How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future

How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future


How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future

Since the start of this country, Black people have transformed their lived experiences into beautiful art that challenges societal and cultural perceptions of what it means to be Black in America. They’ve found light and joy in oppressive spaces through art forms like song and film. Their influential presence is felt throughout the world, ushering cultural change in an industry that has historically silenced their voices for speaking truth to power — as was the case with such legends as Dorothy Dandridge and Eartha Kitt.

During the 2018 BET Awards in June, Strong Black Lead — an initiative spearheaded by Black employees at Netflix — released an ad called “A Great Day in Hollywood,” invoking the spirit of “A Great Day in Harlem” (a photograph depicting popular jazz musicians of the 1950s). The 47 Black entertainers featured in the Netflix ad inspire future generations of Black creatives to trust their visions, despite the industry standards reinforcing society’s message of unworthiness: “We’re not a genre because there’s no one way to be black. We’re writing while black. Nuanced and complex; resilient and strong.”

Black women who appear in the ad, including Lena Waithe and Ava DuVernay, are examples of our culture’s creative legacy. Waithe and DuVernay utilize their art and platforms to educate viewers about political and personal issues, like the lived experiences of queer individuals and those suffering from mass incarceration, respectively.

When people of the African Diaspora are represented in media, it can transform perceptions of Blackness and challenge viewers to initiate social change.

Increased representation of Black experiences, as seen in the record-breaking films Black Panther and Girls Trip, showcased to the world that Black stories and voices matter. The intergenerational composition of the Netflix ad speaks to this larger cultural movement where Black creatives shape media narratives of their own lives and communities, continuing the historical innovations of artists before them.

This is also an accessible Black media movement where audiences can engage in conversations around Black popular culture through social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Young Black creators like Issa Rae, Quinta Brunson, and Franchesca Ramsey have transformed their social media presences into successful careers. Through skillful and humorous storytelling, this movement uplifts and supports work that exposes the harsh realities of being Black in this society.

In a way, this type of media brings to life the Afrofuturist dreams of author Octavia Butler — birthing a future where Black girls and women are given ownership of their lives and stories.

This movement spans beyond entertainment, too. Yes, we have Lena Waithe paving the way for Black women screenwriters, Beyoncé Knowles taking space at Coachella to celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Janelle Monáe defining what it means to be a pansexual “free-ass-motherfucker.” But we also have Tarana Burke, who is advocating for Black women sexual assault survivors and helping get their voices heard by policymakers. We have elected representatives like Congresswoman Maxine Waters, as well as community organizers like Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and BYP100 National Director Charlene Carruthers. When it comes to social justice, countless Black women are leading the charges in their own fields.

Angela Davis, the mother of Black feminist academic thought, said, “Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and Black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When Black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.”

And thanks to the visions of today’s artists and activists, Black girls are growing up in an era when they can see Black women reclaim power structures that have long impacted their lives. Following the footsteps of elders who broke barriers before them, they are ensuring the future leadership of young Black girls across the world.

I believe there is an unspoken language and sisterhood among Black women. It’s evident in the magic of our voices and our desire to uplift each other, and it’s time for the world to not only hear the voices that have always spoken up — but to affirm and magnify them.

So to Ava, Lena, Beyoncé, Solange, and every Black woman changing the world through art and activism, this is a love letter to you. I — and so many others — see you, hear you, thank you, and celebrate you.

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Dow Jones vs. S&P 500 vs. Nasdaq: A Guide for Future Warren Buffetts


If you’re the kind of person who likes to watch the news, you’re probably more interested in the happenings of the world than the jarbled letters and numbers that tick across your screen.

 

But you’re probably vaguely familiar with them: DJIA, S&P, Nasdaq: You’ve seen them your entire life, but maybe they’ve never served a purpose to you, so you ignore them and continue watching the nightly news.

Then, when the media reports on the stock market, good or bad, you freak out or rejoice accordingly.

The truth is, you can save yourself a lot of stress and anxiety by actually knowing what those terms mean.

You can stop wondering if your media outlet of choice is sensationalizing the story for click-throughs and ratings and know for yourself how the market is doing.

And you can start by knowing about the major stock indexes.

What Is a Stock Index?

A stock index measures a particular group of companies in the stock market. It’s the average price of the stocks for companies in the index. The media reports on the percentage the index’s stocks collectively rise or fall during the trading day.

An index can measure the biggest companies, smaller companies, most frequently traded, companies headquartered in the U.S., or even the whole dang market.

There are almost 100 indexes used to measure the health of the U.S. stock market, and even more to measure markets around the world.

But you don’t need to know them all; just start with these three.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)

The Dow is the price-weighted average of stocks of 30 of the largest companies in the U.S. These companies aren’t necessarily the 30 highest-priced stocks, but they are among the most well-established and influential companies in the market.

So when news anchors say “the market is up today,” they’re usually referring to the Dow Jones average.

The Dow is one of the oldest and best-known indexes in the world. You may have recently heard that General Electric got booted from the Dow after 111 years in the index. GE was an original member of the Dow in 1896 and remained in the index continuously since 1907.

But two names you won’t see in the Dow are Amazon and Google (or rather, Alphabet, Google’s parent company). The S&P Dow Jones Committee says adding stocks with four-digit share prices would distort the index.

And much like the honey badger, Amazon and Google don’t care. They love their high stock prices, and they’d have to create more shares of stock — called stock splitting, which companies often do to make their stock prices look more affordable — to enter the Dow.

Why is it important? The media may rely on the Dow to gauge the market but with tech companies like Amazon and Google refusing to conform to take a seat at the Dow table, many suggest finding a more diverse index to base your opinions on.

S&P 500

Standard & Poor’s 500 — aka the S&P 500 or just “the S&P” if you’re cool — is the index of the largest 500 companies traded in the market. Those companies are picked by the same people who decide what companies are in the Dow.

This is the index used by financial professionals to gauge the health of the market. It’s updated every 15 seconds during trading hours, so it gives clear, up-to-the-minute trends in the economy.

Like right now, over a quarter of the stock in the index are from technology companies.  

The financial sector and health care are second and third, respectively, which is a sobering thought when you think about how your credit card interest and health insurance premiums are helping them get there.

Why is it important? The S&P 500 and the Dow often move in the same direction but the S&P has a more inclusive gauge on the pulse of the market. Keep its six-decade history in mind to help you make personal spending, investing and voting decisions.

P.S. Super investor Warren Buffett bet that a simple S&P 500 index fund could beat the performance of a professionally managed hedge fund over 10 years. That bet won him — and Girls Inc. — $ 2.2 million.

