Should Americans Be Banned From Traveling to North Korea?

June 26, 2017

… reclusive nation, the U.S. is considering a full ban. The State Department has already warned Americans to protective power” with the North Korean government. “If people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare,” McCain said Tuesday. Last month, two U.S. congressmen introduced the “ Photographer: Jon Chol Jin/AP PHoto It’s unclear how many Americans travel each year to …

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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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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… right. Once you finish something, you can always go back and start refining the details. Working too long without any breaks If youre like most people, your focus begins to fade after an hour or two of concentrating on the same task. I used to try to power through this mental fatigue, but then I began looking into different work styles and learned about the importance of breaks. The human mind can focus on any one task for 90-120 minutes; after that, a break is needed in order to recharge and …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… the government on the holding of presidential elections in September. Will MPs stand up for Singapore and ask their boss difficult and probing questions? Rigorous questioning of power is not in the Singaporean psyche in parliament or out. With a lopsided chamber packed with government lawmakers and just a tiny sprinkling of opposition members, who are often shouted down by their PAP colleagues, a decisive debate is unlikely. What’s the point when the chief accusers won’t be taking …

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

June 19, 2017

… will change the face of cryptocurrency adoption. Were very excited in unlocking the power of the long tail.” While extremely ambitious, Bancor is just one of hundreds of startups built on top of Ethereum, and you’ll hear similarly audacious words from others as well. And many of these upcoming startups have ICOs, or token crowdsale events, lined up in the near future. Long-term, the success or failure of this new breed of apps will likely determine the fate of Ethereum. But right …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research Group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… my music, to kiss, to lay on the bed her eyes trail off as she flashes a knowing grin. It all began after an L.A. concert of hers back in 2014. Bruni was approached by uber-producer David Foster, of Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You and Celine Dions The power of Love renown, who expressed his desire to collaborate on music together. While Bruni had written many songs in her native French, shed tried writing in English and the experiment didnt go too well. So Foster convinced her to cover …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… understood that these young people are Americans in every way except on paper. … Thats actually the most important thing, and that was a major contributor to DACA in the first place. The power of that is clearly enduring. The groundwork for DACA was laid more than a decade before 2012, when Obama created the program. Young immigrants began to come out as undocumented, telling their friends, classmates and lawmakers their stories of moving to the U.S. as children, often not knowing they …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

… information has been available since the feature was launched. SEE ALSO: The Netflix of power consumption is here thanks to this startup Any content downloaded has an expiration date, which is directly stated in the site’s help section. This means you only have, say 48 hours, to watch you movie you downloaded you can’t keep it forever. Amazon Prime’s download option has a similar restriction. But users who wish to download the same movie or show multiple times may need to …

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Of course cable companies are going to screw up the internet

June 15, 2017

… destroy it. Don’t get mad at the companies. Get ready. They’re just doing what they’re meant to do. Giffing for Net Neutrality We’ve been here before. Monopolies have a long history in the U.S., particularly for basic utilities such as power. Because these companies exist without any serious competition and provide an essential service, they’re tightly regulated by the government. Major internet providers didn’t evolve all that differently from the early …

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Blue plaques: Who did you nominate for an award? – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… world records in drumming and Tamboo Bamboo, while the indie band The Courteeners will visit Manchester Royal Infirmary to explore the impact of music therapy on patients. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast five dramatic monologues by new writers about the power of classical music, performed by actors including Liam Neeson and Julie Hesmondhalgh. And The Charlatans will play an exclusive concert for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC 6 Music. BBC Music Day 2017 – BBC BBC Music homepage BBC Music …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… before he entered the primary in 2015. “It’s what I’m hoping will happen here in America. Corbyn is the kind of guy that got people excited and activated.” Not everyone is as excited Even as the grassroots buzzed, more experienced organizers sounded a cautious note. Corbyn is not going to become the next prime minister, at least according to the current math. Democratic leaders, meanwhile, are unlikely to cede much power to the insurgent American left, instead viewing …

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

June 9, 2017

… and dual-LED flash outside of the camera module in the same exact positions? Check. If you look closer at the purported OnePlus 5 image, you’ll even see a similar antenna band. Save for different locations for the power button, the notification mute switch, volume rocker, and the OnePlus logo in place of the Apple logo, the two phones look like long-lost twins. The iPhone 7 Plus Image: lili sams/mashable Reactions to the leak have been both positive and negative. The obvious uproar is …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… Queen Five o’clock Tea,” said Ekaterina. But of the people I spoke to, no-one knew that the UK was holding an election. Indeed, no-one could tell me the name of our current prime minister. Perhaps that isn’t so surprising when you consider that since the turn of the millennium the UK has gone through four prime ministers. In Russia it’s so much easier to remember who’s in charge. After all, as president or prime minister, Vladimir Putin has been in power for more …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… identical, unmarked square buttons for navigation. Along the top edge is a centered power button and on the bottom edge is a single micro-USB charging port. The body is constructed of ABS plastic and magnesium with an aluminum back. It weighs a comfortable-to-hold 350 grams. There are three navigation buttons on the front and this power one on the top edge. Image: Lance ulanoff/mashable Theres also a lightweight, associated stylus that requires no pairing, Bluetooth or batteries. Yet …

