There’s more to worry about at Etsy than just canceled internships


It’s a weird time to be at Etsy — or not allowed to start there. 

The Brooklyn-based marketplace for handmade, unique, and artsy goods — once known as one of the best places to work in tech — replaced its CEO and laid off 8 percent of its staff in early May. 

Then this week, the company told some of its interns, scheduled to start within the next few weeks, that they wouldn’t have jobs for the summer. Even worse, the company rescinded at least one full-time job offer it made to a Class of 2017 graduate last fall, people with knowledge of the situation said. An Etsy spokesperson confirmed that the company scaled back its internship program but said they didn’t cancel the program entirely. Etsy declined to comment on any full-time offers.  Read more…

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British Airways suffers major IT outage, cancels and delays flights worldwide


Technology isn’t going so well for British Airways. 

The airline suffered a major IT outage on Saturday and canceled all its flights leaving from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6 p.m. local time. Outside of London, British Airways passengers faced extreme delays and were stuck on the tarmac for hours. 

“The terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6pm UK time today, so please do not come to the airports,” British Airways said in a statement to CNN. 

We apologise for the current IT systems outage. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

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One of football’s biggest names turns to 3D scanning tech for safer helmets


Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future.

Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of NFL players, will use a new 3D head-scanning process on each player who wears its new Precision Fit headgear. To be sure there are other innovations in helmet tech, but unlike just about every other helmet design on the market, which use inflatable pads that are adjusted manually by handheld air pumps, the inside of the Precision Fit models have a custom-fit liner system made of “energy managing materials” built according to the personalized scan data of each player’s head.  Read more…

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Apple just launched its first store in Southeast Asia


Khajorn Chiaranaipanich flew for more than two hours to be one of the first people to experience Apple’s first store in Singapore.

Witnessing its opening was very important for the managing director at a Thai social news company — so important, that he had been waiting in the queue at 5 a.m, five whole hours before the store officially opened. 

SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is here, and this is what it looks like

Located at the heart of Orchard Road, the city’s retail centre, Apple’s opened its first Southeast Asian location and added its ninth high-profile Apple Store globally, amidst others in Ginza, Dubai, Soho, and New York. Read more…

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Pete Souza’s absolute best trolls of Donald Trump


In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times.

Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how things used to be. 

Since Trump’s inauguration in January, the posts have piled up, but these stand out as the best of the best. 

SEE ALSO: Apparently Paul Ryan emailed Seth Meyers about some health care bill jokes Read more…

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Song of the Summer talking points to sound like you know what you’re talking about at BBQs


Every morning you wake up, and there are three new Migos features to add to your summer BBQ playlists. It’s a lot to digest. 

Until we crown the 2017 song of the summer, the subject is up for some vigorous debate as we sift through the merits of each before collectively realizing that one song in the pack is harder to escape than the rest. You’ll hear it in a CVS when you dodge in to buy an iced tea and then still be humming  it a week later and everything will be as clear as the community pool in the 30 seconds before it opens for the day. 

Until that day comes, here are some of the top contenders this year and a few talking points to make it sound like you know what you’re talking about.  Read more…

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Fidget spinners, ranked by design


In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god.

For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits.

SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead

But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites.


Image: amazon

The Megatron of fidget spinners.

34Millennial pink with gold accents

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This week in apps: Pokémon, Snapchat, and more make waves


Watching Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech and learning that the POTUS only has one app on his phone may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you.

SEE ALSO: 10 apps Donald Trump should download instead of Twitter (like, right now)

Each week we round up the most important app news, along with some of the coolest new and updated apps. Here’s what caught our eye this week. (If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup.)

Pokémon launches a new game

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There’s a new game from the Pokémon company called Magikarp Jump. The game has you train your Magikarp to jump and then compete with other Magikarp, featuring classic Pokémon music and clever writingMashable‘s Kellen Beck calls it a Pokémon version of Tamagotchi.  Read more…

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Trump’s strangest moments overseas: Steak, swords, and one orb to rule them all


United States President Donald Trump is on his way back from his first trip overseas, and it doesn’t seem he caused an international incident of terrible significance.

Lol! Hooray!

SEE ALSO: The real losers in Trump’s NASA budget are kids and the Earth

The trip was, however, full of embarrassing, awkward things. 

We’ve collected some of the weirdest, most Trumpian moments from Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, and beyond below. So let’s relive his first big boy trip abroad from the very beginning.

If my helicopter can’t go, neither can I

U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Baron Trump take off on Marine One.

U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Baron Trump take off on Marine One.

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