The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… to put one on Google Chromecast, a gadget that puts apps and video on your TV. Same result. Virtual Unreality Nowadays, the prevailing narrative is that virtual reality will re-energize the porn industry. After I spoke to Alec Helmy, the publisher of XBIZ, whocalled Mikandi the FUTURE, he wrote back and mentioned VR. Buzzfeed, in its lengthy porn feature, paints VR as the great porn hope. You hear the same thing from, well, WIRED. But the FUTURE is more complicated than that. Think of Chris …

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

… investigation while weighing Comeys FUTURE at the Justice Department. I hope you can let this go, the president said to Comey, according to notes Comey reportedly wrote soon after the meeting. On Thursday,the Justice Department announced it was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. Trump attacked the appointment on Twitter, calling the investigation the single greatest witch hunt in U.S. political history. The same …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The FUTURE of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

May 18, 2017

… the FUTURE. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… actually looks at the meta information from the OTA channels, so you can find live OTA content with voice commands. For example, if you want to see Rachael Ray just say Alexa, play Rachael Ray. As on Fire TV, you also get all of the Alexa features including smart home control and access to its knowledge database. If for whatever reason mid-way through a Modern Family you want to check the weather, order pizza, or look up a fact, you need only ask Alexa. Glimpse of the FUTURE While I didnt get to …

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

May 17, 2017

… Ahrendts said then that she wants to eventually get to the point where people might casually ask one another to hang out at an Apple Store the same way they would, say, a movie theater or a shopping mall. “This is the overarching vision for the FUTURE of Apple retail,” Ahrendts said at the time.”We will know we’ve done really great when it feels like a town square.” The more time people linger in the store, of course, the more likely they are to buy something. But …

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

May 15, 2017

… way to prevent this kind of attack. “Everybody thinks, ‘oh if something bad happens we’ll just fix it,’” Corman said, but that’s not the case here. Blocking FUTURE ransomware attacks will require cybersecurity personnel, new computers, and better network security. Systemwide security revolution isn’t something that can be fixed in a matter of days, weeks, or even months. But until hospitals have vastly greater cybersecurity, these attacks will continue to make …

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Office sauna: Must-have or hot air? – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… and food”. The motivation for the business was a 30% cut in property costs per person, by using the space more efficiently. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat did the “office of the FUTURE” look like in years gone by? Some of the vocabulary about modern offices – such as “app-centric workplace” and “collision coefficient” – may raise eyebrows among your average office worker. Yet, the logic behind the lexicon …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

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These stories show the importance of mentorship

May 13, 2017

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 12, 2017

… his company. The analyst specifically referenced Facebook’s F8 presentation, but we all know Facebook has done much more to copy Snap than just pitching a similar augmented reality FUTURE. SEE ALSO: Our survey shows people know Snapchat started Storiesbut Facebook might win out anyway Snapchat is all about secrecy, as an app and as a company. That includes Spiegel, who is rarely seen or heard from at least in a typical business capacity. But no longer. What we quickly learned Wednesday …

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Snapchat is helping make QR codes cool again

May 9, 2017

Image: carl court/getty images QR codes are dead, an internet marketing strategist wrote in AdAge in 2013. The murderer: “easier-to-use apps.” And yet, four years later, that isn’t the case. Apps have become even more prevalent and perhaps easier-to-use, but Facebook and Snapchat, two of these most-frequently-used apps, are pushing a present and FUTURE of QR codes. Spotify introduced its own codes last week. SEE ALSO: This inventor built a real-life ‘Iron Man’ …

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Eurovision Song Contest: Bluff your way through this year’s show – BBC News

May 9, 2017

… “scandal” led to a change in the rules that ensured there would always be just the one overall winner in FUTURE. Ireland lead the way on the all-time leader board, having won the contest seven times between 1970 and 1996. Sweden has won six times, while the UK has five victories under its belt along with France and Luxembourg. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Inside Microsoft’s AI ambitions

May 8, 2017

… AIs ability to identify FUTURE images. The team is also refining AI that can tell when presentation text is a process-related and then suggest diagrams that illustrate that process. That bullet list looks like a process to this AI. Image: microsoft The Focused Inbox option in Outlook is also powered by cloud-based machine learning, with the system learning through explicit and implicit actions. Moving to the box is explicit. Replying to more emails from one person as opposed to another …

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Simplify your email inbox (and life) with these easy tricks

May 8, 2017

… “create filter with this search.” The next screen gives you the option to have Gmail star FUTURE message from that sender, mark them as important, or to make sure those messages stay out of the spam folder. For truly important people, we recommend you check all three. Image: mashable/gmail Don’t forget to hit “create filter,” and you’re done. Easy, right? Now you’ll never miss another vital email in your Gmail account (jk you totally still will …

