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Ellie Houghtaling

Watch these insanely trippy skateboard tricks in slow motion

This absolutely mesmerizing compilation features experimental skater Matt Tomasello from the Brooklyn-based skater mag Jenkem Magazine. 

Tomasello is known for his Frankenstein skateboard collection comprised of different boards strung together into layers, reversible decks, or ripped pieces barely holding on to one another. Combining these moving parts into an actual style leads to something that Jenkemmag calls "Rodney Mullen on bath salts".

Most clips are from Tomasello's Instagram,...

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Customize Your Dream Milkshake And We'll Reveal How Likable You Are

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

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Whistleblower timeline: Team Trump contacts and Ukraine

President Donald Trump's interactions and decisions on Ukraine are under new scrutiny following reports that an intelligence whistleblower's complaint is related to the country.

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Hillary Clinton: Trump asked foreign power to help election. Again

Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump on Friday after his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted to asking Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently the Democratic front-runner to challenge Trump in next year's presidential election.


NBA board passes stricter tampering measures

By unanimous vote, the NBA Board of Governors on Friday passed a stricter package of measures to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention.


Inside Georgia's $200 million quest to take down Alabama

By spending big on facility upgrades, recruiting and coaches, Georgia is making a necessary investment to compete at the top.


Why Michigan-Wisconsin is Week 4's biggest game and more

Notre Dame-Georgia might be the headliner, but here's why Michigan-Wisconsin is actually the most interesting, plus more notes on a big Week 4.


Sarah Perez

Amazon Prime adds free mobile game content to its perks, starting with PUBG Mobile

Amazon today is introducing a new perk for Prime members: free mobile game content. The company, which already offers Twitch Prime benefits through its subsidiary, will now give its Prime members various in-game items for PUBG Mobile, the popular battle royale title from Tencent.

The items launching today include an exclusive Infiltrator Mask, Infiltrator Jacket, Infiltrator Pants, and Infiltrator Shoes to complete a Prime-exclusive set, plus the brand-new Blood Oath – Karabiner 98K and...


Jonathan Shieber

Walmart is reportedly pulling electronic cigarettes from store shelves

Walmart is planning to pull electronic cigarettes from stores, according to a report by CNBC citing internal company documents.

The move comes as federal regulators are putting mounting pressure on the industry in the face of illnesses that have swept across the country and have been tied to vaping (although the culprit seems to be grey-market products used for THC consumption — rather than tobacco).

However, regulators and private sector health advocates are both alarmed by the dramatic...


Brian Heater

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of the country at large.

Nearly 20 years into the young century, technology has become a pervasive element in all of our lives, and will continue to only grow more important. Whoever takes the oath of office...


Sarah Perez

Tinder’s interactive series ‘Swipe Night’ could bring a needed boost to user engagement

On Sundays in October, Tinder is launching an “interactive adventure” in its dating app called “Swipe Night” that will present a narrative where users make a series of choices in order to proceed. This sort of choose-your-own-adventure format has been more recently popularized by Netflix and others as a new way to engage with digital media. In Tinder’s case, its larger goal may not a dramatic entry into scripted, streaming video, as has been reported, but rather a creative way to...

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Zoe Schiffer

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps from 400 developers over improper data use

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook today announced that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps as part of an ongoing investigation into improper data use on the part of third-party developers. The investigation is part of a broader effort the company embarked on last year in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, which involved a political consulting firm purchasing data on tens of millions of Facebook users that had been collected, packaged, and...

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Adi Robertson

Walmart says it will stop selling e-cigarettes

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products. CNBC reported on an internal company memo about the change, and Walmart confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge.

“Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club...

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Julia Alexander

YouTube CEO apologizes over verification removal for creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has just apologized to the creator community over the company’s decision to revoke verification statuses, leaving many creators without the important badge.

“I’m sorry for the frustration [and] hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification,” Wojcicki said on Twitter. “While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we’re working to address your concerns [and] we’ll have more updates soon.”

YouTube announced...

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Julie Muncy

A Major Legal Battle May Change How Digital Game Sales Work

Valve's Steam platform is currently appealing a case in France over consumers' ability to resell games.


David Gilbert

Egyptians Are Furious Over Corruption Videos — and Demanding Sisi “Get Out”

Twitter’s trending topics in Egypt tell you everything you need to know about the mood of the country at the moment.

“Get Out,” “The people want to overthrow the regime” and “Sisi out” topped the trending list Friday, signaling some of the most intense political pressure President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced since taking power in a military coup in 2013. Now, Egyptians are flocking to social media to vent their frustration with Sisi’s government, which has overseen years...


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Developer pulls critical code from tech company after ICE contract revealed

Sick and tired of seeing families torn apart by ICE, one man decided to take a stand by pulling his code from a tech company working with the federal agency. 

On Thursday, software engineer Seth Vargo pulled his open source “Chef Sugar” project from Github, as well as the Ruby package library, RubyGems. Vargo made the decision to pull the code, which had millions of downloads, after learning that Chef, a company that provides an “automation platform” for infrastructure management,...


Karissa Bell

Facebook has suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps for policy violations

Facebook's attempt to clean up its platform has revealed its developer problems are about much more than just Cambridge Analytica.

The company has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps from its platform as the result of its investigation into developers that kicked off following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. It's not clear what rules the developers broke, or if they mishandled any Facebook users' personal data.

Facebook's VP of Product Partnerships, Ime Archibong, said in the update...


Erin Strecker

NYC fall theater preview: Tom Hiddleston, Peter Dinklage, and more

Leaves are changing, I just bought some new boots that don’t really fit, and “All Too Well” by Taylor Swift is blasting from my phone: It’s fall, baby.

Autumn also means a bounty of new theatrical productions opening after the typical end-of-summer closings (we hardly knew ye, Be More Chill!). The docket is particularly exciting for 2019; in addition to some jukebox favorites, we’ve got buzzy, challenging new works from brand-new playwrights, TV faves making anticipated returns, and...

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