Duolingo adds short stories to its language-learning iPhone app
Duolingo's library of interactive short stories is finally available for mobile, particularly for iPhones. The language-learning portal's Stories feature, which offers over 100 fully voiced bite-sized stories designed to test your reading and listening comprehension, was only available on the web. Now, you can also access it from a tab within Duolingo's iPhone app. Some of the stories available are standalone, while others are multi-part tales you can explore while learning a new language. You'll even be able to choose from non-fiction stories like biographies, original fiction and stories adapted from public domain classics such as Puss in Boots.
opened up about her highly publicized affair with Rupert Sanders in her most candid interview to date. During a chat with Howard Stern, the 29-year-old actress reflected on her relationship with the Snow White and the Huntsman director saying it "wasn't innocent," but called the backlash "absurd."
"We lived in a different time then, the slut-shaming that went down was so absurd,"on Tuesday’s .
Ranking World Series of the 2010s
Wednesday night's World Series was the last professional championship in the four major North American sports leagues that we'll see in the 2010s. Thus, get ready to see plenty of "end of the decade" lists by the time we get to New Year's Eve. Take a stroll down memory lane with us, as we count down the best Fall Classics of the 10s...
In 2012, Stewart, then 22, and Sanders, then 41, werewhile he was married to actress Liberty Ross and she was dating her Twilight co-star, . The pair met on set while filming SWATH, which also featured an appearance by Ross. After the affair made headlines, Stewart was not brought back for the sequel.
"They didn't put me in that movie because I went through such a highly publicized scandal, they were scared of touching that," Stewart said, adding, "I wouldn't say I fell in love with the director, it was kind of a weird thing ... but I definitely think that it wasn't that big of a deal, and the work is so much more important."
Stewart clarified that she never slept with Sanders.
"This is the most candid interview," she stated. When asked by Stern why she never publicly explained that the two didn't sleep together she replied, "Well, who's going to believe me?"
Google News can display stories in two languages in your feed
If you're fluent in two languages, there's a good chance you want to read news stories in both -- say, to keep up with both your country of origin and the one you now call home. And if that's the case, Google now has your back. Google has updated News for Android and iOS with support for displaying stories in two languages with just a single feed. You could keep up with both American and Korean news, or even use the same language to keep tabs on news in different countries.The approach is now available in Google News' language settings for 141 countries and 41 language variants.
She continued, "It looked like, you make out with a dude in public it looks like you did [have sex.]"
"It wasn't innocent, that was a really hard period of my life," the Charlie's Angels star admitted. "I was really young."
Stewartthat she's never really been allowed to "say what happened" with her relationship with Pattinson. "Because I was so self-conscious about seeming like an attention-seeker," she said. "We were together for years, that was my first [love]."
Stewart, who called Pattinson "the best," scoffed when asked about speculation that their relationship was fake. "You really think at this point, after all these years, that's how I live my life?"
"Was there a point you would've gotten married?" Stern asked. "Do you think?"
"I don't know," a laughing Stewart replied. "I wanted to...yeah, no, I've never been in..."
"If he proposed, you would've gotten married," Stern pressed.
The college football 2010s All-Decade team
As we near the end of the decade, it's time to start looking back at the best that was in college football during the 2010s. There have been countless remarkable and memorable individual performances — whether a game, season or career.
"I don't know," Stewart replied. "I'm not a super-duper traditionalist, but at the same time...every relationship I've ever been in, I thought that was it. I've never really been the most casual person."
Stewart isDylan Meyer, 32, and while she didn't mention her girlfriend by name, the actress said she will " " propose to the screenwriter in the near future.
"I have a couple of plans that I know would be the coolest thing to do," she said. The couple met on a movie set six years ago but only started dating over the summer.
"But the first time that I told her that I loved her, we were like sitting in this random bar… I’ve known her for like six years, but we only started seeing each other like two weeks in, and it was literally like the day that I met her, all bets were off," she gushed.
"I want to make movies and kids with this girl," Stewart shared. "I can’t believe I’m so lucky. I literally drew her in a dream, and now she exists."
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Google Earth's new creation tools help you tell stories .
Google Earth offered community tour-building features for a while, but the attention shifted to professional "Voyager" stories after the big redesign in 2017. Now, however, Google is swinging its attention back to stories from everyday users. It's introducing creation tools in Google Earth's web version to help you tell your own tales. You can draw place markers, lines and shapes, attach your own media (including full-screen slides) and choose specific 3D or Street View angles. Chain these items together and you can create tours that reflect your personal narrative, or even the 'hidden' history that doesn't always show up in textbooks.