The KFC Waffle Double Down is coming … but only in Canada

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The KFC Waffle Double Down truly is the Pamela Anderson of fast food menu items: Something so quintessentially, obviously all-American that it comes as a shock to realize … it’s Canadian. 

Coming soon. 03.26.18pic.twitter.com/aAhtcbu6Wr

— KFC Canada (@kfc_canada) March 23, 2018

The sandwich is billed as a spin on the classic American pairing of chicken and waffles. It consists of two fried chicken fillets around a Belgian waffle – which has been drizzled with Canadian maple syrup aioli, in a nod to its unlikely country of origin. 

Since the Waffle Double Down is not available in the U.S., you’ll have to settle for feasting your eyes on this video. Read more…

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ZeroLemon's case for the Galaxy S9+ will double its battery life

Samsung doesn’t make official battery cases for its phones the way that Apple does, so third-party companies are usually swooping in to fill the void. After equipping the spring flagships Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 with some of the best value-for-money battery cases, ZeroLemon is at it again, this time equipping the high-ender of the Android spring, Samsung’s Galaxy S9+. 

How about doubling its battery life that is pretty middling, as can be expected from its Quad HD+ display and pedestrian battery capacity? That’s exactly what ZeroLemon’s 5200mAh Li-polymer wrapper promises. …

Google Play first-time app installs surpassed App Store's by more than double in 2017

It appears that 2017 was a great year for Apple, Google and mobile users alike, at least according to the latest report from research company SensorTower. The report claims mobile users spent no less than $58.6 billion on apps and games last year via in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps on both the App Store and Google Play. Suffice to say that’s a 35% increase over 2016.

Although App Store at about every category, there’s one where Google Play is far ahead of Apple’s applications store: first-time app installs. The report published recently by SensorTower …

WSJ: Apple product delays double in length with Tim Cook as CEO


According to today’s Wall Street Journal, Apple has seen the time between announcing a new product and shipping it rise to 23 days during the past six years. During the six years before that, the average was only 11 days. This is not a good sign for the tech titan. Apple used to keep lead times short to prevent rival tech firms from responding to a new product from Cupertino. These delays can also upset customers and cost the company money.

One example of a product delay that hurt Apple in its pocketbook is the ongoing one with the HomePod smart speaker. Devised by Amazon, this product …

Spotify now has 70 million paying subscribers, nearly double that of Apple Music

The world’s most popular streaming service Spotify has announced that it has added 10 million paying subscribers in the last six months and now has a total of 70 million paying subs.
Unlike Apple Music, Spotify also offers free, ad-monetized music streaming. It has more than 70 million subscribers using that free service, so counting the two types of Spotify listeners together, the service now has over 140 million total subs.
Apple Music, in comparison, last reported having 30 million subscribers in September 2017, all of them paying a monthly …

The Essential Phone is getting double tap to wake, EIS and Treble for fast updates

Riding on his creator-of-Android clout, Andy Rubin reportedly raised $300 million from investors for his Essential undertaking, which has so far resulted in a phone with a very promising ideas, but ho-hum execution, as most initial efforts turn out to be. While Essential doesn’t disclose sales numbers, analysts back in September mapped its uptake to be just 5000 units, as the handset was plagued by poor camera reviews and other mishaps, and it was unfortunate to come to market when “all-screen” phones from the most popular manufacturers hit the tape as well. 

In addition, …

'Saturday Night Live' turns a sexual harassment sketch into a WTF bad comment on double standards

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Wait. What? 

Last week’s “Welcome to Hell” sketch was Saturday Night Live at its best, turning a pop music video into a scathing rebuke of a culture that’s enabled egregious acts of sexual misconduct. This week’s “Sexual Harassment Charlie” sketch, on the other hand, was SNL at its absolute worst.

Let’s set the scene. A company institutes a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and two men are being removed from their jobs as a result: Doug, the company’s white CFO; and Charlie, the black “front desk guy.” The announcement elicits two reactions from the women in the room: Triumph over Doug’s removal, and disappointment over Charlie’s. Read more…

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25 Wendy's tweets that served a double shade burger in 2017

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Let’s face it: 2017 was the perfect year to stress eat a Baconator and Frosty. Wendy’s not only helped us feed our feelings, the mastermind behind the Wendy’s Twitter account provided emotional comfort when the fourth Spicy Chicken Sandwich just didn’t cut it.

The fast food chain has shown no mercy when it comes to its competitors. With its witty clapbacks, Wendy’s kept our mouths watering as it continued to serve up beefy burgers with a cold side of shade. 

Here are some of Wendy’s most brutal tweets from 2017:  Read more…

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Google Pixel 2 pre-orders more than double that of original Pixel

The Google Pixel 2 series are way more popular than the original Pixel, with more than double the amount of pre-orders than the first-gen Google phone had, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai.
More specifically, pre-orders of the Pixel 2 series on day one “were more than double what they were last year.” Keep in mind that the Google Pixel 2 series are only available on Verizon and despite the high interest in the devices, the scale here is not on par with the millions of iPhones and Galaxies that are sold on day 1.
The …

Late to preorder? No worries, the iPhone X is already being flipped at double the price

Just as we thought, anyone who wished to get an iPhone X come next Friday, will be able to do so… depending on the price they are willing to pay. In the few short hours since Apple’s preorders went live, eBay was literally flooded with “any color, any carrier” offers, complete with screenshots of the order confirmation as a proof. 

Our top-notch favorite (pun intended) is the guy that is asking nearly three grand for his 256 GB silver model preorder, and is generously throwing in $125 shipping for all those poor chumps abroad that couldn’t get …