These terrible dress shirts must go

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At some point between late 2015 and early 2016, the ubiquitous cold-shoulder top took hold of fast fashion and has since refused to let go. You know the ones — those dumb, otherwise long-sleeved shirts with holes inexplicably cut from the shoulder. True to name, they make your shoulders cold and your life just a little bit worse. 

Now another another unforgivable trend is creeping its way into fast fashion stores across America. 

The style: Deconstructed shirting. 

The look: Business attire made borderline unwearable. 

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‘Terminator 2’ entirely recreated in ‘Grand Theft Auto’

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There are Terminator movie fans and then there are beautiful maniacs like this guy who recreated the entire Terminator 2 movie using Grand Theft Auto V

We already know that the GTA modding community is incredibly creative, but the dedication and attention to detail required by this project is mind blowing. Just about everything is there: the motorcycle chase, the flashback scenes to the robot resistance led by John Connor, the Terminator’s nude time travel arrival, and even the liquid metal effects of the new, improved T-1000 Terminator. 

Put together by a Moscow, Russia-based YouTube user calling himself Kramer’s Media, the film lasts about an hour, so it’s not an exact, minute-by-minute duplicate of the original. Nevertheless, with all the major plot points intact, this may rank as the greatest GTA mod ever made. Give this guy a movie script and some real humans, I think he’s ready for Hollywood.  Read more…

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President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow

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President Trump wants to voice his opinions on the Middle East and no, not through some archaic Washington-insider liberal elitist speech.

The man wants to communicate his worldview the best way he knows how — by yelling on the internet. Returning from his trip in the Middle East, the president has graciously left behind his TripAdvisor reviews for each and every country he visited. Trump got the travel bug! 

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Who needs pesky press pools when we can have the president color in fun little stars instead?

It’s about time that the presidency dumped anachronistic policy briefings in favor of going mobile.  Read more…

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The movement behind the rose emoji that you probably don’t know about

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Up until 2016, the Rose emoji only had two days in the sun: Mothers’ Day and Valentines’ Day.

Since before the election of 2016, however, rose emoji began popping up in droves on social media, not as aesthetic, but as symbols.

Placed next to usernames and in bios, the rose emoji signals more than an undying love for American Beauty: it indicates membership in the Democratic Socialists of America. 

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The DSA, which boasts a Twitter following of more than 70,000, first started to amplify their social media presence after Bernie Sanders began his campaign for the presidency in 2015, a DSA spokesperson told Mashable.  Read more…

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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