October 2017

Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Almost Like Praying’ video is here to inspire you

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On Friday Lin-Manuel Miranda released his Hurricane Maria relief song to benefit Puerto Rico, and now he’s giving the world a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process.

Miranda released a video to accompany the song, which fosters an even greater feeling of togetherness in wake of the tragic natural disaster. 

After opening with a shot of the island the video shows talented celebrities like Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan, and Gina Rodriguez belting out their verses in the studio.

All proceeds from the song will go to the Hispanic Federation‘s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Read more…

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Business

More reports of alleged iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issues have emerged

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Business

5 serial entrepreneurs who are transforming the UK’s startup scene

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As rewarding as entrepreneurship can be, it’s also taxing from time to time. Building a company from the ground up requires a willingness (dare we say, a fondness) for occasionally putting in 12-plus-hour workdays, as well as tapping into inner wells of perseverance.

At the same time, building a business is undoubtedly a thrill ride — and some people truly seem to get hooked on it. “Serial entrepreneurs” know the ins and outs of startup life like the back of their hand, and they have an innate talent for turning ideas into thriving organisations.

The annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 celebrates entrepreneurial individuals and businesses that embody a spirit of innovation in the tech world. Below are five UK-based entrepreneurs from the list whose names you should know.  Read more…

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Entertainment

Tortoise races hare IRL and you won’t believe what happens unless you’ve read an ancient fable

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And all this time we thought Aesop was some dumb punk making up BS.

As it turns out, the Ancient Greek storyteller credited with the tale of The Tortoise and The Hare had a pretty decent fan theory about what would happen if a tortoise raced a hare: the tortoise would win, slowly and steadily, while the hare would bounce around like a freaking idiot and get embarrassed. 

A video tweeted by @rodriguezdagod shows a seemingly sanctioned, well-attended race between a tortoise and a hare, in which the humble tortoise wins easily.

Dear God. It ACTUALLY fucking happened pic.twitter.com/h5J6ibytAU

— King Nathan, XV 🇹🇹 (@RodriguezDaGod) October 6, 2017 Read more…

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Tech

Equity podcast: Uber’s board gets bigger, ForeScout’s security IPO, and venture investment trends

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew —Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Saar Gur, a general partner at CRV. This week we had no choice but to dive into Uber’s most recent headlines and happenings. We did not get into every possible… Read More

Art

Mother Of Two Takes Adorable Photos Of Herself And Her Daughters In Matching Clothing (Part 2)

A few months ago we introduced you to an adorable project called “All that is three” by a UK-based lifestyle Instagrammer and a mother of two named Dominique. She takes amazing pictures of herself and her two daughters, Amelia (11) and Penny (4).
Dominique is managing her blog and Instagram account where she posts pictures of herself and daughters dressed in similar fashion.