Torri Pierre

33 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @TorriPierre | Keep up with Torri Pierre 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 “Torri Pierre”

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

<b>(CNN) —</b> Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, they are shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2½ months off our lives, according …

Biomedicine

The Funniest GIFs of the 2016 Emmy Awards

There was nothing run-of-the-mill about the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Need a refresher? Sarah Paulson brought Marcia Clark as her date—and delivered a perfect speech when she won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. (“The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark, …

Sweden survives late scare, beats Russia at World Cup: 4 takeaways

Sweden is in the driver's seat to take first place in Group B<p>No Lundqvist? No problem for Sweden. Despite losing starter Henrik Lundqvist to illness …

Chicago Cubs Hot Dog Vendor Is Stephen Colbert in Disguise

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took time off from his late-night show to sell hot dogs at Wrigley Field.<p>The Chicago Cubs have a 17-game lead in the …

Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, considering going “well beyond” Mars | Ars Technica

Musk may soon detail the architecture he hopes will colonize the solar system.<p>For most of its 14 year existence, SpaceX has focused on designing and …

Elon Musk

NYPD can’t count cash they’ve seized because it would crash computers | Ars Technica

Despite multimillion dollar evidence system, NYPD have no idea how much cash they seize.<p>The New York City Police Department takes in millions of …

New York City

Google reportedly prepping Allo for launch this week

Google Allo has been hotly anticipated since its announcement at Google I/O, but several months later, fans are starting to get restless waiting for …

iPhone 7 practically magical (but not quite), Apple claims in new ads

Technically Incorrect: On Sunday, Apple released new moody ads. Very moody.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I was so hoping for more horror.<p>Last week, when Apple released its first teaser for iPhone 7, there was foreboding, lightning and …

iPhone

Warren: Trump has incited his voters to kill people

CLEVELAND — It was billed as part of a rebooted Clinton campaign pitch to millennials — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stumping at two Ohio universities not long after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) did the same. Warren, who entered politics after decades as a popular economics writer and academic, …

Donald Trump

Tech Talent: How the UK lost six potential titans

<b>When it comes to tech, there is no lack of ideas or talent in the UK.</b><p>But there is, nonetheless, an ever-growing list of promising companies that sell out or simply fail, rather than growing into British titans that could rival the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle and …

Meg Whitman

For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

Marge Giaimo makes her way to a picnic table under the shadow of an oak tree. Santa Barbara's trees, like its oceans and mountains, are one thing she says she never tires of here. After losing her senior housing three years ago, this table is where she does her painting these days.<p>"I feel very …

Homelessness

3 Examples of Major Data Breaches and How Your IT Company Can Avoid Falling Victim

<b>SPONSORED POST</b><p>Even though the internet has done a tremendous job with linking many people together, there are also many different things that you also need to think about as well. Just like how roads made travel easier for people hundreds of years ago but then also brought forth enemies on those …

Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of nine people at a central Minnesota shopping mall (all times local):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.<p>Jason …

Extremism

The Amount Of Shade Being Thrown Between These Diplomats Is A Lot

US Ambassador Samantha Power said spokeswoman Maria Zakharova should be "embarrassed" for claiming the US supports ISIS. Zakharova invited her on a trip to Syria.<p>Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has a challenge for the head of the US delegation to the United Nations: come visit …

Google Maps getting improved location analytics thanks to Urban Engines acquisition

Google is no stranger to acquisitions, and their latest purchase makes company Urban Engines part of the Maps team. But what is the purpose of this merger?<p>Urban Engines has been collecting location-based analytics data since 2014. They then use this information to help governments and organizations …

Maps

Peer's daughter shot dead in the Philippines as killer leaves warning: 'Drug pusher to the celebrities, you are next'

The daughter of the notorious runaway peer, the 3rd Lord Moynihan has been shot dead in the Philippines amid the country’s increasingly bloody war on drugs.<p>A body found dumped in a Manila street last weekend was identified as that of Aurora Moynihan, the daughter of the playboy baron Tony Moynihan, …

Three Shark Bites in Three Hours Confirmed at Florida's New Smyrna Beach

Three people suffered shark bites in less than three hours Sunday in the same area of New Smyrna Beach in Florida, authorities said.<p>A 43-year-old man from Longwood, Fla., was bitten on the lower leg area or ankle while surfing about 10:40 a.m. ET, said Senior Capt. Tamra Marris of the Volusia …

Fish

NYC police detonate second device following Manhattan bombing

New York City police say they have blown up a second device found blocks away from the bomb blast in Manhattan. The explosion is being investigated …

Extremism

Larry Ellison says ‘Amazon’s lead is over’ as Oracle unveils new cloud infrastructure

Just as Larry Ellison said it would, Oracle has unveiled its second generation of cloud infrastructure for third-party developers to run their applications in Oracle data centers. The announcement was made at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference in San Francisco today.<p>One particular instance, or …

San Francisco

Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years

Expect to see semi-autonomous vehicles driving on fixed routes by 2017 in a subscription model.<p>Lyft — trying to keep up with its longtime ride-hailing competitor Uber, which just rolled out a self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh — is being more explicit about what company president John Zimmer has …

Autonomous Cars

How a Mistaken U.S.-Led Air Attack Could End the Syria Cease-Fire

The future of a partial cease-fire in Syria’s civil war plunged even deeper into doubt after an airstrike by the U.S.-led international military …

Middle East
Car Tech

Woman in a burkini: What it's like to be forced to leave a French beach

The sight of burkini-wearing women getting kicked off French beaches by police became a point for immense controversy over the European summer.<p>That …

French Riviera

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 12, 2016)

This week ended with explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing in Minnesota that resulted in many injuries. Investigations are underway in both states. The attacks followed a dramatic week on the 2016 campaign trail. The health of both presidential candidates came into question, …

Oracle Head Larry Ellison Talks A Big Game Against Amazon Web Services

Oracle wants the world to know it has Amazon in its sights.<p>Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman, said Sunday during the company’s annual …

Selling

Larry Ellison demonstrated Oracle's new chat bot with a joke about his salary

To that end, on Sunday, at the opening keynote of Oracle's massive tech conference kicking off this week in San Francisco, he demonstrated a new chat bot service on Oracle's cloud.<p>It's not exactly Siri or Alexa. The new chat bot is a service that lets a programmer create apps. These apps will then …

Chatbots

Emmys 2016: Game of Thrones breaks Frasier's record and wins best drama again

The sixth season of the HBO series swept all before it at the 2016 awards, becoming the most garlanded show in Emmys history in the process<p>Jimmy Kimmel’s best lines as host of the 2016 Emmy awards Emmys 2016: full list of winners Finally an awards show that didn’t suck: 2016 Emmys broke more than …

Entertainment

See the Hottest Looks from the 2016 Emmy Awards Red Carpet

Kerry Washington<p>Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.<p>Sofia Vergara<p>Sofia Vergera in Atelier Versace with Lorraine …

Women's Fashion