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Nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles stolen in tractor trailer heist

A 53-foot trailer containing nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles was stolen in Georgia, according to police.<p>The victim reported the theft to police, saying he had left the tractor trailer loaded with $98,000 worth of ramen noodles in Fayette County, Georgia between July 25 and August 1.<p>When he …

Tractor-Trailer

Brad Parscale: Big Tech is becoming Big Brother

Big Tech has a big bias problem.<p>Social media platforms that once facilitated the free exchange of ideas and information are now actively seeking to …

Social Media

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.<p>Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of …

General Mills

TJ Miller Denies Former ‘Silicon Valley’ Co-Star Alice Wetterlund’s Bullying Claims

Former “Silicon Valley” star TJ Miller is defending himself against claims from his co-star Alice Wetterlund that she was subjected to bullying on …

Silicon Valley

Smart speaker sales on pace to increase 50 percent by 2019

It seems Amazon didn’t know what it had on its hands when it released the first Echo in late-2014. The AI-powered speaker formed the foundation of the next been moment in consumer electronics. Those devices have helped mainstream consumer AI and open the door to wide-scale adoption of connected …

Smart Speaker

2018 OLED iPhones to support Apple Pencil, with 512GB top tier – Trendforce

Apple’s gamble on higher-priced iPhones appears to have paid off, with the iPhone X showing that plenty of people are willing to pay a four-figure sum for the right features.<p>TrendForce believes Apple may be taking a couple of steps to increase the appeal of this year’s flagship models, and to help …

Mobile Technology

This Siri Shortcut will automatically text your commute time to your spouse

This Siri Shortcut will send an iMessage to a friend, spouse or other contact telling them how long it will be until you get to their location. Once set up, all you need to do is say something simple (and easy to remember) like “Home soon.”<p>This shortcut uses a brand-new feature in Shortcuts beta …

iOS

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

Close friends confirm that Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill', as family gather around Queen of Soul

Shock and concern have spread around the music world overnight following reports that soul singing great Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill".<p>Franklin, 76, is reportedly surrounded by her family and close friends in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy.<p>A source who has known Franklin …

Aretha Franklin

Adelaide driver fined for transporting wardrobe in boot and using clothes as rope

An unlicensed Adelaide driver has been fined for trying to move a wardrobe in the back of his car.<p>The Holden Commodore was pulled over by police on …

Clothing

Infographic: How Instagram’s popularity offers prime marketing opportunities

As the number of daily users on Instagram continues to grow, so, too, should your marketing efforts on the influential platform.The social networking …

Social Media

John Oliver Goes Off on ‘Racist’ Fox News Host Laura Ingraham

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host also mocked the pathetic turnout for the ‘Unite the Right 2’ white nationalist rally in Washington, D.C.<p>“As we tape this …

Rights & Freedoms

US nun found with cocaine hidden in her shoes at Sydney Airport

Less than a month later the Missouri woman who was a sister of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ would be importing cocaine concealed inside a pair …

Crime

There has been a Back To The Future reunion and it’s everything

Our little hearts are filled with joy at the reunion of our favourite Back To The Future characters.<p>Back To The Future II has basically come to life …

Battered by boycotts, will Sky News now ditch its right-wing formula?

In 2018, you have to push to get attention.<p>Sky News insider<p>Since 2015, Sky's prime time average audience has grown from 16,000 to 28,000. <i>The Bolt</i> …

Free-to-air

Make Art, Not Products: A Case for Slow Design

Coming out of school, as newly minted designers, we often aspire to the heights of master craftsmanship. We envision ourselves creating expertly …

App Store

Urban jungle: green space reaching new heights in concrete quarters

Elevated parks are all the rage. Spearheaded by James Corner’s work on New York’s High Line, cities across the globe are currently investing heavily in elevated urban parks that offer top-down views of familiar terrain. While some follow the High Line’s blueprint of repurposing abandoned rail …

Urbanism

Hey, Look Who's Still Schmoozing With the President

Apple CEO Tim Cook has gotten a lot out of schmoozing with Donald Trump, from massive, inequality-fueling tax cuts that paved the way for a massive …

Donald Trump

Idris Elba Is Close To Finally Winning The Role Of James Bond

After years of speculation<p>The rumours have endured for nearly a decade, but it looks like Idris Elba could finally be getting his shot at 007.<p>The <i>Luther</i> star could beat odds-on favourites like Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston to the role of James Bond after winning the support of producer Barbara …

James Bond

Jimmy Kimmel Leaves Kanye West Speechless: Does Trump ‘Care About Black People’?

In a long and fascinating new interview, there was only one question Kanye West could not answer.<p>“I feel dragon energy in the air,” Jimmy Kimmel said …

Donald Trump

Mother 'detained in Dubai with four-year-old daughter for drinking one glass of wine on flight from London'

A mother has told of how she was jailed in Dubai for three days with her young daughter for drinking a glass of wine on a flight from London.<p>Ellie …

Airports

Facebook is shedding massive traffic – and it’s apparently flocking to YouTube

Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with <i>CNBC</i> by market research firm SimilarWeb, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in …

Social Media

Crown windfall driven by $450m in losses from Victorian pokies players

For the first time Crown Resorts has released profits gained from poker machine revenue, revealing gamblers lost $450m on Crown’s 2,682 poker machines in Melbourne and a further $265m on those in Perth in the 2017-18 financial year.<p>Anti-gambling advocates have been lobbying Crown to release the …

Australia

Roku’s free streaming service is now available on the web

And a new Featured Free section is coming to Roku’s main menu<p>Roku announced today that its free, ad-supported streaming service, The Roku Channel, is now available on the web for viewing on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Prior to today, users only had access to the channel if they had a Roku TV or …

Streaming

This Woman's Park Performance of Missy Elliott's "Work It" Is, Indeed, Worth It

Some things in life you just can't predict; like today, when I woke up, I had no idea that I was going to be blessed with a video from the internet's newest star: world, meet Mary Halsey. She may be Goddard Park's undisputed karaoke queen, but Missy Elliott is calling the woman from Rhode Island …

Music

The Unrepeatable Architectural Moment of Yugoslavia’s “Concrete Utopia”

At the back of the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, is a café called Tito. Inside, a bronze bust of the man himself, Josip Broz Tito, presides over a red room bedecked with Second World War-era military paraphernalia. The lampshades are made from soldiers’ helmets. It’s a …

Architecture

The Best Songs to Listen to in August 2018

Press play.<p>Summer may be on its way out, but the music just keeps pouring in. Tune into our favorites of the month so far, and check back in for new additions.<p>Missed out last month's best releases? Catch up with roundup of July faves.<p>"Missing U" by Robyn<p>The dance icon made a long-awaited return, …

Kylie Jenner

Margot Robbie looks exactly like Sharon Tate in a photo from Quentin Tarantino​'s new film

Margot Robbie just gave us the first glimpse of her role as iconic actress and model Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, <i>Once Upon A Time In Hollywood</i>. The resemblance is uncanny.<p>Robbie shared a photo of her in costume on Instagram, writing "First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood …

Margot Robbie

Facebook redesigns Pages for small businesses: New layout will make it easier for users to book appointments and find out about upcoming events

Facebook is revamping the way businesses appear on its mobile platform.<p>The social media giant said it's redesigning the Pages for about 80 million …

Social Media

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault.<p>Julie Baker never intended to become a figurehead of the luxury chicken-diaper industry. Before she launched her brand …

Chickens