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  • In New Hampshire, Saturday?s debate showdown could swing GOP race

    The Republican field has much on the line just days before a primary that could eliminate some candidates.









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  • In New Hampshire, Saturday?s debate showdown could swing GOP race

    The Republican field has much on the line just days before a primary that could eliminate some candidates.









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  • In New Hampshire, Saturday?s debate showdown could swing GOP race

    The Republican field has much on the line just days before a primary that could eliminate some candidates.









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  • Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

    Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.









  • The Latest: At least 3 dead in Taiwan quake, 154 injured

    The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):









  • The fight over Hillary Clinton?s speaking fees is ridiculous

    Anger over her speaking fees is another sad symptom of misguided class warfare.









  • Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead

    A band of former Haitian soldiers clashed Friday with a far larger gathering of anti-government demonstrators in the troubled country?s capital, resulting in the killing of an ex-member of the abolished military amid an ongoing political crisis.









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  • How the Internet will disrupt higher education?s most valuable asset: Prestige

    What happens when the size of the student body isn?t confined by the size of lecture halls?









  • Clinton email scandal: Why it might be time for Democrats to draft Joe Biden

    The questions Hillary Clinton must answer about her email scandal.









  • Ted Cruz left Canada when he was 4. Calgary seems okay with that.

    Many here have binged on the U.S. election like an addictive TV drama, but: ?The States can keep him.?









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  • Cops nab man for crashing a drone into the Empire State building (1297 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:35:00 -0500Cops nab man for crashing a drone into the Empire State buildingEngadget RSS Feed

    A New Jersey native's drone has recently crashed into the Empire State building, and unlike the person whose machine hit Seattle's Great Wheel, he didn't get away with it. Authorities have arrested the man an NBC affiliate identified as Sean Nivin Riddle after his drone struck the iconic building's 40th floor, ultimately landing on the 35th. While authorities didn't mention what the drone's purpose was in flying around NYC, a man with the same name tweeted that he was using the UAV to film until it hit the skyscraper.

    The pilot made it easy for cops to arrest him by asking the building's security personnel for his drone back. In the tweet we linked above, the user said he was with security getting a background check. According to Reuters, nobody was injured and no property was damaged, but Riddle is facing charges of reckless endangerment and navigation in and over the city. Last year, a 26-year-old teacher was also arrested for crashing a drone at the US Open, ruining the hobby for all responsible pilots out there.

    Via: BoingBoing

    Source: Reuters

  • UPDATE 8-Quake fells Taiwan apartment building, at least five dead (268 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:30:00 -0500UPDATE 8-Quake fells Taiwan apartment building, at least five deadReuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods

    TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake toppled a 17-story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least five people, including a 10-day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue about 35 people feared trapped inside.

  • The Pirate Bay Now Let You Stream Movies and TV, Not Just Download (636 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:50:00 -0500The Pirate Bay Now Let You Stream Movies and TV, Not Just DownloadSlashdot

    An anonymous reader writes: On Tuesday, a new simple solution for streaming torrents directly in your browser showed up on the Web. By Friday, infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay had already adopted it. The Pirate Bay now features "Stream It!" links next to all its video torrents. As a result, you can play movies, TV shows, and any other video content directly in the same window you use to browse the torrent site.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive next week (1294 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:38:00 -0500Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive next weekEngadget RSS Feed

    Completing the process of Facebook and Twitter doing battle by copying all of each other's features, a report by Buzzfeed says that Twitter could debut its "algorithmic" feed as early as next week. Since it launched, the microblogging service has always displayed tweets in a reverse chronological order. Users have recently spotted tests where tweets were reshuffled out of order, similar to Facebook's method of sorting posts, and executives have hinted at just such a change for years.

    While a Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on the report, we know it is looking for ways to spark user growth, and the assumption that this could make the site easier to read might push the feature forward. Of course, longtime users and information addicts are worried we'll lose the current sorting option. At this point, it seems that all we can hope for is that it's not the default, but even that assumes the current sorting option won't be snatched away, either all at once or gradually the way Facebook did it.

    Update: NBC News Director of Branded Content Josh Sternberg cites sources telling him the algorithms are strictly opt-in -- hopefully that's true, and they stay that way.

