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Demi Lovato, Austin Wilson photographed holding hands after confirming relationship
They were photographed going for a stroll in LA.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere to step down
After more than seven years on the job, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is stepping down. The enigmatic executive will give way to current company president and COO Mike Sievert when Legere's contract expires at the end of April, T-Mobile announced Monday morning. Legere will remain a member of the company's board, with whom he worked with for some time to put together a succession plan. Legere is most identifiable as the face of T-Mobile's "Un-carrier" initiative, a years-long marketing campaign designed to make the carrier look a little more consumer-friendly than its competitors. Since its debut in 2013, the program has been used to justify the elimination of surprise fees in bills, complimentary subscriptions to Netflix, and so on. Read more...More about T Mobile, Sprint, Phones, John Legere, and Un Carrier
WH insists action on vaping still possible despite Trump pullback on announcement
The White House on Monday said that President Trump might still take action on vaping despite his pullback on an announcement over concerns of fallout with 2020 voters.
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Rumble Fitness co-founder files lawsuit against the buzzy boxing studio
Brian Ripka claims that current CEO Andrew Stenzler, with help from his wife Shari’s p.r. firm, has frozen him out of the company and smeared his name.
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Twins prospect found dead in his hotel room
The statement said Costello's teammates were "naturally devastated" by the news
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Redditor's attempt to take photo with her dog goes wonderfully wrong
Nine times out of 10, any attempt to take a photo with a canine companion will end in nothing but a blurry mess. But every once in a while, you strike gold. "Attempted to take a cute picture of me and my dog," wrote 33-year-old Reddit user Casey. "This was the result." Behold, photo perfection: That photo has gone viral in the r/funny subreddit, where it currently has over 32,000 upvotes. It's beautifully reminiscent of an old viral trend known as cat bearding, which was popular back in 2013. In case you were wondering, the dog in that picture is a miniature dachshund. His name is Bosco, but he also goes by Beans. And he takes a wonderful, wonderful photo. Read more...More about Dogs, Culture, Animals, and Web Culture
Yes, Tylenol is safe for pregnancy. Here's the right dosage
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Doctors consider Tylenol to be the safest over-the-counter pain medicine you can take while pregnant. Tylenol dosage is the same for pregnant and non-pregnant adults. Other pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen are not recommended by doctors for typical pregnancy aches and pains. This article was reviewed by Karen Duncan, MD, who is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. All the physical changes that come with pregnancy also come with new aches and pains. Whether it's headaches, fever, lower back pain, or aching feet, you don't have to grit your teeth through the pain. "There's no reason why someone should be in pain and suffer while pregnant," says Laura Laursen, a practicing OB-GYN in Chicago. "There are things we can do medically to bring you relief that are safe."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:When pregnancy cravings start and how long they lastYes, pregnancy can cause acne. Here's when you will breakout the worst and how to treat itCan dogs sense pregnancy? Research doesn't have a definite answer
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The FAA wants to completely change how it certifies planes after it vouched for the Boeing 737 Max before it crashed
REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been criticized for previously approving and vouching for the safety of Boeing's 737 Max before two deadly crashes. The agency now wants to dramatically change the way it certifies planes. Stephen Dickson, the FAA chief, told The Wall Street Journal he wants to prioritize pilot behavior in its certification process, and have more communication. The FAA previously outsourced a lot of its approval work to plane makers. Changing this could cost the federal government an extra $10 billion, The Journal reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could completely overhaul its plane-certification process after disastrous crashes of Boeing's 737 Max, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing the agency head. It follows criticism of the FAA, which outsourced many of its regulatory functions to manufacturers like Boeing, inviting accusations that it was insufficiently rigorous in its scrutiny.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What it takes to be a first-class flight attendant for EmiratesSee Also:Boeing is pressuring the FAA to clear the 737 Max to fly sooner, even as some airline staff beg not to be put back on itAmerican Airlines flight attendants have literally begged not to work on the Boeing 737 Max when it returns, union boss saysThe head of Southwest's pilots union says Boeing is trying to rush the 737 Max back into service out of 'arrogance'
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Moise Kean Slams Father's Criticism of Move from Juventus to Everton
Everton's Moise Kean has hit out at comments made by his own father, Biorou Jean Kean, after he said the striker's move to the Premier League was a "mistake...
