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Tough and tiny pit bull puppy battles back after a broken jaw

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:10pm

A tiny pit bull was not quite a month old when her food-aggressive mother accidentally broke the puppy's jaw. Swollen and mewling in pain, the pup was brought to the Vet Ranch in Texas for emergency care.

Vets were able to treat the wiggly puppy, now named "May," binding her jaw while it healed and inserting a feeding tube to keep her strength up. After only three weeks, they were able to remove the bandages and start feeding May solid food.

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Neil Young rocks out against GMOs with Willie Nelson's sons

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:07pm

Rock legend Neil Young continues his anti-GMO campaign against agriculture behemoth Monsanto and coffee giant Starbucks in the song and video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop."

For years, the 69-year-old songwriter has shown his support to farmers and disgust for genetically modified organisms as the co-founder of benefit concert Farmer Aid

See also: Listen to Rolling Stones' early version of 'Dead Flowers' for the first time

Last year, Young boycotted Starbucks when the company began fighting Vermont legislation that, beginning in mid-2016, will force brands to spell out genetically modified ingredients on labels. Monsanto, meanwhile, draws Young's ire for selling genetically modified seeds that farmers can't own. Read more...

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Here's how the U.S. was able to charge international soccer officials

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:02pm

The United States government rocked the world of international soccer on Wednesday by announcing charges of corruption against several high-ranking FIFA officials.

The charges — which name 14 powerful FIFA officials and sports marketing executives, and include allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering — note that much of the alleged criminal activity took place outside of the United States. Several of the charged officials were apprehended early on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland

See also: FIFA officials face corruption charges, extradition to the U.S.

Though FIFA is a global operation, the U.S. charged the officials and executives with violating U.S. banking laws Read more...

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10 ways technology companies have to adapt, or die

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:59pm

The tech world only stops to gawk for a few choice events: Apple product launches, Marc Andreessen tweetstorms and Mary Meeker's slide presentations.

Meeker, a partner at the influential venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and arguably the center of the Silicon Valley hype machine, released her 20th annual Internet Trends report on Wednesday

Much has changed since her first presentation in 1995: Apple has replaced Netscape as the top public Internet company by market cap and the number of mobile phone users has gone from 80 million (1% market penetration) to 5.2 billion (73% penetration).

The latest 197-slide presentation pulls together data from a range of sources to highlight changing smartphone habits, the growing millennial workforce, factors driving the on-demand economy and the ever-present question of whether the technology industry is in a bubble. Read more...

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'Best thing that could...happen to the beautiful game': World of football reacts to FIFA arrests

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:33pm

Wednesday was a great day for FIFA — a phenomenal day.

The football association said so itself: The dawn arrests of several senior officials for alleged racketeering, conspiracy and corruption, followed swiftly by the opening of an investigation into awarding Russia and Qatar the next two World Cups, marked a spectacular day for FIFA.

See also: FIFA officials face corruption charges, extradition to the U.S.

As a long overdue storm surrounded the orgnization, FIFA insisted it was "pleased to see that the investigation is being energetically pursued." Meanwhile, spokesman Walter De Gregorio, wheeled out alone to face the world's press, repeated that it was a "good day." Read more...

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Watch 100 years of beauty in India in 90 seconds

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:25pm

Beauty has gone Bollywood

In the latest installment of The Cut's "100 Years of Beauty" series, we see the dramatic and colorful fashion trends of India. Model and dancer Trisha Miglani demonstrates how hairstyles, veils, bindis and Mehendi styles have evolved since 1910 — always mimicking Bollywood heroines of the era, from Sharmila Tagore to Katrina Kaif

You can see the images and people who inspired each decade's look on The Cut's Pinterest board

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BuzzFeed: 'We resist pressure' from advertisers

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:20pm

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Being a new media company isn't always easy. With 200 million monthly unique visitors, BuzzFeed enjoys enviable success, but the road, particularity in recent months has been rocky

Earlier this year, the site's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith admitted to deleting thousands of posts; a handful of them in anticipation of advertiser displeasure

Reflecting on those decisions, Smith told Re/code's Peter Kafka that BuzzFeed is "learning in public," and making mistakes.

