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Cause of death revealed for ‘Seinfeld’ actor Charles Levin

Suicide and foul play were ruled out as new details emerged after the 70-year-old actor was found dead July 8.
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Here's what happened when Mythbusters let bulls loose in a china shop
Merriam-Webster defines "bull in a china shop" as "a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior." But Mythbusters actually let a bull loose in a china shop and learned that bulls are . . . "very careful" of the china. When the team released more and more bulls amidst the shelving, the bulls just continued to diligently avoid bumping into anything: (Via Robin Sloan and lenazun.) Read the rest
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The Morning After: Google Stadia's launch game line-up gets a big boost
Hey, good morning! We kick off the week with the launch of Google's much-publicized Stadia streaming game service tomorrow, with the company fleshing out the launch line-up with an extra 10 games -- although none of them are particularly new, and non...
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President Trump Is Terrified That Banning Flavored Vapes Might Cost Him Votes
President Donald Trump insisted back in September that he would soon ban flavored vape products in an effort to make them less appealing to children. But the ban is almost certainly dead, if the latest anonymous reports cascading out of the White House can be believed.Read more...
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Logitech’s Adaptive Gaming Kit is a cheaper way in to accessible gaming
Image: Logitech Logitech’s new Adaptive Gaming Kit is a collection of 12 buttons and triggers designed to work with Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller to make gaming more accessible to people with disabilities. The buttons plug into the Adaptive Controller’s 3.5mm jacks, the triggers plug in via USB, and all of them can then be mapped to different controller functions to play Xbox or PC games. Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller has supported third-party inputs like these since launch, but Logitech’s bundle is a far more affordable way to get yourself kitted out with a wide range of accessories. Previously, individual buttons could cost almost $50 each when bought directly from Microsoft. Logitech’s kit, meanwhile, includes three small buttons, three... Continue reading…
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Prince Andrew told the Queen his car-crash BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein was a 'great success' and will end criticism of him, reports say
Youtube/BBC Newsnight Sources close to Prince Andrew said he thought his high-stakes interview with the BBC over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein went well, according to British media. Anonymous quotes from allies of the prince in The Sun and Daily Mail said he told his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, it was a "great success" and would put to rest criticism of him. That assessment is starkly at odds with most reaction to the interview, which was widely described as a car-crash, and has instead intensified attacks on Andrew. The most salient criticism is that he did not express sympathy for the victims of Epstein's sex-trafficking. Many also found implausible his alibi of not having had sex with Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre because he was otherwise occupied at a Pizza Express in suburban England. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Prince Andrew told his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, that his car-crash interview with the BBC was "mission accomplished" and "will end criticism of him," according to reports in British media. A source close to the Prince referred told The Sun newspaper that he referred to the interview, on his friendship with the dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, as "a great success" in a conversation at church on Sunday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a failed IPO. Here's how the company makes money.See Also:THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunityI'm a financial planner, and here's the best advice I can give you about getting help with your moneyUber's co-founders are starting to cash out of the ride-hailing giant. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before it was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.
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Deadly attack at a football watch party in California
At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California on Sunday night.
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Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to country's same-sex and abortion laws
A leading Australian rugby player has suggested that Australia's bushfires and droughts are punishments from God for the country's country's same-sex and abortion laws.
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‘Ford v Ferrari’ races to No. 1 at the box office
NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview mirror, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its leads,...
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The Las Vegas marathon featured a run through wedding
Billed as "the ultimate chance to proclaim your love in an unforgettable, 'only in Vegas' experience," last weekend's Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas marathon featured a Run Thru Wedding at mile 2.7. It's an annual tradition, and pretty appealing to anyone who has struggled planning a big wedding: “The ceremony was very quick, but I couldn’t have asked for more” Here are some of the happy couples: Only on the #StripatNight... Congratulations to all the couples who got married and renewed their vows tonight at the 2019 Run Thru Wedding!
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A celebrity deepfake roundtable with Tom Cruise and Jeff Goldblum is as weird as it sounds
The film site Collider has created a deepfake roundtable that has to be seen to be (dis)believed. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., George Lucas, Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Goldblum, and while it’s an obvious fake, it’s also a pretty entertaining one. We’ve really gone to a strange place in the uncanny valley. The key ingredient is the use of celebrity impersonators to provide the base performance for each fake. Then with the help of machine learning, the impersonators’ faces are overlaid with those of their Hollywood targets. The results aren’t perfect (just look at the mismatch with the lighting on fake Tom Cruise, for example) but they’re certainly compelling. You can get an idea of what the actors looked like before and after... Continue reading…
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4 dead, 6 injured after 'unknown suspects' invaded California 'family gathering': What we know
Four people were killed and six people were injured after "unknown suspects" snuck into a "friend and family gathering" in Fresno, Calif, police said.      
