Stairway to New Fans: Led Zeppelin Releasing Unheard Versions This Year
Led Zeppelin's string of reissues continues in October with the release of the remastered IV, the 1971 album that features "Stairway to Heaven."
Maroon 5's Ballad With Gwen Stefani Is a Close Second to 'Stay With Me'
Maroon 5's Adam Levine and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani will melt your hearts with this piano emotional Sia-penned ballad, "My Heart Is Open."
ManServants is the Uber of Hot Dudes
ManServants is a startup that, yes, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Made in Detroit: Shinola's Quest to Revive American Manufacturing
Shinola has been bringing manufacturing back to Detroit since 2011. Experience a day in the life of Jacques Panis, the company's president.
Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects | MIT Technology Review
But there is growing evidence that the impact of online social networks is not all good or even benign. A number of studies have begun found evidence that online networks can have significant detrimental effects. This question is hotly debated, often with conflicting results and usually using limited varieties of subjects, such as undergraduate students.
Pump and Dump: How to Rig the Entire IPO Market with just $20 Million
While it’s possible that one or the other startup might become the next Facebook or Google, there are only a few Facebooks and Googles, but there are many startups whose business model and permanent lack of profits will eventually bring them down to reality, either in the portfolios of retail investors, or as a write-off by the acquirers, whose shares are also stuffed into the nest eggs of retail investors. Along the way, Wall Street extracts fees from all directions. That’s the Wall Street money transfer machine. It smells like a rose when all stocks go up, but when the tide turns…. OK, that won’t ever happen.
Sprint rings up the HTC One E8 for $100 on contract - CNET
As for color options, you can buy the HTC One E8 in either Polar White or Misty Gray with silver accents for $99 with a two-year service agreement. Alternatively, qualified Easy Pay customers can scoop up the phone for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 payments of $20.84 per month, for a grand total of $500. It's initially a Web exclusive, but Sprint said it will offer the phone in retail stores in a few weeks.
Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success | TechCrunch
That’s what he found in Zimride, which he first heard about when one of his Facebook friends shared a link to the website. It caught his attention because the concept was similar to ideas he had been jotting down. He says it also caught his eye because the service’s name happened to include the first three letters of his surname. John got an intro to Logan, and despite his hangover at that first meeting, the two decided to join forces.
Apple's iWatch 'Not Shipping Till Early 2015'
I track people who are disrupting the world of mobile technology. Non-conformists, innovators and agitators are this blog's unsung heroes, from entrepreneurs to scientists, to rebellious hackers. I'm the author of "We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency" , (Little Brown, 2012) which The New York Times called a "lively, startling book that reads as 'The Social Network' for group hackers." I recently relocated to Forbes' San Francisco office, and was previously Forbes' London bureau chief from 2008-12, interviewing British billionaires like Philip Green and controversial figures like Mohammed Al Fayed; I wrote last year's billionaires cover story on Russia's Yuri Milner, and have broken stories like the Facebook-Spotify partnership in 2011. Before all this I had stints at the BBC and as a radio journalist. You can watch me on 'The Daily Show' here . If you have a story idea or tip, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter: parmy .
Nintendo Unveils 'New' 3DS and 3DS LL Video Game Consoles
To dive into the specs: While folded, the “new” 3DS is 142 mm wide and 80.6 mm deep. It’s also a fraction taller than its predecessor – 21.6mm in comparison to 21 mm – but comes in at 253 grams, which is lighter than the original 3DS. The “new” 3DS LL, meanwhile, measures 160mm across, 93.5 mm deep and 21.5 mm high while folded. It weighs 329 grams in the hand.
Relive your childhood with streaming site Nick Reboot - CNET
Nick Reboot streams classic Nickelodeon shows 24 hours a day. The live stream is free to watch. Shows are shown in random order; upcoming shows are listed along the bottom of the page. You can also see what's currently playing and the next two shows on tap at @nr_schedule . Click here for the full list of shows the site streams from the 1990s and early 2000s.
With New 3DS Model, Nintendo Continues to Woo Hardcore Gamers | Game|Life | WIRED
Losing the “expanded audience” that it once courted to great effect with simplified gaming platforms—whether to mobile phone games or Disneyland—Nintendo is now, at least in the short term, pursuing the high-end consumer with products more geared to their needs. That’s more buttons, more joystick, more RPGs and more oomph.
