Vaping California Reaper

Here’s why you don’t vape the world’s hottest chili pepper

Here’s why you don’t vape the world’s hottest chili pepper

By on June 16, 2016 at 3:40 PM.

If my friend came over this evening and said “Hey, I just got this pepper called a Carolina Reaper, wanna vape some?”, I’d probably just suggest having a beer instead. But I guess that’s why I’m not a semi-successful YouTuber.

And also why I still have taste buds.

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T-Mobile Tuesdays Dominos

T-Mobile gave away so much free pizza it broke Domino’s

By on June 16, 2016 at 1:06 PM.

T-Mobile gave away so much free pizza it broke Domino’s

T-Mobile Tuesdays is a brand-new freebie program that the company unveiled last week amid much fanfare and swearing. It’s a simple idea: every week, T-Mobile customers get freebies, like free movie tickets or a free pizza.

Only, it appears that so many people wanted free Domino’s — even on a Tuesday night — that it overwhelmed the world’s largest pizza chain. Oops.

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Hit List

Trent Reznor Apple Music vs. YouTube

Trent Reznor says YouTube is ‘disingenuous,’ built on ‘stolen content’

By on June 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Trent Reznor says YouTube is ‘disingenuous,’ built on ‘stolen content’

Of all the surprises from Apple at WWDC 2016 this week, few were more welcome than the complete visual overhaul of Apple Music. A year after the service’s launch, it has attracted an impressive 15 million subscribers, but Apple knew that if it was going to compete with the likes of Spotify, it was going to need a better app.

To mark the reveal of the Apple Music revamp, some of Apple’s top executives sat down with Billboard to discuss the future of the service.

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Trump Research File

A hacker has leaked the Democrats’ dirt file on Trump

By on June 15, 2016 at 4:38 PM.

A hacker has leaked the Democrats’ dirt file on Trump

Yesterday, news leaked that the Democratic National Committee’s opposition research file on Trump had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored hackers. Today, what appears to be that same file — 200+ pages on how to take down Trump — has been leaked to news outlets by a self-proclaimed hacker.

Both Gawker.com and The Smoking Gun have published the same file today. They say they were sent it by a hacker calling himself “Guccifer 2.0,” a reference to the infamous Romanian hacker who penetrated the networks of senior politicians (including Hillary Clinton) in 2013, and is now in the custody of the FBI.

According to Gawker, his motive is to be “a fighter against all those illuminati that captured our world.”

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Game Changers

Bumble Spotify Integration

There is no good reason to link online dating to Spotify

By on June 15, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

There is no good reason to link online dating to Spotify

Popular Tinder lookalike Bumble has just announced a feature to help it (and you!) stand out in the online dating world: integration with your Spotify profile, so prospective hookups can see what you really mean when you say you have a “varied” taste in music.

Who thought this was a good idea again?

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Grandma Polite Google Searches

The internet is in love with the adorable grandma whose Google searches are incredibly polite

By on June 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

The internet is in love with the adorable grandma whose Google searches are incredibly polite

Think about your Google searching recent activity. Do you start any of your searches with “please” or end them with “thank you?” That’s what someone’s grandma does, and the internet loves her for it. More →

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Hillary Clinton: Russian Hackers

The Russians have stolen the Democrat’s dirt on Trump

By on June 14, 2016 at 3:40 PM.

The Russians have stolen the Democrat’s dirt on Trump

According to a report in the Washington Post, Russian government-sponsored hackers have penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee. Rather than stealing user data, they appear to have made off with the Dem’s opposition research on Trump, among other things.

The report says that this is just one of a number of intrusions into American political organizations, including attacks specifically against Trump and Clinton’s campaigns.

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Orlando Shooting 2016

John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando mass shooting was perfect

By on June 13, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando mass shooting was perfect

Tragedy struck Orlando early Sunday morning as a lone gunman with ties to ISIS entered a gay nightclub and opened fire on those in attendance. When the smoke finally cleared at Pulse nightclub and a hostage situation ended with SWAT personnel shooting the 29-year-old attacker dead, Omar Mateen had taken 50 lives and wounded 53 more.

The nation and the world is now in mourning following the most horrific mass shooting in United States history. The attack was also deadliest such event in the US since 9/11. While some took to social media to express their outrage — and others shamelessly used the massacre as an opportunity to shift focus to them — many banded together offline and selflessly attempted to help those affected by the shooting. They were the focus of John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando shooting on Sunday night. More →

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Universal Cancer Vaccine Trial

We’re fighting cancer with a universal vaccine

By on June 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

We’re fighting cancer with a universal vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is already thinking along those lines, and it’s looking to introduce a type of “universal cancer vaccine” that would be able to trigger the human’s body built-in defenses to kill cancerous cells.

Specifically, researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, have initiated a limited safety human trial, after experiments on mice showed impressive results.
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Father's Day 2016 Gift Ideas

Forget Father’s Day and buy these 10 gifts for yourself

Forget Father’s Day and buy these 10 gifts for yourself

By on June 10, 2016 at 2:17 PM.

With Father’s Day 2016 just over a week away, it’s now officially crunch time. But who cares? What did dear old dad really do to deserve a present from you? Help give you life? Whatever. Raise you and help you develop into a respectable person? Pff. Pay for your education and help ensure you can survive on your own in modern society? Big deal.

This year, celebrate Father’s Day by taking advantage of all the great bargains out there and buying a gift for yourself. In fact, we’ve assembled 10 of the best gift ideas we could find in this guide, and it’s packed full of cool items that range in price from under $20 to a few hundred dollars. You’re going to love them far more than your father would, so why bother wasting them on him?

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Zika Olympics Rio

Long jump champion freezes sperm ahead of Olympics as Zika fears swirl

Long jump champion freezes sperm ahead of Olympics as Zika fears swirl

By on June 8, 2016 at 10:31 AM.

News emerged earlier in the week that some journalists are refusing to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics over fears that they might contract Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading across Brazil and other regions. Zika is widely known to potentially cause serious birth defects in babies, and the outbreak in and around Brazil has been a topic of heated debate where the Olympics are concerned. But it’s not just journalists who are taking precautions amid fears that infected mosquitos will spread the virus throughout the Summer Games — the Olympians themselves are now also beginning to take steps to protect themselves and their families. More →

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Color Blind Glasses

Revolutionary glasses help color blind man see the world in color for the first time

Revolutionary glasses help color blind man see the world in color for the first time

By on June 8, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

An artist himself, Toledo, OH native Roger Grieve has undoubtedly appreciated thousands of works of art over the years. But this past Sunday, Grieve walked into the Toledo Museum of Art and saw the masterpieces within for the first time as they were intended to be seen.

Despite his love of art and his passion for creating it, Grieve was born color blind and has never even been able to see the fruits of his own labor as the rest of the world sees them. But revolutionary new glasses created by Oakland, CA-based EnChroma and provided to Grieve by the Toledo Museum of Art allowed the man to see the various works of art on display in full, vivid color. More →

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