New report says Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will have smaller battery than the S8+

June 25, 2017

… and weird Notorious phone leaker Evan Blass (better known as @evleaks) has a new report for VentureBeat that spills almost all of the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Blass says the phone will have a 6.3-inch curved edge-to-edge “infinity display” that’s just slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+’s 6.2-inch screen. Along with the larger screen, the Note 8 will, of course, come with an S Pen stylus (it is a Note after all) with more advanced features, and …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

… But for one man from Sweden, it’s a long-term project that’s finally come to fruition. Tech enthusiast Peder Dinkelspiel has created a screen that can display a live feed of Trump’s tweets right on his living room wall with the help of Visionect, a digital sign company, and E Ink technology. For years, Dinkelspiel was trying to create something like a “giant Kindle” that could display text on a wall. The idea was that the image would look less like a painting and …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… create potential alternatives. Earlier this year, a host of premium brands including the New York Times, Conde Nast, and NBCUniversal announced an ad partnership that includes shared sponsored content and user data in addition to display ads. Groups of outlets across other categories are following suit. Some of the biggest firms in ad tech are following a similar game plan. AppNexus, MediaMath, and LiveRamp launched a consortium last month that pools their media buying capabilities into a force …

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The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON For a few hours after a gunman shot a member of Congress and four other people in the Northern Virginia suburbs on Wednesday, lawmakers were unified against the political vitriol that seemed to drive the attack. But when questions inevitably shifted to how lawmakers would respond to the bloodshed of yet another mass shooting, it became clear that the brief display of agreement was more symbolism than substance. Democrats and Republicans both were quick to stake out their standard …

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‘Trump’ children’s word of the year – BBC News

June 15, 2017

The young writers have certainly been creative with their use of President Trump in their stories. Although some include him as a regular protagonist in their tales, many others have just used his name to create a range of different characters – such as Boggle Trump, Snozzle Trump, Trumplestilskin and Trumpyness. The short stories, written by five- to 13-year-olds, also display a satirical ear for President Trump’s own use language. A Trump-related tale of space travel includes …

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Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Election 2017: Seat-by-seat result forecasts – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Election 2017: How to follow on results night – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… simulcast on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News – and streamed live on the BBC News website in the UK and bbc.com in the rest of the world. Sorry, your browser cannot display this content. Find your constituency Enter a postcode or seat name BBC Radio 4: Throughout election night, Carolyn Quinn and James Naughtie will present Election 2017, reporting on the key moments as they happen from 10pm on until 6am on Friday, 9 June. BBC Radio 5 Live: Election night will be hosted …

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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness of smoking’s health …

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The iPhone 8 is rumored to embrace another brand new display detail

May 27, 2017

The iPhone 8's display could have the smartphone industry's favorite hot new aspect ratio.Image: lili sams/mashable Apple may follow in Samsung’s footsteps with its next iPhone in more ways than one. We’ve heard a ton about the switch to an OLED screen for the upcoming iPhone 8; it’s the most prevalent rumor in the whole bunch, with some extra legs due to a reported partnership with Samsung to supply the displays. Samsung uses OLED screens in its Galaxy S8 handsets, …

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France fines Facebook over alleged privacy violations

May 18, 2017

… investigations cited “several failures,” including the collection of “data on browsing activity of internet users on third-party websites,” and “massive compilation of personal data of internet users in order to display targeted advertising.” Those concerns were echoed by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. The authority released a similar statement on Tuesday, saying Facebook “violates Dutch data protection law” by “giving users …

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Election 2017: People turn to Google ahead of election – BBC News

May 18, 2017

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