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Ben & Jerry`s, known for creating gloriously chunky ice cream flavors and rarely backing down from taking a stance on social justice issues, wants to start selling CBD-infused ice cream.

The brand announced the upcoming flavor in an Instagram post on Thursday. Although it seems like a dumb marketing ploy following the recent influx of CBD products in recent months, the campaign seems to be more of a political move. 

"Currently, the FDA prohibits adding CBD to food and beverages," Ben & Jerry`s said in a statement. "But change is on the horizon: They`ve set a public hearing on the legalization of CBD-infused foods and beverages for May 31, and we`ve submitted a comment to them in support of legalization." Read more...

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Who doesn`t love that badass blockbuster moment when our hero leaps off an exploding building, grabs the lip of a dangling freight container on the way down, and pulls himself to safety?

But... wait. Why is his hand seemingly holding on to thin air a few feet to the left of the freight container, and also twitching wildly? That`s a real thing I wondered while I was playing Blood & Truth for PlayStation VR.

This is the blessing and the curse of virtual reality gaming in 2019. Strapping on a headset and whisking yourself directly into a virtual space is immensely thrilling. But this is still a very young technology, and the most popular hardware out there — like PSVR — isn`t always up to the task of maintaining an effective VR illusion. Read more...

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John Rambo is back for one last fight, and this time he has a murder farm.

Rambo: Last Blood is the fifth and (probably) final installment in the Rambo franchise, starring Sylvester Stallone as the titular Rambo. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the latest sequel looks like it`s going to be filled with all the hyperviolent action you expect from the series.

In Last Blood, Rambo is looking like a cowboy in the desert and he clearly has some kind of problem with some locals who are armed to the teeth. It doesn`t look like they`ll be much of a problem for the Vietnam vet who has mastered the art of setting deadly traps and is basically as skilled as Hawkeye with his bow. Read more...

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The Nintendo Switch has released some extremely good video games during its short time on the scene so far, and it’s showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. The one issue with these games, though, is that they rarely go on sale (especially in the Nintendo eShop). But, thanks to Walmart, you can get a large collection of great Nintendo Switch titles for a sweet discounted price. 

During Walmart’s sale, you can save up to 14.99 on select titles, including Nintendo Switch highlights like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a few more worthwhile games. Read more...

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Tesla fanatics know if they want something done, they need to appeal to Tesla CEO Elon Musk directly — and that means finding him on Twitter.

That`s exactly what happened when factory tours at the company`s Fremont car plant in the San Francisco Bay Area were canceled earlier this month.

One user tweeted at Musk:  "Fremont tours cancelled even although [sic] booked. Anyway [sic] to still get it?"

Musk responded: "Sorry to hear that. Will fix."

Elon, Fremont tours cancelled even although booked. Anyway to still get it? Vacation already planned specifically for tour. Won’t be able to do again in number of years.

— Erik Hendrix (@Erik2be) May 19, 2019

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Kylie Jenner`s skincare line, Kylie Skin, is nearly sold out online despite some pretty substantial Twitter backlash. But a new video of Kylie washing her face is making people question her skincare knowledge once more.

When Jenner released the collection earlier this month, critics went after her for selling a walnut face scrub, which much of the skincare community has deemed far too harsh a physical exfoliant. To make matters worse, Kylie recommended using the scrub two to three times per week in a promotional video. Kylie, no! 

On Thursday morning, the Twitter account for Kylie Skin posted a video of Jenner washing her face. She`s not using the walnut scrub in the video, thank god — she`s using a foaming face wash — but her cleansing method leaves a lot to be desired. Read more...

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Let`s see just how much Google Maps can fit into one app.

Starting Thursday, Android smartphone users can see pictures of popular dishes at restaurants looked up on the navigation app. In the coming months, iPhone users will see the same feature.

Based on user input, the Google algorithm will highlight favorite menu items and display images of those dishes for when you`re deciding where to go out to eat or what to order in. The photos will come up when you search for a restaurant or click on a listing.

Dishes are now shown on Google Maps.

Dishes are now shown on Google Maps.

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This latest addition adds to the long list of things you can do within the Maps app. Just last week online food ordering was added, which allows users to snag their favorite cuisine without having to leave the app.  Read more...

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With no laws to stand in the way, a public school district is set to scan children’s faces. 

