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Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests.

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers. Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Google's Launched a New Data Visualization Tool, With GIFs as a Presentation Option.

Google has launched a new data visualization tool to help highlight relevant points.

- Social Media Today - US

Facebook Releases New Data on UK Facebook Usage Trends in Summer .

Facebook has released a new infographic outlining how British users change their Facebook behavior in summer.

- Social Media Today - US

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 trailer hits viewing record.

The real-world stakes for Game of Thrones may not be as high as in this grisly fantasy, but a win is still a win. The Season 7 trailer, released Wednesday, became the highest viewed television trailer on the internet, setting a fine standard for the show's buzziest season yet. SEE ALSO: Who will die in 'Game of Thrones' ...

- Mashable! - US

Carly Rae Jepsen's perfect 'Cut to the Feeling' argues that yes, there is joy in the world.

Carly Rae Jepsen kindly released a pristine pop song from her vault of gems. "Cut to the Feeling" is your typical Jepsen fare , shimmering, urgent, and utterly addictive. It's the perfect song to sprinkle into your Memorial Day weekend plans. Going to the beach? Human ray of sunshine Carly Rae is there. Hosting a BBQ? ...

- Mashable! - US

We Chatted With the World's Coolest Astronaut About Inspiring Kids and Sending Dogs to Space.

Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He's been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier , and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir.…

- Gizmodo - US

Nice Speech, Mark Zuckerberg! You're Still a Few Credits Short.

Facebook's CEO, who delivered a commencement address, joins a growing roster of degree-less entrepreneurs and entertainers doing the honors. 'I am fake graduating.'

- Wall Street Journal - US

Over 15,000 petition Iran's judiciary to free prominent teachers' rights activist Esmail Abdi.

An online petition signed by more than 15,000 people calling for the release of imprisoned teachers' rights leader Esmail Abdi has been delivered to the judiciary and the office of the president. Mr. Abdi is not a thief, murderer, drug dealer, embezzler, foreign spy or traitor to his country,' said the petition addressed to ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Check out this $12,000 hourglass created by one of Apple's designers.

If you thought Apple’s $300 physical books were testing the limits of what people are willing to buy, take a look at this. While not from the Cupertino company itself, one of its designers, Marc Newson, has teamed up with wristwatch website Hodinkee to create a $12,000 hourglass.

- Techspot - EC

A $33 billion hedge fund shared 5 lessons that have shaped how it invests.

Wikimedia A $33 billion hedge fund has some advice to share as its industry faces notable headwinds. Elliott Management, an activist hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Singer, laid out some of its major lessons in a private first-quarter letter to investors. A copy of the note was reviewed by Business Insider. "Some ...

- Business Insider - US

Tesla just deployed a new marketing strategy to avoid misperceptions about its long-awaited Model 3 .

REUTERS/Joe White/File PhotoTesla is still actively trying to avoid misperceptions about its long-awaited Model 3 as it inches closer to production. The electric carmaker has designed a new webpage to clarify that the Model 3 is not a next-generation Model S. "Model 3 is designed and built as a mass market, affordable ...

- Business Insider - US

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in His Harvard Commencement Speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest major tech figure to call for universal basic income as a solution for inequality, joining a growing chorus from Silicon Valley. From a report: "Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it's time for our generation to define a new social contract," ...

- Slashdot - US Kyiv county administrative court is being searched

Kyiv county administrative court is being searched. Bohdan Sanin, the judge of the County administrative court reported that on his Facebook page. The post Kyiv county administrative court is being searched appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Candles dumped by Mellieħa chapel, to environmental NGO's dismay

Updated 3.15pm It seems you just can't keep a bad litterbug down.  Volunteers at a cleanup organised by environmental NGO Żibel cleared 10.7 tonnes of waste from l-Aħrax, one of the island's richest Natura 2000 sites, last month. But despite the massive haul of rubbish, there still remains a great deal of work ...

- - MT

Fire breaks out at Wimbledon's All England Tennis Club

Fire engines are on the scene of a fire at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London Fire Brigade has confirmed. The Fire Brigade said four engines were sent to the world famous tennis club in south London after reports of a fire in the practice court area. The service tweeted this picture of the blaze:  ...

- City AM - UK

Over 1 million people sign online petition to impeach Donald Trump

The 'Impeach Trump Now' petition appears to be taking off.

