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Visual Aid - a book of charts that explain how the world works

21 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Visual Aid and Visual Aid 2 are collections of colorful images and diagrams explaining, depicting and comparing elements from a wide range of topics. Read the rest

Experts Expect Public Living to Become the Default by 2025

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the Pew Research Center has released a series of reports about how digital technology will impact the way we live in 2025. The latest in this series takes a look at the future of...Show More Summary

Chuck Pagano: It will take all hands on deck to contain Dez Bryant

The Cowboys were in prime time last Sunday night, which means that the eyes of the football world were squarely on Philadelphia when wide receiver Dez Bryant caught three touchdown passes in a victory over the Eagles. His performance didn’t escape the notice of Colts coach Chuck Pagano, whose team travels to Dallas this Sunday.…

3 reasons your football team should hire Wall Street CEO coach Joe Moglia

He's widely reported to have made $150 million in the business world, and he's now led Coastal Carolina to three straight successful seasons. It's not often that a power-conference school should hire a coach straight from FCS, but Coastal...Show More Summary

Is Web Access a Basic Human Right?

The Internet is “less open” and “more unequal” than ever before, according to a report from the World Wide Web Foundation, with its annual web index suggesting that Internet users are at ever-increasing risk of online surveillance from the government, as laws to restrict such mass intrusions are weak or non-existent in 84% of countries, [...]

Peter Lik Claim’s His Photograph to be the Most Expensive in History

The art world and its market have been doing well in the recent past and many new records have been created with wide margins. However the news about the new record of the world’s most expensive photograph in history was received with some skepticism. Show More Summary

Shock and outrage over Pakistan massacre

The attack sent shockwaves across the world, and has been widely condemned.

Disney Infinity - 1 million toy boxes downloaded

Thanks a MILLION to all our fans! One million Toy Boxes have been downloaded world wide! http://t.co/OvLXwVerNI pic.twitter.com/nmkn87g0JR — Disney Infinity (@DisneyInfinity) December 16, 2014

Tesla’s Tanking U.S. Sales And The World Of Automakers Falsifying Sales Numbers

The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Show More Summary

Antonio Brown Solidifying Place as Top 5 NFL Wide Receiver

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is becoming an inconvenient truth that can't be denied. In a world that is supposed to be ruled by skyscrapers with limbs, the 5'10", 186-pound player continues to stand out more than anyone else. Show More Summary

Online Surveillance Undermines Internet Security and Economic Equality

The prevalence of online surveillance has become a worrying trend, especially where privacy and information security are concerned. A report from the World Wide Web Foundation has found that the problem continues to get worse, and has begun to endanger the Internet. Show More Summary

Obesity: A Global Economic Issue

Yves here. This article may seem to be a bit wide of the usual Naked Capitalism terrain, but as the world has shifted from subsistence farming to significantly agri-business controlled food production and distribution, it is not unreasonable to see health outcomes like widespread obesity as a direct result of how the food industry has evolved.

WWE News: Brock Lesnar Is Contracted To Appear After WrestleMania 31

Brock Lesnar, the former UFC and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, is widely expected to drop the belt at WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015. But new insight into his contract may call these plans into question. According to the...Show More Summary

'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat

Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat and other felines of the World Wide Interweb, take note: If you want your fame to be timeless, curl up to a celebrity.

The World's Largest Ship Is On Its Maiden Voyage

The world's largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, has embarked on its maiden voyage from Shanghai to Europe. The ship measures 1,3 12 feet long and 192 feet wide and is roughly the size of four soccer fields, according to Gizmag. It...Show More Summary

Web inventor: Internet is a "basic human right"

The computer scientist who created the World Wide Web believes everyone should have equal access. Nearly 4.4 billion people, primarily from developing countries, can't get online, according to the Web Index. And half of internet users live in countries that limit their rights online, The Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

‘Peter Pan Live’ Took Out the ‘SOA’ Finale on Twitter

Talk about being in the bubble. Watching the “Sons of Anarchy” series finale the other night and refreshing my Twitter feed, I was sure everyone in the whole wide world was watching and tweeting about it. And while it did rank second...Show More Summary

U.S. slips in measure of Internet freedom, access

The Internet in 2014 is less free and more unequal and, as far as wealthy nations go, the U.S. could be doing a lot better on that score, according to the latest research from the World Wide Web Foundation.

Web report: Online surveillance and censorship are getting worse

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Mass online surveillance and censorship of what people see on the web appear to be getting worse, according to the latest Web Index report from Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation…

World Wide Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance...Show More Summary

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