Pete Souza on Trump: ‘We failed our children’

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Pete Souza captured the most memorable moments of Barack Obama’s presidency and now he’s watching Trump erase them.

On Thursday afternoon after President Trump announced the U.S. officially be pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Obama’s former White House photographer shared his reaction in the form of – what else – an Instagram post.

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Souza shared a photograph of Obama’s Paris Agreement acceptance letter, which he signed on behalf of the United States of America in 2016.

A year later, after the world watched Donald Trump reject the agreement that could work towards preventing the potentially disastrous effects of global warming, Souza simply said, “we failed.” Read more…

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Serena Williams swears Venus didn’t reveal the gender of her baby with Alexis Ohanion

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Tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian do not know the gender of their baby, thank you very much. 

But if you read very, very deeply into comments recently made by Serena’s sister Venus, you’d think otherwise.

Hmmmmm. Lets examine the evidence. 

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In a recent TV interview with Eurosport, Venus discussed her sister’s future kid, then said this: “She’s going to call me Favorite Aunt.”

Wait a minute. “She”?!?! That would appear to be some news. 

But Serena swears Venus didn’t spill the beans about the power couple’s child-to-be. In fact, Serena says she doesn’t know the baby’s gender, according to a missive she posted to Twitter on Thursday.  Read more…

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Starbucks’ Ombre Pink Drink is here to match your ombre hair

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Has it been too long since Starbucks released a new drink for you to Instagram? Don’t worry.

The universal coffee overlords are at it again with another colorful drink officially added to its menu. 

It’s starting to feel like déjà vu as we recover from the wild time that was the Unicorn Frappuccino weekend and all the various viral drinks that followed after it. Lest we forget the Mermaid Frappuccino, Unicorn Lemonade, Dragon Frappuccino, and all others that quickly rose and fell. 

Now it’s time for the Ombre Pink Drink to have its time in the limelight. The pink-to-white drink has flavors of coconut milk, lime and passion iced tea, so it’s probably worth drinking after you snap a pic. Read more…

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Apple Swift Playgrounds can now program your robots and drones

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Apple doesn’t build robots or drones, but now you can use its software to program them.

On Thursday, Apple announced that, starting June 5, its increasingly popular iPad-based programming app, Swift Playgrounds, can be used to program robots built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Version 1.5 of the app will also handle programming tasks for Sphero’s SPRK robot ball, Parrot’s Mambo, Airborne and Rolling Spider drones, as well as robots from UBTECH, Dash, and Skoog. All devices will connect to the iPad and Swift Playgrounds via a Bluetooth connection.

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Twitter’s LGBTQ heart emoji just got an inclusive update for Pride Month

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Twitter is kicking off LGBTQ Pride Month with a tiny but important dose of inclusion. 

The social network has updated its official Pride Month heart emoji to feature the colors of both the rainbow LGBTQ flag and the transgender flag. The icon, which Twitter calls a “Pridemoji,” originally only featured the rainbow flag when it debuted last year. 

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The new heart will show up in your tweets when you use the hashtags #LoveIsLove, #Pride2017, #PrideMonth, and #PrideIsHappening. The Pridemoji will also accompany variations of these hashtags in several languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Chinese.  Read more…

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Pornhub reveals the top typos people make when, um, typing with one hand

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Donald Trump got a lot of attention for his “covfefe” snafu, but he’s not the only one with, uh, slippery fingers…

In the wake of Wednesday’s typo heard ’round the world, Pornhub took a look at which terms were most commonly misspelled by their users when searching for videos, and the results are hilarious. 

They broke it out state by state, and it turns out even something as basic as the word “porn” is tripping people up. 

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It’s easy enough to see how some of these mixups happen, especially if people are busy using one hand for, shall we say, other things? But nevertheless it is interesting to see just how many different ways there are to misspell “lesbian” and “hentai.” (Also, the midwest: unexpectedly into hentai.)  Read more…

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Watch LeBron take on Steph with NBA Finals highlights in VR

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The NBA Finals start Thursday night with yet another epic rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

You can livestream the action between LeBron James’ Cavaliers and Steph Curry’s Warriors on ABC. But, if you really want to feel like you’re a part of the action without shelling out around $1,600 for a seat in Oakland’s Oracle Arena, there’s another option: VR.

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The NBA partnered with NextVR to give fans the opportunity to watch highlights from the series as if you’re in front row seats.

The only catch is that you have to subscribe to NBA League Pass and have a Samsung Gear VR headset or Google Daydream View headset. (Sorry iPhone users!) Anyone with a compatible phone can download the NextVR app from the Google Play Store or Oculus StoreHere’s what you need to know to get everything set up. Read more…

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Harvard will offer a course based on ‘Game of Thrones’

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Finally, a way to justify all those hours spent binge-watching HBO.

Pulling a page from University of California, Berkeley’s course roster, Harvard University will use the blood, guts, and political intrigue of Game of Thrones to draw students into the world of medieval studies.

Per a piece from Time on the course offering, “The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models” will use George R.R. Martin’s book series and its subsequent HBO show to explore what the show gets right and wrong about our own medieval times.

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Adobe’s new Scan app can create editable PDFs with just a photo

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Adobe just made it a whole lot easier to work on the go.

The company released a new app called Scan that turns physical documents into digital documents on Thursday. Scan is a simple tool to make it easier to bridge the gap between your physical and digital documents. With the app you can take a photo of documents or use an image from a camera roll.

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Scan uses Adobe’s Sensei, the company’s machine learning platform. Using Sensei, Scan detects words, borders and more and makes the documents editable and searchable.

Here’s how it works:  Read more…

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