See also: BuzzFeed admits deleting 3 articles due to 'advertising complaints'

However, when Kafka asked Smith, who was on stage with BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, what actually happened, Smith said he didn't want to "get into the weeds," and pointed to the lengthy report BuzzFeed had already published. Smith did reveal that he commissioned the report so he could better understand what happened before he went out and talked to people about it. He didn't seem eager to linger on the subject Read more...

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Better late than never? Apple Maps will reportedly get transit directions in iOS 9

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:16pm

In a move that's years overdue, Apple is reportedly bringing subway directions to its Apple Maps platform. But only people who live in one of six cities will be able to use the feature out of the gate.

According to a 9to5Mac report, Apple is gearing up to launch mass transit directions with the release of iOS 9. The first batch of cities to get the feature include New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Paris and Berlin

See also: Apple is bringing Force Touch to the iPhone, another report claims

Apple is expected to show off iOS 9 for the first time at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in early June. Read more...

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Facebook Messenger beefs up payments, lets you pay inside group chats now

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:00pm

Facebook Messenger said two months ago that it was getting into the payments game — a long-awaited move on Facebook's part. Now, the team also plans to phase in two additional ways that people can pay each other inside the app

Messenger announced on Wednesday new tweaks to its payments feature that tightens integration with the overall app. Facebook also expanded the availability of payments, which is being rolled out over the next few months; it's already available in a handful of U.S. cities, such as Seattle, Portland and Austin, but will now include the New York metropolitan area

See also: 5 tips to make Facebook Messenger work better for you Read more...

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Texans line up to adopt cats and dogs after animal shelter is flooded

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:55pm

After storms ravaged Oklahoma and Texas over the weekend, parts of central Texas are still floodedAustin Pets Alive!, a no-kill shelter in Austin, is among the homes and businesses affected by the severe weather.

The shelter called for volunteers to foster animals up for adoption, and animal lovers stepped up to the plate, lining up to give dogs and cats temporary homes.

See also: 20 questions with Manny the Frenchie on why you should adopt a rescue

Austin Pets Alive! posted pictures of the flooded building, showing why the shelter needed help housing their adoptable animals Read more...

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All the rainfall records that have been broken in the southern Plains so far

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:27pm

The epic weather whiplash event that has caused the southern Plains states, particularly Oklahoma and Texas, to go from drought conditions to flooding in just three weeks has broken numerous all-time rainfall records

Oklahoma, for example, will likely have its wettest month of any on record. The same can be said for Oklahoma City and other communities there and in the Lone Star State

See also: The anatomy of catastrophe in Flash Flood Alley, Texas

Here is a running list of the rainfall records that have been broken so far, along with some nifty scientific charts that tell the story, courtesy of meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Read more...

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Apple sends WWDC invites, likely for iOS 9 and new Mac software debut

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:26pm

Apple sent out invites to members of the press on Wednesday to the keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where the company is expected to reveal what's in store for its next-generation iPhone and Mac software. It will likely provide a clear look at what software is coming soon to Apple products.

The tagline reads "the epicenter of change" in a box surrounded by shapes and colors.

See also: Apple is bringing Force Touch to the iPhone, another report claims

Apple's annual WWDC will take place in San Francisco starting on June 8 and will run until June 12. Each year, Apple developers and analysts flock to the event to learn more about how to use iOS and OS tools to build apps and other products. Read more...

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An iPhone bug is making phones crash when a certain text is sent

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:11pm

A newly discovered iOS bug is crashing iPhones and leaving users without access to the Messages app.

Users who receive a mysterious string of characters in a text are noticing their Messages app will consequently crash, and in some cases, the phone will automatically reboot, according to 9to5Mac. The issue was first posted to Reddit.

See also: 7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8

The text is partially in Arabic and includes unicode. It's not so much about what the text says, but rather how Apple's iOS handles the unicode sequence

Image: Reddit, aus10_t8um

People who are sending the sequence are likely doing so either as a joke or with nefarious intent to lock the recipient's Messages app and block incoming texts. It’s not limited to communications between iPhones; a normal SMS text can trigger the bug, as well Read more...

