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    The internet is very confused by Ariana Grande's album cover

    The internet is very confused by Ariana Grande's album cover


    Twitter is hilariously attempting to recreate Ariana Grande's album cover for 'My Everything.' The challenge started when @McJesse on Twitter questioned just how Grande balanced her entire body on a small stool. Other people followed after, posting...

    Twitter is hilariously attempting to recreate Ariana Grande's album cover for 'My Everything.' The challenge started when @McJesse on Twitter questioned just how Grande balanced her entire body on a small stool. Other people followed after, posting photos of them trying the same pose. Read more...

    More about Twitter, Internet, Mashable Video, Chair, and Twitter Reactions
    Now we know how the EPA's Scott Pruitt will replace science advisors with industry

    Now we know how the EPA's Scott Pruitt will replace science advisors with industry


    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is about to take a major step toward reshaping the agency's scientific advisory committees. This action, to come in the form of a directive next week, will effectively replace scientists on...

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is about to take a major step toward reshaping the agency's scientific advisory committees. This action, to come in the form of a directive next week, will effectively replace scientists on scientific advisory committees with representatives of the industries the EPA regulates. 

    Apparently conflict of interest means different things to different people.

    Typically staffed by top experts, the EPA's scientific advisory committees are tasked with ensuring that the scientific information the agency uses in its rule-making is the best-available data on the topic.  Read more...

    More about Science, Global Warming, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, and Epa
    Snapchat just released a $80 dancing hot dog costume

    Snapchat just released a $80 dancing hot dog costume


    If you still don't know what you're going to be for Halloween, don't worry. We've found just the thing. SEE ALSO: Here’s our picks for 5 best horror tropes of all time Snap Inc. has released a Dancing Hot Dog Costume  today through its online Amazon...

    If you still don't know what you're going to be for Halloween, don't worry. We've found just the thing.

    SEE ALSO: Here’s our picks for 5 best horror tropes of all time

    Snap Inc. has released a Dancing Hot Dog Costume  today through its online Amazon store. The costume sells for $80 and is even available for two-day shipping — making it a great option for anyone still scrambling to find a costume.

    Image: Amazon

    Finally, you can rest assured knowing that the awful cliché costumes you've been considering until this point — like a Kylo Ren, a Minion, and Harley Quinn  costume — can finally be taken off your list. Nothing is going to be anywhere near as fun as a freaking dancing hot dog, and anyone who's not planning on wearing this to their next Halloween party needs to get with the times. Read more...

    More about Halloween, Snapchat, Halloween Costumes, Dancing Hot Dog, and Tech
    Facebook's Explore feed is finally rolling out to everyone

    Facebook's Explore feed is finally rolling out to everyone


    Congratulations, Facebook users! There's a new Facebook News Feed coming your way.  Facebook's "Explore" feed is now rolling out to all users after months of testing in the mobile app, TechCrunch reported Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Facebook outsources its...

    Congratulations, Facebook users! There's a new Facebook News Feed coming your way. 

    Facebook's "Explore" feed is now rolling out to all users after months of testing in the mobile app, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. 

    SEE ALSO: Facebook outsources its fake news problem to Wikipedia—and an army of human moderators

    The tab will show posts from Facebook Pages the user does not follow but may fit their interests. These posts can be articles, photos, and videos. Facebook-owned Instagram has a similar feature in its app, which suggests videos the user might like and Instagram Stories. 

    For Facebook, Explore is another way to keep its two billion users entertained on the site as it competes with Google, Twitter, Snapchat, and the rest of the internet for people's attention.  Read more...

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    Diana Ross is adding another illustrious award to her long list

    Diana Ross is adding another illustrious award to her long list


    The legendary Diana Ross has seven American Music Awards to her name but this year, she'll be adding one very important one to the shelf. Ross will be receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement as announced by ABC on Wednesday.  SEE...

    The legendary Diana Ross has seven American Music Awards to her name but this year, she'll be adding one very important one to the shelf.

    Ross will be receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement as announced by ABC on Wednesday. 

    SEE ALSO: Seeing Solange Knowles live might just be the healing experience we all need these days

    “I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards. It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand," Ross said in a statement

    "It was Dick Clark who said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives.’ So true," she continued. "I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award.”  Read more...

