The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

Image: mashable composite: Christopher Mineses Over the course of his first months in the White House, President Trump notoriously turned Twitter into his personal outlet for unhinged political venting. That of course inspired the creation of dozens of parody accounts that became tools of resistance, coping mechanisms, and light-hearted distractions from the political chaos. A simple Twitter search for “Donald Trump Parody” reveals a collection of over 50 accounts, and though …

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RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

RIP.Image: Ronald Lizik/AP/REX/Shutterstock Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here. The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will “begin winding down” over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company acquired some of the Yik Yak engineering team for $1 million. Unsurprisingly, Square didn’t want the …

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United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill

April 30, 2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.Image: rick kern/Getty Images for United Airlines After his company dragged a man off an airplane, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lost out on a seat as chairman of United’s board. Now, he has to go to Congress. Munoz will testify in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, the committee announced Friday. Munoz will have to answer questions about the incident, which left doctor David Dao bloodied and battered, in a hearing …

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Trump rallies supporters in Pennsylvania on night of correspondents’ dinner

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is spending his 100th day in office not at the annual black-tie dinner that some say launched his bid for the White House, but with some of the people who sent him there. Amid increasingly hostile relations between Trump and the media, Trump announced in February that he would not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner Saturday night — making him the first President since Ronald Reagan to miss the event (although Reagan, who was …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

Adam Savarese was looking to make a splash in his new job as Peabody move helped engineer a rebound on a desk buffeted by losses and the departure of senior leaders. Now that same rescue play is inflicting pain. Though the trade is still a winner over its lifetime, it reversed course in the first quarter to But Goldman Sachs has demonstrated an ability to stomach trades that work brilliantly and then, suddenly, don’t, showing how it still embraces a volatility in trading …

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The dumpling burger is the world’s latest unnecessary food hybrid

April 29, 2017

Have you ever gazed down at some delicious dumplings you were about to eat and thought to yourself, “Wow, these dumplings are great and all, but you know what would make them even better? If they were squished between a hamburger bun and topped with lettuce.” Neither have we. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist (or, um, maybe it does). In any case, hold onto your utensils, some culinary innovator created the dumpling burger. Image: Chinese Club Meet the Momo …

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Emma Stone discusses anxiety treatment options in a new video series

April 29, 2017

Emma Stone, along with a host of other celebrities, have partnered with the Child Mind Institute for a new campaign video series that has them opening up about their personal experience with mental health and the stigma that surrounds it. In her video, Stone speaks openly about her struggles with anxiety since she was a child and all the tools she utilizes in order to live a, “normal, exciting and vibrant life.” SEE ALSO: Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon Engage in Epic Lip Sync Battle …

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Guns aren’t allowed at Trump’s NRA speech and people can’t handle the irony

April 29, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP/REX/Shutterstock (5935652i) Donald Trump Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention, in Louisville, Ky GOP 2016 Trump Guns, Louisville, USA Image: Humphrey/AP/REX/Shutterstock President Trump speaking at the NRA’s annual conference in Atlanta on Friday, the first sitting President to do so since Reagan in 1983. Georgia is an open-carry state, and it’s …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

(CNN)From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth. For many people like me who cherish tolerance and clean air, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency have not been easy. As a Muslim immigrant to America, it has been painfully frustrating to witness the Trump …

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Taco Bell will soon let you reserve at table at its private test kitchen

April 29, 2017

Taco Bell HQ in Irvine, CaliforniaImage: Taco bell PSA: The Taco Bell test kitchen a magical mystery land for fast food lovers is opening its doors to the public. That means you yes, you can book a reservation to dine at the very same test kitchen that thought a fried chicken taco was a good idea. Image: taco bell Starting May 5, the fast food retailer will work with OpenTable to book 32 guests for a dinner held May 19 at Taco Bell HQ in Irvine, California. The menu prepared by the …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

An elite athlete who also happens to be pregnant.Image: Getty Images Hi. It is 2017. Are we really still amazed that women are capable of working while pregnant? News broke Wednesday that actress Gal Gadot was five-months pregnant while she did re-shoots for Wonder Women. She did the required stunts and even had a cutout in her armor for her protruding belly, which was covered in green so they could edit it out later. And, of course, there was last week’s revelation that Serena Williams …

