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Author Michael Lewis is best known for uncovering hidden corners of our present, whether in baseball (Moneyball), the financial collapse (The Big Short), or high frequency trading (this month's Flash Boys). But in the September 26th, 1996 issue of the New York Times Magazine, Lewis took a swing at predicting... Continue reading
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When one massive corporation buys another one, it's not as simple as handing over the dosh and winking. There's also the small matter of the world's competition authorities, which check that the deal won't affect market conditions. China has finally... Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/qSFK0JSI6gQ/ Tags: Uconn Basketball joan rivers gwar Jason Collins... Continue reading
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MLB's online offering has long been the technological leader among U.S. major sports. That's no surprise given the size and financial power of MLB Advanced Media, but repeated issues with the service across devices this season have made MLB.TV look more like NBA League Pass . Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/1GyjY11Bais/+barrett... Continue reading
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Verizon's latest DVR is less set-top box and more home media server: with six tuners and a 1TB hard drive, you can add a second DVR unit to record up to 12 channels at once and feed 10 TVs at any given time. Read more... Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/z-RBlLHdr0o/verizons-quantum-tv-dvr-records-up-to-12-channels-at-o-1555932485 Tags: matthew mcconaughey... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Yorkmichaelll's blog
If you've got an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your virtual pocket, now might be a good time to take a look at the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch. It's now available on Amazon for the same price as you'll get it from Qualcomm — $349. Still no sign of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
With the holiday season in full swing, it's the perfect time for Lea Michele to give her fans a little something more to be excited about! On Monday (December 9), the "Glee" actress took to her Twitter page to share a preview of her new tune, "Cannonball," tweeting, "you can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Checking some items off her to-do list, Jessica Simpson stepped out in New York City on Thursday (December 5). The 33-year-old singer showed off her slim figure in a black blazer with floral leggings and thigh high boots as she made her way through the Soho district. During the 27th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll'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: North Face mashed potatoes Butterball... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Whether it's for the holidays, a special occasion, a romantic dinner, or simply to impress family and friends, here are the very best food apps for the iPad! Whether you're looking for just the right recipe for the holidays, or you want to just want to add some variety to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Android app shoppers have long had the luxury of watching video trailers on Google Play, but their iOS counterparts have had to be content with static images on the App Store. Apple's portal just got livelier, though, as MacStories has noticed what may be the first App Store video clip.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Mariah Carey’s ‘The Art of Letting Go’ has debuted and you can hear it now. The highly anticipated new song from the superstar diva has gotten rave reviews. ‘The Art of Letting Go,’ produced by hitmaker producer Rodney Jerkins, is the first new music from Mariah Carey in quite some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Mayor Rob Ford reacts at city council members regarding new allegations against him in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ford is threatening to take legal action against former aides who told police about their concerns about his drug use and drunken driving. He also denies making sexual advances toward... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Did you end up missing out on the sheer abundance of technology that was Expand New York 2013? Don't fret: we've rounded up everything from our expo. Whether you're interested in the Insert Coin competitors, our hands-on time with new products or discussions with big names like LeVar Burton and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, right, cheers after christening the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The Ford class represents the first new aircraft carrier design in more than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Fall is well underway, which means it's time for Zero Motorcycles to give its e-motorbike range a tune-up. The highlight for many will be the Zero SR: the red-hued, $16,995 flagship produces both 24 percent more power and 56 percent more torque than the Zero S, which takes it to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal appeals court's decision that rejected its claim the bracelets... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
According to a recent article on Smithsonian.com, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF wrappers and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Microsoft today used the first day of O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York City to announce that its Windows Azure HDInsight Service is now generally available after a year in preview. The HDInsight Service, designed in partnership with Hadoop specialist Hortonworks, makes standard Apache Hadoop available as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
NEW YORK (AP) — Regrouping with Democrats after a bitter fiscal fight, President Barack Obama on Friday cast the recent spending-and-debt standoff with Congress as "a symptom of a larger challenge" but one offering Democrats the chance to show voters the virtues of their vision for government ahead of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier. The six-time Grammy-winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her singing the opening on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." And for one night... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
The Republican Party, it’s generally assumed, suffered a devastating loss on Oct. 16 when it was forced to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. After it was over, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told National Review’s Robert Costa that when the new budget agreement expires in mid-January, “a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
In this Sept. 11, 2013 photo, a Muslim boy stands close to a barbed wire fence on the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh in Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Children are the biggest victims of policies that for decades have systematically discriminated against Rohingya Muslims. With little or no food security,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
Recovery from childhood ADHD may depend on the pattern of brain development Public release date: 15-Oct-2013 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Rhiannon Bugno Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu 214-648-0880 Elsevier Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2013 Some people grow out of their childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When the shooting began at the Nairobi mall, Cynthia Carpino and her husband hid in the parking lot. But their 1-year-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. To muffle her cries, her father placed his hand over her mouth so hard she almost suffocated. Little Azzurra fainted in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog
U.S. Army (Left to right) Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno and Special Agent Joseph M. Peters were killed in Afghanistan last weekend. By Jim Miklaszewski and Erin McClam, NBC News The four fallen American soldiers whose families were denied a benefit because... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Yorkmichaelll's blog