First Click: Ye, Wes, and a look at the week ahead

August 31st, 2015

So, you lived your own life this weekend instead of reading about the lives of others? That’s cool. Let’s catch you up on what you missed as we look forward to the return of the Internationale Funkausstellung show this week. IFA, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics exhibition, starts Wednesday with Vlad Savov, Tom Warren, James Vincent, and Max Jeffrey bringing das Funk to you live from Berlin. Read this preview of what to expect after catching up with all the top stories from the weekend below.

  1. VMA 2015: Kanye West says he's running for president in 2020

    Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and he closed his acceptance speech by announcing he's running for president in 2020. Yes, really!

  2. Google OnHub review

    OnHub doesn’t just look good: it’s packed with powerful antennas to ensure optimal wireless coverage and throughput throughout your home. It’s all controlled with an easy-to-use app, making setup and troubleshooting much easier than with traditional routers.

  3. VMA 2015: Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus live on the VMA stage

    While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj held host Miley Cyrus accountable for comments she made in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday.

  4. T-Mobile will now punish customers who abuse unlimited data

    T-Mobile is today issuing a warning to customers: stop taking unlimited data to ridiculous extremes. In a post on T-Mobile's blog, CEO John Legere has publicly called out "a fraction of a percent" of users who've been sucking down hundreds or even thousands of gigabytes of data each month.

  5. Hulu is picking up the big movies Netflix is losing this month

    Netflix ended its deal with entertainment network Epix today, a change that will soon take a raft of big-name movies — including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and World War Z — off the streaming service. But those movies won't be homeless for long.

  6. Horror movie legend Wes Craven dies at 76

    After a career in academia, Craven entered Hollywood in 1972 with his first feature film, Last House on the Left. He was still active and working over three decades on; most recently, he was developing two series for Syfy called We Are Completely Fine and The People Under the Stairs. Craven's best-known creation as Freddy Krueger, the twisted Nightmare on Elm Street serial killer who stalks victims in their dreams.

  7. Driving BMW’s 2016 7 Series: the $81,300 contradiction

    There is a preconception that as a car gets larger, it gets softer and gentler; it disconnects you from the road; it places you gently on a cloud of nothingness while you glide down the highway protected by excessive sound insulation. Even in the driver’s seat, it makes you a passenger. These preconceptions don’t apply to the redesigned 2016 BMW 7 Series. (Except when you want them to.)

  8. Confessions of a Hearthstone addict

    When it comes to Hearthstone, a collectible card game you play online, I am a helpless addict. I battle late into the night and squeeze in a game or two over breakfast. Several times over the past year and a half I deleted the game from my computer, tablet, and mobile phone, vowing to devote those hours to work and family, read a goddamn novel, or finish that long suffering book proposal which had been gestating in Google Docs. But I would always relapse. One more game. A peek at the newest expansion. Just a taste to get me through this long airplane flight.

  9. Here's our best look yet at BlackBerry's upcoming Android slider

    Here's a phone that could make you want to switch back to BlackBerry. Over the past few months we've been hearing that BlackBerry is at work on an Android slider featuring one of its famous keyboards, and a few early renders have even leaked out. But now, it looks like actual builds of the phone are floating around, and several photos of one have surfaced online.

  10. Ask Stoya: What do women want?

    Take it slow and remember that every person is going to have a different set of desires. What do women want? No one knows. What does this woman want? I bet she knows.

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