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March 31, 2014
19:42 // 2 weeks ago
cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

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cnbc:

Wal-Mart has unveiled a futuristic truck, and it looks like a vehicle out of a Transformers movie. See it in action here.

Looks angry.

15:48 // 2 weeks ago
March 30, 2014
The past few months have revealed an American obsession with drones that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Unfortunately for vulnerable civilians in other countries, we’re obsessing over the wrong drones.
The more drones we worry about, the less we care about what matters, Vanity Fair’s Kia Makarechi writes on the new drone age we are entering. source
19:37 // 2 weeks ago
thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.
Photo: AFP/Getty

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thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.

Photo: AFP/Getty

This is so great. 

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15:14 // 2 weeks ago
When Zain Abidin Mohammed Husain Abu Zubaydah and Muhammad Shams al-Sawalha were teenagers, they scoured record shops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, desperately trying to track down the video for “Billie Jean,” the latest single from Michael Jackson’s global smash album “Thriller.” Sawalha and everyone else knew his friend as Hani, who was a huge fan of Jackson and would sometimes “dance foolishly” when Sawalha put a cassette of the King of Pop’s music into a tape deck. Eventually, they scored a grainy copy of the video and watched it over and over again as they tried to mimic Jackson’s signature dance moves. Those were the innocent days of the mid-1980s, Sawalha said, before Hani became an alleged terrorist mastermind.
Al Jazeera obtained diaries of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner from Pakistan, sharing some great insight on the life of Hani before he was taken to Gitmo.
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March 29, 2014
Anything that elevates music back to where it should be is inherently cool. I have great admiration for Neil Young as an artist. But as a device I can’t pretend it doesn’t look a bit like a Toblerone.
Trent Reznor • With the most entertaining take on Neil Young’s magic beans Pono hi-fidelity digital music player.
16:01 // 3 weeks ago
Our research has uncovered a real market of horrors which is making money out of one of the most painful scourges of our society.
Roberto Moncalvo • The president of the Italian agricultural group Coldiretti, on the group’s anger over the usage of Mafia-related imagery to sell food products outside of Italy. (Key example: Herman Cain-tied Godfather’s Pizza.) The group wants more sensitivity from the rest of the world about an often-violent issue which is still very real to them, and costs Italian businesses roughly $20 billion per year.
14:11 // 3 weeks ago
"Everything about the way that this story is presented online screams This Is Important. In the physical paper, I’m sure there were lots of design cues telling the reader not to take the story too seriously; online, they all got stripped away.” — Reuters blogger Felix Salmon, dissing monocles, trend stories, and pretty story layouts

"Everything about the way that this story is presented online screams This Is Important. In the physical paper, I’m sure there were lots of design cues telling the reader not to take the story too seriously; online, they all got stripped away.”Reuters blogger Felix Salmon, dissing monocles, trend stories, and pretty story layouts

13:53 // 3 weeks ago