Politics

October 18, 2018

The ultimate 2018 question: What happens if a deceased candidate wins a state assembly seat?

What happens if a dead man wins an election? The latest twist in a year of high strangeness — the death of a pimp-slash-state legislature candidate in Nevada — means we’ll likely soon find out. Dennis Hof, a notorious brothel owner and television star, died Tuesday. The 72-year-old was found unresponsive at one of his […]
October 18, 2018

Sickened Kingston coal ash workers claim company hid health risks, tampered with air monitors

The trial in one of the nation’s worst workplace negligence cases began this week in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. The workers assigned to clean up the massive coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Kingston coal-fired power plant are finally getting their day in court. After the jury was seated, it didn’t […]
October 18, 2018

Top Kandahar leaders killed in shooting, days before Afghanistan parliamentary elections

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The police chief of Kandahar province, General Abdul Raziq Achakzai, was killed in a Thursday evening Taliban-claimed attack. According to sources, a gunman, believed to be part of the security detail at the meeting in the provincial governor’s office, opened fire on Raziq at the conclusion of the gathering. The shots led […]
October 18, 2018

Eric Trump offers deceptive excuse for his family’s lucrative dealings with Saudi Arabia

Eric Trump and Fox News teamed up on Thursday to gaslight the public about the president’s financial stake in maintaining good relations with Saudi Arabia. During an interview on Fox & Friends, Eric Trump tried to counter suspicions that his father’s soft response to the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi regime […]
October 18, 2018

Former USAG president arrested by fugitive task force for tampering with evidence in Nassar case

A stunning week for USA Gymnastics just went from bad to worse. Less than 48 hours after its interim president and CEO resigned four days into her tenure, former USAG president Steve Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals’ Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. On September 28, Penny was indicted by a Walker […]
October 18, 2018

Insect collapse study ‘one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read,’ expert warns

A disturbing new study finds that global warming helped drive as much as a 60-fold decline in insect population in Puerto Rico’s tropical rainforest between 1976 and 2013. “Our results suggest that the effects of climate warming in tropical forests may be even greater than anticipated,” said lead author, biologist Brad Lister, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). […]

Trends

October 18, 2018

Restaurant-Collaborative Sneakers – The PUMA Suede Sneakers Receive a New Iteration by Sant Ambroeus (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Italian restaurant Sant Ambroeus works in collaboration with sportswear label PUMA on an unconventional partnership where the duo re-designs the Suede silhouette to celebrate authentic Italian...
October 18, 2018

Diversity-Embracing Sneaker Packs – Vans and Coutié Work Together on the New One World #2 Pack (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Vans works in collaboration with German retail label Coutié on a new collaborative project entitled the ‘One World #2' featuring familiar sneakers with new design updates. The pack is...
October 18, 2018

Logo-Fusing Sporty Fashion – Fendi Mania Celebrates Both Fashion Labels Fendi and FILA (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Fendi and FILA follow up its show from Milan Fashion Week earlier this year with a new collaborative capsule collection by the name of ‘Fendi Mania.' The new range perfectly fuses high-...
October 18, 2018

Retro Sock-Based Sneakers – Reebok’s 3D OP. Pro Sneakers Receives a Cool Gray Colorway Option (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Sportswear label Reebok recently unveiled a new tonal iteration of its signature 3D OP. Pro sneaker model in ‘Cool Gray.' The sneaker's highlighting element is its base...
October 18, 2018

Luxe Italian Fall Streetwear – The Iceberg Fall/Winter 2018 Collection Roots Itself To Its Heritage (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The latest Iceberg Fall/Winter 2018 capsule takes on a fresh and progressive perspective while staying rooted in its luxe Italian heritage. The seasonal offerings are full of contemporary designs...
October 18, 2018

Limited Art-Accompanying Tees – Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami Introduce The AMERICA TOO Tee (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Designer Virgil Abloh and artist Takashi Murakami currently have a collaborative exhibition by the name of ‘AMERICA TOO' on show at Beverly Hill's Gagosian. To accompany the art,...
October 18, 2018

Robotic Puppy Toys – Spin Master’s Zoomer Playful Pup Can Perform More Than 20 Tricks (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The newest addition to Spin Master's robotic line of toys is the charming Zoomer Playful Pup, which is the company's most realistic and advanced pet yet. The interactive toy boasts soft...
October 18, 2018

Ugly Produce Programs – Kroger’s ‘Pickuliar Picks’ Brand Encourages Consumers to Buy Wonky Veggies (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) In an effort to reduce food waste, the American grocery store chain Kroger is debuting a new ugly produce program called ‘Pickuliar Picks.' Just as the punny name suggests, the program...
October 18, 2018

Authentic Machine-Made Ceramics – Studio Joachim-Morineau’s Machine Exhibits Mathematical Precision (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Studio Joachim-Morineau's machine-made ceramics are at the crux of technology and artisanal authenticity. The Eindhoven-based design firm developed a dripping machine that has the ability to...

