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Pointers: AirDrop files from iOS to OS X
Editor’s note: welcome to the first installment of Pointers, a new weekly column that offers tips and tricks for getting more out of your Mac or iOS device — or, in this case, both. Check back each Thursday for a new useful technique designed to demystify, declutter or de-stress you — and hopefully add some delight as well.When you know what’s happening, AirDrop is as convenient and simple as Apple made you think it would be. You can transfer anything from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac (or vice versa), without emailing or messaging, without any concern for how many items you can send, with
VIDEO: 50 Cent shows off headphones at CES
Rapper 50 Cent was at the Consumer Electronics Show with his new range of headphones, which double up as health monitors.
Among The Disrupted
Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected to render the fruits of their labors for little and even for nothing, and all the miracles of electronic dissemination somehow do not suffice for compensation, either of the fiscal or the spiritual kind. Everybody talks frantically about media, a second-order subject if ever there was one, as content disappears into “content.” What does the understanding of media contribute to the understanding of life?
Briefly: New Evernote Scannable, Omni Productivity Pack for iPhone
Evernote has released a new scanning app today, including the ability to scan a document automatically upon launching the app. The app will locate the document in the camera’s field of view, and sharpen the image of contents in view of the iOS device. Scans can be uploaded to iCloud or shared via AirDrop, text message or email. Business cards scanned by Evernote Scramble, the app can associate the information with the contact’s LinkedIn account. Evernote Scramble is free to download.
Companies Need to Innovate or Risk Dying
As the CES show winds down in Las Vegas for 2015, we are reminded of the amazing innovations that companies have created to improve our lives. While not obvious, innovation comes in many forms and is often the result of a necessary ingredient that is counterintuitive — failure. That’s right. How companies react to failure is an important part of their success. And, if companies fail to innovate in our increasingly competitive world, they risk dying.
Examples of companies that turned failure into success
In its early years, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, now known as 3M, was a dismal failure. After years of mining losses and red ink, company founders and investors came to a crossroads. They could close the business, or change course. 3M executives did what most successful executives do when faced with failure. They used it as an opportunity to find a path to success. We’re glad they did. Today, the company generates over $31 billion in revenue selling over 55,000 products and employing roughly 84,000 people.
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple after his 12 years of wandering, the company needed a controversial $150 million investment from “arch rival” Microsoft to stay afloat. Even worse, when asked what he would do if he were in Jobs’s shoes, Michael Dell said, “I’d shut it (the company) down, and give the money back to shareholders.” Rather than give up, Jobs was able to use these “indignities” to fuel an amazing comeback. In a very short period of time, Apple grew to the most valuable company ever.
What is the ingredient that brought 3M and Apple from the brink of failure to achieve such an amazing record of success? While there are several candidates, the one that both companies clearly had in common is their use of innovation to overcome failure.
If innovation has this potential, how can you use it as a tool to power your organization’s success?
Create an Innovation Culture
To create an innovative culture, managers need to make sure that all employees know that innovation is a job requirement. It should be woven into the fabric of the business and given a prominent place in job descriptions, procedures, and performance evaluations. Innovation should be defined to include incremental as well as revolutionary improvements. In a Harvard Business Review interview, Katsuaki Watanabe of Toyota said, “There is no genius in our company. We just do whatever we believe is right, trying every day to improve every little bit and piece. But when 70 years of very small improvements accumulate, they become a revolution.” Over a 35-year period, Toyota’s innovation culture increased the number of annual suggestions per employee 480-fold from 0.1 to 48.
Create a New Product Development System that rewards Innovation
At 3M, employees are paid for spending 15% of their time creating whatever they want. Once employees believe they have a worthy invention, they can “run it up the flagpole” using 3M’s “Champion” new product development system. The Post-It-Note was created by a couple of employees that used their 15 percent time to generate the idea and champion it through the 3M System. Google has adopted a similar system as part of their innovation framework since it pays employees for spending 20 percent of their time on whatever projects they want.
Innovative companies recognize that failure is an important step in the process of success. They understand that with each failure, the company moves one step closer to success. In this way, failure is given a positive value. For example, if a successful product brings in $1 billion in sales, and it takes 9 failures to achieve each success, each step in the process (including the 9 failures) can be viewed as bringing the company $100 million in additional business — a positive way to look at failure. This is the way that great sales people look at the selling process.
