Updates from the world of dating apps: find a new BFF just in time to commiserate about discovering that your S.O. is cheating on Tinder. Popular dating app Bumble understands how tough it is to make new friends in a big city. As such, they added an update to their platform that will help you find more platonic partners, “Bumble BFF.” Introverts rejoice, now there’s no need to go out or venture forward into social events in order to find your new bestie.
On another hand, you snooping through your boyfriend or girlfriend’s phone has been kicked up a level. New service, Swipe Buster, offers you the opportunity to pay $5 to find out if your S.O. is currently using the Tinder dating app. You just input as much information about your partner as you can think of, and Swipe Buster’s algorithms will detect whether or not they have an active Tinder profile. Because trust in a relationship is so overrated. .
The entertainment industry lost another favorite this week. Merle Haggard, country music icon, passed away on his 79th birthday after a long battle with pneumonia. The loss of this musical figure, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994, might have us asking “Are The Good Times Really Over?”
Another wave of the future: we may soon be taking pictures with our eyeballs. Samsung has just been granted a patent for smart contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into wearer's eyes and a built-in camera controlled by blinking. Then, embedded antenna beam the content to an external device for processing. Samsung isn’t even the first, Google already owns two patents for smart lenses that monitor the wearer’s blood sugar level in addition to snapping cute pics! This looks like a step towards a future of having our smartphones implanted directly into our brains. We advise that you start practicing your blinking skills now to avoid any awkward, accidental photos these contacts may take.
If you’re ever in Tokyo and need a little pick-me-up, head right over to the new cafe “Harry”. This fine establishment will give you the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of adorable hedgehogs. With different breeds of about 30 little hedgehog friends lounging around, how could your day not improve? This might be an idea to rival New York’s cat cafés, just look at these adorable pictures of satisfied guests of “Harry”!
If you are a lover of beer, a connoisseur of IPAs or just a supported of a nice cold one, check out this new breakfast option! No more is 10 am too early to get started, not when you can spread beer right onto your morning toast! Scottish brewer, Innis & Gunn has combined a delicious India pale ale (IPA) with Dundee marmalade to create “Marm & Ale”: the world's first ever beer marmalade. Sounds...interesting? To each his own, but we might just stick with our strawberry jam.
The battle continues on the campaign front. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s dialogue took a snappy turn on Thursday, with Sanders throwing Clinton’s argument back at her and saying that she is the candidate that is “unqualified” to become president. This seems to be indicative of a turning point for Sanders, showing his fists raised a bit as the campaign heads towards the primary in New York. Maybe he’s.. “Feeling the Bern”?? Get it!?
News organizations all over have been covering the leak of confidential documents from a law firm in Panama, Mossack Fonseca, exposing some of the world’s most powerful people as supposedly using offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes. On top the initial scandal, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia believes the leak was an American plot, Prime Minister David Cameron admitted to have profited, the Swiss authorities raided the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations, many of these global elite were using their wives to cover their tracks but now people in power are being forced to step down left and right. Don’t feel too bad for them though, their billions in protected assets will be plenty enough to comfort them to sleep.