Trends of the Week

Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Computex won’t be taking place until the end of May but Acer wants to get a head start from the flood of announcements that might come. The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs. The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for “casual gamers” while the Acer Spin 1 offers a … Continue reading

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Egypt blocks Al Jazeera and other sites for ‘supporting terrorism’

People living in Egypt will have to put their VPNs to work accessing 21 websites the the country has banned. According to state news agency MENA, Egypt has blocked Al Jazeera's main website and 20 other publications and online destinations, accusing...

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Are Our Terrible Genetic Privacy Laws Hurting Science?

As companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com help make genetic testing commonplace, you would think that we would become better at ensuring protections for the privacy of that data. Instead, multiple Congressional actions threaten to erode already-weak protections against genetic discrimination. But it’s not just a… Read more...

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The Real, but Funny Reason Princess Diana Held Her Clutch Close to Her Chest

Elegant satin clutches are classy and dainty accessories we kind of forget about until special occasions (ahem, weddings) roll around. For royals like Kate Middleton though, miniature clutches are the go-to. They've been carrying them for decades and Princess Diana, who was possibly the most stylish of them all , even designed her own bag with Anya Hindmarch .

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The New Way Fashion Girls Are Wearing Black and White This Summer

The combo just got a lot more exciting.

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Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X, X Compact

When Sony launched its new Xperia X line, some of the models lacked the punch to make them appealing as flagship devices. It turns out that the Sony received the numbers proving so as well. At its investor conference in Tokyo, it revealed how its “Premium Standard Models”, which included the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact, didn’t live … Continue reading

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Gogoro 2 smartscooter is made for riding in twos

One of the arguments for electric vehicles is how they are much more environment friendly than fuel-based transportation. However, when you have too many of those, they can still be a problem. Sharing is caring, as they say, and that goes for sharing rides as well

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Gogoro 2 makes the electric scooter lifestyle more comfortable

About two years after we first rode the Gogoro Smartscooter, the company is back with a sequel. The Gogoro 2 and Gogoro 2 Plus lightly rework the original, with a second gen motor and powertrain that deliver the same amount of power (6.4kW), but prom...

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Racist Star Trek Fans Decry Discovery’s Diversity, Revealing They Know Nothing About Star Trek

When original Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Heather Kadin were developing the series, they were both adamant about making sure that the show stayed true to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of social progressiveness and inclusion. But for a vocal contingent of racist… Read more...

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Twitter adds all 69 new emoji to its arsenal

Twitter has stepped up its emoji game in a big way. The social network is one of the first platforms to make all 69 Emoji 5.0 icons available to its users, and they include a few new flags, a woman with headscarf, persons with gray hair, the starstru...

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