“Malema Will Be President” – Ongoing legal woes and “political persecution” will not derail EFF leader Julius Malema’s ambition of becoming the next president, party officials said on Thursday. [tlive]
Hacker Steals All of Silk Road’s $2 Million Bitcoins – The latest incarnation of Silk Road, an illicit goods Internet marketplace that was shut down by the FBI in October, has been hacked and had all of its bitcoins stolen. [time]
It’s Official: Apple Sells More Computers Than All Windows PCs Combined – Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops may still count for a fraction of the global market for PCs, but when you tally up all the computers (iPhones, iPads, etc.) on which people actually get things done, the number of computers sold by Apple exceeds the number of Windows-based PCs shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2013. [qz]
Facebook Gives 50 Gender Profiles For Users, Beyond Just Male And Female – In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional options such as “transgender,” “cisgender,” “gender fluid,” “intersex” and “neither.” [cnn]
Apple’s Hiring Spree Of Biosensor Experts Continues – As the rumors surrounding Apple’s mythical iWatch continue to swell, Apple has continued to hire folks with deep biomedical and sensor technology expertise. [net]
Man Takes Spur To ASA Over 200g Ribs – A man has taken the Spur restaurant group to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) claiming that his 200 gram ribs did not weigh that much. [n24]
Belgium Legalizes Euthanasia For Children – Terminally ill children can now choose to die under a controversial new law. [verge]
Rollover Extends Tomorrow’s Powerball Jackpot To R3.6 Billion – You just can’t ignore the biggest sum of money you or anyone you know has ever had deposited in their bank account. Now imagine the difference you could make with it. [tickets]
The Making of Brand Putin – All this exposure, even if it means ridicule, is part of Putin’s master plan to maintain Russia as a superpower—and himself as its superhero. [beast]
Woman Found Guilty Of Killing Friend Cutting Baby From Womb And Passing Off Child As Her Own – A woman has been found guilty of murdering her pregnant friend before cutting the baby from her womb and passing the child off as her own. [metro]
10-Year-Old Steals Parents’ Car, Crashes It, Tells Cops He’s a Dwarf – This kid will go far in life—or end up in jail: Earlier this week, a 10-year-old stole his parents’ car, crashed it into a snowy ditch, and then told responding police officers he was a dwarf who’d forgotten his driver’s license. [gawker]
Iran’s Supreme Leader Tells Students To Prepare For Cyber War – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered a sabre-rattling speech to Iran’s ‘Revolutionary foster children’ (in other words, university students) to prepare for cyber war. [rt]
You Don’t Leave Your Dog At Home All Day, Do You? – Proud Hounds makes sure fido doesn’t get depressed being left at home. Drop him off in the morning at Proud Hounds (in town), and pick him him after work. I mean, you do love him right? [proudhounds]
Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO – Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse. We are also hearing that Jawbone has a $600 million revenue run rate, projecting forward 12 months. [tc]
A Brief History of Sex at the Olympics – Are we really that surprised? [time]
Woody Allen, Feminism, and ‘Believing the Survivor’ – How a new feminist dogma asks us to throw reason to the wind — harming both men and women. [time]
Julia Roberts In Private Struggle With Fiancé Of Late Sister – Julia Roberts has remained silent over the death of her troubled half-sister Nancy Motes, but privately a struggle is going on between the Hollywood star’s family and her late sibling’s devastated fiancé. [p6]
Pete Wentz on Fall Out Boy’s ‘Flappy Bird’ Homage – Fall Out Bird, the Fall Out Boy-themed version of Flappy Bird launched on Android Wednesday, much to the delight of Fall Out Boy and Flappy Bird fans everywhere. [mash]
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