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    Huh, Ted Cruz just tweeted about the Zodiac Killer meme

    Huh, Ted Cruz just tweeted about the Zodiac Killer meme


    As you know, Ted Cruz is the butt of a long-running joke that suggests he's the Zodiac Killer. This is obviously not a compliment, nor is it something the Cruz family seems to find very funny. And yet, it appears on Wednesday Cruz decided (about a year...

    As you know, Ted Cruz is the butt of a long-running joke that suggests he's the Zodiac Killer. This is obviously not a compliment, nor is it something the Cruz family seems to find very funny.

    And yet, it appears on Wednesday Cruz decided (about a year and a half too late, we might add) to get in on the joke: 

    pic.twitter.com/CRKdrSDWes

    — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 18, 2017

    Perhaps you're wondering: Why did Ted Cruz, a sitting U.S. senator, choose today to compare himself to a serial killer?

    Apparently, it all started during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate hearing.

    Per CNN, Senator Ben Sasse opened his line of questioning with an apology, noting that he'd "dumped a Dr. Pepper on Senator Cruz, so that was what was distracting us on this side of the dais." Read more...

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    Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360 camera that looks like a UFO

    Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360 camera that looks like a UFO


    Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat. The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the 360 Round, it will be available in the U.S. later this month. SEE ALSO: 'Neko Atsume' for PlayStation VR...

    Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat.

    The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the 360 Round, it will be available in the U.S. later this month.

    SEE ALSO: 'Neko Atsume' for PlayStation VR lets you live out your wildest cat hoarding dreams

    Samsung hasn't yet revealed how much the beast of a camera will cost, but we're pretty sure it's not going to be cheap. Google's rival Yi Halo camera comes in at $1,699 and it doesn't have 4K live-streaming capabilities.

    The 360 Round looks like it has just about everything a virtual reality filmmaker could want: 17 cameras with f/1.8 lenses, six onboard mics for spatial audio, two external mic hookups, 50GB of internal memory (LPDDR3  and eMMC), support for 2TB of SSD, a gyroscope, accelerometer, and a staggering live streaming resolution of 4,096 x 2,048 at 30fps.   Read more...

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    After Trump furor, donations flood in to family scholarship fund for sergeant killed in Niger

    After Trump furor, donations flood in to family scholarship fund for sergeant killed in Niger


    Amid all the tweets and denials about what President Trump did or didn't say to the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger, donations are pouring in for Sgt. La David T. Johnson's family's education. An online crowdfunding campaign was launched Tuesday...

    Amid all the tweets and denials about what President Trump did or didn't say to the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger, donations are pouring in for Sgt. La David T. Johnson's family's education.

    An online crowdfunding campaign was launched Tuesday night and has already raised more than $400,000 for Johnson's two children — a six-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son — and pregnant wife, as of midday Wednesday. 

    SEE ALSO: Mother of fallen soldier says Trump was disrespectful, despite his denial

    The campaign was established by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson — who overheard Trump's comments and first brought them to the public's attention — and the Miami-based 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. The nonprofit offers mentoring for "at-risk" youth, and is planning to use the money to create a scholarship fund to send his children to college. Read more...

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    Samsung's version of Chromecast will make your dumb home smarter

    Samsung's version of Chromecast will make your dumb home smarter


    Samsung wants Bixby to power your smart home, and it has a Chromecast-like dongle to make it happen. The company unveiled an experimental dongle prototype called Project Ambience that turns "dumb" appliances and gadgets into Bixby-enabled smart home...

    Samsung wants Bixby to power your smart home, and it has a Chromecast-like dongle to make it happen.

    The company unveiled an experimental dongle prototype called Project Ambience that turns "dumb" appliances and gadgets into Bixby-enabled smart home accessories.

    SEE ALSO: Samsung's Bixby assistant's next stop is... your refrigerator

    During a demo onstage at Samsung's Developer Conference in San Francisco, Samsung CTO Injon Rhee demoed how the Project Ambience dongle could be connected to televisions and speakers to turn them into Bixby-enabled smart devices.

