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Mark Zuckerberg has a top-secret exit route through the floor of the conference room

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a 24/7 executive protection and apparently also an escape route just in case: Zuckerberg doesn’t typically work in a cordoned-off office like a traditional corporate executive. Instead, his regular desk is on the floor of Facebook’s open-plan office, just like everyone — but executive-protection officers sit near his desk while he works, in case of...

“The Uninhabitable Earth” is a portrait of a planetary nightmare

In his book “The Uninhabitable Earth” David Wallace-Wells speaks about the terrifying future that awaits the planet as we continue to add carbon to the atmosphere and fail to arrest global warming. It’s sad that anyone of us feels so powerless as we are facing global warming, while most governments don’t take necessary steps to address it. His new book revisits that approach...

Facebook to discover privacy?

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This is shocking news of the day: Mark Zuckerberg wrote a blog post about his plan to create long-overdue privacy protections for Facebook users. His promises are worthless and at this point useless. In our option Facebook is done, there were way too many misteps over the last couple of years. We have deleted our accounts, considering to do the same with other products own by Facebook like...

Audi cars will have a speed recommendation to avoid red lights

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Audi is updating its embedded traffic light-reading technology to help you catch those mythical “green waves” with more precision. This is one of most annoying things every driver in the urban areas has to deal with… poorly timed traffic lights. It slows you down and it is terrible for your car fuel economy. The Verge is reporting: Audi calls the new feature Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory...

Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead at 85, reports the BBC.
The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures, and worked up until his death. Lagerfeld also designed collections for his own brand and collaborated with high street brand H&M.
“I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that.” — KL

Steven Spielberg still believes in movie theaters

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During his recent speech over the weekend at the Cinema Audio Society’s CAS Awards, Spielberg said that he still believes that movies should be shown in theaters. Spielberg said, “I hope all of us really continue to believe that the greatest contributions we can make as filmmakers is to give audiences the motion picture theatrical experience.” It’s been couple of years since we have...

Amazon’s acquisition of Eero

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Dieter Bohn, writing at The Verge: We all feel trapped — or maybe captured — by the various ecosystems we live in. We all use excellent products every day made by behemoth companies, but increasingly only made by those companies. iPhone or Android, Chrome or Safari, Surface or Mac, Windows or Chrome OS, and even Facebook or Twitter: all, in one way or another, come from one of the big guys. Eero...

Julia Cameron brings focus to her Morning Pages

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Recent article about Julia Cameron in New York Times brings to light importance of her concept of Morning Pages, Artist’s Date and Artist’s Walks in her 1992 blockbuster book called: “The Artist’s Way” Morning Pages requires from you to write three pages, by hand, first thing in the morning, about whatever comes to mind. The purpose of it is to let go some of the stuff, which accumulates in your...

Richard Madden from The Bodyguard on cover of British GQ

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I have just started watching the hit BBC show Bodyguard, where Richard Madden made everyone want to secure a high level government position for the sole purpose of getting their very own bodyguard. And now, the actor is bringing a lot of that smouldering David Budd energy to his cover of British GQ, for the January/February 2019 issue.  “I finished Bodyguard and didn’t want to act...

In Sweden, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

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We carry microchips with us almost all the time, from smartphones to watches and fitness trackers. Is it time for all this technology to slowly crawl under our skin? It looks like it is happening already and Sweden is is leading the pack. Welcome to the future, where convenience is the key word. Microchips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines, it allows to access homes, offices or...

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