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Norm Macdonald wrote an extended Twitter poem about the romance of rail travel
Norm Macdonald wrote an extended Twitter poem about the romance of rail travelSaturday Night Live-alum Norm Macdonald's Twitter is perhaps best known for beautifully dead-pan award show reactions and extremely dry live coverage of sporting events, but a recent existential crisis seems to have jump-started a change of pace.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:03:02 -0400
Soon you'll be able to buy a real Star Trek Communicator for your smartphone
Soon you'll be able to buy a real Star Trek Communicator for your smartphoneThis might just be the ultimate Star Trek accessory: a faithful replica of the sci-fi show's iconic Communicator device that works as both a Bluetooth handset for your phone and as a portable speaker. Built by The Wand Company and making its debut appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this week, the Communicator is constructed from die cast aluminum and comes with a magnetic stand for wireless charging. As well as its Bluetooth functionality, the device is also filled with authentic Star Trek sounds and conversation fragments.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:00:02 -0400
FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears
Traditional surgeon holds razor blades before carrying out female genital mutilation on teenage girls in Bukwa district(The story clarifies name of university in paragraph 6, fixes link in paragraph 7) By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice during the summer holidays. Britain's first FGM app, "Petals", presents facts and information about the practice, offers a quiz to test the user's knowledge and provides details on where young girls can receive help - including a direct link to an FGM advice line. FGM involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia and can cause serious physical and psychological problems and complications in childbirth.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:42:28 -0400
Microsoft dropped the Xbox Music name because it was confusing
Microsoft dropped the Xbox Music name because it was confusingMicrosoft surprised everyone by rebranding its Xbox Music service to Groove yesterday. While many had expected the company to drop the Xbox Music naming, the Groove replacement won over alternatives like Microsoft Music and others that the company had been considering. The new Groove music service will be very similar to Xbox Music, so why the new name?
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:27:07 -0400
Sheryl Sandberg joins board of SurveyMonkey, late husband's company
Sheryl Sandberg joins board of SurveyMonkey, late husband's companyFacebook COO's late husband ran the online polling company for six years.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:24:46 -0400
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