There are dozens of fidget spinner apps and everyone needs to stop

May 21, 2017

… lets you swipe a virtual fidget spinner. You get five swipes to get it to spin as many times as possible, and you earn coins based on how many spins you get. The coins are used to improve the stats of your spinner, and spinning unlocks new spinners that all act the same but are aesthetically different. It’s quite possibly the worst resource-collecting game I’ve ever played on an iPhone, and it completely misses the point of fidget spinners. SEE ALSO: We, your child’s school, …

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / issaro prakalung In John Olivers recent segment urging viewers to stand up for net neutrality, the late-night comedian lamented the challenge of building public support for a seemingly obscure issue. Net neutrality the concept that Internet access should be equal and accessible for all is objectively boring, Oliver says. While I disagree, Oliver has a point. Net neutrality can seem like a woolly issue. Explanations tend to cite the Communications Act of 1934 arcane …

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This is what Obama told his friend about Donald Trump

May 18, 2017

… memoirs, for which the couple will pocket a reported $60 million. Another fun fact in the People story has to do with Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, both of whom were apparently “sentimental” about their White House bedrooms to the point they each moved the beds into the multi-million dollar Washington home their parents are renting while Sasha completes high school at Sidwell Friends. The issue of People with the Obamas on the cover is out Friday. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Hands on with Instagram’s 8 augmented reality face filters for selfies

May 17, 2017

… as selfie lenses in Snapchat. Swipe right from the feed or tap the “Your Story” icon in the upper left of your feed to launch the Stories camera. Then you can either press and hold on your face or tap the face filters icon. There are eight face filters to pick from to start. More will come later. Image: screenshot: raymond wong/mashable Face-tracking appears to be solid and on par with Snapchat lenses, but honestly, they’re nothing really special at this point. If …

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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

… Ahrendts said then that she wants to eventually get to the point where people might casually ask one another to hang out at an Apple Store the same way they would, say, a movie theater or a shopping mall. “This is the overarching vision for the future of Apple retail,” Ahrendts said at the time.”We will know we’ve done really great when it feels like a town square.” The more time people linger in the store, of course, the more likely they are to buy something. But …

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Dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

May 14, 2017

… stage. He then proceeded to moon everyone. Fun! SEE ALSO: Reigning champ performs impressive hoverboard dance at Eurovision final And the internet, predictably, went wild. (Worth noting: many people watching Eurovision had been drinking for a while at this point.) Australia have history in this… #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/mNJOBun8So Jack (@Jakiba_) May 13, 2017 Australia wins jury vote because #Eurovision Nikolay Nikolov (@Nikolay_Nikolov) May 13, 2017 And with that …

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No astronauts will be on NASA’s 1st mission of its mega-rocket. Also it’s delayed.

May 13, 2017

… difficult part of space to navigate in. If NASA decided to put humans on that mission, it would have forced it to change that mission to make it far less risky. NASA is still planning to send people to space for its EM-2 mission, expected to fly at some point in the early 2020s… at least for now. While this delay means that the next-generation NASA rocket won’t fly with humans until the next decade, it does not mean there will be no crewed launches from U.S. facilities before then. …

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Snapchat may soon release sticker packs, starting with Hello Kitty

May 13, 2017

… someone else. This reporter also follows Lehrman on snap. Curious. As Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told investors this week, they like to stay secretive of what’s coming down the product pipeline: “I think at this point we’re famous for not giving guidance on the product pipeline,” Spiegel said. “Should be a fun rest of the year.” Stickers? Yeah, looks fun. WATCH: Mute the world around you with these ear plugs of the future More From this publisher : HERE …

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 11, 2017

… think at this point we’re famous for not giving guidance on the product pipeline,” Spiegel said. “Should be a fun rest of the year.” WATCH: South Korea’s elections proved gamers’ influence is legit More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Takeover: Platnum Upgrade Video Takeover WordPress plugin, with free developer rights, 2 additional software bonuses, and premium premade call to action videos by top marketers.Insta Video Agency Start …

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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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United Airlines accused of freezing, then burning, the giant rabbit that died during a flight

May 10, 2017

… 10-month-old three-foot-long continental giant rabbit on the London-to-Chicago flight in late April that resulted in his death. Their lawyer, Guy Cook, alleges that, at some point, Simon was locked in a freezer, potentially for 16 hours, by mistake, and that’s how he died. The hare was then cremated without the owners’ consent, Cook said at a news conference Monday, pointing to UK tabloid reports written at the time of Simon’s death that quoted an anonymous airline staffer …

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How ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ bucks a Marvel trend

May 8, 2017

… and in the moment I held out hope it’d be a fakeout that Yondu would turn out to have been only injured, not killed, or that it’d all be revealed as part of some elaborate ploy. But as much as it hurts to see him go, it may must be the smartest move that the MCU could’ve made at this point in time. Ego truly is the ultimate deadbeat dad. Image: Marvel STudios Why big stakes feel so small The odd paradox of the Marvel movies (and lots of others like it) is that its biggest …

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Norway’s Slow TV hits roadblock after migrating reindeer stop migrating

May 8, 2017

… produced content, while the remaining eight hours showed a fireplace live. “National Knitting Night,” a 13-hour broadcast, opened with scenes of shearing sheep and closed with people knitting sweaters. An 18-hour long broadcasted called “Salmon Swimming Upstream” featured precisely what the title promised. Then there’s a five-and-a-half-day-long cruise along Norway’s coast. At one point, almost half of the Scandinavian country was watching. Hellum, an NRK …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. ‘Alien: Convenant’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

