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

May 22, 2017

(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 …

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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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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

May 19, 2017

… them?‘” “Make sure you spend the time to ask those questions. Get to know the people you’re interviewing with, ask them what they enjoy about the company, what projects they’re working on, finding out more about the benefits, the perks, the traditions, the culture of the company all of that is fair game,” she adds. “You can both do that doing research Online, but when you’re in the office look around. Is it an open floor plan? What’s the …

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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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A 22-year-old \

May 16, 2017

… reportedly developed and used by the U.S. National Security Agency. Hackers in the group Shadow Brokers later leaked the exploit Online. #WannaCry propagation payload contains previously unregistered domain, execution fails now that domain has been sinkholed pic.twitter.com/z2ClEnZAD2 Darien Huss (@darienhuss) May 12, 2017 Huss praised his partner in non-crime for the discovery and said the security industry as a whole “should be considered heroes,” the AP reported. But he …

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

May 15, 2017

… Kingdom, and it’s not hard to see how an attack on hospital computer systems affects patient care or, at the very least, forces patients in need to find help elsewhere as hospital staff scramble to get vital systems back Online. That type of disruption, combined with a person faced with a life-threatening condition, has the potential to result in the loss of life. SEE ALSO: Mysterious bots flood the FCC with fake anti-net neutrality comments Cybersecurity experts have long used the …

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Microsoft helps out stubborn Windows XP users with WannaCrypt update

May 14, 2017

… plays nice with some old school systems, too. SEE ALSO: 6 ways youre being too open Online Late Friday, the company posted an official notice on its site regarding the update as well as general guidance regarding the WannaCrypt attack. The update covers users on Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 (the attack didn’t target Windows 10, according to Microsoft). Additionally, Microsoft advises users to “use vigilance when opening documents from untrusted or unknown …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… personal world less open and less connected. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, a Facebook-free life has the potential to be just the opposite. Sure, you may not be “friends” with two thousand people any more, but were you ever really in the first place? After all, just because your old Online social network was wide doesn’t mean it was deep. Zuck, exiting the stage of your life. Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Dropping Facebook gives you the time and …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… from HBO’s crime drama The Night Of and the Golden Globe-winning The People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story. And let’s not forget all the nominees from Online-only channel BBC Three. Will the stars of Fleabag be jumping for joy? Image copyright PA It’s already been announced that the Ab Fab star is being honoured with the prestigious Bafta Fellowship. Perhaps best known for playing champagne-sipping Patsy Stone, Lumley has had one of the most varied careers in …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

… teaching introductory JavaScript. For students who don’t have access to good teachers or certain subjects, YouTube, and other video based educational platforms serve as a crucial resource, providing access to something that these students would not otherwise have. Many institutions like MIT have entire courses from their departments Online, making them available to students all over the world. I’m not suggesting we replace educators with YouTube or have to choose between the two. …

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Walmart’s Jet.com just opened a trendy artisanal grocery store in New York

May 11, 2017

… this time,” Landsman said in an email interview. “We saw this as a unique opportunity to bring everything that Jet fresh grocery has to offer to life in one place at one time and that was too good of a prospect to pass up.” Even as Online shopping growth pushes traditional retailers into dire straits, some e-commerce companies still see storefronts as a valuable way to create a more comprehensive shopping experience than the one customers get Online. Image: jet/story …

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Can the ad industry beat ad blockers with … ad blockers?

May 11, 2017

… ads and consumers. The biggest ad blockers charge the biggest advertising vendors to let their ads pass through their software. They’re better described as ad filters than ad blockers. SEE ALSO: Top ad blocker seeks ‘ordinary user’ to decide which ads die The mere existence of ad blockers highlights a big part of the problem. If you’ve spent any time Online, you know advertising is a mess. The industry knows this, too. That’s why ad blockers are terrifying to …

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French centrist presidential candidate says campaign was massively hacked

May 7, 2017

… also reported that a French Online publication claimed the leaked docs were also shared on 4Chan. The Macron campaignalso claimed fake documents were “leaked” in the hack, too, though they didn’t accuse specific entities of the hacking. The Macron campaign immediately filed complaints with France’s National Commission for Campaign Accounts and Political Financing. Earlier on Friday, far-right populist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen reported that her campaign’s …

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The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus – BBC News

May 7, 2017

“We thought, who are we and what do we do?” says Thomson. “We wanted to shoot the cover in Reading – to put our flag in the ground and say, ‘We’re a Reading band and we’re not ashamed of it’. “After that, it was just coming up with the wackiest thing we could think of, and that was setting the van on fire.” They’ve played some terrible gigs They’re ‘on a mission to reinvigorate rock and roll’ …

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Amazon tests out newspaper delivery to complete its takeover of everything