Look forward rather than protect the past
Kodak invented the digital camera. It didn’t commercialize this invention because it wanted to protect its film business. The Company had what I call the “FDH” syndrome. It was Fat, Dumb, and Happy with its success in film. It looked backward instead of forward. As Bill Gates is fond of saying, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” To be innovative, you cannot be afraid to obsolete your own products. If you are, others will obsolete them for you. That is what happened to Kodak and many others.
Marketing Information System
The marketplace is constantly evolving and changing. To be successful, you need a system that continuously monitors the marketplace, collects feedback in real time, analyzes the feedback, reports the unvarnished truth to decision makers, and takes corrective action. What worked yesterday, may not work tomorrow, and the information about tomorrow is often available today. Companies need the right telescopes and microscopes to see what is going on and react swiftly once the information is properly analyzed and triangulated.
Passionate Pursuit of Improvement
The Lexus slogan the Passionate Pursuit of Perfection embodies the TQM (total quality management) mantra of continual improvement, or kaizen. This guiding philosophy has propelled Toyota to regaining its lead in global automotive sales in spite of self-destructive missteps and problems caused by the devastating Tsunami of 2011.
Innovation in manufacturing
While Dell is not recognized as a product innovator, the company was very innovative in its factory processes, supply-chain management, and make-to-order e-commerce systems. Its efficiency strategies worked quite well for a number of years – giving Dell cost and quality advantages over its “IBM-PC compatible” rivals and Fortune 500 status. Dell got FDH, Michael Dell left for a while, and innovation went by the wayside. So did sales.
Necessity is not the only mother of invention
Companies such as 3M and Apple chose innovation at a point in their histories when they did not have much choice. For them, necessity was the mother of invention. 3M institutionalized their innovative ways. Time will tell if Apple will continue to innovate after Steve Jobs has passed.
We should be most concerned about companies that are currently successful that do not have innovation ingrained in the fabric of their businesses. They are the ones that need to avoid the FDH (fat, dumb, and happy) syndrome, try new things and not rest on their laurels. They have to risk failure to continue to achieve great success. They should know that survival today requires more than treading water, and that many of the companies that were once great are now gone or on their way out largely because they stopped innovating. In fact, according to Forbes, the average lifespan of a successful S&P 500 Company was 67 years in the 1920′s. Today it is 15 years. More companies need to innovate to improve these declining numbers.
The innovations do not have to be revolutionary or the exclusive domain of new or improved products. The improvements can be incremental as they are at Toyota, or they can be in business systems and processes as they were at Dell. Innovations can (and should) be in marketing as they have been at Procter & Gamble. Some may recall that the company invented the “soap opera” to sell its soap.
Wherever innovations come from, however they are done, and in whatever part of the business they occur, companies need to continuously innovate or risk dying.
Journalism Must Subscribe to Its Own Survival
With the holiday season at full blast last week, I read Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, the forthcoming book by Scott Timberg about the economic fate of artists. At the same moment when millions of families were trotting out to Walmart and Target to choose the perfect mass-produced doodad to elicit that momentary shock of glee Christmas morning, I was reading dour predictions about the looming mortality of such formerly timeless cultural pillars as music, visual arts, journalism, film, architecture, and literature.
I had intended to review Culture Crash for the urban planning website Planetizen. For the better part of the last decade, cities have been pursuing the “creative class” as a means of economic development. The idea, espoused primarily by scholar Richard Florida, is that cities should promote the sort of amenities that attract creative types. They will, in turn, “pump mojo into American cities.” We’re talking about loft apartments, art galleries and theaters, bars with bocce, well run public transit, nice parks, lots of wifi, and so forth.
Echoing and citing the likes of Neil Postman, Jarron Lanier, and Nicholas Carr, Timberg issues dire predictions if not for creatives’ mojo than for their wallets. American tastes do not look kindly on, or pay generously for, the thoughtful, deliberative, unique work that Timberg ascribes to genuine artists and artisans. Timberg is an elitist, but that’s his point: in former generations — before the Internet, media consolidation, and post-structural theory — elitism was not a bad word. Even everyday Americans, according to Timberg’s optimistic account, gladly paid for creations that provoked, enlightened, and delighted them.
