data by sharing them with third parties—namely, advertisers, marketers, and other data aggregators.” ...

January 2   Thursday - http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/01/facebook-sued-for-allegedly-making-private-messages-into-public-likes/

PCWorld

Start the year off right with a clean PC

Unsavory detritus lurks in the vents and crevices of your computer hardware: Hair, dust, cigarette smoke, and pet dander can accumulate in your PC and also in your peripherals, even down between the keys of your keyboard. Some of it’s just gross. However, buildup on fans and other key components can increase the heat stress on your machine, potentially making ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.pcworld.com/article/2081125/start-the-year-off-right-with-a-clean-pc.html

CNBC

Want better returns? Get a handsome CEO

Attractive CEOs receive better returns and boost stock performance when they appear on TV, a study argues.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.cnbc.com/id/101292577

NPR

Using Sound To Levitate Objects And Move Them Midair

Researchers in Tokyo have put a new twist on the use of sound to suspend objects in air. They've used ultrasonic standing waves to trap pieces of wood, metal and water – and even move them around.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/02/259148381/using-sound-to-levitate-objects-and-move-them-in-mid-air

My Modern Met Featured - My Modern Metropolis

New in the Shop: Beautiful Portraits of Milan Residents Merged with Architecture

Italian photographer Francesco Paleari merges portrait and landscape photography for his series titled Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan). The beautiful black and white images present a myriad of Milanese architecture and landscapes within the silhouetted profiles of the city's residents. Each portrait is both dramatic and serene, offering a unique look at a historically and artistically rich city and ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.mymodernmet.com/xn/detail/2100445:BlogPost:1170049

NetNewsCheck

Report: Ezra Klein Planning To Leave WashPo

Ezra Klein, an analyst, columnist and television commentator who runs The Washington Post's Wonkblog, is making plans to leave the newspaper after failing to win support for a new website he wanted to create within the company, according to four people with knowledge of the negotiations.

January 3   Friday - http://www.netnewscheck.com/link/31199/report-ezra-klein-planning-to-leave-washpo

The Next Web Network

Singer Alicia Keys steps down from BlackBerry as its global creative director

Singer Alicia Keys has left her role at BlackBerry as its global creative director after more than a year collaborating on ways to boost the technology company. Unfortunately, her time at the Canadian company didn’t help much as it was plagued with layoffs and the potential of being sold. According to CTV, BlackBerry insists that Keys had direct involvement in ...

January 2   Thursday - http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/02/singer-alicia-keys-steps-blackberry-global-creative-director/

Yahoo! News

NSA secretly funding code-breaking quantum computer research, says Washington Post

The NSA is funding quantum computer work that it hopes will allow it to break virtually any encryption used today, The Washington Post reports — though there's no sign it's managed to crack the puzzle better than any of the other companies or agencies working on the same thing. Leaks from Edward Snowden reveal a $79.7 million research program called "Penetrating ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5267430/nsa-reportedly-secretly-funding-code-breaking-quantum-computer-research

Business Insider

The Best Management Advice From 'The Art Of War'

"The Art Of War" is one of the most famous books of all time, said to be written by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu around the fifth century B.C. Some of the advice is pretty narrowly focused and dated (for instance, what generals should do when confronted with different types of terrain). But a lot of it is applicable ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/art-of-war-management-advice-2014-1

Yahoo! News

'Veronica Mars' trailer shows what $5.7 million in crowdfunding buys you

It might seem like an age ago, but it's been just nine months since the Veronica Mars Kickstarter successfully raised $5.7 million to create a movie based on the canceled TV show. That movie is scheduled for release on March 14th, almost exactly a year after the Kickstarter campaign began, and now its writer and director Rob Thomas is ready to show ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/3/5269052/veronica-mars-movie-theatrical-trailer

