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This year has been a brutal trial-by-fire for Uber’s newest senior executive hires

It’s tough to be a new executive at Uber. The second half of this year has seen several of the company’s high profile senior hires, namely Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy David Plouffe and Head of Global Safety Philip Cardenas, face trials by fire within weeks of joining the ride-sharing giant. For Plouffe, [...]

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Beretta: Making of a Shotgun

A slow-motion short film featuring actual Beretta equipment and craftsmen manufacturing and assembling one of the company’s premium shotguns. It’s half Resident Evil flick and half Wes Anderson 101. More here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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On this we agree: Tor’s executive director calls for “respectful” dialogue around Pando’s reporting

Back in July, Pando’s Yasha Levine wrote about the close funding ties between Tor and the US government. Shortly afterwards, all hell broke loose. As Yasha wrote later, and I’ve followed up since, some members of the Tor community responded to our reporting through what appeared to be a smear campaign. Yasha was accused of [...]

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ToneWoodAmp

The ToneWoodAmp is a portable effects accessory for acoustic guitars. It lets you add different effects and boost the sound without the need to plug in to an amp. You can swap effects and use MIDI instruments via its mobile app. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $90++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Oh God, It’s Mom

Brad and Dallas Woodhouse went on C-Span to talk about their documentary Woodhouse Divided. The brothers are on the extreme ends of the political spectrum, but that day they were united in their embarassment. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel: Our secrets are sacred, but yours aren’t

Yesterday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel became the latest high-profile victim of the ever-worsening Sony hack, which revealed personal emails, social security numbers, full unreleased movies, and a host of other materials. We won’t go into detail about what was revealed. What’s perhaps more newsworthy — or at least ironic, considering Snapchat’s far-from-pristine record on user privacy — is Spiegel’s self-righteous [...]

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Cabidor Door Storage Cabinet

Behind Door #1 we have…a full-length pantry of Combos and Cap’n Crunch! And Behind Door #1-1/2 we have…a dozen classic NES cartridges, a coupla Koosh balls, and VHS cassettes of my favorite porn from my childhood (circa 1985 Traci Lords–Boom!) Wednesday evening, my friends, is shaping up to look not so shabby after all. The [...]

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TorrX Ball Pump

The TorrX smart ball pump has an automatic mode. Just enter the target BAR or PSI and it will automatically inflate or deflate the ball until the target pressure is reached. It uses a standard needle and can inflate up to 15 PSI. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $49++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Unedited Footage of a Bear

(Gore) Adult Swim brings back Halloween with this amazing short film. If you thought Too Many Cooks was creepy, hug your loved ones tight, turn the lights up, put a diaper on and press play. Claridryl: not even once. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Cosmic Star Heroine (Gameplay)

An upcoming 16-bit style RPG from Zeboyd Games, featuring 11 playable characters, a unique charge-based battle system and a great soundtrack. Drops on Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4 & PS Vita (Crossbuy). More here. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $10 Continue Reading from the Source

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Google: Year in Search 2014

The latest in Google’s renamed zeitgeist commercial series features Nobel Prize winners, world champions, diseases, ice buckets, viruses, viral videos and more. Find out more about this year’s most searched topics on Google. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Conan Season 4 Supercut

(NSFW) Conan caps off its strongest year yet with this wild montage of its skits, interviews, mishaps and all the weird sounds that come out of its host. Though now we feel kinda cheated that the show isn’t this crazy. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Knight of Cups (Trailer)

The latest from Terence Malick (Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line) is a star-studded parable about a man (Christian Bale) who lives a shallow life of excess and celebrity, and the real life he longs for. The plot synopsis provides no further clues. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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SingStand Home Karaoke System

I’m not much of a singer but I do enjoy going to the karaoke bar and singing Clarence Carter’s smash hit “Strokin’” for all the ladies every now and again. Seems like I’m always one upped by a stocky guy in a flannel shirt and yellow puffy vest though. That dude sings “Alone” by Heart. [...]

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Startups Anonymous: Will people quit saying that it’s all about the team. It’s ALL about the idea!

[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in [...]

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[SPONSORED] “Payments is a messy business”

This post is sponsored by Braintree. Pando retains full editorial control over the content of sponsored posts.  In this sponsored interview with Braintree’s Bill Ready, he talks about hugging it out with ApplePay, why Venmo worked and Blippy didn’t, and why payments are so damn hard. I started out by asking him about his apparently controversial decision to bet the [...]

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A Really Long Wheelie

Bicyclist IggzDaLoc captured this first-person footage of an extraordinarily long wheelie he popped as he headed down a hill. Of course, with the music from Rocky playing, we were hoping he’d do a big flying jump at the end. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Reddit quickly bans users for sharing Sony Pictures’ leaked documents. If only it had done the same for #celebgate

It’s easier for a corporation to convince Reddit to prevent its users from sharing information than it is for celebrities whose phones were hacked to trust the site to remove stolen (and often nude) photos. Business Insider reports that the self-described front page of the Internet has complied with “less than a handful” of takedown [...]

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ChowNow integrates Apple Pay, helps its SMB restaurants beat the majors to one-touch checkout

Running a small business is hard. Not only do you need to worry about acquiring customers and delivering your product or service, but in today’s instant gratification world, business owners are expected to offer their consumers the newest, most exciting technology, whatever that may be and however often it may change. A decade ago, that [...]

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