iPhone App Points Non-Guzzlers to Alt Fuel Fill ‘Er Ups

The Department of Energy has developed an iPhone app designed to help drivers locate the nearest alternative fuel stations. Users can choose the alternative fuel they need — electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, E85, propane or hydrogen — and the app will display the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the stations […]

Model S Burns, Tesla Stock Goes Up in Smoke

The third fire in five weeks in one of Tesla Motor’s Model S cars could prompt safety regulators to take a closer look at the electric vehicle. The blaze reportedly occurred when a driver hit a trailer hitch on a highway near Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collision damaged the undercarriage and started the fire. The driver […]

Google May Be Barking Up Wrong Tree With EU Watchdog Plan

Google and the European Commission’s delicate negotiations on a settlement regarding the search engine giant’s alleged antitrust violations this week hit an unusual snag: The terms of Google’s second offer were outed on Wednesday, opening them up to unexpected public scrutiny. The new offer — including the proposed appointment of a monitor to oversee Google’s […]

Is LinkedIn Being Sued for Doing Just What It Says It Will Do?

A class action asserting that LinkedIn harvests and sells users’ email addresses was brought in September 2013. More than a month after the lawsuit was filed, LinkedIn still uses the same approach to collect email addresses and personal information — that is, it encourages users to “sync your contacts. Stay in touch. Bring your email, […]

3 Ways Corporate Culture can Crush CRM

CRM technology often gets blamed for the failure of customer initiatives — and sometimes it’s deserved. In many cases, though, the technology works exactly as advertised — as far as technology can work. Still, CRM is a discipline, not a technology — the technology merely helps business scale up the discipline. For that reason, the […]

The Humanitarian Myth

The Humanitarian Myth

In Egypt this week, another American was murdered after illegal detainment. Was it their fault? Of course not, it was ours. We continue to believe that pleading for humanitarianism will educate baboons. The best way to deal with baboon prides in battle is to let them kill each other. Don’t get in the middle. It […]

Egyptians Allow US Prisoner To Be Murdered

Egyptians Allow US Prisoner To Be Murdered

After James Lunn was misidentified by Egyptian Authorities, they scrambled to find an excuse. They then claimed he was holding a computer and maps of vital installations. We have no idea what Egypt meant or how this was any crime. Today the man was found dead, immediately after our consulate visited him. Egypt had extended […]

Food Costs Push China Inflation to 3.1 Percent

(BEIJING) — Higher food prices pushed up China’s consumer inflation in September as the government tried to keep to keep an economic recovery on track. Consumer prices rose 3.1 percent over a year earlier, government data showed Monday. That was up from August’s 2.6 percent but below the Communist Party’s 3.5 percent target for the […]

Social Security Raise to Be Among Lowest in Years

(WASHINGTON) — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by […]

Government shutdown talks hit snag in Senate

WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray, pushed their advantage, leading Republicans to warn against efforts to “humiliate” their party. Read more from the original source…

National Epidemic of Horrible People Pretending to Be Disabled

This trend probably won’t do much for your faith in humanity: Around the country, an increasing number of ethically challenged human beings are faking disabilities in order to snag good parking spots, cut lines at theme parks, or just bring their dogs into restaurants. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s a federal crime […]

Unu Plays 3 Ways to the Android Gaming Crowd

The Android gaming market is becoming increasingly crowded, but on Thursday Sunflex announced a fresh contender: the Unu, a combination console, tablet and home entertainment device that will arrive at retail next month. The Unu offers the promise of bringing virtually any game from Google Play to the living room TV via a TV-connected dock. […]

The Winter Olympics of Russia’s Discontent

Earlier this week, a team of investigative journalists in Russia compiled a dossier suggesting that the Russian government will be embarking on an ambitious surveillance regimen for the upcoming Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia, next February. In this podcast, Andrei Soldatov, one of the journalists who helped break this story, joins […]