Nasdaq Composite

The Nasdaq Composite includes all of the stocks traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, which is confusing because both the exchange and the index can be referred to as just “the Nasdaq.”

Fun fact: Nasdaq is actually an acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.

The more you know.

The Nasdaq is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, second only to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The companies that make up the S&P 500 and Dow Jones are traded on both the NYSE and Nasdaq.

There are several differences between the Nasdaq and NYSE which make the composite an index to follow, with the primary one being that Nasdaq is the home of the technology market. Half of the exchange is made up of tech companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

Why is it important? The NYSE is your grandmother’s stock market, less volatile and more reliable. The Nasdaq trades tech companies that are growing, innovative and slightly unpredictable. If you want more technology companies in your portfolio, now you know where to find them.

This article contains general information and explains options you may have, but it is not intended to be investment advice or a personal recommendation. We can’t personalize articles for our readers, so your situation may vary from the one discussed here. Please seek a licensed professional for tax advice, legal advice, financial planning advice or investment advice.

 

Jen Smith is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She gives money saving and debt payoff tips on Instagram at @savingwithspunk.

 

 

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Slideshow: Everything You Missed at the American Black Film Festival 2018 Including Future, Kofi, and Coogler

If you were seeking to break into the film industry or you love black movies and television shows, the only place to be on this planet was the 22nd Annual Black Film Festival. Held in Miami, the event was sold out—and for good reason.

ABFF Ventures CEO Jeff Friday created the film festival more than two decades ago as the premier professional development and networking platform for African American filmmakers, artists, and industry influencers. This year, filmmakers, producers, and actors sought to elevate themselves within the industry by gaining essential training through a series of master classes taught by seasoned pros, which included “Becoming A Showrunner;” “Film Financing;” and “Nailing Your Audition.” Others gained the inside track through “Business of Entertainment” seminars sessions that demystified film distribution deals; evaluated television writers’ rooms; and shared how Netflix Original Films seeks to diversify talent in front of and behind the camera, among other topics.

Attendees also gained access to premier entertainment and interviews. For instance, HBO, which has been an ABFF partner for 21 years, sponsored the side-splitting Comedy Wings Competition as well as diverse, powerful slate of indies featured as part of its short film competition. Moreover, filmmakers and film lovers alike packed Miami’s New World Center to view an exclusive interview with ABFF alum and filmmaker of the moment: Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler.

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You know what’s the worst?

When you go to buy avocados and discover them in a pitiful bin, all brown and shriveled together like they took a vow en masse to spoil and ruin your Taco Tuesday plans.

What upsets me more than their dive to the dark side is the fact that they’ll never get used, only discarded in the trash.

What if there were something we could do about the avocado-ripening travesty that constantly plagues us?

Enter the folks over at a startup called Apeel Sciences who are actually doing something about the shelf life of avocados and their produce aisle friends.

For six years, Apeel Sciences has been working to make all of our wildest avocado-preserving dreams a reality.

But truth be told, avocados are only the beginning of this magnificent sorcery.

The company has engineered a plant-based coating that extends the shelf life of produce. The coating is applied to the exterior of produce via dunking or rinsing.

The coating keeps fruits and vegetables fresh for up to three times longer.

It’s like pressing the slo-mo button on your phone, but for ripening produce.

Is Apeel Safe to Eat?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified it as GRAS, or generally recognized as safe, which means yes.

The special coating is made out of lipids and glycerolipids, which are found in peels, seeds and pulps of produce, according to Apeel’s website.

It’s not like the wax on apples. Apeel’s coating keeps moisture in and oxygen out instead of using wax or refrigeration to extend life. You won’t be able to taste, smell or see the coating.

Plus, it’s allergen-free, so have no fear, friends.

Apeel avocados are already on the shelves at Costco and Harps Food stores across the Midwest. Just look for the Apeel section, and get ready to wait a week — or three — for your avocados to spoil.

The startup’s CEO, James Rogers, told The Washington Post that customers don’t pay more for the service because grocers save money due to reduced spoilage.

Why We Should All Care About the Shelf Life of Produce

Reducing food waste has become a global concern, but despite our best intentions, food just spoils on its own internal clock.

How many fruits and veggies have gone bad under your watch this year? Too many, I’m sure. Me, too. (Please forgive me, strawberries. If I only had a few more days with you.)

But we’re not alone. An expert we spoke with recently estimates that the average household wastes $ 1,800 every year on food they never eat.

Reducing food waste could create a chain reaction of savings for consumers, retailers, farmers and keep food out of landfills.

In turn, transportation costs, packaging waste, wastewater, fertilizer and food spoilage would all be reduced. That’s huge.

Apeel says it has successfully delayed ripening processes on apples, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, bell peppers, blueberries, cherries, green beans, lemons, mangos, radishes, strawberries and tomatoes.

Avocados could be the first step in what could be a breakthrough in the sustainable future of food.

I just have one more question: Does it work on human skin? Asking for a friend.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Today she learned that “alligator pear” is another name for an avocado.

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Future Shapers Live 2018

This weekend we hosted our annual Marie Claire Future Shapers Live event, in partnership with Neutrogena, taking place this year at Sofitel St James, London.

The Saturday saw 300 career-focused women, of all ages and industries, gathering in the London hotel for inspiration, advice and skills to advance their careers, change direction or set out on their own.

Future Shapers Live 2018

Credit: Joe Burford

This year’s theme was ‘playing to your strengths’,  with a powerhouse line-up of CEOS, entrepreneurs, influencers and career coaches giving killer advice in a series of game-changing talks and workshops, closing with a keynote discussion between MC Editor-in-Chief Trish Halpin and singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon.

Future Shapers Live 2018

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From talks on starting a business from scratch and Facebook Lives on creating a social media following, to a workshop in coping with stress and a lecture on determining what’s not your job, every session served up practical advice and some very inspirational quotes.