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

June 1, 2017

… to develop the tech. Cadillac became the first automaker to introduce a V2V system as a standard feature in one of its models so it’s not too far-fetched to imagine the new tech coming to the CTS in the near future. SEE ALSO: Android makes a big move to power future cars Cadillac tested out the V2I system by rigging two traffic signals near the GM Warren Technical Center campus to send data to its demo CTS vehicles. The automaker said the stop lights were able to use Dedicated …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… get it all, even power.So, kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower. The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with “weak hands,” missing classes and getting bad grades because he’s a “puppet” of opposition forces who falsely promise him “great riches.” She told a news station that she wrote the song because she thought young people were being deceived by Alexei Navalny. He’s the popular opposition leader …

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If MacGyver lived today this is probably how he’d survive in the wild

… mosquito trap using metal coil and a digital camera the first of many devices he creates over the series. In the same episode, he also makes his own hydroelectric generator, using a nearby river to power a lightbulb and he constructs his own compass using parts from a laptop. Quitmeyer’s journeys see him going everywhere from a desert island to an Alaskan ice forest. During his time in the wild, Quitmeyer isn’t given any food, water, or help in any form. Rather, he feeds himself on …

May 27, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… people all over the web. Suiting up like Princess Diana Fans have already found a rallying cry in Wonder Womans classic power pose: arms crossed, a look of pure determination across their faces. To cement the stance as an iconic element of the campaign, the Wonder Woman team rolled out the Gauntlet Creator, allowing fans to create their own kick ass cuffs and share photos online. A post shared by Wonder Woman (@wonderwomanfilm) on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:48pm PDT Fans can customize a …

May 26, 2017
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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… nations with military bases and investment throughout the region, including Saturdays signing of an arms deal with Saudi Arabia he said could spell $400 billion in U.S. investment in the kingdom. In return, Trump called on them to step up their fight against radicalism. The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them, Trump said, hinting at the U.S. publics weariness of Americas longest war in Afghanistan, and its off-and-on fighting in Iraq. He called …

May 24, 2017
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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

… much more hardline Ebrahim Raeesi, who has been implicated in one of Irans most infamous human rights atrocities. But MBS says these leaders are chosen in a partially rigged system (as opposed to Saudi leaders, who are not elected at all) and he says they are such radical religious fanatics (a charge often leveled at the Wahabi sect that dominates Saudi Arabia) that theres no way to talk to them. It should be noted that MBS, the son of the fading King Salman, is widely viewed as the real power …

May 22, 2017
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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter just released an update that lets you know who is selling to you and why and gives you the power to stop it. The update, not unlike Facebook’s own, much-more-detailed audience insights, lists your interests and what advertising partners think your interests are, Twitter wrote in a blog post Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s search just got a very important update “Today, were announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you …

May 18, 2017
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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

… appropriate to a minor disciplinary matter in a corporation, Mukasey said. Its not appropriate to a criminal investigation. The former officials, both now in private practice,had been invited to speak at a panel on presidential power hosted by The Federalist Society, a conservative group that was key in helping Trump select and install Justice Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mukasey and Eggleston were asked to address a range of subjects related to the executive branch and its place …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… try the TVs day in and out at home, I noticed no lag while zipping through the interface or using Alexa. Sung Choi, vice president of marketing at Element Electronics, says the company didnt skimp on the hardware to power the software. Youre not getting wimpy just-good-enough Fire TV Stick hardware; the TVs come with a quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via USB port and SD card), and Wi-Fi antennas that are strategically placed in the bezel for the best signal. …

May 18, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… up” about Hillary Clinton, and bullies anyone who questions his authority, even a Gold Star dad. Toxic masculinity is what happens when traits traditionally associated with male identity strength, stoicism, aggression are put into overdrive, often in pursuit of personal or professional power. While it might be appealing to Trump and some of his supporters, hyper-masculine doesn’t sell like it once did in the consumer marketplace, and Axe knows that. “What we’re seeing now …

May 17, 2017
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