8 tech gadgets that work offline

New York (CNN)It’s been a brutal year for data breaches and tech gadget hacks. Technology has unquestionably made life easier in many ways, but being connected to the internet opens up a whole host of concerns. The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 ($99), or any similar instant camera, lets you snap physical photos to be framed or pinned to a board. There’s no threat of the photos leaking or not getting enough likes on social media because the analog prints are just for you. Gaming Last year, one of the most sought after gadgets was the Nintendo Switch, a $299 handheld videogame console that offers play on the go and can plug into a TV. Now there’s the Nintendo Switch Lite, …

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

(CNN)A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover. By replicating the sounds of healthy reefs, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the scientists used a process called “acoustic enrichment.” Tim Gordon, the lead author of the study and another marine biologist from the University of Exeter, said the returning fish could help ecosystems “recover” and “give those degraded patches of coral a chance of new life.” “Fish are crucial for coral reefs to function as healthy ecosystems … Boosting fish populations in this way could help to kick-start natural recovery processes, counteracting the damage we’re …

‘Parenting here means checking the ingredients of teargas’: my return to Hong Kong

Emma-Lee Moss, who makes music as Emmy the Great, on life, new motherhood and her divided birthplace It feels as if the entire worlds press is there, standing on the pavement outside the Foreign Correspondents Club. Theyre in Hong Kong to cover the protests, but tonight, the Friday before National Day, theyre off duty. From the bottom of the hill, the bars of Lan Kwai Fong thrum reliably. There is an uneasy peace in the air, as though we all know that, three days from now, the long-running citywide demonstrations will reach a violent new apex. Ive walked this route hundreds of times, and been a parade of different selves. Ive been a teenager trying to score 7-11 beer on …

Controversial YouTuber Onision banned from Patreonhe then went into hysterics

One of YouTubes most controversial figures has been banned from Patreon after he reportedly tweeted out another YouTubers phone number. Gregory Onision Jackson, who the Kernel once termed YouTubes most troubled star, tweeted screenshots of private messages between him and Billie Dawn Webb, according to the Verge. Webb had recently accused Jackson of pressuring her into having sexmultiple women have now accused him of sexual harassment and abuseand after her phone number was revealed in his screenshot, Twitter removed the tweet. Even though the doxing occurred on Twitter, Patreon removed Jackson from its platform. Yes, we removed Onision from Patreon as he violated our Bullying and Harassment as it relates to doxing, a Patreon spokesperson told the Verge. Jackson, 34, …

Many Spanx: how did shapewear become a political battleground?

Control underwear has gone mainstream, with everyone from the Kardashians to Victorias Secret jumping on the big-pants bandwagon A couple of weekends ago, I was waiting on a sofa in a communal changing room, while my teenage daughter was trying on clothes, when the young woman who had been behind us in the queue for cubicles I had noticed the yoga mat and hardback copy of Margaret Atwoods features a plus-size model, Ali Tate Cutler, for the first time. Last week, it announced that it would be the cover of next months British Vogueis having an impact on the shapewear sector of the underwear market, too but not in the way you might have expected. The mood music around underwear …

An Analysis Of Scooter Braun’s Shadiness | Betches

It’s been nearly five months since Taylor Swift first began her public crusade against Scooter Braun, but until yesterday, it was a one-sided battle. From last week’s drama over whether Taylor would be allowed to perform her hits at this weekend’s American Music Awards, Scooter Braun stayed silent. Lots of his famous friends spoke out to support him or dispute Taylor’s claims, but Scooter didn’t have anything to say… until now. On Thursday, Braun spoke at the 2019 Entertainment Industry Conference, and he finally excluded from a narrative, and then again in

Alabama sheriff fatally shot in head over loud music; suspect is son of a deputy: reports

Sheriff John Williams Sr., who was fatally shot Saturday night, was devoted to his community, those who knew him say. (Alabama Sheriffs Association) The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. and the suspect, identified as William Chase Johnson, initially fled – but returned to the crime scene with a firearm about four hours later and was taken into custody, according to reports. Johnson is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Lowndes County District Court to face murder charges, AL.com reported. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Johnson is the son of one of its deputies, according to WSFA. Officials from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency wouldn’t comment when the Advertiser asked if Williams was on duty and in uniform at …

Marc Jacobs countersues Nirvana in T-shirt copyright dispute

Jacobs lawyers argue that case against him has numerous deficiencies, in dispute over smiley face logo that appears in his designs Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has filed a lawsuit against Nirvana, after he was sued by them for breaching copyright of their smiley face logo and signature font in a T-shirt design. The in March. His lawyers argued that the smiley face was a commonplace image and that while the designs were inspired by Nirvanas 1990s concert T-shirts, his designs did not infringe copyright as they sufficiently deviated from Nirvanas. Earlier this month, a California judge allowed the case to move forward. Jacobs has now responded with Dave Grohl and Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The …

Billie Eilish says eBayers called her a ‘little b*tch’ when she refused them autographs

