• 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert
  • ‘Minecraft’ is so robust you can practically play ‘Overwatch’ in it
  • Madame Tussauds brings back Beyonc wax figure after removing it due to criticism
  • Marshall McLuhan, the ‘man who saw the internet coming,’ gets a Google Doodle
  • Google’s GIF-making, image-stabilizing editing app finally comes to Android

‘Minecraft’ is so robust you can practically play ‘Overwatch’ in it

Doomfist has arrived in Minecraft before he’s even made it to Overwatch. YouTuber and Minecraft wizard McMakistein recreated the Overwatch hero Doomfist in Minecraft, abilities and all, without using any mods. McMakistein explained on Reddit that he used over 400 command blocks (special blocks that allow you to execute a line of code in the game) to turn his player character into the gauntlet-wielding hero. All of Doomfist’s punching powers…

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Madame Tussauds brings back Beyonc wax figure after removing it due to criticism

You know you’ve done Beyonc wrong when her whole Beyhive gets involved. A week after Madame Tussauds New York unveiled a horrible wax figure of Beyonc on their museum floor, the sculpture has been removed due to backlash from fans. Fans criticized the wax figure for looking absolutely nothing like the singer. Everything including her hair, face, and especially her skin tone was off, and no one was going to…

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Marshall McLuhan, the ‘man who saw the internet coming,’ gets a Google Doodle

He'd be 106 today.Image: JOHN LINDSAY/AP/REX/Shutterstock Let’s be honest. Google Doodles are probably one of the best things about the internet. They’re fun, and they tend to celebrate a lot of awesome people, and really cool events. But today’s doodle is probably the most fitting for the website, as it literally celebrates the man who “saw the internet coming”, Marshall McLuhan. SEE ALSO: How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation…

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Google’s GIF-making, image-stabilizing editing app finally comes to Android

You'll be able to capture GIFs like a pro on Android with Google's Motion Stills app.Image: brittany herbert/mashable Google’s Motion Stills app brought some much-needed focus and balance to the iPhone’s Live Photos when it launched last year. Thus far, however, it has only brought its steady video stabilizing goodness to iOS users. That’s no longer the case. Google Research is finally rolling out Motion Stills for Android, giving everyone…

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Are dating apps actually the best way to find new friends?

Forget finding love, dating apps are now for finding friends.Image: Bob Al-greene/mashable Are dating apps even for love anymore, or are we just messing around on them the same way we do on Snapchat and Instagram? The answer is complicated just like the relationships that often spring from these apps. There are still plenty of people out there in search of the perfect match, but the dating app Hater, which…

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The airports of the future are here, but the United States is behind

They'll be a lot better than this.Image: Shutterstock / i viewfinder No matter how well-regarded a particular airport happens to be, the slog from curb to cabin is pretty much the same wherever you go. A decades-old paradigm of queues, security screens, snack vendors, and gate-waiting prevailsthe only difference is the level of stress. Transiting a modern hub such as Munich or Seoul is more easily endured than threading your…

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Bad ads, coming to a Snapchat near you

Image: snapchat screenshot Two minutes. That’s all the time it takes to make a Snapchat ad with the company’s new tool released this week. It used to take months, and for good reason. One of the beauties of advertising on Snapchat, since its debut in early 2015, has been a high bar for quality because the formatmobile, vertical, 10 secondswas so new and the ad itself was so expensive. Now,…

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What we need to learn from Linkin Park frontman’s death

(CNN)It’s a tragic day for the music industry. The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, was found dead in his Los Angeles home at 41. Sadly authorities were treating the case as a possible suicide. Eerily, Bennington died on what would’ve been his dear friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday — the Soundgarden frontman hung himself on May 18, 2017. Both men are now part of a long, disturbing history…

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‘Valerian’ turns French comic into epic mess

(CNN)A feast for the eyes and positively numbing on the brain, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” makes an early bid for worst movie of the year — or at least, the most ostentatious waste of money, given the lavish trappings of this comic-book adaptation from French writer-director Luc Besson. To be fair, the actors’ performances are largely drowned under the psychedelic mayhem surrounding them, but even so,…

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Should children study in the summer holidays? – BBC News

So – some parents argue – why not study over the holidays? Vivienne Stiles tutors children aged between four and 16 throughout the summer. They attend a class twice a week, and are given between 15 and 90 minutes of maths and English homework every day. “Children’s brains need to be stimulated throughout the holidays,” she says. “You can’t expect them to pick up in September where they left off.”…

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Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

What he contributed, though, was songwriting – receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates. Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who’s Baba O’Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for…

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Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions. So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?

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Laughing at ISIS to defeat them

Mumbai, India (CNN)Deep in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, tucked away in a small conference room among dozens of buildings known as Bollywood’s “Film City,” the US government is implementing a unique, and until now, unknown counterterrorism program aimed at diminishing the online influence of terror groups like ISIS – by making fun of them. Standing next to a white board that reads “Fighting Terror With Comedy,” Mathur is joined…

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Malaysia bans ‘Despacito’ on state radio, TV due to lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to music streaming services or global entertainment providers like YouTube. Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said late Wednesday the song was reviewed and banned because of a public complaint that the lyrics are obscene. Salleh…

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BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC executive James Purnell says “quite a lot of men” have taken pay cuts already Asked if he expected more male, on-air talent to take a pay cut, he responded: “I’m not going to start negotiating live on air, but that’s clearly one of the levers we can pull, and we have been doing that.” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said stars should…

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News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

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Watch What Happens When A Mylar Balloon Hits The Power Lines

A video filmed in Long Beach, Calif., shows what happens when Mylar balloons get tangled in the power lines near a transformer. Here it is in slow motion: Southern California Edison said 942 power outages were caused by metallic balloons in its service area in 2016 alone, and the power company urged people to tie down balloons. In some cases, damage from balloons have even caused power lines to fall.

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‘Star Wars’ Monopoly That Doesn’t Exclude Rey Is Finally Easy To Buy

Arguably the most important person in the whole damn movie, the omission of Daisy Ridleys character stirred up accusations of sexism against toymaker Hasbro, which stood accused of perpetuating a long history of overlooking female action characters in merchandise. In its defense, the company said it originally didnt want to spoil a plot point, because while we knew Rey existed in the film, we didnt knowhow central she was to…

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Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety

Image: christopher mineses/mashable This past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself. I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much and from the seemingly endless number of…

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Tired gender tropes like men being bad at housework will be banned in ads

Image: Shutterstock / Elnur Adverts that perpetuate gender stereotypes including men failing to undertake simple household tasks are to be banned under new regulations proposed by industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). SEE ALSO: Sexism is the new clickbait. Find another route to internet fame. The new regulations put forth by the ASA will crack down on ads that portray activities as specific to one particular gender and ads…

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Christie Brinkley thankful to Gap for featuring a 63-year-old woman in new ad

Christy Brinkley isnt exactly new to modeling, but shes thankful for her latest gig. The 63-year-old supermodel is featured in Gaps new I am Gap summer campaign, along with Priyanka Chopra, Alek Wek, Wiz Khalifa and more. The ad, which is currently on display in New York Citys Times Square, shows Brinkley in a long-sleeve white shirt, jeans and a brown belt. CHRISTIE BRINKLEY SHARES HER SECRETS FOR ROCKING A BIKINI…

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