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Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

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17 hours ago
MicrosoftMicrosoft’s 2.5-hour event on Wednesday was suddenly enlivened by the surprise introduction of the HoloLens, a new piece of hardware that will run on Windows Holographic, Microsoft’s new platform for virtual and augmented reality experiences. The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive. Business Insider’s Matt ...

Here's Why Etsy, The E-Commerce Company That Could IPO This Quarter, Loves Being Headquartered In New York

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18 hours ago
Etsy, the e-commerce company that Bloomberg reports could IPO this quarter, has been happily based in Brooklyn, New York, since it launched in 2005.Business Insider visited the company's gorgeous DUMBO headquarters in September (DUMBO stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass), but Etsy is in the midst ...

Sundance Review: Sheltered Kids Find the World Through Mo

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4 hours ago
By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Mon Jan 26 00:30:00 EST 2015 The details surrounding the peculiar circumstances of first-time director Crystal Moselle's documentary "The Wolfpack" suggest a scenario so outlandish it may as well be science fiction. Shot over the course of five years, the fascinating project captures ...

San Francisco gay film fest to challenge pinkwashing of Israel's crimes

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20 hours ago
Gay rights and Palestine solidarity activists have protested at Israel’s sponsorship of the Frameline festival in San Francisco. (Steve Rhodes) The organization Queers for Palestine is calling for submissions for the new Outside the Frame film festival, to be held at San Francisco’s Brava Theater in June. While ...

Sundance Review: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's 'Mistre

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1 day ago
By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Sun Jan 25 00:26:35 EST 2015 With "Frances Ha," Noah Baumbach's directing career entered a new stage emboldened by his work with co-writer and partner Greta Gerwig, though the scrappy nature of that narrative and Gerwig's vibrant performance led to the impression that ...

Israeli ambassador to US calls Benjamin Netanyahu address a 'sacred duty'

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10 hours ago
Largest Israeli religious youth movement invites members to build illegal settlement Netanyahu expresses sympathies to Japan after apparent ISIS hostage killing *Why some parents suddenly refuse to vaccinate their children* Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines ...

Sundance Review: 'Entertainment' Features Neil Hamburger,

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Sat Jan 24 18:10:00 EST 2015 Rick Alverson's surreal provocation "The Comedy" featured a bored, obnoxious Brooklyn hipster played by Tim Heidecker with such extreme discomfort that the entire project felt like a dare. That was kind of the point: Alverson forced viewers ...

North Carolina Plunges Deeper Into Offshore Wind Energy

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20 hours ago
Published on January 25th, 2015 |by Tina Casey January 25th, 2015 by Tina CaseyNorth Carolina is forging ahead with plans to hop on the East Coast offshore wind energy bandwagon —not that the state’s lawmakers have any choice in the matter. The Interior Department has been leasing large ...

Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling

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20 hours ago
'Likud politicians instructed to emphasize that Congress can override Obama's veto' Fox news anchor blasts Netanyahu's 'dicey' politics of 'sneaking' into Congress for speech 'Netanyahu damaging Israel's ties with US for one election campaign speech' New York Times: Netanyahu speech to Congress will harm Israel-US bilateral relationship *Why ...

Expedia Just Bought Travelocity For $280 Million

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2 days ago
Expedia has acquired online travel agency Travelocity from technology company Sabre Corp for $280 million in cash, the companies said in a statement on Friday, as consolidation in the online booking industry continues. The deal follows a 2013 marketing agreement in which Expedia's technology powered platforms for Travelocity's ...

The Fabulous Life Of Notch, The Hard-Partying Founder Of Minecraft

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3 days ago
YouTube/design3channelWhen Markus Persson, or "Notch," as he's known in the gaming community, created Minecraft in 2009, he had no idea how drastically it would change his life.The game, which allows players to build and interact with an easy-to-use, Lego-like digital environment, has been downloaded more than 100 million ...

Do You Stare At A Screen All Day? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do To Save Your Eyesight

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3 days ago
Most of us are aware that staring at a screen all day makes our eyes feel dry, tired, and irritated — with potentially harmful longterm consequences — but we also know that our jobs frequently require us to sit in front of a computer. Our smartphones, televisions, and ...

