When I lived in Switzerland and helmed a theatre troupe, every weekend I threw a party with a different theme. I recall a Monster Bash, a Dress Like Your Idol party, and a When I Was Five event. The actors and techies and their partners came, and I knocked myself out entertaining, telling stories, and making sure everyone had a good time. When people left, they always said, “This was the best party ever” or “I had a great time.” I noticed that when I wasn’t doing something to make the party a success, everyone sat in silence. That immediately triggered my sense that I had to do something to make the party fun. Frankly, it was exhausting. One weekend, I decided to change things. I had a theme. I invited the theatre troupe, and I decided not to talk or tell stories. And what happened? No one talked. Except for polite conversation. At the end of the party, everyone left and said to me, “This was the best party ever” and “I had a great time.” They loved the silence. On the island … [Read more...] about Does Conversation Silence Make You Anxious?
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SAMSUNG is about to host a special event where it announces “the most powerful Galaxy” gadget yet. We’ve got all the details on how and when to watch, as well as what you should expect from Apple’s biggest rival. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked – dates and what is it? Samsung regularly hosts special Galaxy Unpacked events. They’re exclusive press events where Samsung announces its own products. Usually Galaxy Unpacked events are reserved for top-tier mobile devices – like phones and tablets. The next Galaxy Unpacked event is taking place on April 28. It’ll kick off at 10am New York time – that’s 7am in LA and 3pm in London. As always, the Galaxy Unpacked event will be live-streamed to the world for free. You’ll be able to watch the stream on Samsung’s official YouTube channel. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked news – what to expect Samsung hasn’t confirmed exactly what will be on show. However, it has offered up a simple teaser: “The most powerful Galaxy.” Samsung’s … [Read more...] about Samsung to announce ‘most powerful Galaxy device EVER’ to take on Apple this month
HEATH STREAK BAN by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet The five charges levied on him include disclosing inside information that may have been used for betting purposes during matches in a tri-series in 2018, a ZIM-AFG series, IPL 2018 and APL 2018 © BCCI/IPL The International Cricket Council on Wednesday (April 14) announced that it had suspended former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak from all cricket for a period of eight years for conduct in breach of the anti-corruption code. Streak, 47, accepted five charges levied on him including "disclosing inside information... (that) may be used for betting purposes" during matches in the 2018 Tri-Series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe v Afghanistan series in 2018, the IPL 2018 and the APL 2018. In a redacted document, the ICC provided the following summary of information gathered through its investigation, leading to the charges and the punitive … [Read more...] about What the ICC ACU found in its investigation of the Heath Streak case
You can be forgiven for not being familiar with Huawei (pronounced "wah-way"). Other than the Nexus 6P , the Chinese company hasn't had much presence in the US. Despite mostly not dealing with the United States, Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world and the third-largest smartphone OEM behind Samsung and Apple. At the beginning of this year, though, Huawei finally started bringing phones to the US. Today we're looking at the value entry from Huawei's sub-brand, "Honor," called the "Honor 8." The Honor 8 occupies Ars' favorite $400 price point (£370 in the UK), which hits the (hopefully) perfect balance of high-end specs without all the often-gimmicky bells and whistles of $700 to $800 phones. SPECS AT A GLANCE: Huawei Honor 8 SCREEN 1920×1080 5.2" (423ppi) LCD OS Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.1 CPU Eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 (four 2.3GHz Cortex A72 cores and four 1.8 GHz Cortex A53s cores) RAM 4GB GPU … [Read more...] about Huawei Honor 8 review—Huawei’s software sucks all joy out of this $400 device
Darius Marder ’s Sound of Metal went into 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it’s a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year’s crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a film that transformed its key players in ways they hadn’t expected. They say Oscar loves a narrative, and they don’t come much more inspiring than Sound of Metal ’s. Even before he got his debut feature to set, Darius Marder spent more than a decade honing his tale about a heavy metal drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing, butting up against the many hard realities of filmmaking that told him a movie like this could not work. As he did it, he learned more and more about deaf culture, and heard moving stories about people pursuing recovery in dedicated deaf sober houses. In Riz Ahmed, he found an actor willing to immerse so fully … [Read more...] about How ‘Sound Of Metal’ Changed Everything For Riz Ahmed, Darius Marder & Paul Raci, Even Before It Earned Six Oscar Nominations