President Trump left some TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and, damn

May 29, 2017

… Agency/Getty Images) 2. Global Center for Combating Extremism (Riyadh, Saudia Arabia) “Some of the largest TVs in the world.” Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock 3. Masada (Israel) “This is dumb” President Donald J Trump Image: menahem kahana/AFP/Getty Images 4. Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust (Jerusalem, Israel) They have this great guestbook at the front Image: gali tibbon/AFP/Getty Images 5. The …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

May 28, 2017

… the world there’s still a burgeoning market for Apple in surrounding countries, where smartphone penetration is not as high. Demand for high-end devices have increased in the region, according to research from IDC, a marketing intelligence firm. In 2015, more than 100 million smartphones were sold in the region, which has a population of more than 600 million people. The number is expected to grow even more in the years to come, as an estimated 3.8 million people come online in the region …

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Say hello to your favorite 2032 Olympic swimmer, Boomer Phelps

May 27, 2017

… Phelps family announced they would be partnering with Huggies Little Swimmers to train Boomer for the 2032 Olympics. (!!!) The #Trainingfor2032 campaign encourages babies around the world to partake in fun and safe water play with their parents, but Phelps further explained the initiative at a very important and very real press conference. “Some of the best memories of my life have been in the water and none more special than the days I spend swimming with Boomer,” Michael said while …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

May 27, 2017

… (Netherlands) ‘Bond Street suits’ A straight fee for agreeing to take part was paid by the league to each of the imported teams, with each US franchise paying the club’s expenses. “There were a number of reasons we turned to the UK for the bulk of the teams,” says Rothenberg. “Remember it was the world Cup in England that had fired the initial interest. Also, by winning the tournament England was the uppermost soccer power in the world. “In addition, …

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World’s biggest metal festival gets massive pipeline of 400,000 litres of beer

May 26, 2017

Metal heads are building a 7-km long, underground pipeline to send 400,000 litres of beer to a festival in northern Germany. SEE ALSO: Watch Korn’s 12-year-old bassist casually shred in his tour debut No, that’s not a line from Jack Black’s latest movie, but an actual initiative put in place for Wacken Open Air Festival, the world’s biggest metal music festival. () Aussie music festival organisers takes note!This is how they do it at @Wacken! A BEER PIPELINE! …

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Twitter trolls Mexico politician for one-of-a-kind campaign hashtag and slogan

May 26, 2017

Image: twitter/fervstheworld Political campaigns are very important opportunities for candidates to show the world what makes them so special. But since everyone hoping to be elected focuses on promoting their skills, beliefs, and the issues they care about, Mexican politician Javier Zapata, decided to stand out from his competition by crafting an utterly flawless campaign … about his mustache and less than original social media hashtag. SEE ALSO: Macron annihilates Trump in the most …

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Scooter Braun tweets emotional message in wake of Manchester attack

May 26, 2017

… not giving in to the darkness Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017 With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness. Fight on. Goodnight world. Tomorrow I live full. Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017 Am I angry? Hell yes. But how will we respond? With everything you think you took from us… love and joy and life! Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017 The remainder of Grande’s tour has been suspended following the attack. Grande, …

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11 ‘Star Wars’ gadgets that seemed groovy in ’77, but we’re way beyond now

May 26, 2017

… Here are the 11 glaring examples of Star Wars tech that seemed pretty futuristic at the time, but are terribly dated now in order of their appearance in A New Hope. 1. Droid articulation When R2-D2 and C-3PO first shuffled/rolled across the corridor of Princess Leia’s ship, robotics in the real world were pretty crude, and certainly not ambulatory. These two required people inside them, plus a team of remote animators, just to make it across the hall. And on the rough terrain of Tatooine? …

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Irans Islamic Evolution

May 26, 2017

Maryam was 22 days old when Iranians dethroned their king in 1979. The Islamic regime that followed—with its black and brown robes, covered heads, and dour religiosity—was “just a fact” of life, she says. “We never thought about anything different, because we hadn’t seen anything else.” Thirty-eight years later, that acceptance is wearing thin. The May 19 presidential vote—and the jubilant street celebrations that followed the reelection …

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Tomi Lahren: I’m not a ‘Trump cheerleader’

May 25, 2017

Tomi Lahren, who has set the social media world ablaze with her controversial positions on political and social issues, is taking on a new role. The 24-year-old conservative, who was bumped from her show on The Blaze in March after she revealed that she is pro-choice during a guest appearance on The View, recently settled her lawsuit with her former employer. Now she will be lending her voice to Great America Alliance, a nonprofit whose goal is to build on the success of having created the …

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Terror Returns to Englands Home of Music and Marxism

May 24, 2017

The young pop fans caught up in the suicide bomb in central Manchester weren’t even born the last time the city was hit by a terror attack. In 1996, the Irish Republican Army targeted the economy more than innocent victims, detonating a truck bomb causing 500 million pounds ($650 million) of damage to businesses. It killed nobody because the perpetrators issued a warning. With the deaths of 22 concertgoers, including children, the northern English city has now been horrifically …

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Stephen Colbert Cleared in FCC Review of Trump Joke

