Jason Patrick Fiame

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Asiana Airlines Crash Lawsuit Blames Boeing

Three San Francisco Bay Area families are suing Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.<p>The San Jose Mercury News says the suits …

#TripLit: Headhunters on My Doorstep

<b>My #TripLit pick for August: Headhunters on My Doorstep, by J. Maarten Troost</b> <b></b><p>In <i>Reflections on a Marine Venus</i>, Lawrence Durrell wrote:<p><i>“I once found a list of diseases as yet unclassified by medical science, and among these there occurred the word Islomania, which was described as a rare but by no</i> …

Detour to Chernobyl: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode II

In the second episode of "Adventures in Mongol Rally Land," I go a little farther off the path. While driving from London to Mongolia during the rally, My partner-in-madness Steven Priovolos and I dabbled in a little extreme tourism by taking a detour to Chernobyl.<p>Car trouble delayed our arrival, …

10 Reasons Why People Fall in Love With San Miguel de Allende

<b>Magical San Miguel de Allende</b><p>Located in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende has no beaches or blue waters like the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Cozumel, or Los Cabos. And it isn't easy to get to directly from many U.S. or Canadian cities. You might have to book a connecting flight in Houston or …

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The Week in Photos: Aug. 9, 2013

Lens<p>From a heat wave baking China to celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, the most striking images of the week.<p>08.09.13 3:40 PM ET<p>Nazm Serhat …

Apple given another chance to go after Motorola in court

Apple's legal efforts against Google-owned Motorola Mobility were given a second chance Wednesday.<p>In a ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit weighed in on an earlier decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, reversing some of its findings.<p>The decision, which …

Apple’s iTunes streams satisfaction, beating out Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO GO

It’s pretty impressive to win a streaming media popularity contest when you aren’t actually streaming. But Apple has accomplished that impressive feat with iTunes, beating out movie and TV streaming media competitors like Netflix for top customer satisfaction honors in a recent study.<p>Mainly by …

Fox News says Apple board concerned about pace of innovation

Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino reports that there is concern in Apple's boardroom. According to his sources, the board of directors is getting antsy about the pace of innovation under Tim Cook's leadership. He stated that his "sources are solid on this thing," and the "pressure is on to …

Twitter #music app gets new ways to discover artists, scans iPhone library for personalized recommendations

Twitter updated its Twitter #music iPhone app today with several new ways to discover new artists in addition to personalized recommendations based on the content in your iPhone’s music library.<p>Version 1.2 of the app now allows users to “listen to artist’s top tracks, similar artists, and the …

JustUnfollow Is A Twitter & Instagram Friend Management App You Might Actually Use

Let me address this straight away: I don’t personally care for services which “help you better manage your Twitter followers,” because they tend to be used by those attempting to game the system to increase their perceived popularity in inorganic ways. That being said, I <i>don’t totally hate</i> …

Is Kickstarter Hostile To Science?

By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.<p>On July 31, Kickstarter updated its guidelines to include this sentence: "Projects cannot offer genetically …

Long-distance prison calling rates slashed by the FCC

High-tech safeguards are used to block prison inmates from calling victims, prosecutors, witnesses and other persons who they shouldn't be in contact with, but the maintenance of those protection systems has long been used as a reason for gouging the price of a simple phone call to friends and …

SATA 3.2 standard finalized, promises faster and smaller storage

There's no doubt that Serial ATA storage is hitting a wall when even mainstream PCs like the MacBook Air and VAIO Pro use the PCI Express interface to get around performance bottlenecks. It's a good thing that SATA-IO just ratified the improved SATA 3.2 specification, then. The new standard centers …

A private equity buyer could make money off of BlackBerry, even if it fails

Troubled technology firm BlackBerry is open to the idea of going private, as a way to turn itself around behind closed doors, according to Reuters. BlackBerry could be attractive to a private equity buyer since it throws off a decent amount of cash—it had more than $2.8 billion in cash on its …

Obama Reveals New Spy Reforms, Including Better Privacy Support

US President Barack Obama held a press conference on Friday to talk about sweeping reforms to be made following revelations of the National Security Agency’s Prism surveillance program. These new measures are intended to “increase transparency and restore public trust” in the government’s …

Lakers fans burn their Dwight Howard jerseys

After just one tumultuous season, Dwight Howard decided Friday to leave the Los Angeles Lakers to join James Harden and the Houston Rockets — to the dismay of many in Los Angeles. This is how Laker Nation responded to the news.

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency's leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much …

LifeProof announces the first ever waterproof iPhone 5 case without a screen protector

<b>Update: Now available for preorder from Best Buy in black or white for $90 with free shipping.</b><p>LifeProof has made their first major product announcement following last month’s merger with their top competitor, OtterBox. The ultra-tough case maker is bringing their popular Nuud style to the iPhone 5 …

Computers detecting sarcasm better than humans? Yeah, right

When I first met Mrs Moran, about 12 years ago, it was during the second great wave of mobile phone ownership. The early adopters, those prophets of …

Sony and NTT DoCoMo announce limited edition Hatsune Miku-themed Xperia A

NTT DoCoMo has a heritage of exclusively signing up fictional personalities to hawk its handsets and following the likes of <i>Evangelion</i>, <i>JoJo's Bizarre Adventure</i> and <i>One Piece</i>, it's the turn of not-actually-real pop idol Hatsune Miku. She'll be emblazoned on DoCoMo's Xperia A, on a limited run of …

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

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Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping

Struggling computer maker Dell is considering a move into the "wearable computing" space, as it grapples with the effects of a shrinking PC …