Cities are long-term affairs. We in journalism are used to tighter schedules. And the news isn’t good.
Timberg counts journalists among the creatives. And why not? Journalists can produce creations of ineffable but infinite value, not just to individual readers but to society as a whole. “More than with other sectors of the creative class, the woes of journalists resonate beyond their own personal circumstances,” writes Timberg.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the number of journalism jobs in the U.S. fell by 13 percent. Timberg has choice words for the “business” people who, upon investing in newspapers in the early 2000s, decided to treat them as investments rather than as bulwarks of democracy. Timberg reports that average profit margins of 22 percent in the mid-2000s weren’t enough to stave off firings, consolidation, and recycling of content for investors who only want more, more, more. Those who remain in the field aren’t getting paid much — $37,000 per year on average. Look at me: I’m writing this for free.
While great, brave journalists are still going undercover, reporting form the front lines, and digging up dirt that puts bad guys in jail and preserves democracy, we as a profession have been terrible at preserving ourselves. I can’t help thinking of the stereotypical stoic, cigar-chomping editor: put the paper to bed, have a Scotch, and wait for the next day’s mess. That’s a fine way to cover news but a lousy way to gain support for a noble profession.
Timberg, himself a veteran arts reporter, favors “news organizations that are large enough to take on serious projects and survive lawsuits but that don’t require regional monopolies.” It’s a worthy goal. But he doesn’t suggest a way to achieve it.
Journalists are supposed to be objective and unbiased. But the one thing we can’t expect to be unbiased about is journalism itself. So, with the 2014 holiday season on the wane, I have made myself a promise for 2015. This year, my gifts, be they for birthdays, housewarmings, or next Christmas, are going include subscriptions. Every other journalist, and aspiring journalist, should pledge to do the same.
Journalists may have thin wallets, but can still afford to celebrate our craft. There’s not a single person on anyone’s gift list, from Grandma Mabel to little cousin Apple, who can’t enjoy a good magazine. I’m not talking about Us Weekly.
Ideally, I’m talking about any of the hundreds of small publications that employ fledgling writers and would be delighted by another subscriber or two. I’m talking about serious news magazines that are hanging on to the First Amendment by a thread, often only because nonprofit foundations have adopted them. I’m talking about your local, independent newspaper or the niche magazine with sterling prose. Maybe a Dissent or a Mother Jones. Or a Charlie Hebdo.
Even so, supporting the big guys is better than nothing. Every dollar that goes to Time, Bloomberg, Wired, or The Atlantic is still a dollar that can fund important work. There’s a nice multiplier effect here too: because of advertising, every new subscriber means more revenue for the publications. We can hope this translates to more money for writers.
I’m a contributing editor to a small urban planning newsletter. I’m as far as you can get from David Remnick or Anna Wintour. No matter. If I and America’s other 50,000 or so journalists stop spending money on video games for kid cousins and top-shelf bottles for grandpa and give a handful of subscriptions, we can at least make sure that the people who are near and dear to us can appreciate our craft. If we’re any good at our jobs, this gesture will perpetuate itself, and it will multiply.
Ideally, everyone would consider journalism to be a gift. And yet, some see it only as an investment. Fine. Let’s invest in ourselves.
Nick Cannon's Advice to Celebs: Stop Taking Nude Pics!
Nick Cannon and his sexy sunglasses* sat down with What’s Trending to chat about being the Entertainment Matters Ambassador of CES 2015.
He’s also made his directorial debut with School Dance, available on Google Play, iTunes, on your phone, and basically any other screen you own.
“I believe that is the future of how all movies will be released,” Cannon said, referring to films being distributed in theaters and on demand all at once.
Of course, Cannon is also aware of the dangers that come with a technologically-connected world.
“I definitely give you my occasional twitter rant, I definitely post a picture I’m not supposed to, but that’s life” @NickCannon #SamsungCES
— What’s Trending (@WhatsTrending) January 8, 2015
Hey, don’t we all?
Be sure to check out the full interview with Nick Cannon on our channel.
*Note: What’s Trending is not an official judge of the sexyness of sunglasses.
Matt LeBlanc Picks His Favorite 'Friends' Episodes
Unlike the rest of the world, Matt LeBlanc probably won’t be binge-watching every “Friends” episode now that it’s all on Netflix. (As he reminded HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski on Thursday, he doesn’t need to: “I was there when we shot them all.”) But he does have a few favorite episodes that he stops to watch when he catches them on TV.
Check out the video to see LeBlanc’s picks (spoiler alert: he’s a fan of the time Joey got a turkey stuck on his head), and watch the full HuffPost Live conversation.
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Texas, New Jersey Mocked As Luddites For Banning Tesla Sales
Four states that some argue are stifling innovation by preventing Tesla Motors from selling electric cars directly to consumers are in the running to win the inaugural Luddite Award from a Washington, D.C., think tank.
Over the last few years, Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas have all caved to pressure from car dealership associations to enforce decades-old regulations banning the direct sale of cars by a manufacturer. Designed to protect local businesses from Detroit’s auto behemoths, those laws were clearly not written to stifle new car startups. Tesla sells only a small number of its luxury electric vehicles each year.
For their narrow view, the nonprofit Information Technology & Innovation Foundation has nominated the four states for its first Luddite Award. Other nominees include the National Rifle Association for opposing smart guns, New York state for cracking down on lodging site Airbnb, and media pundits who claimed “robots” would kill jobs. A winner will be announced on Feb. 5.
“The fact that you’ve got states that are taking this active stance to prevent people from buying this green, clean car seems pretty outrageous to us,” Rob Atkinson, president of the think tank, told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “Tesla is a pretty interesting innovation in the sense that electric cars are going to have to be a core component of climate change remediation.”
The term Luddite, which describes someone who opposes new technology, originates from the bands of English textile workers who destroyed newly automated milling machinery in the early 1810s out of fear that it threatened their jobs.
“That’s exactly what this is,” Atkinson said. “In this case, it’s wealthy car dealers who have a great thing going and want to prevent competition.”
Unlike traditional automakers, which sell through a vast network of franchised dealers, Tesla dealerships are all owned by the company itself.
“We didn’t get into this battle to destroy the franchise system,” Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, told HuffPost last year. “But in order to give life to and make successful electric vehicle technology, it is required that we, the primary creators, are informing the public and serving the customers.”
A spokeswoman for the Palo Alto, California-based company did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the Luddite Awards.
State lawmakers in at least two of the technophobic foursome are considering bills that would lift the bans on direct-to-consumer sales, at least to some extent.
“There will be more states that do compromises,” Atkinson said. “But I’m skeptical that all the states will buy into that.”
In New Jersey, a bill that would allow any company that builds zero-emissions vehicles, such as Tesla, to operate up to four stores is pending in the state Senate. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he wanted to legalize Tesla’s sales model back in March, when he was trying to convince the company to build a $5 billion battery factory in the state. Around the same time, lawmakers in Arizona began pushing a bill to lift their ban, but it failed to reach the state Senate before a long recess.
Michigan, the heartland of the American auto industry, became the latest state to stomp on Tesla sales in October, when Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a bipartisan bill explicitly requiring all automakers to sell through franchised dealers. The governor noted that direct sales of new cars were already illegal under Michigan law.
One Extra Second In 2015 Could Break The Internet
This June, scientists will add exactly one second to the clock, a seemingly minor alteration that could wreak havoc for computers and websites across the globe.
The last time a “leap second” was added — June 2012 — sites like Reddit, Gawker, LinkedIn and Yelp experienced temporary service disruptions. According to Wired, Reddit was down for about an hour and a half — not such a big deal for what is essentially a massive online bulletin board. Unfortunately, the problem also extended to Amadeus Altea, a large airline reservation system. That reportedly disrupted flight plans for both Qantas and Virgin Australia.
The New York Daily News reports that the problem is primarily the result of many computing systems being unable to recognize “two same seconds in a row.”
Of course, Google has a solution to the problem. The search giant employs a technique called a “leap smear,” which basically means that a handful of milliseconds are gradually added to the clock before the actual leap second, so the shift is spread over a day rather than enacted at one precise moment.
This all sounds like a pain, but it’s not for nothing. The leap second, which was announced Monday by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, will be enacted to help account for Earth’s slowing rotation.
