Another journalist resigns from First Look Media, cites management's 'bad faith'

When billionaire Pierre Omidyar announced First Look Media, it sounded too good to be trueThe media company would be well-financed from the former eBay founder's fortune and seek to provide a place for the best journalists to independently operate,

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Another journalist resigns from First Look Media, cites management's 'bad faith'

When billionaire Pierre Omidyar announced First Look Media, it sounded too good to be trueThe media company would be well-financed from the former eBay founder's fortune and seek to provide a place for the best journalists to independently operate,

The term “digital magazines” may sound kind of dumb, but First Look Media’s approach is not

First Look Media, the new venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has launched The Intercept from Glenn Greenwald -- the first of what it calls a family of "digital magazines." But the company's strategy is much smarter than that term makes it sound    

First Look Media sounds like a gigantic mess

Matt Taibbi quit. Other journalists clashed with management, and founder Pierre Omidyar changed his vision from content to product, leaving First Look Media something of a mess.That is the takeaway from the 1,825-word screed posted by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras,

He said/she said isn’t just a failure of journalism, it’s a failure to understand the media market

As Jay Rosen argues, the days when it was enough to just give both sides of a story -- without providing any additional viewpoints or fact-checking -- are over. He said/she said journalism is both an ethical lapse and a failure to understand how the media business itself has changed

The Uncanny Valley of Old Futurism

In 1995 Eugene Volokh wrote the most paleofuturish article ever written. By that I mean it's an incredibly prescient meditation on the future of media and technology. But it has just enough weird anachronisms to remind us that nobody can predict the future with absolute certainty. Read more...

This Samsung 4K TV is almost $200 off and includes a $20 Vudu credit

Do you like movies?Cool, this deal is for you. Get a $20 Vudu credit when you snag this 40-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV on sale for just $249.99 — and at that price, we totally wouldn't judge if you bought one for every room.When you can't find the movie or show you want on Netflix or Hulu,

Samsung soundbar with wireless subwoofer is $140 off

We know that your TV viewing pleasure can really depend on the technology you’re using. If you’ve got the visuals covered with a 4K TV, bring your audio up to the same quality with a good soundbar.The Samsung 3.

Amazon Echo Connect is on sale for under $25

Considering kids come out of the womb knowing how to use an iPhone nowadays, you'll probably be surprised to hear that a good chunk of society hasn't cut the landline cord just yet: In 2018,

This Hamilton Beach blender is over 50% off at Walmart

Memorial Day is just a few short days away, and tons of people are currently planning their celebratory backyard BBQs and cocktail hours. If you are considering hosting the festivities yourself,

Air taxi could fly you (and your friends) from NYC to Boston in an hour on a single charge

Lilium, a German air taxi company, unveiled its five-seater, all-electric passenger jet for the first time. The jet successfully completed its maiden test flight, demonstrating its ability to take off and land vertically.

What critics thought of the 'Game of Thrones' finale

Game of Thrones has ended and the reviews have been pouring in about how the biggest series on television wrapped things up.While many agree that most of the final season was a rocky, unpleasant road to go down, reactions to the series finale have been mixed. Some critics walked away unsatisfied,

'Game of Thrones' finale MVP is Sansa. Here's why.

Sansa Stark broke her own wheel.There's more to be said on what that means, but she's the only reasonable choice of MVP for the final new Game of Thrones episode we'll ever see. To really appreciate Sansa's importance to both the episode and the future of Westeros, however,

On Oscars red carpet, fashion is great but #AskHerMore is better

In years past, actresses on the Oscars red carpet were often asked about their fashion choices or relationships instead of their roles.This year, though, activists worked hard to change change the conversation with a hashtag called #askhermore. The movement,

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' incredibly entertaining Oscars monologue

Yaaaaaas, Neil. YaaaaaasWe're not surprised Neil Patrick Harris absolutely slayed the opening monologue for the 87th annual Academy Awards. He kicked off with a race joke — thanks for getting that out of the way,

The Internet was not a fan of Lady Gaga's dishwashing Oscars gloves

The Little Monsters were extra monstrous when it came to Lady Gaga's Oscar accessories.Lady Gaga's Azzedine Alaia dress on the red carpet at the Academy Awards was a stunning white gown complete with red gloves that unfortunately looked like dishwasher gloves.See also: Oscars 2015:

Twitter revenue beats expectations, but shares tumble due to growth figures

Twitter’s revenue exceeded analyst expectations, but investors reacted poorly to user base growth figures which were slightly improved, but evidently not by enough.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/30/twitter-revenue-beats-expectations-but-shares-tumble-due-to-growth-figures/

NASA Beams Hi-Def Video From Space Via Laser

An anonymous reader writes "NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications instrument. Transmission of 'Hello,

Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

SmarterThanMe (1679358) writes Teacher here, you can call me Mr. SmarterThanMe. I have a fancy smartboard installed in my room. Smartboards allow me to show students a whole range of other stuff other than just whatever I'm writing.

欧洲钢琴家根据被遗忘法要求华盛顿邮报删除乐评

欧洲法院的被遗忘法裁决开启的糟糕先例究竟有多糟糕,下面就是一个典型:奥地利知名钢琴家Dejan Lazic不满《华盛顿邮报》音乐评论人Anne Midgette在2010年发表的一则乐评,以被遗忘法为由要求邮报删除这则乐评。

Baltimore mom who slapped rioting son: 'I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray'

The Baltimore mother who publicly berated her son for rioting in a now-viral video said she did it because she doesn't want her only son to be "a Freddie Gray."Toya Graham pulled her kid from a crowd of rioters,

Here's Why Those Exploding Bottles of Hard Cider Had to Be Recalled

Bottles of Angry Orchard hard cider were recalled this week with their manufacturer warned that cider from two recent batches may result in bottles that overflow or, much more dramatically, literally burst. But what makes a bottle of otherwise ordinary cider explode?Read more...

The US Military Used Lasers to Shoot Down a Drone in 1973

Lasers are the future of warfare. So it might come as a surprise to many Americans that the US military first used a laser to shoot a drone out of the sky as early as 1973.Read more...

At least 18 million Xbox One consoles have been sold, according to sources

Microsoft is well aware that the Xbox One is at a bit of a competitive disadvantage to Sony’s Playstation 4, at least in terms of units sold, with Xbox chief Phil Spencer admitting that...The post At least 18 million Xbox One consoles have been sold, according to sources appeared first on WinBeta.

因祸得福:无人车事故后谷歌获“检测公交车”专利

近日,谷歌申请成功了一项检测公交车的专利,其实该专利的申请递交日期显示是2014年,而到这几天谷歌才获批该项专利。该专利通过特殊的图像识别技术,可准确的对公交车的体积、颜色进行判断,从而避开公交车。因祸 ... ...

: 蘋果仁分享領新機 iPhone 和驗機時注意的大小事

圖、文/愛瘋樂園 自從去年(2014)iPhone 6/6+在9月26號在台開賣之後,有許多人,包含我都換了大螢幕的 iPhone,而相對的,就有許多二手 iPhone5S ,甚至前幾代的版本開始在網路 上販賣,我身旁好多朋友也因此加入了iPhone的行列,不過,不管是買新機或是二手機,都需要檢查清楚,畢竟一隻 iPhone 也不便宜,所以...

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