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    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' unveils three more Spider-People, including Spider-Ham

    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' unveils three more Spider-People, including Spider-Ham


    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not done adding Spider-People. At Comic-Con's Hall H Friday, Sony unveiled dazzling new footage that included our first glimpses at three new Spider-Folks: Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage; Peni Parker, voiced...

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not done adding Spider-People.

    At Comic-Con's Hall H Friday, Sony unveiled dazzling new footage that included our first glimpses at three new Spider-Folks: Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage; Peni Parker, voiced by Kimiko Glenn; and, last but not least, Spider-Ham, voiced by John Mulaney.

    SEE ALSO: What exactly is the Spider-Verse?

    In the footage, which was screened exclusively for Comic-Con, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) arrive at a mysterious building, where a smiling woman hands them "Hello my name is" stickers. Read more...

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    Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite

    Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite


    It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite.  The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband internet connections to "unserved and underserved areas," according to FCC documents uncovered by...

    It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite. 

    The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband internet connections to "unserved and underserved areas," according to FCC documents uncovered by Wired.

    SEE ALSO: The call to break up Facebook's 'monopoly' is getting louder

    The documents, produced by a Freedom of Information Act request, detail several email exchanges between FCC officials and Facebook representatives from 2016 and 2018. In the 2018 messages, Facebook reps refer to a "small satellite experimental application for the Athena satellite." Read more...

    More about Tech, Facebook, Tech, and Social Media Companies
    M. Night Shyamalan drops extremely creepy 'Glass' trailer at Comic-Con

    M. Night Shyamalan drops extremely creepy 'Glass' trailer at Comic-Con


    M. Night Shyamalan's latest brings together the stories of two of his movies —2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split. SEE ALSO: An 'Unbreakable' sequel? The internet is buzzing over M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' poster Following the events of Split,...

    M. Night Shyamalan's latest brings together the stories of two of his movies —2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split.

    SEE ALSO: An 'Unbreakable' sequel? The internet is buzzing over M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' poster

    Following the events of Split, Glass picks up in a mental hospital with a woman (Sarah Paulson) treating Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and The Horde (McAvoy). Given the title and his eponymous character, it's safe to infer that Jackson will play a bigger role in this as his alias Mr. Glass. Anya Taylor-Joy will reprise her role as Casey Cooke, who was abducted in Split. Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard also star. Read more...

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    Another effort in the fight against fake news: WhatsApp tries to stop messages from going viral

    Another effort in the fight against fake news: WhatsApp tries to stop messages from going viral


    WhatsApp is taking its most dramatic step yet to cut down on fake news. The app is testing a new feature that places limits on how many times a single message can be forwarded, WhatsApp announced Thursday. The update comes as Facebook scrambles to fight...

    WhatsApp is taking its most dramatic step yet to cut down on fake news.

    The app is testing a new feature that places limits on how many times a single message can be forwarded, WhatsApp announced Thursday. The update comes as Facebook scrambles to fight the messaging app's fake news epidemic, which has lead to a number of violent incidents in India.

    SEE ALSO: WhatsApp tests a new anti-spam feature that detects shady links

    With the change, WhatsApp will restrict the number of times you can forward a single message. In India, the limit will be five chats; it will be 20 in other countries. The app will also remove the "quick forward" shortcut that appears alongside media messages. Read more...

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    Facebook suspends yet another analytics company

    Facebook suspends yet another analytics company


    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook allows a third-party analytics company access to user data, conducts poor oversight of said company, and then is caught flat-footed when asked about the situation by a journalist.  Yeah, it's happened...

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook allows a third-party analytics company access to user data, conducts poor oversight of said company, and then is caught flat-footed when asked about the situation by a journalist. 

    Yeah, it's happened again. And no, you're not crazy for getting that Cambridge Analytica déjà vu. Facebook was forced to suspend Boston-based Crimson Hexagon today after the Wall Street Journal reported on the company's contracts with a Kremlin-tied Russian nonprofit and the U.S. government. 

    SEE ALSO: Real headlines from InfoWars, a site that's not banned from Facebook Read more...

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    Spock is coming to Star Trek TV for the first time this century

    Spock is coming to Star Trek TV for the first time this century


    It's official: For the first time this century, Lieutenant Spock will appear in a new episode of a Star Trek TV show. Spock appears in the second season of Star Trek Discovery, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed at San Diego Comic Con.  Is Spock...

