Why it’s finally time to dump Apple Photos for Google Photos

May 19, 2017

… which photos app to save photos and videos directly and it’ll never give iOS users that kinda control I probably would left Apple Photos a long time ago. But, it’s not enough anymore. At its I/O developer conference, Google showed off several Google Photos features that are too impressive to pass on. The first is Google Lens, which makes use of computer vision to understand what’s happening in a photo and then provide useful contextual actions. Google Lens working its magic …

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Garmin’s latest wearable finally brings fitness tracking into the weight room

May 18, 2017

… than thinner trackers (Fitbit Alta HR, I’m looking at you). The vvosmart 3 might look basic, but the spartan approach is more of a perk here than on other devices. This is not a fashion-first wearable, in a good way. The battery life runs in line with Garmin’s five-day estimates, although I was able to squeeze an extra day of use out for a solid six. The device receives text, email, and social media notifications, and you can also control your phone’s music from your wrist. No …

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

May 15, 2017

… NPR. About 11 percent of U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 or 6.4 million kids have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011, according to the Centers of Disease control and Prevention. Their parents often search for help beyond the typical medication, which might make them more vulnerable to marketing efforts that falsely lump these toys in the category of evaluated, proven solutions that help students focus and learn. Another expert had a similarly skeptical view of fidget spinners. …

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Snapchat’s limitless update shows it doesn’t need to follow Facebook’s playbook

May 10, 2017

… Team Snapchat is by offering more creative tools and experiences as they did on Tuesday. The diehard users and the more recent converts have something new to play with on Snapchat. “I personally dont know how that will affect the users at this point, but it seems kind of neat. I was hoping for more video control and just more stuff to do creativity with videos thats not just a filter,” said Audrey Spencer (cakes1todough1), an artist on Snapchat. Looping offers creators new ways to …

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The #Resistance is now a lifestyle brand and please, don’t buy it

May 7, 2017

… supplement, for political activism. Traditional organizing is often incredibly tedious, requiring a lot of door-knocking and very few radical crafts. Activists have for a long time whined that today’s progressives spend far too much time attempting to dominate the cultural landscape (art, hashtag campaigns, viral hot takes, quirky protests) instead of actually winning elections. Turns out, they had plenty of good reasons to be annoying. Republicans now control all three branches of …

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I’m a single woman and I don’t need a subscription box to ’empower’ me

May 6, 2017

These days, there are subscription boxes for just about everything. You can get a box of treats during your period, wine when you’re feeling #thirsty, and even DIY craft projects to keep you busy. SEE ALSO: I’ve never had a boyfriend at Christmas and I couldn’t be happier Subscription boxes are clearly out of control, but the latest entry into the lineup feels exceptionally egregious. SinglesSwag is a subscription service aimed exclusively at “fun and fabulous …

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How to protect yourself when live video shows a suicide

May 1, 2017

… could be overwhelming and deeply disturbing, particularly for people who are at risk for or already experience anxiety or depression, or are struggling with their own suicidal impulses. To ease that anguish, Schwartz recommends first walking away from its source. “If you were eating or drinking something that tasted [bad], you would stop,” he says. “This is the same thing we cant control what [we see] online, but you can spit it out.” Once you’ve got some distance, …

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Tony Blair’s legacy 20 years on – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… country Image copyright PA The Cabinet And on the day after their election victory, Gordon Brown surprised everyone by handing control of interest rates to the Bank of England – a move that would have far-reaching consequences for the economy. Blair was also determined, like many a prime minister before and since, to fix some of the country’s longstanding social problems. One of his top priorities was reform of the UK’s social security system to make work pay. He …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …

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Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention said Saturday. The bat was sent to the CDC after it was found in a bag of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix. “The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” the Atlanta-based agency said. …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… majority. Republicans control the Senate. They have 52 seats. While Democrats and the independents who vote with them have 48 seats. After yesterday’s move to invoke the nuclear option, both parties have now used the controversial rule change and this time around, it was expected to lead to the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) CHRIS CILLIZZA, CNN POLITICS REPORTER: The one thing to know about the nuclear option is you may not understand it, but it does …

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Brexit negotiations: How will Poland behave towards the UK? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Why? It is because of Brexit. BBC News: Brexit Brexit: Article 50 has been triggered – what now? Theresa May ‘wants and expects’ to protect rights of Poles in UK Poland cries blackmail at EU summit There is a widespread perception Britain is no longer a friendly place. I am told Polish TV and radio has been full of a story about a Polish teenager being attacked. It may not be true, but there have been many such stories here, apparently unreported in Britain. Uncertain …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

South Dakota State Jackrabbits take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, because college basketball is the best.Image: Getty Images Your March Madness office pool is like the Charles Schwab of sports betting. Beyond those hastily chosen brackets, theres an entire cottage industry of sports betting thats increasingly resembling Wall Street. In 2016, total sports wagers in Nevada were $4.5 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming control Board. With that much at stake, gamblers are turning to more …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… loved it. Audiences loved it. A sequel was duly scheduled. But 1997’s Speed 2: Cruise control fell at the first hurdle. Although Sandra Bullock (pictured) came back for a second bite of the cherry, the film’s other star, Keanu Reeves, didn’t sign up. Jason Patric took the reins instead and the sequel was given a much bigger budget than its predecessor. But instead of the speeding buses and underground trains of the first, Speed 2 took place on… a slow-moving boat. The …

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Host Asks What The Opposite Of Steve Harvey Is, Then Familys Answers Leave Him In Awe

March 15, 2017

… and taps it first. With an air of confidence, he replies, “Bald-headed.” Realizing that a bald man had just poked a little fun at his own hairless head, Steve playfully whacks Rodvous in the head with his paper cue card. Luckily, “Bald” gives the Stower family 10 points and control of the game. Rodvous returns to his relatives and Harvey walks over to hear the rest of the Family Feud contestants’answers one by one. Boy, is he less than impressed. When he moves up to …

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

March 15, 2017

… to the car, and back again. The risk that the vehicle may need to hand back control to an unprepared driver in an emergency may be “too great to tolerate”, the Lords Science and Technology Committee said. Media captionHow the public reacted to a driverless pod in Milton Keynes Professor Neville Stanton of the University of Southampton told the committee: “As vehicles become fully autonomous, even the most observant human driver’s attention will begin to wane. “Their …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… were younger. They had set bedtimes and they ate their vegetables and all that. And I felt very out of control. I couldn’t say, “No you’re not going out. You need to come home and stay home and sort yourself out.” Because she would say, “I’m an adult, I can do what I like.” I was disappointed. Very disappointed, because I had great expectations of what she could achieve. She wasn’t managing to achieve anything at that point, although things did …

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