Fatherland: Searching for the soul of England’s lads and dads – BBC News

June 28, 2017

Image copyright Animation/Koba/REX/Shutterstock Image caption The Monkey Thought Translator in action in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs That scene inspired Graham to embark on his own project asking men to talk honestly about their dads, and dads to talk about their sons, in the hope of getting an insight into the state of fatherhood and masculinity. Image copyright Tarnish Vision Image caption Left-right: Karl Hyde, Simon Stephens and Scott…

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Artists bring Hong Kong’s past to life in miniatures

June 28, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Tony Lai remembers visiting Hong Kong’s Lamma Island as a child. Laundry hung from balconies, fishermen perched on the cliffside and dim lights illuminating rust-stained shacks. “I took a lot of time researching, finding old photos, interviewing, sourcing materials and talking to people who used to live [on Lamma Island] to make sure we got everything right,” Lai says in his new Hong Kong workshop, which he shares…

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How one typo helped let Russian hackers in

June 28, 2017

(CNN)The email that would help Democrats lose the 2016 presidential election arrived on March 19, 2016, signed — seemingly harmlessly — “Best, the Gmail team.” One typo, one click — and Russian hackers had gained free reign into the email of the man running Clinton’s 2016 campaign. “The rest,” Podesta said, “is history.” That fake Gmail alert was one of a series of cyber intrusions that US intelligence would later…

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Johnny Galecki loses ranch in sprawling California fire

June 28, 2017

(CNN)A large California fire that has been raging since Monday afternoon has claimed a ranch owned by “Big Bang Theory” actor Johnny Galecki, his representative told CNN. “My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire. The threat of which we live with constantly, which may seem crazy to some but we do so because living in our beautiful, rural area…

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What iOS 11 will mean for your iPhone

June 28, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/mashable iOS 11 is coming. This fall, iPhones and iPads will get the latest version of Apple’s mobile software, first unveiled earlier in June. Developers have had access to a beta preview of iOS 11 since then, but on Monday it becomes available as a public beta. That means anyone who wants it can get it, but be forewarned: It’s not fully baked yet. SEE ALSO: 10 classic…

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These are some of the coolest things Alexa will control

June 27, 2017

Image: EYESIGHT TECHNOLOGIES Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Who will you remember as the face or voice of 2017? Alexa. Amazons voice control system and at-home personal assistant has stolen our collective hearts, making the Echo family of products a must-have for any smart home. (Dont have one yet? Compare Echo products here.) SEE ALSO: Amazon Echo costs…

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Amazon Echo Show puts the best of Alexa on display

June 27, 2017

I have a new friend. Its name is Amazon Echo Show. Its always staring back and me, waiting for me to say something. Most of the time, this is fine. Sometimes, though, I realize Ive crossed a divide, the line between life with a faceless digital assistant that I can ignore or put in my pocket and one inside a listening, talking box with an unblinking eye. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s…

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How to create viral content: Try, try again

June 27, 2017

Image: hanss/shutterstock Benjamin Hardy was the #1 writer on Medium.com in 2016. He has grown his email subscriber base from zero to over 200,000 people in the past two years.He attributes much of his success from a single idea he learned from Tim Ferriss: Rather than setting long-term goals, pursue short-term experiments. Heres what Hardy learned from Ferriss and how he applied it: As Tim Ferriss explained in his wildly…

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Trump’s Not Going To Like This: Alec Baldwin Is Returning To ‘SNL’

June 27, 2017

Yeah, were going to fit that in, Baldwin told the network. I think people have enjoyed it. I dont quite know if people want to continue with that, he said in March.If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I dont think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September. That may come as unwelcome news to at least one high-profile SNL…

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Alec Baldwin will return to ‘SNL’ as Donald Trump

June 27, 2017

(CNN)Alec Baldwin is about to make your television great again. “Yea, we’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” said Baldwin, who was in New York City on Monday to promote is new movie “Blind.” His busy fall schedule will keep the number of Trump impersonations to a minimum, he said, which means SNL fans will be treated to “a couple celery sticks” rather than a…

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How Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to democracy fighter

June 27, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)In 1997, as sovereignty over Hong Kong passed from the UK to China, Denise Ho didn’t care about politics. Political awakening Ho’s attitude began shifting in 2012, when she came out as gay at the fourth annual Hong Kong Pride Parade. Days later, she watched in appalled amazement as the city’s parliament struck down a motion to launch a public consultation on LGBT discrimination. “It wasn’t about gay…

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The week in apps: Photo editors, games galore, and all the rest

June 27, 2017

Some good things happened in the app world this week.Image: lili sams/mashable It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week we round up the…

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Shift the mood of any room with these low energy smart bulbs

June 26, 2017

Image: veho Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’re still using regular incandescent light bulbs, you’ve been left in the dark. Traditional bulbs waste more electricity, burn out in months, and offer little variation in the type of light they provide.purchase from the Mashable Shop. Kasa’s LED technology provides 400% more efficiency compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. This…

