Guns aren’t allowed at Trump’s NRA speech and people can’t handle the irony

April 29, 2017

… speaking events are standard procedure, along with “closely with… local law enforcement partners.” Law enforcement and secret security will be armed. People can’t help but notice the irony of it all the NRA loves to claim that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun… unless it’s the President’s life on the line, then there’s no such thing as a good thing with a gun, we guess. @thedailybeast Why? What do they …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

… Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published an extreme high-end sea level rise scenario, showing 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100 around the U.S., compared to the previously published global average which is closer to 8 feet in that time period. The research and journalism group Climate Central took this projection and plotted out the stark ramifications in painstaking, and terrifying, detail. The bottom line finding? “By the end of the century, oceans could submerge land …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

… Pai may not have 2 votes for even the most minimal protections. The bottom line The battle over net neutrality has raged on for over 15 years. Finally, after three attempts, a federal court upheld the current rules, which are wildly popular. Now the Trump FCC wants to take them away and replace them (or not) with something that will fall far short of real net neutrality and will lead to many more years of uncertainty and litigation. As has become commonplace for this FCC, the winners in Pais …

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Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

April 20, 2017

Day 1 at Facebook’s annual F8 conference was filled with enhancing the present. Day 2 was all about setting the vision for the future, and things got weird. The company also stated a new goal to “create and ship new, category-defining consumer products that are social first, at scale.” New Surround 360 cameras Image: facebook Facebook began by announcing two new 360-degree developer cameras, the x24 and the x6, which will join the company’s Surround 360 line that …

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70-year-old woman finishes Boston Marathon, and there’s way more to her story

April 19, 2017

Kathrine Switzer crosses a very significant finish line.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Fifty years ago, a clever, determined woman named Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon but not before an official tried to drag her from the course. See, at the time, only men competed in the race. Switzer signed her registration as “K.V. Switzer,” was accepted and, despite efforts to remove her from the 26.2 mile competition, became the first woman to finish it as an …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… “Joanna’s personal recipes.” Browse The Market for Joanna-approved interior touches, apparel, and accessories from an in-house line. At Magnolia Seed Supply, you can buy everything you need to fix up your garden or fill your interiors with succulents, because that’s pretty much the only form of color allowed. But you already know all of this if you watch Fixer Upper, because over the course of the series, the Gaines family has showed you just how their blood, sweat, …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform “Kiwi” on the broadcast. And, now, fans are even more sure. …

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9 really weird things that are still canon in the ‘Star Wars’ universe

April 15, 2017

… and wooden line about how Obi-wan is the closest thing he has to a father, we get a brief glimpse of some of the sports in the Star Wars universe. This one appears to be a game of football played by a bunch of sentient buoys. It goes without saying that this sport is, for all intents and purposes, still being played on a wide-scale during the events of The Last Jedi. 5. Midichlorians are real. This one hurts. In Episode I, Liam Neeson explains to baby Darth Vader that “The Force” …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun UK told the Times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

… He’d later score the first run, as Nick Markakis drove in Inciarte and Freddie Freeman with a double. Inciarte also hit the first home run, coming in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was his third home run of the season. “I’m not going to lie, I had a good feeling about tonight,” Inciarte, who hit three home runs all of last year, said. The action wasn’t just limited to the field. An area geared toward children has a zip line and a climbing wall. The three-story …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… some new iteration of our companys values will have any impact on the bottom line. However, not only is the science conclusive, when Anson Dorrance was asked how he led the women’s soccer program at the University of North Carolina to 21 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships, Dorrance responded, For me, language is everything. Its the same reason, as Cameron Craig explained about his 10 years at Apple, Steve Jobs read and personally approved every press release. And its why, when Daniel …

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You can now enjoy an Antonio Banderas scented candle while watching ‘Spy Kids’

April 8, 2017

Image: Carlos Alvarez/Springer/Getty Images Antonio Banderas, who has already blessed us with appearances in Interview with the Vampire, The Mask of Zorro, and, most importantly, Spy Kids, is now channeling his talents into a different mode of expression: design. On Thursday, the actor released a line of reading glasses, sunglasses, wallets, phone cases, and candles on the new online platform Starlite Shop, which is, as the Hollywood Reporter reports, basically a fun place where celebrities …