Ali Brown

“7 Mantras for Becoming a Money Magnet in the New Year” by Ali Brown

When I mentor my entrepreneur clients, most of them are surprised to discover that I often spend just as much time coaching them on a correct money mindset as I do on sound business strategies. How you think and feel about money is just as important as how you earn it. But if you don’t think and feel wealthy, then ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.alibrown.com/blog/2014/01/02/7-mantras-for-becoming-a-money-magnet-in-the-new-year-by-ali-brown/

Mashable

Zuckerberg's Other Billion-Dollar Idea: 2013's Biggest Charitable Gift

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan took the whole "season of giving" thing to heart once again in 2013 For the second straight year, the couple gave away 18 million Facebook shares — a gift worth more than $970 million — to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in December See also: 10 Innovations That Improved the World in ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/zuckerberg-charitable-donation-2013/

Business Insider

10 Photos From The Massachusetts Town That Got 23 Inches Of Snow

Boxford, Mass. got the worst of 2014's first blizzard. The town has seen 23 inches of snow so far, which is the top total for any area affected by the storm. Manhattan got about 5 inches, and Boston saw about 13. Thousands of flights have been delayed and canceled, and city schools in New York and Boston were shut down ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/boxford-mass-got-23-inches-of-snow-photos-2014-1

Yahoo! News

CBS and NBC to stream NFL playoff coverage for free

CBS and NBC are making it easy for football fans to follow along this postseason by streaming their NFL playoff coverage online for free. Following the precedent set in 2012, NBC will be offering both of its wild card match-ups this Saturday, while for the first time CBS will be streaming all four of its playoff games — including the AFC championship ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5267754/cbs-and-nbc-to-stream-nfl-playoff-coverage-for-free

Money Saving Mom

My Top 10 Favorite Books from 2013

I read 106 books total in 2013 (see the full list of titles here). Do you know how hard it is to pick my top 10 from that long list? Very hard! I ended up going with the titles that most impacted me… that I gleaned from, that changed the way I thought about life, and/or that inspired me as ...

January 2   Thursday - http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/53537221/0/feedburner/moneysavingmom~My-Top-Favorite-Books-from.html

CNN.com

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Company accused of mining private messages without proper disclosure or consent.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html?section=money_topstories

CNNMoney.com

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Two Facebook users have filed a lawsuit that accuses the social network of mining private messages between users for data that is sold to third parties.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html?section=money_technology

CNNMoney.com

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Two Facebook users have filed a lawsuit that accuses the social network of mining private messages between users for data that is sold to third parties.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html?section=money_news_international

CNN.com

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Two Facebook users are taking the company to court over claims it mines private messages for data that is then sold to third parties.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html

CNN

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Two Facebook users have filed a lawsuit that accuses the social network of mining private messages between users for data that is sold to third parties.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html?section=money_news_companies

CNN.com

Facebook faces suit over private messages

Two Facebook users are taking the company to court over claims it mines private messages for data that is then sold to third parties.

January 3   Friday - http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/03/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit/index.html?section=money_mostpopular

Business Insider

Here Are The Top Cities For Job Growth In The United States

The Milken Institute is out with a great new report on the top cities for job growth across the country. The organization uses a number of criteria to rank both large and small cities, including job growth, wage growth and high-tech industry growth. Job growth takes into account employment gains during 2013 as well as those made during the previous ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-top-cities-for-job-growth-in-the-united-states-2014-1

Blog Talk Radio.com Featured Shows

Does Religion Poison Everything? - Jan 03,2014

In his 2007 book, "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," the late Christopher Hitchens asserted, without apology, that there is nothing that has been or can be improved by religion. In fact, religion is a toxin which damages or destroys everything it touches. Is this assertion accurate and fair? Is there nothing positive that religion has brought to ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/01/03/does-religion-poison-everything

MobileCrunch

Developer Spams Google Play With Ripoffs Of Well-Known Apps…Again

It’s not uncommon to search the Google Play app store and find a number of knock-off or “fake” apps aiming to trick unsuspecting searchers into downloading them over the real thing – especially when the app in question isn’t yet available on Android. But one developer really went out of his or her way over New Year’s to fill the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/02/developer-spams-google-play-with-ripoffs-of-well-known-apps-again/