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Russian internet giant grants veto powers to Kremlin-linked body
Yandex agrees to corporate restructuring in move likely to increase government oversight Yandex, the Russian search giant, has agreed to a corporate restructuring that will grant a veto over key company decisions – such as those covering the security of personal data and intellectual property – to a body with close government ties.The decision to offer a “golden share” to the newly-formed Fund for Public Interest (FIP) to “defend the country’s interests” is likely to increase Kremlin oversight of Yandex, Russia’s largest internet company. Continue reading...
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Members of both parties see impeachment as a political winner in 2020, new poll finds
• Analysis: Why the GOP lost another red state • Opinion: Trump's magic is evaporating on the campaign trail • Watch: Buttigieg reacts to his spiking poll numbers
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Iran says security forces may act against gas price protests
Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazil has said security forces will act against those protesting a nationwide increase in gas prices if the "vandalism" continues, according to state-run Press TV.
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A former Rugby Australia player said the 6 deaths caused by the country's wildfires are 'God's judgement' for legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion
Getty Israel Folau says the deaths of six people in wildfires across the Australia's east coast are "God's judgement" for the legalization of same-sex marriage and abortion. The 30-year-old, who was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for making anti-gay comments on social media, made the claim during a sermon at his local church on Saturday. "God is speaking to you guys," he told a crowd at the Truth of Jesus Christ Church, Sydney. "You need to repent and take these laws and turn it back into following what is right by God." At least six people have died and more than 300 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales, according to the BBC, but Folau says there is more to come. "What you see right now, it's only a little taste of God's judgement." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A former Australian rugby player says the deaths of six people in wildfires across the nation's east coast are "God's judgement" for the legalization of same-sex marriage and abortion. Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia in May after saying "hell awaits" homosexuals on social media, made the claim during a sermon at his local church on Saturday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:One of the best young stars in tennis denied cheating after a camera appeared to catch him breaking the rules by using his phoneJorge Masvidal will be in for a rude awakening if he manages to coax Canelo Alvarez into a lucrative crossover boxing matchChelsea FC players have to pay $25,000 every time they're late for training, according to a leaked list of the club's fines
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Matthew Perry shared a meme comparing Chandler's dance moves to Joaquin Phoenix's in 'Joker': 'You're welcome'
Matthew Perry/Twitter Matthew Perry tweeted a side-by-side meme of his "Friends" character Chandler Bing's dance moves being compared to Joaquin Phoenix's in "Joker." The meme entitled "cinematic parallels" shows Chandler dancing around in a similar style to the Joker's iconic Bronx staircase scene. Claiming he may have been a source of inspiration, Perry captioned the tweet: "You're welcome." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matthew Perry shared a meme on Twitter of his "Friends" character Chandler Bing dancing around in a similar style to Joaquin Phoenix's incarnation of the Joker. Perry shared the side-by-side comparison entitled "cinematic parallels" with the caption: "You're welcome." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:John Lewis' 2019 Christmas ad featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon will melt your icy heartJennifer Lopez said 'the Bronx came out' when a director 'wanted to see my boobs' off-setHugh Jackman congratulated John Legend on winning People's Sexiest Man Alive with a classic jab at Ryan Reynolds
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There's not a lot that this Ninja multi-cooker can't handle
TL;DR: The versatile Ninja multi-cooker is on sale for £179.99 on Amazon, saving you 22% on list price. The festive period can be frenetic, and feeding the whole family can sometimes seem like a military operation. Nobody has the time to stop and carefully prepare a homemade dinner when the house is in meltdown. This is why multi-cookers exist. You can quickly and easily create delicious one-pot meals, sides, and desserts with the touch of a button. There is basically nothing that you can't create. Homemade yoghurt, dried fruit, freshly baked cakes, pulled pork, aromatic curries, and roast chicken is all on the menu with a multi-cooker. Read more...More about Ninja, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Multi Cookers
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Britain remains 'seriously concerned' about Hong Kong violence: PM spokesman
Britain remains "seriously concerned" by escalating violence in Hong Kong and urges the authorities to agree "to a path to resolve the situation", a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
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VW CEO says new ID.3 car 40% cheaper to build than electric Golf
Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric vehicle will be 40% cheaper to build than the electric version of its Golf model, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told investors on Monday.
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Ukraine confirms Russia returning three captured naval ships
Ukraine's military confirmed on Monday that Russia is returning three Ukrainian naval ships that it captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.