Here are some of the best takeaways from the event…

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be fearless:

‘If we eliminated fear, we would fly. The universe only wants good things for us – you just have to be fearless.’ Alesha Dixon 

‘Someone once described me as courageous and it was the biggest compliment I’ve ever been given. You don’t have to be born with courage. If you want it, you can have it.’ Victoria Pendleton

‘The biggest prison we live in is the fear of what other people think – if we change that mindset, we can be whatever we want to be.’ Aimee Bateman

‘Women are socialised to be perfect. We should be socialised to be brave.’ Stephanie Phair

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Be open to mistakes:

‘We need to redefine the word “mistake” – mistakes are important and necessary, and that’s true in all walks of life – it’s just that you’ll only find that out in hindsight.’ Pavan Ahluwalia

‘I nearly went bankrupt. I remember crying one night because I couldn’t afford to pay £16k in wages to my staff the next day. I had to go and tell them that I couldn’t pay them, and it was humiliating. But it was a huge learning curve and it changed my entire business, because I had to make sure it would never happen again.’ Rachel Flanagan

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be authentic:

‘You can’t just copy someone else as you’ll only ever go as far as that person. You have to be you to reach your own potential.’ Sebina Hussain

‘I’ve been told my whole life I need to act more like a boy, which is a bit boring, isn’t it? I’m going to be that feminine person, I’m going to do it my way and it’s going to work.’ Victoria Pendleton

‘Be emotional. Be exactly who you are, and if people don’t like it, they’re not your tribe. What three words do you want people to use to describe you? That’s your brand.’ Aimee Bateman

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be open to help:

‘Don’t be a busy fool. I know what I’m worth in my business and every time I put something in my diary, I think “Is that a job a director should be doing?”‘ Rachel Flanagan

‘Be inquisitive. If you’re stuck on a hurdle, ask and people will show you the way. And don’t spend your time doing something someone else can do. You need to be the person who’s improving the top line and bottom line therefore – stick to what you’re good at.’ Anna Gibson

‘Don’t dim your light, shine. It’s ok to be different, we can work together to make collective change. Even superheroes can’t do it on their own.’ Aimee Bateman

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be persistent:

‘When you’re a young girl and you have dreams of your future, the path seems clear, but then reality kicks in. I wanted to be a doctor, and I was told that people like me couldn’t do it. I didn’t listen. When one door closes, you find a window with a tiny crack open and you find every bit of strength inside you to shatter that crack and jump through.’ Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

‘Let’s not think change happens to us. Let’s take the reigns and be the change makers. That will ensure we are not negatively affected by change – we will be driving the change.’ Brita Fernandez Schmidt

‘You have to communicate why you do what you do. There’s always going to be someone who dresses better than you or uses longer words, but the way you can win is giving people something to connect to.’ Aimee Bateman

Future Shapers Live 2018

Credit: Joe Burford

 

Be generous:

‘It’s not about pulling the ladder up behind you, it’s about trying to let down lots of ladders to give other women a leg up too.’ Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

‘It is such a privilege to be able to help others – we must use that privilege.’ Brita Fernandez Schmidt

‘People will fall in love with you if you give them something to fall in love with.’ Aimee Bateman

 

Feeling inspired? Come along next year and experience the first hand empowerment yourself.

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Just announced: Alesha Dixon as keynote speaker at our bespoke career conference, Future Shapers Live

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If you’re ready to take your work or business idea to the next level, it’s time to invest in yourself, because you are your best asset. Let Marie Claire help you achieve your goals with an empowering day of networking and career advice from some of the UK’s most high-profile bosses, influencers and motivational coaches.

Join the Marie Claire team at our Future Shapers Live 2018 event, in partnership with Neutrogena, plus a powerhouse line-up of CEOs, entrepreneurs, career coaches and inspiring women who are changing the future of work. Plus, hear from keynote speaker Alesha Dixon at the end of the day discussing the challenges, defeats and big wins of her journey to the top. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to enjoy a day of game-changing talks, workshops and insider advice – all packed into a bespoke programme designed to arm you with the skills, tools and motivation to achieve your potential and reinvent your career.

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Take 2 Minutes to See if You’re on Track to Retire (Future You Thanks You)


Are you confident you’re saving enough for retirement?

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I made a funny joke there, right?

It’s common knowledge that most people aren’t giddy about their retirement savings.

According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning and Progress Study, 1 in 5 Americans have no retirement savings at all!

Of the 2,003 adults surveyed, more than half said they expect to work past age 65. And 73% of those people said they will continue to work because they won’t have enough to live on otherwise.

Bummer, right?

But there’s no reason you need to become another statistic.

Today Is the Day to Start Investing for the Rest of Your Life

Listen, I know you have a lot of great excuses for why you’re not saving. And it’s scary, because charts like this one say you have to have your entire salary saved at 30. Meanwhile, you’re just trying to make your student loan payments.

But you have to save for retirement, because Plan B is working until you die. And you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

Talk to human resources and make sure you’re getting your 401(k) match at work. If you’ve done that, head online to an investment company like Vanguard, Schwab or Fidelity and open a Roth IRA.

Once you get your accounts set up, it’s much easier to figure out what you actually need to save.

How to Calculate What You Need in Retirement Savings

Basically, you need to make a budget for your future. Figure out what you want to spend annually in retirement. My goal is currently $ 40,000 per year for my husband and me. Consider that when you retire, you should have all the “stuff” you’ll ever need so you can live more frugally.

The key to saving the right amount for retirement is the Multiply by 25 rule.

You multiply your desired annual income by 25, and that’s how much you’ll need to retire. Why 25? It produces the number you need to generate a 4% return accounting for inflation.

You can safely withdraw 4% from your retirement savings if you want it to last well beyond 30 years.

If we want pull out $ 40,000 our first year of retirement, we’ll need to have $ 40,000 x 25, which is $ 1 million. This will allow us to withdraw 2% more every year to keep up with inflation.

That doesn’t mean we’re putting $ 1 million of our own dollars into retirement. This includes all the compound interest that will build over time.

That means the earlier you start saving for retirement, the less money you’ll have to put in, and the less work you’ll be doing in your golden years.

Jen Smith is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder who gives tips for saving money and paying off debt on Instagram at @savingwithspunk.

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Bosch is helping build the future of personal transportation

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Companies like Bosch that supply the component parts of electric bicycles are busier than ever these days. As such, they’re also armed with data that suggests the e-bike market — contrary to how it might look to skeptics that see it as a niche for eco-conscious hipsters — is primed for breakout growth.

Bosch eBike Systems sales and marketing manager Jonathan Weinert, for example, tells BGR the company is having trouble building factory capacity fast enough to keep up with demand. Here’s another indicator — Bosch today is working with some 30 different partners that use the Bosch e-bike system in a variety of bike models, up from less than 10 brands when Bosch entered the market in North America just a few years ago.

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Designer babies will likely be possible in the near future

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What’s The Future Of Black People In The Democratic Party?

Underneath the surface, many Black folks are feeling dissatisfied with the Democratic Party. They are discontented because they’ve been loyal to a party that often makes them feel undervalued.

