Upgrade your KitchenAid stand mixer with these gorgeous new bowls

first_img CNET Smart Home CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment See All reading • Upgrade your KitchenAid stand mixer with these gorgeous new bowls The KitchenAid stand mixer makes its mark on home baking Tags We take a look inside the KitchenAid factory 0 The Parasol bowl design on display at IHHS 2019 in Chicago. Chris Monroe/CNET KitchenAid stand mixers aren’t cheap. They’re the kind of kitchen appliance you purchase once, maybe twice in your life. Maybe it’s a wedding gift or graduation present, but you’re likely not swapping it out any time soon. So what do you do when you’re looking to add a little bit of character or change the style of that gorgeous hunk of metal perched permanently atop your counter? KitchenAid has the answer in its decorative ceramic bowls. There are already a few designs on KitchenAid’s website, but at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago on Saturday, the company showcased five new options headed to retailers in 2019. ihhs-2019-58Confetti Sprinkle bowl design adds festive detail to this red mixer. Chris Monroe/CNET These 5-quart ceramic bowls are versatile, too. They are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe as well as oven-safe up to 475 degrees F. The team at KitchenAid say they’re also 30 percent lighter than the older models, yet the Titanium-reinforced ceramic means they should do well at resisting chipping and cracking under normal use. Read more: How color, cake and nostalgia made the KitchenAid stand mixer an American iconHere are the new patterns for 2019, as described by KitchenAid:Confetti Sprinkle: this design sparks inspiration for your next baking experience with a burst of confetti. MSRP: $85Parasol: inspired by worldly travels, this 3-D faceted bowl combines the traditional Japanese parasol umbrella with Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $95Scandi Floral: a playful pattern with a hand-painted look that is inspired by Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $85Whispering Floral: a subtle gray floral graphic applied to a white chocolate bowl, bringing forth feelings of peace and serenity  to your kitchen. MSRP: $85White Mermaid Lace: a 3D-embossed design inspired by a traditional Japanese fish scale pattern, finished with a reactive glaze that changes the color’s intensity to accentuate the pattern. MSRP: $95The five additions to KitchenAid’s decorative 5-quart ceramic bowl collection will be available beginning in spring 2019.  Small Appliances 8:39 • Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house 16 Photos Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Share your voice KitchenAidlast_img read more

Angelina Jolies Shocking decsion after becoming offically single is the actress done

first_imgActor/director Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice AwardsAngelina Jolie may never marry again. After the long-winded and harrowing divorce process with Brad Pitt, the Maleficent actress may have given up on marriage.Reportedly Angelina Jolie officially dropped Pitt from her last name and sources are now saying that the ‘Maleficent’ star might want to remain single forever. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now officially single, but Angelina Jolie is in no rush to get into a relationship. The actress is sad that a very big and meaningful part of her life has now come to an end. Angelina Jolie had a lot of love for Brad Pitt and thought that the Pitt name would always be part of her, so the divorce and the name change has been challenging for her. The power couple, dubbed, “Brangelina” were together for over a decade, but after two years of marriage, the pair decided to call it quits. But since then, their divorce proceedings have moved rather slow.  Angelina Jolie and Brad PittReutersBrad Pitt’s frustration at the pace of his divorce proceedings began to show when he blamed Angelina Jolie for stalling the process. Angelina’s camp responded by saying that the actress wanted the divorce process to be fair to herself and her kids and she didn’t mind how long that took. A source close to Angelina Jolie told HollywoodLife exclusively that the name change is helping her come to terms with the end of her marriage. “Angelina is living life in acceptance that things are over for good with Brad and that with her removing his last name, they are moving further away from each other, and she is OK with all of it,” the source said.Angelina Jolie is not letting her divorce slow down her career though, the actress just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an unspecified role and will soon be seen reprising her role as the villainous Maleficent for the Disney sequel.last_img read more

