YouTube VR will soon let you watch and talk about videos in VR

May 19, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable VR is often slammed for being an isolating experience, but companies like Facebook and Google are making strides to make it more social. At Google I/O, Google previewed an upcoming YouTube VR feature for Daydream 2.0 (also called Euphrates) that’ll let you and your friends watch YouTube videos in VR and then have discussions about them. SEE ALSO: Sorry, Apple Photos, but I’m leaving you for Google…

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8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. SEE…

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / issaro prakalung In John Olivers recent segment urging viewers to stand up for net neutrality, the late-night comedian lamented the challenge of building public support for a seemingly obscure issue. Net neutrality the concept that Internet access should be equal and accessible for all is objectively boring, Oliver says. While I disagree, Oliver has a point. Net neutrality can seem like a woolly issue. Explanations tend to…

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

A is for amusement parks. And not one, but TWO amusement parks. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa! Sesame Workshop, in partnership with SeaWorld Entertainment, announced on Thursday the development of a new Sesame Place theme park. The original Sesame Place opened in 1980 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and has operated seasonally for the last 37 years, setting an opening day attendance record this year. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit umbrella company behind Sesame Street, sees the…

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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of…

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A guide on where and how to sell your stuff online

May 19, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / f_s Its simple enough to earn extra moneyselling stuff online, but youll want to determine the ideal venue for your goods. Selling Grandmas vintage tea cozies is a different endeavor from offloading your old stereo system. Weve rounded up some of the major online marketplaces along with tips about their audience, style and fees. Online sales and auctions Theres a handful of majoronline auction and sales sites,…

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A couple who met on ‘First Dates’ had a baby and she’s absolutely adorable

May 18, 2017

A couple who met on British reality dating show have not only fallen in love, they’ve had a baby together. And she is absolutely adorable. Ibiba Midada and Aarron Stewart stole everyone’s hearts when they hit it off on First Dates, announcing at the end of the episode that they were expecting a child together seven weeks after meeting. The couple introduced three-week-old baby Aziza on ITV’s This Morning show,…

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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging – BBC News

May 18, 2017

A $2m prize for inventors to devise products that are practical and easily recycled will be launched by Prince Charles in London later. Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, welcomed the competition, adding: “Improvements are desperately needed in product design.” Simon Ellin’s worst recycling offenders: Pringles (and products with similar packaging): “Number One recycling villain. These things are a… nightmare. Impossible to separate the parts.” Lucozade Sport (and…

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Girlguiding overhauls badges to help girls ‘thrive’ – BBC News

May 18, 2017

Image copyright Girlguiding Image caption Air Mechanic badge was one of the earliest available Girlguiding might be more famous for less adventurous badges like Homemaker and Hostess but they also have a long tradition of groundbreaking badges, including: Image copyright Girlguiding Image caption Gymnast Beth Tweddle and Cece, a Brownie, have different goals in terms of new badges Sophie, 20, wanted a Video Journalist badge: “It would give girls the…

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Q&A with SHINee: The Princes of K-pop

May 18, 2017

(CNN)A rarity in pop, South Korean boy band SHINee has been together for nearly a decade. SHINee has “been a top 3 popular boy group for nearly 10 years now,” says Paul Han, co-founder of allkpop, a site for K-pop gossip and news, which has 10 million monthly readers worldwide. “They are a proven entity so no need to question their staying power.” Together since 2008, these “Princes of K-pop”…

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This is what Obama told his friend about Donald Trump

May 18, 2017

(CNN)While President Donald Trump is embroiled in controversy — with regularity — Barack and Michelle Obama are enjoying a less-harried lifestyle these days, at least according to the cover story in the new issue of People magazine. Also of note in the feature? Barack Obama apparently thinks Trump is full of it. “He’s nothing but a bullshitter,” is what a friend who spoke with People said of how the former…

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Garmin’s latest wearable finally brings fitness tracking into the weight room

May 18, 2017

The Garmin Vivosmart3 aims to make your weightlifting workouts even smarter.Image: lili sams/mashable Garmin is looking to solve one of the biggest issues facing wearables with its latest release, the vvosmart 3: How can an activity tracker be useful in the weight room? Just about every fitness tracker I’ve ever worn is more focused on counting steps and logging runs than anything else. I run, but as a former athlete,…

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Hands on with Instagram’s 8 augmented reality face filters for selfies

May 17, 2017

Image: screenshot: raymond wong/mashable Proving once again it has no shame, Instagram has announced “face filters,” its own blatant copy of Snapchat’s lenses. If you’ve used Snapchat’s selfie lenses to add dog ears or a flower crown on top of your selfies, you’ll be right at home with face filters because the new ones rolling out are very similar. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s 10 most popular lenses of 2016 Accessing face…

