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Electronic Games, Interactive Surfaces, & Geek History

Google Releases Device Assist, a Troubleshooting App for Nexus and Google Play Edition Devices Puzzlephone is a modular smartphone concept with just 3 swappable parts, available end of 2015 Gangnam Style gallops beyond YouTube's view...Show More Summary

Media Training for ASTA Members

American Farm Bureau Federation director of media and advocacy training Johnna Miller conducted a workshop for members of the American Seed Trade Association during CSS 2014 on how to effectively communicate with the media. Johnna says farmers and ranchers have a great story to tell, but it’s not always easy for them to do. She hopes attendees walk away from... Read More

Postcard From Mexico: Mother Clings To Hope That Students Are Still Alive

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Mexican authorities recently identified the remains of one of the 43 students believed killed by drug traffickers working with police. Families are having a tough time believing the official story.

Interpol – “Same Town, New Story (The Field Remix)”

Interpol released their first album in four years, El Pintor, back in September, an album that was good if somewhat predictable. Swedish producer Axel Willner, bka the Field, remixed Interpol’s track “Same Town, New Story,” stripping it down and re-dressing it in twinkling minimal synths that stretch the song into more than 11 minutes of [...]

ASTA Chairs Pleased with CSS 2014

The chairman and first vice chair of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are pleased with this year’s turnout at CSS 2014 and Seed Expo and with the direction of the organization. ASTA chair John Schoenecker with HM. Clause of California says the program is exceptionally good this year. Show More Summary

Wrapping up Ag Retailers Association Convention

Daren Coppock, President/CEO, Agricultural Retailers Association, gave us a preview of last week’s convention and now you can hear his review. I told him I look at these interviews as the bookends for my coverage! Although I might still have a couple more stories to share. Daren says, “We’re really pleased and the basis for that opinion is the feedback... Read More

A Bollywood Inspired, Indian Wedding At The Alabama Theater

Stephanie, Freelance Writer and Parish Administrator & Sri, Doctor One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe:  Old Hollywood/Bollywood meets thrift store. (It started off low-key all DIY everything. It quickly turned into “We’re getting...Show More Summary

Skrillex vs. Diplo - Cinema / Get Free (Jack Ü Mashup)

Sounds like: Hood Internet, Major Lazer Song: Skrillex vs. Diplo - Cinema / Get Free (Jack Ü Mashup) What's so good? This mashup has been floating out there for some time now, but it popped up on my radar when Dancing Astronaut unveiled...Show More Summary


Ji Nilsson ft Marlene - "Love You Anyway". A choreography of winking lights, shadows convinced to dance. Marlene has a pleasant song to sing; she stands at a microphone in a modern studio, with a snack machine in the...

Iteris Announces ClearAg Prime

Intelligence. It’s vitally important to national security and your crop’s security. Tiers has just released ClearAg Prime, which they call “Next Level of Intelligent Agriculture Decision Support.” To learn more about it I visited by phone with Tom Blair, Senior Vice President, Iteris. Show More Summary

Closing the PRRS Knowledge Gap

The amount of research being done with PRRS is great, however the knowledge gap is large. Dr. Andres Perez, professor at the University of Minnesota, talked about PRRS research with goals to close some of our knowledge gaps and summarized results of and future plans for research on PRRS incidence, molecular epidemiology and modeling. Show More Summary

Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's Collaboration Feeling Myself Is HERE & It's Hot! LISTEN!

Our two favorite ladies are back! And their latest collaboration has our heads spinning! Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj are two of the most powerful and sexiest ladies in the music business, and Nicki had the good head to invite Queen Bey to appear on her latest track! We love how they just put it out there around the [...]

The web is a critical part of the IoT story

Simon St. Laurent, O’Reilly’s strategic content director for our web space and co-chair of our Fluent Conference, recently launched an investigation looking into the web’s potential to change not only computing, but the world in general. For this podcast episode, …

System Based PRRS Control

As veterinarians and researchers gathered for the 20th North American PRRS Symposium they heard from many speakers who shared insights into the virus. One was Dr. John Kolb who is a professional services veterinarian working in the key account section of Boehringer Ingelheim. Show More Summary

Wearables in the Workplace

Many people are familiar with wearable devices such as the Nike Fuel Band and Fibit. These are just a few examples of "wearables." Millions of these devices are already being used by people in their personal lives. Now, wearables are making their way into the workplace. Show More Summary

ASTA CSS Focus on Pollinators

There has been an increasing focus on pollinators lately, but the Pollinator Partnership has been working on pollinator health issues for the past 18 years with a diverse set of partners. Partnership executive director Laurie DaviesShow More Summary

Podcast Unlocked: Where's the 'Xbox Experience' Event?

IGN's Xbox podcast crew discusses how Sony and Microsoft approach the same goal from two different angles, and wonder if Microsoft should do their own "Xbox Experience."

My 2014 Song of the Year: “Dearly Departed”

This is far and away my (syncopated-clapping, toe-tapping, driving along with the windows down singing harmonies at the top of my lungs) favorite song of 2014. Shakey Graves has shown up on this blog before, first with his tune “Late July” on the Summer 2012 mix, and his co-conspirator here Esmé Patterson (formerly of the […]

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