Social media buzzer battlegrounds as Indonesia elections near

first_imgIndonesia`s president Joko Widodo (C) walks together with Siti Aisyah (front R) and her family after their meeting at palace in Jakarta, on 12 March 2019. Shock and delight rippled through the Indonesian town of Sindangsari on March 11 as residents got word that a local woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader`s half-brother had been freed. Photo: AFPAlmost every day, “Janda”, a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of president Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.But Janda the housewife does not exist. The Twitter account’s real owner is an unmarried middle-aged man who offers political social media services backing Widodo’s re-election campaign.He is a leader of one of the many so called “buzzer” teams, named for the social media buzz such groups aim to create, that have sprung up in Indonesia ahead of the presidential election next month in the world’s third-largest democracy.”Our battleground is social media. The content we are making for the election is reaching at least a million people per week,” said the owner of the Janda account, declining to be named because his work is legally in a gray area.In interviews with Reuters, over a dozen buzzer team members, social media consultants and cyber experts described an array of social media operations that they said were spreading propaganda on behalf of both Widodo and his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto.Widodo enjoys a comfortable lead in most opinion polls over Prabowo, as the challenger is widely known. The two contested the previous election in 2014 as well, and Widodo won narrowly.Fake news was spread in that election as well, although social media was less far-reaching than it is now.Under Indonesia’s broad internet defamation law, creating and spreading fake news is illegal, but holding social media accounts in false names is not, unless a real person is being impersonated. Social media companies however mostly bar holding accounts under false names.Three buzzers directly involved in the current campaign described how they operate hundreds of personalized social media accounts each on behalf of the candidates. One denied propagating fake news, while two said they didn’t care about the accuracy of the content.Both campaign teams deny using buzzers or spreading fake news.Ross Tapsell, an expert on politics and media at Australia National University, said that it has become normal for candiates in Southeast Asia to hire online campaign strategists, who in turn tap an army of people to spread content on social media.”So there is no direct link at all to the candidate,” he said.The buzzer campaigns have far outstripped the efforts of Facebook and other social media companies to curtail creation of fake accounts and spread fake news, cyber experts say. Reuters found that while robot accounts were occasionally deleted, personalized fake accounts like “Janda” are widespread on Twitter and Facebook platforms, despite violating the companies’ rules.On the EdgeMisinformation spread by real accounts – which are often coopted by buzzer teams – is rampant on Facebook as well as on its Instagram and WhatsApp affiliates and rival service Twitter. The companies say they are working with the government and fighting back against false content.Representatives for Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp told Reuters they regularly delete fake accounts in Indonesia, but declined to share removal numbers.A Twitter spokeswoman told Reuters it is working to remove networks of accounts engaged in misinformation and disinformation.Facebook, which counts Indonesia as its third-largest market globally with an estimated 130 million accounts, says it trains election management bodies how to flag fake news to the company, which is then evaluated by moderators and deleted if it breaks its community standards.For Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara, those efforts are not enough.He said the government had asked social media companies to work with authorities to create a standard operating procedure that would allow fake news and hoaxes to be flagged and resolved. They have yet to comply.”We expect it to get much worse as we get closer to the election,” said Harry Sufehmi, co-founder of Mafindo, an Indonesian organisation fighting fake news, which listed nearly 500 social media hoaxes related to politics in 2018.He was one of three experts whose research found that a larger proportion of the misinformation targets Widodo, with some posts depicting him as anti-Islam, a Chinese stooge or a communist.All are inflammatory accusations in a country that has the world’s largest number of Muslims, where the communist party is banned and suspicions linger over the influence of Beijing.A smaller portion of the misinformation campaigns target Prabowo.Buzzing for MoneyOn a recent afternoon in Jakarta, one buzzer team leader scrolled through two mobile phones that had over 250 Facebook , Instagram, Whatsapp, Youtube and Twitter accounts, each with a fake persona. He updated five of them with posts praising Widodo’s achievements or mocking Prabowo and his running mate.He denied disseminating misinformation, focusing instead on content that gushed about his clients’s virtues. But he admitted he does look for dirt on opponents as part of a “complete package” of posts and videos that he sells for 200 million rupiah ($14,000) a month.His staff of 15, whom he refers to as “cyber troops”, in turn have subcontractors, throughout Indonesia, many of whom are unaware of the ultimate identity of clients, he said.He told Reuters he was hired by an adviser to Widodo’s campaign.Ace Hasan Syadzily, a spokesman for the president’s campaign team, denied knowledge of such groups, but said “the campaign had an obligation to counter false or negative narratives” against Widodo.Another buzzer said he had been hired by advisers to Prabowo, while the third said he supplied services to a social media agency used by both campaigns.Anthony Leong, the Prabowo digital team’s coordinator, denied they use buzzer teams, noting that the campaign required its “10,000 digital volunteers” to use real names and only allowed them to post “positive content”.”Work is Fun”According to the buzzers interviewed, a junior “cyber soldier” can be paid between 1 million to 50 million rupiah per project depending on the reach of his social media accounts.”For a lot of us, the work is fun…and the salaries are decent,” said the buzzer who said he is a contractor for a social media agency used by both the Widodo and Prabowo campaigns.He said his role was to create trending topics during key election moments, using hashtags and content provided by his agency in combination with his personal fake accounts, he said.”For me, there’s no hoax or so-called negative content. The material just comes from the client,” he told Reuters.Pradipa Rasidi, a researcher at the University of Indonesia, said most buzzers are young graduates who do it “because it’s hard to find a job after university and the pay is higher”.But the legal risks are real. The buzzer activities are punishable by jail if they are judged to breach Indonesia’s internet defamation law.All three buzzers interviewed by Reuters declined to be named or provide certain details of their operations because of those risks.Policing by the social media companies, however, was not a concern: None had ever had an account or post deleted. ($1 = 14,115.0000 rupiah)last_img

