Trivia hit HQ arrives on Android in time for New Year's Eve event

Intermedia Labs' live trivia game HQ has launched a little earlier than expected — and just in time to mark the end of the year, too. Anyone willing and able to download an early access app can see whether or not the formerly iOS-only title lives up…
Source: Engadget | Trivia hit HQ arrives on Android in time for New Year's Eve event

Dave Chappelle just dropped two Netflix specials, but there's a problem

Dave Chappelle is widely considered to be a comedic genius. So when Netflix announced it had released two Chappelle stand-up specials, people freaked. A little comedy to wrap up this bitter year has to be a good thing, right?

Well, maybe. But maybe not. The specials just dropped, but there’s already some pushback when it comes to Chappelle’s thoughts on the transgender community. 

Of the two videos, “The Bird Revelation” and “Equanimity,” it’s the latter that is once again bringing Chappelle’s controversial views into the spotlight. In it, he reflects on past jokes of his that critics have called transphobic.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Dave Chappelle just dropped two Netflix specials, but there's a problem

Chief Justice Roberts says courts will examine protections against sexual harassment

  1. Chief Justice Roberts says courts will examine protections against sexual harassment  Washington Post
  2. Chief Justice Roberts announces sexual harassment moves, touts disaster response in year-end report  CNN
  3. Chief Justice Roberts says the courts will take a closer look at how to prevent sexual harassment of clerks  Los Angeles Times
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Source: Google News | Chief Justice Roberts says courts will examine protections against sexual harassment

What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

 You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. But for those of you who are new to that Best Nine game, here’s how it works. First of… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Startups | What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

PM Update: Frigid conditions for New Year's Eve, and numbing wind chills persist through New Year's Day

  1. PM Update: Frigid conditions for New Year’s Eve, and numbing wind chills persist through New Year’s Day  Washington Post
  2. Frigid Weather Forecast for New Year’s Eve Across Illinois  U.S. News & World Report
  3. Cold snap to stretch through first week of 2018  PennLive.com
  4. Full coverage

Source: Google News | PM Update: Frigid conditions for New Year's Eve, and numbing wind chills persist through New Year's Day

China halts production of 553 car models over fuel efficiency

The new year is proving to be a headache for some car makers in China. As of January 1st, the country has suspended production of 553 car models that didn't meet its fuel efficiency standards. Some of these come from partnerships with foreign heavy…
Source: Engadget | China halts production of 553 car models over fuel efficiency

A Houston hotel guest's weapons raised fears of another Las Vegas. Police say don't worry.

  1. A Houston hotel guest’s weapons raised fears of another Las Vegas. Police say don’t worry.  Washington Post
  2. Drunk man found with weapons cache on Houston Hyatt Regency’s top floor before New Year’s Eve celebration, police …  Fox News
  3. HPD: Suspect arrested, ID’ed after found with guns, ammo in downtown hotel room  WFAA
  4. Police say man brought guns to Hyatt Regency Hotel so they wouldn’t get stolen  KTRK-TV
  5. Full coverage

Source: Google News | A Houston hotel guest's weapons raised fears of another Las Vegas. Police say don't worry.

Trump's NYE bash has a 'modern fantasy garden' theme. We have some better suggestions.

President Donald Trump is often accused of living in his own personal fantasy world where white supremacists are “very fine people” and New Jersey muslims celebrated the 9/11 attack. So it is perhaps fitting that his New Year’s Eve celebration at Mar-a-Largo has, according to The Washington Post, a “modern fantasy garden” theme.

And while we’re excited to see what mythical bullshit takes root in such a gathering of sycophants and enablers, we also can’t help but note that Team Trump passed up a wonderful opportunity to explore other themes perhaps more germane to the 45th presidency of these great United States.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Trump's NYE bash has a 'modern fantasy garden' theme. We have some better suggestions.

Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts

Telegram has been busy parrying government attempts to collect user data over the past year, but it hasn't forgotten its users. It's ushering in 2018 with a handful of offerings you'll likely find helpful if it's your chat app of choice, starting wit…
Source: Engadget | Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts

Hey, Pizzagaters: If you come at Chrissy Teigen, you best not miss

Chrissy Teigen is not here for your bullshit, especially if that bullshit involves suggesting she and her husband John Legend are involved in a pedophile ring involving their own daughter. 

On Saturday, Teigen laid into a conspiracy theorist on Twitter that had tweeted out pictures of her daughter and insinuated that she and husband John Legend were part of some sort of secret society of celebrity pedophiles. 

This latest addition to the Pizzagate delusion began on Dec. 27. In a now-deleted tweet, a conspiracy theorist posted photos of Teigen’s daughter and suggested the celebrity’s use of a pizza emoji was evidence of something nefarious.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Hey, Pizzagaters: If you come at Chrissy Teigen, you best not miss