Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance at least publicly. SEE ALSO: Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’ On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim …

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

June 20, 2017

… will change the face of cryptocurrency adoption. Were very excited in unlocking the power of the long tail.” While extremely ambitious, Bancor is just one of hundreds of startups built on top of Ethereum, and you’ll hear similarly audacious words from others as well. And many of these upcoming startups have ICOs, or token crowdsale events, lined up in the near future. Long-term, the success or failure of this new breed of apps will likely determine the fate of Ethereum. But right …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

Katy Perry wants to fight the good fight. She'll have to learn how first.Image: Picturematt/REX/Shutterstock In Katy Perry’s haphazard and controversial rebranding as a woke pop star, she seems ready to admit she’s often out of her depth. These days only three words now comprise her Twitter bio: “i know nothing.” It’s a refreshing dose of humility from a celebrity who seems constantly torn between her good intentions and ego. Most of us are, of course, but …

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

June 14, 2017

… squeezes. Many commentators, on the left and right, who had written Jeremy Corbyn off as vote-losing liability have had to eat their words since the election. Just about everyone underestimated his appeal, once he was given a chance to air his views unmediated by a largely hostile press. 5) Manifesto policies Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnna Soubry has given a frank assessment of her party’s campaign The turning point of the campaign, according to …

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

June 11, 2017

… Meanwhile, he continued collaborating across genres, often making surprising choices. This summer alone, he lends vocals to tracks by David Guetta, DJ Khaled, and Luis Fonsi. That isn’t to say he’s perfect, or even good. In a particularly notable fuckup recently, he forgot the words to “Despacito” during a nightclub appearance. It happens, especially considering it’s not a song he’s had practice singing live. Instead of bowing out, he made up offensive …

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LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

… Trump’s promises during the campaign to be a “friend” to the gay community. Although Trump has continued President Barack Obama’s executive order protecting LGBT federal workers and LGBT military service members still serve openly, his administration has revoked protections for transgender school students, and its mentions of the words lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in statements have been few and far between. …

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

… and it’s truly, truly horrible.” It was his own father who fanned the flames of racial tensions during the Central Park Five case, indulged in name-calling to publicly denigrate women, and spoke suggestively about his daughter (Eric’s sister) on the Howard Stern radio show. Donald Trump’s moral compass directed him to exploit unsuspecting consumers with his Trump University and it led him to utter the gross words about molesting women captured by …

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It’s time to get serious about editing tweets

June 4, 2017

When your tweets need surgery.Image: Lance ulanoff/mashable And thus he spoke: Covfefe. Its an embarrassing Twitter mistake, especially for a sitting President. Donald Trumps solution, after waking up and discovering he left this bizarre remark in the ether, was, ultimately, to delete the tweet. I bet he wished, like many of us on Twitter, that he could simply edit Tweets. SEE ALSO: words with Friends adds ‘covfefe’ to its dictionary, ‘covfefe’ is officially dead I …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… gets more elderly, and also experiences I have with my own children. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair are well aware of other politicians’ high-profile faux-pas. Worst thing: It was really not that bad. I think that maybe we could have covered more ground on the Liberal Democrats. We definitely had some consensus there. I felt maybe we should revisit that and have a “John and Jess chat Liberal Democrats”. Three words to describe your …

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As Trump’s Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

May 31, 2017

… even say some kind words about the new memorial to commemorate the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Instead, Trump scolded them for not spending enough money on defense and thereby taking advantage of American taxpayers. Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what theyre supposed to be paying for their defense, Trump said Thursday. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States. And many of these nations owe massive …

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

May 29, 2017

… destiny in own hands". pic.twitter.com/dq8cUOeT37 — Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) May 28, 2017 Its impossible to see it as a coincidence that her words came hot on the heels of President Donald Trumps first international trip, which seemingly went much smoother in Saudi Arabia than it did when he was rubbing elbows with the leaders of key democratic European allies. The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying,” according to t …

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Open letter to Ariana Grande from a dad of three fans will make you cry

… years,” wrote Millsaps whose girls are named Morgan, Alison and Kendall. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 “You don’t have a dadgum thing to apologize for,” wrote Millsaps, adding that she was in no way responsible for the tragic events which transpired. Millsaps advised “on behalf of all dads who love your…um…whose daughters love your music,” that …

May 27, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… She tweeted: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was “a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable”. The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee at around 09:00. Flags are flying at half mast in Downing Street and political parties have suspended general election campaigning. Media playback is unsupported on your …

May 23, 2017
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Ariana Grande On British Concert Horror: ‘Broken.’

The 23-year-old star was unharmed in an attack just outside the Manchester Arena by a suspected suicide bomber. At least 22 people were killed and 50 injured in the explosion. Scooter Braun, the New York company that represents Grande, also said in statement: Our hearts are broken. words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the live of children and loved ones taken in this cowardly act. The bomb exploded just as people were …

May 23, 2017
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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller scale, Willie Rennie trumps his Lib Dems. This …

May 22, 2017
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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being heard. SEE ALSO: This blind Apple …

May 19, 2017
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Amazon Echo is getting notifications for Alexa skills

… this rule came when Amazon announced a calling and messaging feature for Alexa devices earlier this May. SEE ALSO: ‘Alexa, bring me a beer from Prime Now’ is now possible, and life is beautiful Now, however, Alexa can chime in without instructions to “alert customers with information thats important to them.” In other words, you are about to hear a whole lot more from Alexa, unprompted. Uuuuuugggggghhhh. …

May 17, 2017
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We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

… angry now when I think back to that case. Vulnerable people were reaching out, desperate to secure justice, and we were letting them down. I’d sworn an oath to uphold the law and ensure “equal respect to all people” when I joined the police. Those words seemed meaningless now. Some police officers wouldn’t even come into the houses where the girls lived. They’d sit in the car eating sandwiches waiting for me to come back Unless we started showing respect to young …

May 16, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

… you’re using those drugs and alcohol. SEGALL: Dr. David Greenfield says it also affects your behavior. DR. DAVID GREENFIELD, FOUNDER, THE CENTER FOR INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION: In other words, you’re using it like a drug — when you’re triggered by burden, you’re using it as an avoidance of sleep. You’re using it to increase your mode when you’re feeling a little down, or you’re using it to avoid social situations when you walk into a party. …

May 16, 2017
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