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'Aggressive and riskier' A.I. — and bureaucracy — caused the Boeing crashes, report says

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 19:25

A new report from the New York Times details a bureaucratic mess, caused by the overhauling of an A.I. system, that it says is responsible for the two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes in Oct. 2018 and March 2019. 

Boeing allegedly introduced "aggressive and riskier" changes to an A.I. system built for safety. Those changes, plus siloed departments and a lack of pilot training and regulatory oversight, reportedly led to the deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes.

SEE ALSO: Boeing to fix deadly 737 Max software, but is that enough for passengers?

Governments around the world grounded Boeing 737 Max planes in March, after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just after takeoff. That disaster unfolded five months after a similar crash on a Lion Air flight on the same airplane model taking off from Indonesia. Read more...

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BTS gave a historic performance at Wembley Stadium and fans are so proud

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 18:53

The BTS hype doesn't look like it'll be fading any time soon.

One of K-pop's biggest boy bands, BTS, performed their first concert at England's Wembley Stadium on Saturday, becoming the first South Korean group to headline the iconic venue.

The seven-member band reportedly played a set of 24 songs to tens of thousands of fans, and their performance lasted more than two hours. The show was also broadcast live so that fans around the world could tune in, and boy did they.

SEE ALSO: The never-ending rise of K-pop megastars BTS

Members of the BTS ARMY — both in-stadium and watching from home — were quick to applaud the band's historic performance on social media and share photos and video from the exciting night. Read more...

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'Cuphead,' the video game, is coming to Tesla, the cars

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 17:27

The Tesla video game library is set to grow at least one more time before the end of 2019, and it's not some dusty, old arcade game this time.

Cuphead, the infernally challenging side-scoller featuring beautiful hand-drawn art that was released in 2017 for PC and Xbox One, is up next. It should be playable on the dashboard screens in Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars sometime during summer 2019.

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk confirmed the plan during an appearance on Ride the Lightning, a weekly Tesla podcast hosted by IGN's Ryan McCaffrey. According to Musk, the game is already up and running thanks to some help from Cuphead developer Studio MDHR. Read more...

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Khloé Kardashian escorted one of her biggest superfans to his high school prom

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 16:43

If you've been keeping up with Khloé Kardashian you'll know she just had quite the night out... at a high school prom.

The 34-year-old model and star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians recently escorted one of her biggest superfans to his prom at Hoover High School in Glendale, California.

The Kardashian stan, named Narbeh, revealed his special prom date on social media by sharing a photo booth strip from the event. "Took my baby @khloekardashian to prom with me! Feeling over the moon!" he wrote alongside posed photos of the two.

Took my baby @khloekardashian to prom with me! 😍❤️ Feeling over the moon!

— Narbeh (@NarbehKardash) June 1, 2019

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People have rightfully not gotten over a man storming Kamala Harris's stage

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 15:42

We don't know who needs to hear this, but do not interrupt Kamala Harris while she is speaking.

When the 2020 presidential candidate spoke at MoveOn's Big Ideas Forum in San Fransisco on Saturday, a man and animal-rights protester by the name of Aidan Cook stormed the stage and snatched the mic from her while she was discussing the gender pay gap. Why? In attempt to turn people's attention to "a much bigger idea."

There are so many problems with that scenario, where do we even begin?

At the #BigIdeas @MoveOn festival moments ago — @KamalaHarris was on stage answering questions when a man jumped on stage and grabbed her microphone

The senator came back out on stage to finish her speech about

— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 1, 2019

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Apple isn't acting subtle about the (still rumored) looming death of iTunes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 15:16

Is iTunes about to go away? Probably. Apple hasn't confirmed the unsupported claim, but it's definitely acting like a company that's about the let the sun set on an 18-year-old brand.

The Facebook and Instagram pages for iTunes have gone through some noticeable changes in recent days, as an ever-watchful Reddit noticed on Saturday (h/t MacRumors). Content has been removed and social footprints have been migrated to other accounts.

On Facebook, the official iTunes page is now an empty shell of its former self, with no posts or other content of any kind. A cached version of the page shows that as of May 31, there were still posts, photos, and videos, as well as almost 30 million likes and followers. Read more...

