YouTube flags robot battle videos as “animal fights”

Enlarge / The “Great White” bot from King of Bots. On Monday, several YouTube users had their videos removed from the service due to YouTube’s restrictions on animal fight footage. This was confusing, because the videos in question showed no animals fighting; instead, they showed robots battling. Robot combat has been around ever since Marc …

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How Hong Kong’s Protests Are Roiling the World’s Booming Bubble Tea Market

Globally-adored bubble tea made headlines this month as Chinese consumers threatened to boycott brands they accused of supporting the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The political drama is still brewing, and last week it crossed the Pacific. At the Toronto branch of Answer Tea, a chain famous for its “printable cheese mousse,” customer Dan Seljak-Byrne …

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Danish PM Attempts to Smooth Over Greenland Crisis After Trump Labels Her ‘Nasty’

Denmark’s youngest ever prime minister has had her job for just over two months. But she’s already making international headlines as the target of Donald Trump’s ire. On Wednesday, 41-year-old Mette Frederiksen made clear she didn’t want the U.S. president’s decision to cancel a state visit to Denmark to become a diplomatic crisis. Trump, who …

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