Beauty & the Beast captivates

When Belle first crossed to center stage in her golden gown, all eyes were on her, and it was an emotional moment. I literally heard and felt awe sweep over the audience and actually saw several folks wiping away tears. It was just… well, what’s the word? Oh yes, m a g i c a l.

Breathtaking photos capture rare blue moon



Friday night’s blue moon wasn’t blue, but its grandeur still prompted many to look up to the night sky in awe. People from all over the world gawked at the lunar rarity

A blue moon is when two full moons rise in one month and on Friday night, we saw the second full moon of July. We don’t often get two full moons in one month. In fact, the next double feature won’t be until 2018. The last was in 2012

For breathtaking photos of the blue moon from New Jersey to Brazil, keep scrolling.

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In Korea, Smartphones Use Multipath TCP To Reach 1 Gbps

An anonymous reader writes: Korean users are among the most bandwidth-hungry smartphone users. During the MPTCP WG meeting at IETF’93, SungHoon Seo announced that KT had deployed since mid June a commercial service that allows smartphone users to reach 1 Gbps. This is not yet 5G, but the first large scale commercial deployment of Multipath TCP by a mobile operator to combine fast LTE and fast WiFi to reach up to 1 Gbps. This service is offered on the Samsung Galaxy S6 whose Linux kernel includes the open-source Multipath TCP implementation and SOCKSv5 proxies managed by the network operator. Several thousands of users are already actively using this optional service.

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July’s #MashPics show how our community is surviving summer



At the end of each month, we round up our favorite photos from the rapidly growing #MashPics collection

Your July Instagram pics featured the most beautiful outdoor weddings, day trips to the shore, cold treats and all of the other things that make summertime so great

It’s always awesome to see what our global audience is up to, and there’s no better way to share moments than in photos. From epic nature walks and extreme summer sports to delicious home cooking, we’ve seen it all. Scroll through the featured images below. Read more…

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Senators rally past Sea Dogs

PORTLAND, Maine — The Harrisburg Senators used a 14-hit assault to defeat the Portland Sea Dogs 9-4 on Friday night in Eastern League baseball action in front of a crowd of 6,597 at Hadlock Field. With the game tied at one entering the fourth inning, the Senators sent nine men …

Napoli powers Red Sox by Rays

BOSTON — Mike Napoli was one of the Boston Red Sox many figured would be shipped out of town by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. But the veteran first baseman wasn’t moved on a quiet deadline day for the club — and Friday night launched a go-ahead two-out, two-run …

Face first is the best way to smash a skydiving world record



A group of 164 talented skydivers from Spain, Australia and the U.S. smashed the vertical skydiving formation world record set by a 138-person team in 2012. We can only imagine the sense of elation these skydivers had upon completion.

It’s probably just the same as zooming in really fast on Google Earth surrounded by a bunch of friends. Probably.

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Mozilla lashes out at Microsoft, says Windows 10 deters user choice



Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, is accusing Microsoft of discouraging users from changing default applications in Windows 10.

Microsoft’s latest operating system, released this week, changed the way to set preferred applications for Internet browsing, calendar and other apps. Now a user has to work through more options and pages to make basic changes.

The move drove Mozilla CEO Chris Beard to pen an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, urging the company to respect user choice

“It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows,” he said in the letter. “It’s confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.” Read more…

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Bangor Legion team defeats Post 51, clinches championship-round berth at states

Coffee News of Bangor hadn’t won an American Legion baseball state championship in 35 years until breaking through last summer. Now coach Dave Morris’ Comrades are inching ever so closer to making it two in a row. Johnny Cote’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th …

Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

Homejoy On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That questioning is very relevant, as there has been an overload of VC money that has been injected in the on-demand service platform space over the past few years ($4 billion-plus in 2014). Read More