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Reaction Commerce raises $8.5 million for a new soup-to-nuts e-commerce software – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sara Hicks and Aaron Judd, the two co-founders of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Reaction Commerce, didn’t set out to build a new e-commerce management software toolkit when they crossed paths at Science, the LA-based venture studio. Instead, the two entrepreneurs and serial startup executives were simply bonding over a common problem. The tools that their companies were using to manage and operate their online sales were not equipped for the latest…

Sorority sister dies 3 weeks after getting hit in head by soccer ball – Fox News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Allie Brodie died from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks.  (GoFundMe) A University of Alabama freshman will be remembered during a prayer vigil on Wednesday, days after she died from complications stemming from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks. Allie Brodie, a freshman member of Christian sorority Alpha Delta Chi, was hit in the head by a…

Here’s What Happened at the First-Ever Winter Olympics – TIME

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Before multiple cameras filmed skiers flying through the sky at enormous heights and snowboarders flipping in the air, Nordic skier Thorleif Haugh sped down the slopes and earned three gold medals. That was in 1924, at the first official Winter Olympic games in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and more. While that was nearly a century ago, the…

NASCAR driver brilliantly trolls Denny Hamlin’s apology with math – For The Win

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Things got a little heated during the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. It was the first of three races in the playoffs Round of 8, with the winning driver – Kyle Busch in this case – automatically advancing to the final four. With three laps left in the First Data 500, Denny Hamlin wrecked then-race leader Chase Elliott – both drivers are in the playoffs – and the two heatedly argued…

5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – WTAE Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more than three months until the opening ceremony, workers are putting finishing touches on scenic skiing and sliding venues and high-rise athletes’ villages. Restaurants have popped…

A history of truly absurd (and possibly true) baseball conspiracy theories – GolfDigest.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If Twitter’s number-crunching coalition of baseball apologists are to be believed, the 2017 World Series has been not only one of the best in recent memory, but the best ever. Full stop. When things go “right” in post-PED baseball, however, the question is always “what’s the catch?”, and in the case of this year’s moonshot-pocked Fall Classic, the answer is the same no matter who you ask: Juiced baseballs. Baseballs…

Iowa’s ‘Wave’ — our best sport has a new best tradition – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IOWA CITY – You can see their silhouette in the windows of the children’s hospital from a distance. Sick kids and their parents watching a college football game from rooms that overlook Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. You’ve probably heard or read about the Wave, the new tradition that takes place at the end of the first quarter of Iowa home games. Fans turn toward the hospital and wave to those kids…

Ranking Every Team in College Basketball, From Arizona (No. 1) to Mississippi Valley State (No. 351) – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s 2017-18 college basketball projections are a collaboration between economist Dan Hanner, SI’s Chris Johnson and SI’s Jeremy Fuchs. The system uses college and AAU statistics, recruiting rankings and coaching data to project every Division I player and team. For a deeper look at how the system works, read this explainer. In the next installment of our preview, we’re revealing how our model stacks up every Division I team…

NFL Power Rankings: Surprising Rams, Bills, Vikings, Saints in top 10 after Week 8 – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s the halfway point of the NFL season, and so far it’s been eight weeks filled with plenty of surprises and not too much great football. Among the surprises: The Buffalo Bills were supposed to be tanking, and yet they’re 5-2 heading into a brutal stretch of their schedule the next five weeks. The Los Angeles Rams come out of their bye tied for first place in the NFC West….

