Angelina Jolie has been hired as a professor at the London School of Economics

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie looks on as she meets Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is to join the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor on a new masters course on women, peace and security, the school announced on Monday.

The LSE said the course, which starts next year, is the first of its kind globally and will be run by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security which was launched last year by Jolie and Britain’s former foreign secretary, William Hague. Continue reading


T-Mobile begins selling the NEW BlackBerry Priv

As scheduled, the BlackBerry Priv is now available for purchase from T-Mobile in the United States. The Android-powered device is in stock at the magenta carrier’s online as well as physical stores.

As for the price, you can purchase it on the carrier’s standard leasing program, paying $0 down followed by $30 each month for two years. Alternatively, you can also opt for T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand program, where-in you’ll have to pay $34 a month for 18 months.

Purchasing the Priv outright from T-Mobile will set you back $719.99. However, before you go ahead with this option, keep in mind that BlackBerry is officially selling the unlocked unit for $699 in the US.



Donald Trump threatens to cancel all his investments in the U.K

US presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has threatened to remove his investments in the UK if the British don’t want him there following a petition signed last month by over 600k people asking the UK government to ban him from entering the country over comments he made about Muslims, now described as a hate speech. Because of the number of signatures, the petition will officially be debated in the House of Commons on Jan. 18th.

Trump Organization responded yesterday by saying that if the billionaire businessman is denied entry into the UK, they will cancel $1 billion in planned investments in two golf courses they own in Scotland.

“Blocking Trump from the country would force The Trump Organization to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom,” Trump Organization lawyer said in a statement to Fox News.

This is not the first time the UK will ban famous Americans. Rapper Tyler the Creator, anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller and radio host Michael Savage have all been denied entry into the UK over comments they made. But with Trump, UK Prime Minister, David Cameron says even though he does not support what Trump said, he also doesn’t support him being banned from the country .

10 Strategies Used by People Who Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions….more than half of us make them, but only 8% of us achieve them!

That’s right. 92% of us fail our resolutions for the New Year (and I have been no stranger to that list).

But rather than scorn humanity for our apparent lack of follow-through, I wanted to learn what exactly those 8% of successes do differently? 

Here are 10 strategies they use to reach their goals – and you can too!

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OnePlus introduces Silver Bullet Earphones

OnePlus introduced the Silver Bullet Earphones. In line with the Chinese manufacturer’s philosophy behind the OnePlus One, the headphones combine eye-grabbing looks, stellar build quality, and attractive pricing.

The OnePlus Silver Bullet Earphones feature brushed aluminum. Their impedance and sensitivity are 32 Ohms and 108dB respectively, while frequency response ranges between 20Hz and 20,000Hz.

Naturally, the headset will feature a remote control. The latter will also allow users to capture selfies in addition to the usual array of music and telephony controls.

In order to celebrate the launch, OnePlus will hand out ten pair of its headphones for free (all you have to do is fill up this form). In case you don’t win, don’t fret – the headset will be available to order in 16 countries next week for only $14.99.

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LG Electronics UK trolls the bending iPhone on Twitter

When it comes to Apple, phone manufacturers act as predators waiting for any hint of weakness from its latest smartphones and today it’s open season. LG has taken a jab at the latest report of the bending issues, which the iPhone 6 Plus is experiencing.

The company’s UK branch posted on Twitter a hashtag #bentgate, referring to the video showing how the iPhone 6 Plus bends. Naturally, this is the perfect opportunity for LG to plug in its deliberately bent G Flex smartphone.

The tweet is short-spoken, but most hurtful for iPhone 6 Plus customers, who will surely treat the phone with care having seen what could potentially happen. It’s yet to be seen if LG’s hashtag is going to go viral.

While waiting, we’re sure many other companies will also take the chance and make fun of Apple for this particular issue. Samsung, you’re on.


Apple iPhone 6 hands-on

The Apple iPhone 6 is finally here at HQ and we’re eager to share some hands on impressions with the smaller of Apple’s flagship devices.

Before we dive into the action let’s get a sense for what the Apple iPhone 6 is. For starters it’s one of Apple’s first two big-screened phone – even if it comes at a time when 4.7″ is considered a mini’s display for Apple iPhone 5s users the iPhone 6 ushers in a big change.

The display stands at 0.7″ bigger than the one on the iPhone 5s and as a whole the new iPhone 6 towers over its predecessor. The display now has a higher 750 x 1334px resolution and retains the adequate 326ppi sharpness. Under the hood there’s a new A8 chipset that’s 64-bit, 25% faster than its predecessor and features a better M8 motion co-processor. The camera is still only packing an 8MP sensor but has some neat trickery up its sleeve – 240fps slow-motion and 1080p@60fps video capture is available. Panoramas are now much bigger and cap at 43MP. The design is all new and the iPhone 6 is much thinner compared to its predecessor – 6.9mm vs 7.6mm.

So what is it like to handle and use Apple’s latest iToy? Well, great. Everything you love about the iPhone has made its way to the new one and despite the new body and larger screen the device feels just like an iPhone. Here’s a quick video of the unboxing and a tour of what iOS 8 brings to the new hardware.

iPhone, On hand

Thanks to being really slim and low weight the iPhone 6 doesn’t feel drastically bigger than an iPhone 5s but once you start getting used to the bigger 4.7″ screen and go back to the iPhone 5s the latter will immediately feel miniscule.

The new aluminum body with a glass front that lightly but noticeably curves towards the edges looks and feels refined. Buttons have a solid feel to them and the TouchID home button is very clicky with good feedback. The Home button on the iPhone 6 Plus is more mushy and doesn’t click as positively.

The Apple iPhone 6 screen is by no means groundbreaking in 2014 and wouldn’t have been a year ago either. Neither the screen diagonal is special, nor the bezels surrounding it, nor the resolution or ppi density. That said, the screen isn’t bad in any way. Users of above-400-ppi screens may notice a slight lack of sharpness in the finest of webpage text but otherwise 326ppi is sharp enough. Colors look punchy and saturated and the screen has deep blacks and seemingly great contrast. Viewing angles are superb as well. We’ll tell you more once we’ve ran our display tests on the Apple iPhone 6.

Apple iPhone 6 compared to 6 Plus and 5s

We took a couple of samples with the new phone and want to share them with you, compared with the iPhone 5S. The image quality is slightly better than the iPhone 5S. In good light, we noticed less noise and better dynamic range. No time for a proper low-light test just yet.

Apple iPhone 6 camera samples

Apple iPhone 5s camera samples

If you’re coming from an older iPhone the 6 feels good and it’s the first iPhone in a while that could look appealing to Android users obsessed with larger screens.

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