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LOOK: Beyoncè and Jay-Z Rent Out Luxe Home for the Twins

When you’re an international superstar who is constantly considered a deity, you seek refuge from giving birth to twins in a villa that costs $400,000 in monthly rental. That’s just how the world works. Apparently, Beyoncé along with Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, and the twins are currently calling the La Villa Contenta in Malibu their home. […]

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Hey glassholes: Apple just bought an eye-tracking company

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Apple’s attempts to hide the development of secret new products by using shell companies usually works, but some clever sleuthing by one site has revealed what may be a key component of Apple’s future with augmented reality

Documents have been uncovered by MacRumors that indicate Apple has quietly acquired eye-tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments. In addition to tracking down acquisition documents linked to Apple attorney Gene Levoff, the site also spoke to an anonymous tipster in contact with an Apple employee who confirmed the acquisition.  Read more…

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This week in apps: L’Oréal’s new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best

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It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps. Read more…

L’Oréal’s UV Patch

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Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

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After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals.

Those scandals? Where to begin: There are the allegations of sexual harassment and HR incompetence from Susan Fowler Rigetti. There’s the ongoing lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo that alleges Uber benefited from intellectual property that the now-fired head of self-driving may have stolen. There’s the Greyball program that the company used to evade regulators and is now being investigated. There are the reports that Uber’s leadership team obtained and viewed the medical records of a rider in a rape case. There’s… Read more…

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Drone footage shows Apple’s nearly finished spaceship campus against stunning sunset

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Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting.

The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired by iPhones, patented pizza boxes that prevent pizza from getting soggy, and over 9,000 trees in the quad.

Just outside of the campus is the Steve Jobs Theater. The mini flying saucer-like auditorium will play stage to all future Apple product unveilings. It features 20-foot-tall glass panes (the world’s largest glass panels) and has room to seat 1,000 people. Read more…

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These headphones will put Alexa in your head at all times (if you’re into that sort of thing)

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Amazon’s Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it’s not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the past with OnVocal’s new headphones, which allow you to give Alexa commands (plus a lot more) from wherever you are, right from your ear. 

“From easy access to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google to unmatched audio and vocal controls, OV enables users to stay in control and productive all day long, keeping their phone in their pocket and remaining ready for anything,” said OnVocal CEO Stuart Nixdorff. Read more…

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5 ways to overcome the entrepreneurial dilemma with Randi Zuckerberg

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Chicago’s new Apple store has a MacBook Air for a roof

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The roof went up a few weeks ago on the new Apple store in downtown Chicago, but it wasn’t until one detail was added Thursday that the design started to really come together.

For an hour or so in the afternoon the shiny silver roof was augmented with one very familiar logo:

Positioned atop the metallic roof it became a very familiar sight.   Read more…

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Art

70+ Of The Most Annoying Little Things That Will Infuriate You

There’s undoubtedly something about broken patterns, messy alignments, and other flawed elements that bothers us. Even if you don’t consider yourself a perfectionist, your brain is programmed to prefer things in a nice order, and everything else may fall in the “annoying” category.
Don’t believe me? Bored Panda has put together a list of pics to prove just how annoyed you could get in everyday situations.

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Virgin Mobile will be the first iPhone-only carrier with a bonkers $1 unlimited plan

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Virgin Mobile USA has taken iPhone fever to the next level. 

Sir Richard Branson broke the news that Virgin Mobile will become the first iPhone-only mobile carrier as part of a new deal with Apple. Virgin’s services will be available for purchase in Apple Stores, and the carrier’s online store will offer new and “pre-loved” iPhones at significantly lower prices than you’ll find elsewhere. 

The new iPhone-only network is hitting the market with a bold promotion: the new Inner Circle plan will offer those who buy an iPhone from Apple or Virgin six months of unlimited everything — talk, text, and data — for $1. Enrollees who pull the trigger between the plan’s launch on June 27 and July 31 will get an entire year of unlimited service for the same price.  Read more…

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Don’t tell Apple: AirBar turns your MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

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Tim Cook’s barf face at Trump’s big tech meeting says it all

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Damn, Tim. You’re not looking so hot. 

Maybe, and I’m not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at the inaugural June 19 meeting of Trump’s American Technology Council?

Or possibly, and I’m just spitballing here, you look like you just swallowed a first-generation iPhone simply because you had to sit quietly and listen to the president boast about his great and many successes? 

While we can’t be sure what kept your frown pointed down, some more photos might help us, the American people, get to the bottom of this great mystery.  Read more…

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5 ways to make your relationship with your mentor mutually beneficial

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