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The difference between hotels that are dog friendly — and just dog tolerant

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:52am

Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.

A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn't let her pooch Benny trot around in the main house, among other troubles. Ochman, a Manhattan Internet strategist, has since discovered Audrey's Farmhouse, a bed and breakfast in Wallkill, New York, that caters to dogs and doesn't charge pet fees that can top hundreds of dollars.

"Dog-friendly means your dog is welcome," she said. "If the dog is welcome, he shouldn't cost extra money. Of course, I am a dog owner, not an innkeeper." Read more...

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The anatomy of catastrophe in Flash Flood Alley, Texas

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:42am

The town of Wimberley is located on some of the most beautiful land in all of Texas known as Texas Hill Country, which was named for the rolling hills and gentle creeks that comprise the landscape.

“It’s a great location, if you don’t want to go to one of the beaches here in Texas it really is one of the best getaway locations in Texas,” says Victor Murphy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dallas.

See also: Lake Travis, Austin's main reservoir, rises astonishing 22 feet in 1 week

To meteorologists like Murphy, though, Texas Hill Country is known by another name: "Flash Flood Alley." This area is the most flash flood-prone in the state, and among the most flood-prone areas in the country. Read more...

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Elizabeth Warren is 'mad as hell' — but isn't running for president

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:09am

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — For a person who's not running for U.S. president in 2016, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren can deliver a heck of a stump speech.

In a spirited and wide-ranging chat with Re/code co-founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the tech publication's annual Code Conference, Warren repeatedly called for investment in the middle class, a constituency she said has been undeserved for decades. Warren added that the U.S. has stopped investing in infrastructure and education, at least in the way it did between 1930 and 1980

"I’ll tell you exactly what happened. Ronald Reagan was elected president," she said, arguing that Reagan's programs of trickle-down and supply-side economics have led to tax cuts in both good and bad times, as well as pulling back on investments for the future. Read more...

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John Oliver explained FIFA's corruption even before the corruption charges

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:55am

John Oliver really wants you to know about the corruption in FIFA.

Around this time last year, the Last Week Tonight host devoted 13 minutes to mocking the organization's nasty business practices. On Sunday's episode of Oliver's show, the host again went after the organization, this time zeroing in on its president, Sepp Blatter, who is running for a fifth term.

"If you don't know who Sepp Blatter is, think of Roger Goodell. And now, think of Roger Goodell's asshole. That is Sepp Blatter," says Oliver.

Oliver goes on to discuss Blatter's support for putting the World Cup in Qatar, as well as his ridiculous ideas for improving the popularity of women's soccer. Read more...

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What slut-shaming looked like in the 1920s

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:33am

July 12, 1922

In Chicago, Illinois, a woman is being arrested for defying a Chicago edict banning "abbreviated bathing suits" on beaches.

Image: Bettmann/CORBIS

In 1919, 20 special deputies called "Sheriffettes" were sworn in to monitor the swimwear of the bathers at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.  This was the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between women and beach authorities — and not just there.

That same year, a policeman was reprimanded by a judge for arresting a woman who wore a swimsuit under a skirt and sweater. She was walking along Ocean Parkway with her husband and was told to go home and change into complete street attire. The policeman allegedly looked under her skirt to check what she was wearing. The judge told him he had no business to do so and dismissed the charge. Read more...

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What you need to know before Google I/O

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:11am

In this video, Android engineer Eric Brynsvold, tells fans what to expect at this year's Google I/O conference

Rumors have been flying for weeks, and Brynsvold is on top of them. He discusses buzzwords you should look out for in the session descriptions, what enhancements you can expect from material design and, of course, Android M

After popping up briefly on the I/O schedule, then immediately getting removed, Android M has attracted the most attention out of I/O. Brynsvold sorts through the conspiracies, and highlights the things we'll most likely see.

Enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe to our Ask a Dev YouTube channel to catch more videos like this. Read more...

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