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America holds the World Trade Organisation hostage

EIGHT months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the rules-based system of global trade remains intact. Threats to impose broad tariffs have come to nothing. Some ominous investigations into whether imports into America are a national-security threat are on hold. Mr Trump looks less a hard man than a boy crying wolf. …

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China sets its sights on dominating sunrise industries

IN RECENT days China set the record for the world’s fastest long-distance bullet train, which hurtled between Beijing and Shanghai at 350kph (217mph). This was a triumph of industrial policy as much as of engineering. China’s first high-speed trains started rolling only a decade ago; today the country has 20,000km …

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Jessica Williams to Produce and Star in Showtime Series About a Sci-fi Writer Living in Brooklyn

Very excited about this item: Deadline reported on Thursday that former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams is slated to write and executive produce a Showtime series with director Jim Strouse, whom she also works with on the Netflix comedy The Incredible Jessica James. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Audrina Patridge Has Filed for Divorce From Her Husband And Also for a Restraining Order Against Him

Former Hills star Audrina Patridge filed for divorce from her husband of 10 months, Corey Bohan on Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, TMZ reports. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Trump Administration Is the ‘Most Male-Dominated Government’ in Over 2 Decades

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Some Scientists Think Widespread Pesticide Use Might Not Be So Safe After All

Whoopsie! It turns out that pesticides used on an industrial scale may not be as harmless as scientists just assumed they were, which, totally, why would you even test that? BOOORRRRING. It’s like I always say: If I find something laying in the street and rubbing it directly into my …

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The New Prada Girl Is a Rudeboy

Miuccia Prada, at 68, is consistently the most on-point cultural barometer of any of the major designers, and her latest collection is no different. While other fashion houses have tried to embody the current moment of woman energy in the form of slogan tees and pussy hats, Prada got right …

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Netflix for iOS Updated With HDR Support for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

Netflix today updated its iOS app to add support for iOS 11 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) video on compatible devices. According to Netflix, Dolby Vision is available on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and the 12.9 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. Netflix’s HDR content is …

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone. One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. …

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How to Hide Text Previews for Every App Notification on iOS 11’s Lock Screen

iOS 11 has introduced a simple blanket solution for those who want to hide text previews for all of their apps at one time, bringing about a quick remedy for anyone concerned about privacy on iPhone and iPad. In previous iterations of iOS, you could only toggle the “Show Preview” …