By Super Embarrassed
FML

Today, I surprised my husband by being naked in only a robe on. Well, once the door opened, I stood up and dropped it not realizing behind him were my in-laws. Thanksgiving will be quite awkward and Christmas too. FML

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro
Darrell Etherington

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address – and address remarkably well. The AirFly Pro ($54.99) is a new iteration on one of those, providing a way to connect Bluetooth headphones to any audio source with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s being […]

[Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?
italkyoutalk

Rei met a nice guy on the train. He was sitting next to her. She thought he was handsome. There was a typhoon and the train was stopped for a long time. He started to talk to her. His name was Ichiro. They were both university students. They both liked JPop. They both belonged to … Continue reading [Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?

By PureFallPain
FML

Today, I am Catfishing a guy on Twitter. I didn't mean to start it, I had an account I use to vent with and I used a pic with a cute girl. He sent me a DM that he liked my pic. He wants to talk on the phone. We have fallen for each other. He thinks, I am 18. I am a 39 year old single mother of 3 kids. FML

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レッスン 20: あなたは何ができる?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナはコーヒーショップで偶然ピートに出会います。ヒゲは伸びっぱなし、どうやら仕事をクビになったばかり。アンナはインタビューで鍛えた得意の質問力でピートを励まします。

レッスン 2: こんにちは、アンナです!
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

ワシントンでの新居となるアパートに着いたアンナは、ピートの友達で同じアパートに住むジョナサンに自己紹介をします。

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York
Anthony Ha

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experienced it for myself yesterday afternoon, when I — along with several other customers — pulled out my phone, downloaded […]

By slapstick1982
FML

Today, I realized that my wife is on her 3rd month using an IUD. The side effect is nonstop bleeding. I haven't had sex with her since she got it. I'd say this contraceptive is working perfectly. FML

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning
Romain Dillet

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. “We’ve spent a little over two years doing research and development before we […]

[Easy English Blog] Freesias
italkyoutalk

My mother died seventeen years ago. It is not only her family who remember her. Friends and neighbours remember her too. One thing they remember is her garden.  Close to the street, she had a bed of freesias. Every spring, anyone who walked past her house could smell the beautiful perfume of these white spring … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Freesias

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Make (someone’s) blood boil
italkyoutalk

Do you know the English expression “to make (someone’s) blood boil“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the answer? Omar: I heard your company isn’t giving bonuses this year. Maria: That’s right. When I heard the news it made my blood boil! Does it mean: a) make someone sad b) make someone angry c) … Continue reading Make (someone’s) blood boil

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply
Devin Coldewey

Establishing an enduring presence on the Moon will mean making a lot of landings — and NASA researchers want to make those landings as reliable and cheap as possible. This robotic "pallet lander" concept would be a dead simple (as lunar landers go) way to put up to 300 kilograms of rover and payload onto the Moon's surface.

Snapchat beats in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%
Josh Constine

The Snap-back continues. Snapchat blew past earnings expectations for a big beat in Q3, as it added 7 million daily active users this quarter to hit 210 million, up 13% year-over-year. Snap also beat on revenue, notching $446 million, which is up a whopping 50% year-over-year, at a loss of $0.04 EPS. That flew past […]

美女と野獣
不明

怪獣はかすかに目を開けて、虫の息で言いました。「お前が約束を忘れたので、私は物を食べずにに死ぬ覚悟をした。でも、帰って来てくれたから、これで、せめて楽しく死ぬことができる。」

Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service
Steve O'Hear

Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, […]

By "凌玲"
FML

Today, I texted my boyfriend. And I said, 'silly boy, I am done with doing the same work every day'. But, then I realized it wasn't him... It was my boss. The general manager. FML

レッスン 1: ウェルカム!
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

アンナはワシントンに引っ越してきました。初対面のピートと自己紹介をします。

[Easy English Blog] Purple sky
italkyoutalk

In our city, there is a large lake. We can see the sunset over the lake when the weather is clear. It is a very beautiful spot. Many people come around sunset time to take photographs. Last week, a strong typhoon hit Japan. There wasn’t much damage in our area because the typhoon did not … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Purple sky

Have (one’s) ducks in a row
italkyoutalk

Do you know the English expression “to have (one’s) ducks in a row“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Harry: Why do you write a to-do list every morning? Faye: Because I like to have my ducks in a row before I start work. Does it mean: a) line up some ducks … Continue reading Have (one’s) ducks in a row

Launch: Basecamp Gets Personal
Jason Fried

Since the beginning, Basecamp has been marketed as a project management and collaboration tool for small businesses (or small teams inside larger businesses). However, over the years we’ve also heard from thousands of people who use Basecamp outside of work. They’ve gone off-label and turned to Basecamp to help them manage all sorts of personal projects, too.… keep reading

This ride-hailing PR pitch shows platforms and digital campaign ‘dark arts’ want democracy to be pay to play
Natasha Lomas

A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appearance of ride-hailing platforms taking a more conciliatory position with regulators that are now wise to earlier startup tactics in this […]

Breaking the Black Box
Wailin Wong

DHH sparked a national controversy this week when he posted a series of livid tweets about how his wife received a much lower credit limit than he did on their Apple Cards, despite applying with the same financial information. What began as a rant against opaque algorithms turned into a regulatory investigation and more. We… keep reading

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers
Josh Constine

“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find you a much higher paying job, prep you for the interview […]

Brisk
italkyoutalk

Do you know the English adjective “brisk“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Jeff: You look cheerful today. Mary: I’m feeling great. I went for a brisk walk before breakfast. Does it mean: a) slow b) quick c) long d) short The answer is below!↓   Answer: b) quick

Catalan separatists have tooled up with a decentralized app for civil disobedience
Natasha Lomas

Is our age of ubiquitous smartphones and social media turning into an era of mass civil unrest? Two years after holding an independence referendum and unilaterally declaring independence in defiance of the Spanish state — then failing to gain recognition for la república and being forced to watch political leaders jailed or exiled — Catalonia’s […]

By Kallian
FMyLife

Today, I walked home and found a massive branch had fallen into my parking space. My first thought: Thank God my car wasn't hit! My second thought: Where is my car? FML

Nevermore, Amazon
Wailin Wong

In the spring of 2019, Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, overheard a customer saying she could buy a new hardcover online for $15. Danny took to Twitter to explain the economics of independent bookstores and the thread went viral, putting the 32-year-old small business in the national spotlight.… keep reading

Apple TV app comes to Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and other devices
Sarah Perez

Ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ on November 1, Apple’s Apple TV app has begun to roll out to other platforms beyond Apple’s own streaming media player, Mac computers, and iOS devices. Earlier this month, for example, the app arrived on Roku devices. Today, it’s hitting Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K. Specifically, […]

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