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Adobe says it’s considering a photographer’s bundle for Creative Cloud

Adobe’s unveiling of its latest updates to Creative Cloud earlier this week came with the announcement it will only support Creative Cloud members for future updates, effectively dropping support for customers of its boxed CS6 suite and below apart from security updates and some bug fixes. Adobe …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

Truth Beckons

Did <i>The Bible</i>'s Producers See a Resemblance Between Satan and President Obama?

Two weeks into the epic miniseries <i>The Bible</i>, which was watched by more than 100 million people, executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey …

Chaos and Order | THE RABBIT HOLE with Deepak Chopra

The New Best Way to Find a Good French Restaurant

Besieged on all sides, “cuisine française” has cooked up a new way to protect itself from rivals including fast food restaurants and “industrial” cooking.<p>From the masters of French culinary tradition, united under the prestigious Collège Culinaire de France - or CCF – which includes world renowned …

Articles about week review 7 great reads you may have missed 1 on Dwell.com - Dwell

As Friday winds down and we await the three day-weekend with bated breath, take a few moments to enjoy the best of Dwell.com from...<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

Are You Messing Up the Simple X+Y=Z Formula for Building Confidence? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, you just can’t bring yourself to do it.<p>You want to start writing, but don’t think you’re good enough<br>• You want to talk to <i>that</i> girl or guy, …

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Down with song-lyric fascists

What’s the big deal if we mangle a few words? It’s the music that really counts<p>Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate’s biggest pet peeve around the house is that it drives her absolutely bonkers if, while idly sing-songing about the house, I botch the lyrics to the tune I’m belting out. It’s an annoyance that …

Review: 'Doctor Who' Hunts for Red October in 'Cold War'

Egads, I disliked last week’s episode of <i>Doctor Who</i>, “The Rings of Akhaten.” There was an overlong musical number in an incomprehensible alien language. There was a planet-sized jack-o-lantern who shrivels under the power of infinite potential (seriously). There was a…nope, I can’t think of anything …

Adam Lanza was bullied while he attended Sandy Hook Elementary, family member says

The unnamed relative also alleges that Nancy Lanza considered suing the school for turning a blind eye to the abuse<p>Adam Lanza was bullied while he attended Sandy Hook Elementary and his mother Nancy considered suing the school for turning a blind eye to the abuse, an unnamed Lanza family member …

Majority of chemicals in household products have never been independently tested

Common household products like detergent may contain untested and potentially dangerous chemicals, a report finds<p>Current law regulating industrial chemicals commonly used in household products rarely requires companies to provide the federal government with adequate information about their safety, …

Sustainable pork farming is real

Russ Kremer’s small pig farm served as the inspiration for a Chipotle ad, which praises his antibiotic-free pork<p>Priest or pig farmer? Those were the only two callings that Russ Kremer ever considered. And really, it wasn’t even close.<p>Raised in the hamlet of Frankenstein in central Missouri, a few …

Going green at California’s first pot farmers’ market

You won’t find homemade apple pie at the Organicann Harvest Market, but you’ll most likely leave pretty baked<p>Northern California’s first pot farmers’ market is like most other farmers’ markets, except you buy weed instead of kale and there’s the possibility you’ll go to prison – which gives visits …

Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence

Few of us are comfortable with uncertainty in any form, least of all when the status of our health is branded with the scarlet question mark. A new study set to publish this week in the journal JAMA suggests that fear of uncertainty is fueling a psychological dynamic that’s leading to more and more …

Why I Hate Travel Agencies

I’m a very frequent business traveler and most of the time I book my flights using an online service like Expedia, Travelocity or Orbitz or the airline’s own website. But sometimes, when I’m traveling on someone else’s nickel, my host requires to me use their travel agency and it’s almost always a …

New 'Man Of Steel' Trailer Goes Live Online

Warner Bros. has released a new viral video for the upcoming Superman reboot film <i>Man of Steel</i>, and it’s quite unique indeed. I’ll break it down for you, but first take a look at the video!<p>[UPDATE: There's more news about the imminent release of a full-length trailer, <i>read about it here!</i>]<p>Okay, that’s …

'Orphan Black' 1.03 Review: Learning the Rules of Clone Club

It’s surprising how good BBC Worldwide [Updated: and the Canadian production company, Temple Street Studios]‘s new show <i>Orphan Black</i> is, especially when you consider the premise: Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), a tough woman with a troubled past, meets her clone, Beth, just as Beth is committing suicide. …

The Power of Negative Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Zig Ziglar, one of the most well-known motivational speakers of all time, passed away last year at the age of 86.<p>I’m not sure how I stumbled upon …

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet

Ongoing attack from >90,000 computers is creating a strain on Web hosts, too.<p>Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge …

Bitcoin Is Up 92% Since Yesterday

The remarkable ride for Bitcoin traders continues today.<p>The virtual currency is now trading at $115, nearly double where it was yesterday, when Bitcoin plummeted to a low of $60 following a 12-hour trading halt on the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.<p>On Wednesday, the currency topped out …

Cryptocurrency

Second screen apps for your Android are here to stay

You’ve no doubt heard the term “second screen”. It really just refers to any device you use while watching your TV. According to the surveys, more and more of us are surfing the web or instant messaging on our smartphones, tablets, and laptops while we watch TV or play games. Content producers and …

Apps

Forget data transparency: options grow for letting you hide your data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There’s no doubt it’s a data driven world. But increasing concerns about companies’ collection and uses of personal internet …