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Pat Iversen

2017 NHL trade deadline: Complete coverage of rumors, news and trade analysis

Track every move made at the 2016 NHL trade deadline in one convenient place.


Morgan Moriarty

A Bama-Clemson Round 3 would feel different. Should we root for it?

Lightning doesn’t usually strike three times in the same place, but let’s consider the possibility of Tide-Tigers III.

For much of last season, the college football world clamored for an Alabama-Clemson rematch of the previous year’s Playoff National Championship. The Tide’s 45-40 victory over the Tigers to cap the 2015 season was one of the most exciting and back-and-forth title games the sport had ever seen. Then we got exactly that rematch.

What we got from the rematch was...


Tom Ziller

Laker Land deserves the award for best drama

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter.

That happened fast. Less than three weeks after Jeanie Buss introduced Magic Johnson as her new advisor, she fired her brother Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak (plus longtime PR guru John Black). Magic is now the president of basketball operations, and he's hiring Rob Pelinka as the team's new GM. Pelinka was Kobe Bryant's agent and currently represents several stars, including James Harden. (He has to disentangle himself...

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David Gilbert

Amnesty warns that rising “poisonous rhetoric” endangers human rights around the world

A new report from Amnesty International says that “poisonous rhetoric” from leaders like Donald Trump is symbolic of a global trend towards an “angrier and more divisive politics.” This kind of language is inspiring populist movements in Europe, which are threatening to “unleash the dark side of human nature.”

The charity’s annual State of the World’s Human Rights report calls on people across the globe to stand up against “the rhetoric of fear, blame and hate,” which it...


Yi Shu Ng

Believe it or not, these are IKEA shelves

This IKEA hack will awaken the math nerd in you.

Japanese artist and architect Takayoshi Kitagawa has created parabolic shelves out of simple, modular IKEA shelving to decorate his childhood home.

SEE ALSO: Ikea is now selling a bicycle — and it looks just as pretty as their furniture

He wanted to find a way to categorise his father's vast array of collected items, he says in a blog post.

Image: Takayoshi Kitagawa

Kitagawa got the idea to create parabolic shelving units off IKEA's...


Gianluca Mezzofiore

Woman channels #ShePersisted spirit in rant against Mitch McConnell

Sorry Mitch McConnell, but that's a hell of a rant.

The Senate majority leader got a scolding over jobs and health care from a pretty angry constituent at a luncheon in Kentucky. 

“The last I heard, these coal jobs are not coming back and now these people don’t have the insurance they need because they’re poor," the woman said.

SEE ALSO: Elizabeth Warren explained why #ShePersisted on 'The Daily Show'

"And they work those coal mines, and they’re sick, the veterans are sick, the...


Liza Hearon

Hero cashier makes baby's shopping trip the best day ever

It's definitely true that not all heroes wear capes — the heroes we really remember are the ones who make everyday life so much better.

A supermarket cashier in Scotland has become the subject of adoration on Facebook for making a shopping trip with a baby the best thing ever.

SEE ALSO: Mother shares hilarious picture of her babysitter truly nailing it

Lauren Walker was shopping at the Uddingston branch of Marks and Spencer near Glasgow, when wee Alistair Findlay became restless — as...


John Biggs

These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

 I’m not saying your head is oddly-shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are designed to fit you perfectly and won’t touch your cheeks, spread over your wider face, or frustrate you by slipping off. The $229 shades come in a sporty style and are aimed at bikers and runners. Read More


Natasha Lomas

Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids

 Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone, has now launched an app store. Read More

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Laura Mallonee

The Recluse Who Hunts Assassins (the Insect Variety)

Most of the citizen scientists helping Texas A&M University researchers are quite ordinary. But not Hugh Brown. The post The Recluse Who Hunts Assassins (the Insect Variety) appeared first on WIRED.

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Huge stakes for Trump's immigration do-over

President Donald Trump is preparing to seize on a second chance to make a first impression with the release this week of a new executive order temporarily halting travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism.

