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Silver medal face: The saddest-looking second-place finishers in Olympic history.

At the medal ceremony for Sochi’s women’s hockey tournament, the bronze-medal-winning Swiss accepted their prizes cheerfully and waved their …

Could this baker solve the gluten mystery?

The artisan as scientist: baker Jonathan McDowell in the Bread LabPhotos: Tom Philpott<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Your Mac’s built-in screen recorder

Not sure when this feature got added, but since this was new to me, thought this was worth sharing.<p>Launch QuickTime Player (it’s in your Applications …

Fast Company Profile of Incoming Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts

Jeff Chu, in a profile for Fast Company conducted entirely <i>before</i> Ahrendts took the job at Apple:<p>For a talented and ambitious merchandiser like …

Most important Apple and technology stories of 2013

As much as the year is made up for small moments, of hours and days and weeks that record a steady beat of news from one to the next, it's also …

Tim Cook

Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing

Americans are fielding millions of calls from bright, energetic telemarketers, but what they don't know is that they're talking to machines... Sort of.<p>This is a story about how the future gets weird.<p>It's about how humans interact with each other, and machines, and systems that can only properly be …

Getting Started with Node.js (for Cocoa developers)

There are three parts to your iOS or Mac app: design, implementation, and back-end.<p>Design is what it does, how it works, and what it looks like. …

Apple honors Nelson Mandela

Apple's home page has been updated with a tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this week. One of the greatest …

South Africa

Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

"Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner," reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.<p>The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.<p>"That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to …

Whole Lotta Love

Ira Glass, the Host of This American Life, Breaks Down the Fine Art of Storytelling

Since 1995, Ira Glass has hosted and produced <i>This American Life</i> (iTunes - Feed - Web Site), the award-winning radio show that presents …

How to manage the modern mobile family - Talk Mobile

01<p>Let’s be honest for a moment. Families are a mixed bag of hurt. We love them dearly and they love us, but they also drive us out of our minds. We …

Mobile

Apple’s Stock Price After Product Announcements

Halfway through his otherwise excellent piece today for The New York Times on the introduction of the original iPhone in 2007, Fred Vogelstein …

How to automatically set up your Apple TV with your iPhone

Click the <b>trackpad</b> on your Siri Remote to pair it with your Apple TV.<p>Select the <b>language</b> you want to use with Apple TV.<p>Select the <b>country</b> you're …

Smart TV

It’s Saturday Night!

John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Jimmy Fallon … More than a quarter-century after Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC, its alumni have ascended to the pantheon of American comedy. In an excerpt from Live from New York, Tom Shales and James Andrew …

A cappella Abbey Road

All the vocal tracks from the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, sans instruments (for the most part). So lovely.

Nintendo should make two great games for iOS

The idea that Nintendo should make games for iOS has been floated for a while now. Many disagree. I don't. It's not so much that their market share …

Mobile Devices

U.S. Government Report: 0.7 Percent of Mobile Malware Affects iOS; Android Accounts for 79 Percent

Anti-vaxxers: Why parents who don’t vaccinate their kids should be sued or criminally charged.

What if a mother decided not to vaccinate her daughter for measles, based on rumors that the vaccine causes autism, and her daughter gets the disease …

Meet the Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocery Chain Being Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’

Retail analysts say the world’s biggest retailer has reason to fear a small grocery chain that’s based in Idaho and boasts a business model that …

BlackBerry Open to Going Private

Reuters:<p>BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes, several sources …

Death And Taxes | SPIN

Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz has taken to Twitter to announce two updates about the future of his beloved comedy show: details about …

27 Things Only Developers Will Find Funny

Nerd humour is the best humour.

The Trouble with iTunes on the Mac and Windows

For a company that prides itself on providing a top-notch user experience, Apple ought to hang its head in shame for the disaster that iTunes has …

Smart TV

Thank You, Barnes & Noble

In the magazine this week, James Surowiecki details the problems facing Barnes & Noble—its C.E.O. recently resigned, the Nook isn’t working out so well—and passes along this advice from an industry analyst: “Instead of succumbing to the temptation to reinvent itself, B. & N. should focus on …

Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

I know everyone gets uncomfortable talking about race, but it would be great if people were more aware so they could challenge their own preconceived …