For many Black Florida Democrats, it felt like a slap in the face that it took Florida Democratic National Committee member John Parker months to apologize for using the phrase “colored people” after a Party meeting in January. Parker resigned his post on Wednesday, but only under pressure, Politico reported.

 

With the 2018 midterm elections looming, the massive Democratic victories expected could fizzle if the party continues to neglect Black voters. In another case that should alarm the party, Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is White, has come under heavy criticism back home from African-American constituents who are angry because they feel she’s taking them for granted.

Cynthia Nixon, the actress who is running as a Democrat for governor of New York, warned specifically about party leaders neglecting African-American women.

Black women “will stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn’t start showing up for them,” said Nixon, who is White, Wednesday on the Wendy Williams Show.

Indeed, Black women were instrumental in sweeping Democrats into office in recent key elections in Alabama and Virginia. Exit polls showed that 98 percent of Black women who voted in the Alabama’s special Senate election cast their ballot for Doug Jones.

In 2017, a group of Black women activists, community leaders and elected officials warned Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez in an open letter that they should not be ignored.

“Black women have consistently shown up for Democrats as a loyal voting bloc, demonstrating time and again that we are crucial to the protection of progressive policies such as economic security, affordable healthcare and criminal justice reform,” the letter stated.

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One of the best parts of Steven Spielberg's new movie, Ready Player One, is a sequence set inside of Stanley Kubrick's movie of The Shining. As acknowledged on screen, Stephen King is not a fan of that adaptation of his book. But hopefully King isn't upset with the tribute to Kubrick over himself there, because Spielberg is still interested in someday making a movie out of King and Peter Straub's fantasy novel The Talisman. 

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Mark Hamill Fine With Digitally Recreated Luke Skywalker in Future Star Wars Movies

Mark Hamill is totally fine with being digitally re-created in any future Star Wars movies.

Speaking to RadioTimes, the Luke Skywalker actor said that he would “absolutely” be fine with being digitally recreated a la Peter Cushing in Rogue One, or recast with a younger actor a la Alden Ehrenreich in Solo.

“Well already I told my family ‘Absolutely – thumbs up!’” he said.

“But it is a question of propriety really. I’m sure they had to go to the Cushing estate and get their permission.”

Hamill said that he was very sure that Star Wars stories would continue to be told well after his death, and was happy for Luke Skywalker to be a part of them. “You know, it’s amazing to me – George

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Multicultural awareness boosts teaching competency, but is an uneven resource among future teachers

Student teachers with more multicultural awareness foster more positive classroom environments for their students, finds a new study.
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IKEA Talks Augmented Reality, Apps & Future Plans

Earlier this month, IKEA teamed up Dutch designer Piet Hein Ek for a delivery of “deliberately imperfect goods” known as the “Industriell” collection. Now, setting sights on the future of furnishings, the Scandinavian brand appears to be experimenting with augmented reality, unique apps and other forward-thinking ideas. As Co.Design‘s Mark Wilson writes:

“People visited Ikea stores 936 million times last year, but they visited Ikea online 2.3 billion times. Meanwhile, the company debuted new ways to shop using AR and VR, partnered with the visual AI startup GrokStyle, and acquired the gig economy company TaskRabbit. In short, Ikea is acting more like a tech company than a furniture maker. And within the next few years, the way you think about shopping at Ikea will probably change entirely, as the company is aggressively pursuing a new, digital identity through its evolving wave of experimental apps.”

With industry analysts forecasting a dynamic shift in the way IKEA does business, the company is aiming use digital innovation and cutting edge technology to make its goods accessible to anybody.

“The business model of Ikea having a blue box in a cornfield, and you jump in the car with your family and have an ice cream [at the store], is not the only thing we should offer our customer,” Michael Valdsgaard, IKEA’s head of “digital transformation,” explains to Co.Design. “For the majority of people in the world, Ikea isn’t accessible. Apps can make Ikea accessible.”

While IKEA is currently testing the waters with a range of apps, its creative masterminds are looking to lay the foundations for future business models.

“In the future you’re going to search either verbally or visually,” Valsgaard tells Wilson. “How we’ve searched until now doesn’t make sense for the coming decade … In VR, people love it, but don’t use it. Then you go into AR–people love it, but half can’t use it because they’re not used to it yet.”

Valsgaard also note that AR is still in its nascent stages. “I thought it would have gone a little bit faster with [Apple’s] ARkit and [Google’s] ARcore, because all of a sudden, hundreds of millions can use it. But it’s probably going to take a few years before it becomes something for everyday use.”

“We just want to explore,” Valsgaard concludes. “I think you will find, in the next three to five years, we’re going to have a range of ways to interact with Ikea, from big blue buildings on the freeway to a completely digital interface, to anything in between.”

Mark Fisher also sums up IKEA’s future goals well:

In this sense, Ikea’s approach is a reflection of the tech industry–and its confusion over emerging mediums like AR–right now. No one quite knows what is coming next. Pinterest is betting on visual search. Facebook has gone all-in with VR. Google, Apple, and Microsoft are bullish on AR. And then, of course, we have a slew of voice assistants lurking in an increasing number of devices, mostly thanks to Amazon. Of course, while all of this UI experimentation is taking place, the future of physical retail is murkier than ever. In this sense, Ikea’s strategy is to spread its chips across the table with a range of AR, VR, and visual search experiments.

In related news, designer Adam Pickard just rolled out his plans for AssembleAR, a concept app that uses AR to guide consumers through the IKEA instruction process.

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Exclusive Interview: Steven Spielberg on ‘Ready Player One’ and the Future of Virtual Reality

Exclusive Interview: Steven Spielberg on ‘Ready Player One’ and the Future of Virtual Reality

With Ready Player One (in theaters March 29 – buy tickets now at Fandango), director Steven Spielberg returns to the kind of big, wondrous, crowd-pleasing moviemaking we haven’t seen from him in awhile.

It’s very much a new Spielberg classic, reminiscent of some of his most memorable movies as a director, as well as a producer, featuring groundbreaking special effects, a young ensemble cast full of future stars, a spectacularly nostalgic score from Alan Silvestri (Back to…

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‘I Expect to Remain CEO for the Foreseeable Future’ Says Elon Musk After a Colossal Compensation Deal

Here’s what Tesla Inc. shareholders just bought for $ 2.6 billion: a stronger guarantee that Elon Musk will stick around for at least the next decade.