    Source: Buzzfeed

  • Twitter's timeline will soon show tweets out of order (790 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:36:00 -0500Twitter's timeline will soon show tweets out of orderThe Verge - All Posts

    Ever since Twitter first launched, tweets have been organized in reverse chronological order. That's one of the more straightforward aspects of a service that's become too complicated through the years. But now, Twitter is preparing to drastically change how users experience the timeline ? and according to BuzzFeed News, it's happening very soon. As early as next week, Twitter is planning to replace the reverse chronological stream with one that's powered algorithmically, surfacing tweets that are most relevant or timely, not just those that are most recent.

    Late last year, the company tested this non-chronological approach with some users, though the idea didn't seem to sit well with Twitter's most loyal advocates. But it shouldn't...

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  • Just before dawn today a mist e? (708 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:18:00 -0500Just before dawn today a mist e?About Photography

    Just before dawn today a mist enshrouded the city and a light snow began to fall giving me this view of the top of the Empire State Building. I treated this image to my autochrome technique to create the colorful grain pattern. 



    The snow continued through the early morning but was very light.  It did stick to the trees, and by mid-day the sun came out and melted the snow so water droplets glistened in the light and fell from the branches forming a shiny curtain with a city backdrop. This was the view from Madison Square Park. It lasted for about a half hour and was gone.



    Both photos were taken with my Fuji X-T1 and the 18-135mm lens, which I keep attached and on the ready at all times. 

  • XF100-400 Shipping Started ! (904 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:53:00 -0500XF100-400 Shipping Started !Fuji Rumors

    The XF100-400 lens just started shipping! That’s the information I’ve have received from some FR-readers via email and also has been shared in comments to the XF200mmF2 rumor.

    Fujinon XF100-400: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

    Fujifilm X-Pro2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP /   AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

    Fujifilm X70: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

    Fujifilm X-E2s: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro


  • Verizon's video service sidesteps Verizon's bandwidth caps (1430 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:39:00 -0500Verizon's video service sidesteps Verizon's bandwidth capsEngadget RSS Feed

    Engadget's parent company Verizon is taking a page from T-Mobile's playbook and proving that it really doesn't care about net neutrality. The latest update to its Go90 video streaming app makes it so watching the company's content won't count toward a Verizon customer's 4G LTE data cap. This is bad for a few reasons. Some of the content on Big Red's app is shared among other services (Lifehacker's example is The Daily Show), but watching it anywhere but Go90 will eat into your monthly data allotment. Which isn't fair. At all.

    It's accomplishing this by using its sponsored-data program, FreeBee, which is a lot like toll-free calls but for data. A company spokesperson tells Recode that:

    "Go90 has decided to take advantage of Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 service, which allows them to pay for customer's data usage associated with watching videos on the Go90 app. FreeBee Data 360 is an open, non-exclusive service available to other content providers on a non-discriminatory basis."

    But like Recode says, the inherent problem with this is that, again, Verizon is giving preferential treatment to its own content and it creates an uneven playing field. Sure, it might be convenient for Verizon customers and the carrier itself, but for everyone else it sucks. We've reached out to Verizon for comment and will update this post should a spokesperson respond.

    Via: Droid Life

    Source: Google Play

  • Workers? wages up, but slower job growth worries financial markets (442 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0500Workers? wages up, but slower job growth worries financial marketsBusiness News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post

    American workers have begun to see a notable pickup in their paychecks after years of stagnation, with wages increasing at their fastest rate since the end of the Great Recession.Government data released Friday showed that average earnings spiked 12 cents an hour in January, the second-biggest jump in at least a decade. As a result, wages have risen at an annualized rate of 2.9 percent over the past six months.Read full article >>









  • Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man On the Moon, Dies At 85 (757 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:14:00 -0500Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man On the Moon, Dies At 85Slashdot

    MarkWhittington writes: According to a story in the Palm Beach Post, Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 85. He flew as lunar module pilot on board Apollo 14, which flew to and from the moon between January 31, 1971 and February 9, 1971. His crewmates were Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa. Apollo 14 was the return to flight for the moon landing program after the near disaster of Apollo 13 in April 1970, and explored the Fra Mauro highlands on the lunar surface. NASA marks Mitchell's passing as well.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists (257 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:10:00 -0500U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activistsReuters: U.S.

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.









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  • 47425419 (1382 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:48:00 -0500::: The Travel Photographer :::


    I'm planning to return to Hà N?i as soon as T?t, or Vietnamese New Year, hiatus is over, to continue my work on my forthcoming photo book "H?u ??ng: The Spirit Mediums of Viet Nam". I'm told the periods before and after the holidays are the best times for such ceremonies, because of devotees seeking to welcome the new year with appropriate blessings.