    It's official: For the first time this century, Lieutenant Spock will appear in a new episode of a Star Trek TV show.

    Spock appears in the second season of Star Trek Discovery, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed at San Diego Comic Con. 

    Is Spock coming? 🖖 "I can tell you that, yes, you will be seeing Spock this season." -Alex Kurtzman #SDCC2018 #StarTrekDiscovery

    — Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 20, 2018

    A question mark had hung over Spock's potential appearance in the show since the end of Season 1. In its final minutes, out of nowhere, the Discovery comes across a distress signal from the USS Enterprise — commanded by Christopher Pike, the predecessor to Captain James T. Kirk. Read more...

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    20 things you need to survive life in a college dorm

    20 things you need to survive life in a college dorm


    Whether you're a wide-eyed freshman or an experienced senior, moving into a residence hall is stressful. No matter how many times our parents reminded us to pack more than one towel, we still always managed to forget. Since no one wants to admit to mom...

    Whether you're a wide-eyed freshman or an experienced senior, moving into a residence hall is stressful. No matter how many times our parents reminded us to pack more than one towel, we still always managed to forget.

    Since no one wants to admit to mom or dad that they were right all along (because you're an adult and you can do adult things by yourself!), these are the essentials you'll need to reassure them that you'll be just fine on your own.

    SEE ALSO: Looking for love on campus: Best dating apps for college students

    Welcome to almost-adulthood.

    1. A shower caddy

    Image: Amazon/Attmu

    No one wants to have to carry all of their hair care products, soaps, and razors from one room to another without the help of a bag to store it all in. Save yourself the inconvenience and grab a mesh caddy like the Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy. If you're feeling colorful you can get a set of 3 Plastic Tote Caddie Baskets in red, blue, and green. Read more...

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    Dad with diarrhea gets wholesome pep talk from 4-year-old daughter in public restroom

    Dad with diarrhea gets wholesome pep talk from 4-year-old daughter in public restroom


    It's not everyday (or ever) that you hear a charming and wholesome diarrhea story, but one man's tale about having diarrhea in front of his 4-year-old is sure to put a smile on your face. Chris Edwards shared his unfortunate but surprisingly adorable...

    It's not everyday (or ever) that you hear a charming and wholesome diarrhea story, but one man's tale about having diarrhea in front of his 4-year-old is sure to put a smile on your face.

    Chris Edwards shared his unfortunate but surprisingly adorable experience on his No Idea What I'm Doing: A Daddy Blog's Facebook page on Wednesday.

    SEE ALSO: Don't let your best ideas die in the shower

    Edwards explained in his post that he and his family were driving to a funeral when they stopped at a gas station with his daughter. He was suddenly struck with the need to go to the bathroom while in the station, so he rushed to the lavatory with his daughter Aspen while his wife and two older kids stayed in the car.  Read more...

    More about Parenting, Kids, Bathroom, Gas Station, and Culture
    Learn 3 awesome yo-yo tricks from the 2018 National Champion

    Learn 3 awesome yo-yo tricks from the 2018 National Champion


    After winning the 2018 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest in Chicago, Evan Nagao stopped by Mashable to show off his jaw-dropping skills and teach a few simple but awesome tricks. More information about Nagao and the yo-yos used in this video can be found on...

    After winning the 2018 U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest in Chicago, Evan Nagao stopped by Mashable to show off his jaw-dropping skills and teach a few simple but awesome tricks.

    More information about Nagao and the yo-yos used in this video can be found on his website. Read more...

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    Andrew Lincoln confirms he's leaving 'The Walking Dead': ' I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen'

    Andrew Lincoln confirms he's leaving 'The Walking Dead': ' I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen'


    It's official: Season 9 will be Andrew Lincoln's last season on The Walking Dead. Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, confirmed at Comic-Con Friday that he will be leaving the series after more than eight years as the show's lead. “This...

    It's official: Season 9 will be Andrew Lincoln's last season on The Walking Dead.

    Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, confirmed at Comic-Con Friday that he will be leaving the series after more than eight years as the show's lead.

    “This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes," Lincoln said at Friday's Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con. "I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who made this show. I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen."

    SEE ALSO: 'The Walking Dead' Season 9 trailer just dropped and it's intense af

    Rumors began swirling about Lincoln's departure back in May when Collider reported that Lincoln would only be around for six episodes of Season 9, which is set to premiere in October. The news of Lincoln's departure comes not long after series mainstay Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) left the series during Season 8 in February.  Read more...