Investors on Wednesday approved what may be the largest compensation deal in history for its chief executive officer, pegged on ambitions to turn Tesla into one of the world’s largest companies as it ventures beyond solar panels and electric cars. If successful, the award could end up being worth more than $ 50 billion — a sum so large it might just ensure that Musk’s array of other passions and esoteric side projects won’t steal too much time from his work at Tesla.

“I expect to remain CEO for the foreseeable future,” Musk said during last month’s earnings call with analysts. But he didn’t rule out handing over the CEO responsibilities if a suitable successor would appear, allowing him to focus on “design and engineering, which is what I like doing best.”

Musk is also the CEO of Mars-bound Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and has embarked on several other projects of late, including tunnel digger Boring Co. and a brain-computer interface startup called Neuralink. The new award — which was approved at the firm’s special meeting in Fremont, California — requires Musk remain at Tesla either as CEO or become executive chairman and chief product officer.

Tesla said in a filing about 73 percent of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the meeting were in favor of the award, excluding those owned directly or indirectly by Musk and his brother, Kimbal.

Profit Ahead?

Shares traded higher following news of the vote. The stock closed up 1.9 percent in New York. A spokesman for Tesla declined to comment.

The pay plan helps ensure Musk will remain at Tesla at least until 2028, but several questions loom. The award contains a number of audacious goals and no detailed plan of how to get there, including when the manufacturer will turn its first-ever annual profit. Additionally, a series of executive exits in the past year has left Tesla without a clear No. 2 — a potential concern even if Musk stays front and center.

This quarter alone, Tesla has lost Jon McNeill, president of sales and service; its accounting chief Eric Branderiz; and Susan Repo, corporate treasurer and vice president of finance. Going back a full year, Tesla has also lost executives including Chief Financial Officer Jason Wheeler; Chris Lattner, an Apple Inc. hire who left after leading Tesla’s Autopilot engineering team for less than six months; Kurt Kelty, a battery executive; and Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president of business development.

Jamie Albertine, analyst at Consumer Edge Research, said he sees Tesla needing to hire a chief operating officer or a new head of service “at some point in the near future.” Musk said on the earnings call last month that McNeill’s department would report directly to him and that “there are no plans to search for a replacement,” even as some investors fear he’s spreading himself too thin. In 2016, Musk said he was working so hard, he kept a sleeping bag in a conference room adjacent to Tesla’s production line in Fremont.

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The award, which won’t vest unless a set of ambitious financial goals are met, had been cheered by some large Tesla investors who said it would help the CEO drive the business forward. Critics, including the two largest proxy advisers, said it was too costly and questioned why Musk, a billionaire who has about half his wealth tied up in company stock, needed more equity to stay motivated.

The board needed majority approval to make the grant, which likely is the largest one-time compensation deal ever awarded. Tesla had said Musk and his brother, who’s a company director, wouldn’t vote their shares.

Under the new plan, Musk will earn one-12th of the options every time Tesla hits a pair of goals: one tied to its market value and the other linked to either revenue or earnings excluding certain charges. For Musk to get all the options, Tesla would have to become worth $ 650 billion — more than Facebook Inc. — and produce more revenue than Procter & Gamble Co.

Tesla has said in regulatory filings that Musk’s award could yield him more than $ 50 billion if all goals are achieved. Some investors have said the package aligns with their interests, signaling they don’t mind if Musk gets wealthier, as long as they also see big returns.

Large shareholders including Baillie Gifford & Co. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. signaled ahead of the vote that they would probably support the package. Spokesmen for Baillie Gifford and Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. were not immediately available to comment. T. Rowe Price and shareholder Fidelity, which holds almost 10 percent of Tesla stock, declined to comment.

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California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the second-largest pension fund in the U.S., said it did not support the plan, citing concerns about potential dilution and an absence of profitability goals. Large stock awards can be costly for investors in two ways: They can increase a company’s expenses and they dilute the stakes of existing shareholders.

Still, Calstrs is appreciative of Musk’s “visionary leadership,” Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance at the fund, said in an emailed statement.

Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management in Santa Monica, California, which holds Tesla shares, said he voted yes.

“You can’t be a Tesla shareholder if you don’t believe in the company and Elon Musk,” he said in an interview. “The true shareholders of Tesla are all in on Elon.”

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Stars Reflect on Franchise’s Future and That Icky Band Name

Pitch Perfect 3 is the third film in the popular comedy franchise, but will it be the last?

For stars Chrissie Fit and Hana Mae Lee, who play Flo and Lilly, respectively, the series has run its course, but they’d be open to returning.

“The [ending] montage really felt it was the end,” Fit told FANDOM. “People really love these characters and want to see what’s next for them. Maybe Flo [who becomes an entrepreneur] will finance their next tour.”

Lee, who’s been part of the franchise since the original 2012 film, agrees. “I love playing Lily,” she explained. “If there is [a fourth film], I’m down and I feel people would be excited. If there isn’t, I felt the third one was a really nice ending.”

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Lee says they got their routines down easier in this film.

Lee joked that she might be getting a little too old to do the intense song and dance routines.

“All of them were challenging because my body is getting older,” she said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting old when you’re being shown dance moves and you’re like, ‘Hmm, I’m going to have back issues and neck issues later.’”

Still, she admitted that the actors’ experience from the previous films was helpful, especially with new director Trish Sie, who comes from a music video background. “We got the dance moves more quickly this time around,” Lee stated. “It’s in our veins.”

Fit, who joined in Pitch Perfect 2, said performing Britney Spears’ “Toxic” was the most challenging.

The scene is the climax of the movie, and the girls find themselves held on a yacht at gunpoint by gangsters.

“There were so many elements to it. The action sequence, dancing, and singing for our lives,” Fit explained. Luckily, the shoot took place on a sound stage instead of open waters.

“Production actually built a yacht on a sound stage which was nuts. They had this huge tank with lukewarm bath water, which was better than jumping into the ocean,” Fit admitted.

“That whole filming day was really fun,” she continued. “We got to be action stars for a minute and afterward you were in a pool with all your best friends. We were playing games, synchronized swimming. It was one of my favorite moments. It felt like we were all kids again.

Many more behind-the-scenes clips can be found on the Pitch Perfect 3 home release, out this week. Other highlights include a gag reel and an intimate and emotional look at the final performance.

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Openly gay actress Ruby Rose fronts a fictional band called Evermoist.

Speaking of funny moments, FANDOM had to ask both actresses about the name of guest star Ruby Rose’s band. The all-girl band was named Evermoist.

“It just sounds so gross,” Fit responded. “Automatic cringe from me. I think Rebel Wilson is the only one who could hear ‘Evermoist’ and improv seven jokes right after. She started talking about being ‘never moist, ever again’ [laughs].”

