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Aug 29 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: kid screen

Google's drone delivery program takes flight in Australia (Wired) Nintendo unveils redesigned 3DS console (Business Insider) The Boss to publish children's book (The Guardian) A box office dollar is not the same in every country  ...
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Unique, Solution-Driven SEO Services by SLAM Strategy Places Client on Top in Google

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Adelaide’s leading digital strategy firm, SLAM Strategy, has successfully led a client’s search engine optimisation Adelaide project to place all targeted keywords at the topmost page of the search engine, Google.
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10 Songs

Aug 29 2014 4:23am CDT | Source: reveries

In his latest book, Greil Marcus distills the history of rock ‘n’ roll into just 10 songs, reports Wesley Stace in The Wall Street Journal (8/23/14). In part, Greil picks his list based on certain themes, like "escape," that are particular to rock ‘n’ roll. But the overarching idea "is how different artists cover, and re-discover, one another’s work." For example, In the Still of the Night, by the Five Satins, "has ...
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20 Cellos

Aug 29 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: reveries

Maya Beiser channels Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and others through her cello, reports Corinne Ramey in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). Her idea is to play their “voice.” With Kurt Kobain, for instance, Maya produces a “grimy, fuzzy howl.” “His voice is raspy and out of tune and not clean,” says Maya. Getting at that “is about … diving into that world.” Similarly, Jimi Hendrix’s solo on Little Wing is “so out of tune … You have to learn to bend a ...
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Zippo Marks

Aug 28 2014 4:28am CDT | Source: reveries

Zippo is doing better than ever even though the number of US smokers is half what it was in the 1950s, reports Abram Brown in Forbes (9/8/14). Last year’s sales topped $200 million, a record. Zippo’s claim to fame is, of course, its innovative and iconic cigarette lighter — developed "with a windproof chimney and a distinctive hinged lid" — in 1932. "After soldiers received the lighters in WWII, Zippo ...
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Hi-Ho D’Addario

Aug 28 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

D’Addario succeeds "by experimenting with a commodity good and refining it through small, but significant, innovations," reports Karsten Strauss in Forbes (9/8/14). The commodity is musical instrument strings, which it turns out at a rate of "some 700,000 per day." This "netted an estimated $12 million on $169 million," including other accessories, and growth at a rate averaging "6.2% a year during the past deca ...
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Research Hangups

Aug 27 2014 4:30am CDT | Source: reveries

Amid the rise of Big Data is a decline in reliable research, reports David Leonhardt in The New York Times (8/26/14). "The declining response rate to surveys of almost all kinds is among the biggest problems in the social sciences," David writes. "It’s complicating our ability to understand how people live and what they believe." This is evident in the Labor Department’s jobs report, which some ...
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Ethics vs. Research

Aug 27 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Researchers are grappling with the ethical dilemma of deceiving their subjects in the name of science," reports Shirley S. Wang in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). The argument goes that there are some circumstances under which failing to tell subjects they are being studied is the only way to get accurate information. Geoff Pearson of University of Liverpool applied this premise in a ten-year study of "the behavior of rowdy soccer fa ...
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The End of Absence

Aug 26 2014 4:30am CDT | Source: reveries

Michael Harris thinks we need to limit our intake of technology just as we do fat and sugar (The Economist 8/16/14). Michael is author of The End of Absence, in which he argues that putting ourselves on a high-tech diet may be the last best hope, of those who still remember life before the web, to pass along healthier habits to the next generation. His premise is that when "our insatiable appetites — for ...
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