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With all that said, I have a serious problem with Apple's ideas about grammar. You may have noticed Apple's odd grammar while browsing its website or watching a keynote. Here's the essence of Apple's grammar rules: its product names should be entirely unadorned.

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Barcelona, New York, London, Hong Kong, and even Nice, according to Forbes Magazine, quoting a study by Juniper Research which reported: "Now with greater use of technology, a number of cities are accumulating data, delivering innovation, and enhancing lives of citizens."Globalization 3.0 --allowing individuals all over the world to talk, work...

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Earth may only be a tiny blip on the map relative to the entire universe, but for our purposes, it's pretty darn big. Of course, the vast majority of earth - about 70% - is comprised of water. Taking that into account, the actual area of land on earth is estimated to be around 150 million square kilometers. That being the case, Life Noggin recently set out to examine how many human beings the earth is capable of holding; not in a physical sense, but more in the sense of how many people can be sustained by the Earth's finite resources. Today, the earth's population checks in at about 7 billion, but that figure will only increase in the years ahead thanks to improvements in medicine and other health-positive factors. In fact, it's estimated that the human population by the end of the century will be 10 billion strong. DON'T MISS:  Completely change the look of your iPhone with round folder icons, no jailbreak needed Looking ahead, is there a point in time where the earth's capacity to support mankind will be pushed to the limit? Will we always have enough food and water to keep everyone happy and healthy? If you're pessimistically inclined to answer 'no', we can't really fault you, especially given that the distribution of resources around the world today is extremely skewed already. But even if we assume a more even distribution across the world, many experts believe that the situation here on Earth will start looking grave once the human population reaches the 9-10 billion mark. Live Science notes : One such scientist, the eminent Harvard University sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson, bases his estimate on calculations of the Earth's available resources. As Wilson pointed out in his book "The Future of Life", "The constraints of the biosphere are fixed." Aside from the limited availability of freshwater, there are indeed constraints on the amount of food that Earth can produce, just as Malthus argued more than 200 years ago. Even in the case of maximum efficiency, in which all the grains grown are dedicated to feeding humans (instead of livestock, which is an inefficient way to convert plant energy into food energy), there's still a limit to how far the available quantities can stretch. "If everyone agreed to become vegetarian, leaving little or nothing for livestock, the present 1.4 billion hectares of arable land (3.5 billion acres) would support about 10 billion people," Wilson wrote. Life Noggin's video  also address a number of interesting points on the matter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGcE3ZWBjfo

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Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at [email protected] and read more How to be Human here.

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This week marks the debut of the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War if you’re anywhere else other than America. That said, we’ve got a new clip from the Marvel blockbuster, as well as 10 other trailers you should check out from this past week. DON’T MISS:  This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours Absolutely Fabulous It’s a fabulous life in London, and around the world, in this adventure. It’s Absolutely Fabulous . Yes, you might be aware of a BBC series of the same name, but this time around we’re getting a full feature-length film. We’ve got Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders and a bunch of stars playing themselves in this one – be on the lookout for Absolutely Fabulous on July 22nd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4N0HToAnMY Batman: The Killing Joke We already talked about the teaser trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke , and now the full trailer is here for your enjoyment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnTSqgJPVl8 Cell Want a Samuel L. Jackson / John Cusack type of action movie that’s anchored in our modern smartphone-dependent lives? Want a pinch of Stephen King in it? Here comes Cell , a film about smartphone-zombified humans. In theaters July 8th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCns4w3GA9A Captain America: Civil War Did I say Civil War is already playing in some theaters? Do you already know there will be post-credits scenes ? OK good, now check out a new clip showing Spidey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3KNEbWSirg Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of a rich woman (Meryl Streep) who thought she could become an opera singer and did everything in her power to pursue her dream. Of course, she couldn’t sing, but that’s beside the point. I can’t wait to see Streep in this one, coming August 12th. Joining her is Hugh Grant, who plays her husband. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszfdNS0JSc Here Alone Looking forward to new horror stories? In Here Alone , a woman is trying to survive on her own as the world falls victim to a massive epidemic. Is this a new zombie plague? It would appear so, though the trailer doesn’t quite show any walking dead – pun intended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYmG_WDs8Yk Ma Ma Cancer. Love. Parenthood. Pregnancy. Life. Death. In short, that’s what Ma Ma , starring Penelope Cruz, is about. The movie premiered in Spain last September, but it’s yet to reach your neighborhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8_3JEDeA4o Southside With You The best date ever is the one between Barack and Michelle Obama, if you believe Southside With You critics. The movie premieres August 26th, starring Tika Sumpter (Michelle) and Parker Sawyers (Barack). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PENHLqucJVQ Snowden We’ve already talked about Oliver Stone’s Snowden , a movie that’ll turn the current debate about privacy, security and encryption into a real-life action movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlSAiI3xMh4 Tulip Fever Set in 17th century Amsterdam, this adultery story has an amazing cast, which makes Tulip Fever a must-see movie this year. We’ve got Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench in Tulip Fever , which is set for a July 15th premiere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omOWlPASLq4 X-Men: Apocalypse Wolverine is back, baby! Check out the latest clip of X-Men: Apocalypse , which happens to be the final one before the movie is released on May 27th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jer8XjMrUB4

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider — the massive, atom-smashing machine that uncovered the Higgs boson — may have met its match: a tiny animal.

