Pence tried to jump in on the ‘Do not touch’ jokes

July 9, 2017

Vice President Pence couldn't keep his hands off the equipment at the Kennedy Space Center and now he can't keep his hands off the jokes.Image: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani/REX/Shutterstock Vice President Mike Pence joked off his blatant rule-breaking during a Thursday tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after the incident was caught on camera and became, of course, a meme. SEE ALSO: Here’s Mike Pence touching space flight hardware you’re clearly not…

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Vladimir Putin charms another US president

July 9, 2017

(CNN)We might never know exactly what they discussed — nor can either side now seem to agree — but President Donald Trump emerged fresh with optimism on Friday after a first face-to-face meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Tillerson discusses Trump-Putin meeting Bush’s riff has been mocked in the years that followed, but his successors displayed, in differing degrees, similar inclinations. All three have sought, from the outset, to forge…

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One Perfect Tweet on… Gentrification

July 9, 2017

Image: mashable/christopher mineses Sometimes a tweet just nails it, distilling whole topics and nuanced ideas into 140-character perfection. Every Friday, we’ll be looking into the people and stories behind that One Perfect Tweet. This week: On Gentrification. The Run-Up: A couple of weeks ago in June, Twitter user @humancomedian dropped it: One photo, one two-word caption, and a photo well-worth its thousand words, even though it only had seven in…

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‘Pierced’ baby picture sparks outrage among parents

July 9, 2017

(CNN)Enedina Vance was fed up. She felt like other parents didn’t understand her message. She felt like they weren’t listening to her. Vance, a strong advocate against piercing or circumcising children, posted the edited picture to Facebook, where it had more than 13,000 shares as of Thursday afternoon.

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Here are some of the weirder and more creative ad blockers on the market

July 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / underverse A host of niche ad blockers are helping web surfers trade annoying ads for cats, art, and inspiration. The tools are part of a burgeoning cottage industry of blocking software birthed by a popular frustration with disruptive digital ads in recent years. But where most of their ilk simply scrub pop-ups and promos from your screen, a handful of developers have tried to set their services…

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Portman’s Ohio office health care protests lead to 15 arrests

July 9, 2017

(CNN)As many as 15 activists protesting the Senate’s GOP health care bill were arrested Friday at Sen. Rob Portman’s Columbus, Ohio office, according to local law enforcement, following sit-ins at two state offices that spanned more than a day. The two-day protest that started Thursday intensified when activists from ADAPT, a national disability-rights organization, decided to block the doors to the ground-floor elevators on Friday in Portman’s Columbus office building,…

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Boris the dog attends University of Reading graduation – BBC News

July 8, 2017

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The Apple Pencil case is everything we could have hoped it to be and more

July 8, 2017

Made with "natural leather."Image: Lance Ulanoff/mashable Every generation or so, an invention comes along that’s destined to change the world as we know it like Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press, or John Campbell’s sextant, or Louis Pasteur’s germ theory. These revolutionary ideas forced generations of humans to rethink how they interact with the world. Apple’s new Pencil case is such a product. SEE ALSO: OMG the best thing Apple unveiled at…

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Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez being released from prison to house arrest

July 8, 2017

(CNN)Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been granted house arrest because of health concerns, the nation’s Supreme Court said Saturday morning. “By the power of Supreme Court Judge Maikel Moreno, the criminal court of the Supreme Court Justice grants house arrest to Leopoldo Lopez due to health problems,” the court tweeted.

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YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more

July 8, 2017

Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out there today, Vidcodes approach is to make coding more interesting to teens by connecting it to their existing interests like Snapchat filters and memes while also allowing young coders to leverage their own photos, videos and audio in their…

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