Robin Markowitz

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This just in: CDs are still a lot more popular than LPs

While CD album sales decline year after year, the US market still managed to gobble up 140.8 million CDs in 2014. That's still a big number, but LP sales got a lot more media attention, because 2014 vinyl sales numbers were up an astonishing 51.8 percent increase over 2013! When the smoke cleared, …

These Jeans Block Hackers From Stealing Your Stuff

A wearable tech firm has joined forces with Norton to develop a new pair of jeans that prevent “digital pickpockets” from scanning your credit cards …

Credit Cards

Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch

Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab. And now, Jewish groups have joined her fight.<p>Say what you want …

Pope Francis appoints British survivor of priestly sex abuse to church commission

Peter Saunders joins special commission to protect children and help those abused by members of Catholic Church<p>A British victim of sex abuse by Catholic priests was appointed by Pope Francis on Wednesday to a special commission set up to advise the church on child protection policies.<p>Peter …

Pope Francis

School Massacre Unites Pakistan Against the Taliban

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Pakistan

The 12 missions of Christmas

Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.<p>In July 1965, Mariner 4 became the first space probe to send back pictures of another world from space. Fifty years …

Are Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Now Off?

The mourning period for his late father ended today. If this Dear Leader is definitively tied to the Sony hack, we may be at the beginning of an even …

The Media Is Forced to Admit That The Obamacare Website is Fixed

Little by little the media is finally realizing what many of us have known for weeks, the ACA website is fixed and people are signing up.<p>The New York …

Amazon forges new deal with USPS to deliver packages on Sundays

It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.<p>Under a new deal with online retail giant Amazon announced today, the USPS will now be …

Lou Reed

On Sunday morning, I rose early. I had decided the night before to go to the ocean, so I slipped a book and a bottle of water into a sack and caught a ride to Rockaway Beach. It felt like a significant date, but I failed to conjure anything specific. The beach was empty, and, with the anniversary …

LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the …

YouTube is reportedly planning a subscription music service (that will include video, natch)

YouTube(s goog) is planning to roll out a subscription music service this year, according to a Billboard report citing unidentified sources. The …

Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage (updated)

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We're told that the …

Amazon Announces The Kindle HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets With High-Res Screens, 2GHz Processors

Amazon has upped the Fire tablet ante with two new HDX models in 7- and 8.9-inch sizes with brand-new, high-resolution screens and running an updated Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at 2GHz. Both models have adaptive screens that change brightness according to the ambient light and a special …

NASA funds 'warp speed' research

Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light.<p>Harold G. White, a NASA physicist, leads the small team at NASA who are trying to make reality out of a theory that suggests the …

Space Travel

The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal)

“Do they still make film?” How many times have you heard this? The medium that once served a giant and powerful industry has been thrown in with the …

Inside the New Strategy Group Where Right-Wing Activists and Journalists Coordinate Messaging

From left: Frank Gaffney; Ginni Thomas; Allen West<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Believing they are losing the …

Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …

War in Syria inspires Kurdish unity | US & Canada

A new front is opening in Syria’s devastating civil war as Kurds and al-Qaeda-inspired fighters take advantage of a power vacuum to fight for control of key northern towns.<p>Self-ruling in most of the north-east, the Kurdish autonomy project has been dealt a blow, as Islamists have emerged as a …

Food Network 'will not renew Paula Deen's contract'

Food Network has issued a statement saying it will not renew the contract for Paula Deen, who has been embroiled in controversy over the last several days after she admitted to using racial slurs in the past and failed to show up for a scheduled interview on TODAY Friday.<p>“Food Network will not …

Matt Lauer

Google Says Government Has No Access To Servers, Period

After an exposé today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores for the NSA, Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond has fired back a missive. The statement says that the government has no access at all to its servers, through …

8 Gmail Hacks That Will Change The Way You Use Email

No need to fear your own inbox. Gmail's got a few hidden email features that you need to know about.

A life sentence … for pot?

U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter is on a quest to lock up pot growers — despite his state’s medical marijuana law<p>Eric Stern<p>June 21, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>In March of 2011, federal agents in hazmat suits -- guns brandished and sirens blaring -- raided dozens of marijuana greenhouses and dispensaries in Montana, …

Clinton wants a female president

Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday about her “hypothetical” desire to see a woman president “in my lifetime,” the latest scrap of data fueling the will-she-run-in-2016 chatter about the former senator and secretary of state.<p>Clinton, whose language is always parsed for changes from speech to speech, …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …