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HP and Chubby Checker Finish Fight Over “Chubby Checker” Penis-Size App

Gizmodo UK - 12 hours 50 min ago
Chubby Checker, the Twist-singing denim enthusiast, has made legal peace with Hewlitt-Packard and Palm following a trademark infringement lawsuit.
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Sick Of It All announce LP & show with H2O; This is Hardcore underway in Philly (related NYC shows this weekend too)

Brooklyn Vegan - 12 hours 55 min ago

Sick Of It All at Rev25 (more by Rebecca Reed)

NYHC vets Sick Of It All have announced that they'll release their tenth album, The Last Act of Defiance, on September 30 (album art and tracklist below), and will play a hometown show soon after that on October 4 at Irving Plaza with fellow NYC punk vets H2O as well as Pennsylvania's Wisdom In Chains and White Collar Crime LLC. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, if you're headed to Philly (or already there) for This Is Hardcore (which began yesterday, 7/24), you can also catch Wisdom In Chains there on Saturday (7/26). A ton of other great bands have still yet to play too, like Converge, Blacklisted, Title Fight, CIV, Bold, Nails, Madball (with guest ex-guitarist Matt Henderson making a special appearance), Power Trip and plenty more. Remaining day-by-day lineups for TIH, below.

If you're not headed to This Is Hardcore, you can have your own mini TIH celebration in NYC this weekend. Xibalba, who played the PA fest last night, play a free show Saturday (7/26) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Harm's Way, The Banner and Crushed (Trap Them and Coliseum just played the same venue). And, as discussed, UK vets Subhumans are coming over for TIH and playing Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (7/27) with long-running NYHC band Sheer Terror, as well as White Collar Crime LLC (fka White Collar Crime) and Mischief Brew. Tickets for that show are still available.

SOIA and Sheer Terror's fellow veteran New York hardcore band Cro-Mags also recently announced a tour, NYC show at Saint Vitus included, which just went on sale.

SOIA LP info, TIH daily lineups and Madball's new video for "Born Strong", below...

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Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester

Tech Crunch - 12 hours 56 min ago
 Lyft has come to a bit of a resolution in the city and state of New York that will allow it to begin offering service in the city after two weeks of discussions with regulators there. But in striking a deal that will make it available in all five boroughs of the Big Apple, Lyft has agreed to pause its operations in two other cities in New York State. Read More
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In Singapore, mobile customers can donate unused 4G to good causes

Springwise - 13 hours 13 sec ago
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While smartphones have become an indispensable part of many people’s lives, the monthly tariffs attached to them are often overpriced and limited to a few options that leave customers with excess data or calls each month. In the past, Korea-based mobile operator T’s LTE Data Gift scheme has let those with unused data donate it to family members and friends, and now Singapore operator StarHub has launched the #4Good campaign, which enables customers to give it to projects using technology for positive causes.

Starhub subscribers on the company’s Mobile Postpaid tariff are able to opt into the scheme through their devices. After they agree, any calls, SMS and 4G data they have leftover at the end of each billing cycle is recorded. The equivalent amount is then added to the accounts of charities such as the Asian Women’s Welfare Association and the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped for free. The idea is that these organizations can provide those in need with talktime and mobile internet allowance to keep in touch with family and make their day-to-day lives easier.

Watch the video below, which acts as a promo for the campaign:

The initiative helps smartphone users feel their excess allowance isn’t going to waste and is instead helping those less fortunate. Are there other ways to help disconnected societies to enjoy the privileges of social technology?


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In the Kitchen With: Tyler Herald’s Summer Green Bean Salad

Design Sponge - 13 hours 5 min ago

Keeping with the theme of not turning on the oven, this week we are bringing you a great summer salad from Tyler Herald, executive chef at Napolese Pizzeria, an Indianopolis restaurant that uses the produce of more than ten local farmers on its menu.  Tyler’s summer green bean salad with cherry tomatoes and peach gastrique just jumped off the page at me and I so wish I could taste it in his restaurant, but am so happy he agreed to share the recipe for it here on the column.  It is a beautiful colorful salad that takes advantage of the finest produce in season now:  corn, tomatoes, peaches, and green beans.  I look forward to making it this weekend.  If you try it out, too, please let us know!  -Kristina

About Tyler Herald:  Chef Tyler Herald has been cooking since he was 14, when he learned to cook for himself at home, while his mother ran her own restaurant. Though his culinary style has evolved, his philosophy remains the same: Keep it simple, and use the freshest and best quality ingredients. He has worked across the United States in various roles, ranging from personal chef to his current role as executive chef for Patachou, Inc. He was named one of Nuvo Newsweekly’s “30 Under 30″.

See how easy it is to make Tyler’s recipe after the jump!


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You Can Finally Download DRM-Free Comic Book Backups From Comixology

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 5 min ago
Meaning when you buy a book, you'll finally get to own it, too.
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Wendy & Gavin's Bright White Cottage — House Tour

Apartment Therapy - 13 hours 6 min ago

Name: Wendy Withers + Gavin Lester, their two sons Boots + Oscar, two dogs Olive + Bear
Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, CA
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years — own

Wendy and Gavin share this incredible and cozy cottage with their two boys and two dogs. They have built a joyous home full of artwork and inspiration, designed with traditional and eclectic elements; an adorable family home.


