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These Insane Photos Show What the Hell Is Happening in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong—usually an orderly finance haven—erupted over the weekend as police used teargas and pepper spray to break up a three-day student sit-in that occupied the central business district. Thousands of protesters have deployed umbrellas to protect themselves from the chemical attack—some people are dubbing it the Umbrella ...

'I've Bent Three iPhones Now, And They All Bend In Exactly The Same Place'

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3 mentions15 hours ago
Last week, reports began to surface suggesting the iPhone 6 Plus has a strange bending issue — the phone supposedly bends when pressure is applied to a certain area of the device. The phenomenon has since been called "Bendgate," and several YouTube videos claim to show how susceptible ...

Here's Yet Another Rage-Inducing Scam in the American Health Care System

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2 mentions17 hours ago
The average salary of an emergency room physician was $311,000 in 2014, rising from $247,000 since 2010 — a period when many other types of doctors experienced declines in salaries, according to Merritt Hawkins, a physician staffing firm. Nope. Elisabeth Rosenthal's latest rage-inducing piece about America's healthcare system1 ...

Meet Miracle Mike, the Colorado Chicken who lived for 18 months without his head

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Mike meet everyone, everyone meet Mike. No, no, don’t wave. He can’t see, you’re just making this awkward. Also known as Miracle Mike, Mike the Headless Chicken was a plump, five-year-old cockerel when he was unceremoniously beheaded on 10 September 1945. Farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita in Colorado ...

Republicans Once Again Favored to Take Control of the Senate

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2 mentions18 hours ago
Remember my post a couple of weeks ago saying that Republicans were no longer favored to take control of the Senate? Well, recent polls have not been kind to the Ds, and now everyone—including Sam Wang—agrees that Republicans are once again favored. Here's the Vox aggregation of aggregators: ...

DEAR GOPRO SPECULATORS: Here's What Will Have To Happen To Justify Today's Stock Price...

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The stock of video-camera maker GoPro (GPRO) is having another banner day, blasting up 5% on news that the company is launching some new cameras. Since the IPO, of course, a parade of market pundits has declared GoPro's stock performance an obvious sign of insanity. And if the ...

GoPro Shares Won't Stop Going Higher

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3 mentions19 hours ago
In early trade on Monday, the stock was up more than 6% to more than $867 per share, taking its market cap to north of $10 billion. Last week, we highlighted the stock's crazy performance since its IPO (a gain of 172%), and in the following days the ...

Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

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For the longest time, pundits said that Google’s Chromebook initiative wouldn’t amount to much because Chrome OS couldn’t run complex applications like Photoshop. Those pundits will have to find another example now, because starting today, Photoshop will run on Chrome OS and on Chrome for Windows (if you ...

Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom Joins The Board Of Walmart

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Reuters/Philippe WojazerInstagram co-founder Kevin Systrom is joining the board of Walmart, according to an SEC filing. The photo app creator isn't the only tech executive on the company's board; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer joined Walmart's board in 2012. He'll be working on Walmart's technology and eCommerce committee. Effective ...

An Efficiency Manifesto: Energy and Home Performance Programs Need Serious Reform

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Nate Adams describes the pain that contractors go through under the current paradigm of efficiency programs. Does it have to be this way? Energy-efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually be ...

Hong Kong Demonstators Return as Democracy Protests Swell

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Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters poured back into the streets of Hong Kong, choking roads in three different points of the city to press demands for free and open elections and the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. As the work day ended, the main protest area ...

Dow Futures Down 99

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REUTERSUS stock market futures are lower on Monday morning as protests in Hong Kong sent stocks on that exchange lower overnight.Dow futures are down 99, S&P 500 futures are down 12.5 points, and Nasdaq futures are down 26 points. Overnight, the Hang Seng index, Hong Kong's main benchmark ...

Can the Ultimate Clintonite Still Cut it in Bubba's Home Base?

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2 mentions23 hours ago
James Lee Witt, candidate for Congress in Arkansas' fourth district, wipes away a fresh gob of tobacco spit with his brown cowboy boots and tells me about his old friend Bill. "He was down here re-dedicating the Greers Ferry dam…and he called me after that, because my wife ...

Wind Turbines Kill Bats by Impersonating Trees - Inkfish

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Survival tip: don’t hang around machines that have giant spinning blades. It’s a lesson bats have been slow to learn, judging by the large numbers of their corpses found beneath wind turbines. New video footage suggests some bats are attracted to wind farms because they can’t tell turbines ...

Did Crazy Luck Help Cigarette Makers Sidestep These Gruesome Warning Labels?

