The “world’s largest rubber duck” is making a splash in California this week, spending Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 24 in the Port of Los Angeles.
Back in 2012, if you compared a budget phone to a premium phone, you’d likely see a spec/features breakdown like this:
The comparison was simple: Twice the money bought you a phone that was, statistically speaking, twice as good.
Beijing boasts four Catholic churches known simply by the four points on the compass. They are overseen by the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, the government-mandated entity that tries to bridge the gap between a faith normally guided from the Vatican and an officially atheist Chinese Communist Party.
“I think i’m a generally kind of lonely person,” Porter Robinson explains, sitting in his Manhattan hotel room. He’s just gotten up and had breakfast; his dark hair is unkempt.
The music-streaming service Spotify unveiled an online map called “Serendipity” on Thursday that shows when people in different cities are listening to the same song at the exact same time — or at least within a tenth of a second of each other — regardless of the city, timezone or hemisphere.
Ferguson Protests Stay Peaceful
A visit by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and a spell of bad weather produced a smaller, more subdued crowd on Wednesday, as nighttime protests remained peaceful for the first time in nearly a week
Here’s your first glimpse of the upcoming season of American Horror Story.
FX’s horror anthology series is set to return with a fourth season, called Freak Show, on October 8.
Justice is a long way off. But on Wednesday night in Ferguson, Mo., there was finally a stretch of peace.
For the first evening in nearly a week, protests here went off unmarred by any major skirmishes between police and protesters.
Your book is called The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. What exactly is the American idea? The condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life. The job of government is to secure our rights so that we can make the most of our lives.
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Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon happened to have an electric trimmer when actor Jared Leto stopped by on Wednesday. Leto, who left a bit less scruffy, said during the segment that Fallon was “pretty good” at trimming beards.
One of the many cool things about Uber is that it allows passengers to rate the driver. Not surprisingly, the drivers are very friendly. A recent hack of Uber’s site highlighted that the sauce-for-the-gander reverse is also true: the drivers rate us passengers.
If plus-size fashion is a $17.5 billion industry, why are plus-size consumers still marginalized? The fashion industry takes a lot of blame, and to some extent the blame is fairly placed, but not entirely.
You have to go to Alaba market in the chaotic metropolis of Lagos. It’s where the country’s film industry, Nollywood, was born over two decades ago—not that most of its stars would set foot there today.
Congressman Paul Ryan, who has been spending some time in the last 18 months visiting urban black neighborhoods, says that he’s often the first Republican the people he talks to there have ever met.
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General’s takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter’s board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.
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Cinderella with a black eye.
SoundCloud, the popular free music-sharing platform that’s helped artists like Lorde skyrocket to fame, is introducing advertisements to its service.
When I was a kid, in the 1980s, Fantasy had, let us say, some unpleasant associations. It was fringy and subcultural and uncool. Not that this stopped me, or a lot of other people.
Inside the Tragedy of Ferguson
The shooting death of Michael Brown, and the violence that has followed, have only made the town’s problems worse
Have a monkey infestation problem?
If you’re around Delhi, India, you might want to call up Mahendra Goswami. He is a ‘Monkey Walla,’ or ‘Monkey Man,’ one of the many men hired by the Indian government to shoo monkeys away from buildings and areas where people are present.
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Take a quick peek at the Twitter feed from George Takei — the actor famous for his Star Trek and advocacy roles, and the star of the new documentary To Be Takei — and it’s immediately clear that he has a catchphrase.
There have already been lessons learned from what’s happening in Ferguson, says Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. “I think it has certainly spurred in me, and in many others, to listen harder,” she tells TIME, “especially to young people who feel hopeless and helpless about what this country is offering them.”
Russian regulators are targeting McDonald’s restaurants in a crackdown that authorities say is a matter of food safety.
Swing Copters, the guy who made Flappy Bird‘s next mobile game, is live now as promised, though you’ll have to search to find it (it wasn’t charting as this post went up), and that means sorting through all the soundalike (and in some cases lookalike) copycat versions.
At least one of the two Americans infected with Ebola while in Liberia and later sent to an Atlanta hospital for treatment is set to be discharged Thursday, according to the aid organization he was working for in West Africa.
I majored in English for one reason: it was easy. All I had to do was read books and, crucially, only books written in the one language I knew. A few months ago, I went to lunch with a fellow Stanford graduate, who has a hugely successful Internet company.
Forget Where’s Waldo. Have you played Where’s Jaycee Chan?
(ATLANTA) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.