The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

The world’s workers seem to be in a bad spot: A recent study found that each new industrial robot displaces six employees. Automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching. Workers in poorer manufacturing-reliant nations are especially vulnerable, it’s said, because their jobs could soon be done by robots. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the new book , speculates in a recent Bloomberg View column about…

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Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

It’s Pride Month, and millions are celebrating the LGBTQ community by participating in Pride Marches, donning the colors of the rainbow, or continuing to fight for rights through protests and different forms of resistance. Another way to showing some love during Pride is through art, and it only takes a second to lift up and double-tap queer artists this June and beyond. SEE ALSO: Laverne Cox boldly addresses the one…

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / one photo If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a…

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Here Are All The Winners Of The 2017 BET Awards

June 26, 2017

Iconic stars filled into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the work of distinguished artists across the fields of music, film and more. Check out the full list of nominees below, which will be updated throughout the night as the winners are announced! Best Male R&B/Pop ArtistBruno MarsChris BrownThe WeekndTrey SongzUsher Best CollaborationBeyonc Ft. Kendrick Lamar FreedomChance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne No…

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UN: Half of world’s population growth is likely to occur in Africa

June 26, 2017

(CNN)Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report. The report predicted that the world population will hit a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050, and forecasted that over half of the expected growth between 2017 and 2050 is likely to occur in Africa. Current population: 187 million (2016) Population by 2050: over 300 million Largest city:…

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Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

The Hague, Netherlands (AP) — Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released before dawn Saturday near where they were apprehended by guerrillas belonging to the National Liberation Army. Bolt said the two are doing well and anxious to be back with their families in Europe. In an interview with Colombia's…

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Should Americans Be Banned From Traveling to North Korea?

June 26, 2017

The U.S. State Department urges Americans to avoid traveling to more than three dozen nations, including such troubled locales   as Libya, Cameroon, and Venezuela. Still, obtain a valid passport and permission from the ostracized nation, and you can go there relatively freely. This freedom may soon be curtailed for those wishing to visit the most famous member of the club: North Korea. Following the death of a college student from Ohio…

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

Dom and Nic have their life as a couple out there for the Instagram world to see.Image: Justine Milton For soon-to-marry couple Dominic Spence and Nick Gilyard, Instagram has become a place where together they show others what a young, black, queer relationship looks like. SEE ALSO: 9 LGBT families that will diversify your Instagram feed Their joint page, @dom_and_nick, recently had a moment when the Instagram account The Way…

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Divers take Snapchat Spectacles underwater to coral reefs and giant sinkholes

June 25, 2017

Snapchatting deep in the ocean sounds like it could be a watery mess, but three divers are doing just that with a special mask that works with the messaging app’s Spectacles video glasses. This week two divers plunged into the coast off the Mexican island of Cozumel to show off sea life normally only caught with special underwater equipment. SEE ALSO: Spectacles have FINALLY arrived in Europe Cruise line Royal…

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury – BBC News

June 25, 2017

In 2015, he said, he has watched Florence + The Machine stand in for the Foo Fighters “on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg and it looked beautiful. “And all of a sudden, she played a Foo Fighters song – way better than we’ve ever played a Foo Fighters song, let me tell you. “So I thought I’d come out here and start…

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These AI-generated people will haunt you forever

June 25, 2017

Image: Mike Tyka When technology is used to make art, sometimes it produces beautiful results. And other times things get a little … strange. A new video going around Twitter shows an eerie girl moving her eyes as a cursor moves around on the screen. The thing is … it’s not a real person in the video. SEE ALSO: The creepiest videos from the robotics company Google just sold These…

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Huzzah, you’ll soon be able to pay with your iPhone at Smashburger

June 24, 2017

Image: smashburger Apple is slowly but surely growing the list of places where you can pay hands-free with your iPhone and Apple Pay. The latest addition: Smashburger, which announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay later this year. SEE ALSO: This could be our first look at the iPhone 8’s glorious edge-to-edge screen Once it’s live in store, you’ll be able to tap-to-pay just as you would at any…

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows youa longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing. The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail…

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Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media customers are affected.Image: REX/Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine a publication “known for testing household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub…

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The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

June 24, 2017

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t…

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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of…

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South Korea’s new presidential pooches, and why they matter

June 24, 2017

(CNN)When South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in took up residency in the Blue House last month, his choice of pets raised some eyebrows. The mere image and civil act of Korea’s new president showing compassion for abandoned and abused rescue animals will be both positive and powerful. South Korea is a modern country, but its progress when it comes to animal welfare lags behind its rapid economic development.

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for…

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Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

June 23, 2017

That show, played just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was named the best gig of all time by Q Magazine but Thom Yorke recently revealed he nearly walked off stage in frustration after the band’s monitors blew up, leaving them unable to hear each other. “I just went over to Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] and said, ‘I’m off mate, see you later,’” he told BBC 6 Music. “He…

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit…

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Grenfell Tower fire families to be rehoused in luxury complex

June 23, 2017

London (CNN)Families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire are to be rehoused in new, affordable apartments right next door to luxury private homes in one of the most exclusive — and expensive — parts of London. The government has been heavily criticized for its response to the fire — and has pledged to house the Grenfell Tower fire survivors speedily. A 24-year-old student, who would only give his first…

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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens…

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court…

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today…

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