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To understand 2018, you first have to understand the 1990s, Vanity Fair’s David Friend says

2018-01-16T03:04:34+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Everything from #MeToo to President Trump has its roots in the “naughty nineties,” Friend says. It would be easy to say that our self-obsessed culture, rampant cynicism in politics and the decline of traditional dating are all recent trends. But to understand how we get selfies, President Trump and Tinder, you have to look back [...]

Apple’s star presence no longer overshadows CES

2018-01-15T03:04:59+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Amazon’s Alexa voice platform, and now Google’s assistant voice platform, were the clear ecosystem winners of CES. A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. I want to make an observation, which I feel is an important one. However, I [...]

Yes, that was Fred Armisen and Bill Murray you saw on ‘SNL’

2018-01-15T03:04:58+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

They’re back! You weren’t daydreaming: Two old “Saturday Night Live” favorites returned to the set this weekend in a surprise reincarnation. Bill Murray, the iconic SNL comedian, and Fred Armisen, who defined the show during the 2000s, came back as guests in the show’s cold open on Saturday evening — playing the roles of a [...]

Everlane’s first store is temporarily closed because its flooring couldn’t handle a New York winter

2018-01-15T03:04:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Physical retail? Perhaps not so easy. Everlane’s transition from online retailer to brick-and-mortar retailer is off to a rocky start. The popular millennial fashion brand announced to its customers today that it was temporarily closing its first store, located in New York City, only 42 days after it opened. The No. 1 reason: the store’s [...]

People in Hawaii received a false alert warning that a missile was headed their way

2018-01-14T03:04:35+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The smartphone alert was sent in error, officials say, after an early panic People in Hawaii received an erroneous emergency alert on their smartphones Saturday warning them of a “ballistic missile threat inbound” — and stressing it is was “not a drill.” The alert quickly stirred intense panic, prompting many to say they took cover [...]

Airbnb’s CEO is promoting home rentals in places Trump reportedly labeled ‘shithole countries’

2018-01-14T03:04:34+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The tweets came a day after Trump’s immigration discussion with lawmakers. A day after President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations as “shithole countries” in immigration discussions with lawmakers, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to Twitter to promote some home listings in those destinations. 2.7M guests from Airbnb decided that [...]

The coolest thing I saw at CES: Forpheus, the Ping-Pong-playing robot

2018-01-13T03:04:38+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Look out, Forrest Gump, here comes Forpheus. CES, the giant, annual Consumer Electronics Show that’s wrapping up in Las Vegas, is full of bizarre technology. From customer-service robots and gesture-controlled drones to massage chairs that cost more than a car, CES is a smorgasbord of stuff that will make you feel a little gross inside [...]