Rod Venem

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'Kickalicious' YouTube Sensation Gets NFL Deal

You've probably never heard of Havard Rugland. But "Kickalicious?" Maybe that rings a bell.<p>It's the title of Rugland's astounding trick-kick YouTube …

Android vs. iOS: User Differences Every Developer Should Know

March 6, 2013<p>With Android and iPhone now combining for nearly 90 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, many app developers are concentrating their …

Just Who Uses Social Media? A Demographic Breakdown

You think you know social? How about who uses it? Well, you might not know it as well as you would have guessed.<p>A new study from the Pew Research …

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

<i>Jennifer Parris is the Career Writer for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that offer work</i> …

Where the car is king

Tim Wellborn’s two-story garage in Alexander City, Ala., spans 14,400 square feet and can fit 12 cars upstairs and six below. The walls are made of …

Wine Cellars

Six reasons why Chinese people will drive the next bull market in bitcoin

Whatever the case against bitcoin as an alternative currency, there’s one country where people probably won’t need much persuading to join the craze. Here’s why China could drive a further bit-boom:<p><b>1. They’ve already done the whole virtual currency thing—with Q Coin.</b><p>Or at least 100 million of them …

Cryptocurrency

The biggest banks say the biggest banks aren’t worth investing in, and regulation’s to blame

A spate of new analysis of global bank stocks by global banks suggests that their business models are in trouble—and that shareholders might want to break them up for that reason. Not because the banks are too risky, they say, but because regulators aren’t letting them take <i>enough</i> risk. While the …

Administrative Law

How ‘Led Zeppelin II’ Was Born

On the second LP, you can really hear the group identity coming together,” Jimmy Page recalled years after its release. While Zeppelin recorded their …

Guitar

‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff in the Works

“A TV show is ultimately judged by its spinoff,” Bob Odenkirk joked at the wrap party for the fifth and final season of <i>Breaking Bad</i>. Turns out he …

TV

Kid Rock on His $20 Tour and ‘Dumbass Republicans’

Kid Rock may be one of the most famous Republicans in rock & roll, but he has some surprisingly liberal views about how wealth should be divided …

Q&A: Aerosmith Reflect on 43 Years of Rock

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will be honored with the Founder’s Award for songwriting at this year’s ASCAP Expo, to be held next week in Los Angeles. …

Music

Paul McCartney Tops List of Richest U.K. Musicians

Paul McCartney has once again topped the <i>Sunday Times</i>‘ Rich List, a rundown of Britain’s wealthiest musicians, according to The Associated Press.<p>In a …

Paul McCartney

Taylor Swift Admits She’s Insecure

Despite being one of the biggest stars on the planet, even Taylor Swift struggles with her confidence sometimes.<p>The country crossover superstar …

Masters 2013: Tiger Woods given two-shot Masters penalty

<b>Tiger Woods has been given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters, avoiding the threat of disqualification.</b><p>Woods said his second-round drop at the 15th was taken "two yards away" from the original position, which should have incurred a two-stroke penalty in addition to the bogey he carded.<p>Was the …

Tianlang Guan youngest to make cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- China's Tianlang Guan, the youngest player ever to tee it up at the Masters, made the cut on the number Friday despite being assessed …

In 2012, Obamas Made $662,076, Paid $112,214 In Taxes

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama report that they had an adjusted gross income of $608,611 in 2012. The couple gave $150,034 to charity and ended up paying $112,214 in taxes.<p>That's an effective tax rate of about 18 percent.<p>That's a drop from what Obama had paid in previous years. In …

How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell

This week I attended what was, I think it is fair to say, the oddest conference I have been to yet. It was the first world congress of the Digital …

How Mozilla's Firefox OS Will Open Up The Smartphone Market

The first phones with Firefox OS are due to launch soon and though initially they were rumored for Latin America, the chances are they will launch in Europe at the same time.<p>How disruptive can they be? There are good reasons for saying: Very.<p>We are about to witness the smartphone market morph once …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.

The design history behind the iconic 'Pegman' of Google Maps

The imagery used in Google Maps is so common at this point that it's easy to forget that it didn't just leap into existence fully-formed; it actually had to be <i>designed</i>. <i>Buzzfeed</i> takes a look at the process behind creating one of the most familiar elements of Google Maps: the humanoid "Pegman" …