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David Blanar
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Normally I hate cat things.

But I don't hate this.
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+bediha dogru stop shouting and take your tablets
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Track your Flight Baggage Like a Parcel |

"According to research by SITA, 94 percent of Beijing travelers responded “yes” when asked if they wanted to track their bags like they could a package, and 90 percent responded they believed such technology would be useful."

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SITA's BagJourney tracks a traveler's baggage while in transit, and is being marketed to airports as an extra service they can provide to customers.
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Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity |

What a stunning collection …
An exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography explores the sartorial movement that goes beyond self-expression
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System Automatically Advises Bosses of Rail Delays |

I can't see this working in the UK - the system would be overwhelmed on Day 1 … ;)
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Adam Sandler film The Ridiculous Six in racism row as Native Americans quit set |

Gah!
About a dozen actors walked off set of Sandler’s first Netflix film over jokes about Native American culture, women and names
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You were there, were you? To witness it first hand? And of course you're also a native American, able to speak intelligently and sensitively on the historical and cultural context in which this event took place?

That's good, because otherwise I would interpret from your comment:

1. A paycheck - however large - excuses any degradation
2. The genocide and enduring humiliation of native Americans doesn't deserve attention
3. That it is, in fact, you who is the victim here

... all of which requires some breathtaking, weapons-grade, goes-to-11 level of privilege that I really don't have time today to mollycoddle. I'm closing comments because the only response which won't get you blocked is no response.

And I don't like blocking people.

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Freeline Skates are Strangely Awesome |

I'd last about 2 seconds on these but the freedom of movement is pretty breathtaking, like ice skating on pavement.
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Nice to see young men getting some exercise rather than playing video games. Those skates are tricky!
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Hey ... I've got a crazy idea ... how about a woman presenter?!

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Presenter joins James May in confirming he will not be part of the show after Jeremy Clarkson’s departure
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Totally. 
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IKEA Tables Wirelessly Charge Your Tech |

I really can't believe it's taken so long. There's (finally) some good options coming to market around built-in charging options in food joints and retail outlets but the home market seems completely bereft of products.

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IKEA is launching a new range of home furnishing items that can wirelessly top up a device's battery.
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Trade in Your Headphones for a Personal Movie Theater |

Cool, although me wearing this in public is highly unlikely.
Designed by Dashbon, Mask piggybacks on the popularity of stereo headphones and the growing success of personal, portable virtual reality.
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Awesome. would bye this
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Doctor Who to Face Bioshock's Big Daddy? |

… looks like it!
Well, you take a look at this new monster the BBC just revealed (and specifically called a monster) and you...
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A Magical, Modern Chapel in the Ozark Mountains |

Wow, this is pretty special …
E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this wooden chapel within a woodland sanctuary where it blends perfectly with its environment.
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Adult Coloring Books Capitalize on Play Trends |

This is fascinating and not unwelcome although the churlish part of me wishes people would be putting the same energy to creating something from scratch than colouring 'within the lines' … but I'll take what I can get.
The recognition for play as a basic need has spawned a number of products and services dedicated to providing just that, like adult coloring books.
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I saw a guy talking about these on goodmorning or somthing like that. I didnt think it would take off but congrats to them!! Proved me wrong 
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Work
Occupation
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Employment
  • Google UK Limited
    Marketing Specialist, 2014 - present
    Google+
  • Independent Contractor
    Marketing, 2006 - present
  • AMV BBDO
    Digital Producer, 2013 - 2014
  • Accenture
    Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • MerchantCantos Communications
    Director of Online Services, 2010 - 2011
  • Tam Communications
    Senior Interactive Artist, 1996 - 1999
  • Rivals.com
    Senior Art Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Rivals.net
    Marketing Services Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Rufus Leonard
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2007 - 2007
  • Crown Business Communications
    Digital Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • Defaqto
    Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Republic Publishing
    COO, 2009 - 2009
  • Isobar
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - 2013
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London, UK
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Los Gatos, CA - Seattle, WA - Santa Clara, CA - Saratoga, CA
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American loving life in London, UK.
Introduction
Passions include reading, going to the theatre, watching and playing sport (mostly football), going to the cinema (when I have time), hitting the gym, cooking, and roaming across the island and the world.

All my posts are public which means you'll get a mix of philosophy, politics, art, industry updates, media, sport and design. I tend to circle those who have a full profile and repeatedly interact with me.

I also manage the blog for the Loveliest Book Group, check it out.

Enjoy!

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 
                                                       - Malcolm X


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
                                                         -
Aristotle

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Education
  • London Business School
    MBA, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Nottingham
    MA, 2010 - 2013
    Systematic Theology & Philosophy
  • Westmont High School
    Diploma, 1999 - 1993
  • Santa Clara University
    Theatre Arts, 1993 - 1997
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Feminism is so Hot Right Now
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The word "feminism" is being thrown around a lot. Last year, several celebrities "came out" and stood up to be counted among those who would

Google? Evil? — BuzzMachine
buzzmachine.com

A few folks on Twitter have asked for my reaction to the accidental sharing of an FTC staff report on Google, wondering whether it will caus

No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that’s a problem)
www.opendemocracy.net

It is comforting and politically expedient to claim that “we” are attacked because “they” cannot deal with “our” freedoms, particularly free

On Nerd Entitlement
www.newstatesman.com

White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.

Watch: ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer Starring Christian Bale | Variety
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FilmNation has released an enigmatic new trailer for Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" on the heels of its selection to contend in competit

These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless ‹
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Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past. Yes, they coul

The Weirdest Proposal Yet for the ‘Office of the Future’ | WIRED
www.wired.com

A couple years ago, after research about the health risks of prolonged sitting came to light, a wave of standing desks hit the market. Big c

Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline an Act ...
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Match of the Day: Robbie Savage represents the triumph of personality an...
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The former Wales midfielder is loved by media executives - but new vehicle Fletch and Sav suggests that having an opinion is now all that ma

Quiz: can you identify these movie future cities?
www.theguardian.com

Here are 10 future cities - but can you correctly identify which films they appear in?

Comic-Con: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Villain Will Be a Familiar Face | V...
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"Penny Dreadful" will be "very different" in season two, according to creator John Logan, who joined stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and H

Your Summer Isn’t Complete Without This Gigantic Hammock | Gadget Lab | ...
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The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and

Star Wars: David Cronenberg said no, but Tom Cruise could cameo in Episo...
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As news emerges that David Cronenberg turned down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie, rumours strengthen that Tom Cruise may be set for a

Blockbuster Games to Battle Big-Budget Movies for Fans’ Dollars | Variety
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If marketers didn’t have enough to worry about as they start to position movies against sequels in the “Star Wars,” “The Avengers” and “Jura

Women in tech - has the Silicon Valley scene got a case to answer for? -...
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You are reading an article fromthewomen in business series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Women who work in techn

CBS Orders 'CSI: Cyber' Spinoff to Series
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The original "CSI" gang is back together again as CBS has ordered a series for the "CSI" planted spinoff starring Patricia Arquette. "CSI: C

Viacom Wins bid for U.K.’s Channel Five, Report
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First U.S. media conglomerate to control British FTA network

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel In the Works
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Fox 2000 has tapped "Elf" scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire" with Robin Williams attached to r

Gravity tablet combines virtual and augmented reality for 3D sketching
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Royal College of Art students have combined virtual reality and augmented reality technologies with a tablet that allows designers to sketch

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