Samsung's Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+
Honestly the 3G is just ruining this device. As it is watches are way overpriced and this one adds a bigger screen wifi, 3G , UV sensor so how much do you think it will be if the Gear Live was 200$? Maybe they go for 300$ or they might be crazy enough to go even higher
Not very sure how the 3G is provided,would be one thing if it’s free but if you have to pay for it,it all gets so much worse.
As for it having a connection being a benefit for fitness, is it really? The data can be stored and synced later with the phone, not much benefit to broadcast the data live. and it remains to be seen how much of an impact the extra connectivity has on battery life.
So i guess the point is that the device won’t sell well and won’t really help Nike either.
As for Samsung’s strategy ,they never got close to what they needed,
The hardware is poor from form factor to parts used and features. The marketing is super poor, they needed more core features to highlight and push heavily not just fitness/health and notifications like everybody else. Gaining features/functionality later doesn’t have that kind of impact.
Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B
Vice Media has broken off talks with Time Warner about selling a stake in the company to the cable giant, and now it has cut a deal with A&E Networks that values the new-media upstart at $2.4 billion
Philippe Starck's latest bike design puts fur between your legs
Industrial designers love to be provocative almost as much as they enjoy being original. Fulfilling both briefs with a furious disregard for common sense, leading French designer Philippe Starck has this week unveiled a new range of electric bikes. Dubbed Starckbike and built by e-bike specialists Moustache , the new collection features four distinct styles, each with "specific ergonomics adapted to its terrain and field of exploration."
Alibaba Beefs Up Cloud Business
For Alibaba, any deal with Gokuai would be a minor one financially, given the size of funding Gokuai has so far received. A funding round in January 2013 raised 40 million yuan ($6.5 million) for Gokuai. But Alibaba’s interest in Gokuai, whose storage services are somewhat similar to Box Inc. of the U.S., is the latest indication of its bigger plans in cloud computing. Gokuai’s investors include Shanghai-based venture capital firm Gobi Partners and U.S.-based Sequoia Capital. Mr. Jiang said Gokuai has about 3 million registered users.
MSN Messenger is Finally Closing Down
Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic 15-year-old Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (black) review - CNET
Barnes & Noble and Samsung call the Tab 4 Nook the first Android tablet " optimized for reading ." That's a rather specific claim, but the tablet does a pleasant job of serving up text. The 7-inch display has a 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution, giving it a pixel density of 215 pixels per inch. You can get 7-inch tablets with higher-resolution displays without spending too much more -- and, annoyingly, the Tab 4 Nook is a step back from the 1,440-by-900-pixel (243ppi) of the company's 2012 Nook HD tablet -- but the screen on the Tab 4 Nook is fine: colors are reproduced accurately and there was no shifting when I tilted the screen at awkward angles.
Bonuses Are the New Raises
Anon, your comments makes zero sense whatsoever and clearly lacks understanding of the tax code. When you make 10% of your salary in one paycheck, that looks as though you make much more money in the year so taxes are higher for that pay period (perhaps in rate as well), but it is accounted for in your year-end tax return. You effectively pay no more, or less, on that money than you are supposed to for what you earn in a year.
IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year
After four years of double- and triple-digit growth, worldwide tablet shipments this year will grow by just 6.5 percent over last year, according to IDC. The research firm had previously forecast 12.1 percent growth.
Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell reveals its colors at PAX Prime
Volition has announced a new Saints Row 4 standalone expansion, titled Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell , during its panel today at PAX Prime 2014. A trailer shows Saints gang members Kinzie and Johnny Gat delving - and this is not a metaphor - into Hell to rescue the Saints Row boss who was promoted to President of the United States during Saints Row 4 .
Hell is said to be roughly 50 percent the size of Steelport - the city from Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row 4 - and players will be able to fly around the city using demonic wings. Volition is also including weapons themed after Biblical curses and stories, including a gun that fires a plague of locusts, a gun that fires a plague of frogs, and a chair with machine guns and rockets strapped to it, representing sloth - one of the seven deadly sins.
There will also be a musical number.
