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Coachella doesn’t bite but Steven Tyler does.  102.7 KIIS FM broadcasted live from the Lacoste Beautiful Desert Pool Party and caught up with Katy Perry + Steven Tyler. Emile Hirsch checked out the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Milk …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Jaime Rabb | Friday, April 18, 2014
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KEY POINTS  Mobile users want information delivered to their phones in a more convenient, sophisticated, and personalized way. The days of searching a keyword in a desktop search browser are long gone. More and more, consumers expect their devices and...
From: Business Insider | By: Tony Danova | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Editors note: This is the free edition of Payments Insider, a newsletter on all things payments produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to subscribe to Payments Insider and receive it in your inbox everyday.  EXCLUSIVE: PAYPAL’S SURPRISING TURNAROUND...
From: Business Insider | By: John Heggestuen | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Samsung's newest phone, the Galaxy S5, is a very nice device. But it falls far short of Apple's iPhone.
From: New York Times | By: FARHAD MANJOO | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the act’s key goals to provide...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Lisa Stiffler, The Seattle Times | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This is an easy, passive way to find out....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexis C. Madrigal | Friday, April 18, 2014
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What if we used wellness (Gross Domestic Happiness) as a metric for prosperity rather than GDP?Distilling an economy's sucess in delivering "prosperity" to a single number has outlived its purpose. Zachary Karabell describes the birth of GDP in far...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Everyone knows about the big Internet scams: the e-mails advertising diet pills, the proposed Nigerian bank transfers. But we tend to overlook the milder forms of truth-stretching that have come to shape online living, and it’s hard not to. They’re...
From: New Yorker | By: Tim Wu | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. EXCLUSIVE: PAYPAL’S SURPRISING TURNAROUND ON NFC. In a sharp reversal, PayPal may be on the verge of embracing near-field communication (NFC) technology,...
From: Business Insider | By: John Heggestuen | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Inspired by the meals in her favorite works of fiction, Dinah Fried set about recreating them for her new book—and learned a thing or two about cooking The post ‘Fictitious Dishes’ Author Dinah Fried on Turning Novels into Delicious Images appeared...
From: Bon Appetit | By: Sharon Steel | Friday, April 18, 2014
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There's a fierce fight between ridesharing app startups and the taxi companies currently raging around the country and I think I know a way to make peace, let both sides walk away with a win, and most importantly, give the riding public the best of all...
From: Business Insider | By: Anthony Weiner | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We have to clear our minds of a fallacy about poverty alleviation: Helping the poor does not mean welfare. This isn’t to say that we don’t need welfare. Ignoring the unfortunate who can’t put enough food on the table or afford proper education...
From: Time | By: Matt Vella | Friday, April 18, 2014
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At the moment, Google is hard at work to make our lives easier, more connected and rather enjoyable. This has always been a company with a proclivity towards the human touch to keep its customers smiling.
From: Huffington Post | By: Mudit Kakkar | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Today at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo provided a live demo of how Apple’s CarPlay system -- a newly developed in-car interface for the company’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c -- will work in the company’s upcoming vehicles....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The notion of artificial intelligence, whether on computer screens or in robot form, has long fascinated the makers of science-fiction movies. From an extensive, impressive list, we choose some of our favorites...
From: Time | By: Richard Corliss | Friday, April 18, 2014
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With Apple's earnings report slated for next Wednesday, all eyes will be focused on how many iPhones the company sold during the quarter gone by. As the prime source of Apple's quarterly revenue and profits, iPhone sales are often looked at as a......
From: TUAW | By: Yoni Heisler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Apple Inc. is teaming up with song-identification company Shazam Entertainment Ltd. to build its service into the iPhone or iPad with the rollout of its next iOS update, Bloomberg reported. London-based Shazam’s song-identification technology enables...
From: TechFlash | By: Sarah Drake | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Adam Satariano: The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Ivan Lopez's killings at Fort Hood, while on a scale not often matched, are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland, to bases and backyards nationwide.
From: Huffington Post | By: Ann Jones | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Plus, sharing settings and more among Windows 89 PCs....
From: New York Times | By: J. D. BIERSDORFER | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. PAYMENTS FUNDING HITS NEW HIGH: Committed capital to payments companies has hit a five-year high with 59 startups raising $492 million during the first...
From: Business Insider | By: Keith Griffith and John Heggestuen | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A non-working feature in Chrome OS hints at a way to sign in without a password.
From: Time | By: Jared Newman | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We are losing the war on bugs. Every year, we dump 1 billion tons of insecticides on them; every year, they eat up to a fifth of the crops we grow. It’s a lose-lose scenario. Insecticides are expensive to make and use: Apple trees, for example, must...
From: Slate | By: Kat McGowan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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From: Techi | By: Michio Hasai | Friday, April 18, 2014
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CarPlay Volvo Do you own an iPhone? Have you used your iPhone? Have you driven a car? If yes, you are prepared to use CarPlay, Apple's dashboard operating system—essentially, a pared-down version of a few apps, with a heavier focus on voice control.  ...
