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Technology heavyweights set to grab slice of £12bn smart-meter pie

Hewlett-Packard, O2, IBM and other technology heavyweights competing for lucrative smart meter contracts will be put out of their misery on Wednesday when the government selects its preferred bidders for the scheme. The chosen contractors will play a key role in developing the UK’s much-vaunted smart grid project, an £11.7bn programme which aims to install Continue reading ?

Most Beautiful Items: August 10 - 16, 2013

You're in the home stretch for the weekend. You haven't crossed that much-desired finish line yet, so in the meantime, check out some of the wonders of design, art, and architecture we found this week. Read more...

5 Most Underachieving Fighters Currently in the UFC

Any fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts knows that losing is part of the job. No man can be perfect every night out and it's the best who realize this. Every year in the UFC, fighters come along that look unstoppable, or at least good enough to earn the infamous, "next big thing" label. Brock Lesnar is a primary example. Show More Summary

Video: Jamie Murray Gives Us the Details on 'Fright Night 2'

last yearGenres / Horror : Fearnet

A Fright Night sequel is due out in October, but without any of the original cast. We spoke to Jamie Murray, who plays the female version of Colin Farrell's Jerry from the 2011 version of the film. The character has gone from Jerry to Gerri, and we chatted about getting to play a vampire, filming in Romania, and the legend of Elisabeth Bathory. SDCC 2013 - Fright Night 2

Drunk Man Woke Up in a Shipping Container, Just Hours Before Ship is Set to Sail

last yearOdd : Neatorama

You haven't had a bender until you had one where you ended up in a cargo container, about to be shipped out to sea. In an epic tale that will undoubtedly be told for generations to come, Jiang Wu of Qingdao, China, got drunk and mistakenly thought that a shipping container was a bed and breakfast he was staying. Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Atlanta Braves Shouldn't over Extend Themselves to Add a Bat

The Atlanta Braves could stand to add a competent hitter to their bench, and they are running out of time to do so. The non-waiver trade deadline came and went with July, but the Braves will have until the end of August to negotiate a trade for players who have cleared waivers. Show More Summary

Death Toll Rises on Egypt's "Day of Anger"

A “Day of Anger” was called for by the Muslim Brotherhood today, in response to the murder of more than 600 Mohamed Morsi supporters on Wednesday. The massacre was carried out by the Egyptian military, as part of a crackdown on sit-ins led by the Brotherhood in the cities of Rabba Al-Adawiya and Nahda. Show More Summary

More Interior Work on ds106 Assignment Bank Theme

It could be I am just out of coding shape or there is more to this reshaping of the ds106 Assignment Bank than it seems. I’d hedge money on the former, but not for ling. This afternoon was spent doing more inside shuffling and some important theme adjustments. Show More Summary

Apple seeds iTunes 11.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple has seeded a second beta of the upcoming iTunes 11.1 to developers. iTunes 11.1 includes Apple’s iTunes Radio functionality, and it will likely be rolled out publicly alongside iOS 7. Today’s update follows the general release of iTunes 11.0.5 with an iTunes in the Cloud fix, so perhaps this iTunes 11.1 beta is the […]

Katie Couric to Kim Kardashian -- I'm Sawwwy ... I Don't Hate Your Family

Katie Couric insists her baby gift to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West was not a fake Hollywood gesture -- and says her comments about Kim's family were taken out of context.Kim put Katie on blast today when she Instagrammed a pic of Katie's gift and…

WATCH: Bria and Chrissy Present 10 Things Lesbians Are Afraid Of

The adorable real-life girlfriend singing duo Bria and Chrissy are back with a new video that skewers 10 Things Lesbians are Afraid of, and I must admit I laughed out loud at everyone. Their presentation is just really funny. read m...

Apple big-screen TV rumor zombie RISES FROM THE DEAD

Forget the low-cost iPhone, forget the iWatch, here comes the Cupertinian boob tube! It's time to fire up the Apple big-screen TV rumor mill again: a report out of Taiwan says that Apple has held talks in the US with representatives of Corning, Foxconn, and G-Tech Optoelectronics for the purpose of getting Corning to share some of its Gorilla Glass expertise with G-Tech.…

Cosplay of the Day: Wii Fit Trainer Joins the Hadokening Fad

last yearOdd : The Daily What

Sydney fashion photographer Issac Leung took this cool "Hadokening" shot of his cosplayer friends re-enacting a scene from the preview trailer of Super Smash Bros (2014). For more pics from this set, check out Leung's Facebook photo album!

Chris Hansen Secretly Funded Campaign Against New Sacramento Arena

last yearSports : Deadspin

So it turns out that the guy who tried to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle is kind of a giant scumbag. Huh, how about that. Read more...

The Boys From “Home Improvement,” Then And Now

Any Jonathan Taylor Thomas sighting is a reason to celebrate, but when he’s standing next to his sitcom brother? Even better! JTT came out to support Brad Zachery Ty Bryan at the screening of “Dark Tourist,” which Bryan produced. It’s been almost 15 years since “Home Improvement” went off the air, and these two child [...]

Alessandra Ambrosio: Naked Shoots Make Me Uncomfortable

Alessandra Ambrosio steps out to do some shopping with a group of pals on Thursday (August 16) in New York City. The 32-year-old model recently opened up about not feeling comfortable doing nude shoots. “I never really did a nude shoot,” Ale told New York Magazine about not enjoying being naked in front of the [...]

Wyden And Udall: Latest Revelations Of Abuses 'Are Just The Tip Of A Larger Iceberg'

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Following the latest revelations of widespread abuses by the NSA, Senators Mark Udall and Ron Wyden -- who had just recently warned that the intelligence community was not being upfront about abuses -- have put out a statement saying...Show More Summary

The Bachelor's Gia Allemand To Be Laid To Rest In Queens, NY

Following her tragic death on Wednesday, the details of Bachelor star Gia Allemand's funeral ceremony are being worked out. The model's life will be celebrated in a funeral ceremony in her native Queens, NY at Papavero Funeral Home after a lost battle with depression that intensified following rocky times with BF NBA player Ryan Anderson. Though [...]

Fugitive Russian Tycoon Leaves Israel, Heads to Cambodia

Fugitive Russian real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky has left Israel out of fears for his safety and is now heading to Cambodia, his lawyers said on Friday.

Redskins Quarterback: 'Now Is The Time For A Gay NFL Player To Come Out'

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Star quarterback for the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III, commonly referred to as RG3, told GQ in a recent interview that he believes that now is the appropriate time for a gay NFL player to come out of the closet,...

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