Melania's tone deaf jacket gets instantly burned by memes

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:49

The First Lady made it too easy.

Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Texas on Thursday to meet detained immigrant children at the U.S. border. Considering she's been laying low for the past few weeks, you'd think it's a step forward for her as a public figure. Remember that whole "where's Melania" debacle in May? 

SEE ALSO: Melania Trump boards plane to meet immigrants wearing 'I really don't care' jacket

But in some sort of bizarrely insensitive fashion no-no, Melania decided to board the plane to the middle of a major human rights debate wearing a long green jacket that said "I don't really care, do u?" on the back. Read more...

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Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:48
San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.
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EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:42
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google , Facebook , Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favor of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.
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Elon Musk gets into it with former Tesla employee he sued for alleged data hacking

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:23

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been quieter than usual on Twitter for the past day — maybe because he's too busy emailing a former employee he called out for "sabotage" and proceeded to sue for stealing trade secrets and data about the electric car company.

The Washington Post obtained an email exchange between Musk and Martin Tripp, the former Nevada Gigafactory process technician worker, Tesla sued Wednesday. The emails were sent the same days the suit was filed in a district court in Nevada.

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

Bizarrely enough, Musk — the eccentric billionaire CEO who is also heading space projects, hyperloop transit systems, and more — went head on with the accused hacker, leaker, and framer.  Read more...

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8 mind-bending questions 'Westworld' needs to answer in its Season 2 finale

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:13

There is no other show on television quite like Westworld when it comes to keeping an audience guessing until the last minute. The entire first season of the show was predicated on not knowing who certain characters really were, when certain events were happening, and what all of its cryptic philosophical catchphrases really meant. The second season is more of the same.

SEE ALSO: Here's how Westworld brought the Drone Hosts to life

While some of the lingering questions of Season 1, like “what is the Maze,” “what happened to Elsie,” and “why do the welcome hosts insist on making guests pick a hat before they enter the park,” have been answered over the course of Season 2, each answered question has spawned several others. With the season finale of Westworld Season 2 approaching next Sunday, here are the questions the show will hopefully answer before the season’s end.  Read more...

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Tencent needs to see market gap before international expansion: executive

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:01
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent will only take its social networking platforms, music and gaming services to an international audience if it believes there is a gap in the market it can fill, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday.
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'Last Jedi' director begs angry fanboys to remake movie: 'Please please please'

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:33

Did you hear? The Last Jedi is an Objectively Bad Movie. 

Never mind that it raked in $1.3 billion worldwide to become the 11th highest grossing film of all time (and second most successful Star Wars film ever), or that it was a critical sensation with a 91% score on Rotten TomatoesThe Last Jedi is bad because a bunch of angry dudes with tiny Twitter follower numbers say so! 

Now anywhere between one and several of those dudes have banded together under a Twitter account called Remake The Last Jedi. The avowed intent by this anonymous "team of producers" is to fund and crowd-write a new version of the movie, which cost north of $200 million to make.  Read more...

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'The Year of Spectacular Men' is the indie romcom millennials need

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:17

The Year of Spectacular Men follows a recent college grad, Izzy Klein, highlighting the turmoil in love, family, and career millennials face in their 20s.

Lea Thompson and daughter Madelyn Deutch sit down with Mashable to discuss their writing and directing roles, what it's like working as a family, and why millennials are having such a hard time connecting with one another and finding their passions.

The Year of Spectacular Men is currently in select theaters and OnDemand nationwide. Read more...

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Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:13
Reuters Health - Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests.
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Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:10
Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests.
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Google makes it easier to control your account settings with a new search feature

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:10

It seems that now more than ever, tech companies are paying close attention to user privacy and making it easier to adjust your settings.

Now, Google is revamping the Google Account hub to make security and privacy settings easier to navigate. The biggest change: You'll now be able to use a search bar to hunt for specific settings.

The redesign is rolling out to Android starting today, and will reach iOS and web versions later this year. The core focus of this update is making relevant information much easier to find — and easier to adjust to your specific needs.

SEE ALSO: Google unveils revamped Ad Settings page to reassure us about its data collection Read more...

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Which Smart Lock Should You Buy?

How-To Geek - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:00
There are a handful of smart locks to choose from, but not all are created equal. Here’s what you should know about the different kinds of smart locks and which ones you should consider buying.
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Melania Trump boards plane to meet immigrants wearing 'I really don't care' jacket

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:54

Good fucking lord, Melania.

The first lady made a surprise visit to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday to visit shelters and facilities for immigrant children at the U.S. border. Pre-arrival, however, she did something so deeply bizarre that it would probably get cut from a movie script for being "too unrealistic." 

SEE ALSO: Where in the world is Melania Trump?

Here, fellow void-screamers, is the choice Melania made. Before Melania boarded her plane to an epicenter of the U.S. immigration crisis, she chose to put on a jacket that reads, in enormous letters: "I really don't care, do u?"

Image: Andrew Harnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock

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Paris ends Autolib electric car sharing contract with Bollore

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:33
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris local authorities have ended the Bollore group's contract to operate the Autolib electric vehicles fleet due to financial difficulties at the pioneering car-sharing scheme.
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Massive snake crossing the street brings traffic to a standstill

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:32

You can complain about traffic all you want, but have you ever had your entire commute derailed by a massive anaconda?

The snake — which was approximately 11.5 feet long — slithered out of the forest and started crossing the street in Manaus, Brazil. Taking its sweet time getting to the other side, the huge anaconda was longer than the width of a car lane. 

The video ends before the jaywalker (jay-slitherer?) gets to the other side, so we never get to know why the anaconda crossed the road.  Read more...

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Get two Fire HD 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets for kids from Amazon and save $50

Mashable - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:29

Amazon has a deal going on today that saves you $50 when you buy either two Fire HD 7 tablets or two Fire HD 8 tablets for kids. 

For starters, either of the Fire HDs are an awesome choice as far as kids' tablets go. Both models come with a year of FreeTime included, which gets your kid access to more than 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. (Once your year of free access is up, the monthly fee is a *very* reasonable $2.99.) The available titles are great for any kid between the ages of 3-12 (think PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney.) 

SEE ALSO: Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are 5 of the best out right now Read more...

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Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:28
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.
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Lime launches electric scooters in Paris, targets Europe

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:26
PARIS (Reuters) - California-based bicycle sharing service Lime will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris on Friday as part of a wider roll-out in several European cities, the firm said.
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The Most Durable Lightning Cables For Your Charging Needs

How-To Geek - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:15

The design of the Lightning cable connector is an improvement over past plug types, but the cables are still prone to wear and tear.

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