Tow company refunding fire victims who fled their cars — after charging them thousands of doll

Victims of the wildfire that scorched cars along Interstate 15 in Southern California on Friday were outraged to find that one towing company billed them exorbitant fees — for picking up cars they were forced to abandonTheir complaints prompted the California Highway Patrol to launch an investigation,

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Tow company refunding fire victims who fled their cars — after charging them thousands of doll

Victims of the wildfire that scorched cars along Interstate 15 in Southern California on Friday were outraged to find that one towing company billed them exorbitant fees — for picking up cars they were forced to abandonTheir complaints prompted the California Highway Patrol to launch an investigation,

TED turns away mother, baby at conference for women

MONTEREY, California — A mother and her 5-month-old baby were asked to leave TEDWomen, a conference meant to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of women and girls around the worldSee also: Pregnant musician Sarah Blackwood kicked off flight due to crying toddlerJessica Jackley,

Starbucks Sells California's Scarce Water to "Help" People Without Water

When you buy a bottle of water at Starbucks, five cents goes towards “improving the lives of people who lack vital resources,” according to the in-house brand named Ethos Water. That may be true, but there’s a catch:

An Immigrant Experience

Editor’s note: Gilles Raymond is the Founder and CEO of News Republic, which offers news from 1,000 licensed content partners worldwide. He previously founded, successfully grew and sold two mobile app companies – IN-FUSIO and Mobilescope. Four times in my life I have been an immigrant:

An Open Letter To WeWork

Dear WeWork, We moved into WeWork Golden Gate on July 1 and signed a four-month lease on a sunny new office space for our growing startup, Glassbreakers. This is a really exciting time for us.

Closing The Computer Science Gap, From Classroom To Career

My twins will turn four in 2015, and they know more about computers now than I did when I took over as president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) in 2003. And it’s a good thing because currently there are more than 75,000 open jobs in computing in California and only 4,

The Work-Family Imbalance

I recently left my job primarily to spend more time with my two-year-old daughter. I didn’t want it to be too late before I realized that I had spent very little time with her; I was starting to establish some patterns that I wasn’t proud of,

Meet the New, Dangerous Fringe of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

The 11-year-old girl’s mother saw the Facebook message first. It came from a profile that looked like it belonged to the girl’s beloved aunt, but the words didn’t sound like her. Read more...

Most Holidays Are Fake, and Here's Why

Do you celebrate National Onion Rings Day? What about Be Kind to Animals Week? Do you know what you’re buying your significant other for Talk Like a Pirate Day? Time is running out! ThARRRRs just 9 shopping days left! Read more...

The Reservoir That Made the World Pay Attention to California's Drought

Do you remember where you were when you first realized the severity of the drought in the Western US? I would guess that you weren’t staring at a cloudless sky or a dry faucet. You were probably looking at a photo of Folsom Lake.Read more...

A smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom may be in the works

A year ago, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo demonstrated a smartphone camera with 5x lossless zoom. Now the company has announced a Jan. 16 event that hints at a smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom. SEE ALSO:

How to KonMari your way to a happier digital life

I've been about that KonMari life since 2016. That's when I fell under the spell of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the 2014 book from Marie Kondo that sparked her new Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

Peace of mind for under $300: Grab a 2-pack of Arlo Pro security cameras on sale for $170 off at Wal

DIY home security cameras are just one of those things that you should probably have. I mean, there's almost no way you won't benefit from it — unless feeling too safe is something to complain about.If being paranoid is a personality trait you carefully curate,

Excited man spots 3 rare lynx right outside, but no one cared

Some wild animals are seen so rarely that they're thought of as mythical creatures at this point. Take the majestic lynx, for example. An Alaskan man was working construction on a house when suddenly one, then two, then three of these mysterious cats decided to grace his presence.

