Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: ‘The U.S. can’t crush us’

Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: ‘The U.S. can’t crush us’

The founder of Chinese electronics giant Huawei said it doesn’t need the U.S. to survive.  Ren Zhengfei spoke to the BBC in his first interview since the arrest of his daughter, Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, in Canada. SEE ALSO: Smartphones will get a lot more interesting next week Huawei has been under considerable pressure from the U.S., which has been convincing allies in Australia, the UK, and New Zealand to not use the company’s 5G equipment due to security concerns. “There’s no way the U.S. can crush us,” Zhengfei told…

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Please enjoy the unnecessarily lit ‘Act My Age’ by One Direction meme

Please enjoy the unnecessarily lit ‘Act My Age’ by One Direction meme

One Direction may have disbanded three years ago, but their songs are still undeniable meme-worthy bops.  You’ve probably stumbled across this bizarre meme in the past few days: A trio goes hard and dances in perfect sync to what sounds like the beginning of a sea shanty.  That tune is a One Direction deep cut — in the 2014 song “Act My Age,” the five lads croon about how their romantic interests will keep them young at heart forever. But before they break into singing about being “fat and old,”…

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Buckle up, Queen is performing at the Oscars

Buckle up, Queen is performing at the Oscars

Guys. Queen is performing at the Oscars this year.  With Adult Goth/possible vampire Adam Lambert at its helm, Queen is set to dazzle us all during the awards show, which controversially tried to cut four categories from its broadcast in hopes of saving time. SEE ALSO: Never mind, the Oscars will air all the categories live after all The Academy tweeted a teaser on Sunday, with a mash-up of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.”  Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert…

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning. According to the study, nearly 17 million Americans earned an estimated $6.8 billion across nine internet platforms in 2017. The Re:Create Coalition, a group which advocates for fair use and balanced copyright law,…

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning. According to the study, nearly 17 million Americans earned an estimated $6.8 billion across nine internet platforms in 2017. The Re:Create Coalition, a group which advocates for fair use and balanced copyright law,…

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning. According to the study, nearly 17 million Americans earned an estimated $6.8 billion across nine internet platforms in 2017. The Re:Create Coalition, a group which advocates for fair use and balanced copyright law,…

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning. According to the study, nearly 17 million Americans earned an estimated $6.8 billion across nine internet platforms in 2017. The Re:Create Coalition, a group which advocates for fair use and balanced copyright law,…

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This ‘Alien’ cake is the only good gender reveal

This ‘Alien’ cake is the only good gender reveal

Congrats, it’s a parasitic alien!  Gender reveal parties are exhaustingly overdone — from starting wildfires to nearly killing Grandpa, the heteronormative announcements can backfire beautifully. Twitter user @mskittenfish posted a video of a rare gender reveal done well.  SEE ALSO: Watch a baby gender reveal party backfire spectacularly But there’s a twist: The baby is neither a girl nor a boy. It’s a genderless otherworldly predator! Instead of revealing pink or blue filling, this party was interrupted when a toothy alien burst out of the cake.  Despite the screams of…

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Why is everyone on Twitter talking about towels?

Why is everyone on Twitter talking about towels?

Good morning, everyone. Apparently we’re mad about towels.  Scrolling through Twitter on Monday, you might have seen a feed full of people arguing over the amount of towels you’re supposed to own. The Great Towel Debate started when Twitter user @Advil asked followers to settle an argument between him and his girlfriend.  SEE ALSO: Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension “We have zero frame of reference on the appropriate amount of towels in a household of two,” he tweeted.  hello fellow adults. my gf and i have a question……

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Lightsaber dueling is now an official sport in France

Lightsaber dueling is now an official sport in France

Good news, Jedi.  France’s fencing federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, the Associated Press reports.  Now you can channel your inner Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, or Qui-Gon Jinn (lol just kidding) with a French Fencing Federation judge watching you. SEE ALSO: Sweet ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ wrap photo is out-of-this-galaxy adorable Here’s how it works: Two fighters enter a circle marked in tape, much like the Jedi of old. Hit the head or body and you get five points. Smack a leg or arm and you get…

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