It automatically prints out the president's tweets, grabs them with a robotic arm, burns them with a lighter, and then deposits the remains in an ash tray. The videos are then posted to the "Burned Your Tweet" account on Twitter.
Here Trump tries to deflect attention away from his administration's ties to Russia. Sorry Donald, but that tweet is going up in flames.
As first reported by Fairfax Media, the Australian arms of Vodafone and Nestlé have also joined the boycott.
A spokesperson for the cable TV provider Foxtel said the company is "actively engaged with Google" to ensure its ads are not run next to offensive content, but it still suspended advertising until the issue is resolved. Read more...
There's a lot described these days as things you "can't unsee," but I promise this is not hyperbole: Even as I type, I cannot banish from my mind the vision of that dead man's penis.
Paramount Pictures opened its Cinemacon slate presentation Tuesday night with the cast of Baywatch, who introduced a "fuscia band" trailer (that's "rated FU for 'fucking awesome'" if you must know) that you may consider skipping, depending on your ability to forget.
Spoiler alert: If you want to be surprised — shocked? Grossed out? Impressed? — by the Baywatch fuscia-band trailer whenever it's finally released to the public, read no further. (And if you're about to eat, you also may consider reading no further.) Read more...
Cyclone Debbie was a big one. It tore down trees, smashed wharves and sent people huddling indoors as it made landfall in north Queensland on Tuesday.
But even in the face of wind gusts that reached at least 260 kilometres (162 miles) per hour, there was plenty of bizarre, occasionally foolhardy behaviour going on in the face of one of the biggest storms to hit that part of the country since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
Our attempts at living a healthy lifestyle may have just hit a new low.
On Monday, food magazine Bon Appétit tweeted out a link to a recipe for something called "hand salad." While the name is distasteful and can bring to mind some other horrible, more literal scenarios, the tweet came with a photo that shows you exactly what hand salad is in this case.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Neuralink Corp. will likely begin with the treatment of brain diseases, eventually growing to expand the basic functions of the human brain. The latter stage, Musk has said, would help give humanity a fighting chance against Artificial Intelligence. Read more...
The order reopens federal lands to coal mining and effectively makes it impossible for the U.S. to meet its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement, which Gore helped advocate for in 2015. Read more...
A report released by market research firm YouGov on Monday found the American public's faith in the ads they see has grown over the past few years, just as trust in mass-media news, government and other institutions sinks to new lows.
Nearly three quarters of people surveyed now say they think advertising is generally "honest" — a 16 percent jump from March of 2014. Read more...
Our lives have been so much darker since Parks and Recreation left our screens.
Luckily, the beautiful people known as Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (aka Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson) are reuniting to make the world a better place, one handmade object at a time.
Poehler and Offerman will host a six-episode competition series called The Handmade Project (sadly no relation to Hulu's Handmaid's Tale, although we'd love to see their take on that too), which Poehler will produce through her Paper Kite Productions company.
As backstory: A dozen areas, including San Diego, are vying to become home to the next Major League Soccer franchise. To rally supporters and drum up some buzz, the San Diego ownership group let fans on the internet suggest and vote for potential team names via Facebook. Read more...
The best part: it's copyright free. You can download and use these images for whatever purpose you want, thanks to NASA's generous public images policy.
"NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more," NASA said in a press release Tuesday. "Users now can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions to download." Read more...
They were the comically entitled clan from Arrested Development with a real estate empire and out-of-touch family members vying for money and power.
Lucille Bluth, the shopping-addicted matriarch with a martini, was played by actress Jessica Walter. And Walter thinks there's another well-known American family that's just like the Bluths — with one teensy difference.
It might not be so obvious at first glance, but a coconut is technically a fruit, a general nut and a seed.
The coconut belongs to a group of fruits called drupes. Drupes have a fleshy part covering a hard shell containing the seed. Other drupes include peaches, cherries and almonds — the most elusive one of them all (you guessed it) being the coconut. Read more...
The WaPo piece that kicked off Darnielle's bid for swift human extinction bases its analysis on a study published this month on the global spider population's eating habits.
Researchers Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer found that spiders the world over consume, in total, between 400 and 800-million tons of prey per year. It's a set of numbers large enough to trigger a fear-induced blackout for anyone with arachnophobia. Read more...
