Amazons new Spark service is like a particle accelerator for shameless #influencers

Amazons new Spark service is like a particle accelerator for shameless #influencers
If this picture of Jeff Bezos was on Spark, you could buy those sunglasses.Image: Rob Latour/REX/ShutterstockIf every social network were brutally honest with you, they'd be Amazon Spark. The newest feature on the Amazon app is the grossest, purest thing on the internet. It is digital capitalism, incarnate. It's so naked in its purpose, it's almost hard to hate. It is the smarmiest stripe of conspicuous consumption. In the way that the "Alien" movies' Xenomorph is the perfect killing

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol – BBC News

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol – BBC News
In the last academic year 9,250 permanent and fixed period exclusions were issued for substance offences compared to 8,580 in 2006-07. Image copyright BBC News Image caption Charly from Sheffield says without help she would have ended up in prison, after being excluded from school Yorkshire and Humber has the highest rate of fixed period exclusions in the country, with over 50,000 exclusions handed out to children in 2015-16, for a variety of reasons.Local charities are working with schools

Blogger Praises K-Beauty While Calling Asians ‘Ching Chongs’ In ‘Funny Clothes’

Blogger Praises K-Beauty While Calling Asians ‘Ching Chongs’ In ‘Funny Clothes’
Chanel Brusco, a Swiss beauty blogger known online as Cocomadkilla, has faced a storm of criticism this week after insulting Asian people by calling them ching-chongs in a review for a K-beauty product from a company called Glowrious. Many of us dont always understand the Ching Chongs with the black hair and funny clothes (hihi). But what makes us all the same, is our love for sleep and beautiful skin. Brusco did not respond to HuffPosts request for comment.

A City Torn Apart By Police Brutality Marches For Healing And Justice

A City Torn Apart By Police Brutality Marches For Healing And Justice
Damond was fatally shot on Saturday by police officer Mohamed Noor after she had called 911 to report hearing a potential sexual assault taking place near her home in the citys upscale Fulton neighborhood. Justine Damond's fiance Don Damond is embraced by Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, during a rally in Minneapolis. Help us, help us hold our unjust system accountable without fanning the flames of anti-Somali fear or Islamophobia, she continued, referring to the heritage of the

Behold The Title Of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

Behold The Title Of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7
American Horror Story will be titled Cult. Well, I dont have a title. But the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through, he said. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people. In May, he kicked things off with a drawing of a nightmarish elephant possibly a nod to the GOP mascot and then took the buzz up a notch last week with

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door
The sprawling desert north of Agadez, in the west African nation of Niger, is the size of France -- and the search is on for a single stranded truck.But far from being an idyllic oasis, its endless dusty alleyways are lined by high mud brick walls, each compound closed off by corrugated iron gates. In recent years, Agadez's main cargo has been human: hundreds of thousands of migrants from West Africa, loaded into the back of pickup trucks for

I want to live in the new Mercedes S-Class car

I want to live in the new Mercedes S-Class car
Mercedes-Benz S 400 d 4MATICImage: Daimler AGAsk any Mercedes enthusiast, and they'll tell you that the company's S-Class is the car to beat in the luxury class. It's so far ahead of everything else, that it usually takes other car makers an entire generation of cars to catch up. And despite Audi recently wowing us with its new, super-luxurious and near-autonomous Audi A8, Mercedes' new S-Class might actually be even more advanced, albeit in a slightly more subtle way.

‘Game of Thrones’ is still the most pirated show despite all the new streaming options

‘Game of Thrones’ is still the most pirated show despite all the new streaming options
Image: hboThere have never been more ways to watch Game of Thrones legally, but that hasn't stopped the show from continuing to be the most popular TV show for illegal downloads and streams. SEE ALSO: Here's how Twitter reacted to the 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere That's the finding from a report from file sharing news site TorrentFreak, released Monday, which revealed that the show still leads the list of pirated shows. At one point, one day after

Hear from inspirational black women founders on Side Hustle Pro

Hear from inspirational black women founders on Side Hustle Pro
Nicaila Matthews, the side hustle pro.Image: side hustle proIt takes a certain kind of person to risk it all and follow their startup dreams. A person with a serious safety net, and access to traditional forms of funding, for one. But dedicating your free time outside your day job is a more accessible way to launch the idea that could eventually become a full-fledged career. That's why Nicaila Matthews created Side Hustle Pro, a podcast that features black women

Baltimore Cop Accidentally Recorded Himself Planting Drugs, Public Defender Says

Baltimore Cop Accidentally Recorded Himself Planting Drugs, Public Defender Says
The 90-second video was recorded on Officer Richard Pinheiros body camera, according to the Maryland public defenders office.The footage, from Jan.24, shows Pinheiro placing a plastic bag into a red can and hiding it among the trash as two other officers watch him. All three officers then walk down an alley and onto a sidewalk, where Pinheiro turns on his body camera, which is designed to automatically record the 30 seconds of video (without sound) prior to activation. The

O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner
Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy.Early years Born on July 9, 1947, Orenthal James Simpson grew up in the

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recycling project will look to recover tons of gold and OLED screens

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recycling project will look to recover tons of gold and OLED screens
The Galaxy Note 7 will die to give other phones life.Image: Brittany herbert/mashableIt's the circle of life. Some 400,000 of Samsung's recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will have been reincarnated as refurbished smartphones in South Korea, while others will be consigned to the scrap heap. But don't shed too many tears for the wasted parts just yet many of the Note 7s will "die" so that new devices can be made from their parts. Samsung will begin a Galaxy

Microsoft teams with Baidu to help bring its self-driving car project to the world

Microsoft teams with Baidu to help bring its self-driving car project to the world
Baidu is getting an assist from Microsoft to expand its self-driving sights beyond China.Image: Hwee Young/Epa/REX/ShutterstockBaidu, the company behind China's largest search engine and other assorted Google-esque projects, just got a big hand from the West to expand its self-driving car project around the world. Microsoft announced a new partnership with the Chinese company to help bring the Baidu open source autonomous car software platform, Apollo, across international borders by providing "global scale" via the Azure cloud. Baidu launched