Month: January 2019

‘Everyone Should Have a Studio’: Artist Liz Magor on the Sanctuary Where She Translates Humble Objects Into Precious Artworks

In the practiced hands of Canadian ceramicist Liz Magor, a soft paper bag, creased over time and worn thin, is transformed into an object of “vitality or vivaciousness”—cast into a larger-than-life, rock-hard object she carefully paints a glossy pink. Challenging conventions...

/ January 31, 2019

Apple has blocked Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS...

/ January 31, 2019

Dumb things in the Purge movies everyone just ignored

It's right there in the televised alert: "Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning." Yes, that's a buzzkill bordering on being discriminatory toward people whose purge dream is to prank call 911 without fear of...

/ January 31, 2019

Sony’s 1000XM3 headphones are $50 off at Rakuten

Sony’s 1000XM3 are the best wireless noise-canceling headphones you can get, and today they’re discounted to $290 at Rakuten with the offer code PRO50. These headphones rarely wiggle down from their usual $350 price, and Rakuten already offers them at...

/ January 31, 2019

Dozens of Exhibitions Around the World Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

Today, a dozen museums across the UK are simultaneously opening “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” an exhibition of the famed Renaissance artist’s work to mark the 500th anniversary his death, on May 2, 1519. The coordinated British exhibitions—which are...

/ January 31, 2019

Why everybody wears plaid in Scotland

The act of wearing plaid in Scotland feels a bit like wearing an “I Heart New York” shirt in Times Square. Which is to say, very dorky, and unclear as to who, exactly, the wearer is trying to impress. But...

/ January 31, 2019

The Unstoppable Spread of Lethal Drones

Six years ago, I argued that the United States had been shortsighted in its decision to fund a lethal drone industry and to normalize the weapon’s use. Inevitably, the approach would hasten the proliferation of lethal drones. “Our military is...

/ January 31, 2019

‘A heavy burden to carry’: Australian pilots may have caused up to 18 civilian deaths in Iraqi air strike

The Australian Defence Force says no errors were made in a coalition air mission over West Mosul involving Australian super hornets that may have caused up to 18 civilian casualties on the ground. Chief of Joint Operations, Air Marshal Mel...

/ January 31, 2019

ICE is force-feeding hunger-striking immigrants in the US: report

US federal immigration officials are force-feeding six hunger-striking immigrants through plastic nasal tubes inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press news agency reported on Thursday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have...

/ January 31, 2019

NYDFS Grants BitLicense to Third Bitcoin ATM Operator

Another bitcoin ATM operator has received one of New York’s coveted BitLicenses. Cottonwood Vending LLC was granted one of the virtual currency licenses Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Services announced on Twitter, joining a select group of fewer...

/ January 31, 2019

Teaching Dad How To Drive A Lamborghini

My new custom carbon fibre steering wheel arrived from Compositi in Italy!! My mum and dad are also here in Dubai visiting me from Australia. I'm teaching him first the first time how to drive my Lamborghini Lucy! Check out...

/ January 31, 2019

Vermicular Musui-Kamado Review: Luxurious, but Lacking

A few weeks back, my editor asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a new Japanese kitchen appliance called the Vermicular Musui-Kamado, something that looked so novel and clever that I said "Let’s do it!" based on the photo alone....

/ January 31, 2019

“RBG” Documentary Nominated for Academy Award as Supreme Court Justice Recovers from Lung Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently missed oral arguments as she continues to recover after having two tumors removed from her lung last month. But the Supreme Court has said she is cancer-free and that the 85-year-old, now three-time...

/ January 31, 2019

Recode Daily: Facebook is in trouble with Apple, and Mark Zuckerberg wants to change the subject

Facebook is at the center of another privacy scandal. This time it hasn’t just angered its users — it has also angered Apple. The short version: Apple says Facebook broke an agreement it made with Apple by publishing a “research”...

/ January 31, 2019

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Comments On Inclusion In Anthony Davis Trade Rumors, Says ‘It’s Good To Be Wanted’

Although the Boston Celtics have consistently been linked to Anthony Davis, even well before his request to be traded by the New Orleans Pelicans became official, the team likely won’t be able to trade for the superstar big man until...

/ January 31, 2019

Australian planes involved in Iraqi airstrike which killed up to 18 civilians

Posted February 01, 2019 00:01:54 Australian Defence officials have revealed two RAAF fighter jets were involved in a bombing mission in Iraq which led to the death of up to 18 Iraqi civilians. The incident occurred in June 2017, at...

/ January 31, 2019

Even Anti-War Progressives Should Care About the Trans Military Ban

On January 22, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed two injunctions against President Donald Trump’s proposed policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. military, making way for the implementation of parts of the policy in the near future, while...

/ January 31, 2019

Venezuela opposition ‘has met military’, says Juan Guaidó

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJuan Guaidó: "Maduro's regime is killing young, poor people on the streets" Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he has held secret meetings with the military to win support for ousting President...

/ January 31, 2019

Indian Government Invites Law Firm to Present Suggestions for Crypto Regulation

Regulation The Indian government has invited lawyers from Nishith Desai Associates to present their suggestions for the country’s crypto regulation. This is in response to the firm’s submission of a proposed regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The suggestions include avoiding prohibition,...

/ January 31, 2019

Understanding the Brexit bedlam

HERE IN the U.S., it’s difficult to follow the wild twists and turns of the Brexit crisis. What are the latest developments? WELL, MAY finally proposed a deal before parliament, but two weeks ago it was voted down in what...

/ January 31, 2019

Grab raises $200M from Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group

Grab’s fundraising push continues unabated after the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm announced that it has raised $200 million from Central Group, a retail conglomerate based in Thailand. Central’s business covers restaurants, hotels and more than 30 malls in Thailand, while it has...

/ January 31, 2019