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Oscars Stage Manager Details PwC Accountants' Incompetence: 'They Froze' (Exclusive)

Gary Natoli says PwC’s Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz had to be pushed onto the stage to correct their error<p>Gary Natoli, the veteran Oscars stage …

Entertainment

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

The desirable disadvantages of Malcolm Gladwell: An unproven theory is a dangerous thing

Malcolm Gladwell matters.<p>I learned this two years ago when I told a girlfriend I was pregnant, and she joked, "Well I guess he won't be a professional hockey player, will he?" That was because my baby was due in August, which, according to Gladwell's 2008 book <i>Outliers</i>, might well ensure his NHL …

Week 4 NFL Picks Against the Spread: Underdogs That Will Cover Your Bet

Gamblers that are looking to get an edge on the book had better start early, as the opening lines for Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season are now available.<p>Whether you have been crushing it over the first three weeks or trying to climb out of a big hole, it’s time to put everything in the past and focus …

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?"<p>Smut!<p>So in August of 2012 Marla decided to spend the next year …

NFL Power Rankings: Most Impressive and Disappointing Teams Heading into Week 3

The first two weeks of the 2013 NFL schedule have produced a number of unpredictable results, and as such, more than a handful of teams are in unexpected positions heading into Week 3.<p>For starters, at least three teams that went into the season with legitimate postseason aspirations find themselves …

Always, Always There

I'm going to tell two stories here, two very different stories. One's about bad guys hurting good guys that made me think the world is going to hell; the other is about good guys outfoxing bad guys and made me smile — made me think there's hope, always hope. I found them in different books.<p>The Good …

How SF sees SF

Last year, 16.5 million people visited San Francisco, many coming with their cameras or smartphones ready to capture every photo-worthy moment of their trip. Along with New York, London and Paris, San Francisco is one of the most photographed cities in the world. But landmarks get most of the …

Rabbit Scape

Op Ed: 7 Sad Truths About the Photography Industry And What You're About to Get Into

I’ve just come back from a much earned week long vacation with lots of time to relax and contemplate many things about the current state of the photo …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

Boston

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Bay Bridge eastern span opens

Distinctive, single spire reshapes regional skyline<p>The Bay Bridge - now with a soaring, signature tower anchoring the new east span - is finally open.<p>At 10:15 p.m. Monday, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol took down barricades at on-ramps and interchanges and let traffic flow to the bridge …

Essentials: The Medium Format Beginner

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

Cameras

1958 Maserati Engined Hydroplane KD-13

1958 Maserati Engined Hydroplane KD-13

Rubbee Electric Drive For Bicycles Can Be Fitted In Seconds (video)

A new electric engine has been created called Rubbee which has been designed to transform any road bike into an electric powered bike in a matter of …

1920s Lightbulb Voltage Tester Transforms into Personal Bar

Inspired by an early 20th century light bulb voltage tester that was discovered in a factory in Germany, this hinged metallic replica opens up to reveal an impressive bar. Equipped with three shelves, three stemware racks, and five slots for wine bottles, the 265-pound iron ball is fully capable of …

Light Bulbs

Most Expensive Rubik’s Cube in the World

<i>Crafted in 18 carat yellow gold, on each panel there are 25 precious stones in invisible settings. The classic coloured panels of the Rubik’s cube</i> …

Jewelry

Mary Beard: 'I will never have a makeover'

On the eve of her new BBC documentary, the historian has defended herself against critics who call her 'too ugly for television'.<p>She has been called "ugly", "bizarre" and "an embarrassment to womankind", but Mary Beard, the classics professor and television presenter, has hit back at abusive …

26 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/4/13 - 7/16/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 DigiCal Calendar & Widgets<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 Floating Touch<br>• 2.2 Flashify (for root users)<br>• 2.3 App Dialer–local T9 app …