Tiger Woods tweets he’s getting ‘professional help’ for pain meds after DUI


When Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges in late May, he blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” 

Now he says via Twitter that he’s getting “professional help” managing those medications. 

Woods tweeted the short statement Monday night, three weeks after his arrest. 


— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 19, 2017

The golf legend was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle in the wee hours of May 29 in Jupiter, Florida, where he owns a home. 

Later that afternoon, he released a statement blaming the episode on an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Woods said he “didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.” Read more…

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Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner’s speech


I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away.

The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies.

Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks, a stored media technology retired by most businesses back in the early 1980s. At my first job at a tiny weekly newspaper in 1986, we used 8-inch floppies and a Digital Equipment Corp. system to back up the paper’s terminal-based production system.  Read more…

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


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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Tim Cook showed up to Trump’s big tech meeting — but not Mark Zuckerberg


President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance — at least publicly.

On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, arrived at the White House. The day-long affair kicked off a week of conversations about the state of the government infrastructure as well as tech policies like cybersecurity, talent recruitment, and government and private sector partnerships.  Read more…

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5 ways to make your relationship with your mentor mutually beneficial


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I can’t be basic on Instagram anymore and it’s all because of Stories


Our Instagram Stories are awash with snapshots of our everyday lives. But, now that there’s a hidden trove reserved for our most private — and dare-I-say basic — snaps. Instagram’s already-very-high bar for posts has crept to a scary new height. 

Recently, somewhere between posting photos of chilled glasses of rosé and intricate latte art on my Story, I noticed a drastic shift in the way I was using the app. So drastic that I’m frozen by self-doubt when I go to post anything on my main grid. 

A few weeks ago, I did something I’ve been doing for years: I uploaded a photo to Instagram. That sunny evening, I casually posted a snap of my garden on my Story complete with a “lit” sticker. But, when I went to share a similar photo on my main feed, I hesitated for a moment. “Is this really Insta-worthy?” I asked myself. My finger hovered nervously over the “Share” button. I hit the button and instantly regretted it. I worried that the photo wasn’t good enough, that it was too basic. I opened and closed the app five times before eventually opting to delete the photo entirely.  Read more…

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Netflix explores dating as an autistic teen with ‘Atypical’


It’s tough to fit in as a teen, but that’s the goal of Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) on Atypical, an upcoming comedy about an autistic teen and his family.

In the teaser, Sam reveals that his goals for adolescence overlap significantly with a lot of other teens. He’s decided to date, and though it concerns his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh), he’s ready to take the plunge.

Gilchrist never experienced growing up with autism, but told USA Today that he was struck by Sam’s honesty as a character who often speaks without inhibition. Series creator Robia Rashid  said in the same article that she consulted with at least one academic professional with experience in autism research and treatment, a standard practice for shows seeking to do the subject justice.  Read more…

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Why Melbourne, Australia is becoming a better international city than Sydney

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Melbourne and Sydney have both been rated as global elite cities in A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2017 report.

The report’s Index ranks the world’s most influential cities and, in an Outlook report, those likely to become more important on the global stage.

Melbourne is on the move and is rising faster on the global rankings than Sydney.

The Victorian state capital jumped nine places to rank sixth in this year’s Outlook, the highest ranking the city has achieved since the Outlook launched three years ago and well ahead of Sydney at 13th.

The Outlook ranks cities in terms of their future potential, scoring on metrics across four key areas: personal well-being, economics, innovation and governance.

Here are the global city outlook rankings:

city outlookA.T. Kearney’s

Melbourne’s jump came on the back of improvements in infrastructure and private investments, which bode well for sustainable long-term growth of the city.

It also took the global top spot for personal well-being, especially in the area of environmental performance.

Melbourne was also ranked 15th in the Index, holding on to its 2016 position.

The Index ranks cities based on current performance on metrics across five critical dimensions: business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience and political engagement.

Here are the Index rankings in full:

global cities indexA.T. Kearney’s

Sydney ranked 17th in the Index and 13th in the Outlook and shared the global top spot with Melbourne on environmental performance.