Adds Lee, “I was like ‘what is that?’” upon hearing the name. “What’s funny is that it can be real. There could be a really successful band named Evermoist in this world right now.”

And while the girls of Evermoist battled the Barden Bella alums, Fit said the film’s legacy is its empowering message.

“This is how female friendships are,” she explained. “It’s not catty, it’s not divisive. We are stronger together!”

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RECORD NIGHT: Jamie Salter, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Authentic Brands Group, was honored by the Foreseeable Future Foundation at its first Seeing Past Sight fund-raiser. The evening raised more than $ 250,000 to help visually impaired and blind people through sports. Griffin Pinkow founded the organization 11 months ago and other speakers at the event included Martha Ruether, a blind Paralympic swimmer; Lauren Lieberman, founder of Camp Abilities, and Jake Olson, blind USC football player.
“I hope this event inspires all of you to not only strive to achieve your own dreams, but also to get involved in others’,” Salter told the 250 guests. “Being part of a larger cause is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding things a human being can do.”
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How many conventional motion detectors would it take to cover every inch of your home. Think about it. Even small homes have so many nooks and crannies that it’s almost impossible to ensure 100% coverage with traditional infrared or camera-based motion detection systems. That’s where the Aura Starter Kit and Accessory Beacons comes in. Instead of using technology based on “sight,” Aura monitors the patterns created by Wi-Fi signals that constantly bounce around every inch of your house or apartment. These signals create patterns, and motion interrupts those patterns in specific ways. Aura can sense those interruptions and identify where motion is occurring. Then, it can integrate with whatever smart home system you use to trigger an action or, of course, an alarm.

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In his reaction to Doug Pederson saying that Philly winning the Super Bowl LII is the 'new norm,' Cris Carter reveals to Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe why Carson Wentz is the crucial piece to setting up the Eagles to be a modern day dynasty. Do you agree with Cris?

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CONSPIRACY THEORY OF THE WEEK: Many of my friends and I have joked about this very thing. Because these stores are ev-er-ee-where in our valley.

STFU: This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve come across in some time. And that is saying something.

NO, NOPE, NOT-UH, NYET, NON, NEE, NEIN, ANIYO, NAE, & NIT: But hey! Good for you. Thanks for the pics. I nearly barfed but thanks, really. (Thanks to my editor for this one.)

SAY IT AIN’T SO (DOSSIER UPDATE):  That Ferry McFerryface story out of Australia just took a turn for the wtf. This is equally disappointing and effed up. Also, while we are down under, it had become clear to me that you just don’t want to get near these things.

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CORPORATE LIFEHACK OF THE WEEK: I have been to leadership camps, leadership summits, leadership team building (the list goes on and on and on) and not one of them offered up something as obvious (maybe?) and useful to me as this. This is something I know I’ll be able to take advantage of.  Editor’s Note: I’ve tried some of these, or some like these, in a recent attempt to stop asking people what they do for a living. The end result is usually confusion by the other person, because they’re so used to being asked what they do for a living, that they can’t quite comprehend you asking something different. I’m not saying it’s bad that this happens, just be prepared. For some awkward silence. 

ICE ICE BABY: Come for the amazing photograph. Stay for the instructions on creating one of these beautiful climbing parks in your winter wonderland. And no. I’m not linking to THAT song so you can relax. Also, it’s in your head now, isn’t it?

D’OH: Well this is embarrassing.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Tastes like a hairy nut.” Moist, and extraordinary. Also, it’s going to be what we eat here in a generation or so, so get comfy with it.

THE LOVERS, THE DREAMERS AND ME:

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT…you know the rest. This is not a small development in the evolution of health care.

SPEAKING OF HEALTH CARE: This is a perfect example of why I consider most insurance companies to be evil. That’s a little e and everything. But still. Boo.

THAT WHOLE BITCOIN GOES BONKERS THING? Yeah, about that.

BUT DOES IT COME WITH A SHARPENER? This is just all kinds of cool. I think this dude would have flipped out over this.

THE MOVES. THE STYLIN’ DUDS. THE KEYTAR! 

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STFU2: This is why many people find some vegans to be insufferable nincompoops. Some. I said some. And of course there is hyperbole in that statement but I mean, c’mon already, this doesn’t help the cause.

HEY GUYS? Get your flu shot. This year is brutal.

WHAT ARE MILLENNIALS DESTROYING THIS WEEK? Spins the wheel…outdoor equipment sales. On the other hand, they might bring back these things (shudders). My advice? Don’t.

IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT, SING OUT. If you want to be free, be free. If only they would let her live her life the way she wants. What a great story. Also, if you’re wondering about the first couple lines there, this should clear things up.

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT THESE BIRDS…the more I love them.

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THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE TACKY THINGS: A flash, a catch, and drunken oblivion all washed down the drain.

HEY! WHAT HAPPENED TO MY GPS? You’ll need to talk to the Air Force about that. Also, hope you really don’t need it for a couple weeks.

ROBOTS ARE STEALING OUR JOBS: This week it happens to be bartenders. I guess at some point robots will have all the jobs and we won’t.

AN INCOMING SMORGASBORD: Presented by Eric H and Tim. Netflix gets busy, horror movies abound and just when you thought we had run out of super heroes…

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AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORIES: Eric isn’t much of a horror fan but he sure found some good trailers. Steven Soderbergh’s new movie was shot on an iPhone. It looks…super creepy. Here’s one from Netflix which features dudes who make a lot of poor decisions. Speaking of Netflix, they really have ramped up production of their own original movies and licensed exclusives. This documentary about potatoes in the Georgia region of Russia looks fantastic. And when it comes to looks, this upcoming movie from director Duncan Jones is visually engaging. Andre The Giant. Whether you followed his wrestling career or just loved him in the Princess Bride, this looks like a must see. And finally, one more superhero movie from Marvel.

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This Is What the Future of Fashion Tech Looks Like

Whether it’s the latest smartwatch, “smart” wearables, or new portable charging concepts, it feels like we’re constantly inundated with the latest products claiming to revolutionize the way we connect with technology. In the fashion world, we’re generally increasing our tech savvy while on the tech side of the industry, innovations are ever more developed with fashion and style in mind. If you’re already on the forefront of the tech sphere, you might have an idea of what will come next. To find out exactly what the future of fashion tech holds, we went straight to the source of the newest product releases.

CES is a conference produced by the Consumer Technology Association and is at the forefront of innovation in the consumer products space. The conference “has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years,” reads the CES website, “the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.” So, naturally, this was where we looked for the most exciting developments in fashion tech.

