The female tech boss who says she is ‘perfectly capable’ – BBC News

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Image caption Samantha putting a virtual reality game to the test

Samantha Kingston fell into the video games industry by accident – but her rise has been meteoric.

Two years ago she had a marketing job at a community theatre when a recruitment consultant approached her, and asked whether she had ever considered a career in gaming.

“I said ‘no, never thought about it, not interested’,” says the 25-year-old.

“Then they said ‘there’s this really cool job that’s come up, maybe you should go for it’.”

That job was a social media role at a games developer called N Dreams.

Based in Farnborough, in the south of England, the company specialises in games for virtual reality (VR) headsets. These are games in which the player enters a simulated environment.

Samantha admits she knew next to nothing about this at the time.

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Image caption Samantha Kingston co-founded Virtual Umbrella with friend Bertie Millis

“I thought, I’m just going to go in there and be really honest, and say I don’t know anything about games.”

However, she says she was immediately hooked.

“I went in and was introduced to the technology – and I just thought, yes, this is exactly what I want to do.

“The CEO wasn’t too fussed that I didn’t know much about games. He said, ‘do you want to learn this tech with me?’ and I said ‘yes, that would be amazing’.”

Today Samantha is an award-winning businesswoman who runs her own successful VR business called Virtual Umbrella. And she describes herself as an “evangelist” for the technology.

‘Learned by ourselves’

Samantha spent just nine months at N Dreams, but learnt enough about VR to feel confident to leave and set up her own business in March of last year with her friend and business partner Bertie Millis.

Based in Southampton and London, Virtual Umbrella describes itself as a marketing agency that specialises in VR.

What it does is work with clients such as Nokia to help them develop and promote their VR content.

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Image caption Samantha Kingston cites Crytek’s Dinosaur Island games as examples of stunning VR

Samantha admits that getting the self-funded business off the ground was tough.

“We have learned everything by ourselves, and not really had much help,” she says.

“There’s no bible out there that tells you how to run a business, so it’s been a lot of giving it a go, learning your lessons from the bad things you shouldn’t do.”

For anyone else looking to start their own company, Samantha has a list of advice.

“Learn how to do your taxes, have a good accountant, keep your receipts, always take advice, especially from others running companies,” she says.

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Image caption Another world: running a VR demo

As VR is such a new market, Samantha says that a lot of her work is currently educational.

“Lots of big advertising agencies want to know how it works, what they can do with it – their clients want VR content,” she says.

“VR to me is putting yourself into another world – putting on a headset and being in a completely different space.

“It can be somewhere you can walk around in, interact with or just look at. Putting yourself somewhere completely different while you are sitting in your kitchen or classroom.”

And is not just about gaming, as Samantha adds that healthcare and travel companies are also keen to explore the benefits of VR with her firm.

‘All about the talent’

As a woman in a male dominated industry, Samantha says she has experienced some sexism, and is quick to respond.

“I didn’t even know it was a problem before I joined the industry,” she says.

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Image caption Samantha has already won awards for her work at Virtual Umbrella

Recently she tweeted “yup, this girl is perfectly capable”, after she overheard a man mutter about whether “a girl” could possibly have set up her demonstration at a digital festival.

But when it comes to hiring staff, Samantha says she doesn’t focus on a person’s gender.

“I will support women as much as possible and I do that in the industry but I’m all about the talent. I’ve never said I want to work with women or men,” she says.

“I want to work with people who are good at what they do.”

Looking ahead, Samantha says the big thing for VR will be when it cracks the mainstream consumer market.

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Image caption You can now pick up a VR headset relatively cheaply

She says this is possible due to the increased availability of low cost headsets to which you attach your mobile phone. These now cost as little as 15.

“Everyone has a mobile phone,” she says. “The technology is advancing so quickly, and all the phone companies are backing it”.

For now, the top-of-the-range VR devices are not only expensive but also reliant on being plugged in to high-powered PCs. But the industry may one day get a boost from cloud gaming, where the processing is done in data centres, meaning less powerful, cheaper equipment would be needed in the home.

Matt Desmier, founder of Silicon Beach, the annual technology industry gathering in Bournemouth on England’s south coast, says “Samantha’s enthusiasm is contagious”.

He adds that while Virtual Umbrella is only 15 months old, it is “infectiously passionate”.

But despite the current buzz around VR, could it be just a short-lived craze?

Samantha says: “There are a lot of people saying ‘Oh, it’s a fad’, and I get that, because it’s happened before, but we are in a really good position with the technology, phones have really advanced it.”

