Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 25, 2017

… back in August 2015 and it provides a lighter version of Facebook with a Following tab, a Trending tab, and a Mentions tab. But this new app, to be released later this year, will be focused on the creator, Facebook product director Daniel Danker announced during the “future of Facebook Video” panel at VidCon. “It has never been a better time to be a creator on Facebook,” Danker said. “With Facebook we can connect and create community with your audience and tell …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… lucrative opportunities (dont believe the myth that on-demand work is less profitable than full-time). Spotting new business in my existing network Though my employer gave me the greenlight, I knew this yes represented a future of many nos. I wasted no time engaging brands about my newly available services and even created a list of soft leads folks who, during my full-time job, said things like Do you think our company could benefit from your social media services? Youd be surprised how many …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 20, 2017

… can get into the water hes happy. Sure, Michael’s retired but lucky for us Boomer is just beginning. Hes a star in the making Think about it how often do we get to see a potential future Olympian grow up right before our eyes? And though we don’t know whether Boomer will follow in his father’s footsteps yet, his mom isn’t ruling out anything. “Honestly, you never know. Boomer definitely seems to have a passion for the water,” she said. Thanks …

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

June 20, 2017

… that’s pretty much all you have in terms of regulations. Guarantees that you won’t lose your ETH are feeble, and even the name of a known figure from the cryptocurrency world, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, doesn’t mean much as recently explained by the man himself. 1. This is me socially precommitting that I will not be an advisor for future ICO projects. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 5. Most existing projects that listed me as an advisor …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… believe in and a better future”. ‘Victory realistic’ The question is what happens next with that youth support. Is there the danger the young will be discouraged by the election result and be less likely to turn out at the next election, whenever that may be? Mr Todd thinks the opposite is the case. “For most people this project was something they believed in, but it seemed like it might not be possible. Now the prospect of victory is really realistic,” he said. …

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New smart home designs will come with dead zone-free Wi-Fi and Alexa

June 16, 2017

… a strong network signal is becoming increasingly important. The org has issued a new set of guidelines for homebuilders to follow to include wireless networks in their designs, which were drafted with an eye to the needs of a connected future, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance announcement: The requirements consider the increasing number of smart home devices expected in homes over the next decade, and the growing demand for data-intensive usages such as virtual reality and simultaneous 4K video …

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Amanda Bynes gives her first interview in 4 years, and it’s everything we could have hoped for

June 11, 2017

… shows that I am a fan of, and maybe a TV show where I’m the star of it in the future. That’s what I hope.” While sipping on strawberry acai tea from Starbucks (her favorite), Bynes also dished on her infamous Drake tweet, drawing inspiration from Blac Chyna’s looks, and who inspires her most in the fashion world. “I actually wasn’t being insincere. I was serious but I was also on drugs. That was my way of saying, let’s do it man!,” she said, …

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Family throws extravagant quinceaera for 15-year-old feline

June 10, 2017

… knew there was a can of tuna in her future…” To see how Luna’s spending her big fifteenth year, Olavarria said you can keep up with her Facebook and Instagram. Happy birthday, Princess Luna! You are a star! 15 and thriving!!! #Luna #MsCheeseball #LunaCat #Quinceaneracat A post shared by Luna – Quinceaera Cat (@luna_sheridan22) on Jun 7, 2017 at 10:51am PDT WATCH: Parents can keep every precious moment of their kids’ life with this micro-camera More …

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London attack: Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… copyright PA In the days since the attack, Labour has been targeting cuts to the Home Office’s policing budget, accusing Theresa May of “letting austerity damage her ability to keep us safe”. Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Khan warned it could be harder to “foil future terrorist attacks” if the Conservatives cut police budgets in London. “The Conservative plans mean another 400m of cuts to the Met,” he said. “I’m simply not willing to stand by and …

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Quant Manager of $6 Billion Backs Stocks Hidden From Front Pages

June 5, 2017

… said. “Investors prefer more volatile stocks and that will reduce the expected future returns. By investing in low vol stocks you would expect more return.” BNP Paribas Flexi I Equity World Pure Low Volatility fund held companies such as Starhub Ltd., American Water Works Co. and telecom operator Telus Corp. as of March 31. It returned 12 percent a year on average over the past three years and beat 82 percent of its peers, according to …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

Following 19-year-old Tim Piazzas death in February after a night of hazing at Penn State Universitys Beta Theta Pi house, a grand jury criminally charged 18 young men in connection with their pledges death. Administrators permanently banned the fraternity, and scrambled to announce safeguards intended to protect future students. Recruitment and rush at Penn State was postponed for a semester, hard liquor and kegs banned, and the school will more closely monitor houses for underage drinking. …

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 3, 2017

While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden. They’re playing smooth jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of the president’s announcement on the Paris climate accord …