What we saw was a major trend in activewear designed with the technology to monitor data like heart-rate levels during a workout. Whether thanks to an external accessory like Spire or built-in garment features à la Xenoma, workouts will never be the same after these products are introduced to the market. Alongside innovations in activewear, we saw name brands like Kate Spade New York and Fossil introducing smartwatches to their collections, making these wearables chicer than ever, and even a line of purses that come with built-in phone chargers so you never have to worry about carrying a heavy portable with you again. Curious to know what else is in store in the near future? We’re breaking down every cool fashion product we saw at the conference below.

Xenoma’s E-Skin activewear tops come with 14-strain sensor strategically built into the shirt to monitor movement like bending, stretching, and twisting joints, meaning the data it collects is a major step forward from fitness-tracking bracelets. Plus, it’s designed to be machine washable for everyday use. Simply put: Workouts will never be the same.
Easily attached to the sleeves, waistbands, or collars of your garments, this wearable accessory syncs with your mind and body by measuring your breath all day and alerting you to sudden changes.
Sleek design and Italian craftsmanship come together in Smartline Jewelry’s Electio hybrid bracelet. The buttons and LED lights subtly blend into the band while the battery and Bluetooth antenna are tailored to integrate into the design, tracking your health and activity in the chicest way possible. This product hasn’t hit the market just yet, but we’re waiting patiently until the moment we can get one of these stylish bracelets on our wrists.
The Fossil-designed shell features a touchscreen powered by Android Wear 2.0, which keeps track of every facet of daily activity from steps to calories and connects with Android and iPhone devices. In gold and rose gold, the chain-link design has a classic feel.
With a crystal dial and star-studded mother-of-pearl face, Kate Spade New York’s hybrid watch is Bluetooth enabled to track activity and sleep, connecting to your iPhone or Android device.
In a structured design with classic hardware, Mighty Purse’s top-handle bag is a perfect choice for women on the go, featuring a concealed slimline battery to charge your micro-USB smartphone or iPhone. Plus, you can also shop the rest of the portable charging bags, clutches, and pouches in the collection.
While these sneakers’ LED soles catch your eye, their built-in motion sensor works to detect movement. It gathers and analyzes your health data in real time. By connecting to your smartphone and computer, Orphe may turn into a musical instrument and controller as well. Now here’s a sneaker that does it all. Opening Image: Style du Monde

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The Detroit Auto Show Considers Future Of Self-Driving Cars

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DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry?

The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show.

All will be on display when the show opens to the public Saturday, with a charity preview on Friday night.

Here are five things we learned from the preview this week:

TRUCKS ARE KING

Pickups are the most popular vehicles in the U.S., and trucks unveiled at the show make clear that will continue for a long time.

General Motors spent heavily to update its top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup, cutting up to 450 pounds of weight by using more aluminum and lighter high-strength steel. The truck also gets two new V8 engines that can run on one to eight cylinders depending on how much power is needed.

Fiat Chrysler’s Ram also got big updates, losing more than 200 pounds and giving it a gas-electric hybrid engine option. Both the Silverado and Ram were given more athletic stances and meaner looks. Ford added a diesel engine to its F-150 and rolled out the midsize Ranger.

Automakers turn big profits on large pickups. Sales rose nearly 6 percent last year to almost 2.4 million, even though total U.S. auto sales dropped 2 percent. Ford’s F-Series is the country’s top-selling vehicle, followed by the Silverado and Ram.

TAX REFORM BOOST?

U.S. auto sales are likely to fall to around 16.7 million in 2018 from 17.2 million last year, says Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst with the car buying site Autotrader.com.

But that would still make it one of the 10 best sales years in history, so the market remains strong.

U.S. income tax code changes this year may stimulate new auto sales, but any increase likely will be offset by rising interest rates and the abundant supply of late-model used cars that pull buyers from new vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp.’s top North American executive says.

North American CEO Jim Lentz expects a sales boost of 200,000 vehicles as tax cuts put more money in people’s pockets. But the increase could be negated as rising rates keep some people on the sidelines, and some buyers opt for a lower-cost but nice off-lease used car.

Tax cuts could boost pickup truck sales because businesses can write off the expenses immediately under the new code, Lentz said.

But he expects luxury new-car sales to be flat this year even though tax rates were reduced for higher-income earners. Any decrease could be wiped out by caps on deductions for mortgage interest and local and state taxes in big luxury-car states such as New York and California, Lentz said.

TRADE DEAL

Many auto executives interviewed at the auto show say they’re afraid the U.S. might pull out of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, but they can’t prepare for it because they don’t know what, if anything will replace it.

In ongoing negotiations with Mexico and Canada, the Trump administration is seeking to ensure that more vehicles are made in America, among other changes. But Jim Lentz, Toyota’s North American CEO, says ending the agreement would likely raise costs. That, in turn, would raise vehicle prices and cut demand, forcing manufacturing layoffs. It also would make the U.S. less competitive than the world’s other manufacturing centers, he said. Ending the agreement also could force some suppliers to stop making parts.

Charlie Chesbrough, the chief economist for Cox Automotive, said it’s hard to imagine there will be much change in production, because automakers need a long lead time to act and they know the next president could reverse Trump’s actions. But some automakers are already taking pre-emptive steps to show the administration they’re willing to boost U.S. production. Fiat Chrysler said ahead of the auto show that it will move heavy duty truck production from Mexico to Michigan in 2020.

HEDGING ON ROBOT CARS

Automakers are hedging their bets when it comes to autonomous vehicles and whether they will someday cut into or even end personal car ownership.

In interviews through the week, executives said they’re preparing for a time when people hire self-driving ride services to get around instead of spending on personal vehicles.

But they don’t know just when that will take place, so they also must continue to spend millions to develop conventional vehicles as well.

“These proclamations that we hear about the advent of electrification and artificial intelligence … are all things that, at best, are conjecture,” said Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Although some companies plan to deploy driverless cars to carry passengers in coming months, Marchionne says it will take years for the vehicles to be in widespread use.

Mark Reuss, General Motors’ head of product development says he wishes he knew exactly when and where the switch would take place. But for now, GM and other companies have to be in both places.

“We can go either way and that agility is priceless,” said Reuss.

GOOD OLD DAYS

Despite the new wheels on the show floor, one of the biggest hits is a 50-year-old Mustang GT fastback in need of a paint job. It was one of the original cars used in the 1968 film “Bullitt,” which put the Mustang on the map with a famous chase scene.

