Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

Google says it sold a Google Home device every second since October 19

Google today announced that it sold “tens of millions of Google devices for the home” over the course of the last year and that it sold “more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October.” With roughly 6.75 million seconds since October 19 (the day the Home Mini officially went on sale), chances ...

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Couple tortured woman to death during ‘sex game’ in Berlin, then tried to flee to Turkey – report

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 03:56 A brutal murder which occurred in Berlin ahead of Christmas was likely committed during a bizarre “sex game” by a couple who tried to flee to Turkey afterwards, investigators believe. A 55-year-old German woman, identified as Marianne M., was likely tortured and killed during a gruesome “sex game” with two suspects, German media reported ...

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Twitter cites Trump’s ‘World Leader’ status for not banning him over nuke tweet

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 02:02 Under pressure to delete President Donald Trump’s account, Twitter has clarified why his “Nuclear Button” tweet against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un does not violate its standards against threatening violence. Twitter released a statement Friday after a number of Twitter users said the January 2 tweet threatening nuclear war violated Twitter’s revised Terms of ...

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No mosques & 8 pm curfew: Denmark’s 2nd biggest party unveils anti-ghetto policy

The right-wing populist Danish People’s Party (DPP) has unveiled a radical seven-point plan to tackle social problems in migrant-dominated areas, after the country’s PM said he planned “to physically bulldoze” ghettos. The most contentious part of the initiative, which has dominated headlines this week, is a curfew on unsupervised under-18 children on the streets of so-called problem areas after 8pm. ...

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Trump wants $18bn for border wall in exchange for DACA – report

President Trump is reportedly asking Congress for a total $ 33 billion to fund his wall and other border security in exchange for ensuring protections for “dreamers” – illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. Trump is asking Congress for nearly $ 18 billion to pay for the construction of more than 700 miles of his border wall expansion ...

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

Jake BrightContributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark FarmCrowdy raises $ 1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ...

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‘World’s hairiest girl' shaves her face to marry love of her life

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 01:41 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 01:42 A Thai teenager, once crowned the world’s hairiest girl and nicknamed ‘Chewbacca,’ has shaved her face in order to tie the knot with the ‘love of her life.’ Supatra “Nat” Sasuphan, 17, from Thailand, has a rare condition called Ambras Syndrome, also known as the Werewolf Syndrome. Supatra ...

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Planes collide on Toronto runway causing fire & evacuation

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 01:04 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 01:04 Two planes have clipped each other on the runway at the Toronto Pearson airport, local media report. The incident sparked a fire and triggered an evacuation. The two airplanes involved are operated by Sunwing Airlines and Wesjet. The collision saw one plane’s wing crashing into the others tail. ...

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Fly the fecal skies: United flight to China stops in Alaska after traveler smears ‘feces everywhere’

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 22:49 A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong had to be redirected to Anchorage, Alaska after a passenger was reported “smearing feces everywhere,” Ted Stevens International Airport police said. The adult male passenger smeared excrement along the walls in a couple of bathrooms, took off his shirt and attempted to stuff it in ...

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Apple adds a documentary series about extraordinary homes to its streaming lineup

Apple has greenlit a new documentary series called “Home,” according to a new report from Variety out today. The series will give viewers an “inside look” at extraordinary homes from around the world — and those who built them — over the course of 10 one-hour episodes. The show is the latest addition to Apple’s growing lineup of original shows, ...

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