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Kayak adds emoji to search, making San Francisco a smartphone and Tokyo a sushi symbol

June 26, 2017

Image: kayak Travel should be fun, not a hellish slog through dystopian security checkpoints and zombie-service employees with penal institution levels of charm. That’s why Kayak’s decision to add a bit of whimsy into the travel process by adding an emoji search function is more than welcome. SEE ALSO: World travelers will love this suitcase that doubles as a scooter If you’re not emoji fluent, this is the perfect excuse…

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Dancing gorilla shows he’s a ‘maniac’ in viral video

June 26, 2017

A dancing gorilla at the Dallas Zoo has become an Internet sensation when video of his latest routine recently went viral. Zola, a 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla who also gained notoriety during his time at the Calgary Zoo, is seen enjoying time in a kiddie pool, spinning and splashing and dancing as if no one is watching. I added some music to this. pic.twitter.com/UwjhTKpaeu — Bob Hagh (@BobHagh) June 22,…

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Here Are All The Winners Of The 2017 BET Awards

June 26, 2017

Iconic stars filled into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the work of distinguished artists across the fields of music, film and more. Check out the full list of nominees below, which will be updated throughout the night as the winners are announced! Best Male R&B/Pop ArtistBruno MarsChris BrownThe WeekndTrey SongzUsher Best CollaborationBeyonc Ft. Kendrick Lamar FreedomChance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne No…

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Transgender firefighter marches as NYC Pride Parade grand marshal

June 26, 2017

(CNN)When Brooke Guinan joined the New York City Fire Department in 2008 she publicly presented herself as a man. She had no idea that on Sunday she’d be one of the NYC Pride Parade’s grand marshals while identifying as a transgender woman. Before joining the department, Guinan was unsure what her professional life would look like.

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President Stephen Colbert in 2020?

June 26, 2017

(CNN)“Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the 46th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.” Colbert’s remarks came Friday during an appearance on the Russian late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020.”…

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A complete ranking of every single Stephen King novella

June 26, 2017

There are some deliciously monstrous Stephen King novellas out there.Image: bob al-greene/mashable There aren’t many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas. In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand alone but too long to include in a short story collection, books in the 20,000-40,000 word range can sometimes hang in a kind of literary no man’s land. It’s tricky to make them…

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First ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ reviews are in…get excited

June 25, 2017

Image: marvel Are your Spidey senses tingling yet? One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film. SEE ALSO: ‘Spider-Man’ spinoff ‘Venom’ has a villain (and no, we don’t mean Venom) And boy, did people have a lot to say. Mashable‘s movie reporter…

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Seeing ‘unconventional’ women find themselves through wrestling is surprisingly emotional

June 25, 2017

Image: netflix Welcome to our weekly series “Cry of the Week,” in which we highlight whichever moment made us ugly cry on our couches in the past seven days. Spoiler warning: This post contains plot details for the first four episodes of Glow Season 1. You only have to watch one episode of Netflix’s Glow to realize that the wrestling is somewhat incidental. The new comedy, co-created by Liz Flahive…

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Woman forced to leave own apartment pool for ‘inappropriate’ one piece swimsuit

June 25, 2017

A sincere question: is there anything women are allowed to wear in the summer? The latest example of a ludicrous “dress code violation” comes from Tennessee, where 20-year-old Tori Jenkins was allegedly asked to leave the pool at her own apartment complex for wearing the below swimsuit. SEE ALSO: Woman kicked out of a mall for wearing what women wear in warm months (Yes, it is just a high-leg one…

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury – BBC News

June 25, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFoo Fighters perform Everlong at Glastonbury 2017 Foo Fighters have finally stepped onto Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, two years after they were forced to pull out of the festival. Days before their headline performance in 2015, Dave Grohl fell off stage and broke his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden. “I’m about two years late tonight, I’m sorry,” said Grohl on Saturday, blaming bad traffic…

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Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

June 25, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY –  The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees was Keith Malda, a police officer in London who was one of the first responders to the scene at London’s Westminster Bridge. He saw Melissa Cochran…

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Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ is raucous, ridiculous entertainment

June 25, 2017

In an era of prestige television, it’s rare that a show gets to be as guiltlessly entertaining as Netflix’s GLOW. Set in the psychedelic 1980s, GLOW follows a group of “unconventional” women (not thin, white, or even blonde) in the process of filming a wrestling movie, a first for all of them and a seemingly impossible ask. SEE ALSO: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 is the best it’s…

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Twitch is launching a ‘MST3K’ marathon, and it’s BOLD

June 24, 2017

We’re still basking in the glow of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival, but if you’re feeling nostalgic for the old series, Twitch has just the ticket. The social streaming site will host 38 classic episodes of MTS3K in a six-day marathon beginning June 26 at 11 a.m. PT and ending July 3 on Shout! Factory TV’s new Twitch channel. Twitch notes that the six-day event is the most extensive…

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