The expansion will feature 2-player co-op where one partner plays as Kinzie while the other takes control of Johnny Gat. The expansion will be released January 27, for $19.95. Check out the trailer after the break.
IGN on Twitter: Nintendo has revealed new 3DS and 3DS XL models with dual analogue control support: http://t.co/opDqWvgr3T http://t.co/JLDHogR0q9
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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and
your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system
is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol
or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves
you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be
enjoyed in moderation.
Is De-skilling Killing Your Arts Education?
Graydon Parrish- When I began my art training, I was accepted into a summer term at Parson's School of Design in Paris. After earnest, conscientious efforts, my mid-course review was a C (I'd never had a C in my life). Even though very few received A's, one did. Any painting he made only slightly resembled his subjects. I was confused. In the life drawing sessions we didn't have easels, so we sat on the floor directly on butcher paper and the model posed in the center. Contrary to my usual personality, I decided instead to fake it. Taking tubs of acrylic white gesso, I painted with my hands and fists, added blues and reds, swirled and smeared the image of the model into oblivion. At the final review, I received an A. The instructors pointed to these butcher paper figure paintings as the turning point. I admitted to the pretense, that I had painted what I thought they wanted, and they were completely incensed. When I pressed them further about their evaluations, giving them the aforementioned A student as an example, I got this reply: "Graydon, if you can't see it, we're not going to tell you!" I realized they not only desired conformity, they needed my soul.
Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone
If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.
Fabulous Fish Photobomb Of The Day - The Poke
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The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews
I'd love to see a professional performance review that uses the word "douchebag" or "asshole" in it. There are derogatory words that can be used for both sexes. That "abrasive" comes up in this small case study exclusively for women does not negate that there are other words that may come up exclusively for men, or words that come up for workers of either sex. More telling, to me, is that in the men's reviews, constructive criticism about how to add skills was more prevalent than in women's reviews. That, perhaps, more than the adjectives is what we should be focusing on here.
This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar | Autopia | WIRED
When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That’s why, before it leaves the factory, Bugatti wraps the car more carefully than royal nurses swaddle the future King George.
When James Loeb designed his soon-to-be-launched series of Greek and Roman texts at the turn of the twentieth century, he envisioned the production of volumes that could easily fit in readers’ coat pockets. A century later, that compact format is still one of the collection’s hallmarks. Beginning in September, however, the iconic books will be far handier than Loeb had hoped: users of the Loeb Classical Library (LCL) will have the entire collection at their fingertips. After five years of dedicated work on the part of the library’s trustees and Harvard University Press (HUP), which has overseen LCL since its creator’s death in 1933, the more than 520 volumes of literature that make up the series will be accessible online. Besides allowing users to browse the digitized volumes, which retain the unique side-by-side view of the original text and its English translation, the Digital Loeb Classical Library will enable readers to search for words and phrases across the entire corpus, to annotate content, to share notes and reading lists with others, and to create their own libraries using personal workspaces.
Facebook's new click bait rule will totally blow you away (update)
Now, this could mean that Facebook is tracking you while you’re outside its site. In June, Facebook announced that it was rolling out in the U.S. tracking of your websites and apps to better target the ads you see, although you can opt out of this. So it’s likely that if you click on a link and disappear for 23 seconds, it will probably know that you browsed around during that time and really didn’t spend much time on the original link you clicked on. However, you could also find an interesting post and send it to your Pocket or Instapaper account and return to Facebook within seconds, effectively countering the bounce rate approach.
The Best Customer Service Reps Are The Ones Who Pretend To Be Thor
This chat between an Amazon customer service representative and a customer whose book hasn't arrived on time has restored our faith in the power of the Norse gods.
#Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life
Enough already. That’s what Baratunde Thurston, the author of the New York Times best seller How to Be Black and a columnist for Fast Company magazine, was thinking when he unplugged from his digital life. The world’s most connected man left the grid, slowed down, and looked for a better approach to the always-on times we live in. What Thurston discovered in his month offline is funny, personal, insightful—and relevant to anyone looking for more balance. This is just one of the stories in #Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life, which features Fast Company’s most practical and inspiring coverage. Stories about a week in the desert at a detox spa for hyperachieving, hyperstressed execs. Life inside a Norwegian company where balance is more than airy HR-speak. A young Rahm Emanuel sharing how he juggles his White House gig and his family. Fast Company has been chronicling this struggle and identifying the best solutions to demanding work lives for years. This collection is an ideal handbook for those who believe working hard and having a life shouldn’t be an either/or proposition.
