Trump Vs Clinton

The 25 best Twitter reactions from Trump and Clinton’s final Presidential debate

October 20th at 8:03 AM

The 25 best Twitter reactions from Trump and Clinton’s final Presidential debate

While yesterday’s third and final U.S. Presidential debate began rather slowly, the intensity quickly picked up as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton inevitably began picking each other apart amidst a back-and-forth that was filled with name-calling and bold accusations.

As was to be expected, the debate was rife with meme-worthy soundbites and verbal zingers. From Donald Trump inventing the word “Bigly” to Trump and Clinton arguing over which candidate was a bigger puppet, yesterday’s debate was a sad yet hilarious reminder that the current election has been the most bizarre, entertaining, and at the same time, depressing U.S. Presidential election in recent memory.

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Peter Thiel

Mark Zuckerberg defends Peter Thiel’s continued backing of Donald Trump

October 19th at 8:00 PM

Mark Zuckerberg defends Peter Thiel’s continued backing of Donald Trump

Over the weekend, it came to light that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel recently donated $1.25 million to Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. Thiel may not be a household name, but he became more widely known earlier this year when it was revealed that he was personally bankrolling Hulk Hogan’s aggressive lawsuit against Gawker.

Thiel also happens to be a board member at Facebook, and given his political leanings to the right, Facebook has recently been criticized harshly for allowing Thiel to maintain his seat on the board. Especially given the recent controversy surrounding diversity in Silicon Valley, many take the position that Thiel’s presence on Facebook’s board is unseemly, to say the least.

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Clinton VP List

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on Hillary’s list of VP candidates

October 18th at 11:29 AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on Hillary’s list of VP candidates

A hacked email from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s email reveals that as well as the usual sampling of politicians, Hillary was considering tech businesspeople like Tim Cook and Bill Gates for the other spot on her ticket.

Cook was on a list of 39 potential candidates, the “first cut” of potential VPs. The list was sent in an email from Podesta to Clinton on March 17th.

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Donald Trump Campaign

PayPal co-founder and lifelong Gawker enemy Peter Thiel donates millions to Donald Trump’s campaign

October 16th at 8:40 PM

PayPal co-founder and lifelong Gawker enemy Peter Thiel donates millions to Donald Trump’s campaign

With many high-profile Republicans withdrawing their support for Donald Trump in the wake of lewd comments the Presidential candidate made in 2005, the Trump campaign received a large and unexpected campaign donation from a high profile tech titan over the weekend. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and the man largely responsible for the dramatic downfall of Gawker, recently opened up his checkbook to the tune of a $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Originally brought to light by The New York Times, a source reportedly close to Thiel relayed Thiel’s belief that America is in dire need of fixing and that Trump is the man for the job.

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Planet Earth II Trailer

The new trailer for ‘Planet Earth II’ is absolutely mesmerizing

October 14th at 10:00 PM

The new trailer for ‘Planet Earth II’ is absolutely mesmerizing

When the BBC documentary series Planet Earth was first released in 2006, its impact was immediate and far-reaching. In addition to providing us with an unprecedented and vivid look at animal behavior across all the major continents, it was also one of the first programs that helped jump-start HDTV sales.

Now, 10 years later, the second installment of Planet Earth II is just around the corner. Slated to air later this year (a premiere date is still unknown), Planet Earth II promises to be even more jaw-dropping than the original. Filmed in stunning 4K, the documentary series will feature the narration of David Attenborough.

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Are Russian ‘weapons’ just filled with hot air?

October 13th at 7:34 PM

Are Russian ‘weapons’ just filled with hot air?

The same technology that produces bouncy castles is reportedly a part of Russian military strategy.

MIG-31 fighter jets, T-80 tanks and even a S-300 missile system are all available for sale from a company called Rusbal— and all of them are as solid as a hot air balloon and as deadly as a bouncy castle from a child’s birthday party. The inflatable decoys, which look real from the air, are part of a Russian military strategy that includes deceit and confusion, The New York Times reports.

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Uber Drone Advertising

These creepy Uber drone adverts are the future we all deserve

October 13th at 4:55 PM

These creepy Uber drone adverts are the future we all deserve

Bloomberg has an in-depth feature looking at the world of Uber as it grows into Latin America. It’s an interesting look at what it takes to grow a US company into a very different market, albeit a look based entirely on the testimony of Uber mangers.

But apart from the business interest, it also features one very scary photograph: Uber drones holding placards over a highway in Mexico City as an advert for the multi-billion-dollar ridesharing future. Welcome to your future, techies.

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Apple Store

Apple retail store employees allegedly caught stealing ‘intimate’ photos from female customers

October 13th at 3:01 PM

Apple retail store employees allegedly caught stealing ‘intimate’ photos from female customers

One of the great perks of being an Apple customer is that you can walk into any Apple retail store and receive professional help whenever a problem or issue happens to affect your iPhone or Mac. Unfortunately, there are reports that employees at an Apple retail store in Brisbane, Australia may have abused the trust bestowed upon them in a severely disturbing manner.

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Hillary Logo

Leaked emails show Clinton campaign used Apple’s logo for inspiration

October 12th at 7:00 PM

Leaked emails show Clinton campaign used Apple’s logo for inspiration

Virtually every smartphone maker has been accused of copying Apple’s design at some point or another, but now you can make a bizarre addition to the list of Jobs imitators: the Clinton campaign.

In emails published by WikiLeaks and spotted by Business Insider, a marketing executive for the campaign in 2015 described the thought process behind the Clinton logo, drawing heavily from Apple’s previous work.

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Russia Hacks DNC Emails

US government blames recent political hacks on Russia

October 7th at 3:53 PM

US government blames recent political hacks on Russia

On Friday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security issued a joint statement confirming that the Russian government was behind “the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.”

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Hurricane Matthew Path

With Hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc, these Floridians decided to party and surf

October 7th at 11:48 AM

With Hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc, these Floridians decided to party and surf

With Hurricane Matthew on the warpath, and meteorologists warning residents that they could very well be killed if they don’t up and leave, thousands of Florida residents over the past few days evacuated their homes in search of safer ground.

But not everyone in Florida was up in a panic with an impending hurricane approaching. On the contrary, some Floridians as late as Thursday were living up to those old Florida stereotypes and, believe it or not, used the approaching hurricane as an excuse to party it up, toss a few back and even catch some waves.

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National Radio Quiet Zone

Living in a town with no Wi-Fi, cellphones or microwaves sounds awful

October 3rd at 9:03 PM

Living in a town with no Wi-Fi, cellphones or microwaves sounds awful

Fears about a zombie nation of millenials permanently tethered to Snapchat might be overblown, but we sure do use cellphones a lot these days. The overwhelming majority of Americans live in somewhere with a strong cellular connection, and those that don’t have killer Wi-Fi.

But what if you live in somewhere with no radio signals at all? Not a third-world country, either, but West Virginia.

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