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Intel unveils ’50 Cent’ branded smart headphones that will measure your heart rate – VentureBeat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Intel and SMS Audio have teamed up to create a new category of “fitness wearables,” or smart headphones with sensors that can measure your heart rate. The audio headphones will carry the lifestyle brand of entertainer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The wearables combine technology, fitness metrics, and fashion design in a fusion that reflects the corporate strategy of Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel, as outlined in his speech at…

Can Bigcommerce become the next big name in e-commerce? – Fortune

Friday, August 15, 2014

With U.S. e-commerce activity approaching 10% of all retail sales, more merchants are shopping around for easy-to-use platforms that get them selling online quickly. Plenty of technology companies are angling for a piece of the action, from established players such eBay’s Magento EBAY , IBM IBM , and NetSuite N to smaller developers including Shopify and Volusion. But relative underdog Bigcommerce is stealing mindshare and market share, fueled by more…

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet – The Atlantic

Friday, August 15, 2014

All these people are trying to kill email.  “E-mail is dead, or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on,” wrote Businessweek tech reporter Ashlee Vance. There’s the co-founder of Asana, the work software startup. Email has “become a counter-productivity tool,” Justin Rosenstein likes to say.  Slack, the superhot work chat tool, likes to brag that they’ve “saved the world from over 70,000,000 emails” (if you assume that every…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella takes part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [video] – The Seattle Times (blog)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is among the latest to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is a neuromuscular disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing those with the disease to progressively lose control of their muscle movements. It often leads to paralysis and death within two to…

Republicans question HHS official’s instruction to ‘delete’ internal ObamaCare … – Fox News

Friday, August 15, 2014

This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo shows Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.AP A key official overseeing the ObamaCare launch last fall asked a subordinate to “delete” an email exchange on the matter, according to newly released records, fueling Republican concerns that the administration may be hiding internal discussions from Congress. “Time and again, the self-proclaimed ‘most transparent administration’ has been anything but,” House Energy and…

Microsoft to deliver Windows ‘Threshold’ tech preview around late September – ZDNet

Friday, August 15, 2014

Microsoft is aiming to deliver a “technology preview” of its Windows “Threshold” operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named. And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the “servicability” front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to…

5 Things We Learned From the Team Behind Microsoft Internet Explorer – ABC News

Friday, August 15, 2014

Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer has long been the browser that people love to hate. The team behind the browser participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” where they were both hilarious and candid about their desire to change the perception of Internet Explorer. Space Smells and 4 Other Things We Learned From Astronaut Mike Hopkins Obama Does Reddit AMA: President Answers Questions and Crashes Site Reddit Co-founder’s Advice to Internet Entrepreneurs…

GM Sets Sights on Brazil Amid ‘Massive Transformation’ – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 15, 2014

BRASILIA—General Motors Co., aiming to fuel what a top executive called a “massive transformation,” plans to pump nearly $3 billion into its Brazilian product portfolio over the next half decade even as it is struggling in Latin America along with many of its rivals. The 6.5 billion Brazilian reais investment, announced Thursday by Chief Executive Mary Barra following a meeting with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, comes…

Warren Buffett buys more GM stock – CNNMoney

Friday, August 15, 2014

Investing legend Warren Buffett’s faith in General Motors has not been shaken. Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) bought nearly 3 million shares of GM (GM) during the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The vote of confidence from America’s leading value investor comes as GM struggles to recover from a historic recall crisis. GM has recalled millions of cars for faulty ignition…

Dodge Hellcat starring in ‘That 70s (Car) Show’ – Fortune

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will win no awards for eco-friendliness, much less fuel efficiency. Sustainable, it’s not. The 707-horsepower sedan built by Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s performance division can run a standing quarter-mile in 11 seconds flat. It can burn fuel at the rate of a gallon and a half a minute. SRT Hellcat has a very limited market. Its fans and prospective customers have 1970s automotive tastes, when Pontiac…

Ford Recalls 83K Cars, SUVs for Part That Could Cause Power Loss – NBCNews.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they’re parked. The recall involves the 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; the 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT; and the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS. The company says that due to the improper installation of a clip in the axle, the halfshaft can disengage from the linkshaft. If…

Ezell Ford: The mentally ill black man killed by the LAPD two days after … – Washington Post

Friday, August 15, 2014

  A woman protests against the shooting Ezell Ford in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2014. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) On Monday night while, 1,800 miles away, Ferguson was rioting over the shooting of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford was walking down a street in Los Angeles. It wasn’t the nicest street. Florence, where Ford was walking, has one of the highest rates of violence in Los Angeles County. It’s not clear what Ford was…

Paulo Coelho, Fiction’s Digital Alchemist – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 15, 2014

Paulo Coelho Niels Ackermann/Rezo for The Wall Street Journal Geneva Best-selling writer Paulo Coelho just told me to cheat on my husband. Not with the author himself and not for any particular reason other than that I’m far from home, it’s a Swiss national holiday and “nobody’s watching,” he says with a smoky laugh. In his penthouse apartment overlooking the lake here, we are discussing his new novel about infidelity….

Here’s How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal – The White House (blog)

Friday, August 15, 2014

On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a carrier that best suits their needs. It marked the very first time a We the People petition led to a legislative fix. It’s a win for consumers, and an important milestone for We the People — which has generated more than…

The Best Fall Fashion: Back to Cool – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 15, 2014

HANDS UP, WHO MISSES the excitement of going back to school after the summer holidays? OK, so school itself was perhaps a slightly overrated pleasure, but the sacred ritual of picking out new pencils, erasers and book covers was right up there with unwrapping your Christmas presents. Even homework was fun—for a while—courtesy of that magical “new pencil” feeling. And if you didn’t wear a uniform, there was the first-day…

Inside the Ballroom: Scenes From Baseball’s Election Battle – New York Times

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Why Cops in Ferguson Don’t Have Body Cameras – TIME

Friday, August 15, 2014

Police officers keep watch from an armored vehicle as they patrol a street in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 11, 2014 Mario Anzuoni—Reuters And why cops most everywhere else don’t either More A Mix of Hope and Anger at Peaceful Ferguson Vigil Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police Missouri Governor Stumbles in the Ferguson Spotlight The circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,…

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air: New ads compare devices [Video] – ChristianToday

Friday, August 15, 2014

The new ads of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 attacked the MacBook Air. Microsoft released three new ads entitled “Crowded,” “Head-to-Head,” and “Power.” Originally, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a contender in the tablet market. However, the Redmond-based giant offers an optional keyboard that transforms the tablet into a notebook. Microsoft’s latest offering packs specs and features that are on par with other notebooks such as that of…

Macbook Air 2014 12 Inch-Retina Release Date: Intel’s Chip Projection Bodes … – The Epoch Times

Friday, August 15, 2014

Apple fans may could get their hands on the the upcoming 12-inch Retina Macbook Air in 2014, after all. Intel recently announced that its 14-Nanometer Broadwell chips “will be on shelves for the holiday selling season.” The 14-nm Intel Broadwell chip is precisely the chip that will reportedly be used in the new 12-inch Retina Macbook Air. Earlier, KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable upcoming Apple product tipster, revised…

Intel unveils ’50 Cent’ branded smart headphones that will measure your heart rate – VentureBeat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Intel and SMS Audio have teamed up to create a new category of “fitness wearables,” or smart headphones with sensors that can measure your heart rate. The audio headphones will carry the lifestyle brand of entertainer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The wearables combine technology, fitness metrics, and fashion design in a fusion that reflects the corporate strategy of Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel, as outlined in his speech at…