Yahoo! News

Warning issued about oil shipped from ND, Mont.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

January 2   Thursday - http://news.yahoo.com/warning-issued-oil-shipped-nd-mont-185942105.html

HuffingtonPost.com

Here's How Much It Costs To Buy Weed In Colorado Now

Recreational marijuana is now legal to buy in Colorado, and it's not cheap. But pot smokers who waited in five-hour long lines weren't necessarily looking for a deal on Green Wednesday. "Our most expensive strains sold the quickest," said Toni Fox, proprietor of Denver's 3D Cannabis Center, to The Huffington Post. "We're closing Monday and Tuesday next week to reassess ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/marijuana-prices-colorado_n_4532463.html

Slate : Future Tense

Stanford Band Forms Snapchat Logo in Rose Bowl Halftime Show, Then Disappears

Amid the pomp and pseudo-dignity of the 100th Rose Bowl festivities, one performance stood out as refreshingly haphazard and, to most in the audience, thoroughly befuddling: the halftime show by the always-off-kilter Stanford University marching band. As a horde of bizarrely-attired band members careened around the field seemingly at random, the band’s PA announcer cracked a tech joke. “The hot ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/02/stanford_band_forms_snapchat_logo_in_rose_bowl_2014_halftime_show_video.html

Forbes.com

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly care from hospitals’ emergency rooms. “Those of us with health insurance are also paying a hidden and growing tax for those without it—about $1,000 per year that pays for [the uninsureds’] emergency room and charitable care,” said President Obama ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/01/02/new-oregon-data-expanding-medicaid-increases-usage-of-emergency-rooms-undermining-central-rationale-for-obamacare/

Local Search

Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged on Thursday it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no ...

January 2   Thursday - http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-electronic-army-says-hacked-skype-39-social-025056851--finance.html

PandoDaily

From coding to the catwalk: This high fashion model has a secret double life

Lyndsey Scott in the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Like Superman’s Clark Kent and Spiderman’s Peter Parker, 29-year-old Lyndsey Scott has an alter ego. By day, she’s a high fashion model, walking the runway for the likes of Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Victoria’s Secret. By night, she dons square-framed Burberry glasses and transforms into probably the world’s most beautiful computer ...

January 2   Thursday - http://pandodaily.com.feedsportal.com/c/35141/f/650422/s/3570c075/sc/38/l/0Lpando0N0C20A140C0A10C0A20Cfrom0Ecoding0Eto0Ethe0Ecatwalk0Ethis0Ehigh0Efashion0Emodel0Ehas0Ea0Esecret0Edouble0Elife0C/story01.htm

Mediaite

Fox’s Stuart Varney: Ship Stuck in Antarctic Ice Proves ‘Global Cooling’

Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney paused Thursday morning to deliver a quick weather report regarding today’s massive nor’easter and also mentioned the 52 passengers on the Russian research ship who were successfully rescued after being stuck in ice for 10 days. According to Varney, these two stories are enough to prove his theory of “global cooling.” “Attempts to rescue ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-stuart-varney-ship-stuck-in-antarctic-ice-proves-global-cooling/

The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg says connectivity is a basic human right – do you agree? | Maeve Shearlaw

Amid a year of online innovations, the Facebook founder says a better-connected world benefits local economies. Is he right? Over the past year, several significant online innovations have emerged. It was predicted that mobile phones would outnumber people by 2014, with low-cost smartphones opening up opportunities for even more people to get connected. And the UN turned to the internet ...

January 3   Friday - http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663858/s/35765a44/sc/15/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cglobal0Edevelopment0Cpoverty0Ematters0C20A140Cjan0C0A30Cmark0Ezuckerberg0Econnectivity0Ebasic0Ehuman0Eright/story01.htm

The Guardian

Today programme guest-edited by PJ Harvey slated as 'liberal drivel'

BBC accused of allowing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and journalist John Pilger to air views uncontested on Radio 4 show The BBC has come under fire for broadcasting "incomprehensible liberal drivel" in a special edition of Radio 4's Today programme guest-edited by the musician PJ Harvey. The corporation was accused of allowing left-leaning contributors – including the WikiLeaks founder, Julian ...

