This IG Influencer’s Failed Seminar Is The New Fyre Festival Betches

This week, we’re getting two different documentaries on the legendary Fyre Festival disaster, so it really feels like Christmas in January. But the scam gods have really smiled on us this week, because there’s yet another epic scandal unfolding before our eyes. Let me introduce you to Caroline Calloway, and her doomed tour of “creativity workshops.” If you’re unfamiliar with Caroline Calloway, I’m so sorry, because she is going to become your new obsession. She’s basically an influencer who got famous for being an American going to Cambridge University, because I guess that’s novel? While there, she pulled the instantly iconic move of claiming she doesn’t have kneecaps so she could live in a prettier dorm. Yes, this really happened. …

This wearable AI translator lets you talk freely and naturally in different languages

Image: jaap arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google Chrome‘s built-in ad blocker is going global this summer. Starting on July 9, “Chrome will expand its user protections and stop showing all ads on sites in any country that repeatedly display[s] … disruptive ads,” Chrome Senior Director of Product Ben Galbraith wrote in a Wednesday blog post. Google first launched this feature in February, but only in North America and Europe. The filter removes only the most intrusive, annoying types of ads that violate the Coalition for Better Ads’ standards, as outlined in the image below. That includes pop-up ads, full-page prestitial ads with countdown timers that block you from seeing content on the page for a certain amount of time, auto-play …

Breast cancer risk test ‘game changer’

Nearly 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. A large proportion of the cases occur in women who have risk factors. I was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer when I was 22 Treatment may extend advanced breast cancer survival ‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer Prof Antonis Antoniou, lead researcher at the University of Cambridge, said: “This is the first time that anyone has combined so many elements into one breast cancer prediction tool. “It could be a game changer for breast cancer because now we can identify large numbers of women with different levels of risk – not just women who are at high risk. “This should help doctors to tailor the care they provide depending on …

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Fires Sales Director Accused By Poland Of Espionage

The company said it has “decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang Weijing, who was arrested on suspicion of breaking Polish law.” Huawei said Wang’s actions “have no relation to the company” and that he was fired because “the incident in question has brought Huawei into disrepute.” Earlier this week, Polish security agents searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland’s leading communications provider, seizing documents and electronic data. The homes of both men, also in Warsaw, were also searched, according to Internal Security Agency spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn. “One thing is clear: this is another nail in the coffin of Huawei’s European ambitions,” said Thorsten Benner, director of the Global Public Policy Institute, a think tank. Maciej Wasik, …

CES Organizers Take Back Innovation Award For Sex Toy, Calling It “Obscene”. Founders Call It Sexism

This is the Osé personal massager. A female-centric sex toy that can mimic the feel of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers, created by an almost exclusively female team and selected for a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) award in robotics – until that award was revoked and the product was banned from display at the conference, sparking talk of sexism and gender bias. On the company website, Lora DiCarlo describes the product as “the only product designed for hands-free blended orgasms”. It uses advanced micro-robotics “for an experience that feels just like a real partner,” adapting to the user’s body for a personal fit. Features that clearly impressed the judges, who selected Osé as one of its honorees for the CES …

After losing tens of billions, local news gets $300 million from Facebook

Facebook has pledged $300 million to help local news.Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock Facebook is once again cozying up to local journalists as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting “high quality journalism.”  The company will invest $300 million into “news programs, partnerships and content,” that benefit local news organizations in the United States and Europe, Facebook announced.  The investment, which will be paid out over the next three years, covers a range of programs aimed at helping local news organizations.  Some of the money will go to groups that work directly with local newsrooms, like the nonprofit Pulitzer Center and Report for America. Facebook is also investing a sizable chunk to its own Accelerator pilot, which helps local newsrooms create new …

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming This Weekend

A total lunar eclipse is soon to delight astronomy fanatics in the Americas, as the Moon slowly crosses the Earth’s shadow and turns red this coming Sunday. These eclipses are also referred to as blood moons, but the one on the night of the 20th has some added adjectives. It is, in fact, a super blood wolf moon. The term “super” comes from the position of its orbit. If the full Moon happens when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth (the perigee), it gets the label of “supermoon”. Supermoons appear brighter and slightly larger, making them particularly impressive for unaided observations of our natural satellite. And we are certainly in luck at the moment. The next two full moons in February and March will also …

Trump Has Repeatedly Floated The Idea Of U.S. Leaving NATO: NYT

obsolete,” erroneously accused other members of Trump reportedly told NATO allies at a July summit that the U.S. would “ But according to a “When Mr. Trump first raised the possibility of leaving the alliance, senior administration officials were unsure if he was serious,” the paper reported. “He has returned to the idea several times, officials said increasing their worries.”  sparked concerns about the future relationship between the U.S. and the alliance. once an unthinkable notion ― it would have seismic geopolitical ramifications. said in 2017 that a “falling apart” of NATO would be a boon to his country.

