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We hope you weren't planning on inhaling indulging in powdered alcohol this fall -- it looks like the US government was a little too hasty in giving the dry drink the A-OK. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau tells CNN that it approved... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/YktZzI6z7dg/ Category: david letterman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
If you're a Chase bank customer you'll notice a rather significant change to the Chase Mobile app when you fire it up today. It's finally been updated to officially support iOS 7. Well, I guess 7 months late is better than never, right? The new version of Chase Mobile only... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Wonder what Google's Project Tango-equipped SPHERES robots will look like when they're in action aboard the International Space Station? The company is more than happy to show you. It has posted video of a recent test that took the machines on a zero... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/sHiSiBJdCEg/ Similar Articles: Crystal Reed nfl... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
As anyone who's driven through Middle America knows, it feels like there's very few places in the U.S. that don't have at least a few inhabitants. But as a map by cartographer Nik Freeman proves, there are still some amber waves of grain and fruited plains that remain. Emphasis on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
You can buy light bulbs with every kind of color temperature, brightness, and finish you can imagine these days. So the need for a lamp shade to diffuse, soften, and direct their light is all but unnecessary—unless you yearn for that classic lamp silhouette. In that case, this LED lamp... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
More cities are making their data available, both in the name of political transparency and to allow residents to help chip away at civic problems. This lovely-looking chart measures 36 cities by how many civic datasets—from crime to transit to zoning—they've released to the public. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/r6GgzlRToRo/how-open-is-your-city-check-this-census-of-civic-data-1551667941 Related... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Nikon ambassador Chris McLennan and engineer Carl Hansen have created a small remote controlled four-wheel drive rover to roam the savanna and capture photos of curious lions, like the cute pride above. It's pretty neat. Watch it in action here. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/64erGf730LU/@barrett Tags: Scott Tolzien Keke Palmer Windows... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
(CNN) -- On Thursday, in response to widespread criticism, President Obama announced that the administration was delaying enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's insurance market reforms as necessary in order to allow insurers to renew coverage that does not comply with those reforms for individuals and small groups who have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Recent disclosures about NSA surveillance have affected U.S. relations with allies and tainted America's image around the world. Now the fallout seems to be creeping into the U.S. tech sector. Cisco Systems, which manufactures network equipment, posted disappointing first-quarter numbers this week and warned that revenues for the current quarter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
You're late for a meeting in downtown Los Angeles and you're still all the way over in Burbank—13 miles and 45 stop-and-go minutes away by freeway. Instead, you walk a few blocks to the Los Angeles River, where you board a stylish pod-like watercraft. Soon, you're zipping down the river... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE: GREEN PASTURES Richard Velez is a veteran who makes it clear: He didn't serve in a war, but he welcomed home family and friends — brothers all — who had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
David Miranda and Glenn Greenwald, Oct. 9, 2013. Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right. Follow him on Twitter. Twelve years, two wars, and one president later, we’re still enforcing that policy. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me. I was a day trader for many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
For the first time in history, NASA astronomers have "discovered the first Earth-size planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth." The technical name is Kepler-78b but they should call it just Hell. Earth's hellish twin. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/FW0pvlK9tqI/@barrett Tags: Wally Bell columbus... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apparently astronauts are no match for Jackass. Paramount's "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, sinking three-week champ "Gravity" to second place. "Bad Grandpa" stars Johnny Knoxville as an accident-prone grandfather in the hidden-camera comedy. "It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
First gene detected for most common form of mitral valve prolapse PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Oct-2013 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Cathy Yarbrough press@ashg.org 858-243-1814 American Society of Human Genetics Scientists also found that gene disrupts heart valve development & growth Research on the DNA of a large multi-generational family... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
A Sparks Middle School student cries with family members after a fellow student killed a math teacher and himself in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. Kevin Clifford/AP A Sparks Middle School student cries with family members after a fellow student killed a math teacher and himself in Sparks, Nev., on Monday.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Flame On!! Posted by: Trent on October 18, 2013| Exciting casting news (well, rumor) to pass along today … there is a report out that claims that actor Michael B. Jordan has been cast to play Johnny Storm / The Human Torch in the upcoming superhero reboot film Fantastic Four.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
With few exceptions, the current crop of premium ultrabooks are all about the three Ps: Portability, Performance, and Pixels. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus delivers on all three. The design is carried over from Samsung's proto-ultrabook, the Samsung Series 9, which helped define the new thin and light category,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
Imagine for a moment never hearing another Beatles song at a bar, rarely ever seeing The Rolling Stones perform their early work again on television and witnessing digital services like Pandora barred from streaming any sound recording made prior to 1972 without explicit permission from rights-holders. If those sound like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
The Vatican minted thousands of medallions in gold, silver and bronze. A portrait of the pope was on one side and on the other, the Latin phrase that inspired Pope Francis to join the Jesuit order. The medals were promptly recalled after the Vatican discovered Jesus was misspelled as Lesus.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
How a ubiquitous herpesvirus sometimes leads to cancer Public release date: 10-Oct-2013 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press You might not know it, but most of us are infected with the herpesvirus known as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). For most of us, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Clathrates are crystals consisting of tiny cages in which single atoms can be enclosed. These atoms significantly alter the material properties of the crystal. By trapping cerium atoms in a clathrate, scientists have created a material which has extremely strong thermoelectric properties. It can be used... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog
By Alex Byers With help from Michelle Quinn and Brooks Boliek TOP TALKER: TWITTER SIGNALS IPO TO COME ? Shira Ovide, Telis Demos and Yoree Koh in the Wall Street Journal: ?An IPO would mark a business milestone for seven-year-old Twitter, which is used by more than 200 million people... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Velez Alphonso475's blog