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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies…

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MashTalk: Facebook’s sci-fi future, Samsung Galaxy S8 review and more

Image: Lili Sams/Mashable Facebook clearly has big, long-term ambitions, and this weekwe learned just how big. At its annual F8 developer conference, the company let us take a peek into its future technologies, some of them pretty far out in every sense. On this week’s MashTalk, the team discusses Facebook’s big announcements and what they mean for its users, not to mention the world at large. We’re joined by Apps…

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account…

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso in 'Girlboss.'Image: Karen Ballard/netflix When Netflix signed on for Girlboss, it probably sounded like a great idea. Feminism, fashion, and San Francisco? We were about to have our first female president, so what could go wrong? When the show starts streaming on Friday, things will be a little different. Not only are we living in Trump’s America, but Nasty Gal, the multi-million-dollar startup…

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This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

Image: HOTSTAR While Netflix and Amazon Prime are going all out to capture the burgeoning video streaming market in India a country of 450 million internet users a homegrown ‘challenger’ so to speak has slowly emerged as the champion. Hotstar, the two-year-old on-demand video platform from the house of Rupert Murdoch-owned Star TV, has crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. If we count App Store downloads, it would…

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A Rickroll and a corporation-friendly change all in a day’s work at the FCC

Image: CQ Roll Call via AP Images For dorks like myself, watching the Federal Communications Commission doesn’t get much better than this. Let’s start with the fun stuff. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly starting his promised assault on net neutrality rules. The move is already causing concern in the tech industry and mobilizing activists groups to stage an opposition. That opposition started on Thursday with an in-person Rick Roll….

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Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

#billywhizz He said it had been a “heart-wrenching” time following the crash that left everyone fearing the worst. The donations came in swiftly over the past day and the 621,500 mark was achieved earlier, sailing well past the initial target of 260,000. F1 driver Max Verstappen donated 15,000 and Billy’s F4 former rival Devlin DeFrancesco made the biggest donation, of 26,000. Hundreds of people have sent messages of support to…

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Will Smith death: Man who killed NFL star sentenced to 25 years

(CNN)The man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in a road rage incident was sentenced Thursday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, according to court documents. Cardell Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for manslaughter in the death of Smith, and 15 years for attempted manslaughter in the shooting of his wife, Racquel Smith. Judge Camille Buras ordered…

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Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. “We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016…

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling…

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Football favorite Rob Gronkowski crashes White House press briefing

“Need some help?” may be the most accurate thing anyone could ask Press Secretary Sean Spicer right now. We didn’t expect the question to come from New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowskibut surprises are what life’s about, aren’t they? The Patriots are in Washington, D.C., today celebrating their Super Bowl win by visiting the White House and meeting President Trump (sans Tom Brady). During Spicer’s live press briefing, the…

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Coding Autism wants to diversify the tech industry with autistic talent

A new school called Coding Autism is coming to Los Angeles to help get autistic people into tech fields.Image: Coding Autism People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in…

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Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

Day 1 at Facebook’s annual F8 conference was filled with enhancing the present. Day 2 was all about setting the vision for the future, and things got weird. The company also stated a new goal to “create and ship new, category-defining consumer products that are social first, at scale.” New Surround 360 cameras Image: facebook Facebook began by announcing two new 360-degree developer cameras, the x24 and the x6, which…

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Texas representatives used a ride-hailing bill to define ‘sex’ as ‘being male or female’

Great things happening in the Texas State Capitol!Image: Shutterstock / f11photo What does “sex” have to do with ride-hailing? Theoretically nothing, unless the Texas House of Representatives has a say. A regular old ride-hailing bill in Texas took a turn on Wednesday when the Texas House voted in favor of an amendment that defines “sex” as “the physical condition of being male or female.” Republicans Briscoe Cain and Tony Tinderholt…

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

Members of the Kardashian clan were among the dozens of celebrities cited in a complaint that led to an FTC warning.Image: Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media…

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in Netflix’s newest hit, the intense high school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and suicide….

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

(CNN)It wasn’t just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together — it was a mutual love for cannabis. One year ago, Chloe Lebbate and Dakota Shyface were single marijuana users in their 20s, living in Las Vegas and looking for “something.” But love, friendship and connections evaded them on mainstream social networks like Tinder and Match, they said, because the sites failed to weed out…

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira knew how awesome they would be way back at Comic-Con.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Dora Milaje are coming so, to quote the warriors of Wakanda, move or you will be moved. Marvel sneaked a Black Panther sizzle reel and some hot-off-the-set dailies at the studio’s open house event Monday night. It was the first Black Panther footage seen anywhere, and it came as a surprise…

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Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

Image: Getty Images Nearly 10 years after Netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it’s all set to hit the 100-million subscribers mark. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, Netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan The California-based company says it expects to hit the milestone this weekend. “Its a good start,” the company wrote (PDF) to shareholders at the earnings call for the…

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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

Aha!Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images When an epiphany strikes, it’s rare and fleeting. Something clicks in our minds, and what was once confusing is suddenly obvious, illuminating, and even exciting. Such moments are not purely internal events, it turns out. Our eye movements and pupils can broadcast these “aha!” moments, making it possible to predict epiphanies even before they occur, a new study found. Scientists at Ohio State University conducted the…

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

College football got a little more interesting this year. One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at…

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

Smoke weed with your elected officials.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The same group that offered a free joint to Inauguration Day attendees is puff, puff, passing along the free cannabis to Capitol Hill workers. To properly celebrate 420 in the nation’s capital, on Thursday from (high) noon until 4:20 p.m., the pro-marijuana group DCMJ is handing out two free joints to members of Congress and congressional staffers, interns, and other workers…

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SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix, will now handle ticketing for Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, powered by SeatGeek.Image: James D. Morgan/REX/Shutterstock SeatGeek is serious about defeating Ticketmaster. The ticketing platform just spent $56 million on the ticketing tech company TopTix. SeatGeek paid for that acquisition by raising $57 million in its own Series D funding round. Before this round, SeatGeek had already raised over $100 million in funding. TopTix is an Israeli company, and a lot of its technology is used internationally. The…

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70-year-old woman finishes Boston Marathon, and there’s way more to her story

Kathrine Switzer crosses a very significant finish line.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Fifty years ago, a clever, determined woman named Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon but not before an official tried to drag her from the course. See, at the time, only men competed in the race. Switzer signed her registration as “K.V. Switzer,” was accepted and, despite efforts to remove her from the 26.2 mile competition, became…

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after World War Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the…

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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was…

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