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    Uber drivers can get unemployment benefits, rules New York State

    Uber drivers can get unemployment benefits, rules New York State


    Uber drivers just won a major legal battle against their employer. Following a huge win last year when the New York Department of Labor ruled all ride-sharing drivers are considered employees, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board last week decided...

    Uber drivers just won a major legal battle against their employer.

    Following a huge win last year when the New York Department of Labor ruled all ride-sharing drivers are considered employees, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board last week decided that they could begin filing for unemployment benefits.

    This is a massive victory for gig economy drivers — it means that those who quit driving due to low pay or because they were removed from working for the company (due to violations, deactivation, etcetera), can now file for unemployment insurance.

    SEE ALSO: Uber underpaid its New York City drivers and probably owes them $45 million Read more...

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    'The Walking Dead' Season 9 trailer just dropped and it's intense af

    'The Walking Dead' Season 9 trailer just dropped and it's intense af


    If you've been keeping up with the post-apocalyptic chaos that is The Walking Dead, you know the end of Season 8 teed up some major tension between our favorite zombie killers. With Negan locked up (and not dead like some had hoped), fans are...

    If you've been keeping up with the post-apocalyptic chaos that is The Walking Dead, you know the end of Season 8 teed up some major tension between our favorite zombie killers. With Negan locked up (and not dead like some had hoped), fans are wondering what revenge Maggie and company have in store for Rick and Michonne. 

    The latest look at the show's new season dropped at today's The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel... and it's posing more questions than answers. But based on what we're seeing, bad blood between the original crew may be the least of our problems

    The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on AMC Sunday, October 7th. Read more...

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    Amazon Prime members can shop exclusive new products through July 31

    Amazon Prime members can shop exclusive new products through July 31


    For years, Black Friday had been the day for deals and shopping, basically serving as the unofficial kickoff to the Christmas season. Stores get packed with people looking to score the best deals on things like kitchen appliances, TVs, and clothes. And...

    For years, Black Friday had been the day for deals and shopping, basically serving as the unofficial kickoff to the Christmas season. Stores get packed with people looking to score the best deals on things like kitchen appliances, TVs, and clothes. And though Cyber Monday has emerged as a way to get around the madness of Black Friday, historically speaking the summer has been a deal dead zone.

    All that changed in 2015 with the first Amazon Prime Day. It originally started as a way to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary with a day of big sales. These sales served as exclusives to Prime members and as a means to bring in more Prime sign ups. But what started as a one-day celebration of sales has become an annual tradition, serving as the Black Friday of the summer. Read more...

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    James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director following resurfaced old tweets

    James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director following resurfaced old tweets


    Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn's statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter...

    Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn's statement.

    Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon. 

    "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. 

    Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn's tweets, other users have screenshots that may point in the right direction:

    James Gunn deleted over 10,000 pedophile-related tweets last night. This shit is genuinely revolting, Marvel HAS to address it pic.twitter.com/r0N8UGkOCW

    — David (@ToIkiened) July 20, 2018 Read more...

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    Here’s how malicious Android apps are sneaking malware onto your phone

    Here’s how malicious Android apps are sneaking malware onto your phone


    If you’ve ever wondered why those pesky pop-ups are showing up on your Android phone, you may be shocked to learn that it could be infected with malware — and it might have came through the official Google Play Store. As Bleeping Computer points out...

    If you’ve ever wondered why those pesky pop-ups are showing up on your Android phone, you may be shocked to learn that it could be infected with malware — and it might have came through the official Google Play Store.

    As Bleeping Computer points out in a new report, malicious app developers have been using a surprisingly successful trick to sneak malware into the Google Play Store, and ultimately onto your phone. The method is performed using something called "droppers," which is a type of code hidden deep within an app that attacks a device with malware in multiple stages. 

    SEE ALSO: Google is working on software that could eventually replace Android Read more...

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    People are petitioning to drink the mummy juice from the probably cursed sarcophagus

    People are petitioning to drink the mummy juice from the probably cursed sarcophagus


    It's with heavy hearts that we must share this news: people want to drink the cursed mummy water from the mystery sarcophagus.  The sarcophagus was unearthed during a construction dig in Alexandria, Egypt, and opened earlier this week. Considering its...

