Ali Idrees

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Google topped Apple in (old) media coverage this year

Apple may be the world’s most valuable brand, but Google got more media coverage in 2013 — at least from the traditional, paper-and-ink press.<p>Financial news publisher Dow Jones tracked coverage of companies on the Global Dow (a 150-stock index of corporations) using its Factiva news archive and …

Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future

Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on its promise to offer a duo of operating systems to mobile devices in 2014, as it has released a …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

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10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Google reveals sharp rise in requests for removal of political content

• Annual transparency report has Turkey with most requests<p>• United States asked search giant to remove almost 4,000 items<p>Google revealed a sharp rise in requests from governments asking for political content to be removed from the web in its latest transparency report published on Thursday.<p>From …

Crisis Averted in the South China Sea | The Takeaway | WNYC

Looks like there’s been another “near-miss” in the South China Sea. Though just reported, a near collision between a Chinese warship and a U.S. …

China

Gov’t takedown requests increased 68%, says Google in its latest transparency report

Censorship seems to be one of Google’s biggest concerns. The company released its transparency report today after fielding thousands of takedown requests from governments around the world.<p>And based on the report, the trend is only getting worse.<p>Since 2010, Google has released eight transparency …