The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… Piper’s CEO, Richard Hendricks, is bemused. “I don’t understand,” he says. “How does Intersite have all this money?” “It’s pornography,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. “Adult content has driven more important tech adoption than anything,” says another colleague. “The first fiction ever published on a printing press was an erotic tale. And from there: super 8 film, Polaroid, home video, digital, video on …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

May 22, 2017

… is expected to experience some high culture, a concert in the shadow of erupting Mt. Etna. At the end, at the airbase in Sicily where Trump will take off for America once again, he is supposed to speak to American and Allied servicemen and their families, recapping highlights and accomplishments of the trip. Perhaps he can borrow a line or two from Nixon in 1974: It is always good to come home to America, said Nixon. That is particularly so when one comes home from a journey that has advanced …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… vacation spots like Mar-A-Lago are reportedly very easy to hack into While most toddlers don’t have access to the nuclear codes, the advice for dealing with the president can also work for your kids at home. Please keep your speeches really brief Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The president’s attention span is not known for being long, and NATO officials are telling leaders around the globe to tighten their speeches to 2-4 minutes, lest the president’s mind wander, according …

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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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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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

May 18, 2017

… car technology). “We care deeply about our passenger experience and this was a first of a kind partnership together. We both share a desire to really create these wow experiences and memorable experiences and really reward passengers for their travel,” said David Baga, Lyft’s chief business officer. Delta offers another SkyMiles rewards program with Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, but this is it’s first and only ride-hailing partnership. Lyft has worked …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… saying that inaccurate reporting is damaging the legacy of Rich, a 27-year-old DNC staffer who was slain as he walked to his D.C. home. Fox News isnt budging. We continue to track developments in the story and will update further when the situation warrants, Refet Kaplan, managing director of FOX News Digital, said in an email statement to HuffPost on Wednesday afternoon. Fox 5 didnt respond to multiple HuffPost requests for comment about its article. A spokesperson for the station told …

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

May 17, 2017

… they’re not alone in questioning the emotional straightjacket that is traditional manhood. “What we wanted to do is show … that there is this habit of guys going online in the privacy of their own home asking all these questions,” says Rik Strubel, global vice president for Axe. Axe is probably the last brand you’d expect to make this pivot. Yet, its unlikely trajectory from peddling sexist messages for profit to becoming a woke critic of machismo also for profit …

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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

May 15, 2017

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

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Another local election buoys Merkel’s party ahead of German national vote

May 15, 2017

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union scored a major victory in elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. Preliminary results showed Merkel’s CDU receiving 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, followed by the Social Democratic Party’s 31.4%. It’s a major upset for the SDP, in a state it has governed almost without interruption since 1966. NRW is Germany’s most populous state and the home of SPD …

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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts – BBC News

May 14, 2017

UK home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Saturday that all but six NHS trusts’ systems had been restored, but that “there’s always more” that could be done to protect against computer viruses. ‘No reason to stop’ After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 (230) in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. BBC analysis of three accounts linked with the global attack suggests the hackers …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

… I’m suggesting that educators and YouTube together can be exponentially more effective than either alone. There are many professors that effectively use YouTube, put up their own videos or recommend videos to students. There has been a recent rise in experimenting with the “flipped classroom” model, a model where students view video lectures at home before class and use in-class time to go through problem sets or have discussions. Especially for introductory classes like Intro …

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Is Harry Styles’ album worth the wait? – BBC News

May 12, 2017

… think about her?” he sings, before realising this song will be played around the world… “Well, I guess she just found out.” 5) Sweet Creature In which Harry reveals he has listened to, and enjoyed, the song Blackbird by The Beatles. That said, this is the album’s most effective, direct song – a folksy ballad about a lover who’s a lifeline. “When I run out of rope, you bring me home,” he sings over a sprightly guitar line. It …

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CNN 10 – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

