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  • newNick Offerman Offers Unqualified Advice to the Internet

    Nick Offerman Offers Unqualified Advice to the Internet

    Nick Offerman is a man idolized by many for his superior opinions, cool headedness and ability to grow lush and noble facial hair.It's no surprise that young, naive men and women would look up to the Parks and Rec star as a role model, so while he…
    - 17 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • new5 Lego Facts to Build Your Knowledge

    5 Lego Facts to Build Your Knowledge

    Listen up, blockheads — this one's for youWe go full-Lego in the newest episode of 5facts. No assembly requiredSee also: 20 Lego Gifts That Will Build You FriendsLike what you see? Subscribe to our channel to catch every episode1. You're Sayi…
    - 18 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:29am -
  • newReport: Microsoft Wants to Stream Xbox Games to Your Browser

    Report: Microsoft Wants to Stream Xbox Games to Your Browser

    Microsoft is planning games for your PC’s web browser.According to a report from technology news website Neowin, the software company is experimenting with Xbox 360 and Xbox One games that run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network.See a…
    - 19 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:28am -
  • newRob Ford Hospitalized, Diagnosed With Abdominal Tumor

    Rob Ford Hospitalized, Diagnosed With Abdominal Tumor

    TORONTO — Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor," is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said.Dr. Rueben Devl…
    - 34 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:13am -
  • new#Brands Couldn't Resist Being #Brands, Even on 9/11

    #Brands Couldn't Resist Being #Brands, Even on 9/11

    Social media managers need to learn when to sit out on the sidelines. The 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 might be a time when less — or, you know, nothing — is more.But brands will be brands, and they did what brands do. B…
    - 46 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:01am -

TechCrunch

  • newMozilla Launches Experimental Tool For Cross-Browser Debugging

    Mozilla Launches Experimental Tool For Cross-Browser Debugging

     When you are building Web apps — and especially when you are debugging them — all the subtle differences between the different browsers start coming into play. Testing on every single browser is a hassle and there are no good tools available th…
    - 47 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newConfide Updates Its App To Make Sending Text-Based Ephemeral Messages Faster

    Confide Updates Its App To Make Sending Text-Based Ephemeral Messages Faster

     Confide launched the first version of its app to enable enterprise users to send and receive text-based messages that disappear when you’re done reading them. Today it’s hoping to improve the experience with a big update to the app that makes i…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • newCode.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

    Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

     Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curriculum to get students in kindergarten through…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • newNavigating The Reality Of Cloud, Mobile And SaaS

    Navigating The Reality Of Cloud, Mobile And SaaS

     The websites of most VCs have a stated investment thesis in SaaS, cloud, mobile, social or some combination of each. Are these really investment theses? Still? No, they are realities.This is worrisome. While SaaS, Cloud, Mobile and Social have bee…
    - 3 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newFestival Travel Site Festicket Raises $2.7M Series A

    Festival Travel Site Festicket Raises $2.7M Series A

     Festicket, the UK startup that offers a travel booking and discovery site for festival goers, has closed a $2.7 million Series A round. The new funding, which adds to a $680,000 seed round raised in March 2013, is being led by European VCs, Welling…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 4:00am -

Read Write Web

  • newWelcome to ReadWrite's New "Pretty Geeky" Wearable Tech Series

    Welcome to ReadWrite's New "Pretty Geeky" Wearable Tech Series

    At ReadWrite, we believe in both form and function, especially when it comes to wearable devices. Pragmatic features and useful apps may speak directly to our logical brain, but great design pulls powerfully at the heart. That's why we're launching…
    - 3 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • newHow Intel's Edison Stacks Up Against Arduino And Raspberry Pi

    How Intel's Edison Stacks Up Against Arduino And Raspberry Pi

    At long last, Intel has shipped its shipped its tiny Edison computer. Announced in January, this $50 module—which Intel insists on calling a "development platform"—is ready for your latest maker projects. See also: Meet Edison, Intel’s Tiny Pla…
    - 20 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 3:53pm -
  • newTinder Attempts To Swipe Away Lawsuit

