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Would You Pay $100 a Year to Hear What Sarah Palin Has to Say?

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Sarah Palin is testing the fervency of her following by offering fans access to her “unfiltered” views and her personal life. The cost: $99.95 per year

The former Republican vice presidential nominee and former Alaskan governor has launched a new online subscription TV channel, aptly titled the Sarah Palin Channel, that she bills as “a news channel that really is a lot more than news.”

“This is a community where we’re going to be able…

Tour de France Cyclist’s Insanely Veiny Legs Shock and Awe

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Polish cyclist Bartosz Huzarski shared an insane photo of his legs after stage 18 of the Tour de France

The photo shocked, awed — and even found Huzarski on the defensive after some fans could hardly handle the veiny spectacle.

Here’s the photo he shared to Facebook after completing Thursday’s mountainous, 90-mile 18th stage.

Pretty gnarly, right? All that’s missing is a #nofilter…

The Friends That Play Together, Stay Together

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Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have released a series of pictures — and a corresponding book — titled Hobby Buddies, which examine people who are pursuing a common cause or shared ideas

They staged scenes that are both humorous and heartfelt, including groups like a diving club, astronomers, a scout troop and a children’s chess club.

“I look at those waiting in line — people of all kinds,” Sprecher and…

Creating a Fake Person Shows How Digital Anonymity Is Nearly Impossible

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On April 8, 2013, I received an envelope in the mail from a nonexistent return address in Toledo, Ohio. Inside was a blank thank-you note and an Ohio state driver’s license. The ID belonged to a 28-year-old man called Aaron Brown — 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with a round face, scruffy brown hair, a thin beard and green eyes. His most defining feature, however, was that he didn’t exist.

I know that because I created him.

As an artist, I’ve long been interested in identity and the ways it is…

HBO Promos ‘Love Child’ Documentary Exploring Gaming Addiction

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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 also: South…

The Original Rickroll Video Is Gone From YouTube

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One of the oldest, classic Internet memes has let us down and deserted us

The original music video for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the basis for the Rickrolling bait-and-switch meme, has been blocked by YouTube in several countries, including the United States. The video was first uploaded by YouTube user cotter548 on May 15, 2007 and was temporarily taken down due to copyright disputes once before, in 2012.

In remembrance of the original video’s takedown, we present you with…

Connected Cars May Eventually Inspire Place-Specific Radio Ads

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Chevrolet is rolling out what it calls the “largest deployment of vehicles with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi in the market this summer,” and the move will help open up opportunities for advertisers in the in-car services market, experts say.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering consumers advanced technologies that enhance the vehicle ownership experience,” a Chevy rep says. “Offering in-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity will allow Chevy owners to have a strong and consistent Wi-Fi connection that can pair…

Microsoft’s New CEO Says He Wants to Learn From Google

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ASPEN — Microsoft’s energetic new hope Satya Nadella is still in his honeymoon period, judging by the warm reception he got at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. But his animated conversation with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute was long on big ideas and short on specifics for his much-touted new direction for Microsoft.

A couple of days ago, Nadella released a 3,200-word memo to rally his troops which used the word “productivity” more than 20 times. Asked to define…

Microsoft’s New CEO Says He Wants to Learn From Google

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ASPEN — Microsoft’s energetic new hope Satya Nadella is still in his honeymoon period, judging by the warm reception he got at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. But his animated conversation with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute was long on big ideas and short on specifics for his much-touted new direction for Microsoft.

A couple of days ago, Nadella released a 3,200-word memo to rally his troops which used the word “productivity” more than 20 times. Asked to define…

Online Seller Offers Bombing ‘Souvenir’ From Israel-Gaza Conflict

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Bringing new meaning to the word entrepreneurial, an ad offering customers a chance to buy ‘Hamas missile debris’ went up on the Israeli website HappySale on Monday.

The seller, who identifies himself as Yochai Benarie, is asking about $150 for the fragments, but is flexible on the price, according to the ad.

“This piece of Hamas rocket fell in the area of central Tel-Aviv on Saturday night,” says the ad on HappySale, an Israeli app that promises “a fun new way to sell things online.”

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