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

June 23, 2017

… devastation. The rain was horrendous. But the interesting thing is, when it’s really right, it doesn’t feel like there’s a divide. There’s a feeling of the band and the audience experiencing this thing together. Can you tell us anything at all about what you’ll be doing on Friday night? There won’t be any sort of guest appearances! I thought that Coldplay with Barry Gibb last year was brilliant [but] we’re not that kind of band. What advice would you …

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MLB swings for the VR fences with Samsung, Intel partnerships

June 22, 2017

… virtual reality, while the latest Nielsen Games 360 U.S. Report lists the Samsung Gear VR as the most recognized VR device among mainstream consumers. Given those findings, it’s no surprise that MLB is giving this whole mobile VR thing a shot. But whether the slow pace of the game will mesh well with extended periods inside an immersive plastic headset is something only time and testing will reveal. VR video may indeed become popular in the coming years, but if I had to make an educated …

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… carry it in. “And there are things you’ve lost that you don’t remember until you need them, and it all really adds up. It sounds silly and petty, but even things like ink cartridges for printers need to be replaced. “I was insured, but it was still a nightmare. Very difficult. Some of my friends said it could be exciting and a new start. I remember standing in the middle of Ikea and just being too drained, I didn’t know where to begin. “The thing is, I …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and a practicing neurosurgeon. “One of a few things likely happened here — and we may never know, especially if there’s no autopsy. “One thing to keep in mind is that he did just have a long flight from North Korea to the US,” he said. “Even healthy people can develop deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT. With someone who is not moving, the risk is even greater. The risk of a blood clot in the lungs is also a …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… AFP/Getty Images In a country with over 700 million phone users, it can be tough standing out. But top-earning internet celebrities, known as Wang Hong in China, can earn up to $46 million a year. It’s no wonder everyone’s jostling to become the Next Big thing. The skills you need for viral fame At the YWICC, students are practicing in dance studios and being taught how to dress fashionably. 21-year-old Mengna Jiang is one of 33 students mostly women majoring in the school’s …

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Being handsome is one of life’s struggles for Jon Hamm

June 21, 2017

… Wright, who said of Hamm: “Its rare to find a dramatic actor whos also funny. Handsome people arent usually funny either. SEE ALSO: The new ‘Baby Driver’ trailer is all vrooms, bangs, booms, and ‘Tequila’ But Hamm says being good looking comes with its own unique barriers: “I bring more to the table than what I represent physically,” he said in the interview. “And its a daily struggle to prove that. Obviously its a lovely thing for people to say …

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

June 20, 2017

… so we did the only logical thing: called his mom. Nicole Phelps, 2010s Miss California USA and mother of the best baby on Instagram, gave us an inside look at all things Boomer, sharing the story behind his account and revealing who runs it, along with her son’s 2032 Olympic plans. But most importantly, she confirmed what we already knew to be true: the kid is freaking adorable. Here are a few of the many things we love about Boomer. Hes a mini Michael Phelps You know that saying, …

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 18, 2017

… thing. But here’s the really bad news: according to McAlone, “Most of the Tinder Select members I’ve seen in the past worked in tech or in PR. Ugh. Those are NOT the kind of celebrities that dreams are made of. The real payoff with Tinder Select, it seems, is the juiced up algorithm, which results in you getting a lot more matches. McAlone says, “It feels like some giant Cupid is sitting on your side of the scale.” Tinder, expectedly, has not commented on how it …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… their accounts via the Twitter mobile app can use something called a login code generator, but as this requires already being logged in on mobile it doesn’t help if you’re signed out. The other method, a 3rd-party authenticator app, offers a better option. These apps, like Google Authenticator, generate a number sequence on your phone as your verification code no vulnerable text message required. Image: twitter Problem solved, right? Not so fast. Because here’s the thing, …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… news, the first thing she did was text her friend whose husband plays on the Republican team. When I saw my friend Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pennsylvania, in the Capitol building this morning, the first thing I did was give him a hug. While members of Congress may disagree on policy and politics, we still respect each other as human beings. But that doesn’t mean we and the public don’t sometimes fall short in how we treat those we disagree with politically. As a nation, we must recommit …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… their solo careers by giving songs to other artists. In September 2014, they created a Soundcloud page and, prompted to describe themselves, wrote: “Writing duo, one song a month”. “We thought it was a good way to build up a portfolio over a year,” explains Josephine. Then their first song, Body Gold, amassed 100,000 plays in just three days. “We thought it was a fluke,” says Anthony. “But then we uploaded something the next month, and the same thing …