Latest from the World

October 18, 2018

Marvel star who died in Infinity War says ‘it’s only going to get worse’ in Avengers 4

Half of the population in the known universe died at the end of Infinity War, including half of our favorite Avengers. As heartbreaking as it may have been initially, Avengers fans must have realized rather quickly that the deaths can’t be final because many of those characters would still have to appear in Marvel films down the line. In the months that followed the Infinity War premiere, a growing stack of reports revealed that many of the dead heroes would be resurrected in the sequel. We also learned that anything is possible in the MCU, but at high personal cost, a hint that bad things are in store for the Avengers who may want to undo Thanos' snap, especially given the Russos habit of shocking audiences. And now we have one more confirmation that the Avengers 4 will not bring the happy end that some fans want. “It’s only going to get worse,” said Elizabeth Olsen when talking about the Infinity War ending. Olsen, of course, plays Scarlet Witch/Wanda, and she too died after the snap. The actress failed to confirm earlier this year whether she will appear in Avengers 4. But this spoiler-free revelation seems to tell us that Wanda will be very much alive. Olsen and Tom Hiddleston were on deck at ACE Comic Con in Chicago last weekend, ComicBook reports, where they talked about Infinity War. “The thing you have to do at the end of Infinity War is a kind of sacrifice, and arguably Loki makes a similar one," Hiddleston said at one point during the panel, referring to the fact that Wanda had to kill Vision at one point during Infinity War. And that’s apparently where Olsen said that things are going to get worse going forward. We expect some of the older Avengers to give up their lives for the greater good, although we have no idea how it will happen. Mark Ruffalo may have spoiled the Infinity War ending, but we only paid attention to his revelation well after the movie launched. So far, Avengers 4 stars haven’t really leaked anything other than to confirm that Doctor Strange has a lot of Quantum Realm lines in the new movie, even though Doctor Strange is also dead. Reshoots for Avengers 4 are done, and we expect a first teaser to drop at some point next month.
October 18, 2018

Mysterious big data company Palantir is reportedly looking at an IPO — and could see a valuation of $41 billion

Palantir, a secretive data analytics company cofounded by Peter Thiel, is in talks about going public in 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal. Bankers have reportedly valued the company as high at $41 billion — tw...
October 18, 2018

Peterloo Massacre movie’s Manchester premiere

Director Mike Leigh sees modern-day parallels with the killing of protesters in 1819.
October 18, 2018

Toshiba’s 3TB portable hard drive is on sale for $83 today

If you're looking for a cost-effective way to offload all of your files but still be able to take them with you anywhere, today is your lucky day. Amazon is running a sale on the popular Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB Portable External Hard Drive that shaves a few extra dollars off of its already affordable price. That's right, you can get a portable hard drive with a massive 3TB capacity for just $82.99!

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • Sleek profile design with a matte, smudge-resistance finish
  • Plug & Play - Easy to use with no software to install
  • Quickly add more storage capacity to your PC and other compatible devices
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible with no external AC power cord needed
  • Includes Toshiba 1-year standard limited warranty
October 18, 2018

The ultimate 2018 question: What happens if a deceased candidate wins a state assembly seat?

What happens if a dead man wins an election? The latest twist in a year of high strangeness — the death of a pimp-slash-state legislature candidate in Nevada — means we’ll likely soon find out. Dennis Hof, a notorious brothel owner and television star, died Tuesday. The 72-year-old was found unresponsive at one of his […]
October 18, 2018

The hits just keep coming for Facebook — here’s why things could continue to get worse (FB)

Facebook has had to contend with an endless string of scandals and fiascos this year. Those problems are an indication that it has a deeper issue to deal with, said Pivotal Research Group financial analyst Brian Wieser in a n...
October 18, 2018

Karen Carney: Football Association appalled by rape and death threats on Instagram

The Football Association urges police to tackle abuse on social media after death threats are made to England's Karen Carney.
October 18, 2018

Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event for October 30

Even though we're just a few weeks removed from Apple unveiling its 2018 iPhone lineup and the jaw-dropping Apple Watch Series 4, the company still has a few more products it plans to release before the 2018 holiday shopping season kicks off. Earlier today, Apple sent out invitations for yet another media event where the company is expected to introduce a slew of new hardware, including new iPads and more. As to what Apple will introduce at its upcoming media event, the biggest announcement will likely be two brand new iPad Pro models in 11-inch and 12.9-inch form factors. Indeed, renders of these rumored iPad Pro models surfaced in early September and are purportedly based on leaked CAD images. As evidenced from the render below, Apple's iPad Pro models will borrow some heavy design cues from the iPhone X in the sense that the home button has been removed entirely and replaced with Face ID. Note, however, that the new iPad Pros will not incorporate a notch design a'la the iPhone X. Incidentally, there are reports that Face ID on the iPad Pro will thankfully be able to work in both portrait and landscape mode. You'll also note that the bezels on the new iPad Pro models are significantly smaller. It's also worth mentioning that Apple's next-gen iPad Pro models will reportedly ship without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. Further, a report that surfaced last night relays that a new Apple Pencil is in the works as well, with 9to5Mac reporting: "The new Apple Pencil will be paired with iPad Pro by proximity, much like AirPods or HomePod. Switching between devices will be possible without connecting the Apple Pencil to the charging port." https://boygeniusreport.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/ipad-pro-12-9-render.jpg?quality=98&strip=all&strip=all New iPads aside, there's also a possibility that we might see some refreshed Macs at Apple's forthcoming October event. Earlier in the year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said via an investor note that Apple is planning to introduce spec bumps for the MacBook Pro, iMac, and believe it or not, the Mac Mini later this year. Though Apple has neglected the Mac Mini for years, Tim Cook last year, while responding to a customer email, said the following: "We do plan for [the] Mac Mini to be an important part of our product line going forward." Interestingly enough, there's also a rumor that Apple this year will introduce a new low-cost laptop that looks similar to the MacBook Air, albeit with slimmer bezels and a high-res Retina display. Coupled with the impending launch of the iPhone XR, Apple is poised to have yet another monster holiday quarter.
October 18, 2018

Menopause: What it’s like to go through when you’re under 30

Two women talk about going through the menopause at a young age.
October 18, 2018

Sickened Kingston coal ash workers claim company hid health risks, tampered with air monitors

The trial in one of the nation’s worst workplace negligence cases began this week in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. The workers assigned to clean up the massive coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Kingston coal-fired power plant are finally getting their day in court. After the jury was seated, it didn’t […]
October 18, 2018

‘Mad cow disease’: What is BSE?

An explanation of the disease after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.
October 18, 2018

YouTube now lets you browse on desktop while you watch videos in the Miniplayer

At long last, one of the YouTube mobile app's best features is coming to desktop. This week, YouTube informed users that a new feature has been added to the desktop version of YouTube that will allow them to watch videos in a corner of their browser while they continue to browse around the site. The new feature is known as the Miniplayer, and it appears to have rolled out to virtually everyone at least as of this Wednesday. In order to activate the Miniplayer, just hover over a video while it's playing on YouTube.com and find the little button that looks like a box inside of another box. Click on it, and the video will immediately shrink down into the lower-right corner, and the homepage will appear on the screen so you can start browsing. Once you have put a video in the Miniplayer, you can still access many of the controls available on the video page, including play/pause, seeking, and jumping to the next video in the playlist. Hitting the X button on the Miniplayer or the ESC button on your keyboard will dismiss the player, as will clicking on a new video. YouTube made headlines earlier this week when all of its services, including YouTube TV and YouTube Music, went offline for over an hour. It's still unclear what caused the outage, but against all odds, we managed to make it through. It's probably not intentionally an apology, but the Miniplayer is a welcome addition regardless.
October 18, 2018

Top Kandahar leaders killed in shooting, days before Afghanistan parliamentary elections

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The police chief of Kandahar province, General Abdul Raziq Achakzai, was killed in a Thursday evening Taliban-claimed attack. According to sources, a gunman, believed to be part of the security detail at the meeting in the provincial governor’s office, opened fire on Raziq at the conclusion of the gathering. The shots led […]
October 18, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulls out of investor conference in Saudi Arabia amid outrage over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will not attend a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin originally said last week that he wo...