What You Need to Know Today: October 6

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Here’s what you need to know


Microsoft just turned your hand into a laser gun. Today, Microsoft unveils a bunch of new Windows 10 devices. At the event today, Microsoft demoed Project X-Ray — a mixed reality game for Hololens. Watch this guy turn his whole hand into a laser gun.

Android starts to roll out Marshmallow 6.0. “Today we’re starting to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus users. Of course, the new Nexus 5X and 6P will ship with Android 6.0, straight from the factory. Android Marshmallow is the sweetest, smartest Android version yet,” says Android’s Official Blog. All the details.

Twitter for people who don’t Tweet. “Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Twitter has to kickstart its growth. But how?” says Tech Crunch’s Drew Olanoff. This is, of course, the big question and joke we’re all in on. But, today this could all change. Twitter is launching a new feature, called Moments, to attract passive tweeters and re-invigorate growth. Who’s considered a passive tweeter? Anyone who enjoys reading tweets but doesn’t tweet himself. A smart move by Twitter since it seems like we’re seeing more and more TV programs and news broadcasts sharing the day’s top tweets. Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and ESPN, all cater to passive tweeters. Now, Twitter will, too.


“The less Art there is in painting, the more painting there is.” Who said this? Hint: he was a famous painter 😉 … and he created more than 50,000 works of art in his lifetime. Another prolific artist was Barbara Cartland — who broke the world record  in 1983, when she wrote 23 novels. Two novels a month. AND she was 82 years old. NBD. So how do these artists do it? Here’s your answer.

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Meet the travel agents catering to millennials. “… the average millennial trip length is 46 days. And to meet millennial demands for longer vacations, [Tania] Cruz and [Anna] Kojzar [founders of Poshpakers] have utilized social media as a tool for researching the overarching overnight spot qualities necessitated by extended travel schedules,” says Millennial Magazine. “We talked to a lot of travelers and we noticed that these trends of applying the five Ps were most important to travelers in that kind of environment,” says Kojzar. Find out what The Five P “Philosophy” standards for millennial travel include.


This millennial paradise is not where you’d expect. “New York, D.C., San Francisco — they had a good run. But the iconic urban centers of America, after reeling in countless generations of young people in the past, are now growing cramped, unpleasant, and absurdly expensive, leading Millennials to think twice before committing to life in one of these cities. Some are opting to escape the less-than-ideal conditions of major metropolitan areas altogether. So where are they going?” Iowa — here’s why.

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