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Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

 Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason. The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post now pinned to the top of the startup’s site. The extended survey of the Bay Area… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Paris Hilton rings in 2018 with the most Paris Hilton tweet imaginable

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

As 2017 fizzled and faded away to all of our great relief, Paris Hilton had one final parting message. One that might just make you choke on your champagne.  SEE ALSO: Paris Hilton claims that she and Britney Spears invented the selfie, but no one really believes her True to Paris form, the tweet began with a bit of a tease: “Before 2017 ends I would like to say…” After what looked like an eternity of full stops, she said […]

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Ed Sheeran, king of angsty love songs, absolutely crushes cover of Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

There’s no song on earth that better captures the agony of unrequited love than Eric Clapton’s “Layla”.  And, Ed Sheeran—king of angsty songs about love—is the only person on earth equipped to cover it.  The 1971 song was written about Clapton’s then-unrequited love for his friend’s wife, Pattie Boyd. Oh, and his friend just so happened to be George Harrison, lead guitarist of The Beatles. TL;DR Clapton later married Boyd. Revellers ringing in the New Year in the UK were […]

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14 times Mark Hamill’s Twitter game was quite simply out of this world

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

Mark Hamill is quite literally the gift that keeps on giving. Whether he’s demonstrating his IRL use of the force, delivering an on-point impression of Harrison Ford or just generally being awesome to his fans all the time, the original Jedi is never anything short of a delight. SEE ALSO: Mark Hamill’s story about keeping ‘Star Wars’ spoilers from Carrie Fisher is amazing His Twitter account is no exception. From next-level dad jokes to Star Wars-themed mischief, we’ve rounded up […]

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Dave Chappelle just dropped two Netflix specials, but there’s a problem

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

Dave Chappelle is widely considered to be a comedic genius. So when Netflix announced it had released two Chappelle stand-up specials, people freaked. A little comedy to wrap up this bitter year has to be a good thing, right? Well, maybe. But maybe not. The specials just dropped, but there’s already some pushback when it comes to Chappelle’s thoughts on the transgender community.  Of the two videos, “The Bird Revelation” and “Equanimity,” it’s the latter that is once again bringing […]

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Trump’s NYE bash has a ‘modern fantasy garden’ theme. We have some better suggestions.

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

President Donald Trump is often accused of living in his own personal fantasy world where white supremacists are “very fine people” and New Jersey muslims celebrated the 9/11 attack. So it is perhaps fitting that his New Year’s Eve celebration at Mar-a-Largo has, according to The Washington Post, a “modern fantasy garden” theme. And while we’re excited to see what mythical bullshit takes root in such a gathering of sycophants and enablers, we also can’t help but note that Team […]

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Hey, Pizzagaters: If you come at Chrissy Teigen, you best not miss

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

Chrissy Teigen is not here for your bullshit, especially if that bullshit involves suggesting she and her husband John Legend are involved in a pedophile ring involving their own daughter.  On Saturday, Teigen laid into a conspiracy theorist on Twitter that had tweeted out pictures of her daughter and insinuated that she and husband John Legend were part of some sort of secret society of celebrity pedophiles.  This latest addition to the Pizzagate delusion began on Dec. 27. In a […]

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What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

 You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. But for those of you who are new to that Best Nine game, here’s how it works. First of… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

January 1, 2018 Editor 0

 Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast region. Instead of opening a laptop, opening a program like Excel and finding the numbers, you simply ask the device and get the answer instantly. That kind of scenario is increasingly becoming a… Read More Powered by WPeMatico