When pregnancy cravings start and how long they last
Caroline Praderio / INSIDER At least half of pregnant women experience cravings at some point in their pregnancy. Pregnancy cravings can strike at any point, but they tend to peak in the second trimester. Aside from regular food cravings, it's possible to develop unusual cravings that could be red flags. This article was reviewed by Karen Duncan, MD, who is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pregnancy cravings are no joke. At least half of pregnant women experience cravings at some point in their pregnancy. Whether it's a hankering for salty, sweet, savory, or all of the above, cravings can be nearly impossible to ignore. When pregnancy cravings start "Cravings can start very early in pregnancy — before a woman even knows she's pregnant — and may last the entire pregnancy," says Erin Higgins, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Yes, Tylenol is safe for pregnancy. Here's the right dosageYes, pregnancy can cause acne. Here's when you will breakout the worst and how to treat itWhat you should eat and drink to get over the flu, according to doctors
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Airbnb wants to replace hotels at the Olympics
Airbnb and the International Olympic Committee announced a new partnership Monday that will expand the availability of housing in host cities and could reel in the ballooning costs of hosting the sport spectacle.
Kathie Lee Gifford’s daughter, Cassidy, is engaged to Ben Wierda
They announced the news on Instagram.
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Yes, pregnancy can cause acne. Here's when you will breakout the worst and how to treat it
frank60/Shutterstock Pregnancy acne can start anytime, but you're most likely to breakout the worst during your third trimester. If you had a history of severe acne before you became pregnant, then you have a higher risk of breaking out during pregnancy. If you want to treat your acne while you're still pregnant, discuss any and all options with your obstetrician first. This article was reviewed by Karen Duncan, MD, who is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. That coveted "pregnancy glow" may just be oily skin or a sign of an impending breakout. There's no one culprit to blame for what causes acne when you're pregnant, but dermatologists think that part of it has a lot to do with the same reason teenagers breakout: hormones. In particular, a type of hormone called androgens.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Can dogs sense pregnancy? Research doesn't have a definite answerA model didn't realize she was pregnant until she was giving birth, but 'cryptic pregnancies' happen more often than you might thinkYou can't sweat out a cold, and trying to could make it harder for you to recover
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Woman Who Got Entire Plane to Do a Festive Dance to Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Is a Travel Icon
A woman got an entire plane full of passengers to make air travel more interesting by leading the whole group in a performance of a choreographed routine to Wham’s seasonal hit “Last Christmas.” In a viral video, passengers on the flight can be seen fully committing to some excellent hand moves with the utmost panache.…
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What to know about the week 2 impeachment witnesses
Eight current or former Trump officials will testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump
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Mitch Trubisky’s disastrous season got sadder on Sunday night
After 58 mostly dispiriting minutes for the Bears offense, Mitch Trubisky was sent to the bench. NBC’s coverage included coach Matt Nagy huddling tightly with the Bears’ beleaguered third-year quarterback. seemingly explaining his decision to sit him in what would be a 17-7 loss to the Rams. Nagy and Trubisky would say afterwards that it...
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Trump says he will ‘strongly consider’ testifying at impeachment hearings
President Trump on Monday insisted he would “strongly consider” testifying at the impeachment hearings. Trump made the suggestion during a tweet attack on “Crazy, Do Nothing” House Speaker “Nervous Nancy Pelosi,” who challenged him to testify in interviews Sunday. “She also said I could do it in writing,” Trump said, calling the inquiry the “phony...
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Even a ceasefire in the US-China trade war might not be enough to spark corporate spending, analyst says
Reuters A ceasefire in the trade spat between the US and China might not be enough to spur a rebound in corporate spending, Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned in a note on November 15.  Businesses that have already pulled back on spending are likely wary of any deal because the original drivers of the trade war remain, the firm said.  According to BAML, the trade war has been an ongoing attempt to shrink the US trade deficit, but the effort has made little progress toward that goal.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. A US-China trade deal might not be enough to spark a recovery in corporate spending, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  The original drivers of the trade war remain despite the two sides inching closer to some form of a deal in recent weeks, the firm's analysts wrote Friday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single dayTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsUber's cofounders are starting to cash out. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before the company was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.
