Politics

October 19, 2018

Bipartisan group of lawmakers asks EPA to uphold California car emissions waiver

A bipartisan group of nearly 70 lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to preserve a waiver allowing California to regulate its own vehicle efficiency standards, which the Trump administration has threatened to revoke. In a letter sent to acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday, 68 House members urged the agency to halt […]
October 19, 2018

San Francisco Giants owner among funders of racist super PAC

A shockingly racist radio ad from a super PAC calling itself Black Americans for the President’s Agenda went viral on Thursday evening. The spots, running on radio stations popular with black voters in Arkansas and Missouri, urge black women to back Republican Rep. French Hill in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District, Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in […]
October 19, 2018

Elite film festivals have a huge role to play in equality — if they want to

If you are Lady Gaga, and the triumphant sound of your “HAAAAAAA AH AH AH, AHHH!” has been ricocheting around the internet since the trailer for A Star is Born dropped early this summer, and you are arriving at the Venice Film Festival by boat (as one does) in a Jonathan Simkhai bustier dress and the highest of […]
October 19, 2018

Putin gloats about new weapons, says US global dominance is ‘almost done’

In one heck of a foreign policy speech on Thursday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin trolled the United States, calling it an “empire” and saying “[they] often think they can make some little mistakes … because they’re so powerful. But when the number of these mistakes keeps growing, it reaches a level they cannot sustain.” He […]
October 19, 2018

Report: latest Trump administration immigration rule could cost up to $12.9 billion

Last month, the Trump administration announced a new rule that would upend a decades-old ban on the indefinite detention of immigrant children. The Flores Agreement, which has been U.S. immigration law for 20 years and dictates that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days, would be replaced by a rule […]
October 19, 2018

‘Fox & Friends’ segment features racist anti-Obama meme

A segment on the Friday morning edition of Fox & Friends showcased a racist, anti-Obama photo during the show’s profile of an Arizona-based pro-Trump fan-shop. The Trumped Store and Cafe in Show Low has been around since 2016, after President Trump won the election. Previously the location of northeastern Arizona’s Trump headquarters, owners Karen MacKean and Steve […]

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October 19, 2018

Aerodynamic Autonomous Vehicle Designs – The ‘SEAT Meet’ Vehicle Imagines Transportation in 2030 (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Consumer transportation is in a major state of flux as we shift towards all-electric options and autonomy becomes realized, so the conceptual ‘SEAT Meet' vehicle gives us a snapshot of...
October 19, 2018

Health-Focused Keyboards – The Massdrop x OLKB Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit is Efficient (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Massdrop x OLKB Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit is a stylish and highly ergonomic peripheral that is designed for avid typists, coders or gamers who require a more efficient way to input...
October 19, 2018

Contoured Designer Smartphones – This 2019 iPhone Concept by Petar Trlajic is Notch-Free (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) This 2019 iPhone concept has been designed by Petar Trlajic as a vision of the near future for the Apple-branded smartphone that has been transformed into a supercharged solution for power users....
October 19, 2018

Customizable Desktop Computer Solutions – The ‘Cube’ Modular Desktop PC Comes in Two Models (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Personalized technology products have become essential given the increasing amount of time many consumers are spending in front of a screen for work and/or play, so the conceptual ‘Cube'...
October 19, 2018

Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts – Andrés Reisinger Puts Emphasis on Meditation in His Designs (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) ‘Plastic Rain' is a collection of retail space concepts by art director and 3D designer Andrés Reisinger. The Barcelona-based creative focuses on tranquility and state of mind for this...
October 19, 2018

Bamboo-Shaped Hairdryers – This Slim Hairdryer Draws Inspiration from a Sustainable Plant (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) This conceptually slim hairdryer is a stylish small appliance that puts a distinct focus on high-end design products for the home as consumers seek out ways to maintain a functional lifestyle...
October 19, 2018

Intricate Digital Butterfly Spiecies – Chaotic Atmosphere Pays Great Attention to Detail in His Work (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Chaotic Atmosphere — a Geneva-based freelance illustrator and CG artist, boasts a visualization of a stunning digital butterfly species. A part of the creative's ‘Biotop from Polygonia&#...
October 19, 2018

Edgy Dual-Colored Promotions – The Latin American Design Festival is Highlighted by Color & Type (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The promotional materials for the fourth annual Latin American Design Festival were facilitated by Peru-based IS Creative Studio. The firm utilized the power of color narration and typography in...
October 19, 2018

Wall-Mounted Washing Machines – This Designer Appliance Creates an Unexpected Focal Point (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) Appliances are something of a necessary evil within living spaces given that they are required but often take up ample floor space, so this conceptual wall-mounted washing machine aims to help put...

