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Netflix buys animated film about Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee

<i>Variety</i> reports that Netflix has put down nearly $20 million at the Cannes Film Festival for the worldwide rights to <i>Bubbles</i>, a stop-motion animated film about Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee.<p>The film was co-directed by Taika Waititi (<i>The Hunt for the Wilderpeople</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>) and Mark Gustafson …

The new Apple campus has a 100,000 sqft gym and no daycare

Construction is near to completion on Apple's $5B campus in Cupertino, and the project has included many odd notes, like the insistence on not having …

Fall in Love with the World’s Most Romantic Resort

Discover the perfect romantic island getaway at Sandals Grande Antigua. The all-inclusive resort is nestled along the vibrant coastline of Dickenson …

Sandals

Lady’s Quick Guide to the City of London

You have no idea how long I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post. I’ve been telling myself to write a City of London guide for years, but there’s …

The Best Islands for Scuba Diving Expats to Live On

You save your money to travel to and dive on some of the dreamiest islands in the world. But imagine if that “no fly” warning on your computer didn’t …

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Dress appropriately.<p>Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:<p><b>1. Take two debit cards and two credit cards.</b> Your credit card company will assure you that you’ll have no trouble using your card overseas if you contact …

Rents in San Francisco — and these 4 other cities — are getting slashed like crazy

It’s time to negotiate lower rent. Here’s how to do it.<p>The rent is no longer too damn high.<p>Median rents are now $1,650 a month, down 2.9% compared to …

3 Reports Every Manager Should Have

Making sure your employees are in alignment with your organization's goals will be easier if you track their progress with these 3 reports.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> …

Google Says Its Speech Recognition Leads the Pack

Google CEO Sundar Pichai claimed this week that his company’s speech recognition technology was the most accurate in the land, attaining a 4.9% error …

It’s time for Google to be boring

Google I/O will never again be as wild as it once was<p>For a lot of people, the world of personal technology is like a spectator sport. We have our favorite groups and personalities, we compare market shares like they were league rankings, and we always enjoy the crescendo of hype surrounding a big …

Instagram launches selfie filters, copying the last big Snapchat feature

Today Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat’s beloved augmented reality selfie filters. The eight initial “face filters,” as Instagram calls them, work exactly like Snapchat, and let you add virtual koala ears, nerd glasses, a butterfly crown or …

Trump and Turkey's president will seek to improve ties but are unlikely to resolve key disputes

President Trumpand Turkey’s president,Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Tuesday at the White House amid sharp disagreement over the war in Syria but eager to improve relations after theObamaera.<p>It was Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan, who has consolidated power …

How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

Look! A new Amazon Echo!<p>The Amazon Echo Look is like the original Echo, plus a camera.<p>The $200 device delivers the Alexa virtual assistant. But the …

Apple iOS 10.3: Should You Upgrade?

It has taken seven betas, but Apple has finally released iOS 10.3. The new update has caused some scares, but also brings essential optimisation. So should you upgrade?<p>Here’s everything you need to know…<p><b>Who Is iOS 10.3 For?</b><p>iOS 10.3 targets all iOS 10 compatible devices: the iPhone 5 or later, iPad …

Report: AMC Planning Ad-Free Online Streaming

You might soon be able to watch 'The Walking Dead' on the internet with no commercials, but only if you have a cable subscription and are willing to …

Why the YouTube Ad Boycott Could Cost Google $750 Million

The growing boycott of YouTube by advertisers could cost its parent company Google as much as $750 million in revenue, according to one Wall Street …

Apple just made a historic and risky change to all iPhones — and you probably didn't even notice

As part of the iOS 10.3 update, Apple changed a basic part of how every iPhone and iPad works — its file system, or the way the computer stores data and knows where and how to find it.<p>With Monday's update, Apple updated iPhones and iPads to its new Apple File System, upgrading from HFS+, which was …

Family upset that Apple won’t unlock dead son’s iPad

A family whose deceased 18-year-old son left his last wishes on his personal iPad have criticized Apple for not unlocking the device for them.<p>Liam Wright from the U.K. died of bone cancer in December. He reportedly recorded his last wishes on his iPad because he found it too difficult to have the …

Facebook is putting its latest Snapchat clone front and center

After years of creating Snapchat clones in standalone apps, Facebook is now taking a new approach — and it's one that might actually work.<p>Following …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Uber is considering leaving Seattle if drivers join unions

One option on the table is leaving Seattle entirely if it finds it can't operate, said Brooke Steger, Uber's Pacific Northwest General Manager, during a Public Relations Society of America event, according to GeekWire.<p>"We're unsure of the future of Uber in Seattle," Steger said at the time. "We …

Snapchat's custom-emoji creator is now the fastest-growing app in the US

That's according to the measurement and analytics firm comScore, which ranked the 11 fast-growing apps from December 2014 to December 2016, though it measured Bitmoji's growth only since February 2015.<p>In terms of unique visitors over 18, comScore found that Bitmoji's growth had skyrocketed in the …

Snapchat 'will be bigger than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL with advertisers'

Snapchat could become more popular with advertisers than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL within three years, with the messaging app company forecast to bring in revenues of more than $3bn (£2.4bn) a year before the end of 2019.<p>That bullish forecast is based on advertisers targeting the youth audience that …

Advertising

Pinterest expects to make more than $500 million in revenue this year

The visual discovery site is on the path to an IPO.<p>Pinterest may finally be growing into its $11 billion valuation.<p>Pinterest, which makes all of its money from advertising, is targeting more than $500 million in revenue in 2017, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Some …

How to use Alexa with an iPhone

Now you can cue up Alexa on iOS while shopping in the Amazon app.<p>Alexa is expected to turn up in some unusual places this year, from the dash of new cars to televisions and appliances. But one of the most predictable moves is Alexa coming to phones. Amazon is making a Moto Mod for Motorola's …

Smart Homes

Adidas pop-up lets shoppers design a sweater using laser body scans and light sensors

A pop-up Adidas store in Berlin is offering customers the chance to design, create, and purchase a sweater in just a few hours, <i>Reuters</i> reports.<p>First, the shopper enters a dark room where a laser body scan will determine their correct sweater size. (You also have the option to choose from Adidas’ …

Apple Just Announced An Updated iPad And A (Red) iPhone

New iPad starts at $329 — $70 less than the starting price of the iPad Air 2.<p>In its first product launch of 2017, Apple announced that it is rolling out a series of new iPads and a special edition red iPhone to benefit the (Red) campaign to fight AIDS.<p>The updated iPads will come in a 9.7-inch …

Amazon Alexa comes to its first Android phone

But don't expect a mini Amazon Echo or Tap in your pocket.<p>Amazon Alexa on an Android phone is here, and Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US will get it first in an over-the-air update (and later through the Google Play store).<p>But if the thought of Amazon Alexa on a phone conjures images of an …

LGBT community anger over YouTube restrictions which make their videos invisible

YouTube has responded to accusations of discrimination from high-profile members of its LGBT community, who have reported their videos being hidden by the platform.<p>#YouTubeIsOverParty was trending on Twitter on Sunday after several users flagged that their videos referencing same-sex relationships …

Internet

YouTube apologizes for blocking LGBT videos

Many vloggers remain unimpressed with how YouTube classifies "sensitive content" under its Restricted Mode.<p>YouTube apologized on Monday for upsetting its community by blocking and filtering videos made by its LGBTQ+ community.<p>But the apology was met with a lukewarm response.<p>The problem occurred …