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Daily Brief: Public health advocates headed to Augusta in force

March is coming in a bit like a lion in Augusta, where a public health care practitioners and activists are coming from across Maine to oppose Gov. Paul LePage’s budget proposals around public health and anti-smoking programs.  The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee is now weeks into holding public hearings about the …

Can-Am musher welcomes a litter of 7 new sled puppies

FORT KENT, Maine — Mushers finishing the Can-Am Crown 250-mile sled dog race with fewer dogs than they started with is nothing new. A musher finishing with a surplus of dogs, however, is a bit out of the ordinary. Becki Tucker, who was on the trail from Allagash to Fort …

Outfittery Raises Further $20M For Its Curated Shopping Service For Men’s Clothing

Outfittery Sitting somewhere between an e-commerce subscription service like Birchbox and a ‘personal shopper’ or stylist, Berlin-based startup Outfittery offers what it calls a curated shopping service for men’s clothing.
After signing up, you simply answer a few questions about your clothing style and sizes, and one of the company’s style experts gives you a call to further… Read More

Blackphone 2 wants to be your super secure work phone

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BARCELONA – Security-oriented smartphone maker Silent Circle came out all guns blazing at Mobile World Congress 2015, announcing a new smartphone, a tablet, a new version of its secure smartphone OS and several key apps for the platform Monday

First things first: The company followed up the Blackphone, unveiled at MWC 2014, with a much improved version, the Blackphone 2 sports a 5.5-inch, Gorilla Glass display, 3GB of RAM, which will be available in the “second half of 2015.”

The company also added a 7-inch tablet to its lineup: the Blackphone Plus. Not too many details were revealed, except that it’s coming later in 2015 Read more…

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Blackphone 2 wants to be your super secure work phone

Blackphone2-1

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BARCELONA – Security-oriented smartphone maker Silent Circle came out all guns blazing at Mobile World Congress 2015, announcing a new smartphone, a tablet, a new version of its secure smartphone OS and several key apps for the platform Monday

First things first: The company followed up the Blackphone, unveiled at MWC 2014, with a much improved version, the Blackphone 2 sports a 5.5-inch, Gorilla Glass display, 3GB of RAM, which will be available in the “second half of 2015.”

The company also added a 7-inch tablet to its lineup: the Blackphone Plus. Not too many details were revealed, except that it’s coming later in 2015 Read more…

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Judd Apatow channels inner emoji for ‘Sick In The Head’ book cover

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This is 30…years of comedy wisdom.

Producer and director Judd Apatow is back with a new release, this time on page instead of the big screen. His new book Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy hits shelves June 16Mashable received an exclusive first look at Sick In The Head‘s emoji-inspired cover art.

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Just further proof that emoji is taking over the world.

“I love this cover because, sadly, it captures most of my personality,” Apatow told Mashable. “Fire and tears. Maybe that would have been a better title for the book!” Read more…

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Judd Apatow channels inner emoji for ‘Sick In The Head’ book cover

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This is 30…years of comedy wisdom.

Producer and director Judd Apatow is back with a new release, this time on page instead of the big screen. His new book Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy hits shelves June 16Mashable received an exclusive first look at Sick In The Head‘s emoji-inspired cover art.

Judd_15.02.26

Image: Random House

Just further proof that emoji is taking over the world.

“I love this cover because, sadly, it captures most of my personality,” Apatow told Mashable. “Fire and tears. Maybe that would have been a better title for the book!” Read more…

More about Books, Comedy, Humor, Comedians, and Emoji

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed “Project Zero,” the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges …

Car thief throws brick at window, knocks himself out

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Rule #1 when throwing bricks at cars: stand clear and make sure they don’t bounce back and hit you in the face. Clearly ignored by this man outside a pub in Ireland.

This would-be car thief was caught on CCTV throwing stones at a car window, before disappearing and returning with a brick. Unfortunately, for him, the car’s window withstood the impact and it bounced straight back into his face, knocking him out.

He was discovered by the pub’s owner and eventually picked up by the police. An investigation is ongoing.

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Pirates pull out gutsy victory amid odd circumstances

PORTLAND – Chris Summers it was nice knowing you. In the bizarro world that is the Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Chris Summers was pulled from the game midway through the second period after Portland Pirates’ head coach Ray Edwards was informed on the bench that Summers was part of a blockbuster …