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The most iconic performances of Aretha Franklin, who has died at age 76

The legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, known widely as the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home today, according to her publicist. She was 76.<p>Known for hits such as “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools,” Franklin got her start singing gospel in the Detroit …

Aretha Franklin

Gender Equity Is Not A Woman's Issue

The next time you think about achieving gender equity in the workplace, consider that there are 150 unconscious biases at play in our brain at any given time. Dr. Patti Fletcher, Leadership Futurist & Solution Management at SAP SuccessFactors, shared this insight during a recent presentation on …

Machine Learning

This is what Ikea furniture looks like when it's designed by Africans

The world will finally get to see the results of what happens when Ikea taps into the “creative explosion” in Africa right now.<p>Just over a year ago, Ikea recruited some of Africa’s top designers to create a unique line. This month, Ikea offered the first glimpse of that collaboration, known as …

IKEA

'You’ve had what we call a cosmic orgasm': the rise of conscious breathing

When you’re looking at a screen, your breathing changes. You’re like an animal in stalking mode<p>It takes a lot of effort to breathe to someone else’s command. But before long, my mind wanders<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Airways clear, back straight, no respiratory conditions? OK. Take a series of …

Meditation

Russian Billionaire Looks to Swap Social Media for Socializing (With Aliens)

Venture capitalist Yuri Milner bet early on Facebook and Twitter, now he has spent $100 million to find extraterrestrials<p>LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—If Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s $100 million effort to find aliens succeeds, will he talk back to the extraterrestrial life on behalf of mankind?<p>“There …

Social Media

China: World Leader in Female Billionaires

Eight out of 10 of the world’s richest self-made women come from the country.<p>“Women hold up half the sky,” goes one of Mao Zedong’s most famous lines. Now women are starting to hold a larger chunk of the world’s wealth, especially in China.<p>According to the research institute Hurun Report, eight out …

Mao Zedong

First 3D color X-ray of a Human

Using CERN technology, scientists created first 3D color X-ray of a human. The new color X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more …

Body scanning app 3DLOOK raises $1 million to measure your corpus

3D body scanning systems have hit the big time after years of stops and starts. Hot on the heels of Original Stitch’s Bodygram, another 3D scanner, 3DLOOK, has entered into the fray with a $1 million investment to measure bodies around the world.<p>The founders, Vadim Rogovskiy, Ivan Makeev, and Alex …

Clothing

Naked Labs ships preorders, raises $14 million for 3D body scanner for homes

Naked Labs has raised $14 million for Naked, a 3D body scanner designed for home consumers. The company also said it is now shipping the scanner to preorder customers.<p>The scanner is a like a “magic mirror” that scans your body and allows you to track how your physical shape changes over time. It …

Scanners

Roll of 3D Technology in Fabric Design & Fashion Industry

Technology has always driven the development of human society in countless ways. From the basic needs like food, clothing and shelter to high-end …

Could In-Home 3D Body Scanners Change How We Shop for Clothes?

Naked Labs is betting on it.<p>On Thursday, July 19, around 5:45 pm, I accepted an offer to test out a 3D body scanner and discovered that I possess an absurd slouch. Apparently I turtle my neck forward at a 45-degree angle even when I’m not bowing at the altar of my laptop, which would explain why it …

eCommerce

Mysterious missing parts of Malcolm X's autobiography found

NEW YORK — For decades, a burning question loomed over a towering 20th century book: "The Autobiography of Malcolm X": What happened to the reputedly …

Black History

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

<b>J. P. Harpignies</b><p>"This book will be of profound interest to . . . anyone with a deep interest in the study of consciousness, visionary states and/or …

Consciousness

44% Of Businesses Can't Measure Social Media ROI: Here's How To Quantify Your Impact

How do you measure the success of your social media efforts? It turns out that many CMOs and marketing agencies struggle with that. According to fresh data from MDG Advertising, 28% of marketing agencies say that they are struggling with quantifying social media marketing impact of their campaigns; …

Marketing

Georgia officers terminated after caught on camera using coin-toss app to determine arrest

Two Georgia police officers were terminated on Thursday after an investigation into bodycam footage showed them using a coin-toss app to determine the arrest of a woman during a traffic stop in April.<p>Julie Brechbill, the community relations manager for the city of Roswell confirmed the news …

Law Enforcement

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Green City Growers Tour 062 by AR (21)

#hydroponics are just as cool as they sound

GDPR: Fashion Tech and Privacy

As a valued member of our growing community of leaders in fashion, technology and retail, we want to keep you informed of any changes that relate to …

Fashion Tech Talks

It’s always interesting when different industries meet. I’m at Fashion Tech Talks at Fotografiska in Stockholm today, listening to how the fashion …

Changing room body scanner uses app to keep your body measurements private

Anyone who hates shopping as much as I do will know that the one thing it’s really hard to buy online is clothing.<p>In part, that’s because you often need to feel the material, but mostly it’s because stated sizes can be incredibly unreliable. One firm is hoping to change that, fitting a 3D body …

LAPD detective's use of the N-word roils infamous gang murder case

At a Little Tokyo bar, drinks fueled a heated discussion among a group of lawyers and a Los Angeles police investigator.<p>Then talk turned to police corruption.<p>Veteran LAPD Det. Brian McCartin told his three companions about his experience encountering black gang members. He referred to them using …

Los Angeles

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business phone number. You don’t need a second phone, you don’t need to get an expensive solution designed for big teams.<p>“Both my cofounder and I grew up in …

How People Read Content Online (Infographic)

What if someone told you that a user reads only 20% of your content on average? Well, that is the realty according to latest Go-gulf infographic on …

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.<p>It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted …

Armed Robbery

Aura To Offer a Private-Jet Experience at Business-Class Prices

The cabins of the Florida company’s redesigned regional airliners will feature zero-gravity seats, OLED displays, and virtual-reality …

Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of items that will be targeted …

Canada

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

The 12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World

We all know that the best way to really know a city isn’t to go to the central square or major museums, or even the most tourist-trodden neighborhoods. What’s more interesting is discovering the up-and-coming neighborhoods where local creatives are settling in and setting up shop.<p>It’s especially …

Cape Town

What Happened When I Replied “Call Me” To Every Email I Got For A Week

After forcing himself to become more “phone-prone,” this CEO finds that empathy sometimes equals efficiency.<p>The sound of descending chimes. Funky MIDI elevator music. <i>Ughhhhhh–why is my phone ringing? Can’t they just text!?</i><p>Like many people, the phone is a tool of last resort. I’d rather text or …