    It's with heavy hearts that we must share this news: people want to drink the cursed mummy water from the mystery sarcophagus. 

    The sarcophagus was unearthed during a construction dig in Alexandria, Egypt, and opened earlier this week. Considering its size, nondescript black exterior, and the fact that it was buried with a giant alabaster head, the internet was convinced that it contained some kind of demonic being or ancient hex. But when authorities opened it, they just found three soggy mummies stewing in red sewage water. 

    SEE ALSO: Unfortunately opening the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus didn't unleash curse on us Read more...

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    Weirdly funny 'Fear the Walking Dead' trailer premieres at Comic-Con

    Weirdly funny 'Fear the Walking Dead' trailer premieres at Comic-Con


    Fear the Walking Dead is coming back in August after its mid-Season 4 break and the new trailer teases some terrifying and oddly comedic developments for the ragtag crew of spin-off survivors. After the shocking mid-season finale in June, in which...

    Fear the Walking Dead is coming back in August after its mid-Season 4 break and the new trailer teases some terrifying and oddly comedic developments for the ragtag crew of spin-off survivors.

    After the shocking mid-season finale in June, in which series mainstay Madison sacrificed herself to save her children and others, fans have been forced to wait more is in store for the characters of Fear the Walking Dead. The trailer for the second half of the season is a whirlwind of emotions, but for the most part it's pretty funny.

    One of the most notable parts of the trailer is when the group finds what appears to be Carl Grimes' hat, which means we may be seeing more crossover with the main series. Read more...

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    Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves

    Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves


    The usual verdant grasses surrounding Buckingham Palace and much of the British Open’s 176-year-old Carnoustie golf course have yellowed since May.  A lack of rain combined with near-record heat through the first half of the summer created this...

    The usual verdant grasses surrounding Buckingham Palace and much of the British Open’s 176-year-old Carnoustie golf course have yellowed since May. 

    A lack of rain combined with near-record heat through the first half of the summer created this situation, and satellites images from the United Kingdom's Met Office illustrate the expansive reach of the isles’ browning grasses. 

    SEE ALSO: 2018 is only halfway over, but a troubling climate change trend is already apparent

    Like the UK, much of the world — even Arctic regions — have been hit with extreme heatwaves or hot spells in the last couple weeks or longerSiberia reached 90 degrees earlier this month (40 degrees above normal), Scandinavia is burning, and California's parched land has been turned to tinder. Read more...

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    Love the DC Universe? Save $200 on this epic Blu-ray set that includes 30 movies from the franchise.

    Love the DC Universe? Save $200 on this epic Blu-ray set that includes 30 movies from the franchise.


    San Diego Comic Con doesn't just mean news about the biggest comic book movies and shows coming out, but also some great sales and deals to celebrate. SEE ALSO: Amazon deals for July 20: Save on 4K TVs from Sony, LG, and Samsung, plus Funko Pop figures,...

    San Diego Comic Con doesn't just mean news about the biggest comic book movies and shows coming out, but also some great sales and deals to celebrate.

    SEE ALSO: Amazon deals for July 20: Save on 4K TVs from Sony, LG, and Samsung, plus Funko Pop figures, HP and Epson printers, and more on sale

    The DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection is available on Amazon for only $99.99. Normally priced at a staggering $299.99, this is an incredible deal.

    Say what you will about DC live-action efforts recently, the animated titles have always delivered. The collection includes 30 animated films and five shorts from the last ten years of DC and Warner Animated, all on Blu-ray. Also included is a 40-page adult coloring book with key art from the movies and collectible coins. Read more...

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    Jeanine Pirro complains that Whoopi Goldberg treated her 'like a dog'

    Jeanine Pirro complains that Whoopi Goldberg treated her 'like a dog'


    For the past 21 years, The View has given us some of the best live drama on television. (Thank you, Barbara Walters.)  This week brings us drama between View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Fox News's Justice with Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro. SEE ALSO:...

    For the past 21 years, The View has given us some of the best live drama on television. (Thank you, Barbara Walters.) 

    This week brings us drama between View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Fox News's Justice with Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro.

    SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert stages a 'presidential intervention' for Trump

    On Thursday, Pirro appeared on The View to promote her new book Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy. It didn't take long for Pirro to get into a confrontation with Goldberg about racism, xenophobia, and the Trump presidency.

