U.S. President Barack Obama announced a landmark agreement on Iran’s nuclear-energy program late Saturday night
Although he was careful to note that it is only a “first step,” Obama said the U.S. and other world powers would begin to ease economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for the country offering significant proof that it does not intend to pursue a nuclear weapon. A turning point toward diplomacy seems to have come with the election of Iran’s new moderate president, Hassan…
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This Saturday is Book Lover’s Day. (If you celebrated on August 9th, you get another day for book loving).
To celebrate, embrace your bookworm-self. Own the fact that your bookshelf is groaning under the weight of your personal library and you’ve missed more than one subway stop in the middle of a real page turner.
And, of course, read a book
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Here’s another one to add to the charming Elena Kagan anecdote file providing a wonderful glimpse into how the least transparent of the three branches of government operates.
Speaking during an interview at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night, Supreme Court Associate Justice Kagan elaborated on remarks she’d made in August about how Supreme Court justices don’t use email.
“We don’t to each other. I obviously do to my…
Xiaomi, dubbed the “Apple of China,” on Tuesday held its first online sale of the new Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and the smart MITV — and both devices sold out in just over one minute.
The company just announced on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo page, where it coordinated the sale, that its 100,000 Mi3 units sold out in one minute and 26 seconds and that 3,000 units of its MITV smart TV sold out in one minute and 58 seconds.
Xiaomi is known for its tactic of selling batches of new devices on Weibo,…
Fact: Everyone is afraid of something. Also a fact: There’s a fancy term for whatever you’re afraid of. Scared of balloons? You have globophobia. Fear the color orange? You’re chrysophobic. Dread long words? Then you might not even want to say hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
Like all good citizens of the Internet, we tend to self-diagnose our conditions, and fears are no exception. Which are the most perused phobias causing people’s skin to crawl?
Apple has hired a longtime cable exec who revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he is working on “something big” at the company.
Developers have created some spectacular apps that run on the Evernote platform, and Friday Evernote selected three of them as its annual Devcup winners
The Evernote Devcup is open to any app that integrates with Evernote’s API. One-hundred and eighty apps were submitted to this year’s Devcup. From those 180, Evernote selected winners in twelve different categories in August ranging from Best Evernote Business Integration to Design Achievement.
While a number of sites let users browse through and buy art from iconic and emerging artists, one in particular is developing a new, niche relationship between the Internet and the art world. Signaling a transition from the traditional gallery space to a virtual one, the online-only gallery P-Squared focuses on contemporary work from up-and-coming Latino artists
With an official launch in April, P-Squared took off before Amazon unveiled its art marketplace in August. Other sites such as
Sixteen-year-old Lorde, whose “Royals” single about her fascination with aristocracy is No. 3 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 in the U.S., has just premiered her debut album online ahead of its Sept. 30 retail release.
Lorde — born Ella Yelich-O’Connor — is an electro pop singer-songwriter from New Zealand and is one of VH1′s You Oughta Know artists, which highlights emerging musicians
The album, Pure Heroine, began streaming at artist.VH1 on…