Why Toyota And Ford Are Teaming Up Against Apple And Google

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Toyota and Ford are ready to buddy up to defend their vehicle dashboards as tech-industry bigwigs Google and Apple introduce in-car entertainment and navigation systems.

The partnership between the two automakers will explore how to integrate smartphone applications into new vehicles, reported Bloomberg. The fight for the dashboard is critical for the likes of Ford and Toyota who want to maintain control of their car designs.

Meanwhile, Apple recently launched its CarPlay offering, and Google released its Android Auto in a bid to dominate connectivity in cars, a feature meant to attract younger customers looking for tech-laden rides.

By 2020, nearly 31 million vehicles could feature Apple’s CarPlay, and another 37 million could have Android Auto, according to IHS Automotive. That growth rate would trace the rise of Bluetooth and auxiliary-cord inputs that we’ve seen over the last 10 years, according to IHS analyst Mark Boyadjis.

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

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When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms and expert suggestions on foods that help—and hinder—relief.

You’ve got the runs

For diarrhea caused by a stomach virus or a meal that didn’t agree with you, try the BRAT diet, says James Lee, MD, gastroenterologist with St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. “Many different things can cause diarrhea, such as Crohn’s disease or colitis,” he says, so see your doctor if symptoms continue for longer than two weeks or sooner if signs of dehydration appear, or if diarrhea is accompanied by fever, blood, severe pain, or severe nausea and vomiting.

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Australia’s Oldest Man Knitted Tiny Sweaters for Injured Penguins

This is really cute :3

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Alfred “Alfie” Date, Australia’s oldest living man, is putting his amazingly sharp mind and nimble hands to good use.

The 109-year-old likes to spend his free time knitting little sweaters for injured penguins from his room at a retirement home New South Wales, reports 9Stories.

Alfie picked up the hobby over 80 years, when his sister-in-law handed him a pair of needles and some wool and asked the man to knit a jumper for her baby boy.

That baby boy grew out of the jumper decades ago, but Alfie has continued to knit. The great-great-grandfather enjoys taking requests, so when two nurses asked in March if he wanted to knit sweaters for needy penguins, Alfie started stitching.

His creations were donated to Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation to help little penguins affected by an oil spill. Little penguins are a rare species only found in Australia and New Zealand…

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Benedict Cumberbatch Engaged To Girlfriend Sophie Hunter — Congrats

Take care of him and have adorable babies T,T

Hollywood Life

Sorry, ladies (and gentlemen) — Benedict Cumberbatch is officially off the market. Sherlock Holmes proposed to girlfriend Sophie Hunter and he made the announcement via NEWSPAPER. Hop in your time machine and check out the ad!

Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, may have posed as Mr. Darcy for charity, but we didn’t know he was actually from the past! The actor announced his engagement to actress Sophie Hunter, 36, via the UK’s Times. Yes, a newspaper. Pretty adorable, really, and just the thing to make the legions of Benedict’s fans even more enamored with the actor. Sorry to them, and congrats to the happy couple!

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Dreams

ALL PEOPLE DREAM; BUT NOT EQUALLY. THOSE WHO DREAM BY NIGHT IN THE DUSTY RECESS OF THEIR MIND WAKE IN THE DAY TO FIND THAT IT WAS VANITY. BUT THE DREAMERS OF THE DAY ARE THE DANGEROUS PEOPLE, FOR THEY MAY ACT THEIR DREAM WITH OPEN EYES TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE

-T.E. LAWRENCE

Perfect on Paper The (Mis)adventures of Waverly Bryson

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Perfect on Paper is my first book read by the author Maria Murnane.

I bought her book in book sale (a heaven for bibliophiles) after the books’ log line captured my interest and later on tingled my emotions.

It is a book about a girl named Waverly in her late 20’s who almost had everything she dreamed. Her PR job in sports, two bestfriends, a bar where everyone knows her name and a supposedly happy marraige with the love of her life.

Besides other issues keeping her busy includes her father, a new rival at work and an ever nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would or should.

To stay sane, Waverly makes a habbit of jotting down “Honey Notes,” self-deprecating bits of single-girl humor that she hopes to one day develop into a line of greeting cards.

As Waverly stumbles back into the dating scene her personal and professional lives threaten to collide.

The book reminds us that everyone has had a bad date or twelve and that everyone needs a best friend to tell them, “HONEY, you are not alone”

I recommend this to every single women who still believes that they got a shot on love but is hindered by their own fear and low-self esteem.

This book is highly humurous. Definitely a novel you’ll enjoy reading!

Cafe Talk Library

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At last I finally found a Cafe not rained with sticky notes! As a cafe junkie, I noticed that the standard for a Korean Cafe to be called one is to get the place showered with sticky notes (not that I hate sticky notes). For me, it just can’t give all the comfort and fun to its customers.

The place I found is Cafe Talk Library located in Esacario. It is more than just a cafe and library in one because you can play fun board games, watch movies and enjoy their music at the same time. They also have some funky wigs and shades to try on.

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This is me enjoying my stay here

The Cafe also gives you the choice to dine on their tables and chairs or dine the korean style (like Indian sit on the floor only with comfy pillows) which other cafes do not offer.

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This is their Menu, you’ll see that their drinks and food are affordable. I highly recommend the chicken soy sauce. It’s really delicious!

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Here are some of the photos I took there!

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I really enjoyed my stay here watching movies. I felt like I was at home and this is something other cafes missed to make me feel.