Canadian officer is first woman to lead Changing of the Guard

June 27, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian soldier, Megan Couto, has become the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. “I know certainly for myself, it’s a great pleasure to be considered an equal of my peers, and any one of my peers would be absolutely delighted to be the captain of the guard here,” Couto said. “So I feel equally honored to be given the opportunity regardless of my gender.” The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. sharp on any …

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Gardener Sends Photos Of Himself At Work To His Friend, He Uploads Them Online And They Go Viral

June 27, 2017

One Imgur user posted the following photos with the caption: “My friend who is a gardener sends me photos of himself at work”, and it went viral! Now everyone is writing to the guy, asking him to introduce them to his hilarious gardener friend. While some people call this man a major creep, one thing is for sure – he definitely knows how to enjoy himself at work, and that’s more than we can say for Mr. Spicer. …

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The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

The world’s workers seem to be in a bad spot: A recent study found that each new industrial robot displaces six employees. Automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching. Workers in poorer manufacturing-reliant nations are especially vulnerable, it’s said, because their jobs could soon be done by robots. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the new book , speculates in a recent Bloomberg View column about the rise of a huge, embittered “useless …

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Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

It’s Pride Month, and millions are celebrating the LGBTQ community by participating in Pride Marches, donning the colors of the rainbow, or continuing to fight for rights through protests and different forms of resistance. Another way to showing some love during Pride is through art, and it only takes a second to lift up and double-tap queer artists this June and beyond. SEE ALSO: Laverne Cox boldly addresses the one issue the LGBTQ community doesn’t want to talk about Some of …

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / one photo If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved …

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UN: Half of world’s population growth is likely to occur in Africa

June 26, 2017

(CNN)Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report. The report predicted that the world population will hit a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050, and forecasted that over half of the expected growth between 2017 and 2050 is likely to occur in Africa. With an estimated population of more than 180 million people, Nigeria experienced annual population growth of about 2.7% between 2010 and 2015, …

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Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

The Hague, Netherlands (AP) — Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released before dawn Saturday near where they were apprehended by guerrillas belonging to the National Liberation Army. Bolt said the two are doing well and anxious to be back with their families in Europe. In an interview with Colombia's Caracol radio, Bolt said the two men were treated well by …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

Dom and Nic have their life as a couple out there for the Instagram world to see.Image: Justine Milton For soon-to-marry couple Dominic Spence and Nick Gilyard, Instagram has become a place where together they show others what a young, black, queer relationship looks like. SEE ALSO: 9 LGBT families that will diversify your Instagram feed Their joint page, @dom_and_nick, recently had a moment when the Instagram account The Way We Met profiled the 27- and 25-year-olds, who live in Brooklyn. …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. …

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury – BBC News

June 25, 2017

In 2015, he said, he has watched Florence + The Machine stand in for the Foo Fighters “on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg and it looked beautiful. “And all of a sudden, she played a Foo Fighters song – way better than we’ve ever played a Foo Fighters song, let me tell you. “So I thought I’d come out here and start the show tonight singing that song back to Florence.” Image copyright Ian Gavan Image caption Grohl …

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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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Huzzah, you’ll soon be able to pay with your iPhone at Smashburger

June 24, 2017

Image: smashburger Apple is slowly but surely growing the list of places where you can pay hands-free with your iPhone and Apple Pay. The latest addition: Smashburger, which announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay later this year. SEE ALSO: This could be our first look at the iPhone 8’s glorious edge-to-edge screen Once it’s live in store, you’ll be able to tap-to-pay just as you would at any other business or retailer that takes Apple. Additionally, Apple Pay will …

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows youa longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing. The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google …

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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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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of computer equipment – current and former U.S. …

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Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

June 23, 2017

That show, played just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was named the best gig of all time by Q Magazine but Thom Yorke recently revealed he nearly walked off stage in frustration after the band’s monitors blew up, leaving them unable to hear each other. “I just went over to Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] and said, ‘I’m off mate, see you later,’” he told BBC 6 Music. “He turned around and went, ‘If you do, you’ll probably live …

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit states. CREW spokesman Jason …

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Grenfell Tower fire families to be rehoused in luxury complex

June 23, 2017

London (CNN)Families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire are to be rehoused in new, affordable apartments right next door to luxury private homes in one of the most exclusive — and expensive — parts of London. The government has been heavily criticized for its response to the fire — and has pledged to house the Grenfell Tower fire survivors speedily. A 24-year-old student, who would only give his first name as Saif, told CNN that he has been living in a one …

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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …

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

June 23, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today in May. But, what did …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

Image: Sanja Kaz/shutterstock Do you have days when you feel like youve been working non-stop, but cant recall what you actually accomplished? In todays work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, youre not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the midst of every task. However, I have tried numerous techniques in a never-ending quest to work faster, smarter, better. And, Ive …

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

June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has fired longtime foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for what it said was a violation of his ethical obligations as a reporter. AP said it could not confirm whether Solomon received money from Farhad Azima, the businessman, or accepted a stake in his company, Denx LLC. Denx ceased operations last year, according to AP. Solomon denied any business venture with Azima. I clearly made mistakes in my reporting and entered into a world I didnt understand, he told …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

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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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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

"Hello, United Nations, I am here to rock and roll all night and party every day"Image: Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock When you work for the Trump administration, prepare to be haunted by your past. There was Sean Spicer’s Easter Bunny tenure, Kellyanne Conway’s all-too-brief stand-up career, and now there’s attorney Jay Sekulow’s ’70s rock cover band. SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Sekulow became the latest …

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