Jim Sheridan

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Freedom of Information

A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations global, but money is running out.<p>At eight-thirty on the morning of June 21st, Alan Rusbridger, the unflappable editor of the <i>Guardian</i>, Britain’s liberal daily, was in his office, absorbing a lecture from Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet …

Microsoft Outs Windows 8.1 Pricing with $120 Full Version

Microsoft has confirmed its pricing scheme for Windows 8.1 ahead of its October 18th launch day. Pricing for the update remains similar to the Windows 8 release, with the exception that Microsoft will again offer a “full version software” edition alongside upgrade versions.<p>Windows 8.1 is a free …

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

Google

Christie Forced Out of G.O.P. Race by Empathy Scandal

TRENTON (The Borowitz Report)—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie withdrew from consideration as a Presidential candidate today after becoming embroiled in what a leading Republican strategist called “a career-ending empathy scandal.”<p>After signing a law barring licensed therapists from engaging in …

Edward Snowden’s Real Impact

The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy led directly to the passage of a historic law, the Gun Control Act of 1968. Does that change your view of the assassinations? Should we be grateful for the deaths of these two men?<p>Of course not. That’s lunatic logic. But the same …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

23 Things Your Kids Will Never Understand

Technology is moving fast. Like, really fast.<p>Seriously, your kids are going to have no clue about so many things we were using only 10 or 15 years ago. Here's some of the tech they'll never use, and experiences they'll never understand:<p>1. The floppy disk.<p>Forget the fact that the average floppy disk …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It’s no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people’s faces, but research suggests that the drug’s positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Brain

Singer Chubby Checker Is Suing HP Over An App That Measures The Size Of A Man's Penis

The app was being sold on HP's Palm App Catalog.<p>Checker, whose real name is Ernest Evans, says that the app violated his trademarks and that HP is responsible because it approves all apps before selling them in its app store, reports the Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner. (Here's the full legal …

Inside the bitter YouTube battle between Microsoft and Google

Why do these companies love to hate each other?<p>The gloves are off: Microsoft and Google find themselves battling in more product areas than ever while fighting a very public war of words. The latest spat has led Google to block a Microsoft-developed YouTube app for Windows Phone, despite a promise …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

Windows Phone

Those Cool Wooden iPhone Cases Just Got Even Better

I like this case for a lot of the same reasons I liked the other one. I prefer simplicity in my tech accessories and this case pleasantly delivers with its straightforward but elegant design. While the reverse of the case is still made from really nice-looking wood, the sides are a tough protective …

Keen On… The Mobile Future: Why IT Might Not Happen

“The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”, William Gibson famously said. But, with 20 billion connected devices and 6.5 billion network users by 2020, Gibson’s optimism might be misplaced. Indeed, according to Ericsson CTO, Ulf Ewaldsson, the future – at least, our …

How Your Best Friend Makes Life Better, Even When You Really Don't Want Them To (GIFS)

Today is International Friendship Day. And it's got us feeling really sentimental about our closest pals.<p>Remember that moment when you realized you'd found a best friend for life?<p>How awesome was it when you realized you guys were a perfect match?<p>Well, almost perfect.<p>How great is it to have someone …

Moto X: Google unveils 'self-driving', always listening smartphone

Google has unveiled an American-built "self-driving" smartphone, the first made from scratch by Motorola since it was acquired by the internet company last year.<p>Using voice control as its standout feature, the Moto X is designed to be in permanent listening mode, able to serve up directions, a …

Stacey Mae

Sun Gazing

What You Need To Know About Men And Eating Disorders

Eating disorders aren't just a "woman thing."<p>People of all gender identifications, ages, races and sexualities suffer from eating disorders and struggle with body image issues, but the majority of eating disorder research is conducted on young, white women.<p>In the past decade or so, there has been …

Wedding Anniversary: Couples Celebrates 70 Years Together At Amusement Park

Amusement parks have always been go-to destinations during the summer months, but for one couple, visiting amusement parks together holds a very special meaning.<p>Gene Williams, 94, and his wife Martha, 90, have been visiting Kennywood in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania together for decades. The couple …

James Gandolfini's HBO Role To Be Recast In 'Criminal Justice'

Late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini starred in the pilot for a new HBO show called "Criminal Justice," but if it ever airs, you won't see his face.<p>HBO president Michael Lombardo said Thursday, "We'd never air the pilot with James in it."<p>"Jim's passing took the wind out of our sails quite a bit," …

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

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