    Things got nasty and, if I may be shallow, a little bit fun. Read more...

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    Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake

    Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake


    For those of us who don't have a kiddie pool, sometimes a sprinkler is the next best thing.  And this dog really went for it. Redditor Spinolio posted a photo of a genius dog that decided he needed a splash, but instead of going outside to use a...

    For those of us who don't have a kiddie pool, sometimes a sprinkler is the next best thing. 

    And this dog really went for it. Redditor Spinolio posted a photo of a genius dog that decided he needed a splash, but instead of going outside to use a sprinkler, he dragged it inside — through the doggy door!

    SEE ALSO: 11 Ways To Cool Off, As Told By Overheated Dogs

    That is a very good trick.

    Was he hot? Did the dog want to be closer to the owner? Who knows. This doggo is clearly having a great time and doesn't give a single crap about the chaos he's unleashing. Users on Twitter are very much in support of his choice. Read more...

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    7 summertime shoe styles you loved as a little kid

    7 summertime shoe styles you loved as a little kid


    There's no better season to be a kid than summer when school's out, camp's in session, and the world is quite literally your playground.  While we spend a lot of time reminiscing about the TV shows, video games, and even the snacks we loved as kids,...

    There's no better season to be a kid than summer when school's out, camp's in session, and the world is quite literally your playground. 

    While we spend a lot of time reminiscing about the TV shows, video games, and even the snacks we loved as kids, let's take some time to talk about fashion. 

    SEE ALSO: Boat shoes are never, ever stylish

    From sneakers that transformed into rollerblades to flip-flops that gave us 4-inch boosts, these are the shoes we ran around in all summer long.

    1. Heelys

    Image: Heelys

    Kids don't need to be zipping around on wheels all day long, and yet Heelys made that a reality. These iconic shoes made a serious mark on the childhoods of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s, and if you're like me, they also left their mark in the form of a few scars. Read more...

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    Best 4K smart TV deals this weekend: Find sales on Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and much more

    Best 4K smart TV deals this weekend: Find sales on Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and much more


    Just in time for the weekend! We've rounded up the best and brightest deals and sales on HD and 4K TVs of various sizes from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Samsung store. If you're in the market for a new TV, we've got deals for you on...

    Just in time for the weekend! We've rounded up the best and brightest deals and sales on HD and 4K TVs of various sizes from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Samsung store. If you're in the market for a new TV, we've got deals for you on the top name brands, such as Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and much more.

    SEE ALSO: Best streaming services: We compare DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue Sling TV, and more

    If you're looking for a TV for a guest room, or in the kitchen, Sceptre has a 32-Inch HD TV with a built-in DVD player for an impressive $129.99. 

    If you want something bigger, Samsung has a 49-inch QLED 4K TV for only $799.99, while the South Korean company also has a 55-inch 4K ultra HD smart TV for the low price of $597.99. The smart TV features Samsung's Universal Guide that brings your favorite movies, TV shows, and music from multiple devices and apps like Netflix, Google Play Movies and TV, and Spotify together in just one menu, so you don't have to keep "hunting and pecking" across a number of streaming services for the latest episodes of The Big Bang Theory anymore. Read more...

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    Here's why you couldn't buy anything for the first few hours of Amazon Prime Day

    Here's why you couldn't buy anything for the first few hours of Amazon Prime Day


    Prime Day was a success by almost all accounts with over 100 million products sold, but there were overshadowing site issues as well. Many users reported seeing the errors, including Amazon's dog-filled error page, and thanks to CNBC we now have some...

    Prime Day was a success by almost all accounts with over 100 million products sold, but there were overshadowing site issues as well.

    Many users reported seeing the errors, including Amazon's dog-filled error page, and thanks to CNBC we now have some insight as to why. According to internal documents, Amazon failed in having enough servers to handle all the customers. Within the first few minutes after things kicked off on 3 p.m. Eastern Time on July 16, many customers started seeing problems.

    SEE ALSO: Prime Day solves a problem of Amazon's own making

    Per the report, an "auto-scaling" feature was supposed to kick in when demand from customers got too high. This didn't happen, which resulted in teams at the company manually adding and deploying servers. CNBC notes that Amazon’s proprietary request server, Sable, which provides "computation and storage services,” was the primary cause of the breakdown. Read more...

