Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife

April 24, 2017

… days prior to his arrest he had attempted to stop construction of an oil communication device within the park. Katembo says he received phone calls telling him: “You have betrayed the country … You deserve to die.” Local chiefs have offered him bribes, “to help them get oil exploration going in the park,” he says, “they proposed $5,000 just to do that.” This figure would have been nearly five times his annual salary. Unknown gunmen shot the …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the White House defends President Donald Trump’s phone call to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory that grants him largely unchecked powers, retired Marine Gen. John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader — and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. “But,” he cautioned, “my hope would be that there is a second phone call, one that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… universal login (the key to this entire shopping experience). When she lands in London she heads for the boutique, and checks in on her phone. This check-in sends the wish list information over to the dedicated sales associate. It will show her which items are physically in-store, or the sales associate can recommend other items based on her tastes. My sales associate, my friend. Image: liza hearon/mashable She can browse around and look at products from the smart rail, which is actually …

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Google released a new Pixel film and it’s going viral

April 13, 2017

Google’s new video to promote the Pixel phone in India is quite popular with 15 million views across Facebook and YouTube. The film starring popular Indian writer-columnist Mrs. Funnybones focuses on the all-round utility of Google Assistant the feature integral to the Pixel device. SEE ALSO: Google wants to know what you’d like to see in the Pixel 2 A #DayWithPixel traces the life of its protagonist (“comedian, restaurant hunter, selfie-taker” as Google India called …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 6, 2017

… check company told HuffPost on Wednesday that it was pulling ads from OReillys show. We continually monitor our advertising to make sure it aligns with our company values, spokesman Shawn Siegel said. The mobile phone company responded Wednesday to complaints on Twitter with an announcement that it had pulled advertising from the show. Invisalign MileIQ, a mileage tracking app, announced Wednesday via Twitter that it was pulling ads from OReillys show but that some pre-booked …

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Trump calls Putin following St. Petersburg attack

April 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Monday, according to a statement from the White House. The statement said Trump made the call to express his condolences and offer support to the Russian people in the wake of an attack in St. Petersburg that left at least 10 people dead, according to three state-run Russian news agencies. St. Petersburg metro explosion: At least 10 dead in Russia blast …

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The ‘Something To Wrestle’ podcast sparks nostalgia for old-school WWE hilarity

April 3, 2017

… hours in length, Prichard and Thompson hear complaints. Not only that, but they said their research has shown that 86 percent of people listen to the podcast all the way through, a statistical anomaly in the podcasting world. Said Prichard: Weve broken the rules on everything. Theyve also introduced innovative marketing ideas. Whenever a fan buys a shirt from Prichard on Pro Wrestling Tees, Prichard makes sure to give that person a phone call to chat for a few minutes and to say thank you. But …

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Meet Memoji, the app that turns you into an emoji

April 3, 2017

… oddly sexy insect Memoji, released on Friday, will give the emoji treatment to any photo on your phone, newly taken or uploaded from the camera roll. The current version allows these to be warped into the crying-laugh emoji, the kissy-face emoji, the devil emoji, happy and sad emojis, a nauseous emoji, heart-eyes, sunglasses, smoking nostrils, and that unicorn we mentioned. Image: lightrick/itunes The instant emoji filter can be downloaded as a picture, video, or gif and shared as needed …

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Sharp fall in prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

April 2, 2017

The Department for Transport said: “Britain has some of the safest roads in the world and in 2015 we had the second lowest total of road fatalities on record. “We are determined to do more and we’ve recently announced tougher penalties for those caught using a mobile phone while driving. “We have also tightened the law to make it easier to prosecute drink-drivers and drug-drivers.” Five people die on the UK’s roads in the UK every day but campaigners say …

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Goodbye, ClassPass. Hello, Reserve with Google!

April 1, 2017

… 2. Fill in your information: name, email, phone number. Some of it will be preloaded if you’re signed in on Google Chrome. 3. Read the terms and conditions :). Choose whether you’re doing one class or want to buy a package and then press go to payment. 4. If you have a card preloaded on your Google Chrome, you can press one more button to pay. It takes three taps to book a class (if you have your information preloaded). “We make recommendations based on courses …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… that the Obama administration ordered surveillance of any kind — phone “tapp” or otherwise — at Trump Tower. In subsequent testimony, delivered under oath to the House Intelligence Committee, Comey very publicly dismisses the allegations. “I have no information that supports those tweets,” he told the committee. The hearing where Comey testified was presided over by Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who worked on Trump’s transition team. Nunes …

