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Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-Un Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It seems like we say this every seven days now, but man, a lot happened last week. For one, President Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort went to jail the same day it was reported his attorney Michael Cohen was apparently open to flipping. For another, trolls forced Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown off Twitter. […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

Elon Musk Digs Chicago, Byton’s Tesla-Fighter, and More Car News This Week

In 1989, a British illustrator and writer team published a children’s picture book called We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The book was a hit—later made into a stage play, subjected to a TV adaptation, and involved in a 2014 Guinness World Record for “Largest Reading Lesson”—but you should know it best as the thing […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny

Why would you build a slide like this? It’s really long and it’s really straight. When humans get to the end, they can’t stop. I don’t know what the designer was thinking—maybe the intent was to build a slide that would produce excellent videos of people crashing at the end. If so, well done designer. […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

The Dark Side of the Crypto Revolution

The bitcoin Hodlers, ICO hustlers, and Lambo-owning crypto millionaires would like you to know that the cryptocurrency revolution is upon us. Before long you’ll be making breakfast on the blockchain! But as the trustless, decentralized world of digital tokens expands—and Fortune 500 companies, banks, restaurant chains, and even countries (ahem, Venezuela) cautiously wade in—a credibility […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

When ‘Fornite”s Biggest Stars Congregated Under the LA Sun

When photographer Nathaniel Wood decided to shoot a pro-am Fortnite tournament at E3 in Los Angeles this week, he assumed the result would look like so many other esports events: tightly framed portraits of competitors, lit by the glow of their monitors. What he got instead was an open-air stadium underneath a sunny Los Angeles […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

The Powerful Groups Stonewalling a Greener Way to Die

This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket, and laid to rest at a cemetery, where the grounds would be perpetually cared for. “It felt good to give him what he wanted,” said Sieber, […]
by Admin / June 17, 2018 /In News

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool – TechCrunch

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature, the Facebook sub-company’s CEO Kevin System confirmed its forthcoming launch. Tweeting our article, Systrom wrote “It’s true . […]
by Admin / June 16, 2018 /In News

A Rare Bird’s-Eye View of Hong Kong’s Vanishing Rooftop Culture

The district of Kowloon, Hong Kong, is a crowded place—there are 124,000 people packed into each of its 18 square miles. Apartments can be amazingly small. The dearth of parks doesn’t help. So Kowloonians use whatever space they can find, often escaping to the tops of buildings to walk their dogs, hang laundry, or just […]
by Admin / June 16, 2018 /In News