This Tiny Gizmo Could Be A Very Big Deal In 2013 -... →
When I went in the local fans booed me, I felt a bit offended. But in the end...– BBC News - Lone Udinese football fan wins hearts in Italy
Longform is not about length or form, but actually about a mindset. Both the...– Bobbie Johnson, editor of MATTER
Drug Smugglers Pose Underwater Challenge in... →
“For more than 24 hours last September, a Coast Guard helicopter and speedboat pursued drug traffickers and their contraband across the Caribbean Sea. Finally they caught up with the improbable vessel, the latest innovation in the decades-old drug war. It was a submarine.”
The Difference Between A $99 Suit And A $5,000... →
Very nice from NPR.
I got hit by a squirrel.– - Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill BBC Sport - Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill suffers squirrel accident
If you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience - NOT BAD!– - Barack Obama I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA : IAmA
Kobo Offers Independent Bookstores Ebook Revenue... →
From The Next Web: “Kobo has today announced a deal with the American Booksellers Association that will see its devices sold through independent bookstores across the US. Not only that, it will offer a revenue share deal on ebook sales.”
Twitter doesn’t want you. The nerds, the tinkerers, the hackers, the people who...– — Very good read, looking hard at Twitter’s recent changes. Curious Rat - Home - Twitter Doesn’t Want You
Doctor Who goes back in time to beat TV pirates →
In what’s a refreshingly simplistic take on beating piracy, Aussie public broadcaster ABC is to stream the latest Dr Who for audiences down-under almost immediately after it airs in the UK. They hope doing so will mean impatient fans driven to piracy will watch it legally online instead - after all, they’re just desperate to see the show. The programme will air on Australian TV a...
Everyday a Monday out here.– A collection of heart-breaking letters home from Cyrus Thatcher, killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. Aged 19. ‘Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read …’ - Home News - UK - The Independent
Keep in mind as you put together your Neil... →
Very interesting — and a glimpse of how tough it can be to get it ‘right’ when it comes to visuals. “OK, Neil Armstrong is dead. Clearly, that’s a page-one story for most of you. Here’s one thing I do not want to see on page one tomorrow: Arguably the most famous picture taken in the history of mankind.”
We believe Harry has compromised his own privacy– The Sun, on why it has posted the images of a naked Prince Harry in Las Vegas Prince Harry Vegas Pictures: The Sun publishes photos of naked Prince | The Sun |News|Sun Says
Facebook recodes iOS mobile app to address speed... →
Facebook has rewritten its iPhone and iPad app from scratch to address complaints that it was slow to use. The program had previously been created in the HTML5 language. A team of engineers has now rewritten it in Objective-C and says it should now respond to commands twice as quickly. The move may encourage users to spend more time using the program, increasing their exposure to adverts. It...
How the next The Thick of It series was filmed... →
It took three years for the political comedy The Thick of It to start production again. But each episode took less than four days to film. The cast and crew explain how the show is filmed three times faster than others.
[Harry] was overheard telling one of his security aides he had to be careful or...– Well quite. In Las Vegas, Prince Harry wary of female attention - Chicago Sun-Times
He wept in the way most of us would weep if we were told we were going to die....– Moving work from BBC Wiltshire’s Lee Stone. BBC News - Tony Nicklinson: The trapped man
Opinion: Come off it. No one works in Tech City! →
“Unfortunately, many in the east London tech hub these days unwind before ever winding up in the first place. Indeed, some new-breed “entrepreneurs” appear to have had something approaching a work bypass.”
When you have an episode of crippling self-doubt, picture each doubt as a single...– Great answer to a Quora question asking: “How can I overcome my envy of people who are my age but are far more successful than I am?” It’s just one of 10 brilliant suggestions - check them out: Matthew Manning’s answer to Psychology: How can I overcome my envy of people who...
Legal myths about the Assange extradition →
A brief critical and source-based guide to some common misconceptions.
