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February 21, 2019

Elizabeth Warren got political advice from 50 Cent during her interview with James Corden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 50 Cent? Name a more iconic duo.The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate shared the couch Tuesday night with the rapper — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — during her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” And while Warren may not have gotten Jackson’s endorsement, she did get some advice from the 43-year-old on reaching young voters.
February 21, 2019

The 5 largest bulletins from the Samsung Galaxy S10 Unpacked occasion

Samsung announces a new Galaxy S phone in the first half of every year, so while it’s no surprise that we would get an official look at the new S10 and S10 Plus devices today, the company also unveiled the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. This was a product Samsung had teased since last fall and worked on for years, with its first prototype dating back to 2012.
February 21, 2019

YouTubers worry looming ‘adpocalypse’ after baby exploitation controversy

YouTube creators are worried that a catastrophic drop in ad revenue may be upon them following a new controversy over YouTube’s inability to curve predatory behavior on content featuring young children.
February 20, 2019

How YouTube helps flat-earthers manage

It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their platforms recommend anti-vaccination content to parents, potentially putting healthy populations at risk. This week, new reports are taking a deeper look the unintended consequences of YouTube recommendations, starting with the conspiracy theory that the earth is flat.
February 20, 2019

Barack Obama: 'If You’re Confident about Your Sexuality, You Don’t Need Eight Women Around You Twerking'

Barack Obama and Stephen Curry have urged men from minority backgrounds to become beacons of example for their communities by focusing on their self-confidence, as opposed to chase personal wealth.
February 20, 2019

Funko CEO Reveals Pop Towns And More At New York Toy Fair

New York Toy Fair has just graced the East Coast with an upcoming look at what kids and collectors can expect from major toy trends throughout 2019. Traditionally a massive showcase that features every brand imaginable from toddler toys to pool floats, Toy Fair is a stunning showcase where companies can truly shine. And one company does this better than most: Funko.
February 20, 2019

Two Women Sue Former Oregon State Senator for Sexual Harassment

Two former interns of former Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse have filed a lawsuit alleging the legislator sexually harassed them.
February 20, 2019

Where to Get the Best Gumbo in New Orleans

Gumbo is the perfect symbol for New Orleans—a melting pot of West African, French, Native American, Creole and Cajun cultures. The hearty stew can contain okra, chicken, shrimp, sausage, duck, turkey—almost anything that's handy. And Jeff Wells has tried nearly all of them.
February 20, 2019

Newt Gingrich: If China Dominates 5G, They Will Control The Future | Opinion

China and the West are locked in a struggle for control of the future of communications technology, the next generation internet, and the flow of information.
February 19, 2019

'What I Hate Is Nasty, Ugly People:' Karl Lagerfeld Quotes Define Man Who Dressed a Generation

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died today aged 85.Social media tributes poured in as news emerged from Paris he had passed away, reportedly following a brief period of illness. The exact cause of death remained unclear. Known for his personal flair—gloves, tinted glasses and dark suit—he was often at the centre of the fashion industry in the decades since being named art director of the house of Chanel in 1983.