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Martin Garrix on DJ Mag Top 100: “I Really Don’t Care”

Martin Garrix expressed indifference and questioned the legitimacy of the DJ Mag Top 100 competition. In a recent interview with the Dutch newspaper Het Parool, Martin Garrix revealed his thoughts on the upcoming DJ Mag Top 100 competition.  In a quote obtained and translated by Cultr, the EDM prodigy revealed his indifference to his ranking and questions the legitimacy of the competition due to unknown artists making the cut. In his own words: “I really don’t care, the so-called world ranking. I don’t need a list to do what I like. I am at 1, yes. And Tiësto is very many places below me. That doesn’t make sense, does it? I started playing music through him. I am not a better DJ than him, maybe now I just have a bit more hype around me. By the way, there are also people in that l...

Fortnite is just a black hole right now

Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole. Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it’s unclear when that new map will arrive. On Epic Games’ status page, it says Fortnite is currently experiencing a minor service outage, noting “anomaly detected.” As Kotaku reports, players this morning were only able to access a team fight mode called “The End.” That led to a massive explosion that resulted in a black hole. Fortnite’s website is currently just a Twitch stream featuring a black hole. … https://t.co/cTqXvOTuoa — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 13, 2019

Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days – officials

The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout amid Turkey’s escalating offensive. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced earlier on Sunday that he was acting on orders from President Donald Trump to begin a deliberate withdrawal from northern Syria, where the United States has around 1,000 forces. The U.S. officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the United States was looking at several options but added it appeared likely the military would pull the majority of its forces in the coming days, instead of weeks.

The Los Angeles Rams Team Up with RL Grime for Hype Video

“Pressure” by RL Grime was selected to soundtrack the Los Angeles Rams’ new hype video. The Los Angeles Rams have brought L.A. native RL Grime into the huddle for a new hype video in honor of their 2019-2020 season. Posted to the official Twitter account of the NFL team, the video tells fans to “bring the pressure,” which is very appropriate considering the track chosen to soundtrack the video is RL Grime’s (real name Henry Alfred Steinway) 2018 classic, “Pressure.”  In the hype video, both visual and audio recordings of gameplay, locker room talks, announcers, and the roar of fans is interwoven throughout, giving the trap song a unique gridiron twist. Fans of Steinway have begun to grow more and more restless with the arrival ...

Adam Schiff says whistleblower may not testify in impeachment probe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff indicated Sunday that the whistleblower at the heart of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump may not testify over concerns about that person’s safety. Schiff’s remarks come after Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on the whistleblower and repeatedly called for the official to be unmasked. Trump’s unrelenting barrage has spurred worries from Democrats that congressional Republicans may try to reveal that person’s identity — conceivably endangering his or her safety — at the behest of the president. Schiff (D-Calif.) said the whistleblower’s testimony might not be needed given that a rough transcript of the call with Trump asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a “favor” — the centerpiece of the whis...

Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports

It’s been a rough run for Kik of late. The once mighty messaging service announced in late September that it would be shutting down its app. CEO Ted Livingston noted in a blog post that the startup would be trimming its headcount from over 100 people to “an elite 19 person team,” following a protracted 18 month battle with the SEC. Today the service noted on Twitter, however, “Great news: Kik is here to stay!!!! AND there’s some really exciting plans for making the app even better. More details coming soon. Stay tuned.” Great news: Kik is here to stay!!!!AND there’s some really exciting plans for making the app even better. More details coming soon. Stay tuned. — Kik (@Kik) October 13, 2019 The news follows an October 7 tweet from Livingston that noted, “Some exciting new...

POLITICO Playbook: The mess in Syria

SNEAK PEEK … THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK AHEAD … Tuesday: THE PRESIDENT will have lunch with VP Mike Pence and will meet with the St. Louis Blues, which won the Stanley Cup. The president will also meet with Defense Secretary MARK ESPER. Wednesday: PRESIDENT TRUMP will host the president of Italy, and the two will hold a news conference. He will also have lunch with Secretary of State MIKE POMPEO. TRUMP will speak at an “Italian-American reception.” Thursday: THE PRESIDENT will travel to Texas. He will participate in a roundtable and speak at a luncheon in Fort Worth. He will visit and cut an opening ribbon at the Louis Vuitton-Rochambeau Workshop in Johnson County, Texas. And he’ll hold a rally in Dallas. DRIVING THE WEEK … WAPO’S AARON DAVIS and JOHN HUDSON: “Trump’s envoy to testify that ‘no q...

Hunter Biden to step down from board of Chinese company

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a company in China, his lawyer said Sunday. Attorney George Mesires made the announcement in a statement that described Biden’s dealings with Burisma, a business in Ukraine, and BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, a business in China. “Hunter intends to resign from the BHR board of directors on or by October 31, 2019,” Mesires said. He noted that Biden had already left the board of Burisma. The son of former Vice President Joe Biden has been the focus of accusations of corruption by President Donald Trump and many of his allies. “There are people out in the media saying it’s been debunked, it’s not true,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), speaking Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” The Biden campaign disputers the acc...

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it

Part of Samsung’s reboot of the Galaxy Fold was the announcement of a Premiere Service. Along with a reinforced version of the phone and a lot more warning labels, the company announced that it would also be a 24/7 care service…just in case something happened with the device. I had some issues with my in just over a day, after not running into any trouble with the original version of the phone. Given how gingerly the company insists users act with the device, my issue doesn’t appear to be particularly widespread — good news for Samsung on that front. Even so, this sort of things feels pretty necessary for a $2,000 (and up) phone that is effectively in mass beta testing. Two weeks after making the device available in the States, Premier Service has gone live. Sammobile noted the addition of...

U.S. withdrawing last troops from northern Syria

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the last U.S. troops in Syria will be evacuated. “I spoke with the president last night after discussions with the rest of the national security team and he directed that we begin a deliberate withdrawal of forces from northern Syria,” Esper told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” About 1,000 U.S. troops remain in harm’s way. Esper said: “It’ll be a deliberate withdrawal and we want to conduct it as safely and quickly as possible.” Esper’s statement came as denunciations continued from both sides of the aisle in Washington over President Donald Trump’s decision to clear out of the way for a Turkish invasion of northern Syria, as well as indications that the opening stages of the invasion have allowed ISIS fighters to escape. Turkey inv...