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How Issa Pressman Decorates Her Space With Small Items

You don’t need expensive pieces to decorate your home. You can find affordable pieces and use your creativity to create something unique. In her latest video, Issa Pressman shares a haul of decor pieces that she used around her space. From clear vases to jewelry holders, here are our top picks from her list. H&M […]

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Tim Cook admits Apple AR glasses won’t happen anytime soon

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Anxious for Apple to show Google how it’s done with augmented reality glasses?

We’ve got bad news for you: It’s not happening soon. 

In an interview with Vogue on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple currently doesn’t see a way to do AR glasses right. 

“The technology itself doesn’t exist to do that in a quality way,” Cook said after giving his standard line about not commenting on rumors. 

“We don’t give a rats about being first, we want to be best in creating people’s experiences,” he said. “Something that you would see out in the market any time soon would not be something that any of us would be satisfied with.” Read more…

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Your future Apple Watch could have a self-adjusting band

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Andela rakes in $40 million to connect tech companies with more African engineers

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Andela got some major attention just over a year ago, when the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative led a $24 million investment in the startup that connects African tech talent with top companies. 

Now, Andela’s secured a second major investment. The startup raised $40 million in a Series C round led by the pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative—Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropic organization—and Salesforce Ventures, DBL Partners, Spark Capital, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital also participated. 

“Over the past three years, we’ve helped prove to the world that brilliance is evenly distributed. It’s now time to prove that our model of investing in extraordinary people isn’t just viable, but revolutionary,” Andela CEO Jeremy Johnson said in a statement. “Increasingly, African technologists will be launching high-impact companies and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, and this round will help that happen faster.” Read more…

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Jennifer Lopez’s Manhanttan Penthouse Is Up for Sale

Whenever a celebrity’s house goes up for sale, trust that we are the first in line to take a peek into the property for some inspiration and a healthy dose of aspiration. Jennifer Lopez, reportedly on the market for a new space for herself and Alex Rodriguez, placed her Manhattan penthouse up for grabs recently. […]

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Apple’s facial recognition tech could be coming to iPads next

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Apple’s face-scanning tech could be coming to a new product in the near future.

The company will add its TrueDepth camera, which enables the iPhone X’s Face ID and talking emoji tech, to next year’s iPad Pro, according to an industry insider.

The prediction comes from KGI analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who has successfully called many of Apple’s product moves in the past. According to Kuo, Apple plans to bring its face-scanning TrueDepth camera to more products in 2018.

On the tablet side, Kuo predicts the 2018 iPad Pro will come equipped with the camera. He doesn’t say whether Apple plans to change up the tablet’s design to accommodate the extra sensors, but Apple could integrate the new hardware without adding the iPhone X’s “notch” design.  Read more…

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10 tricks for saving your phone’s battery life

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Yeah, people don’t like what iOS 11 did to their battery life. In fact, a recent poll showed that 70 percent of users reported lower battery life after Apple’s most recent update. 

Experts predicted that most phones would regain their normal battery life a few weeks after the release. But even if your phone pulls itself together, there’s a chance it may never return to the way it was before. 

Use these tricks to make sure your phone’s battery life lasts for as long as possible. 

1. Figure out what’s sucking your battery. 

In Settings > Battery, you’ll get an overview of how much battery power each app is using.  Read more…

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Download this: Apple Music’s Facebook bot suggests songs based on emoji

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Facebook and Apple have teamed up to bring a new, emoji-filled music recommendation feature to Facebook Messenger.

The Facebook messaging app was updated this week with an Apple Music bot that can recommend songs and playlists based on emoji.

The new bot surfaces music recommendations based on your preferences — or whatever emoji you happen to be feeling that day. Send the bot an emoji and get back a selection of albums or playlists that match up.

Some emoji tend to work better than others — I had more luck with 🎉 than 💩 — but the feature seems to do a decent job overall at guessing relevant music.  Read more…

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Why startup coders need to know Ruby on Rails

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If you’re interested in gorgeous open offices, friendly dogs roaming around, and gluten-free, locally-sourced snacks loaded in your company fridge, we can’t blame you — startups are pretty awesome places, even beyond the sweet work perks.

Hipness aside, startups are often at the forefront of innovation in product and technology and have an advantage over more established companies in the sense that they operate in a dynamic, non-traditional way. With less red tape to cut through, the employees at startups not only wear multiple hats, but they operate in ways that emphasize effectiveness over all else.  Read more…

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

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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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