Day: June 16, 2017

Lorde’s second coming: ‘Pop music is my number one inspiration’

June 16, 2017

There’s a lyric on Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, which catches the ear. It runs, “bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark,” and it’s tart, taut and right. It sounds like the work of someone who has learned the power of words. There are plenty more standouts where that one came […]

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NASCAR's first lady of racing Louise Smith is the inspiration for 'Barnstormer' in 'Cars 3'

June 16, 2017

“Cars 3” character Louise “Barnstormer” Nash was inspired by real-life racer Louise Smith. Before Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick, there was Louise Smith — pioneering race car driver and NASCAR legend. As the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999, the “Good ‘Ol’ Gal” from Greenville, South Carolina, is also the inspiration […]

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'Marketing Is About Inspiration': CMO Leadership Talk With Telefónica/O2's Nina Bibby

June 16, 2017

What makes a successful marketing leader? In this interview series, I’m meeting up with leading CMOs to discuss the secrets of marketing leadership: what works, and what doesn’t. This time: Nina Bibby, CMO of Telefonica UK (O2). Thomas Barta: Hi, Nina. I always like to start off with a simple question: What’s great about being a […]

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CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

June 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring […]

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Ashly Burch 'Heartbroken' She Won't Play Chloe In Life Is Strange Prequel

June 16, 2017

As the longest strike in Screen Actors Guild history chugs on, video game voice actors are making painful career sacrifices to show solidarity with their union. 234 days into the strike, after Microsoft announced Life Is Strange: Before The Storm, fans immediately sussed out that award-winning voice actress and SAG-AFTRA member Ashly Burch will not […]

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On Shania Twain's 'Life's About to Get Good,' We Have No Choice But to Take Her Word for It

June 16, 2017

There’s something just so inherently delightful about the prospect of a brand-new Shania Twain single, from an upcoming brand-new Shania Twain album, in 2017. The last time Shania released an album, LeBron James had yet to even make his NBA debut, and after endless false-start rumors and reported delays, it was starting to look like […]

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Unesco declares Garden Route biosphere reserve; S Africa

June 16, 2017

Johannesburg, Jun 15 (PTI) The South African government has welcomed the declaration of the scenic Garden Route in its Western Cape province as a Unesco biosphere reserve. Unesco members voted in favour of the inclusion of the Garden Route as a biosphere reserve at a meeting in Paris today. “The positive response to the application […]

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'They've built a garden in the middle of a cyclone': House Rules couples marvel at their renovated yards after devastating Queensland storms halted production

June 16, 2017

The devastation caused by Queensland’s Cyclone Debbie forced House Rules to halt production last episode. But with everything back on schedule on Sunday, the contestants were able to continue with their next challenge- executing two stunning garden makeovers. In a sneak peak released this Friday, the couples were overjoyed to witness their brand new yards […]

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The Roomba Creator’s New Robot Automatically Weeds Your Garden

June 16, 2017

When iRobot’s Roomba was introduced in 2002, it looked like humanity’s first step into living like The Jetsons. People couldn’t believe that for a few hundred bucks you could buy a robot that would vacuum your floors. After the Roomba’s success, its creator, Joe Jones, would invent iRobot’s Scooba, and his new start-up has just changed gardening […]

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How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Android, iPhone

June 16, 2017

WhatsApp is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and 200 million in India alone. In fact, it is probably one of the first apps anyone in India downloads when they get a new smartphone as it has become the default means of texting in the country. However, it can become an annoyance too […]

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