The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday April 5)

April 5, 2018

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

China fires back, announcing tariffs on US planes, cars and soybeans

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday said it plans to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US exports. It didn’t state when the tariffs would go into effect, saying that would be announced separately.

YouTube shooter’s brother said he warned police in advance

The concerns started over the weekend when Aghdam stopped answering her phone, her brother told CNN affiliate KGTV. Then the San Diego resident’s car was found more than 700 miles northwest, in Mountain View, California. “I Googled ‘Mountain View,’ and it was close to YouTube headquarters.

UK government deletes tweet about Russian spy’s poisoning

The UK Foreign Office acknowledged it had removed the social media post, which stated that British chemical weapons experts believed Russia made the nerve agent, Novichok, used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.

Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Playstation goal’ is talk of the world

Cristiano Ronaldo’s soaring, otherworldly overhead kick from the clouds elicited a standing ovation from the opposition supporters and left even Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane awestruck. It was, Ronaldo himself said, “probably the best” of his entire career. “It was spectacular,” reflected the Portuguese forward after Real had all but ended Juventus’s Champions League dream with a 3-0 first leg victory.

Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House panel on April 11

He’s set to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. ET to talk about the “company’s use and protection of user data.” Reps.

Thai officials reveal largest ever crystal meth haul

Lt. Gen. Sommai Kongvisaisuk, chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, told CNN a truck containing 788 kilograms (1,740 pounds) of the drug, was detained by military and police in Chiang Rai province near the Mekong Delta. Around 10 million amphetamine pills were seized during the same operation.

How close are we to video-recording our dreams?

Dreams are designed to be forgotten, explained Antonio Zadra, a psychology professor at the Université de Montréal. It’s “very important to not confuse dream experiences with reality.” Experts say it’s vital that we have dreams, even if we can’t recall most of them. Those experts just can’t agree why they’re important.

China Retaliates As U.S. Slaps Country With $50 Billion In Tariffs

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China quickly hit back on Wednesday at Trump administration plans to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, retaliating with a list of similar duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, whiskey and chemicals.

The 7 Best Netflix Shows And Movies Debuting April 2018

Netflix is doing things a bit different in April. Instead of debuting many original shows throughout the month, the streaming service is adding far more movies. Remember back in March when the stellar shows “Collateral,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Love” all debuted new episodes in the same week?

Filmmaker Says ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Stole His Ideas In New Lawsuit

A filmmaker says the creators of “Stranger Things” are copycats. Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing show creators Matt and Ross Duffer for allegedly stealing ideas for their hit Netflix show after he pitched a similar project to them.

Cardi B To Be First Co-Host Of ‘The Tonight Show’ With Jimmy Fallon

Look, she don’t dance now. She makes TV moves. Cardi B will join Jimmy Fallon on Monday night as the first co-host of “The Tonight Show,” according to NBC. NBC announced Cardi B’s role on Tuesday, saying the rapper would help Fallon interview scheduled guests and would perform.

Vegan who ‘railed against YouTube’

The woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s HQ in California had reportedly criticised the platform for suppressing her videos and reducing her revenue. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect in Tuesday’s gun attack that left three people injured. She is reported to have started shooting at an outside dining area before killing herself.

Chemical watchdog to discuss spy poisoning

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog is to meet in the Hague and discuss the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. The emergency session was called by Russia, who denies being behind the attack and wants the UK to share evidence.

Bahrain discovers huge offshore oilfield

Bahrain says a newly-discovered oil field contains up to 80bn barrels of tight (or shale) oil, dwarfing the Gulf island kingdom’s current reserves. Appraisals of the offshore Khaleej Al Bahrain basin by two US firms also suggest the presence of 280bn to 560bn cubic metres of natural gas.

Jay-Z cried when mum told him she’s gay

Jay-Z says he cried with relief when his mum told him that she is gay. “I was so happy for her that she was free,” the rapper told David Letterman on his new Netflix show. Jay-Z raps about the moment in the song Smile, on his latest album 4:44.

Future iPhone might come with curved screen, gesture controls

Apple might be working on an iPhone that will have a curved screen and will respond to touchless gesture controls, a new report claims. The report, published Wednesday, says Apple is looking into these radical changes in order to differentiate in the crowded smartphone market.

YouTuber performs mesmerizing rendition of Mozart using vibrant colors

A new, musical YouTube channel has emerged and it deserves all of your attention. Rousseau’s channel is dedicated to playing beautiful classical music in a visual way. This week they uploaded a rendition of Mozart’s “Rondo Alla Turca.” But that’s not the only draw.

Facebook won’t extend European data privacy protections around the world

As internet companies get ready for a stringent new European data privacy law to begin, Facebook says it won’t apply those regulations globally – for now, at least. The revelation comes from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who told Reuters that Facebook already complies with many parts of the law that will come into effect in May.

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