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Noise Makers

Review of The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. By Greil Marcus. Yale University Press. 307 pp. $28. Sometimes, Greil Marcus claims, "a song says what its words never could." It hints that some things cannot be captured in words or shouldn't be. Show More Summary

Nigeria Issues a Government-Issued ID Card That Doubles as a Debit Card

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want—Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. Read more...

Michael Bay Is Bringing This Breathtaking SciFi Book To Life

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Cosmic Motors is one of those coffee table books that seems kinda cool, you pick up on a whim, then unwittingly read cover-to-cover before it burrows into your brain meat forever. It's cars and planes and racing all rolled into a thin sci-fi storyline, and now Michael Bay is making a movie out of it. Read more...

McDonald’s to begin rolling out NFC-enabled mobile payments on September 15th

An internal memo sent to McDonald’s franchises this week indicates that the fast food chain is preparing to roll out a mobile payment platform on September 15th. According to the notice, employees are required to be trained on the systems by Monday the 15th and the hardware, which has already started arriving at some locations, […]

US Open Tennis 2014: Early Results, Highlights and Scores Recap from Day 9

Several young stars rolled out onto the court on Tuesday, but two of the biggest were ousted in Flushing Meadows. Gael Monfils and Peng Shuai shocked the crowd with dominant performances over both Grigor Dimitrov and Belinda Bencic, respectively. Show More Summary

Manchester City loanee Alvaro Negredo presented at Valencia in front of 15,000 fans [Video]

The Mestalla rolled out the red carpet for loan signing Alvaro Negredo tonight, as 15,000 Los Che fans turned out to welcome the Beast of Vallecas. Negredo has signed on loan from Man City, though it’s unlikely he’ll be returning to Eastlands, having written a farewell letter to the fans. Negrede promised the fans that he’ll […]

Connect me, dawg…

My past performance in open online courses might be described as sluggish and non-responsive, but Connected Courses looks too fun and useful to simply roll over for… Here’s hoping this post (intended to allow the CC Blog Hub to get its hook into me) is not the end of my contribution.

The 5 testing steps that allow utilities to roll out smart devices with confidence

In the rapidly developing world of the “connected home,” one of the biggest technology rollouts now underway is the smart energy meter. Of all the systems that a utility company can offer its customers, the smart meter is the most direct link between its core business – supplying energy – and its customers, who want Continue reading ?

YouTube Invites Selected Few to Test Fan Fund Option

After breaking the news at last month’s VidCon, YouTube is finally rolling out their new Fan Fund program. It’s in beta at the moment and only open to a select few but I have a feeling it’s going to take off like crazy by the end of the year. With Fan Fund, YouTube fans can […]

Behold Alien Horror as a Spear Mantis Impales a Fish in Slow Motion

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hiding in sandy burrows, mantis shrimp wait patiently—and then, with lightning-fast motion, grab passing prey with long, skinny appendages. "Like Predator and Alien rolled into one," says Jamie Seymour, a James Cook University biologist who made this new video with Emmy Award-winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick. Read more...

Afternoon Lede Check – 9.2.14

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Islamic State claims to behead 2nd American (The Washington Post). Cantor’s New Gig Will Pay More Than $1M Per Year (Roll Call). Jury Begins Deliberations in Ex-Governor Trial (NBC4). From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

This fall in London: The Kinks, Lindsay Lohan and the royal family

With the first rustling of autumn comes the beginning of what is invariably the most exciting season of the theatrical calendar. This year, it's looking a little bit rock 'n' roll — and a roster of compelling women is central to the most intriguing prospects. Here to illuminate the...

Tyrese Is Trying To Sell His Modified Sprinter Van On Instagram

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tyrese, who is famous for many things that you totally know off the top of your head, owns a Sprinter van with Rolls Royce badges on it. And now it's for sale. On Instagram. A well known car sales site. Read more...

(VIDEO) Xaxis' Ad-Synch Product Rolls Out in Nine Markets: "It Captures the Imagination of our Clients" EMEA Chief Schlickum

LONDON - It's a bit like finding the "lost GRP," says  Caspar Schlickum, CEO of Xaxis EMEA, explaining the value of the agency's new ad-synch product, in this interview with Beet.TV He says that the platform serves synched ads to  multiscreen viewers, many who reach for their handheld during TV commercials breaks. Show More Summary

Testing disk space exceptions with CopyToAsync

I got an error report from the field in Upload to YouTube where the user was getting an unhandled exception when I copied their Camera Roll video to temporary storage to hand off to Movie Maker for editing. Great catch, now to shore up the UX when this happens. Only problem is, I need to […]Co

Woman Texts, Drives, Gets Impaled in Buttocks By Giant Metal Pole

Don't Text and Drive. We've all heard this advice, and some of us take it seriously. Others don't, and as a result, are rolling the dice with their lives. Or at least their buttocks. Instead of Don't Text and Drive, maybe "You Could Have Giant Ass Pole Lodged in Yours if You Text and Drive" would be a better tagline. Show More Summary

We’ve All Heard About The Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s time to raise the bar a bit. With the EPIC FERRET BUCKET CHALLENGE. And Ammo The Doxie is ready to roll, too: Second video spotted on T.O.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ferret, puppeh

Adele’s Previously-Unreleased Tracks Leak Onto the Web

Her album 21 is one of the best-selling of all time, and now there are two unheard tracks from Adele from her 2010 sessions. The “Rolling in the Deep” dame’s previously-unreleased ditties “Never Gonna Leave You” and “You’ll Never See...Show More Summary

Dad Gives Kids Very Public Lesson in Changing Toilet Paper Roll (VIDEO)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Is it really that hard to change a toilet paper roll? Is there some intrinsic mysterious difficulty about it that keeps kids from actually taking off the empty roll and replacing it with a new one? Maybe there is. Show More Summary

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