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Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS

TechCrunch - 21 min ago
 Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS. It’s never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or iPad. Is it illegal? Not really. Shady and not exactly ethical? Sure. Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t give the official nod to this app so Popcorn Time cannot be found in the App Store. That said, it’s still easy to obtain and install… Read More

CBGB's House Photographer

Mashable - 27 min 18 sec ago

Seminal New York music venue CBGB (country, bluegrass and blues, since you asked) opened in 1973 at the meeting of Bowery and Bleecker Street, and was run by Hilly Kristal. During the late '70s, CBGB was the epicenter of the punk and new wave music scenes. David Godlis was its primary documenter. Here he talks exclusively to Retronaut about his photographs.

"In 1976, three quarters of the way through the 20th century, New York City, once a thriving metropolis, was destitute. 'Ford to City: Drop Dead' was the headline of the day. The music scene, like New York, was also sorely in need of repair. But in the most unlikely of all places — in the slumping New York City’s infamous Bowery, among the skid row bums on loser’s lane, far away from the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan — a group of like-minded musicians and artists had their sights set on the future. In a small, dingy club, they would rewrite the past and set a template for the last quarter century in music, fashion, art, literature and film. Read more...

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How To Create A 301 Redirect Map

Search Engine Land - 29 min 15 sec ago
Overhauling your site? Without a 301 redirect map, you risk losing valuable search equity. The post How To Create A 301 Redirect Map appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Shared Inbox Front Pulls $3.1 Million To Optimize Your Email Workflow

TechCrunch - 36 min 18 sec ago
 Front is the front desk of your company. Whenever someone sends an email to your contact@, jobs@ or support@ email addresses, the email will appear in your team member’s Front accounts. Then, instead of forwarding the email, creating group emails and forgetting to CC someone, it works like a modern task manager. You can assign an email to someone, comment, get notifications and more.… Read More

Faces of Faith: Where Religious Leaders in Uganda Stand on LGBT Rights

Mashable - 49 min 30 sec ago

Uganda is a deeply religious country, with diversity woven into that fabric. Much of its population practices Catholicism or belongs to the Church of Uganda (Anglican), resulting from European missionaries and British colonialism in 1962. But American-style Evangelism is quickly gaining a foothold; there are also significant pockets of Muslims, Hindus and those who practice local traditional religions.

Thus, pastors, priests and religious leaders wield huge influence in Uganda. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the national discussion of sexual and gender identity spurred by the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014. Read more...

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Google Launches Drive For EducationWith Unlimited Storage

TechCrunch - 49 min 36 sec ago
 Students whose school use Google Apps for Education will soon be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like. Earlier this year, Google launched Drive for Work, its premium $10/month version of Google Drive with unlimited storage and a couple of additional enterprise features. Today, the company announced that is bringing unlimited storage to Google Apps for… Read More

Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

TechCrunch - 49 min 41 sec ago
 In today’s connected world, with phones ringing and buzzing and emails constantly flowing in, unplugging and getting back into nature for a few days each year should be a required activity. Turns out, however, that finding a campsite based on any specific search criteria is a horrible process. That’s where Hipcamp comes in. The company has just raised a $2 million seed round led… Read More

What you need to know about Facebook's battle with drag queens

Engadget - 50 min 9 sec ago
Maybe you've seen RuPaul's Drag Race, the flagship show on LogoTV, where men (dressed as women) compete to become America's next drag superstar. At the end of each show, the lowest-scoring competitors "lip sync for their life" in order to stay on the...

It’s Not (All) About The Links: Communicating For Outreach

Search Engine Land - 54 min 29 sec ago
You've researched and identified your link building targets, but what's the best way to speak to them? The post It’s Not (All) About The Links: Communicating For Outreach appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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'Apparently Kid' Walks With Dinosaurs, Talks Tough to T-Rex

Mashable - 54 min 43 sec ago

Apparently Kid walked with dinosaurs — and survived a triceratops sneeze.

Noah Ritter, known on the Internet as Apparently Kid, is having a better month than all of us. Well, unless you also had a local TV interview go viral and then Ellen Degeneres invited you on her show. If that happened to you, then you and Noah are having equally awesome months.

Ellen sent the Internet’s most popular 5 year-old to the Walking With Dinosaurs traveling exhibit in Los Angeles to tickle a stegosaurus, battle a T-rex and be triassicly cute.

There's No Place Like Ohio State: Band Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz'

Mesmerizing Drone Video Reveals Massive Size of Hong Kong Protests

Kids Fail Miserably at Appreciating Skip-It

History Buffs Discover Their Hidden Past in New York Public Library Read more...

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Apple Gets Illegal Tax Rebates From Ireland, EU Says

Mashable - 1 hour 6 sec ago

BRUSSELS — Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices.

If the EU's preliminary finding is confirmed over the coming months, Apple could face a repayment bill worth billions of dollars because it funnels the bulk of its international sales through subsidiaries in Ireland, where it benefits from low, negotiated tax deals.