May 24, 2017

Comedian Stephen Colbert’s profanity-tinged tirade against President Donald Trump, aired nationally on CBS, doesn’t merit any action by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the agency concluded after a review. After receiving thousands of complaints about the May 1 “Late Show” monologue, which included a joke suggesting a sexual relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the FCC reviewed the material and decided not to take further steps, …

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Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing – BBC News

May 24, 2017

… “If people here don’t have children the age of Laura and Eilidh they will certainly know their families,” he said. “They are feeling the pain of the families. “This does seem a very different place to the world of international terrorism on the news.” The teenagers, pupils at the island’s Castlebay Community School, were among thousands of young music fans who had watched a performance by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena before the attack. …

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Sean Hannity Gives Platform to Man Who Claims Hillary Is Evil, Bisexual Secret Sex Freak

May 24, 2017

… conspiracy theorists. Rovin said hed been at the Clinton White House twice. He discussed how the world is upside down [and] we have to set it right, again. He apparently identifies as a libertarian, who is ABSOLUTELY NOT doing this to help the Trump campaign. When pressed by Hannity on who hed be voting for in November, Rovin demurred but conceded, I like Trump, sure. OK, theres a lot to unpack here. First, the Enquirer bombshell, of which Rovin was the star subject, is a world EXCLUSIVE 9-PAGE …

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Julie Roginsky Sues Her Fox News Bosses for Enabling Roger Ailes

May 23, 2017

… harassment and retaliation with malice and reckless indifference to Roginsky by wilfully retaliating against her for her own claims. Bizarrely, the suit also alleges that in private meetings with Roginsky, Shine repeatedly cited Showtimes History of The Eagles to make the case that, just like the famously troubled band, Ailes was a gift to the world despite his serial sexual harassment. Before signing a contributor deal with Fox News in 2011, Roginsky had appeared on the network since as far …

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Nice Attack: Has a Bisexual Muslim Hustler Put France on the Path to Civil War?

May 23, 2017

… of violence: horrible deadly accidents or shocking videos, sensitive souls refrain. He had watched ISIS decapitation videos. Bouhlel appears to be, indeed, part of a new genre of terrorist, the instant jihadist who decides more or less suddenly to turn his shitty little life into a world-famous spectacle of death. There are many people like that to be exploited. As the French daily Le Monde noted in its profile of Bouhlel, triggering from a distance the morbid impulses of fragile individuals is …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… demand—” “—credit card verification systems, Snapchat—” adds a third. “Pornography accounts for 37 percent of all Internet traffic.” “Thirty-eightwhen I’m on it,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. In many ways, the exchange is typical of the show. It’s good for multiple laughs, particularly if you’re wise to the shamelessly eccentric ways of the modern tech world. Punchline aside, the big laugh is that nod …

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Beyonc prepares for birth of twins with celeb-packed party and amazing Instagram photo

May 23, 2017

Previously on the ongoing royal saga of Beyonc’s reign over the music world, we got to see the singer’s latest look as she prepared to bring twins into the world. On Sunday, Beyonc posted a new set of amazing images from her celebrity-packed “Carter Push Party,” which appeared to have an African theme, on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams just announced shes pregnant with a tiny champion Staying true to that theme, Beyonc embodied the aesthetic in a wonderfully …

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

… example of King’s command of language; many people think of him as a great storyteller, but he’s also a great writer who knows how to create raw emotion with the simple power of words or in this case, a repeated sentence. 4. The Woman in the Room What’s it about? A man struggles with a horrible decision after visiting his terminally ill mother in hospital. Why should you read it? Another poignant read, another tale rooted in the real world, and the main reason I’m …

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‘Twin Peaks’ just threw a premiere party that will haunt us for years

May 21, 2017

Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch at the premiere of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.Image: WireImage It is happening again. A tiny snippet of dialogue from a long-ago Twin Peaks episode has become the tagline for Showtime’s series revival from David Lynch, which world premiered Friday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Diane, every little detail was eerily familiar, disorienting, dreamy, deeply unsettling. In other words, …

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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

… paradigm-shifting companies so it’s not surprising in our social media-driven world that he’s also the most interesting and important person on Twitter. What I love about The Boring Company are the low expectations. Nowhere to go but down. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2017 He uses the platform unlike anyone else of his caliber which is due in part, no doubt, to the fact that there just aren’t any other execs out there on a much-publicized mission to save humanity from …

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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

May 20, 2017

Image: snapchat screenshots NBC has a dominant run of broadcast events coming up: the world Cup, the Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl. And yet, the media giant spent most of its yearly advertiser lovefest either downplaying the importance of social media giantsor announcing partnerships with them. SEE ALSO: Snapchat says it’s a camera company with more TV-like content to come This year’s Upfront presentations, where networks attempt to surprise and delight advertisers in order …

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Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

… Renaissance artists has attracted a growing community of podcasters, artists, writers, and game developers looking for an alternative to the scale-hungry world of advertising-supported media. SEE ALSO: New Adblock Plus service lets you pay websites after removing ads There, popular creators can replace the nickel-and-dime trickle of cheap ads with donations from fans who are happy to shell out the cost of a cup of coffee each month to fund their work. Unlike crowdfunding rivals like Indiegogo, …

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8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. …

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