Monthly Archives: March 2018

How to watch Apple’s education event online

For the first time in a while, Apple did not stream its Tuesday education event online for the general public to follow along. However, Apple did promise to post the video of it later, and it’s available now. If you want to watch the event, click the link below, which will take to you the video on Apple’s website. The video is just under 68 minutes long. Watch the Apple Special Event from March 27, 2018 At the event, Apple introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple […]

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March Mindfulness: How I created the world’s first meditation bracket contest

The call went out on Facebook — which, despite its increasing levels of creepiness, is still where we turn to make something inherently ridiculous happen with a large number of co-conspirators.  “Who wants to take part in the first ever high-tech competitive meditation tournament?” I wrote. Naturally, it took mere seconds for a friend to say what I would hear a hundred times over the rest of the month: “Isn’t that an oxymoron?”  “Exactly why I love it!” I shot back.  By turns performance art, subtle comedy, […]

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People are thrilled to see Bill and Ted back together

Is the long-awaited third installment of Bill and Ted finally happening? If this Entertainment Weekly story is to be believed, maybe. But fans have been waiting so long for Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter to get the Wyld Stallyns back together that even seeing them in the same photo is an untold joy.  This is particularly true on Twitter, where the other hot images of the week are of the “Trump says goodbye to Hope Hicks” genre. Under these dire circumstances, Bill and Ted hanging out (in […]

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Tesla Autopilot was turned on when the fatal crash in California occurred

Tesla has confirmed that yes, Autopilot was active when a Model X was the at the center of a fatal crash last week. A new post filed to the auto maker’s blog on Friday confirmed this key detail. The March 23 crash, which occurred when the Model X struck a highway barrier, left the driver dead. “In the moments before the collision, which occurred at 9:27 a.m. on Friday, March 23rd, Autopilot was engaged with the adaptive cruise control follow-distance set to minimum,” Tesla’s blog post reads. […]

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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump (right) accuses Amazon, owned by Jeff Bezos, of not paying enough for deliveries President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service. The US Post Office would lose $1.50 (£1.07) “on average for each package it delivers for Amazon”, he tweeted, but supporters of Amazon dispute this. Mr Trump also said the Washington Post newspaper was a “lobbyist” for Amazon. Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns the […]

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Eggs, ranked

Happy Easter. Time to talk about eggs. There are, of course, many ways to appreciate the egg — as breakfast staple, as fancy appetizer, as weird chocolate candy. But some egg presentations are better than others. And some (*cough* — hard-boiled eggs — *cough*) are unforgivable. Here, our ranking: 17. Scrambled (without cheese) Scrambled eggs without cheese may as well not be scrambled eggs at all. 16. Humpty Dumpty Creepy, depressing, and maybe not even an egg. Pass. 15. Hard-boiled Robs the egg of all its joy. […]

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‘Stranger Things’ star realizes dream of meeting a Kardashian

Keeping up with Eleven Image: Brian To for the Paley Center By Jess Joho2018-03-31 20:45:03 UTC No matter how good your Good Friday was, it probably paled in comparison to Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown’s own — when she finally met Kim Kardashian Since being catapulted into stardom, the young Netflix star behind the character of Eleven has been adorably vocal about her love for all things Kardashian. She mimics their odd Kardashian-isms at every opportunity. She asked Khloé to shake her salads on Twitter. They […]

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The return of the merc with a mouth: all the trailers, news, and commentary for Deadpool 2

‘They probably won’t even make a three’ Contributors: Verge Staff When it hit theaters in 2016, Deadpool was a surprise box office, critical and popular hit, earning $152.2 million over President’s Day weekend (it was only just surpassed by this year’s Black Panther.) As a result, audiences have been eagerly anticipating the return of the foul-mouthed superhero merc, which hits theaters on May 18th. We’re expecting more over-the-top violence, meta jokes about superhero movies, and even a superhero teamup. Follow along for all of the trailers, updates, […]

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‘Where’s Waldo?’ is hiding in Google Maps for April Fool’s Day

Image: google maps screenshot By Adam Rosenberg2018-03-31 19:38:12 UTC Where’s Waldo, you ask? Somewhere inside Google Maps, apparently. English artist Martin Handford’s creation is living in Google Maps for the next week, as part of Google’s annual April Fool’s Day celebration. You can check it out now in your browser or on Android/iOS devices. All you have to do to play is open Google Maps and tap or click on the little Waldo graphic that appears on the edge of your screen. You’ll then be taken to […]

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Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

One application details how audio monitoring could help detect that a child is engaging in “mischief” at home by first using speech patterns and pitch to identify a child’s presence, one filing said. A device could then try to sense movement while listening for whispers or silence, and even program a smart speaker to “provide a verbal warning.” A separate application regarding personalizing content for people while respecting their privacy noted that voices could be used to determine a speaker’s mood using the “volume of the user’s […]

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