In a letter to the Irish government published Tuesday, the 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said the tax treatment granted to Apple "constitutes state aid" and therefore raises "doubts about the compatibility" with EU law. Read more...

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‘CF Frost’ Runs American Express’ Instagram Account

All Facebook - 1 hour 1 min ago

Charles F. Frost was an Oglivy & Mather advertising executive who worked on the American Express account in the 1960s, and his name was kept alive by being featured on credit cards displayed in ads for American Express. Now, “CF Frost” has taken over the American Express Instagram account.

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Parrot’s New Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Perfect For Hipsters

TechCrunch - 1 hour 3 min ago
 Parrot is better-known for its drones, but the company just announced brand new high-end headphones, the Zik 2.0. They are colorful, feature-packed and different. You can tweak sound settings for each and every different song so that they sound closer to the perfect sound for your ears. In other words, it’s a hipster’s dream. Like its predecessor, the Zik 2.0 is a Bluetooth pair… Read More

Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Slashdot - 1 hour 6 min ago
sfcrazy writes Adobe is bringing the king of all photo editing software, Photoshop, to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS-powered devices, such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, already have a decent line-up of 'applications' that can work offline and eliminate the need of a traditional desktop computer. So far it sounds like great news. The bad news is that the offering is in its beta stage and is available only to the customers of the Creative Cloud Education program residing in the U.S. I have a full subscription of Creative Cloud for Photographers, and LightRoom, but even I can't join the program at the moment.

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The Apple Watch Is on Display in Paris, for One Day Only

Mashable - 1 hour 16 min ago

Paris Fashion Week features eye-popping designs from Stella McCartney, Chloe, Valhalla — and one rather well-known gadget company based in Cupertino

Apple partnered with local fashion retailer Colette for a one-day Apple Watch window display.

See also: Apple Watch Hands-On: Plenty of Promise, Plenty of Unknowns

Little has been seen or heard of the Apple Watch since the company unveiled the wearable, along with two new iPhones, on Sept. 9. The device comes in a two sizes and a dizzying variety of bands and body styles. There's even a solid gold model

Apple has made no secret that the Watch, which features a touchscreen, a traditional-looking (though digital) crown and a number of sensors, is a fashion accessory. In the run-up to its launch, Apple hired retail and design veterans from the fashion industry, ostensibly to help shepherd its first wearable into the marketplace. Read more...

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'Jeopardy' Had a 'What Women Want' Category and It Was Unbelievably Sexist

Mashable - 1 hour 23 min ago

What is... Stop right there, Alex, there's no correct response for this one.

Jeopardy got itself into hot water Monday night by featuring a category called "What Women Want." Unfortunately, the category was not a cute play on words and was, instead, a series of clues spotlighting female stereotypes.

See also: How to Empower Women and Girls Even More — With Technology

The answers to the questionable clues implied that the only things women want in life are a pair of jeans and husbands to help with the vacuuming. It was like we were tuning into a replay of an episode from the 1950s.

("What are Levi's?") Read more...

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7 Affordable Resources for Self-Employed Workers

Mashable - 1 hour 24 min ago

Today's career landscape is bizarre by Boomer standards: 23-year-olds are CEOs, working parents are running businesses out of their living rooms and work-from-home opportunities abound in almost every industry.

Given these recent trends in the career industry, it's unsurprising that more and more employees are considering becoming their own boss — and many get the opportunity to do so. The "virtualization" of jobs, the influx of startup culture and the rise of the gig economy are all contributing factors to increasing opportunities for self-employed workers.

See also: How the Sharing Economy and Instant Gratification Will Shape Your Career Read more...

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Matchstick's Firefox OS adapter sends media to your TV for $25

Engadget - 1 hour 26 min ago
Looking for a streaming media stick that's more accessible than Google's Chromecast? You might have found it. After a few teasers, Matchstick has revealed the first Firefox OS-based media sharing adapter. The self-titled gadget lets you "fling"...

Barry Bonds Discovers Glassing

TechCrunch - 1 hour 27 min ago
 Urban Dictionary might be adding a new definition to the word “glassing.” Former Major League Baseball left fielder Barry Bonds sent out a tweet and an Instagram of himself sporting a pair of Google glasses yesterday while looking off into the distance and holding a cup of coffee. The message starts with “I’m glassing.” However, Bond’s tweet is not an… Read More

Microsoft Overhauls MSN Ahead of Big Windows Announcement

Mashable - 1 hour 36 min ago

Microsoft released a completely redesigned MSN web portal ahead of its scheduled Windows announcement on Tuesday.

The company also announced new versions of its MSN apps on Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 will become available on Tuesday

See also: What Microsoft Needs to Accomplish With Its 'Windows 9' Event

The new site is built on Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, which the company says will increase its reliability and “agility for a cloud-first, mobile-first world.”

Microsoft released a preview of the site on Sept. 7, and let users test out several new features, including customizable topics and new mobile integration features. Read more...

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