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As London braces for Trump's arrival, Sky News makes hilarious use of the baby blimp

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 14:13

Many people in the UK believe Donald Trump is baby, so in honor of his upcoming state visit Londoners are bringing back the beloved Trump Baby Blimp.

When Trump visited the UK back in July 2018, a man named Leo Murray first flew the giant, helium-filled 19.7-foot tall blimp of a baby Donald Trump wearing a diaper and holding a cell phone in his hand. The action was allowed after 10,000 people backed a petition that asked London's mayor Sadiq Khan to permit the blimp to take flight.

Now, in June 2019, the "Together Against Trump" group is inflating the blimp again and has several protests against the president planned, including gathering outside Buckingham Palace during the State Banquet on Monday, showing up on Downing Street when he meets Theresa May on Tuesday, and following him to Portsmouth on Wednesday.  Read more...

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Ryan Karnoski is a trans man who sued Trump for the right to serve in the military

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 13:00

Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now.

Ryan Karnoski is a 24-year-old married social worker from Seattle who dreams of joining the military. His grandfathers and cousins have served, and he hopes to be part of that family legacy. Karnoski also happens to be transgender. 

Just a few years ago, during the Obama administration, Karnoski could've served openly as a transgender man. But when President Trump unexpectedly tweeted in July 2017 that the government would no longer "accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Karnoski felt compelled to take a stand. If his last name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've heard it in the context of a court case: Karnoski v. TrumpRead more...

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5 of the Best Social Media Lead Gen Techniques via @afhammer

Search Engine Journal - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:00

B2B advertisers: want to drive more leads from Facebook and LinkedIn? Use these five features and tactics.

The post 5 of the Best Social Media Lead Gen Techniques via @afhammer appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Do doctors even want the Apple Watch's health features?

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:00

With mountains of product leaks and an underwhelming amount of innovation, the moments of sincere, unmanufactured awe that Apple events used to be known for are few and far between these days. But at Apple's 2018 event, when COO Jeff Williams unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4's ability to take an honest-to-God Electrocardiogram (ECG) — a feat unconquered by any other consumer tech company — it felt like a true breakthrough. 

With emotionally compelling advertising campaigns, Apple has been touting the ability of these features to save lives. At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, the company will likely unveil a new Watch OS that offers even more health capabilities.  Read more...

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LG C8 series 4K HDTVs are on sale — save up to $1,400

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 09:00

We love a good TV deal here, so it’s always exciting when we find a really great one. 

If you’re a fan of smart TVs, check this out: The LG OLED C8 series 4K HDTV is on sale in two sizes. Save $1,100 on the 55-inch and $1,400 on the 65-inch when you purchase from the PCMag Shop. 

This TV has some amazing aesthetics and great output quality. It has a sleek design that complements any room, and the OLED display produces perfect black and intense colors for the best visuals.

The C8 series TVs are built with LG’s most powerful processor to give you true-to-life images with rich colors, sharpness, and depth for the ultimate viewing experience.  Read more...

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Professional presentation templates (for just $15) can really up your game

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 09:00

Love them or hate them, presentations are a necessary evil. No matter what field you're in these days, you can't expect to succeed if you're not willing to explain a bunch of slides in front of complete strangers.

Whether you're convincing investors to bet their money on your idea or making the case as to why The Last Watch had a better ending than the actual Game of Thrones finale, your presentation must be compelling enough to get your audience to take action.

Granted, it's not easy to put together a striking slideshow that woos people. But the ShapeSlide 40-in-1 Presentation Bundle can at least help in giving you a blueprint for presentation designs that pop. Plus, you can get it on sale for just $15. Read more...

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Goal-setting notebook (with removable pages) on sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 09:00

Despite the proliferation of task management apps, the analog method of jotting down your goals is proven to help you remember. And while there is no shortage of options for journals and planners meant to help you self-actualize — it's kind of a trend — there is one that's on sale right now.

The Perfect Notebook, which just dropped down to $29.99 in the Mashable Shop, is a customizable journal that doubles as a task manager, plus it helps you set and achieve your goals and maintain a work-life balance.

The Perfect Notebook employs a four-step system to boost your efficiency: Plan, Act, Monitor, and Reflect. There's a dedicated section for each step — Plan is for listing your goals, Act is for breaking them down into smaller tasks and completing them, Monitor is for keeping tabs of your progress, and Reflect is for taking stock of your performance and devising ways of how you can improve in the next cycle. Read more...

