If Sonic is the first name that pops into your head when hearing the word "hedgehog," British naturalist Sir David Attenborough wants to change your perceptions about the prickly creature.
A life-like hedgehog statue, measuring 7 feet tall and 12 feet long, covered in coconut fiber and over 2,000 wood spikes, was unveiled on Clapham Common in London to launch Attenborough's new nature series, "Natural Curiosities" on UKTV this week.
"Natural Curiosities is a really unusual series so we thought the best way to mark it was by doing something quite surprising," … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Spotify unveils Valentine's Day playlists for soulmates and singles.
- The biggest BS titles in tech.
I am currently having trouble with my neighbor.
She doesn't like it when I park my car in a public parking spot outside her house. So instead of either explaining her ire or even cajoling me with charm, she placed an intemperate note on the windshield last night, one that was wet by morning.
I don't believe she is related to PayPal CEO David Marcus. However, I found some similarities in the prickly note my neighbor wrote to me (Gist: "The parking space outside my house is mine!") and the one Marcus sent to his San … Read more
It seemed like it was only a matter of time before e-commerce giant eBay and its payment platform PayPal addressed the sale and use of Bitcoin on its sites. And, despite concern from government regulators, it appears the company believes in virtual currencies -- so much so, that it will soon start allowing their sale on its US and UK sites.
Last week, PayPal President David Marcus tweeted "To clarify: we have no policies against using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs. We don't support any currency txn whether fiat or BTC... for a host of regulatory issues. … Read more
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's much warmer now than when I talked to "The Exes" star David Alan Basche, best known for playing uptight, neurotic Stuart Gardner for the last three seasons of the hit TV Land series. It was a frigid 3 degrees (according to Basche's Weather Channel app) when he called from New York, where he lives with his wife and daughter. We talked about his favorite apps, how he's similar to his TV character, how his Shakespearean training helps on the TV Land set, and the important lesson he learned … Read more
Do you think you have what it takes to serve a damn good cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie in a universe where owls are not what they seem and customers range from a quirky FBI agent to a woman who talks to a log?
Then you might want to audition for director David Lynch who is on the lookout for a brunette or red-headed waitress for a "Twin Peaks" promo.
It takes a special kind of politician to end his term by signing a resignation letter "chaq DaHjaj QaQ jaj paj." That's "maybe today is a good day (to) resign." In Klingon.
David Waddell, a city councilman for Indian Trail, N.C., decided to send his resignation letter to Mayor Michael Alvarez written in Klingon as an inside joke. "Folks don't know what to think of me half the time," Waddell told The Charlotte Observer. "So I might as well have one last laugh." … Read more
As 2013 winds to a close -- and as many of you will soon be looking to spend gift cards -- we thought this was a good time to update our list of must-have Blu-ray discs. We've added three new 2013 films, each of which will max out your home theater system, both visually and aurally.
Though my face is at the top of the column, the list was compiled with input from editors John Falcone, Matthew Moskovciak, and David Katzmaier, who look at a lot of video content in their day-to-day testing of products. We also keep an eye on AVS Forum's Blu-ray picture quality and audio quality threads, and have always appreciated the site's tiered rating system.
This list is not set in stone, and we'll be adding and removing discs as new ones come out. As always, feel free to make comments and suggest your own personal favorites. They may get added to the list in the future. … Read more
PARIS -- Online payments will look completely different in the next decade, and Bitcoin has a better chance at revolutionizing commerce than the NFC tap-to-pay technology, PayPal President David Marcus predicted Tuesday.
"I really like Bitcoin. I own bitcoins," Marcus said at the LeWeb conference here. However, he believes people today don't correctly understand what bitcoins actually are, and he's not yet ready to let people link their bitcoin wallets with their PayPal accounts.
People are confused. They think because it's called cryptocurrency it's a currency. I don't think it is a currency. … Read more