Amy Klobuchar apparently ate salad with a comb and then made her staffer clean it

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The New York Times published a story Friday detailing the harsh, occasionally demeaning manner in which 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has treated her staff. There are a lot of disturbing details in the report, including accounts of Klobuchar throwing items “in the direction of aides” and making employees wash her dishes, which is probably unethical and definitely shitty.

The weirdest story, though, is about a comb. In 2008, an aide allegedly forgot to bring a fork for Klobuchar’s…

How VR and AR are going to transform the way we consume news

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In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with Ray Soto, Director of Emerging Technology for USA Today, at CES 2019. 

Soto discusses his team’s latest projects that bring an entirely new perspective and interactive experience to contemporary hot button topics – like Trump’s border wall. Furthermore, Soto sheds light on how he believes this style of storytelling will change the media industry going forward. Read more…

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Period tracking app says it will stop sharing health data with Facebook

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After The Wall Street Journal reported that popular period-tracking app Flo had been secretly sharing some of its users’ most personal health data with Facebook, Flo is promising to make some changes.

Along with a number of other popular health apps, Flo used Facebook’s developer software to track users’ data in a way that could be used for advertising purposes, the report found. 

In Flo’s case, the period tracking…

This cat opening a door by himself is truly impressive

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Videos of cats opening doors are always good, but here is a particularly good one.

It was taken by Twitter user @steeleio_, who couldn’t figure out why her roommate’s cat was always able to break out of their bathroom. So she set up a camera on a shower shelf, shut the cat in the bathroom, and shook his food bag outside the door so he’d want to get out. 

He escaped in less than five minutes. “Once he got out, we gave him a treat and watched the video,” @steeleio_ explained via Twitter DM….

Proud Pokémon Parents, It’s Time to Show Off

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Drivetime trivia app turns your daily commute into a gameshow

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Drivetime commuter trivia app
$Free download on App Store or Google Play
The Good

Interactive without being distracting • Designed knowing you are at the wheel • You might actually learn something • Available to play anytime

The Bad

Limited content with a focus on current events • For heavy drivers • only 30 minutes of trivia per day • Meant for solo • adult drivers • so doesn’t work well for carpooling • passengers • or young kids • Can…

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board

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One of Twitter’s cofounders is taking a major step back from the company: Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board.

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company. I will continue rooting for the team as I focus my time on other projects,” Williams said in a statement in an SEC filing announcing his departure from the board.

Thank you, @jack and @biz for starting this crazy company with me—and continuing to make…

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board

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One of Twitter’s cofounders is taking a major step back from the company: Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board.

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company. I will continue rooting for the team as I focus my time on other projects,” Williams said in a statement in an SEC filing announcing his departure from the board.

Thank you, @jack and @biz for starting this crazy company with me—and continuing to make…

Uber wants to be the ‘Amazon of transportation.’ BMW and Daimler might do it first.

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Two major car makers just out “Ubered” Uber. 

Last year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wanted the app to do it all: individual rides, carpools, food deliveries, electric bicycles, e-scooters, self-driving vehicles, and even flying taxis. He wanted Uber to become “the Amazon of transportation.”

But on Friday, German companies Daimler (of Mercedes-Benz) and BMW announced they were investing 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to offer many of the same services. 

Uber wants to be the ‘Amazon of transportation.’ BMW and Daimler might do it first.

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Two major car makers just out “Ubered” Uber. 

Last year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wanted the app to do it all: individual rides, carpools, food deliveries, electric bicycles, e-scooters, self-driving vehicles, and even flying taxis. He wanted Uber to become “the Amazon of transportation.”

But on Friday, German companies Daimler (of Mercedes-Benz) and BMW announced they were investing 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to offer many of the same services.