Tim Matheson is best known for playing Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1978 cult comedy "Animal House," and VP John Hoynes on TV series "The West Wing." But the esteemed actor and sometime director has a 40-year career with many highlights. He provided the voice for "Jonny Quest" and has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including "Yours, Mine and Ours," "Magnum Force," "Fletch," "The Virginian," "Bonanza," and "CSI." He currently plays Dr. Brick Breeland on the CW'… Read more
This the the problem with the Web.
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry thinks he can administer justice. Or, indeed, Justin.
I have barely been able to retain consciousness since it was announced that more than 100,000 people had signed a petition at Whitehouse.gov to remove one of America's great icons.
Alright, he's a Canadian, but Justin Bieber is, for better or worse, a symbol of our nation and our times.
He's tried to make us all happy, he's really tried. But even he cannot do that when he's barely old enough to drive … Read more
With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper class.
Oscar Salazar, one of Uber's core crew who helped build the early prototype, is reportedly creating a new company that will send doctors on on-demand house calls, according to Valleywag. If the patient needs more care after the home visit, the doctor will send them to the emergency room.
"It will work like Uber, but with doctors coming to you. I mean it will start out for the 1 … Read more
"Lilyhammer," the Netflix original series, returns for a third season later this year, the company said Monday.
The series, the second season of which rolled out just last month, was a predecessor to the flashier Netflix originals like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" that have garnered the streaming-video service primetime Emmys, word-of-mouth buzz, and critical accolades. (Sunday night, "House of Cards" star Robin Wright won a Golden Globe award for her role on the show.)
The eight-episodes order of the under-the-radar show underscores how Netflix -- which holds … Read more
Those of you who relished the Machiavellian antics on the first season of "House of Cards" can now peek at what's in store for season 2.
The new two-and-a-half minute trailer entices viewers with the ongoing exploits of Frank Underwood, deliciously played by Kevin Spacey, as he battles to win the White House. Upon being sworn in as the new vice president, Underwood tells the audience: "One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated."
But Underwood's quest for the presidency will face some … Read more
President Obama last week signaled that he is open to reforming the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata, including an advisory panel recommendation that phone companies or third parties hold onto the data instead of the NSA. However, phone companies apparently aren't thrilled with the idea.
Major phone companies argue that being required to store metadata for an extended period of time for the NSA would be costly, time consuming, and risky, according to a report from The Washington Post on Saturday.
The NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata, which it legally justifies under Section 215 of … Read more
A report from the White House surveillance review board released Wednesday recommends the US National Security Agency end its bulk collection of Americans' phone records and be subjected to more rigorous scrutiny before any operation to spy on foreign leaders.
Those are just two of the key points of the 46 recommendations detailed in the more than 300-page report (PDF) from the five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
The report recommends that phone data remain with phone companies or third parties, and that the NSA obtain a court order for queries and datamining of those records. Previous reports have suggested … Read more
In a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, executives from top technology companies urged the administration for swift reform regarding the federal government's spy programs, according to a report by The Hill.
"We appreciated the opportunity to share directly with the President our principles on government surveillance that we released last week and we urge him to move aggressively on reform," the companies said in a joint statement, after leaving the meeting.
In attendance were a swath of the Silicon Valley elite, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google … Read more
Aiming to help solve some of the Affordable Care Act's Web site woes, it appears the White House will be hosting a meeting of the minds on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will meet with executives from some of the country's top tech companies, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, according to CNN. In all, Obama is said to be meeting with at least 15 tech executives.
The goal of the meeting is to discuss how to improve HealthCare.gov's overall operation. Bugs and glitches … Read more
It looks like NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, and his successor, will hold on to the additional role as head of US cyberoperations.
The Obama administration said Friday that a single military official will continue to head up both the US National Security Agency and US Cyber Command.
"Following a thorough interagency review, the administration has decided that keeping the positions of NSA Director and Cyber Command Commander together as one, dual-hatted position is the most effective approach to accomplishing both agencies' missions," National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an e-mailed statement. "Given General Alexander'… Read more