How Peter Thiel’s Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing

When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected key details to remain hidden from unauthorized users’ eyes. In police work, this can be crucial—a matter of life and death, even. It often involves protecting vulnerable witnesses, keeping upcoming operations hush […]

Get ready for a wave of Bitcoin forks

On August 1, a dissident faction of the Bitcoin community created a new payment network called Bitcoin Cash. There are lots of Bitcoin-derived spinoff currencies, of course, but this was unusual because it branched off from the existing Bitcoin blockchain. The result was the cryptocurrency equivalent of a stock split: everyone who owned one bitcoin […]

The fondest farewell: A goofy smile, fur like the finest cashmere and a dotty obsession with tennis balls… Monty Don’s adorable four-legged TV co-star captivated viewers and as Nigel goes to the great garden in the sky, his tribute will melt your heart

Another thing about Nigel is that he smiles a lot. Not the crinkly, toothy, squinty-eyed grin that some dogs produce when they see you — which is not really a smile at all, but a submissive gesture — but the relaxed, slack-mouthed beam of someone pleased with their lot.

’90 Day Fiancé’ stars Darcey and Stacey Silva talk their new spinoff and dating: ‘We go with our heart’

Darcey: Well, it’s really ironic, because when we’re younger, obviously, you know, we were married and in relationships and those relationships started with actually knowing the person first hand, you know, being there in person. It wasn’t like just a dating app, it wasn’t long distance. So you got to know the person starting as […]

Jennifer Lopez’s sister Lynda celebrates exciting news with show-stopping cake

Jennifer Lopez’s sister Lynda has had an exciting week following the launch of her debut book, AOC. And to mark the special occasion, the mother-of-one was surprised with a decadent cake. This was no ordinary cake either, as it was crafted to look exactly like the AOC book cover, complete with gold edges and an […]

Free Games Available On PC, PS4, Xbox One, And More

While various parts of the US have different rules when it comes to social distancing under the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still spending a lot of time indoors. To help people kill time, online storefronts and developers are giving away a bunch of free games right now across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and […]

This Week’s Free Games At Epic Are Available Now

This week’s free game at EpicEpic has two freebies this week that are available from now until August 20 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET: The Alto Collection and Remnant: From the Ashes. The Alto Collection is a new compilation for consoles and PC that includes the wonderful mobile hits Alto’s Adventure and […]

Next Week’s Free Games At Epic Revealed

The Epic Games Store has been giving away free PC games every week–no strings attached–since the storefront launched in late 2018. As of now, we know the program will run until at least the end of 2020. It’s pretty straightforward; every Thursday at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, Epic offers one, two, or […]

All the Musicians Who Have Stopped Trump Using Their Music

Earth, Wind & Fire The iconic “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire was being used by Trump at events until the band quote tweeted Queen, saying: “Another unauthorized use (September) at the Republican Convention, against our wishes — Earth, Wind & Fire.”

Phil Collins’ greatest solo songs – ranked!

18. Everyday (1993) Both Sides – on which Collins played everything himself – was more of a mood piece of an album than a collection of hits, but if there’s one thing Collins can do without breaking a sweat, it’s sit at a keyboard to compose a lovelorn ballad. It turned out Both Lives was […]