The Lockport City School District in New York state is about to become the first public school in the nation with a facial recognition security system, as reported by Buzzfeed. The expensive new program is supposed to protect students from threats, like school shootings. But there’s a lack of transparency around how the system will affect the privacy of students, and tenuous evidence about whether it will actually help prevent the threats it’s designed to combat. 

Despite these problems — and larger civil liberty concerns about facial recognition — a New York State bill that would halt the program for a year so more research can done may come too late to stop it.   Read more...

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Google Maps is rolling out speed limit features in at least 40 countries around the world now, according to TechCrunch.

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With space at a premium in New York City, this pirate radio station started broadcasting from an RV parked in Brooklyn under the M train tracks. Read more...

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Our first trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, an upcoming Netflix series, makes one thing clear: the creepy puppets are here to stay.

The Dark Crystal, the original 1982 film from Jim Henson, is a classic. If you grew up in the `80s, you know The Dark Crystal. Netflix is expanding that universe with Age of Resistance, a series that will follow three Gelflings (these things) on a quest to uncover the secrets of the Skeksis (these things).

This trailer offers up a first look at how it will all shake outThe Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance brings 10 hour-long episode to Netflix on Aug. 30. Read more...

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Disney CEO Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the media company to film in Georgia if the new abortion law comes into effect.

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Riders now have the option to add pronouns to their profiles. This is a part of Lyft’s “Two is Too Few” campaign, which calls out the gender binary and seeks to be more accepting of gender nonconformity and fluidity. Read more...

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With no laws to stand in the way, a public school district is set to scan children’s faces. 

The Lockport City School District in New York state is about to become the first public school in the nation with a facial recognition security system, as reported by Buzzfeed. The expensive new program is supposed to protect students from threats, like school shootings. But there’s a lack of transparency around how the system will affect the privacy of students, and tenuous evidence about whether it will actually help prevent the threats it’s designed to combat. 

Despite these problems — and larger civil liberty concerns about facial recognition — a New York State bill that would halt the program for a year so more research can done may come too late to stop it.   Read more...

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Giza pyramids where the Dixon relics were discovered. Source: kanuman / Adobe.

There is a certain perception of the Great Pyramid as an utterly void arrangement of empty halls and chambers, strangely bereft of artifacts and inscriptions that might offer clues to its construction. 

Vintage armillary sphere.

Armillary spheres, originally from ancient Greece, were vital instruments for astronomers to both demonstrate and track celestial bodies and their movements.


One of the best (arguably, the best) games in the Call of Duty catalogue is returning to a console near you. Now, prepare to go dark.

On Thursday, development studio and home to the COD franchise Infinity Ward announced its official plans to release a rebooted version of the 2007 classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare —known this time around simply as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — this fall. The confirmation of the project comes after months of intense speculation from players and press, and means big things for longtime fans of the original trilogy.

What do you need to know about the reimagined Modern Warfare? We checked out the game early in all of its work-in-progress glory and wrote up all our preview thoughts for your convenience hereRead more...

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Mark your calendars: Modern Warfare returns this October.

After months of speculation (and a handful of leaks), Activision`s plans for the 2019 Call of Duty game are now locked. Scheduled for an Oct. 25 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to take fans back to the start of one of the franchise`s most iconic trilogies, reimagining its inspiration from the ground up.

Prior to announcement, Mashable visited developer Infinity Ward`s headquarters in Woodland Hills, California to get a sneak peek at the work-in-progress. Direct from our ears to your eyes (or as close to that as we could feasibly get), here`s everything we`ve been told about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so far. Read more...

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has publicly castigated Facebook for both enabling Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its refusal to take down a video of the congresswoman that was edited to make it appear she was drunk.

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They say visualizing your goal is the first step toward making it a reality. 

The nonprofit Fight for the Future leaned into that belief hard on Wednesday night with a giant projection calling for the firing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Oh yeah, and it projected said message onto the side of the hotel hosting today`s 11 a.m. Facebook shareholders` meeting. 

"There is no single silver bullet solution that will `fix` Facebook," the group wrote in a Medium post documenting the protest. "But we can start by sending a clear message to its shareholders, corporate leadership, & the entire tech industry that we are fed up, and that no one should be immune from facing the consequences of their actions."  Read more...

