Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island tease a film that sounds a whole lot like Fyre Fest

April 30, 2017

In addition to its many other failures, it looks like Fyre Fest is also an unintentional copycat. According to some Friday tweets from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island, the two are combining comedic forces for a film about a “music festival that goes horribly wrong.” Interesting! That sounds familiar. SEE ALSO: Here’s the official postmortem statement from Fyre Festival organizers For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea. …

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The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

Image: mashable composite: Christopher Mineses Over the course of his first months in the White House, President Trump notoriously turned Twitter into his personal outlet for unhinged political venting. That of course inspired the creation of dozens of parody accounts that became tools of resistance, coping mechanisms, and light-hearted distractions from the political chaos. A simple Twitter search for “Donald Trump Parody” reveals a collection of over 50 accounts, and though …

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RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

RIP.Image: Ronald Lizik/AP/REX/Shutterstock Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here. The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will “begin winding down” over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company acquired some of the Yik Yak engineering team for $1 million. Unsurprisingly, Square didn’t want the …

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Donald Trump’s Racist ‘Immigration Crime’ Hotline Flooded With Calls About Space Aliens! And Twitter Egged On The Trolling!

April 30, 2017

One of Funny enough, Wednesday also happened to be Alien Day, a celebration of extraterrestrials. So many took the opportunity to call the hotline to report UFOs, greys, aliens, predators, Klingons, that hot guy from Roswell, that less-hot-but-still-pretty-hot guy from Roswell, the continuum transfunctioner, you name it. And good riddance! Of course, when folks on Twitter heard about the trolling, they just had to join in! See some of the best reactions (below)! Wouldn’t it be a shame …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

Adam Savarese was looking to make a splash in his new job as Peabody move helped engineer a rebound on a desk buffeted by losses and the departure of senior leaders. Now that same rescue play is inflicting pain. Though the trade is still a winner over its lifetime, it reversed course in the first quarter to But Goldman Sachs has demonstrated an ability to stomach trades that work brilliantly and then, suddenly, don’t, showing how it still embraces a volatility in trading …

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The dumpling burger is the world’s latest unnecessary food hybrid

April 29, 2017

Have you ever gazed down at some delicious dumplings you were about to eat and thought to yourself, “Wow, these dumplings are great and all, but you know what would make them even better? If they were squished between a hamburger bun and topped with lettuce.” Neither have we. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist (or, um, maybe it does). In any case, hold onto your utensils, some culinary innovator created the dumpling burger. Image: Chinese Club Meet the Momo …

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Guns aren’t allowed at Trump’s NRA speech and people can’t handle the irony

April 29, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP/REX/Shutterstock (5935652i) Donald Trump Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention, in Louisville, Ky GOP 2016 Trump Guns, Louisville, USA Image: Humphrey/AP/REX/Shutterstock President Trump speaking at the NRA’s annual conference in Atlanta on Friday, the first sitting President to do so since Reagan in 1983. Georgia is an open-carry state, and it’s …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

(CNN)From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth. For many people like me who cherish tolerance and clean air, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency have not been easy. As a Muslim immigrant to America, it has been painfully frustrating to witness the Trump …

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

April 28, 2017

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 edit it out later. And, of course, there was last week’s revelation that Serena Williams …

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

April 28, 2017

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 VR-ready The sixth …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

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 for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(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 shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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

April 28, 2017

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 latest entry in …

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

April 27, 2017

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 barred from doing polishes on scripts during a strike, but …

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

April 27, 2017

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 entire glaciers if not …

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

April 27, 2017

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 talent: using …

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

April 26, 2017

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 helicopters” company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a …

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

April 26, 2017

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. And it recommended that future …

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

April 26, 2017

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 …

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

April 26, 2017

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 we could go outside London …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 25, 2017

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 internet’s most successful GIF-based plaftorms, built and …

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

April 25, 2017

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 ALSO: Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat For Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, its …

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

April 25, 2017

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 “Living with this is a daily thing,” she …

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Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

April 25, 2017

Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone that helps the formation of new neurons and connections. In this analysis of previous studies, …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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