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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte wants 6 months to tackle drug problem

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wants six more months to “put everything in order” regarding his country’s drug problems.

Duterte said Saturday he did not realize the severity of the problem until he became president. He’s been accused of ordering or encouraging hundreds of killings of drug dealers and users since taking office in June.
    “But the problem is … I cannot kill them all … even if I wanted to,” he told reporters. “I did not have any idea that there were hundreds of thousands of people already in the drug business and what makes it worse is that they are operated now by people in government — especially those elected positions.”

    Death squad

    His comments, which were made at a news conference on the release of a Norwegian hostage by a militant group, came two days after Edgar Matobato, a self-described Duterte hit man, testified before a senate committee.
    Duterte’s spokesman denied Duterte supports extajudicial killings. The president did tell police to shoot if a criminal resisted arrest, and in a speech he also appeared to tell civilians to take the law into their own hands.
    “If (a criminal) fights, and he fights to the death, you can kill him,” he said. “Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun … you have my support.”
    Human Rights Watch said the nation needs an “independent” investigation into whether Duterte has had a role in extrajudicial killings. So far, the drug crackdown has made the president popular with many Philippines citizens, although it also has opened him up to criticism that he and the police have gone too far.
    Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa told the senate committee investigating the killings there was no kill order, but people support the drug crackdown despite errors in judgment by police.
    “We are only human… We admit we make mistakes, we are not perfect,” he said.

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    Duterte has referred to the US Ambassador to Manila, Philip Goldberg, as “a gay son of a bitch.” Duterte also recently derailed a meeting with President Barack Obama when he appeared to call Obama a “son of a whore” after the American president implied he would raise the issue of the drug crackdown at the meeting.
    Duterte later apologized, saying he had been misunderstood.
    Obama brushed aside the insult, saying he understood Duterte, who has a reputation for vulgarity, was demonstrating his well-established vernacular.
    “It seems as if this is a phrase he’s used repeatedly, including directed at the pope and others,” Obama said. “So, I think it seems to be just, you know, a habit.”

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/asia/philippines-presidents-drug-war/index.html

    Charmian Carr, Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music,’ dies

    (CNN)Charmian Carr, best known for her role as Liesl in the film version of “The Sound of Music,” died Saturday at the age of 73, her website and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization confirmed.

    Carr died of complications from a rare form of dementia, her family said.
      The actress sang one of the movie’s classic songs, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.”
      “Charmian Carr played the oldest Von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that role in real life — guiding, cheering, supporting and generally being there for the rest of her ‘sisters’ and ‘brothers,'” said Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
      “She was a great ambassador, and we had so many good times together… I will miss her … charm and her spirit.”
      Actress Kym Karath, who played the youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl, said Sunday that Carr was “exquisite.”
      Following her success in “The Sound of Music,” Carr married and left the movie business to raise her two children, according to her family.
      She started an interior design business whose clients included Michael Jackson. The two shared a special friendship, the family said.
      Carr is the first of the actors who played the seven Von Trapp children to pass away. Actress Eleanor Parker, who played the baroness in the film, died in 2013.
      The 1965 film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/liesl-sound-of-music-dies/index.html

      Game of Thrones breaks Emmy record and wins best drama for second year

      The sixth season of the HBO series swept all before it at the 2016 Awards, becoming the most garlanded show in Emmys history in the process

      Winter might be coming for the residents of Westeros but for the creators of Game of Thrones and HBO it was clear skies again at the Emmys, where the series won the best drama series award for the second year in a row.

      The HBO series was up for 24 awards and came away with 12 at Sunday nights Emmy awards in Los Angeles, breaking a record set by the sitcom Frasier with a total haul of 38 Emmys.

      The Battle of the Bastards episode was singled out for praise and won awards for best drama writing (David Benihoff and DB Weiss) and directing (Miguel Sapotchnik).

      Veep, which has been nominated 42 times at the Emmys, won the best comedy category.

      It was also a great night for The People v OJ Simpson, Ryan Murphys dramatisation of the OJ Simpson trial. The show picked up 22 nominations and won the outstanding limited series gong, while actors Sterling K Brown, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance all picked up individual honors for their performances as Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark and Johnnie Cochran, respectively.

      Rami Malek took home a surprise win for lead actor in a drama, for his performance as Elliot Alderson, a paranoid, socially awkward hacker in Mr Robot, while Tatiana Maslany won in the best actress category for Orphan Black.