- - UK

Bongo to protect online contents of ICC Champions Trophy from piracy

Bongo, Bangladesh's leading on-demand entertainment platform, is going to protect online contents of ICC Champions Trophy from piracy.

- BDNews24 - BD

​Red Bull Radio partners with Atlanta rap collective, label Awful Records

Red Bull Radio has Georgia on its mind. The Atlanta-based rap collective and label Awful Records partnered with Red Bull Radio to launch Bruh with Awful Records,' a new monthly radio show hosted by Atlanta native and comedian turned Twitter star Zack Fox. The show will feature Fox interviewing guests and highlight the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

'My party is going straight to hell': Morning Joe blasts GOP for selling their souls to Donald Trump

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted his fellow Republicans who've “sold their soul” and trashed American civic values in the service of President Donald Trump. He watched a clip Friday on “Morning Joe” that showed White House budget director Mick Mulvaney state flatly...

- The Raw Story - US

Three strategies to defend GOP health bill: euphemisms, false statements and deleted comments

This story was co-published with Stat. Earlier this month, a day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman's Facebook page to voice her dismay. Your vote yesterday was unthinkably irresponsi...

- The Raw Story - US

New Emoji is a Meaningful Symbol for Indigenous Australians

Twitter’s addition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags comes in time for the 50th anniversary of a vote to include the communities in the national census.

- International NY Times - US

The lessons you need to learn from the Yahoo data breach: Top four info security tips

How to avoid becoming the next Yahoo.

- ITproportal - UK

He Didn't: An “Arrested Development” Writer On Twitter's Most-Used Political Meme

Emmy Award winner John Levenstein says a meme might be the best way to kill a good joke. Lately, Twitter has come to resemble the final scene of Spartacus; with untold legions of opinion-havers claiming to be the same person. Rather than the Thracian gladiator, however, these folks are posing as Ron Howard’s narrator ...

- Fast Company - US

Facebook reportedly teams up with BuzzFeed and others for video

Facebook has grown to more than 1.9 billion users since CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the company from his dorm room in 2004. Reuters reports that the world's biggest social media company has signed deals with entertainment sites like BuzzFeed for its upcoming original video service. Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of ...


Here's why Mayor Landrieu's speech on the Confederate monuments removal resonated

The full transcript of the speech, which Landrieu wrote himself, has been shared thousands of times online and earned praise in the national press.

- Times-Picayune - US

Theresa May wants G7 leaders to force major tech firms to fight terrorism online

UK prime minister Theresa May wants G7 leaders to co-operate in forcing tech firms like Facebook and Google to block more terrorist content online She will make the request during a meeting with the G7 on Friday Tech firms are already feeling severe political pressure about their role in hosting terror and hateful content ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Disney says it wasn't hacked after all

Disney was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this month, with reports circulating that the American media firm had fallen victim to a hack. The hackers were holding the company to ransom, media outlets including Deadline reported, and were allegedly threatening to release a stolen copy of the new "Pirates of the ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

British Columnist's Career Implodes After 'Final Solution' Tweet

British broadcaster and tabloid columnist has been sacked from her radio job after saying on Twitter that a "final solution" was necessary after the bombing in Manchester this week.

- Mediaite - US

Advancing Accountability and Constitutionalism in South Africa

Research Event 21 Jun 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector, Republic of South Africa Chatham House, London Africa Programme Register Interest In 2016, the Office of the Public Protector investigated alleged improper and unethical conduct by the South ...

- Chatham House - UK

Google's latest Go victory shows machines are no longer just learning, they're teaching

Just over 20 years ago was the first time a computer beat a human world champion in a chess match, when IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer beat Gary Kasparov in a narrow victory of 3½ games to 2½. Just under a decade later, machines were deemed to have conquered the game of chess when Deep Fritz, a piece of software running on ...

- The Conversation - UK

Ecuador's new president warns Assange not to interfere in politics

Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno has warned Julian Assange not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

- The Local - SE

Civil Code revised to clarify contract terms for consumers and businesses

The Diet on Friday revised the Civil Code to clarify the terms of contracts between businesses and consumers for online shopping, life insurance and other ...