Michigan State star Miles Bridges lands on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover – MLive.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

EAST LANSING – Miles Bridges has already received just about every preseason honor there is to receive. Now, a week before the Spartans kick off the regular season, he’s received perhaps the most prestigious of them all.  The Michigan State star sophomore is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. The image features him and Sparty under the headline “School Spirit.” THIS WEEK’S COVER: Miles Bridges and Michigan State are back, plus…

Huge Sports Stars Suit Up & Strip Down Hot Bod Halloween!!! – TMZ.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How do you celebrate Halloween when you’re hot, rich and insanely fit?? You suit up (or strip down) with a baller costume — kinda like women’s tennis star Genie Bouchard, whose Bae-watch look gave us prime Pam Anderson flashbacks.  Tons of other sports stars showed out too, including Steph Curry, Danica Patrick, Giancarlo Stanton, and Floyd Mayweather – who had a trifecta of get-ups for his hallo-weekend parties. Who wins the costume…

This Tiny Video Camera Makes Everything You Shoot Look Amazing – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Alex Karpenko hands me a camera and tells me to run. We’re standing on a pier in San Francisco, and the device in Karpenko’s hand is an unreleased prototype of a new, software-driven video camera called Rylo. Karpenko wants me to see what he and co-founder Chris Cunningham show recruits and investors when they ask why they should get involved. Karpenko says I don’t have to worry about where to…

Our First Day Testing the iPhone X’s Superdope Camera – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

About an hour after taking my iPhone X out of its box, I’m bouncing up and down as high as I can on a trampoline, trying to see how FaceID works under, let’s say, less than ideal circumstances. I’m eight feet in the air, sweating and grimacing, only half-paying attention to the phone as I try not to break my legs on impact. I grab the phone, hold it up…

Apple won’t let apps turn the iPad’s camera into a button – The Verge – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Earlier this month, drawing app developer Astro HQ released a video of a really clever new idea for its apps: it turned the iPad’s front camera into a button, letting you tap on the lens to activate things on screen. It was a smart way to free up screen space, but as it turns out, Apple doesn’t agree. Astro said today that its app was rejected from the App Store…

What IS a Professional Photographer? – PetaPixel (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The phrase heard every day in the world of photography is “I am a professional photographer.” This statement must be viewed in the context that 8 out of 10 people with a DSLR refer to themselves as professional photographers. Of course, this statistical claim is a MUS (Made-Up-Stat). OK, the math is fuzzy, but in reality, the claim is not that outlandish. The serious question is “What makes a photographer…

Peak Design’s new 5L Everyday Sling is a small and stylish camera bag – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for the perfect camera bag, one that would hold my mirrorless camera with a lens attached, plus two extra lenses, and most importantly, my iPad, without being too big, bulky, awkward, or ugly. The closest thing I’ve so far found to that ideal has been Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, which fits everything I need and isn’t horrible to look at. But it’s…

Oversight board finds many DC officers fail to properly use body cameras – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More than a third of cases investigated by a D.C. police oversight board after complaints were made about officers’ conduct this past year involved officers who did not properly use their body-worn cameras during those incidents, according to a report made public Tuesday. Some officers turned the cameras on too late, others too early, the report from the Office of Police Complaints found. In 13 percent of the cases, at…

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro With LTE Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taking to the stage at the first day of Microsoft’s ‘Future Decoded’ event at the London ExCeL centre today, Microsoft’s ‎Corporate Vice President of Devices Panos Panay revealed the Surface Pro with LTE, targeting the mobile professional and the enterprise markets who are looking for alternatives to the MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro LTE was trailed at the launch of the Surface Pro earlier this year. The addition of 4G LTE…

Three Macs declared obsolete/vintage as free ‘Staingate’ coverage ends for 2012 Retina MacBook Pro – 9to5Mac

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apple has declared that three Macs are now obsolete or vintage, and that the company will no longer offer repair services or replacement parts for them. For legal reasons, the situation is different in Turkey and California, where some of the computers are instead labeled ‘vintage’ and will continue to be supported for a further two years … NordVPN The Macs concerned are: Mac mini (Mid 2011) – Vintage 21.5-inch…

Paul Manafort’s Ambition Set the Stage for His Downfall – New York Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“He could have kept running campaigns for the Yanukovychs of the world, and nobody would have cared,” said Hector T. Hoyos, one of Mr. Manafort’s closest friends and business partners. “But he took on the Trump campaign because he believed that the country was going down the wrong path, and he wanted to make a difference,” Mr. Hoyos said of Mr. Manafort, who is the godfather of Mr. Hoyos’s daughter….