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Advocacy Group Skewers 5 Companies That It Claims Exclude Christian Consumers With Tough Public Challenge: ‘Walk Your Talk or Stop Talking’

An advocacy group that works to “achieve marketplace and workplace equality” for faith-driven consumers is offering a public challenge to five companies that are known for touting diversity, but that purportedly don’t extend that same treatment to the Christian community.<p>Faith Driven Consumer …

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week we get some brand new amp sims for iOS, the new PO-32 drum machine is up for sale, Behringer confirms two …

Music Production

Homeland Security Secretary Thinks Marijuana Is 'Not A Factor In The Drug War'

And the solution to drug abuse "is not arresting a lot of users," John Kelly said.<p>Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of other Trump administration officials.<p>Kelly made his claim Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the …

Cannabis

Teachers 'bullied' into holding revision sessions for 'lazy' students, education union warns

Teachers are being “bullied” into holding revision sessions for “lazy” students, an education union warns as it considers banning its members from holding classes outside the school day.<p>The increasing demand for extra classes is down to unruly teenagers who have been allowed to run riot due to …

Education

Month of misery in store for hay fever sufferers, say scientists

Hay fever sufferers face another month of misery from tree pollen with scientists also predicting an early start to the grass pollen season.<p>The birch pollen season, which began around 10 days sooner than last year, has left millions experiencing symptoms and now allergy scientists expect the grass …

Support for Theresa May's handling of Brexit talks hits a five-month high, with 55 per cent of UK population backing her

Support for Theresa May's handling of Brexit talks has hit a five month high, with 55 per cent of the population now backing the Prime Minister's approach to the negotiations, a new poll has found.<p>A new survey from Orb International shows a four per cent boost for Theresa May in days after she …

United Kingdom

Why are you the way you are? Quiz

<b>Where does your personality come from? At least partly from your parents, right? But how? To find out one way your parents influence your personality, answer the question below, averaging across your mother and father.</b><p><b>How many years of full-time education do your parents have?</b> a) 12 (school); b) 14 …

Psychology

How the remains of five 'missing' Archbishops of Canterbury were found by accident

It is a perfect Easter story – except, unlike Jesus’s empty tomb after the Resurrection, this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury.<p>Last year, during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, which is housed in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth …

Archaeology

North Korea’s display of new missiles is worrying, analysts say

TOKYO — North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world.<p>North Korea did not, however, carry out another nuclear …

North Korea

Astronomers Found an Enormous Object Orbiting at the Edge of Our Solar System

Didn’t See You There<p>It’s no Planet Nine, but the planetary body astronomers have found at the far edge of our solar system is a notable discovery …

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

US secretary of state questions how the US and China will 'live with each other' in the coming half century

Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state has said he is uncertain of how America and China will continue to co-exist "for the next half century".<p>Speaking during his first state visit to Beijing, Mr Tillerson said he was committed to establishing an "era of peace" with China, but was surprisingly …

A 9-Move Circuit For Bigger, Stronger, Injury-Proof Shoulders

Grab a couple dumbbells and supersize your shoulders<p>If you want to sculpt your shoulders and make your waist look smaller, then give this 9-exercise dumbbell a circuit a try!<p>Do each move in the order listed with no more than 20 seconds of rest and transition between moves:<p>1. Dumbbell incline …

These economic 'black swans' could rock global markets

Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of swan risks that threaten to rock the global financial markets.<p>Interestingly, the firm has not updated either the major negative or positive risks to markets since its November edition of the chart was published after the US election.<p>On the …

The best iPhone security apps to keep your data safe and secure

Apple builds some security and privacy protection into its iPhones and iPads by default. Its iMessage protocol, for instance, uses end-to-end …

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Even though we use our iPhones all day every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried …

How to get Apple’s beautiful Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

When Apple launched the latest version of its streaming device, the Apple TV, in 2015, it unveiled a set of stunning slow-motion screensavers for the device. The short videos that play when the box is idle depict aerial footage of some of the most famous skylines and landscapes around the world, …

Smart TV

Church of England's rejection of gay marriage report welcomed

<b>Gay rights campaigners have welcomed the rejection by the Church of England's Synod of a call for continued opposition to same-sex marriage.</b><p>The House of Bishops's report maintained church marriages should be between men and women, and same-sex relationships cannot be blessed - but the House of …

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

WhatsApp may soon let you spy on your friends: Here’s how

Messaging app WhatsApp is now testing a new live-location sharing feature on beta apps for iOS and Android. In other features, the service might …

Apps

Robots and drones take over classrooms

<b>Classrooms are noticeably more hi-tech these days - interactive boards, laptops and online learning plans proliferate, but has the curriculum actually changed or are children simply learning the same thing on different devices?</b><p>Some argue that the education this generation of children is receiving …

Leonne Weeks death: Teenager arrested in Rotherham murder probe

<b>An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a teenage girl's body was found on a path.</b><p>The body was found on Monday morning near Lordens Hill in Dinnington, Rotherham, South Yorkshire Police said.<p>The teenager from Dinnington was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of murder.<p>The girl has been named …

Facebook plans to invest more than $3 billion in VR over the next decade

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as a future computing platform that his company has a chance to own, though he admits it may take 5 – 10 years to bring it to the masses.<p>Members of the press had a rare opportunity to get a more unfiltered view into the future of Facebook’s virtual …

Chinese media warns of 'war' with US after Donald Trump's state department choice stirs South China Sea row

Blocking Chinese access to islands in the South China Sea would require the US to "wage war", an influential Chinese state-run tabloid said on Friday, after US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson suggested the strategy on Wednesday.<p>The media salvo from China is the latest sign of increased …

Droves of Middle East Muslims are converting to Christianity

A group supporting Christian broadcasters in the Middle East says that they’re hearing reports of thousands of Muslims converting to Christianity.<p>The Voice For Martyrs Canada made this statement on the welcome movement:<p>Despite the mass exodus of many Christians, the church is far from empty in …

Middle East

Korg’s powerful iOS Gadget music production app is coming to the Mac w/ full DAW support

Korg’s Gadget music production app combines an ever expanding collection of synthesizers and drum machines with “all-in-one” recording features. While there are some IAPs that get in the way of unlocking the complete collection, it is one of the more interesting and useful arsenals of sound sources …

Music Production

Unconventional Church Uses Heavy Metal Music to Preach the Word of God

Some misguided people still consider heavy metal to be ‘”the devil’s music”, but a Church in Sao Paolo, Brazil is actually using it as a way to …

Heavy Metal

How to Automatically Clear Storage on Your Mac

<b>Problem:</b> Your old Mac has maxed out its hard drive’s storage space, preventing you from saving anything new.<p>Fortunately, with macOS Sierra, your Mac …

Here's How Stress Might Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks: people whose fear centers are more active also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>The findings point to the amygdala — often called the fear center in the brain. But the amygdala, which are a nut-sized pair of …

Medical Research