      The issue of diversity was constantly raised on the night with Jimmy Kimmel starting the evening by joking about Hollywoods propensity for saying how much it cares about diversity without necessarily doing anything about it. One moment that wasnt so funny was when Aziz Ansari was cut off before being able to give his speech after winning outstanding writing in a comedy series for Master of None.

      That was a little weird earlier, I just wanted to thank my parents who inspired the episode and acted in the show too, he said, when he appeared later to give the award for best writing for a variety special. The band was also criticised for playing off a producer of The People v OJ Simpson, who was making an emotional dedication to her wife.

      Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush appeared in a bizarre opening segment, playing a chauffeur for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. If you run a positive campaign the voters will ultimately make the right choice, he said in a self-effacing scene that poked fun at his disastrous campaign.

      Kimmels own performance was at times controversial, especially a joke he made about Johnnie Cochran being somewhere looking up at us after Courtney B Vances win for his portrayal of him on The People v OJ Simpson.

      The Emmy voters habit of picking the same winners continued with Jeffrey Tambor and Julia Louis-Dreyfus picking up lead actor and actress in a comedy. Louis-Dreyfus has won the award five years in a row for Veep, while Tambor picked up the award after winning last year for his performance in Transparent.

      Tambor also led a tribute to Garry Shandling, who died in March and who he worked with on the Larry Sanders show. There was another tribute for Garry Marshall from Henry Winkler, who called him one of the most beloved men in the history of our business.

      It was a good night for British talent with John Oliver winning for best variety talk, and Sherlock (best made for TV movie) and The Night Manager (best directing) also winning on the night.

      Regina King won best supporting actress in a limited series or movie for the second year in a row for her performance in American Crime. Key & Peele won in the variety sketch category for their Comedy Central series, which ended after its fifth season. Ben Mendelsohn managed to cause an upset in the best supporting actor in a drama category by beating Game of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Peter Dinklage.

      Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/sep/18/game-of-thrones-emmy-awards-2016-breaks-record-best-drama

      Decriminalise Use Of Medical Marijuana And Legalise Small-Scale Cultivation

      The ConversationA large number of people in Britain are committing crime to alleviate pain and suffering. They do this by growing cannabis for medicinal use. But cannabis cultivation is a criminal offence that can carry a substantial prison sentence, even in these circumstances. Some sick people grow cannabis for themselves, but often growers provide cannabis for others which means committing the more serious offence of drug supply. The law labels these people as drug dealers, despite their altruistic motivations.

      This all runs counter to common-sense understandings of criminals as people who commit crime for personal gain or to inflict pain and suffering on others. It also runs counter to beliefs about providing healthcare: that medicines should be available to those who need them. And this is why a group of MPs working on drug policy reform has called for a change in the law to allow for cannabis to be prescribed by doctors, and even to allow patients to grow a limited number of plants themselves.

      Ive been researching cannabis cultivation in the UK for more than 15 years, and have spoken to a lot of people who grow cannabis for medical reasons. In some of these cases medical experts also supported their use of cannabis even though there is no legal recognition of the medicinal use of the plant under UK law. This places not just the patients, but their doctors, in a moral dilemma.

      People can be jailed, despite their altruistic motivation. John Gomez/Shutterstock.com

      The Hippocratic oath that doctors take means they are supposed to do anything in their power to help patients, but to advise patients to use this drug means encouraging them to break the law and could be construed as incitement to commit a crime.

      Despite the legal position, there is strong evidence that cannabis is beneficial for a range of conditions. Even when there is no direct medical benefit in the form of alleviating symptoms or curing an illness, cannabis can be beneficial. As the wife of one terminal cancer patient told me, smoking cannabis meant the difference between dying of cancer, and living with cancer. I helped her find a supply of locally grown cannabis, which arguably makes me a criminal too. But who can really stand by and watch someone, especially a loved one, suffer? Isnt it the law itself, rather than breaking it, that is wrong in these circumstances?

      Legalise small-scale cultivation

      Medical cannabis growers dont like the fact that they have to break the law to get the medicine that they need, but they see little choice when the alternative is unbearable pain, or suffering the side effects of conventional medicines. They often comment on the irony of having to become drug dealers themselves to avoid the need to buy their medicine from drug dealers.

      Not all people who grow cannabis do so for medical reasons, as I also found in my research. Some are in it simply to make money. And legalising cannabis for medical use may provide cover for some non-medical users and profit-motivated dealers. But complete prohibition leaves too much of the market in the hands of organised crime (a lesson we should have learned from the US experiment in alcohol prohibition in the 1920s), and forces desperate or compassionate growers to break the law. Legalisation of small-scale cultivation would not only benefit those who suffer from a range of illnesses, it would also undermine the links between cannabis growing and other, more serious, types of crime.

      The work of the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium which aims to get a better understanding of domestic cannabis cultivation shows that people all over the world turn to growing cannabis as a source of medicine. The difference, in an increasing number of countries, is that access to therapeutic medicine is now legal in some form or another.

      Gary Potter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Lancaster University

      This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

      Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/decriminalise-use-of-medical-marijuana-and-legalise-smallscale-cultivation/

      4 Ways To Stand Out At A Job Interview If You Already Have The Basics Down

      We all know the steps of applying to a job opening. Write a resume, buy a suit, submit an application with a cover letter and send a thank you email after the interview.

      It seems pretty simple, but the truth is, everyone is doing this, so what makes you stand out from the crowd?

      Hiring managers get hundreds of job applications from very well-qualified candidates every day. The key to succeeding in getting a potential employer to look at your resume is to be different from the mob.

      Instead of sending the classic, very boring cover letter and resume like every other applicant, invest your money and time in creating something unique that will showcase your talents and will make you stand out from the rest.

      Here are some helpful tips that will help you get noticed by potential employers and possibly get hired.

      Consider hiring a professional resume writer.

      According to a new study released by TheLadders, hiring managers spend just six seconds looking at an applicants resume. Your job is to impress them with your resume in those few seconds. If they dont like what they see at first sight, they wont spend more time looking over the rest of the page.

      The study also suggests that 80 percent of the time spent looking at your resume, they are looking at your current and previous employment, the start and end dates of your employment and your educational background.


      Create a digital portfolio.

      Creating an online portfolio gives a candidate a huge advantage over those who dont have an online portfolio.

      According to Forbes, 56 percent of hiring manager are impressed by an applicants digital portfolio over any other form of showcasing their work.

      In the new era, being able to navigate the digital world and being able to direct someone to an online portfolio is a must. However, only 7 percent of applicants have one. Having a digital portfolio to showcase your work will help you stand out from other candidates and will demonstrate that you are comfortable with the ever evolutionary technology.


      Invest in a suit.

      With the new wave of tattoo-friendly jobs and relax apparel trend, many jobs do not longer require to dress in a suit to go to the office. Thats right. Maybe when you are already an employee you can have the luxury of not care about your attire, but that only applies when you already have the job.

      When you are competing with others very well qualified candidates to get a job, you must wear a suit. The first impression is everything. Going to an interview dress properly in a suit is crucial. It sends the message to the hiring manager that you are a professional, and serious about the job.


      Send a pain letter to the hiring manager.

      A pain letter is a proposal for a business plan. You go over the business strategies of the company and plan a strategy to a deficiency you would like to improve.

      If you really want to impress a prospective employer, send a pain letter. This approach will emphasize your interest in the company and will prove that you have taken the time to do a research on the firm. It will also showcase your skills and will answer the question of what you can bring to the organization.

      You should also go back to the basics, and make sure you are following the proper steps to land a job. Be cordial, always shake hands looking at the other persons eye, watch your posture, watch your body language and pay close attention to the interviewer.

      Remember to ask the right questions and smile. Good luck on the job hunting.

      Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/4-ways-stand-job-interview-already-basics/1562308/

      Watching This Guy Feed His Pet Cockroaches Is Just Too Gross To Handle

      As much as we’d like to think that cockroaches are the scourge of the Earth and that they serve no purpose, that’s sadly not the case.

      In fact, they’re quite useful to reptile owners. As you can imagine, cockroach farming is not necessarily a popular hobby, so the few brave souls who do so willingly are hard to come by.

      One of the most popular cockroach farms in the United Kingdom is the Roach Hut. To give you a sense of what life is like at this charming establishment, they have a whole YouTube channel dedicated to demonstrating how they go about their business.

      In the video below, they show what feeding time looks like for roaches. Consider yourself warned, because this footage is nasty. Can you get through the whole video?

      Yeah…my skin is crawling after enduring that nonsense.

      (source TheRoachHut)

      I’m just glad my apartment is free of these buggers. I’m aiming to keep it that way.

      Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/roach-feeding/

      High Maintenance Premiere: Get Buzzed Off TVs Most Human Stoner Comedy

      The beloved webseries made its big HBO debut Friday, offering one of the most poignant, hilarious, and sometimes even deranged portraits of New Yorkers on TV. (And some weed, too.)”>

      New York City, as its often portrayed on television, is the worst. Its certainly not real.

      Its typically more glamorous, or dingier, or more unfriendly, or more magical, or too busy, or implausibly convenient, or a million other things that fail to represent what the city actually is: a place where real people live.

      High Maintenance might finally be a TV show that presents New York City in a way that seems actually recognizable.

      And not in a the city is the fifth girl in this friendship! way, where New York is a character. Its simply a backdrop for the lives of the people we meet every day, oh-so fleetingly, and looks the way it does when we see it in our own lives. Its a stage of sorts for the theatre of human life thats constantly in rehearsalbut without the falseness of set dressings or an artistic lens. Its the city as we know it.

      Thats the greatest triumph for HBOs new series, which knits together a tapestry of New Yorkers wild lives as a weed delivery man briefly encounters them. And that presents the most unlikely triumph of High Maintenance, which is that it is a series that uses drugs as its narrative connective tissue, but in which drug use or stoner comedy tropes are the least interesting or even the least important parts of the show.

      As The Daily Beast wrote when covering an earlier iteration of the show as a web series in 2014, Marijuana is a supporting character at best, treated no less innocuously than wine or Thai takeout, and taking a back seat to far more compelling and crippling vices.

      As codependent roommates manipulatively sabotage each others lives, a swingers party devolves into arguments about betrayal, and a Muslim NYU student is confronted for her cavalier rebelliousness, the weed is often just the device through which were granted entrance into these peoples lives.

      Few shows pull off a feeling quite as voyeuristic as High Maintenance manages, appeasing our perverse desires to be granted intimate access to strangers lives. Whats their deal? Whats their story? Whats going on behind closed doors? High Maintenance opens those doors, revealing the sometimes thrilling, sometimes sexy, sometimes dysfunctional, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes odd, and always insightful stories already in progress behind them.

      Weaving together these stories with The Guy (Ben Sinclair), the weed delivery guy, High Maintenance shows the unexpected ways in which were all connected, stitching the irreverence of one clients story to the emotional resonance of anothers for anthology-like episodes that are entertaining on their own merits, but comically profound when taken in together.

      Its actually the shows origins as a web series that help lend it to this atypical comedy series structure. Started in 2012 by husband and wife duo Sinclair (The Guy himself) and Katja Blichfield (who is also among the shows repertory supporting players), 19 episodes have been produced in the years since, eventually distributed by Vimeo. (Disclosure: Vimeo and The Daily Beast share a parent company, IAC.)

      The episodes ranged from five to about 20 minutes, each providing drive-by portraits of the lives of the people The Guy was selling to at the moment. Fans would delight in the ways some characters were tangential figures in others lives, some popping up in a smattering of episodes over the course of the series.

      Many of those characters return for the move from Vimeo to HBO. Others are brand new, offering an even more vivid portrait of New Yorkers and a greater scope for the series: the aforementioned Muslim college student (Shazi Raja) or a Chinese immigrant who collects bottles from recycling bins (Chlem Cheun), for example. High Maintenance, in some respects, is Humans of New York, the TV Seriesbut immeasurably less insufferable than that sounds.

      More budget and more time gifted by HBOall episodes are in the traditional 30-minute range, and boast a visibly greater production value than beforehasnt altered the shows formula, though. Sinclair and Blichfield stick to abbreviated shorts, usually two an episode, ensuring that the ephemeral nature of the storytelling, so slyly powerful on the webseries, remains intact.

      Because we fear were creating the impression of some sort of moody, artsy meditation on human life that wouldnt be of interest to most comedy fans, now is the time to praise Friday nights premiere episode, a laugh-riot bombshell of depravity and wild plot twists.

      A shorter vignette opens the episode, in which The Guy delivers to an intimidating gym rat who is mid-explosive argument with his girlfriend, an aspiring belly dancer. He vents about his girlfriend, asks for feedback on his muscles, offers a business opportunity, attempts to pay in loose change, and monologues in a way that seems strangely cartoonish if not even sociopathicbut also so recognizable to anyone whos run into that kind of guy in New York.

      When The Guy finally makes it out the door, we learn that the gym rat is actually a British acting student trying out a new character, testing his believability on The Guy. Mission accomplished.

      But the crux of the episode catches up with The Assholes, gay Max (Max Jenkins) and his best friend/roommate Lainey (Helne York), whom weve met twice before. No two characters on TV are as narcissistic or as toxic as these two friends are. Yet no two characters capture the very specific dynamic of a very specific kind of Brooklyn millennial with as much jarring authenticityno small feat given that Realistic Comedy About Brooklyn Millennials has become its very own TV genre.

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      We meet them doing coke at a bachelorette party for one of Laineys friends. Max sneaks out for a Grindr date, leading to what might be the most graphic and bluntly realistic gay sex scene Ive seen on TV, and more extended male nudity in two minutes than Game of Thrones has had in its entire run. (Hey, theres many ways I can sell you on watching this show.)

      Maxs Grindr hookup is in recovery and, to escape the bachelorette party, Max tags along to a meeting. Soon hes going through his own steps to recovery, which we learn stems from his addiction to his relationship with Lainey, whose codependency is destroying his life the way that a hardcore drug dependency would.

      When Lainey, out of jealousy, reveals to the recovery group that Max isnt a substance addict, he goes on a crystal meth bender that ends with a tweaking monologue in his kitchen that is easily one of the most riveting feats of acting Ive seen on TV this year. Outrageous, hilarious, disturbingMax Jenkins is a revelation. But this batshit tale is only one kind of story High Maintenance tells.

      We meet all kinds of people over the course of the seasonepisode three, Grandpa, is even told from the perspective of a dogwith the likes of Amy Ryan, Dan Stevens, and Orange Is the New Blacks Yael Stone guest starring as an array of New Yorkers, each who smokes weed for an array of reasons. And we learn so much about our own perceptions and biases by our transient introductions to them.

      The people we might assume are normal or conservative are the craziest and most disturbed of us all. Those people you thought might be odd or maybe even deranged? They seem to just enjoy some beautiful solitude.

      Its human nature to perform when you feel like others are watching, altering behavioreven if just-so slightlyin an attempt at control over what people might think of us. Here, we see people behaving as they would when they think no one is watching. Its fascinating, often unsettling, and, through the ganja gaze of High Maintenance, hilarious.

      Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/17/high-maintenance-premiere-get-buzzed-off-tv-s-most-human-stoner-comedy.html

      May to Push for Aviation Security Resolution During UN Meeting

      Theresa May will use her time at this weeks United Nations General Assembly to push for a resolution for countries to work together on aviation security, in the wake of a series of attacks on airplanes and airports in the last year.

      The new U.K. prime minister, who was responsible for counter-terrorism efforts in her previous role as home secretary, is concerned that lax security in other countries is putting travelers at risk. After a Metrojet plane crashed in Egypt in October, Britain was the first government to blame a bomb.

      Since then, the U.K. has expanded its efforts to help other countries improve their systems, with an expanded team of aviation security liaison officers who travel the world offering advice. The question of the security of airports themselves has also been raised this year, following attacks in Istanbul and Brussels.

      According to a British official speaking on condition of anonymity, May feels that existing international agreements arent being enforced effectively. The resolution that Britain is backing will call for countries with more advanced security systems to assist those that are falling behind.

      During her two-day visit to New York, the prime minister will also host a reception for business leaders on Monday evening. Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, May has been arguing that this doesnt mean closing itself off from international trade.

      Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-17/may-to-push-for-aviation-security-resolution-during-un-meeting

      iOS 10 revamps Messages with all kinds of new features, but are they any good?

      Image: apple, mashable composite

      The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus finally arrived this week and Mashable was there to cover the launches all around the world. Though excitement for the phones was greater than expected, many fans were unhappy that Apple had sold out of the 7 Plus in all colors and the jet black for both models.

      On this week’s MashTalk, Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal joins me and special guest, business reporter Kerry Flynn, to talk about the 7 Plus shortages, what’s new in iOS 10 and the awesomeness/scariness of hailing and going for a ride in one of Uber’s new self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

      So, obviously the 7 Plus and jet black shortages rubbed a lot of line-waiters the wrong way. You would think that Apple, which has been producing iPhones for almost ten years and has made over a billion of them would have this all down to a science. Like that they would be able to have enough supply on launch day to meet the always overwhelming demand. So what gives?

      iOS 10 was released on Tuesday. Is it really the biggest iOS release ever? We share our thoughts on most of the new features that will either change your life or not. Be sure to also read my iOS 10 review.

      And lastly, Kerry tells us all about her Uber adventure in Pittsburgh and how the self-driving cars are now “normal” to the city’s people after three months. As normal as two dudes riding in the back of the car when it arrived could be I guess…

      Listen to the episode on iTunes or on Stitcher. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes by clicking the button below. And if you like MashTalk, please fill out our audience survey!

      Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/17/ios-10-iphone-7-plus-uber-mashtalk/