• Taco Bell will soon let you reserve at table at its private test kitchen
  • Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.
  • Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres
  • Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp
  • Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

Taco Bell will soon let you reserve at table at its private test kitchen

Taco Bell HQ in Irvine, CaliforniaImage: Taco bell PSA: The Taco Bell test kitchen a magical mystery land for fast food lovers is opening its doors to the public. That means you yes, you can book a reservation to dine at the very same test kitchen that thought a fried chicken taco was a good idea. Image: taco bell Starting May 5, the fast food retailer will work with OpenTable…

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

An elite athlete who also happens to be pregnant.Image: Getty Images Hi. It is 2017. Are we really still amazed that women are capable of working while pregnant? News broke Wednesday that actress Gal Gadot was five-months pregnant while she did re-shoots for Wonder Women. She did the required stunts and even had a cutout in her armor for her protruding belly, which was covered in green so they could…

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Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres

Kim Kardashian is back to regular her scheduled programming, promoting lip kits, and chatting away on talk shows. Only this time, things feel different. Kim shared a lot about familygood and badon Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, discussing everything from a strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner to life after the Paris robbery. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian’s gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry…

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Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp

Acer's Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is a gaming laptop through and through, from its aggressive design to its mechanical keyboard.Image: raymond wong/mashable Aggressive, sharp-cornered gaming laptops are back in style. While most PC makers have been content with chasing Apple with sleek laptops that sport unibody builds, soft corners, and minimalist designs, PC maker Acer is going in the opposite direction. SEE ALSO: Acer’s huge, 10-pound gaming laptop is…

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR…

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China’s all-girl boy band

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in…

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine…

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It’s Lightning McQueen vs. Jackson Storm in the first trailer for ‘Cars 3’

Lightning McQueen may have some miles on him, but the Cars franchise is still going strong. Pixar has just unveiled the first full trailer for Cars 3, which pits an aging McQueen against a younger, sleeker competitor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you’re an action connoisseur There’s something amusingly meta about the trailer’s focus on “branding” and “legacy,” considering this is the…

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Save our shows!Image: hbo/amc Game of Thrones is safe. Netflix might even benefit. And Saturday Night Live well, they’ll be screwed. If you’re a TV fan, you’ve probably heard rumblings about a looming writers’ strike, which if it goes ahead (and that’s not a done deal yet) could cause significant disruption to some of your favorite shows. Movies, on the other hand, are a little better off; writers might be…

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

New Orleans under an "extreme" sea level rise scenario.Image: CLIMATE CENTRAL Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S. However, troubling indications from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets show that melting is taking place faster than previously thought and that…

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Of course Trump’s 100 days are getting the hashtag treatment

Oops, he did it againImage: AP/REX/Shutterstock We’re closing in on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, even though it’s felt more like 100 years since the inauguration. SEE ALSO: Even Trump’s Earth Day message was anti-science Pundits are now trying to gauge where the president falls on the success scale, from “SAD!” to “BIGLY!,” for this somewhat important but still kinda arbitrary milestone. But Twitter users have another…

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Amazon wants to rate your outfit, and that should worry you

"I see you."Image: Ambar Del Moral/mashable You’re in your bedroom, about to do something private. First, make sure you shut the door, close the blinds, oh, and remember to turn off your newly purchased Amazon Echo Look. SEE ALSO: These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages A video camera peering into a bedroom is typically associated with the opening of a horror flick, not the…

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

Image: elenabsl Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will unveil his plan to undo the 2015 network neutrality rules, which prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, AT&T and Charter from favoring or discriminating against any online applications, content and services. And while Pai claims he wants to preserve an open Internet, nobody should be fooled. Pai has been a long-time foe of net neutrality and that isnt going to change….

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Apple Music postponed to ‘later this year’

Image: YouTube/Apple We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the new Carpool Karaoke. The spinoff from CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, which was scheduled for an April launch on Apple Music, has been delayed, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Demi Lovato channels Adele for epic sing-off According to the report, Apple was originally scheduled to launch a premiere party for the series in March, but that…

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

Guests board a helicopter bound for the Rockefeller Estate as part of the Kairos Society's global summit on April 20, 2017 in New York City.Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Kairos Society Im at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the “Uber for…

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Child protection scheme for Scottish sport ‘not working’ – BBC News

The Scottish government plans to have new legislation in place by 2019. Who needs to undergo background checks? But the committee said it believed action needed to be taken now to strengthen the PVG scheme and to ensure “unsuitable people” were prevented from doing regulated work. It also called for a strengthening of the “minimum operating requirements” that sport governing bodies are required to meet in relation to child protection….

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Surrey puppy farm shootings: ‘Deep concern’ over police staff – BBC News

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) associate commissioner Tom Milsom said an investigation painted “a deeply concerning portrait” of Surrey’s firearms licensing. He said: “We found a unit which lacked the necessary training and processes to manage such a serious responsibility, staffed by individuals who were failing to undertake their duties with rigour and due consideration.” He said investigators found Stanton Royle, firearms licensing supervisor, and John Crabb, a firearms…

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New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

Image copyright Christian Sinibaldi Image caption Cazenove Road in Hackney, East London is “a fantastic road because it shows such diversity,” says curator Sue McAlpine For at least a year the Migration Museum is to benefit from free premises while plans are developed for the total redevelopment of the LFB site. The project’s director, former judge Sophie Henderson, is leading the task of finding a permanent home. “We discussed whether…

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus.

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Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

(CNN)For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She’s fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. Amaiya Zafar, 16, started boxing three years ago and is already making waves in the boxing community. Not only is the Minnesota teen competing in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also a devout Muslim. “When I walked into a real boxing…

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

Image: bloomberg via getty images  Snapchat has curated snaps about life in Baghdad to create an Our Story to go live Monday afternoon. That’s Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app). Snapchat will later curate and stitch those submissions into one story exclusively available on the app….

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Once upon a time, Facebook did not support GIFs. In fact, there was a time when Facebook supported the file format and then took that support away. Developers tried to hack it. One group succeeded, in a way. GIPHY, one of the…

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

Image: the new york times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover. All the news thats fit to print will be transformed into an edition on Snapchat, going live at 6 a.m. every weekday starting Monday. Its a dramatic moment for one of the worlds oldest and most respected newspapers and news brands to dedicate resources to a young app. SEE…

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

Image: the royal family / facebook For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers. But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long stood between the royal family and the people. Through their social sharing, the younger royals are coming across as…

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable There’s something comforting about Sheryl Sandberg’s voice on the phone. It’s calm, self-assured, and sweet. Yet there are also tremors of vulnerability in the Facebook COO’s voice, hints of the grief and longing she has grappled with ever since the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015. SEE ALSO: What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life’s meaning…

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