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kottke.org

  • 20:38
    Given what we know now about how anthropogenic climate change is contributing to rising sea levels, Miami will be one of the first major American cities to find itself completely under water in the next century. That inevitability is fueling a fledgling secessionist movement. And it's not some crackpot grassroots effort either...the mayor and city commission of South Miami passed a resolution earlier this month that South Florida should break away and form the nation's 51st state. Whereas, South Florida's situation is very precarious and in need of immediate attention. Many of the (...)
  • 19:41
    From her recent memoir, Sheila E. recounts the first time she met Prince. I never did make it down to the studio to meet "the kid," but a few months later, in April 1978, I was at Leopold's record store in Berkeley browsing through records when I looked up to see a new poster. It featured a beautiful young man with brown skin, a perfect Afro, and stunning green eyes. The word Prince was written in bold letters at the top. That was the guy Tom was talking about! I found his album For You in the rack and immediately looked at the credits: "Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by (...)
  • 18:36
    This happened a few days ago, but I just got a chance to check it out: FXX launched Simpsons World, a site where you can stream every Simpsons episode ever aired. You just need a cable login, as with HBO GO. There are apps too: iOS and Android. To get you started, here are the top 10 episodes of all time, from a 2003 Entertainment Weekly list. 1. Last Exit to Springfield 2. Rosebud 3. Cape Feare 4. Marge vs. the Monorail 5. Homer's Phobia 6. Mr. Plow 7. Itchy & Scratchy Land 8. A Fish Called Selma 9. Treehouse of Horror V 10. The Last Temptation of Homer Tags: The Simpsons (...)

Programmable Web

  • 23:57
    The Apple Pay platform for payments that went live this week has boosted interest in payment systems of all types. But while Apple is clearly poised to become a leader in the category, the impact of a potentially widely used payment system is just beginning to be felt.
  • 19:11
    Business travel API platform Concur is hosting the developer conference The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 in San Francisco on Thursday. This is the second year that Concur — which was recently acquired by the enterprise provider SAP — has hosted an annual developer-focused event aimed at encouraging new apps to be built to service the $1.12 billion business travel industry.

Google Blog

  • 21:18
    So what’s the word on the (internet) street these days? Search trends has you covered with the latest news that had everyone talking this past week. The hard goodbye This week, searchers paid their respects to legendary clothing designer Oscar de La Renta, who he passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Once called “The Sultan of Suave,” De la Renta was known for evening gowns that regularly graced the red carpets of Hollywood–and the closets of the White House. From Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, de la Renta dressed every First Lady since the 1960s. Speaking of Washington bigwigs, we also (...)

