You might think yourself hardened from all the terrible things that you’ve seen on the internet, but you’re about to feel that ~empathy~ again.
The Furby, an animatronic toy that somehow became a popular plaything for children in the late ’90s and early ’00s, has admittedly been a bit creepy from the beginning. There was always that lingering fear that your Furby could turn evil at any moment.
Even if the forthcoming Trump administration doesn’t take climate change seriously, the European Union plans to slash its energy usage by nearly a third by the year 2030. By the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement, the EU already planned to cut carb… …read more
In recent weeks, both major political parties have proposed tougher restrictions on Australia’s 457 visa system, which allows businesses to sponsor skilled foreign workers for up to four years.
The timing, so soon after the election of the outspokenly anti-immigrant President-elect Donald Trump in the U.S., has shades of political opportunism. It also comes amid the increasing power of the right wing One Nation party locally, sending ministers stumbling to “put Australia first.” …
The 65-year-old calendar artist from coastal Georgia managed to stay in the dark about the election results for two full weeks. After a deluge of publicity about the “last man in America to know who won the election,” the country’s next president was revealed to him last week at a political take on a “gender reveal party” on an Atlanta radio show.
“I was crestfallen,” Chandler said to Mashable. “It was like stab in the heart with a knife when those red balloons came out of the box.” …
Star of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and all-around Kiwi legend, Julian Dennison, stars alongside British singer Ronan Keating for a Christmas carol with a difference this year.
Air New Zealand’s latest funny video sees Dennison play the role of music producer, ordering Keating to change the words to “Winter Wonderland” — making them more relevant Down Under.
Whether it’s your bro glistening (with sweat, because it’s hot), or avoiding prickles from your nan (if you know, you know), the Christmas carol’s lyrical redux is a vast improvement from the original TBH.
Pebble might only live on in our memories and Fitbit’s devices in the future. According to The Information, Fitbit is buying smartwatch maker Pebble for an undisclosed amount. An anonymous source indicates to Engadget that Fitbit is buying the indie… …read more
You shun Black Friday and Cyber Monday as discount feeding frenzies that you’d never partake of. And when limited-edition sneakers are immediately sold out just minutes after release, you don’t flinch at paying a $1,000 premium for impossible to get $150 shoes. If this describes you or a friend you plan on gifting, then you’ve arrived the right place.
This recap and interview contains spoilers for the midseason premiere of Vikings — Season 4, episode 11, titled “The Outsider.”
When we last saw Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), he had just returned to his home in Kattegat after a six year absence. Much to the disapproval of his people, he had abandoned his responsibilities as king in the wake of the Vikings’ crushing defeat in Paris at the hands of the Frankish forces led by his brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), and hadn’t been heard from in years.
Much had apparently changed in Ragnar’s time away — his young sons, Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) and Sigurd (David Lindstron), had all grown into headstrong young men, disillusioned by their absent father, while his eldest son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), was preparing to sail to the Mediterranean, eager to forge his own legacy away from his father’s shadow. …
Several major brands are scrubbing their ads from far-right news outlet Breitbart following pressure from social media users.
A makeshift campaign at the center of the boycott effort called Sleeping Giants claims that more than 20 advertisers have either publicly or privately agreed to remove ads from the site, including Kellogg, U.S. Bank and Warby Parker.
Their decisions come amid renewed backlash against the site prompted by Donald Trump’s recent appointment of Breitbart chairman Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Critics say the agitative outlet frequently traffics in racist, misogynist and homophobic content. …