Author Archives: Elizabeth Agatha

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov



 Business news network Cheddar has been partnering with social media platforms and OTT services in the U.S. And Cheddar is now looking at international markets. The media company is partnering with French startup Molotov so that French viewers can watch Cheddar from all their devices. Cheddar first launched 18 months ago. Unlike many new media companies, the startup has been focusing on live… Read More

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Junior league goalie scores on empty net and everyone absolutely loses their minds



When a hockey player scores on an opponent’s empty net, there’s typically a tempered celebration. The game is over, the win is sealed — everyone can relax.

When that scoring hockey player is a goalie, however, you gotta sound the hell off like its the best goal you’ve ever seen in your entire life. The Stampede, a Tier 1 junior hockey team from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, understand this unwritten rule.

When 19-year-old goalie Mikhail Berdin scored an empty net goal from the the opposite end of the rink, his teammates absolutely lost their minds. Read more…

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The battle for control of data could be just starting



 Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the world’s largest technology companies. The battle to regain control over that data could be starting in earnest. I saw a couple… Read More

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Ello Again…



 The social networking platform splashed onto the tech scene promoting itself as an ad-free rival to Facebook. Soon millions of people (including yours truly) signed on just to see what all the fuss was about. The platform quickly ballooned to nearly 3 million community members in a short few months. The problem was no one knew what the hell this thing was. The logo was just a black dot with a… Read More

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Meet the tiny safe that's perfect for international travelers



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Sometimes you need a little extra security for your valuables when you travel. But not everything makes sense for the hotel safe — stuff like passports and prescriptions sometimes need to be a little more portable. But last we checked, fanny packs don’t come with a combination lock.

The solution: a portable safe. It’s small and lightweight enough to carry with you for easy access whenever you, without sacrificing security. The iKeyp Pro-Safe is the ultimate example of the best of both worlds — the successful Indiegogo project is a smart safe for personal items that require easy access. Read more…

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Save more than $80 on this smart home security camera



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Let’s face it: the world can be a dangerous place. You know at least one person who’s had their car or home is broken into, and it’s just not practical to constantly worry whether it’ll happen to you. You’re an especially prime target for theft and burglary when you take a vacation, and who wants to have to worry about their apartment being ransacked while sunbathing on the beaches of Tulum?

The EPEX WiFi Camera is the perfect home security solution for the person who never thought they could afford home security. Whether you’re backpacking across Europe for weeks at a time or just sitting at work and wondering if you remembered to lock the door when you left, the EPEX can help you feel more secure.  Read more…

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Why Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina keeps smiling as she resists



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Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel



Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported

The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then, he’s become better-known outside the tech world for funding the lawsuit that took down Gawker and for his support of Donald Trump. 

Back in 2015, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said he was “delighted” to welcome Thiel and that he was “confident that Peter joining will be great for YC.” The blog post announcing Thiel’s start at Y Combinator now bears an editor’s note that says, “Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator.”  Read more…

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Tap tap tap



 We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media on, well, online media, but I want to explore how we got here and what we can do about it. We begin in about 1983. The education necessary to interact with media of that… Read More

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13 times nature was scary AF in 2017



Never underestimate the power of nature — it continues to be filled with the most alarming creepy crawlers in the world.

Every year it seems like there’s no escaping from what nature has to offer. There were 13 times (and definitely more) of nature not holding back from being absolutely terrifying.

There’s no where to run from slithering snakes in gas pumps and bears breaking into your homes. 

1. When spider crabs ripped the crap out of an octopus

They didn’t even have one small ounce of remorse.  Read more…

2. This python attacking a hyena twice its size

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