… knows what he wants and he wants to sell his 1996 Suzuki Grand Vitara. They can go for less than 5,000 bucks at a used car dealership, but have they gone where this one has. This home made YouTube video could make Eugene the best used car salesman ever. He’s taken it off road, way off road. The beaten path, nowhere around. All over the world, too close by. Eugene says his car only needed your love and maybe some paint. But even if the price goes so sky high or down to the bargain …

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The World: a floating city of millionaires

May 9, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Stepping onto The World feels like boarding a 21st-century Titanic. Sitting majestically in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, this gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, and probably most exclusive, “residential yacht” on earth. home to the world’s only full-sized at-sea tennis court, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, and 12,000-bottle wine collection, this ship has visited 1,213 ports and sailed 641,000 nautical miles. …

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Inside Microsoft’s AI ambitions

May 8, 2017

… Shuman, though, remains optimistic. A fair amount of companies that have succeeded without a mobile presence, Shuman said. He also thinks Microsoft can lead in this space by being smarter, more intelligent and naturally in flow. Maybe, but Cortana wont become a household name on the AI front without a dedicated hardware home outside the PC. The company might unveil so-called Cortana Speakers next week or, just maybe, a Windows Phone reboot. Even though Microsoft needs a strong consumer-facing …

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Rich List 2017: Six surprising ways to make money – BBC News

May 8, 2017

… “the working man’s John Lewis”. Together with his wife Sarah Dawson, he’s now worth 1.9bn and ranked 67th on the list. The “pile it high, sell it cheap” approach has helped three other discounters make the grade. home Bargains chain founder Tom Morris and family rank 39th with a wealth of over 3bn, followed by Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora – the brothers behind the B&M discount store chain. Together the brothers are listed at 65, and are collectively …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 7, 2017

… efficient (good), hybrid (better), or electric (best) car; driving and flying less; eating less beef and lamb; and buying green electricity, installing solar panels, and making concerted home efficiency improvements. If you can only do one, make it trading in your car or eating less beef. Another important but less obvious option is to divest our savings and pensions from fossil fuels, which also sends a strong social signal. On average, these actions would together cut your carbon footprint …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… frantically and heroically sliding in to save the day, knocking her husbands books off the table and finally reaching out of the hallway to slam the door shut as she and the kids exit its all so perfect. You couldnt choreograph this kind of comedy. For us parents who work from home offices, this is our worst nightmare. Were already sensitive about not being in a professional office environment and dont want anyone else to know. I work from a home office in Shenzhen, China, have young children …

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How female support can aid career growth

May 6, 2017

… Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at University of Phoenix in 2015. She later earned a position as a Senior Executive Director of Corporate Renewal at Shumway Holdings in Albuquerque, NM. Since being hired, McAlexander has proven time and again that she’s an asset to her team. In just two years, she has more than doubled the amount of existing Medicare home Health Companies under her employer. Through it all, she was lucky enough to have an amazing mentor in her former boss, …

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5 simple ways to destress after a long day

May 3, 2017

Image: NESTEA Stress is an inevitable part of life. Todays busy schedules, always-on working environment, and the pressures we face both at work and at home can keep us from taking time out for ourselves too often things we need to do outweigh the things we really want to do. Sometimes micro-stresses, little hassles and the barriers we face each day can lead to one of those days where the world seems not quite on your side. How do you actually manage to switch off and not let the stress of the …

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Town halls buy back Right-to-Buy homes – BBC News

May 3, 2017

… alone save for a deposit on my first home, I would be very angry.” Figures from the House of Commons Library show, as of 2016, affordable homes were not being replaced at the same rate they were being sold. Image copyright PA Image caption Selling public sector housing to sitting tenants was a signature policy of Margaret Thatcher’s governments The Housing Act containing Right to Buy came into force on 3 October 1980 Tenants who had lived in their home for up to three years …

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

May 2, 2017

… Monday, Amazon said it would give “every home in the town” one year of Amazon Prime plus three packs of Wickedly Prime Popcorn from Amazon’s own it private label brand. “… We wanted customers in the town to enjoy popcorn and a movie on us,” Greg Hart, Vice President of Amazon Video, worldwide, said. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.” Get it? Massachusetts? …

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