Articles by Admin

Tech

Wikipedia’s free-to-access program for developing countries is being sunset

 A half-dozen years after launching Wikipedia Zero, The Wikimedia Foundation is sunsetting the program. Announced in 2012, it was the result of partnerships with mobile carriers, designed to waive the cost of accessing the free encyclopedia in developing countries, where data fees presented a barrier to accessing the site’s seemingly bottomless well of information. The Foundation says… Read More

Business

There are too many ways to DM, and it’s stifling the way we communicate

TwitterFacebook

At any given moment, I have, on average, five unread text messages, a couple unread Instagram messages, dozens of unseen Twitter DMs, and close to 1,000 unread emails along with a smattering of other messages on services like Facebook, Snapchat, and Slack. 

It’s too much, and it’s becoming too hard to keep up with all of it.

All of these inboxes to check and ways to talk to one another, in theory, make communication easier, more natural, and fluid. But in practice? This disjointed way of communicating in the modern world just makes everything more exhausting.  Read more…

More about Tech, Apps, Communication, Direct Messages, and Tech

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ has the best Marvel supervillain ever. Yes, even better than Loki.

TwitterFacebook

Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.

Spoilers ahead for Black Panther.  

Black Panther just pulled off a Marvel Cinematic Universe first: A supervillain worth rooting for. 

Sure, other MCU baddies have been charming (hello, Hela) or surprising (hi, Mandarin) or sympathetic (we see you, Loki). A couple of them have even made good points – Zemo and Vulture’s grievances felt legitimate, even if their methods of rectifying them did not.

But Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger is all of those things, and something more besides. It’s a truism that every villain sees themselves as the hero in their own story; Killmonger is the first time this has actually felt true in a MCU movie.  Read more…

More about Black Panther, Black Panther Week, Entertainment, Comic Culture, and Movies Tv Shows

Business

Lindsey Vonn intentionally slowed down during her downhill training run because she didn’t want her opponents to know how fast she was going

Lindsey VonnAlexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

  • Lindsey Vonn completed her first two training runs for the downhill event on Sunday and Monday at the Winter Olympics.
  • After Vonn failed to medal in the Super-G, her training times suggest she will be in a good position to rebound in the downhill.
  • Despite Vonn intentionally slowing herself down, she still “won” the first training run and finished third in the second.
  • Vonn later admitted to playing mind games with her opponents.

Lindsey Vonn came up short in her first Olympics event, but early signs suggest that won’t happen in the ladies’ downhill event, despite her own attempts to hide how fast she was really going.

Towards the end of Vonn’s second training run on Monday, she came out of her crouch and raised her arms, slowing herself down before the finish line.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: No one wants to host the Olympics anymore — will they go away?

See Also:

SEE ALSO: The best photos of the Winter Olympics so far

DON’T MISS: The rest of our Winter Olympics coverage

Fashion

Kate Middleton’s Green Gown at the BAFTAs Is Seen as Non-Support for Time’s Up

The BAFTAs was the latest awards show to implement a blackout in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement. Stars like Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, and Lupita Nyong’o showed up on the red carpet in their best black dresses; many also wore Time’s Up pins. Meanwhile, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is being criticized for not […]

The post Kate Middleton’s Green Gown at the BAFTAs Is Seen as Non-Support for Time’s Up appeared first on Preen.

Travel

A local’s guide to Istanbul’s new cool neighbourhood

In once sleepy Kadıköy-Moda, new nightlife and culture hotspots happily coexist with the district’s established restaurants and cafes

Until recently, the neighbourhood of Kadıköy-Moda, on the Asian side of Istanbul at the southern end of the Bosphorus, was an unremarkable, mostly residential place that barely registered on the city’s cultural map. Over the past few years, however, it has become an unlikely hotspot for cutting-edge bars, art and culture hubs, cafes and music venues, as well as a haven for plugged-in, liberal-minded people opposed to Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian political climate.

Related: 10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Continue reading…

Tech

Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards

 Facebook’s global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to United States elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State this weekend, didn’t reveal when the program will start, but told Reuters that it would be before the… Read More

Architecture

Fergie performed a jazzy rendition of the national anthem. It did not go well.

TwitterFacebook

Alright, where do you even start with a performance like this.

Pop star and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie opened the NBA All-Star game with her rendition of the national anthem, and by goodness, it was an interesting rendition to say the least.

While other singers may have opted for a straight-up, no fuss performance; Fergie gave the anthem a jazzy twist, which is incredible in both its braveness and repugnance for the ear. 

There’s no saving jazz this time, folks.

Throughout the performance, Fergie wildly shifts between different keys for some reason.  Read more…

More about Music, Sports, Nba, Basketball, and Culture

Business

Put your vital signs on show with this ultrathin, stick-on skin display

TwitterFacebook

There’s a glut of devices out there designed to tell all sorts of things about your bodies, but few you’d want stuck to your body for very long.

Perhaps with that in mind, engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing have developed an ultrathin display which sticks to skin.

It’s made up of a 16×24 array of micro LEDs, stretchable wiring, all mounted onto a rubber sheet. Researchers say the display will last on your skin for a week without causing inflammation. 

Image: Takao Someya Research Group.

Of course, it isn’t the first stretchable display around. What researchers say makes this different is its durability on skin, claiming it can be expanded up to 45 percent more than its original length. Read more…

More about Tech, Health, Japan, Display, and Healthcare

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman hands over mask to Victor Oladipo

TwitterFacebook

It was a slam dunk for Wakanda on Saturday night, as Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman bestowed his own character’s mask on Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo.

Black Panther co-stars Boseman and Michael B. Jordan sat courtside at the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk championship at Staples Center on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Aw. Chadwick Boseman, Victor Oladipo and Michael B. Jordan.

Aw. Chadwick Boseman, Victor Oladipo and Michael B. Jordan.

Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

During the game, Boseman presented Pacers guard Oladipo with his own Black Panther mask, to the sheer delight of the crowd. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Nba, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, and Victor Oladipo