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Miami under water: Severe thunderstorms flood streets



Slow-moving thunderstorms dumped up to 8 inches of rain in the Miami metropolitan area Saturday, flooding downtown and elsewhere. Some parts of South Florida saw 10 inches of rain, according to radar estimates

As up to 50 mile-per-hour winds whipped through the region and swaths of water flowed through the streets, drivers experienced a bumper-to-bumper bummer. The heavy rain also prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood advisories in some areas, including Boca Raton and Coconut…

What is +SocialGood, and how can you get involved?



Tickets are now available for the +SocialGood UK conference on March 27, a can’t-miss event that will explore how technology and digital media drive social change in the UK and beyond.

+SocialGood was developed as a platform to build and connect global communities around the idea that technology and new media can change the world for the better. By fostering conversation and providing tools to create both online and…

Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?



Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding

Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year’s show, which starts March 12

“I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course…

Samsung and HTC are poised to reclaim the biggest show in mobile



Just a couple of years ago it seemed like Mobile World Congress, the biggest annual event in the mobile industry, was losing its luster. Worried that their new flagships would drown in a sea of announcements, Samsung, HTC and Sony held their pressers weeks or months before or after the show, which takes place every year in Barcelona in February. And CES, which thematically overlaps with the MWC and is held two months earlier, was beginning to take some wind out of the event’s sails


Apple teases March event with ‘spring forward’ invites



Apple sent out invites to press on Thursday for a mystery “spring” event taking place on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.

Apple has previously said that it will release the Apple Watch in April.


Image: Apple

The invitation is very Apple in its coyness, with the teasing line, “Spring Forward.” That seems to be a play on the famous “spring forward, fall back” reference to Daylight Savings Time. It also…

Young LeBron James Jr. has some highlight skills of his own



LeBron James Jr. is stuntin’ like his daddy

The young progeny of Earth’s greatest basketball-playing human is in fourth grade, plays ball himself and earned himself some Internet props after showing off a sweet outside shot, impressive court vision and tight handle at a tournament over the weekend

The video embedded above shows young Bronny, as his father calls him, helping the Gulf Coast Blue Chips to a championship at an…

From Lego masks to zebra bags, the most eccentric street style from London Fashion Week



LONDON — London Fashion Week is known for delivering a healthy dose of quirky fashion and ‘Super Monday’ – the biggest day of the event – didn’t disappoint.

From Lego masks to hand-painted jeans and bright yellow rain macs to zebra bags, London showed off its penchant for edgy street style outside the main event at Somerset House.

Here’s a few of the looks that caught our eye:

’90s hair

Sort of obsessed with this 90’s Asian pop star meets…

More than 1,000 Muslims form human shield around Oslo synagogue



“No to anti-Semitism. No to Islamophobia.”

That was the message chanted by what’s estimated to be more than 1,000 Muslims who created a human shield, or what they called a “ring of peace,” around a synagogue in the Norwegian capital of Oslo late Saturday

“Muslims want to show that we strongly condemn all type of anti-Semitism and hatred towards Jews. And that we are there to support them,” the group…

NFL Scouting Combine: Big men running fast make the funniest faces



Few situations in life — even in the NFL — require a man weighing more than 300 pounds to run as fast as he can in a straight line for 40 yards

The annual NFL Scouting Combine is one of those situations. Pro football prospects, including massive offensive linemen, must run, lift, shuttle, jump and prove their athleticism in myriad other ways before the watchful eyes of front office personnel ahead of April’s NFL Draft

Stephen’s Colbeard is the facial hair America deserves



Stephen Colbert is back — and he’s hairier than ever.

The former host of The Colbert Report has been out of the media spotlight since the end of his show in December, but emerged Thursday night to attend the Oscar Wilde Awards

Colbert took home the night’s top prize, but the real prize went to us — for Colbert has grown a magnificent beard

Colbert’s surprisingly Santa-like beard is an drastic change from his conservative look as the character…