13 Tough Interview Questions Facebook Asks Job Candidates

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3 days ago
Facebook is one of the most difficult companies to interview with, according to Glassdoor, an online jobs community. One reason the process is so challenging: They ask tough questions. To figure out exactly what the social media giant asks job candidates, Glassdoor sifted through thousands of online reviews ...

Humans Are Terrible At Picking Their Own Passwords

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3 days ago
Passwords are an odd facet of our digital existence, both annoying and drastically important. These combinations of important numbers, words, phrases, and dates guard our bank accounts, our work, our social mediafeeds, and every other access point we only want ourselves to breach. They are, in the words ...

Davos Party Shut Down After Bartenders Blow Through Enough Booze For Two Nights

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3 days ago
The panels and speeches and talks put on by the World Economic Forum here at Davos are something to behold. At one elbow, you’ll have the president of a conflict-ridden Eurasian country. At the other, the CEO of an advertising company that funds your favorite TV shows. Take ...

Pamela Boyce Simms on convening faith groups

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2 hours ago
Pamela Boyce Simms is convener of the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub, which brings together and supports Transition groups from southern Connecticut to Virginia in the US. She is also a very active Transition trainer and is also involved in interfaith work.Given our ongoing exploration of the theme of 'The ...

Elizabeth Warren Has a New Target People Hate Almost As Much As Wall Street

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3 days ago
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is worried about more than big banks. She's got Big Pharma in her sights too. On Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrat announced a new bill, the Medical Innovation Act, which she says would address two major problems: dwindling government investment in medical research and illegal practices ...

"Twenty-week bans are devastating for women like me."

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3 days ago
A top priority for the new Republican Congress is passing a new law banning abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks old. But on Wednesday, GOP women concerned about the party's image managed to delay the vote. The bill, however, is by no means dead. Here's everything you ...

Video: Naima Shalhoub sings Ferguson-Gaza Blues

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2 days ago
Naima Shalhoub has an absolutely stunning voice. Listen to her sing “Ferguson-Gaza Blues.” She’s accompanied by Bouchaib Abdelhadi on oud, Jeremy Mitchell on drums and Timothy Wat on Piano. After hearing this powerful song, I wanted to know more about how the Lebanese-American Shalhoub’s art and politics intersect.

EXCLUSIVE WITH MICHAEL DELL: It's Awesome To Be Private, PCs Aren't Dead, And ChromeBooks Won't Take Over The World

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3 days ago
We caught up with Dell CEO Michael Dell this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We had heard from one of Dell's investors a few days ago that the company is thriving as a private company. Mr. Dell enthusiastically confirmed that. Dell says the Dell team ...

Israeli book store cancels sale of 'Charlie Hebdo' after receiving threats

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2 days ago
'Netanyahu damaging Israel's ties with US for one election campaign speech' New York Times: Netanyahu speech to Congress will harm Israel-US bilateral relationship Report: US officials warn breach of protocol could have consequences for Netanyahu Analysis: The Netanyahu speech flap: Republicans are people, too *Why some parents suddenly ...

Free Raif Badawi, Saudi Blogger Sentenced To Ten Years, 1000 Lashes! Petition

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2 days ago
The Free Raif Badawi, Saudi Blogger Sentenced To Ten Years, 1000 Lashes! petition to United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, Navil Pillay, United Nations Human Rights Commission, Arab League was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: raif ...

Breaking: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Is Dead

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3 days ago
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud has died, according to reports carried by Saudi state-run television in the early hours of Friday morning, local time. He was around 90 years old (his exact age is a matter of some dispute). Saudi news agencies reported that his ...

3 Minutes Until We All Die

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3 days ago
The scientists at the Doomsday Clock say that failed political leadership on climate change and nuclear weapons endangers ‘every person on earth.’ The earth—and everything on it, including this polar bear—hasn't been so close to annihilation since 1984 (Shutterstock). Even as Republicans on Capitol Hill voted repeatedly this ...

