The tech world is becoming more political, and not everyone likes it

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“Seventeen agencies, all in agreement… they concluded with high confidence that the Russians ran an extensive information war campaign against my campaign to influence voters in the election.”

This is Hillary Clinton uncensored, speaking on a stage, railing against Russia and the Trump administration, playing to her base, and generally urging the world to #resist.

SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton jokes that ‘covfefe’ was a ‘hidden message to the Russians’

This wasn’t a political rally or event, though. Clinton was headlining the Code Conference, an annual tech event where leaders from Silicon Valley and the greater tech world congregate, typically to talk about the latest innovations, ideas, and gadgets. Read more…

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Facebook now allows you to add posts to albums

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Your Facebook albums are about to get an upgrade.

Facebook made several updates to albums, including improved collaboration tools. One of the new updates allows you to add videos, check-ins, text posts, and other forms of updates to albums in addition to photos. 

The company has also redesigned the collaboration features and made it easier and more intuitive to add friends as contributors to albums.

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You can also add featured albums to your profile that make them public so everyone can see them:

The update is out today for desktop and Android, with an iOS update coming soon. The increased collaboration features and overall focus on albums comes soon after Google Photos’ updates and increased success. Allowing users to add non-photo content is something that only Facebook can really do well, and can be an advantage over Google in the future. Read more…

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Don’t read too much into Demi Lovato’s absence from Manchester benefit concert

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Demi Lovato isn’t performing at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday and her fans want to know why.

SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, and she’s bringing friends

But it’s not a very juicy reason, as the singer confirmed when a fan asked about the lineup.

.@ArianaGrande Why will not Demi (@ddlovato) participate? She sent beautiful messages of support.

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Lovato said it best in the first comment on an Instagram post asking why Lovato wasn’t on the lineup, “Cause I wasn’t asked.” Read more…

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The internet memes the crap out of the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ trailer

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If you put bad music in your movie trailer, the internet will fix it for you.

The trailer for Murder on the Orient Express dropped Thursday, and while it was well received, any magical moment was ruined by the song “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. The song got the highly important role of the trailer’s outro, and it’s just so, so bad.

SEE ALSO: High school principal meme’d after telling students not to do a senior prank

The trailer quickly hit number 1 trending on YouTube and hit the frontpage of Reddit via the subreddit r/Movies. As you probably guessed, one of the top comments on the post on Reddit was someone bashing the music. Redditor st3v3n took it a step further, basically asking the internet to meme the video, and meme they did. Read more…

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Tim Cook: ‘Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest tech executive to fire back at Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

In a letter to employees obtained by Mashable, Apple’s top executive expressed his “disappointment” with the decision and said he tried, unsuccessfully, to talk the president out of it earlier in the week.

SEE ALSO: 8 things Trump said about the Paris Climate Agreement that are total BS

“I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough,” Cook wrote.

Like other business leaders, Cook promised Apple would continue to invest in renewable energy and other initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of the electronics giant. Apple has previously pledged to clean up its supply chain and said it intends to stop mining rare earth metals — commitments Cook also reiterated in his letter. Read more…

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Badass expertly catches a fish with his bare hands

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No fishing pole? No problem.

While fishing can be an expensive hobby that can cost thousands with fancy new equipment, this man demonstrates that all you need to catch bass in this body of water is a little bit of bait and your bare hands.

Watch out, everyone. We’ve got a badass over here.  Read more…

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8 things Trump said about the Paris Climate Agreement that are total BS

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President Trump spoke at length on Thursday about his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. 

But much of what he said doesn’t hold water. In fact, it seemed at times that his speech was straight out of a criticism of a 1997 climate agreement the U.S. also joined but then withdrew from: the Kyoto Protocol. 

From the legal aspects of the treaty itself, to the effects on U.S. jobs and economic growth, Trump’s address was, as one former U.N. official put it, “factually sooo incorrect.” 

SEE ALSO: Here’s why you shouldn’t totally despair if the U.S. ditches the Paris Climate Agreement Read more…

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7 million people have downloaded that ridiculous ‘Fidget Spinner’ app

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Yes, the only thing more inane than an actual fidget spinner is an app version of a fidget spinner.

Still, ridiculous as they are, the apps are — inexplicably — nearly as popular as the toys themselves. Seriously.

SEE ALSO: The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps

Of all the “fidget spinner” apps — and there are hundreds — the most popular by far is this app from Ketchapp simply called “Fidget Spinner.” The app, which hit the Ap Store May 16, has already racked up more than 7 million downloads across Apple’s App Store and Google Play, according to statistics from app analytics firm Sensor Tower.  Read more…

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In cruel twist, Netflix cancels the diverse ‘Sense8’ during Pride Month

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Netflix canceled Sense8 after two seasons, the streaming service announced Thursday.

It was a bitter blow to fans of the diverse show, especially on the first day of LGBT Pride Month.

Created by The Matrix masterminds Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 won praise for its diversity and inclusivity both on screen and behind the scenes, which made the cancellation especially hard for fans to swallow — and they made their disappointment known on Twitter.

The most gender, sexuality, race, religion, mental health inclusive show quite possibly ever, and you bloody cancel it. Why @netflix #Sense8

— katieroo (@allouratoms) June 1, 2017 Read more…

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