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Nokia's COO quits after eight months in the job

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:18
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.
Categories: Technology

GSK's new pharma head on lookout for cancer deals to boost pipeline

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:17
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its presence in oncology, its new head of pharmaceuticals told Reuters.
Categories: Health

Watching strangers help push a bus stuck in the snow will put you in the Christmas spirit

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:13

There's nothing better than to watch random strangers getting together for a simple act of kindness to put you in the right mood for Christmas. 

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That's why this video showing people pushing a bus that got stuck in the snow is perfect to warm your cold, cold heart ahead of the upcoming holidays. 

This dude, Juan Buis, filmed the whole scene, which took place in the Netherlands, in the city of Leiden: 

"Winter in the Netherlands: our bus just got stuck so we needed to push it over the hill," he said. 

People on Twitter loved the gesture:  Read more...

More about Christmas, Bus, Netherlands, Leiden, and Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:12
NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world's largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse.
Categories: Technology

Jack Black gave people a taste of the 'Jumanji' theme song he wrote with Nick Jonas

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:57

Is this not the greatest theme-song in the world? It could just be a tribute...

SEE ALSO: 'Jumanji' is a great video game movie that's not actually based on a video game

Jack Black was a guest on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, and he showcased his incredible voice by giving the audience a taster of the theme tune he and Nick Jonas cooked up for the new Jumanji film.

He sang in classic rock-operatic Jack Black style, and somewhere far away, Kyle shed a single tear. Read more...

More about Uk, Nick Jonas, Graham Norton Show, Jumanji, and Jack Black
Categories: IT General, Technology

'The Rock' discusses the possibility of running for President in 2020

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:56

There's only one thing standing in the way of The Rock becoming President in 2020, and that's Kevin Hart.

SEE ALSO: Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson has a theory about why he was usurped as sexiest man alive

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Dwayne Johnson was asked the question on everybody's lips: will he be making a stab at the presidency in a few years time?

"Here's the problem," Johnson responded. "It's been very flattering, right, that there's been this really interesting uptick in public opinion [...] but the problem is this guy to my right will completely sabotage the campaign." Read more...

More about Uk, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, Graham Norton, and The Graham Norton Show
Categories: IT General, Technology

Elon Musk's hats are selling out faster than you can say 'boring'

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:53

Elon Musk is quite the hatter. 

Besides running a car company, a space company, a tunnel company and an AI company, he also managed to sell roughly $600,000 worth of hats, and the demand just keeps on rising. 

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk totally didn't invent Bitcoin, you guys

Musk's Boring Company sold 30,000 hats adorned with the company logo since they launched in October, Musk tweeted Monday. Just a few weeks ago, Musk said the company has sold $300,000 worth of hats, meaning the sales have roughly doubled since that time. 

Over 30,000 hats sold!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2017

If you order the $20 hat right now, you'll likely get it in 3-4 weeks. But you might want to hurry, as Musk says the hats will be limited to 50,000 pieces only.  Read more...

More about Elon Musk, Hat, Boring Company, Boring Hat, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Nokia COO to leave the company

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:45
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecom network equipment maker Nokia said on Monday its Chief Operating Officer Monika Maurer was leaving the company.
Categories: Technology

Police wait for snake to cross the road, and nope

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:26

Welp, this is a long snake.

Two policemen in Australia have come across probably the longest snake you'll see in a while, during a night patrol north of Cairns in Queensland.

SEE ALSO: Badass dude fearlessly takes care of snake on a train

Found in an area called Wujul Wujul, the scrub python was estimated to be 5 metres (5.47 yards) long, according to the Cairns Post. Again, it's big.

Image: queensland police

"There was no passing in the police vehicle until this scrub python was good and ready to move," said a Queensland Police statement.

"Seizing the opportunity for a quick photo, Sergeant Ben Tome sent his colleague Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny out of the car to stand next to the giant." Read more...

More about Australia, Animals, Snake, Snakes, and Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of the Softbank fund

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:18
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's state investor, Mubadala [MUDEV.UL], has made 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of a partnership with Softbank Group, deputy group CEO, Waleed al-Muhairi, told a conference in Abu Dhabi.
Categories: Technology

All you wanted for your birthday is every 'Street Fighter' ever

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:14

Street Fighter is turning 30, so Capcom is releasing one heck of an anniversary collection.

Set for release in May 2018, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will feature 12 games, including the 1987 original Street Fighter. Time to annoy your parents.

SEE ALSO: Steam no longer accepting Bitcoin as payment, because it's too volatile

Along with the OG, you'll get 11 classic games from Street Fighter II, through to Street Fighter III: Third Strike

Image: capcom/screenshot

Capcom released a rather emotionally charged video announcement for the collection, which celebrates over 60 SF characters and 40 million units sold in the last 30 years: Read more...

More about Gaming, Street Fighter, Capcom, Gaming News, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Always Negotiate Your Salary (Even If It’s Your First Job)

Havard Management Tip of the Day - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:00

When you get your first job offer, you might think you shouldn’t negotiate. After all, you don’t want to ruffle any feathers, right? Wrong. Negotiating your salary is extremely important, especially early in your career. Your starting salary is a kind of anchor — your future raises, bonuses, and even retirement savings will be influenced by that initial amount. Prepare for the negotiation by doing some legwork using your educational and professional networks. Collect information about salaries from your educational institution and from friends and colleagues. Find people whose jobs are similar to the one you’re applying for and ask them what a reasonable salary range is. Then practice the negotiation with a friend. If all goes well, you’ll get a higher number than what you were offered. But if you don’t, that doesn’t mean it was a mistake to try. You’ve shown your employer that you are willing to be assertive and that you know how to negotiate — a valuable skill.

