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Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?

 It’s taking Instagram less and less time to copy Snapchat. Less than two months after Snapchat launched its Stories Search feature for seeing what’s going on at a location or related to a topic, Instagram is rolling out Location Stories to its Explore page. Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location Stories, which aggregate the publicly posted… Read More

This epic boxing KO will give you a concussion just from watching


All together now: Daaaaaaayyyyuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!!!

That's about the only appropriate reaction to an absolutely epic boxing knockout from a match this weekend. The first 10 seconds of this clip will give you an instant headache.

The particulars in this case are of secondary importance, but just for the record: That's David Benavidez ending Porky Medina in the eighth round of their super middleweight fight Saturday night. 

Porky Medina is still a cool name, though. So at least there's that. Better luck next time, fella.   

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'The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,' our next MashReads book, is about how far we'll go to protect family

Every scar tells a story. If anyone knows that it's Samuel, one of the protagonists from Hannah Tinti's new novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. The book tells the story of Samuel and Loo Hawley, a father/ daughter duo who, after moving from loca...

Chrissy Teigen feels the wrath of the internet after proclaiming her fondness for Ed Sheeran


There's plenty of proof that points to the fact that Ed Sheeran is probably a Nice Guy™, but in case you needed one more shred of evidence, Chrissy Teigen is here for you. 

Still, her Twitter endorsement of the British singer (and her claim that everyone likes him) has folks up in arms, hilariously staking their claim in Good Ed Sheeran/Bad Ed Sheeran camps and everywhere else in between. 

Personal opinion everyone shares: ed sheeran is a good dude

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 22, 2017

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Beekeeper makes a mistake and spends 2 hours in a pond


Bees are not something you want to make a mistake around.

While keeping bees has seen a boom in recent years, that doesn't change the fact that a few mistakes can land you in a world of pain, as demonstrated by the following video.

An unnamed amateur beekeeper was tending to a hive when a small disaster occurred. The keeper was attempting to remove some frames from an unstable hive, and ended up knocking some to the ground.

"Oh, god." Oh, god," the man can be heard saying as the honey bees begin to swarm. "This is terrible!"  Read more...

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Trump and Netanyahu didn't want this selfie, but it happened anyway


The might of two world leaders was not enough to withstand the desperate need for an instantly viral selfie. 

United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were walking along at the Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Monday when an Israeli politician stepped in with a ready smartphone.

Thank you, Mr. President
- it was my pleasure! 😊@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/0TMFzluPN3

— אורן חזן (@oren_haz) May 22, 2017

A note about that politician: Oren Hazan, 35 years old and a member of parliament, really likes Trump. Hazan only follows one person on Twitter, and that person is the The Donald. The young politician sees a bit of himself in Trump, which might explain the (one-sided) connection. He's been called a "maverick" politician, and has also found himself the subject of a steady stream of scandals. (Hazan's alleged issues involve meth.)  Read more...

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Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' will kick off a whole shared 'Dark Universe' because of course it will


If you're looking forward to Tom Cruise's The Mummy, fear not – there'll be a whole lot more where that came from.

Universal Pictures has officially announced that its shared universe of classic Universal Monsters reboots shall henceforth be known as the "Dark Universe." This summer's The Mummy will be the first one out of the gate, followed by Bride of Frankenstein on February 14, 2019. 

Bride of Frankenstein will be directed by Bill Condon, fresh off the enormous success of his live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. The lead actress has not yet been announced. Read more...

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Drogon is massive in new 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 images


Baby dragons grow up is just one of the many tough lessons we've learned from watching Game of Thrones over the years. But in new photos of Season 7 debuted by Entertainment Weekly, Daenerys' baby Drogon is roughly the size of a passenger plane, and he does not seem pleased.

Exclusive: See new photos from @GameOfThrones season 7, including that 747 sized dragon! https://t.co/bubPESDK3h #GameofThrones #GoTs7

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 22, 2017

As you can see, little Drogy (Drogu? Drogz? I'm open to ideas) has grown to a glorious size as he roars over flames likely of his own creation. Pathetic humans flee before him while his mother rides atop his full-grown scales, but even Dany may not be safe.  Read more...

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Sayspring raises $1.5M for software that lets designers prototype and test voice apps without coding

 Sayspring, a startup that enables designers to create voice-enabled apps without code ahead of handing over projects to development, has just raised $1.5 million in funding for its efforts, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Compound (formerly Metamorphic Ventures), with participation from strategic angels including Scott Belsky, Alan Chung, and Peter Stern. The startup… Read More
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Recently fired woman lectures new grads on how to hold a job


Tomi Lahren, the massively controversial conservative commentator who was recently fired from The Blaze for her contradictory comments on abortion, is now attempting to advise America's youth on how to keep a job.

Oh the irony ...

After over 100 University of Notre Dame students walked out of their commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's speech, a fired up Lahren hopped on Twitter to give the liberal "snowflakes" what she believed to be a reality check. 

