College football's strange but true historical facts for each Top 25 team

College football’s strange but true historical facts for each Top 25 team

From the origins of Appalachian State mascot Yosef to Florida’s coach getting arrested in Cuba during the 1912 Bacardi Bowl, these are just a few of the hard-to-believe stories for college football’s top teams.

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This week’s top stories: macOS Catalina 10.15.5 features, iOS 13.5 jailbreak, and more

In this week’s top stories: Apple opens many more retail stores in the United States and other countries, a jailbreak for iOS 13.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 released for everyone, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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jwz: Everyone at Facebook is qwhite complicit

Violet Blue: New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose spotted that the “top 10 stories on Facebook over the past 24 hours” were all from Fox News, “Blue Lives Matter,” and similar sources. Meaning: the slant of all stories in FB’s “top 10” (surfaced to the m…

Facebook launched its Bitmoji-like Avatars. Here’s how to make yours

Say goodbye to the days of only being able to express your emotions through the generic sad, happy, angry or thumbs up emojis on Facebook.

Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s crewed spacecraft successfully launches and docks

Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s crewed spacecraft successfully launches and docks

SpaceX made history this weekend, tech executives respond to the ongoing protests against racism and Zynga announces a big acquisition. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 1, 2020. 1. SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Sp…

Spotify surpassed Pandora’s share of digital audio time in 2019 to become top audio platform

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    The Fed unveils top corporate-bond ETFs targeted in its $1.3 billion stimulus spree

    • A Friday release detailed which corporate-credit ETFs the Federal Reserve bought up from the program’s May 12 start to May 18.
    • BlackRock’s iShares iBoxx US Dollar Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF was the most purchased, with the central b…

      The anti-vax movement is using growing hesitation around the coronavirus vaccine to attract more people

      Associated Press

      • Some recent surveys suggest Americans, especially young ones, are wary of a coronavirus vaccine.
      • The anti-vaccine movement is capitalizing on this skepticism, including at a recent in-person conference held in North Carolina…

        How leaders should address race with their employees, the Warren Buffett of tech, and top healthcare startups

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        New York. Atlanta. Los Angeles. Denver. Dallas. Detroit. Washington, DC. Seattle. Miami. Chicago. 
        Thousands marched in cities across the US last night, with many of the protests turning violent. 
        The protests first broke out in Minneapolis after a bla…

Facebook reportedly had evidence its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions (FB)

Facebook reportedly had evidence its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions (FB)

  • Facebook had internal research showing it encouraged polarization, but Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives rejected ideas aimed at fixing the problem, the The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • “Our algorithms exploit the human brain’s attra…

    Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

    Despite internal research finding that Facebook’s platform encouraged polarization, Mark Zuckerberg and other execs nixed proposals to fix things.

    Amazon engineers spend hours preparing for ordinary meetings with one of Bezos’ top executives because they’re afraid of encountering ‘Brilliant Clark’ (AMZN)

    • Amazon’s SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark is known for his attention to detail and sharp feedback.
    • That could be intimidating to some employees, but it’s also earned him a flattering nickname: “Brilliant Clark.”
    • Some employee…

      Soldiers’ stories & Disney Princesses — the best iTunes TV and movie deals for Memorial Day

      Apple frequently places iTunes movies on sale, and this week is no exception. As we roll into Memorial Day weekend, here’s the latest batch of movie deals.

      From Mrs America to Rodham, America’s in love with feminist paper dolls | Jessa Crispin

      Pop culture has embraced good-girl versions of complex figures in stories that undermine real feminist ideologyIn the Hulu show Mrs America, there’s a scene where a fictionalized Gloria Steinem is dancing around her apartment, relishing her solitude and indep…

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Uncut Gems' to 'The Wrong Missy'

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from ‘Uncut Gems’ to ‘The Wrong Missy’

  • “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler, is a hit on Netflix.
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Bus…

    Top knot, braids and highlights: The many phases of Ronaldo’s hair

    Here’s a look back at some of the iconic follicular arrangements that Cristiano Ronaldo has exhibited over the years, for better or worse.

