Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

… of other special events. New York City elementary school students learn about coding on a class field trip to an Apple Store. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Some of Apple’s more heavily trafficked locations will also feature big-name guests for music performances, lectures, and hands-on instruction. Soul singer Leon Bridges and free-form dancer Lil Buck (who recently appeared in an Apple commercial) will perform at Apple’s new flagship store in downtown San Francisco late on …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… that are enjoying a resurgence in the form of Donald Trump’s strongman act. Toxic masculinity is a popular phrase in academic and activist circles, but it’s not that hard to spot in pop culture if you know the signs. Consider Trump its prideful mascot: a man who can’t stand that one of his top surrogates is mocked by a woman on Saturday Night Live, tosses off suggestions about killing the families of terrorists, says nothing when crowds of people chant “lock her …

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

May 17, 2017

… organisation. David Cowling is visiting senior research fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He is also the former editor of the BBC Political Research Unit. Or use the form below: Related Topics Brexit More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTraffic Gram Traffic Gram is a part of eComily Bundle that allows you to get mad traffic on the web using Instagram postsMay 2017 SPECIAL Webinar JEO Templates Pack Webinar JEO complete Webinar Solution …

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Amazon tests out newspaper delivery to complete its takeover of everything

May 7, 2017

… unless you order a bunch of copies of it. Of course El Pais is not only available in its physical paper form its website with fresh news stories is alive and well. But in a Neiman Lab interview the paper’s parent company Prisa Noticias said the partnership is about expanding their readership. “We have closed this deal to reach a new segment of clients,” Prisa’s director of communications said. El Pais is also available online. Image: el pais/screengrab To encourage …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… have a dedicated space to work in, create one, and make sure it has a door. 2. Lock that door! Mr. Kelly will never, ever, forget to lock his door again. An open door is an invitation for children to enter and begin a conversation or start tugging on your arm, no matter whether youre working in Photoshop, typing up a blog post, or being interviewed on live TV by the BBC. 3. Train your kids Sometimes locking the door isnt enough to prevent every form of interruption. It may prevent a visual …

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General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’ – BBC News

May 6, 2017

… include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways: WhatsApp: +447555 173285 Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send pictures/video to yourpics@bbc.co.uk Upload your pictures / video here Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100 Or use the form below Related Topics Jeremy Corbyn Theresa May More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCovert Content Wizard MaticPress (Unlimited Sites) Build viral niche sites …

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Facebook claims ads aren’t targeted by mood. But does it really matter?

May 3, 2017

… be able to prey on teen insecurities. It’s the sort of story that weds traditional advertising’s worst tendencies with the creepy omnipotence of its modern form in a way that makes one wonder if Facebook is actively cribbing ideas from episodes of Black Mirror. To hear some marketing industry figures tell it, though, ads targeted on the basis of perceived emotion are not only harmless, they’re actually a benevolent alternative to those steered by more impersonal forms of data. …

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IBM wants future delivery drones to pass off your packages in mid-air

April 28, 2017

… Rakshit, the co-inventor of the patent wrote in a statement emailed to Mashable. “This could create opportunities such as managing drones to deliver postal packages and medicine in developing countries via the most direct route. While the transfer system exists only in patent form and hasn’t even been tested yet, the IBM spokesperson told us the company is “confident” the system could be built and tested within the limits of current drone technology. IBM’s relay …

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Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… this is strong enough to make an individual act on it. What a gut instinct is not is a calculation. You do not fully know where it comes from. Despite the misconceptions, intuition is beneficial. Its a form of intelligence that allows you to understand and use information that will guide you throughout life.In fact, Bruce Kasanoff makes the argument in Forbes that intuition, is in fact, the highest form of intelligence. Sometimes, a corporate mandate or group-think or your desire to produce a …

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These Texas students are on a mission to raise money for their classmates with cancer

April 26, 2017

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of …

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Augmented reality will soon be everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid it

April 22, 2017

… of money behind the technology, it’s only a matter of time before even the Luddites of the world are forced to grapple with it in some form or another. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future So what is AR, and why is it so special? For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world. That layer can be dropped on basically anything, …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 21, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