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a member of the Navy SEALs Leap Frogs jump team as they leap from an airplane high above Knoxville, Tennessee and skydive down into a football stadium below? Weird, that's very specific of you to have wondered. No matter, because one of the SEALs strapped a GoPro camera to his head, and the result is a heart pounding first-person view of the entire stunt from start to finish. DON'T MISS:  This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team pulled off the awesome stunt earlier this month to help celebrate the annual orange vs. white Spring Scrimmage at the University of Tennessee. UT Volunteers football players go head to head each year ahead of the season, and it just so happened to be Knoxville Navy Week, so naturally the Leap Frogs had to crash the party. OK, so they didn't actually crash anything. This was a carefully planned and expertly executed stunt, and you definitely shouldn't try this at home. Of course, now you won't have to since the video embedded below will show you exactly what it was like to be there. And in case you were wondering, white beat orange 70-63 this year.

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Franky Zapata, the French jet ski champion who invented the Flyboard Air, has set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. Zapata achieved the feat Saturday morning off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France, riding his Flyboard Air hoverboard for a distance of more than 2,000 meters (6,500 feet). Zapata, 37, gained wide attention online earlier year after videos of himself riding the Flyboard Air went viral.

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By Wendell Roelf SUTHERLAND, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa’s SALT telescope has helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar, the latest co-discovery that has astronomers eager to use the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere to unlock the galaxy's secrets. Quick reaction times, as well as being significantly cheaper than similar European or American facilities in producing the science are key competitive advantages, said a senior astronomer at the SALT consortium during a media visit. “SALT is now living up to expectations, producing high-quality science data that probe the far reaches of the universe,” said Ted Williams, a director at the South African Astronomical Observatory managing the site.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .

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Virtual reality is responsible for some of the most fascinating experiences in recent memory, from a tour of Chernobyl to some of the most immersive games in the history of the medium . These are all worthwhile applications of the technology, but it's hard to imagine any of them could be as effective as The Guardian's  virtual experience of solitary confinement , which you can try for free right now. SEE ALSO:  Google just patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball "6x9 is the Guardian's first virtual reality experience," the site explains "which places you inside a US solitary confinement prison cell and tells the story of the psychological damage that can ensue from isolation." In order to experience the project as it was meant to be seen, you'll need to download the Guardian VR app [ iOS , Android ], plug in your headphones and either hold your phone in front of you or slot it into a Google Cardboard. If that sounds like too much work, you can also watch a 360-degree video from YouTube embedded below — just make sure you have a browser with Flash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcsxUbVyZA Most people excited about VR know that games aren't the only thing that developers, filmmakers and other creative types are bringing to the medium, but it's nice to see a major publication jumping in headfirst.

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By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Facebook Inc shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery, followed the social networking company's announcement on Wednesday of its plan to issue the shares. The rejiggering of Facebook's share structure is effectively a 3-for-1 stock split.

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If Apple retrieves anything from the water-damaged phone that relates to the day the boys disappeared - including photos, texts and social media posts - the data will be given to a judge, who will decide if it is evidence and whether it may be shared with the families, according to a report by WPLG television in Miami. The agreement puts to rest, for now, a row between the families of Austin Stephanos, 14, who owned the iPhone 6, and his friend Perry Cohen, also 14, who borrowed it to communicate with his family the day they disappeared in July 2015 off the Atlantic Coast of South Florida, according to the report. Cohen's family wanted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to treat the phone as evidence in an open missing persons case, but the agency instead on returning it to Stephanos' family, the station reported.

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Remember back when email chains were a thing? Instead of sharing anything and everything you find online using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, people would pass along anecdotes via email. Several of these chain emails would reach your inbox each day, and you'd forward the best and most inspirational among them to everyone on your contact list. And the best part about them, of course, was that the stories they recounted were almost always completely and utterly fake. We were reminded recently of these silly chain emails by an inaccurate story currently making the rounds online claiming to recount the inspiring last words of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs . Interestingly, the passage was still moving enough to inspire a billionaire even though it doesn't recount Jobs's final words at all. DON'T MISS:  Completely change the look of your iPhone with round folder icons, no jailbreak needed In late 2011 after Jobs's passing, his sister Mona Simpson published the eulogy she had given at his memorial service  in The New York Times . Her moving account of Jobs's last words read as follows: But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve’s capacity for wonderment, the artist’s belief in the ideal, the still more beautiful later. Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW. Billionaire Virgin boss Richard Branson is well aware that those were Jobs's final words, but he still managed to find inspiration in the "last words of Steve Jobs" meme currently being passed around online. In fact, he found the passage so inspirational that he decided to share it on his blog despite the fact that it's fake. Here it is in its entirety, as reprinted by Branson : The last words of Steve Jobs I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed. At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death. In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me. Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth. It should be something more important: For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood. No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.

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