    Tinder Attempts To Swipe Away Lawsuit

    Tinder CEO Sean Rad didn't say much about the recently settled lawsuit between his dating company and former marketing executive and disputed cofounder Whitney Wolfe at TechCrunch Disrupt on Wednesday. Wolfe accused cofounders Rad and Justin Mateen…
    - 22 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 2:13pm -
  • newApple's Swift Language Goes Pro, Reaches Version 1.0

    Apple's Swift Language Goes Pro, Reaches Version 1.0

    Swift, Apple’s new in-house programming language, just reached version 1.0. That's a big deal, because it means apps written in Swift are now eligible for the Apple App Store.See also: Apple Wants Devs To Love Swift, Its Shiny New Language—But Th…
    - 22 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:55pm -
  • newAt TechCrunch Disrupt, Attendees Construct Their Own Fashion Framework

    At TechCrunch Disrupt, Attendees Construct Their Own Fashion Framework

    Silicon Valley Street Style is an occasional feature that looks at the intersection of fashion and technology culture.Along with the slew of keynotes, fireside chats, and startup pitches that infiltrated TechCrunch Disrupt 2014, one of the hottest to…
    - 24 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 12:08pm -

Boy Genius Report

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CNET YouTube

Tomorrow Daily 049: New Apple products, a (literal) sandbox game, living portraits, and more
On today's show, we discuss Apple's iPhone and Watch announcements (you might be surprised who's in and who's not convinced), Sega's crazy new arcade game that takes the term "sandbox" literally, driving robots, and a fantastic new Kickstarter for li…
- 16 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 7:43pm -
Be a food zombie with the CraveCast crew, it's slimming!
The latest CraveCast is all you can eat and drink, at least until all those beers and fried chicken keyboards turn you into a zombie that can only think about eating BRAAAAINS! NOM NOM!
- 16 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 7:33pm -
Why Apple Pay may be more exciting than the Apple Watch
Apple isn't the first company to offer a mobile wallet, but if it works well, Apple Pay could change the way we shop. CNET's Sumi Das explains what sets Apple's mobile-payment service apart from the rest of the pack.
- 17 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:25pm -
Chunky Cross Country smartwatch does it all
An independent SIM card and microSD storage helps this Chinese wearable do just about everything your Android phone does, too.
- 18 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:04pm -
Vizio's sound stand only so-so
Unlike Vizio's other sound bars, the S2121w-DO Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition.
- 18 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 5:46pm -
Coolpad phones, aisle five!
Check out the two new budget Androids on sale at US retailer Kroger's markets for $100 or less.
- 18 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 5:31pm -

Gizmodo

  • newThe Maker of Blu E-Cigs Is Lobbying to Ban Vaping

    The Maker of Blu E-Cigs Is Lobbying to Ban Vaping

    The manufacturer of the top-selling e-cigarette brand, Blu eCigs, is trying real hard to convince lawmakers to ban vaping. That might sound ass-backwards, but it isn't. Blu is a product of big tobacco, which is hoping to stymie the competition by m…
    - 38 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:09am -
  • newMoto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

    Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

    Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last . It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch…
    - 47 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newSanDisk's Ridiculous New 512 GB SD Card Costs $800

    SanDisk's Ridiculous New 512 GB SD Card Costs $800

    SD cards are everywhere now, and you can get them on the cheap. But SanDisk is not interesting "on the cheap" with the announcement of some crazy, insanely high-capacity flash memory that is more expensive than the camera you put it in. Read more...
    - 55 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:52am -
  • newWatch Recycled Paper Go From NYC Trash to Brand-New Boxes

    Watch Recycled Paper Go From NYC Trash to Brand-New Boxes

    New York City fills recycle bins with tons and tons of discarded paper. That cast-off fiber lives to serve another day, thanks to the wonders of recycling. NYC Sanitation's director of photography Michael Anton followed that voyage from start to fin…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:43am -
  • newCan You Tell Me How To Print, How To 3D Print Sesame Street?

    Can You Tell Me How To Print, How To 3D Print Sesame Street?

