Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

… the AP on Wednesday. I never entered into any business with Farhad Azima, nor did I ever intend to. But I understand why the emails and the conversations I had with Mr. Azima may look like I was involved in some seriously troubling activities. We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgement of Jay Solomon, a spokesman for the paper said. The allegations raised by this reporting are serious. While our own investigation continues, we have concluded that Mr. Solomon violated his ethical …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… country’s leader, has limited his ability to launch full-frontal attacks on his brother and sister. The parliamentary meeting on July 3 will be an opportunity for Lee to clear his name, but in doing so he will have no choice to throw light on a number of issues that have unsettled many Singaporeans, including: Was there a conspiracy to get Lee Kuan Yew to reinstate the clause to demolish the house? Why was a ministerial committee appointed to look into options for the property with …

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

June 19, 2017

… stays outside the market for a while, every ICO is driving the price of ETH upwards. And the price of ETH is already up some 3500% compared to last year. Here’s how this may look from one user’s perspective. Say you bought 10 ETH in 2016 for a meager hundred bucks. Today, your 10 ETH are worth around $3,500. But say that instead of doing nothing with your ETH, you invested half of it in the Gnosis ICO this April. The price of GNO tokens more than doubled within hours of trading. If …

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

June 19, 2017

… for the nickel and dime left over after that. Elbowing over that sliver of the market are hundreds of entitiespublishers ranging from the New York Times to BuzzFeed to a rogue’s gallery of fake news sites. Also in the mix are ad tech middlemen from targeters to re-targeters to robotic exchanges, and even mafia fraudsters. Just look at this mess. These are all the companies that are playing some role in this. The amount of money spent on digital ads is still growing quickly, but …

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

June 19, 2017

… making artistic naked pictures wasnt a problem. I was not ashamed at all. And the picture was from when I was 20 years old, before I had children, so I thought, Well, I look good. Plus, I dont have that overly sexy body. Ive always been very thin and sort of teenage-looking, so my nude pictures were never Playboy-ish. They were more artistic nudes made by great photographers. Plus, whats the scandal about? she continues. To me, morality has to do with being a good person, so I dont see any …

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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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Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… as the next storytelling medium with dedicated VR projects and studio ventures. The producers of The Walking Dead just announced a series of VR games based on the hit TV series. And according to some estimates, about $2.3 billion was invested in VR and augmented realty (AR) in 2016 alone. What all this Hollywood, TV, and investment activity means is that you’ll soon be deluged with VR marketing campaigns everywhere you look, even if you currently have zero interest in VR and have never …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… new tool for now. According to the team, they will educate users and gather feedback from partners before putting in an official policy. Only a small group of select creators and businesses have access to the tool as well. It will be introduced to all users, along with official enforcement guidelines, in the coming months. The tool isn’t as simple as it may look, Porch said. His team at Instagram had to debate the best language that would work across brands. “When you actually dive …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… doing exactly the right thing. You had no criticism of him. You felt that in fact he was a skilled professional prosecutor. You felt that his last statement in October was fully justified. So how can you go from those statements to agreeing with Mr. Rosenstein and then asking the President, or recommending he be fired? SESSIONS: I think, in retrospect, as all of us begin to look at that clearly and talk about it, as perspectives of the Department of Justice, once the director had first got …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

… And while many of these apps won’t be missed, iPhone fans stand to lose a number of classics that were among the earliest hits the App Store ever saw. Here’s a look at some of the 32-bit apps we’ll miss the most. (Importantly, not all of these apps are necessarily doomed developers still have time to make them compatible, and a few of our old favorites, including Great Lightsaber and Ocarina, were updated to 64-bit since we last looked at 32-bit apps in February so …

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New leak shows OnePlus 5 might be nothing more than an iPhone 7 Plus clone

June 9, 2017

… and dual-LED flash outside of the camera module in the same exact positions? Check. If you look closer at the purported OnePlus 5 image, you’ll even see a similar antenna band. Save for different locations for the power button, the notification mute switch, volume rocker, and the OnePlus logo in place of the Apple logo, the two phones look like long-lost twins. The iPhone 7 Plus Image: lili sams/mashable Reactions to the leak have been both positive and negative. The obvious uproar is …