The planet’s rotation speeds up and slows down for a variety of reasons. According to Steven Dutch, a retired professor of natural and applied sciences at the University of Wisconsin, massive earthquakes, for example, can speed the Earth’s rotation (making days shorter), while natural changes in various points of elevation in the planet (like undersea mountains) can actually slow rotation over time. Adding a second — which has actually happened 25 times since 1972 — may seem like a small way to offset these problems, but in theory, correcting the clock with leap seconds prevents us from eventually having sunset at, say, 8:32 in the morning.
Still, some people argue that leap seconds should be done away with entirely because of how technically disruptive they can be. Proponents say eliminating them would divorce our understanding of time from the sun — which is problematic for obvious reasons.
For a full breakdown of the pros and cons of leap seconds, read this paper from the University of Cambridge.
Urgent Calls for Action: How Technology Can Turn Cell Phones Into 9-1-1 Systems in Developing Countries
Answer this: What’s the dominant technology that has given rise to transportation’s share of today’s “sharing economy?”
Mobile phones. They’re everywhere, even in the poorest of communities. And often with better reception than we have here at home.
If we can crowdsource help for a ride to the airport, why not a desperately needed ride to a hospital in countries that have no emergency medical systems?
Mobile phones can become the 9-1-1 system that poor countries don’t have and desperately need.
The need is indeed desperate. We in the United States and other developed countries take emergency services for granted — and sometimes grouse at ambulances arriving at the scene a few minutes later than we think they should. But imagine being in an automobile accident or going into labor — with no way to call for help. That’s what an estimated 80 percent of the world’s population face every day.
Nevertheless, impoverished communities respond to emergencies the best way they can. The sick and injured are being transported on dilapidated roads to whatever clinic or hospital that exists in taxis, bicycles, trucks, even rickshaws. Sometimes there is a primitive notification system through whatever basic phone service exists in the country. Sometimes it’s a cell phone call to your cousin who has a pickup truck, and you hope he’s got his phone with him.
The time is ripe for the simplest of ideas to have the greatest global impact. The key to success that Uber and even earlier innovators crowdsourcing innovators like Craigslist and eBay excel at is leveraging available resources. In addition, they keep overhead low and barriers to entry lower. They develop a community of loyal independent contractors. And they coordinate users through their own devices, using third-party infrastructure.
That’s also the prescription for developing reliable 9-1-1 systems in impoverished countries that don’t have them. Cell phones abound. So do volunteers wanting to learn basic first aid who are able to make their mode of transportation available to the community. It’s crowdsourcing at its best.
What’s needed is a reliable way for patients to send out the word for help, and transporters to talk with medical personnel. That’s where new technologies can fill the gap, and where the leaders in the field can teach other companies a lot.
Having spent many years living and working in ambulance services in both rich and poor countries, it was easy to see that the emergency response system and solutions used in San Diego wouldn’t be easily replicated across the border in Tijuana — much less in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nonetheless, people were being regularly transported to the hospital whether or not there was a formal system, and often through unreliable, but surprisingly robust grassroots systems. Once it became evident that most U.S. solutions had little chance of becoming affordable in these countries — let alone effective — it didn’t take long to conclude that crowdsourcing emergency medical care was the best way it would happen on a wide scale. More importantly, however, it was already being crowdsourced, albeit through inefficient phone trees, hit-or-miss taxi services, or even waving someone down from the side of the road.
The end result of this insight is a software like Beacon, designed specifically for communities that can’t afford advanced “9-1-1″ technologies. It’s a simple text message-based dispatch software that leverages the informal emergency response systems already being used by training informal healthcare workers in basic emergency care, utilizing the vehicles that they’re already driving. And just like Uber, AirBnB and eBay, among many others, this approach benefits from low overhead (no expensive ambulances or high-tech call centers to purchase and maintain) and lower barriers to entry (first aid training using cloth bandages and cardboard splints); it taps into loyal community groups for de facto independent contractors (community organizations and young adult volunteers); and it coordinates users through their own devices, using the information and communications infrastructure that already exists (over-the-top telecommunications software).
Such simple technology can create a community-based mesh of trained voluntary first responders in developing countries that can’t afford the bells and whistles we use. This is a good thing, as more than 90 percent of the world’s road-traffic fatalities occur in developing countries, according to the World Health Organization. With the world’s poorest countries devastated by extraordinarily high fatality rates from preventable causes like injuries and complicated childbirths, it’s time to answer the call for help.