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Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… “a big loss for the art community,” he admitted that at first glance the color does resemble some of Crayola’s other blues. However, when it all comes down to it, he doesn’t think it’s the end of the artistic world. “Will it really make a difference when your two-year-old is drawing a house or a tree or whatever?” Mashable’s color expert asked. “Think of all the blue things that current and FUTURE generations of artists will be able to render …

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The future of the iPhone 8 may rest in Qualcomm’s hands

May 5, 2017

… license from Qualcomm for a hefty fee. SEE ALSO: The anti-trust lawsuit that could shape the FUTURE of smartphones Tension between Qualcomm and partners has been brewing for months and finally bubbled over in January when the Federal Trade Commission accused Qualcomm of anti-trust practices. Essentially the deals it was making with companies like Apple were considered unfair. Part of the issue was that Qualcomm was charging Apple a licensing fee for every single iPhone, whether or not every …

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Parachute into North Korea with this extraordinary VR experience

May 5, 2017

… became visible. Image: Marcus Olsson The videos, which are from 16 seconds up to 1 minute long, are in loop, so the user can rewatch them to note any missing details for as long as they want. “The resolution is 4K which is sufficient to watch on a headset, Gear VR, and the user can very smoothly go from one point to the other,” Olsson said. “The download happens before the video starts playing so it’s easier to create the experience.” For the FUTURE, …

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Amazon is giving an entire town free Prime membership because it has no chill

May 2, 2017

… homes at last Census count, which would cost Amazon a bargain $237,006. Though this may seem generous, Amazon uses Prime perks to encourage additional shopping on-site, and it’s likely some new members will renew at the end of the year, so the promotion could wind up securing the company even more FUTURE business. Not to mention the extra free advertising and general goodwill it drums up for the ecommerce giant. At the 2017 Academy Awards, Manchester by the Sea took home two Oscars for …

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Save Battery Power: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Phone’s Battery Life

May 1, 2017

… percent battery and zero ways to charge it in the foreseeable FUTURE. Here’s what you should do when you’re in a pinch. 1) Switch on Low Power Mode (iOS) or Battery Saver (Android) As soon as you’re able,head to your smartphone’s settings and switch on Battery Saverif you’re on an Android device or Low Power Modeif you’re on iOS. What these settings do is switch off featuresthat slowly sip away at your phone’s battery in the background. This includes …

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New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

April 29, 2017

… growing brands, no matter what platform they choose to be on. Snap’s Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan discussed its FUTURE in TV-like content during Advertising Week last year. His presentation included a video of NBC’s new exclusive content from The Voice and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “Just like television,” Khan said after a clip aired. Beyond digital media partners like Mashable, Snap works many major TV networks, including NBC, ESPN, Turner, ABC, BBC, A+E …

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Gett buys Juno to expand ride-hailing business in United States

April 27, 2017

… and founder Dave Waiser. Juno’s founding team (Talmon Marco, Igor Magazinik, Ofer Samocha and Sunny Marueli) will stay based in New York and will lead Gett’s FUTURE business in the U.S. Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.S. market. Gett operates in more than 100 cities in Europe. Now, the combined companies have plans to expand into other states. Gett also confirmed it will be raising more money. Thiscurrent deal provides a reallyenormous opportunity for …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 26, 2017

… GIPHY founder and CEO Alex Chung wrote to Lance in an email. “We think that’s really awesome. We hope Facebook will support the .gif native format someday and we are lobbying them to do so but that is up to them.” Back in 2013, Facebook did not provide a timeline for the FUTURE of GIFs on Facebook.com. GIPHY waited. Image: giphy Now, GIPHY and Facebook seem like the best of friends. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team presented the FUTURE of Facebook at …

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Brexit university brain drain warning – BBC News

April 25, 2017

The cross-party committee of MPs, investigating the potential impact of Brexit on the higher education sector, heard warnings about the negative impact if EU staff, worried about their FUTURE status, were poached by universities in other countries. The report from MPs said their right to work and stay should be given unilaterally before the end of this year if there is no reciprocal deal with other EU countries Mr Carmichael said: “Higher education in the UK is a world leader but …

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How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

… racist rhetoric about peoples considered “other,” and the failure of world refugee policy. Perhaps the White House should think about the moment when a FUTURE State Department is called on to apologize again to innocent people for the ways the United States abandoned its core principles because of racist fears. How will it explain how in 2017, it denied entry to scientists going to MIT, medical researchers destined for Harvard, or translators who have risked their lives for US …

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Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife

April 24, 2017

(CNN)He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo’s protected wildlife “are held responsible for their actions.” “Even if I or others are not able to (make this happen),” says Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, “then the FUTURE generations will have this information and will do it.” …

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