The peaceful walk out, organized by the Notre Dame student activist coalition We StaND For, was praised by many, including organizers of the Women's March, but after seeing the video of the protest, the 24-year-old heavily questioned "snowflakes" who think "this kind of crap will fly in the real world." She sarcastically wished them well, writing, "Good luck holding a job, kids!" Read more...

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Someone already made a Wikipedia page for 'Trump orb'


As we all know by now, the internet is quick to any and everything funny, weird, and downright confusing. We admire, and are maybe just a little bit frightened by, this fact. 

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Saudi Arabia this weekend, the first stop on his first foreign trip as president. While there, he gave a highly-anticipated speech about Islam, and attended the opening ceremony of the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. This ceremony involved touching a cool glowing orb. 

Behold. Donald #Trump and the mysterious glowing orb. - The Washington Posthttps://t.co/k884qKLEgJ pic.twitter.com/3i0uygqg5d

— Gregory Grushko (@ggrushko) May 22, 2017

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Postmates CEO will testify before Congress about the promise of robots and drones

 Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is testifying before Congress tomorrow in a hearing called “Disrupter Series: Delivering to Consumers.” In his written testimony, Lehman makes a case for delivery via robots and drones, with the hopes that Congress will consider advancing a budget that “prioritizes improving STEM teaching and supportive active learning; Expanding access to… Read More
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Disrupt SF 2017 is headed back to Pier 48

 We are excited to announce that Disrupt SF 2017 will once again be held at the lovely Pier 48, which is right down the road from AT&T Park — the home of the San Francisco Giants. While the baseball Giants may be playing a game of fall ball down the street, the giants of the startup industry will be filling the halls of the 80,000-square-foot venue for the best startup show in the… Read More

Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character


Love is a fickle thing, and that's true for both humans and penguins.

Grape is a Humboldt penguin who lives in the Tobu Zoo in Japan. He was once in a relationship with Midori, a female Humboldt penguin, but he was tragically dumped when Midori left him for a younger penguin.

But Grape's story doesn't end in heartbreak because there's a new girl in his life. The only thing is the girl is a cutout of an anime character.

やはり、気に入ってるみたいですね。今日も朝から見てます。 #けものフレンズ pic.twitter.com/H2wbSxPh6M

— 東武動物公園【公式】リュウくん (@tobuzoo7) April 26, 2017

Kemono Friends is a Japanese anime franchise featuring a group of zoo animals who have been turned into girls. One of those girls, named Hululu, resembles a Humboldt penguin. Read more...

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Trump trying to sword dance in Saudi Arabia is the most awkward thing you'll see all day


President Donald Trump bobbed and swayed during a traditional sword dance in Saudi Arabia, outside of Murabba Palace on Saturday, the first stop on the first international trip of his term. 

The sword dance is known as the ardah, part of a dancing, drumming and chanting ceremony that often marks graduations, the birth of children, marriage, holidays, and other events deemed significant. 

Trump did his best to bop along but, according to Twitter, the results were awkward at best.

Not right that they give Trump a smaller swordpic.twitter.com/dddSurogQy

— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 21, 2017

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Auto1 Group, a young used-car marketplace serving Europe, is now worth $2.8 billion

 Auto1 Group, a nearly five-year-old, Berlin-based used-car marketplace, just announced a huge round — €360 million ($404 million) in debt and equity financing that includes €75 million ($84.2 million) from Princeville Global, itself a Hong Kong-based investment firm with a second office in San Francisco. Why the excitement over Auto1? Momentum, seemingly. The company, which values… Read More
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This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

 2017 is no different — I still hate concept videos. But Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up once again to design some of the changes they’d like to see with iOS 11. It’s more convincing than your average concept video. In particular, this video focuses on iOS for the iPad. The Shelf is an interesting new feature. You can pull it down from the top of the screen and… Read More

'Nancy' isn't a person, it's a podcast. Oh, and it's super, super gay.

When I ask the creators of new LGBTQ podcast Nancy how gay their show is, they're caught a little off guard. "We've never been asked that," laughs Kathy Tu, one-half of the friend duo that hosts the show. But co-host Tobin Low has it figured out: "We...
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Nike's latest Apple Watch bands match your VaporMax shoes

You probably haven't thought about color-coordinating your smartwatch with your running shoes, but Nike is willing to give it a shot. The sportswear brand is launching four Apple Watch bands that are designed to match its upcoming Nike Air VaporMax F...

Ryan Adams is announcing tour dates with a 'Lord of the Rings' tribute


Ryan Adams is on a journey, playing a few surprise shows in Middle Earth Australia and New Zealand. 

He's announcing shows one by one using a Lord of the Rings-inspired map filled in with song titles from his new album, Prisoners


A post shared by Ryan Adams (@misterryanadams) on May 20, 2017 at 4:20am PDTRead more...

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