    In order to show the average consumer that 3D printers aren't just for prototyping parts or building a plastic housing for an Arduino project, the MakerBot Digital Store has added a handful of downloadable 3D models of Sesame Street characters that…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:32am -

PC World

  • newApple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

    Apple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

    Some extra details on the Apple Watch have trickled out over the past couple days, filling in a couple of the blanks in Apple's big announcement.One of the bigger lingering questions was what to expect for battery life, as Apple made no mention of it…
    - 21 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:26am -
  • newInternet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

    Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

    Wednesday was another big day for Internet action as hundreds of thousands of Americans made their voices heard over the Federal Communication Commission's proposed "Open Internet" guidelines for Internet Service Providers.During Internet Slowdown…
    - 31 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:16am -
  • newCold-proof Ricoh action cam has Wi-Fi remote control

    Cold-proof Ricoh action cam has Wi-Fi remote control

    If you fancy photographing Arctic wildlife, Ricoh Imaging has a new Wi-Fi action camera that works in frigid conditions and underwater.The palm-sized WG-M1, announced Thursday in Japan, brings a few handy features for outdoor photography in a rugged…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:40am -
  • newVulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

    Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

    A critical vulnerability in a popular e-commerce extension for the Joomla content management system allows malicious users to gain super-admin privileges to sites that run the software.The VirtueMart extension, which allows users to set up online sho…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:40am -
  • newPersonalize the Windows 7 Start menu

    Personalize the Windows 7 Start menu

    Bob Black asked about altering the Windows 7 Start menu to make it fit his preferences and work habits.You can do a lot with the Windows 7 Start menu. You can put your favorite programs front and center. You can replace big, easy-to-hit icons with…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:37am -

LifeHacker

  • newTake Productive Desk Breaks with Walking Tasks

    Take Productive Desk Breaks with Walking Tasks

    We know that sitting all day is killing us , and that we should take regular standing and walking breaks. If you want to get away from your desk but still stay productive, consider some "walking tasks".Read more...
    - 17 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • newMoto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

    Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough

    Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last . It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch…
    - 47 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newHow To Deal With the Decision to Put Down Your Pet

    How To Deal With the Decision to Put Down Your Pet

    Our pets are a source of joy and companionship. Sadly, though, our furry friends' greatest flaw is their limited life span. More likely than not, you'll outlive them. I recently had to make the difficult decision to euthanize my dog and grappled wi…
    - 47 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newLearn How Speeches Differ From Essays for Better Presentations

    Learn How Speeches Differ From Essays for Better Presentations

    Giving a speech is an art unto itself. If you haven't done many of them before, it's tempting to write down everything you want to say in essay form and read it aloud. Business blog HBR explains why this is a terrible idea.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • newDeadspin Hey, Roger, Get The Fuck Out | Gawker Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Oscar Pistoriu

    Deadspin Hey, Roger, Get The Fuck Out | Gawker Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Oscar Pistoriu

    Deadspin Hey, Roger, Get The Fuck Out | Gawker Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Oscar Pistorius | io9 "Strong Women Characters" Who Made Mistakes (And Learned From Them) | Kotaku Japanese Porn Needs More Male Porn Stars. Apparently. Read mor…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:57am -

Engadget

  • newIBM's 'Ninja Particles' could stop the rise of superbugs

    IBM's 'Ninja Particles' could stop the rise of superbugs

    IBM Research's Jim Hedrick has a great job. His work on polymers -- those repeating chains of macromolecules that make up most things in our world, like the computer or phone you're reading this on -- has led to the creation of substances with Marve…
    - 17 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • newLeaked Windows 9 screenshots hint at a redesigned desktop

    Leaked Windows 9 screenshots hint at a redesigned desktop

    Slowly but surely, we're starting to get a clearer idea of what the next version of Windows will look like. Microsoft already teased a classic-style Start Menu, while ZDNet's usually-reliable Mary Jo Foley has reported that the Charms Bar might be..…
    - 48 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:59am -
  • newFinally, a hydroponic farm that runs on goldfish poop

    Finally, a hydroponic farm that runs on goldfish poop

    Everything that we have ever eaten has probably, at some point, been in contact with some poop. Plants grow in soil that's mixed with horse poop, and at some point a careless burger joint employee has touched your meal after a tricky bathroom break.…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Sep 14, 10:28am -
  • newGoogle wants to keep work documents and emails secure on iPhones and iPads

