From Lifehacker: Most Popular Online Meeting Service: Google+ Hangouts

This is the best value in holding online meetings! Why? ’cause it’s FREE!!!  😮


Online meeting services run the gamut from expensive, feature-filled, and designed for businesses to individual solutions made for people who work on remote teams, or just want an easy way to collaborate with a few coworkers of a vendor without spending a ton of money on an enterprise product. Last week, we asked you which services you use when you needed to share screens, work on documents, or even conference face to face with colleagues. Then we took a look at the top five online meeting services and put them to a vote. Now we’re back to highlight the winner. More »
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From Autoblog: Video: Followup: Infiniti M35h is world’s “fastest” hybrid

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Infiniti M35h versus Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

We don’t imagine that many new-car buyers are cross-shopping their local Infiniti and Porsche dealerships, but there’s at least one segment of the automotive industry where the two automakers both play ball: high-performance hybrid luxury sedans, which may be the single most conflicted niche of the automotive sphere in the known universe.

In any case, here we are with the Infiniti M35h and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. Each one is marketed as both a somewhat greener luxury vehicle and a performance sedan. We’d guess it’s the performance side of the equation that would be most interesting to the majority of buyers, leaving fuel efficiency a welcome bonus.

So, which one is faster? That’s an interesting question. Usually, we equate that term with top speed, as “fast” connotes velocity. When acceleration is being contested, we generally ask which machine is quickest. And, if it’s quickness you’re after, Infiniti wants you to know that its M35h will out-accelerate its competitor from Germany. How quick is it? According to Motor Trend, the hybrid M goes from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds, but that’s not the stat Infiniti is claiming. According to the post-jump press release, the M35h is “faster” than the hybrid Panamera from 0-100 (11.54 seconds) and in the quarter mile (13.41 seconds).

As for the rest of the relevant statistics, the EPA estimates that the M35h will manage 27 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway, for a combined rating of 29. The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is rated at 22 city, 30 highway and 25 combined. Seems the M hybrid takes both the acceleration and economy awards. Check out a video released by Infiniti after the break, where you’ll also find the press release, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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From NPR News: 4 Conn. Officers Arrested Over Treatment Of Latinos

That is terrible!  Hope they get what they deserve!  Supposed to PROTECT the people!  Sheesh…


The officers were arrested Tuesday by the FBI on charges that they assaulted Latino immigrants and created false reports to cover up abuses in a New Haven, Conn., suburb where a federal investigation found life was made miserable for Hispanics.

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