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Guide to streaming: from Disney+ to NBA League Pass and Crunchyroll
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French bridge collapse kills 15-year-old girl
Several feared missing after suspension bridge falls into river near ToulouseA 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in south-west France collapsed, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into the water, local authorities said.Four people were rescued but several others were feared missing after the collapse of the bridge between Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessières, 18 miles north of Toulouse, said the Haute-Garonne department’s security chief, Étienne Guyot. Continue reading...
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UK politicians call on Prince Andrew to give Jeffrey Epstein evidence to FBI
Prince Andrew is facing mounting political pressure to turn over evidence to US investigators related to his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Amid a huge backlash over his “car crash” BBC interview, a series of top UK politicians declared it time for the 59-year-old British royal to testify under oath to the FBI. “I...
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Now de-cluttering queen Marie Kondo wants to sell you stuff
First, she came for your clutter — now she wants to sell you housewares. Marie Kondo — who became a pop culture sensation with a series of books, YouTube tutorials and her hit “Tidying Up” Netflix series — launched an online shop Monday where you can stock up on candles, linen robes, kitchen and bath...
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Democrats Can't Fight Trumpism Without Fighting Billionaires
Deval Patrick is in. The former Massachusetts governor, responding to the fears of the Democratic establishment that the party’s aspirants are too left wing and that its moderate standard bearer, Joe Biden, is not up to the task of defeating Donald Trump, announced his candidacy for president in a video Thursday.After filing for the primary in New Hampshire, Patrick told reporters that "I think we have to be about how we bring people in, how we bring people along, and how we yield to the possibility that somebody else or even some of the party may have a good idea, as good or better than our own … That's the kind of leadership I have brought to settings in the private sector and the public sector, the kind of leadership I want to bring right now."But perhaps the most telling of Patrick’s remarks Thursday came later. "I don't think that wealth is the problem,” he said. “I think greed is the problem.”Patrick joined Bain Capital, the private-equity firm co-founded by the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after he left politics. He fulfills the hopes of those members of the Democratic establishment seeking a post-racial unifier who, unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, isn’t inclined to soak the rich. But Patrick’s claim that America’s divisions are unconnected to levels of income inequality unseen since the Gilded Age is profoundly naive. Partisan polarization, and the vitriol that accompanies it, is closely tied to the politics of artificial scarcity that entrenched concentrations of wealth create.In the December issue of The Atlantic, I wrote about how the yearning for reconciliation and an end to conflict between Northern and Southern whites after the Civil War paved the way for a retreat from the all-too brief attempt to create a multiracial democracy known as Reconstruction. After the Republicans abandoned their black constituency in the South, it would be another century before America committed to equal rights for all. As the historian David Blight has documented, a bipartisan commitment to white supremacy would cement sectional reunion.But if white supremacy provided the adhesive, economic factors would provide the incentive. At the close of the Civil War, the Republican Party functioned as an uneasy multiracial coalition between moderates and conservatives committed to a pro-capitalist Free Labor ideology; proto-progressives like Thaddeus Stevens, who sought an activist state to even the playing field between the haves and have nots; and black workers in the South who understood that implacable white opposition to their rights could not be ameliorated without government intervention.By 1872, many conservatives and moderates had already turned against Reconstruction, concluding that it had mistakenly placed ignorant freedmen with no understanding of liberty and self-government at the helm of corrupt southern governments. These Republicans backed the Liberal Republican Horace Greeley’s candidacy for president against incumbent Republican President Ulysses Grant, having come to believe, as the historian Heather Cox Richardson put it in Death of Reconstruction, “disaffected African-American workers were trying to control the government in order to gain through legislation what others had earned through hard work.”The Panic of 1873 would only exacerbate those fears. Although Grant prevailed in 1872, the Liberal Republican case against Reconstruction had gravely weakened Northern white support for the project. And although slavery was an anathema to the Free Labor ideal, so too were northern workers’ increasingly loud demands for income redistribution and economic regulation. That growing fear of, and contempt