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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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

… that Comey was deeply concerned by the administrations requests. Comey understood Trumps people as having neither knowledge of nor respect for the independence of the law enforcement function,Wittes added. And he saw it as an ongoing task on his part to protect the rest of the Bureau from improper contacts and interferences from a group of people he did not regard as honorable. Trump abruptly fired Comeylast week, and included an unusual passage in his dismissal letter saying he greatly …

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

May 17, 2017

… holds valuable lessons for the rest of us struggling to prevent, contain, and reverse the damage of toxic masculinity. If Axe can take a hard look in the mirror and decide to change its retrograde ways, perhaps that unlikely transformation will inspire men skeptical of overhauling their own concept of what it means to be a man. Still, a woke advertising campaign is just that a glossy vision of social change that might give you the feels, but ultimately can’t destroy thousand-year-old ideas …

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 12, 2017

… think at this point we’re famous for not giving guidance on the product pipeline,” Spiegel said. “Should be a fun rest of the year.” WATCH: South Korea’s elections proved gamers’ influence is legit More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMay 2017 Special Repwarn Resellers ANNUAL Option Repwarn Keyword monitoring will scour the internet and social media – alreting you to any incidence of your keywords being triggeredFusion Player Video Magic …

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

May 11, 2017

… Cunningham, a prominent digital publishing and marketing consultant. More respectable sites have taken steps towards getting rid of bad ads, but plenty still exist on the rest of the web. “Do I think the quality of ads has improved? Probably not,” Cunningham says. “[Premium publishers] have made great progress, but the internet’s a big place.” Some platforms have tried to cede more control to users over what kinds of ads they see. The Rubicon Project, one of the …

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How Leftfield’s Leftism redefined dance music – BBC News

May 11, 2017

… its 22nd year. Ahead of the tour dates, Barnes and Daley chatted to the BBC about the making of Leftism, its impact, and their ear-splitting live shows. Image caption The berimbau is instantly recognisable in the opening bars of Afro Left John Lydon has called Open Up one of his favourite lyrics. Did you realise it was special at the time? NB: I think it’s one of the best songs he ever wrote. When he came in and did the vocal, we realised we had to get the rest of the backing track …

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Firing James Comey is Donald Trump’s most unpredictable and dangerous move yet

May 10, 2017

(CNN)James Comey found out he had been fired as FBI director just like the rest of us: By watching it on television. The explanation for the move, which emerged into the stunned silence it caused, made little logical sense. A report from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein highlighted Comey’s handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the main reason for his dismissal. Rosenstein accused Comey of an attempt to “usurp” the …

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Simplify your email inbox (and life) with these easy tricks

May 8, 2017

… is oh so sweet when you have it dialed in. And when you finally do, you can rest easy knowing that no notification from Facebook will ever again drown out that email from Grandma. WATCH: Man convinces email scammer he’s flown to Hong Kong for Kit Kats and $13.9 million More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFusion Player Azon Profit Builder – UNLIMITED Clients Developers License Procrastination Viral Image and Quote Posters Your Effective Library of “Procrastination” …

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The 5 Best Email Apps That Use Machine Learning, AI

May 7, 2017

… option toautomatically snooze his messages until after work.On mobile, Astrobot lives ina separate tab from the rest of your inbox, so if you’d rather not get help from the app’s AI, you don’t have to. However,you’d be missing out on the app’s biggest strength if you didn’t check infrom time to time. 2) Zero With an AI assistant, several interfaces you can choose from, and a host of other tools, the iOS appZero could make email overload a thing of the past. …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my family, every day, at set times, and I work in between. My kids know I get off work at 5 pm each day, and that until 5 pm rolls around theyre not to disturb me. Since they know when Ill be done with work, it makes it easier for them to resist the temptation to enter the office during the rest of the day. 7. Start early After reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod I began waking up at 4 am each morning. Since Im based in Asia I schedule interviews and calls …

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Parachute into North Korea with this extraordinary VR experience

May 5, 2017

… University, told Mashable. Kelly, who many people know as “BBC Dad,” has visited North Korea and was quite impressed by the North Korea 360 video. “It’s an accurate and correct depiction of Pyongyang,” he said. However, Pyongyang is nothing like the rest of North Korea. Image: Marcus Olsson “It’s like a third-world country once you leave the capital,” he said. “It’s similar to Mozambique and Namibia: once you leave urban centres, …

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An unscientific analysis of the Florida delegation’s feelings on orange juice

