Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

… these brilliant artists have worked with celebrities and appeared on magazine covers, while others are a bit lesser-known. But one thing they all have in common is their phenomenal work across a number of mediums, from paint to photography to yarn. Check out the 17 visual artists below, and hit “follow” while you get ready to celebrate Pride however you please. 1. Bombchelle A post shared by rd (@bombchelle) on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03am PDT @bombchelle’s portraits are …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… person in the Trump orbit to enter the spotlight as, over the weekend, he appeared on several Sunday morning news shows to defend Trump over the ongoing Russia investigation, including one on Fox News which didn’t go so well. Sekulow has his own unique history as a conservative pundit and an attorney who may be out of his depth defending a sitting president, as this great Washington Post profile notes. And he’s also in a suburban dad cover band. There was a bit of a kerfuffle on …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… The initial coin offering (sometimes also called a token crowdsale) is, in certain ways, similar to an initial public offering. Instead of stock, in an ICO a company sells a number of cryptocurrency tokens. Every ICO is a little bit different, but typically there’s a time limit for the sale, and a set number of maximum tokens that will be sold. Once those limits are reached, the sale is done, and the owners can use their tokens as they please. Tokens are different from shares, though. They …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… pingouin), this record feels a bit less personal: a collection of eleven song covers ranging from The Clashs Jimmy Jazz to Audrey Hepburns Moon River. All of the tracks come imbued with Brunis trademark come-hithernessa quality she acknowledges, spinning a yarn about an elderly French journalist who once confessed that her music set the mood for a steamy make-out session with his wife, only to have him fall asleep in the middle. I take it as a compliment, says Bruni. If people want to relax to …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 19, 2017

… performances and costumes. The pain Perry feels as a result of her split identity is palpable: she craves validation, authenticity, and to have a greater purpose. “I’m really strong as Katy Perry, but sometimes I’m not as strong as Katheryn Hudson … I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don’t even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes,” she said, sobbing. “And that is, like, a little bit of why I cut my hair, is because I really want …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

Netflix binging offline may not be so simple after all. The video-streaming company announced last year that it would be letting users download movies to watch on-the-go in places where Wi-Fi isn’t available. It’s a great feature, but as is the case with pretty much anything, there’s a bit of a catch. The number of times a user can download a movie or show is limited, and Netflix hasn’t made it clear, according to Digital Trends. But according to the company, this …

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‘Bad boy’ artist Caravaggio goes on display in Scotland – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Image copyright The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Image caption Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1602) is on loan from the Jesuit community in Dublin One of the paintings in the exhibition, The Taking of Christ (1602), is from the National Gallery of Ireland, where it is on indefinite loan from the Jesuit Community in Dublin. It was rediscovered in 1990 in a Jesuits’ residence in the Irish capital. Aidan Weston-Lewis, the curator of exhibition at the Scottish …

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Ahead Of NBC Profile, Alex Jones Talks About Bullets In Wolf Blitzer’s Head

June 16, 2017

… job and that the murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook elementary school were possibly faked in a bid to win stricter gun laws. News that he would be featured on Kellys show triggered outrage from Sandy Hook parentsand inspired a #shameonNBC hashtag. Kelly has defended the upcoming program, saying that it will give people an opportunity to know Jones. She might get to know him a bit more than she would like if he follows through with a threat he made on Twitter Thursday to release footage of …

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

Image: YONHAP/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When Kelsang Dolma began sending in her college applications, the first thing she did was lock down her Twitter account. “I was applying to about 10 schools and I knew that every bit of information could be crucial,” said Dolma, now a junior at Yale University. “My Twitter by no means was offensive, but I worried that any little joke could be a deal breaker. Most of the schools I applied to had razor thin admission rates, so I wanted to be …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

The next version of iOS is going to kill a lot of apps. In an effort to modernize and de-clutter its App Store, Apple will officially end support for all apps that haven’t been updated to support the newer 64-bit processors that debuted with the iPhone 5S. As many as 187,000 apps could vanish when the iOS 11 rolls out along with this change, according to estimates from marketing firm Sensor Tower.) SEE ALSO: The coming app-pocalypse could kill some of the iPhone’s greatest hits …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… plunge into premium is a good idea is up for debate. “I think they need to start with more of the basics and then move into thatto build that trust first,” Werle said. “But it doesn’t seem like that’s quite their approach.” Analysts are also a bit skeptical about Amazon’s fashion forays. The company’s sterile tech-y brand isn’t the sort of name one associates with flashy dresses and handbags. That may be part of the reason Amazon is currently …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… everyone, just so you know im doing ok. bit of pain but I will survive." Morrison, an electrician from Darwin, posted on social media that he had been stabbed leaving Belushi's London Bridge bar after watching the Champions League soccer final. Morrison said in a video: "All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife. I just, like, push him off. I walk into a pub and I'm like: 'Someone help me, I've just been stabbed.' " ___ 10:45 p.m. The SITE …

