Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via Twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

April 23, 2017

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: web summit via flickr The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, quietly slipped back onto the public stage this week after a tumultuous year that ended with his departure from Facebook in March. First, Luckey appeared on Twitter on Wednesday, after months of silence, using a telling new bio image instead of his own face: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mysterious, sometimes misunderstood Jedi in Star Wars who fights for the good side of The Force. SEE ALSO: Oculus …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 21, 2017

… comments.” Instagram blogger Meggan, who runs @CardiganJezebel, describes a pod as “essentially a group message on Instagram”. Members of the group follow each other, and constantly like and comment on one another’s posts to keep pod members’ posts showing up in other people’s timelines. After Meggan became part of a few pods through Facebook groups and Twitter, she says she’s been getting better reach and engagement on her Insta posts. …

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Zara is getting dragged for embroidering a skirt with an alt-right symbol

April 20, 2017

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is getting dragged on Twitter for selling a skirt featuring Pepe The Frog, an internet meme which has been adopted by neo-Nazis and serves as an icon of the white nationalist alt-right movement. SEE ALSO: Pepe the Frog’s creator: ‘Pepe is love’ The denim skirt which features two distinctly Pepe-like appliqu designs has been pulled from the Zara website following the controversy. Pepe The Frog was created by cartoonist Matt Furie in 2005 as a …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… and social activist. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “India is very progressive. A person can choose his or her gender, you don’t need to have a medical certificate. This speaks of our constitutional morality and recognizes gender politics,” said Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist and founder of Ondede, a Bangalore-based NGO that works with the LGBT community. But transgender people — along with same-sex …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 16, 2017

Image: J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock It’s depressing to admit, but let’s do it anyway: there are few politicians in the world more skilled at manipulating Twitter than President Trump. So over the past few months, 48-year-old Congressman Ted Lieu (D-California) has decided to try and master the platform, slowly emerging as the President’s most adept social media opponent. It might seem like an embarrassing game to play after all, world leaders don’t historically …

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United Airlines overbooking fiasco should never have happened

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Can the airlines really be this stupid? By now, nearly everyone has seen the video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. Most Americans — especially frequent flyers — are horrified. Airlines are notorious for lousy customer service, but this latest fiasco sets a new low. So much for the “friendly skies.” What happened this past weekend should never, ever happen again. It should have never happened at all. Join us on Twitter and …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… it’s not which sketch elicited the biggest laughs. Political comedy needs to be measured by what is both funny and makes insightful points. And it’s often not the funniest sketch of the show because it’s raising issues, such as in this example sexual harassment, which make many people uncomfortable. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook But regardless of who is actually worse in their treatment of women, it was daring of …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… and combats his political enemies — including the news media — through bouts of insulting tweets shared with his millions of Twitter followers. “Trump and Mao have a very similar anti-establishment and also anti-intellectual tendency,” said Orville Schell, a leading US scholar on China who has been visiting the country since the Mao era and now heads the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. …

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Trump discusses wiretapping tweet and Merkel in Financial Times

April 3, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump, in an interview published Sunday, addressed his much discussed Twitter account, saying he doesn’t regret any of his messages, including his claim that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama. In the interview with the Financial Times, which is based in Britain, President Trump doubled down on his unproven tweet last month stating his predecessor ordered a wiretapping of Trump Tower. “Now my last tweet … the one about being — in …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… “fake news” has become ubiquitous and POTUS Donald Trump has appropriated the term to criticise media outlets: Swedish and Norwegian newspapers ditch April Fools’ due to fake news https://t.co/gvMJ7rtpia pic.Twitter.com/vrtT8Vw0UF The Local Sweden (@TheLocalSweden) March 31, 2017 Some countries are taking a stand against April Fools’ Day because of fake news. Swedish and Norwegian newspapers announced Friday they wouldn’t be publishing April Fools’ …

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Daily Mail is getting dragged all over town for this mindblowingly sexist front page

