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Anti-Taxi Campaign Shows Uber Can’t Afford to Play Nice

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:58

Famously pugnacious Uber CEO Travis Kalanick almost sounded contrite during an onstage interview at Techcrunch‘s Disrupt conference earlier this week. At one point, Michael Arrington, the founder of Techcrunch, asked Kalanick how he felt about being compared to Darth Vader. “I’m a Star Wars fan,” Kalanick replied, “but that’s a little intense.” He went on […]

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White House: The U.S. is at war with ISIS - New York Daily News

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:20

New York Daily News

White House: The U.S. is at war with ISIS
New York Daily News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is at war with ISIS, the White House and Pentagon said Friday, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry stubbornly declined to use the 'W' word. "In the same way that we are at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates around the globe, we ...
Don't Call It a War? Administration hit for refusing to use 'w' word for ISIS missionFox News
Despite Kerry's aversion to the word, the White House and Pentagon says the ...Florida Times-Union
What the White House Means When It Says 'We're at War' with ISISGovExec.com
Town Hall -KCBA
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Wiretaps against Palestinians are wrong, Israeli ex-spies tell Netanyahu - Daily Times

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:19

Wiretaps against Palestinians are wrong, Israeli ex-spies tell Netanyahu
Daily Times
JERUSALEM: Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel's top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, an unprecedented rebuke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security policies. The protest letter ...

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'Do you know who I am?' George Zimmerman threatens to kill driver in road rage ... - New York Daily News

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:57

New York Daily News

'Do you know who I am?' George Zimmerman threatens to kill driver in road rage ...
New York Daily News
George Zimmerman, who once shot dead an unarmed teen, threatened to kill another driver during a road rage incident in central Florida this week, police say. “Do you know who I am?” the 30-year-old asked the man, identified by police as Matthew ...
Police: George Zimmerman named in Fla. road rage incidentCBS News
George Zimmerman Threats Investigated by PoliceTIME
George Zimmerman Involved in Yet Another Police IncidentNewsweek
Atlanta Journal Constitution -USA TODAY -Orlando Sentinel
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Judge Rules Married Gay Man Gets Death Benefits, Despite Arizona Ban - NBCNews.com

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:50

NBCNews.com

Judge Rules Married Gay Man Gets Death Benefits, Despite Arizona Ban
NBCNews.com
A judge has handed a victory to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in ...
Arizona man seeks recognition of same-sex marriageWashington Post
Court: Ariz. must recognize marriage of same-sex coupleazcentral.com
Federal judge rules in favor of man seeking death certificate for husbandEast Valley Tribune

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Head of Yorkville Endoscopy, where Joan Rivers stopped breathing, forced out - New York Daily News

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:23

New York Daily News

Head of Yorkville Endoscopy, where Joan Rivers stopped breathing, forced out
New York Daily News
The medical director of the private Upper East Side clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest has been forced out. Dr. Lawrence Cohen was revealed to have parted ways with Yorkville Endoscopy eight days after the death of the 81-year-old comic ...
Joan Rivers death inquiry roiled by conflicting leaksUSA TODAY
Joan Rivers' clinic dumps medical director, report saysFox News
Medical director where Joan Rivers had procedure no longer at clinicCBS News
ABC News -NBC New York -San Jose Mercury News
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NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia - Press of Atlantic City

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:12

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia
Press of Atlantic City
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.

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3D Printed Shoes: A Step in the Right Direction

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:10

Having new shoes that you need to “break in” because they hurt your feet (or dealing with shoes that always feel uncomfortable no matter how long you wear them) will soon be a thing of the past thanks to 3D Printing. Several shoe companies, including Nike, Feetz, and United Nude, are now using 3D Printing […]

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Consumers are Harnessing Tech to Return to Stores — Good News or Bad News First?

