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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is making a giant change this week that could affect millions of small businesses.</b> It is updating its mobile search algorithm to start favoring mobile-friendly websites and demoting others. The change has been nicknamed "mobilegeddon."<p><b>2. Sony has launched its new flagship handset, the</b> …

Profit

The Most Eco-Friendly Bottled Water

With a title like that, I bet some of you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out. Treeson is an eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean …

Andrew Carmellini Wire

Here are <b>Andrew Carmellini's</b> (Locanda Verde, The Dutch, Lafayette) "<b>10 Commandments Of Being An NYC Chef</b>," illustrated by artist Mike Houston. Among the commandments: "<b>Thou shalt not believe what is written in the comments</b>" and "Thou shalt not allow interesting to trump delicious." [FR]

The 12 Weirdest, Most Surprising Places to Find Recipes

From Thor to David Lynch to Thrasher magazine, the strangest places we've found real recipes<p>These days, it can sometimes seem like everyone and his brother and his brother's favorite rapper has a cookbook, so it doesn't surprise us when non-chefs come out spouting their cooking how-tos. You may not …

Inked

Strapless Panties, Miraculously Skimpier Than G-Strings, Hit Fashion Week

A designer eliminates the fashion faux pas of visible panty lines with these strapless underwear.<p>Committing the mortal sin of visible panty lines on the runway of New York Fashion Week could have dire consequences. But then, in the age of wardrobe malfunctions, it’s also scary to imagine what could …

Clothing

Paul files class-action suit vs. NSA

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday officially filed his class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over National Security Agency data collection, joining with two prominent tea party leaders to make the announcement.<p>Paul, a libertarian-leaning Kentucky Republican and potential presidential …

Jury in Loud Music Murder Trial End Day 1 Without Verdict

A Florida jury was unable to reach a verdict in its first round of deliberations today in the trial of a man accused of shooting a teenager to death …

Apple's iPod: is the end nigh?

<b>Few pieces of technology can genuinely claim to be iconic. But Apple's iPod, first launched in 2001, arguably fits the bill.</b><p>With its distinctive click-wheel design, and those ubiquitous white bud headphones, the iPod brought good looks to portable audio technology - with a "cool" factor not seen …

iPod

Apple knocks Coca-Cola off its 13 year reign as world’s most valuable brand

The New York Times reports that Apple has knocked off Coca-Cola (Sugar water!) to become the ‘World’s Most Valuable Brand’ according to the annual Interbrand Best Global Brands Report.<p>Apple’s arrival in the top spot was perhaps “a matter of time,” Jez Frampton, global chief executive at Interbrand, …

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Struggling To Reach Crowdfunding Goal

After a promising start to the Ubuntu Smartphone crowdfunding project that was started just over two weeks ago on the Indiegogo website, it looks as …

Early career researchers

A platform for early career researchers to share ideas, inspiration and practical advice<p>Cutting-edge research, international collaboration and full funding: the project sounded too good to be true. It was.<p>Published: 2:00 AM<p>Published: 2:00 AM<p>Although I have a UK PhD and married a Brit, I no longer …

Neuroscience

Education Spending Soars, Test Scores Stagnate

In the annals of American political narratives, few were worse and more malicious than the notion that a young Muslim jihadist decided to shoot up a …

Scott Pruitt

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Sleep

Texting Nearly As Dangerous While Walking As Driving

Much has been discussed regarding the dangers of text messaging while driving. As it turns out pedestrians who are too busy looking at their phones to watch where they’re walking can be an equally serious traffic hazard.<p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting …

Developed By Literacy Experts, Learn With Homer Launches On The iPad To Change How Kids Learn To Read

Stephanie Dua spent the last ten years pushing for educational reform, first as the CEO of the Fund for Public Schools under former Chancellor of New York’s Department of Education, Joel Klein, and Caroline Kennedy, before becoming senior advisor to David Coleman at Student Achievement Partners …

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

79 Common Mispronunciations Which You Obviously Already Knew (VIDEO)

Did you know that "pinochle" is pronounced "pea-knuckle?" Or that the "e" isn't pronounced in the word "forte?" Or that "irregardless" isn't a word? (Just kidding, we already knew that one.)<p>Even if you did, see how many of these other 76 common mispronunciations you already know. (Warning: Some of …

Wild Things

By Elisabeth Donnelly July 31, 2013<p>Somewhere between Kardashian news and a blog detailing where to buy every outfit worn by Taylor Swift I hit rock bottom. In the space between where I wanted to be—asleep—and where I was stuck—awake—I had chosen the easiest route, whiling away the ink-black night, …

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming as a dirt poor kid from Scotland to the U.S., by the 1880s he'd built an empire in steel — and then gave it all away: $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries across the country.<p>Carnegie donated $300,000 to build …

Podcast: James Scudamore and top crime thrillers for the beach

Vintage

Book News: The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study Says

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a study by Belgian researchers published in the <i>Journal of Environmental Psychology.</i> The researchers, led by Lieve Douce of Belgium's Hasselt University, spent 10 …

23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013

It isn’t far-fetched to say that Patricia Lockwood’s poem “Rape Joke,” which was published at The Awl this week, was the best thing most people read …

Pigeon Poop-Fighting Technology Is Coming To New York's Subways

Over the next three months, the 46th Street, 52nd Street and 61st Street stations will be getting a "state-of the-art pigeon poop mitigation system," that includes low-voltage wires and ultrasonic sound devices to keep the birds at bay, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.<p>He allocated capital …

Birds

In Just A Few Hours We Will See The Depth Of China's Economic Slowdown

China will release it's official PMI at 9 p.m. ET. Economists polled by Bloomberg are looking for manufacturing to slow to 49.8 in July, from 50.1 the previous month.<p>If PMI falls below the contractionary level of 50, this will be the first time it has done so since September 2012.<p>This is followed …

Economic Data

An armed George Zimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas, gets warning

An armed George Zimmerman, acquitted of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over by police in Forney, Texas, three days ago and given a warning for speeding and released, according to media reports.<p>TMZ, the entertainment news website, and CBS11 in Dallas-Fort Worth both …

Kansas firm recalls 50,000 pounds of raw ground beef

The company also recalled 22,000 pounds of raw ground meat on June 18<p>A Kansas company has recalled approximately 50,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.<p>No illnesses have been reported linked to the …