The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… that are being suggested are so far beyond what we’re capable of right now, it’s almost marketing for venture capital,” agrees Matt Busigin, chief information officer at Hover Networks Inc., a phone systems company in the Buffalo, N.Y., suburb of West Seneca. At Hover, he says, “We’re thrilled just to get a decent voice transcription.” If machines were displacing workers, you’d expect to see evidence in the statistics. It’s not there. Labor …

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

… hyphen, just run it together. *LS Delta (@Delta) May 26, 2016 But often airlines employ requirements that go beyond special characters, they also have requirements about name lengths. A friend of O’Neill’s has a tough time booking tickets because her name is too short. Her first name is just K. “Most times I have to call to buy tickets over the phone and then have to request to speak to a manager or supervisor to waive service fees for doing it over the phone,” she …

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Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

… Caracol. "They always told us our lives weren't in danger." The volatile Catatumbo region in northeast Colombia where the journalists were held is one of the country's most lawless areas, a major transit zone for drug trafficking to neighboring Venezuela and historically one of the ELN's strongholds. Last year, the ELN held three journalists in the same region for almost a week. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said he spoke by phone to the journalists shortly after …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… Foundation to celebrate gay men of color. Together, we will conquer all that our heart desires. Let’s go get em! #loveworks #juanandgee A post shared by Juan & Gee (@juanandgee) on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:12pm PDT In a phone call, Gee Smalls, 40, said he hopes something as simple as their Instagram posts help other gay people of color and “inspires them to keep hope up.” Even if Gee and Juan, 35, are using their social media profile for their coaching business, Gee …

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

June 25, 2017

… news,” he said over the phone Thursday. “The way that he tweets is such a new way of running both politics and running the world.” The name couldn’t be more fitting. Image: peder dinkelspiel/visionect The artwork is called “Sign of the Times,” and the screen updates through Wi-Fi every five minutes. But what happens when, or if, Trump stops tweeting? “My guess is I’ll look for the next thing to put on my wall,” he said which, he joked, …

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

June 24, 2017

… also be integrated with Smashburger’s loyalty program. Once you’ve paid, your phone will prompt you to join the restaurant’s loyalty program, which lets you earn discounts and credit toward future orders. Apple’s Wallet app will keep tabs on your points as part of the loyalty program. The entire integration is coming thanks to a partnership with marketing company Punchh, which powers restaurants’ in-store loyalty programs. Sandwich chain Quiznos and Mod Pizza will …

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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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Please people stop taking selfies near Grenfell Tower in London

June 21, 2017

… do that in front of residents and people who lost their loved ones in the fire. “It broke my heart to see people all dressed up like it was (the Notting Hill) Carnival and guys trying to get girls’ phone numbers.” Other locals left similar comments on Twitter: People taking selfies near the Grenfell tower block are a disgrace. They need to think less about themselves and more about that community. Peter_Kirby30 (@PeterDavidKirby) June 18, 2017 Stop taking selfies at …

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

June 19, 2017

… providing liquidity to seldom-used tokens. The way it all works is complex stuff, and yet raising $153 million seemed easy. Bancor, however, is largely unfazed by the enormous success of their crowdfunding effort. “Bancor stands in the category of Ethereum as a landscape-shaping product,” Galia Benartzi, Chief Business Officer at Bancor, told Mashable in a phone interview. “When the product launches live, and anyone in the world has easy access to creating a smart token, this …

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

June 18, 2017

Police fear the number of the dead could increase. The BBC understands the death toll could rise to about 70 people in total. As part of the new move by the government, a team of civil servants has been embedded into the council office. Other measures outlined by the prime minister following a meeting with residents on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could be easily found. At the scene By BBC reporter, Mark Lobel …

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

… justification for Comey’s surprise termination. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The solicitor general, the lawyer who represents the United States in cases before the Supreme Court, had better stay close to the phone. (Trump has nominated Noel Francisco for that post; the acting solicitor general is Jeffrey Wall.) Like his famous predecessor, the Nixon administration’s Robert Bork, who played a key role in the “Saturday Night Massacre,” the solicitor general …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

London (CNN)The only smiles around the blackened husk of Grenfell Tower are on the faces of the missing. Achiou says the surrounding community all know one another and laments the local council as unresponsive to their needs. “They don’t respond when we need maintenance,” she explains. “They don’t want to spend any money. This area is one of the poorest areas of the borough. If it was Notting Hill or Holland Park, then maybe this would have …