… complaining that it’s becoming harder to gain followers organically. Faced with this new challenge, they’re fighting back. In pod-form. “A pod isfamily of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another.” says photographer Natalie Franke. “The members of your pod become your Instagram family and work to support you as you grow your platform. Think of pods like a group of cheerleaderswho help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… calling an election in May – a contest which saw him increase his party’s majority from 17 to a very respectable 60. At just under 50%, the Tories’ share of the vote was the highest ever achieved in the post-war period. It wasn’t enough, however, to see Eden through the Suez crisis, which led to his resignation and replacement in January 1957 by the wily Harold Macmillan. “Supermac”, true to form, bided his time before seeking his own personal mandate and was …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… as a kind of catalyst for a new form of post-war German nationalism. There were campaigns for the island to be returned to German sovereignty and for a rebuilding programme to allow the Heligolanders to go home. Historian Jan Rueger says that perhaps for the last time Operation Big Bang had made Heligoland part of a larger historical argument. “As always in history there’s a paradoxical side to these events,” he says. “In this case it lies in the way that all over Germany …

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London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 17, 2017

He added that Mrs Cochran, who was in a wheelchair when she joined a service for the families and survivors of the attack at Westminster Abbey on 5 April, was healing faster than expected. Victims of the London attack London attack: What we know so far In depth: Westminster terror attack The other people killed on the bridge were Aisha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… Arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPush Response PRO Push Response UpgradeCredi Response Ace Credi Response is a SAAS that lets you send an automated message …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

… last week revealing that Kusher failed to disclose dozens of foreign contacts when he filled out an FBI national security form, as required for his clearance. Those contacts included at least two meetings with high-level Russians while Kushner was working on Trumps transition: Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, an executive of Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, which was under U.S. sanctions. Lack of candor, particularly regarding contacts with Russian officials, was a …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on March 6 in a challenge to President Donald Trump. Barack Obama was no master of world affairs either when he entered the Oval Office. But Obamas form of hubris to lecture the world on its moral failings was less perilous, at least in the short run. Making snap judgments about world leaders with nuclear weapons or even claimingthat you are making such judgments can complicate things quickly, and do irreversible damage in societies …

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

April 12, 2017

The launch of the Falcon 9 Space X rocket at the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida.Image: HANDOUT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock We’re hurtling towards a future where everything from cows to toasters will be internet-connected. But do we have the infrastructure to support this digital web? An Australian startup wants its nano satellites to help form the backbone of the internet of things. Founded in 2015, Adelaide-based Fleet announced a A$5 million ($3.8 million) Series A funding …

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Never-released NES game ‘Mystery World Dizzy’ released for free

April 11, 2017

… Mario. The Oliver Twins (and later, Big Red Software) created a string of Dizzy games, spin-offs, and compilations between 1987 and 1994. Some of that stuff never got released at the time, but has trickled out since. Such is the case with Mystery World Dizzy, a browser-based port of a game that was originally intended for an NES release in 1993. In its original form, Mystery World is technically just a spiffed up remake of Fantasy World Dizzy, the third game in the series and perhaps the …

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Diamond Miner Ends Large Gem Drought With 114-Carat Find

April 9, 2017

… shares jumped as much as 11 percent, the most since January, to 98.75 pence. The stock traded at 93 pence at 12:12 p.m. “Given the paucity of large, high-value recoveries in recent months, we believe this recovery can precede a return to form for Gem,” Kieron Hodgson, an analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co. in London, said in a note Friday. …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …

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Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

You can apply for a McDonald's job via Snapchat.Image: Mcdonald’s McDonald’s is cool, it’s hip, it’s trying to reach the kids on Snapchat. To that end, the company has rolled out fast food-themed lenses and stories on the social media platform. Now, for the first time, it’s also fielding job applications. On Friday, McD’s launched “Snaplications” in Australia. It comes in the form of a Snapchat lens, which shows the user in a McDonald’s …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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