Freezing Temperatures And Strong Winds Turned Balaton Lake Into A Winter Wonderland

I would like to show you my recent photos of Fonyód-Alsóbélatelep beach at Lake Balaton in Hungary. The beach is ice-frozen. The strong wind and the cold icicles caused by the cold embrace the shore, offering a spectacular view for spectators.

Social Exclusion Leads To Terrorism And We Can See It In People’s Brains

Fighting terrorism has become a global obsession, even where it is far rarer than many neglected causes of death. It’s hard to fight a problem whose causes you don’t understand, however, and scans of the brains of men particularly susceptible to recruitment to terrorism suggest much of what is being done is making things worse. Terrorists usually claim they are motivated by religious or political beliefs, but sociologists have argued that what distinguishes those who choose that path is more often a hazy sense of grievance than devotion. This isn’t an easy claim to test, but an international team of psychologists have used fMRI scans to investigate. Their findings, published in Frontiers in Psychology, support the idea that it is the sense of …

Mysterious blue pigment in medieval woman’s teeth gives scientists ‘bombshell’ clue

In 11th and early 12th century Europe, lapis lazuli was traded as a luxury good and used in pricey artwork or literary works. After carefully studying the dug-up woman’s dental remains, scientists from the Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Laboratory of Microarchaeology at the University of York were able to conclude the woman was likely a medieval nun from Germany, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. MYSTERY OF 3,000-YEAR-OLD EGYPTIAN MUMMY WITH ‘MAGICAL’ TATTOOS SOLVED A thousand years ago, women weren’t known for writing or painting with the coveted stone, though a lack of signatures on these pieces of art made it difficult to prove that …

New law call over people presumed dead

But a further law allowing families to take over a missing person’s affairs without having to testify they believe that person is dead is still awaiting ministerial approval. ‘So many barriers’ The charity Missing People said families of those who had disappeared often ended up in a legal limbo unable to alter mortgages or cancel direct debits unless a presumption of death certificate was gained. The Act is meant to allow families to resolve the financial and practical affairs of a missing person who is unexpected to return. The number of people presumed dead has fluctuated between 16 in 2015 and 21 in 2017. There were 18 presumption of death registrations made in the first 11 months of 2018, with …

Why Larry Summers thinks a recession could be coming

New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump thinks the economic slowdown in China will give the United States an edge in trade negotiations. “People are now saying there’s a 40-or-50% chance of a recession within the next two years,” Summers said. “Our position isn’t so strong.” Summers, who led the Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and served as one of President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers, acknowledged that the United States isn’t in a downturn yet. The Christmas season was strong, and hiring surged in December. But he said other economic indicators, including consumer sentiment and commodity prices, are more troubling. Those concerns, combined with uncertainty in Europe and a slowdown in China, create a sense that the “peak rate …

Why I say Andy Murray is GB’s best sportsman

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndy Murray was in tears as he spoke to journalists ahead of the Australian Open It’s a big call but I’m making it: Sir Andy Murray is the greatest sportsman Britain has ever had. I’ll confess I am a huge tennis fan, so somewhat biased, but that doesn’t make me wrong. On the day he says he’s planning to retire, I’m going to make the case for why he’s the best British man in sport. Let’s take a look at some facts about Murray first of all: Three times a Grand Slam winner, including twice at Wimbledon where he ended a 77-year wait for a men’s champion Beating Novak Djokovic to win …

Dash buttons suffer major blow in Amazon’s second largest market

Amazon's Dash buttons may be convenient, but a German court doesn't like them.Image: amazon Amazon’s Dash buttons are perhaps the company’s most overt effort to make you forget that buying something actually means handing over your hard-earned money. Now, someone is finally calling BS. A German court has ruled that the Dash buttons violate consumer protection laws, Reuters reports.  SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos and Amazon are nearing a super-villain level of rich Amazon debuted Dash buttons in 2015. They are small adhesive devices, emblazoned with a product logo and connected to the Amazon app, that let customers place an order for a single item just by pushing a button. For example, a button placed next to your paper towel roll …

Far-right German politician starts a new party with a logo bearing a secret Nazi symbol

(CNN)A leading far-right German politician has announced his departure from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in order to create his own political organization. His new party is called Aufbruch der deutschen Patrioten (Awakening of German Patriots), and Poggenburg has updated his social media profiles with party logos featuring a cornflower with a German flag. The flower was previously worn as a secret symbol identifying members of the then-illegal Nazi party in Austria in the 1930s. It was also the favorite flower of Kaiser Wilhelm — the last German emperor and king of Prussia — and came to be a symbol of pan-German nationalism in the 19th century. The flower was associated with German nationalism even before the emergence of …