for, northern workers fit neatly with the belief that Reconstruction had gone too far. “Class and racial prejudices reinforced one another,” the historian Eric Foner wrote in Reconstruction, “as the reformers’ concern with distancing themselves from the lower orders at home went hand in hand with a growing insensitivity to the egalitarian aspirations of the former slaves.”The Panic of 1873 and the subsequent economic collapse not only led to the Democrats seizing the House for the first time since the Civil War, it produced a growing labor radicalism that confirmed moderate and conservative Republicans’ fear that democracy itself was threatened by the unwashed masses using government to take what their betters had earned.Just as the 2008 recession ushered in the election of the first black president, a subsequent white backlash, and a rebirth of left wing populism led by figures like Warren and Sanders, the economic hardships of the late 1870s inspired both worker activism and racist retrenchment. In times of economic hardship, it was not a difficult matter to discredit Reconstruction as an attempt to raise ignorant black laborers above white men who were entrepreneurial, responsible, and refined. Nor was it difficult to justify government intervention on behalf of big business while condemning such intervention on behalf of workers. The rich, after all, had earned it, or they wouldn’t be rich.Foner documents how former anti-slavery figures like Horace White of the Chicago Tribune “condemned agrarian and labor organizations for initiating ‘a communistic war upon vested rights and property,’ and insisted that universal suffrage had ‘cheapened the ballot’ by throwing political power into the hands of those influenced by the ‘harangues of demagogues.’” Anti-slavery publications like The Nation linked the Northern poor and Southern freedmen as members of a dangerous new ‘proletariat’ as different ‘from the population by which the Republic was founded, as if they belonged to a foreign nation.’” With Reconstruction ended, capital took advantage of the stability of its aftermath to expand convict leasing, a new regime of forced labor white southerners would impose to replace slavery and keep the region’s black labor force captive and suboordinate. Big industries—lumber, railroads, mining, and others—would take eager advantage of this system of neo-slavery to boost their profit margins.The end of Reconstruction coincided with the Republican retreat from civil rights. But that retreat was precipitated by deep-seated fears over workers north and south seeking labor reform, income redistribution, and regulation of industry. “The South sensed the willingness of Big Business, threatened by liberal revolt, labor upheaval and state interference, to make new alliance with organized Southern capital if assured that the tariff, banks and national debt, and above all, the new freedom of corporations, wouldnot be subjected to mass attack,” wrote W.E.B. Du Bois in Black Reconstruction. “Such a double bargain was more than agreeable to Southern leaders.” Racism not only threatens democracy and prosperity, it accrues tremendous benefits for those already leading lives of plenty.America’s political parties are now as polarized as they were at the end of Reconstruction. And just as at the end of Reconstruction, a multiracial party whose ranks include both frustrated workers and wealthy capitalists finds itself at a crossroads, with no certain options for healing the nation’s divides or its own. As ever, America’s gilded class regards the possibility of higher taxes and redistribution as a greater threat than a resurgent racist authoritarianism that imperils America’s still-young experiment in multiracial democracy. The latter, after all, does not jeopardize their profits.Into this divide steps Patrick, a man who went from poverty on Chicago’s South Side to the heights of both business and politics, practically an avatar of the old Free Labor ideal that animated the 19th-century Republican Party, an ideal whose blindness to how concentrations of wealth warp politics and society leaves it ill-equipped to deal with the threats to democracy and prosperity America currently faces. The paradox for Democrats is that the candidates who understand this appear less likely to prevail in the general election, and those who have yet to grasp it may be better positioned to unseat the president.In Polarized America, Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal argue that economic inequality and polarization reinforce each other. Economic suffering and ideology foment anger towards minorities, who are blamed for that economic suffering. The very wealthy exploit those divisions to sustain their streams of income, which in turn makes it less likely that redistributive legislation addressing that economic suffering can be passed.In the past, swings of political fortune have restored balance. But the alignment of the parties along cultural, racial and religious lines, and the geographical distribution of those divisions, have allowed the wealthy to exploit cultural resentments and countermajoritarian choke points in the American system to sustain a destructive stalemate.