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Gigantic TVs are cool and all, but not everyone has the means for Samsung`s new 146-inch 4K TV (better known as "The Wall") — especially not your average college underclassman. I mean, the standard dorm room is cramped as it is with just a couple of bunk beds, desks, and dressers; at the risk of sounding like your RA, do you really think you`re fitting a tricked-out home theater in there? 

Fortunately, going small nowadays doesn`t mean you have to settle for a less-than-impressive TV. Case in point: Insignia makes HD smart TVs with decent picture quality, Alexa capabilities, and Fire TV built-in, and they run as small as 24 inches. Read more...

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Since tablets were first introduced, it seemed like a matter of time before laptops went the way of the Apple Newton. Laptops can`t compare to a tablet`s portability, and newer iPads rival the processing power of many cheap notebooks. But what many tablets still lack is a functional keyboard, and finally you can get a huge discount on an official Apple Smart Keyboard to enjoy that click-clack sound you`ve been missing. 

Get some work done when you save 50 percent on the Apple Smart Keyboard and get it for just 79.50 from Amazon. This isn`t the first time the price has dropped on the Smart Keyboard, but it certainly is the largest drop so far. And this particular model works with either of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro or iPad Air tablets. You won`t be as lucky with huge discounts if you own a different model. You`ll have to get by with just a 10 discount on the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Read more...

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The history of magic just got a little richer, with Pottermore planning to release non-fiction ebooks in conjunction with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition. The exhibition, which launched in 2017 at the British Library, featured historic and folkloric inspirations for the kind of magic we see in the Harry Potter books.

Image: pottermore

The books will be divided up based on Hogwarts curriculum; one for Divination and Astronomy, one for Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts, one for Potions and Herbology, and one for Care of Magical Creatures (all with new drawings by artist Rohan Daniel Eason). The British Library also published A Journey Through a History of Magic in 2017. Read more...

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The Jonas Brothers are back and some might argue they`re hotter than ever.

The boy band — or man band now, since they`re all over the age of 25 and married — kicked off Season 9 of Hot Ones by sitting down with First We Feast`s Sean Evans to answer some personal questions and snack on a sampling of spicy wings.

While living out some lyrics to their hit song, "Burnin` Up," the brothers discussed everything from their upcoming album, Happiness Begins, to the coffee cup in Game of Thrones, and fellow musicians like John Mayer and Taylor Swift.

Tune in to see how the Jo Bros handled the heat and how quickly Kevin reached for his glass of water. Read more...

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Between all those cookouts, barbecues, and al fresco happy hours, your chompers are going to see a lot of extra action this summer. So what better time than now to pick up a brand new electric toothbrush

The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 is the No. 1 bestselling product in Amazon`s "Oral Care" category, boasting more than 1,000 five-star reviews, and it just happens to be on sale there for 30 off its usual price — a pretty sweet 43% discount.

Brushing at a speed of up to 62,000 movements a minute, the ProtectiveClean 4100 is capable of removing up to seven times more plaque than its manual counterparts. But don`t worry — your precious gums are safe: It`s got pressure sensors that`ll vibrate if you`re being too heavy-handed with its bristles. Read more...

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Lil Nas X, the internet`s favorite source of perpetual good news, has adopted some dogs.

The rapper tweeted two photos of two very cute Bernese Mountain Dogs on Wednesday night with the caption "I have to pick one u guys." Fortunately, Twitter guided him in the right direction — a first for the platform — and convinced him to adopt both.

i have to pick one u guys pic.twitter.com/8GtAzVJpvG

— nope (@LilNasX) May 29, 2019

Any dog finding a home is good, obviously, but this moment felt particularly nice. Lil Nas X is still basking in the success of "Old Town Road," and acquiring two soft and furry friends seems like a really good way to celebrate. (So is performing for an elementary school full of adoring fans.) Read more...

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We’ve seen the Apple Watch Series 3 fluctuate in price, so we always jump on it when there’s a good deal. Last week, we wrote about the watch being on sale for its Black Friday price, and we’re happy to report that you can still take advantage of this deal today.

That’s right, you can save 80 on the Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS. That drops the 38-millimeter model down to 199 and the 42-millimeter down to 229.

You likely know what’s up with the Apple Watch, but here’s a little refresher. The Series 3 has impressive health monitoring, fitness tracking, is swim-proof, and displays messages and notifications.  Read more...