    The news follows an earlier announcement that Samsung would be integrating Bixby into its smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerator. But Project Ambience promises to make the process of getting Bixby into the home much easier, according to Samsung, since it can be connected to older, "dumb" devices.  Read more...

    More about Tech, Gadgets, Samsung, Smart Home, and Bixby
    Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' trailer could not come at a more awkward time

    Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' trailer could not come at a more awkward time


    Ah, yes, nothing like a quaint dramedy about a fictional Hollywood sexual predator to get our minds off of all those real Hollywood sexual predators. Especially when it's made by someone who is, himself, an alleged Hollywood sexual predator. Insert...

    Ah, yes, nothing like a quaint dramedy about a fictional Hollywood sexual predator to get our minds off of all those real Hollywood sexual predators. Especially when it's made by someone who is, himself, an alleged Hollywood sexual predator.

    Insert upside-down smiley face emoji here.

    SEE ALSO: Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' feels like a dare

    Louis C.K. directed, co-wrote, and stars in I Love You, Daddy, a Manhattan homage featuring a Woody Allen stand-in played by John Malkovich. C.K. plays a C.K. type, a successful TV writer raising a daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz).

    The film centers on the ugly allegations surrounding Malkovich's character. It's a known fact that he has a taste for teen girls, and a rumor that he once molested a child. When the daughter strikes up a friendship with the pervy older director, C.K.'s character freaks out. Read more...

    More about Louis Ck, Chloe Grace Moretz, John Malkovich, Charlie Day, and I Love You Daddy
    Activision's new patent makes it easy to exploit online gamers for their cash

    Activision's new patent makes it easy to exploit online gamers for their cash


    "This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game." That's all Activision has to say for itself after word surfaced of a patent for a system designed to push...

    "This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game."

    That's all Activision has to say for itself after word surfaced of a patent for a system designed to push players toward buying things like loot boxes when they play online games. It's not a great response for a number of reasons, but let's look at the patent first.

    SEE ALSO: The next big Star Wars game is in trouble

    Early Tuesday, Glixel reported on a patent that Activision first filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015 and was granted on Oct. 17. Its title: "System and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games." Read more...

    More about Business, Entertainment, Gaming, Activision, and Activision Blizzard
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    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's gym routine is crazy


    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is renowned for his physique and his starring roles in action movies. He has a consistent regimen that involves working out twice a day and eating at least 5 meals a day. Read more...More about Movies, Celebrities, Mashable...

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is renowned for his physique and his starring roles in action movies. He has a consistent regimen that involves working out twice a day and eating at least 5 meals a day. Read more...

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    This app will help you speak up—or shut up—during meetings

    This app will help you speak up—or shut up—during meetings


    When men and women collaborate to solve a problem—say, in a meeting—women speak at least 25 percent less than men do.  That's why a team at BBC's 100 Women Challenge developed an app called All.ai to help women boost themselves at work—and to help...

    When men and women collaborate to solve a problem—say, in a meeting—women speak at least 25 percent less than men do. 

    That's why a team at BBC's 100 Women Challenge developed an app called All.ai to help women boost themselves at work—and to help everyone else quiet down and listen. The iOS and Android app isn't available to download quite yet, but should be coming to the App Store soon. 

    "Meetings are an important place to have your ideas be heard," said Rumman Chowdhury, an artificial intelligence specialist at Accenture who helped develop the app. "Women in meetings are often overlooked or ignored or interrupted. In some situations men will get the credit. We wanted to disrupt how meetings are handled."  Read more...

    More about Apps, Bbc, Women In Business, Women In Tech, and Women In The Workplace
    Apple's new, improved self-driving car rig reportedly spotted in the wild

    Apple's new, improved self-driving car rig reportedly spotted in the wild


    Apple's secretive automotive project has flown under the radar over the past several months after news leaked that the company was granted permission to test a self-driving car platform and entered the race to develop autonomous cars — but that doesn't...

    Apple's secretive automotive project has flown under the radar over the past several months after news leaked that the company was granted permission to test a self-driving car platform and entered the race to develop autonomous cars — but that doesn't mean that the cars stopped roving the roads to gather data. 

