Politics

September 9, 2019

Transitioning ThinkProgress

Many years ago, we embarked on a new experiment: moving ThinkProgress from an organizational blog to a progressive news site, powered by reporters and editorially independent. We are proud that ThinkProgress helped shape the conversation in this country—exposing the companies that were supporting the NRA, uncovering sexual abuse within religious organizations, documenting voter suppression, and […]
September 5, 2019

CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ advocacy groups told ThinkProgress that they know exactly what ideas they want to hear discussed at the town hall set for Oct. 10, […]
September 5, 2019

It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues where candidates staked out wildly […]
September 4, 2019

Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017, said, “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people […]
September 4, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have been derailed, thanks to members of his own party

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard of Member of Parliament (MP) Phillip Lee. But, on yet another day of high Parliament drama over the seemingly-endless saga of Brexit, the Conservative (Tory) MP thrust himself into the spotlight by publicly defecting to […]
September 4, 2019

Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]

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October 17, 2019

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October 17, 2019

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October 16, 2019

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October 16, 2019

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October 15, 2019

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October 15, 2019

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October 13, 2019

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October 13, 2019

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October 12, 2019

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Latest from the World

October 17, 2019

Harry Dunn death: Is extraditing Anne Sacoolas a realistic prospect?

What are the legal options that might provide Harry Dunn's parents with the details of his death?
October 17, 2019

An upcoming Samsung phone has the design breakthrough we’ve been waiting for, but no one knows which one

Samsung made a significant change in the way it introduces new innovations to mobile devices. Instead of debuting on pricey flagship phones, features like the hole-punch design and multi-lens cameras were launched with the help of mid-range handsets. Those technologies then made their way into the S10 and Note 10 flagships once they were proven. It stands to reason that Samsung will continue to roll out new technology using more affordable devices before bringing it to flagships. Of course, that’s unless we’re talking about foldable phones, which feature two tech innovations that are too expensive cheaper devices — that’s the hinge mechanism and foldable display. With that in mind, new reports claim Samsung is ready to introduce the revolutionary design breakthrough we've been waiting for, but on one can seem to agree on which phone will be the first to utilize it. The perfect smartphone is a device that features a no-compromise, all-screen design. That means the display would incorporate all sorts of technologies including the camera, fingerprint sensor, sound, and other sensors. Features like the fingerprint sensor and the front-facing speaker can already be incorporated into displays. The one thing we’re all waiting for is for screen tech that will make it possible for the selfie cam to sit underneath a working part of the display. Like many others, Samsung is already developing the technology — and once it nails it down, it'll likely sell these sophisticated new OLED displays to other smartphone vendors, including Apple and Google. But will it be ready next year? A couple of separate sources say that Samsung will launch a phone with an under-display camera next year, but they don’t agree on whether the technology will be used on an early 2020 flagship or another phone entirely. Top Samsung insider Ice Universe posted the following message on Twitter on Thursday morning: https://twitter.com/UniverseIce/status/1184666445919076355 According to Ice, under-display camera tech will be ready for next year, but it won't be seen on the S11 or Fold 2. Interestingly enough, he left out the Note 11, which should drop in the second half of the year. Separately, Korean news outlet TheElec claims that the next-gen Galaxy Fold 2 will be the first Samsung handset to feature an under-display camera. The Galaxy Fold’s design is incredibly annoying, with Samsung having placed no less than six cameras on the phone, including two selfie shooters that totally ruin the design of the main screen. One way to reduce all that camera bulk is to place them under the screen on the Fold 2, a device that’s rumored for an April 2020 launch window, according to a different report. The problem with under-display camera tech, as we’ve seen earlier this year from Chinese smartphone maker Oppo (see a prototype Oppo phone in the image below), is photo quality. The Elec reports that the polyimide substrate of flexible OLED adds a yellow tinge to photos, which has to be removed by software. Algorithms would also have to be developed to reduce blur, the story says. If polyimide sounds familiar, that’s because it's the kind of polymer layer found on top of the Galaxy Fold’s screen. Glass can’t survive being bent as easily, which is why the foldable phone has a polymer layer on top of the flexible OLED screen. The report notes that Samsung might test under-display cameras with the Fold 2 first, rather than the Galaxy S11. Whether the Fold 2 will deliver the all-screen design we all want or not, Samsung is understandably under pressure to be among the first mobile display makers in the world to perfect the technology. That’s because other companies are also readying the same technology, including Apple and all the major Chinese handset makers. A Samsung Display exec said earlier this year that under-display cameras aren’t going to be possible within a year or two. Separately, a senior official recently contradicted that statement by saying that Samsung is still considering the possibility of releasing such a phone next year.
October 17, 2019

Amazon is blowing out Dalstrong knives and knife sets at rock-bottom prices, today only

I’ve been using a J.A. Henckels knife set for many years now and if I’m being totally honest, they weren’t worth the money. They’re fine knives, don’t get me wrong, but they were definitely overpriced because any decent knife set works just as well. My knives are old enough now that I can’t really go on resharpening them all the time, so I’ve been looking for a good alternative to replace them with that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Thankfully, Amazon’s big one-day blowout sale just made the decision for me. On Thursday only, you can save big on 23 different top-rated knives and knife sets from Dalstrong, a brand that needs no introduction. Some of the best deals include a $70 Gladiator Series Chef's Knife for $49.77, a $130 Shogun Series X Gyuto Chef's Knife for $99.77, an $80 Phantom Series 8-Inch Chef's Knife for $59.76, and a $400 Gladiator Series 18-Piece Colossal Knife Set for $297.76.

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October 17, 2019

Kevin McCloud property firms face liquidation

People lent thousands of pounds to a company which was founded by the Grand Designs presenter.
October 17, 2019

Why is Banksy vetting the customers of his online store?

Anyone hoping to buy official merchandise from his new online store has to answer a question.
October 17, 2019

What is in the new Brexit deal?

A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain?
October 17, 2019

Paul Gascoigne cleared of sex assault on train

The ex-England footballer was accused of "forcefully and sloppily" kissing a fellow passenger.
October 17, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon says Johnson deal would mean ‘much harder Brexit’

Scotland's first minister confirms her SNP MPs will vote against Boris Johnson's newly-agreed deal with the EU.
October 17, 2019

Turkey-Flavored Chips – Pringles Released the New Limited-Edition Roasted Turkey Flavor (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) With the holidays around the corner, iconic chip company Pringles released a new limited-edition flavor that's perfect for Thanksgiving—the Pringles Roasted Turkey flavor. Consumers can...
October 17, 2019

Pollution-Filtering Algae Glass – Researchers Design a Microalgae Capable of Filtering Polluted Air (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The University of North Carolina’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), located in Charlotte, has a team of scientists researching a new algae glass curtainwall that's capable of filtering...
October 17, 2019

Brexit: Labour MPs urged to back new deal by Stephen Crabb

The ex-Welsh secretary issues a challenge to Labour MPs who say they want to deliver Brexit.
October 17, 2019

The Troubles: Former IRA man Ivor Bell cleared of Jean McConville charges

Ivor Bell had been charged with soliciting the murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972.
October 17, 2019

Master & Dynamic’s MW07 Go is a $199 AirPod alternative – Engadget

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October 17, 2019

Master & Dynamic’s MW07 Go is a $199 AirPod alternative – Engadget

Master & Dynamic's MW07 Go is a $199 AirPod alternative  EngadgetMaster & Dynamic MW07 Plus review: improved, but at the same high price  The VergeReview: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus & MW07 Go Set the Standard For Headphones &nb...