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With Climate Change, This Island Is Swallowed by the Sea

KUTUBDIA, Bangladesh — Anyone who doubts climate change should come to this lovely low-lying island, lapped by gentle waves and home to about 100,000 people.<p>But come quickly, while it’s still here.<p>“My house was over there,” said Zainal Abedin, a farmer, pointing to the waves about 100 feet from the …

Climate Change

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

TV

A Former Beach Motel in Malibu Is Reborn as the Japanese-Inspired Nobu Ryokan

Set on the Pacific Coast Highway, a midcentury beach motel is now an exclusive, Japanese-style hideaway with meals delivered from Nobu Malibu next door.<p>No two suites are the same, and the modernized rooms are artfully designed to incorporate Japanese elements, such as tatami mats and shoji screens. …

Los Angeles

What’s Going on with Toy Story 4?

The Disney-Pixar film, scheduled for a 2019 release, just landed a new screenwriter. How will it be ready in time?<p>There are few projects in Hollywood that take longer to make than a Pixar movie. They require years of production, thanks to the rigors of the studio’s writing process and complicated, …

Animation

Facebook is going to rank news sources based on how 'trustworthy' readers think they are

Facebook is going to start sorting news sources by how "trustworthy" its users think they are — a major change as the social media giant continues to come under fire over the spread of misinformation on its platform.<p>On Friday, the California giant announced in a blog post that it is altering the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Moritz sabotages Sequoia, again

Michael Moritz is a legendary for many of the investments he led throughout his long career with the venture firm Sequoia Capital. Among his biggest hits: LinkedIn, Paypal, Zappos and Google.<p>Moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner Roelof Botha is its primary steward) …

Venture Capital

Foster + Partners Unveils Its Stunning Design of the New PGA Tour Headquarters

AD takes you on an exclusive tour around the new home of golf<p>Like any sport, golf is a game in a state of constant evolution. Not only have the clubs and wedges of old become relics of a bygone era, but many modern golfers have a physical appearance more akin to lean wrestlers. It would make sense, …

Golf

Chad Stahelski Is Returning to Direct ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

Good news, John Wick fans. Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first "John Wick" film (with an uncredited David Leitch) and and went solo on "John Wick: Chapter Two" will be back for "Chapter Three."<p>According to That Hashtag Show, filming on the third installment will begin in New York on March 1. …

Movies

Millennials have taken down dozens of industries — but it looks like Gen Z could be the ones to kill Facebook

• <b>Generation Z — the generation after millennials — is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms.</b>• <b><br>A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram's user base is surging.</b><p>Millennials are responsible for the …

Millennials

How to use the Siri News Podcast feature

If you say “Hey, Siri, what’s the news today?” Siri will now play you an NPR podcast. It’s just like turning on the radio in the morning to catch up on events, only you don’t have to use sucky radio. Here’s how to use Siri News.<p>Siri news sources<p>Siri appears to use the podcasts app to find local …

iOS

Buses for Apple employees 'attacked' with pellet guns, company suspects

Corporate buses, which ferry workers from San Francisco to its Silicon Valley headquarters, have become symbols of gentrification<p>At least five buses used to transport Apple employees to the company’s headquarters have had their windows smashed by what is suspected to be pellet guns during the last …

Silicon Valley

Some absolute maniac made an interactive map tracing all the jumps from Quantum Leap

As far as versatile premises for sci-fi shows go, it’s pretty hard to beat <i>Quantum Leap</i>. Each episode found Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) “leaping” …

Die Hard

'Mate, I've got $1000 – I need you to search as much as you can'

Tony Lethbridge couldn't sleep. It was early Monday morning and his 17-year-old son Samuel was missing.<p>It had been almost 24 hours since anyone had …

Australia

Curve, the fintech that connects all your cards to a single card and app, gets full consumer launch

Curve, the London fintech startup that offers a platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, is finally launching to U.K. consumers. Up until now, the service remained in Beta and was only officially available to …

