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    Sensor-Powered Seatbelt Could Save the Lives of Sleepy Drivers

    24th July 2014 00:40

    Wearable tech has done a lot to foster the rise of the "quantified self" space, but surprisingly few of these devices focus on enhancing our safety Now a new prototype system looks to harness the kind of heartbeat and respiration monitoring features present in some wearables to alert drivers as to when they are dozing off behind the wheel See also: This Powerful Driving-Safety Ad Will Give You Goosebumps Developed by the Biomechanics Institute (IBV) in Valencia, Spain, the Heart…

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    Arizona Inmate Pronounced Dead 2 Hours After 'Botched Execution' Began

    24th July 2014 00:29

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. See also: Oklahoma Inmate Dies of Heart Attack After Botched Execution…

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    HBO Promos 'Love Child' Documentary Exploring Gaming Addiction

    24th July 2014 00:26

    When the infant of a South Korean couple addicted to online gaming died of malnutrition in 2010, the trial that followed was unprecedented. It was the first legal case that ever saw Internet addiction used as a defense In HBO's Love Child, which will premiere next Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT as part of the network's recently established documentary night, director Valerie Veatch uses the couple's troubling story as a backdrop to explore gaming addiction, its pitfalls and causes See…

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    Dronies Are the Only Way to Be Photographed This Winter

    24th July 2014 00:13

    SYDNEY — Selfies just weren't cutting it in 2014 Once you hit 5,000 Facebook 'Likes' for your phone-in-mirror shot, nothing fulfills you. How does one become more impressive to their friends? You up the ante with a dronie, of course. That's using a drone to take a photo of the subject while it hovers in the sky. If you can master this technique, you are owning social media See also: These 16 Aussie 'Coffices' Make Working From Home Brilliant Up…

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    'Gotham' Promo Urges People to 'Take Back' the City

    24th July 2014 00:05

    The Gotham Chronicle is not too happy with the city's police department. That means you, Jim Gordon In this promo for the forthcoming Batman prequel, shared exclusively with Mashable, a newspaper covering the fictional city calls on residents to turn their backs on law enforcement, and instead, look to Gotham Chronicle for true justice. (For the record: journalists ≠ crime fighters.) See also: 'Gotham' Producers Not Sweating Lack of Superheroes The preview will make its official debut this weekend at…

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    'Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies,' Unite for Peace Amid Gaza Conflict

    23rd July 2014 23:53

    As tensions, and the death toll, continue to rise and Israeli forces move further into Gaza, two students at Hunter College in New York have found a way to spread love at a time when it's so easy to hate. Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish created a Twitter hashtag campaign, #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and Facebook page after Israeli military forces launched Operation Protective Edge and advanced into Gaza on July 8 — an offensive that has led to the death of more…

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    Jack White's Resting Bitchface at Cubs Game Strikes the Internet

    23rd July 2014 23:31

    Jack White is the subject of a new meme, thanks to a sour case of resting bitchface. White is currently on tour supporting his latest album Lazaretto, but took a night off Tuesday to catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. But while most photos show what looks like a perfectly pleasant night out, White's resting bitchface betrayed him in one particularly damming screenshot. See also: Jack White Breaks Vinyl Sales Record Set by Pearl Jam in '94 As…

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    Twitter Is Mostly a White Male Company, Diversity Data Reveals

    23rd July 2014 23:29

    It took a few weeks, but Twitter has finally released diversity data on its company, joining the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. The results? Twitter's roughly 3,000 employees are predominately white (59%) and overwhelmingly male (70%). The company's gender gap, in particular, becomes even more pronounced when broken down by expertise. Of Twitter's technology employees, a whopping 90% are men. For non-technical jobs, the split between genders is 50-50. What's more, almost 80% of those in leadership positions are…

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    Tasmania: The Part of Australia Everyone Forgets

    23rd July 2014 23:13

    SYDNEY — Poor Tasmania. It is the island that floats just off the bottom of mainland Australia, and no one can seem to remember it is there. Tasmanians have copped a lot of slack over the years: A politician even had to issue a press release to help Australians remember the "forgotten state," and the state tourism organization ran a campaign drilling home the fact Tasmania is "a world apart, not a world away." See also: Australia and Scotland Compete…

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    Will We Ever See The Debut Of YouTube Music?

    23rd July 2014 23:05

    Chris LaRosa, the head of YouTube’s "upcoming" music subscription service, is leaving the company. This setback marks yet another roadblock for the long-delayed project. Although YouTube music has been touted as a "Spotify killer," this most recent departure makes its future all the more ominous. LaRosa is the second person in charge of the project to leave over the past year The Wall Street Journal reports these departures and delays are the result of internal arguments about how the service…