James Corden: The talk show host for the internet age – 60 Minutes

Some of you may know James Corden as the frisky, funny British host of “The Late Late Show” – one of Viacom/CBS’ own. But if you are not one to stay up past 12:30 a.m., then maybe you’re one of the hundreds of millions who have caught Corden on his YouTube channel. Taking a talk show stuck in an ‘after hours’ time-slot, and making it available online around the globe.

With charm and wit, Corden gets A-list stars to open up in a way that seems to surprise them as much as us. Amazing for someone who was virtually unknown in the U.S when he moved here six years ago.  But James Corden will tell you he had already put in his 10,000 hours – a deft physical actor, who, by his late 20s, had achieved success and fame in Britain.

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Corden says he’s on a lifelong quest

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Government website to show what tier you are in crashes

The government postcode checker designed to show people what tier they will be in today crashed just minutes after going live.

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 Social media users shared issues with the site as many flocked online to see the latest lockdown information.

People putting in their postcode this morning were told: “Sorry, we’re experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again in a few moments.”

The checker was on the website at around 11am, just half an hour before Health Secretary Matt Hancock was due to give further details on the tier-system to the House of Commons.

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Life-changing tech is on show at Dubai Design Week

Superworms that convert plastic into organic matter, an earring that monitors diabetes, and an alternative to Styrofoam made of durian fruit.

a close up of a car: "Robust Nest" is an incubator designed for sub-Saharan Africa.

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“Robust Nest” is an incubator designed for sub-Saharan Africa.

These are three of the 100 ideas being showcased in Global Grad Show, billed as the world’s most diverse gathering of graduate design projects that provide solutions to social and environmental issues.

This year, the ideas were selected from 1,600 submissions from 270 universities in 60 countries. Held in Dubai, the show is an interactive annual exhibition, which has gone virtual for its sixth year.

“The diversity of the community of young talented researchers we bring together at Global Grad Show has many facets,” says Tadeu Baldani Caravieri, director of Global Grad Show. “They do have, however, a reassuring common denominator: they investigate problems, social and environmental, that matter for everyone.”

Selected students will be invited

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LJP absent from EC result website, thanks to its no ‘show’


New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) While Chirag Paswan was talking of forming a government in Bihar along with the BJP in the run-up to the Assembly election, his LJP’s dismal performance couldn’t even get it a spot in the list of parties winning seats in the state on the Election Commission’s website, almost 12 hours into the counting.

There were 11 parties of all hues, including Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM which had won one seat and was leading on four others, and even Independents were listed but the Lok Janshakti Party, which seems set for an electoral blank, was conspicuously absent.

However, the site showed that the LJP, which had contested 137 seats, garnered 5.61 per cent vote share, as of 7.30 p.m.

Shortly before the Assembly election, Chirag Paswan, who had been taking potshots at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over various issues, had announced his party would

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Researchers show that computer vision algorithms pretrained on ImageNet exhibit multiple, distressing biases

State-of-the-art image-classifying AI models trained on ImageNet, a popular (but problematic) dataset containing photos scraped from the internet, automatically learn humanlike biases about race, gender, weight, and more. That’s according to new research from scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and George Washington University, who developed what they claim is a novel method for quantifying biased associations between representations of social concepts (e.g., race and gender) and attributes in images. When compared with statistical patterns in online image datasets, the findings suggest models automatically learn bias from the way people are stereotypically portrayed on the web.

Companies and researchers regularly use machine learning models trained on massive internet image datasets. To reduce costs, many employ state-of-the-art models pretrained on large corpora to help achieve other goals, a powerful approach called transfer learning. A growing number of computer vision methods are unsupervised, meaning they leverage no labels during training; with fine-tuning, practitioners

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Spotify’s Own Employees Fret About Alex Jones Appearing on Joe Rogan Show

(Bloomberg) — Spotify Technology SA employees are raising concerns about an episode from the company’s Joe Rogan podcast in which the popular host discussed conspiracy theories with right-wing rabble-rouser Alex Jones.


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Some workers have taken to the Slack chat service to discuss “The Joe Rogan Experience” episode, which included Jones exaggerating the risks of giving children the polio vaccine and saying that masks don’t help stop the spread of coronavirus. Spotify has taken down content from Jones before for violating its policies about “hate content,” but the service declined to remove this podcast.

In a company Slack channel called #ethics-club, which has more than 500 members, employees shared internal forms for reporting content that violates company policies and escalating complaints about content. Some employees shared instructions on how to transcribe the episode to find content violations to report.

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Joe Rogan is already letting Alex Jones spread misinformation on his Spotify show

Joe Rogan’s podcast has only been available on Spotify since September, and already, the host is inviting controversial guests to appear. This week, he chatted with Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as well as comedian Tim Dillon. The episode’s audio and video are available both on Spotify and YouTube, and this comes after Spotify employees expressed concern over Rogan’s prior episodes and transphobic content.

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During this most recent interview, Dillon wore a shirt that says “Free Ghislaine,” in reference to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein who was charged in July with helping Epstein recruit and groom girls to sexually abuse. Dillon claims during the three-plus-hour show that Democrats want to use COVID-19 and possible local shutdowns to prevent people from “private ownership of cars” and “cash.”


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Jones, who previously claimed the Sandy Hook was a hoax, also said that “a

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Apple reportedly signs John Stewart to do multi-season talk show

John Stewart, the former host of Comedy Central series The Daily Show, has been signed to a multi-season deal by Apple for the company’s Apple TV+ streaming service, according to an article this afternoon by The Hollywood Reporter’s Lacey Rose that did not cite any sources.

The show, which has not yet been named, is “expected to begin rolling out next year,” and will feature Stewart as both an anchor and as executive producer. Stewart’s efforts on the program will be joined by former HBO president Richard Plepler, Rose reports. 

Stewart ended his run on The Daily Show in 2015 and has produced a variety of projects — writing, producing, and directing — since then, mostly out of the spotlight. His producing role for the Apple show will be through his production company, Busboy Productions.

Apple TV+, which debuted a year ago, has been steadily adding more and more

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Early iPhone 12 Tests Show Ceramic Shield is Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Than iPhone 11 Glass

Apple’s new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models.

YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the ‌iPhone 12‌ using a force meter to compare its performance to the ‌iPhone 11‌.

With a force meter that measures in newtons, the ‌iPhone 11‌ was able to withstand 352 newtons of force, while the ‌iPhone 12‌ was able to withstand 442 newtons of force. The Ceramic Shield of the ‌iPhone 12‌ significantly outperformed the ‌iPhone 11‌’s cover glass.

In a separate scratch test, the ‌iPhone 12‌ was able to withstand scratching from keys, coins, rocks, and a box cutter, receiving no scratches on the display.

With a Mohs hardness test, the 6 and 7 points were

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Emails show how election officials shut down website on National Voter Registration Day

Nearly 300 pages of emails obtained by WWL-TV through a public records request seem to indicate the scheduling snafu was an honest mistake.

NEW ORLEANS — In mid-August, Louisiana elections officials delayed the scheduled maintenance of the state’s voter registration website from Sept. 8 to Sept. 22, apparently never noticing the move would shut down the site for hours on National Voter Registration Day and cause a political firestorm.

Nearly 300 pages of public Secretary of State’s Office emails obtained by WWL-TV through a public records request seem to indicate the scheduling snafu was an honest mistake by election officials who were focused on the Aug. 15 municipal elections and an especially challenging election season.

“The 2020 election cycle presented unprecedented challenges to our state, including a global pandemic and two hurricanes,” Secretary of State spokesman Tyler Brey said. “Despite a strained staff, the July and August elections were conducted

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