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Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year

Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OL...
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Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V si...
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The first 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' reviews are in

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Are your Spidey senses tingling yet?

One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film.

And boy, did people have a lot to sayMashable's movie reporter Angie Han noted on Twitter:

#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 24, 2017 Read more...

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Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...
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Explore dishes from the weird and wonderful world of 'Twin Peaks'

HOT DAMN the cherry pie from the Double R Diner looks good, but what about the other dishes from the weird and wonderful world that David Lynch created in Twin Peaks? Read more...More about Watercooler, Entertainment, Mashable Video, Twin Peaks, and D...
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Mets fan proves you should either hold your baby or catch a foul ball — not both

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The GIF below, which rose to the front page of Reddit Friday afternoon, truly contains multitudes. It's got apparent marital discord, rage-bait, an inarguably impressive but morally questionable feat, and so much more.

Really, what more can you ask for from a single GIF? 

Now behold this Mets fan risk a baby's life to catch a foul ball. 

Here's a longer look now, via Keith Olbermann.

Idiot Mets fan catches foul ball at Dodger Stadium, nearly drops baby, wife ready to kill him. Video from @SNYtv pic.twitter.com/zBh5Dki4yD

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 23, 2017

So much going on here. First, he somehow manages to catch the ball without sustaining damage to the baby (??). Second, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOOL? THAT IS A HUMAN LIFE!! Third, the contrast between the impressed lady behind him and the horrified woman next to him who then yanks the baby away is something to behold.  Read more...

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'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th

It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...
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Virgin Media thinks 800,000 users should change their router passwords

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Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. 

The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine — a publication "known for testing household products" — found that Virgin Media routers weren't so hard to hack. 

Which? found that Virgin Media's Super Hub 2 "can be hacked in a matter of days" if users don't change the default password the devices come with. Once someone hacks into a router, that person can often get access to devices that use that router. Around 864,000 people apparently own a Super Hub 2. Read more...

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Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

Crunch Report June 23 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service Credits Written and Hosted by:… Read More
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Why Sean Spicer is actually a genius

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When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a "smart guy." He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me. 

I'm going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he's doing is actually going really well.

1. He handles the questions like a boss.

Image: Getty Images

When it comes to handling boring and purposeless questions from the press, Sean Spicer is actually really smarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrttttttttttttttttttttt†t†t†††††††††††††††† / /:ERROR:/ / and handles each question with tACT and pROfFESIONALISM+ Read more...

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LaVar Ball is already making NBA life hard for Lonzo Ball

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Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball was selected by his hometown Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick of Thursday's NBA Draft. Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball, has been a media figure of Trumpian omnipresence since he started making bombastic comments right around March Madness. 

LaVar is ostensibly being such a blowhard to promote his family's Big Baller Brand, hoping to facilitate sales of sneakers and apparel. But LaVar's constant thirst for attention has made some wonder if it will make NBA life harder for Lonzo as he enters the world's top basketball league. 

Now we have an answer. Within minutes of Lonzo becoming a pro, we learned unequivocally that, yes, NBA players will target the Lakers rookie out of resentment for his father.  Read more...

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There's rosé deodorant now, because we've reached peak millennial

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If you've ever wanted to get that "just drank too many glasses of rosé with my avocado toast at brunch" scent without spending all your money on overpriced booze, you're in luck.

Native Cosmetics, an indie cosmetics brand that prides itself on being a "deodorant company that isn't a chemistry experiment," recently launched a limited-edition box set of three "brunch scented" deodorants, featuring sangria, mimosa, and, yes, rosé.

The brunch box deodorant set

The brunch box deodorant set

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The best part? It's alcohol- and paraben-free, so you won't have to mess around with irritating chemicals to fully indulge in rosé season.  Read more...

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Solange Knowles makes one of her youngest fan's dreams come true

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Tweet at a celebrity and you never know what the response response. 

Photographer Shawn Theodore uploaded an adorable video to Twitter of his daughter pretending to FaceTime R&B singer Solange Knowles. The young fan thought she was talking to the real Solange, and so her father thought he would try to make that the case. 

lol my daughter is officially obsessed with @solangeknowles, she's pretending to FaceTime her here 😂 #funnybaby pic.twitter.com/70yCHVwFRm

— Shawn Theodore (@_xst) June 23, 2017

What started out as a little girl's fantasy might become reality. The "Cranes in the Sky" singer was just as struck by the cuteness  as everyone else and reached out to Theodore on Twitter. Read more...

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Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy

 Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. The department started experimenting with community outreach over the game stream...
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Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video creators

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...
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Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

 To be data-driven requires an overarching data culture that couples a number of elements, including high-quality data, broad access and data literacy and appropriate data-driven decision-making processes. In this article, we discuss some of the k...
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Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

 Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. Read More
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Very normal cat video ends with an unexpected twist

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Quality cat videos are essential to the stability of the internet. It's hard to think what this place would be like without videos of weird felines constantly gracing our screens.

But given the influx of cat videos out there, something good better happen to make it one of the greats.

Twitter user sarahjorden_ was creating some fresh cat content of her kitties playing, when suddenly, one of her cats busted a move so good that she audibly gasped. 

Please, watch this six-second clip in its entirety.

Yes, Sarah's cat briefly turned into a ninja, and pulled out an impressive spin move to avoid the other feline's swat. Read more...

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Very normal cat video ends with an unexpected twist

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Quality cat videos are essential to the stability of the internet. It's hard to think what this place would be like without videos of weird felines constantly gracing our screens.

But given the influx of cat videos out there, something good better happen to make it one of the greats.

Twitter user sarahjorden_ was creating some fresh cat content of her kitties playing, when suddenly, one of her cats busted a move so good that she audibly gasped. 

Please, watch this six-second clip in its entirety.

Yes, Sarah's cat briefly turned into a ninja, and pulled out an impressive spin move to avoid the other feline's swat. Read more...

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Say goodbye to finstas and hello to Instagram 'favorites'

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You may finally be able to ditch your Finstagram for  good.

Instagram is testing out "favorites," a whole new way of sharing photos with certain groups of people. 

Basically, the feature allows users to have control over who sees specific posts, eradicating the need for the ever-popular finsta — secret Instagrams created mostly by teens for the purpose of sharing their real, unedited photos to a select few.

Problem is, when finstas become loaded with followers, people often end up using their secret accounts, and Instagram as a whole, less.  Read more...

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