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Robot-makers are posting record figures in Japan because there just aren’t enough people

May 17, 2017

A prototype robot with two arms demonstrates removing products off warehouse shelves in 2015.Image: AFP/Getty Images Japan’s obsessed with automation not because it’s novel, but because there just aren’t enough people. More small and medium-sized companies are buying robots to make up for a labour shortfall, reports Reuters, and robot manufacturers are seeing more orders coming in. SEE ALSO: The inevitable robot takeover is here, and it’s starting at the…

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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Apple is doubling down on its quest to turn its stores into more than just a stop on a shopping trip. The Cupertino giant unveiled a host of new programs on Tuesday meant to make its retail locations feel more like community gathering places of sorts. One of these moves is a new “Today” section on Apple’s website that will serve as a central hub for…

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How to reset your Netflix algorithm to remove all traces of your ex

May 17, 2017

Image: AMBAR DEL MORAL / mashable Netflix and chill is great when you’re loved up. But, when that love dies, Netflix can serve as a constant reminder of your ex and the shows you once watched together. That’s because of one big Netflix feature: its suggested viewing algorithm. SEE ALSO: This New York City Airbnb listing takes Netflix and Chill very seriously To come up with viewing suggestions, the algorithm…

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Dad Mike Huckabee Blasts SNL Parody

May 17, 2017

We all like a good joke, but Mike Huckabee says Saturday Night Lives skit making fun of his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is no laughing matter. I thought it was a little bit silly, sexist, [and] misogynist, but my daughter is certainly capable of handling a whole lot worse than that, Huckabee said on the FOX Business Networks Varney & Co. The skit, also featuring Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, made…

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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

Its very disturbing, Schodack Police Chief Joseph Belardo told HuffPost. Were throwing every resource we have into investigating this, and when we find the person responsible, they will be facing some very serious criminal charges. I screamed my wifes name, Madison told The Albany Times Union. We all got out. When they arrived, they saw a swastika and a racial epithet had been spray-painted on the garage, Belardo said. Putting…

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5 of the most unique chocolate chip cookies out there

May 17, 2017

Image: DOUBLETREE BY HILTON Chocolate chip cookies are an absolute classic. They’re almost universally liked, and for good reason. They’re warm, they’re sweet, and they’re as fun to bake as they are to eat. So to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most unique and enticing spins on this crowd-pleaser. Get your oven mitts ready and prepare to make your own batch of…

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Yellow blush is the latest Instagram beauty trend that will make you go ‘WTF?’

May 16, 2017

Contouring is dead. It’s all about “yellow blush” now, apparently. SEE ALSO: Contouring is dead: The English rose is this summer’s hottest men’s grooming look This latest beauty trend is taking Instagram by storm, and beauty bloggers are posting their interpretations of the look in their droves. Wow Lovely #trends #trendalert #yellow #yellows #yellowblush #instagraphy #instashopy #instagay #insta #instame #instablogging #pakistaniblogger #bloggerswanted #makeupshakeup #makeupartist A post shared by Mahilicious (@mahilicious101)…

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Aaron Hernandez fiancee: I don’t believe his death was suicide

May 16, 2017

BOSTON –  The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn’t initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn’t think his death was a suicide. The first part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired Monday on the “Dr. Phil ” show. The second part is set to air Tuesday. Jenkins-Hernandez told host Dr. Phillip McGraw she doesn’t think the…

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Miranda Hart says there won’t be a Miranda film – BBC News

May 16, 2017

Image caption Could we be seeing more of Miranda and Gary on screens soon? But all is not lost for fans of the show – which saw an average 9.51 million people tune in for the last instalment – as Hart says the next stage in Miranda’s life could still be brought to screens. “I think you could do married life as a sitcom, with Miranda and Gary and see…

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General election 2017: Too young to vote, but still campaigning – BBC News

May 16, 2017

Hani is 16 years old and a passionate Tory supporter. Despite being too young to vote in next month’s general election, he is still determined to make his mark. “I think Theresa May relates to people like me and that’s why she would be such a good prime minister,” he tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Hani chose to join the Conservatives after studying the different parties’ manifestos during the…

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Teen dies from too much caffeine, coroner says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced in a news conference Monday. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body,…

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Freida Pinto sees ‘Guerrilla’ as a timely story about racial strife

May 16, 2017

(CNN)“Guerrilla” may have wrapped up Sunday night on Showtime, but Freida Pinto sees endless life in the tale it tells. Pinto plays one half of that couple — a woman named Jas who is overcome with anger and frustration by the racial and social injustices of the time. She stars alongside Babou Ceesay, who plays Jas’s boyfriend Marcus, and Idris Elba, who as Jas’s ex Kent. “In playing [Jas], you…

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