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Verizon`s 5G network launched in downtown Chicago and Minneapolis in early April, and it`s stayed in Chicago and Minneapolis. Coverage in Chicago has expanded slightly, but most of Verizon`s energy is focused on faster speeds and better beam-forming, not new city launches.

That may change. At the Motorola Z4 launch event, Verizon executive director of product marketing Chris Emmons said Verizon will "hopefully [bring 5G] to New York in the very near future," the most precise thing the carrier has said about a launch date for any of its upcoming cities. Until now, all the cities Verizon would name were coming "by the end of 2019." Read more...

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Wouldn`t it be nice to get free games to download straight to your console every month? That would be a real treat, wouldn`t it? Well, the best way of turning this sweet hypothetical into a reality is with a subscription to Playstation Plus.

A 12-month subscription to Playstation Plus is now available for just £32.99. This is down from the normal list price of £49.99, meaning you save £17 with this deal. A Playstation Plus subscription provides fast online play for PS4 users, and instant access to a huge library of games. It also gives you access to cloud storage, and those free games of course. Read more...

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An average person might think there`s nothing especially remarkable about Thursdays, but fans of Russian Doll? They know Thursdays are treats. They`re not to be taken lightly.

If you have yet to see the Netflix original series, it follows Nadia (Natasha Lyonne,) a woman who keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. Eventually, after dying so many times, Nadia decides that if she`s stuck in a vicious cycle of Sunday night birthday celebrations she might as well enjoy the party.

In Season 1, Episode 2, after Nadia`s friend Maxine says it`s a good thing she started cooking for the party on Thursday, Nadia, who fears she may never live to see another Thursday again, replies, "Thursday. What a concept." Read more...

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Every year, it affects 40 million adults in the country, and actor and comedian Bill Hader is one of them.

In a new video for the Child Mind Institute`s #MyYoungerSelf campaign, Hader shares his experience with anxiety. As he explains, it`s always been a part of his daily life. When he attempted to do simple tasks like ride the school bus alone, Hader says that "there was always a little voice in my head telling me, `here`s all the things that could go wrong.`"

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The social news aggregator revealed unauthorized access of some of its databases, which contained some users’ private information.  Read more...

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Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a summary judgment in a case against the U.S., in which it challenged the constitutionality of a law which prohibits government agencies from buying Huawei equipment.

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Amazon devices are great, and when a new one is released, it causes a bit of a stir.

The next item off Amazon`s conveyer belt of smart technology is the Echo Show 5. You can now pre-order this clever device for just £79.99 with free delivery. If you buy two of them in the same bundle, you can save £25 on list price. This bundle deal is available until July 12.

So what makes the Echo Show 5 so special? Well, there`s actually quite a lot to like about it, and plenty of features that can make your life easier. The 5.5-inch smart display helps you to manage your day, connect with friends and family, and catch up on the news, radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. That`s a lot, but there`s more. Read more...

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This is your chance to check out the best offers on speakers and headphones, from a wide range of top brands. Pick up a new Bose speaker at a great price, or bop down the street with a set of Beats headphones. Amazon is also offering impressive discounts on its refurbished Echo Dot and Echo Plus devices.

It`s not only about sound systems however, as there are some other sweet deals on TVs, tablets, electric toothbrushes, and smart home devices.

These are the best deals from across the internet for May 30.

Best of the best

Take a look at these deals and save on a wide range of products including an Apple iPad, HDR ready 4K TVs, and even discounted Oral B toothbrushes.  Read more...

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Sometimes even the most revolutionary things become obsolete. 

Such is the case with iTunes, Apple`s once-incredible music management app. iTunes is approaching its 20th year of existence and, while there are logistical reasons why Apple can`t simply say goodbye to the ancient app, it`s finally time to put it in a home.

The good news is it seems like Apple might do just that. The 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference is next week and Apple`s keynote address is expected to feature plenty of software announcements, including standalone apps for Music and Podcasts (among others) for macOS. 

Rumors of Apple splitting up iTunes on laptops and desktops have been around since April and will supposedly be vindicated at WWDC. Read more...

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Google, Apple, Microsoft, WhatsApp and numerous other companies and organizations have publicly opposed a proposal by the UK`s intelligence agency GCHQ to open up encrypted communication to the government. 

