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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. @War: The Rise of the... Source: Similar Articles: Gal Gadot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at homers1's blog
Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura in the new Amazon series Transparent. Jill Soloway says she cast Tambor in the role because everyone knows Tambor as a "dad figure." Courtesy of Amazon hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Amazon Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura in the new Amazon series Transparent. Jill Soloway says... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at homers1's blog
Netflix may soon be adding four new Adam Sandler flicks to its coffers, but that doesn't mean it's got a monopoly on the ol' Waterboy's creative endeavors. Variety reports that Sandler's producing a sequel for the one and only Joe Dirt exclusively... Source: Similar Articles: seahawks robert plant chicago... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at homers1's blog
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has dabbled in some weird stuff since the group split up three years ago, so the news that he's now working with IBM to convert the back-and-forth cadence of tennis matches at the US Open into music... isn't really a... Source: Category: Robin Wright Aaron... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at homers1's blog
The Fossil Hall at the National Museum of Natural History is closing down for a five-year renovation. During that time, its dino inhabitants will be totally dismantled, outfitted for new mounts, then put back together again in brand new poses (haaay gurl). How the heck do you take apart a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at homers1's blog
Rumors of larger iPhones have been swirling around for some time now , and the WSJ recently suggested that two would arrive some time this year . Now, a Reuters report suggests that those rumored larger screens may go into production as soon as May. Read more... Source: Related... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at homers1's blog
Four equal payments and no hidden fees make for a great way to get a new Kindle HDX We've talked about the Kindle Fire HDX tablets before. If you're looking for a great way to consume content from Amazon — that means music, books, movies, audiobooks, the web and apps... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at homers1's blog
For a lot of us around the world, snow has started to come down and the holiday season is just around the corner. While cold weather isn't always fun and requires a lot of layers in order to keep warm, it can be beautiful. Your task this week is to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at homers1's blog
While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at homers1's blog
Samsung Argentina has revealed two new color options for its oversized Galaxy Note 3 handset today — "rose gold" and red — bringing the total number of color variants up to five. The rose gold Note 3 is white, like the standard "classic white" version, but with bronze accents around... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at homers1's blog
Earlier today, HTC posted the Android 4.4 KitKat kernel source and framework files for the HTC One Google Play Edition, which usually means an official OTA update is imminent. Sure enough, a user on XDA Developers has now reported that he's received the update the safe way, over-the-air. That means... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at homers1's blog
In the future we should hope for all of our displays to be OLED; it's thin, light, deep with color, and energy efficient to boot. It's also incredibly expensive. That could soon change, though, thanks to a jumped-up inkjet printer. Read more... Source: Related Topics: Most Receiving Yards In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at homers1's blog
Pooping birds, overflowing trash cans, radioactive poisoning, too much driving, and those goddamn hipsters again. Welcome to another edition of What's Ruining Our Cities. Read more... Source: Category: Todd Christensen big bang theory made in america Lleyton Hewitt Liam Payne Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at homers1's blog
Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to and others rather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at homers1's blog
Typhoon survivors jostle to get a chance to board a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at homers1's blog
On Thursday IK Multimedia announced the release of iLoud, a new Bluetooth portable speaker that is aimed at musicians and consumers alike. It costs $299.99. I've had a chance to put one through its paces, and I'm quite pleased with it. iLoud is about the length and width of an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at homers1's blog
Retired UFC legend Chuck Liddell found himself in the audience of some military personal recently. For some reason, the incomprehensible phenomenon of fans wanting fighters to hurt them for photos/videos occurred once more. We've seen this before, specifically with Liddell. There's a certain type of fan that evidently gets a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at homers1's blog
Everything you need to know to set up and start using your brand new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini If the iPad Air or the Retina iPad mini is the first iPad you've ever owned, the first thing you'll want to do is get it set up so you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at homers1's blog
2013 iPad guide: How to choose between O2, Vodafone, Three and EE, and a popular MVNO alternative. If you're in the UK with eyes on a new cellular iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, the decision on which carrier to go with is more difficult than ever. This time around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at homers1's blog
[unable to retrieve full-text content]After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.Source: Related Topics: julio jones tony romo CDOT Ozil new york times Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at homers1's blog
Proteins in one of the world's main biodiesel plants have been mapped -- and it does not look good PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 25-Oct-2013 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Birgitte Svennevig University of Southern Denmark The castor oil plant produces some very fatty beans from which oil is refined... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at homers1's blog
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was named by 5 percent of respondents as "the most important Hispanic leader in the country today." Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was named by 5 percent of respondents as "the most important Hispanic leader in the country today." Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at homers1's blog
October 16, 2013 In addition to building Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, the server development teams at Microsoft also offer a good deal of instruction on how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot those wares, as well as provide handy tools to assist along the way. Courtesy of the server and tools... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at homers1's blog
Those who routinely use torrents to illegally download their favorite movies, TV, and music will find themselves with one less website to grab the latest Homeland from. Torrent database IsoHunt is shutting down. The site gave up its legal fight with the MPAA—which began in 2006—choosing to settle for $110... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at homers1's blog
Ben Feldman is madly in love! The Mad Men actor tied the knot with his girlfriend Michelle Mulitz on Saturday, Oct. 12, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The couple said "I do" at 6:30 p.m. at the Smokey Farm in Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland. "Michelle and I were so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at homers1's blog