October 13, 2015Blog
Rihanna Confirmed for Victoria's Secret Show + It's Ada Lovelace Day
- The Weekend will join Rihanna and Selena Gomez on stage at the next Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. The three acts will perform while new Angels Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Taylor Hill, and more join icons Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and Adriana Lima. Last year Ariana Grande joined Taylor Swift, Hozier, and Ed Sheeran at the spectacular London event. — E! Online
- Apple just upped its keyboard and mouse game. Fans will rejoice with the news that its standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse will switch from AA battery power to built-in batteries that charge over a Lightning cable. Compared to the quick drain of regular batteries, the built-in new versions should last about a month per charge, and about two minutes of charge will see them work for about nine hours. — The Verge
- The Volkswagen diesel scandal is so huge it's even attracted Hollywood's attention. Leonardo Dicaprio's production company, Appian Way, has secured the rights to the film—once it's written, of course. The yet-to-be-penned book will be authored by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing, and according to his agent, Marly Rusoff, it will "focus on how a 'more, better, faster' ethos fueled one of the 'greatest frauds in corporate history.'" Appian will partner with Paramount Pictures on the movie. — Money
- Today is Ada Lovelace Day in celebration of the world's first computer programmer. A century before the first computers, Lovelace "wrote a study on the potential of Charles Babbage’s yet-to-be-built Analytical Engine," which is regarded as the world’s first computer and Lovelace the world’s first computer programmer. She saw the potential of this as a general purpose computer, something that could manipulate numbers, make music, and even one day compose complex and scientific pieces. Turns out she was right. — The Next Web
- Twitter will cut up to 8% of its company. Just a week into the CEO job, Jack Dorsey announced job cuts and major changes, saying "the move is aimed at getting products out the door more swiftly." About 336 positions in its global workforce will be eliminated with most of these in the product and engineering departments. Twitter has struggled in this area with a lot of "overlapping tasks and goals," which according to former employees was "making it harder for company to move quickly." — Bloomberg
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