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    10 things in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' from which I personally will never recover

    10 things in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' from which I personally will never recover


    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is far from a perfect film. It defies all laws of time and space and traditional moviemaking by extension, in this ridiculous snow globe of a movie, anything goes. That said, here are 10 of the wildest things about Mamma Mia:...

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is far from a perfect film. It defies all laws of time and space and traditional moviemaking by extension, in this ridiculous snow globe of a movie, anything goes.

    That said, here are 10 of the wildest things about Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again that we're going to be thinking about for a long time. 

    Spoiler alert? Knowing any of these things in advance will not diminish your enjoyment of the film.

    SEE ALSO: Summer entertainment we (still) can't wait for


    1. Lily James is charming as hell

    Not only is she a convincing young Meryl, but she's a character all of her own – carefree and hungry for adventure.  Read more...

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    Get two bags for the price of one with this cool carry-on

    Get two bags for the price of one with this cool carry-on


    We're not going to sugarcoat it for you: Buying a great carry-on is more difficult than it looks. You want a bag that's lightweight, looks good, and can fit all your stuff. However, it's also important to select a bag that can adapt to your travels....

    We're not going to sugarcoat it for you: Buying a great carry-on is more difficult than it looks.

    You want a bag that's lightweight, looks good, and can fit all your stuff. However, it's also important to select a bag that can adapt to your travels. Trust us: You don't want to maneuver a bulky rolling suitcase through Venice's narrow, cobblestoned streets.

    SEE ALSO: Best carry-on bags for travelers

    Sondre's Voyage Bag is one of the most promising carry-ons we've seen in a while — and it's currently on sale.

    Image: Sondre

    Think of the Voyage Bag as two very practical bags rolled into one well-designed product. Made of a durable, water-resistant 300D polyester, this duffel bag can easily convert into a large backpack. Simply tug on the bag's quick-release strap system, and the Voyage Bag will transform right before your eyes. Read more...

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    Stunning videos and photos show terrifying tornado outbreak in the Midwest

    Stunning videos and photos show terrifying tornado outbreak in the Midwest


    Central Iowa was the scene of a "sudden" tornado outbreak on Thursday, resulting in some breathtaking videos and photos capturing the terror of multiple funnels that spun through the state.  SEE ALSO: This super clear video of a nearly perfect...

    Central Iowa was the scene of a "sudden" tornado outbreak on Thursday, resulting in some breathtaking videos and photos capturing the terror of multiple funnels that spun through the state. 

    SEE ALSO: This super clear video of a nearly perfect tornado is stunning

    The town of Bondurant, just northeast of Des Moines, saw multiple funnels caught on camera, including one amazing image from a passenger on an incoming flight taken through their airplane window.

    Tornadoes that hit Bondurant, Iowa around 3p CT as viewed from a plane as they landed in Des Moines... from @dctrail

    A post shared by James Spann (@spannwx) on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:14pm PDTRead more...

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    How a friendly chatbot can help customers love your site

    How a friendly chatbot can help customers love your site


    Nobody likes forms. Not tax forms, not medical forms, and certainly not website forms. Yet many websites are riddled with them, demanding that the customer devote time and effort to filling them out before getting in touch or making a purchase. This...

    Nobody likes forms. Not tax forms, not medical forms, and certainly not website forms. Yet many websites are riddled with them, demanding that the customer devote time and effort to filling them out before getting in touch or making a purchase. This isn’t just bad customer service, it’s also a direct barrier to conversion and a huge marketing no-no.

    Quriobot turns this online roadblock into an opportunity to surprise and delight everyone who visits your site. There's no need to spend a fortune to leverage chatbot functionality, though. A lifetime Quriobot subscription is just $59.99 when you buy it here. Read more...

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    After a CEO shuffle, Nest is in a much better place within Google

    After a CEO shuffle, Nest is in a much better place within Google


    Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz announced this week that he's leaving his post at the helm of the Google-owned smart home company and moving into an advisory role. This is a move in the right direction for Nest customers and the smart-home space in general. The...

    Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz announced this week that he's leaving his post at the helm of the Google-owned smart home company and moving into an advisory role. This is a move in the right direction for Nest customers and the smart-home space in general.

    The decision comes only five months after Nest formally rejoined Google after spending three years as an independent subsidiary of Alphabet, Google's parent company. The reorganization has tremendous implications for Google's future, and it means the Nest team will work more closely with Google's hardware group, potentially leading to better integrations with other products from the tech giant. Read more...

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