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Yahoo's fate shows what's next for businesses like news orgs that rely on digital ad revenue

3:45 AM ET, April 23, 2017<p><b>Inside the generational change at News Corp, as James and Lachlan Murdoch consolidate their power and try to modernize the</b> …

Journalism

Boy, 12, caught 1,300km into attempt to drive across Australia

Child was stopped in Broken Hill, New South Wales, having seemingly driven across the entire state from Kendall near Port Macquarie<p>A 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia solo has been pulled over at Broken Hill, 1,300 kilometres into his journey.<p>The boy was stopped in Broken Hill on …

Australia

Apple promises to stop mining the earth, build all products from recycled materials

Apple has a history of being one of the most environmentally conscious companies, and it’s about to take those efforts a step further. According to Apple’s 2017 Environment Responsibility Report released today, the company’s latest environmental initiative will see it “stop mining the earth …

Sustainability

Stephen Colbert And “Stephen Colbert” Say Goodbye And Good Riddance To Bill O’Reilly

“I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly,” CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert said at the top of Wednesday’s show, hours after Fox News Channel gave the hook …

Comedy

Exclusive: After Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster, Fox Executives Fear “There’s More to Come”

Insiders say that the troubles at Fox news are only just beginning.<p>Inside the divided Fox News bunker, many seasoned executives are wondering if they are living in an alternate universe. As shocking as the <b>Roger Ailes</b> fiasco may have been, and as surprising as <b>Megyn Kelly’s</b> departure went down, <b>Bill</b> …

Sexism

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Houses

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of …

Psychology

Great Job, Internet!: Watch classic movie scenes get totally ruined by bad sound effects

Foley artists are doing god’s work. Essentially, their job is to reproduce the most minute and ambient of sounds in film, such as the click of a lock or the rustle of clothing. If they’re doing it right, you’ll barely notice. If they’re doing it wrong, it’s all you’ll be able to focus on.<p>Instagram …

Movies

Most millennials don’t want to pay for Netflix

Even $7.99 per month is too much for some people.<p>More than half of young people (54%) said they use a friend’s or family member’s Netflix (NFLX) account, according to a new survey of 6,567 college students released late Thursday by LendEdu, a consumer finance comparison site. Additionally, 5% said …

Bonnaroo Places a Massive Bet on 2017 Headliner U2

When U2 announced its 2017 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of , the itinerary revealed that the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival had landed the …

Festivals

Seven months later and still no DxOMark iPhone 7 Plus score – why?

DxOMark camera scores have been one of the ratings smartphone makers strive to attain. The iPhone 7 earned its DxOMark score of 86 soon after its …

iPhone

Uber’s open source data visualization tool now goes beyond maps

You may not be aware, but Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl. The tool was made available to anyone via open source license last November, and now it’s getting some key updates that should help make it more useful to external …

Data Visualization

11 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform New York City by 2035

New York City has a number of ambitious development and infrastructure projects underway.<p>Manhattan's most recent transportation upgrade came in the form of the glistening, $4.5 billion Second Avenue subway line, which opened on January 1.<p>On the other side of the island, Hudson Yards — the most …

New York City

Filmmakers Slam Alec Baldwin’s Claim That He Didn’t Know Nikki Reed Was Underage During Racy 2006 Movie

A Hollywood producer has accused Alec Baldwin of lying in his new memoir, claiming the actor was well aware that Nikki Reed, his costar in the …

Entertainment

Webbed-toed woman found wandering in California claims she's a mermaid

Police officers in California are trying to identify a woman with webbed-toes who claims to be a mermaid.<p>About 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the Fresno Police Department found the woman wandering in the middle of a street. In a Facebook post, police reported, "her hair was wet, she was mostly naked, and …

California

Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin

The tech industry has a problem with “bro culture.” People have been complaining about it for years. Yet nobody has done much to fix it.<p>That may finally change, if the people in charge of Silicon Valley — venture capitalists, who control the money — start to realize that the real problem with tech …

Startups

★ The Mac Pro Lives

Let’s not beat around the bush. I have great news to share:Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design …

Apple

Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller told a select group of journalists he was 'sorry' about the Mac Pro

It’s rare when Apple admits it made a mistake, but that’s what we heard from the company Tuesday.<p>In an unprecedented move (as far as I can recall), …

Apple

10 Best Movies to See in April: 'Furious 8,' WTF Indies and a Great Rock Doc

Aside from the guaranteed global behemoth <i>F8 of the Furious,</i> a.k.a. <i>Furious 8,</i> a.k.a. <i>All in the Fambly,</i> this April is conspicuously blockbuster-lite. …

Movies

Australian customs intercepts parcel of live snakes, tarantulas and scorpions

Melbourne mail room finds ‘biosecurity risk’ after x-raying box marked as containing shoes sent from northern Europe<p>A parcel full of live venomous snakes, tarantulas and Asian forest scorpions has been intercepted by customs authorities after they x-rayed a box marked “two pair shoes”.<p>An …

Zoology

iPhone Browser Showdown: Chrome vs. Safari

Safari has long been the go-to browser on the iPhone, but after Apple finally opened up the secret speed enhancements in Safari to other browsers way …

Chromebook

Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users

According to fresh market research data, Apple Music's three-month free trial helped push the service ahead of competitors Spotify and Pandora in …

iOS

North Korea accuses John McCain of 'blasphemy' for calling Kim Jong-un 'that crazy fat kid'

US Senator John McCain has sparked a war of words with North Korea after describing its dictator Kim Jong-un as a “crazy fat kid” in a TV interview.<p>Mr McCain’s assessment of Kim, 33, came just a few months after China blocked internet searches on the taboo subject “Kim Fatty the Third”, something …

Korean Peninsula

These photos of freeway spaghetti junctions are oddly mesmerizing

Knotty transportation on the road to everywhere<p>The interchanges and access points of freeways and highways are not the sexiest of urban spaces. They …

Urban Planning

Sacramento Modern Residence: Inspired by the Classic Eichler Charm!

Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale, the <b>Sacramento Modern Residence</b> borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and …

Interior Design

How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace

July 23, 2015 was the eve of Joseph Lloyd Keller's 19th birthday. The Cleveland, Tennessee, native had been spending the summer between his freshman and sophomore years at Cleveland State Community College on a western road trip with buddies Collin Gwaltney and Christian Fetzner in Gwaltney’s old …

"60 Minutes" Interview Shows How Unprepared The Mainstream Media Is For Pro-Trump Media

You can’t confront the pro-Trump Upside Down media without an understanding of its cardinal rule: that the New Right media isn’t just an opposition force — it’s a parallel institution that insists on its own reality.<p>Posted on March 27, 2017, 13:46 GMT<p>@cernovich<p>Scott Pelley wasn’t prepared for a …

Journalism

A New York City skyscraper proposal is trolling everyone’s obsession with size as status

When it comes to skyscrapers lately, there’s tall and then there is supertall.<p>Over the past decade, a succession of 1,000-ft-and-higher structures have sprouted on New York City’s “Billionaire’s Row,” a strip of supertall, super-skinny and super-expensive condos two blocks south of Central Park. …

Urban Planning

Apple Aquires Workflow, Promptly Makes Existing Users Angry

When I saw the news that Apple had acquired the DeskConnect team and their very popular app Workflow last week, I was excited. This seemed like a perfect move, especially as the early battle for supremacy in Home Automation (which for someone like myself who works in Industrial Automation is still …

iOS

Hong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens

Dozens of people were injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctioned.<p>A spokesperson for the Langham Place centre said the escalator had passed a recent safety inspection.<p>It has asked the maintenance company to investigate the cause of the accident.

Hong Kong