Björk wants you to stop Instagramming and go to the forest

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If Björk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great. 

The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook. 

“Maybe there are a lot of kids now who don’t know how to walk in a forest and do basic outdoorsy things. You can be on Facebook for a long time, and then you get a feeling in your body like you’ve had three hamburgers. You know it’s trash,” she says. “I always advise my friends: just go for a walk for an hour and come back and see how you feel then. I think we’re meant to be outdoors.” Read more…

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Seduce people using this ‘slow’ dating app — if you have time

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Speed is of the essence in our modern age of fast-swipe online dating. So much so that the process of swiping, matching, and chatting can feel like a race to to that great (or not so great, depending) finish line we call a date

But a brand new dating app wants people to take things slow — real slow, in fact — using the ancient art of conversation to seduce matches. It’s pretty groundbreaking stuff for those getting by with the odd “DTF?” message on Tinder. 

SEE ALSO: Not quite dating but not hooking up either? You’re in a situationship.

Appetence, which is free to download on iOS from the iTunes store and claims to be the world’s first “slow dating” app, forces users to talk to each other before they can see each other’s profile pictures

How so? Upon downloading the app, users are asked to select a bunch of their interests and tastes relating to music, gastronomy, movies, TV, books, and even pets. The app’s “slow matchmaking” algorithm then shows you compatible profiles based on your interests and search settings

Unlike Tinder, Bumble, and basically every other dating app out there, the app won’t just show you photos of your match. Read more…

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Things escalate quickly when Aziz Ansari dramatically reads yelp reviews

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Reading Yelp reviews is always helpful for finding out other opinions about businesses, discovering the best item on a menu, or for just having a laugh at all the ridiculous things people complain about.

Aziz Ansari and Jimmy Fallon perform a dramatic reading of Yelp reviews and their replies, and things get heated fast. Jimmy plays everyone from an unsatisfied deli customer to an angry homeowner in need of a repair, and Ansari claps back with rants so dramatic and charged, his responses alone deserve an Emmy. Oh, and there’s a tangent about the word “boning” that’s just so..Aziz. 

Watch the two give the performance of their lives on The Tonight Show.  Read more…

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Apple’s new acquisition wants to watch you while you sleep (but not in a creepy way)

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Apple wants to come into your bedroom to keep an eye on you while you sleep … but not in a creepy way, of course.

The company just acquired sleep tracker Beddit, according to a CNBC report. The news organization spotted a change on Beddit’s online privacy portal, dated May 8, that alerted the company’s customers of Apple’s acquisition and that their personal data will now be gathered in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy. Beddit also appears to have removed a page about its Apple Watch app from its site.  

SEE ALSO: Get better, stress-free sleep with this weighted blanket

The terms of the deal or any details on why Apple wants Beddit’s tech weren’t disclosed — Apple reps did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the acquisition. But it’s not hard to guess why a sleep tracking company would be an appealing addition to Apple’s offerings — the acquisition adds new branch of functionality to the increasingly health-focused Apple Watch.  Read more…

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James Corden mocks Trump’s James Comey decision in comical rant

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Last night on the Late Late Show, James Corden weighed in on Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. 

SEE ALSO: James Corden and Stephen Curry singing along to ‘Frozen’ is a joy to behold

The exact reason for Comey’s demise might be unclear to the rest of the world, but Corden seems to have the whole thing figured out. 

In the video above, Corden lists the different speculations about Comey’s dismissal. The White House says he was fired for how he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Others say it was because of how he dealt with the Russia investigation. Corden, however, has a much simpler explanation. Read more…

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Elon Musk: Pre-orders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles to go up today

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Originally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s new solar roof tiles would be coming in April. 

While that timeline slipped slightly, Musk tweeted Wednesday morning that the orders would open sometime on Wednesday. The company’s solar roof tiles, which blend more seamlessly into home designs that traditional photovoltaic panels, have the potential to revolutionize the market for residential solar. 

SEE ALSO: SpaceX releases first test video of the giant rocket that could launch people to Mars

In another tweet, Musk said the roof can be ordered for “almost any country.” However, deployment to customers’ homes will start this year in the U.S., and next year overseas.  Read more…

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Live Blog: Follow Mashable at Microsoft Build 2017

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Microsoft’s biggest event of the year is about to get underway. Build, the company’s annual developer conference, kicks off Wednesday morning when CEO Satya Nadella will take the stage at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle

We’re expecting to hear about what’s next for Windows, Cortana, and Microsoft’s plans for AI. Check back here for all the latest updates and analysis as the event unfolds.

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Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke

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Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and current Twitter comedian, is back with another pitch-perfect burn — this one aimed at CNN in the aftermath of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey.

No one is safe from Huckabee’s famous spoofs, goofs, and gags. The bigwigs at CNN are surely reeling from this one.

SEE ALSO: I am Donald Trump’s history tutor and everything is going great

Before we get to the joke, let’s set the stage. President Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, in the midst of a criminal investigation by the FBI into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Read more…

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Robots are getting better at teaching other robots how to do things. Oh.

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Teaching a robot how to do something is usually done by either programming it to perform a specific task, or demonstrating that task for the robot to observe and imitate. The latter method, however, so far hasn’t been accurate enough for robots to be able to transfer their knowledge to other robots. 

That’s changing, however, thanks to researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and a their new teaching method, called C-LEARN. That could have far-reaching consequences by making it easier for non-programmers to teach robots how to perform certain tasks. Even better, it allows robots to teach other robots how to perform the same tasks.  Read more…

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