Want to Be the Queen’s Social Media Manager? She’s Hiring.

May 17, 2019

That old adage that even the queen puts her shoes on one at a time is meant to make us feel like we’re all relatable on some level. But, c’mon, the queen is the freaking queen. What could she possibly have in common with us plebs? Well, for one, she’s all about racking up those likes and […]

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Apple releases 12.3 software update for HomePod

May 14, 2019

Apple has released a minor update to HomePod alongside the launch of iOS 12.3 on Monday, adding support for “joining some types of enterprise networks that require credentials.” Asides from the updates for enterprise networks, the 12.3 software update doesn’t appear to add any new functionality or Siri capabilities to HomePod. The new update will automatically […]

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Festivals worth traveling to this summer

May 14, 2019

May is the kick-off month for a packed spring and summer schedule of music, dance, food and theater festivals, museum exhibit openings and city-wide parties. Many will likely be happening right in your city, but here are a handful that could be worth planning a trip around. Jazz in Atlanta Atlanta Jazz Festival Source: Matt […]

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Documentary sheds light on untold story of 400,000 Ottoman migrants to US

May 13, 2019

A documentary directed by Turkish filmmaker Mesut Gengeç explains the story of 400,000 Ottoman citizens who migrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shedding light on the details of the rarely-spoken migration, which involved dire travel conditions, sickness and even death for some. Gengeç was inspired to make the documentary titled “The […]

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Famed Kerala Temple Festival Faces ‘Elephantine’ Problem

May 13, 2019

The Kerala government’s decision not to allow a 54-year-old elephant to feature in a prominent temple festival here has led to a boycott of all events by the elephant owners, a move likely to play spoilsport in the famed ‘Pooram’ festivities. This year’s Pooram festivities take place on May 13. The tusker, called ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’, […]

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Festivals claim the description ‘festival tent’ implies they’re single-use

May 11, 2019

It’s the moment many of us dread at the end of every festival – taking down your tent and packing it up. This is perhaps one reason why more than 250,000 tents get left behind in UK fields from Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds. Now, more than 60 independent festivals are urging shops to stop […]

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Pakistan’s ISI Snoops On Its Own Citizens In Bid To Control Social Media

May 11, 2019

Pakistan’s military and spy agency ISI began targetting citizens on social media since June 2018 ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan’s government and its spy agency ISI have started snooping on its own people. Threats, arrests, blocked accounts and restricted posts — Big Brother is watching more closely than ever across Pakistan, as authorities accelerate efforts to censor social […]

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Ingenious Gadgets, Complex Challenges At All-New Spy Museum

May 10, 2019

A lipstick pistol, a button-hole camera, a lethal umbrella and an authentic waterboarding table: the espionage world’s heroic, ingenious and sordid sides are all on show in Washington’s all-new, much-expanded International Spy Museum. The hugely popular showplace that once conjured James Bond and Austin Powers as much as it did actual life-and-death Cold War intrigue […]

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Windows 10: Microsoft is bringing back one of Windows 95’s most popular features

May 10, 2019

Microsoft is rebooting and open sourcing PowerToys, the Windows 95 utilities that brought power users the popular Tweak UI, which allowed users to manipulate the Windows user interface, and over a dozen other tools. Microsoft is planning to publish previews of PowerToys utilities via GitHub this summer, along with the source code under an MIT license, […]

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20 great boutique music festivals in Europe for 2019

May 7, 2019

 Spinning tops … Meadows in the Mountains festival, Bulgaria Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria Bulgaria’s Rhodope mountains, close to the Greek border, make an atmospheric setting for this multi-genre music festival. It’s a scenic escape with four stages showcasing underground electronic music and acoustic bands, plus zip-lining, a giant hammock in the forest, yoga and […]

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