Ford Motor Co. rolled it out to help celebrate a special “Bullitt” edition Mustang, which goes on sale this summer. The faded green car got a huge cheer when it rumbled onto the stage.

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For the second straight day Future and Young Thug have blessed fans with yet another visual off their Super Slimey mixtape.

This time around the ATLien duo go from the trap house to a manor for the clip to “Mink Flow” where the two hole up in a spooky mansion draped in minks while turning up next to big snakes and exotic looking women.

Nav and Lil Uzi Vert meanwhile go the cartoon route for their visuals to “Wanted You” where their animated selves get down in a studio and meat locker. They couldn’t shoot this kind of concept this in real life?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.


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Cardi B working to make a better future

OHMYGOSSIP — Cardi B is working hard to make things better for her future children.
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ hitmaker is doing all she can now with her career so she can make things better for her future kids as she doesn’t want them to be raised the way she was and wants to be able to give them all she can.
She said: “This is my work ethic: I do not want to raise my future kids where I was raised, and I know the only way to do it is working, working, working, working, working. I don’t want to live in a small Bronx apartment. I don’t want to have three kids that got to share one room. I don’t want my kids to go to school and get gang-affiliated. I don’t want to do welfare. I don’t.”
And Cardi can’t believe so many people look up to her.
She added to Billboard magazine: “When women come up to me like, ‘I am a freaking senator,’ or, ‘I’m a ­doctor’. It’s like, ‘Damn, y’all like me? I look up to y’all!’ It’s not that people want to be like me, but some want to say the things I say and can’t, because they’re afraid. I say it for them.”
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old rapper previously vowed to set a “better example” to her fans.
She said: “I realised, after Halloween, a lot of little girls, they be looking up to me. They love me and I’m thinking to myself, like, ‘Yo, I really need to be a better example.’ But I be trying to be a better example, though, you know what I’m saying? I’ve been trying to be more PG-13, less rated R.”

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Is this how road trips might look in the future?

For as long as there have been cars, people have been using them to venture far and wide, relishing the spontaneity and camaraderie found on the open road. But drive for long enough and you’ll notice that traditional cars have undeniable downsides. Eco-conscious travellers will note that they require petrol to go in at one end, and, depending on which one you drive, pump out varying quantities of nasty stuff at the other.

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Do electric cars herald a new era of guilt-free road trips © Lonely Planet

So I wondered if driving an electric vehicle would add a guilt-free glow to adventuring, or would it be riddled with new logistical concerns? On a recent trip through Britain, it turned out my concerns melted away pretty quickly. The car’s guidance system advises you where to charge and for how long, and I found that the urge to detour was stronger in a vehicle that was smart enough to make sure you always arrived with some charge in the battery.

Of course, a road trip is not about getting from A to B, but about the stops along the way. Sure, there are always going to be times when you’re recharging in Charnock Richard service station on the M6, but I was on my way quick enough.

Mooching round the map reveals imaginatively positioned connection points in Cornish beachside hotels, handsome inns in the Lake District and tempting looking retreats in remote corners of the Highlands. I mentally composed the apologetic call home: ‘Yes, I am really in Torridon. What else could I do? There’s a charging point here.’ (That said, I might not have a phone signal to make the call. Some technology moves faster than others.)

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Just when I was struggling to see the downside of a road trip in an electric vehicle I happened upon one. While parked up in the Peak District town of Castleton I was ambushed by a small but persistent band of motoring enthusiasts who asked numerous challenging technical questions about the motor on subjects like wattage, downforce and torque. They also demanded to sit in it, one-by-one, while turning the steering wheel, like three-year-olds in a supermarket Noddy car. The solitude of the open road called a little louder.

Tom Hall was allowed a spin in a Tesla as part of Lonely Planet’s Epic Drives road trip around national parks in the UK.

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How ‘Justice League’ Sets Up the Future of DC on Film

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Although yesterday's headlines were focused more on the struggling box office performance of Warner Bros. Pictures' ambitious DC Comics-based superhero team-up film, we certainly found that there was quite a lot to like in Justice League. While the actual future of DC Comics on film will undoubtedly be debated within board rooms on the WB lot in Burbank for a while to come, that doesn't mean that the film as it…

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The iPhone’s OLED future seems all but certain

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In the months that preceded the iPhone X launch, numerous reports said that the major players in the display business are investing billions of dollars in OLED production lines, vying for Apple’s orders. Samsung, those stories said, would be the only OLED screen supplier for the iPhone X, which turned out to be true. Once the iPhone X became official, it was clear that Samsung is going to take home a lot of iPhone X cash. The iPhone X’s display accounts for about a third of the handset’s bill of materials.

But Samsung alone couldn’t have possibly met Apple’s demand, which is probably why Apple chose to launch its first OLED iPhone alongside LCD models. Next year, however, things may change. And OLED display stock may not be an issue anymore.

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Target’s newest store is a preview of the chain’s future

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Targets everywhere are about to get a radical makeover.

The retailer opened the first of a new model of store this week in the Houston suburb of Richmond, Texas, kicking off what the company claims will be its most ambitious redesign to date. 

Target has said it plans to pour billions of dollars into remodeling hundreds of its existing locations in the Richmond store’s image over the next few years.

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Drake has been amassing Birkin bags for his future wife and people are disturbed

How thoughtful! Drake has been collecting Hermès Birkin bags for his future flame, per the Hollywood Reporter — and now, the rapper’s taking heat from Twitter critics for his unsolicited “thirst dowry.” A single Birkin bag can take days to create at the Hermès atelier in Paris and almost always includes a comma (or two)…
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In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife


In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

Fans are learning something interesting about rapper Drake — whoever he marries is going to get the gift of a lifetime.

In an article with The Hollywood Reporter, rapper Drake opens up about his career plans, but the 31-year-old former Degrassi star also revealed that he has been collecting Birkin bags for years, as a gift for “the woman I end up with.”

Related article: Drake turned down the opportunity to work with Harvey Weinstein after getting “bad feedback”

But sorry ladies, he didn’t specify if he’s with anyone right now.

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According to THR, Drake was also eager to talk about his ambitious push into film and TV, which includes teaming with Netflix to revive the critically acclaimed but short-lived British crime series Top Boy (think an across-the-pond version of The Wire). Drake and Future along with James’ SpringHill Entertainment will executive produce the series, which will go into production early next year for a 2019 debut.

He’s also partnering with Steve Golin, who runs Anonymous Content for an untitled TV series and Apple, which has given him the go-ahead to produce whatever he chooses.

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