    SEE ALSO: The 'Google of China' is working on a driverless bus for next year and fully self-driving cars by 2021

    A keen-eyed observer, MacAllister Higgins, spotted what he believes to be the latest version of Apple's self-driving rig out in the wild and posted a video to Twitter, first reported by The Verge. He said the car, which you can't quite make out in the video, was a Lexus SUV — the same type of vehicle Apple is approved to use for tests on public roads, one of which was thought to have been spotted back in AprilRead more...

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    Want to know how to increase your LSAT score? This online course could help.

    Want to know how to increase your LSAT score? This online course could help.


    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Taking the LSAT can be stressful. LSAT prep is even more stressful. But the best way to prepare for the LSAT exam is to practice. SEE ALSO: This...

    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

    Taking the LSAT can be stressful. LSAT prep is even more stressful. But the best way to prepare for the LSAT exam is to practice.

    SEE ALSO: This mechanical pencil is made entirely out of metal

    The pros over at Velocity Test Prep have created an online LSAT prep course that gives you access to some 4,000 LSAT questions and answers. During the course they also explain each of those 4,000 answers so you go beyond memorization to really understanding the why behind each answer. 

    This course will also give test-takers access to more than 100 hours of LSAT prep videos and help on the LSAT Prep Forum, through course video discussions and an online community. They’ve got every practice test from this millennium on hand, too, so you'll be learning from real questions. Read more...

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    South Park team explains why it's so damn hard to nail comedy in games

    South Park team explains why it's so damn hard to nail comedy in games


    Despite being a medium often defined by "fun," video games are notoriously bad at being funny. Granted, there are plenty of exceptions to the rule, with their numbers growing every year. But the team behind the newly released South Park: Fractured But...

    Despite being a medium often defined by "fun," video games are notoriously bad at being funny.

    Granted, there are plenty of exceptions to the rule, with their numbers growing every year. But the team behind the newly released South Park: Fractured But Whole set out to push the boundaries of humor in games in the same way the show set out to push every conceivable boundary in animated comedy when we were first introduced to it.

    In games, many point to classics like Monkey Island and the crass Conker’s Bad Fur Day as the height of comedy in games. But, in actuality, those (and most others) borrow from the same established humor techniques used in film or TV — delivering jokes almost exclusively through dialogue, text, or cutscenes. Read more...

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    Gymnast McKayla Maroney reveals relentless sexual abuse from Olympic doctor

    Gymnast McKayla Maroney reveals relentless sexual abuse from Olympic doctor


    If you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem. In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gold medalist and...

    If you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem.

    In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gold medalist and member of the Fierce Five McKayla Maroney addresses sexual harassment and abuse in the competitive sports world. The 21-year-old gymnast revealed that since the age of 13, she had consistently been molested by the former US Women's National Gymnastics Team doctor, Dr. Larry Nassar. 

    SEE ALSO: #MeToo: Hashtag shared by Alyssa Milano encourages personal stories of sexual assault and harassment Read more...

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    Incredible microscopic footage captures the invisible movement of life itself

    Incredible microscopic footage captures the invisible movement of life itself


    A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space. The video is this year's winner in Nikon’s Small...

    A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space.

    The video is this year's winner in Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition, an annual celebration of videos opening the door to the invisible all around us. Read more...

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    New dad straps on his baby to sing her to sleep with some multi-instrumental smooth jams

    New dad straps on his baby to sing her to sleep with some multi-instrumental smooth jams


    Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early '80s soft rock. One new dad won't let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he'd rather she were strapped to him while...

    Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early '80s soft rock. One new dad won't let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he'd rather she were strapped to him while he does.

    Relatively new YouTube channel Songs With My Daughter shows what it's like to make songs with the close assistance of your child.

    We'd venture to guess this little girl might enjoy dozing off to her dad's instrumental covers more than her dad enjoys playing them for her. While she might be too young to appreciate most of these melodies, it's truly an ingenious way to get the little one to snooze.  Read more...

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    This pocket-sized speaker will let you take your soundtrack everywhere

    This pocket-sized speaker will let you take your soundtrack everywhere


    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient technological breakthroughs of the last decade, but they can also be clunky, difficult to transport,...

