Peter Bright / Ars Technica:Why Microsoft needs three—or more—operating systems — At the moment, Microsoft has a bunch of consumer-facing Windows-derived brands: Windows 8.1 for x86 and x64 PCs, Windows
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:‘ZeroAccess’ click-fraud botnet disrupted, but not dead yet — Microsoft and law enforcement agencies said Thursday that they disrupted a botnet that defrauded online advertisers of
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:Sonys Gracenote powers music-matching service for Xbox Music — Its not often that you see Sony and Microsoft collaborating. But Sonys digital music division Gracenote is providing
The Information:Employee Stock Sales Boom, As Square Considers One at $5 Billion — Across Silicon Valley, employees are cashing out. — For years, the Valleys conventional wisdom has held that allowing employees to sell some
Joshua Goodman / Associated Press:Venezuela Cyber Crackdown Ensnares Webs Bitly — CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their
Grant Gross / Computerworld:Android flashlight app developer settles FTC charges of sharing geolocation data — The developer of a popular flashlight app for Android devices has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:Spotify to Introduce Free Mobile Music Service — Free Version of Streaming Service Was Previously Only Available on Desktop and Laptops — Spotify AB is planning a free, ad-supported version
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:Box raises $100M at $2B valuation from overseas partners to speed international expansion — Box Secures $100 Million Funding at $2 Billion Valuation — Web Storage Vendor Expects Sales to
A second factor is the opening up of economic borders, such as between member nations of the European Union, which replaces zero-sum religious tribalism with nonzero financial exchange. Free trade and the division of labor constitute the greatest generator of
The ‘Walmartization’ of the US economy has created a downward spiral in wages and destroyed small businesses and communities while heightening the wealth divide that is at the root of so many problems.The people are fighting back and the elites
The right for me to bear arms is one thing - the right for gun owners to carry guns in Public places around my children is dangerous!This country needs a national NO CARRY law.What do you think?I first published this
The majority of Americans, though most likely not his viewers, do believe in the existence of God. In America 76% believe in the existence of God, and of those, half say they have done something because God told them too. According to
The White House said Thursday that President Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.
New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce has priorities.That’s right; we all need them, don’t we? That’s the adult, responsible, American thing to have after all. You’ve got to have priorities. You can trust a guy with priorities, can’t you?And you …
I’m paraphrasing, natch, but there’s a reason why this ad is heavy on human imperfection and verrry light on party identification. Pryor’s rightly worried about how the Democratic agenda’s playing at home in Arkansas, and by “agenda” I don&rsqu …
An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
An Arizona commission linked the states Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of 19 wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling after its investigative agency reported on its probe and recommended financial penalties.
Theres no debate about it, Mike Tomlin screwed up on Thanksgiving night. The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach stepped on the field during his teams game against the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 and now hes paid for it dearly.
According to residents of the Evergreen Apartments RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a woman who died in her apartment on Friday November 29. By Monday morning several residents tell Castanet police officers were going door to door at
Scrooge has arrived in Washington. He comes in the form of holiday party throwers who are hosting a party and specifically indicating that reporters who attend will not be able to cover what happens there.
Recently Emily Graslie, of the fantastic natural history tumblr and youtube series TheBrainScoop, was asked a question about whether she had personally experienced sexism in her field. Her response is fucking amazing. Inside is her goldmine of awesome female science
For the first time, photographs have leaked out from inside the Nauru immigration detention centre. Reopened in 2012, the detention centre houses between 500-600 people, mostly of Iranian background, who are attempting to seek asylum in Australia. The centre was
Sleepy, sleepy ostriches. According to this PLOS One article, the amount of REM sleep in ostriches is greater than in any other bird. Heres a simplified article about that study, featuring video of three of the ostriches from that study
Unbrella is everything bad about umbrellas, improved. Once you see its innovations (dry side out when closed, water repelled away from you as you close it, stands on its own) youll wonder like I did why no one thought of
U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff on Why Have No High Level Executives Been Prosecuted In Connection With The Financial Crisis? Judge Rakoff, a federal trial judge who sits in the Southern District of New York, writes: y point is
Skeptics Gone Wild: Navigating Americas Conspiracy Theory Culture But trying to explain away anyones specific conspiracy belief, or conspiratorial thinking in general, misses the point—the point being that theres no longer anything especially irrational about believing that shadowy actors are
Dancing is fun, if its by the pool, on the porch (previously), or on television in front of millions. For more dancing enjoyment, heres another clip of the Russian speedo dancer, more dancing Nana (who also got to dance with
Now available, Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013 , a concert film at Staples Center, Los Angeles on November 8, 2013. Also, Nine Inch Nails 2013, Pt 2, a behind the scenes look at preparation for the tour. Previous live NIN
A YouTube user has uploaded an earlier cut of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crytstal (with characters designed by Brian Froud). Some scenes are re-ordered, there is some different dialogue and the narration has been removed.It didnt perform
Horse Master is a Twine text adventure game made by Tom McHamry. Its about becoming a master of horses, and has been described as body horsehorror and like living inside a fever dream. John Campbell of Pictures For Sad Children
My friend Nick and I planned another prank. We thought it would be funny to scare a couple of friends while they were hanging out with some girls. We drove over to their house and crept up to the living
Nelson Mandela has died peacefully at home at age 95. The Globe and Mail has a good roundup of information and resources about his life. The PBS Newshour already has a show online about his life and moments after the