Billie Eilish is setting the record straight about a paparazzi video recently posted, showing people booing her as she appeared to ignore them after leaving Jimmy Kimmel Live. The teen was headed to a rehearsal and says she stopped to talk to some fans who had been waiting for the chance to see her after the show. I went to the left side, I walked all the way over to them, I hugged them all, I did pictures, I talked to them for a second, she said in an Instagram story. Eilish went on to explain that she didnt sign anything, because after learning that so many peopleeBayersjust turn around and sell her autograph online, it became a policy to …

7 breakthroughs in Black media in 2019

and saw the filmmaker of a revamp. From Regina Kings to Spike Lees first Oscar win, Black actors and filmmakers continued fighting diversity in the film industrydespite the of a Best Picture win for This year bookends a decade that saw Rihannas and Beyoncs and were entering 2020 amid a Black creative renaissance not to be dismissed as a Any moment of recognition and boundary-pushing is important, especially as Black artists fight to create media that exists outside of the white gaze and speaks to hard truths. Thats why the Daily Dot is reflecting on seven of the most notable moments in Black media across television, film, literature, and music in 2019. 7 Black media breakthroughs in 2019 1) Watchmen, …

8 Ways College Couples Are Sabotaging Their Relationship (And Lives) | Betches

Dating is hard, like really hard, especially when you’re a college student. Even if you’ve found the right person, there are countless obstacles that make having a healthy relationship in college feel almost as challenging as trying to make it to your 8am after a night of binge drinking (almost). It’s easy for even the smallest insecurities about your relationship to get the best of you when you’re living in a literal cesspool of horny college students. You may be too clingy, become the psycho girlfriend you used to make fun of, isolate yourself from your friends (rookie mistake, who else are you gonna bitch to when your relationship ends?), or just assume your S.O. can read your mind. All of these …

My changemaker of the decade, by Amal Clooney, Solange Knowles, Caitlyn Jenner and more

Who had the biggest impact on the decade? Some of its top players nominate the person they most admire Angela Merkel faces Donald Trump at last years G7 summit. Photograph: Getty Images Tim Cook on Angela Merkel Raised in an era of repression, stagnation and surveillance in East Germany, she has not wasted one breath of free air Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple since 2011. Here, he nominates German chancellor Angela Merkel. Tim Cook These are challenging times, and naysayers may tell you to measure this decade by its darkest moments. Maria Ressa is 5ft 2in, but she stands taller than most in her pursuit of the truth. Like any journalist in the Philippines, she has two …

Why Taylor Swift and Scooter Brauns bad blood may reshape the industry

The singers dispute with the new owner of Big Machine Records over her first six albums challenges who owns what in the industry Taylor Swifts catalogue is littered with tales of the men who did her wrong. Teardrops on My Guitar, All Too Well, Dear John the 29-year-old singer is used to being let down by the patriarchy. Somehow she always manages to shake it off. This time was no different. On Sunday, Swift will receive the artist of the decade award at the American Music awards (AMAs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. For a few days it seemed like she would not be able to play her older hits, Borchetta sold Big Machine for a reported $300m …

R. Kelly Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage: He Kept Me Locked Up Like Some Damn Animal

Joycelyn Savage, one of R. Kellys girlfriends, claimed on Sunday that her relationship with the disgraced singer became so abusive and controlling, he once choked her until she blacked out after she forgot to use the two names I was forced to call him. She also claimed that Kelly forced her to have abortions twice that took place at his compound so news would not break out. Savage, the 24-year-old who has been living with Kelly for the last four years, revealed in her second chapter on the paid membership platform Patreon that her relationship took a sinister turn soon after she moved into his home and was isolated from her friends and family. Kelly, who is currently incarcerated in …

Keith Richards Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Keith Richards, musician and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Birth name: Keith Richards Father: Bert Richards, factory worker Mother: Doris (Dupress) Richards Marriage: Patti Hansen (1983-present) Children: with Patti Hansen: Theodora and Alexandra; with Anita Pallenberg: Marlon, Dandelion, and Tara (son, died as an infant) Education: Attended Sidcup Art School Other Facts Richards and band mate Mick Jagger first met as children. Has been nominated, with the Rolling Stones, for 12 Grammy Awards and has won three. Has made cameos in both “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Timeline 1960 – Rekindles friendship with Jagger after running into him at a train station. …

Confronting the cult of partisan media

(CNN)America is self-segregating into separate political realities. And partisan media is driving much of this division across new platforms, polarizing for profit while amplifying extreme voices and achieving unprecedented reach — including the Oval Office. Avlon: Our enemies know America is polarized The result is real: A new Pew Survey shows that 73% of Americans now believe that Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on basic facts. That’s a potential death sentence for a democracy that depends on reasoning together to solve common problems. This is also an unhealthy departure from our best traditions. We had partisan newspapers in the past that, for example, excoriated and defended the New Deal, but there was still a general baseline commitment to facts and …