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A Q&A with Gene Wolfe

Technolgy Review - 13 hours 6 min ago

A Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe looks back on his career.

Gene Wolfe was born in New York City in 1931 and spent his early childhood in Peoria, Illinois, where he lived near his future wife, Rosemary. He moved to Houston with his parents at the age of six, attended Lamar High School, and enrolled at Texas A&M. But when Wolfe dropped out of college, he was drafted into the Army, and fought in Korea as a combat engineer. He returned home, by his own account, “a mess”: “I’d hit the floor at the slightest noise.” Rosemary, whom he met again shortly after he was discharged, he says simply, “saved me.”

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Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

Tech Crunch - 13 hours 7 min ago
 It looks like Tapulous founder Bart Decrem is ready for his next act, as the gaming exec has raised some money for a new venture, one which is simply called “Hobby.” Read More
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Kuli Kuli Sprouts Its Own Seed Round Pitching A New Superfood

Tech Crunch - 13 hours 13 min ago
 Watch out, kale, quinoa, and collards, there’s a new green coming to the market that’s looking to take the superfood crown, thanks to the efforts of Kuli Kuli, a new startup that’s making a play in the $38 billion U.S. health and organic food market. Selling a West African crop known as moringa as both a powder supplement and as a health food bar, the company is already… Read More
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Should People Be Prosecuted for Stealing Items in World of Warcraft and the Like?

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 20 min ago
If it's an item worth 10p then maybe not, but what about if it was an item worth £500?
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watch Pantera's Phil Anselmo cover The Smiths (with Morrissey's biggest fan Dave Hill on guitar)

Brooklyn Vegan - 13 hours 20 min ago

Those charming men: Phil Anselmo & Dave Hill enjoying breakfast...

To quote Housecore Records' YouTube posting, "After screening their Metal Grasshopper project at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, this happened..." WATCH BELOW...

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Reebok Shaq Attaq IV Black/White-Royal Another Look

Nice Kicks - 13 hours 30 min ago

After bringing back the Shaqnosis and Shaq Attaq, Reebok is showing the Reebok Shaq Attaq IV some retro love. Dressed in its OG Orlando Magic-inspired color scheme, this revamped take on the high-cut hardwood gem features a premium pairing of black nubuck and white leather about the upper. Royal blue bootie and pump system in tact, these rim-rocking kicks have arrived at select Reebok retailers. Get up close and personal with the Reebok Shaq Attaq IV Black/White-Royal, via detailed shots from Hypebeast, and make your way over to Sneaker Politics right now to place your orders.

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StackOverflow Readers Are Not Your Average Web Developers

Read Write Web - 13 hours 34 min ago

We knew StackOverflow was different. Turns out it's, well, really different.

The technical Q&A site looks like your standard Web developer hangout. But according to new data from IEEE Spectrum, its community has some unusual technical tastes. For instance, its readers evince a serious interest in the niche-y area of embedded hardware development—that is, programmable systems that typically live inside other gadgets and don't expose a user interface to the average person.

On the other hand, this data doesn't necessarily mean researchers have uncovered unexpected pockets of embedded or enterprise popularity, Maybe StackOverflow's community preferences is simply telling us how poorly documented these technologies are—and how the right online forum can self-organize to meet the needs of developers who have to work with them.

Correlating Online Technical Communities

In response to IEEE Spectrum's new programming language popularity analysis tool, Redmonk analyst Donnie Berkholz set out to try to uncover "commonalities and communities across all of [different] sources" so as to glean "insight into what technologies developers care about and use, and which provide mainly reinforcement of others."

So, when comparing the popularity of programming languages as measured by jobs vs. which ones get discussed on social media and open-source code hubs, the top-10 programming languages look like this:

Source: IEEE Spectrum

Some correlations he found make intuitive sense.

For example, there is an exceptionally strong correlation between Twitter conversation and Google trends. As he puts it, "people talking about programming languages in real-time chat tend to also search for what they’re talking about."

Berkholz also uncovered very strong correlations (above 0.85) between Google Trends and search; programming language interest across different job sites like Dice and CareerBuilder; Reddit and Google Trends (developers look for information about current topics on different sites); and GitHub created and StackOverflow questions (a correlation of open-source usage and broader conversation among forward-leaning communities). 

Others correlate more weakly between sources—like HackerNews with most everything else.

But StackOverflow stands out.

StackOverflow Developers: A Breed Apart?

In fact, StackOverflow developers stand alone. Completely alone, it would seem from Berkholz's analysis. As he notes:

The weakest correlations were between StackOverflow views and almost everything else. It’s shocking how different the visitors to StackOverflow seem from every other data source.