    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

    Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient technological breakthroughs of the last decade, but they can also be clunky, difficult to transport, and annoying to charge. That's apparently not the case with the DASH A. At only 3/4" high and weighing 6.9 oz, the DASH A is a super slim portable speaker that's so compact you won't even know it's in your purse. If it's in your pocket you'll probably know, but it's also a full-blown speaker that fits in your pocket — so yeah.

    SEE ALSO: This handheld projector also has a built-in tablet and battery pack Read more...

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    Samsung's Bixby assistant's next stop is... your refrigerator

    Samsung's Bixby assistant's next stop is... your refrigerator


    It was only a matter of time: Samsung's Bixby assistant isn't confined to just phones anymore. The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-party...

    It was only a matter of time: Samsung's Bixby assistant isn't confined to just phones anymore.

    The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-party developers to open up Bixby to non-Samsung products "in the near future."

    SEE ALSO: Samsung promises foldable phones by 2018

    The news is part of Samsung's "Bixby 2.0" update, announced today at the company's developer conference in San Francisco. The revamped Bixby is smarter, has better voice recognition capabilities, and has improved personalization features. Read more...

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    Mother of fallen soldier says Trump was disrespectful, despite his denial

    Mother of fallen soldier says Trump was disrespectful, despite his denial


    The latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump is ridiculously low, even for him. After Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson described extremely insensitive comments she claimed to have heard Trump made while speaking to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson...

    The latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump is ridiculously low, even for him.

    After Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson described extremely insensitive comments she claimed to have heard Trump made while speaking to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson — a soldier who was killed in Niger — Trump said the recollection of the incident was "totally fabricated."

    Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017

    Now, despite Trump claiming to have proof he didn't tell Johnson's wife her husband "knew what he signed up for" multiple times, the soldier's mother told The Washington Post she heard the call and Trump did disrespect her family. Read more...

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    How the 'casting couch' joke helped Hollywood cover up sexual abuse

    How the 'casting couch' joke helped Hollywood cover up sexual abuse


    Time to throw this old couch to the curb.  After two weeks of horrific revelations about predatory producer Harvey Weinstein — and now his brother Bob — it's hard to imagine we'll see another "casting couch" joke in movies or TV for some time – if...

    Time to throw this old couch to the curb. 

    After two weeks of horrific revelations about predatory producer Harvey Weinstein — and now his brother Bob — it's hard to imagine we'll see another "casting couch" joke in movies or TV for some time – if ever. 

    But as the industry examines the parts of its system that let Weinstein act unchallenged, we should not ignore the fact that the whole concept behind his behavior has been baked into its product for decades.

    SEE ALSO: Harvey Weinstein's harassment was an open secret in Hollywood. He's far from alone.

    The casting couch is shorthand for a cartoon image: the lascivious old producer with roaming hands pursuing a young starlet in an uncomfortably close seating situation during a private audition. The more this became a cliche of entertainment, the more it blunted the edges of a harsh reality for untold numbers of women.  Read more...

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    Someone turned 'Super Smash Bros.' into a 3D game and it's amazing

    Someone turned 'Super Smash Bros.' into a 3D game and it's amazing


    By combining the ground-breaking 3D world design of Super Mario 64 with the addicting combat mechanics of Super Smash Bros., game modder Skelux has birthed an amazing new mod called Super Smash Bros. 3D. This early version of Super Smash Bros. 3D only...

    By combining the ground-breaking 3D world design of Super Mario 64 with the addicting combat mechanics of Super Smash Bros., game modder Skelux has birthed an amazing new mod called Super Smash Bros. 3D.

    This early version of Super Smash Bros. 3D only has a handful of stages, including what appears to be Super Smash Bros. Melee's Final Destination stage and the living room from the original Super Smash Bros. game's intro video.

    If Super Smash Bros. 3D drums up enough interest, Skelux may continue to work on improving the mod, including adding four-player capabilities, more stages, and items. Read more...

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    Don't wanna wait for water to boil? Try this clever hack, ya lazy doofus.

    Don't wanna wait for water to boil? Try this clever hack, ya lazy doofus.


