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

April 30, 2017

… presidential. Under the promise of anonymity, the 52-year-old creator of Mature Trump Tweets spoke to us about the inspiration behind the thought-provoking account, how life has changed since starting it, and what kind of impact he hopes his revised words have on the world. Here’s how he edited one of Trump’s tweets about “fake news”: “I think he’s failed to recognize, or worse doesn’t care, that his words matter.” He began the account last fall, …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

Adam Savarese was looking to make a splash in his new job as Peabody move helped engineer a rebound on a desk buffeted by losses and the departure of senior leaders. Now that same rescue play is inflicting pain. Though the trade is still a winner over its lifetime, it reversed course in the first quarter to But Goldman Sachs has demonstrated an ability to stomach trades that work brilliantly and then, suddenly, don’t, showing how it still embraces a volatility in trading …

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Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

… one another.” This march — images of which will be shared around the world — is a demonstration of how people are coming together to tackle one of the fiercest humanitarian and moral challenges humanity has ever faced. Muslims, including Muslim faith leaders and Imams, will be marching shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people of all faiths and those who ascribe to none. I’ll be marching to show President Trump that I will not allow him to claim to represent the …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

… greatest of all time, but winning the Australian Open would have been a huge accomplishment by any measure whether she was pregnant or not. Same goes for superstar human rights lawyers and superhuman entertainers. But the thing all these women have in common is that they are just doing their jobs. Newsflash: Pregnant women do that all day, every day all across the world. Its not especially mind-blowing to learn that we can do things while carrying a child (or children, in Beyonce and …

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Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres

April 28, 2017

… honest, you know, about [Kris]now, but its just so hurtful,” she said, explaining that she will always have a major love for Caitlyn despite their distance. “I wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense. While on the white chair, Kim opened up about last October’s Paris robbery that left her tied up in a hotel room, robbed at gunpoint. She’s previously discussed the events on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but delved into specific details with …

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Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp

April 28, 2017

… largest PC maker in the world is still selling traditional laptops like the Swift 1 and Swift 3 with more subdued designs, but it’s making a bigger push with its Predator-branded gaming laptops. At its annual global press conference Thursday, Acer global CEO Jason Chen said the company’s Predator 21 X behemoth a laptop with a 21-inch curved screen, mechanical keyboard, eye-tracking sensors, dual Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs, and more has been the most talked-about laptop in the last sixth …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… Discovery and HGTV; sporting events; and shows with non-union writers, like series produced and written in Canada, world Wrestling Entertainment’s events (which have in-house, non-unionized writers) and some animated series like South Park, since creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are reportedly not members of the WGA and kept writing the show during the last strike. And even though Netflix boss Ted Sarandos insisted that the streaming giant “will be impacted” in the event of …

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

April 26, 2017

… Society Founded in 2008 by three Wharton undergrads, it began as a small group of ambitious friends who chose the startup life over careers in consulting or finance. “Kairos pretty much knows every big CEO, either directly or indirectly, in the world.” “Can we say with some degree of confidence that this person might be part of that 50,000? We really want very, very innovative, people,” explains Pieter Strydom, the regional president of Kairos Africa. But once …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 25, 2017

… F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference. Their grand plan to takeover connect the world included social VR, internet-beaming drones, and typing with your brain, as well as sharing and creating more GIFs with the help of GIPHY. During the keynote presentation, GIPHY was mentioned and displayed repeatedly: GIPHY Live, for Facebook Live have animated lenses and gifs appear in a live streaming video on Facebook …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s world Group II playoff …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… Northern Command and the Coast Guard for any specific plans to place more resources in the Arctic. We’ve gotten no response. Brian Todd, CNN, Washington. (END VIDEOTAPE) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: What took place on April 22, 1970? U.S. voting age was lowered, the First Earth Day was held, Apollo 14 mission was launched, or Brazil won the world Cup. April 22, 1970 was the date of the first Earth Day in the U.S. It expanded internationally in 1990. (END VIDEO …

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Here are the 53 best photos from the March for Science

April 24, 2017

… Trump administration.While activists and critics both agree that science shouldn’t be a party issue, the crowdactivists, teachers, and yes, plenty of scientistsclearly took issue with the Trump administration’s policies and general attitude toward the environment and issues like climate change. Here was the scene in Washington on Saturday and the reasoningfrom some of the people who took part in trying to make their world a better place. Gilberto Giafalasof New Jersey …

