Super Embarrassed - FML
FMyLife

Today, I surprised my husband by being naked in only a robe on. Well, once the door opened, I stood up and dropped it not realizing behind him were my in-laws. Thanksgiving will be quite awkward and Christmas too. FML

片付けの第一人者: 整理整頓の手助け近藤麻理恵さん
VOAラーニングイングリッシュ(初級)

ベストセラー「人生がときめく片づけの魔法」の近藤麻理恵さんが米国でも人気を集めています。家を訪問し片付けを手伝う新番組を始めるほか、オリジナル片付けボックスの発売も発表しました。

レッスン 1: ウェルカム!
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナはワシントンに引っ越してきました。初対面のピートと自己紹介をします。

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro
Darrell Etherington

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address – and address remarkably well. The AirFly Pro ($54.99) is a new iteration on one of those, providing a way to connect Bluetooth headphones to any audio source with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s being […]

[Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?
italkyoutalk

Rei met a nice guy on the train. He was sitting next to her. She thought he was handsome. There was a typhoon and the train was stopped for a long time. He started to talk to her. His name was Ichiro. They were both university students. They both liked JPop. They both belonged to … Continue reading [Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?

レッスン 7: 何をしてるんですか?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナは新しい職場 "The News" にやってきました。同僚達を紹介されますが、みんな忙しくてアンナの事をかまっていられません。

レッスン 20: あなたは何ができる?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナはコーヒーショップで偶然ピートに出会います。ヒゲは伸びっぱなし、どうやら仕事をクビになったばかり。アンナはインタビューで鍛えた得意の質問力でピートを励まします。

ビッグマック誕生50周年
VOAラーニングイングリッシュ(初級)

Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea
Josh Constine

What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sensor developer Spoondrift. Together, they’re teaming up […]

レッスン 2: こんにちは、アンナです!
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

ワシントンでの新居となるアパートに着いたアンナは、ピートの友達で同じアパートに住むジョナサンに自己紹介をします。

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York
Anthony Ha

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experienced it for myself yesterday afternoon, when I — along with several other customers — pulled out my phone, downloaded […]

Alexa, play "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard - FML
FMyLife

Today, my boyfriend dumped me out of nowhere, supposedly because I act like he's nothing but a sex doll. We've been dating 6 weeks and have had sex twice. FML

レッスン 6: ジムはどこ?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナはジムの場所をピートに教えてもらいますが、迷子になってしまいます。

He may be disappointed - FML
FMyLife

Today, I am Catfishing a guy on Twitter. I didn't mean to start it, I had an account I use to vent with and I used a pic with a cute girl. He sent me a DM that he liked my pic. He wants to talk on the phone. We have fallen for each other. He thinks, I am 18. I am a 39 year old single mother of 3 kids. FML

Here are the 82 startups from day 2 of Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Days
Lucas Matney

Team TechCrunch was back for Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 Demo Days where we heard from another massive chunk of startups that are taking disruption very seriously, even if they’re aiming to upend companies that only launched in Y Combinator a few classes ago. The total class of on-record Demo Days launches came […]

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning
Romain Dillet

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. “We’ve spent a little over two years doing research and development before we […]

[Easy English Blog] Blackberries
italkyoutalk

Today’s Easy English Blog is from Patricia in New Zealand! It is very hot here today – our weather station says it is 33 degrees celsius I walked up the narrow paths on the hill near our house. I was wearing heavy shoes, long pants, a long-sleeve T shirt, thick gloves and a big hat. … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Blackberries

Sense Photonics flashes onto the lidar scene with a new approach and $26M
Devin Coldewey

Lidar is a critical part of many autonomous cars and robotic systems, but the technology is also evolving quickly. A new company called Sense Photonics just emerged from stealth mode today with a $26M A round, touting a whole new approach that allows for an ultra-wide field of view and (literally) flexible installation.

My polyglot Advent of Code
Rosa Gutiérrez

At Basecamp we have an internal project called “Your proudest moments”. My colleague Dan set it up so that people at Basecamp could share anything we’re proud of. So far people have shared impressive, really feel-good accomplishments, such as performing complicated house renovations without professional help, writing books, or taking their parents on an unforgettable… keep reading

Smell a….
italkyoutalk

Can you complete this English expression? It means “to think something is suspicious”. Smell a…… a) dog b) cat c) rat d) mouse The answer is below!↓ Answer: c) rat Smell a rat!

レッスン 19: いつから始めるの?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナは上司のウィーバーさんに呼ばれます。The News のアナウンサーは残念ながらクビに。でも、アンナにぴったりの、新しい仕事が待っているのでした。

Perfect contraceptive - FML
FMyLife

Today, I realized that my wife is on her 3rd month using an IUD. The side effect is nonstop bleeding. I haven't had sex with her since she got it. I'd say this contraceptive is working perfectly. FML

ラプンツェル
グリム兄弟

魔法使いは、高い塔にラプンツェルを閉じ込めました。そして毎日、塔の下にやってきました。「ラプンツェル! ラプンツェル! お前の髪を、降ろしておくれ!」

Hio wants to put networking events back on your remote-only calendars
Natasha Mascarenhas

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic has surged event cancellations across the country. Tech workforces have found ways to stay productive: back-to-back Zoom calls, work-from-home happy hours and more Twitter threads than anyone asked for. But Jason Craparo, the founder of events platform Hio, wants to put organic, face-to-face networking […]

The urge - FML
FMyLife

Today, I realised why I’m so irritable these days. My former flatmate smoked so many cigarettes that, now he’s moved out and taken the smoke with him, I’m going through nicotine withdrawal. I realised this after I saw cigarettes in a shop and couldn’t stop staring at them. FML

レッスン 18: いつも失敗ばかり
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナは The News のアナウンサーに抜擢されました。でも、ニュースを読みながら思わず感情をこめてしまうので、何度も NG を出してしまいます。

レッスン 3: 到着したよ!
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

新居に着いたアンナはさっそく夕食の準備にとりかかります。スーパーマーケットの場所を教えてもらうため、マーシャに電話します。

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply
Devin Coldewey

Establishing an enduring presence on the Moon will mean making a lot of landings — and NASA researchers want to make those landings as reliable and cheap as possible. This robotic "pallet lander" concept would be a dead simple (as lunar landers go) way to put up to 300 kilograms of rover and payload onto the Moon's surface.

On second attempt, hoverboard inventor successfully crosses Channel
Brian Heater

Following a failed attempt in July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the Channel on top of a hoverboard this weekend. Starting his trek in Sangatte in northern France, the journey took 20 minutes, before landing in St. Margaret’s Bay, England. “For the last five to six kilometers I just really enjoyed it,” Zapata told […]

レッスン 4: それは何?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

マーシャはアンナにペンを借りようとしますが、アンナのかばんから出てくるのはペンではなく変なものばかり。

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