Stefan Van De Velde

1,226 Added | 2 Magazines | 27 Likes | 16 Following | 313 Followers | @studiostefke | I like a good game of soccer or rugby. I laugh with a funny stand up comedian. I'm a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. I use Netflix, Spotify, Flipboard, Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. I share only cool stuff. My hometown is Mechelen, Belgium. I go to London at least 2-3 times a year.

Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise And Dwayne Johnson Are The Action Heroes Of Summer

And we’ve got another round of summer movie preview content! I dug into the superhero movies on Monday and the horror movies/suspense thrillers yesterday. Today, we shall examine the six unofficial “man of action” flicks. There are a surprising number of star-driven action vehicles this season, …

Movies

What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?<p>The word "implicit bias" or some variation of it has been used by Starbuck's CEO, the city's police commissioner, its mayor, NAACP …

Justice

Google Cloud releases Dialogflow Enterprise Edition for building chat apps

Building conversational interfaces is a hot new area for developers. Chatbots can be a way to reduce friction in websites and apps and to give customers quick answers to commonly asked questions in a conversational framework. Today, Google announced it was making Dialogflow Enterprise Edition …

Chatbots

Within Facebook, a Sense of Relief Over the Zuckerberg Hearings

About two hours, or 20 percent, into Mark Zuckerberg’s marathon testimony before Congress this week, the Facebook CEO had a slightly awkward exchange …

Social Media

Helen Hunt And Paul Reiser Are In For The ‘Mad About You’ Revival

<i>Mad About You</i> was never a massive hit compared to then-contemporary NBC comedy titans <i>Seinfeld</i> and <i>Friends</i> (it peaked at #11 in the Nielsen ratings and bottomed out at #85). But it was popular enough to warrant seven seasons, and stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, who played wife-and-husband Jamie and …

TV

Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dies at 87

In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door.<p>Mitzi Shore was "the den mother of some berserk Cub Scout pack," as Letterman once said — one that brimmed with a breathtaking array of …

Comedy

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

Lindsey Buckingham parts ways with Fleetwood Mac before tour

The longstanding member will be replaced by the Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil Finn<p>Lindsey Buckingham has parted ways with Fleetwood Mac months before they are scheduled to embark on a live tour.<p>In a statement, the band announced: “Lindsey Buckingham will not be …

Lindsey Buckingham

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Vinyl Box Set

Bruce Springsteen has announced <i>The Album Collection Vol. 2</i>, a new box set collecting his live and studio output between 1987 and 1996. The limited edition and numbered box spans 10 LPs. It’s due out May 18 via Columbia/Legacy. Included in the set are 1987’s <i>Tunnel of Love</i>, 1988’s <i>Chimes of Freedom</i> …

Bruce Springsteen

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

What's the next big thing in IoT? 14 experts share their predictions.

In recent years, the internet of things has evolved far beyond Bluetooth-synced personal devices and smart home platforms. Businesses and consumers alike eagerly anticipate the continued advancement of this technology.With wider IoT adoption than ever before, companies are constantly developing new …

Jack White Announces Intimate Shows

Jack White has announced three new one-off shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and London, celebrating his upcoming solo album <i>Boarding House Reach</i>. The intimate concert performances are set to take place March 20, 23, and 28 respectively. They will be White’s first live concert to feature new music …

Jack White

Danny Boyle Confirms He's Working on James Bond Movie

While the mystery of who will play James Bond in his next adventure has finally been settled (welcome back, Daniel Craig), the latest slot that needed filling on the film was the director's chair. Now, it appears that Danny Boyle has officially confirmed that he's the one who will take the …

For the price of an Echo Dot, this tiny device adds Alexa to your car

Amazon’s Echo Dot is a great affordable way to get access to Alexa anywhere in your house, but what happens when you leave? Using the Amazon app on …

From the Slits and Go-Betweens to MIA and Dr Dre: how music documentaries came of age

Musicians are the success story of this year’s Berlin film festival, and are making their greatest impact on video streaming services<p>Next month London will see the movie opening of <i>Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits</i>, a feminist punk band who trail-blazed their way from the 70s into the 80s but …

Kurt Cobain

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

Jennifer Aniston Takes AD Inside Her Dreamy California Home

There’s a seriously imposing desk in Jennifer Aniston’s home office that looks as if it might have been plucked from the executive suite of some international conglomerate. It positively radiates authority. “I feel extremely powerful when I sit at that desk—so powerful, in fact, that I’m almost …

Met Office still 'best forecaster in galaxy' despite BBC rejection

UK weather group’s influence continues to be felt in everything from space missions to farming<p>Frozen ducks’ feet and the flight paths of midges: the uses of forecasts by the Met Office over the 160 years that it has quietly underpinned the fabric of the nation are many and varied. They played a …

Meteorology

The Best Smart-Home Devices of 2018

We may have only learned to embrace the smart home in 2017, but 2018 is shaping up to be the year we finally take our technology to the next level — and let it do all the heavy lifting in our homes. Regardless of whether you've just dabbled or full-on decked out your home, ahead you'll find the …

Smart Homes

Flatpack Empire review – Ikea's furniture revolution witnessed from the shop floor

A sofa bed makes sense, even if it might not make the best sofa or the best bed. Principally a sofa, it can be turned into a bed when the need arises – if someone comes to stay or you have had a row. A bed sofa, though? Mainly a bed, but can be turned into a sofa … I’m finding it harder to think …

Furniture

John Mahoney, 'Frasier' Dad, Dies at 77

Actor’s other credits include “Moonstruck” and “Tin Men”<p>John Mahoney, who played family patriarch Martin Crane on the NBC comedy “Frasier,” died …

‘Only the mafia does better’ — Studio 54’s business secrets revealed in new documentary

Arguably no nightclub in operation gets talked about as much as Studio 54, the notorious Manhattan discotheque run by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, …

Studio 54

Paul Simon Announces “Farewell Performance” in London

Paul Simon has announced a new one-off concert, billed as “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance.” It takes place on Sunday, July 15, the final night of this year’s British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park. In addition to Simon, James Taylor & His All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt are set …

James Taylor

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Jack White unleashes two new songs “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander”: Stream

Jack White has a new album on the way. It’s called <i>Boarding House Reach</i> and marks his third solo release to date following 2012’s <i>Blunderbuss</i> and …

Jack White

Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, and the Difficulty of Making Original Music

On Sunday, the singer Lana Del Rey suggested, via Twitter, that she was being sued by Radiohead for copyright infringement over supposed similarities between her “Get Free” and their “Creep.” “It’s true about the lawsuit,” she wrote. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel …

Lana Del Rey

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

<b>All aboard the (self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.</b><p>About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade …

Virtual Reality

Planet Earth II Is Now on Netflix

The follow-up to the most ambitious nature documentary ever is now streaming.<p>Nature is messed up. I’m not talking about the “bomb cyclone” freezing the East Coast right now, I’m talking about the “Butcher Bird” of the American deserts that impales the carcasses of lizards and rodents on sharp …

Nature

Moody Blues singer Ray Thomas dies at 76

The musician, who played the flute solo on one of the band’s biggest hits, Nights in White Satin, had suffered from prostate cancer<p>The Moody Blues star Ray Thomas has died at the age of 76. The flautist and vocalist died suddenly on Thursday, his record label said.<p>Cherry Red Records and Esoteric …

Moody Blues