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Why I’m Deleting All My Old Tweets

While I gave birth to my first child in 2015, my brother sat across the street from the hospital in a bar, live tweeting his experience of waiting to meet his nephew. As the hours of my long labor wore...

/ July 27, 2018

Top 10 Crypto Deals in 2017 Returned Over 136,000% on Average, Report Shows

Research into the top ten crypto deals in 2017 based on their investment returns (ROI) has revealed that on average each returned over 136,000 percent, according to data shared with Cointelegraph by Crypto Finance Conference (CFC) analysts July 27. Out...

/ July 27, 2018

Gay man who plotted terror attack on LA Pride sentenced

  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, James Wesley Howell, of Indiana, appears in Superior Court in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Nick Ut, File James Howell, 20, the gay man who...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Wallet to Replace Private Keys With Encrypted QR Codes

Decentralized cryptocurrency wallet SafeWallet is launching a new QR code-based user identification system to replace mnemonic phrases and private keys, the firm announced Friday. The app, operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, will use a two-tier security system to grant users...

/ July 27, 2018

Tom Cruise Talks ‘Mission: Impossible’ And Incredible Stunt Work | NowThis

Tom Cruise wants his Mission: Impossible co-stars to love stunt work as much as he does. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe One of the aspects that makes Mission Impossible an incredible series is its wild stunts. But who is the...

/ July 27, 2018

The *Overwatch* League Finals Aren’t the Only Thing Happening in Games

This week was a quiet one in the world of videogames, but there's always something to talk about. In this week's roundup we dig into the Overwatch League Grand Finals, Steam's newest update, and the odd specter of orphaned games...

/ July 27, 2018

US economic growth hits fastest rate since 2014

Image copyright AFP Image caption Consumer spending picked up in the second quarter Growth in the US economy accelerated in the second quarter of the year, expanding at an annualised rate of 4.1%, official figures show. The rate was the...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Markets Tumble as SEC Rejects Winklevoss Twins’ Second Bitcoin ETF Application

Crypto markets have taken a sharp downturn, today, July 27, with all of the top ten coins by market cap hit by hefty losses and Bitcoin (BTC) dipping back below the $8,000 psychological price point, as data from Coin360 shows....

/ July 27, 2018

Why this pie sparked a political row

It seems unlikely Malcolm Turnbull had any idea of the storm he was about to wade into when he posted the short clip to Instagram. After all, he was just eating a pie. Only, he was eating it with a...

/ July 27, 2018

The Louvre’s Critically Acclaimed Delacroix Show Gets a Record Attendance

A record half a million people went to the Louvre’s Eugène Delacroix blockbuster, which is headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the fall. The survey brings together 180 works that span the French painter’s career. With nearly 540,000 visitors,...

/ July 27, 2018

Apple MacBook Pro (2018, 15-inch) Review: Fast but Flawed

I have used more Apple laptops in my life than I can even recall. I owned a second-hand, sticker-encrusted Titanium PowerBook G4 that was stolen during a road trip. I installed Linux on an excruciatingly slow PowerBook G3 for IMDB...

/ July 27, 2018

Airstream’s $40,000 Basecamp Gets an Off-Road Upgrade

If you’re considering adding some #vanlife to your Instagram feed but lack either (a) a van, or (b) a place outside your Bushwick walk-up to stash the 28-foot Airstream Land Yacht, consider the Airstream Basecamp. At 16 feet long and...

/ July 27, 2018

The Podcasters of ‘The Good Place’ Are Smart Motherforkers

After two seasons of comedy and philosophy, The Good Place remains a great joy. It’s the best science fiction show on television, with twists and intricate, earned reveals that hint at a watchmakers' dream of a writers' room. The show's...

/ July 27, 2018

‘Dragons Would Think It’s Cool That We Create Water In Our Mouths’

Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.” In honor of those weird, wonderful and sometimes profound musings, here are some of the best posts from the...

/ July 27, 2018

Congress Has a $95 Million Proposal to Study Tech’s Effect on Kids

Like a lot of people, you probably spend a fair bit of time worrying about how much time you spend on your phone. Who doesn't these days? But what really concerns you is the youth. What is all that swiping...

/ July 27, 2018

The Office-Messaging Wars Are Over. Slack Has Won.

Last September, the software company Atlassian launched a new workplace chat app called Stride, aimed squarely at taking on the similar app Slack. “We’ve been thrilled by the excitement we’ve seen from the tens of thousands of teams who have...

/ July 27, 2018

Thousand Of Brits Develop Chronic Pain Over Night As Medicinal Cannabis Legalised

The number of chronic pain sufferers in the UK has reportedly increased tenfold overnight after the announcement that laws surrounding the medicinal use of cannabis were to be eased. While the latest policy change will only affect medicines derived from...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex Reveals Plans to Open US Trading Platform

Online broker Monex Group, which bought out hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck this spring, plans to launch a U.S.-based trading platform, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, July 27. A summary of data from a financial briefing held Friday confirms plans to...

/ July 27, 2018

Heritage rail group vows to block bike trail plans despite government compromise

By Manika Dadson Updated July 27, 2018 18:02:58 Photo: Unhappy heritage rail advocates say the best part of the railway will be ripped up for the bike trail. (Flickr: Cowirrie) Proponents of a heritage train project say the Tasmanian Government's...

/ July 27, 2018