Breville and Keurig coffeemakers, Dyson and Hoover vacuums, and more great deals for Jan. 14

Start your Monday with a good cup of coffee — there are plenty of deals today on coffee makers, from the Keurig K-Elite single-serve K-Cup Pod coffeemaker for $41 off to the Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup programmable coffeemaker that's more than $100 off. And don't worry tea drinkers,

Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline

The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense.An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline.That’s a lot.

A teenager crashed their car doing the "Bird Box" challenge

Viral challenges can be pretty entertaining for people safely watching the mayhem through their phone screens, but a teen driver in Layton, Utah faced the harsh reality of these stunts when she crashed her car while blindfolded, allegedly because she was doing the "Bird Box" challenge. Reportedly,

Ray Romano singing The Ramones. Okay, that's enough Internet today.

Finally, the mashup nobody asked for, yet everyone neededSomebody is charging three whole dollars for this three song EP called Everybody Loves the Romanos. The EP consists of three Ramones covers, all sung by a man who sounds remarkably like Everybody Loves Raymond star Ray Romano.

A minor league baseball team is changing its name to honor taco trucks

Meet the Fresno Tacos, typically known — save for one night next month — as the Fresno GrizzliesThe AAA minor-league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros is changing its name for one game to the Fresno Tacos,

The Apple Watch is a $1 billion success

The Apple Watch may be many things, but now we know one thing it is most certainly not: a flop.On Tuesday, Apple finally released revenue numbers — after a fashion — for its first wearable as part of its Q3 earnings report.As expected,

You Wouldn't Like This Hulk When He's… Wet

Those 'just add water and watch it grow' toys have been a staple of kids for years now. But if you thought you outgrew such a childish novelty, ThinkGeek might change your mind with this wonderful desk toy that brings the Incredible Hulk to life with nothing but a container full of water.Read more.

AT&T U-verse Service Suffers Massive, Nationwide Outage

AT&T's U-verse service began suffering significant service outages across the country on Monday.U-verse, which delivers TV, phone and Internet service to roughly 10.7 million subscribers, began having issues at 11:20 a.m. EDT, according to DownDetector.com,

传谷歌内部测试安卓4.4.3 近期或将发布

安卓4.4.3在Nexus 5上的测试截图  上个月有传言称谷歌将发布安卓 4.4.3 版本系统,对于即将到来的系统,大家不要抱有太多希望,因为新版本系统主要是做一些 Bug 修复。

获取图片的主色调 - 在天空飞翔

有时候我们需要找出一张图片中的主色调,这里的主色调并不是指颜色最多的,而是指最“醒目”的。例如 win8 在更换桌面壁纸后,会将任务栏的背景色改为该壁纸的主色调。看下面几张图可以更直观的明白“醒目”的意思。

iPhone 6铝制后盖曝光:将采用嵌入式logo

自WWDC2014之后,关于苹果iPhone 6的模型照片不断刷新着新款手机的新闻版面,其中也被用户吐槽为“太丑”。其实相比真机组件来说,这些模型的制作精度还是距真机组件有一定差距的。

Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

DroidJason1 writes Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Windows. The company also plans to drop the "Nokia" name from handsets in favor of just "Lumia." These details were revealed in a leaked memo.

中国国家网络防火墙疑似屏蔽Steam游戏平台

陈少举 写道 "Steam 是美国维尔福于2003年9月12日推出的电子软体分发、数字版权管理及社交系统,它用于数位软体及游戏的发行销售与后续更新,支援 Windows、Mac OS 和 Linux 等作业系统,目前是全球最大的数位游戏平台。

Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

An anonymous reader writes A government-funded agency in Sweden is considering creating specials label for video games based on whether or not the games' portrayals of women are sexist. From the article:

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Android彩蛋效果,微信彩蛋效果 - zgz345

根据Android源码修改,具有微信彩蛋效果主要代码 public static class Board extends FrameLayout { public static final boolean FIXED_STARS = true; // 控制数量 ...

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