In a hilarious roundup by BuzzFeed, Brits try to label U.S. states on a map. One labels the whole of the midwest as No Idea. And then there's Las Vegas, USA.
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November 29, 2013 |
November 29, 2013 |
The folks at BuzzFeedVideo asked their Brit friends what they thought Americans DO on Thanksgiving. No matter what side of the pond you're on, this is jolly good fun! And it's our video pick for aNewDomain Weekend -- courtesy our Tom Ewing.
November 22, 2013 |
Nov. 23, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Doctor Who episode. Check out this Doctor Who Timeline Infographic for Who-ish triviata, plus videos. The first episode was delayed slightly by the BBC's coverage of the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there's no stopping it now ...
September 9, 2013 |
The U.S. secret FICA court is keeping Google, Yahoo and Microsoft from revealing ONE NUMBER -- under pain of prison. What's the big deal? Analysis, commentary. Spreadsheet data dive by Tom Ewing, who comes up with a guess of at least what Google isn't allowed to say.
September 4, 2013 |
Our Tom Ewing isolated parts of news shots showing MS CEO Ballmer with Nokia chairman Risto SiilasmaaI -- they're shaking hands on the MS Nokia buy announced Sept. 3. Now look closely.. MS CEO Ballmer's eyes are glittering and he looks psyched. The Nokia chair's posture, facial expression and bearing provide the very picture of defeat. What's really going on? Gallery, analysis
September 2, 2013 |
Tom Ewing's take on Syria: Liberal and conservative voices on the point are equally confused. The world, he says, shouldn't tolerate chemical weapons use, ever.
September 1, 2013 |
Sept. 1, 1939 marked the start of World War II. It was the day Hitler's Germany invaded Poland, sparking England and France to declare war against Germany days later. Soon it was a world at war. Find details about the Gleiwitz incident, the ruse German used to invade, plus videos, World War II infographics, animations, factoids and more. Developing.
July 21, 2013 |
The U.S. State Department press conference, rebroadcast by Russian TV July 12, alarmed and disturbed me. The State Department urges that Snowden, unconvicted though he is, has no free speech rights. I'm used to hearing Russian and Chinese government officials refer to political dissidents -- often whistleblowers -- as criminals and affording them few to no rights. With fellow whistle blowers Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and, now, Edward Snowden, the US line on human rights has morphed into "do as we say, not as we do" - an attitude far less lost on the rest of the world than it is at home.
July 18, 2013 |
As the NSA PRISM e-surveillance project continues to unfold, Tom Ewing brings back images of 1938 code-breakers at the UK's Bletchley Park. It's Hut 1 vs Hut 2 and how much spying is too much for you?
June 28, 2013 |
Ever wonder how the NSA organizes all that data of yours it got through PRISM? Wonder no longer. Tom Ewing scores the story. Here's how PRISM works.