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Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres

April 28, 2017

Kim Kardashian is back to regular her scheduled programming, promoting lip kits, and chatting away on talk shows. Only this time, things feel different. Kim shared a lot about familygood and badon Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, discussing everything from a strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner to life after the Paris robbery. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian’s gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone My heart breaks for my mom, you know, …

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Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp

April 28, 2017

Acer's Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is a gaming laptop through and through, from its aggressive design to its mechanical keyboard.Image: raymond wong/mashable Aggressive, sharp-cornered gaming laptops are back in style. While most PC makers have been content with chasing Apple with sleek laptops that sport unibody builds, soft corners, and minimalist designs, PC maker Acer is going in the opposite direction. SEE ALSO: Acer’s huge, 10-pound gaming laptop is VR-ready The sixth …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands …

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It’s Lightning McQueen vs. Jackson Storm in the first trailer for ‘Cars 3’

April 28, 2017

Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3, which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you’re an action connoisseur There’s something amusingly meta about the trailer’s focus on “branding” and “legacy,” considering this is the latest entry in …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

Save our shows!Image: hbo/amc Game of Thrones is safe. Netflix might even benefit. And Saturday Night Live well, they’ll be screwed. If you’re a TV fan, you’ve probably heard rumblings about a looming writers’ strike, which if it goes ahead (and that’s not a done deal yet) could cause significant disruption to some of your favorite shows. Movies, on the other hand, are a little better off; writers might be barred from doing polishes on scripts during a strike, but …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

New Orleans under an "extreme" sea level rise scenario.Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S. However, troubling indications from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets show that melting is taking place faster than previously thought and that entire glaciers if not …

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Of course Trump’s 100 days are getting the hashtag treatment

April 27, 2017

Oops, he did it againImage: AP/REX/Shutterstock We’re closing in on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, even though it’s felt more like 100 years since the inauguration. SEE ALSO: Even Trump’s Earth Day message was anti-science Pundits are now trying to gauge where the president falls on the success scale, from “SAD!” to “BIGLY!,” for this somewhat important but still kinda arbitrary milestone. But Twitter users have another talent: using …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

Image: elenabsl Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will unveil his plan to undo the 2015 network neutrality rules, which prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, AT&T and Charter from favoring or discriminating against any online applications, content and services. And while Pai claims he wants to preserve an open Internet, nobody should be fooled. Pai has been a long-time foe of net neutrality and that isnt going to change. Whatever road he takes will harm consumers and …

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Apple Music postponed to ‘later this year’

April 27, 2017

Image: YouTube/Apple We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the new Carpool Karaoke. The spinoff from CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, which was scheduled for an April launch on Apple Music, has been delayed, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Demi Lovato channels Adele for epic sing-off According to the report, Apple was originally scheduled to launch a premiere party for the series in March, but that was postponed without explanation. Another premiere party should’ve …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

Guests board a helicopter bound for the Rockefeller Estate as part of the Kairos Society's global summit on April 20, 2017 in New York City.Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Kairos Society Im at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the “Uber for helicopters” company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a …

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Surrey puppy farm shootings: ‘Deep concern’ over police staff – BBC News

April 26, 2017

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) associate commissioner Tom Milsom said an investigation painted “a deeply concerning portrait” of Surrey’s firearms licensing. He said: “We found a unit which lacked the necessary training and processes to manage such a serious responsibility, staffed by individuals who were failing to undertake their duties with rigour and due consideration.” He said investigators found Stanton Royle, firearms licensing …

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New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Image copyright Christian Sinibaldi Image caption Cazenove Road in Hackney, East London is “a fantastic road because it shows such diversity,” says curator Sue McAlpine For at least a year the Migration Museum is to benefit from free premises while plans are developed for the total redevelopment of the LFB site. The project’s director, former judge Sophie Henderson, is leading the task of finding a permanent home. “We discussed whether we could go outside London …

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