Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

Image: starbucks To anyone who hasn’t spent time on certain corners of Instagram, Starbucks’ latest creation and the viral hype surrounding it might be a bit confusing. The neon “Unicorn Frappuccino” clashes hard with the coffee chain’s affected faux-Italian branding. It’s not the sort of drink that one imagines ordering with words like “Venti” or sipping amidst light jazz. SEE ALSO: Starbucks unicorn frappuccinos to grace Earth for a limited …

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Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Ms Gadhia said, speaking publicly about how she was affected for the first time. “How on Earth was I going to manage that? “It was the first time that I’d ever, ever experienced what people described as depression. “I had always thought, despite the fact that my mum had suffered over the years with her own issues, that depression is something that was a bit weak-minded or something. “And when it hit me, I realised nothing could be further from the truth. “And …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… says,” she explained. In the past, nano satellites have been used for scientific missions, but more recently for commercial activities like Earth observation and mapping. Plant Labs, the California company founded by Australian Chris Boshuizen, is one player in this space. But Tata Nardini wants her constellation to help network smart devices and sensors across industries. “Fleet is playing in a space device connectivity which is quite unique. We want to be frontrunners,” she …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… controls in order to stay in compliance with America’s tough anti-corruption laws. The question for Shell is what on Earth were they doing negotiating with a convicted money launderer, who they suspected might pass the money to the president, months after reaching a previous bribery settlement in the same country. Matthew Page worked for the US State Department in Nigeria for 15 years. He told the BBC: “At a time when Shell should have been cautious having just settled a previous …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… half a million dollars. Its influences are everything from classic arcades to VR entertainment. And where else can you watch an SUV go bungee jumping? Amazing what people come up with off the big top of their heads. It might not be the greatest show on Earth, but though the Two Bit costs more than two bits, it buys more than a shave and a haircut. And even if it follow circuitous logic, it puts new ideas in entertainment to the tech and the story brings us full circus on CNN 10. I’m Carl …

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact – BBC News

April 3, 2017

Carbon locked up The role of plants in taking up CO2 is one of the known unknowns in climatology. CO2 is a plant fertiliser and researchers think that as levels increase the trees will fix more of it into their trunks, roots and organic matter in the Earth. But they believe the fertilizing effect will be limited over time by other factors such as lack of nutrients, lack of water and rising temperatures. Humans and forests currently participate in a mutually beneficial exchange in which trees …

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Bob Dylan receives Nobel Prize in literature in Sweden

April 2, 2017

(CNN)Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan finally received his Nobel Prize in literature Saturday at a private ceremony in Stockholm, according to a statement posted online by the head of the Swedish Academy. The presentation came five months after the academy announced Dylan was the winner and more than three months after the formal award ceremony, which Dylan didn’t attend because of “pre-existing commitments.” Singer Patti Smith stood in for him. But Dylan was in Stockholm this …

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Goodbye, ClassPass. Hello, Reserve with Google!

April 1, 2017

… sounds like ClassPass, right? Well, this time you’re not left with an unsustainable business model, hiked up prices and mismanagement. As someone who went from paying $99 for unlimited classes to $125 for 10 on ClassPass, I’m going to go figure out how to cancel. WATCH: The darkest substance on Earth basically looks like a portal to another world …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the importance of Enlightenment. Oh, the Enlightenment, that sacred word! The idea that destroying Islam from the face of the Earth was a necessary condition of our liberation was almost laughable. Gradually, I was realizing how coming from a Muslim country was equal in this land to having the potential to become a barbarian. Kaya at a cafe in Amsterdam in 2004. Politics is theater, and whilst talking about books in Britain, I had almost missed the biggest play on offer, I realized as …

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Automate Me: Use Gmail’s ‘canned responses’ to reply to emails faster

March 12, 2017

… faster!). And you can make as many canned responses as you want for different responses. It may not seem faster at first, but trust me, if all of the minutes do add up over time. WATCH: Google Earth Timelapse shows how man has altered the planet in 32 years More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFlowLeads Fishcale Loophole (Discounted) CPA Mastery Mailing Course CPA Mastery Mailing Course and BonusesWP Link Shield DIAMOND WP Link Shield – The only cloaker to protect you from …

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CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… We are 10 minutes of world news explained and I am your host, Carl Azuz. It’s been a destructive week for parts of the U.S. Midwest and Southeast. For days, severe thunderstorms have roared through the region, spinning off tornadoes and causing damage in Iowa, Virginia, and the states in between. At least three people have been killed in these storms, thousand have lost power. In Tennessee, a woman at a convenience store captured this video of heavy wind and rain blasting the Earth …

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Ed Sheeran interview: 12 random questions about (Divide) – BBC News

March 2, 2017

… Planet Earth II? I was a massive fan of Planet Earth II. I was actually saying we should put David Attenborough in bubble wrap for 2017, because we can’t lose another legend. Whose death affected you most last year? The George Michael thing really took me by surprise, because he was so young. He’s younger than my dad. I had a party for New Year, and people played George Michael tunes the whole night. It was amazing to see how many people were made happy by his music. He really did …

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How to watch Sunday’s ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

February 27, 2017

A March 2016 solar eclipse seen from Indonesia. A “ring of fire” eclipse will be visible Feb. 26, 2017. Image: Ridwan Arifiandi; Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 2.0 A “ring of fire” eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.com. Sunday’s solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse. It happens when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but …

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Scientists at the Vatican to warn half the world’s species could go extinct

February 27, 2017

The Dodo bird is about to gain a lot of extinct friends. Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Here’s the sobering truth: Around half the species on Earth today could disappear by middle of the century, unless we humans can tackle climate change and slow our population growth. That’s a view shared by leading biologists and ecologists, many of whom are gathering in the Vatican this week for a wonky but optimistic-sounding conference: “How To Save the Natural World on Which We …

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