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With One M8, HTC gives smatphone users a choice: Android or Windows?

It’s hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple’s iOS. There’s a long list of official apps that can’t be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox and Lyft.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft Board

Stating various reasons including a hectic schedule, teaching, civic contributions, learning and taking over as the owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer has left his position on the Microsoft Board of Directors. Read more about Ballmer steps down from Microsoft Board

This meat substitute is all-natural and GMO-free — and might be making people sick

A nonprofit group says Quorn, the mushroom-based fake meat, is causing real illnesses and asks the FDA to regulate it.

Toronto International Film Festival to feature Bill Murray Day

Bill Murray aficionados, mark Sept. 5 on your calendars. The Toronto International Film Festival has declared the date Bill Murray Day in honor of the "charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius," organizers announced Wednesday.

Dumpster Diving Activist Recruiting Food Waste Citizen Patrols #WastefulUSA [Video]

Rob Greenfield is biking & dumpster diving his way across the United States to bring attention to all the good, edible food we throw away The post Dumpster Diving Activist Recruiting Food Waste Citizen Patrols #WastefulUSA [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee

If urine Cave Junction, Ore., this congressional candidate would like to hear from you.

60% of companies choose videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings

by Jamie Hinks High costs and the globalization of business is pushing companies to use video and audio conferencing to stay in touch with colleagues and partners. Read more about 60% of companies choose videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings

Mobile app of the day: TED

by Sandra Vogel TED does not, in fact, refer to a teddy bear, rather it’s the name of a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas – by video. And you can access them with an app. Read more about Mobile app of the day: TED

Why Vandana Shiva is so right and yet so wrong

The environmental crusader has a beautiful vision of the world we'd like to have. Too bad she has such a loose way with the factual details.

Meet the climate deniers who want to be president

It’s hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate change. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, backed cap-and-trade for carbon emissions. Show More Summary

Report shows an ‘outside-in’ approach to app development works best

A new report from the Apigee Institute shows that large companies are still struggling to successfully deploy apps that are on time, on budget or have the intended business impact. Read more about Report shows an ‘outside-in’ approach to app development works best

People are mistaking strangers’ cars for Ubers

Don't turn around too fast, but we think Uber put a drunk person in your backseat.

Magical algae turns sewage into biofuel and Dasani

By Dasani, we mean potable tap water. And by sewage, we mean sewage.

Play Space Games - Beat Cancer. No Contest.

by Gamification Co Scientists are using a mobile space game to spot faults in DNA. Read more about Play Space Games - Beat Cancer. No Contest.

Graphics chips market is showing some life

JPR Market Watch report sees an uptick in graphics chip shipments this quarter which could signal an uptick in PC sales after some market stagnation. Read more about Graphics chips market is showing some life

Josh Hamilton back in cleanup spot for Angels

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who sat out two straight games to take a mental break from a brutal two-week slump, is back in the cleanup spot against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night after a lengthy afternoon workout with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hansen in Fenway Park.

South African kids try to reconcile back-to-the-land with big-city dreams

This beautiful video shows going back to the land isn't strictly an American concept.

What Can You Do with Banana Peels… Besides Throw them Away?

Do you throw banana peels into the trash? Don't: they've got all sorts of practical uses (& then you can compost them rather than send them to the landfill) The post What Can You Do with Banana Peels… Besides Throw them Away? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Frackers are sending sludge to the Mitten State

High radiation levels mean there aren't many places you can dump your Marcellus shale fracking waste. Michigan, residents discover, is one of them.

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