Does Closing Apple Apps extend your battery life?Not Necessarily

Our smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, in fact, at times, they feel as if they are an extension of ourselves. We can customize their look and color to fit our own personal styles; they serve as our planners, calendars, to-do lists, contact lists, and alarm clocks. We use them to check Read More

Premier Sports Network announces three industry conferences for 2016

Premier Sports Network, the series of invite-only events for senior sports executives, will run three one-day conferences in 2016, building on the success of the Fan Engagement and Player Management events held in 2015. Fan Engagement will return in August at the Royal Garden Hotel in London and will grow from a half-day event to a full-day event, while Read More

Black Films Matter supports Movie Binges on Oscar Night

The Advocacy group Black Films Matter is supporting private parties all over the world in holding home movie-watching marathons on February 28, the night of the Academy Awards telecast, according to co-founder Durrell Cory.  “If they don’t want us, we’ll hold our own ceremony— in fact thousands of ceremonies— in folks’ houses everywhere” said Cory. Read More

UC Riverside is Documenting the Now

A two-year, $517,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project called “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content.” The University of California, Riverside, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland are collaborators on the project. Read More

Are we ready for a blood test for cancer? UC San Francisco Developing Promising New Test

What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently in development that may one day make it possible to detect the earliest stages of cancer with an annual blood draw. So-called “liquid biopsies” involve extracting free-floating cancer cells or cancer DNA from the bloodstream (or in Read More

OurCrowd 2016 Global Investor Summit – Jerusalem January 25 – January 26

Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd will be hosting over 2,000 investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers, and corporate leaders, along with 100+ portfolio companies to celebrate Israel’s surging tech ecosystem and the transformation of innovation finance by equity crowdfunding. There will be a series of in-depth forums and seminars about tech trends, company building, and investing. We Read More

It's Fluff vs Ruff in annual Puppy Bowl

Dozens of dogs got ready for action for the latest production of the Puppy Bowl, which aims to raise awareness about pet adoption. The annual show, which sees teams Fluff and Ruff compete, offers an alternative for those who are not fans of the Super Bowl, which airs on Feb. 7. The latest production, the Read More

Expect Unparalleled luxury on the Nile

The Oberoi Group is expending its Nile fleet. The Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt will sail between Aswan and Luxor, offering a four and six-night itinerary. The Group already operates another luxury cruiser, The Oberoi Zahra, and will be increasing its presence on the Nile with The Oberoi Philae. Adding to the luxury provided Read More

Olympics: Los Angeles City Council approves MOU

(SFC) The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Los Angeles 2024 which will formalize the city’s commitment with the bid and will outline its role in the candidature process. Back in September the City Council voted 15-0 unanimously to support the Los Angeles Olympic Bid. Los Angeles 2024 Read More

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