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The White House behavior Boehner hates
03/29/2015
House Speaker John Boehner said his upcoming trip to Israel is no "victory lap" to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election -- and that it was planned months ago, before the Israeli election.




School bus explodes in flames
03/29/2015
A bus driver is being hailed as a hero for safely evacuating 35 students from a school bus after it caught fire.




Body found at New York City building explosion site: police
03/29/2015

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New York

A body was found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion last week that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings, injuring 22 people and leaving at least two more unaccounted for, police said. The missing men were identified as Moises Lucon, age 27 or 28, and Nicholas Figueroa, 23.






Police: Body found 3 days after NYC blast
03/29/2015

A firefighter directs water onto the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. The powerful blast on Thursday caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It left four people in critical condition, more than a dozen others injured and one family searching for a loved one. Firefighters worked through the night to put out pockets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Police say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.






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03/29/2015
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Climate Change: 2 Degree Warming Target 'Utterly Inadequate' For Protecting ... - Headlines & Global News
03/29/2015

Climate Change: 2 Degree Warming Target 'Utterly Inadequate' For Protecting ...

Headlines & Global News
A new commentary from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests lower climate change goals are needed. By Rebekah Marcarelli r.marcarelli@hngn.com | Mar 29, 2015 03:58 PM EDT. solar energy. What's the most reasonable ...
Current 2 degree Celsius climate change goals 'utterly insufficient' – recent study The Next Digit
What Should Be The Global Average Temperature Limit, 2°C or 1.5°C? Frontline Desk
2 degree climate goals insufficient to save species The Silver Ink
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Automating with OpsWorks
03/29/2015
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4 Games We Are Probably Not Getting
03/29/2015

I know I am in 100% denial, but that is the beauty of denial. I am okay with it. Despite what this great video implies, I refuse to give up my dream that I will one day play Rockstar’s promised Agent game. I don’t care, I will not let that dream die, no many how […]

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What to do when Google gives your competitor $100 million
03/29/2015

Guest:If a tech behemoth suddenly gives your competitor $100 million, it may feel like a blow to the gut. But fear and panic don’t get you through tough situations.












Check Your MacBook Pro’s Battery When The Trackpad Stops Clicking
03/29/2015

MacBook Pro users are all too familiar with a trackpad that doesn't click properly. Sometimes it just wears out. Before you do an expensive repair, check your MacBook's battery for bulging.

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Indiana governor plans to 'clarify' religious objections law
03/29/2015

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.






Captain left cockpit; plane went into descent
03/29/2015
The captain turned over control of Flight 9525 after the co-pilot said he "can go anytime," according to a transcript from a German newspaper. Desperate cries to re-enter the cockpit were soon heard. FULL STORY




Relive the N64 glory days and play this browser-based Super Mario 64 re-creation
03/29/2015

The Nintendo 64 remains my favorite console for a variety of reasons, even though it’s been over 18 years since its North American release. If you have a similar affinity for the N64, you’ll want to check this out: A developer named Roystan Ross created a fully playable re-creation of the first level to Super Mario 64.

The Super Mario 64 revival serves as a demonstration for Ross’s Super Character Controller project for Unity. Ross worked to make it a fairly faithful re-creation, but he left out “some really minor stuff that nobody cared about like red coins or the Wing Cap or the Big Bob-omb,”  and replaced them with “crowd pleasers like giant springs and coin blocks.”

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Ex-governor challenges Hillary Clinton
03/29/2015
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election.




Police discover two bodies in East Village blast rubble
03/29/2015
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Three days after an apparent gas-related explosion destroyed three buildings in Manhattan's East Village, the New York Police Department has found two bodies in the rubble.

See also: Powerful photos capture chaotic moments after East Village blast

The NYPD confirmed to Mashable that authorities located two bodies body on Sunday, although there are currently limited details about the victims. Just after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, police said they found the first body.

"We found no identification on the body at this time, so we are moving to medical examiners' office," a department spokesperson said after the first body was found, adding that the office would release more details soon. Read more...

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03/29/2015
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What Women Want in Women Characters
03/29/2015
Women Characters Redesigned by Women SFF Artists
As I said, I'm going to be discussing this at length in my next post. For now, I'm going to give you a flood of examples of women characters in fantasy art — many infamous for being depictions unwelcoming to women — that have been redesigned by the professional artists in the Women in Fantasy Illustration group. Each woman's point of view is different, and the redesigns reveal what is most important to that woman, whether it's realistic body armor, or it's making sure the woman has a narrative and agency of her own. There is no one right way to depict a woman character, and it is not as simple as "cover her up more" because, as you'll see, some of these redesigns are sexier than the original. And I have found through my own work that you CAN absolutely have a single depiction of a character that is sexy and empowering to all genders. As I said, more on that next post.