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 21:28
    (Engadget)
  • 21:09
    Just when we think the SIM card may be about to die, here comes AT&T on a self-serving life support mission. MacRumors reports that the Apple SIM card, which is designed to be used by a growing number of carriers around the world, will be locked by AT&T as soon as you sign up for a month of service. Apple confirms the report in a support document: "When you choose AT&T on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, AT&T dedicates Apple SIM to their network (...) (The Verge)
  • 23:20
    Burn and copy CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, rip audio CDs (Download.com)
  • 23:16
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. (Associated Press)
  • 23:03
    The Associated Press-GfK poll on the Islamic State group was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It was based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. (Associated Press)
  • 23:00
    T-Mobile has done a lot to improve its network over the past couple of years, but even the scrappy “Un-carrier” has admitted that it would not be able to match the network quality of AT&T and Verizon unless it gets access to more low-frequency spectrum, which propagates better than high-frequency spectrum and more easily penetrates buildings. Because of this, both T-Mobile and Sprint must be disheartened to learn that the Federal Communications Commission has delayed a key spectrum auction that could have given both carriers a major shot in the arm. RELATED: T-Mobile’s coverage would be (...) (BGR News)
  • 22:48
    (Engadget)
  • 22:39
    (Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Roku has been working with investment banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Inc, to prepare for a potential offering that could raise as much as $150 million, the Journal said. The company, which makes set-top boxes that connect TVs to the Internet, did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. (...) (Reuters)
  • 22:36
    (Reuters) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported. "... Poverty wages and harmful conditions are a consequence of tolerating outrageous stock buybacks," wrote the five-time presidential candidate in his letter published by the Journal. ... (Reuters)
  • 22:35
    Former Secretary Of State, Madeleine Albright may be 77 years old, but that doesn’t mean she still can’t pack a punch. On Thursday, Conan O’Brien tweeted a Halloween joke about the first female Secretary Of State, but her response to that tweet won the Internet. Here’s Conan’s initial tweet: I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.” — Conan O’Brien (ⓐConanOBrien) October 23, 2014 And here’s where Albright destroys him: .ⓐConanOBrien I’m considering going as hunky Conan O’Brien – but that might be too far fetched. — Madeleine Albright (ⓐmadeleine) October 23, 2014 It (...) (BGR News)
  • 22:34
    Recover your system and lost data to ensure security in future (Download.com)
  • 22:30
    It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants.> (CNET)
  • 22:26
    ​If you're a fan of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett or changing outfits every three minutes then 'Cheek to Cheek Live' will be televised on PBS tonight, and Amazon Instant 4K later in the year.> (CNET)
  • 22:23
    Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook, promising to share his work toward discovering "what makes the universe exist" with his nofollowers of his new account. "Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit," Hawking writes. "Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you." His page has also posted a video of Hawking accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge, with his three children taking the plunge on his behalf. (...) (The Verge)
  • 22:16
    Jeff Bakalar picks the scariest video games to play this Halloween. Player beware!> (CNET)
  • 22:15
    Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous challenge of gradually adding support for every credit, debit and gift card in the United States in the coming months. It appears that Apple isn’t wasting any time either as reports began to spread on Friday that Apple Pay is now compatible with Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. FROM EARLIER: Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’ MacRumors notes that the first reports appeared on Twitter and Reddit on Friday morning. This (...) (BGR News)
  • 22:08
    (Engadget)
  • 22:00
    The Federal Communications Commission announced today that the spectrum auction planned for mid-2015 will now take place in early 2016. In a blog post, Gary Epstein, chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force, says that lawsuits from television broadcasters attempting to prvent the spectrum auction have delayed the proceedings. The airwaves that will eventually hit the auction block are low frequency (600MHz) and therefore attractive to wireless carriers that want to build next generation networks on. (...) (The Verge)
  • 21:56
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages. (Associated Press)
  • 21:53
    A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.> (CNET)
  • 21:51
    Are you excited about the new multi-carrier SIM cards that are coming with the iPad Air 2? If so then you won’t want to hook it up to AT&T’s network. RELATED: Apple never mentioned this key iPad Air 2 feature during its big event Ars Technica reports that while both T-Mobile and Sprint have decided to allow iPad Air 2 models on their network to run with SIM cards that are compatible with multiple carriers, AT&T has decided to lock down this feature on the new iPads that run on its network. “When you set up cellular data on a new iPad with the multi-carrier SIM, you’ll get this screen, (...) (BGR News)
  • 21:46
    This week the Internet's attention was transfixed on a hoverboard, while ignoring Apple's newest iPad.> (CNET)
  • 21:34
    According to a securities filing, the buyer was a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund, previously known as Ovation Research. The October 20 filing said the price was $50,000 cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa worth close to $170,000, which promotes medical uses for marijuana. The reasons for the sale were not clear but Cannabis Sativa chief and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has publicly said he thinks marijuana may be used to treat the deadly disease. The seller was Nevada-based Blue String Ventures, which describes itself as an "Internet real estate (...) (AFP)
  • 21:30
    (Engadget)
  • 21:23
    One company thinks you need a small phone that hitches a ride on your larger phone -- and the idea actually might not be as crazy as it sounds.> (CNET)
  • 21:09
    We’ve known for a while that Amazon’s Fire Phone is this year’s version of the Microsoft Kin or the Facebook-centric HTC First — that is, it’s a phone that is destined to go down as one of the biggest bombs in smartphone history. CNET takes a look at Amazon’s earnings report released on Thursday and brings us some new numbers that show us just how big of a flop the Fire Phone has really been. RELATED: Amazon’s Fire Phone might be a bigger flop than anyone imagined Per CNET, Amazon CTO Tom Szkutak said during an earnings call on Thursday that the company had to take a $170 million write down on (...) (BGR News)
  • 21:03
    By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Well-timed bullish options bets on Digital River Inc were placed about two weeks before the e-commerce services company said on Friday it would be taken private. Digital River's stock rose 48 percent to $25.75 on Friday, a day after the Minnesota-based company said it entered into an agreement to be bought by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group LLC for $26 a shares. A fortnight before the deal was announced there was a sudden spike in options activity with nearly 28,000 calls traded between Oct. 6 and Oct. (...) (Reuters)
  • 21:00
    Nest has just acquired Boulder, CO-based Revolv, one of the most flexible smart home platforms on the market. It's a big move in the growing smart home market, which has two main battles: the individual devices and the platform they run on to make our homes smarter. Nest, with its popular smart thermostat and smoke detector, is in a strong position in the first category. Buying Revolv (and the team behind it) positions it strongly in the second. Terms of the deal aren't being disclosed, but the Revolv team will stay in Boulder in a new Nest office (...) (The Verge)
  • 21:00
    (Engadget)
  • 20:49
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission expects a major auction of low-frequency airwaves to be pushed back to early 2016 from mid-2015 because of its complexity and a pending court challenge, an FCC official said in a blog post on Friday. The FCC is working on rules for the so-called incentive auction, in which wireless carriers would get the first opportunity since 2008 to purchase airwaves that are considered the "beach-front property" of radio spectrum for their reach and strength. (...) (Reuters)
  • 20:48
    The picture above isn't Marc Newson's design, but according to Dezeen, his version of the Beretta 486 Parallelo (actually pictured) will be unveiled at an event in London on November 13th. The famous designer, who as of joined his friend Jony Ive at Apple, has been collaborating with the centuries-old Italian gun manufacturer for at least couple years. Suffice to say that designing a shotgun is akin to staging a ballet in a phone booth, and most of what Newson could do entailed making subtle changes on the surface of a mechanical apparatus that has been essentially unchanged for at (...) (The Verge)
  • 20:42
    In an interview with Xinhua while in China, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook talked about several matters important to the company, including the iPhone, Apple Pay, personal data security and China, but also the upcoming Apple Watch. Expected to arrive at some point in early 2015, the Watch should become an indispensable device to buyers. FROM EARLIER: The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon “We are going to wonder how we ever lived without it,” Cook said in the interview. “That’s the real test of a great product: you wonder how you live without it. And I think (...) (BGR News)
  • 17:10
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil is not talking to anybody at this stage about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj told a conference call on Friday. Germany's Monthly Manager Magazin on Thursday said America Movil was a possible buyer of the company, citing people familiar with Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom owns close to 67 percent of T-Mobile US. (Reporting by Christine Murray) (Reuters)