In an open letter to GCHQ, dated May 22, the group addresses a proposal published by GCHQ in November 2018. While the letter says that the "principles set forth by GCHQ officials are an important step in the right direction," it criticizes the proposal for “silently adding a law enforcement participant to a group chat or call,” also referred to as the "ghost proposal."

Essentially, the GCHQ wants messaging services such as Facebook`s Messenger, WhatsApp and Signal to put in a switch that would enable the UK government to snoop on any encrypted chat. And while the GCHQ`s proposal insists this is "not about weakening encryption or defeating the end-to-end nature of the service," Google, Apple and other signees of the letter claim that such a proposal would "pose serious threats to cybersecurity and thereby also threaten fundamental human rights, including privacy and free expression." Read more...

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Two years ago, Apple did the unthinkable: The company gathered a select group of prominent technology journalists at its headquarters in Cupertino and essentially apologized for leaving its most powerful computer, the Mac Pro, to die a slow death over the span of four years.

In the same conversation, Apple executives also announced they were working on a new Mac Pro, which we later learned wouldn`t be launching until 2019. Well, we`re just about midway through 2019, and Apple still hasn`t said a peep about the Mac Pro. 

Is it still coming out this year? What`s it gonna look like? What kind of specs can we expect from it? How much will it cost? Apple might answer some or all of these questions at WWDC next week, but what do professionals — the people who`ve been waiting years and will pay top dollar — really want from a new Mac Pro? Read more...

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Whether you`re gunning for a promotion or a heftier paycheck, want to kickstart a career in Big Data, or are simply looking for a more efficient way to manage your personal budget, learning how to navigate Excel can do wonders for your career and overall productivity.

It can be pretty tricky to navigate the feature-rich spreadsheet tool without any guidance whatsoever. Good news: You can supercharge your Microsoft Excel savviness with the Epic Excel 2019 Mastery Bundle, a 273 value. Even more good news: You can pick it up for the price you choose.

Regardless of your prior experience with Excel, this seven-part online training will have you learning the program in no time. It begins with an introductory course that offers you a solid grounding in the basics of Excel and then jumps to more complex lessons that dive into advanced concepts like data visualization, task automation, and financial functions like payments, future value, and depreciation. By the end of the training, you`ll hopefully be able to navigate Excel like a pro. Read more...

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At any given moment, there are about 400 to 500 bacterial species living inside your mouth, which, when multiplied, could easily total to billions. 

If an average human`s oral cavity is home to billions of micropests, imagine how much worse it is for people who don`t give their teeth proper TLC?

Perhaps it`s time to take stock of your oral hygiene and think about how you can improve the health of your pearly whites and gums. You can start by investing in a powerful toothbrush because the brush you picked up from the center aisle of the gas station probably isn`t your best bet.

Capable of delivering 40,000 brush strokes per minute, the Elements Sonic Toothbrush ensures that your teeth get cleaned every time. To put things into perspective, that`s over 100x more power than manual toothbrushes that can only perform 300 strokes a minute. Read more...

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Contrary to popular belief, and despite the near-ubiquity of its Amazon Prime subscription service among modern consumers, Amazon`s ecommerce site is hardly its cash cow. 

Nope — that title belongs to Amazon Web Services, or AWS, its subsidiary providing on-demand cloud computing services.

But what AWS lacks in mainstream name recognition, it makes up for with stellar growth and profits: According to Amazon`s most recent financial statement, AWS grew 47 percent in the 2018 fiscal year, and raked in an operating income of 7.3 billion to cement its status as the tech company`s most profitable arm. (Prime who?) Read more...

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Are you depriving yourself by working or browsing on a small monitor or laptop screen? You don`t have to break the bank to get a new monitorDell has a 27" monitor going for 149.99. You`d be wondering how you ever survived using a small screen.

With May coming to an end, it only means one thing, Father`s Day is approaching very soon. If dad likes training, treat him to an Apple Watch, or some Apple AirPods. If he likes watching TV, enhance his TV experience with a Fire TV Stick for 29.99, or get him the Fire TV Recast for 189.99.

Looking for something different? Keep scrolling to check out more of today`s best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Dell Home, Canon, and Rakuten for Thursday, May 30:   Read more...