“Cities across the world are focusing not only on improving their economic growth, but also on holistic development which improves quality of life of the residents and makes it easier for businesses to operate,” says Nigel Andrade, head of A.T. Kearney Australia.

“Cities within Australia also compete with each other on these fronts. This healthy competition has seen Australian cities become prime examples of how cities can achieve sustainable growth on all fronts.

“With a relatively business-friendly environment, a robust regulatory system and a highly educated and diversified workforce, Australian cities are not only performing well today, but are likely to continue to succeed on the global stage for many years.”

This is the seventh edition of the Index and the third year for the Outlook.

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LeBron’s Father’s Day message is all about loving and dunking on his son


LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying Father’s Day in the best way possible — by celebrating one of his sons. 

Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son’s 10th birthday on Saturday.  

Aside from the telltale signs of a rich kid’s party (there were personalized football and soccer fields with his son’s name on them) we also get to see James dunking on his son’s friends and even chasing them around with water balloons.  Read more…

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Elon Musk’s Father’s Day was all sci-fi and tech, of course


Like many dads around the world, Elon Musk is spending his Father’s Day making bad dad jokes and receiving the gift wrapped fruits of being a good parent. 

First, Musk took to Twitter to let his kids (who must be sci-fi fans, too) know that he’s not just a space and electric car mogul, he’s also on the dark side of the Force. 

It’s time they knew …

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2017

Later, Musk seemed a little giddy when he posted a photo of a gift he received for Father’s Day: a luxurious, personalized iPhone case.  Read more…

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The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in


A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes. 

The ICO, short for initial coin offering, followed several similar, equally successful funding events, and the numbers are rising. Prediction market Augur raised around $5.2 million over two months in 2015; this year, its competitor Gnosis raised $12 million in just 15 minutes. 

And we could only be getting started. 

The initial coin offering (sometimes also called a token crowdsale) is, in certain ways, similar to an initial public offering. Instead of stock, in an ICO a company sells a number of cryptocurrency tokens.  Read more…

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days


If social media usage ever becomes an Olympic sport — which is truly not that unthinkable at the rate we’re moving — there will be but one participant worthy of a gold medal: Boomer Phelps.

The one-year-old son of Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole, first captured the hearts of America while cheering on his dad from the stands of the 2016 Rio Olympics in a massive pair of patriotic protective earmuffs.

Since then he’s learned to walk, mastered the art of eating solid foods, and amassed an impressive 785K followers on Instagram, bringing pure, undeniable joy to timelines across the world. Read more…

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Celtics have reportedly traded the first pick in the NBA Draft to the 76ers

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The blockbuster trade to shake up the 2017 NBA Draft now appears to be a go.

The Boston Celtics are trading the first pick in the upcoming NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to multiple reports. David Aldridge of TNT was the first to report that the deal would be completed on Monday.

The 76ers are expected to use the pick on point guard Markelle Fultz out of the University of Washington.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics will receive the third pick in this year’s draft and one more first-round pick in either the 2018 or 2019 draft.

While it is not clear yet whether the Celtics will add a first-round pick in 2018 or 2019, Boston does now have seven first-round draft picks in the next three drafts.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z reportedly welcome newborn twins, holy trinity complete


The queen of the Bey-hive is now officially a mother of three, according to the Daily News and Us Weekly

Us Weekly cited multiple sources for the news but included no other details. The couple are already parents to Blue Ivy, age 5. 

And it’s quite the Father’s Day for Jay-Z, who earlier this week also became the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. If the initial reports turn out to be true, it’ll be the second major announcement Beyonce has made on a Saturday night—her game-changing concept album Lemonade also dropped on a Saturday night.  Read more…

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Check out how easy it’ll be to hail one of Airbus’ conceptual autonomous flying taxis


Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. 

That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies.   

One of the busiest companies in the space is Airbus, which just dropped a new video of its autonomous flying taxi hailing project. The video is just a CG demo of the concept, but it’s still an exciting vision of the future of mobility.   Read more…

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