May 5, 2017

(CNN)In addition to being the day the House of Representatives passed an Obamacare repeal bill and the unofficial Star Wars day, Thursday was also National Orange Juice Day. It’s a totally real thing promoted by the state’s Department of Citrus, which you should not be surprised to hear is also a real thing. Florida is proud of its citrus, even offering visitors cups of orange juice at the state’s welcome centers — perhaps softening the blow of having to use a rest …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

rest in pieces, Chanel blush.Image: YOutube/Beauty News As Pablo Picasso once said, and as I now whisper to myself at my computer, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Including these videos of makeup being crushed into dust. “Makeup Breakup” is the brainchild of beauty bloggers Kat and Hailey, who run the Beauty News YouTube channel. As far as we can tell, it’s the first makeup destruction series of its kind and the videos, in which Kat and …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… 20 or 30 seconds. Lastly, scroll down and click “save changes.” Don’t forget this part. The next time you scribble off a missive and toss it into the digital void you’ll have the chance to pull it back in all its typo-ridden glory. With Undo Send enabled, you sleep better at night knowing your email has a fail-safe even if the rest of the world is a terrible mess. WATCH: Hands On: Google Inbox …

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Google and Partners Try to Block the March of Ad-Blockers

April 23, 2017

… the same standards it imposes on the rest of the industry, although the terms have not been finalized. The people asked not to be identified discussing private matters. Alphabet Inc.'s Google declined to comment on potential Chrome features. However, the company emphasized that its plans are part of a group effort. "Google alone cannot solve for the incentives users have to install ad blockers," a company spokeswoman said. "We need an industry approach that is …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… shifted from enterprise to consumer that women began starting companies in large numbers. Add to that the fact that less than 5% of venture partners are female and you start to see why its been an uphill battle. What do you see for the future of women in business? I see blue sky ahead. We just need a few big wins. Once we have a few examples of women-led companies successfully going public, or being acquired for billions of dollars, it will put to rest the rest the silly arguments about whether …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… this is seen as a moment that victimises the Germans and allows them to see themselves as victims after a war in which the rest of Europe has been the victim of German aggression.” The British bombing left Heligoland’s landscape pock-marked and cratered. But the island endured: a stubborn lump of rock in the North Sea. And while most visitors are drawn these days by the lure of duty-free shopping, Heligoland has a fascinating story to tell to anyone who’ll listen. …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

… weren’t in their assigned seats and asked to get an upgrade. The flight attendant told them to return to their assigned seats, and they did. Then a U.S. marshal came onto the plane and asked them to get off. Image: scott olson/Getty Images “They said that we were being disorderly and a hazard to the rest of the flight, to the safety of the other customers,” the groom told KHOU-TV. A United spokeswoman offered a different version of Saturday’s events. She said Hohl …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… device seems to have said he was not allowed on board with the device which didn’t make sense since the TSA and the rest of the note clearly stated everything was copacetic. “I tried to explain that logic to them, but they were unyielding,” he wrote. United has not responded to our request for comment on this alleged incident. In an email Friday, Harris declined to speak beyond what he wrote in the Medium post until he could touch base with a lawyer. The drama continued with a …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

This April Fools’ Day, one joke long in the making about Silicon Valley got kind of out of hand. An Indiegogo campaign for “Hub: the ultimate IOT smart device” got the attention of students at Yale University so much so that some applied to work at the burgeoning campus startup. But the entire project was a joke, meant to mock smart home devices like Alexa and Google Home, along with the rest of the ever-proliferating internet of things. SEE ALSO: Edward Snowden explains …

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People are outraged that a magazine compared soup dumplings with popping zits

March 31, 2017

… about one to two minutes (you don’t want all that scalding hot liquid in your mouth). Lift the dumpling into your spoon. Bite the top to release the soup, so you can slurp it. The rest falls into your spoon. Add a few slivers of ginger dipped in vinegar if you like, and eat the rest. UPDATE: March 30, 2017, 5:44 p.m. SGT Updated with response from Dumplings Legend. UPDATE: March 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m. SGT Updated with Time Out’s response. WATCH: Ultimate food porn: Delectable …

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Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

Round up your Lyft ride, and donate the rest.Image: lyft Lyft is building on its good PR streak with a new way to donate to charity. Riders who #DeletedUber or just really like Lyft will be able to round up the cost of their ride to the nearest dollar and donate the rest to charity. SEE ALSO: Meet Roadie, the Ludacris-backed Uber for rideshare-transporting your stuff Lyft users can’t choose exactly which charity, but they do get the option to look through causes including the …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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