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Beautiful Widescreen Teapot Is Unfortunately $285 | Gadget Lab | WIRED

It’s time to bust out those flowering tea balls you’ve been saving up and crank some ‘Tull. The Sorapot 2 brews two cups at a time. You unscrew a stainless-steel locking bar at the base of it, open it up via a hinged handle, and put your most-exciting loose leaves in the 11-ounce glass brewing chamber.

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Pitchman: How Tom Emanski forever changed the sport of baseball —€” and then disappeared | FOX Sports

The only tangible remnant of Emanski’s legacy is the collection of his instructional videos, nine films immune to aging. They remain the clearest window into the life of America’s most underrated and underappreciated baseball nerd, a stathead who saw the flaws in baseball that few others did … and set about convincing millions that there was a better way to play the game.

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Glen David Andrews live at D.B.A. 2014.

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CDC's Tom Frieden Says Agency Culture Contributed to Anthrax Lapse - Businessweek

“What we’re seeing is a pattern that we missed, and the pattern is an insufficient culture of safety,” Frieden told a congressional panel on Wednesday. There may be more disclosures to come as the agency reviews its practices, he said. ”If we do uncover problems in the coming weeks and months, this may well be a result of strengthening our culture of safety.”

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Sprint, T-Mobile Look to Raise $10 Billion for Spectrum Auction - WSJ

The companies, which have been discussing a possible merger since last year, are planning to form a joint venture that will bid in a 2015 auction of airwaves held by television broadcasters, the people said.

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All Star Flyover. {Explored] by Icedavis on Flickr. Comments

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What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster offered one of the least enthusiastic views on the announcement, noting that Apple already has significant enterprise penetration while postulating that even “if half of the Fortune 500 were to each purchase an incremental 2,000 iPhones and 1,000 iPads above what they were planning to purchase as a result of the IBM deal, it would mean about a half a percent to CY15 revenue.”

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Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates - Datamation

Now more than ever, there are solid Linux distributions for the Linux newbie. These distributions generally offer the following benefits, which make them appealing to someone coming from Windows or OS X.

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Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough Air Show.

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9 Job Hunt Tips For Older IT Pros - InformationWeek

Age-related discrimination can be a particular problem for IT pros that hit the job market later in their careers, all the more true if you do so abruptly and unexpectedly, which is typically the case in an involuntary layoff or unforeseen personal event.

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