- Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:12:14 +0000: Report: Twitter Creates New Platform to Make Nice With App Developers - Mashable
After repeatedly angering third-party apps by cutting off access to its API, Twitter will launch a new app development platform called Fabric to bury the hatchet with scorned developers, according to a report.
The Information reports that Twitter wants to embed itself into more mobile apps and collect more data from mobile users. If Fabric officially launches, Twitter hopes it will open the doors to do thatTwitter, Apps, Social Media, Tech, and Apps Software
- Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:21:03 +0000: Michael Dunn Convicted of Murder in Shooting Over Loud Rap Music - Mashable
A jury found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday for the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black teenager following an argument over playing music too loudly.
Michael Dunn, 47, had told Jordan Davis, 17, and his three friends to turn down their rap music outside of a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida. When the teens refused, Dunn fired 10 shots with a handgun into their vehicle, three of which hit Davis, who later died of gunshot injuries.
Dunn invoked Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, arguing he felt threatened by Davis and was acting in self defense. The trial drew parallels to the controversial killing of Trayvon Martin, which occurred six months earlier, also in Florida Read more...More about Race, Us World, Us, Michael Dunn, and Jordan Davis
- Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:18:52 +0000: Intensifying Typhoon Phanfone Heads for Japan - Mashable
Typhoon Phanfone is gathering strength in the western Pacific Ocean, with projections showing that it may intensify significantly — likely to super typhoon status — before veering toward mainland Japan by Oct. 5
Computer-model simulations on Wednesday show that the storm will likely intensify over the next few days, while moving northwest, toward extreme southwest Japan or the open East China Sea. However, winds in the upper atmosphere should turn the storm north and then northeast, potentially making a direct hit on several Japanese islands, and scoring a direct hit on Tokyo as a Category One storm. Read more...More about Japan, Us World, World, Typhoon, and Climate
- Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:43 +0000: Plastic Spacemen! How the 501st Legion Conquered Star Wars - Mashable
The following is our second excerpt from How Star Wars Conquered the Universe (Basic Books, 2014).
Star Wars was the last thing on Albin Johnson’s mind on a grey, wet summer day in 1994 when he skidded into the back of a van in Columbia, South Carolina. The other guy didn’t seem to have any damage, but Johnson got out to check anyway. His hood had popped up, and his grille had broken. Let’s call it even, said the van driver. Johnson, relieved, stepped between the cars to put his hood down
That’s when a third vehicle suddenly appeared, hydroplaned into the back of Johnson’s car, and all but sliced him in two. Read more...More about Star Wars, Entertainment, Film, and World
- Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:41:36 +0000: 2 'Modern Family' Actors Crashed a Frat Party at 2:30 a.m. - Mashable
When Modern Family costars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet get together, insane things happen.
On Tuesday's episode of Conan, Ferguson detailed a trip the pair took to Stonestreet's alma mater, Kansas State University on Sept. 19. After hosting a panel discussion with students and doing a bit of bar hopping, Stonestreet decided it would be a good idea to visit his former fraternity house — at 2:30 a.m.
The actors then took several pictures with a pair of mostly-nude college students. Hey, two famous guys taking pictures with underage college students — what could go wrong?