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Google is about to force you to use its new Calendar design

Last October, Google announced a redesigned look and feel for Google Calendar on the desktop. Not everybody loves the design (including me, though some people have told me I’m wrong), but soon your opinion won’t matter because Google is about to upgrade your Calendar to the new design anyway. As the company announced today, G Suite users whose admins chose ...

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Seconds from disaster: What will Doomsday Clock reveal about Earth’s fate? (POLL)

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 18:23 Edited time: 2 Jan, 2018 18:24 Artificial intelligence, nuclear weapons and the proliferation of other deadly arms will be on the minds of Doomsday Clock scientists when they assess the damage of 2017 on the Earth, later this month. The Doomsday Clock announcement has become an iconic and foreboding event, thanks to its ability ...

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'Is that a terrorist?' Prince Philip 'jokes' about bearded man

The Duke of Edinburgh pointed out a bearded man and asked ‘Is that a terrorist?’ as he greeted crowds at Sandringham, it has been claimed. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment. The Queen’s husband, 96, was attending St Magdalene church, close to the royal family home in north Norfolk, on New Year’s Eve.  Accompanied by his daughter Anne, the Princess ...

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‘So fascinating, so strange’: What the big hitters said about #1917LIVE

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 12:39 As the year-long live tweeting of one of the most innovative projects of the 20th century draws to a close, RT offers the best tweets from 250,000 followers, ranging from writers to politicians to CEOs. Described as “nerdy but entertaining” by Mattias Fyrenius, the chief of Nobel Media which handles publicity around the coveted prize, ...

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Germans complained about ‘exceedingly harsh’ conditions for Nazi war criminals, letter reveals

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 12:24 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 12:25 Nazi war criminals were treated “exceedingly harshly” in the infamous Spandau prison in the British sector of West Berlin. That’s according to newly declassified documents in the National Archives. In a letter to Allied officials, dated June 21, 1950, then-West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer complained prisoners were also ...

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Own bitcoin? It can buy you a Lamborghini or just about anything

One of the main criticisms of bitcoin detractors has been its use as a settlement currency. Apparently one can now buy pretty much anything from a house to a supercar as more e-commerce sites are accepting the cryptocurrency. Read more In 2010 someone would have to pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas. Today that’s more than enough to ...

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Egos & in-fighting: Cracks reported in EU’s Brexit front with leaders ‘not happy’ about Barnier

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:33 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:34 The “colossal ego” of chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is said to be angering other EU officials, after the French politician slammed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade deal hopes, despite reportedly being warned not to. On Monday, Barnier revealed – seemingly without the go-ahead from his EU ...

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Ben SchippersContributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: Tesla, a great family brand As interest rates climb, explore insourcing Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought ...

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Ben SchippersContributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: Tesla, a great family brand As interest rates climb, explore insourcing Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought ...

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