Digital Digest: 16/08/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 16 August 2010
How Do You Know is the first film from Academy Award-winning director James L Brooks since his flop comedy, Spanglish, in 2004. Despite its all-star cast of Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson, the decidedly unfunny trailer means it is unlikely to be a return to form.Watch it here:
According to a theory being published by Penn State University paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman, animals including dogs, cats and cows played a key role in human evolution. Taking in and employing animals spurred on human tool-making and language, which have both driven humanity’s success. Read about it here:
Elyse Porterfield has just moved to Los Angeles from her small Colorado hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a film star. She is also the woman who hoaxed the internet with her I quit video, and has gone on to become one of the most searched names on Google. CBS have an exclusive interview with her, and fellow hoaxer, John Resig. See it here:
Ecouterre combines fashion coverage with a love for the environment. Packed full of suggestions for recycling and shopping sustainably, it’s a handy go-to if you’re a consumer with a conscience. The latest item to feature is the Dancepants Kinetic mp3 player, powered as you run by a pair hi-tech leggings.
The NME has launched its Music Photography Awards, an opportunity for amateurs and professionals to showcase their work. To mark the occasion, celebrated photographer Jill Furmanovsky has selected some of the great portraits of the rock photography genre: Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry and The Clash.
In the US and Britain, prisons are overcrowded. But what if we could release all the inmates and monitor their movements using electronic tagging? Could it be a more just means of punishment, an effective way to cut crime, and reduce costs? This thought-provoking article in The Atlantic finds out:
Being online is the easiest ways to waste time; not least because you can kid yourself that you are just a couple of clicks away from getting back to work. But what happens when you are doing some serious graft, and want to get back to procrastination? Here are six of the best ways of mindlessly whiling away the day:
Life & Style blogs
iPhone 6s Plus photos: leaks show Force Touch display, subtly altered size
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus battery capacity will be weaker than predecessors, Apple leaks suggest
Pansexual: What is it - and when did the term gain popularity?
Amazon Prime Video launches offline viewing, feature Netflix has said is 'never going to happen'
How to discover who your best friends are on WhatsApp - using a tool within the application
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 4 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 5 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
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