BNCCI team visits Moscow

first_imgKolkata: Keeping in purview the bilateral relationship between India and Russia, a 14-member delegation of BNCCI visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Suzdol from August 30 to September, 4, 2018.The delegation comprised members from different Trade and Commerce activities in Bengal ranging from Real Estate to Medicine, from Education to Poultry farming among others. The delegation was supported and flagged off by Alexey Idamkin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe delegation had their first meeting with Daria Suntsova, CEO and Board Member of “OPARA RUSSIA” — the Apex umbrella body of MSME Sector in Russia. The organisation has over 4 lakh members spread approximately over 85 provinces of Russian Federation, with focus on priority sector such as Pharmaceuticals, Food & Food Processing, Tourism, Infrastructure and Engineering. The meeting was held at their head quarter at Suvorovskaya Square, Moscow. Ritwik Das, highlighted the Tourism Scheme and other Investment Opportunities in Bengal as inspired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Das also invited the member of ‘OPARA RUSSIA’ to attend the Bengal Global Summit, 2019, in Kolkata on behalf of Bengal Government. The BNCCI delegation was also invited for a Tea Meet at the Embassy of India in Moscow by G Balasubramanium, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indian Embassy. The delegation ended with a happy note.last_img read more

Google Unveils Project Zero an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers

first_img Google loves a good project.Following in the footsteps of Project Ara, Project Loon and Project Tango, the company has just unveiled a new effort to tackle security issues across the Internet: Project Zero.Security is such a critical priority, the SEO giant is now ramping up earlier part-time work by self-governing staffers — which has led to the discovery of bugs like Heartbleed — into a full-fledged security outfit, the company explained in a blog post yesterday.With Project Zero, Google is looking to extend beyond its own workings on the web and “will work to improve the security of any software depended upon by large numbers of people.”Related: Viral App ‘Yo’ Hires Its HackerAdditionally, all security efforts will be undertaken transparently, with every bug “filed in an external database,” the company said.“We will only report bugs to the software’s vendor — and no third parties,” Google added. “Once the bug report becomes public (typically once a patch is available), you’ll be able to monitor vendor time-to-fix performance, see any discussion about exploitability, and view historical exploits and crash traces.”The name Project Zero refers to a “zero-day” attack or vulnerability, which exploits a previously unknown bug that developers have had no time to patch.Best of all for computer whizzes who want to harness their abilities for the Internet’s greater good? “We’re hiring,” writes Project Zero’s researcher herder, Chris Evans. Interested parties can find out more about the effort on the project’s blog.Related: Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business July 16, 2014 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