Here's How Much Apple's Top Execs Made Last Year

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3 days ago
We're learning just how much Apple's top executives get paid, thanks to a recent filing. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Cook made $9,222,638 in 2014, more than double what he pulled in the year before. None of Cook's stock vested this year, but in 2011 he was awarded about $376 million ...

Euro, S&P 500 Futures Sink With Syriza Set for Greek Win

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15 hours ago
Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, has said he’ll keep Greece within the single currency area as he negotiates on the debt. Close Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, has said he’ll keep Greece within the... Read More Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, has ...

Bill Gates Says Cellphones Are The Key To Solving Poor People's Banking Problems

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3 days ago
Over the next 15 years, digital banking will give over 2 billion people an unprecedented level of control over their financial assets, according to the Gates Foundation. The key to this access will be mobile phones. In its annual letter published Thursday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

Here's Why eBay Is In Trouble

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3 days ago
eBay reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 on Wednesday night, and it was mostly brutal news from the online marketplace. The company's revenue fell short of expectations, and the company announced it will cut 2,400 jobs, or 7% of its total workforce, early this year. So ...

A Writer Linked To Underground Hackers Is Going To Prison For Threatening An FBI Agent

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3 days ago
An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to prison on Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking the end of a criminal case criticized by free-speech advocates. Barrett Lancaster Brown originally faced charges that carried more than 100 ...

Bibi Netanyahu Has Set a New Record for Chutzpah

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3 days ago
With his latest crass interference in US politics, he may have dug a deep hole for himself—and for America’s Israel lobby. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters/Gali Tibbon) On Thursday, the Obama administration put out the word that neither President Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden nor Secretary of ...

Teachers forced to equip schools at own expense as austerity bites West Bank

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2 days ago
Budgets are so tight that many Palestinian Authority schools cannot afford paper and pencils. Hard-pressed teachers must spend their own stagnating wages on supplies. Ghadeer Rabi cannot remember a time during her five-year career as a high school teacher that her salary was enough to support her family.

'Benjamin Netanyahu damaging Israel's ties with US for one election campaign speech'

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2 days ago
'Netanyahu damaging Israel's ties with US for one election campaign speech' New York Times: Netanyahu speech to Congress will harm Israel-US bilateral relationship Report: US officials warn breach of protocol could have consequences for Netanyahu Analysis: The Netanyahu speech flap: Republicans are people, too Police free two settlers ...

Time management: Seize the moment

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4 days ago
A successful leap from postdoc to lab head requires tight control over time and tasks. For the brand-new principal investigator (PI), excitement can soon give way to stress as the mountain of tasks becomes clear. In addition to the main charge — to develop and carry out a ...

We Tried The Echo, Amazon's New Smart-Home Assistant, And Think It Could Launch A Whole New Device Category

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4 days ago
Amazon's new smart-home device, the Amazon Echo, has been one of the most hyped products of 2015. It can best be thought of as a voice-driven personal assistant — think Apple's Siri or Google Now — but in hands-free speaker form.The Echo accepts voice commands and performs a ...

BlackBerry Has Never Looked So Desperate

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4 days ago
BlackBerry's CEO John S. Chen wrote a blog post on net neutrality this week that's so wrong, it's funny. Most of the post is a Wikipedia-like explanation of net neutrality, the concept that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. It's adapted from a letter Chen ...

A State-Run Chinese Newspaper Faked An Op-Ed Under An American Journalist's Name

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4 days ago
In early January, New Yorker writer Peter Hessler sat down with a reporter from China Daily for an interview. Weeks later, an editorial appeared in the publication bearing his name — but he didn't write it, he says. The editorial, entitled "U.S. Observer: Comparing Egypt with China," took ...

Funny Or Die Has A Weather App Infused With Jokes And It's Actually Pretty Impressive

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4 days ago
FunnyorDieViral comedy site Funny or Die has its own weather app, and it promises to infuse some laughs into your daily weather forecasts. The app is called Funny or Die Weather, and the main draw is a daily funny weather fact that makes observations like "The humidity of ...

'Anti-Semitism is not an ally of Zionism,' Sharansky writes in the 'Post'

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2 days ago
Report: US officials warn breach of protocol could have consequences for Netanyahu Analysis: The Netanyahu speech flap: Republicans are people, too Baird: ICC move an effort to tie Israel’s hand behind its back Police free two settlers under investigation for shooting two Palestinians Health Ministry report finds emergency ...