January 2   Thursday - http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663858/s/356f26f4/sc/25/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cmedia0C20A140Cjan0C0A20Ctoday0Eprogramme0Epj0Eharvey0Eliberal0Edrivel0Ebbc/story01.htm

Yahoo! News

The story of 'Reservoir Dogs' retold in over 1,000 tweets

Reliving movies on Twitter has become a trend, and a cult classic just popped up online. Argentinean advertising creative Jorge Zacher used 15 Twitter accounts and 1,125 tweets to recreate the entire Reservoir Dogs script. He made each character a Twitter account where they all tweeted lines from the movie, which were then retweeted by the @ReservoirDogs_ account in reverse order so it could ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266094/reservoir-dogs-script-in-tweets

L.A. Times

Snapchat becomes target of widespread cyberattack

A reported 4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers were exposed by the New Year's Eve breach. Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular app, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a local start-up with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-snapchat-hack-20140103,0,4067768.story

ContentMarketing.org

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry Break Up

It looks like BlackBerry and Alicia Keys have fallen in and out of love. BlackBerry announced Thursday that it is ending its relationship with the musician, who was named as the company’s global creative director in January of last year Thorsten Hein ...

January 2   Thursday - http://click.xydo.com/generic_toolbar_view/27062/25?i=mashable.com%20Alicia%20Keys%20and%20BlackBerry%20Break%20Up&e=%5BUNIQUE%5D

Mashable

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry Break Up

It looks like BlackBerry and Alicia Keys have fallen in and out of love. BlackBerry announced Thursday that it is ending its relationship with the musician, who was named as the company's global creative director in January of last year Thorsten Heins, then the CEO of BlackBerry, announced Keys' appointment on stage at a BlackBerry 10 event as part of ...

January 2   Thursday - http://mashable.com/2014/01/02/alicia-keys-blackberry/

HuffingtonPost.com

Pot May Be Legal In Colorado, But It Isn't Cheap

Legal recreational marijuana has come to Colorado, but all of that competition hasn't necessarily driven down prices. Reports suggest some shops were even raising prices on Wednesday to try to control demand on the first day of legalized sales, as enthusiasts flocked to the state. In fact, prices in legal markets like Denver and Amsterdam may be even higher than ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/marijuana-prices-colorado_n_4532304.html

Huffington Post

The Top 70 U.S. Federal Technology Pros On Twitter

Information flow and interactive communication with our elected and appointed representatives is vital for government to function. It's unfortunate that frenzies such as the roll out of HealthCare.gov can overshadow the positive changes and developments going on in this area. One especially positive development is that technology leaders in federal government are becoming active in social networking, driving an ever-improving ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vala-afshar/the-top-70-us-federal-tec_b_4531172.html

The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg says connectivity is a basic human right – do you agree? | Maeve Shearlaw

Amid a year of online innovations, the Facebook founder says a better-connected world benefits local economies. Is he right? Over the past year, several significant online innovations have emerged. It was predicted that mobile phones would outnumber people by 2014, with low-cost smartphones opening up opportunities for even more people to get connected. And the UN turned to the internet ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/jan/03/mark-zuckerberg-connectivity-basic-human-right

AGBeat

AGBeat’s top 50 industry influencers

(Business News) In an effort to expand horizons, we have listed 50 influencers that we are inspired by and learn from on a regular basis. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat ...