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I ran a half marathon with AI to test the future of trainers

June 1, 2017

… of AI it will help to shape. Many of the most exciting recent developments from Google and Microsoft focus on practical AI applications, which aim to bring the sophisticated systems to just about every one of their products and programs. Even Vi looks like it will have much more to offer in the near future. The company’s reps tell me the AI just got some essential upgrades, including new insights and prompts to give users during runs to take advantage of its capabilities. Most importantly, …

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Coral Reefs Are Changing So Fast, Scientists Say We Need To Rewrite The Playbook

June 1, 2017

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, coral researchers say the reefs of the past will probably never be seen again because human activity has devastated them. But despite dramatic obituaries for structures like Australias Great Barrier Reefand mounting concern that thereslimited timeto save them, scientists say there is still hope for the structures. We can still have reefs in the future that will look OK in terms of supporting reef tourism and fisheries and the other …

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Google’s AlphaGo is retiring after soundly beating world number one player

May 30, 2017

Image: DeepmINd/Youtube Sorry, human Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is just out of your league right now. At the future of Go Summit event, held in Wuzhen, China from May 23-27, AlphaGo has won every single match, going 3:0 against human Go champion Ke Jie, and sweeping the floor with five human Go masters who teamed up against it. And just like the biggest champions, AlphaGo is retiring while on top. SEE ALSO: The king of Go is no longer a human According to Demis Hassabis, CEO and …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

That was the message she delivered at a campaign event in Bavaria this weekend, both reflecting on and predicting the future of European global leadership based on the events of the past week. “The times in which we can fully count on others are on the way out,” Merkel said. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days.” Here's the video of Merkel's speech in Munich saying that Europe can't rely on the US & the UK anymore and "must take …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

May 28, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

… northward in search of cooler climes. SEE ALSO: Climate change is messing with all your favorite birds “It is not future predictions,” Songlin Fei, the study’s lead author and a Purdue University professor, said in a press release. “Empirical data reveals the impact of climate change is happening on the ground now,” he said. “It’s in action.” Image: Songlin Fei Tree movement can have a profound impact on forest ecosystems. Soil, insects, …

May 20, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… it with todays web-saturated environment; consumers want stores to provide a unique comprehensive experience that justifies their visit, experts say. The future of brick-and-mortar commerce is about retail-as-a-service. A display in Bulletin’s household-geared HomePolish store in New York. Image: bulletin This trend is evident in Amazons sleek, hyper-convenient new stores, Walmart-owned Jet.coms recent pop-up grocery store collaboration with another concept-based retailer, and a host …

May 19, 2017
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Of course people can’t stop speculating about Apple’s design for the iPhone 8

… how to embed a thumbprint sensor beneath its touted OLED display. BGRshared a set of images purporting to show a rough mockup based on Apple’s final design, giving us a look at what might be the future of the iPhone. The device shown in the pics, which the site obtained “exclusively” from unnamed sources, was supposedly based on schematics leaked from the factories that will actually produce the devices. It’s not a working model or even a prototype just a physical proof …

May 19, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… Ahrendts said then that she wants to eventually get to the point where people might casually ask one another to hang out at an Apple Store the same way they would, say, a movie theater or a shopping mall. “This is the overarching vision for the future of Apple retail,” Ahrendts said at the time.”We will know we’ve done really great when it feels like a town square.” The more time people linger in the store, of course, the more likely they are to buy something. But …

May 17, 2017
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Two major carmakers just added Android to their cars’ dashboards

… to add location-based Google Local Search to its cars. The details of the Audi partnership are less specific, with the automaker touting the Android platform’s potential for future development of new apps and connected auto services. The deals with Audi and Volvo put Android another step ahead of competitor Apple in the connected car space. Although Apple has CarPlay, which competes directly with Android Auto, there are no stated plans for car infotainment systems that run iOS. (That could …

May 17, 2017
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General election 2017: Too young to vote, but still campaigning – BBC News

… “Obviously I would say this, but I can’t ever see myself becoming Conservative in any future ever. “I think the Lib Dems are the only party to stand up for the freedom of the individual and also the only party mostly to stand up for our place in the European Union.” Sarah Olney, who was elected as the Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park in December, thinks the EU referendum – a “massive” nation-changing decision – may have made more young people think …

May 16, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

… Bernard was having a busy week. The seventh action of the 10 / 100 Days is We Belong Together, which is for children and families, and went on in April. Alexandra Svokos On the subway ride, St. Bernard checked in with organizers of a bus tour that took children from Miami to D.C. to supportimmigration policies that keep families together. Jasmine’s spending #SpringBreak standing up for her family, her friends & her future b/c she knows #WeBelongTogether. Watch: …

May 15, 2017
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