NBC's conundrum was simple and has sparked complaints from fans for years.
It went like this: The Olympic Games are a global event that often happens half a world away from the United States. NBC used to broadcast the most intriguing competitions during U.S. primetime. But as social media and digital technology revolutionized the ease of learning results as they happened (or even watching them happen via online live-stream), NBC's lack of live broadcasts seemed increasingly greedy and outdated. Read more...
You miss your pet when you're not at home, right? Totally. This might help: send an airtight bag of its fur to Analog Watch Co., and they'll (allegedly) send you a hairy "custom to order timepiece" that you can wear everywhere.
The new watch line is called the Companion Collection, and it will (maybe) bring you one step closer to what you've always wanted — smelling, looking and being exactly like your pet.
When it comes to what we love and what we hate about sex, the dating app Hater has got our number.
The app, which launched in February and matches people based on what they both hate, isn't just for helping people find love. Their users can swipe through more than 3,000 topics to indicate if they love them or hate them, and thus it's become a great source of data on how people feel about all kinds of things — including sex.
Hater analyzed responses to sex-related topics and found that the biggest disagreements between men and women were about “butt stuff.” Even though it’s now been endorsed by Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP, only 48 percent of women were in favor of it. In contrast, 88 percent of men were on board. Sorry, guys. Read more...
Spicer Green Jewelers' cheeky sign told motorists "Sometimes, it's ok to throw rocks at girls..." What the owners thought was an innocuous phrase invoking nostalgia and promoting the store's diamonds and gems quickly turned into a storm of outrage.
President Donald Trump is vowing to put "America First" — just not when it comes to the global clean energy race.
The president on Tuesday signed a sweeping executive order that experts say could leave the United States lagging behind China and other nations as manufacturers and investors throw trillions of dollars into renewable energy projects.
The order will start unraveling the Obama administration's key efforts to address climate change. Flanked by coal miners and cabinet officials, Trump vowed to revamp fossil fuel production and erase "job-killing" restrictions on power plants and pipelines. Read more...
Go ahead and assume that everything you do online is being tracked and sold without your knowledge.
The House voted 215-205 on Tuesday in favor of erasing a rule that would prevent internet service providers from quietly selling off consumer data without notifying those consumers. The rule — enacted last year by the Federal Communications Commission — was so short-lived that it never got the chance to be implemented.
If Silicon Valley is the land of self-congratulatory BS, then Lyft President John Zimmer just made a play for the crown.
As his ride-hail company continues to benefit from the ongoing struggles of its top rival Uber, the extremely rich executive took a moment out of his busy schedule rescuing kittens or whatever to chat it up with Time.
The topic du jour? How his San Francisco-based company is less a Peter Thiel-backed behemoth working with General Motors to automate its drivers out of jobs than a thoughtful and do-gooding corporate citizen.
"We’re woke," the questionably woke exec told Time. "Our community is woke, and the U.S. population is woke." Read more...
A slick ad from Swedish transportation agency Västtrafik has all the hallmarks of a futuristic autonomous vehicle hype video, complete with buzzwords like "sustainable," "electrified" and "delegated driving."
Cue the big reveal... to a standard city bus. Turns out, you can already experience many of the perks we're looking forward to in self-driving cars by taking public transport.
Elon Musk wants people to willingly implant electrodes in their brains so they might upload and download thoughts, and he's building a company to make it happen.
This is Musk's latest technological frontier. He's working on an electric car revolution through Tesla and trying to send people to Mars with SpaceX. Through Neuralink, Musk plans to merge humans and machines through a technology called neural lace.
Hours after a report Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump was "in talks" to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game on Major League Baseball's Opening Day, that dream was dashed.
Politico reported Tuesday morning that Trump was "in talks" to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on April 3. What exactly "in talks" meant was not clear (more on that in a minute). But by midday Tuesday, the White House cited a "scheduling conflict" to say it would not happen. Read more...
Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma.
The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster received top honors for EduApp4Syria, which leverages the widespread availability of smartphones to develop free, educational alternatives for millions of Syrian children forced out of school due to conflict.
The competition is a joint effort from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and several global nonprofit partners. The winners were announced last week to coincide with UNESCO's Mobile Learning Week. Read more...