January 2   Thursday - http://agbeat.com/business-news/top-50-influencers-meet-2014/

HuffingtonPost.com

Japanese Troupe 'Enra' Combines Dance And Light In Mesmerizing Video

Combining elements of dance, performance art, music, technology, light, music and more, the versatile Japanese troupe 'Enra' has stumbled upon magic. Only a few months after wowing the Olympic Committee with "Fuma-Kai," director Nobuyuki Hanabusa brings another fantastic piece of work with "Pleiades" above. While Hanabusa handled the music and directing, he wasn't alone in making this magical piece. The ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/enra-pleiades_n_4532918.html

Yahoo! News

Surface Pro 2 now shipping with faster processor, just two months after launch

Microsoft has started updating the Intel processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablets. The software giant originally released the Surface Pro 2 on October 22nd, and after just two months the latest retail units now contain a processor clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that originally shipped with the tablet. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266988/surface-pro-2-intel-i5-processor-updated-specifications

VentureBeat

PopCap CEO to retire, cofounder will take over the Plants vs. Zombies studio (exclusive)

PopCap/EA John Vechey, cofounder of PopCap, is its new chief. Dave Roberts, chief executive of Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games division, is retiring from the game studio that he joined almost nine years ago. Cofounder John Vechey will take over the job of running the Seattle-based studio that created hits like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. The news will be effective ...

January 2   Thursday - http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/02/popcap-ceo-to-retire-cofounder-will-take-over-the-plants-vs-zombies-studio-exclusive/

Local Search

Social networks and social media in Ukrainian “Euromaidan” protests – Washington Post (blog)

Social networks and social media in Ukrainian “Euromaidan” protestsWashington Post (blog)Joshua Tucker: One of the biggest stories of 2013 was the continued rise of social media usage worldwide. The end of the year also saw the emergence of unexpec ...

January 2   Thursday - http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNE5EkjH5JLbla-cO8eUYbnkWF3VJg&url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/01/02/social-networks-and-social-media-in-ukrainian-euromaidan-protests-2/

cleveland.com

Actor Kevin Spacey to headline Content Marketing World 2014 in September

Oscar-award winning actor Kevin Spacey will visit Cleveland in September to give the keynote address at the annual Content Marketing World event.

January 3   Friday - http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/actor_kevin_spacey_to_headline.html

CNBC

Alicia Keys losses BlackBerry gig

Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.cnbc.com/id/101306785

The Detroit News

Violent crimes in Detroit drop in 2013

Violent crime was down in the city last year, exceeding the goal James Craig set when he became police chief in July, but he insisted today he isn't satisfied, which is why he's replaced the head of the Homicide Section, and will roll out next week a new 'plan of action' for fighting crime.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140102/METRO01/301020101/-1/rss23

The Detroit News

Violent crimes in Detroit drop in 2013

Violent crime was down in the city last year, exceeding the goal James Craig set when he became police chief in July, but he insisted today he isn't satisfied, which is why he's replaced the head of the Homicide Section, and will roll out next week a new 'plan of action' for fighting crime.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140102/METRO01/301020101/-1/rss12

FAIR Blog

What Malala Told Obama About US Drones (11 Weeks Later)

At the end of December ABC told viewers what Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said to Barack Obama about US drones back in October.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/01/02/what-malala-told-obama-about-us-drones-11-weeks-later/

The Detroit News

Report: Lions to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell

Elsewhere, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported today the Lions have 'very strong' interest in San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140102/SPORTS0101/301020111/-1/rss12

The Detroit News

Report: Lions to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell

Elsewhere, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported today the Lions have 'very strong' interest in San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140102/SPORTS0101/301020111/-1/rss23

New York Times

FireEye Computer Security Firm Acquires Mandiant

The deal, melding detection of hacking with sophisticated response to the threat, is worth more than $1 billion.

January 2   Thursday - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/technology/fireeye-computer-security-firm-acquires-mandiant.html

zero hedge

"The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Middle Class And Poor To The Rich Ever" Explained...

While the growth of inequality in America has been heavily discussed here, it was Stan Druckenmiller's outbursts (and warnings that "from beginning to end - once markets adjust from these subsidized prices - that the wealth effect of QE will have been negative not positive") that brought it more broadly into the average American's mind. QE, taxes, income disparity, and ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-02/biggest-redistribution-wealth-middle-class-and-poor-rich-ever-explained

Ars Technica

Backdoor in wireless DSL routers lets attacker reset router, get admin

Eloi Vanderbecken explains the motivation for hacking his own WiFi router in pictures. Eloi Vanderbecken A hacker has found a backdoor to wireless combination router/DSL modems that could allow an attacker to reset the router’s configuration and gain access to the administrative control panel. The attack, confirmed to work on several Linksys and Netgear DSL modems, exploits an open port ...

