New York City Rejects Louis Vuitton x Supreme Pop-Up Store

When Supreme drops hit the streets, expect lines that reach the next block. If it’s the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collab, expect that line to double. Residents of 25 Bond Street did and gave the collab pop-up store a big, fat “No.” The Manhattan Community Board No. 2 decision read that it “strongly recommends denial” […]

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Offers of help flood in online after Ariana Grande concert explosion


Look for the helpers. 

Within hours, if not minutes, of the events at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that saw several people dead and dozens more injured, offers of help were flooding in online.

On Twitter, one of the first hashtags to emerge from the incident was #roomformanchester, in which local people advertised rooms in their homes for anyone affected by the incident and the ensuing travel chaos. 


Anyone needing somewhere to stay can come to our Manchester headquarters in the city centre

127 Portland St M1 4PZ

— Steven Bartlett (@SteveBartlettSC) May 22, 2017 Read more…

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert

Updated on May 23, 1 p.m. Ariana Grande posted her statement on Twitter after the bombing attack that left her speechless. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Her manager Scooter Braun also released a statement via Twitter thanking the […]

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Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms


Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through empty space, around corners, and even through walls.  

A pair of German researchers have developed a method to harness Wi-Fi signals to capture 3D hologram images of objects around a network, even through solid barriers like doors and walls. The key is recording the shapes made by stray radiation, the electromagnetic waves that bounce off objects as they travel through the air.   

The research behind the 3D-imaging method, which started as an undergraduate thesis project before being fleshed out into a larger study, was originally published in the Physical Review of Letters earlier this month. The technique described in the study was able to provide images as often as 10 times a second and recreate the contents of an entire building in a large-scale simulation.    Read more…

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Melania Trump stuns on live TV by swiping her husband’s hand away because … well, why would you want to hold it?

Who said the Trump marriage is loveless? Honestly, anyone watching the latest footage that seeped out from the president’s overseas jaunt would have to concur that Donald and Melania are … Read more

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Apple’s new ads are a million miles from ‘I’m a Mac and I’m a PC’


Clever and funny are out. Short and obvious are in.

Watching Apple’s new collection of Switch Ads, I was instantly nostalgic for the company’s iconic “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads that introduced us to the wit and comic-timing of John Hodgman and lovable knowingness of Justin Long.

In those ads, they were affable counterparts in the computing spectrum. Hodgman personified the buttoned-down nature of the Windows PC industry and user—as well as every issue the pre-Windows 10 PC had—while Long was the cool Mac, impervious to Windows viruses and honestly concerned for the well-being of his beleaguered friend. Read more…

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Despite Facebook’s push, AI isn’t ready to moderate disturbing content


Artificial intelligence is the way of the future. When it comes to Facebook’s content moderation, however, we are still very much in the present.

The almost 2 billion-user strong social media giant is working at a furious pace to change that. 

As a series of leaked internal Facebook slides revealing how the company decides what content violates its community standards shows, the Menlo Park-based Facebook is still largely dependent on its skin and bones Community Operations team to decide which posts stay and which posts go. 

In other words, despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to push AI in all things, humans still rule the content-moderation roost. But that is changing.  Read more…

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In Trump’s America, MSNBC and Stephen Colbert are super successful


MSNBC has long served as an also-ran to Fox News and CNN.

Not anymore. At least, not for now. 

MSNBC won the ratings battle for cable news channels last week — the first time that’s ever happened. MSNBC bested its competitors in both overall viewers and the highly coveted demo of adults 24 to 54 years of age, according to TV reporter Joe Adalian. 

And not just that. Fox News came in third in that demographic for the first time in nearly two decades.

For 1st time ever @MSNBC is No. 1 cable news net in prime time. For 1st time in 17 years @FoxNews is No. 3

— TVNewser (@tvnewser) May 22, 2017 Read more…

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Google Home has a cute Easter egg about Amazon’s Echo


In the battle of household robots that people talk to instead of using their phones, at least we can all still be friends.

There’s an arms race going on between Google and Amazon to have the best personal assistant. Amazon has the Echo, and Google has the Home. Each of the slightly creepy robots have their own pros and cons, but Google just one-upped Amazon on cute Easter eggs.

A YouTuber noticed that if you ask Google Home to “say hi to Alexa,” it actually plays off one of the Echo’s automatic responses. 

“I’m so excited, I have a question for her. Alexa, will you be my friend?” the Home asks. Read more…

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