May 7, 2017

Instead of heading out for a newspaper, just order it Online.Image: Getty Images Amazon Prime Now is the souped-up version of the regular Online delivery service with its promise to get certain items in select locations to your door within two hours. Now it’s hoping to deliver the news and pronto. SEE ALSO: China ironically decides to clamp down on Online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day Publishers in major Spanish cities, like Madrid and Barcelona, have teamed up with Amazon so …

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Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… Blue jean baby Lucille Blue-th Blue Ivy On July 1, Crayola will release the top five blue crayon names Online, calling once again on the very patient people of the world to vote on their favorite. Then, after what must be longest crayon naming process in history, Crayola will unveil the new winning blue crayon color name in EARLY SEPTEMBER. Just in time for back to school. AND THEN, because this is still not over, the new blue crayon will reportedly make its official product debut in late …

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Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign hacked, officials say

May 6, 2017

(CNN)Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been the victim of a “massive and coordinated hacking operation,” after files purporting to be from the campaign were posted Online via social media, his campaign said Friday. Campaign officials said the perpetrators of the hack — revealed just two days before the election — had mixed fake documents with authentic ones “in order to create confusion and misinformation.” About 14.5 gigabytes of …

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Parachute into North Korea with this extraordinary VR experience

May 5, 2017

… educational training for people in business, finance, law, and economic policy. “I didn’t know much about North Korea and all I could find Online were videos of parades or official footage from the regime,” he said. “So I brought my 360 cameras with the idea of making it into a VR in our platform.” Image: Marcus Olsson Filming in Pyongyang with the equipment six GoPro cameras lashed to a pole was surprisingly easy, according to Olsson. “I didn’t …

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Facebook claims ads aren’t targeted by mood. But does it really matter?

May 3, 2017

Image: mashable composite/facebook If you’re happy and you know it, you might be interested in buying these products. With everything about consumers now tracked Online, it comes as little surprise that emotions have recently popped up as a quiet and rather creepy way for advertisers to target you. SEE ALSO: Facebook accused of targeting ‘insecure’ children and young people, report says Over the weekend, The Australian revealed that Facebook’s ad targeting tools may …

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5 simple ways to destress after a long day

May 3, 2017

… to physically switch off from our work and social commitments makes us more likely to carry the stress of both environments through to our downtime. Log out of your emails. Turn your phone off, or at least detach yourself from it for a couple of hours. Give yourself time in the real world with just your own company, without the constant Online conversation buzzing in the background. 2. Unwind Mental wellness is slowly becoming a big part of the national conversation, and rightly so. Relieving …

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New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

April 29, 2017

… approach,” said Ronjan Sikdar, Nielsen’s VP of client consulting. The methodology for Nielsen involved analyzing Snapchat users and non-Snapchat users, ages 18 to 34, from July 2014 to September 2016. Nielsen studied how these Snapchat users interacted with 15 Discover partners by using its fancy technology called Nielsen Total Media Fusion, including the Nielsen Online Panel for desktop, the Nielsen Electronic Mobile Meter Panel for mobile and the Nielsen People Meter for TV …

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Palestinians highlight prisoners’ strike with ‘Salt Water Challenge’

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Palestinians across the world are posting videos of themselves on social media drinking salt water, as part of a new Online challenge intended to draw attention to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. The challenge involves saltwater because that’s what the hunger strikers are drinking to stabilize their health while abstaining from food. More than 1,000 Palestinians in eight Israeli prisons launched a “Hunger Strike for Freedom and Dignity” on …

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IBM wants future delivery drones to pass off your packages in mid-air

April 28, 2017

Just imagine, and entire relay network of package-carrying drones.Image: Claude Paris/AP/REX/Shutterstock If Amazon has its way, the skies could soon be buzzing with drones, carrying our Online purchases directly to our doors. But today’s drones can only travel so far so what happens when you live out of range of a distribution hub? On Wednesday, IBM Research announced a patent that might someday allow delivery drones to pass off packages to one another mid-flight to create a relay …

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Zuckerberg and Obama chatted about Facebook and fake news

April 27, 2017

Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.Image: Jeff Chiu/REX/Shutterstock After a long, confusing, fake news-filled 2016 election in which Donald Trump became President of the United States, Barack Obama was one of the many people to take shots at Facebook’s role in spreading fake news. But according to a new New York Times Magazine article published Online on Tuesday, Obama didn’t just complain about fake news, he also spoke directly to Mark …

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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… time By most accounts, the blue-and-pink concoction, which transitions from sweet to sour, doesn’t even taste especially good. None of that really matters to Starbucks, though. The limited-time item isn’t meant to blend with the company’s coffeehouse chic but rather its customers’ social media feeds. It’s more of a meme than a drink, capitalizing on an Online craze for all things unicorn-related and, specifically, a trend in which Instagram users share rainbow-dyed …

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. 2. In your shopping basket Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations – think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your Online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artificial intelligence plays a role in filtering out spam emails …

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