“Inequality and polarization are self-reinforcing,” McCarty told me. “The ideological polarization produces upward-redistributive policies or no policies, which exacerbates inequality.” As my colleague Annie Lowrey has written, “inequality is now driving a longevity gap, an educational-attainment gap, and a health gap. It lurks behind the country’s falling entrepreneurship rate, too. The country will not prosper through growth alone, but only through sharing its prosperity more widely.” Neither the polarization that afflicts American politics, nor the economic hardships that income inequality produces, can be alleviated without the wealthy sharing the bounty they could not possess absent the hard work of those who continue to suffer.Laws cannot purge greed from the hearts of men and women any more than they can purge racism. But just as civil-rights laws can address the material effects of discrimination, so, too, can public policy ameliorate the politics of false scarcity that helps turn Americans against one another. But those who would seek to resolve these conflicts must recognize that the rise of Trumpism and income inequality are linked—and Patrick’s opening announcement, and his role as an avatar of the Democratic establishment, suggest neither he nor his benefactors are capable of doing so. Greed will always plague humanity, but Gilded Age levels of income inequality are a choice. Any politics of unity that fails to deal with that fact will ultimately fail.
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A proposed German law would require Apple to enable third parties to use its NFC technology
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. If enacted, the rule would require operators of electronic money infrastructure to offer access to other firms for a fee, Reuters reports. It has been passed by German Parliament but must still be approved by its upper house, and would take effect in early 2020, according to Engadget. The law should directly impact Apple Pay because Apple doesn't currently enable other companies to use the iPhone's and Apple Watch's NFC technology, which allows the mobile wallet to facilitate contactless payments. Apple is claiming that the law could weaken data protection, security of financial information, and user friendliness, per Finextra. These concerns may stem from the risks of unknown and potentially unvetted firms accessing Apple devices' NFC technology and attempting to steal consumers' information or not protecting that data appropriately. However, Android devices already offer third parties access to their NFC technology, so this may be a problem that can be addressed.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Lemonade postponed its plans to go public this year due to concerns about current market conditionsFraud is top of mind for consumers going into the holiday seasonStarling has hit the 1 million account milestone, placing it among the three most successful UK neobanks
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Is Stepping Down
T-Mobile has announced John Legere, the company’s CEO since 2012, will step down on April 30, 2020. Mike Sievert, current COO, will become CEO, and Legere will remain a member of the company’s board. The executive shakeup comes as T-Mobile and Sprint move to finalize a $26 billion merger.Read more...
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Record flooding in Venice threatens historical treasures
Parts of Venice were damaged by the most severe high waters the city has seen in over half a century, with six-foot high tide levels engulfing 85% of its streets and buildings, some of which are of tremendous cultural value. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
College apologises after vegan outcry over use of sheep in naked calendar
Vets say students were holding sheep in safe way but vegans call image ‘disturbing’The principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has apologised after vegan activists complained about a naked calendar featuring an image of several students posing with sheep.The college said the calendar would still be published but the “ethically challenged” image would be removed. Continue reading...
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Highway to hell: the rise and fall of the car
Transforming everything from cities to the climate, the car is perhaps the most important designed object of the 20th century. Our critic travels to the Detroit plant where it all beganA whoop of exhilaration surges through the audience as a pick-up truck rises on to the stage through a trapdoor, its gleaming streamlined body emerging through swirling clouds of dry ice. There are laser beams and pounding rock music as a pair of robotic arms mime the balletic movements of welding and spraying its bodywork. A blast of air comes from a hidden bank of fans and a dramatic rumble shakes our seats. This, a thunderous voice tells us, is the Ford F-150 pick-up, officially the best-selling vehicle in US history.I am watching this spectacle in the 4D cinema of Ford’s River Rouge factory in Detroit, where the whooping audience taking the tour of the plant is being treated to a story that, unlikely as it sounds, has all the drama of a Hollywood movie. This factory changed not only mechanised production, but the world as we know it. Boasting its own docks, an electricity plant, a steel mill and a whopping 100 miles of railroad track, River Rouge was the biggest factory in the world when it opened in 1928. It even had its own fire stations, a police force and a fully staffed hospital. During the depths of the great depression, it still managed to employ 100,000 people. Continue reading...
