The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… adaptable. That’s already the case: For those with doctorate degrees, the unemployment rate in May was a minuscule 0.7 percent. Michael Spence, a Nobel Prize-winning economist who splits his time between Italy and the U.S., says he’s an optimist about the medium term. “The simple, honest truth is, if you’re talking about what the world’s going to be like 10 years from now, it’s hard to know,” he says. “The best focus for people is to make …

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Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

… PDT Grace Ahlbom’s art captivates, even through your cracked iPhone screen. Whether it’s work in a zine or t-shirts or a spiral notebook, Ahlbom captures her world impeccably. 13. Kevalyn / @keviiboy A post shared by Kevalyn (@keviiboy) on Feb 17, 2017 at 4:26pm PST This recent Seattle University graduate’s art is full of incredible detail and inspiring portraits that will make you want to pick up a pen and sketchbook, regardless of your own talent. 14. Hannah …

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

… said. “The worst is that I can’t just make a purchase online and sometimes I’ve missed certain deals because by the time I was able to get an agent on the line the price has changed or the seat was sold.” According to O’Neill, “For the most part, if you treat special characters like you treat the letters A through Z, things will work fine most of the time,” i.e. allowing symbols in names the same way we allow letters. The programmers who build these …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… graduating high school, life took me and Dominic in different directions. He went on to attend UCF in Orlando while I went to college in Kentucky. We reconnected one summer when I was in Orlando helping a friend move into her dorm and asked Dominic to have dinner with me. That night we talked for 4 hours and shut down the restaurant. Shortly after, Dominic asked if we could make it official and so our long distance relationship began. But the distance wouldn’t be ending anytime soon. After …

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Divers take Snapchat Spectacles underwater to coral reefs and giant sinkholes

June 25, 2017

… that can last for 30 minutes underwater and apparently make it down to 150 feet below the surface. The custom scuba masks, called SeaSeekers goggles, let divers snap while swimming. There’s currently just a limited run of prototypes, but the company hopes to roll them out to customers by the fall if it secures a patent. For the trial this week, two divers, marine biologist Gabriela Nava and wildlife photographer and conservationist Roberto Ochoa, gave the underwater Spectacles a spin. Nava …

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… seemed to be having the night of his life And after the band played Walk, about “learning to walk again”, he joked: “I’d like to dedicate that last song to my surgeon my plastic surgeon. “I went to him and I said, ‘I know I have a broken leg – but could you make me look older. And voila.” As Grohl scrolled through a mini-history of the Foo Fighters’ hits (The Pretender, My Hero, Monkey Wench), it became clear the band have one setting: …

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These AI-generated people will haunt you forever

June 25, 2017

Image: Mike Tyka When technology is used to make art, sometimes it produces beautiful results. And other times things get a little … strange. A new video going around Twitter shows an eerie girl moving her eyes as a cursor moves around on the screen. The thing is … it’s not a real person in the video. SEE ALSO: The creepiest videos from the robotics company Google just sold These beautiful and unsettling videos (okay, they’re more than a little creepy) were made by …

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The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

June 24, 2017

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 24, 2017

… we want to know about their experience, work history, and what drives them, but I always leave a lot of time for the candidate to ask questions. We want to make sure they think were the right fit as well. I love hearing questions that show they did their research on Getty Images, and use those as a starting point for a deeper discussion. Its important for candidates to know whats going on with us and our industry, and how that impacts their opportunities here and where they could see themselves …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… saying, put your bloody, put your resumes down, put your bloody phone down, that’s four shots, on the recruiters. And join with me to make this company everything it needs to be,” Hornsey said. The upside is that with Kalanick resigning, along with Emil Michael and board member David Bonderman, Uber’s leadership suddenly looks far more different now than it did just a few months ago. Women are far better represented in its leadership, though it will remain to be seen who is …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… found that some of the main productivity killers are rooted more in my psyche than in Facebook. The inability to make a quick decision and move on Indecisiveness is procrastination. Its caused by a variety of factors, although fear of failure is typically top of the list. We get anxious about making the wrong decision and so, we do whatever we can to avoid having to commit to a decision. We hold strings of meetings without coming to any kind of actionable conclusion. We research, and then …

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Uber thinks a small fee is enough to convince drivers to chauffeur around teenagers

June 21, 2017

… certainly legitimate, perhaps he wasn’t aware of that sweet bonus $2 per ride he’d be getting? We’re sure that news will make all the difference. WATCH: This store on wheels will let you shop on demand from the comfort of your curb More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProInstall Prosociate Installation Service plus 3 hours of designer timeLaunch Pad Platinum Apprentice Vidify Basic – Lifetime FE Vidify is a SAAS platform to create and share amazing viral …

