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Out in the Open: Sandstorm Makes It Easy to Control Your Apps in the Cloud

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:48
Web apps are convenient, but you don’t have any control over them. You never know if your favorite tool will evaporate when the company goes out of business or, as was the case of Google Reader, simply discontinued. Of course you can try running your own server loaded up with open source applications, but that’s […]






The Iconic WWI Vehicle That Paved the Way for Modern Cars

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:48
World War I was shaped by new vehicles—planes, cars, tanks, zeppelins—that fundamentally changed warfare. The conflict also pushed the development of those technologies and put them through some of the toughest tests imaginable, either proving their worth or forcing their proponents to abandon them for another new idea. One hundred years after the start of […]






This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:48
Four women tell their sordid tales of what it's really like to fundraise while female.






Doesn’t Play Nice

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:48
"Entry level" and "gaming machine" aren't phrases that normally go together, and "Lenovo" isn't typically a manufacturer that goes with either of them.






When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them?

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:32
To survive in this new environment, we human beings must foster high-level cognitive or emotional skills, and find jobs that require them.






In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:32
We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity. Try as you might, it's hard to imagine why anyone would take the time to make it illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket.






A Slick New Bike With Buzzing Handlebars That Give You Directions

Wired - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:32
Its guts—the wires, shifters, brake cables—are housed in a 3-D printed titanium frame.






Deadly lightning strikes at Venice beach: Images capture aftermath - Los Angeles Times

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:44

Deadly lightning strikes at Venice beach: Images capture aftermath
Los Angeles Times
A lifeguard works to resuscitate a person struck by lightning Sunday on Venice Beach in an image captured by a surfer and shared on social media. A lifeguard works to resuscitate a person struck by lightning Sunday on Venice Beach in an image captured by ...

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Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case - Reuters

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:11

Reuters

Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession. The Hague ...
Yukos Shareholders Awarded About $50 Billion in Court RulingNew York Times
Court orders Russia to pay $50bn to Yukos shareholdersBBC News
Yukos Owners Win $50 Billion in 10-Year Fight With RussiaBloomberg
Wall Street Journal -Businessweek -Washington Post
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Filipino extremists kill at least 18 villagers - Kansas.com

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:45

Philippine Star

Filipino extremists kill at least 18 villagers
Kansas.com
MANILA, Philippines — Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern ...
Military: Sixteen Dead in Philippine Militant AmbushNaharnet

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Canadian embassy in Libya still operational despite violence - The Globe and Mail

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:00

Hiru News

Canadian embassy in Libya still operational despite violence
The Globe and Mail
Canadian diplomatic staff in Tripoli have taken the precaution of working out of an undisclosed location, as Libya faces increasingly intense intermilitia violence that this weekend cost dozens of civilian lives and prompted the U.S. to temporarily shutter its ...
Clashes kill dozens in LibyaPhilly.com
US diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exitReuters Africa
Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capitalKMPH Fox 26
euronews -i24news
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Boko Haram's terrifying regional ambitions and a kidnapped politician's wife - Washington Post

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:41

Sydney Morning Herald

Boko Haram's terrifying regional ambitions and a kidnapped politician's wife
Washington Post
It was late Saturday or early Sunday when hundreds of militants descended upon a dust-caked Cameroon town called Kolofata. In remote communities like this, more than 700 miles from the national capital along Nigeria's border, even the cops fret. “When ...
Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroon's Vice PM's wife •Kills 3Nigerian Tribune

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Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes - KIII TV3

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:34

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes
KIII TV3
(KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40). A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes River in Northern California as firefighters standby to protect a home on Saturday, July 26, 2014. PLYMOUTH ...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer Has Arrived: Watch It Here - Cinema Blend

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:19

Yahoo Movies UK

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer Has Arrived: Watch It Here
Cinema Blend
After making its debut during Comic-Con in San Diego last week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer has finally arrived online! As you can see in the video, it looks like Katniss has been called to fight again. Will she be able to rise up once again as ...
The 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Trailer Is Here To FightHuffington Post
Watch: Jennifer Lawrence in First 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Teaser TrailerUp and Comers
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer - Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss returnsDigital Spy
Just Jared -Deadline.com -Screen Invasion
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Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Bangladesh celebrate Eid today - The News International

Google - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:12

The News International

Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Bangladesh celebrate Eid today
The News International
KARACHI: Saudi Arab, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Gulf countries, Indonesia and Bangladesh are celebrating Eid today (Monday), Geo News reported. Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council had announced the sighting of Shawwal moon yesterday night ...
Obama wishes Muslims on EidBusiness Standard
Ramadan ends: Muslims celebrate Eid al Fitir at Lakemba in Sydney's south-westABC Online

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Sarah Palin begins her own online channel - USA TODAY

Google - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:02

USA TODAY

Sarah Palin begins her own online channel
USA TODAY
“Tired of media filters? Well, so am I,” the former Alaska governor proclaimed Sunday on her Facebook page. “So let's go rogue and launch our own member-supported channel. “ In a video on sarahpalinchannel.com, Palin calls the new subscription-based ...
Sarah Palin launches online channel as she rips 'media filters'Washington Post (blog)
Sarah Palin Launches Subscription-Based Online Video ChannelMediaite
Sarah Palin Launches Online TV ChannelBreitbart News

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Braves Rule Cooperstown's Podium and Lawn - New York Times

Google - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:12

New York Times

Braves Rule Cooperstown's Podium and Lawn
New York Times
Frequently tearful, Frank Thomas thanked his parents and more than 100 teammates by name in his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. Credit Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the ...
Ex-A's La Russa, Thomas inducted into Hall of FameSFGate
Tom Glavine's road to Cooperstown began in BillericaBoston Globe
Tampa native Tony La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of FameTampabay.com
Newsday -ABC News -Kansas City Star
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Family of 5 found shot to death in Maine, police say - Fox News

Google - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:33

Fox News

Family of 5 found shot to death in Maine, police say
Fox News
SACO, Maine – A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said. Investigators said a gun was found near one of the bodies and it appeared no ...
National roundup: 5 family members found dead in Maine apartment were fatally ...Washington Post
Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recoveredThe Herald Journal
Police: 5 family members found murdered in Maine homeNECN

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Boko Haram Blamed in New Capture - Wall Street Journal

Google - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:23

Boko Haram Blamed in New Capture
Wall Street Journal
Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister on Sunday, as the Nigerian Islamist insurgency escalated hostilities after five days of gunbattles with the neighboring army. The incident is raising concerns that African politicians are falling ...

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Netherlands Rules Venezuelan Detained in Aruba Has Diplomatic Immunity - Wall Street Journal

Google - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:07

Reuters

Netherlands Rules Venezuelan Detained in Aruba Has Diplomatic Immunity
Wall Street Journal
Authorities in Aruba on Sunday said a former Venezuelan general wanted by the U.S. on drug-trafficking charges would be released from detention because he is protected from prosecution by diplomatic immunity, even though he had yet to be accredited as ...
Aruba to Release Venezuelan Diplomat Sought by USABC News
Ex-intelligence chief detained in Aruba will be freed: VenezuelaTimes of India

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