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Samsung is going to sell refurbished Note 7s because some things will never die

March 28, 2017

The Galaxy Note 7 will never truly die and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.Image: brittany herbert/mashable Samsung still isn’t ready to give up the ghost of the Galaxy Note 7you know, the phone with those batteries that had the unfortunate tendency to explode. Seriously. Even while news broke this morning that the phone maker will soon issue a software update to kill the last remaining Note 7s out in the wild, mostly in the company’s native South Korea, Samsung …

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London mayor shuts down Trump Jr. tweet: I have more important things to do

March 24, 2017

… live incident?” Condolences The White House issued a more conciliatory response to the terrorist attack. The President spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday it would be “irresponsible” to speculate only hours after the attack on what precisely happened or who was responsible. Khan and Trump Sr. had sharp words for one another during the campaign: Khan, who is Muslim, criticized Trump’s …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… Meichan. A 20-year-old student from the town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool, he stands with four friends, his phone in hand. Meichan, along with 15 others, has just left the Houses of Parliament, a stop on his college trip’s itinerary. Now he’s searching for his missing friends. “[It] sounded like a car backfiring,” he says of the bloody end to the attack. “Police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area.” As he speaks, the words seem to tumble …

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While Washington Investigates Russian Meddling, Moscow Is Expanding Its Global Influence

March 22, 2017

… unlikely to confirm any Trump nominee perceived as supporting improved relations with Russia. Likewise, prominent executive branch appointees have spoken out sharply against Russia over the past two months, including U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who urged, we should never trust Russia, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who poured cold water on the idea of U.S.-Russian military cooperation. Even the president appeared to reject an overture from Putin during their phone call in January, when …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… unsubstantiated report that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters — the British equivalent of the CIA — had been used by Obama in the operation. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose phone was once tapped by US intelligence, did not take kindly to Trump’s quip that they had something in common Friday. Also Friday, Trump’s Justice Department sent classified information to Capitol Hill about the claims, but sources said it did not substantiate …

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Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths – BBC News

March 19, 2017

‘Sneaky cigarette’ Carol Hoe’s husband Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with the emollient cream he was covered in. “I got a phone call from the ward sister to say can you get to the hospital as soon as possible, Philip’s had an accident,” she said. “Philip had caught fire. He had sneaked off onto a landing for a sneaky cigarette, a gust of wind must have …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… record what they were doing Whereas now, if I’m writing in a session, I’ve got my phone there recording everything. And so if I forget something I can go back and find it. But he said, “We didn’t have that luxury. So if we forgot something, it wasn’t good enough and we didn’t use it.” I was like, “Oh my God, that’s so true.” Because if you’ve written something and 10 minutes later you don’t remember it, then it’s not …

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Adorable social media robot dog will wag its tail into your heart

March 17, 2017

… Instead, the mechanical canine connects to your phone via Bluetooth and can perform any of its actions based on social media and digital notifications and alerts. A Facebook like or reaction could get a bark. An email, a tag wiggle. A new Tweet or Instagram like? Soshee might bark or sit down. What Soshee does is up to you and configurable in the associated mobile app (iOS and Android). There are 12 addressable actions that include individual moves like sitting and combos like tail wag and …

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15 Important Life Skills Kids Should Be Taught By The Time Theyre 15

March 17, 2017

… behind a computer of smart-phone screen may feel impersonal, they must strive to treat everyone — including themselves — with respect. Respect for others results in kindness. Respect for oneself results in self-worth. Thinkstock 9. Basics of cooking & doing laundry High school age children should be able to prepare simple meals and feed themselves if necessary. Soups, pastas, omelettes, salads, and sandwiches are some examples of simple meals that can be …

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Huawei plays it safe with its new flagship, the P10

March 13, 2017

Notice anything different about this Huawei phone? Yup, the fingerprint sensor is now on the frontImage: Stan Schroeder/Mashable I’ve said this many times: Huawei makes great phones. They’re built to last and their software won’t cause you many headaches after you get used to it. All the Huawei phones I’ve tested in the last couple of years worked very well, even after I’ve been using them a while (which can’t be said for many Android phones). But while the …

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Facebook’s latest Snapchat clone, Barbie’s Sparkle Blast and Astro’s AI powered email: this week in apps

March 12, 2017

With the latest WikiLeaks dump, Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of his second child and tech companies celebrating International Women’s Day, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. We’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated apps, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your phone. SEE ALSO: The most popular Android apps of all time will shock you (lol, not really) …

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