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

June 13, 2017

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Missouri Parole Board member quits for playing word games during hearings

June 13, 2017

… Ruzicka resigned his post as a Parole Board member Monday. Kenny Jones, chairman of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, accepted the resignation and said, “Members of the board must be held to a higher standard in order to do the work that is requested of them to ensure that all parties involved are equally heard during the hearing process before a final decision is made.” CNN’s efforts to reach Ruzicka by phone and email Monday were unsuccessful. More From this …

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… save GoPro footage to your phone and then automatically create an edited video for you but Woodman isn’t worried about the competition. In fact, he thinks it’s great. GoPro QuikStories automatically saves your clips to your phone and then auto edited so you can share without effort pic.twitter.com/A5JIq3SLon Raymond Wong (@raywongy) June 8, 2017 While Spectacles took the U.S. by storm last year (that’s if you could get to one of Snap’s silly SnapBot vending machines …

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Trump adds Poland stop during G20 trip

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The White House announced that President Donald Trump will visit Poland during a trip to Europe next month for the G20 summit. Poland, a more conservative-leaning government, provides a natural stop for Republican politicians. …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

… wasnt personally under investigation. When it comes to finding out what exactly transpired during those private meetings and phone calls (assuming there are no secret recordings), its Comeys word against Trumps. Who, then, is more credible? There are several key points on which Trump and Comey differ: As Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) put it during Thursdays hearing, a lot of this comes down to who we should believe. By most accounts, Comey was well respected within the FBI and has a …

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

June 9, 2017

The now discontinued OnePlus 3T (pictured) will be replaced by the OnePlus 5.Image:  BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE The wait for the OnePlus 5 is almost over. The smartphone startup that’s taken the world by storm will officially unveil its next flagship Android phone on June 20 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time during a live online keynote. Sounds good, but a new leak might have just spoiled everything. SEE ALSO: The OnePlus 5 could be the phone that destroys Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Android …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

… against other big countries. Q1 2017 mobile speed by countryCreate column charts The U.S. is above the global average of 7.2 Mbps. The entire globe is getting faster, as that average is 15 percent faster than it was last year. Africa remains the slowest continent when it comes to mobile speed, though mobile phone adoption has been strong. Image: Akamai Beyond mobile, the U.S. has strides in bringing faster internet to more Americans. The U.S. is now for the first time in Akamai’s …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto during what were supposed to be cursory post-inauguration phone calls. Many hoped that Trump wouldnt make the same mistakes with a foreign policy team in place. However, five months into his terms it appears that the president is willing to disregard the advice of the experts surrounding him, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. In the case of this weeks …

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Want a U.S. visa? Please list your social media handles from the last 5 years.

June 2, 2017

… questionnaire on May 23. Among the new fields is a section dedicated solely to social media, in which applicants are asked to provide their “unique user name” for any online service used to “create or share content” over the past five years. Consular officials can also now ask applicants for all prior passport numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and 15 years of biographical information under the new protocol, making the application process much more burdensome for …

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After a week with Nokia 3310, I just might ditch my smartphone

June 2, 2017

Nokia 3310. The new one.Image: Stan Schroeder/Mashable For the last week or so, my Android smartphone was benchedI put it into a drawer, and for the next week, barely touched it. Instead, I used the new Nokia 3310, a reboot of Nokia’s 17 year-old phone of the same name, which was once legendary for its longevity and near-indestructibility. I thought I’d suffer the week at the hands of a dumbphonethat I’d miss my emails, my apps, all of it. The week came and went. Not only was …

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Cadillac’s future cars could ‘chat’ with traffic lights

June 1, 2017

… Short-Range Communications (DSRC) protocol which is the same system used for inter-car V2V communication to send data to the cars about when the light would turn red. The car was then able to alert its driver if their current speed might create an issue at the intersection. Cadillac’s test car approaching the intersection. Image: cadillac The V2I setup uses a similar encryption and privacy system as the V2V tech, which Cadillac reps were quick to highlight in a phone interview with …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… great for the anxiety-prone, because it allows you to focus on your breathing and body without getting stuck in your head. If youre new to yoga, I highly recommend starting with Lesley Fightmasters online videos. It may sound simple, but similar to yoga, walking outside (without your phone) allows you to refocus your anxious energy on a physical act and take in the world around you. Heres a great way to start, courtesy of psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson: 4. Singing, humming and …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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