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The Asus Zenfone 10 and ROG Ally get price cuts on Amazon Germany

Smartphones keep growing bigger and bigger, except for a few exceptions – phones like the Asus Zenfone 10 bring a lot of power in a fairly compact package. Sure, it’s not smaller than the Galaxy S23, but the S23 doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack. The Zenfone has a 144Hz AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a larger 4,300mAh battery (400mAh more than the S23). It also has 30W wired and 15W wireless charging with an extensive set of options and settings. While not an ROG phone, it does bring a lot of the gaming-related and…

Adam Driver’s SNL Hosting Stint Was a Comedy Master Class

Adam Driver cemented his status as one of the all-time great Saturday Night Live hosts this week. During his fourth hosting stint, accompanied by musical guest Olivia Rodrigo, the Oscar-nominated star of Marriage Story and the upcoming Ferrari kicked things off with an opening monologue behind the piano, wherein the actor serenaded Santa (and demonstrated some truly impressive ivory-twinkling skills) while mocking Tesla Cybertruck buyers and his own eggnog fixation.…

Olivia Rodrigo Trashes SNL Stage to ‘All-American Bitch’

After a cold open poking fun at Congress’ bonkers antisemitism hearing and Adam Driver delivering a piano-driven serenade during his monologue that took shots at Tesla Cybertruck buyers, Saturday Night Live musical guest Olivia Rodrigo flexed her own piano (and vocal) skills with a twinkling-the-ivories rendition of her hit single “vampire.” The Rolling Stone cover star exhibited her delicate-yet-powerful vocals during the slow-burning piano-serenade version of the tune: “I used to think I was smart/But…

SNL Weekend Update Drags Hunter Biden and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

This week’s Saturday Night Live opened with a sketch mocking this week’s sham antisemitism hearing in front of a GOP-led Congress, which saw three university presidents (and MAGA Rep. Elise Stefanik) embarrass themselves while answering inane questions about the temperature on college campuses. Then, both host Adam Driver and musical guest Olivia Rodrigo flexed their piano skills, with the former mocking Tesla Cybertruck buyers whilst serenading Santa, and the latter performing a delicate piano version of her hit single…

See Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson Perform ‘Oh Santa!’

Carey’s Merry Christmas to One and All! tour stop at Madison Square Garden featured trio’s surprise performance Mariah Carey gave her fans an early Christmas gift they won’t soon forget during her show in New York City on Saturday. During her set, she welcomed Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson to the stage, where they debuted a live performance of their collab “Oh Santa!” at Madison Square Garden. “This is unexpected but amazing,” Carey said, teasing what was to come. “We have two Christmas

UPenn’s President Liz Magill Resigns Over Campus Antisemitism

Liz Magill, president of the University of Pennsylvania has resigned amidst backlash to her handling of antisemitism at the university. Scott L. Bok, the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the university, announced on Saturday that Magill would be stepping down. In Bok’s letter addressed to the Penn community, Bok said Magill “voluntarily tendered her resignation” as president. Magill will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn Carey Law and will stay on as interim president while the university looks to appoint…

Jung Kook Shares Solemn New Video for His Ballad ‘Hate You’

Track appears on BTS member's recently released LP Golden Jung Kook might be on the precipice of his mandatory military service, but the BTS singer has still released his new video for “Hate You,” a track off his recently released album Golden. The video pairs the ballad — co-written by Shawn Mendes — with an equally solemn visual where Jung Kook recites the lyrics alone while overlooking a cityscape. “Audiences are taken on a transformative

Fran Drescher Gets Candid About the SAG Deal, AI, and Vaccine Mandates

A fter four long months marching on Hollywood picket lines, bargaining inside hostile negotiating rooms, and giving Buddhist sermons, Fran Drescher can finally exhale.  Through the 118-day actors’ strike, The Nanny star turned SAG-AFTRA national president, joined by SAG-AFTRA chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, has served as the face of the 160,000-strong union and says she uses the Nineties sitcom’s message around unity and acceptance in her leadership. “I can be exactly who I am,” she says in her…

Texas Woman’s Emergency Abortion Temporarily Blocked by Supreme Court

Kate Cox, whose fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition, had previously been granted permission for an abortion A pregnant woman was temporarily blocked from obtaining an emergency abortion by the Texas Supreme Court in a ruling issued Friday evening, CNN reported. The lower court’s decision was put on hold, and the Court said the case would remain pending. However, a timeline on when a full ruling would be issued was not given. “Without regard to the merits, the Court administratively

OPEC Oil Cartel Moves to Block Efforts to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

As delegates at the 2023 COP28 UN Climate Change Conference work to identify global climate actions by the Dec. 12 deadline, the head of the OPEC oil cartel urged the group’s members to block any deal aimed at phasing out fossil fuels. In a letter dated Dec. 6, first reported by Reuters, Haitham Al-Ghais, secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, insisted producers “proactively reject any text or formula that targets energy i.e. fossil fuels rather than emissions.” “It seems…