The Iran Project
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IFP- “Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolution Guards, is among the most popular public figures in Iran, where supporters see him as a selfless national hero who has been fighting Iran’s enemies,” wrote the Atlantic Council in a recent report. “It is interesting to note that his supporters sometimes call Soleimani by the nameHaj-Qassem; or even ‘ Sardar-e Delha, ’ the commander of hearts,” it added. “Soleimani is mostly seen wearing khaki pants and shirts in the battlefield. He also projects a fatherly image. In March 2015, a video of him appeared on the Internet, in which he advised one of his young supporters to be respectful to his parents and to fulfill their wishes. These characteristics support his image as a charismatic, yet modest soldier.” “His popularity stems largely from the Iranian mindset and the appreciation for selflessness and modesty,” the article remarked, adding that Iranians tend to supportcharismatic and humble leaders.
Breitbart News
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without citing the source of the information. Baker McKenzie declined to comment. The threat of enforcement marks a sea change for a church that for some 2,000 years has seen popes venerated on all manner of flags, banners and medals. But the popularity of Francis and the ease with which his image can be copied in the internet age has
Techradar
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New Nokia 3310 camera The 2MP camera on the back of the new 3310 is a new feature for the 2017 reboot. It's a very simple affair, with no fancy features other than a digital zoom. Good for the odd shot, but nothing more than that. New Nokia 3310 interface With the new Nokia 3310 being a feature phone, it comes running a feature phone operating system. Nokia Series 30+ to be exact. Navigated by the direction pad below the display, the simple interface offers up a variety of options including call logs, contacts, messages, calendar, calculator, camera app, a simple Opera web browser, Snake and a few other things. The new Nokia 3310 only offers 2.5G connectivity, so you won't be able to get full-blown internet on the handset, and there's no Wi-Fi on board either. New Nokia 3310 snake game Snake is back! It gets its own icon in the menu of the new Nokia 3310, but it looks a little different to the pixel block of old.
Ars Technica
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(credit: Elias Bizannes ) The Recording Industry Association of America and other rights holders are urging US © regulators to update the "antiquated" DMCA takedown process. They want Internet Service Providers to filter out pirated content. What the RIAA and 14 other groups are telling the US Copyright Office is simple: The 19-year-old Digital Millennium Copyright Act isn't working. They say the process of granting legal immunity—or "safe harbor"—to ISPs who "expeditiously" remove ©ed content upon notice of the rights holder needs to be supplanted with fresh piracy controls. That's because, they say, the process creates a so-called "endless game of whack-a-mole" in which an ISP will remove pirated content only to see it instantaneously reappear at the push of a button by a © scofflaw. This requires the rights holder to send a new takedown notice—often again and again. The groups say (PDF): Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments
France 24
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Chinese telecoms giant ZTE unveiled Sunday what it said is the world's first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile internet service that networks expect to have up and running by 2020. The company said the Gigabit Phone is the first smartphone capable of download speeds reaching up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) -- up to 10 times faster than the first generation of 4G services widely in use today. The device, unveiled in Barcelona in northeastern Spain on the eve of the start on Monday of the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile fair, will allow for 360-degree panoramic Virtual Reality video and fast downloads of ultra Hi-Fi music and videos. "With the new device, the way people stay connected will be changed forever. Focusing on 5G technologies will be one of the key priorities of ZTE?s global development," a ZTE spokesman said.
Forbes
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Techradar - Reviews
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You can also easily browse through the various software categories such as Education, Games, Internet and so forth, which makes it easy to locate the apps you wish to install. Of the lot, the Gnome spin appears to offer more functionality than the others. For instance, you can right-click the desktop and click Settings to launch the Control Center from where users can configure various essential elements such as privacy and sharing, apart from the usual fare i.e. network, security etc. For example, under Privacy, users can determine how long they wish to retain the history, enable location access, which would allow apps to use Wi-Fi to determine your location and even purge trash and temporary files. In contrast, the Control Center on the Mate spin enables you to access all the usual configurable elements but doesnt offer the option to tweak Privacy or Sharing settings.
