Usain Bolt’s final race ended with an unexpected injury, but he’s still a legend


This wasn’t supposed to be how it ended.

What should have been a triumphant finish to a momentous career ended in injury when Usain Bolt fell to the track in the midst of his last-ever race at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

Bolt had apparently developed a cramp in his left hamstring just after taking the baton in his anchor leg of the 4×100 relay and was unable to finish.

The United Kingdom went on to win the race, and America and Japan took second and third as Bolt’s teammates helped him limp off of the track. Read more…

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Publishers put down pitchforks for Facebook, proceed into original video with caution


For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. 

Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook.

Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original video program features TV-like shows made by media companies. Perhaps most importantly, the shows are showcased in a brand new section of the social network.

That’s enough to convince publishers, who have spent years contorting to fit into Facebook’s plans, that Watch could be big. Read more…

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5 Best Credit Cards For Miles In Hong Kong 2016

5 Best Credit Cards For Miles In Hong Kong 2016 For Hong Kong consumers, the best credit cards are those that offer rewards. At least, this is the assumption we can get from the study published on the website of J.D. Power. The study specifically revealed that 40% of the participants in the study admitted that they change their credit cards to get better rewards programmes. The study also revealed that airline tickets are among the common rewards that cardholders redeem.   Obviously, the use of credit cards in Hong Kong is a common practice. You should consider selecting a card that fits, not just your spending preferences, but also the rewards that will make your purchases more valuable. For instance, if you love travelling, it makes a lot of sense for you to look for the best credit cards that will give you air miles.   How do air miles work as a credit card reward? Air miles is a type of reward that give cardholders the chance to earn rewards points every time they use the credit card for purchases. These cards are usually supported by an airline’s frequent flyer program. There are cards that can make you

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‘West Side Story’ Cast Gets Real About Theater Etiquette

Common courtesy and manners are sadly hard to come by these days. There are many factors as to why this is so, factors that we don’t want to bother with at the moment. What we’d like to do instead is to enumerate how one can be a better theater and movie participant. We watch these […]

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Judge excuses Taylor Swift from defamation lawsuit day after groping testimony


One day after Taylor Swift gave gripping court testimony about being groped by a radio DJ, the pop star was removed as a defendant in the man’s $3 million defamation lawsuit against her.

The federal judge presiding over the case said Friday the Denver DJ, David Mueller, couldn’t prove Swift got him fired from his job at country music station KYGO-FM following the alleged groping incident after a 2013 concert, according to the Associated Press.

But the jury trial will continue in Denver with the other defendants named in the lawsuit: her mother, Andrea Swift, and Swift’s radio promotions director, Frank Bell, according to CNN. Read more…

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Fan strikes ‘Rick and Morty’ gold — sells Szechuan sauce for $15,000 Schmeckles


No one worships useless, pointless nonsense like the Rick and Morty fanbase. And I say that with all the love in my plumbus.

Season 3’s surprise April Fools premiere ended with Rick’s crazed, psychopathic rant about how his “9 Season character arc” would revolve around getting McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce back.

It was the lunatic ravings of a madman, and Rick and Morty fans took up the cause like a religion.

McDonald’s responded to their petitions in kind when the second episode released several months later. They not only sent co-creator Justin Roiland his beloved sauce, but also gave away three more 64oz bottles to randomly selected fans. Read more…

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New York City, August 10, 2017

★★★ Smooth, small clouds floated on the morning west. The middle of the day got darker, with a local clot of heavy gray over the West 60s, its edge somewhere around Columbus Circle. Down on Union Square, the situation was reversed, with bright sun above and a sulfurously tinted, lumpy darkness lurking a few blocks […]


Facebook may have snuck an app into China’s App Store


Facebook is even more desperate to have a presence in China than we thought.

The social network has been secretly testing a photo sharing app in the country, according to a new report in The New York Times. 

The app, reportedly called “Colorful Balloons” is apparently a Chinese version of Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Moments. The app, first released in the U.S. in 2014, allows friends to make group albums to privately share photos from their phone.

Unlike the U.S version, which requires a Facebook account, Colorful Balloons uses WeChat — the messaging app that’s nearly universal in China. Users can also share photos via QR codes, which are extremely common in the country. Read more…

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Yes, there’s now an app with the sole purpose of showing you dank memes


If you enjoy wasting time on the internet, you’re probably going to love Memeois, the new iOS app made solely to deliver you the hottest new memes.

The app was made by 17-year-old Anushk Mittal and is free for download on iOS. Just be warned that the only way to enter the app is by signing in through a Facebook account. We don’t see any reason to be alarmed up front, but it’s something you might want to consider before joining.

The app apparently uses machine learning to crawl your Facebook activity to determine what memes it thinks you want to see. It also surfaces different trends based on your activity within the app. Read more…

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Can You Plug The White House Leak?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]


Significant Digits For Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 1 robot per 19 people South Korea is considering changing its tax laws to make the country less friendly to automation. The nation is currently the most automated on the planet with one robot, per 19 employed humans. [Engineering & Technology] […]