    A lot of science fiction writers had theories about the future but sadly most of those things aren’t happening anytime soon, but at least we have FaceTime technology. We may not have flying cars, teleportation, or meals in pill form, but we sure don't...

    A lot of science fiction writers had theories about the future but sadly most of those things aren’t happening anytime soon, but at least we have FaceTime technology.

    We may not have flying cars, teleportation, or meals in pill form, but we sure don't have to stand and wait for water to boil like a bunch of peasants. 

    One visionary figured out how to use technology to save us from this. 

    SEE ALSO: Nutella pasta is the fusion dessert you'll probably have an opinion about

    Twitter user, Justin Hill, posted a hack for the tedious act of watching water boil while making pasta. 

    FaceTiming the water so it doesn’t boil over while I’m watching tv in the other roompic.twitter.com/9gWyG7AlcL

    — Justin (@JustinHillister) October 16, 2017 Read more...

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    Trump blasts NFL on Twitter for not banning national anthem protests

    Trump blasts NFL on Twitter for not banning national anthem protests


    President Donald Trump is whining about the NFL again.  Trump blasted the league in a tweet on Wednesday morning after the NFL decided not to punish players who protest during the national anthem. The NFL has decided that it will not force players to...

    President Donald Trump is whining about the NFL again. 

    Trump blasted the league in a tweet on Wednesday morning after the NFL decided not to punish players who protest during the national anthem.

    The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017

    SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard

    The NFL's decision came after a Tuesday meeting with athletes and union representatives

    The president has picked a very public fight with the league over ongoing player protests during the national anthem played before games, decrying the protests as unpatriotic. At a rally in September, Trump implored football fans to leave games at which players protest, and said owners should respond to players by saying, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired." Read more...

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    Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021

    Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021


    Chinese search giant Baidu has some bold new targets for its self-driving auto plans.  Baidu CEO Robin Li outlined company's self-driving vehicle goals for the next few years onstage at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live technology conference, touting a...

    Chinese search giant Baidu has some bold new targets for its self-driving auto plans. 

    Baidu CEO Robin Li outlined company's self-driving vehicle goals for the next few years onstage at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live technology conference, touting a plan to roll out driverless busses in China next year, semi-autonomous vehicles by 2019, and fully autonomous cars by 2021. 

    Li also revealed that Baidu spends about $1.5 billion on self-driving R&D efforts annually, which amounts to about 15 percent of the company's revenue.      

    SEE ALSO: Self-driving cars are coming to the streets of New York City Read more...

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    Wanted man loses Facebook bet with police, turns himself in, brings doughnuts

    Wanted man loses Facebook bet with police, turns himself in, brings doughnuts


    You might remember the story of Champagne Torino a.k.a. Michael Zaydel, a wanted man in Michigan who said on Facebook that he'd turn himself in if Redford Police Department's next post got a thousand shares.  SEE ALSO: Wanted man taunts police on...

    You might remember the story of Champagne Torino a.k.a. Michael Zaydel, a wanted man in Michigan who said on Facebook that he'd turn himself in if Redford Police Department's next post got a thousand shares. 

    SEE ALSO: Wanted man taunts police on Facebook, it backfires big time

    Well, that post got more than 4,000 shares. And lo and behold, Zaydel kept his word:

    Zaydel, who was wanted on "existing warrants", seemed to revel in trolling Redford Police Department's Facebook page, commenting on a post about home invasion saying "You guys suck!" for example. 

    Exasperated by the constant trolling, police warned him if he continued, he'd be blocked.  Read more...

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    Dad introduces baby to the art of playing piano with your feet

    Dad introduces baby to the art of playing piano with your feet


    Sure, you can probably bang out "Chopsticks" on the piano – but can you do it with your feet? In this sweet video from dad and YouTuber Viva Frei, his son proudly shows off his "Chopsticks" skills – but with a little help, of course.  We'd give...

    Sure, you can probably bang out "Chopsticks" on the piano – but can you do it with your feet?

    In this sweet video from dad and YouTuber Viva Frei, his son proudly shows off his "Chopsticks" skills – but with a little help, of course. 

    We'd give this little guy two big toes up. Encore!  Read more...

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