Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… revenue and stores in 16 states plus D.C. provides her a much bigger platform to influence their lives than anyone in her family had two generations ago. Its also why shes decided to take on the president of the United States to stop him from rolling back decades of public land protections. We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land, Marcario, 52, told HuffPost last month. I dont have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now. Ventura, California-based …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… Hill to study postpartum depression, and even end-to-end encryption tools available to health apps on the platform. This year, more of them than ever could be developers working in healthcare, helping to build Apple’s toolsand its growing reputationas a platform for medical research, health management, and caregiving. There could also be something big in store for this year’s WWDC. Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted wearing a wearable device that tracked blood sugar a sign of …

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Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

June 6, 2017

… pro-science platform. Is this the next tipping point in American society? The group coordinating this effort, 314 Action, thinks it could be. These rebellious individuals arent just running on good speeches, marches, and hope. They have a genuinely good chance at changing the trajectory of the United States and its founders sat down with IFLScience to talk about how they plan to do so. The future really hangs in the balance. I know that sounds dramatic, but its true, Ted Bordelon, 314 Actions …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2014.Image: john G. Mabanglo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock A decade ago, the late Steve Jobs stood and sat at a desk on stage at Apples 2007 Worldwide Developers Conference for an hour and a half, master of ceremonies for the unveiling of OS X Leopard and, most importantly, the first glimpse of iPhone OS 1. No one could have envisioned what would happen with the iPhone as a development platform. Even Jobs didnt seem to know what he was about to unleash. All he offered …

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Fans of its diversity are pissed ‘Sense8’ was canned during Pride Month

June 3, 2017

… disappointment known on Twitter. First day of pride month, I know let’s cancel one of the most diverse shows on right now #sense8 pic.twitter.com/aDVGXmAXxi Kayla (@kaylala_04) June 1, 2017 Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized that @netflix cancelled #sense8 on the first day of #PrideMonth2017 pic.twitter.com/hHxm031Jn0 Jon Vaughn (@TheJonVaughn) June 1, 2017 netflix is supposed to be a platform for shows that celebrate diversity but not if y’all keep …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… standard practice already across all levels of football. He doesn’t think cost will be a problem for smaller programs in the future. “Scaleability and affordability are important to us on this platform,” he said. “Were rolling it out for large colleges and professional teams, but as we scale it I can see this becoming an affordable option for high schools, junior highs, youth programs these are all things were working on.” The Precision Fit helmets are made to last …

May 28, 2017
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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

… provided by young people. Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. The survey asked young people to score each of the social media platforms the used based on 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant. According to the research, young people say four of the give most-used platforms Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram make their …

May 20, 2017
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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

… entrepreneur in Chicago prototyping her latest video streaming platform, without meddling from the deep-pocketed broadband provider next door. Its a journalist who can be confident her reporting will reach all readers equally, without stories loading more slowly for some. Without net neutrality, we witness less competition and innovation, an erosion of free speech, and digital exclusion. These are issues that deserve and need a mainstream movement. Heres the good news: Internet users millions …

May 19, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

May 19, 2017
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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the social media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …

May 18, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… Study after study not only documents the increasing time we spend behind screens but also their interpersonal dark side. Of course, how we use technology is far more important than what and when. Setting aside its abuses and, in some cases, combating them means leveraging our new-found interconnectedness for the good. Buffer Director of Engineering Niel de la Rouviere We released a feature called Content Suggestions in 2014, and there was a substantial bump in platform use. Many …

May 18, 2017
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