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Portable chargers on sale this weekend for 25% off

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 09:00

There's nothing worse than a dead or dying battery when you're miles away from the nearest power outlet. (Well, almost nothing.)

At best, it's a minor inconvenience, but at worst, a zapped battery can put you in danger. That's where a portable charger or wireless battery pack can come in handy. Lucky for you, the following three models are currently on sale for 25% off:

TYLT portable 7x smart charger

TYLT's 7x Smart Charger does double duty as both a compact, portable battery pack and a wall charger. Just plug it in for about two and a half hours to get it juiced up, then using its built-in USB-C cable, you can use it to charge just about any Type-C device — even laptops — on the go. Its capacity maxes out at an impressive 13,400 mAh (read: it can fully recharge MacBook all by itself), and it comes with QuickCharge 3.0 technology for speedy charging. Read more...

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Surf more safely with up to £50 off Norton antivirus services

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 06:00

The online world is a weird and wonderful place. It can also be a dangerous place, if you're not protected. Thankfully, there are a wide range of services out there that can help you to surf, bank, and shop more safely online.

Norton Security has a number of services that protect your digital life by keeping all of your data safe. Norton achieves this by installing smart firewalls to defend your personal information from unauthorised access, updating your devices with the latest features and performance improvements, and guarding against viruses.

Norton is so confident in its defensive capabilities that any subscription to its service includes a 100 percent Virus Protection Promise. This means a Norton expert is available to help keep your devices virus-free or give you a refund if something gets through. Read more...

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Google AR search now pulls animals off the screen and into your room

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 22:11

Is that a panda in your living room?

Yes, yes it is. Google mobile search for different animals on smartphones now brings up the option to view them as augmented reality images that you can place into your surroundings, whether that's your backyard, on the couch next to your brother watching TV, or in the middle of the kitchen.

According to 9to5Google, as of this week, searches for lions, tigers, bears, alpine goats, timberwolves, European hedgehogs, angler fish, emperor penguins, and giant pandas bring up a 3D image within search that can then be "transported" into your reality through an AR filter. Searches in Chrome or the Google app bring up a 3D card on the screen.  Read more...

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IKEA lets you decorate your living room like 'Friends,' 'Simpsons' sets

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 20:52

Get an Ektorp armchair, Lack side table, Aina throw pillow, and Solvinden string lights and you're set for your Stranger Things living room design. Throw in some alphabet paint on the wallpaper and you're basically in Hawkins, Indiana.

The Swedish furniture superstore IKEA scoured its vast inventory to re-create sets from three iconic TV shows: Friends, The Simpsons, and Stranger Things. As part of its Real Life series you decorate a room to look like the TV version or pick and choose items like a Majalisa colorful pillow that would definitely be on the couch in Monica Geller's apartment from FriendsRead more...

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Google’s John Mueller on Social Bookmarking for Links via @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 19:56

Google's John Mueller answers if Social Bookmark pages have a ranking effect.

The post Google’s John Mueller on Social Bookmarking for Links via @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Taylor Swift just took a powerful stand in the fight for LGBTQ equality

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 19:40

The Equality Act has a potent patron. 

On Saturday, Taylor Swift posted an image of a letter to her 118 million follower Instagram account asking a veteran Tennessee lawmaker, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, to help pass the Equality Act. The bill, which passed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in May, outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ people in public places like schools, work, and housing. 

The Republican-controlled Senate can now take up a vote. But there's no vote scheduled, and it's unknown if the Senate will decide to vote at all.

"I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed," Swift commented. "I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator." Read more...

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Lyft drivers in electric cars can charge up for free

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 19:05

To encourage ride-sharing drivers to offer "green" rides, Lyft is offering its drivers in Portland, Oregon free electric vehicle charging.

Starting in July, drivers who use plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicles on the Lyft platform can use Portland General Electric charging stations — at no cost. There are currently five stations across the region, each capable of charging six vehicles at a time with four DC fast chargers and two Level 2 chargers. 

Normally, pricing starts at $3 for a two-hour Level 2 charging session (those provide a slower charge) and there's a $25 per month unlimited charging option, but Lyft will give drivers free access to the electric juice. Read more...

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