Banking

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands<p>Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.<p>…

Art History

'Star Wars' Details Han Solo Film Synopsis

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' will chronicle space smuggler's first encounters with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian<p><i>Star Wars</i> unveiled the official synopsis …

Star Wars

‘The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil Blames Porn And Music Videos For Consent Issues Following Aziz Ansari Allegations

<i>The Good Place</i> star Jameela Jamil has said that the allegations of an uncomfortable sexual encounter against Aziz Ansari have sparked an interesting …

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

I’m apparently the victim of sexual assault. And if you’re a sexually active woman in the 21st century, chances are that you are, too.<p>That is what I learned from the “exposé” of Aziz Ansari published this weekend by the feminist website Babe — arguably the worst thing that has happened to the …

Aziz Ansari

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Mosaic’ Is the Most Innovative TV Series Maybe Ever

And best experienced via the Mosaic app on your handheld device.<p>For the past three decades, Steven Soderbergh has been American cinema’s most daring …

TV

Gym owner faces backlash after controversial social media post

The owner of a local fitness center said the posts were all in fun, but the social media fallout continues. The images and comments about the women …

Social Media

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

Scientists in Germany are creating a machine which mimics the reaction at the sun's core to produce energy: nuclear fusion.

Energy

Ticket refunds demanded after Mike Read disastrously inteviews Chevy Chase onstage

Fans of Chevy Chase were left disgruntled on Sunday night after a rare stage appearance from the comedian was blighted by sound issues and stilted interviewing from broadcaster Mike Read.<p>People attending the one-off Hammersmith Eventim Apollo gig shared their ire on Twitter, complaining that Read …

Comedy

Sneeze blows hole in man’s throat

The British man, whose experience has been detailed in a medical journal, suffered excruciating and debilitating injuries when he pinched his nose …

Medicine

A decade without discs: The original MacBook Air turns 10 today

The first new product Steve Jobs announced after taking the stage for the Macworld 2008 keynote was Time Capsule, a router and wireless backup solution designed to work with Time Machine, Apple’s then new backup software. Jobs would talk about another kind of time machine before the keynote was …

Laptops

Man's first tweet becomes viral sensation with heart-warming memory about Barack Obama's Korean welcome

A little known former White House staff member has used his first tweet to describe a heart-warming moment with Barack Obama in a tweet that has gone viral online.<p>Gary Lee, a Korean American from Albuquerque, New Mexico, served as an assistant staff secretary under Mr Obama.<p>On Saturday, Mr Lee – …

Barack Obama

Slow TV: Aussies mesmerized by 17-hour movie of a train ride

The trailer for <i>The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey</i> lasts 30 seconds. The movie itself, however, runs for a butt-numbing 17 hours. Yes,</i> …

Trains

This Tiny Dishwasher is a Small Space Dweller's Dream

Many a renter has dreamt of a dishwasher while sticking their hands into soapy water, scrubbing a stubborn pot. And while there are many benefits of …

Small Spaces

Where Is the Line Between Creepy and Creative in Advertising?

In 2018, consumers have largely accepted that marketers use an online log of their behaviors and spending habits to target digital audiences with …

Advertising

Sorry, Siri, Alexa's got you beat — Here's why Apple's going to lose the voice computing war to Amazon

• <b>This year's CES was full of products powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.</b>• <b><br>Apple, which usually influences the rest of the tech industry, has fallen far behind in the voice-based computing, and there's no sign it can catch up with Amazon or Google.</b>• <b><br>Apple's HomePod speaker won't stand a chance</b> …

Amazon

Latest Apple Park drone footage shows landscaping & final touches starting to take shape

As we head into 2018, Apple is continuing final touches on its new Apple Park headquarters. Today, new drone footage from Duncan Sinefield shows the work Apple has completed over recent months, as well as areas where work continues…<p>As has been the case in most of the recent done updates showcasing …

Drones