Virginia Beach shooting: What we know

Virginia Beach shooting: What we know

At least 11 people have been killed and six injured. At least 11 people have been killed and six people injured in a mass shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police confirmed Friday evening. Police have identified one shooter, who is also dead. Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera identified him current pubic utilities employee. This story is still developing. Here’s what we know so far, and what we don’t. What we…

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YouTube investigating right-wing pundit Steven Crowder for harassing Vox.com host

YouTube investigating right-wing pundit Steven Crowder for harassing Vox.com host

A tweet thread from Vox host Carlos Maza outlining several instances of right-wing YouTube commentator Steven Crowder making homophobic and racist comments about him has prompted an investigation by YouTube, the company confirmed to The Verge. Maza is the host of Vox’s Strikethrough series — a show about media, politics, and technology. (Disclosure: Vox is a publication of Vox Media, which also owns The Verge.) Strikethrough often catches the attention of Crowder, who has published…

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The Force is weak with this one: Motorola seems to have given up on flagships

The Force is weak with this one: Motorola seems to have given up on flagships

Motorola hasn’t been competing in the flagship Android arena for a couple of years now, not since the Moto Z2 days. Instead, the company has put its focus on its Moto Mods initiative and the midrange and budget models in its Moto Z and Moto G lines. But some fans may have been holding out hope for a revival of the Force line, the high-end variant of the Moto Z that hasn’t seen a proper…

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Mexican president to Trump: tariffs and coercion won’t work

Mexican president to Trump: tariffs and coercion won’t work

President Andrés López Obrador slams Trump’s immigration ultimatum. President Donald Trump is threatening to start a trade war with Mexico, but Mexico’s populist President Andrés López Obrador isn’t having it. Trump warned Thursday evening, over Twitter, that he would soon start taxing imported goods from Mexico if the government doesn’t do more to stop the flow of migrants from Central America who are seeking asylum at the US border. López Obrador responded within a few…

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Lego is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a new lunar lander set

Lego is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a new lunar lander set

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (July 20th, specifically, for the actual date of the Moon landing itself), and Lego is already gearing up to celebrate with a new Apollo 11 Eagle lunar lander set, developed together with NASA. The set isn’t the first lunar lander from Lego — the company released one in 2003 in partnership with the Discovery Channel — but the new model is much larger, more…

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How to send a confidential message on Gmail

How to send a confidential message on Gmail

Google introduced its confidential mode for Gmail in 2018, a setting that allows people with personal accounts to send messages that can expire, and that prevents recipients from copying their contents, forwarding them to others, or downloading them. It’s in the news again since G Suite users who use Gmail at work will have the ability to use confidential mode starting on June 25th. This feature will be switched on automatically; managers will have the…

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Watch: Pixar’s first teaser for Onward transplants unicorns and elves to mundane suburbia

Watch: Pixar’s first teaser for Onward transplants unicorns and elves to mundane suburbia

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt are brother elves in the 2020 film’s first teaser. Over the last 25 years, Pixar has produced many animated classics whose stories walk that fine line between real and imaginary, lighthearted and emotionally weighted. The studio’s next project, Onward, seems to fall squarely in the middle of the spectrum. As the film’s first teaser trailer makes clear, it’s the story of a magical world that has lost its magic, and…

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