Alexis Charles

10 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @Angelwings0071 | Keep up with Alexis Charles on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alexis Charles”

Will new app Rook be a useful pawn in the publishing game?

Launching later this spring, Rook provides location-based free access to ebooks with an option to buy. But some publishers might fear a great ebook giveaway<p>Part of the inspiration behind Rook – an app offering free access to ebooks, which is being shortlisted for awards even before it launches – …


9 Life-Changing Beauty Tips That Only Take 30 Seconds

Get bella for barato with these fun DIY techniques.<p><b>1. For flyaways:</b> Spray an old toothbrush with hairspray and run it over frizzy hair until it lays flat. It's the quickest way to tame hairs without slapping on a bunch of product. <i>—celebrity hairstylist David Lopez</i><p><b>2. To make your hairstyle last</b> …


Find an iPhone or iPad? Siri Will Tell You Who Owns It

I've had the experience of finding a smartphone and having a hard time figuring out who the owner is. It always seems urgent, since I know the owner is desperately looking for it. Should you find a lost iPhone or iPad, you can simply ask Siri who the owner is. Siri will tell you the owner and show …


Greenpeace activists leave Arctic-bound oil rig

The protesters had been camped out for nearly a week on the 38,000-tonne Polar Pioneer platform, which they boarded 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) northwest of Hawaii after reaching it using inflatable boats from the Greenpeace vessel "Esperanza."<p>The rig, which is being transported by a heavy-lift …

Oil & Gas Industry

IBM’s AI computer has come up with some pretty incredible food pairings

There’s a theory that given an infinite amount of time, a monkey could eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. But could that monkey come up with a new way to pair saffron and fennel? IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence computer—famous for its win on <i>Jeopardy!</i>—is trying to do just …

Artificial Intelligence
General Motors

Australia To Stop Payments To Families Who Refuse Child Vaccinations

<b>Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET</b><p>Australia has announced plans to halt welfare payments and child care rebates to families that refuse to have their children vaccinated — an aggressive move aimed at clamping down on a rising number of parents who opt out of immunizations.<p>Prime Minister Tony Abbott said …

Public Health

Where Android's little green robot mascot came from

"So the robot [is] starting to show up," one person who worked on the Android team years ago told Business Insider. "Some engineer, somebody created it. I don't even know who. And then they probably showed it to Andy [Rubin], and he said 'that's cool,' and he took that robot and he open sourced it."<p>…