So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.


Showtime Anytime Gets Going

Just after the premium channel's shows were pulled off of Netflix, Showtime has launched its web-based, on-demand streaming portal. AT&T U-verse Subscribers are reportedly the first to get access. Go ahead Showtime, cling to that premium channel model for as long as you can. [Showtime via Engadget]

Pasty White Folks May Lack Vitamin D

Sunlight is good for your health—your body turns it into vitamin D. That's not news. But if you're a night owl, a vampire, or just naturally fair, you may be not be getting enough, according to a recent study. While pale-skinned people weren't found to be deficient, more than half of those studied had "lower-than-optimal" levels of vitamin D. [BBC; Image via Flickr]

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GPS Inventor Opposes Tracking

Roger L. Easton—the man behind GPS—has joined ranks with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of a court battle they hope will ban the practice of warrantless GPS tracking by the government. That sounds reasonable. But how'd the EFF track him down after all these years? I smell a conspiracy. [EFF via Boing Boing]


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