Innovations: Five of the most-liked Washington Post comments from the last 24 hours
13 Dec 2013, 7:10 am
The end of the work week hasn’t brought an especially strong edition. A top-five comment didn’t break 20 likes for the first time this week. House Speaker John Boehner was a hot topic in the comments and appears in the top five. Read full article >>
Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories you need to read. Aereo to TV companies: You want a Supreme Court fight? No problem. "When Aereo launched its TV-over-Internet business based on tiny antennas, it drew quick legal attack from broadcasters, who have sa
The federal government on Thursday moved closer to allowing cellphone use during flights, but with a catch: Passengers won’t be able to use the devices to make calls. If approved, the new rules would mean consumers could use their data plans to surf the Web or send e-mails and texts once a pla
Google announced a change to the way that Gmail handles images Thursday. Traditionally, when an e-mail contains an image, e-mail software would fetch the image from a server operated by the mail sender. Now, instead, images will be served by "Google’s own secure proxy servers." Read full arti
DIY Glitter Clothespin Magnets
Are you like me? Is your fridge a smattering of kid’s artwork, notes, photo cards, and invitations you have received? Are they held up with whichever random magnet happened upon your fridge at the moment? Well today, you and I are going to fix that! Just in time for your holiday company,
In keeping with the theme of my last post of Top 11 Romantic Holiday Songs, I, of course, have a list of favorite romantic holiday movies as well! I spent good portion of Thanksgiving weekend watching the holiday movie marathons on Hallmark and ABC Family. My DVR gets quite the workout over the holi
Though he’s been gone for 15 years, Frank Sinatra’s spirit lives on at Patsy’s, the restaurant he considered his home away from home. The Hoboken born blue-eyed crooner put Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on the map as one of his favorite places to dine, where he was frequently fo
In a candid new interview, Susan Sarandon revealed her surprising award show secret: marijuana! During an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live!, host Andy Cohen asked the 67-year-old actress to “name one Hollywood event that you showed up to stoned.” Sarandon didn’t
Vorig jaar overleden 8,2 miljoen mensen aan kanker
In 2012 zijn er wereldwijd 8,2 miljoen mensen overleden aan de gevolgen van kanker. Dat aantal ligt acht procent hoger dan in 2008, de laatste keer dat het kankerinstituut IARC van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie cijfers bekendmaakte.
Langdurige blootstelling aan fijnstof verhoogt de kans op vroegtijdig overlijden, zelfs bij concentraties beneden de officiële Europese norm. Tot die conclusie komt een Europees consortium van onderzoekers na het analyseren van 22 studies onder 367.251 Europeanen. Vandaag verschijnen hun result
Was hij nou wel of niet verwoest, was vorige week even de vraag. Maar volgens astronoom Tony Phillips is komeet ISON inmiddels al bijna niet meer waarneembaar. Hij is niet meer dan "een wolk van stof", aldus Phillips op SpaceWeather.com, een website waarachter ruimtevaartorganisatie NASA schuilt.
Nederlandse universiteiten moeten af van hun "te grote focus op productie in de wetenschap”. Dat zegt Karl Dittrich, voorzitter van de Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten (VSNU) in een interview met NRC Handelsblad.
Qualcomm Will Elevate COO Steve Mollenkopf To CEO Role In March, So Hands Off, Microsoft
Reuters reports this morning that Qualcomm will replace current CEO Paul Jacobs with current COO Steve Mollenkopf starting on March 4, immediately following the company's annual shareholder meeting. This announcement comes only seven and half hours after a report from Bloomberg suggested Microsoft w
Back in the Summer we saw the first signs of Berlin's startup hot-house begin to consolidate. Amen has been the most high profile company to throw in the towel and merge with a fellow Berlin startup, after an almost Herculean effort to get acquired by a big US company.
In September, Oktogo, one of the larger hotel-booking sites in Russia, acquired Travel.ru, Russia's equivalent of Rough Guides, for around $2 million. Today, Oktogo has announced that it will rebrand the entire company as Travel.ru, as it pivots into a new role as an integrated, one-stop travel shop
The road to immersive virtual reality has been a long and strange one -- it was fodder for wide-eyed futurists and engineers for years before it became painfully clear that the sorts of experiences we hoped for were limited by the feeble hardware available at the time.
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