    Boris Johnson’s Top Aide Has No Regrets Over Alleged Lockdown Breaches

    Boris Johnson’s top aide is under intense pressure to resign over his out-of-town trips that fly in the face of the PM’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

    Your Disastrous Makeover Stories

    A few weeks ago, I interviewed Tara Reid for this website and we commiserated over the fact that after three months of social distancing, we both look feral. I can’t imagine she actually does, but personally, I feel I’ve never looked worse—except I’ve obvious…

    A top Trump economic advisor says the White House is considering offering ‘back to work’ cash bonuses for unemployed Americans

    • Kudlow said the Trump administration is weighing offering unemployed people a cash bonus for returning to work.
    • “It’s something we are looking at very carefully,” Kudlow said in a Fox News interview.
    • The remarks come as Republicans …

Facebook launches Shops to bring more businesses online during the pandemic

Facebook launches Shops to bring more businesses online during the pandemic

A major new push into e-commerce will bring an Instagram shopping tab, shoppable live streams, and more. Facebook Shops begin rolling out today.

Cybercrime against healthcare groups ‘worldwide’ is on the rise during coronavirus pandemic, top UN official warns

  • A top United Nations chief said at a meeting there has been a 600% rise in malicious emails during the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press reported.
  • The virus crisis has seen a sharp rise in cybercrime that has also targeted healthcar…

    Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Warren Buffett, as Facebook stock climbs and Buffet’s holdings lose billions

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is climbing Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, but Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates still sit on top.

    Sask. research paves way for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial – CBC News: The National

    1. Sask. research paves way for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial  CBC News: The National
    2. Canadian coronavirus vaccine candidate delivers promising results in animal tests  The Globe and Mail
    3. Promising results from VIDO-InterVac’s COVID…

      It’s nearly impossible to flip over in this spider-like vehicle

      • The Swincar e-Spider is an all-terrain electric vehicle that is designed to keep the driver upright through even the toughest terrain.
      • It can climb steep hills effortlessly and give riders and off-road experience like nothing before.
      • </…

Twitter Bots Drove the Push to 'Reopen America,' Study Finds

Twitter Bots Drove the Push to ‘Reopen America,’ Study Finds

This might not come as a surprise if you ever use Twitter, but it turns out bots are driving the push to “reopen America” on the platform.Read more…

La Liga aiming to resume season starting June 11

La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirmed that the first match to be played in Spain’s top tier will be between Sevilla and Real Betis.

The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
  • Disney Plus’ “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is still the top series, despite concluding earlier thi…

    The 50 best Memorial Day 2020 sales on clothing, shoes, and accessories

    You can score major discounts this Memorial Day weekend on clothing, shoes, and accessories from top retailers including Anthropologie, Madewell, and more.

    Coronavirus: Tory MPs urge Dominic Cummings to resign

    But Downing Street says fresh claims Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules are “false”.

Dreading the loss of Google Play Music? Here are some alternatives – A Journal of Musical Things

Dreading the loss of Google Play Music? Here are some alternatives – A Journal of Musical Things

  1. Dreading the loss of Google Play Music? Here are some alternatives  A Journal of Musical Things
  2. This week’s top stories: Pixel 4a survey, Google app dark mode, Play Music transfers, more  9to5Google
  3. Google Play Music Is Shutting Do…

    This week’s top stories: iOS 13.5, Apple ditching EarPods, new Apple Watch bands, more

    In this week’s top stories: Apple releases iOS 13.5 to the public, Apple might ditch EarPods with this year’s iPhone 12, new Apple Watch Pride bands and watch faces, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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    The brazen killing of a top Sinaloa hit man in Mexico hints at cartel power play

    Jesus Bustamante / Reuters

    • José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, aka “El Chino Antrax,” was once one of the Sinaloa cartel’s top hit men.
    • But he was found dead in car in Mexico on May 16 — 10 days after escaping federal probation supervision in the …

      8 Instagram Stories Hacks to Give You a Creative Edge

      Want to give your Instagram stories a creative edge? Looking for hidden features to try out? In this article, you’ll discover eight Instagram Stories power tips including how to save your Stories effects for quick access, add multiple photos, add a custom GIF…

      Eric Swalwell: Trump’s Top Spies Aren’t Telling ‘the Truth About Russia’

      Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) doesn’t want to talk (too much) about his short-lived presidential run, but he does have a lot to say about Russia, Rep. Devin Nunes’ first “peek at power,” and of course, President Donald Trump’s impeachment.In Episode 10 of The New…

Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam

Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam

Plus: An iOS leak, an EasyJet breach, and more of the week’s top security news.

