The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

… president into an ambitiously doodling toddler with the help of his iPad Pro, the app Procreate, and Adobe After Effects. Gaines began posting to the account several times a week, showing Trump dramatically revealing drawings of cute little animals and holiday greetings, with timely political references. He misspelled captions (in too-real Trump fashion) and occasionally even doodled with his non-dominant hand to really capture the youthful aspect of his photoshop creations. my office …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… on April 21, 2017 in New York City. Image: Brad Barke/Getty Images for Kairos Society Hayden, the former CIA director, spoke about the importance of bringing together big data with historical knowledge. Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker and New York times CEO Mark Thompson spoke on the issues facing todays media industry. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels pitched fellows on the need for computing systems that can handle all the 6,000+ languages spoken in the world not just the handful …

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New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… a “long and magnificent” story The museum is opening with two exhibitions as a taster of what’s to come. One Hundred Images of Migration features professional and amateur photographs, which give a broad view of Britain’s experience with immigration and emigration back to Victorian times. Call Me By My Name looks at the stories behind the headlines at the former migrant camp near Calais. Henderson was a barrister specialising in immigration who went on to be an …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

Image: the new york times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York times launched on Snapchat Discover. All the news thats fit to print will be transformed into an edition on Snapchat, going live at 6 a.m. every weekday starting Monday. Its a dramatic moment for one of the worlds oldest and most respected newspapers and news brands to dedicate resources to a young app. SEE ALSO: Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat For Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, its …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… zero is basically a pipe dream, and crafting the perfect message that isn’t riddled with typos is an increasingly difficult task as the distractions provided by Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat/looming WWIII all pile up. How many times have you hit “send” on a professional email only to immediately realize you’ve misspelled the recipient’s name? Or sent out a message to millions of people asking them how much they hate CNN? With just a little tweak of the Gmail settings, …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 23, 2017

… anything,” Snowden said. It was retweeted hundreds of times and has put her in touch with others who are trying to disseminate information on tactical voting. The spreadsheet’s columns list which seats are safe to vote Labour and which are better to vote Liberal Democrat or Greens as they would have a better chance of beating the Tory candidate. It’s a work in progress as conditions on the ground change. There’s a mobile friendly tab, and a tab with lots of links to …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

April 19, 2017

… you’re in good company. To win the game, it turns out, all participants had to do was guess a lower number than their opponent. “If you think of it that way, the obvious strategy is to pick zero, because zero is always going to be the smallest number,” Krajbich explained. Participants played the game 30 times in a row, always against a new opponent. For 42 percent of the participants, a light bulb flipped on at some point. Eye tracking data showed a sudden change in their …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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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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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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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… majority of her Instagrams post-Paris robbery, and she’s not one to compromise her aesthetic. The thing is, she’s broken up her precious grid with digital #SponCon ads a couple times recently. Had she Photoshopped a digital image onto a different digital image, the shop job would be significantly less glaring. But now I can’t stop thinking about a morning sickness drug, so who’s the fool? WATCH: Man kicked out of city council meeting for trying to recreate Kendall …

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

April 13, 2017

… with strengths. They start with the most powerful arguments, the most beneficial reasons why someone should continue investing. Then, they mention the drawbacks. Buffet does the opposite. He begins with the drawbacks by highlighting their recent mistakes on the first or second page: Here are the things we did wrong. And heres how were going to try and fix them. The approach is disarming. Ive seen him do it 15 times and I still say to myself, Wow. This guy is being straight. Whats more, Im …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… national cricket rivalry has been dubbed by The New York times as the Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox plus Barcelona vs. Real Madrid plus England vs. Australia (in any sport) “distilled and deepened with an extra dose of hostile geopolitics and the passions of 1.4 billion people.” Since their first test match in 1952, only three wars, a political assassination and a major terrorist attack in Mumbai could keep these two teams away from their drawn-out pursuit for cricket supremacy — …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… Iraq more than 52 times. Nor will it stop Assad from killing thousands of his own people using conventional weapons. The pictures may be less alarming, but the carnage will continue, making Trumps action difficult to defend. At that point, the very same people cheering Trumps intervention will turn against him, feeling betrayed and let down. In their view, Trump will have left the job unfinished. The impulse that something must be done to put an end to the humanitarian disaster in Syria is …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… second to the young American, and was tied 10th last year. “You’ve got to be aggressive at times, there’s certain pins you’ve got to take advantage of but this is a golf course you’ve got to pick your moments,” Rose told Sky Sports. “That will be the gameplan.” Garcia, 37, part of a four-way share of the lead at halfway with Hoffman, Fowler and Pieters, is still chasing a first major title in his 74th attempt, a run which has included 22 top …

