Martin Spieldock

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How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

Can Salesforce.com Grow Into a $10 Billion Company?

Shares of cloud software company Salesforce.com got a bit of a jolt today, as an analyst made the case that the company could continue growing like …

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Ooma Review: A Home Phone Service for the Smartphone Age

If you want a home phone that meshes with a smartphone and is smart enough to block telemarketers and unwanted robocalls Ooma is an affordable …

Google Calendar Update Adds Much Needed Notification Dismissal Sync Across Devices

Google has updated one of our favorite and most-used apps, Google Calendar, with an incredibly useful and important feature – notification dismissal …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Nokia Lumia 1020 price slashed at AT&T and Microsoft

The Nokia Lumia 1020 — Nokia’s 41-megapixel cameraphone for the photographically-inclined among us — was given a price cut at certain online …

Mobile Technology

5 Dog Facts You Probably Didn't Know

<i>From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker:</i><p>While most of the country has had a hot streak or two this summer, those weren’t officially “dog days” unless they occurred in late July or August — at least in the Northern Hemisphere.<p>That’s because the term “dog days” refers to a period when Sirius — the “dog …

Milestone

Recently, my Facebook page reached 3 million followers -- I'm catching up to you, George Takei! -- and it's very encouraging to have so many people to share with every day. But, obviously, while there are millions of you there is only one of me. I would love to help each of you individually, but …

Essential Items to Include in a Dog First Aid Kit

Summer is coming to an end, which means back-to-school time is around the corner! People are scrambling to get their kids ready with new clothes and supplies while also prepping their households for after-school safety with first aid kits!<p>But what about Fido?! How can you prepare a first aid kit …

Pets

What September Means to Your Dog

Autumn is all about change. Leaves, schedules, activities... you name it. All summer long, most dogs enjoy a looser schedule with plenty of outside time. Now, days are shorter, temperatures are cooler, and kids are busier, therefore isolation increases. Frantic back-to-school activities can ratchet …

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Return a Lost Phone with the IMEI Number

There are plenty of apps out there to help you find your lost phone, but what if you find someone else's, and want to return it?<p>If the phone doesn't …

Paint and Draw

'Paint and Draw' is created for who like to paint and make new things. Android Paint is an unending entertaining drawing application. Find your inner …

What I've Learned: George Carlin

Comedian, 64, Venice, California<p><b>I was in my mother's belly</b> as she sat in the waiting room of the abortionist's office. Dr. Sunshine was his code name. I was fifty feet from the drainpipe, and she saw a painting on the wall that reminded her of her mother, who had recently died. She took that as a …

Editor's Pick: The Charlie Signature T-Shirt

<b>Matthew Zink is a lifestyle guru</b> who's already mastered the art of swimwear at his label Charlie. So, it was only a matter of time before the designer expanded his scope to include items that can be worn away from the water's edge. His latest launch — the one that I'm most excited about — his is …

It's Never Too Late to Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for Codependents)

We all come into this imperfect world, in imperfect families, as imperfect versions of ourselves. Not one of us is without a story or two about family dysfunction, economic hardships, medical limitations, self-esteem challenges and more. Through conscious choices, personal commitment and hard work, …

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The Purpose of Life

<i>Excerpt from Heather McCloskey Beck's book, Take the Leap.</i><p>For all millennia that humans have inhabited this Earth, there is one compelling question that mankind returns to, again and again, in our search for deeper meaning and greater understanding. At first glance, this question may appear to be …

Convicted Hacker, Troll “Weev” Livetweets Prison Sentence

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, a prolific hacker and Internet troll, is livetweeting his prison sentence through an email service for inmates.<p>Andrew Auernheimer, a hacker and internet troll known as “Weev” who is serving a 41-month prison sentence under murky legal circumstances, is currently …

Chelsea Handler: The ESQ+A

The comedian and talk-show host talks about her shows and 50 Cent and sex tapes and her new BentleyTHE APPENDIX: The Chelsea Handler Dossier<p><i>Originally published in the September 2011 issue</i><p><i>Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at the Mercer Kitchen at the Mercer Hotel in SoHo, New York.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> <i>You're fresh as a</i> …

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Tools

Cultivating Self-Awareness

Awareness is what makes humans unique from all other species. No other species, as far as we are aware, has the same degree of awareness that humans are capable of, and it's what drives us to delve into our minds and into outer space. Self-awareness is a tremendous tool for helping us understand …

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