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Journalists: publicly cynical about traffic metrics, privately obsessed with them

1 minute agoOdd : Boing Boing

Niemanlab: "all media sites now rely on web analytics to make editorial decisions, but this does not mean that they all use and interpret metrics in similar ways."

Hacklet #13 – Chopper Royalty

2 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This week’s Hacklet focuses on two wheeled thunder! By that we mean some of the motorcycle and scooter projects on We’re going to ease into this Hacklet with [greg duck's] Honda Sky Restoration. Greg is giving a neglected 15-year-old scooter some love, with hopes of bringing it back to its former glory. Show More Summary

In the Life (At the Schomburg): Outing Lorraine Hansberry w/ Alexis De Veaux + Joi Gresham + Steven G. Fullwood

The Schomburg Center A panel discussion about imposing gay and lesbian labels on public figures who never publicly identified as such. This conversation centers on playwright, activist and intellectual, Lorraine Hansberry. Panelists include Joi Gresham, Alexis De Veaux, Steven G. Show More Summary

APW Happy Hour

HI APW! So, as you gathered from yesterday’s post about the deep dark secrets of the Red Carpet, I was down in LA this week (my favorite photos from that trip live on Instagram). I did one of those work/family combo trips that always...Show More Summary

What If Christopher Nolan Had Directed The Incredibles?

5 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forget the bright tropical landscapes and jokes; this recut trailer imagines The Incredibles as a Dark Knight-style film, focusing on scenes filled with shadows or fluorescent lighting—and milking every ounce of the movie's pathos. Read more...

A Flash Drive for Your Android, a Fleet of Roombas, 3M Command [Deals]

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault USB Flash Drive for Smartphones, $11] Read more...

Watch Gaël Monfils hit an incredible jumping winner at the US Open

10 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

This is your reminder that Gaël Monfils is the coolest athlete on the planet. .embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 100%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;}.embed-container iframe,.embed-container object,.embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Tennis is a very, very old sport. Show More Summary

Body-Worn Cameras Should Not Expand Beyond Law Enforcement

The Guardian reported last week that Miami Beach is planning on expanding the use of body cameras beyond the police to include “meter maids,” code enforcement officers, and building and fire inspectors. This use of the technology does not make sense. We’ve always been concerned about the privacy-invading potential of body cameras. Show More Summary

Swiss Bankers Suddenly Bashful About Listing “Sparkling Water,” “Hooker For Client” On Expense Reports

To that end, Hans in accounting is also getting a little too pushy with the “Was this prostitute really necessary? Is this threesome going to help Q4 revenue?” line of questioning. Zurich’s red-light district is dimming. Bankers who have been core patrons of the city’s sex industry and cabarets are curbing spending. Show More Summary

Steven Greenhut on California Embracing Pension-Spiking Bonanza

14 minutes agoNews : Reason

A decision by the California Public Employees' Retirement System to engage this week in a pension-spiking extravaganza is infuriatingly brazen writes Steven Greenhut. It undermines the governor's pension-reform law. This situation —Show More Summary

This Is The First Mk7 VW Jetta Only It Isn't A Jetta

15 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This is the first new Jetta built on the up-to-date MQB/Mk7 Golf platform. Only it isn't a Jetta. Leave it to VW China to make things hopelessly complicated. Read more...

Viral Video: Icebucket Challenge Officially Threadjacked

16 minutes agoMedia / New Media : Flip the Media

#Icebucket Challenge With the success of the ALS Association’s #icebucket challenge going $94.3million strong (and counting), we had a hard time picking just one viral video this week. We could focus on the celebrities like Amanda Palmer who lost family members to ALS or we could discuss the horrible ads or the awesome ads that have sprung up. Show More Summary

That Better Be a Tossed Salad

23 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The next time I'm in Tallahassee, Florida, I'm definitely grabbing lunch at the Sweet Pea Cafe. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Build REST Resources with Laravel - SitePoint PHP

In this part, we will begin to work with the REST interface. Creating a REST Api on Laravel isn’t very difficult. All we need to keep in mind is that we’re dealing with EmberJS and that we don’t want to write a new adapter from scratch. Show More Summary

Celeb Blind Item Who Was Nearby When Her Daughter Lost Her Virginity?

On one hand, I understand the sentiment of this celebrity mom. Yet it still seems CRAZY to me. Read all about it after the break. This permanent A list entertainer(singer) was in the next room the first time her daughter had sex. She wanted to be there in case her daughter had any questions. OMG. […]

Chelsea Clinton Leaving NBC News

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC News. People magazine was first with the story this morning. Clinton tells the mag she plans “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first...Show More Summary

This Bike Doubles As Its Own Bike Lock

25 minutes agoOdd : Neatorama

(Image: Yerka Project) On the Yerka bike, you'll never forget to take your bicycle lock with you because it will always ride along. It's built into the bike frame. The down tube splits in two and pivots away from the bike. The seatpost...Show More Summary

Cristiano Ronaldo on Messi winning WC Golden Ball: ‘If I told the truth, I’d be sent to prison!’ [Video]

26 minutes agoSports / Football : 101 Great Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo gave an up close and personal interview with Portuguese channel TVI earlier this week, in which he was inevitably drawn into speaking about his rivalry with Lionel Messi. When the interviewer asked Ronaldo his opinion on Lionel Messi winning the World Cup Golden Ball – a very controversial and strange decision, you’ll recall […]

Focus on Artefact Hunting: Coin "Rescued" from What?

"Well saved!" goes the tekkie sign of approval: "well saved M8". This refers to the myth that being in the topsoil somehow is sudden death for any artefact. The story goes that by hoiking finds like this out of the archaeological record...Show More Summary

Who Have Been the Most Transfer-Speculated Players on Twitter?

With Monday's transfer deadline day fast approaching, there will be no shortage of speculation and rumours—from the spectacular to the realistic—that will keep the mill churning and reminding all why it's silly season. In this technological...Show More Summary

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