Kim Kardashian faces heat for new ‘Kimono’ brand


Kimono, the socialite and businesswoman’s clothing brand, is finding itself in hot water for its appropriating of the word, which has Japanese roots. Kardashian-West also trademarked the word, sparking more debate and discontent for the brand.

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Trump subreddit r/The_Donald quarantined by Reddit for inciting violence


After years of calls to ban the community r/The_Donald, Reddit is cracking down on the infamous subreddit by quarantining it, a feature that was revamped in 2018

The quarantine comes after Reddit observed “repeated rule-breaking behavior” and an “over-reliance on Reddit admins to manage users and remove posts” that violated content policies. In a post on Wednesday, the announcement also noted that violations included “content that encourages or incites violence,” particularly toward law…

FedEx to sue U.S. government over export rules for Huawei


Huawei, a Chinese tech company, has recently faced hurdles in the U.S. following a ban from President Trump. Those issues have now been faced by FedEx, who claims it must act as a “law enforcement agency” in order to abide by the instituted ban.

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Donald Trump Jr.’s worst moments of 2019 (so far)


Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president, is a bad take machine. And just like his father, he’s been busy tossing his share of cringeworthy tweets and questionable memes into your timeline.

Sure, the year is only halfway done, but Junior’s cup runneth over. So much so that we’ve rounded up 9 of his most awkward moments thus far.

We shudder to think what else 2019 has in store for him — and for us.

1. Saturday What Live?

Saturday Night Live has proved to be something of a…

Bitcoin values surge over six-month period


The cryptocurrency has grown quadruply within the short time frame. The current values are just $7,000 from their all time high of $19,900.

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We’re fracking the hell out of the U.S.A. Can a president slam on the brakes?


U.S. Route 285, cutting through the Texas-New Mexico border, is perilous.

Lines of speeding trucks lugging oil and fracking tanks gouge big cracks in the narrow two-way highway. Come night, in the blackened, high desert, it can be challenging to even stay on the crumbling asphalt, with hurrying, aggressive big rigs swerving over the faint yellow linesPeople die. Shirts are now sold reading “I survived the 285.”

The remote highway is bustling, often dangerously so, because the U.S. fracking…

‘BTS World’ mobile game is basically BTS fanfiction


“The crowd breaks up as the raindrops start to fall faster. The rain doesn’t faze Hoseok, however. He just keeps dancing.”

No, this is not a piece of erotic BTS fanfiction, these are actual lines of your inner monologue from the new BTS World game, which rolled out in 249 countries on Wednesday.

Developed by Netmarble for iOS and Android devices, the official mobile game for the wildly popular K-pop group is structured over several different chapters, the first of which sees you recruiting…

‘Game of Thrones’ Blu-ray collection will be out for the holidays and filled with extras


Look at that wild box. Every layer of that 3D art piece is part of a sleeve containing each individual season’s discs.

Game of Thrones may be over, but HBO’s biggest post-finale cash-in — the inevitable home video release — will be out on Dec. 3. The snazzy-looking box set contains all eight seasons of the show along with a mountainous pile of extras to help justify the purchase for HBO Now/Go subscribers.

The highlight of those extras for many will likely be the reunion special, shot…

This e-bike combines modern tech with retro motorcycle design — Future Blink


Ontario-based Tempus, an electric bike manufacturer, designed electric bikes that are inspired from motorcycles. Read more…

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Get an Echo Dot for just .99 cents with this Audible deal


TL;DR: You can get a third-generation Echo Dot smart speaker (a $49.99 value) for just .99 cents when you sign up for a 12-month Audible membership, now on sale for $119.50.

Amazon is trying to get you to put down the paperbacks. 

Now through July 31 (or while supplies last), the tech giant is shaving $30 off the price of a year’s worth of Audible and throwing in your choice of 12 audiobooks *plus* a credit that’s redeemable for a 99-cent third-generation Echo Dot.

The deal is worth…