- The Japan Times - JP

RM90k degrees to raise funds amid budget cuts, UM tells students

Students also inquired about a change in online posters marketing the degrees.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Rajkummar Rao goes half bald for 'Bose'

Rajkummar Rao does not shy away from going the extra mile for his characters and for his next project, a web series based on the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the actor has gone half bald.The 32-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the new haircut and announced that the makers will release the first look soon."Got ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Aly Raisman: 'Sexist' TSA Agent Doubted My Muscles

Aly Raisman, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, says she was the victim of some uncomfortable sexism at the hands of the TSA. The 22-year-old shared the story on her Twitter account Wednesday, the AP reports. It started when a female TSA worker told Raisman she recognized her by...

- Newser - US

When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about the future of American jobs, it's time to listen

The founders of Microsoft and Facebook have cautionary words for the Class of 2017.

- Marketwatch - US

Google shows new Android TV home screen with Assistant integration, "coming later this year"

Google has revealed fresh details of its new-look Android TV home screen. But over a year after announcing plans to bring the Assistant to Android TV, there's still no firm date for its availability.

- - US

Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs

Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of. The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF Maker practically ...

- The Next Web - US

Andy Rubin Teases Upcoming Essential Phone, Hints at 360-Degree Camera

Former chief engineer at Google and current founder of Essential company, Andy Rubin is working on a premium smartphone. Andy Rubin, considered the father of Android, has talked about the new phone many times and an image posted on Essential's Twitter account hints at some features. The picture doesn't actually show the ...

- Softpedia - US

Sweden Lists On Airbnb, Gillette Asks Dad: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Netflix gets an official White House photographer for Frank Underwood, Whiskas tells a touching story, and Syoss knows who steals your hair. You just need to turn on the TV or clickety-clack the internet for five minutes to know that doing anything even remotely original in advertising is not an easy task. Now go look at ...

- Fast Company - US

He Didn't: An “Arrested Development” Writer On Twitter's Most-Used Political Meme

Emmy Award winner John Levenstein says a meme might be the best way to kill a good joke. Lately, Twitter has come to resemble the final scene of Spartacus; with untold legions of opinion-havers all claiming to be the same person. Rather than Spartacus, however, these folks all claim to be Ron Howard’s narrator from ...

- Fast Company - US

Disney firmly denies digital theft of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Reports a few days ago said that hackers were able to steal a copy of one of Disney's latest movies, and were holding it for ransom. The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in theaters this Friday, was suspected to be the title in question. Apparently, hackers demanded a huge ransom in order not to release the film online ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

'Major incident' at Capita data centre: Multiple services still knackered

Still on knees some 36 hours later A major outage at a Capita data centre has knocked out multiple services for customers – including a number of councils' online services – for the last 36 hours.…

- TheRegister - UK

Code Yellow Warning Issued Over Heavy Rain in 18 Bulgarian Districts

Code yellow warning was issued over heavy rainfall in 18 districts in Bulgaria, according to the website of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology .The warning applies for the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Lovech, Sofia region, Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, ...

- Novinite - BG

Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction

If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is just one of an increasingly large number of animals being pushed to extinction in the wild by animal trafficking.

- PhysOrg - NL

Do people still go to the cinema in the online age? If so, why?

High ticket prices, online piracy and the surge in streaming services all conspire to keep people away from cinemas — but the industry has faced threats before. So how safe are traditional cinemas?

- ABC News - AU

Building company accused of owing workers millions fails to get hijacked website shut down

A building company that allegedly owes money to underworld figure Mick Gatto fails in its initial attempt to silence two subcontractors who have waged an online war against the builder over claims of unpaid debts.

- ABC News - AU

'But I can't spell or read properly': Careers Australia secret calls reveal hard sell tactics

A sales consultant for Careers Australia allegedly signed up an unemployed woman to an expensive online course despite her saying she could not read or write properly, according to a leaked call obtained by the ABC.

- ABC News - AU

Axact defrauded hundreds of students in Bahrain, local media reveals

Yet another group of victims of an online fraud degree racket controlled by Axact has come to the fore.Axact, which is already at the centre of an international diploma mill scandal, has been targeting students in Bahrain, local publication DT News has revealed.When DT News contacted Axact in the guise of a student, a ...

- - PK

You tiny, tiny man: Rowling to Trump on 'shoving' Montenegro PM

, May 26 : J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series scoffed at U.S. President Donald Trump's infamous gesture at the NATO summit in Brussels, where he appeared to be forcefully pushing aside Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic in order to shove his way to the front of a crowd.Twitter exploded soon after as ...

- Sify - IN