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Back in 2009, Congress passed landmark legislation directing the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products, which according to the Centers for Disease Control kill at least 480,000 Americans each year—more than were killed in battle in all of our foreign wars combined. Among the agency's ...

Three Arrested in Brooklyn Hate Crime

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Police have arrested three men for in connection with a shooting attack on two LGBT people in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday morning. The New York Daily News described one victim as a "22-year-old man dressed as a woman," though the person's gender identity is thus far unclear from initial ...

Microsoft Is Opening A Store A Few Blocks From Apple's Iconic Fifth Avenue Site

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Microsoft has confirmed rumors that it will open a store in New York, after reports suggested last month that the company was negotiating for the former Fendi store on 677 Fifth Avenue.A report in the Wall Street Journal confirms that Microsoft has leased the site, and that the ...

Update: BrightSource-Abengoa Tower CSP Project Terminated

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The Palen CSP project is now dead. Can concentrated solar thermal (with or without storage) ever compete with PV in terms of electrical generation? Last month we reported on the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System and its potential to be the last concentrated solar power project to ...

News and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international, and life – TheAtlantic.com

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Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of our most innovative programs of the year, bringing together 300+ of the world’s top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers. The goal of the 3-day program is ...

PotatoStock Actually Happened

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It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Zack “Danger” Brown, he of the potato salad Kickstarter, held the first annual PotatoStock in Columbus, Ohio where he and thousands of potato lovers enjoyed beer, music, companionship, and salad. I met Zack a few weeks ago, just before PotatoStock,

GLAAD, HRC Foundation debunk anti-LGBT myths during midterms

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GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation today unveiled “In Focus: Faith, LGBT People, & the Midterm Elections,” a groundbreaking resource guide that empowers journalists to challenge anti-LGBT talking heads who mask bias as a ‘tenet of faith.’ “It’s time the media gets it right,” said GLAAD ...

Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years

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Chisaki Watanabe, BloombergSeptember 29, 2014|0 CommentsTokyo --Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Of the total, Japan has added 10,880 MW of ...

Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

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Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technology and business media will have its eyes ...

Jeremy Allaire Opens His Long-Awaited Bitcoin Product Circle Up To The Public

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When you have one of the most experienced CEOs in the industry, who led Macromedia and oversaw the development of Adobe Flash in the 2000s and then changed online video again by taking Brightcove public, people pay attention. So when Jeremy Allaire said he was entering the Bitcoin ...

Draghi May Discover Weaker Euro Doesn’t Buy Enough Recovery

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The euro has dropped toward a two-year low against the dollar since the European Central Bank president boosted stimulus earlier this month. Economics textbooks say that should lift Europe’s struggling growth rate by boosting exports and speed inflation by raising import prices. Such effects will be more welcome ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Interview on Retirement, Feminists, & Jazzercise

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a judge’s judge when she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, an incrementalist who thought Roe v. Wade might have gone too far. Some liberals were wary. But they don’t worry about “R.B.G.” anymore. At 81, Ginsburg has become an icon ...

Watch: Gaza artists respond to Israel's war

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Israel’s bombing in Gaza this summer killed 2,131 Palestinians and destroyed or severely damaged 18,000 housing units, according to the United Nations monitoring group OCHA. Mohammed Al Hawajri, Raed Issa and Dina Matar, members of a group for contemporary art in the Gaza Strip called Eltiqa, reflect on ...

How one night of tear gas in Hong Kong just shut down all Instagram in China

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BEIJING -- Social media users in China gave a collective groan Monday after the country's Communist rulers blocked Instagram in the wake of protests in Hong Kong. No more sepia-tinged phone pics of your latest meal in Shanghai or, perhaps more importantly to Chinese censors' minds, no more ...

The Divided City

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Just as they've started to revitalize—attracting industry, investment and people—our cities are threatened by new and more vexing divides. As America has grown more unequal and divided, its cities and metro areas have become even more so. New York’s level of inequality is comparable to Swaziland's, L.A.’s to ...

Oakland 2 Ferguson Solidarity on USTREAM: Streaming in Ferguson. Live protests and interviews with commentary. Breaking News

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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Get Your Film Out In

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Lucius Barre was the fist crossover international publicist for Pedro Almódovar, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Atom Egoyen and Tom Twyker. Most recently, he has served on the organizing teams of the Locarno and Rotterdam film festivals. This week, at a panel discussion at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival,

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

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3 mentions23 hours ago
“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!” The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as it feels to type this, a wearable selfie drone.

California now has the nation’s first “affirmative consent” law

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We’re giving a very enthusiastic “hell yes” to this news. The so-called “yes means yes” bill passed by the California state legislature last month, which establishes a standard of affirmative consent on college campuses in the state, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Gov. Jerry ...

ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes, legal group says

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Palestinian children walk past destroyed houses in Shujaiya, eastern Gaza, which was heavily bombed by Israel in July and August. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with several other prominent legal groups, is urging the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to “initiate her own investigation” into ...

Hong Kong: Free Peaceful Protesters; Avoid Excessive Force

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Riot police fire teargas to disperse protesters after thousands demonstrated in the main street to the financial Central district. The protests in Hong Kong should show authorities that a harsh, uncompromising attitude on the issue of democracy provokes a serious backlash. The best way to restore order and ...

Kahuna Plans To Avoid “Wrist Fatigue” With New Algorithm For Smartwatch App Notifications

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It sounds like the upcoming Apple Watch and other wearable gadgets are going to create a whole new avenue for apps to communicate with you — and that could get pretty annoying. At least, that’s the assumption at Kahuna, a Sequoia Capital-backed startup that helps mobile marketers test ...

UN Refugee Chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

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Geneva, September 29 (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency warned the international community on Monday about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. "With more than 3 million refugees, 12.5 million ...

Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

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After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware with more of a focus on home security, and a design that ...

New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tools

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Today, we're releasing several key documents about Executive Order 12333 that we obtained from the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the ACLU filed (along with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School) just before the first revelations of ...

REPORT: Japan's SoftBank Is In Talks To Acquire DreamWorks Animation

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Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. DreamWorks Animation has produced films including "Shrek", "Madagascar", and "How To Train Your Dragon." The report said that a deal for DreamWorks would provide SoftBank — which owns about 80% ...

News and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international, and life – TheAtlantic.com

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CityLab will once again bring together global city leaders—mayors and government officials, urban theorists, scholars, artists, and other key voices—to engage in a series of conversations about urban ideas and innovations that are shaping metro centers around the world. Experts and policymakers share their thoughts on the policies ...

Turkey: Authoritarian Drift Threatens Rights

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Turkey's new president Tayyip Erdoğan (front) attends a swearing in ceremony in parliament in Ankara on August 28, 2014. (Istanbul) – Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government is taking far-reaching steps to weaken the rule of law, control the media and ...

Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

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Riot police in Hong Kong are deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against at least 13,000 protesters demanding greater democratic reforms. The movement — dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” for the demonstrators’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas — is capturing the world’s attention and leading ...

Azerbaijan: Government Repression Tarnishes Chairmanship

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(Strasbourg) – Azerbaijan’s longstanding repression of independent voices has reached crisis levels, even as it nears the end of its six-month chairmanship of the Council of Europe. The situation puts to the test the council’s standing as Europe’s foremost human rights body.“The Azerbaijani government’s systematic crackdown on human rights defenders and other perceived government critics shows sheer contempt for its commitments to the Council of Europe,” said Giorgi Gogia, senior South Caucasus researcher at Human Rights Watch. “To let the relentless repression go unanswered threatens the very credibility of the ...

It's Never Too Late- Conquering Fear of Public Speaking

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I am real people person, who loves networking and connecting people and ideas.Interestingly, people love to tell me their life secrets.Even perfect strangers, including Dick Wolf of Law and Order fame, (who sat next to me on a Southwest flight) as well as many Wall Street corporate executives ...

Video: Florida teen tortured by Israeli police tells his story

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“I was zip-tied and leg-cuffed and beaten, punched and kicked in the face until I was unconscious. And even when I went unconscious they kept punching and kicking me like I was a punching bag. And I woke up blindfolded in jail … I felt like I was ...

The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!

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2 mentions13 hours ago
The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses – so much so, that they want in on the action. About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community corrections facilities, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) CEO Damon ...

The Score: Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Who says the government can’t do anything anymore? Even as Ronald Reagan argued that “government is the problem” throughout the 1980s, the state imprisoned twice the percentage of Americans previously incarcerated. As Bill Clinton declared “the era of big government” over in the 1990s, incarcerations skyrocketed to almost ...

Green Jobs: New Execs at Brite Energy, EnOcean, ViZn, SPower, EcoFactor

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Renewable energy provider sPower (Sustainable Power Group) promoted its current CFO, J.I. “Chip” Everest, to president. SPower is an owner-operator of utility and distributed electrical generation in the U.S. and the U.K. and is a portfolio company of Fir Tree Partners, a global investment fund. Jimmy Chuang is ...

What's Next for Public Schools?- Eventbrite

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Progressive educators and parents have been highly critical of the school reform agenda that prescribes standardized testing and charter schools as a response to the crisis of inequality in America. It’s clear what we are against. But what kind of reform are we for?In this discussion, leading voices ...
 

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