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Daily Deal: Top Deals Of The Month

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I'm a in a bit of shock that tomorrow is August 1. The summer's passing by too quickly. We're trying something new today and highlighting two of our top deals from this month. They are both ending soon so grab them while you can. Soar, swoop, and flip through the air with 58% off of the Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having anything to say about...

Solar technology could give consumers the power to get off the grid

In the more than 130 years since Thomas Edison released the electric light bulb on the world, households have more or less gotten electricity one way. Build a power plant, string power lines in all directions until you’ve connected as many homes and businesses as possible, repeat.But in a nondescript white brick house a few […]

With IoT, appliance makers aim to create ‘smart homes’

A microwave that accepts voice-over-recipes, a washing machine that takes commands from a smartphone app and a Wi-Fi enabled air conditioner connected to a smartphone—Appliance makers in India plan to put these innovations together to create smart Indian homes for consumers.Internet of Things (IoT) that enables machines to interact with each other with minimal or […]

Transformational Trends Set to Change Batteries as We Know It, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Rapid advances in wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being mirrored by breakthrough innovations in battery technologies. Traditional chemistries and forms are giving way to radical batteries that are flexible, thin,...Show More Summary

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 363 – Joke Title Deleted

Twitter deletes jokes following DMCA notice, movie studios target MoviesTube, Oracle is busy with the courts and FilmOn gets an unexpected win.

3 Count: Little FM on the Prairie

Pandora loses another bid to lower its royalties, Old Navy sued over similar fabric prints and Australians cook to protest the nation's copyright laws.

HALFWAY TO HELL AND GETTING HOTTER

Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit 29 July 2015 (New Scientist) “…All but one of the main trackers of global surface temperature are now passing more than 1 °C of warming relative to the second half of the 19th century…[and...Show More Summary

DoD To Allow Weapons In Recruitment Centers

Military Times: Following the recent fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is ordering the military services to consider new policies that would enhance security for troops at home, including potentially arming more personnel. In a memo released Thursday, Carter urged top military officials to “develop action plans […]

Cathay Pacific flight 884: Anatomy of an airline diversion in the age of the connected traveller

Lots of flight diversions take place every week, due to minor reasons and major. Cathay Pacific flight 884, from Hong Kong to Los Angeles also diverted on July 29 this year, to the remove island of Shemya, in the north Pacific. While there...Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law Paula Span for The New York Times “Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another. This article highlights ways in which either kind of confusion … Read more ›

Hop output to increase despite drought. Ag Min For July 31, 2015

While some hop varieties suffer from heat and drought in Washington's Yakima Valley, the industry anticipates a larger crop because of increased acreage. Click here for full story.

Stefania Owen Is ‘All We Had’ For Katie Holmes

Stefanie Owen has joined Katie Holmes’ directorial debut, All We Had, set to play the daughter of the main character, portrayed by Holmes. Based on the novel by Annie Weatherwax, the coming of age story set during the worldwide financial...Show More Summary

Valerie Harper Is Recovering From Health Scare, “Has Never Been In A Coma”

The television and stage actress, who has been waging a forthright public battle with cancer that spread from her lungs to her brain, is resting comfortably at an undisclosed location, according to a statement released tonight by Bradford Kenney, executive artistic director of the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Show More Summary

Zendaya’s ‘K.C. Undercover’ Probed For Using White Stunt Double For Star

On Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover, 18-year-old actress Zendaya plays K.C. Cooper, the daughter of African American spies. On the show, K.C. is black; her mother is black; her father is black; her nerdy brother is black; her robot sister is black; and her grandfather is black. Show More Summary

How Martial Arts Series ‘Into the Badlands’ Kicked Its Way Onto AMC; Debuts Nov. 15 – TCA

UPDATED, 5:01 PM: AMC finally has nailed down a date for its martial arts drama series Into The Badlands, which will make its debut on November 15 at 10PM, right after The Walking Dead. The news was announced at TCA today after it was...Show More Summary

Once Rejected by 60 Agents, Debut Novelist Ruth Galm's Persistence Has Paid Off

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : Listen Up

Once Rejected by 60 Agents, Debut Novelist Ruth Galm's Persistence Has Paid Off

‘Gigi Does It’ Star David Krumholtz Loves Being His Grandmother – TCA

David Krumholtz spends about 4 1/2 hours getting the prosthetic makeup required to turn him into the elderly widow Gertrude Rotblum, who has discovered her dead husband had a secret bank account and now is living large in IFC’s GigiShow More Summary

ABC Family Ups Jennifer Gerstenblatt To VP Current As Kelly Goode Exits; Brooke Bowman Segues To Consulting

ABC Family is making executive changes. Kelly Goode, who had been running the network’s current department as VP Current Programming, has left. She will be succeeded by one of her executives, Jennifer Gerstenblatt, who has been upped from Executive Director to VP Current Programming. Show More Summary

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