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Beyond the Social Network: Facebook Wants to Disrupt These 3 Industries

<b>Facebook</b>'s (NASDAQ: FB) core business is thriving, with strong engagement for the company's namesake social network and its Instagram subsidiary …

Stocks

Woman convicted of murder after pet parrot witnesses act

A woman from Michigan has been found guilty of shooting her husband five times after the entire act was witnessed by the man’s pet parrot.<p>Glenna …

Crime

iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

Apple has introduced its new Files app with iOS 11 and along with it come improvements for managing, editing, and sharing your data. Follow along for a look at this new iOS app.<p>If haven’t tried out iOS 11 you can check out our walkthrough here for installing the public beta. As we noted earlier, …

Apps

The world’s plastic problem, in two charts

Since the end of World War II, plastics have proliferated, becoming a part of nearly everything we use in nearly every aspect of daily life. Yearly production has grown from 2 million metric tons of plastic in 1950 to 380 million metric tons in 2015.<p>In total, according to a paper published today …

Recycling

A tiny update to iOS 11 will make Apple’s AirPods so much more useful

Apple’s next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, is due out later this year, and there’s a helpful addition for anyone who owns Apple’s wireless earbuds, or is considering picking up a pair.<p>Currently, Apple’s AirPods aren’t particularly useful for controlling your music. By default, …

iOS

'It's totally illegal': Koala habitat destroyed by logging

A koala habitat 50 per cent larger than the Royal National Park has been destroyed by logging, according to a new conservation report.The report …

Environment

Amazon launches shopping social network Spark for iOS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has launched a social feature called Spark that allows members to showcase and purchase products on its platforms, the retail giant's first clear move into the world of social media.<p>Spark, which is currently only available for Amazon's premium paying …

Amazon.com Inc

Madonna wins halt to auction of intimate items

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Madonna persuaded a New York state judge to halt the auction of 22 personal items including a pair of worn satin panties, a hairbrush containing her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur.<p>Justice Gerald Lebovits of the state Supreme …

Tupac Shakur

Actor Paul Nicholls rescued after three days trapped at foot of Thai waterfall

Ex-EastEnders and Bridget Jones actor found semi-conscious after fall at Khun Si left him stuck in a rock pool with a damaged leg<p>A British actor who worked on EastEnders and Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge has been rescued three days after falling from the top of a jungle waterfall and smashing his …

Thailand

Exclusive images reveal what Apple’s iPhone 8 looks like powered on

With Apple’s iPhone 8 release quickly approaching, rumors and leaks have somehow hit an entirely new gear. It’s difficult to imagine that leaks could …

Apple

Things are getting ugly between Disney and Kermit the Frog

For 27 years, Steve Whitmire’s livelihood was being Kermit the Frog. Now, at age 58, the puppeteer is out of a job.<p>Whitmire has performed as a Muppet, a puppet created by Jim Henson, since he was 19. Last October, he was fired without warning by Disney, which owns the Muppet franchise, Whitmire …

Walt Disney Company

Get ready for the LinkedIn video pivot

LinkedIn started rolling out the ability to record and post native videos directly from its mobile app today. <b>The idea behind the feature is that you can post a video from a conference or a quick take on the day's headlines from wherever you are</b>, directly to your connections on the site.<p>Videos can …

LinkedIn

Kesha credits inspiration for new album to alien encounter

<b>WARNING: This story contains graphic language.</b><p>Kesha’s new album <i>Rainbow</i> features several spaceships on the cover and the singer has revealed why.<p>In an …

Music

Julie Bishop expects Australia to win UN human rights council seat after France drops out

France and Spain were vying with Australia for two open seats but French diplomats decided to delay their country’s bid<p>Australia is all but a shoo-in to win a seat on the United Nations human rights council after one of its rivals pulled out.<p>France and Spain were vying with Australia for the two …

Rights & Freedoms

Serena Williams Tried To Deposit First $1 Million Check At Bank Drive-Thru

“They were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this.’”<p>Tennis superstar Serena Williams is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, but money has never gotten to her head.<p>“I’ve actually never played for money — I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy,” Williams told host …

Serena Williams

New Arrest Videos Show More Of Shia LaBeouf's Shockingly Racist Behavior

The actor said he is struggling with addiction and is "deeply ashamed" of his actions.<p>New video of Shia LaBeouf’s drunken arrest in Savannah, Georgia, surfaced on Wednesday showing more of the actor’s aggressive and racist behavior toward police officers.<p>Surveillance footage released Wednesday by …

Policing

Watch the new trailer for 'Ozark,' the dark Netflix drama starring Jason Bateman as a dad on the run from a drug lord

NetflixJason Bateman on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’<p>Jason Bateman is back on Netflix, but this time it’s not with the Bluth family <br>— and it’s definitely not a …

Netflix

Johnson & Johnson ​tried to prevent report about pelvic mesh devices, court hears

Hundreds of Australian women launch class action Johnson & Johnson companies alleging meshes caused chronic and debilitating pain<p>The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson tried to stop French health authorities publishing a report warning against the use of its untested pelvic mesh devices, two …

Medicine

Foo Fighters’ Former Drummer Is Still Mad at Dave Grohl Over The Colour and the Shape

Foo Fighters are currently prepping their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold. Recently, the band’s former drummer William Goldsmith, who also …

Could a Robot Be President?

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Yes, it sounds nuts. But some techno-optimists really believe a computer could make better decisions for the country—without the drama and shortsightedness we accept from …

Singularity

Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it’s staff. And Sony Music is going to press records again after a 28-year hiatus.<p>In …

Music

The new iPad Pro is pretty great—if you accept it for what it is

I’m trying to write this review of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro using only the iPad itself and Amtrak wifi. It’s a struggle, to say the least.<p>I have WordPress open in Safari in one pane, and Slack in the other. Sometimes I switch Slack out for Twitter, or flick between apps to see what else is going …

iOS

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Sushi (Simple & Quick Dessert)

Sushi for dessert sounds so special and cool! This banana chocolate pistachio sushi requires only 3 ingredients that make it so unique and delicious! …

Dessert

iOS 11: How to customize Control Center

iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences.<p>Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving Apple’s latest mobile OS a …

iOS

Working on an iMac from a train is a middle finger to portability

The days of complaining about commuting are over ー for this woman anyways. Our unnamed, heroine took a seemingly unproductive commute into her own hands by setting up a 21- inch iMac (and keyboard) on a folding tray.<p>Women in tech, meet your new leader.<p>No one knows her story, but we do know that she …

iMac

In the age of streaming TV, who needs title sequences?

Until Tony Soprano took viewers on a strange journey over the New Jersey Turnpike for the very first time in 1999, television title sequences were mostly straightforward affairs.<p>There was an establishing shot: a barrel wave off the coast of Hawaii, or choppers carrying wounded vets over a mountain …

TV

Will big data change how you use social media?

For marketers and other companies that are heavily involved in data, keeping up with the latest trends is necessary to ensure maximum efficiency and profits.<p>Big data is undoubtedly going to be a major point of focus in the coming years. Big data and social media are a match made in heaven for …

Big Data

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

Productivity

How the Eames Bentwood LCW Chair is Made

Technically speaking, the chair's development was paid for by the U.S. Navy<p>It's been referred to as both the LCW, for Lounge Chair Wood, and the …

Furniture

Watch Foo Fighters Debut Bruising New Song 'Dirty Water'

Band premieres latest 'Concrete and Gold' cut during Paris concert<p>The Foo Fighters debuted a scorching new song, "Dirty Water," during their concert …

Music