Chavez, 6-time Gold Glover, retires at 36
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:42:01
Eric Chavez, a six-time Gold Glove Award winner over 17 major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, announced his retirement Wednesday at age 36.

Childhood Lost: the photography of Justyna Neryng
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 13:40:42
A photographic series by fine art photographer Justyna Neryng, who is from Poland. Read the rest

Windhorst: Irving, Waiters to adjust for LeBron
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:39:21
Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are focused on adjusting their games to LeBron James.

Red Sox deal Doubront to Cubs, sources say
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:38:18
The Boston Red Sox traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later Wednesday, sources told

Justin Masterson Dealt To The Cards
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:34:00
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Price struggles for Rays amid trade rumors
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:33:06
Yovani Gallardo gave up four hits in seven innings, Martin Maldonado tied a career-high with four RBIs and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price an

MobileIron Pops 7% After Reporting Bigger Than Expected Q2 Revenue Of $31.5M
Technology / 2014-07-30 13:26:34

Dbacks hold on to beat Reds 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:19:11
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Left-hander Wade Miley didn't feel all that great. Against the Reds, it didn't matter.

Class War in Progress: The Market Basket family feud and related worker revolt
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 13:19:01
"The DeMoula's / Market Basket situation is heating up further," says Boing Boing reader MikeTheBard. Here's a roundup of links to get you up to speed. Read the rest

Yelp Swings To Profitability In Strong Q2 With $88.8M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.04
Technology / 2014-07-30 13:13:57

U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points to Israel in Gaza School Attack
World News / 2014-07-30 13:13:32
“All available evidence” suggests that Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza full of civilians, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout
Sports / 2014-07-30 13:08:59
Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers worked out free-agent forward Michael Beasley on Wednesday.

Meet Apache Software Foundation VP Rich Bowen (Video)
Technology / 2014-07-30 13:05:00
Apache is behind a huge percentage of the world's websites, and the Apache Software Foundation is the umbrella organization that provides licensing and stucture for open source projects ranging from t

Brad Paisley Leaks New Album and Label's Emails, Despite Objections
Headline News / 2014-07-30 12:54:56

Mets rout Phillies 11-2; Wheeler strong again (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-30 12:54:10
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler's sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Mets sent 10 men to

Better off red: Julianne Moore, daughter join fiery stars in Vogue gallery
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 12:50:00
Several of the hottest entertainers on the planet also happen to have fiery heads of hair, and for that they're celebrated in a new gallery by photographer Annie Leibovitz in Vogue.Actress Julianne Mo

Backwards televangelists listening to Led Zeppelin forwards
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 12:43:38
A classic clip from TBN, the Christian TV network that brought you Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Read the rest

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery
Technology / 2014-07-30 12:34:49

Fighting Political Islam, Arab States Find Themselves Allied With Israel
World News / 2014-07-30 12:31:45
Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict.

Cardinals bolster pitching, acquire Masterson
Sports / 2014-07-30 12:30:16
The Cleveland Indians have traded veteran right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.

BitTorrent Launches Bleep, a Serverless, Anonymous Chat Client
Technology / 2014-07-30 12:30:00
BitTorrent just opened up invitations for its pre-alpha version of Bleep, a chat client that's structured around anonymity and works similar to a peer-to-peer network. Bleep works under the same princ

Stark: David Price likely staying put
Sports / 2014-07-30 12:27:17
Rays would have to be blown away by an offer to deal left-hander before deadline

WorldViews: Watch: U.N. official breaks down over deaths of Palestinian children
World News / 2014-07-30 12:26:17
As my colleagues report, Palestinian officials and a U.N. agency say Israeli artillery shells on Wednesday hit a U.N.-run school that was sheltering Palestinian families, killing at least 20. A U.N.

