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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Michael Jackson's recording engineer's fascinating new book

"The Bruce Swedien Recording Method" is chock full of the legendary engineer's wisdom. It's a great read for engineers and audiophiles of any age.<p>Grammy Award winning recording engineer Bruce Swedien received his first nomination in 1962 for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't …

Great Moments in Heckling

From President Obama to former French President Nicholas Sarkozy, elected officials are no strangers to a disapproving public. Whether they are …

Rudy Giuliani

Obama Engages Hecklers During Immigration Speech

President Obama was heckled by immigration reform protestors during a speech in San Francisco Monday. But it didn’t fluster him. Instead, he worked …

Some Guantanamo Detainees Got To Stay In Cottages And Look At Porn In Secret CIA Recruitment Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the U.S. kill terrorists, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>The CIA promised the prisoners freedom, safety for their families and millions of dollars …

Cybercrime

If You Must Talk Politics at Thanksgiving, Here's How

10 unsatisfying rules for disagreeing with friends and family over the holidays<p>On Thanksgiving, it's usually best if you don't talk politics. The subject tends to aggravate people, and it's very unlikely that anyone's mind will be changed. So don't do it.<p>But if you must talk politics, how should it …

The politics of Rihanna’s hair: Her AMA do was a powerful form of resistance

In an award show celebrating the co-optation of black musical forms, a star’s hairstyle was an important statement<p>Two nights ago, my mouth fell open, when I looked up to see Rihanna rocking a doobie at the American Music Awards.<p>What’s a doobie? In the South, we just call it a wrap. It is a …

John Boehner: Obamacare’s new best friend

By talking about his own premiums, the House speaker inadvertently reveals the new program’s many benefits. Oops!<p>Word is out now that despite a plethora of good options for a 64-year-old smoker living in Washington, D.C., House Speaker John Boehner will pay higher premiums next year than he did for …

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — “abolitionist porn” edition

A former National Review writer assesses “12 Years a Slave,” while Rush compares filibuster rule changes to rape<p>There were lots of right-wing lunacies tossed around throughout the Conservoverse this week, but first on that filibuster thing:<p><b>1. Rush Limbaugh managed to compare the change in the</b> …

The right is poisoning Obamacare

Handwringing over healthcare.gov’s disastrous rollout obscures the greater truth that ACA is a moral imperative<p>Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act in Congress, to beat it back in the last election, to repeal it despite more than eighty votes in the House, to stop it in the federal …

Michelle Obama 'leans in', just not in the direction privileged feminists want

Politico bashed the first lady recently, but her fights for children and low-income communities are the kind of activism we need<p>I am not even sure where to start to respond to Michelle Cottle's recent Politico article in which she calls first lady Michelle Obama a "feminist's nightmare". Cottle …

How the corporate Grinch stole Thanksgiving!

While the right grouses about a “War on Christmas,” corporations have their own version: Starting with Black Friday<p>To the chagrin of some employees -- and political, labor and religious allies – major retailers will kick off Black Friday even earlier this week <i>on Thursday</i>, compelling workers to face …

OneNote App Gets Windows 8.1 Share Charm Support, Camera Scan

Microsoft today updated its OneNote note-taking app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Improvements include making it easier to capture notes, leveraging the camera to scan things, OCR support, page preview for recent notes, and a new full screen view. You can download the new version now directly from …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

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British universities shouldn't condone this kind of gender segregation

Secular neutrality is a pillar of higher education. We can't cave in to faith groups in our institutions – even if it causes offence<p>Separate but equal; where have we heard that before? Apartheid South Africa is no metaphor for anything else, but women of my generation and all those before were told …

6 Real Heists More Badass Than Any Movie

Real-life robberies are often the subject of our "dumb criminal" posts, but every once in a while, thieves pull off a caper that is so brazen, …

Money over Everything

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Tinder 'hook-up' app ‘solves a problem for humanity’

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Relationships

The Latest In Adult Toys (Is For Both Him And Her!)

My ceiling fan has the same remote!<p>Meet the $160 We-Vibe 4 couples vibrator. It provides stimulation for both the man and woman during sex. …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Some Nexus 4 users running into issues after installing KitKat

Last week the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update finally started rolling out to Nexus 4 users, after a fairly long wait. Now that the update has arrived, it seems that some unfortunate Nexus 4 owners are reportedly experiencing issues including problems with the lockscreen, a broken dialer, a …

Android News

HTC M8 specs leaked in AnTuTu benchmarks

The phone is still months away from release, but new leaks of the HTC M8 detail the specs of what will likely be HTC’s next flagship phone.<p>The HTC M8 recently appeared in the AnTuTu benchmarking database, detailing the specs of what’s likely a prototype version of the new phone. The specs detail a …

Phones

SNAPCHAT LAWSUIT VIDEOS: After A 37-Second Pause, Snapchat's CEO Describes Regrets About The Friend He Ousted

Last week, Business Insider obtained videos from the ownership lawsuit over a red-hot technology company called Snapchat.<p>Today, we have more never-before-seen clips from the depositions in April with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy.<p>The pair and their investors are being sued by …

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Saudi Arabia's Global Arms Shopping Spree

Saudi Arabia has emerged as the biggest foreign customer for German arms, buying nearly a quarter of Germany's total weapons sales.<p>It's part of an emerging pattern of weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia and its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates.<p>Saudi Arabia was the world's 10th-largest weapons …

Alleged Silk Road Boss Ross Ulbricht Now Accused Of Six Murders-For-Hire, Denied Bail

A New York judge denied bail to alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht Thursday, based in part on fresh accusations of violence: That the 29-year-old allegedly commissioned the murders of a total of six people through would-be hitmen he contacted online, four more than the two attempted killings …