    Google wants to keep work documents and emails secure on iPhones and iPads

    Google launched the Apps Mobile Management service earlier this year to help organizations manage employees' or members' Android devices that access files and emails saved on their Google Apps. Now, Mountain View has launched a counterpart for...
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:53am -
  • newHardcore PC gamers spend twice as much as others on their obsession

    Hardcore PC gamers spend twice as much as others on their obsession

    Take a gander through the comment section of any gaming-related article here on Engadget, and you're all but guaranteed to find at least one person espousing how much better playing games on a PC is compared to doing so on, say, a PlayStation 4 or..…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:24am -

BoingBoing

  • newStar Wars sans music

    Star Wars sans music

    Watch this Auralnauts video to see the importance of John Williams' bombastic score to Star Wars. (Thanks, Gil Kaufman!)
    - 7 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:40am -
  • newKickstarting Skyliner; a graphic novel memoir about jazz behind the Iron Curtain

    Kickstarting Skyliner; a graphic novel memoir about jazz behind the Iron Curtain

    At 81, Polish illustrator Andre Krayewski has adapted his memoir about being a jazz fan in Stalinist Poland into a graphic novel, and his son Ed has translated it to English. Read the rest
    - 19 mins ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:28am -
  • newAlaska is America's rape capital

    Alaska is America's rape capital

    In the rural far north, to be harassed, assaulted and raped is a commonplace threat for children and adults alike: "Alaska’s rape rate is almost three times the national average; for child sexual assault, it’s nearly six"
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 9:31am -
  • newJohn Scalzi's Lock-In

    John Scalzi's Lock-In

    John Scalzi's new novel Lock In is already rocketing up the bestseller charts, and with good reason -- it's a book with everything Scalzi's fans have come to love and expect from his books, and more -- a parable about disability, big business, and t…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 8:08am -
  • newManaging expectations on a trip around the world

    Managing expectations on a trip around the world

    When my wife and I decided to take a trip around the world with our two kids, we knew there would be some good times and great memories, but we weren't naive enough to think that it was going to be a year of easy adventure full of laughs and endless…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Sep 14, 7:36am -

Mashable YouTube

Apple Watch and the iPhone 6: What You Should Know
Apple hosted a MashTalk Hangout to discuss the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, as well as Apple's mobile payments platform Apple Pay.
- 20 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 4:17pm -
Did Apple Just Rip Off OK GO's Music Video? | Mashable
There a quite a few similarities between Apple's opening promo, "Perspective," which premiered on September 9th at the iPhone 6 Keynote, and OK GO's forced-perspective music video, "The Writing's On the Wall." We'll let you be the judge.http://www.…
- 23 hours ago, 10 Sep 14, 12:47pm -
Apple iPhone 6 Hands On Review | Mashable
Well, it's that time again. For the second iPhone release in a row, Apple launched two different models at once, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Though both are larger than any previous iPhone, the iPhone 6 Plus is much more than a phablet-sized iP…
- 1 day ago, 10 Sep 14, 7:06am -
Insane Dog Eats Entire Drawer of Socks | Mashable Minute | With Elliott Morgan
What can possibly be more amazing than a dog that ate an entire wheel of cheese? How about a Great Dane that ate 43 and a half socks.Don't forget to subscribe so you can hang with Elliott on the Mashable Minute!: http://bit.ly/1ko5eNdMiss the las…
- 1 day ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:00am -
Apple Watch Hands On Review | Mashable
Don’t call it the iWatch and don’t take out your $349 just yet. Apple unveiled the expected, a smart watch on Tuesday, called Apple watch. There are three variations, the Apple Watch, Sport Watch and the Edition Watch. Watch the above video to se…
- 2 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 11:24pm -
Apple Watch Commercial Reveals Time Travel Feature | Mashable
Mashable got a first peek at the commercial that reveals a secret feature of the Apple Watch. Starring Sylvan Lane, Dasha Battelle, and narrated by Andrea RomanoProduced, fimed and edited by Armand Valdes Production Assistance by Noah Sterling…
- 2 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 6:48pm -