The End of Gamers
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that attacked her personal life and friendships. Campaigns of personal harassment aimed at game developers are nothing new. They are dismayingly common among those who happen to be women, or not white straight men, and doubly so if they also happen to make the sort of game that in any way challenge the status quo, even if that challenge is only made through their very existence. The viciousness and ferocity with which this campaign occurred, however, was shocking, and certainly out of the ordinary. This was something more than routine misogyny (and in games, it often is routine, shockingly). It was an ugly spectacle that should haunt and shame those involved for the rest of their lives.
Science Confirms It: If You Want To Succeed, You Have To Screw Up
"We found that if you put people in a situation where the joystick was rotated in a way they'd never seen before, they will learn that faster than a person off the street," says Herzfeld. They were experiencing what Herzfeld calls "savings." It's the idea that you might be a bit rusty after a week-long break from your music practice or your sketch book, but in a short amount of time, you'll not only meet your previous learning threshold; you'll surpass it. "Every time you get a little faster," Herzfeld says, but not simply because your body "remembers" the correct motions. "You're not only recalling the actions that you performed"--the muscle memory--"but you now have a memory of your errors," Herzfeld says. "Such that you can generalize the corrections from those actions to completely new things."
How to recover deleted photos from a memory card - CNET
Start up PhotoRec and enter your Mac password if prompted, so the program can have access to all drives. Then, select the drive that you want to recover (i.e. your memory card) using the arrow keys to highlight the correct option. It may not be named how you expect, so use the size to give you an indication of which drive is the right one.
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Are Élite Colleges Bad for the Soul?
“Excellent Sheep” is full of such confusions. At one point, Deresiewicz describes the goal of the liberal arts as “the pursuit of knowledge . . . conducted for its own sake.” At another, he suggests that such study will help students hone their “moral imagination.” (To explain this quality, he writes of George Eliot’s decision, in the eighteen-fifties, to flout the era’s social demands and live openly with the married critic George Henry Lewes, whose legal wife had paired off with another man.) “Anyone who tells you that the sole purpose of education is the acquisition of negotiable skills is attempting to reduce you to a productive employee at work, a gullible consumer in the market, and a docile subject of the state,” he writes. Ironically, a boomer-era bromide like this would be embraced by many of the parents whose advice he tells students to ignore. And he has a rather blinkered vision of its applications. Some graduates seeking a risky, self-made, change-inducing path may be drawn to tech startups. Deresiewicz pooh-poohs the prospect. “Revolutions in our tools—the kind that have been wrought by Facebook, Apple, Google, and so forth, the kind so many young people dream of making, as they work on their gadgets and apps—do not necessarily alter the structure of society,” he writes.
How to succeed? Get more sleep
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.
L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department - The New Yorker
I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.
The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee
Joyride is responsible for helping more than 300 corporate clients, from Warby Parker to Ideo , find coffee religion. And it is one of a rising army of startups seizing on the financial opportunity to convert Keurig, Dunkin' Donuts, and Starbucks drinkers into coffee purists. Known as the Third Wave, this movement started a decade ago by a splinter group of true believers who approach every part of the coffee life cycle with meticulous obsession. Coveted "single origin" beans with unique flavors--and high prices--are harvested like wine grapes: on a specific farm in specific soil at a specific altitude in a specific climate on a specific lot, in some cases even picked on a specific day. Rather than the darkly roasted coffee popularized by Starbucks--the emblem of "second wave" coffee--third-wave roasters cook the raw green beans lightly, to bring out their distinctive profiles. Brewing for peak flavor requires scientific precision: how finely or coarsely to grind a particular strain of bean, steeped in how much water and at what temperature. All this adds up to a cup of black coffee so dimensional, they believe, that there's no need to pollute it with milk or sweeteners--and so valuable that it can earn a price tag as hefty as $7 a cup.
Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale | TechCrunch
Plasticity Labs , a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development.
THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Mobile, Video, And Real-Time Bidding Will Catapult Programmatic Ad Spend
A number of companies are already cashing in on the growing programmatic market. Top programmatic ad companies include Criteo, Rocket Fuel, the Rubicon Project, and AOL. These four companies pulled in more than $1.5 billion in combined global ad revenue in 2013, accounting for more than one-tenth of global programmatic ad dollars.
Nvidia Shield Tablet review - CNET
This tablet also supports Twitch live game-streaming of both Android and PC-streamed titles, a first for a tablet. Nvidia's game controller has its own microphone and headset input jack, and both it and the front-facing cam can add audio-video commentary during streaming, something that hasn't been done on a mobile device before. I'm not a real Twitch gamer, but if you're connecting this to a PC in your home and want to set up in front of your TV, this is an extra bonus. The Shield Tablet's 5-megapixel rear cameras is merely OK compared to other tablets, but its 5-megapixel front-facing "selfie" camera is definitely better than average -- and that's the one you'll be using for Twitch.
20 Signs Your Cat Is Turning Into a Human
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How A Startup Can Go From Bootstrapped To $63 Million In Funding In One Fell Swoop
The founders at ZipRecruiter had been through the startup cycle before. After twenty years in the game, they didn’t need the money, really, but they had what they thought was a solid idea: to help human resources at small companies like theirs hire and on-board people when they couldn’t afford to expand their HR staff. And the office would be in Santa Monica–not the worst place to tinker away.
4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So-Called Dead-End Jobs
"In my experience, people who have excelled in fast-pace, customer service roles have a set of values that help them excel in their careers later in life,” he says. “Jobs that require you to work long hours, have you striving to be more efficient, and force you to keep customers smiling no matter what set the tracks for great characters of leadership, communication, and hustle.”
This Map Shows Everything On The Internet At Once
Here's a new way of looking at the world: A map showing the location of every single device connected to the Internet.
Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees
This is a great point but as much as it supports the liberal arts, the language in this article still only frames the liberal arts educated as being in need of a STEM educated person for translating tech. Sometimes the tech world needs the liberal arts minded to translate the tech world to them. This is exactly what everyone doesn't see, and I'm not sure why this is a such a problem. We ALL study algorithms. Math and logical reasoning is inherent in everything. A code change can be initiated by someone with no "coding" background who can describe a desired machine behavior in simplistic language that sets off lightbulbs for an engineer. This defines the clinical perspective, based on external observation of behavior whether it be a machine or a human being, that is missing from tech. Stop talking about and do something about then.
2.6m historic pictures posted online
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Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)
Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there actually a fire? A new report from Wired's Gadget Lab says yes - according to the usual unnamed sources, Apple's going to show off a shiny new mobile payments platform at its September 9 event (we're still waiting for our invite) and NFC is expected to play a part. Just how big a part remains shrouded in mystery -- after all, Apple SVP Phil Schiller said at an AllThingsD event that NFC wasn't a solution to any current problem consumers faced.
New Research Helps Find The Perfect Strategy For 'Freemium' Business Models
The freemium business model–where products are provided free of charge at the basic level, but are paid for by subscription at higher levels with richer functionality– has become one of the dominant methods for launching digital media. Even established players such as Microsoft Microsoft , a company which used to be allergic to “free,” is now exploring the freemium model across the board .
Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps | TechCrunch
The Tizen Gear app, meanwhile, will mean that users of the Galaxy smartphones will be able to sync up their maps between their devices. The idea here is that for some situations mapping will be easier to plan on one device, but to use on the other. The apps will also integrate with in-car systems and integrate with mapping apps that run across all three, such as location-sharing app Glympse.
Experimental Drug Healed Monkeys Infected With Ebola
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.
The Battle Of The Sexes, Reduced To Pictograms
It's a playful approach to the everyday sexism that stems from Liu’s personal experiences. “As a working wife and mother, I am compelled to realize time and time again how many minor and major differences exist between men and women, despite today’s ongoing debate on the subject and the constant redefinition of male and female roles,” she writes. “Many of these differences arise out of traditional gender models and are dictated by social and professional structures.” The conversation about gender has certainly evolved since 1992's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, but this book reflects on how far there is to go.