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Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

June 21, 2017

Lola, one of the subscription services that could come up with a way to make up for the tampon tax.Image: lola Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well. The sales tax on sanitary productsa tax that isn’t applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men usewas upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still applied to feminine hygiene products in all but seven states. While Australia’s decision disappointed …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the United States by the end of July. The new in-app option is part of 180 Days of Change, an initiative to make …

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

June 21, 2017

… Lee’s siblings and the public being kept out of the loop? Was there any conflict of interest in the appointing of Lee’s lawyer in the property, 63-year-old Lucien Wong, to replace 60-year-old V K Rajah as attorney general? The edifice Lee Kuan Yew built and nurtured is crumbling. It is the responsibility of the prime minister to make sure it remains intact. It remains to be seen whether MPs will ask the tough questions necessary to elicit hard truths from the prime minister, and …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… around 30 miles away. “Before we put any waste in, we put in a metre of engineered clay,” explains site manager Barry Falgate. “Then it’s lined with a heavy duty plastic, then gravel on top, which catches the water which comes from the waste as it degrades. “Then, when we’ve finished, we put plastic over the top and then we put soils on it. We have the aftercare of this site for at least 60 years, so we want to make sure that that waste is safe and we can …

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

June 19, 2017

… might be in vain. There is a whole lot of /r/bitcoin style “this is good news” ITT… imo yes, it is a huge issue!https://t.co/Hi46zzPTxE Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) June 13, 2017 There are also various tricks big players can employ to buy tokens before others; some companies are undertaking measures to make the playing field more even, with mixed success. Finally, ICOs aren’t regulated. A company that sets out to do an ICO will post some rules on a website, and …

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

June 19, 2017

… “It could be argued that publishers have engaged in a race to the bottom approach and supported these bad ad units because of the pressures Google and Facebook have placed on the industry,” he said. “But it didn’t need to be that way. I’d argue that if everyone is given an equal opportunity to sell non-bad ads, it doesn’t make much difference.” Next, Facebook tightened its algorithm for the nth time in a bid to squeeze out clickbaitonly this time, the …

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Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London

June 19, 2017

… she heard the collision from her home and went to a window to see people desperately trying to make some signs to a police car. The gentleman went straight down this road, people were just conversing, talking, just doing what were doing. And he just came into all of us,a witness told the Press Association. There was confusion and dismay among witnesses and bystanders in the aftermath of the incident. Anxious crowds gathered at police cordons surrounding the area to wait for news. The …

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

June 19, 2017

… pingouin), this record feels a bit less personal: a collection of eleven song covers ranging from The Clashs Jimmy Jazz to Audrey Hepburns Moon River. All of the tracks come imbued with Brunis trademark come-hithernessa quality she acknowledges, spinning a yarn about an elderly French journalist who once confessed that her music set the mood for a steamy make-out session with his wife, only to have him fall asleep in the middle. I take it as a compliment, says Bruni. If people want to relax to …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Image copyright Syria Solidarity Campaign Image caption Mohammed Alhajali became separated from his brother as they tried to escape Asked whether the government had revised building regulations, as recommended by a coroner, following another deadly fire in south London tower block in 2009, Mr Hammond said the government had responded “correctly and appropriately” to the recommendations. He said if the public inquiry found something needed to be done to make buildings safe, it …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… changing its infrastructure to make it much harder for its workers’ information to become available externally, and is running tests with new administrative accounts so moderators won’t have to use their personal profiles at work. These steps, along with Facebook’s new plans to combat terrorism on the network using algorithms are steps in the right direction to make content moderation safer and more efficient but there are still major questions about how the company can keep …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… of how long its taken us to get here, we wanted to be very careful about it. We want to make a product that serves the creators, the brands and also the community,” said Charles Porch, creative program director at Instagram. Instagram also added analytics reach and engagement metrics that are shared directly with the selected brand when the tool is used. Brands can see these numbers on their Facebook Page manager, and creators can see it in the app. There was no legal pressure to add …

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

Image: YONHAP/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When Kelsang Dolma began sending in her college applications, the first thing she did was lock down her Twitter account. “I was applying to about 10 schools and I knew that every bit of information could be crucial,” said Dolma, now a junior at Yale University. “My Twitter by no means was offensive, but I worried that any little joke could be a deal breaker. Most of the schools I applied to had razor thin admission rates, so I wanted to be …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

… business, meaning he helped locked down all those big partnerships to make Uber the global tech giant that it is today. His departure comes the day after Uber’s board of director reviewed and agreed to all proposals made by an external investigation by former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder into the company’s toxic workplace culture. Michael’s exit is the most high-profile removal of an executive at Uber in the wake of the investigation, though it is far from the only one. He …

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