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Mom creates app so kids can't ignore her calls

Sharon Standifird served in the Gulf War. She's climbed mountains.<p>So how hard could it be to get her kids to show a little respect?<p>Her teens, you see, tended to do what teens do. So when she called them on their cell phones, their natural instinct was to press "ignore."<p>What's a mom to do? Get mad? …

Teens

Is Martine Rothblatt the Next Marshall McLuhan or L. Ron Hubbard?

The SiriusXM founder thinks we're just a few years away from transporting our minds into robot lookalikes—and she's founded a religion, too<p>Martine …

How Google or Apple Could Make Web TV a Reality: Spend Billions on the NFL

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Sport<p>Dear Tim, Larry, Steve and Jeff,<p>Sorry to bother you during earnings season, but I wanted to lob in an idea from the cheap …

Film Independent Spirit Awards Announce 2016 Grant Winners

God is an independent film fan. That’s the only explanation for why the El Niño rains that have been pounding Los Angeles for the previous week …

Independent Film

10. Star Wars Origins: Palpatine

The original trilogy of Star Wars films showed us a galaxy under the control of the Empire, led by the wrinkly Sith Lord Darth Sidious and his …

Obama on ISIS: 'They're a bunch of killers with good social media'

"They're a bunch of killers with good social media," Obama said, speaking at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<p>Obama said the news media in particular should maintain perspective on the danger posed to the US by the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.<p>"How we report on this has to …

Social media can assure in times of disaster

Now that so many people use social media – Facebook claims more than 1.5 billion users – it makes an excellent, swift, alternative means of communication. This can be useful in times of terrorist attacks, such as in Paris, during events such as the Arab Spring or elections in countries with …

Ask Andrew W.K.: ‘How Should I Feel About Terrorism?’

<b>Dear Andrew W.K.,</b><p>I’m truly distraught. Like most people, I’m sickened and shocked by the recent terror attacks in Paris, as well as by the seemingly …

Andrew W.K.