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  • Sweden Has Its Own Font

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    But they’re worried it’s maybe a little too nationalistic (at least for them).
  • Struggling IBM Pays $1.5 Billion To Dump Its Chipmaking Business

    Digg: Business Stories
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    IBM announced today that GlobalFoundries will acquire its chip manufacturing business in a deal expected to close in 2015. IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion over the next three years to complete the transfer but will presumably save more than that over the long haul by offloading a costly chipmaking operation.
  • A Brief History Of The Straw

    Digg: Entertainment Stories
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Q: What do you get when you combine a pencil, a mint julep, and a man dissatisfied with the status quo? A: The modern-day drinking straw. Besides being a joke that will never take off, that’s an accurate description of the birth of straws as we know them today. Since then, straws have been downright radicalized.
  • Andranik Ghalustians Is The World's Premiere Video Game Expert

    Digg: Gaming Stories
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    "GAMEBOY" tells the story of Austrian gaming expert, historian, and collector Andranik Ghalustians. From "Pac-Man" to "God Of War," if you've got a question, he's got the answer.
  • Statue Of Liberty To Be Dressed Up On Halloween To Promote A #Brand

    Digg: Lifestyle Stories
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    She'll be sporting an array of massive bow ties courtesy of the menswear and lifestyle brand, which will be lifted in front of her, one by one, via helicopters.
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  • Sweden Has Its Own Font

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    But they’re worried it’s maybe a little too nationalistic (at least for them).
  • An Interview With A Captured ISIS Fighter

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The power was off in the Western countryside of Aleppo, as is usually the case since the start of the revolution. "Do you have any ISIS prisoners right now?" I asked. The Sheikh nodded. "Can I interview one?" The Sheikh nodded again.
  • MLB, Homeland Security And The Great Undercover Underwear Sting

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    On Tuesday, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City called Birdies. The shop was selling cotton panties that bore the phrase "Take the Crown" and an artistic rendering of the Royals logo designed by one of its co-owners, Peregrine Honig.
  • An American Drug Dealer In China

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In China’s capital, drugs are surprisingly easy to obtain, often sold in alleys surrounding Sanlitun, a popular bar area, just blocks away from a police station. Beijing officials have been trying to tackle the city’s growing drug problem for years, often targeting foreign dealers and users.
  • The King Of Swindlers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time."
 
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  • A Brief History Of The Straw

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Q: What do you get when you combine a pencil, a mint julep, and a man dissatisfied with the status quo? A: The modern-day drinking straw. Besides being a joke that will never take off, that’s an accurate description of the birth of straws as we know them today. Since then, straws have been downright radicalized.
  • Gaming's Role In The Military- Entertainment Complex

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    How a writer on the world’s biggest shoot-’em-up has come to advize Washington on the future of warfare.
  • The Author Of 'White Noise' Reviews Taylor Swift's 'White Noise'

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    This morning, the singer released "Track 3" — eight seconds of silence. Was it a mistake, or a super-profound commentary on the contemporary condition?
  • Nicki Minaj, Cheeky Genius

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    She's done with the pink hair, and the bonkers outfits, and at least a few of the alter egos. Nicki Minaj is now in her world-conqueror phase — her new album, following two platinum-sellers, is immodestly titled "The Pinkprint" — and she's got a new message to go with it: This isn't all about butts anymore. Except for when it absolutely, positively is.
  • The NFL’s Nothingness Is Its Greatest Entertainment

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Studies be damned, if you don’t enjoy the commercial breaks, replays and other non-football Sunday “action,” you’re missing the point.
 
