This week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the luxury brand Cadillac debuted a new crest. According to Cadillac officials, the new, streamlined crest “mirrors the evolution” of the brand.
That’s not the only thing that’s changing for Cadillac. The 111-year-old luxury brand wants to reach out to an untapped demographic: women.
You’ve probably heard that there’s a huge industry devoted to inflating social media accounts. Italian security researchers found that creating fake Twitter followers generated between $40 and $360 million last year.
Bogus Facebook activity brought in about $200 million.
What you may not know is there are also “click farms,” where workers sit and tap away for as little as a half cent per click.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 12:01 pm
When I was growing up and my mom would make pancakes and bacon, I'd layer bacon pieces in between pancakes, then drown the stack with maple syrup to create a towering, sticky mess. The rest of my family would daintily eat their bacon from one plate and their pancakes from another, preventing the joyous union of salty and sweet.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:04 am
These days, getting an aerial shot is as simple (although maybe illegal) as strapping a camera to a drone. Back in the day, though, it wasn't so easy.
George R. Lawrence, a commercial photographer at the turn of the last century, was known to tinker. (His Chicago studio advertised "The hitherto impossible in photography is our specialty.") He was often hired to photograph conventions and banquet halls with a specialized panoramic camera he had built himself. In 1901, he had a loftier idea: to lift his panoramic camera off the ground. And not just a few feet — but hundreds.
<strong>Laugh Riot:</strong> Blanchett, pictured here at a Hollywood screening of <em>Blue Jasmine</em> on Jan. 9, tells NPR's Robert Siegel that she read the film as a black comedy. It wasn't until three weeks into filming that director Woody Allen told her it was meant to be a serious drama.
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Cate Blanchett's title character looks for a little liquid courage in <em>Blue Jasmine. </em>The actress is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
Originally published on Sat January 11, 2014 10:42 am
There's abook by the novelist China Mieville that describes two cities plopped one on top of the other. One is large-scale, the other smaller-scale, and while they live in entangled proximity, both cities have the same rule. Each says to its citizens, pay no attention — on pain of punishment — to what the "others" around you are doing. See your own kind. "Unsee" the others.