Here are the top-10 programming languages on StackOverflow in terms of what readers actually read:

Source: IEEE Spectrum

These results differ markedly from all other sources. As Berkholz highlights:

Three of the top 5 are hardware (Arduino, VHDL, Verilog), supporting a strong audience of embedded developers. Outside of StackOverflow views, these languages are nonexistent in the top 10 with only two exceptions: Arduino is #7 on Reddit and VHDL is #8 in IEEE Xplor. That paints a very clear contrast between this group and everyone else, and perhaps a unique source of data about trends in embedded development. Enterprise stalwarts are also commonplace, such as Visual Basic, Cobol, Apex (’s language), and ABAP (SAP’s language).

This could suggest that StackOverflow is a leading indicator of hot new technologies. For example, the hardware bent to its audience might point to rising interest in the Internet of Things, which is going to be built on top of a whole lot of, well, embedded hardware systems.

Or, frankly, it could just mean that StackOverflow does a particularly good job of providing a home to smaller communities of embedded and enterprise developers that can't get good documentation from 

I mean, really, who wants to hang out in IBM's Cobol Café?

But Who Are These People?

While we don't have data from 2013 or 2014, in December 2011 someone took a survey of 2,532 StackOverflow users. A significant chunk of StackOverflow users come from the U.S., with the largest percentage (12%) in California and the second largest (8.4%) in New York, with a majority (53%) aged 25-34 and 68% having at least 6 years of IT/programming experience.

Not particularly surprising.

What is surprising, given the IEEE Spectrum data, is that a whopping 40% describe themselves as web application developers while only 4.3% are embedded application developers. Most are building enterprise applications (32%) or web platforms (33%), but the languages they indicate they know differ from the languages they view on StackOverflow:

Source: StackOverflow Annual Survey, 2011.

This jibes with the enterprise developer finding in the IEEE Spectrum data. It's still hard to see the embedded hardware developer in these numbers—though not so hard to uncover the enterprise developer.

This becomes more pronounced if we only look at StackOverflow users who answer questions (and not necessarily those that read the answers):

Source: IEEE Spectrum

In short, there's a difference between those that answer questions and those that merely lurk. For example, the top 20 most active StackOverflow participants have little to do with embedded engineering, as this data visualization shows. (Click through to see what each works on.)

StackOverflow Is Unique

So while StackOverflow has its share of mainstream Java and JavaScript folks answering questions, what many people really find useful are its sub-communities for embedded programming and enterprise development that aren't really replicated anywhere else, as Berkholz posits. 

Such technologies don't have great documentation within their home communities (e.g.,'s Apex language), but StackOverflow has become the go-to home-away-from-home community for these embedded and enterprise technologies.

There are far more questions tagged "Java" (625,000+), for example, than for Arduino (12,000+), but according to the IEEE Spectrum data there's way more reader interest in the latter than the former. The IEEE Spectrum approach measures both the number of questions posted mentioning each language in 2013 and the amount of attention paid to those questions. In StackOverflow's world, people pay far more interest to embedded and enterprise than general Web development, even though its user base has historically skewed web developer.

A different breed, indeed. Or, quite possibly, an indication of mainstream enterprise and web developers looking beyond "mainstream" to tap into the Internet of Things applications or other modern applications?

Lead image by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy, CC 2.0

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Reebok does BACON. Apparently appealing to the...

Not Cot - 13 hours 34 min ago
Reebok does BACON. Apparently appealing to the paelo diet crossfitters...
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We Put the Waterproof Kindle Through Hell

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 35 min ago
After some highly scientific water-based experimentation, we can confirm the Waterproof Kindle is a goddamn rock.
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How To Make the Most of Typical Rental Features: The Only Bathroom is Through the Bedroom

Apartment Therapy - 13 hours 36 min ago

Once upon a time, I was flat-hunting in London and found an adorable one. The location was convenient and the space bright and sunny. The problem? The bathroom was located off the bedroom, meaning that guests would have to go past my bed in order to use it. Here's how to make the most of this sometimes awkward layout:


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Cole Haan 2014 Spring/Summer ZeroGrand Collection

Hyperbeast - 13 hours 36 min ago

Following up its inaugural drop, the Cole Haan ZeroGrand brogue is now available in a bevy of supplemental colorways. Featuring an ultra-flexible outsole and familiar wingtip silhouette, this grouping includes two slightly different styles. The first is the full-grain suede Wing Ox available in India ink and mushroom for $268 USD, while the appropriately named No Stitch model comes in flint grey, Berkshire and blazer blue with a price tag of $248 USD. All five can be purchased now at select Cole Haan shops as well as its webstore.

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Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Inhabitat - 13 hours 44 min ago

Google has added another item to its lengthy list of services, and this one is something you really wouldn’t expect. Google’s Street View cars that map roads across the world are also being used to sniff out natural gas leaks that are surprisingly common in major cities across the U.S. The Huffington Post reports that Google’s cars were outfitted with air monitors and used to take millions of readings on the streets of Boston, New York and Indianapolis over the past two years as part of a program by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) aimed at reducing stray methane emissions that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

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