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7 things to expect from Google I/O this week

It kicks off on May 17th<p>Google I/O begins on May 17th, 2017 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET with CEO Sundar Pichai taking the stage for the keynote. Held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, there will be one main keynote, a developer keynote that same day, then events running throughout the …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Tim Cook

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as Britain's EU ambassador

Theresa May ignores calls to appoint wholehearted Brexiter, opting for former Moscow envoy to replace Sir Ivan Rogers<p>Theresa May has moved swiftly to calm tensions over the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers as Britain’s ambassador to the EU by appointing career diplomat Sir Tim Barrow as his …

Civil Service

Tom Hanks: political ignorance is the greatest threat to humanity

Speaking to promote his new film Inferno, the actor warns against ‘the idea of being able to solve complex issues with simplistic solutions’<p>Tom Hanks has said that he fears widespread public and political ignorance is the biggest threat to civilisation.<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hanks was …

Tom Hanks

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

Cooking

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

The Presidential Suite: A Look Back at Obama’s Musical Milestones

<i>’Cause I’m black and I’m proud</i><i><br>I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped</i><i><br>Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps</i><p>Chuck D’s gruff protest turns ironic as “Fight the Power” blares across the White House grounds. On a bright October afternoon, over manicured grass and against neo-classicalcolumns, Public …

The White House

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how AI will transform his company

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage at his company’s massive Ignite conference to lay out his vision for how deep learning and artificial intelligence will transform the company.<p>“AI is at the intersection of our ambitions,” Nadella said, noting how it will allow us “to reason over large …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Presidential Debates That Actually Made an Impact

Ever since the very first televised presidential debates in 1960, these live candidate face-offs have served as some of the most pivotal inflection points of the nation's elections.<p>While they weren’t repeated again until 1976, they've been a staple ever since and most Americans are familiar with …

Government

Pixel Launcher leaks, hinting the end of Google's Nexus brand

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing murmurs about Google dropping its Nexus brand name for its flagship Android devices in favor of the Pixel label, which it uses for its Chromebooks.<p>We’ll likely have to wait until October 4 to confirm this – that’s the date for a rumored Google hardware …

Amazon Just Scooped Apple on the iPhone 7

Oops.<p>Ahead of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 7 launch, scheduled for Wednesday at 10 AM Cupertino time, online retailer Amazon revealed to the …

Apple

The Internet Is Predictably Freaking Out Over the iPhone 7's Wireless Headphones

Thanks to that punk movement known as time, Apple is moving on.<p>The leading technology giant officially introduced the public to the iPhone 7 on …

Headphones

7 More Missing iPhone 7 Features

The 3.5mm headphone jack is dead. Long live the lightning cable connector and the coming Airpod revolution. Today marks a turning point in the history of the Apple iPhone. While the announcement of the iPhone 7 might not have been the most anticipated in history (a lot of details were leaked prior …

IPhone 7

Apple's new iPhone 7 is water resistant, not water proof — and there's a big difference

That means you shouldn't take it into a pool or other body of water to try and take cool under-water shots with the iPhone 7's fancy new cameras.<p>During its iPhone event on Wednesday Apple said the iPhone 7 has IP67 water-resistance, which means it's technically capable of working down to one meter …

LG's V20 is a multimedia beast with a removable battery

LG is today unveiling its latest flagship, the V20, with the hope it will remove some of the sour taste left by the G5 from earlier this year.<p>It’s a powerful 5.7-inch device that – like the previous V10 – is packed to the brim with features aimed specifically at mobile videographers and media …

US President Obama cancels meeting with Philippine leader after insult

US President Barack Obama has canceled what would have been a first meeting with his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte. The move came after …

Asia

30 of the Most Beautiful Movie Homes in Cinematic History

We're still waiting on that invite to party at the Great Gatsby mansion.<p>The magic of the silver screen means no one lives inside a basic house. From the dreamy Italian villa in <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> to the classic Colonial Revival in <i>Father of the Bride</i>, these are the famous sets that make us want to …

This solar-powered backpack could end your battery woes forever

After a week using BirkSun’s solar-powered bag exclusively, I can honestly say I’m hooked. Why we don’t have solar panels on all our backpacks is beyond me, but the ability to charge a device without having to worry about first charging an external battery is a godsend — especially here in …

Apple engineer who got Mac OS running on Intel chips rejected for Genius job

The <i>NY Times</i> reports that JK Scheinberg, the engineer famously responsible for getting what was then Mac OS running on Intel machines, was rejected for an Apple Store Genius job.<p>I’m lucky enough to get my tech support from JK Scheinberg, the engineer at Apple who led the effort that moved the Mac to …

Why Google Canceled Project Ara

It was uncovered this week by Reuters that Google has discontinued Project Ara, its effort to build a modular smartphone. Ara captured many tech …

See world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam | CNN Travel

CNN

10 Tips From Travel Experts, Flight Attendants, and Other Frequent Fliers

Don't forget these travel tips as your pack for your next business trip.<p>For those of us who travel for work, we've come to expect that certain things are bound to go wrong from flight delays to long airport security lines and luggage mishaps.<p>To prepare for this article, I spoke to several expert …

Flying

Apple's retail boss wants Apple stores to resemble 'town squares'

Business Insider caught up with Ahrendts at the grand opening of a new Apple Store at the World Trade Center, and she told us how Apple Stores are changing in terms of layout and design.<p>But she also talked about her vision for what they should be.<p>Here's how Ahrendts described it:<p>"We don't really …

Mark Zuckerberg reveals 'painful' turning point in Facebook's history

Mark Zuckerberg has led Facebook to become one of the most valuable and respected companies in the world. But despite all of his successes, he rarely talks about the challenges he's faced along the way.<p>In a new interview with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, published on Tuesday, Zuckerberg …

Mark Zuckerberg

Revealed: how Anjem Choudary influenced at least 100 British jihadis

Counter-terrorism sources say hate preacher is linked to terrorists from Lee Rigby killer to young Isis fighters<p>Anjem Choudary and his extremist groups are believed to have motivated at least 100 people from Britain to pursue terrorism, including organisations committed to campaigns of murder …

Olympic spirit: New Zealand and American runners help each other after collision

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino finished last in the 5000m after coming to each others’ aid following a mid-race fall<p>A New Zealand and US athlete have been praised for embodying Olympic spirit after they stopped to help each other up after falling together midway through their race.<p>New Zealand …

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library," the late Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once said.<p>Some libraries certainly touch the divine, having all the grandeur you would expect from a "cathedral of learning". But libraries no longer hold a monopoly when it comes to …

Cambridge University

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Nexus 6P vs iPhone 6s Plus [CHART]

The much-leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finally here. As per tradition, we like to compare new devices to their competition. For the Galaxy Note 7 …

Galaxy Note

Beyond the specs: The 7 best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features

While over-the-top hardware is the norm for Samsung’s Note series, this year the company is taking a bit more of a laid back approach, focusing primarily on the design and software experience.<p>Since these aren’t all details you won’t get in a spec sheet – and if our extensive hands-on review was too …

Google may be redesigning its app launcher for the new Nexus

Google may be releasing Android Nougat before launching its new Nexus devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving away all its goodies. A report by Android Police suggests Google is completely redesigning the Launcher app in time for its new devices.<p>There are a few notable changes. First up, Google …