Google Glass might be revolutionary, not just on a technological level but also for the porn business, which is already prepping POV apps using Google’s new tech.
Imagine watching your favorite porno with hands-free control. No more lube on the remote or keyboard!Google Glass could take the POV concept to whole new levels, and this is particularly relevant in porn. No more awkward over the shoulder camera, with a camera operator breathing down a performer's neck trying to get that spot-on-POV without being the performer himself. Now an untrained camera operator, an actor, can wear these Google Glasses and obtain the perfect perspective while hands-free to guide the action.
Yep, no one really likes it.
The danger of flopping at the box office is real. The fear of being made fun of for making a movie like After Earth is a choice. And, after the film opened with only $27 million, Will Smith probably should've thought about that choice a bit more. Panned by critics, After Earth could only land in third place at the box office, behind Fast and Furious 6 and Now You See Me. This outcome isn't exactly a surprise: Will Smith hasn't had box-office magic in years and sci-fi films haven't done well this year. M. Night Shyamalan directed the movie, too. So no twist endings here.
I would describe this Rob LaZebnik takedown of millenialls as mean-spirited, but as most kids my age will probably assume he's being heartfelt instead of bitingly sarcastic, I'll just laugh along with the old people. Yet I can't help but wonder: isn't the reason so many kids my age are like this because of parents like LaZebnik?You masterfully tied together a set of emotional symptoms that looked enough like attention deficit disorder to buy you extra time on all your finals and standardized tests.
Include sleep with female intern, tell racist jokes, name-drop.
Tips to survive your summer internship at Goldman Sachs: “bang a [female] intern,” “always repeat racist jokes,” “don’t wear Hermès ties, ever,” and name-drop if you went to a “decent board school.” Oh, and if you have an Indian or Pakistani boss, “learn the rules of cricket.” Those are some of the 20 tips to success, according to the author of the Wall Street gossip blog GS Elevator, which has nearly half a million Twitter followers and 5,000 hits on its blog per day. “You’ve been vetted and hired by Goldman f---ing Sachs,” the blog reads. “You might feel like you crossed the finish line. But the race hasn’t even started yet.” Goldman, though, isn’t taking GS Elevator’s tips seriously, with a spokesman saying the blogger “sounds like an investment banker from the ‘80s.”
It’s not hard to understand why Anthony Chiasson, already a millionaire, would risk it all to rake in even more. Libraries are filled with such characters—just ask Tolstoy, writes Liesl Schillinger.
Last month, a 39-year-old Manhattan hedge fund manager and former altar boy named Anthony Chiasson was slapped with a six-and-a-half year prison term and a $5 million fine for crimes connected to insider trading. It was a very stiff sentence—prosecutors said it was meant to discourage others in the hedge fund “criminal club”—and the judge who delivered the punishment, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan, scolded Chiasson as he sentenced him.
Traced back to Turkish pomegranates.
Better think twice about ordering that smoothie. If it was made with Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, a frozen mix of berries and pomegranate seeds often used in smoothies, it could give you acute Hepatitis A—and no smoothie is worth Hepatitis A, no matter how acute. According to the CDC, 30 people across five states have been infected with the virus as a result of eating the fruity mix—nine of whom have been hospitalized. A certain type of Turkish pomegranate seed used in the mix seems to be responsible for the outbreak. People can recover fully from mild cases of Hepatitis A without treatment, but the most severe cases can result in liver failure and death.
Tesla’s making money, sales have doubled, and prices for plug-ins and hybrids are coming down in a big way. Is this the green market’s Model T moment?
“I would build a motorcar for the great multitude.”That’s what Henry Ford proclaimed early in his career. Ford, of course, is associated with the democratization of the automobile; the Model T was the first mass-owned car. But Ford started off as a luxury-car maker—making high-tech, impractical, very expensive vehicles for the very rich.That’s how it often goes when new technologies hit the market: they’re produced in small batches at a high cost.
Times couldn’t be better for bankers—but pundits are always complaining about regulations and making doomsday predictions. Daniel Gross on how government policy and the steadily improving economy are helping banks thrive.
It’s an article of faith on the right that Dodd-Frank, the set of financial reforms passed in the wake of the financial crisis, is economic poison. “Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Strangling Economy,” the Heritage Foundation warned last summer. The libertarian Mercatus Center in January warned of Ten Ways Dodd-Frank will hurt the economy in 2013. Here’s Eric Cantor, in a March Bloomberg television appearance “Dodd-Frank, I believe, and the follow on regulations, present a real problem and threaten our competitiveness if we don’t try to set aside some of the very damaging suggestions about regulation.
In the last few decades, we've put a lot more people in jail for drug offenses. And the street price of drugs has fallen.
Over at the Washington Post, Harold Pollack has a rather shocking graph, showing the intensity of law enforcement efforts, vs. the street price of heroin and cocaine. Summary: putting people in jail doesn't seem to have much effect: Of course, that doesn't necessarily tell us that enforcement isn't reducing drug use. For most drug users, illegal drugs have three costs: 1. The cash price of the drug2. The search costs to find and obtain the drug 3.
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With news of potential Fed tapering, Julie Hyman joins In the Loop with Betty Liu on Bloomberg News to give analysis of market reaction.
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Obama’s appointment of Clifford Sloan to head the Office of Guantanamo Closure has many hoping the president finally means business. Miranda Green on whether Gitmo’s days are numbered.