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  • Andranik Ghalustians Is The World's Premiere Video Game Expert

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    "GAMEBOY" tells the story of Austrian gaming expert, historian, and collector Andranik Ghalustians. From "Pac-Man" to "God Of War," if you've got a question, he's got the answer.
  • Gaming 's Role In The Military-Entertainment Complex

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    How a writer on the world’s biggest shoot-’em-up has come to advize Washington on the future of warfare.
  • Game Freak Will Only Bring Pokémon To Mobile If It Solves A 'Problem'

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Pokémon may be heading into mobile territory with the recent release of the official trading card game for iPad, but fans shouldn't expect to see a port of the handheld games anytime soon.
  • The American Ebola Story

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    This is the App Store ranking history for an app called Plague Inc. It's a game in which players design and deploy a disease into the world with the goal of infecting the entire planet. The game's sales spiked on October 1st, immediately after the hospitalization of Thomas Duncan in Dallas. Ebola felt suddenly close for Americans, captivating our imaginations. So we downloaded an Ebola game.
  • Every Game Collector's Dream Room

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    This collection of over 5,000 games is absolutely massive, not to mention that for many systems these collections are complete — meaning this guy has every single game that was ever made to be played on that console.
 
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  • Does Slacktivism Really Drive Science Forward?

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Plus, how copper could lead to a cure for ALS.
  • Women In Data Science Are Invisible. We Can Change That

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    I have to admit that I never really gave the number of women in data science much thought until recently.
  • What Happens To A Brain On MDMA

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    We already know what happens to your dance moves on molly, but ASAP Science breaks down why MDMA makes you feel good, and shortly thereafter, pretty damn awful.
  • Losing 58.3 Pounds For Science

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    This morning was my final data collection for a randomized diet experiment I have been participating in for the last year.
  • A View From Nowhere

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    "As with the similarly inferential science s like evolutionary psychology and pop-neuro science , Big Data can be used to give any chosen hypothesis a veneer of science and the unearned authority of numbers. The data is big enough to entertain any story."
 
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  • Sweden Has Its Own Font

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    But they’re worried it’s maybe a little too nationalistic (at least for them).
  • An Interview With A Captured ISIS Fighter

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The power was off in the Western countryside of Aleppo, as is usually the case since the start of the revolution. "Do you have any ISIS prisoners right now?" I asked. The Sheikh nodded. "Can I interview one?" The Sheikh nodded again.
  • MLB, Homeland Security And The Great Undercover Underwear Sting

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    On Tuesday, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City called Birdies. The shop was selling cotton panties that bore the phrase "Take the Crown" and an artistic rendering of the Royals logo designed by one of its co-owners, Peregrine Honig.
  • An American Drug Dealer In China

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In China’s capital, drugs are surprisingly easy to obtain, often sold in alleys surrounding Sanlitun, a popular bar area, just blocks away from a police station. Beijing officials have been trying to tackle the city’s growing drug problem for years, often targeting foreign dealers and users.
  • The King Of Swindlers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time."
 
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    Digg: Entertainment Stories

  • Sweden Has Its Own Font

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    But they’re worried it’s maybe a little too nationalistic (at least for them).
  • An Interview With A Captured ISIS Fighter

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The power was off in the Western countryside of Aleppo, as is usually the case since the start of the revolution. "Do you have any ISIS prisoners right now?" I asked. The Sheikh nodded. "Can I interview one?" The Sheikh nodded again.
  • MLB, Homeland Security And The Great Undercover Underwear Sting

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    On Tuesday, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City called Birdies. The shop was selling cotton panties that bore the phrase "Take the Crown" and an artistic rendering of the Royals logo designed by one of its co-owners, Peregrine Honig.
  • An American Drug Dealer In China

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In China’s capital, drugs are surprisingly easy to obtain, often sold in alleys surrounding Sanlitun, a popular bar area, just blocks away from a police station. Beijing officials have been trying to tackle the city’s growing drug problem for years, often targeting foreign dealers and users.
  • The King Of Swindlers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time."
 
