Monthly Archives: October 2013

Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet

A renowned Berlin antiquities museum is trying to get back an ancient gold tablet excavated from an Assyrian temple that a Holocaust survivor somehow obtained after World War II. Who gets it is up to New York’s top court, which … Continue reading

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Xbox one's free dedicated servers should improve multiplayer gaming

We knew that Microsoft was aggressively promoting its cloud-gaming services for the Xbox One. We knew that meant that games like Titanfall will benefit from everything from more on-screen computer-controlled characters and stabler connections because of it. Now comes news … Continue reading

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Netflix, Disney Strike Netherlands Deal for Films in Pay TV Window

“The Avengers” is among the Disney titles Netflix will have exclusively for the Dutch pay-TV market. COLOGNE, Germany – Netflix has signed a deal with Walt Disney Studios that gives the online VOD service exclusive pay-TV rights in the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Gunmen in Syria release 4 aid workers, hold 3

This image made from citizen journalist video posted by the Shaam News Network, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows the aftermath of a car bomb attack on a market in the town of Darkoush in Idlib province, Monday, … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards Target Of Bombing?

A man named Joseph Callahan, 69, that lives about 10 miles from rocker Keith Richards, told police that he made a bomb for guitarist. The man was in possession of 142 guns, 112 explosive devices, and 100 pounds of ammonium … Continue reading

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Nyad ends NY swim, raises $105K for Sandy victims

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York’s Herald Square called “Swim for Relief,” which aims to raise funds and awareness … Continue reading

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Mixing Music Into Your Writing by Alexandra Monir

We’re delighted to have Alexandra Monir on the blog today. As both an author and a recording artist, she is in a unique position to talk to us about using music in novels. Thanks for being here today, Alexandra! Mixing … Continue reading

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