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Samsung has multiple new camera modes in the works for future phones, code suggests
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Code discovered in the latest version of Samsung’s camera app suggests that the South Korean electronics giant is working on a host of new camera modes for its phones, XDA-Developers reports. These include a new Director’s View mode that could let you quickly preview and switch between different lenses as well as a new Night Hyperlapse, Vertical Panorama, “Single Take Photo,” and Custom Filter options. The Director’s View mode sounds particularly interesting. XDA-Developers speculates that you’ll be able to preview or even film from multiple camera sensors simultaneously and then tap on thumbnails to the left and right of the screen to switch between different lenses and subject close-ups. Working to break Apple and Google’s camera... Continue reading…
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Christine Blasey Ford says she's 'thankful' to have started a national conversation about sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford, whose allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh rocked his confirmation hearing last year, said Sunday that although coming forward to tell her story was traumatic, she's "thankful" it started a larger conversation about the subject.
9-year-old boy ‘fighting for his life’ after San Diego murder-suicide: relatives
A 9-year-old San Diego boy who survived a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of his parents and three brothers is clinging to life, relatives said. The boy, Ezequiel Valdivia, was “fighting for his life” in an intensive care unit at a hospital late Saturday after the early-morning shooting at the family’s home in San Diego’s...
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St eases from record levels at open after report dents trade optimism
Wall Street's main stock indexes eased from record highs at the open on Monday after a report stoked concerns that a U.S.-China trade deal might not get through.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere will step down
T-Mobile announced Monday that CEO John Legere will be stepping down at the end of next April after his contract expires. - RSS Channel
Roy Keane Says Marcus Rashford Is 'Back to His Best' After England Goals
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Marcus Rashford is "back to his best" following his performances for England during the November international break...
Hong Kong protesters confront police to try to free campus allies
Hong Kong police used tear gas and water cannon on Monday against protesters who tried to break through cordons and reach a university at the centre of a week-long standoff between demonstrators and law enforcement.
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The UK Labour Party plans to nationalize British Telecom
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Just weeks before the December 12 UK General election, the Labour Party announced plans to provide free, nationwide full-fiber broadband access by 2030, according to the Financial Times. Should it come to power, a Labour government would allocate £20 billion ($26 billion) to kick-start the nationalization process, which would see the government purchase divisions within Brittish Telecom (BT), including Openreach and portions of BT Technology, BT Enterprise, and BT Consumer. Labour plans to tax big tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay for network upkeep — an estimated £230 million ($297 million) per year. Though far from a certainty, the plan poses a major operational disruption for the likes of Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone, which rely on BT's Openreach network. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Nike is ending its pilot with AmazonGoogle is planning to break into banking with new checking account offeringsSnap's Spectacles 3 targets influencers rather than average consumers
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Count down to Black Friday with this half-price air fryer on Amazon
TL;DR: The Philips HD9220/20 air fryer is on sale for £99.99 on Amazon, saving you 50% on list price. Amazon is counting down the days to its Black Friday sale with its "Countdown to Black Friday Sale." It's not the most imaginative title we've ever seen, but you get the idea. Shoppers can now save on a wide range of products from some of the biggest brands, and whilst we're expecting most of the best deals to drop closer to Nov. 29, you can still pick up a bargain if you look closely. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? There are a number of deals to consider, but perhaps the most impressive is the discounted Philips HD9220/20 air fryer. This device is usually listed at £200, but is now available for just £99.99 on Amazon. This half-price deal doesn't have a deadline, so it's unlikely to drop any further. Read more...More about Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Air Fryer, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At Polytech University Campus
As clashes intensified, protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs at the authorities — and police used tear gas and water cannons.
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After Google acquisition, some Fitbit users worry about privacy
The trend of people throwing or threatening to throw out their Fitbit devices comes as Google faces a perception problem that has spanned everyday users and regulators.
