TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… 10 minutes. The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look “like child’s play”. Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. But he does not think that the system is about to go mainstream anytime soon. …


Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 26, 2017

… launched a feature that let Facebook users share moving images on the site. They weren’t GIFs, Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff reported back in 2013. As in they were not in the native GIF format, and yet, they were moving images in Facebook posts and comments, which people mistakenly referred to as GIFs. “You’re right this is not native GIF format support but it is the first time you’ve been able to find a GIF on the Internet and then get it to play on Facebook,” …


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

April 25, 2017

… piled high with potato chips and hot dogs are always made with good taste in mind; viral reach is secondary. But there’s no question social media shares play a role in the creative process. As part of a recent brand overhaul, Carl’s Jr.’s ad agency took pains to ensure the paper that lined its trays provided a photogenic backdrop for customer meals, Haley said. Not everyone agrees on the actual market power of stunt food. Social media impressions are tough to gauge in terms of …


How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

(CNN)Monday is Yom Hashoah, the day designated in 1953 by the State of Israel to commemorate the murder of millions of Jews during the Second World War. Selected to mark the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, this day is meant to impart a lesson: Jews should be remembered not only for dying in the Holocaust, but for fighting for their lives as well. But perhaps the most important lesson of the Holocaust for Americans is the role that open borders for refugees can play in saving …


This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

April 21, 2017

… president, she led her students in discussion about what role they can play in shaping the future. When she teaches topics like apartheid in South Africa, she encourages students to make connections with present-day movements, like Black Lives Matter. Chaffee is the first National Teacher of the Year to work at a charter school, a feat celebrated by charter school advocates. The past year has been contentious for Massachusetts charter schools after voters rejected a proposalthat would have …


Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… “although she LOVED the carrots and beef jerky she got as a treat for taking the pictures and videos.” Image: thatgoldendoodle [h/t BravoTV] This story was updated on April 16, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. ET to include comments and photos from Murphy’s owners. WATCH: Now you can play fetch with your pet even if you’re stuck at work …


This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… among other measures, to support the internet of things, but Tata Nardini thinks her tiny satellites could play a role. “Connecting people is actually quite different than infrastructure for things and devices,” she said. “It’s less data, different timing things need an infrastructure themselves.” There’s also the matter of getting the devices into space, and the team is currently working on locating launch procurement in the U.S. …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Every single child here has potential and it’s our job to pull it out of them and open as many as doors so they can shine. These are my girls. I love you, guys. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: Lasers, fire and robots, oh my! It doesn’t sound like a typical circus, but it’s typical there at the Two Bit Circus. Its founder says it’s all about adding new styles of play. Large companies have brought in the Two Bit Circus for big budget events. They typically run between $50,000 and …


Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… outrageous winning chip Spieth’s new experience Fowler is also seeking his breakthrough major after four PGA Tour wins including this year’s Honda Classic. The Californian, who finished top five in all four majors in 2014, has long since shed a reputation as just a clothes horse and will be a serious threat. “It’s probably the best I’ve ever felt in a major, no question about it,” Fowler, 28, told Sky Sports. He’ll play alongside great friend Spieth, …


Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… for social conscience. “Pepsi has for years co-opted youth culture without ever really understanding it,” Lenderman said. “In this case they co-opted a particularly politically charged piece of culture without ever really answering the question of why.” Agencies also spend hours anticipating how socially sensitive work might play across social media to avoid disaster situations such as Pepsi’s fiasco. It’s also carefully vetted by PR and legal departments for …


The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… China and Russia are all in play, says Mr Hirst. In fact, many of the areas that will generate the most growth in future are currently unfamiliar in the West, according to management consultancy McKinsey. It predicts about 400 midsize emerging-market cities will create nearly 40% of global growth over the next 15 years. “Increasingly, global means global,” says Mr Hirst. …


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

March 22, 2017

… role internationally. In the Middle East especially, Washingtons failure to develop a comprehensive policy for engaging, deterring and balancing Kremlin influence is likely to have lasting consequences. From Tripoli to Tehran, Russias military, political and economic clout is growing, raising the prospect for the first time in half a century that the United States will be forced play second fiddle to another world power in the Middle East. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …


You’ll either love or really hate the idea of a day spa for babies

March 21, 2017

… #theperthcollective #pregnancy #babyspaperth A post shared by Baby Spa Perth, AUSTRALIA (@babyspaperth) on Mar 11, 2017 at 11:31pm PST That means strapping a floatation device under their big heads and setting them afloat on a pond of their fellow babies, all of whom are bopping around in the water like chubby lily pads. Little besties . Gorgeous repost @carla_patterson_ Book your play dates via our email info@babyspaperth.com.au A post shared by Baby Spa Perth, AUSTRALIA …


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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… state where premiums for people in the individual market are among the highest in the country. (If the Gibbses lived in suburban Detroit, for example, they could get a comparable policy for between $11,000 and $14,000 a year.) North Carolinas problems reflect a variety of factors, including its status as one of the more rural states in the country. Rural areas are always tough for insurers, because they cant play doctors and hospitals off one another in order to negotiate prices. But some of …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the importance of Enlightenment. Oh, the Enlightenment, that sacred word! The idea that destroying Islam from the face of the earth was a necessary condition of our liberation was almost laughable. Gradually, I was realizing how coming from a Muslim country was equal in this land to having the potential to become a barbarian. Kaya at a cafe in Amsterdam in 2004. Politics is theater, and whilst talking about books in Britain, I had almost missed the biggest play on offer, I realized as …


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

March 17, 2017

… bark. The dog can also play back any other audio file you have on your phone. Unfortunately, Soshee cannot alert you to incoming calls or texts. Too cute. Image: soshee A successful real estate developer, Buzi has made a habit of coming up with side hustles. “Thankfully, I have a very successful real estate investing career because most of my side projects have not been lucrative,” said Buzi who hopes Soshee will be the outlier. Soshee was born out of Buzi’s desire to …


Ad blocker needs YOU to decide which ads live and die

March 16, 2017

AdBlock Plus is elevating one 'ordinary user' to help set company policy.Image: Shutterstock / Pinone Pantone Do you fancy yourself as someone who should play god over millions of advertising dollars by which media companies live and die? If so, you might be in luck. AdBlock Plus, the world’s most popular ad blocker, just named the first members to the independent board it’s tasked with deciding which ads are allowed to pass through its filter for free. The controversial …


Capital One’s new chat bot speaks money emoji

March 12, 2017

… us a money bag emoji to indicate that were flush with cash (and hopefully not that youve over-drawn and owe the bank a bag full of money). Eno, which is free, opens to a limited number of Capital One customers starting Friday. Mashable caught up with Capital Ones VP of Digital Product Development, Ken Dodelin, on email to get some additional insight on Eno. What happens if you ask Eno about something other than banking? Eno isnt all work and no play. When prompted, it can also have some fun with …


Dubs amendment: Tory backing for council refugee audit – BBC News

March 7, 2017

… short. “This is a global crisis and we need to play our part,” she told the BBC. “The Dubs amendment moved us as a nation. We could not not respond to that terrible image of a little boy washed up on the beach. “We have decided to end the Dubs scheme neatly at the end of the financial year. Humanitarian crises won’t end at the end of the financial year nor should our compassion.” Amir’s story Seventeen-year-old Amir lived with his family in the Syrian …


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