Google puts Daydream View VR headset up for pre-order

Google's fuzzy, comfy Daydream View virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order, the company has announced.  Announced earlier this month at Google's "Made by Google" event, the Daydream View is designed to work with Google's Pixel phones . It's wrapped in soft fabric and comes in three colors: Snow, Slate and Crimson.  SEE ALSO: Hands on with Daydream View, Google's first virtual reality headset If you're in the U.S., the Daydream View can be pre-ordered from Google or Verizon for $79. It's also available in the UK, for 69 pounds, and Germany, for 69 euros [...]

‘Tinder murder’ trial almost derailed by juror’s daily Instagram habit

A juror in the Australian " Tinder murder trial " of 30-year-old man Gable Tostee almost caused a retrial hours before the verdict was read because she was regularly posting to Instagram.  Tostee was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges.  Identifying herself as a jury member and commenting on the trial to well over 2,000 followers, the woman (who can't be identified) caused a delay in the trial's deliberations, while defence lawyer Saul Holt QC argued the jury be broken up and the very lengthy trial rendered invalid . And all because the woman was particularly found of taking coffee cup portraits.  Read more... [...]

Chrissy Teigen is NOT having it with mommy shamers

Chrissy Teigen, goddess of the internet and awesome mama, recently made her Twitter account private due to all the "bad shit" she was absorbing on the site. Those who were following her pre-privatizing can thankfully still view her tweets – including some recent gems where she totally shut down a mommy shamer for criticizing the way she held her baby. SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen defends Kim Kardashian and explains the weirdness of fame First, Twitterer uVuyoh shared some photos of Teigen holding baby Luna. [...]

One omitted letter leads to hilarious live teleprompter error

One left-out letter can lead to a lot of confused viewers. Richmond, Virginia, news anchor Eric Phillips was beginning a segment on recalled rice cookers when he fell prey to a doozy of a teleprompter error. Instead of "check your pantries," the prompter — and Phillips — read "check your panties." Makes a compelling case for checking your spelling, no [...]

Report: Surge of anti-Semitic tweets, many sent by Trump supporters, threatens to silence journalists

Journalists reporting on the presidential election have increasingly become the target of anti-Semitic harassment and threats on Twitter in the past year, according to a new report.  The Anti-Defamation League noticed an uptick in abuse directed at journalists who are Jewish or perceived to be Jewish and assembled a task force this summer to evaluate the trend. In a report published Wednesday, the nonprofit organization details how it used a broad set of search terms to identify 2.6 million tweets containing anti-Semitic language, memes and imagery [...]

Twitter now has an emoji for India’s ‘Bigg Boss’ TV show

Millions of Indians who tune in to their TV sets every night to watch the latest season of 'Bigg Boss' — the Indian adaptation of 'Celebrity Big Brother' — will also be able to express themselves on Twitter using a special Bigg Boss branded emoji.  SEE ALSO: Beloved Indian sitcom 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' is being rebooted as a web series Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has rolled out an emoji for 'Bigg Boss' TV show which premiered its 10th season on Sunday. [...]
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