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Documentary explores why black girls are punished more at school
Research shows black girls are much more likely to be punished in school than white girls. As part of our School Matters series, we spoke to a 13-year-old who says she was dragged outside and left in the cold by her teacher in the second grade.
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Italian art police arrest 23 over archeological artefacts trafficking
Raids in four countries, including the UK, as part of operation to recover relics stolen in CalabriaItalian art police have searched houses and buildings in four countries, including Britain, and arrested 23 people on charges of trafficking archeological artefacts.The Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, a branch of the Italian carabinieri responsible for combatting art and antiquities crimes, believe the suspects are members of an criminal gang operating in Calabria that trafficked ancient items, such as antique jars, jewellery and vases from the 4th and 2nd century BC and worth millions of euros. Continue reading...
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Bloomberg apologizes for 'stop-and-frisk' police practice
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reversing his long-standing support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run.
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You Should Make Mufasa Your Lock Screen
When he’s spent too much time in his underwear playing video games—or watching other people play video games on YouTube—my friend Cole imagines his grandfather sighing, rolling his eyes, saying “I fought in a war for this?”Read more...
10 fears you need to let go of to move forward in your life
Getty Images Psychotherapist Amy Morin — who wrote the book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" — wants you to know which 10 fears might be holding you back in life. Morin says that she sees a lot of people work so hard to prevent themselves from ever feeling anxious that they actually develop depression. Some of the problematic fears identified by Morin are: uncertainty, being judged, and failure. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether your fears involve your relationship, career, death, or discomfort, staying inside your comfort zone will ensure you live a small life. In fact, as a therapist, I see a lot of people work so hard to prevent themselves from ever feeling anxious that they actually develop depression. Their efforts to make themselves stay comfortable inadvertently backfire. They live boring, safe lives that are void of the risk and excitement they need to feel fully alive. Here are the top 10 fears that hold people back in life.1. Change South_agency/Getty Images We live in an ever-changing world, and it is happening more rapidly than ever before. Despite this fact, however, there are many people who fear change, and so they resist it. This can cause you to miss out on many good opportunities that come your way. You run the risk of being stagnant and staying stuck in a rut when you avoid change. 2. Loneliness Carlos Barria/Reuters The fear of loneliness can sometimes cause people to resist living alone or even stay in bad relationships. Or, the fear of loneliness can cause people to obsessively use social media to the extent that they miss out on making face-to-face connections. And while it's smart to ward off loneliness (studies show it's just as harmful to your health as smoking), it's important to surround yourself with healthy people and healthy social interactions. 3. Failure Richard Drew/AP One of the most common fears on earth is the fear of failure. It's embarrassing to fail. And it may reinforce your beliefs that you don't measure up. You also might avoid doing anything where success isn't guaranteed. Ultimately, you'll miss out on all the life lessons and opportunities that might help you find success. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to scienceVirtual kitchens are poised to disrupt the restaurant industry — and VCs say it's a smart investmentIt's time to kick your adult children off of your family phone plan — here's how to do it right
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The best pre-Black Friday 4K TV deals in the UK this week
Amazon has just dropped its "Countdown to Black Friday Sale" with deals on absolutely everything, including 4K TVs. You can save on a bunch of different models from top brands like Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia, Hisense, and Panasonic. There might be more deals to come, but you could save yourself a whole lot of time and money by shopping now. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? We have taken the time trawl through this sale to bring you the very best of these deals, so you can get exactly what you want at a low price. We're nice like that. Read more...More about 4k Tv, Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Wrexham voters: tell us which issues will decide this election
The Guardian’s Steven Morris is reporting from the constituency of Wrexham to find out what issues people there care about most – and he wants your helpThe Guardian will be reporting from Wrexham in north Wales ahead of the General Election, as part of a series of pieces from across the country focused on finding out what matters to the people who live there.The Tories are hoping to make dramatic gains in Wales – traditionally a Labour stronghold. One of the main battlegrounds is Wrexham. Labour has won here in north Wales since 1935 but at the 2017 election the majority for Ian Lucas was only 1,832. Continue reading...
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