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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is considering a variety of high-profile figures as his candidate to be the next U.S. defense secretary and replace the resigning Chuck Hagel, administration sources said on Monday. He is working from a list that includes former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Amazon's announced today that its new Kindle Voyage e-reader and updated Fire HDX 8.9 tablet are now up for grabs in the UK. The Kindle Voyage is by far Amazon's best e-reader to date, but it commands a pretty penny as a result. At £169 for the... Source: Similar... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
The Supreme Court has placed a hold on a 2013 Texas law that was threatening to close most of the state's abortion clinic. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports that the law was already responsible for the closing of nearly 40 clinics across Texas. Nina filed this report for our Newscast unit:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Happy Saturday! Welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! This week we're exploring obscure TV channels, the gadgets you travel with and just how much space is too much on your phone. So sit back, get comfy and get ready to talk with fellow... Source: Tags: Get On Up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Gawker Monica Lewinsky Has Returned From the Clintons' Nightmares | Jezebel Seth Rogen on Justin Bieber: 'He's a Bit of a Dick' | Kotaku Florida Man Wants To Marry His "Porn Filled Apple Computer" | Lifehacker The Best Life Lessons Learned from Stand Up Comedians | Kinja Popular Posts Read... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Despite a huge influx of Microsoft dollars, Nokia still has to make a living in its new handset-free order and it looks set to expand one of its most profitable apps: Here. It just launched a $100 million connected car endeavor through the Nokia... Source: Related Topics: Etiwanda fire... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Blood Worms. They look like gentle earthworms until they extend their mouths and show their teeth made of atacamite, "a copper-based chloride biomineral." Their poisonous bite is painful for humans and kills whatever prey they find in the shallow marine waters where they live. Read more... Source: Similar Articles:... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Urban legend confirmed. Atari did dump a pile of its E.T. game cartridges into a landfill in New Mexico and it's thanks to Microsoft's recent documentary efforts that we've gotten some closure. This leads your hosts to ponder the situation that led... Source: Tags: judy garland Nancy Kerrigan Adelina... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Here's a euphemism to start your morning: Sony just issued a news alert, giving investors a heads-up that it's "revising" its earnings forecast for the 2014 fiscal year, which actually ended back on March 31st. Revising! Here's what that really... Source: Tags: August Alsina mars Plane Found Divergent ihop Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
An anonymous individual claiming to be a former Google employee posted detailed allegations about the search giant on Pastebin today. The self-stylized whistleblower claimed that Google managers directly ordered employees to steal money from publishers through AdSense, its ad placement service, and that the scheme has been active for years.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
There have been 26 asteroid impacts recorded from 2000 to 20013 by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's infrasound detection network. Our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes sent us this graphic showing the atmospheric impact points. It demonstrates that they're more common, and dangerous, than we would like to believe. Read more...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
For all its advantages, Bitcoin has one major drawback: it's rather hard to spend. While the digital currency has legs in online marketplaces like Overstock and Square Market, few brick and mortar stores are equipped to trade in Bitcoin. Special ATMs... Source: Similar Articles: Mimi Faust and Nikko march... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
You might think it a nuisance when a few packing peanuts spill from a box out onto your living room floor. But when an entire hallway is filled with millions of the white nuggets and blown around in a cyclone of styrofoam, you'll probably react a bit differently. Read more...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
This week in Tech Reads: the biological basis behind yawning, the suspicious backroom deals that undergird "sound science," high-tech toilets, and a Silicon Valley inventor who's either a prolific genius or a criminal con-man. And more! Read more... Source: Category: 4/20 zac efron Buzz Williams Agnes Martin United States... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
With Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You'll find the offer highlighted in the Play store, where... Source: Tags: Cuonzo Martin Naya Rivera iCarly jimmy fallon nyc... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Remember a time when every single software update you made to your computer's OS or applications required a complete reboot of the system? Computers are still far from perfect, but over at The Restart Page you can relive those annoying and constant operating system restarts of yesteryear, and appreciate how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Despite Microsoft's years of effort, most of us haven't switched from Google to Bing for our various searches. Still, one of our favorite Bing features has always been the airfare price prediction. Added in 2009 after Microsoft acquired the startup... Source: Category: Vybz Kartel north korea quirky Bracketology About... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Swipe patterns, passwords and fingerprint scanners are useful for keeping that mobile device locked down from the outside, but what happens once that code is cracked? Well, cybersecurity researchers at Georgia Tech have developed LatentGesture that... Source: Similar Articles: pie Lena Dunham Daylight Savings Time 2014 Ebony Wilkerson Nancy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
The World's Best Ever picked up this great photo series by Michael Wolf. Titled Tokyo Compression, it shows snapshots of passengers captured at Tokyo's subway stations at rush hour. If you're claustrophobic, don't look at these. Read more... Source: Tags: pippa middleton Anna Fenninger Bruce Jenner Lolo Jones State... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
We all love stories about teenagers schooling the government, but sometimes we get schooled, too. Last week, we wrote about 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani's research project that suggested the government would save $400 million by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond. Turns out, it's a little more complicated than that.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
If you use Snapchat regularly, you'll want to check out the new 6.1 update which includes new smart filters, special text, and a best friends feature that lets you put up to seven friends in a favorites category of sorts. The new features aren't anything to write home about but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Comtoismodesty9'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 Comtoismodesty9's blog
The reality star mimics an iconic photo of Elizabeth Taylor! Check out other cute and candid moments from the stars.Source: Related Topics: cabelas best cyber monday deals Marine Corps birthday Kendrick Lamar What Does Government Shutdown Mean Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
Latest release focuses on aiding developer and manufacturer innovation The Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) announced today all of the new features coming with the latest release of the standard, Bluetooth 4.1. As you would expect with an incremental point release the bump to BT 4.1 isn't groundbreaking, but makes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Comtoismodesty9's blog
There may be a recent resurgence of interest in silent film (thanks in no small part to the success of The Artist), but anyone looking to get into the art form is in for a rude awakening. Of the nearly 11,000 movies made in the pre-talkie, golden age of silent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Comtoismodesty9's blog