January 2   Thursday - http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/backdoor-in-wireless-dsl-routers-lets-attacker-reset-router-get-admin/

zero hedge

"The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Middle Class And Poor To The Rich Ever" Explained...

While the growth of inequality in America has been heavily discussed here, it was Stan Druckenmiller's outbursts (and warnings that "from beginning to end - once markets adjust from these subsidized prices - that the wealth effect of QE will have been negative not positive") that brought it more broadly into the average American's mind. QE, taxes, income disparity, and ...

January 2   Thursday - http://zerohedge.feedsportal.com/c/34894/f/645423/s/3571059d/sc/36/l/0L0Szerohedge0N0Cnews0C20A140E0A10E0A20Cbiggest0Eredistribution0Ewealth0Emiddle0Eclass0Eand0Epoor0Erich0Eever0Eexplained/story01.htm

postalnews blog

Issa introduces bill to end Saturday mail delivery, use savings to increase military pensions (seriously!)

Congressman Darrell Issa has introduced a bill that would allow the US Postal Service to stop delivering regular mail on Saturdays. Package deliveries would continue six days a week. In a somewhat peculiar move, the Saturday service cut is included in a bill to reverse a reduction in cost of living adjustments for some retired ...

January 2   Thursday - http://postalnews.com/postalnewsblog/2014/01/02/issa-introduces-bill-to-end-saturday-mail-delivery/

Businessweek.com

Is This the Year of Republican Health Reforms?

On Jan. 1, millions of people got coverage through Obamacare and made outright repeal impossible ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-02/now-republicans-have-to-prove-they-can-do-better-than-obamacare#r=rss

Businessweek.com

Is This the Year of Republican Health Reforms?

On Jan. 1, millions of people got coverage through Obamacare and made outright repeal impossible ...

January 2   Thursday - http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-02/now-republicans-have-to-prove-they-can-do-better-than-obamacare#r=rss

Android and Me

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3-megapixel sensor and Android 4.3

Let the wave of new CES 2014 hardware commence. Samsung today announced the Galaxy Camera 2, the follow-up to the original Android-powered point and shoot that it launched back in 2012. The Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 21x optical zoom, similar to the original Galaxy Camera, as well as the ability to capture 1080p video. ...

January 2   Thursday - http://androidandme.com/2014/01/news/samsung-galaxy-camera-2-features-a-16-3-megapixel-sensor-and-android-4-3/

HuffingtonPost.com

Linda Tirado, Viral Poverty Blogger, In Final Stages Of Book Deal

Linda Tirado is in the final stages of securing a book deal based on her essay about poverty that went viral in November, Tirado and her agent, Mollie Glick, told The Huffington Post. The book, to be published by the Penguin Group, will be called Hand to Mouth and will be a memoir of her time on the lower rungs ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/linda-tirado-book-deal_n_4532462.html

AllAccess.com

Jay & The Americans' Jay Traynor Passes

ALL ACCESS has learned that JAY TRAYNOR, lead singer for JAY & THE AMERICANS back in the early '60s, has died after a two-year battle with liver cancer. TRAYNOR, who also sang with ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/125498/jay-the-americans-jay-traynor-passes

DailyFinance

General Mills Begins Selling Cheerios Without GMOs

Filed under: , , , Danny Johnston/APBy Sakthi Prasad and Sampad Patnaik General Mills said it has stopped using genetically modified ingredients in the popular breakfast cereal Cheerios as the U.S. branded foods manufacturer hopes the move will firm up customer loyalty in the face of growing opposition to such additives. Many activists and critics have cited studies showing that ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/01/03/general-mills-cheerios-no-genetically-modified-ingredients/