Techradar
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The biggest addition is smart home control Google Assistant can interface with Internet of Things products, letting you speak to your phone to control everything from a thermostat to a lightbulb. It's also more convenient and simpler to use, too. Linking web searches, apps and user data together through its "conversational" command prompts, Google Assistant can be switched on with an easy long-press of the home button. No more hunting around for a microphone button on your homescreen. Google Assistant tips and tricks
Techradar
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Assistants, bots, things, cars and systems will all be connected to the internet, but how will they all cooperate to help their human users? asks Lenke of Nuance Communications. Interoperability between many systems is where the future of the user interface lies, because theres nothing worse than an artificially intelligent argument.
Wired
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Politico
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South China Morning Post
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Daily Mail - Home
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A builder who took three minutes to answer a maths question that most primary schoolchildren could solve easily has become an internet sensation after his colleagues filmed him problem solving.
Adweek
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Daily Express - Life
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JUGGLING balls is difficult enough to master when you are only trying to learn with two, but one girl stunned the internet after she was filmed with several.
France 24
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But the three dance areas are deliriously decked out, one featuring mini-towers shooting flames to the beat, and security, both private and police, is plentiful. For the festival goers, it's a safe tropical dance party that doesn't skimp on the technology: There's internet, credit card machines at bars, and in-house pro video teams with the latest gear -- drones included -- feeding it all to Facebook. "We like to refer to it as jungle tech," Justin Brothers, one of the festival's founders and its marketing chief, told AFP. - 'Jungle juiciness' - Comparisons with Burning Man, a similar but far bigger and older US festival held each year in Nevada's desert, are inevitable. Many of Envision's performers, some of its workers and quite a few of its ticket buyers also go to that event. Brothers said his festival is increasingly being seen as "the Burning Man of Central America.
Beijing Bulletin
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Daily Mail - Money
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The most popular way to enjoy music these days is through streaminglistening to favourite tunes over the internet. The Mail on Sunday analyses the key choices and costs involved.
BoingBoing
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Dale Beran's been writing about 4chan, /b/ and Anonymous for years, and lurking on their message-boards, and he traces the rise of the self-professed "betas" who embody fragile, toxic masculinity and have been important bellwethers for many internet and real-world phenomena, linking them to Trump as "the loser who won": "Someone who is all brash confidence and then outrageously incompetent at everything he does." (more)
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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A PROBLEM long faced by Scunthorpe internet users is causing issues elsewhere in the UK. It's called the Scunthorpe problem and it means certain words can get blocked on the internet. According to a report on BoingBoing, PayPal users in parts of Oxfordshire are having problems caused by the local river, The Isis, and the various street names it has inspired. The Inquirer reports the payments company appears to be blocking users with the word 'isis' in their address, as discovered by a...
RT
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Ukrainian politics is not without a sense of humor, it seems, and while the parliament has long been famous for hosting punch-ups, this week history was made as an internet meme took its seat in place of some lazy officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
Autocar
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They may even have sold the car you have your eye on to its previous owner. There’s simply no substitute for such expertise. What about skulduggery? It exists, for sure, but a strong and active Ferrari OwnersClub (join it) and a new transparency and speed brought by internet forums make it much easier to detect. You’re definitely safer in the Ferrari market than you used to be. FRANCHISED OR SPECIALISED DEALER? For this story we consulted two long-experienced Ferrari dealers. Mike Wheeler of non-franchised Rardley Motors, Grayshott, has been selling Ferraris non-stop for more than 30 years. Shawn Thom, of HR Owen’s official Ferrari dealership in London’s South Kensington, came to the marque from Porsche seven or eight years ago and has never regretted the move. “When we tell people Ferrari sold 800 cars in the UK last year, against 13,000 Porsches, they take our point about Ferrari exclusivity,” he says.
Wired
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As an epithet that defines and dominates the current political moment, "fake news" has become as unstuck from fact—and as unstoppable—as any viral hoax. The post The Internet Made Fake News' a Thing—Then Made It Nothing appeared first on WIRED .
Collective Evolution
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Fake news stories have always been around, but the Age of the Internet has given rise to a whole new form of false information. People write fake stories with headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, as clickbait. The headlines aren't exposing true news, but rather drawing readers to fake news sites in order to make money through ads. Somewhere along the way, however, the idea that fake news exists became the perfect tool for calling out competitors within the media. And not just competitors, but alternative sites without ulterior motives — except to present information in an unbiased way and force people to think outside the brainwashed boxes they've been carefully placed into by societies' governments, elitists, and more. As if the exhaustion over the fake news epidemic hasn't been enough, it seems now the Russian government has launched its own fake news tracker.