Engadget

  • 21:28
    Move over Felix Baumgartner -- just two years after the daredevil's record setting 128,000 foot Red Bull Stratos space jump, Google VP Alan Eustace has topped it. The New York Times reports Eustace rode a balloon 135,908 feet above New Mexico and...
  • 22:48
    With the exception of maybe old Andy Taylor, most police officers in the United States carry a firearm as part of their standard equipment. Wouldn't it be nice to know when those sidearms are drawn, and why? A Silicon Valley startup called Yardarm...
  • 22:08
    Apple's iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 launched with a very, very pleasant surprise: If you splurged on an LTE model, you could choose whether you wanted to jump on Sprint's, T-Mobile's or AT&T's networks (along with EE's if you're in the UK), with nary a SIM...
  • 21:30
    The Nexus 9 wasn't designed to be an iPad killer; it was designed to inspire Google's Android partners to create one instead. Though you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise: It was announced one day before the iPad Air 2 and mini 3, comes with a...
  • 21:00
    Nest's thermostat and smoke detector now works with more third-party home automation products, the first fruits of the developer program that the Google-owned company launched in June. First in the list is something you're likely familiar with:...
  • 20:41
    Our Canadian neighbors have already been given a taste of Rogers' extremely data-friendly LTE, but now the carrier is officially rolling out its LTE-Advanced network across 12 different cities. In fact, it's the first North Amercian carrier to launch...
  • 20:16
    Deezer's streaming service may not have a reputation in the US to match others like Spotify, Beats and Rdio, but the "first truly worldwide digital music streaming service" is expanding by acquring the podcast app Stitcher. The company tells...
  • 19:50
    We're just two weeks away from our free Engadget Expand event, taking place at New York City's Javits Center on November 7th and 8th and there's still so much to tell you about. If you can't join us in person, don't worry -- we'll keep you updated...
  • 19:20
    The developers at Harmonix aren't afraid to hit the reset button if something isn't working correctly. Chances are, strumming a plastic Stratocaster changed quite a bit before you ever even started playing "Creep" by Radiohead in Rock Band. Same goes...
  • 18:41
    Nintendo was dropping Smash Brothers info-bombs left and right last night, but the company also felt compelled to dive a little deeper into how the Wii U version of the game will play with those curious little Amiibos. You know, the Nintendo...
  • 18:12
    Her Majesty the Queen took to Twitter for the first time today, but not to complain about the amount of ice in her post-brunch frappé. Instead, Liz was announcing the opening of a new permanent gallery at London's Science Museum that takes visitors...
  • 17:48
    In an effort to make a push for its recently unveiled Samsung NX1, the South Korean company is now recruiting celebrities to help along the way. As part of this, Samsung has revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known for roles in movies like 10 Things...
  • 17:23
    The game industry is capable of building incredible worlds, engrossing us with believable characters, and empowering us to destroy (or create!) both. The unfortunate side of all that enchantment is the shaky business models that much of the industry...

Engadget

  • 17:00
    The peripherals you play with can be just as important to your gaming success as actual skill. A suboptimal keyboard or sluggish mouse can open the door to defeat, which is why it's a good idea to pick up equipment specifically made for the job. But...

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