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October 20, 2018

BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight

If you've ever wondered what's happening over on Mercury, you'll have an answer soon. Well, soon-ish. BepiColombo, a joint effort between the space agencies of Europe and Japan, will send off a spacecraft Friday night at about 9:45 PM ET with the des...
October 20, 2018

Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people

Today The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach. Apparently it detected "anomalous system activity" in a tool that's supposed...
October 20, 2018

The Instant Pot with 23,000 5-star reviews is on sale again

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill. The Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is the most popular Instant Pot on the planet by a very wide margin, and it's back on sale at a discount today on Amazon. It retails for $100 and it's on sale for $81, making this a great time to pick one up if you don't already have one. The larger 8-quart model and smaller 3-quart version are also both on sale today, but only at a $10 discount.

Here's what you need to know from the product page:

  • Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
  • Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.Product Dimensions: 14.17 x 14.84 x 13.31 inches
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors.Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet
  • Power supply: 120V – 60Hz
October 19, 2018

Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

People living with dementia put on their dancing shoes and boogie to Ol' Blue Eyes.
October 19, 2018

Brexit EU summit: The week the talks got stuck in spinach

This was to be the EU summit when a deal came into view. But that was not how it turned out.
October 19, 2018

Shapeshifting Multi-Day Laptops – The Samsung Galaxy Book2 will Work for Two Full Working Days (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The Samsung Galaxy Book2 laptop has been unveiled by the brand as a new two-in-one solution for mobile professionals that will keep them connected for extended periods when working out of the office...
October 19, 2018

Woman turns to Facebook to find a sperm donor

One woman tells how she took to social media in a bid to become pregnant.
October 19, 2018

Living outside Scottish cities ‘saves money’

The saving on housing costs in smaller towns can more than pay for a daily commute to Edinburgh or Glasgow, a study finds.
October 19, 2018

Birmingham wall collapse death families ‘await answers’

'Frustrated' families of five African men crushed to death in 2016 demand answers as to how they died.
October 19, 2018

Portable Acupuncture Pain Relievers – The iJoou Moxibustion Pain Relief Device (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The iJoou Moxibustion Pain Relief Device is a natural solution for consumers who suffer from chronic pain or common ailments to integrate into their lifestyle when seeking out a alleviate their...
October 19, 2018

Wrong-name Cambridge Half Marathon winner can re-apply

Jack Gray won a half marathon but was was disqualified because he had stood in for his boss.
October 19, 2018

Who was the real Granny Smith?

The Granny Smith apple turns 150 this year, but who was the woman who gave her name to the fruit?
October 19, 2018

OnePlus 6T may be the first OnePlus phone to work on Verizon

OnePlus will unveil its second flagship of 2018 in just a few days, although it did have to move the event when Apple rained on its parade. Even so, the OnePlus 6T still remains one of the Android highlights this year. The OnePlus 6T is going to deliver a new design, and it’ll be the first OnePlus phone to sell with a US carrier. T-Mobile is that rumored mobile operator, but a new report says the new phone will also  work on Verizon. So far, US buyers have had no problems connecting OnePlus devices to AT&T or T-Mobile networks, but Verizon support wasn’t available. However, PCMag has learned that the OnePlus 6T might also support Verizon when it launches in the coming weeks. The report notes that up until the Asus ZenFone V, Verizon would not accept unlocked devices on its network, because these devices would not support 2G CDMA. The ZenFone V, meanwhile, is LTE-only, and the OnePlus 6T is also likely to be an LTE-only device. But Verizon’s LTE coverage now exceeds old CDMA coverage, the report adds, and the OnePlus 6T will support LTE Band 13, which is “crucial” for Verizon compatibility. And Veirzon’s labs are apparently working on certifying the phone for Big Red’s network. As we said before, carrier deals will make OnePlus phones seem even cheaper than they are, allowing buyers to pay for them via installment plans. So it’s not surprising to hear that OnePlus may be interested in getting its phones certified for Verizon, even if a partnership won’t be announced anytime soon. A separate report said a few days ago that OnePlus is increasing its presence in other markets, like the UK, where more carriers will stock the OnePlus 6T than previous devices. The OnePlus 6T will be unveiled on October 29th and should hit stores on November 6th, according to recent leaks.
October 19, 2018

Rose-coloured starling watchers descend on house near Norwich

The starling should be migrating to Asia but instead is in a Norfolk garden, attracting 150 visitors.