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Dortmund Bus Attacker Hoped to Profit From Share Slump

April 23, 2017

In what seems like a plot from a James Bond movie, police arrested a man on suspicion he attacked the bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund’s damaged bus, April 11. bomb explosions near the team’s bus as it headed to a Champions League match against AS Monaco. The suspect, identified only as Sergej W., is being investigated for attempted murder, causing an explosion and dangerous assault. The man stayed in the same hotel as the soccer team, with a room overlooking the site …

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People turn out in droves to support science from New Zealand to North Pole

April 23, 2017

Scientists and science enthusiasts marched in London.Image: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global. The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread to Europe, with major gatherings in Berlin, …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… 20 or 30 seconds. Lastly, scroll down and click “save changes.” Don’t forget this part. The next time you scribble off a missive and toss it into the digital void you’ll have the chance to pull it back in all its typo-ridden glory. With Undo Send enabled, you sleep better at night knowing your email has a fail-safe even if the rest of the world is a terrible mess. WATCH: Hands On: Google Inbox …

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MashTalk: Facebook’s sci-fi future, Samsung Galaxy S8 review and more

April 22, 2017

Image: Lili Sams/Mashable Facebook clearly has big, long-term ambitions, and this weekwe learned just how big. At its annual F8 developer conference, the company let us take a peek into its future technologies, some of them pretty far out in every sense. On this week’s MashTalk, the team discusses Facebook’s big announcements and what they mean for its users, not to mention the world at large. We’re joined by Apps Reporter Karissa Bell, who attended F8 to watch the events …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… Girlboss‘s real-world origins, it’s impossible to watch the show without remembering that origin story and its eventual disappointments. Girlboss ends with Sophia launching the real, independent Nasty Gal. Maybe by season two, we’ll all be able to separate the show’s narrative from where its inspiration ended up. WATCH: Lady Gaga FaceTimed with Prince William to discuss a very important issue More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLinked Viewer Lead Gen …

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This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

April 21, 2017

… is as good as a subscription. There’s something Hotstar is doing really right and that is live sports content a huge driver of video viewership in India. Reports estimate that more Indians watch the English Premier League on Hotstar than on TV. Hotstar had timed its launch to perfection during the ICC Cricket world Cup in 2015. It managed to secure 10 million downloads and 25 million viewers in a month in cricket-crazy India. It became one of the fastest-growing OTT services in the world. …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

… months before they would be awesome in “Black Panther.” Image: Andrew Toth/Getty Images Not all of what we saw of the Dora Milaje combat we also got to see them presiding over a kaleidoscopic yet solemn ceremony to crown a new, untested king. That scene was a distinct diversion from the film’s palette: a bold, contrast-heavy black & white world punctuated with dabs of reds and golds. All the gravity afforded a royal saga is in the designs, including tech and architecture …

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SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix, will now handle ticketing for Buckingham Palace

April 19, 2017

… ticketing for 500 teams and institutions in 16 countries including the Netherlands National Soccer Team and Buckingham Palace. SeatGeek will use that technology to continue to grow in primary ticketing like Ticketmaster rather than secondary, or resale, ticketing. The company called the acquisition a “major move that instantly makes SeatGeek one of the largest primary ticketers in the world.” SEE ALSO: People can’t, can’t, can’t believe how much some are paying for …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after world War Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the tiny island of Heligoland, which had long been a source of …

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… busy looking after her. Then she wrote a book and we were busy with that too, so that’s why I wasn’t in the public eye. “But now I’m trying to help other people get an education, so from now on I want to be more involved in these kinds of things. But if these interviews were in my own language it would be easier!” And it is clear that Toor Pekai has her own compelling story to tell about the events that brought Malala across the world. She still gets visibly upset …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… claims that he wants to be the new Sultan, reprising Ottoman glory days, when one man had full power and Turkey led the Muslim world. Many worry about how far the President will go in pushing his socially conservative and religious views as he tries to reshape the country. Women were incensed when the President spoke of the “delicate nature” of women and declared that “Our religion [Islam] has defined a position for women: Motherhood.” …

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