I am desperate to have some real fun again with you and Harry– Peter Sellers, in a letter to Spike Milligan. May 1980. Two days before they were to meet up, Sellers died. Letters of Note: I am desperate to have some real fun
Everything Everywhere gets 4G go-ahead from Ofcom →
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has allowed Everything Everywhere, the owner of the Orange and T-Mobile networks, to use its existing bandwidth to launch fourth-generation (4G) mobile services. The move means 4G, which allows much faster downloads, could launch in the UK earlier than previously planned. Ofcom said the move would deliver “significant benefits” to consumers that outweigh any...
Firefighters have warned of the dangers of driving into a petrol forecourt when...– Firefighters called to car alight at Strood petrol station
Australian MP wants journalists fined for mistakes →
Federal Labor backbencher Steve Gibbons has called for fines for journalists who publish misleading or incorrect stories.
Apple becomes the most valuable company of all... →
Apple - the world’s most valuable firm - is now the most valuable company of all time, with a market value of approximately $623bn (£397bn). The consumer gadget and computer maker has now surpassed Microsoft’s record of $620.58bn set in 1999. However that figure is not adjusted for inflation.
6-8 Weeks Until Bitcoin Debit/Credit Card, says... →
“[BitInstant are] 6 to 8 weeks away from launching the biggest Bitcoin breakthrough in recent history: A bitcoin-funded international debit/credit card.”
After 75 years, The Dandy is to stop printing;... →
DC Thomson has said the Dandy ‘brand’ will survive following reports this week that the weekly comic was to close after 75 years in print.
Canon recalls cameras over skin rash substance... →
Canon is recalling some of its digital cameras after it emerged a chemical reaction involving the device’s rubber grip could cause a skin rash. The EOS 650D range contains a substance which, when exposed to humidity, reacts to produce a substance known as “zinc bis”.
Germans Reopen Facebook Privacy Inquiry -... →
“We have no other option but to reopen our investigation,” [German data protection commissioner] Mr. Caspar said in an interview. “We have met repeatedly with Facebook but have not been able to get their cooperation on this issue, which has grave implications for personal data.”
Online comment-writers to get own internet | Daily... →
For the first time, whites account for less than... →
Joey Barton uses Promoted Tweets to apologise for... →
Do please feel free to cheer for our driver– BBC News - Blackadder star helps staff learn train announcements
Rage Comics Turn Everyday Stress Into Laughs -... →
Derpa derp derp… I love this stuff. Easy to dismiss it as one of your here-today-gone-tomorrow memes, but it really is so much more.
Index Ventures Blog – Who Will Open The London IPO... →
One Per Cent: Flap around London with the Pigeon... →
I hate that there is a generation of new reporters joining news sites not to...– Since when did journalists become dicks? (Well, some of us) « The Muckraker
Believers in my family are convinced I will “do God” before I go....– BBC News - Viewpoint: Alastair Campbell - why self-doubt is a good thing
It was like trying to organise a rescue by Twitter, with operators trying to...– BBC News - The Titanic in her own words
Just to dwell on that for a moment, there are days when I don’t see my...– A strangely quite moving tale about how a late train is more than just a late train - it’s a disrupted life, and not just for the commuter. My 6 Percent - Tales from Commuterville: You win SWTrains - a guest blog by @monkeybuxton
Draw Something Changes the Game Quickly for Omgpop... →
In the time it took for your friends to say, “hey, have you tried that cool drawing thing?”, Zynga got in on the act. Great story of how one well-designed program can change everything.
I’m otterly Cumberbatched by the whole thing.– The brains behind the brilliant ‘Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch’ reflects on a day of viral fame. Red Scharlach Points At Interesting Things
Hi Mario, I’m Dan Walker from the BBC.” “Hello…...– BBC - Dan Walker: Noel Gallagher meets Mario Balotelli
The only thing I know” — and this was uttered in a very loud pub in Cricklewood...– Never a truer word. The Changing Population and Nativism of London in 2012 - NYTimes.com
Google co-Hosting conference on investigative... →