From: Popular Science | By: Colin Lecher | Friday, April 18, 2014
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There is a more interest for the iPhone 6 than any other iPhone we can remember.  Perhaps this is because Apple is reportedly going to make the screen bigger, offering a 4.7-inch version of the phone. The current phone is 4-inches. Apple is also reportedly...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A new iPhone hack called Googolplex routes around Siri's restrictions, allowing custom voice commands....
From: Time | By: Jared Newman | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Mobile Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. TWITTER MOBILE ADS: Twitter is looking to expand its reach in the mobile ad world and will do so by finally leveraging mobile ad exchange MoPub, which...
From: Business Insider | By: Tony Danova | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This is one post in a series of Panel Previews for the upcoming Theorizing the Web conference (#TtW14) in NYC. The panel under review is titled Consensual Hallucination: Wa$ted: The Making and Unmaking of Commodities
From: Contexts Magazine | By: davidbanks at Cyborgology | Friday, April 18, 2014
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In my experience, if you take cereal and add melted butter and marshmallows you're going to end up with a quick, easy, and crowd-pleasing dessert. But why should Rice Krispies and their generic "crisp rice" counterparts have all the fun? These are some...
From: Serious Eats | By: Alexandra Penfold | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I try to explain what I mean by matches on a simple example: I have a table myprods like this: id | name 1 galaxy s4 mini 2 samsung galaxy s4 3 galaxy galaxy s3 4 iphone 4s 5 apple iphone 4s I'd have this query so far: SELECT * FROM myprods WHERE name...
From: Stack Overflow | By: tim | Friday, April 18, 2014
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With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft is taking on Siri, Apple's chatty assistant in the iPhone. In Microsoft's corner is Cortana, a brand-new virtual personality that shares the same name as Master Chief's holographic helper from the Halo games. Cortana...
From: Mashable | By: Pete Pachal | Friday, April 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - An iPhone price increase, sub-$1,000 laptops (iPad with keyboard?) and iWatch rumblings provide plenty of exciting fodder for Apple shareholders and potential investors to visualize renewed growth.But the market isn't buying it....
From: TheStreet | By: Robert Weinstein | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Apple is a failure without Steve Jobs. Because it keeps pursuing the policies Jobs espoused.
From: Macalope | By: The Macalope | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The mystery of the Loch Ness monster has been troubling humanity since time immemorial now. Sightings of “Nessie”, as the Loch Ness Monster is also known, have been reported almost every year since 565 AD. In the modern era too, people have reported...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Rahul Srinivas | Friday, April 18, 2014
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What does “life as a service” mean? It means one’s lifestyle needs are sent to you on-demand, or as a subscription, rather than me having to purchase or owning them through traditional commerce models. To best understand the collaborative economy...
From: Jeremiah Owyang | By: jeremiah_owyang | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Though Clint Eastwood is one of our finest and most prolific directors, the fact he’s adapting of a Tony-award winning, worldwide smash hit musical always felt odd. A macho, old-school actor/filmmaker making an upbeat rags to riches movie filled with...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A new entrant from Dropbox, Carousel, looked promising, but fell short. A raft of others all have strengths, but nothing offers everything you want....
From: New York Times | By: MOLLY WOOD | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Samsung has revealed that advertisements and premium subscriptions will be coming to its Milk Music streaming service, taking away one of the only things that distinguished it from the pack of other music apps. There was little that mades Milk Music...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words -- for beating up the Common...
From: PrawfsBlawg | By: Rick Hills | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Shall we say, put a filter on it? The latest update from Flickr lets users take videos with live filter previews. Flickr also gives users 1,000 gigabytes of free storage, so you’ll have an unlimited amount of space in the cloud to dream up all of your...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your precise location to your friends all the time. The optional feature, called Nearby Friends, is built to help you find people around you. You can tailor the options...
From: Read Write Web | By: Selena Larson | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Apple's in-app mobile advertising platform, iAd, has been something of a failure for the company. Though Steve Jobs once envisioned it as a means for Apple developers to make money selling ads inside their apps, the platform has fallen by the wayside...
From: Business Insider | By: Aaron Taube | Friday, April 18, 2014
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You might think of your smartphone and your PC as two entirely separate entities, never needing to cross paths. Or, perhaps you use the desktop software that comes free with your phone, finding that it meets all of your syncing needs. However you choose...
From: PC World | By: Liane Cassavoy | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S5 battle might seem a little unfair considering that Samsung’s best just came out recently while Apple’s best has been in stores for quite a while. But as it turns out the Apple iPhone 5S is the clear winner at least...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Aereo's CEO says the Internet is changing every industry, and that's a good thing.The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.For...
From: Inc Magazine | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published atFortune.com. More5 Fundamental Truths for Tech CompaniesSamsung Okayed Vicious Apple Ads Two Days After Steve Jobs...
From: Time | By: Matt Vella | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it's still not useful unless you're really hooked into Apple's apps. If you want to add some new commands and don't mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control Spotify,...
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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