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The Blog Ewe Didn't Know Ewe Needed: Google Sheep View

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Google Street View has caught a lot of wacky sights during its drives across the world — weird bird people in Japan, a giant uncooked chicken in Pittsburgh, and a lot of people showing their ... well, assets.

One new blog collects Google Street View images, but not of people ...


A Bird Of Courage And A Bash In Denmark: The July 4 You Didn't Know

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Independence Day is typically filled with revelry — many people drink American beer, shoot explosives into the sky and rock red, white and blue apparel that may not be appropriate for everyday wear. It's also a day full of interesting, quirky history that people usually don't talk about between filling ...


What Right Do Muralists Have To The Buildings They Paint On?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It took artist Katherine Craig about a year to create her nine-story mural on 2937 E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. Most people who drive around the city have seen it — one side of the Albert Kahn-designed building is covered in a blanket of electric blue, and a flowing waterfall ...


When The Local Paper Closes, Where Does The Community Turn?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

When Betsy Freeman moved to Damascus, Md., 30 years ago, the first thing she looked for was a local community newspaper.

Along with meeting her new neighbors, Freeman met the Gazette.

"The Gazette papers were the thing that really welcomed you into the community," she says.

She's now mourning the ...


How Twitter Can Revive Itself, Even Without Naming Snoop Dogg CEO

Friday, June 12, 2015

Don't go changing to try and please me; you never let me down before. That's what Billy Joel said.

He wasn't talking about Twitter.

The 9-year-old company is seeing major changes recently, with its CEO Dick Costolo stepping down and its co-founder Jack Dorsey taking over for now.

But ...


How Apple Hopes To Take A Bite Out Of The News Business

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

What if there were an app where a user could have all of the news he was interested in, from the outlets he trusted, all in one place?

That's the goal of Apple's new iOS 9 feature, called, simply, News. It will be a permanent fixture on the iPhone ...