6 Steps in Planning and Hosting a Successful Networking Event

For business owners and professionals, a networking event provides the avenue to connect with each other and talk about business or career opportunities. It allows them to establish partnerships with industry peers, share insights and experiences, and create new opportunities for business expansion. Planning and holding a successful networking event is hard work. Here are […]

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Trump is dragging Obama for ‘failures’ in dealing with Russia’s election meddling and Putin

Donald Trump and Barack Obama

  • President Donald Trump is attacking Obama for his response to Russia’s meddling in the US’s 2016 presidential election.
  • Senior Obama administration officials reportedly admitted that they “choked” when dealing with Russia.
  • Trump has a spotty, often suspicious record with Russia, but has dealt decisively against them in a few key areas that Obama seemed unwilling to do.

President Donald Trump has responded to the news that the special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three entities for their role in meddling in the 2016 election by hammering former President Barack Obama’s handling of the attack.

“Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?” Trump tweeted on Monday.

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Download Apple’s update to protect your iPhone from the Telugu bug


Apple issued a fix to the bug that was crashing iPhones with a single character. 

On Monday, the company released several updates, including iOS 11.2.6. If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download it ASAP.

Last week, a bug was discovered that crashed systems with a single character from the Telugu language, which is used in parts of India. Mashable tested the bug and found that, yes, it was a real problem

PSA: Go download iOS 11.2.6 NOW. Do it now to prevent someone from crashing your iPhone

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


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…

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

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  • 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

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


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…

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Apple’s slow iPhone X sales are hurting Samsung too


It’s not just Apple feeling the effects of lackluster iPhone X sales.

Samsung is also now grappling with the same problem. Since Apple relies on the Korean tech giant for the iPhone X’s expensive display panels, it is now searching for a new buyer, according to a report from Nikkei.

This new development follows earlier reports that Apple was cutting production of the iPhone X after slowing sales. 

The problem for Samsung, though, is that it’s proving more difficult than expected to find takers for the leftover OLED display panels originally intended for the iPhone X. Nikkei reports that Samsung had been counting on other smartphone-makers to follow Apple’s lead and start using the more expensive OLED displays. Read more…

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How E-Commerce Tax Might Affect Consumers and How to Reduce Its Impact

Ahead of the Singapore government’s budget announcement in February, there has been much talk of rise in GST. Currently, consumers in Singapore are exempt from paying GST when they purchase less than S$400 worth of goods online from overseas vendors. It is widely believed that this exemption will be wiped out in the new budget […]

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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech free 2x1Jenny Cheng/Business Insider

  • Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.
  • Many parents are now restricting, or outright banning, screen time for their children.
  • The trend follows a long-standing practice among high-level tech executives who have set limits for their own children for years.

It’s 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.

Shahi and Koduri’s two kids, 10-year-old Saurav and 12-year-old Roshni, have already been dropped off at school, likely immersed in one of the Google Chromebooks they were issued at the start of the year.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop


It’s been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C.

That could be changing, according to The Washington Post. The SpaceX entrepreneur’s tunnel digging company, The Boring Company, recently received vague permission to do some exploratory digging at 53 New York Avenue NE.

Musk is hoping to build a high speed hyperloop between New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and D.C. The loop will be capable of moving passengers at very high speeds thanks to depressurized tubes and magnet-levitated pods.  Read more…

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Under current law, the gun industry can’t be held liable for damages from gun violence — but there’s a way states can make them pay

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  • Gun dealers and manufacturers are safe from legal action because of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
  • The PLCAA makes firearms the only consumer product immune from tort liability and lawsuits.
  • Medical costs resulting from shooting sprees can be tremendous and often come out of the government’s pocket.
  • An additional tax on firearm sales can alleviate the medical costs from gun injuries and deaths.


Imagine this: You’re in a church, or a school, or a concert, or a movie theater, and you hear gunshots.

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Apple employees keep walking into the glass walls of the new ‘spaceship campus’


Apple’s new futuristic, almost all-glass, Cupertino, Calif. campus may be beautiful, but it’s causing some problems for employees.

Apparently, Apple workers keep walking into Apple Park’s nifty glass walls. And it’s not just because glass is, ya know, glass: it’s because their faces are buried in their iPhones.

Oh Karma, you do have a sense of humor!

Bloomberg reports that multiple employees have found themselves unexpectedly running into the glass walls that are the design hallmark of Apple Park. Some workers reportedly even put post-it notes on the walls to make their presence more obvious. But the visual warnings were removed because they detracted from the office’s sleek design.  Read more…

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