U.S. President Donald Trump caused another global controversy last week by allegedly referring to countries such as Haiti and El Salvador, as well as unspecified African nations, as ‘shitholes.’ The comments, made in a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, were dismissive of potential immigrants from these countries, and have been widely condemned as racist and divisive by the global media.
CES is a place of extremes. Each year, tech companies big and small spare no expense in coming up with bizarre ways to showcase their (often relatively mundane) gadgetry: massive tunnels made of huge OLED displays, home appliances with built-in assistants, and weird concept cars unlikely to make it far beyond the Las Vegas Convention Center floor.
But, peer behind the over-the-top displays of headline-grabbing “innovation,” and there’s a troubling truth that should come as little surprise to anyone in the industry: CES still fuels the sexist narratives so many have worked to change over the last year. Read more…
Recently, an 8-year-old Chinese boy walked approximately 3 miles (4,8 km) to his Zhuanshanbao Primary School in the township of Xinjie in Yunnan Province, China. In 16°F (-9°C) cold. To take an exam. After his trek went viral, people started contacting the school, trying to contribute in any way they could to improve learning conditions for him and other students.
Trump’s racist comment about “shithole” countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word.
The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.
For Adelaide based artist Joshua Smith, bigger does not mean better. In fact, as a sculptor of miniature cityscapes, it’s the little things that matter most. The self-taught miniaturist is … Read more
My name is Siyu. I was born and raised in Beijing, and I’ve spent last 10 years traveling, studying and working abroad in the US, UK, and France. Many people that I met were curious about China, but their impressions of China would end up with words like ‘communist,’ ‘pollution’ and ‘no Facebook.
Depending what time of year they’re born, Monarch butterflies can live from 2 weeks to about 5 months, but this guy’s time was threatened to be cut ever shorter. Romy McCloskey committed to raising these creatures some time ago, and after one of them came into this world with a wing defect, she knew something had to be done. McCloskey turned her home into an operating room and used common household items to perform a wing transplant.
Writer Moira Donegan came forward as the author of the shared document, launched in October, in an article for New York Magazine. In the piece, she explained that “the anonymous, crowdsourced document was a first attempt at solving what has seemed like an intractable problem: how women can protect ourselves from sexual harassment and assault.”
In late 2017, renowned Australian multimedia studio ENESS was invited to take their six-metre-wide Sonic Light Bubble to the Roppongi Art Night festival in Tokyo, and the enormous living sculpture … Read more
Fun w/Fen is a cheeky play on words. While the title of the series by Bahraini artist Mohamad Kanoo directly translates from Arabic to ‘art and art’, it transforms in … Read more
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Someone’s messing with the radios of New Zealand cops, who are obviously not down with it at all.
To perhaps make matters worse, the mystery person interfered with police radios in Otago and Southland with rap group N.W.A.’s protest anthem, “Fuck tha Police.”
According to the Otago Daily Times, the song interfered with a call out to the armed offenders squad on Friday, when a suspect on a motorway had a gun pointed at a motorist.
“It was putting people in danger,” Otago coastal acting area commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd told the newspaper. “There’s no question that if it carries on and if they do what they’re doing it will delay a response.” Read more…
In the forests near Moscow, artist Evgeny Ches creates illusions of animals and dinosaurs. But unlike magicians, he doesn’t use a magic hat to make his tricks, but rather, he … Read more
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The new year may start on Jan. 1, but for the tech world it doesn’t really begin until CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, opens its doors in Las Vegas and gives us a grand look at the future.
With over 4,000 companies exhibiting at CES this year, there was no shortage of shiny new gadgets to play with and see. The Mashable Tech Team scoured the sprawling show to find the best, and potentially game-changing, gadgets and innovations that are coming.
The usual suspects — phones, self-driving cars, PCs, paper-thin TVs, and robots — all showed up in full force. But there were also plenty of fresh concepts that, if nothing else, are a sign of the industry dreaming big. Technology is the engine that makes fantasy a reality, after all. Read more…
24-year-old artist Brittny Abad promotes body- and sex- positivity with tattoos that are tastefully NSFW. The Portland-based tattooist grew up in an environment where talking about sexuality is taboo. So … Read more
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You might be dissatisfied with your life. Not enough money, unfulfilling job, meandering relationship. Perhaps you spend too much time online arguing about politics with strangers. Sometimes we all feel like something is missing, and perhaps all we need is a little perspective.
Samsung is still finding ways to pack more features into perhaps the least exciting thing in your house: your refrigerator.
The tech giant announced today at CES a brand new version of its smart refrigerator that now includes voice controls, AKG speakers, and smart home integrations.
The new Samsung Family Hub refrigerator has many of the same options as the original 2016 model, but adds a bunch of entertainment and smart home controls. Now, you can use the fridge to operate smart home products using Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. Read more…
Our unconscious mind is one of the most intriguing and mysterious parts of the human psyche. But it’s exactly this that the ambitious theatre project, WHIST, is looking to dive … Read more
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Alex Lehours is a highly sought-after illustrator, designer, and muralist. He’s one of Sydney’s busiest artists, and the proof can be seen in different works all over the city. The … Read more
Meet Sumi, a remarkably cooperative Shiba Inu pup who doesn’t seem to mind her grooming sessions at all. We all have our limits though, don’t we?
Many of us, especially those of us who grew up with TV classics like Lassie, have a soft spot for heroic dogs. Dogs are everyday heroes in so many ways, from guide dogs to rescue dogs and those that keep us safe by sniffing out explosives and drugs, there are countless tales of man’s best friend standing up and doing amazing things.