On Friday, Team Canada will face off against their chief rivals and this year’s hosts, Team USA, to begin the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan. Canada’s National Women’s Team is eyeing its record 11th gold medal in 18 tournaments since the worlds were first held in 1990. This year’s gold medal game will take place on April 7. 23 @HC_Women will represent Team Canada at #WomensWorlds in Plymouth, Michigan beginning March 31. https://t.co/q3nPQ0zMtN #2017WWC pic.tw...
Monday was a great day to be Snap Inc. That’s when the brokerage firms that underwrote its IPO were released from their quiet period, and presto! All of them coincidentally came out with strong buy recommendations, which boosted the stock by about 10%. The warm glow of all those “buy” ratings soon faded, however. Why? Because Facebook fb announced new features on Tuesday that duplicated most of the popular aspects of Snapchat, the company...
Amazon.com Inc. has invited some of the world’s biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it’s time to start shipping products directly to online shoppers and bypass chains like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.  Executives from General Mills, Mondelez and other packaged goods makers will attend the three-day gathering in May, Bloomberg has learned. Attendees will tour an Amazon fulfillment centre and hear a presentation ...
More and more business transactions are done on the road. The “mobile office” is increasingly in competition with the regular office. In the future, your workplace will have four wheels.
You might have noticed on your calendars that April Fools' Day — a.k.a. the worst day of the year — is fast approaching. So when Krispy Kreme announced today it would be changing its name to "Krispy Cream" — a mere matter of days before April 1 — something didn't seem quite right.  SEE ALSO: Woman finds unpleasant latex surprise in her Krispy Kreme doughnut A statement released by the company today said the company would now trade under the name "Krispy Cream" to a...
The common cold reduces most people to a sniffling, sneezing mess. With a box of tissues and cold medication as meager defenses, our only hope is that the virus will move on quickly.   While everyone suffers through a range of familiar symptoms, including a cough, sore throat and body aches, it turns out that people's emotional lives may significantly affect how awful those symptoms feel.  SEE ALSO: You use this word to help you through hard times without even knowing it A study publ...
If you haven't already gazed upon the melty visage of this new Cristiano Ronald bust, please do so immediately. Then you'll have a better idea of why the internet is so into Photoshopping it. Here's the thing: the sculpture, which debuted Wednesday at the Madeira Islands airport named in Ronaldo's honor, does not look like Ronaldo at all. And that, by the widely recognized Property of Internet Adoration, makes the internet adore it even more. SEE ALSO: College students stage buzzer beater that...
By Naomi Gleit, VP Social Good When people mobilize around the causes they care about, it builds a safe and supportive community. Our charitable giving tools have made it easy for people to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits to support those in need directly on Facebook. Today we are expanding those tools to include personal fundraisers, as well as more options for people to continue to fundraise for nonprofits. Introducing Personal Fundraisers Personal fundraisers allow people to raise mo...
The 'CGear Sand-Free Mat' is developed using technology inspired by landing mats used by military helicopters. It's perfect to take with you to the beach because the sand falls right through and it never comes back. You can enjoy sunbathing without worrying about getting sand all over you. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Military Design, and Helicopter
Researching, celebrating and supporting African American food culture is Michael Twitty’s way to honor and heal those who came before. To chef and blogger Michael Twitty, a plate of stewed okra is much more than a popular soul-food dish — it’s a form of African American history. For many years, people in New Orleans referred to okra as salade du fevi, and it was thought that fevi was a corruption of French for fava beans. “I was like, I know this ain’t right,” says Twitty. Fo...
Ford Motor Co will announce today production of a new engine in the Canadian province of Ontario, two sources familiar with the matter said, in an investment that would boost Canada’s auto industry after years of job losses to Mexico and the United States. The sources said the 7X engine, for large pickup trucks, is to be announced with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Ford Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, on Thursday morning. It is part of the $700 million in new investments sec...
The Apollo program was a triumph of image control, especially when it came to the photographs. Thousands of shots were taken during the 11 Apollo flights, but only the best were released. That’s a shame, because it’s the outtakes—astronauts posing awkwardly, the sun’s blinding flares—that capture the missions as the half-improvised camping trips they were. Now a group of European designers have assembled 225 of the least-seen images in the book Apollo VII–XV...
It was 50 years ago today that the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band photo shoot took place. Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the taking of the famous photo that would grace the cover of the album that features tracks such as “When I’m Sixty Four,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” The album — which took a little over three months to produce, over four to six sessions a week — sold 2.5 mi...
It may be hard to believe these days, but Warren Beatty wasn’t always Hollywood royalty. As the star turns 80 on Thursday, his standing as a respected veteran of the movie business is solid — despite his involvement in the embarrassing Best Picture snafu at this year’s Academy Awards. But, as LIFE described in a major feature about Beatty that ran in April of 1968, there was a moment when it seemed that his burgeoning career might fade. In 1961, he had broken into the busines...
Every sitting U.S. president has thrown the first pitch at at least one Major League Baseball game since President Taft started the tradition in 1910. But not Donald Trump. He has "scheduling conflicts." Sure. If you've ever seen photos of Trump's previous pitching attempts, they make a pretty clear case for why Trump (and his ego) would turn the opportunity down. Pair that with Trump's abysmal approval ratings in Washington, D.C., and it becomes even clearer. But what if Trump just doesn'...
Marshall has announced its new Monitor Bluetooth headphones, the company's first wireless over-ear headphone design. Marshall says they offer more than 30 hours of play time between charges. The post Marshall’s newest wireless headphones look as ready to rock as their predecessors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Image credit: Pixabay. Apple’s plans to set up a research and development center in Indonesia are taking shape. According to a spokesperson at the Indonesian ministry of industry, the first one could open in just a few months. Here are the key facts: The plans were announced by Sanny Iskandar, an expert staff member of the Indonesian ministry of industry, after a meeting with Apple representatives today. According to Iskandar, the US firm plans to rent office space at the Green Office P...
On your bike: Hu Weiwei, Mobike co-founder and president. Photo credit: Mobike. WeChat, China’s ubiquitous messaging app with not far shy of 900 million active users, already has an array of services baked into it, like cashless payments, food delivery, and movie tickets. And now it has one more – bike-sharing. WeChat’s users in China now see a “bicycle” button in the Wallet section of the app, allowing them to use their phones to unlock and pay for a popular city b...
Image credit: Pexels. A player is in the middle of a battle in a dungeon somewhere in a fantastical island. The dragon glows yellow – the go-to color for legendary item drops. He taps on the dragon. And a 30-second ad pops up. If you’re an app developer, you may be cringing at this terrible ad placement. You can do better. Here are some pieces of advice from veterans in the industry. Monetization starts from the beginning of app development Developers need to think about monetization rig...
Today saw the release of Glastonbury Festival’s official poster that reveals a series of big additions to the bill including Stormzy, The XX, Anderson Paak and Boy Better Know. They join headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran at the iconic British festival this June, which is set to go on hiatus for a year in 2018 before returning to a new site for 2019. About 175,000 people are expected to attend this year's event, which has a history stretching back to 1970 and has seen blockbus...