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Tom Warren

Microsoft forced to issue emergency Flash fix after delaying Windows patches

Microsoft delayed its regular Patch Tuesday set of security fixes for its Windows and Office products earlier this month. The software maker blamed an unspecified “last minute issue,” and pushed back the set of patches a whole month. Microsoft was expected to patch a zero-day flaw in the company’s file sharing protocol, SMB, with its February patches, but the issue remains unfixed.

In a surprise out-of-band release last night, Microsoft issued a critical security fix to rectify an...

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Tom Warren

Twitter's new tabs feature makes its Windows 10 app more like TweetDeck

Twitter killed off its TweetDeck for Windows app nearly a year ago, and now the company appears to be testing a new TweetDeck-like feature in its core Twitter app for Windows 10. MSPoweruser has spotted tabs inside the official Windows 10 Twitter app, allowing you to bring up profiles, lists, direct messages, and search results all within a tabbed interface.

The tabs aren’t an exact replica of the columns feature in TweetDeck as you can't see them all at once, and they’re not available...


Yi Shu Ng

South Korean women will live longer than the rest of us in the future

Scientists are predicting that we'll live longer.

Life expectancy is projected to exceed 90 years for the first time, according to a study in the U.K. medical journal, The Lancet. 

South Korea in particular tops the globe with the largest increase in life expectancy across both men and women. 

SEE ALSO: Facebook's new bereavement leave raises an important point about grief in the workplace

More than half of women born in South Korea in 2030 will be expected to live to more than 90 years...


Rachel Thompson

Badass cyclist gets revenge on catcalling van drivers

Getting catcalled is never a pleasant experience. And, sometimes it's not until after the event that we think about what we could have said or done

But, one London cyclist got her revenge on a van driver who was catcalling and verbally abusing her. 

The cyclist — who was being filmed from behind on a motorcyclist's go-pro — had stopped at a traffic light when two men in a van began asking for her number. When they didn't get the desired response, they began verbally abusing her. 



Gianluca Mezzofiore

Iceland's president clarifies he likes pineapples, just not on pizza

Few things are as divisive as pineapple on pizza, as the president of Iceland just experienced. 

SEE ALSO: Blogger learns that it's never OK to talk down pizza

After claiming that he was "fundamentally opposed" to pineapple as a pizza topping, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson went as far to say that he would ban it, if he were allowed.

His controversial opinion spread like wildfire on social media, with everybody weighing in on the foodie debate. 

Eventually, Guðni was forced to clarify his...


Gianluca Mezzofiore

You can now order a Trump troll doll and it's very NSFW

If you still have nightmares after the election of Donald Trump, you can try to channel your shock by pre-ordering a teeny-tiny doll of the U.S. president, with teeny-tiny hands, his teeny-tiny Android phone and a (disturbingly visible) teeny-tiny penis.

SEE ALSO: An orange alligator exists and people are calling it 'Trumpigator'

For $25, you can now pre-order Trump Troll Doll on Kickstarter, to be shipped directly to your home. 

The 4.75-inch tall and 4-inch wide toy is the latest project...


Rachel Thompson

Heinous furry crocs are the latest fashion trend that nobody asked for

Crocs lovers of the world: Stop reading now. You are not going to like what you're about to read.

Crocs are a crime against fashion and they need to be stopped. 

SEE ALSO: Horrifying bejeweled crocs hit the runway at London Fashion Week

We may, however, have to wait a little longer for the demise of the wretched Croc, because fashion designer Christopher Kane dropped a Croc-shaped bombshell on a London Fashion Week runway show.

Models on the runway sported furry — yes, FURRY —...


Steve O'Hear

Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls

 MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has officially shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney. TechCrunch understands that the U.S. entertainment company acquired MakieLab’s tech and assets as early as July last year, a story that I have tried but failed to nail down ever since. Until now, that is. Read More

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