Michael Thomas

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One of Facebook's biggest science pages is becoming a TV show

Science TV shows are enjoying a small renaissance, it seems. Virtually in sync with the first episode of the <i>Cosmos</i> reboot, Facebook page and stand-alone website <i>I F-ing Love Science</i> (yes, we know how that's <i>really</i> written) has announced that it's getting a TV show on the Science Channel around the …

John Chen Thinks He Can Save BlackBerry The Same Way Jobs Saved Apple

iPhone users may be “wall huggers” according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not taking a page or two out of the Apple playbook.<p>Describing his vision for BlackBerry in a recent interview with the <i>New York Times</i>, Chen compared his present situation to that of Steve Jobs …

BlackBerry

Google To Pay $15 For Each New User With Debut Of Google Apps Referral Program

Google announced today the start of a new referral program for customers of its online office and productivity suite, Google Apps, which will encourage the company’s current users to recommend the service to others in exchange for a $15 bonus per user.<p>The announcement was made via a brief post on …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker

A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.<p>In addition, an active duty member …

Surveillance

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

Mobile

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Comcast Is Buying Time Warner Cable

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to multiple reports, Comcast will announce tomorrow morning that it is acquiring Time …

The 8 Stews You Should Cook This Season

Yes, we know, it feels like we were just talking about tomatoes. And peaches. And hell, spring break. But it's time to face it; it's time to get out that Dutch oven, it's time for a glass of red wine, it's time -- oh yes -- to make some stew.<p>Whether it's for a weeknight dinner or a Sunday project, …

Food

7 Healthy & Flavorful Ground Turkey Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Healthy ground turkey recipes that actually taste good? It's a miracle!<p><b>Ground turkey: the leaner, healthier alternative</b> to ground beef. When it's used correctly, it's great—but, in the wrong hands and in the wrong recipe, it can be boring and tasteless. You wouldn't sub in Lou Dobbs to tell jokes …

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Tech giants reach White House deal on NSA surveillance of customer data

• Deal ends months of wrangling before secret Fisa court • Companies can disclose more information on data turned over<p>The Obama administration has reached a deal with a number of technology giants, allowing the companies to disclose more information on customer data they are compelled to share with …

Goodell: NFL would consider allowing medical marijuana

NEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the NFL would consider allowing athletes to use marijuana to treat concussions and other head injuries if medical experts deemed it a legitimate solution.<p>Appearing with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt to announce the first 16 winners of the $20 …

Sacramento Kings Give Fans Unique Perspective with 'Google Glass Night'

While every NBA team has embraced the way technology can help evaluate talent and scout opponents, the Sacramento Kings have aggressively used the advancements to improve fan experience.<p>After becoming the league's first team to accept bitcoin, a digital form of currency, the Kings will up the ante …

NBA

Qatar World Cup: 185 Nepalese died in 2013 – official records

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by official documents revealing that 185 Nepalese men died last year alone.<p>The 2013 death toll, which is expected to rise as new cases come to light, is …

Olympics committee will consider reinstating baseball for 2020 Games

Officials from the World Baseball Softball Confederation hope to meet with the IOC at this winter's games in Sochi, Russia.<p>The International Olympic Committee hope to meet with officials from the World Baseball Softball Confederation to discuss the potential reinstatement of baseball as an Olympic …

Photos Of The Historically Expensive Sochi Olympic Venues

It's the most expensive Olympics ever by far— beating the 2008 Beijing Olympics by nearly $10 billion.<p>A significant portion of that cost came from the construction of nearly a dozen new venues.<p>Sochi was a resort town before it won the right to host the games. Two massive groups of venues had to be …

Super Bowl XLVIII: Will Denver or Seattle Be More Equipped to Handle Weather?

New York City is cold right now, and it's looking like it will stay that way as we get closer and closer to the big game. But which Super Bowl XLVIII team is best equipped to handle the freezing temperatures and snow?<p>Boomer Esiason and Bleacher Report's Reese Waters heat things up on an all new</i> …

NFL

David Diehl announces retirement after 11 seasons with New York Giants

The do-everything offensive lineman eaves the Giants as one of the most prolific and versatile players in franchise history.<p>Veteran offensive lineman David Diehl announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday after playing 11 seasons with the New York Giants. Diehl started 16 games as a rookie in …

Arsenal vs. Coventry City: Final score 4-0, Podolski brace sees Gunners through

Arsenal were too much for Coventry to handle at the Emirates Stadium, with two first-half goals from Lukas Podolski securing a spot in the 5th Round for the hosts, who ultimately won 4-0.<p>Arsenal breezed past Coventry City at the Emirates to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup. In control from …

Lawyer: Texts support Chris Kluwe

MINNEAPOLIS -- The attorney for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said his client first approached the team last May about special teams …

Same-sex Marriage

Brazil: anti-World Cup protesters clash with police after Sao Paulo rally

More than 100 arrested after demonstration against high cost of this year's football tournament turns ugly<p>Violence flared on the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday after more than a 1,000 demonstrators protested in against Brazil's hosting of the football World Cup later this year.<p>Waving flags, …

Flipboard launches widgets and profile badges to let users embed any magazine onto their site

Flipboard released a new feature today that enables users to add widgets and profile badges to their website or blog. These new tools will automatically update when the featured magazine is updated. Naturally, when you click on the widget, it will open up the magazine in your Web browser.<p>Profile …

The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …