victoria beckham bans exotic skins

The tide is finally turning on animal cruelty in the fashion industry -- and it couldn’t come a moment too soon. Following the likes of Chanel and Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham has today become the latest luxury brand to embrace a more environmentally friendly future, announcing it will ban the use of exotic skins in…

Trump will have to accept $1.3 billion for border fencing to...

Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a preliminary deal Monday to avoid another government shutdown — but there is no guarantee that President Donald Trump will sign it. The agreement includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of fencing along the border, far short of the $5.7 billion Trump demanded to build more than 200 miles of…

how ‘happy death day’ reinvented the teen horror movie for a...

Combining a Groundhog Day style time-loop, some beloved slasher tropes, an intriguing whodunnit mystery, and some deliciously camp humour, Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day brought some fresh life to a stagnant teen horror scene and smashed the 2017 box office in the process. At the time of its release, there had been very few teen…

Best camera phone 2019: the top smartphone snappers around

The best camera phone isn’t easy to pick out. It doesn't come down to the latest iPhone or the camera with the most megapixels. So much of the camera unit's quality is determined by how well the smartphone has optimized its software to snap photos or record videos. It's also important to consider which photos you'd…

Why real time payments can solve your payments woes

What is Bottomline’s Real Time Payments Service? And what is the purpose behind it? Bottomline offers direct and indirect access for authorised organisations, like banks and Payment Service Providers, to use the UK’s Faster Payments system. This is a 24/7, 365 day service that provides the capability for an organisation to make real-time payments, up to a…

What bots can learn from customer service agents

News What bots can learn from customer service agents Image Credit: picjumbo.com / Pexels Technology is one of the few things in life we expect to just work. This is especially true when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), which is a driving force behind today’s digital transformation. According to recent KPMG research, enterprises will…

‘Wonder’ is first U.S. film to get American Sign Language interpretation

The mobile app Actiview now provides an American Sign Language interpretation for the film "Wonder."Image: Lionsgate / ActiviewBy Rebecca Ruiz2019-02-12 14:30:00 UTC For years, film studios have made movies accessible to viewers with visual or hearing disabilities through audio tracks and closed captioning. Now, for the first time, U.S. audiences will be able to watch…

Learn Chinese at home with Lily, a smart speaker that has...

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Lily is an AI-enabled smart speaker that makes it easier to learn Mandarin.Image: LilyBy Ryan LakichMashable Deals2019-01-29 18:59:44 UTC Alexa and other virtual assistants changed how you shop online and watch TV. However, the makers of the Lily…

Rubio: US should go big on Brazil

Marco Rubio is a Republican senator from Florida. He is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and is member of the Senate's Intelligence Committee and Appropriations Committee. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)On New Year's Day, President Jair Bolsonaro was…

5 things to know for January 31: Cold, Russia probe, Foxconn,...

(CNN)Step inside the cave in Siberia that sheltered the first known humans 300,000 years ago. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Cold waveThe Midwest is still…