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London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… jump, don’t jump”. “Now, honestly I don’t know for certain if people jumped off the building to get away from the fire, but the main thing for me with this incident is the fact that the fire alarms didn’t go off in the building,” he said. Eyewitness Jody Martin said: “I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window… hearing screams. “I was yelling at everyone to get down and they were saying ‘We …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Cox’s parents: ‘We have to stay positive’ On 16 June 2016, Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in her constituency. Now, as the anniversary of her death approaches, her parents and sister say they are still learning to cope with the loss. As Jean Leadbeater, Jo’s mother, waits to welcome us at her front door, the first thing she does is to pull everyone in for a hug. Jo’s father, Gordon, is just …

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We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 11, 2017

… array of opportunities for new countries and players alike,” read a Friday press release from FIBA, the governing body of international basketball. But our main question is an important one … Who’s going to play in this thing? Pickup hoops in Suisun City, California. Image: JACOBSON/AP/REX/Shutterstock Imagine watching a lineup of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry take on all comers in 3-on-3. Imagine other countries with their own lineups of NBA stars Andrew …

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I came up with some GoT season 7 theories while drinking 19 cups of coffee

June 11, 2017

… Forgotten Elk King. Instead, Jon Snow and Sansa are both the Forgotten Elk King, each representing the left and right side of Its divine enchanted antlers. I can’t taste anything anymore and I wonder if I ever will again. Coffee #12: Nobody is The Forgotten Elk King and it does not exist I fucked up. The Forgotten Elk King is not a real thing. I made a mistake and I am sorry. I am seeing a new color. I call it Zangshwah and it is a deep teal that takes up half of my vision. Coffee #13: …

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Family throws extravagant quinceaera for 15-year-old feline

June 10, 2017

… explained. “I’m pretty sure she got the crown at Walmart in the Christmas ornaments section.” Dressed to the nines in an outfit fit for a queen, Luna and her pals partied the night away. But it wasn’t gifts or a crown Luna was after; her wish was for something a bit more…fishy. “Luna was such a good sport during the whole thing. I think she was happy to be surrounded by her family,” Olavarria said. “We are rarely all together. I also think she …

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The most ridiculous viral moments of the UK election campaign

June 9, 2017

… dog could smell his own spaniel, Jasper, on him (as in, “he can smell my spaniel, maybe?”). But the whole thing got very quickly lost in translation. 7. An audience member muttering “bollocks” during a debate answer from Theresa May. @theresa_may They respect you more when you show strength. Or show up. pic.twitter.com/mNXXDKL0xd House of Cards (@HouseofCards) May 31, 2017 This isn’t the first time the House of Cards Twitter account has waded in on UK …

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Facebook’s Instant Articles are getting more ads after publishers began to flee

June 9, 2017

… The new feature boasted a super-fast experience for users. Publishing partners could take advantage of Facebook’s own rich-media tools. Sounds good except for a little thing called ad revenue, which is how most media companies pay the bills. At launch, media outlets could keep 100 percent of the revenue if they sold the ads themselves and 70 percent if Facebook sold them. The articles didn’t have much in the way of ads, but Facebook promised things would get better. They …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

Now that filming has wrapped on the second season of Stranger things, fans are already dying to know what comes next for the Netflix series. Given how secretive the production was, though, getting your hands on any solid information was a difficult thing to do until now. The cast of Stranger things joined creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with director and executive producer Shawn Levy, on the red carpet at the show’s Emmy For Your Consideration event and came prepared to drop some …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

Image: stephen lam/Getty Images June means one thing in the tech world: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is here. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the WWDC 2017 keynote speech earlier today in San Jose, California. From the highly anticipated Siri speaker to the new iOS, Cook gave Apple superfans a lot to look forward to in the months to come. SEE ALSO: Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer WWDC welcomed developers and attendees from 75 countries around the …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

… Bryce [Justin Prentice],” Yorkey said. “I’ve actually had people say to me, ‘Well her story’s done, she told her dad.’ This to me is one of the problems with what we’re conditioned to expect about stories about rape especially on television, is that they’re an arc that belongs to a character that covers three episodes or five episodes and then a little bit later in the season they’re on to the next thing with new love interests.” He …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… reserved for Greek organizations. The only thing missing seems to be the oversight. Trilogy is not held to the same rules as other sororities, and does not face the same repercussions, said one student involved with the student-governing council of Greek organizations, who asked not to be named for fear of administrative backlash. Panhellenic chapters have rules pertaining to how much they can social, on what days, and how many members. There are social checkers and other precautions that …

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It’s time to get serious about editing tweets

June 4, 2017

… could point Trump to Facebook. Its not really his social medium platform of choice, but it does let you endlessly edit posts and doesnt really sweat the details too much. It notes that a post was edited, but thats it. In truth, Facebooks posts are generally not news makers (especially since most of them are private), sorry Mark Zuckerberg, and Im not sure anyone cares that much about an edited Facebook post. But we obsess about it on Twitter. This may be the one thing I and many other Twitter …

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