Lifestyle

New York City, August 16, 2017

★★★★ A woman in a bikini didn’t wait for the morning sun to reach the couches or lounges on her building’s roofdeck, but sat up in a straight chair on the side walkway where the rays were already shining. The light was clear and the air had dried. Thin clouds showed up to mitigate the […]

Business

Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting

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Ethereum-based initial coin offerings (ICOs) are popping up every day, but everyone is still waiting for that killer service that really proves to the world that blockchain-based businesses are the future. 

An upcoming token by esports betting platform Unikrn may not be the ultimate answer to that question, but it is one of the most natural uses of the blockchain architecture I’ve seen so far.

Unikrn’s UnikoinGold token will be, simply put, a currency for betting on esports events. The company already launched a virtual coin called Unikoin in 2015, but it was essentially a virtual currency which could not be bought or traded — you could only get it directly from Unikrn.  Read more…

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Business

Leaked images might show the iPhone 8’s wireless charging setup

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This year’s upcoming iPhone 8 product line is widely expected to be Apple’s first generation of smartphones to feature wireless charging capabilities, finally freeing up iOS users from their Lightning cords — and we might just have gotten a good look at what the accessories that will provide that power might look like.    

New images that allegedly show off some of Apple’s charging pad’s internal components popped up online, giving us a peek what could possibly be coming later this year when the company is expected to unveil three new glass-backed phones — the premium iPhone 8, the iPhone 7S, and 7S Plus — that offer inductive charging using the Qi standard. That means that the phones will only charge when they’re actually touching the surface of a specialized charging pad.  Read more…

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Art

One Art Lover’s Crusade To Catalog The World

If you’re a famous dead artist, nothing welcomes you to the canon quite like someone sitting down and meticulously recording every piece of art you ever made. These records become a compendium, often several volumes long, called a catalogue raisonné. Such a catalog can itself represent the life’s work of the scholar who compiles it. […]

Entertainment

How to Make It in Theater: A Quick Guide By the ‘West Side Story’ Cast

Somewhere in the back of my mind, there’s a child’s dream to be onstage. Growing up seeing Lea Salonga and Monique Wilson make it big here and abroad, theater acting seemed alluring. Beyond it, however, is a rigorous life. Behind success, there are always stories of long nights and self-doubt. To be able to face […]

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Fashion

How Kylie Verzosa Is Swinging Her Caped Dress

Superheroes aren’t the only ones who wear capes, sometimes ordinary people do too. But we don’t always go for the red ones that Superman is known for. These capes can be seen on outerwear or incorporated with our tops and dresses. Fall/winter 2017 runways showcased pieces with capes from Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Chanel. […]

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Business

What 21 famous companies’ archaic websites looked like when they launched

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Your favourite brands haven’t always had the sleek, user-friendly interfaces you’re used to today.

Everyone must start from somewhere, even the likes of Amazon and McDonald’s.

Unfortunately, most of the resulting efforts were pretty terrible. There was no winning model to follow, so designers were left stabbing in the dark.

We used a combination of images from Educational consultants Essayroo and the Wayback Machine, which archives old websites, to dig up some of the most basic sites brands like Coca-Cola and Booking.com had when they first launched.

Scroll down to laugh at their primitiveness, ordered by launch date.

An earlier version of this article was written by Will Heilpern.

Amazon: 1995

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McDonalds: 1996

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Burger King: 1996

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