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May 31, 2014
We wanted to be really up-front with the public that we’re looking at using these down the road. We wanted to make sure it didn’t look like we were trying to sneak these things into action.
LAPD spokesman Commander Andrew Smith • Discussing the police department’s plan to use drones sparingly as part of its arsenal. It received the drones as a gift from the Seattle Police Department.
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May 30, 2014
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May 29, 2014
breakingnews:

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee
NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions."It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said."I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.
Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

breakingnews:

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee

NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”
The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions.
"It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said.
"I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.
It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.

Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

23:29 // 1 month ago

Exit, Donald Sterling. Enter, Steve Ballmer

  • $2B the amount ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is paying for the Los Angeles Clippers, taking it out of the hands of Donald Sterling. The result is that we’ll see a lot less racism and controversy and hopefully a few courtside scenes like these. Ballmer becomes the second former Microsoft exec to own a NBA team, after Paul Allen. source
23:18 // 1 month ago
May 28, 2014
It’s official. Apple is buying Beats. (Though for slightly less than first reported.)

It’s official. Apple is buying Beats. (Though for slightly less than first reported.)

16:35 // 1 month ago
digg:

How Officials Tried to Censor One of the Biggest Stories in the World (via The Atlantic)

When Germany surrendered in World War II, military leaders told reporters to keep it a secret. They might have been successful, too, if not for one rogue journalist.


He lost his job over it, too. What a badass.

digg:

How Officials Tried to Censor One of the Biggest Stories in the World (via The Atlantic)

When Germany surrendered in World War II, military leaders told reporters to keep it a secret. They might have been successful, too, if not for one rogue journalist.

He lost his job over it, too. What a badass.

13:45 // 1 month ago

fastcompany:

Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a Fiat 500Steve Urkel’s car, and a cartoon smiley face.

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Uber’s new competition.

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