The Voice Recap: Which Contestants Did ‘Mega Mentor’ Taylor Swift Guide to Victories in the First of the Knockouts?

RELATED STORIES Monday’s episode of The Voice brought to an end Season 17’s Battles (as well as four more acts’ hopes of advancing) and kicked off the much-missed Knockouts with Taylor Swift on board as Team Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani’s “mega mentor.” Of note — aside from my lingering irritation […]

MTV VMAs: Travolta’s ‘Adele Dazeem’ Sequel? Lil Nas X Speechless? Did Swift Bail Early? And More Burning Qs

RELATED STORIES Got questions about Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards? Well, we’ve got answers questions, too! Seven of ’em to be exact. And they’re driving us crazy.  1. Why did the VMAs hand out the night’s biggest award – Video of the Year — in the middle of the telecast vs. at the end? Did totally-not-tipped-off-winner […]

TVLine Items: FBI Recruits Bones Vet, VMAs Book Taylor Swift and More

Bones vet John Boyd is sticking to what he knows best: The actor, who played FBI Agent James Aubrey on the Fox drama, will recur during Season 2 of FBI as Agent Stuart Scola, our sister site Deadline reports. Boyd’s character is described as a handsome, smart and irreverent fed who has a prior relationship […]

Taylor Swift concert used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers

You’re probably used to the presence of facial recognition cameras at airports and other transport hubs, but what about at concerts? That’s the step Taylor Swift’s team took at her May 18th show at the Rose Bowl, in a bid to identify her stalkers. According to Rolling Stone, the camera was hidden inside a display […]

US pressures SWIFT to cut off Iran from global banking transactions to enforce sanctions

The US aims to disconnect Iran from the SWIFT global payment network as part of new economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in November. Disconnection from network would make it difficult for Iran to get paid for exports. “I can assure you our objective is to make sure that sanctioned transactions do not occur whether […]

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia’s money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. “Non-residents will start connecting to us this year. People are already turning to us,” said First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Olga […]

Taylor fegt nicht, Taylor swift.

1.Hey Leute, sorry, aber ich habe diesen Wortwitz hier gelesen und dann brachen bei mir alle Dämme. 2.Also was euch jetzt erwartet ist ein Festival der schlechten Super-Wortwitze. 3.Witze, die alles bisher Dagewesene in den Schatten stellen. 4.Aber versucht nur zum Spaß mal nicht zu lachen. 5.Es ist gar nicht so einfach. 6.Echt nicht. 7.Schmunzelst […]

Strategic Russian firm dumps SWIFT in favor of domestic bank transfer alternative

Russian state tech giant Rostec will use Russia’s analogue of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, the company said in a press release. Read more The tech firm will connect to the Russian system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS) to make its payments safer. “The digital infrastructure will help to exchange data in encrypted mode, […]