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Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best shows and movies coming to streaming services this week. On the list this week: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and more.
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Antibiotic immunity is leading us into an age of unstoppable superbacteria, but one Oregon scientist has a plan to reverse the tide by rewriting bacterial DNA with a sophisticated new tool: PPMOs.
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Merriam-Webster defines its new word, "sheeple," as those who are "easily influenced."
I'm sure plenty of groups of people qualify as said "sheeple." I, for example, am easily influenced by any shop selling doughnuts, and I'm sure many people are like me. But the dictionary chose Apple fans as its mental image.
SEE ALSO: Wake up, sheeple: Your favorite political insult is now officially a word
Here's their example:
Are you an iPhone owner with a battery case worth about $100? Then you, my friend, have made it to the dictionary.
Perhaps it's not the greatest accomplishment, but please take solace in knowing we are all sheeple in our own ways. Read more...More about Definition, Merriam Webster, Dictionary, Sheeple, and Fans
"I assume I'll be having sex today."
Those are the first words out of Conan O'Brien's mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson's Heart on Oculus Rift.
Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O'Brien's theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex. Therefore, the entire video demonstration features O'Brien taking every opportunity to figure out how his VR experience can somehow turn into sex, from fiddling with the privates of a dead guy to casting a lewd eye on a virtual tentacle monster ("That I could have sex with").
We know how excited some of us get by seeing sex in VR, but it probably won't really become a thing, even for O'Brien, until we get full-body haptic suits so you actually can feel all the totally wrong things you want to do in the virtual world. When that happens, all the VR jokes will cease, because people will be too busy finding out just how freaky they really are in the Matrix. Read more...More about Conan O Brien, Virtual Reality, Sex, Vr, and Watercooler
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change.
He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more...More about Markers, Sign, File Folder, March, and White House
Chicago-based Just Don has announced its next partnership with Jordan Brand. The Air Jordan 2 "Arctic Orange" will be launching on Saturday, May 13 with sizes available in kids and grade school only. DJ Khaled shared an image of him with a light pink-hued sneakers earlier this month, forewarning us that they wouldn't be available in adult sizes. With an official post on Twitter, Don C revealed that the reasoning behind this decision was to make up for past collabs which excluded smaller sizes, preventing members in his family from obtaining a pair. With a premium, quilted leather design similar to the Beach colorway from last year, be sure to check back for more images of the "Artic Orange" colorway as the release date nears.
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CVC Capital Partners has announced the purchase of an 80% stake in Breitling. Best known for its luxury Swiss watches, Breitling's current CEO and majority holder Theodore Schneider will re-invest into the company to hold on to the remaining 20% stake.
With its watches costing anywhere between $3,000 to $255,000 USD, Breitling is one of the largest Swiss watch manufacturers. With other brands being sold off to competitors, Breitling was able to stay independent for a long time, with one Bloomberg report stating the company sold around $424 million USD in 2016. Best known for its precision-made chronometers, Breitling has the celebrity backing to go with its luxurious watches, with David Beckham, John Travolta and Russell Crowe all seen rocking the watches out in public.
Bloomberg reports that CVC will look to sell more watches in the Asian markets, as imports to Hong Kong rose for the first time in two years. CVC's purchase of Breitling marks the second time in the watch company's history that it has changed hands, the first since Schneider's father Ernest bought the watch company from the original Breitling family back in 1979.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
After his company dragged a man off an airplane, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lost out on a seat as chairman of United's board.
Now, he has to go to Congress. Munoz will testify in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, the committee announced Friday.
Munoz will have to answer questions about the incident, which left doctor David Dao bloodied and battered, in a hearing about improving relationships between airlines and passengers. Munoz will be joined by representatives from other domestic airlines.
“Next week’s oversight hearing will give Committee Members an opportunity to get much-needed answers about airline customer service policies and what is being done to improve service for the flying public,” Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster told ABC News. Read more...More about Oscar Munoz, United Airlines, and Business
"Stop hitting yourself... Stop hitting yourself..."
That's the sound of ESPN bullying itself into irrelevance as we've now learned that the self-described "worldwide leader in sports" has killed the best thing to come out of its Bristol, Connecticut headquarters in recent years: the TrueHoop network of podcasts.
The news that the podcasts will shut down comes along with the massive layoffs announced earlier this week.
SEE ALSO: ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent
Along with the initial cuts of about 100 staffers, ESPN also quietly let go of one of its most impactful team members, Henry Abbott, the guy behind ESPN's TrueHoop brand of basketball stories, videos, and podcasts. His ouster, ostensibly, spelled the end of the podcasts. Read more...More about Bill Simmons, Grantland, Media, Sports, and Podcasts
Never thought we'd see Nike slides that look good enough to eat.
But we have, and it's all thanks to Milan-based artist and chef Yujia Hu, whose obsessively detailed sushi and onigiri shoes are truly the stuff of tiny art and tiny food lovers' dreams.
Please behold, for example, these extremely slick Air Jordans.
SEE ALSO: Cakes that look like succulents are the best way to eat your greens
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And feast (lol) your eyes upon these delicious-looking Vans.
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In our latest installment of "No, really, Zuck is honest-to-god not running for political office," we find Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg taking a ride around South Bend, Indiana, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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Zuckerberg is calling this yet another stop in his 2017 personal challenge to "get out and talk to more people about how they're living, working and thinking about the future."
During the drive, which is broken up into two parts, most of the talk focuses on the city's blighted areas and what the mayor is trying to do to help the area thrive. Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tech
The lack of ISP oversight means that customers and companies will have to rely on transparency to navigate around a catastrophic, but avoidable, breakdown in trust.
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