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Oldest Homo sapiens fossils discovered

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The oldest fossil remains of Homo sapiens, dating back to 300,000 years, have been found at a site in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. This is 100,000 years older than previously discovered fossils of Homo sapiens that have been securely dated. The discovery was presented in a study in the journal Nature on Wednesday. But what the researchers found to be most remarkable about these fossils is that they capture a moment in time of evolution. The facial features of the skull look like a modern …

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Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

… proprietor, commissioned the 67-year-old architect to design a weekend mountain retreat overlooking the waterfall at Bear Run in the Laurel Highlands 65 miles southeast of the city. Wright wrote Kaufmann and his wife, Liliane: “I want you to live with the waterfall, not just to look at it.” Read: How tech revolutionizes architecture The result was a highly original and beautiful house set directly over falling water that, while overtly modern, belonged to the landscape. A daring …

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

The HomePod works hands-free with Siri voice commands and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S., UK and Australia.Image: karissa bell/mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and speculation about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple finally confirmed the device, called HomePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri needs to move out HomePod will cost $349 and come in white or …

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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

… should be naive about it. You’ve got to put in the work to build your skills before you can believe they’ll take you to the goal you want to achieve. Once you put in the work, have confidence in your abilities. 2.They dont get embarrassed easily. I don’t know whether it’s just me getting older, but I hardly ever feel embarrassed anymore. And when I look at other people who are able to build strong business relationships, create opportunity, anddominate their industries, …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… ink is impressive. It should also be noted that while the reMarkable’s 226 DPI resolution is lower than that of Amazon’s 300 PPI (essentially the same as DPI) Kindle Oasis, E-Ink-based Kindle reader, it is the highest resolution for a screen of its size. Even up close, the lines look incredibly smooth for an electronic ink product. The screen is also a touch screen. You tap it twice to access the menu. The only thing I didnt like is that there are no gestures for, say, undo. You must …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let’s take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Wonder Woman’s early days Wonder Woman first appears in the comics in 1941. Image: DC Comics Wonder Woman made her comic debut in 1941, just two years after Batman and three years after …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… perspectives. Its a self-contradicting mission, though. Just take a look at Europe, where several nations have stringent laws barring the display of any Nazi iconography (indeed, people have been jailed in Germany for taking photos of their dogs giving heil Hitler salutes.) The idea, I suppose, is to make the notion of anything Hitler and his goose-steppin subordinates believed in quite literally unthinkable under the threat of legal punishment. So if you wave a swastika on your porch or go on …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… he said to them: “I just want to say how incredibly proud I was to be Mancunian this week. “Hearts were broken on Monday. And what I’ve seen of this city and you lot will stay with me for the rest of my life.” He recalled a woman who sang Oasis’s Don’t look Back In Anger after the one-minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square on Thursday, with the rest of those present gradually joining in. Inspired by that woman, Fray played the song that has now become …

May 28, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… people all over the web. Suiting up like Princess Diana Fans have already found a rallying cry in Wonder Womans classic power pose: arms crossed, a look of pure determination across their faces. To cement the stance as an iconic element of the campaign, the Wonder Woman team rolled out the Gauntlet Creator, allowing fans to create their own kick ass cuffs and share photos online. A post shared by Wonder Woman (@wonderwomanfilm) on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:48pm PDT Fans can customize a …

May 26, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

In todays world, where everyone carries a computer in their pocket and media coverage is 24/7, were inundated with news of tragedy and despair. This makes it pretty easy to feel as if humanity is trending downward. But if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, its actually a pretty good time to be alive. War occurs less frequently and is less deadly, weve made great strides in combatting disease, and extreme poverty has also declined exponentially over the past few decades. On top …

May 25, 2017
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How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

… place youll want to be is in a cubicle under bleak, fluorescent lights. Since you kind of to be there (adulting is the worst, I know), seize any opportunity you can to take a strolloutside. A little vitamin D will do you good, and it will give you something to look forward to in the first half of your day. Go forth, my child, and conquer those back-to-work blues like a f*cking boss. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMSGLeads Monthly Sync Everyone Connected to Your FB Page to …

May 25, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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