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This teen’s father gave her the best gift on her last day of high school

June 2, 2017

… really get Twitter, so yesterday when I told him I had 300 likes he was like ‘is that a lot?’” Now that the tweet has more than 249,000 favs, things have changed a bit. “Now he’s just kinda in as much shock as I am, and joking about how his ‘life is complete,’” Meg said. WATCH: More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLaunch Pad Platinum Apprentice OptInUp Personal LIFETIME Software to create cinemagraphs living photos super easy and …

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These googly eyes are bringing broken streets objects to life

June 2, 2017

A face tempered like steel.Image: Eyebombing bulgaria Post-socialist cities like Sofia in Bulgaria, aren’t known for their architectural diversity. They tend to be a bit monotonous. And rusty. Very rusty. SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up But when you add googly eyes (aka eyebombing) to cities rumbling ruins gain a certain charm. OOO-ways look on the bright side of life. Image: Eyebombing BUlgaria Photographer Vanyu Krastev, 42, has …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… barriers, I’ve discovered some common traits. Here are the seven characteristics of people who expertly destroy trust barriers: 1. They are confident in their abilities. This might age me a bit, but I compare this characteristic to “The Dukes of Hazzard.” If Bo and Luke were constantly thinking they couldn’t make a big jump in their car, I’m certain they would have crashed a lot more. You have to believe you can make the big jump, too. Now, I don’t mean you …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… draw. The pen is super light even though it includes a spare tip in the base and it really feels like drawing on paper. This is due, in part, to the rubberized pen tip, and, especially, to the custom reMarkable canvas display covering, which is not glass and has a little bit of a rougher surface to provide a paper-like friction feel. The 226 dpi resolution provides for clear text and graphics. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable I spent some time in the Notebook app where drawing options sit …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… management system, as well as update and keep track of the services they offer. The app began as Taylor’s passion project in early 2016. It’s an offshoot of her company Trellyz, formerly known as Digital Fan Clubs, which launched four years ago to help people manage their brands and monetize their fans on Facebook. But about 18 months ago, Taylor, who has lived in Europe on and off for the last 25 years, felt compelled to do something a bit different. Image: RefAid / Trellyz …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… over the last few years. What was your biggest disagreement? I think her joining the Lib Dems. I do think it is a bit odd. She has joined a euro-fanatic party and yet she is not really one. What was her most convincing argument? That business was quite happy before [Brexit], or at least big business was quite happy before. Well, yes, of course, if you’re doing well in life you don’t want any change at all. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… Maybe there will come a day where C.S.A. iconography is every bit as forbidden in the States as Nazi imagery is in Germany. With all these statues of Robert E. Lee being literally dumped into landfills, Im sure a lot of people out there feel that some form of emotional justice has been served. But chucking those statues into the dirt doesnt change history, and it certainly doesnt change human nature. Racism and intolerance and supremacist ideology predates the Confederacy, predates America and …

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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… critical to the production of Hollywood films. The partnership will kick off with the Google’s Made with Code + Wonder Woman launch event, where Kirsch will serve as the keynote speaker. But the partnership goes beyond coding. By tapping into the essence of Wonder Womans trademark wisdom, its also about learning and creating a problem-solving, future-thinking mindset that leads to the development of strong, effective leaders and visionaries. A Snapchat game paying homage to 16-bit The …

May 26, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.” It was another reminder that the Internet had changed in the age of the smartphone, that many devices no longer offered unfettered access to whatever the world cared to send across the Internet. But that bit of Jobsian self-righteousness also carried some untended consequences. Though Jobs didn’t mention it by name, about 10,000 people downloaded Mikandi onto their Android phones over the next 12 hours—ten times more than …

May 23, 2017
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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

… throwing an application at them without doing your research, you’re going to stand out already against other people.” 2. Use your network Cavoulacos says: “You likely know someone who knows someone, who could be helpful. That doesn’t mean they can get you a job. It might not even mean they can get you an intro, but they might be able to get you some information about the culture there, they might be able to tell you a little bit about what it’s like to work there …

May 19, 2017
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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

… Dove. Given how much I tweet about Red Bull and Dunkin’ Donuts, I’m a little bit confused on where they’re getting this data from, but okay. Image: twitter screenshots/kerry flynn Twitter is now empowering users, like myself, to de-select interests that may not actually be true or maybe ones that I just don’t want to be advertised for. I also requested my advertiser list via email, which took only about 30 minutes to send over to me. I am listed on 18,631 audiences …

May 18, 2017
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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

… we knew a bit more about them. Are you one of the three million who voted in the EU referendum but didn’t vote in the general election in 2015? Get in touch to tell us how you made your decision and whether you plan to vote in the election of 8 June. You can also contact us in the following ways: WhatsApp: +44 7525 900971 Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 About this piece This analysis piece was commissioned by the BBC from an expert working for an outside …

May 17, 2017
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