Taylor Powers/Facebook Filed under “We seriously can’t make this sht up.” Taylor Powers, a 21-year-old University of Colorado Boulder undergrad, decided to enjoy nature and all of its wonders on [...]
If you've dropped a small fortune on a large pair of thumping headphones to replace the wimpy earbuds that came with your smartphone, you might not be getting all the sound you paid for. The headphone jack on most mobile devices is fine for powering smaller cans, but they usually lack the oomph needed to fully power a larger pair. Show More Summary
National Public Radio’s Cokie Roberts slammed the Obama administration and the Department of Justice for its seizure of reporters’ phone records and for potentially prosecuting Fox News reporter James Rosen. Earlier this week, the Washington...Show More Summary
Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) are down 40 cents, or 1%, at $34.45, as the Street digests yesterday’s announcement by the company of the next Xbox video game console, “Xbox One.” Brad Reback, who follows Microsoft for Stifel Nicolaus, this morning writes ” [...]
This may be the least classy gimmick ever.
You don't want to get on Florida head coach Will Muschamp's bad side. The man with the ultra-terrifying stare first became an Internet celebrity when microphones caught him cursing while he was the defensive coordinator for Auburn in 2007, and his intense demeanor hasn't diminished now that he's the head coach at Florida. Show More Summary
Note from PW: Yesterday I posted a list of organizations that are helping Oklahoma tornado victims. You can see that list here if you’d like to help, or check out this page on NewsOK’s website for a regularly updated list including local organizations and drop-off centers. Show More Summary
Novelist Iain M. Banks shared an update on his condition with fans this week. The novelist recently revealed that he is battling advanced cancer with doctors predicting he has ”several months” to live. He has worked to write admiring letters to his favorite writers, including M. Show More Summary
The film sets from the original Star Wars movie are just sitting there in Tunisia, rotting away. They're kind of beautiful. (Thanks to Slog tipper Ben.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
LONDON -- The FTSE 100 has risen by nearly 20% over the last six months, and many top shares are beginning to look quite expensive. So I'm on the hunt for companies that still look cheap based on their long-term earnings potential. To...Show More Summary
As part of the Decatur Arts Festival’s Art Walk this Friday, Little Shop of Stories is hosting a silent art auction to benefit On The Same Page, our city’s community-wide reading initiative. Work by six great illustrators of children’s books will be up for bid from 5 to 9pm: Peter Brown, James Dean, Tony [...]
Here is Geico's latest commercial from The Martin Agency. Uploaded on hump day, it's all about hump day. And it stars a certain mammal that hails from the Middle East and Africa. You can see where this is going. Part of the insurance company's ongoing "Happier Than" campaign. Show More Summary
"I'm definitely looking forward to playing a zombie for a little while an seeing where this storyline takes us," David Giuntoli says of "Grimm" Season 3.
Despite the fact that a growing number of tablet users are relying on cellular capabilities, this is not something that everybody is taking advantage of. Could a shift in this direction mean big things for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its iPad lineup moving forward. According to a recent study by NPD Connected Intelligence research, “cellular [...]
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has rallied approximately 23% over the past week, putting its stock up 50% year-to-date. With this increase, is there any room left for investors to make money? Examining EA A big win that helped to drive Electronic Arts Inc. Show More Summary
This year The Economist described Sweden as "probably the best governed" country in the entire world. But "governed" is putting it mildly. The Swedes have purposefully constructed a semi-Orwellian communications regime – thanks to a 2009 law authorising the warrantless wiretapping of all telephone and internet traffic that crosses Sweden's borders. Sweden is often cited as [...]
After teasing that he and his "Green Lantern" collaborator would reteam on "a new project later this year," Geoff Johns has made it official: Artist Doug Mahnke will join him on "Justice League of America."
This blog post is part two in what is now a continuing series on the Star Schema Benchmark. In my previous blog post I compared MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.6.10, both with default settings using only the InnoDB storage engine. In my testing I discovered that innodb_old_blocks_time had an effect on performance of the benchmark. There was [...]Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday lashed out at fellow members of Congress for looking into how technology giant Apple is able to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee...Show More Summary
UCLA life scientists provide important new details on how climate change will affect interactions between species in research published online May 21 in the Journal of Animal Ecology. This knowledge, they say, is critical to making accurate predictions and informing policymakers of how species are likely to be impacted by rising temperatures. read more