Andrew Brian Nicla

800 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Following | 14 Followers | @AndrewNicla | AZ High School Journalist, Editor in Chief and photographer for @voiceofthepride. Topics of interest: tech, politics, and sports. Niclaandrew@gmail.com

As GM Safety Recalls Pile Up, So Do the Costs

General Motors asked employees to step up their focus on safety following the recall of 2.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch flaw blamed for at least 13 deaths. Boy, did they ever.<p>GM announced five new recalls today, affecting another 2.7 million vehicles, for finnicky taillamps and other …

9/11 Memorial Museum app debuts on iPhone ahead of public opening on May 21st

This week the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City recognized its completion ahead of its public opening on May 21st, and today an official 9/11 Memorial Museum app for iPhone and iPod touch has been made available.<p>The app’s purpose is to aid museum attendees and enhance the tour experience by …

Xiaomi's first tablet offers powerful gaming on the cheap (video)

Just over two years ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told this author that he wasn't sure about making a tablet, but today he confessed that he's been quietly developing one this whole time. What we have here is the conveniently named Mi Pad, which was just unveiled in Beijing with super attractive price …

HTC One Mini 2 officially announced, is less impressive than its full-size sibling

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>HTC announced the HTC One Mini 2, a smaller version of the flagship HTC One M8, on Thursday. Unfortunately, it won’t have all …

Bangladesh ferry capsizes and sinks

A Bangladeshi ferry with hundreds of passengers on board has capsized and sunk in a river near the capital Dhaka, with police reporting that 22 bodies have now been recovered.<p>Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reporting from Dhaka said that the shipping minister informed local media that 35 have been …

Image of PM's aide kicking protester stokes anger over Turkey mine fire

The image of an aide to Turkey's Prime Minister kicking a man protesting the mine disaster that has claimed nearly 300 lives has prompted outrage -- and has become a symbol of the anger felt against the government.<p>The incident occurred as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the western city …

The Disneys: Not the happiest family on Earth

On Labor Day 2009, a young woman named Michelle Lund was rushed to an Orange County, Calif. hospital with a brain aneurysm following a night of partying with friends. Within days, as she teetered on the brink of death, the lines had been drawn in a vicious battle over $400 million that has torn one …

TED talks are lying to you

<b>Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men" (AMC/Michael Yarish/amc)</b><p>The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?<p>Thomas Frank<p>October 13, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>The writer had a problem. Books he read and people he knew had been warning him …

The Dallas Morning News dismantles its paywall in favor of a bisected reader experience

The newspaper is now betting than an improved experience can get people to pay about $150 a year for digital access.<p>When The Dallas Morning News debuted a digital subscription plan in 2011, publisher Jim Moroney acknowledged that the strategy had its risks. The Morning News paywall, which arrived …

“Journalism hackdays are not traditional tech hackdays” » Nieman Journalism Lab

Antoine Laurent of the Global Editors Network outlines what he’s learned from hosting journalism hackdays, a genre on the rise. As he points out, the sort of things that work well with non-journalism hackdays might not be optimal for when hacks meet hackers over pizza:<p>The demo/pitch time is the …

Egypt Blog - Live Blogs - Al Jazeera English

MUST-SEE PROGRAMMES<p>While working on a kibbutz in 1967, a Japanese journalist discovers the hidden remains of a Palestinian village.<p>We meet John Nicholson, Trump's top general in Afghanistan, to find out if the conflict can ever be brought to an end.<p>Will Anwar Ibrahim finally rise to lead his …

Egypt

Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia Public Advisory

Jamie Dimon's Power Struggle: Loses Bank Chairman Role, A Bigger Blow May Come Next

It doesn’t seem like a big deal considering all the scrutiny he’s been under but Jamie Dimon’s move to give up the bank chairman role at JPMorgan Chase may be the beginning of something more ominous.<p>Yesterday news broke that JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon is stepping down as chairman …

Economic Confidence Plummets as Gov't #Shutdown Begins... Read more at Gallup.com: http://on.gallup.com/16K45z5

Americans See Current #Shutdown as More Serious Than in '95... Read more at Gallup.com: http://on.gallup.com/1aTivKD

Americans See Budget Debate as an Attempt to Gain Political Advantage

Best Buy Drops the Price of iPhone 5c to $50

Just two weeks after hitting the market, Best Buy will begin offering a discount on Apple's iPhone 5c. From today, Oct. 3, to Monday, Oct. 7, the …

Here are the secret edits Twitter made to its IPO filing, hoping investors wouldn’t notice

Twitter secretly submitted four drafts of its IPO prospectus to regulators before making public the version that drew so much attention yesterday. The changes made in the interim expose concerns about how much advertising Twitter can show its users and whether it can effectively grow outside the …

Social Media

American and British spy agencies targeted Tor network with minimal success

Considering the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been trying to thwart encryption on the internet, it comes as no surprise that the two have spent significant resources trying to crack the Tor network. Tor, as some of you may know, is designed to keep a person's identity, …

This Woman from Atlanta is the Voice Behind Siri

For better or worse, Apple’s voice activated personal assistant – called Siri – has become an integral part of the iPhone and iPad. Now, the voice actor behind all of those useful and not-so useful responses appears to have come forward.<p>It’s Susan Bennett.<p>Apple hasn’t verified her claim, but a …

Associated Press News

Under God in the Pledge - ProCon.org

Italy bus crash: at least 39 dead

At least 39 people, many of them children, have died when the bus they were travelling on careered through a concrete barrier on a flyover in southern Italy and plummeted 98 feet.<p><b>39 dead after coach plunges off flyover <br>Cause of accident unclear - driver thought to be dead <br>Several children feared to</b> …

Italy

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Comic-Con 2013: this year's best costumes - in pictures