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The French just banned some employees from responding to work emails after work hours. A city in Sweden is trying out a 30-hour work week in earnest. But while the prospect of working less and enjoying more leisure time used to be the great futuristic promise of midcentury America, today... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
After decades of work, a team of doctors say they've successfully engineered vaginas that have been implanted and grown in women. The vaginas were grown in a lab from the female patients' own cells and later transferred to their bodies, where they formed into normal vaginas. The breakthrough bears some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Everyone needs a little privacy at work, but unfortunately this usually means erecting cheap walls of plastic which depress their inhabitants at the same time they define workspace. A new line of office furniture by the folks at Rack & Tack manages to divide up a room while still being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Ken Ferry talks to Guy and Rene about his time at Apple working on Cocoa, Auto Layout, and Passbook, and his new app, Understudy, which seeks to bring mentored learning into the iPad age. type="audio/mpeg"> Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Auto Layout... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Nike's line of FuelBand wearables has been a popular choice for those looking to keep tabs on daily activity, but Fuel tallies haven't meant much outside of the company's own apps. Now, with the launch of the Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco, the... Source: Related Topics: mars Google... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the Heartbleed bug -- a flaw in OpenSSL that lets... Source: Related Topics: amy schumer Are You... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
TomTom's always made fitness wearables on the side, but now that everyone's in on that action, the Dutch firm has had to up its game. The 2014-era refreshes of its GPS watches now include optical pulse sensors that do away with chest-worn heart rate... Source: Category: ncaa basketball scores... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
The dystopia created in this animation by Simon Russell is a world I hope to never be a part of: drones littered across the sky, surveillance cameras pointing every which way and for some reason, dubstep. It doesn't all make sense but Russell's imaginative take on the look of futuristic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
While the world has been squabbling about Glassholes, doctors have quietly been testing the potential of Google Glass in medicine. Features that may seem silly to use in a cafe or on the subway have real advantages in the doctor's office. Hand-free control? Remote diagnosis? On-demand medical records? Check check... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
DudeFoods made a towering sandwich with 26 different ingredients, one for each letter of the alphabet, because, well, someone had to see what the alphabet in sandwich form would look like. There's the ABC's of sandwiches (also known as the the things that make any sandwich better) in avocado, bacon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
People scoffed when NVIDIA first revealed the Shield (just check out these comments), but a slew of software updates are turning it into one of the best Android gaming gewgaws out there. Speaking of which, this month's update has just gone live and... Source: Related Topics: ncaa tournament Lauren... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Do you feel like you're on top of the world when you're biking? Well, you're definitely on top of a mini-world at least, in this awesome video version of those familiar 360º panorama planets. Six GoPro cameras were used to turn biking on an ordinary trail into this trippy ride.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Two weeks ago it was reported that iBeacons were being installed in the stadiums of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, but with that trial installation out of the way, the MLB is expanding to 20 of their 30 stadiums. Engadget got the low-down on the installation job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Heading out for a leisurely lunch, Jessica Alba went to Tavern Restaurant in Brentwood, California on Friday (December 13). The "Sin City" star wore an eclectic outfit featuring a floral sweater, short black pleated skirt, and knee-high black boots as she made her way inside. Just the night before, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Following scrutiny from the Coast Guard and an investigation by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, work on Google's mysterious docked barge has stopped. Read more... Source: Tags: World Cup Groups bcs rankings happy halloween reggie wayne Presidents Cup Streaker Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
In a 60 Minutes interview, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon is working on delivery that's even faster than Prime. The company wants to use octocopters to deliver your order within a half hour. Read more... Source: Related Topics: Pumpkin Pie turkey Capital Of Canada Warlords of Draenor Paula Patton Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
With so many people cooped up in a tiny cabin 30,000 feet in the air, it's inevitable that at least one flight experience in your life is going to be less-than-stellar. But some experiences are much, much worse than others. So while you're traveling home this holiday season and that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Microsoft's Xbox One launch has seen some bumps in the road but the company has announced it's already sold more than a million consoles worldwide. Last week, Sony announced the PS4 sold more than one million units in the US and Canada in less than a day, but at this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
After crossing under the elevated railroad viaduct that bisects a lush Azerbaijani forest from an industrial landscape, a squad of American soldiers gazes out at the valley that lies below. A saw-toothed horizon of half-assembled buildings juts out in the distance. It's almost peaceful. Hundreds of seagulls chatter lazily overhead,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, second from left, and other members of the House of Representatives leave after the Republican-controlled House voted to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards in "Obamacare,” Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, on Capitol Hill... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Sunday he won't back down from blocking President Barack Obama's nominees for Federal Reserve chairman and homeland security secretary in a long-running dispute over the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said nothing had changed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is not a tech founder. President Barack Obama does not have a GitHub account. The failed launch of the new health insurance e-commerce website,, came as a shock to political leaders that were too steeped in government shutdowns and the machinations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
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Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Gelf magazine's Varsity Letters, New York City's monthly sports reading series, returns Thursday, Nov. 14, with a night devoted to college football. Featured readers include New York... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog
In less than 24 hours, the first UK iPad Air customers will be walking out of stores across the land with their new hotness, but for those looking for something a little more subsidized, Three might have you covered. Leaving it almost as late as possible, the carrier has announced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Ostendorfnearlean55's blog