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Iran shut down citizens’ internet access following protests over fuel pricing
Over the weekend, people in Iran experienced slowing internet until finally, on Saturday, the country’s internet and access to mobile data was almost completely shut off by the Iranian government. According to NetBlocks — a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and the governance of the internet in countries such as Africa, Iraq, and Turkey — the blackout occurred soon after the widespread and escalating protest against the 50 percent increase in fuel prices across the country.  Confirmed: #Iran is now in the midst of a near-total national internet shutdown; realtime network data show connectivity at 7% of ordinary levels after… This story continues at The Next Web
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15-year-old boy held over murders of two teenagers in Milton Keynes
Boy, the fourth to be charged, has been remanded in custody and also accused of two charges of attempted murderA 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody accused of the murders of teenagers Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice at a house party in Milton Keynes.The boy, from Milton Keynes, is also accused of two charges of attempted murder at the house in Emerson Valley on 19 October this year. Continue reading...
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China aims to reduce its dependence on America by 'decoupling' from the dollar, ANZ bank says
China is trying to reduce its dependency on America by moving away from the dollar.  According to ANZ economists, the Asian superpower upped its reserves of other foreign currencies in order to be less dollar-dependent.  The dollar-pegged yuan became a trade war weapon in August when China loosened the peg, letting the currency fall.  View Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  China is trying to reduce its dependency on America. According to analysts at ANZ, the trade war is causing the world's second-biggest economy to move away from the dollar, and instead upping its holdings of other foreign currencies.  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:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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A zoo owner in Russian-controlled Crimea put 30 bears up for adoption, saying he will have to shoot them if nobody comes forward
YouTube/Oleg Zubkov The owner of a zoo in Crimea has put 30 bears up for adoption in an attempt to save them from euthanasia because he can't afford to keep them. Oleg Zubkov — known as "Lion Man" — founded the Taigan Lion Park in the city of Simferopol in 2006 to house ex-circus and captivity animals. But opposition from local authorities and slumping ticket sales mean he can't afford to feed the some 2,500 wild bears, lions, and tigers in his care. "Bears are just the first stage. Eventually, there will be a sale of the rest of my collection," Zubkov said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  The owner of a zoo in Russian-controlled Crimea has put up 30 bears for adoption, saying he can't afford to feed them and will have to put them down if new homes can't be found. Oleg Zubkov founded the Taigan Lion Park in the city of Simferopol in 2006 to house ex-circus and captivity animals, but has struggled to keep the park financially viable in recent years.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Video shows New Zealand man accused of murdering 21-year-old backpacker on a Tinder date moving a suitcase said to contain her bodyThe US is being hit by a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least 6 people and could break 100 temperature recordsVideo shows tourists and locals wading through thigh-deep water in Venice during its worst flooding in more than 50 years
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Emirates announces $16 billion order for 50 Airbus A350 planes
Dubai state-owned airline Emirates said on Monday it had placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350 jets worth $16 billion at list prices.
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4 killed, 6 wounded in California football party shooting
Four people were killed and six more wounded when "unknown suspects" sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place on the Fresno's southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, police said.
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Steve Walsh Told Jose Mourinho to Be 'Careful' About 'Big Baby' Romelu Lukaku
Former Everton director of football Steve Walsh said he warned ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that Romelu Lukaku was a "big baby" when the Belgium international moved between the two clubs...
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AP Top Stories November 18 A
Here's the latest for Monday November 18th: 10 shot at party in Fresno, California; Protesters, police clash in Hong Kong; Biden says impeachment inquiry proves he can beat Trump; Samoa declares emergency over measles.      
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Amazon trims Fresh grocery delivery charges in Germany
(This Nov. 4 corrects to clarify reduction applies to Amazon Fresh service only, in headline and paragraphs 1,3,5)
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Bridge collapse in France leaves one dead and several injured
One person was killed and several were injured after a bridge collapsed in southwest France on Monday, according to the Haut-Garonne fire brigade.
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Haim turns people's terrible mornings into hilariously dorky songs
Haim could sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and it'd still be a bop.  Which is probably why BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James asked the trio to turn listeners' songs into catchy songs.  Take Autumn's story, for instance. This caller recounted a miserable ordeal to James — she ran out of petrol, her car broke down, and she had to ring up her dad Gareth to come rescue her. Enter Haim, songstresses extraordinaire, who turned this terrible anecdote into a hilariously dorky yet highly catchy song.  "I'm driving in the roundabout, put my foot on the gas pedal, but nothing seems to come out, I'm not moving, not grooving," sang Este.  Read more...More about Radio 1, Haim, Entertainment, and Music
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Russia hands back captured naval ships to Ukraine before summit
Russia on Monday handed back three naval ships it captured last year to Ukraine, something Kiev wanted to happen before a four-way peace summit on eastern Ukraine next month in Paris.