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  • Sweden Has Its Own Font

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    But they’re worried it’s maybe a little too nationalistic (at least for them).
  • An Interview With A Captured ISIS Fighter

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The power was off in the Western countryside of Aleppo, as is usually the case since the start of the revolution. "Do you have any ISIS prisoners right now?" I asked. The Sheikh nodded. "Can I interview one?" The Sheikh nodded again.
  • MLB, Homeland Security And The Great Undercover Underwear Sting

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    On Tuesday, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City called Birdies. The shop was selling cotton panties that bore the phrase "Take the Crown" and an artistic rendering of the Royals logo designed by one of its co-owners, Peregrine Honig.
  • An American Drug Dealer In China

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In China’s capital, drugs are surprisingly easy to obtain, often sold in alleys surrounding Sanlitun, a popular bar area, just blocks away from a police station. Beijing officials have been trying to tackle the city’s growing drug problem for years, often targeting foreign dealers and users.
  • The King Of Swindlers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time."
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    Digg: Microsoft Stories

  • Escape From Microsoft Word

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    The word processor that most of the world uses every day, Microsoft Word, is a work of genius that’s almost always wrong as an instrument for writing prose.
  • How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff Of The Internet

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Microsoft routinely uses a controversial — but remarkably effective — legal maneuver based on something called an ex parte temporary restraining order to seize private assets — a power that typically lies within the purview of law enforcement, not private companies.
  • Microsoft ’s Strange Quest In Quantum Mechanics

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    It was an advance seemingly unrelated to the challenges of selling office productivity software or competing with Amazon in cloud computing, but Craig Mundie, then heading Microsoft ’...
  • Microsoft And Other Firms Pledge To Protect Student Data

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    A week after California enacted a landmark law restricting the ways education technology companies can use the information they collect about elementary through high school students, a group of leading industry players is pledging to adopt similar data protections nationwide.
  • Microsoft Invented A Sheet Of Plastic (And It's Really Cool)

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    FlexSense is a thin-film, transparent sensing surface based on printed piezoelectric sensors, which can reconstruct complex deformations without the need for any external sensing, such as cameras.
 
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    Digg: Disaster Stories

  • The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Extremist Republicans turned their government into a lab experiment of tax cuts and privatization. And now they may be losing control of one of the reddest states in the nation.
  • Nepal Snow Storm Death Toll Reaches 38

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst hiking disaster in the Himalayan nation.
  • The First Spacewalk: Moments From Disaster

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    How the first human to step into outer space nearly didn't return to Earth.
  • Training For The End Of The World As We Know It

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    A visit to "prepper camp," a four-day session on surviving super viruses, natural disaster s, socioeconomic collapse, world war and more.
  • Cartographies Of Disaster

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Japanese earthquake changed our relationship to place, and post- disaster social media changed it again.
 
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    Digg: Science Stories

  • Does Slacktivism Really Drive Science Forward?

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Plus, how copper could lead to a cure for ALS.
  • Women In Data Science Are Invisible. We Can Change That

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    I have to admit that I never really gave the number of women in data science much thought until recently.
  • What Happens To A Brain On MDMA

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    We already know what happens to your dance moves on molly, but ASAP Science breaks down why MDMA makes you feel good, and shortly thereafter, pretty damn awful.
  • Losing 58.3 Pounds For Science

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    This morning was my final data collection for a randomized diet experiment I have been participating in for the last year.
  • A View From Nowhere

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    "As with the similarly inferential science s like evolutionary psychology and pop-neuro science , Big Data can be used to give any chosen hypothesis a veneer of science and the unearned authority of numbers. The data is big enough to entertain any story."
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    Digg: Sex Stories

  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Internet is rife with chatter about the transhumanist age we are entering, where radical science and technology are already changing the way we live. The new tech coming in just a few years will touch nearly every aspect of our lives, including one of the most personal ones: sex .
  • No Blame, No Forgiveness: On Sex Work

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    The first time a man offered me money for sex it was just after dawn. We were a part of the 7 am public library crowd, shivering and waiting for the doors to open. He was eating yogurt.
  • Sex ? It All Started 385 Million Years Ago

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors — armored fish called placoderms — developed the art of intercourse.
  • It’s Hard Out There For A Sex -Toy Entrepreneur

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex -toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away.
  • What's Wrong With Vanilla Sex ?

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The frustration of vanilla — this constant quest to kinkify normative sex ual relationships — seems to be the result of people's actual sex ual practices and desires butting up against the idea that there is one unified, normative way that "most" people have sex .
 
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