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Is this a bomb which I see before me? Nope, guess again.

A suspected unexploded bomb on the shores of the Thames in Wapping, east London, turned out to be an oversized glittery Christmas bauble.

Tower Hamlets Police posted a photo on Twitter of the object, which officers were called to investigate. 

"Luckily, upon closer inspection, it is a giant glittery Christmas bauble!" reads the tweet. 

Officers were called to Wapping to investigate a possible unexploded device that had been washed up on the shore
Luckily, upon closer inspection, it is a giant glittery Christmas bauble! 🎄🎅 pic.twitter.com/L6mCzr4Gjk

— Tower Hamlets Police (@MPSTowerHam) May 29, 2019

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Those kids who went absolutely wild to "Old Town Road" got the best surprise ever.

In case you missed it, a video of students from Landers Elementary School in Cleveland, Ohio enthusiastically singing along to the chart-topping Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus tune went viral earlier this week.

The video was tweeted by the school`s principal, Felecia Evans, who said the track was played at the end of the fifth grade talent show. It`s wholesome, and it also bangs.

I love my job. We ended our 5th grade talent show today with the whole school dancing and celebrating...together!! #LanderLove🐾💚 @LanderElem @LilNasX 💃🏽🤠 pic.twitter.com/pzS1id79mu

— Felecia Evans (@EduLeadingLady) May 23, 2019

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Georgia`s controversial anti-abortion bill has led to Disney rethinking its investments in the state.

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the company to film in Georgia if the law comes into place.

"I rather doubt we will," Iger told the news outlet. "I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully."

Iger added that if the law takes effect, which is slated for Jan. 1 if it survives a court challenge, he said, "I don`t see how it`s practical for us to continue to shoot there." Read more...

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Lower right part of the three-sided border: an archer shooting at a dragon, and a grotesque, in Brunetto Latini`s Le Livre du Trésor. (circa 1315-1325)France, N. (Picardy) (Public Domain)

Why would knights be fighting snails? Medieval art is a complex weave of surreal, bizarre and sometimes disturbing imagery and artists took creative license to a whole new experimental level. 


BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST, BATUU — The Outer Rim is about to open for business. Earthling visitors should prepare for a wild ride. 

The largest expansion in the history of Disney Parks, the 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opens to the public in Anaheim Friday. (A Florida version hits the docking bay in Orlando on August 29.) We got to take a look around, and we can report that the sense of being entirely transported to another planet — the goal Disney’s Imagineers said repeatedly that they were going for during the park’s five-year development — has been achieved. 

Almost nothing breaks the illusion that you are in the Galaxy Far Far Away, sometime after the events of The Last Jedi. You take part in the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance on a frontier planet that, while it is new to the Star Wars universe, feels hundreds of years old — and has been visited by the most familiar hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. Specifically, the first full-size, 100-percent complete Falcon built anywhere, even including film sets.  Read more...

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Aztlan is the Aztec’s legendary homeland.

Is Aztlan the ancient homeland of the great Aztec civilization, or is it just a mythical land described in legends?

The Aztec people of Mexico created one of the most important empires of the ancient Americas. While much is known about their empire located where today’s Mexico City can be found, less is known about the very start of the Aztec culture. Many consider the missing island of Aztlan to be the ancient homeland where the Aztec people began to form as a civilization prior to their migration to the Valley of Mexico.

Some believe it is a mythical land, similar to Atlantis or Camelot, which will live on through legend but will never be found in physical existence. Others believe it to be a true, physical location that will someday be identified. Searches for the land of Aztlan have spanned from Western Mexico all the way to the deserts of Utah in hopes of finding the legendary island. However, these searches have been fruitless, as the location – and existence – of Aztlan remain a mystery.


If you`ve Googled "gifts for dad" you`ve likely been greeted with an overwhelming amount of whiskey stone suggestions. But do dads even like those? I mean, you can truly only have so many whiskey stones. 

Whatever the occasion that has you looking for dad gifts (Father`s Day for example), stray away from clichés and try to think outside of the box. Unless your dad is an avid tie collector and seriously *lives* for ties (who lives for ties?) then avoid this played out gift. Instead, get him something that says “I see your hobbies and I respect them.” 

SEE ALSO: Best gifts for Father`s Day (that your dad won`t get for himself)  Read more...

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