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Listen to Episode 12 of ‘We Hear’: Sexiest Magazine War Alive
Don’t mess with sexy. People warns Us Weekly to stay away from their signature Sexiest Man Alive franchise. Lamar Odom is engaged again, but is it for love or a TV show? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey stops by. There can only be ONE sexiest man alive — at least in the magazine...
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Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding
ISIS financiers have escaped and are planning mass jailbreaks and a resurgence after the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq's intelligence chief tells CNN in a rare interview.
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Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women's Super League
If you build it, they will come.
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How the path to the Democratic presidential nomination is different in 2020
The Democratic Party will officially nominate a 2020 presidential candidate at its convention next July, but not before a long primary season that kicks off with the Iowa caucuses in February and ends with the Puerto Rican primary in June.
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Teen student arrested for alleged social media threat toward California high school
A 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on social media toward Ramona High School in Riverside, California, police said.
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70% of Americans say Trump’s actions tied to Ukraine were wrong: POLL
A slim majority of Americans, 51%, believe Trump’s actions were wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office.
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Elon Musk congratulated Ford on its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a threat to Tesla
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Ford unveiled the electric Mustang Mach-E SUV on Sunday, a challenger to Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to Ford, saying the move would "encourage other carmakers to go electric too." Ford, along with other conventional automakers, has been breaking more and more into the electric vehicle market. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk tweeted his welcome to Ford's new electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E SUV. More and more conventional automakers have been breaking into the electric vehicle market, tapping into the market which Tesla has sought to dominate.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:Elon Musk and YouTuber Casey Neistat bonded over a Tesla engineer's massive 'selfie stick' extender poleElon Musk just revealed the location of Tesla's next factoryElon Musk has been an excellent salesman for Tesla's Model 3, according to a survey of 5,000 ownersSEE ALSO: Elon Musk's plan to build a new Tesla factory in Germany makes no sense. Here's why.
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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork
He sold a utopian vision that ultimately left a company in shambles. Then he walked away with more than $1 billion.
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HP rejects $33.5 billion takeover bid by Xerox
HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and its board cited concerns about “outsized” debt levels should the companies combine. HP, which makes computers and printers, said it recognizes the potential...
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Impeachment updates: Democrats prep for flurry of hearings
The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight witnesses, including several at the center of the impeachment probe
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Prosecutors in Giuliani investigation interested in talking to Ukrainian energy company
Federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating Rudy Giuliani are seeking to interview people with knowledge of Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company, Naftogaz, according to two people familiar with the matter, suggesting investigators have opened a line of inquiry into whether Giuliani and his associates sought to secure energy deals by asserting influence on the company.
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Iran slams 'hypocritical' US support for economic protests
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for backing protesters in Iran on Sunday, describing a tweet from Washington's top diplomat as "hypocritical."
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Hong Kong police use tear gas at campus protests flash point
Protesters tried to break through police line that's been trapping hundreds in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The product manager secrets to surviving the 3 pivotal startup phases
To succeed, product managers must demonstrate a specific set of core competencies — no matter where they work. But, the role of the product manager in a startup is particularly hard to define. They operate with a wide range of responsibilities and huge pressure to deliver results, often without reporting authority.  How is the role of a product manager in a startup different from a large company? The path of a startup is never predictable. As it meanders — discovering, fine-tuning, and pivoting — product managers shape the way forward, far more so than in a larger organization which have… This story continues at The Next Web
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The AirPods Pro have me dreaming of reality-suppressing tech
Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! A few weeks ago I lost my AirPods on the London tube. The same evening I arrived back home in Amsterdam I received a press release for the new AirPods Pro that was about to become available two days later. I ordered them within minutes of receiving the press release, and have been using them ever since.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Thomasina Miers' recipe for braised hispi cabbage with chorizo and chickpeas | The Simple Fix
A garlicky braised cabbage infused with chorizo and topped with creme fraiche that’s as good on its own as it is with riceHealthy eating is big news, but we are simultaneously being told that the nutrition in food is plummeting as soil is overworked from intensive farming.My response is to cook with as many whole ingredients as possible – organic, where I can – since we now know that essential nutrients come from good soil. The brassica family is a good place to start: naturally full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – that discreet, understated element that keeps our guts in such good check. These leafy greens are also great-value, so you can feed many for a lot less. Continue reading...
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