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How Apple's new MacBook gets nearly as much battery life as the MacBook Pro with a battery half the size
03/29/2015
Apple has packed its all-new MacBook with some impressive technology, but its outstanding battery life -- nine hours from a single charge -- may be the most staggering. AppleInsider took a look under the hood to see how they could have done it.




Writing Clean Tests – Trouble in Paradise
03/29/2015
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The Best ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ Glitches
03/29/2015

Sometimes, video game glitches can make a game even more insane and fun. When a glitch hampers your progression, it sucks. But when a glitch is purely visible or can benefit you in some way, they are actually kind of awesome and be hilarious to witness. Gameranx assembled some of their favorite from the most […]

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Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher—and it looks suspiciously like Google Now
03/29/2015

Anyone who has used Android can attest to the usefulness of Google Now: After all, it conveniently presents useful bits of timely information—weather, traffic, news headlines, and so on—in a clear, easy-to-parse manner. Chrome OS users will soon be able to join the fun, though: According to Google’s François Beaufort, Google Now functionality will make its way into the upcoming Chrome Launcher 2.0.

“This new launcher is the best way to start new activities on Chrome OS, like performing a Google search or launching apps,” Beaufort wrote in a post on Google+. “Search has been enhanced to help you find what you are looking for faster, apps you most often use right have been put at your fingertips, and the power of Google Now has been brought to your Chromebook.”

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Body found in N.Y. rubble
03/29/2015
Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found a body in the rubble Sunday, police said.




Some in Bergdahl's platoon not buying lawyer's claim
03/29/2015
U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense.




How Microsoft should woo Android and iOS developers to build Windows 10 apps
03/29/2015

Microsoft needs to expand its cross-platform strategy for developers.












Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks IPO Delay And Growth Strategies
03/29/2015
 Regardless, Levie didn’t have much time to savor the moment. He told TechCrunch in a wide-ranging interview last month that Box has no intention of standing still and he discussed his plans to keep the company growing, while trying to find ways to get more efficient. He also talked about the long road to IPO and what was behind Box’s thinking in delaying it for so long. One of the… Read More




Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?
03/29/2015
When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out...




Ind. governor: Not changing law
03/29/2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."




Slack gets hacked, turns on two-factor authentication - Digital Trends
03/29/2015

Slack gets hacked, turns on two-factor authentication

Digital Trends
Slack, the popular communication tool aimed at businesses and teams, has reported that it was hacked for four days last month. The unauthorized access exposed user account information and passwords, though the company doesn't believe these ...
After the Twitch Hack: Slack Next In-Line to Get Hacked Geek Infinite
Slack hack leaks 500000 users email and Skype IDs The Westside Story
Slack Technologies Becomes Latest Hacking Victim Science Times
American Register  - World Tech Today  - Hot Hardware
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The Walking Dead Done Zombieland Style [Video]
03/29/2015

Youtuber The Unusual Suspect took some footage from The Walking Dead and used it to make a Zombieland style trailer for the show. Check it out! [The Unusual Suspect]

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Uber passwords from hacked accounts reportedly selling online for $1
03/29/2015
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One dollar may not get you much these days, but it could buy you a stolen password to an Uber account and free car rides around town.

Vendors on dark net sites such as AlphaBay, which often sell illegal products like drugs and counterfeit goods, are offering active Uber username and login details for $1, according to Motherboard. Other information that comes with the purchase includes partial credit card data and telephone numbers.

See also: Not a fan of Uber? Here's how other ride-sharing apps measure up

Motherboard said it was able to verify that some of the accounts were still in use by Uber members and that, in one case, a previously hacked Amazon password was used to get into an Uber account because the passwords were the same. Read more...

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Thousands wave palm and olive branches in St. Peter's Square
03/29/2015
Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and pays tribute to today's martyrs. Vanessa Johnston reports.










Giant Monster of Pancake Goodness
03/29/2015
Making Monster Pancakes in your rice cooker.




This Guy Remade Super Mario 64’s Most Iconic Level In HD And Playable In Your Browser
03/29/2015
smalls On Christmas morning of 1996, the first level of Super Mario 64 was blowing the minds of millions of kids around the world simultaneously.It looks a bit rough around the edges nearly 20 years later — but it’s still truly excellent. And now it’s been remade in glorious HD.

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Pebble Time’s $20M Kickstarter Campaign By The Numbers
03/29/2015
 Pebble went back to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to help fund the Pebble Time, its second major hardware iteration. The company likely could’ve gone with a more traditional product launch, with a brief pre-order window or direct to market availability, but the campaign did break Kickstarter’s all-time records, netting over $20 million ($20,338,986 to be exact) from 78,741… Read More




Indiana governor defends religious freedom law
03/29/2015

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in Indianapolis

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators. Pence, speaking on ABC's "This Week," sought to counter criticism from protesters who have spilled onto the streets of Indianapolis and others, including some corporations, after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday. "It does not apply to disputes between individuals, unless government action is involved." Supporters say the law, which was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican-led state legislature, will keep the government from forcing business owners to act against their strongly held religious beliefs. The Indiana law has drawn criticisms from companies such as Angie's List Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc , tech industry chiefs including openly gay Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and the White House.






Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama
03/29/2015
BEIRUT (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.




Netanyahu says expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than feared
03/29/2015
As major powers convene in Switzerland for fifth straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu expresses "deep concern" towards emerging Iranian nuclear deal. Gavino Garay reports




Selfies taken at site of NYC East Village explosion stir controversy
03/29/2015
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Snapping selfies has gone from cultural faux pas to accepted norm over the last few years, as our constantly connected world shares every aspect of daily life. But there are moments when taking one simply isn't appropriate

Here's a prime example: selfies uploaded to social media of Thursday's East Village explosion in New York City, which left at least 22 people injured (four of them critically) and resulted in two people missing.

See also: New security camera video emerges of Manhattan building exploding

Friday night #eastvillage @evgrieve pic.twitter.com/8OpG1d6mPy

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Afghan MP survives suicide attack that kills three others
03/29/2015
A child is among the three people killed in a suicide attack targeting a member of parliament in Kabul, according to police and government sources. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).










PM: 'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared
03/29/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renews his denunciations of an Iranian nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared. "The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne (Switzerland) confirms our concerns and even worse," Netanyahu said in remarks at a meeting of his cabinet broadcast on public radio. The premier warned that Iran could be in a position to "conquer" the Middle East through what he called the "axis" of control it has over the capitals of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Netanyahu angered the White House when he addressed a joint session of the Congress to warn against a nuclear deal with Iran in the lead-up to Israel's March 17 general election.






Saudi Arabia has not made decision on sending ground troops to Yemen
03/29/2015
Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir tells "Face the Nation" on CBS that the coalition is not ruling out ground troops in Yemen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).




Google Hits Back At Wall Street Journal on FTC Story - American Register
03/29/2015

Google Hits Back At Wall Street Journal on FTC Story

American Register
Google strikes back on Wall Street Journal on Friday and claim that the publication's story about the Federal Trade Commission is inaccurate and misleading readers. WSJ reported the FTC decided not to sue the search engine giant despite finding it guilty of ...
Google responds to Wall Street Journal allegations: Microsoft visited the White ... VentureBeat
Google responds to Wall Street Journal's FTC-report hatchet BetaNews
Google Fires Back At Wall Street Journal, Claims Inaccuracies In Story On FTC International Business Times
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Fellow pilot's reassuring words go viral
03/29/2015
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on a Germanwings pilot who is trying to reassure nervous passengers flying on his airline.




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03/29/2015
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Google, Johnson & Johnson Join Forces on Surgical Robot Technology
03/29/2015
The partnership with Johnson & Johnson builds on Google's rising aspirations in the life sciences space.




Yawunik Kootenayi: Ancient Lobster With Four Eyes And Six Claws - New York Recorder
03/29/2015

Yawunik Kootenayi: Ancient Lobster With Four Eyes And Six Claws

New York Recorder
This ancient marine hunter roamed the waters 500 million years ago and may perhaps provide insight into the evolution of arthropods.(Photo : University of Toronto ) Yawunik kootenayi was a fierce hunter that produced its way by way of Earth's waters 500.
Gallery: Prehistoric Predator Had Dual-Purpose Pinchers Live Science
Burgess Shale fossil beds in BC reveal ancient ancestor of spiders, lobsters CBC.ca
Scientists Investigate Early Arthropod Found in Canadian Rockies Pioneer News
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Great content isn't commodified, and is a key differentiator for media companies, and Facebook hosting news won't change that (Eugene Wei/Remains of the Day)
03/29/2015

Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
Great content isn't commodified, and is a key differentiator for media companies, and Facebook hosting news won't change that  —  Facebook hosting doesn't change things, the world already changed  —  Like any industry, the media loves a bit of navel-gazing (what is the origin of this phrase …





Update with 362 new Deep Learning publications (from 2015) to Deeplearning.University Bibliography
03/29/2015
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Amazon Deal of the Day: 44% Off Lexar Platinum II 64GB SDXC Flash Memory Card – $26.99
03/29/2015

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the Lexar Platinum II 64GB SDXC Flash Memory Card for just $26.99. That’s 44% off on the card’s regular list price of $47.99. Designed for photo and video enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys taking photos, Lexar Platinum II SDHC/SDXC UHS-I cards are high-speed, high-capacity cards […]

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Thow Your Nerd Love with Thith ‘THAR WARTH’ Thirt!
03/29/2015

ERMAHGERD! THAR WARTH! YETH, PLEATH! (Available for $11.99 on Teeblaster, but only until March 31!)

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