PokéDriver Hits Cop Car Video

first_imgJuly 20, 2016 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read You have likely heard about all of the trouble that Pokémon Go has caused since its release on July 6 — but this incident takes the cake.Related: The 5 Most Ridiculous Pokémon Go Stories of the WeekThe Baltimore police department posted this video Tuesday night after a driver playing Pokémon Go crashed into a parked police cruiser.#PokemonGO is not all fun and games. Here is a video of a distracted driver who struck one of our cars. #PlaySafe pic.twitter.com/kOTfbTcILo— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016 The man is seen getting out of the car saying, “That’s what I get for playing this dumb ass game.”Related: 8 Weird Reasons Pokémon Go Isn’t the Game Craze We’re Used ToAnd he’s right, it’s pretty bad, but he apparently isn’t the only one who’s been playing the augmented reality game behind the wheel. Transportation departments around the country are warning people that playing Pokémon Go while driving is dangerous.Did you see this? @MassDOT is reminding drivers to NEVER #Pokemon and drive! pic.twitter.com/fnJeeEiqbU— Brittany Murphy (@BrittMurphyWMN) July 14, 2016 Don’t #PokemonGO and drive. That’s the message from the @MDXway on the 836 heading westbound in Miami. pic.twitter.com/AMwDoHtlvS— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 18, 2016 Police departments are also getting on board, noting the dangers of playing in the driver’s seat.What do you get when you mix driving & Pokémon Go? $325 and 4 Demerit Points. Police detect 2 drivers in 1 hour. pic.twitter.com/PaIwIRVCa5— NSW Police (@nswpolice) July 14, 2016 Morning! Playing #PokemonGO? Don’t catch & drive! Wait, park & then #Pokemon Go. #GottaCatchEmAll but safely! #LESM pic.twitter.com/cVCBKf1zd9— SarasotaPD (@sarasotapd) July 11, 2016 Enjoy #PokemonGo, but please be aware of your surroundings and don’t play it while driving. https://t.co/rb4ZQmmkOG via @latimes— Denver Sheriff (@DenverSheriff) July 18, 2016 A push notification within the game warns players to watch their surroundings If you absolutely must play Pokémon Go in the car, actor Daniel Franzese has a solution: Omg! You can’t #PokemonGO and drive but you can in your @lyft I just caught Pikachu in the Valley. God is real!!! pic.twitter.com/JQF8gaVv0F— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) July 14, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

