Mike Shaw

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How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

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Your iPhone has been hacked by the NSA

That iPhone in your hands? It’s been compromised by the National Security Agency through its SIM card, and government spies can access your phone through a backdoor installed on it without even needing a court order.<p>Sound scary? It is, and it’s the latest bombshell to be dropped by American …

Man Shoots Down Drone, Lawyers Scratch Their Heads

Is it wrong to shoot a robo-trespasser?<p>Shooting down a small drone is hard. But determining whether people should be allowed to do so may prove more difficult still. A man in New Jersey fired a shotgun at his neighbor's drone, and as the quadcopter crashed to the ground, the incident raised new …

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GOP candidate busted for potential voter fraud! The story of Leslie Rutledge

Warning: Amount of irony in this story may lead to head explosion<p>UC Irvine law professor Rick Hasen says this development, which he describes as coming from the "Irony Dept," is just "too delicious".<p>Leslie Rutledge, the Republican candidate for attorney general in Arkansas, has been discovered to …

Why Nobody Wants to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Nobody wants to let the Games begin.<p>On Oct. 1, Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the fourth city — after Stockholm, Lviv …

Episode 569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie

Alex Blumberg is starting a business, a podcasting business. He's recording himself as he starts the company, and he's making a podcast about starting his podcasting company. Meta, right?<p>But starting a business can be lonely. Alex wants a partner to share in the stress and the risk. Potential …

Immigrants lacking papers work legally — as their own bosses

Savvy young immigrants discover the limited liability company as a way to work legally. Some even hire U.S. citizens.<p>September 14, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo<p>Carla Chavarria of Phoenix can't drive in Arizona because she entered… (Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles…)<p>PHOENIX — At just 20 years of age, Carla …

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar

Author: James Bamford. James Bamford Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm<p>Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a …

Change the World

Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.<p>In 1978, the year that I graduated from high school, in Palo Alto, the name Silicon Valley was not in use beyond a small group of tech cognoscenti. Apple Computer had incorporated the previous year, releasing the first …

Russia set to pass strict anti-gay law that could see foreigners deported for 'sexual propaganda'

Russia’s parliament will debate a controversial law on Tuesday that could see people arrested for behaviour that is deemed to promote …

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What Xi Wants

Today, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama are meeting at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate in California. Some have …

China

Beyond PR: Asia | We Tell Your Story to The World

SOPA Media Insiders Series<p>I was lucky enough to attend an interesting panel discussion on “<i>Leading the Digital Media Revolution in a Disruptive Era</i>” …

The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

<b>The spring air in the small</b>, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

France criticises China's anti-dumping probe into EU wine

<b>The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union (EU) "inappropriate and reprehensible".</b><p>China launched the investigation a day after the EU imposed anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel imports.<p>Dumping refers to firms selling goods …

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The workforce in the cloud

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New …

Rise of The New Expats?

I stumbled across this post from <i>The Atlantic</i> in my Facebook feed today and it gave me pause.<p>Europe's Record Youth Unemployment: The Scariest Graph in …

The Best Thing That I've Done on the Internets This Year (So Far)

Since I’ve moved overseas my online attention has been pretty much consumed, as is evinced by this blog, by China issues. The US’s relationship with …

There’s More to the Game Than Just A Name | Beyond PR: Asia

Foreign brands are taking off in China. It seems that anybody who has money in this growing market is clamoring to buy imported goods. This makes …

Why Chinese social media presents such a huge opportunity for retailers

Given how many people in China are online, the internet may seem like an obvious way to reach potential shoppers. But there’s reason to believe that social media is even more important for retailers in China than it is in other markets. Some Chinese retailers—as well as Western brands like Nike, …

Be nice to China: Hollywood risks 'artistic surrender' in effort to please

In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, "nobody knows anything". Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you …

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Is 'Arrested Development' a dud? In Netflix's new world, it's unclear.

The reviews for the revival of 'Arrested Development' have been mixed, and Netflix stock prices are down. But that doesn't tell the whole story of …

Hagel Set for Vietnam Embrace as Wary Asia Eyes Rising China

When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel served in Southeast Asia as a U.S. Army sergeant, Nguyen Tan Dung fought to expel him and other American troops …