'Like a death blow': Banned alternative media speak to RT after mass Facebook purge

Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. RT talked to those who were targeted in the cleansing. Among the hundreds of pages and accounts Facebook and Twitter took down were those both on the political left and […]

Is Sinemia the MoviePass Alternative You’re Looking For?

Back in August, as the wheels were coming off the MoviePass wagon — well, to be precise, it was more a case of wheels coming off the wagon, rolling down the street, and splashing mud on a sidewalk crowded with nuns — your film editor contemplated the future of subscription movie services. “This can be […]

‘Fake news’ v ‘alternative facts’? Libertarian presidential hopeful on Facebook censorship

Facebook’s strategy to provide “alternative facts” to combat “fake news” will only result in political censorship that will cater for the interests of the Democratic Party, the Libertarians’ presidential hopeful told RT. The world’s largest social media platform is now focusing its efforts on serving millions of their users with “alternative facts,” Facebook COO Sheryl […]

City Breaks: The best alternative holidays in Europe revealed

City Breaks: Porto, Hamburg and Valencia among best alternative holidays in Europe (Image: Getty Images) City breaks on the continent may bring tried and tested capitals to mind but adventurous Britons who stray away from the beaten track will find themselves saving money – while still reaping all the benefits of a beautiful and culture-packed metropolis. A […]

I tried a $260 Roomba alternative that automatically vacuums and mops floors — here’s what using it was like

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon Since 1996, robotic vacuums have become increasingly sophisticated with several manufacturers trying to cut into the Roomba’s market share. ILIFE currently has two lines of vacuums: the A series […]

Stomach bloating: Swap butter for THIS alternative to avoid the painful swelling

Stomach bloating could be avoided by eating avocados instead of butter, it has been claimed. That’s according to health and wellness author Maeve Madden. Writing in her book ‘Beat Your Bloat’ she decried butter, and other dairy products, as her bloating “arch enemy”. “Dairy makes me so bloated it looks like I’m pregnant with a […]

In search of the alternative Big Five: A Swedish seafood safari

Share this article Is this the maritime version of the Serengeti? Our featured contributor Lola Akinmade Åkerström tracks down Sweden’s own ‘Big Five’ on a seafood safari and follows her dinner from the ocean to her plate. Martin looks over his shoulder to make sure we have properly braced ourselves as we stand scattered on […]

Hedge funds worry about the legal risks of using “alternative” data

“QUANT” (quantitative) hedge funds, which craft elaborate algorithms to make trading decisions, rely on access to information. That used to mean market data, such as prices and trading volume. But some now seek an edge in novel sources. An industry has sprung up to serve them with, and help them analyse, “alternative” data, such as […]

Holidays 2018: Alternative city break destinations to Venice – WITHOUT the tourists

Italy: The best alternatives to Venice without the tourists Thu, June 14, 2018 The best Italian alternatives to Venice without the tourists in Italy. Getty Images 1 of 5 Bergamo – Located in the Lombardy region, it lies in the foothills of the Bergamo Alps Venice, one of the most romantic places in Italy, has […]