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This footballer’s open goal miss is so unlucky it’ll make you wince

April 7, 2017

Everyone has bad days now and again. During a recent Scottish Premier League match, footballer Miles Storey had a really bad day. SEE ALSO: 14 times footballers were unintentionally hilarious on Twitter The clip above taken from Tuesday’s game between Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle shows Storey getting the ball tangled beneath his feet while literally standing on the goal line, accompanied by agonised groans from the crowd. On the plus side, his team still won. More From …

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin gives a sick fan the experience of a lifetime

April 5, 2017

… extra early and braved the line to purchase a platinum ticket to the Coldplay concert, but because of his condition, was unable to attend. Kheil said, “He does not show he is sad, he said it’s okay. But we can feel that he really wanted to be there.” Image: Shane Wenzlick/Getty Images SEE ALSO: These knitted, woolly boobs are making life better for breast cancer survivors Kheil wanted to to do something special for his younger brother, so he posted an open letter on his …

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Why developers struggle to make video game cameras that don’t annoy you

April 4, 2017

… an unfixed horizontal line sometimes gives you strong motion sickness, he said. On the other hand, a sense of naturally swinging movements as if youre floating in the air in this game is achieved through the motion sensor detecting the hands movement. Its essential for the floating experience that Gravity Rush 2 is pursuing. Designing the cameras behavior during Gravity Rush 2s chaotic combat was its own challenge. Because enemies can appear all around Kat at any point, which the developers …

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Anti-corruption protests continue across Russia

April 3, 2017

… anything.” Putin ‘didn’t expect’ Trump would win “They are tired of living below the poverty line while people they pay to rule wisely are swimming in gold,” Pravov said. Their message didn’t go unnoticed by the Kremlin. On Thursday, while speaking at the Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted, “Corruption is indeed a serious problem for us.” “This is relevant, and we are working on it, …

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Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… for improvements to the giraffe barn and deck. The zoo also plans on installing a permanent “giraffe cam” since April’s livestream has proved more than popular. This money is all coming in while the zoo is closed for the season so admission ticket sales, on-site concessions and gifts haven’t even come into play for the zoo’s bottom line yet. April is more than an internet star. Image: animal adventure park Third-parties cashing in The park isn’t the only …

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Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …

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The future of VR is here and Oculus Rift is one year old. So why isn’t it mainstream?

March 30, 2017

… bifurcated approach to the consumer market. Simultaneously trying sell the public a top-of-the-line VR device (Rift) that required close to a $2,000 investment versus the mere few hundred dollars needed to snag the Gear VR and a Samsung smartphone is a recipe for confusion. The VR market is simply too undeveloped at this point confuse consumers with two devices that appear to do the same thing but are vastly different in price and performance. Furthermore, cheaper, less immersive VR hasn’t …

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with global warming costs

March 29, 2017

… imperils economic productivity. In fact, business leaders, including tech titans from Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies were some of the loudest voices pushing for a global climate agreement in Paris in 2015. Google, for example, announced in December 2016 that it will use 100 percent renewable power for all of its data centers and offices in 2017. These companies and many others see climate change as increasingly threatening to their bottom line due to extreme weather events like …

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Fitbit’s Alta HR looks great — but leaves some activity tracking potential on the table

March 28, 2017

… light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep, and over time you’ll start to notice your tendencies and spot patterns. In a week of use, I wasn’t able to compile a ton of data but I could compare individual nights against benchmarks for other men my age. The conclusion: I need to sleep more. The Sleep Stages feature breaks down rest at an even more granular level. Image: lili sams/mashable Unlike Stages, Sleep Insights are available across Fitbit’s entire product line with sleep …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

Fake photos are everywhere.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for some guidance online, but came up short. That’s when the idea for the Retouchers Accord was born. What if she could get retouchers, photographers, designers, brands, celebrities and media companies to …

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James Blunt debuted a new song farewelling Carrie Fisher

March 26, 2017

Scenes from Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Image: Getty Images It was a show, not a memorial. That’s how Todd Fisher described the public service he organized for his sister Carrie Fisher and mom Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles on Saturday. SEE ALSO: Here’s what it’s like waiting in line with fans at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ memorial Held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, the event …

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