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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…

The mini Instant Pot Ultra can replace 10 appliances, is on sale for $99.95


TL;DR: The adorable 3-quart Instant Pot Ultra is only $99.95 at Amazon, saving you $20.

Not every meal (or tiny NYC kitchen apartment) needs an enormous appliance in order to get the job done.

But being single or living in a cramped space doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to fancy, multi-step meals: The 10-in-1 Instant Pot Ultra is one of Instant Pot’s most versatile cookers, and the mini 3-quart model is $20 off at Amazon right now.

Oppo’s under-display camera is now official, here’s how it works


A recent teaser showing an Oppo phone with the front camera completely hidden under the display piqued our interest: Could the Chinese company be the first to launch a smartphone that’s all screen on the front, without any clumsy solutions such as notches or pop-up cameras?

Now, at MWC Shanghai, Oppo has officially unveiled its under-display camera tech, and while it certainly looks interesting, some questions remain. 

Oppo calls the technology USC (short for Under-Screen Camera), and…

USB creator discusses successes, regrets regarding the design


In an NPR interview, Ajay Bhatt discussed the design, some ideas he and the IBM team had, and his response to people’s request for a reversible design.

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San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban Juuls


San Francisco is cracking down on vaping.

A new blanket ban would outlaw the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-cigarettes in an effort to fight the trend of vaping teenagers. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday. Under the two proposed ordinances, e-cigarette sales would be banned both in physical and online stores, if the shipping addresses are in San Francisco. 

As Juuls gain popularity, cities across the country have tried to limit…

Aubrey Plaza has had it with people asking if she plays Chucky in ‘Child’s Play’


Once more for the people in the back: Aubrey Plaza is the mom in Child’s Play not the killer doll.

Over 30 years since it first hit theaters, the Child’s Play franchise has returned to the big screen with a reimagining which has Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gabriel Bateman filling some of its most iconic roles. 

But what part Plaza, best known for portraying the vaguely threatening April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, plays in the reboot has, according to her, caused confusion for…

You can rent that three-wheeled motorcycle Cardi B drove onstage


You can rent electric scooters, borrow a stranger’s car, and even grab an e-bike on the side of the road, but it’s not often you get a chance to ride a motorcycle with three wheels.

Starting Tuesday, motorcycle company Can-Am’s three wheeled-vehicles, the Spyder and Ryker, will be available to rent through the car-sharing app Turo. It’s only in eight cities throughout California, Nevada, and South Carolina, but in those places you won’t have to throw down thousands for a ride on the extreme…

10 brands that tried too hard during Pride Month in 2019


It’s Pride Month, the time of year when corporations do their very best to prove just how supportive they are.

Rainbows are everywhere: in clothing stores, on public storefronts, and on nearly every brand logo on Twitter. And while some of the profits from specialty Pride merchandise do go to worthy nonprofits, other brands donate a paltry amount, and some merch is simply used to generate additional profit. (It’s worth noting as well that many companies that plaster their brands with…

Samuel L. Jackson goes off after spotting mistake in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ poster


Let’s take a moment of silence for the graphic designer who’s probably packing their desk up right now. 

Samuel L. Jackson took to his Instagram to call out a major and easily-avoidable mistake in a promotional poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jackson stars in the film as Nick Fury, a role he’s been playing since 2008′s Iron Man (in which he appeared in the post-credits). 

Whoever was in charge of making these posters clearly wasn’t seeing straight, as they accidentally swapped…

John Oliver’s deep dive into Mount Everest’s tourist industry is truly eye-opening


For some people, reaching the summit of Mount Everest represents the greatest of all human achievements.

But is it really?

In the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver takes a closer look at the problematic tourist industry surrounding the world’s highest peak — from the extremely high levels of risk undertaken by the sherpas to the large number of under-qualified climbers being taken up by shady companies.

“Look, we’re never going to get the number of deaths on Everest down…