    This time around, I will be taking two Fuji X-T1 bodies with the latest firmware 4.30 installed, and 5 lenses. A Fuji 18mm f/2, a Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8, a Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2, a Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f3.5-5.6, and my absolute favorite the XF 16-55mm f/2.8.

    I'll be taking a Zoom IQ7 microphone and a Shoulderpod for my iPhone, and a Sunpak LED 30 for illumination (if need be).

    From past experience, I expect to use the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 and the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 lenses for most of the time during the ceremonies. For the street work, I'll have the 12mm and the Fuji 18mm f/2 workhorse. For portraiture, I'll have the 56mm f/1.2 with its fabulous bokeh. The lens least used has always been 18-135mm, but I'll throw it in just in case I need its range.

    I might add the X-Pro1 to the mix for monochrome street shooting, or I'll use my Leica M9 in monochrome mode, and bite the bullet in terms of cramming all these in my shoulder bag.


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  • Alibi testimony could have been key in Maryland 'Serial' case: witness (257 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:38:00 -0500Alibi testimony could have been key in Maryland 'Serial' case: witnessReuters: U.S.

    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Lawyers seeking a new trial for a man they say was wrongly convicted of murder in a case made famous by the popular "Serial" podcast argued on Friday that his original defense attorney failed him by not contacting an alibi witness.

  • Apple files for a mistrial in $625 million iMessage and FaceTime patent suit (789 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:20:00 -0500Apple files for a mistrial in $625 million iMessage and FaceTime patent suitThe Verge - All Posts

    Apple has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit just days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages. VirnetX, which is regularly described as a "patent troll," sued Apple claiming it infringed on four patents related to communications protocols patents used in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN on Demand, as well as the Apple devices using the software. Apple was found guilty on all claims, but the company now says lawyers for VirnetX used "arguments outside the evidence and blatantly misrepresented the testimony of Apple's witnesses" in closing arguments this week, according to legal blog Texas Lawyer.

    The case was filed in Tyler, Texas in the state's Eastern District, a region well known for granting victories to...

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  • Rihanna's new album ANTI will top the Billboard charts next week (793 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:12:00 -0500Rihanna's new album ANTI will top the Billboard charts next weekThe Verge - All Posts

    While the release of Rihanna's new album ANTI was messier than many people expected, the album's leak and Tidal exclusivity haven't had much of a negative impact on the album's sales. Sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Verge that ANTI is going to hit No. 1 on next week's Billboard album charts (dated February 20th), a reflection of the album's popularity during its first full week on sale. (Billboard is scheduled to reveal the chart's top 10 entries on February 7th.) The album is expected to reach approximately 170,000 equivalent album units, a figure that reflects both digital downloads and streaming totals. Roughly 20 percent of that total originated with Tidal. ANTI will become Rihanna's second No. 1 album ? it's...

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  • BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs (273 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:08:00 -0500BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costsReuters: Technology News

    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.

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  • BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs (273 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:08:00 -0500BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costsReuters: Business News

    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.









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  • BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs (280 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:05:00 -0500BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costsReuters: Technology

    TORONTO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.

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  • Mozilla Addons Blog: Hi, I?m Your New AMO Editor (1080 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:05:00 -0500Mozilla Addons Blog: Hi, I?m Your New AMO EditorPlanet Mozilla

    You may have wondered who this ?Scott DeVaney? is who posted February?s featured add-ons. Well it?s me. I just recently joined AMO as your new Editorial & Campaign Manager. But I?m not new to Mozilla; I?ve spent the past couple years managing editorial for Firefox Marketplace.

    This is an exciting deal, because my job will be to not only maintain the community-driven editorial processes we have in place today, but to grow the program and build new endeavors designed to introduce even more Firefox users to the wonders of add-ons.

    In terms of background, I?ve been editorializing digital content since 1999 when I got my first internet job as a video game editor for the now-dead CheckOut.com. That led to other editorial gigs at DailyRadar, AtomFilms, Shockwave, Comedy Central, and iTunes (before all that I spent a couple years working as a TV production grunt where my claim to fame is breaking up a cast brawl on the set of Saved by the Bell?The New Class; but that?s a story for a different blog.)

    I?m sdevaney on IRC, so don?t be a stranger.

  • BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs (280 characters)

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:05:00 -0500BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costsReuters: Company News

    TORONTO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business.









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    Have photos of today’s storm; beautifully scenery or photos of downed trees? Send them into Upton Daily –  jenniferd@uptondaily.com  Filed under: Uncategorized

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