Business Insider

'Freemium' Apps Accounted For Nearly All App Revenue In 2013

Freemium apps account for an overwhelming share of total app revenue, according to a new study by app analytics firm Distimo. Freemium apps are free apps which encourage their users to pay for additional in-app features, after download. Among the top 200 grossing apps in the Apple App Store, Distimo found that freemium apps accounted for 92% of total revenue ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/freemium-apps-brought-in-the-bulk-of-app-revenue-in-2013-2013-12

Business Insider

PAYMENTS INSIGHTS: Competing Telecoms Are Joining Forces To Take A Piece Of The Payments Pie

Welcome to our new Payments Insights newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the digital payments industry, produced by BI Intelligence. Click here to sign up for Payment Insights today, and receive it every morning in your inbox. AT&T PROVIDES RETAIL BANKS WITH DATA TO ENHANCE BANKING APPS. Consumer banking is quickly moving towards mobile, and ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/competing-telecom-are-joining-forces-to-take-a-piece-of-payments-2014-1

Business Insider

SOCIAL INSIGHTS: Google+ Makes Strides As A Social Login Provider

Social Insights is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. SOCIAL LOGIN LANDSCAPE SHIFTS: Google+ is powering an increasing number of user logins across the Web. Google+'s share of social logins hit its highest level since 2010 in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Janrain. Facebook remains the most popular login provider on the Web with ...

January 3   Friday - http://www.businessinsider.com/social-insights-google-makes-strides-as-a-social-login-provider-2014-1

The Atlantic Cities

The Quaint Plans for American Cities, as We Envisioned Them 200 Years Ago

Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright produced an Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States in 1932 that remains, 80 years later, one of the most definitive collections of maps (many of them innovative in their time) from early U.S. history. The tome, which took years to produce, contained about 700 maps. There's one showing the reach ...

January 2   Thursday - http://atlanticcities.feedsportal.com/c/35095/f/648529/s/356f7a69/sc/10/l/0L0Stheatlanticcities0N0Carts0Eand0Elifestyle0C20A140C0A10Cquaint0Eplans0Eamerican0Ecities0Ewe0Eenvisioned0Ethem0E20A0A0Eyears0Eago0C79980C/story01.htm

EFF : Deeplinks

2013 in Review: Positive Developments in the Fight to Open Access to Research

As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2013 and discussing where we are in the fight for free expression, innovation, fair use, and privacy. Click here to read other blog posts in this series. 2013 has been a hot year for the movement to democratize publicly funded research. ...

January 2   Thursday - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/2013-positive-developments-fight-open-access-research

Chicago Breaking Business

Retired state workers sue over Illinois pension changes

A group representing retired state workers on Thursday filed the second lawsuit challenging sweeping changes to the state’s public employee pension system, arguing the measure violates a clause in the Illinois Constitution intended to protect retirement benefits by “gutting” annual cost-of-living increases.

January 2   Thursday - http://ChicagoTribune.feedsportal.com/c/34253/f/622842/s/35702c43/sc/1/l/0L0Schicagotribune0N0Cbusiness0Cbreaking0Cchi0Eretired0Estate0Eworkers0Esue0Eover0Eillinois0Epension0Echanges0E20A140A10A20H0A0H49520A650Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm

The Tech Block

Regulating 23andMe won’t stop the new age of genetic testing

Market disruptions often occur — or not — as the direct result of unintended collisions between breakthrough technologies and their more incremental regulators. In the latest dust-up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month ordered startup 23andMe to stop marketing its $99 genetic analysis kit, just before the Christmas shopping season kicked into […]View Comments on The Tech ...

January 2   Thursday - http://www.wired.com/opinion/2014/01/the-fda-may-win-the-battle-this-holiday-season-but-23andme-will-win-the-war

Big Think

What a Merry World It Would Be

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." -J. R. R. Tolkien (born on this date in 1892) ...

January 3   Friday - http://bigthink.com/ideas/what-a-merry-world-it-would-be