Adapted from “10 Myths About Negotiating Your First Salary,” by Linda Babcock and Julia Bear

Categories: Management

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:24
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, could solidify its lead by playing the long game, even as rivals edge closer.
Categories: Health

When Away

Leaving your seat? Ctrl--Alt--Delete! Make sure you lock your workstation or laptop while you are away from it. On a Mac? Try Control--Shift--Eject/Power.
Categories: Security

Chris Evans is a real life superhero in lending his support to bullied kid

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:51

By now you might've heard of middle schooler Keaton Jones, whose teary video details what bullies at school do to him.

Well, it's been a wild and heartwarming 24 hours. The video has racked up more than 20 million views and support from thousands of people, proving that maybe all of humanity isn't terrible.

SEE ALSO: A kid questioned his bullies and got support from the entire internet

Here's the upsetting video, if you haven't already seen it:

This is Keaton Jones. He is amazing. I hope those who bullied him get what’s coming to them. And soonpic.twitter.com/qgRObI0rto

— Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) December 9, 2017 Read more...

More about Celebrities, Culture, Avengers, Bullying, and Viral Video
Categories: IT General, Technology

Sirius XM faces boycott from celebrities over Steve Bannon's return

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:03

Steve Bannon might be looking forward to his return to radio, but celebrities like Seth Rogen, John Leguizamo and Melissa Etheridge are promising a boycott.

According to CNN, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump has rejoined the Sirius XM radio team as a host on the Breitbart News Daily show on conservative station Patriot — and folks are fuming.

SEE ALSO: Alec Baldwin's Trump is haunted by Michael Flynn in 'SNL's' Christmas Carol' cold open

Announced last Tuesday, the executive chairman of alt-right website Breitbart News Network has returned to Sirius XM as a regular host along with editor-in-chief Alex Marlow. Bannon has previously hosted the Breitbart News Daily show which premiered in late 2015, and he covered the 2016 GOP nomination. Read more...

More about Radio, Seth Rogen, Steve Bannon, Boycott, and Siriusxm
Categories: IT General, Technology

Seven steps to (almost) protected Calculated Columns

Daily Dose of Excel - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:48

Earlier I complained about how you can’t lock down Calculated Columns in Tables, while still allowing users to insert new rows. Dick gave me half a hack in the comments of that post, and I’ve come up with the other half to give you an almost-foolproof way to protect those precious Calculated Columns from your almost fools.

Step 1: Unprotect the entire rows that your Table occupies.

Step 2: Park a shape over the Calculated Column. Leave it’s protection as the default ‘Locked’. This will act as a shield once the sheet is protected.

Step 3: Format the shape so that it has no border, and a white fill that is 99% transparent. (If it’s 100% transparent, then Excel will let users click right through it, to the cells behind).

Step 4: Add some DV that stops users from changing the formula in the column, should they navigate around the shape shield via using the arrow keys. Dick’s formula below ensures that someone will have to spend an awful long time typing before they are allowed to overwrite the existing formula.

Step 5: Add a pop-up input message that politely warns them not to mess with your calculated column, should they manage to reach it using the arrow keys. This is still needed, because while they can’t change the formula, they can still clear it using the Delete key.

Step 6: Protect your worksheet in a manner that allows row insertions/deletions.

Step 7: Go vote for Zach Barrasse’s UserVoice request for Microsoft to fix Tables so that you don’t have to use 6 hacks to work around their “feature”.

This works a treat: Try as they might, they can’t select the unprotected cells in the Calculated Column by clicking on them. If they click in the bordering cells and use the arrow keys to navigate behind the shield, they get warned off politely:


…and yet they can still insert new rows:

…and as you can see, the unprotected formula in the calculated column copies down just fine.

Categories: Data, Microsoft

Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading.
Categories: Technology

'Outlander' stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan discuss the Season 3 finale's twist ending

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:15
Spoiler alert: This recap contains plot details for Outlander Season 3, episode 13, titled "The Eye of the Storm." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our episode 12 recap.

Outlander Season 3 has taken Claire and Jamie Fraser on a truly epic voyage — from Scotland to Jamaica, and now to America, as the last moments of the finale revealed.  

The two have faced impossible odds — from murderous excisemen and jealous wives to kidnappings and arrests, not to mention a separation of 20 years (on top of a separation of 200 years) — but Season 3 still ends on a hopeful note. After surviving a devastating storm, Claire and Jamie have inadvertently washed up on the shores of America, leaving the baggage of the past behind them. Read more...

More about Outlander, Spoilers, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Outlander Season 3
Categories: IT General, Technology

Josh Homme apologises after photographer said he kicked her

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:10

UPDATE: Dec. 11, 2017, 5:31 p.m. AEDT Updated with an additional statement from Josh Homme.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has apologised after a photographer claimed she was kicked in the head by the musician.

Chelsea Lauren, who was working at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday in Los Angeles for Shutterstock, told Variety she was intentionally kicked in the head by the musician. 

SEE ALSO: Spotify's most streamed artists are all men. The music industry needs to do better.

"I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard," she said.  Read more...

More about Entertainment, Music, Kroq, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Josh Homme
Categories: IT General, Technology
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