May 8, 2017

… he makes a good point). Personally, I’ll never get tired of Tyson’s #sciencesplaining keep it coming (even if it occasionally spoils the fun). Tyson just got roasted (lovingly) on the latest Saturday Night Live during a take on Star Trekin which, just before the sketch, SNL’s Kenan Thompson (aka Fake deGrasse Tyson) took a good shot at Tyson’s iconic celestial vest. And now, yes, I want one. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductseCom Edge – $383,736.22 …

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

May 7, 2017

… government. Your irritating activist friends were right. There’s no point in turning your body into a giant knitted vagina if you’re not going to take that vagina and walk it to the voting booth. If you’re going to exploit people’s trauma, at least do it for a good cause To be fair, some of these creators behind all this anti-Trump merch actually donate their proceeds to a charitable cause. If you buy “100 percent anti-tyranny” F*ck Trump lipstick from Lipslut …

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You can keep your Spotify subscription. I want my own music.

May 6, 2017

It's MINE.Image: Vicky Leta/mashable Sorry, Spotify I have no interest in your streaming. When it comes to the music I love, I’m possessive to a fault. I want to own it all. Case in point: on April 14, Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN.”, his latest opus. I immediately bought the album on iTunes, because a version in my preferred format, vinyl, won’t be available until July. If something isn’t yours, how do you really share it? At each evolution of the medium …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

… bi-weekly happy hour themes. We feed them but not to excess! We dont offer three meals a day with the guise of keeping you in the office for 14 hours. Shapeways provides catered lunches, snacks, and beverages that keep the team fueled until it’s time to head home. Lets talk benefits and perks As you might expect, we look at relevant compensation benchmark surveys to help ensure were staying competitive with other companies similar to us in size, industry, etc. Thats our starting point, …

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

… The exact location has not yet been determined. “Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help.” According to government data, 1,694 families are currently waiting for housing in King County, which incorporates Seattle and surrounding areas. Nearly 3,500 students enrolled in Seattle public schools experienced homelessness at some point during last year’s school year. In 2015, Seattle declared a …

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Fox News Is About To Get Hit With A MASSIVE Racial Discrimination Lawsuit And We Are SO Here For This

April 25, 2017

Shit is about to get A LOT worse over at Fox News, and Seven employees are on the verge of joining a racial discrimination suit against the network that was filed last month by two colleagues, according to media reports out Sunday morning. According to sources, at some point next week, these seven black employees will join up to get nine total Fox News workers in a lawsuit filed against Fox itself and the network’s longtime comptroller Judy Slater. The suit holds that Slater subjected …

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How We Tried To Deliver 12 Tons Of Food To Siberias Arctic North

April 24, 2017

… turned to days without any sign of Ruslan, my mind turned to the rapidly melting ice road we still had to return to Yakutsk on. Ruslan’s apartment block on yet another night with no sign of him. (Cellphones have no coverage outside the towns in this region) Ruslan leaving an offering to the Shaman spirits at before we hit the dangerous parts of the river At one point he was playing me his fav. hip hop songs and I was doing my best to translate. But, as always on this ice road, soon …

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I Just Drove 8,000km Around New Zealand And Realized This Country Cant Be Real

April 24, 2017

… and began my trip all around New Zealand At first I went to the Northernmost point in all of New Zealand that looked like a dream. Then… I started going South The next morning I crossed the famous Tongariro Crossing that took me over 20 kilometers across gorgeous mountains, valleys and lakes First off I went to the Abel Tasman National Park and hiked 70 kilometers literally all across it in just 2 days Because this… is just one of the places I casually visited …

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‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

… my dreams. How have your images been received online and on social media? I get very good reactions. People send me messages and interesting comments from all over the world. What makes me happy is that people from different parts of the world share the same feeling when they see my images. I can say that they meet at the same point. Sometimes people think that the images they see are an actual photograph and they ask me where I took it. There are also many artists who embrace my style …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… of the best ways to bring people together Barker says: “Music is probably the number one way to touch someone. It’s nostalgic, it speaks to both the past and the future. The sounds resonate with in ways that are special.” 5. Humor is a powerful way to disarm people and help them see your point Barker says: “[Humor] is probably one of the most powerful tools we have. One of the most important things in life is having a giggle. We don’t do it often enough. Having a …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… for that emergency fund or savings plan. 23. Assuming theres a quick fix When you start saving you first look at reducing your spending. Chances are that reducing your trips to Starbucks or changing your cell phone plan arent enough to add up to $250 in savings each month. After that, you make another cut, then another, and then another until you’ve reached your goal. The point is when it comes to saving, there aren’t just one or two quick fixes. Its a process that takes time. 24. …

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College majors dominated by women lead to lower-paying jobs, Glassdoor found

April 20, 2017

… just over 80 cents for every man’s dollar, with the gap increasing significantly for women of color. In companies’ reports on equal pay, they tend to point out that the gender pay gap narrows or almost disappears when it’s adjusted women and men in the exact same jobs, especially early in their careers, earn about equal salaries. But the unadjusted pay gap, caused by men being awarded higher-paying roles and women working in lower-paying jobs, persists across majors and …

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American Idol reject finds fame with faith film Because of Gracia

April 19, 2017

… plays a high schooler named Gracia who shares striking similarities with Peters in real life. In the film, Gracia is mocked for her good girl image. Peters told Fox News that the movie will strike a chord with viewers because of the characters in the film. At one point I thought the director created [the] story based on my experiences that he had seen in interviews online because they are so similar, but I think that people will really find a connection to characters she said. Peters was 16 …

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