11 Best Mattress Deals and Sales for Memorial Day (2020)

Just about all of our WIRED Recommended bed-in-a-box mattresses are on sale for the holiday weekend.

John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ was more than just a show — it was a life raft

No matter how bad life may seem, you can always find some good news to smile about.
John Krasinski reminded us all of that easily forgotten fact when he spearheaded an online positivity movement during one of the country’s darkest times.
On March 25, near the…

CULTIVATED: We’re back! — The rise of cannabis SPACs — Top psychedelics startups

Welcome back to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we’re bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.
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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada on Wednesday – CBC.ca

  1. Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada on Wednesday  CBC.ca
  2. COVID-19 update: Trudeau addresses Canadians | Special coverage  CBC News
  3. Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada on May 19  CBC.ca
  4. Get informed on the top stor…

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'John Henry' to 'Public Enemies'

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from ‘John Henry’ to ‘Public Enemies’

  • This week’s most popular movies on Netflix include “Public Enemies” and the critically panned “John Henry.”
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine …

    Symptom Checker Apps Are Awful at Guessing the Right Illness, Study Finds

    Using the internet to diagnose your latest health concern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not all that effective. A new study from scientists in Australia tested more than two dozen so-called symptom checker apps and found that they correctly diagnosed a hypothet…

    That Time a Loon Fatally Stabbed an Eagle in the Heart

    A lake on the outskirts of Portland, Maine, became a highly unusually scene last summer when a kayaker happened upon a dead bald eagle floating face down, pierced through the heart.Read more…

    ‘The Last Dance’ is the greatest sports fix of the pandemic

    Live sports are on hold. The NBA is delayed indefinitely. No one is sure when anything will actually come back thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, and even when things do start to come back, they certainly won’t be the same.
    The Last Dance, a documentary abou…

    Radio’s Sordid History Of Being Blamed For Everything

    In the surreal world of a pandemic lockdown, we are surrounded by news stories that defy satire. The idea that 5G cellular networks are to blame for the COVID-19 outbreak and a myriad other ills has the more paranoid corners of social media abuzz with concern…

The 50 best American colleges and universities of 2020

The 50 best American colleges and universities of 2020

  • Education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds shared its first-ever ranking of the best colleges and universities in the United States with Business Insider.
  • The research firm looked at four categories to create an overall index score for 300…

    How to Send Audio and Video Messages to the People You’re Missing

    Meeting up with friends and family is difficult (if not impossible) right now, which is why we’re all experimenting with different ways to keep in touch. Not every form of communication has to be a live video chat, though—there are tons of options that allow …

    Canadian clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine approved – CBC News: The National

    1. Canadian clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine approved  CBC News: The National
    2. How the first Canadian COVID-19 vaccine trial will work  CTV News
    3. Coronavirus Update: Nova Scotia lab to conduct first Canadian trials for possible COVID…

      COVID-19 antibody test approved by Health Canada – CBC News: The National

      1. COVID-19 antibody test approved by Health Canada  CBC News: The National
      2. First coronavirus antibody tests will roll out as quickly as possible, Tam says  Globalnews.ca
      3. ‘It’s a very strong tool’: First test to detect COVID-19 antibo…

        Air Canada playing hardball with government: former executive – CBC News: The National

        1. Air Canada playing hardball with government: former executive  CBC News: The National
        2. Air Canada to lay off half its workforce as coronavirus bites  INQUIRER.net
        3. Coronavirus outbreak: Air Canada hit hard by COVID-19; Health Canada …