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Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, is seated during an event sponsored by paper to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in 2012. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption itoggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, is seated during an event sponsored by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Samsung might have started the phablet frenzy trend of announcing large smartphones at IFA, but it's not the only company to exhibit their jumbo technology at the trade show nowadays. In fact, Alcatel is the latest in a long line of outfits to whip... Source: Tags: Ed Sheeran Andrew... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
With AirPlay you can send whatever you're looking at on your iPhone or iPad directly to your Apple TV, including the pictures and videos in your Photos app. Whether they're from the big game or the latest trip, a must-see moment or just a bit of fun, you're only ever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
The Verge just revealed that Google may venture into set-top TV devices with the as-yet-unannounced Android TV. Quoting internal documents, the report indicates Google is planning a device like Roku or the new Amazon Fire TV to put Android in your living room. Read more... Source: Tags: paulina gretzky... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Apple has raised over $70 million this year for (RED), a project to help fight AIDS in Africa. A portion of select Apple products was donated to the fund, this year's total beating out the $65 million from 2013. Donations were made from (PRODUCT)RED merchandise including the iPod Shuffle, iPod... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
A look back at Macworld|iWorld 2014: Mac IT, hot gear, hidden gems, social events and more Macworld|iWorld 2014 is fast receding into the rear view mirror. Before it gets too distant I thought I'd gather my thoughts and look back on this year's event. Thirty years on, is Macworld|iWorld an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
If you're feeling down for whatever reason, you should watch this video of strangers high fiving, caught on a GoPro rig. It's going to make you smile, and what's more, the first-person perspective rig is downright awesome. Read more... Source: Related Topics: Girls Hailey Owens Michael Dunn Dunk Contest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Rony Jason suffered his first loss in the UFC on Saturday night, but he caused more damage to himself than Jeremy Stephens did. Stephens stopped Jason with a high kick to the head just 40 seconds into the fight at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, and the referee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher charged with blindfolding students and spoon-feeding them cookies laced with his semen has agreed to plead no contest to all charges, an attorney for some of the victims said Thursday. Mark Berndt plans to enter the legal equivalent of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
St. Louis might be known for legendary entertainers like Josephine Baker, or star athletes like Yogi Berra, but now there's something else putting the city on the map. It's known as the 'Chess Capital of the World.' Host Michel Martin learns more from St. Louis native and chess National Master,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Android 2.3 Gingerbread has become Google's Windows XP: the very popular but outdated OS version that just won't go away. Lots of older smartphones run Gingerbread, which debuted in December 2010, but unlike many older PCs that can be upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, most Gingerbread-era smartphones can't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's doctor was quietly freed from jail on Monday, two years after he was convicted of killing the pop superstar with an overdose of a powerful anesthetic — and he would like to practice medicine again. Conrad Murray was released at 12:01 a.m. from a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
WASHINGTON (AP) — A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down "Sesame Street." Michelle Obama announced Wednesday that the nonprofit organization behind the popular children's educational TV program will let the produce industry use Elmo, Big Bird and Sesame Street's other furry characters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images In this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
By Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers will seek a response from U.S. administration and intelligence officials next week to accusations of widespread spying on EU citizens and governments, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Members of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee will fly to Washington on Monday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
The Nokia Lumia 2520 isn't the only high-profile Windows tablet launching today. As promised, Microsoft has released the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in the US and 20 other countries at respective starting prices of $449 and $899. A handful of accessories are also available alongside the slates, ...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
"What?" you say. "This isn't my middle school graduation! Why is Vitamin C playing? What's going on around here!" Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is my graduation from Saturdays to not-Saturdays, and I would be honored if you would take a moment to celebrate with me. Read more... Source: Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Breathometer wants to help reduce the number of drunk drivers there are on the road, thanks to a pocket-sized device that connects to your phone through its headphone jack and can guage your blood alcohol level. To do that, it’s $2 million in new funding and announced a whole new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings and roofs and cracked roads Tuesday morning in the central Philippines, killing at least 10 people. The quake was felt across the central region, and people rushed out of buildings and homes, including hospitals, as aftershocks continued. Offices and schools were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
By Florence Tan and Chen Aizhu SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to ramp up acquisitions of overseas oil and gas companies to feed its soaring growth in energy demand as the country overtakes the United States as the world's top net oil importer. Decades of breakneck economic growth pushed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Salman Rushdie is one of our greatest living novelists. His novel, Midnight’s Children, won the Man Booker Prize in 1981, and in 2008 the novel was named the Best of the Bookers, the best Booker winning novel since the prizes’ inception. However, before Sir Salman Rushdie was a famous, knighted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Published time: July 27, 2013 11:31 Edited time: July 27, 2013 13:49 Demonstrators are gathering across Germany in support of Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, as German writers publish an open letter to Chancellor Merkel demanding explanations over the country?s secret services involvement in the NSA spying program. ?How come... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has stumbled on an unusual partner in his quest to combat climate change: China. The world's two biggest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are finding common cause in efforts to reduce global warming, cooperation the U.S. says could clear the way for other developing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
Worst flooding in 50 years hits western China Rescuers help relocate victims as the Tuo river floods Jintang county, China, July 11, 2013. Flooding in the western province of Sichuan was the worst in 50 years for some areas, with more than 100,000 people forced to evacuate. Read more: China... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog
By Brad Poole BISBEE, Arizona (Reuters) - The liberal enclave of Bisbee in southeast Arizona bucked the state's conservative leanings by registering same-sex couples for civil unions on Friday, with two lesbians becoming the first to take the step. In April the former copper mining town defied the state's Republican... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Cheathammhildegarde's blog