Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… the rest of your life regretting it.’ I went, ‘Good point.’” In the intervening years, Radiohead have done more than any other band to push the boundaries of rock music, stretching dark, brooding electronics over Yorke’s keening vocals. Their most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool, rekindled their relationship with melody, and is bound to form the core of their set on Friday night. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEd O’Brien from …

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

June 19, 2017

… relatively insignificant in the United States. But the prospect of a mobile form of the new filter is even more threatening in that the blocker would be the default state, and Apple’s software can no doubt outperform a small-time developer app. Is this really, actually a doomsday scenario? The media industry has for years been wringing their hands about an apocalyptic reckoning in one way or another. If it wasn’t Apple’s ad blocking acceptance, it was Facebook’s Instant …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… preached. The Northern Irishman hit only 36% of fairways in a six-over round of 78 on day one, and a second-round 71, despite four birdies in his last six holes, could not save him. “I showed up for the last six holes, anyway,” said McIlroy. Australian Day limped out with a total of 10 over after rounds of 79 and 75 as he struggles to regain the form that took him to world No. in 2015. “It’s pretty frustrating,” he said. “If you hit the fairways the scores …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… the art form. Inspired by movies such as Wild Style and Beat Street and the painting of Bristols earliest-recognized graffiti artist 3D (a.k.a. Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack), Nation said theyd spend hours copying outlines of the work featured in the seminal book Subway Art. Barton Hill was rough, Nation said. At that time the club was very territorial, seen as right wing, predominantly white and very hostile to outsiders. Its exterior walls, he said, were mainly daubed with …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

… Opposite of Jim A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on May 31, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT Instagram, more than any other social network, is about presenting a perfectly manicured life. Bieber, who’s been doing that for the masses since he was 13, is finally breaking all the rules to genuinely use the platform as a form of self expression. He posts the sort of things normal young people do on private secondary accounts they only let their best friends see for 88 million followers. …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… And in Wales, Labour has passed the 25 seats it won at the last general election, with Plaid Cymru set to keep its three seats. Analysis: What next for Theresa May? By Laura Kuenssberg, political editor The conversations have started not just about whether the Tories will be able to form a government, but whether or not Theresa May can stay in her job. There is no one prevailing mood inside the Tory party. As I write, Mrs May is holed up with her advisers inside Tory HQ, but former minister Anna …

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The legend of Boaty McBoatface lives on in this racehorse

June 7, 2017

The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on. In the form of a winning racehorse. The unforgettably named Horsey McHorseface had its maiden win in at a race in Cessnock, Australia, on Monday, proving that yes, even things named after a joke can actually win events. SEE ALSO: Craigslist ad seeks ‘generic’ dad for some wholesome BBQ fun What’s more, the race call on what some have dubbed “the people’s horse,” is rather enjoyable. Please listen: He’s done …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… Trilogy is also ranked 26th out of 29 sororities on campus on the unofficial, unscientific, crowd-sourced site GreekRank.com. A recent review for Trilogy reads, Letters schmetters. Hot, fun, and social. And in various photos on social media, the women form their hands into the shape of trianglesa signal known in the Greek system to belong to Trilogys forebear, Delta Delta Delta. (To be sure, Penn States hand symbol for THON also happens to be a diamond, which can look quite a bit like the …

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The definitive rules for being cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

June 3, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable Sure, you might think your Instagram of your smashed avocado toast and soy latte is totally hip. But in the world of teens, you’re basically a massive loser. Sorry. SEE ALSO: Devastated Snapchatters talk about the heartbreak of losing a Snapstreak after hundreds of days Being cool is an art form and few of us know how to truly master it. But teens today seem to inherently know what is and isn’t cool, especially when it comes to posting on Instagram …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

“Cricket and ballet were a huge part of my life growing up, and continue to be a huge part of my life today,” said Mr Campbell. “They are fun and engaging at all levels, and I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to introduce children to my favourite art form, as well as my favourite sport.” Overall, the initiative, called Project B, will put 30,000 into dance provision for boys over the next three years – and there are plans for further fundraising …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… tasked with implementing the governments plan, have raised doubts about its feasibility. Ata recent committee meeting, two experts, both hailing from government science agencies, said that improving the natural heritage values of the reef was no longer possible, reported The Guardian. The concept of maintaining ecological function refers to the balance of ecological processes necessary for the reef ecosystem as a whole to persist, but perhaps in a different form, noting the composition and …

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This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

… prototypes I began wondering about what else from fantasy books is actually possible to make. What else has already been made? What could be adapted?” Cortland explained that he began to re-read fantasy books with an eye for how science, tech, design and the internet of things could be used to make the magic real. “I found that many magical elements already exist in some form, and with some alteration and great design, I could bring them together in an authentic and interactive …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… them while they last. Objects last past that initial point of excitement, which makes them lose their luster over time. From an emotionalviewpoint, experiences also create different feelings within us compared to things. 2.Experiences Have A Greater Chance Of Being Life-Changing When people describe something as life-changing, they typically refer to an experience they had as opposed to a possession they own. It turns out, theres a reason for it. Dr. Gilovich explains that our experiences form …

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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

… leader’s personal brand is at the heart of this; most of the merchandise at SNP conferences bears some form of the “I’m with Nicola” slogan. Indeed, the first minister has transcended the need for a surname even among opposition circles. Say “Nicola” to more or less anyone in Scotland, and they will know exactly who you mean. All of which only makes her job harder. Hers is now after all a third-term government, with 10 years in power under its belt. In no …

May 26, 2017
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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

… addition to digital media outlets, magazines and newspapers to Discover. Snap’s pitch is that Snapchat can drive more views to partner’s content on television, desktop, and mobile, according to a Nielsen-commissioned study. “Snap TVs new original, pre-recorded short-form video content is the new shiny object, so all publishers/networks are jumping on the bandwagon, in the hope that this will be complementary to TV and lure viewers back to traditional TV,” said Boon Yap, …

May 20, 2017
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Of course people can’t stop speculating about Apple’s design for the iPhone 8

… pic.twitter.com/Z8mH7b7z4r Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 23, 2017 Geskin updated the leaked images using his design chops and insight from other leaks to show off what that version of the design might look in its final form. Only the slightest hint of a bezel remains at the top of the device for the front facing camera, while the rear dual camera and the Apple logo have been spruced up from the original pictures. …

May 19, 2017
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CrossFit brings its live competitions to Facebook

… the programming, according to Sports Business Daily. There is no disclosure on whether or not it will include mid-rolls ads or another form of revenue. The events also will stream on YouTube and Games.CrossFit.com. Were splitting our audience to a certain extent, but we also feel like were getting new lift and new engagement by having it on multiple platforms, CrossFit Games General Manager Justin Bergh said in a statement. For Facebook, the deal adds another reason to tune into live video on …

May 18, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… of other special events. New York City elementary school students learn about coding on a class field trip to an Apple Store. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Some of Apple’s more heavily trafficked locations will also feature big-name guests for music performances, lectures, and hands-on instruction. Soul singer Leon Bridges and free-form dancer Lil Buck (who recently appeared in an Apple commercial) will perform at Apple’s new flagship store in downtown San Francisco late on …

May 17, 2017
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