How Women Are Fighting Back Against Online Bullying and the Tech Companies

first_img 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 24, 2018 Untold numbers of women endure horrific threats and abuse online. The new film Netizens, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, not only illustrates the problem but criticizes how little legislators and major social media platforms, including Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook, are doing about it.”I hunger for you, Anita. It consumes me every day,” an abuser identified as “Kevin Langham” wrote in a 2014 tweet depicted in the film. “I want to hold you in my arms. I’m going to choke the life out of you.”That “Anita” is Anita Sarkeesian, the cultural critic who has often taken on Gamergate and others in the misogynist world of online gaming. In return for her stance, Sarkeesian has suffered frightening tweets like the one above, and others too crude to quote. In the film Sarkeesian showed a photo of a jar of semen sent online. when she speaks publicly, the film pointed out, the venue is typically protected by armed guards and swept by bomb-sniffing dogs.Related: SXSW Festival Cancels Gamer Panels After Threats of ViolenceIn a panel discussion following a Saturday screening of the film in New York, Sarkeesian — a San Francisco entrepreneur who with her team of four creates the video series Feminist Frequency — addressed possible responses to the online abuse women face from gamers, ex-boyfriends and other venomous sources.”My concerns are that these platforms were built from the ground up by white men and tested on their families and people in their orbit who looked like them, and they never thought about how their platforms could do harm,” Sarkeesian said. “So, what happens is that when [a platform] takes off and you have millions of users, it’s putting Band-Aids on this geyser of harm and chaos on their platforms. … Can you ever fix a platform where the foundation is fundamentally flawed?””Netizens” panel at Tribeca Film Festival included (right to left) filmmaker Cynthia Lowen, Tina Reine, Anita Sarkeesian and Carrie Goldberg.Image credit: Joan OleckSometimes yes, the critic herself acknowledged. She consults with major tech companies, including those in social media, Sarkeesian said. And, “It’s fascinating to be in a space as long as I have, doing this work and [seeing] how rapidly we have come to recognize that online harassment is real.”Five or six years ago, when I met with Twitter, there were five or six people on their safety team; and they were like, ‘Nah, we don’t have an [issue].’ And, I’m like, ‘What?’ Now, there’s a safety council and they try to communicate with us about what we’re doing, I don’t know the specifics of whether it’s working or not but that’s such a huge difference.”Related: Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on AbuseCertainly that difference doesn’t work for everyone, the film pointed out in its profile of two other women.One was Tina Reine, a Miami-based carbon commodities trader and aerialist who once delivered a TEDx talk about dancing as a springboard to girls’ self-confidence. Reine’s personal history became the obsession of a hateful ex, whose extensive online defamation of her caused a potential and at least one actual employer to dismiss her.In one of the film’s most telling scenes, Reine, who during the filming was eking out a living teaching gymnastics to children, signs up for a Toastmasters course. There, she explains to a skeptical fellow student, who is male, that what she had been encountered wasn’t just a free speech do-or-die situation: It had wrecked her life emotionally and financially, she told him.”Every time I give out my name,” Reine said elsewhere in the film about her ongoing struggle, “I know I’m about to be judged because I know eventually they’re going to Google me and see what’s there, and they’re going to judge me.” Also profiled in Netizens was New York-based attorney Carrie Goldberg. Goldberg became a lawyer specializing in online abuse, she recounted in the film, because she too had suffered online defamation and couldn’t find counsel who knew enough about social media to help her fight back.In one of the film’s most emotional scenes, Goldberg is shown opening boxes at a storage facility that have been labeled “tainted,” because the clothing and jewelry they contain are items she wore during the abuse she suffered from a man she dated for just four months.She’d put her possessions in storage, she said in the film, because she’d had to move to a more secure apartment — that was how scary the threats from her ex were.”New York doesn’t have a revenge porn law because our politicians are doing nothing about it,” Goldberg says elsewhere in the film. “This is not what the First Amendment is about.”The Brooklyn-based attorney was in the news two years ago for filing complaints against New York City schools for actions taken against female students who’d alleged sexual attacks by male students. In one case Netizens describes, a Brooklyn girl’s assault was actually recorded and posted online. The girl became the target of taunts; the principal responded by telling her to stay home because her presence “would make things worse.”In an era when Mark Zuckerberg can be called on the carpet by Senate investigators because of possible wrongdoing by Facebook over the Russian hacking scandal — and at a time when researchers are actively examining whether social media is psychologically, maybe even physically addictive — revenge porn as a public policy issue is on the ascent. Related: Reddit to Crack Down on Abuse After CEO Is TargetedThe internet, the film’s website declares, is becoming “the next frontier of civil rights.” And the film’s speakers underscore that view.”How do we get the platforms to recognize that this is a problem that is actively harming their users? What do these platforms stand for?” Sarkeesian asked rhetorically during the panel. “Do they want Nazis on their platform?”I’m tried of giving them this free [free speech] waiver over what is happening … The platforms are not built with human users in mind.”center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more