More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties
Technology / 2014-07-30 12:20:00
Dupple sends word of new quantum mechanical research in which a neutron is sent along a different path from one of its characteristics. First, a neutron beam is split into two parts in a neutron inter

Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s
Technology / 2014-07-30 12:10:00

Astros P Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-30 12:04:47
Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid will have season-ending surgery to address pain in both feet. Zeid was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of the pain on the balls of his feet. After

Fried chicken skin and more new fair food you have to try
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 12:03:57
For years, fair food seemed to be all about deep-fried gimmicks—an annual game of one-upmanship about who could fry up the craziest concoction. Don’t get us wrong, there are still plenty of fun, n

Hey, baseball fans: Quit cracking on Jack!
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 12:02:51
People, what does Jack White have to do to convince you he actually likes baseball? By our estimate, the former White Stripes rocker spends more time watching games than playing guitar. He was the "an

Both sides of the vinyl come-back
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 12:02:19
According to Pitchfork, people in the US bought 6.1 million vinyl records last year, a resurgence for sure but still just 2 percent of album sales overall, and there aren't enough vinyl presses to m

The beige-walled suburban life behind the videos
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 11:59:31
Read Paul Ford's amazing article about the bland semiotics of suburban American life--and of its dreams of microcelebrity--as seen behind the looming heads of youtube stars.

Inside the Lavish Life That Put Bob McDonnell and His Wife In Court
Headline News / 2014-07-30 11:55:26

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders
Technology / 2014-07-30 11:55:24

AP source: Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cards (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-30 11:51:06
A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have traded starter Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. Masterson, who is in the final year of his contract, was dealt for outfield

Infinite Schwarzenegger "Gear Up"
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 11:43:23
Today, we celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger's 67th birthday with our own Rob Beschizza's classic "Infinite Schwarzenegger 'Gear Up' Scene."

Ilham Tohti Faces Criminal Trial Over Uighur Advocacy
World News / 2014-07-30 11:42:20
Ilham Tohti, an economics professor and one of the few outspoken advocates for Uighurs, had been in detention since January.

Two abandoned baby hedgehogs get some TLC after a prickly start
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 11:40:00
It can be a rough world for a hedgehog.After being abandoned by their mom, two baby hedgehogs are making a comeback thanks to the love and care of one UK wildlife rescue center.In June, an observer ca

Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
Technology / 2014-07-30 11:38:00
theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opport

Ask Google Now for Directions "To My Hotel" or For Restaurants Nearby
Technology / 2014-07-30 11:30:00

Teen takes on the stars, channels Gaga, Kim, Miley and more on Instagram
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 11:11:44
Ever wanted to be a star? Well, Liam Martin wasn't content to simply want that. He's made his dream come true by actually becoming a star — many of them, in fact.The 17-year-old celebrity impersonat

What bugs us most: Top 10 consumer gripes
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 11:11:00
It seems like déjà vu. Problems with auto dealers, mechanics and home improvement contractors, as well as issues related to credit and debt again top the annual list of consumer complaints.“This i

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)
Technology / 2014-07-30 11:07:34

Materialism May Not All Bad, if You Purchase "Experiential" Items
Technology / 2014-07-30 11:00:45

Ex-IRS Official Called Conservatives ‘Crazies’ in Emails
Headline News / 2014-07-30 10:59:43

Original art from the greatest private comic collection on earth
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 10:56:36

Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:55:00
kodiaktau writes: Hardkernel has released a new Raspberry Pi-compatible development board based on the Samsung Exynos SoC. The board is smaller than a typical Pi, keeping basic HDMI, USB and CSI inter

Catalan Leader Vows to Push Ahead With Independence Vote
World News / 2014-07-30 10:53:33
Artur Mas, the head of Catalonia’s regional government, told the Spanish prime minister that plans for a November vote on secession remain on track.

Dozens Feared Dead in Mudslide in Western India
World News / 2014-07-30 10:49:46
Indian officials said they had little hope of rescuing many of the estimated 158 people trapped after heavy rains caused a mudslide in a village near Pune.

Deals: Faster External Drive, Smarter Gadget Charger, Fresher Wine
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:45:00

Little girl is sad because she doesn't want her cute baby brother to grow up
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 10:41:12
We know them feels, Sadie. (more…)

How fake money for movies is made
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 10:33:53
The US Secret Service has strict rules for making replicas of paper currency. The bills must be: either substantially larger or smaller than real ones, and blank one side. Read the rest

Aid Group Evacuates Workers From West Africa Amid Ebola Outbreak
Headline News / 2014-07-30 10:32:43

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Design in Under a Minute
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:30:00
Good design isn't the kind of thing that's taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can help you in many jobs. This video gives even a beg

Beat the heat with these end-of-summer getaways
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 10:19:00
Looking for an affordable end-of-summer getaway? Laura Begley Bloom, executive editor for Yahoo Travel, tells TODAY about the best places to enjoy the dog days of summer.St. Petersburg/Clearwater Beac

Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:13:00
Zothecula writes: The Silent Power PC is claimed to be the first high-end PC able to ditch noisy electric fans in favor of fully passive cooling. In place of a conventional fan, the unit uses an open-

Being a Comcast employee sucks as much as being a Comcast subscriber
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 10:12:26
"The pay was great and everything else about the job was a nightmare. I remember when a 90-year-old woman called to add phone to her account and my boss told me afterwards, 'She was probably senile…

'Grey's Anatomy' star Sarah Drew reveals her baby bump
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 10:07:49
"Grey's Anatomy" star Sarah Drew's character, Dr. April Kepner, may be pregnant on the hit medical drama, but the actress won't have to wear a fake baby bump while filming the upcoming 11th season.Dre

Pomplamoose covers "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 10:04:17
Pomplamoose's excellent video for their cover of "Video Killed The Radio Star!" (more…)

The Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Graphics Tablet
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:00:40

How to Create a Custom Google Now Command for Anything on Android
Technology / 2014-07-30 10:00:00

WorldViews: If you litter, Europe’s last dictator may confiscate your car
World News / 2014-07-30 09:58:13
Belarus's long-ruling president, Alexander Lukashenko, is sometimes referred to as Europe’s "last dictator." But while he is frequently criticized abroad, Belarusans are the ones who feel the ef

Tigers pitcher Reed charged with sexual assault
Sports / 2014-07-30 09:57:45
Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, who is now in the minor leagues, has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel.

Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, The “Pinterest For Creatives”
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:57:08

Satanists demand Hobby Lobby style religious exemption
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 09:57:05
The Satanic Temple, known as "the nicest Satanic cult in the world," is "seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy." Read the r

What Sprint's New Wireless Plan Says About the Future of Mobile
Business / 2014-07-30 09:47:18

Why 3 Countries, and Not the US, Get Instagram's New 'Bolt' App First
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:37:45

WorldViews: How Israel helped create Hamas
World News / 2014-07-30 09:33:13
All signs indicate that the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to wage a protracted battle in the battered Gaza Strip as it seeks to crush the capabilities of the Is

WorldViews: Pro-Russian separatist commander orders soldiers to stop cussing
World News / 2014-07-30 09:31:19
Pro-Russian separatist fighters are being warned to clean up their foul-mouthed language by local militia commander Igor Girkin, who goes by "Strelkov." This week, Strelkov ordered his troops to qu

The Government's Retirement Toolkit Tells You How to Prepare to Retire
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:30:00

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:29:00
rtoz sends this news from the BBC: The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads starting in January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of

Pelton: Offseason improvements, declines
Sports / 2014-07-30 09:25:38
Cavs, Mavs got much better while Heat, Rockets got worse

July's TV news bloopers reel
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 09:20:33
You've got to have sympathy for live news reporters. Weather, animals, and jackasses have it in for them.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict spills into Europe with protests, anti-Jewish slogans
World News / 2014-07-30 09:14:16
BERLIN — Before the start of a pro-Palestinian rally — one of the scores being staged almost daily here since Israel launched its offensive in Gaza — an organizer on a bullhorn yelled out the do

Prison for spider terrorist
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 09:09:26
"Look at my bug." That's what 52-year-old Joseph R. Thomas, standing on his porch, uttered before tossing a spider on a police officer. Thomas, who has been in jail for 390 days during the trial pro

Wedding dress lost in Hurricane Sandy recovered nearly 2 years later
Entertainment / 2014-07-30 09:03:56
For nearly two years, Nicole Pagliaro kept the dry-cleaning ticket in her purse, thinking of it as a memento of a wedding dress she would never see again due to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Ea

PayPal’s “Bill Me Later” Service Becomes “PayPal Credit,” As Company Expands Credit Products Globally
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:00:16

Hangouts Now Works Without Google+ Account, Becomes Part Of Google Apps For Business And Gets SLA
Technology / 2014-07-30 09:00:08

An American Hippie in Israel
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-30 08:57:45
Here's the NSFW trailer from the 1972 blockbuster, An American Hippie in Israel. I like the part where he smashes anthropomorphic computers with a sledgehammer. (Via Weird Universe) (more…

China and Uighurs Offer Differing Accounts of Violence in Xinjiang
World News / 2014-07-30 08:52:11
Dozens died in what the official Chinese account described as a terrorist attack by Islamist extremists, but Uighur exile groups say was excessive police force against protesters.