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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:36:16 +0000

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'SNL' skewers Trump's Twitter habit, and he immediately proves their point

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:07:11 +0000


Alec Baldwin was back on Saturday Night Live this week as President-elect Donald Trump in a skit poking fun at Trump's decision to retweet a number of unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud from his supporters this week — including a 16-year-old from California. 

And did Trump tweet about it? Of course he did.

The sketch showed Baldwin's Trump and Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway during a security briefing, with Trump too preoccupied by Twitter to pay attention to his advisers.

"This could not wait — it was from a young man named Seth, he's 16, he's in high school, and I really did retweet him... seriously, this is real," Baldwin's Trump told the camera. Read more...

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California sports teams tweet support and donate after fatal Oakland party fire

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:38:46 +0000


Some of California's major sports teams have pledged on Twitter to help the victims and families affected by a devastating fire that tore through an Oakland warehouse party Friday night, killing at least 9 people.

The Oakland Raiders said it would join Oakland Athletics to match donations up $30,000.

The NFL team also announced it would observe a moment of silence prior to its game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday.

We have teamed up with the @Athletics to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire.

To help donate:

— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 4, 2016

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Hire someone to make your wedding hashtag because #itshardtobeclever

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:34:19 +0000


Millennial weddings come with a basically compulsory social media component these days, and one woman is taking advantage.

After dealing with wedding overload (19 ceremonies over the past two years), Los Angeles-based magazine editor Marielle Wakim had witnessed her fair share of bridal processions, wedding veils and best man toasts. 

She'd also seen the rise of the wedding hashtag, a short phrase that's usually an overly cutesy blend of the bride and groom's names or a trying-too-hard nod to how they met.

If you've been to a wedding in the last few years, you'll know it. The wedding hashtag can be found on everything, starting with invitations and the wedding website, and then plastered onto napkins, photo booth pictures and and centerpiece displays at the reception.  Read more...

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The 16 biggest tech stories of 2016

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:40:09 +0000


Technology doesn't just change the world — it runs it. 

In 2016, the algorithms, networks and slabs of glass and metal that make up today's digital tools had a direct impact on our lives in some very unexpected ways. 

From Facebook's fake news problem to the Galaxy Note7 literally exploding, that impact wasn't always for the good, but there were also signs of hope thanks to the promise of virtual reality and driverless cars.

Here are the biggest tech stories of 2016:

1. The headphone jack


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Apple's annual iPhone launch always hits the mobile world like a shiny glass meteor, but the new iPhone 7 had an aftershock that will be felt for years: the removal of the headphone jack.  Read more...

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OpTic Gaming wins the ELeague 'CS:GO' Season 2 championship

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:01:35 +0000


OpTic Gaming defeated Astralis to win the ELeague Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season 2 championship Saturday, walking away with $400,000 and a team achievement: their first-ever championship at a major international tournament.

Both Astralis and OpTic Gaming came into the finals never having won a big international tournament, but the North American OpTic managed to control the pace of the second and third maps to beat the Danish Astralis, 2-1. 

OpTic is only the second North American team to win a major championship in nine years after Cloud9 won ESL Pro League Season 4 in October.

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OpTic Gaming goes on Cinderella run to win ELeague Season 2

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:20:47 +0000

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The #GreenWall pulled one out for all of North America.  Read more...

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Amnesty condemns 'excessive' violence at Standing Rock, calls for Obama to act

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:58:59 +0000


Days after local authorities were condemned for spraying people with water cannons in freezing temperatures, Amnesty International has called for an end to America's "over-militarized" response to the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota.

On Saturday, the organisation demanded President Obama halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

It also condemned the "excessive" force used on those seeking to end the nearly 1,200-mile oil pipeline's advance under the Missouri River — the chief water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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This perfect sports Vine is a comedy in three acts

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:38:13 +0000


Man, why'd they have to kill this app? WHY'D THEY HAVE TO KILL THIS APP!? 

Just about one month after Twitter announced its plans to eliminate Vine — which pairs with sports like a fine wine — here comes the perfect clip to remind us all what we'll soon be missing. 

Our dramatis personae: Ethan Happ, forward, Wisconsin Baders; Khadeem Lattin, forward, Oklahoma Sooners; Nigel Hayes, forward, Wisconsin Badgers. 

Now, our play in three acts. 

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That's Happ aggressively freeing himself from the arms of Lattin during Oklahoma and Wisonsin's Saturday afternoon basketball game (Act I). Then we have Lattin uncorking an all-timer flop (Act II). Finally, we have Hayes delivering a perfect reaction to Lattin's histrionics (Act III).  Read more...

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