The 'Uber' for India's tourist guides
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How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself
There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).
I knew it was time to come out when I was 11-years-old. I had been secretly dancing around dressed as Wonder Woman in our rural Pennsylvania barn. I was savoring every solitary moment, belting out the hits of Bette Midler’s debut album, The Divine Miss M. When the time came to tell my mother, I pictured myself triumphantly saying, “I have an announcement: I’m from Planet Spectacular! I have come to take over and rule, with Scott Bakula by my side!” All I could muster, though, in a creaking, changing voice, was a stammer that sounded something like “I think I like boys.” There were a million more hidden, stuffed and shamed parts of my story, but that tiny sentence would have to do for then.
Mom hit the brakes. I was scared. She was scared. We were driving home from church; I couldn’t tell if my timing was impeccable or exceedingly unfortunate. She swerved off the road, perhaps with God on her mind (she is, after all, a Lutheran Pastor): “You can’t say that! You’re 11 years old. You don’t know anything about that!” It would take two more messy “coming outs” and seven more years of stammering to finally tell Mom the whole truth.
Let me be clear: Mom loves me. My mother is a hero, my hero. She has always fought for me. She is one of the strongest, smartest people on the planet. And she was told that who I am, how I expressed my gender, was her fault. She was told that this child she loves would lead a disease-riddled, psychologically-disturbed shell of a life.
With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. Sure, on one level it’s clear that I’m helping LGBT teens face the school bully with pride; but also, in my clearest moments, I realize I’m also trying to put together my own pieces. Every six second video I create is a time machine, extending a compassionate hand to 11-year-old me. “It’s ok to come out now, you can be happy now”, says the “now” me.
Today, I dress like Wonder Woman as my life’s work. Several times a week I’m making glam music videos and sending out little messages of self-worth for my hundreds of thousands of followers. I love interacting with all kinds of people online. Messaging with folks that wouldn’t normally “get it” excites me the most. It proves that we’re all more alike than we often admit. Everyone seems to be drawn to my message of “there is nothing wrong with you.”
I am often head over (stiletto) heels happy when someone doesn’t even think about my gender identity; they just look at my videos and see themselves reflected back. Most of the time, people aren’t even looking past my gender identity, the fun and openness are undeniable; they’re just connecting.
Labels are important to a lot of people. I’d go so far as to say they’re even useful much of the time. But when a label or political stance separates me or isolates me from others, it also saddens me. Maybe I’m still coming out, still becoming, still creating this life, and I’ll need to teach Mom more truths for years to come.
Anyone who wants to join me in sharing our truth is most welcome.
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Philips intros Fidelio NC1L noise-cancelling Lightning headphones
Philips has announced a new set of Lightning headphones, the Fidelio NC1Ls. As with the company’s previous Lightning hardware, the NC1Ls include their own 24-bit digital-to-analog converter. New though is active noise cancellation, based on inverting the input from four integrated microphones. Unlike most noise-cancelling headphones, the NC1Ls run on the power of the device they’re connected to, eliminating the need for built-in or replaceable batteries.
Gay Guys React To Outrageous Grindr Messages (NSFW)
We all know that gay hookup apps can be outrageous. The Internet as a medium oftentimes allows queer men to articulate some of their less socially acceptable fantasies through an anonymous channel without judgement (and sometimes with judgment, but we don’t condone that).
Cue this video in which gay guys react to some of the most over the top messages (allegedly) sent via the popular hookup app Grindr. Many of these messages are hilarious because of how unexpected or unusual or straightforward they may be but we also want to keep in mind that one person’s “whoa, that’s too much!” is another person’s “this makes me feel good” (and we do condone people feeling good without shame).
That being said, we probably won’t be looking at a pan of lasagna in quite the same way for the foreseeable future.
Check it out above.
Browse your library’s e-journals on your device with BrowZine
BrowZine is an app that allows you to browse your library’s journals on your mobile device.
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Forrester: IT maintenance saps budget as tech spending increases
Technology spending is set to rise modestly, but the majority of IT spending will still go on maintaining existing systems
New devices could threaten corporate security
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