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Breast implants nearly derailed a UFC bout

April 8, 2017

These modern times.Image: Andre Penner/AP/REX/Shutterstock Media reports that Ultimate Fighting Championship straw-weight Pearl Gonzalez was pulled from a fight because of her breast implants have proved incorrect. But her implants did prompt a review before she was allowed to compete in a bout on Saturday night in Buffalo, New York. Welcome to the somewhat bizarre intersection of cosmetic science and a violent sport. Welcome to America in 2017. SEE ALSO: Every bandwagon Warriors fan should …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… invigorated by Augusta and shares the record of 23 consecutive cuts made at the Masters with three-time champion Gary Player. He has also had five top-20 finishes since turning 50. “I love the place, I’ve said that for 33 straight years,” Couples told Sky Sports. “In conditions like this I almost feel better. In the bad weather it’s a battle and by playing here so many times I feel I can save shots.” Phil the thrill Jordan Spieth, who has finished second, …

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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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Dolphins have developed a complex strategy for hunting octopus, and it’s cray

April 4, 2017

… then safe for the dolphins to proceed with swallowing their catch. It’s quite a process the dolphins have developed to deal with the octopus. They have a short, fused neck which means they have to arch their whole body to toss their prey out of the water. Given the danger, why eat octopus at all? When we looked closely at when these observations were made, we found that the dolphins were targeting octopus more frequently over winter and spring. These cooler times of year are also the …

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

April 4, 2017

… natural, even for people who arent used to doing so in a game that leaves it entirely up to the player. To help accomplish that they made Kat, the games lovable protagonist, the cameras focal point at all times she never leaves the center of the screen. Motion controls are another factor. By default, players can make fine camera adjustments by rotating the PS4s DualShock controller, which Tsuchikura said provides players with a feeling of true motion and a floating sensation. Free swirling with …

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NCAA: Steve Nash loves underdogs, dishes out tips on NBA success

April 2, 2017

… into trouble in pick and roll defense. “Teams just make it very difficult for post players. But he’s able to pass and distribute, and if he can make a shot from the outside it’s fantastic as well.” Speaking of which, the NBA has put a lot of emphasis on threes and this appears to have spilled over into college. Shot selection has been iffy at the end of games at times, with some players forcing threes rather than setting up good shots with time remaining. Does this …

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Everything we know about the ‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale

April 1, 2017

… Lincoln even offered the LA times a hint about Season 8: Were going to come out swinging, he said of the finale. And its not going to stop. Im more excited for Season 8 than Ive ever been. I think its going to be big, but its also going to be terrifying. And I mean that from the very depths of my cynical soul. Even better, after the divisive Season 6 finale? No cliffhanger, according to Gimple: “Though it promises more because there is a whole lot to get to there is an ending.” …

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Prominent governor says Trump’s climate order is a ‘colossal mistake’

March 31, 2017

… China and those who are willing to do something,” Brown told the Los Angeles times. Wind turbines and solar panels in Palm Springs, California. Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Matt Zone, a city councilmember in Cleveland, Ohio, said cities “stand ready to continue this work” to curb emissions and prepare communities for extreme weather events, rising sea levels and other effects of climate change. Zone, who also leads the National League of Cities, signed a letter …

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