“I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” - Stephen Colbert
"On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11," wrote security expert Bruce Schneier in a blog post this week. He was referring to Heartbleed, the devastating two-year-old bug that was only revealed Monday. It is quickly snowballing into the single biggest security vulnerability in Internet history. Here’s what you need to know about it, what it’s doing to companies, and what you can do to protect your data.
“There’s a paranoia about the Internet and I think that we’re not realizing how valuable Facebook can be used properly.”
The good news: Finally, after nearly a year, there is no Cronut line! The bad news: It’s because Dominique Ansel’s bakery was shut down by the Department of Health for an apparent rodent problem on Friday afternoon. (I wonder what they’re going to do with all those extra Cronuts?)
The newly appointed chief came under fire for a $1,000 donation made in 2008 supporting a gay marriage ban.
Turkey blocked access to YouTube on Thursday after leaked recordings allegedly reveal the Turkish foreign minister and high-ranking government officials plotting an invasion of Syria.
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This is the new HTC One.
So what’s new about it?
At first glance it looks awfully similar to the old one, no? There are quite a few hardware differences once you spend some time with it, though. The screen is a little bigger (5.0 inches versus 4.7 inches) and its all-metal body has a little more heft to it. During a pre-briefing, the phone felt very sturdy. Solid. “This year with the HTC One we really wanted to double down on what was working very well on that design, which was about 70% metal,” Scott Croyle, HTC senior vice president of design, told Fast Company. “We’re actually able to get 90% metal now… all the way around to the front housing. It creates fewer breaks and a purer design.”
A map to tell you how big the gender pay gap is in your state
The American political atmosphere might be polarized when it comes to climate change, but new evidence suggests that the public is more passionate about energy’s impact on the environment than one might think.
A new survey from the University of Michigan Energy Institute found that 60% of respondents worried “a great deal” or a “fair amount” about the environmental impact of energy use. By comparison, 55% worried a great deal or fair amount about energy affordability. The two concerns, researchers say, were basically equivalent.
“We’re not going to be landing, we’re going to be dropping things.”
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“Readers don’t seem to really care about what organization they’re getting their news from, or what device format they’re reading on; what matters, really, is the news itself.”