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Reid firm on $10.10 minimum wage

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reiterated his “no negotiations” stance on the Democratic proposal to boost the minimum-wage to $10.10 per hour, despite calls for a deal from some red-state Democrats up for reelection in 2014.<p>“No, there are none. Nope,” Reid told reporters following a …

Samsung Selfie Stunt Backfires as Obama Administration Upset Over Pic

- Apr 3, 2014<p>Samsung’s problems with their sponsored celebrity “selfie” campaign continue, as a report says the White House is unhappy with Samsung …

TED Animation ‘The Fundamentals of Space-Time’ Breaks Down Complex Physics Concepts in Flipbook Form

TED Ed, the TED lecture series’ online education wing, has launched “The Fundamentals of Space-Time,” a series of animated shorts breaking down some …

Animation

Apple so rattled by ‘Next Big Thing’ ads, it almost changed ad agency, claims Samsung

Apple senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller was so concerned about Samsung’s <i>Next Big Thing</i> ad campaign, in which the company poked fun at Apple customers, that he emailed Tim Cook to suggest a change of ad agency to fight back – according to a claim by Samsung lawyer Jon Quinn.<p><i>The Verge</i> reports that …

Spotify's quest to get it 'just right' through balanced design

In the heart of Stockholm a team of designers and engineers have been hard at work, mostly in secret, overhauling one of biggest names in music. (And no, we're not talking about Icona Pop or even an ABBA reunion.) On Birger Jarlsgatan, a street that divides the neighborhoods of Ostermalm and …

HP pays $57 million to finally put WebOS behind it

Hewlett-Packard is still paying for the managerial sins of Leo Apotheker.<p>HP on Monday settled a class-action lawsuit that will see the company deposit $57 million into an interest-bearing escrow account within the next three weeks. Upon deposit, US District Court Judge Andrew Guilford will approve …

Class Action

Instagram Hits 200 Million Users

It's a testament to Instagram's success that when Mark Zuckerberg revealed the photo-sharing service had crossed the 200-million-user milestone, it …

What the Oregonian’s new web strategy gets right and what it gets wrong about online media

There’s been much sound and fury in media circles about a leaked internal presentation from <i>The Oregonian</i> that lays out the newspaper’s goals for its …

Flexibits teases iPad version of popular ‘Fantastical’ calendar app

Flexibits, makers of the popular Fantastical calendar apps for Mac and iPhone, today teased an upcoming iPad version of the app on its website.<p>Fantastical 2 for iPad is “coming soon,” and the company is taking sign ups for those interested in learning more, but it hasn’t yet revealed any other …

Spotify introduces 50% discount for college students

For U.S. college students, a month of<p>Spotifystreaming now costs a little more than a large frappuccino.<p>The Swedish digital music company, which launched in the United States in 2011, is offering college students its ad-free streaming service for $5 a month as it tries to get more young people to …

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, …

Google's "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

Jony Ive 'Is A Much More Controversial Figure' Inside Apple Than People Realize, Says Apple Author

No matter what you want to believe about Apple, there is no denying that Jobs was the keystone that held Apple together. It was his vision for what consumers would want that led the company's success for 14 years.<p>With Jobs gone, Apple needed someone to fill the void. But Jobs' talents were so …

Fox Kit Rescued from Can

(YouTube link)<p>You’ve seen videos of animals with their faces stuck in food cans and other containers many times. What makes this one different is how …

Cub

Adult Swim cartoon jumps from cable to Instagram in 15-second chunks

So, let's say you want to watch an episode of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty" but you don't have cable and the only thing you have on you is your smartphone. Well, luckily for you, you're able to watch the latest episode of the show <i>entirely on Instagram</i>. That's right, in a stunt by Cartoon Network's …

UC Davis Will Offer Classes Dedicated To The Science Of Coffee

Coffee is the lifeblood that powers much of the modern workforce. It keeps our brains lubricated and is generally considered good for our health when consumed within reason.<p>And yet, we still understand relatively little about the science behind it–its chemical composition, how it metabolizes in the …

Coffee