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:39

It turns out that showrooming by smartphone-toting consumers isn’t quite the death knell for brick-and-mortar stores that the popular narrative made it out to be. Sure, shoppers are still getting a feel — quite literally — for some products in a traditional store and then running off to buy them online from a competitor. Amazon […]

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A Hedge Fund's 294-Page Recipe for Fixing Olive Garden - Businessweek

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:23

Businessweek

A Hedge Fund's 294-Page Recipe for Fixing Olive Garden
Businessweek
Olive Garden doesn't know how to cook pasta, soaks its salads in too much dressing, dumps sauce haphazardly atop its dishes, forgets to sell wine, and has strayed far from its Italian roots with dishes no one in Italy would touch. And that's how the slumping ...
Darden posts loss amid growing pressure from investor StarboardBaltimore Sun
Olive Garden's big problem? Cold breadsticksCNNMoney
Darden Is in the Weeds With Olive GardenDailyFinance
Olean Times Herald
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Testing the Accuracy of the FLIR One

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:08

In my review of the FLIR One, I mentioned that this would be an excellent device for a physics lab. So, here is my first “lab”, hopefully there will be more posts like this. The FLIR One Tech Specs states the camera can detect temperature differences down to 0.1°C. However, detecting temperature differences and measuring […]

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Bill Clinton returns to White House for AmeriCorps anniversary - Los Angeles Times

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:04

SFGate

Bill Clinton returns to White House for AmeriCorps anniversary
Los Angeles Times
President Obama and former President Clinton take part in the AmeriCorps 20th-anniversary event on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept 12. President Obama and former President Clinton take part in the AmeriCorps 20th-anniversary event on the ...
Obama, Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorpsChristian Science Monitor
Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorpsUSA TODAY
Obama, Clinton Mark AmeriCorps Anniversary, Push JobsBloomberg

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Connected Home: A Next-Gen Botnet Army?

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:22

We are now in an era where technological advances have allowed us to be “connected” more than ever before. With the Internet of Things quickly emerging and making its way into our businesses and everyday personal lives, the opportunity to capitalize on this revolution is at our fingertips, but we are also broadening the cyber […]

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International Rock Flipping Day

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:22

What sorts of wonders lie around you? Flip a rock and find out!

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Radio, social media make it easy for pros to put foot in mouth - SFGate

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:59

SFGate

Radio, social media make it easy for pros to put foot in mouth
SFGate
If the controversy over domestic violence in the NFL has taught us anything, it is that it's remarkably easy for even experienced public figures to put their foot in their mouth. It may be talk radio - the 49ers and the Pac-12 Network suspended broadcaster Ted ...
'Why Didn't You Just Leave?' Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It's ...Huffington Post
#WhyIStayed: Ray Rice Scandal Sparks Conversation on Domestic ViolenceThe Nonprofit Quarterly
The Domestic Violence QuestionKOGO
Dubuque Telegraph Herald -New York Times -ColorLines magazine
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The Disappointing Design of Apple’s New Gadgets

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:32

Apple had the opportunity to lead from the front, but what we got this week is an iterative example of very good design that could have been great.

The post The Disappointing Design of Apple’s New Gadgets appeared first on WIRED.








As Ebola grows out of control, WHO pleads for more health workers - Toronto Sun

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:02

Toronto Sun

As Ebola grows out of control, WHO pleads for more health workers
Toronto Sun
Ebola virus Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the ...

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Malala Yousafzai shooting suspects arrested in Pakistan - BBC News

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:27

BBC News

Malala Yousafzai shooting suspects arrested in Pakistan
BBC News
Ten militants suspected of shooting teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, Pakistan's army says. Nearly two years ago she was attacked on a school bus by the Taliban, an extreme Islamist terrorist group. They didn't like the fact ...
Malala Yousufzai's attackers arrested: Pak armyIndian Express
Taliban Gang That Shot Malala CapturedABC30.com
Militants suspected in attack on Malala arrested in PakistanCTV News
The News International -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -GlobalPost
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On Death and iPods: A Requiem

Wired - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:15

Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your very first kiss. You can love a car and keep on loving it and as long as you […]

The post On Death and iPods: A Requiem appeared first on WIRED.








US Retail Sales Rise in August on Auto Sales - ABC News

Google - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:02

ABC News

US Retail Sales Rise in August on Auto Sales
ABC News
Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the ...
Retail sales solid in AugustMarketWatch
After Cautiousness in July, Retail Sales Pick Up in AugustShopfloor
US retail sales rise on higher auto salesThe Globe and Mail
Benzinga
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