Someone Painted A Portrait Of Mark Zuckerberg With Their Own Feces

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4 days ago
New York graffiti artist KATSU has debuted a new portrait of Mark Zuckerberg painted with his own fecal matter. The work is part of his new show, called "Remember the Future," at The Hole gallery in New York. The theme of the show is life and technology. The ...

Bill Gates Tricked Jimmy Fallon Into Drinking Clean Water Made From Poop

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4 days ago
Bill Gates appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday night to talk about the Omniprocessor, the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The Omniprocessor is a machine that turns human waste into clean water and electricity. Gates invited Fallon to taste-test two glasses ...

The Entire History Of The Smartwatch And Fitness-Band Market In One Infographic

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4 days ago
The above timeline shows how wearables have advanced from being rudimentary wristbands or clunky watches, to more elaborately designed devices, including full-featured bands and high-end time pieces.In a recent report on the wearable computing market from BI Intelligence, we also look at how the wearables market will perform ...

Colorado judge to woman sentenced for aiding ISIS: 'You are a bit of a mess'

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2 days ago
Report: US officials warn breach of protocol could have consequences for Netanyahu Analysis: The Netanyahu speech flap: Republicans are people, too Baird: ICC move an effort to tie Israel’s hand behind its back Police free two settlers under investigation for shooting two Palestinians Health Ministry report finds emergency ...

BuzzFeed’s First-Ever TV Ad Stars Cats, Of Course

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4 days ago
BuzzFeed is set to air its first TV ad during the Super Bowl on February 1, Adweek reports. The stars of its debut spot? Cats of course.The 60-second TV ad is an extension of the hugely “Dear Kitten” BuzzFeed branded video series, which is funded by cat food ...

A Stanford Grad Got $2.1 Million To Make A More Elite Tinder

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4 days ago
Amanda Bradford doesn't think her dating app, The League, is elitist. She prefers the word "curated," the same way Ivy League schools and top employers select only the best candidates. The League, which just raised a $2.1 million seed round, is operating with 4,500 beta users in San ...

How politics explains the baffling Iranian response to Paris attack

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2 days ago
Report: US officials warn breach of protocol could have consequences for Netanyahu Analysis: The Netanyahu speech flap: Republicans are people, too Baird: ICC move an effort to tie Israel’s hand behind its back Police free two settlers under investigation for shooting two Palestinians Health Ministry report finds emergency ...

Here Are The Top 5 Priorities For Apple, According To Top Apple Analyst Gene Munster

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4 days ago
According to Apple analyst Gene Munster, these are the company's top-5 priorities in order of importance: "We believe that at this point, the iPad is largely just an offshoot of iPhone in that the iPad does not have any significantly unique features that iPhone does not other than ...

Al Gore Optimistic About Paris Climate Conf (Exclusive Videos)

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12 hours ago
Published on January 25th, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan January 25th, 2015 by Zachary ShahanOur friend Giles Parkinson, one of the best clean energy journalists and bloggers in the world, got the second question in to Al Gore at the Zayed Future Energy Prize press conference last week. (It ...

Ten things I recently learned (and sort of knew) about social media

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14 hours ago
January 25, 2015 By Dr John Leave a Comment Filed Under: Social Media/Writing/Blogging I am prepping for an upcoming talk on using social medial to improve health care delivery. The thing about these sorts of lectures is that canned talks have no shelf life. What does in the ...

Breathing Air Shouldn't Be This Dangerous

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4 days ago
Looking at China's recent surge of toxic smog, it's clear the nation's air pollution crisis isn't going away any time soon. Now we have some fresh statistics that reveal the extent of the problem. New rankings released today by Greenpeace reveal that 90 percent of Chinese cities that ...

How to fix Canada's cities: (promo)

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3 days ago
As part of our series "Our Canada," Chris Brown looks at the state of our cities. They're making us isolated and unhealthy. Could we learn something from one Colombian city, whose creative fixes have produced incredible results?
 

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