The Two-Way
4:13 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Google Admits It Did Not Delete Data Taken From Wi-Fi Devices

The camera mounted on a Google Street View car used to photograph whole streets obscures part of the U.S. Internet giant's logo.
Daniel Mihailescu AFP/Getty Images

We told you before about the Google Street View vehicles that illegally collected data from unprotected Wi-Fi devices while they took pictures of the streets in Europe, Australia and the United States.

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The Torch
4:01 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

London Opens Up, In Danny Boyle's 'Warm-Up Act' For The Summer Olympics

Animals and actors enter the stadium for the British meadow scene prior the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday.
Franck Fife AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 6:33 pm

Every recent opening ceremony of the Olympics went for glitter and glamour, in an escalating war of excess. Ceremony fanatics consider the Beijing opening ceremony the gaudiest of all — and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (the director of Slumdog Millionaire) had $42 million to try to outdo the Chinese organizers.

Instead, Boyle says, "You can't get bigger than Beijing. So that, in a way, kind of liberated us. We thought, 'Great. Oh good. We'll try and do something different, then.' "

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Economy
3:57 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Will A Slowing GDP Nudge The Fed To Do More?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House Financial Services Committee July 18. Economists expect Fed policymakers to consider further steps to boost growth when they meet next week.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The Commerce Department's latest report confirms that economic growth was as lousy this spring as you suspected it was.

Now the question is: Can anyone do anything to make it better in the year's second half?

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The Two-Way
3:56 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Court Documents: Alleged Colorado Shooter Was Seeing Psychiatrist

James Holmes in a photograph taken by police during his booking.
Arapahoe County Sheriff

Court documents filed today by the defense team of the alleged Colorado shooter reveal for the first time that James Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist.

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Peak of the Week
3:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd beginning at 8pm: KELLER WILLIAMS & THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS - Pick

Following his appropriately titled "Bass" release, and his collaborations with Larry & Jenny Keel and others, loopmaster Keller Williams is back, this time with the members of The Del McCoury Band (sans Del.) 

On "Pick", Keller and The Boys delve into such quintessential American topics as mullets, American cars, and Elvis impersonators. 

World Cafe
3:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Joe Jackson On World Cafe

Joe Jackson.
Courtesy of the artist

Joe Jackson is well known as the writer of the 1979 hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and for his biggest single, "Steppin' Out." Jackson — who grew up in Portsmouth, England and attended the Royal Academy of Music — has also had five Grammy nominations over his illustrious four-decade career.

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The Salt
3:30 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Seven Strange Food Museums To Spice Up Your Summer Travel Plans

A tunnel timeline showcasing the history of instant ramen at the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka, Japan.
Travis Sanders Flickr

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:33 am

The Olympics begin this afternoon, and the stores are filling up with school supplies, meaning that you only have a few more weeks to fit in a summer vacation. And if you'd like to add a quirky food-themed museum to your getaway plans, The Salt has compiled a few suggestions that are certainly off the beaten path.

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New Tunes at Two
3:18 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd: I DRAW SLOW - Redhills

Monday, July 30th: KELLY JOE PHELPS - Brother Sinner & The Whale

Tuesday, July 31st: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Down the River

Wednesday, August 1st: ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS - These Old Dark Hills

Thursday, August 2nd: I DRAW SLOW - Redhills

New Tunes at Two
3:16 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st: ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS - These Old Dark Hills

Monday, July 30th: KELLY JOE PHELPS - Brother Sinner & The Whale

Tuesday, July 31st: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Down the River

Wednesday, August 1st: ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS - These Old Dark Hills

Thursday, August 2nd: I DRAW SLOW - Redhills

New Tunes at Two
3:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 31st: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Down the River

Monday, July 30th:
KELLY JOE PHELPS -
Brother Sinner & The Whale

Tuesday, July 31st:
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE -
Down the River

Wednesday, August 1st:
ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS -
These Old Dark Hills

Thursday, August 2nd:
I DRAW SLOW -
Redhills

 

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