March 29, 2017

“Newspaper of the year” the Daily Mail is getting dragged after publishing a headline declaring “Forget about Brexit, who won Legs-it!” alongside a photograph of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Theresa May on its front page. SEE ALSO: How to talk about the new UK prime minister’s shoes without being sexist The front page was first published on Twitter on Monday night, instantly prompting a stream of criticism from politicians, …

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Actress who played Lucille Bluth explains why the Trump family is ‘Arrested Development’ IRL

March 29, 2017

… middle of their father’s dealings, even when they’re not really part of the company. WHY IS @IvankaTrump sitting in on these high level meetings. She has no position in our Federal Government. pic.Twitter.com/elS2rGmZwg Aunt Crabby (@DearAuntCrabby) March 18, 2017 Back in 2013, Arrested Development did an episode that might seem eerily familiar to people who survived our last presidential election. On Arrested Development, if you talk about being ahead of the curve, way back …

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Trump: House panel should investigate Clinton, not me

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)Amid an expanding chorus of questions about interaction between Russian officials and his own advisers during the presidential campaign, President Donald Trump resurfaced attacks in a set of tweets Monday night alleging improper Russian ties for both former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Twitter, Trump wrote: “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to …

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… Life without Uber and Lyft is a fun sh*tshow When I came back, and even during the whole ordeal, I found my favorite part to be the 45 minutes that I spent away from all the hullabaloo. It was the cycling class I participated with Foursquare and CYC on Monday, the midway point in my SXSW journey. The invitation wasn’t extended lightly. Mine arrived in my inbox after I expressed my sadness (on Twitter) over Spotify not throwing their own cycling event, as they did in the year prior with …

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Uber’s self-driving car program in Arizona just crashed, like actually crashed, on the road

March 26, 2017

Uber’s very bad, not-at-all-great 2017 just got a whole hell of a lot worse. But this time, somehow, the problem isn’t human interactions in the workplace, but self-driving cars on the road. On Friday, photos posted to Twitter revealed an Uber self-driving car flipped over on its side after being involved in a car crash in Tempe, Arizona. SEE ALSO: The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber’s sexist work culture The authenticity of the photo of a damaged …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

Minna Salami, J.K. Rowling, and Emma Watson have mastered the Twitter game.Image: Carola Michaela photography / David Fisher / Broad image / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / MASHABLE COMPOSITE While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free tweeting their hatred at will. SEE ALSO: 11 times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter …

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London mayor shuts down Trump Jr. tweet: I have more important things to do

March 24, 2017

… neighborhood of New York. In it, Khan said that the threat of terror attacks is “part and parcel of living in a big city,” and asked Londoners to be correspondingly “vigilant.” Twitter reacts Twitter users took to the platform to criticize Trump for his take on the tragedy. Labour politician Wes Streeting — a party colleague of Khan — called the President’s son a “disgrace” for capitalizing on the attack for “political gain.” …

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Snap Inc. is expanding its Australian footprint with a huge sports deal

March 20, 2017

Snap has signed a deal with theAustralian Football League.Image: Steve Meddle/REX/Shutterstock Snapchat wants those advertising dollars, and what do people like? Sport, of course. Like Twitter before it, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. is chasing deals with Australian sporting codes in an effort to monetise its claimed 4 million daily active users locally. On Monday, it announced a partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL). SEE ALSO: Snapchat needs to evolveor it’ll …

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Uber’s President is resigning amid the company crisis

March 20, 2017

… communications representative declined to elaborate more on the record about Jones’s decision to leave. The departure was effective immediately, and it seems to be that Uber has yet to decide who will take on the responsibilities. Not long after, what appears to be a company message from Kalanick to employees addressing the matter appeared on Twitter: More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCopy eClass Ultima (WpTwinSpecial) Easy Animator Pro Easy Animator Pro is an …

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Schumer’s warning about Gorsuch is dead wrong

March 20, 2017

… expresses a lot of empathy and sympathy for the less powerful, but when it comes time to rule, when the chips are down, far too often he sides with the powerful few over everyday Americans just trying to get a fair shake,” Schumer added. Join us on Twitter and Facebook As he said at Trump’s nomination announcement: “It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. … A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is …

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