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Surprise! Netflix suddenly cancels 'The Break with Michelle Wolf'

5 hours 7 min ago

Netflix isn't known for being quick to cancel or even do much quality control with its glut of original content.

But the streaming service confirmed that the company would not be ordering additional episodes of The Break with Michelle Wolf. The move comes as a bit of an unpleasant surprise, considering the cancellation is happening a mere four months after the variety show debuted on May 27.

Reportedly The Joel McHale Show is being cancelled, too, after only a 19-episode run that started back in FebruaryThe Break only aired 10 episodes total.

The reasoning behind the premature cancellation of Wolf's show remains unclear.  Read more...

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Here's why the feds are freaked out about a drone attack

5 hours 23 min ago

U.S. officials sent out a warning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was attacked with explosive drones in a failed assassination attempt.

The Aug. 4 attack targeted Maduro while he was giving a speech in Caracas. He was unharmed but seven soldiers were hurt. It raised concerns worldwide that commercial drones could be used to harm people. 

SEE ALSO: A hacker tried selling stolen military drone documents for $200

ABC News obtained a bulletin from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center officials detailing that concern. The bulletin was issued earlier this week.  Read more...

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Netflix is testing ads and people are freaking out

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 21:00

Say it ain't so. 

The company that almost single-handedly introduced us to binging video has apparently gone decidedly old-school with the latest innovation being tested on its platform. That's right, Netflix is running commercials. 

SEE ALSO: Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

So reports Cord Cutter News, which notes that the streaming giant is showing some subscribers ads for other video content between shows. 

We reached out to Netflix in an attempt to determine just how many users are affected and other details about this brazen attempt to mess with our streaming bliss, but received no response as of press time. However, the company did confirm the news in a statement provided to Cord Cutter News.  Read more...

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Dr. Pimple Popper on the one thing even she finds disgusting

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 20:57

Dermatologist Sandra Lee — better known as Dr. Pimple Popper — is not your typical Instagram star. Instead of beauty tutorials or fashion hauls, Dr. Lee is known for her oozing, explosive, forever satisfying pimple popping videos. 

SEE ALSO: Navel stones to ingrown toenails: Can you handle YouTube's grossest videos?

She has a TLC show, a skincare line, and now she's released "Pimple Pete," an Operation-like tabletop game where players gently pull stubborn zits out of poor acne-prone Pete. If you pull too hard, Pete's pimple-ridden face will squirt you. 

Guys... he’s here!!! Pimple Pete is here IN REAL LIFE! Finally, a pimple popping GAME for you to play at home with your little popaholics (or older ones too 😜) See how many pimples you can pop without getting SQUIRTED! 😷😷😷 I’m so excited for this and I know you are gonna have a lot of fun with your own Pete!!! Available now!

A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Aug 9, 2018 at 1:38pm PDT Read more...

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Crazybaby Air 1S review: Good sound in a questionable design

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 20:46
Crazybaby Air 1S $159 View Product The Good Good sound • with powerful bass • Lightweight and comfortable The Bad Large • not-so-portable carrying case • Lousy battery life • Bluetooth pairing process can be stressful The Bottom Line While the Crazybaby Air 1S are truly wireless earbuds, a bulky carrying case with only 12-hours of battery life makes it a hard sell with a bass-heavy mix and a problematic pairing process. Mashable Score3.0 Cool Factor2.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0

When you think of "true wireless earphones," chances are your mind goes straight to AirPods. The all-white buds from Apple that have pretty much universal popularity. Read more...

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Laptops on sale this weekend: Save on Apple MacBooks, Lenovo IdeaPads, Google Pixelbooks, and more

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 20:12

Laptop on the fritz? We got you.

SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops: 10 options for under $500

It's the freakin' weekend and that means another round of laptops have gone on sale. And as the end of summer and beginning of school crawls ever closer, you know retailers are starting to drop prices big timeAmazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are here with the deals you seek.

As usually, Amazon and Walmart have an assortment of laptops available, including big discounts on the Lenovo IdeaPad and Google Pixelbook. As for Best Buy, several of the laptops they have available get an additional discount if you're a student. For example, students can save an additional $150 on select MacBooks on top of the sales price. Read more...

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Amazon is discounting Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets for a limited time

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:58

Kids aren't always the most trustworthy when it comes to taking care of their stuff. Whether it's toys or new phones, all of the stuff you give them should be considered at risk for damage. But don't worry, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is here to lower those stress levels when it comes to your children's devices. And better yet, it's on sale.

The Fire 7 Kids Edition is available right now for $79.99, down from $99.99 through Aug. 25.

SEE ALSO: It may look and function like a speaker, but it's also a covert security camera

This tablet makes the perfect companion for young kids, providing access to all sorts of content geared just for them. This includes educational and kid-friendly games and video content from Nickelodeon, Disney, and PBS. But the best part is that it comes out of the box with a tough protective case, making it much harder for kids to damage the tablet. Just make sure to ask your kids if they like blue, pink, or yellow. Read more...

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The #DeleAlliChallenge has people attempting to make an unusual hand gesture

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:28

The #InMyFeelings challenge is going to have to take a seat for just a second.

The next internet craze is upon us: People are trying, and mostly failing, to copy a pose Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli did after he scored a goal against Newcastle this week. Whether it was planned or not, this was the first sighting of this now iconic hand gesture.

What Alli does with his hands looks simple enough — but it turns out making an "ok" sign with your thumb and forefinger, turning it upside-down, and then letting it rest around your eye is actually harder than it seems.

SEE ALSO: Soccer player scores brilliantly odd goal, follows it up with an even better tweet Read more...

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No one asked for this 3D re-imagining of Homer Simpson but here it is

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:13

Kiss your nightmare-less nights goodbye.

Artist Miguel Vasquez has created an image which will haunt you forever. It's a 3D rendering of what he believes Homer Simpson would look like if he were a real human being. I need you to look at each of these images so that I won't be the only witness to this horror. 

My 3D re-imagining of what Homer Simpson would look like in real

— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) August 17, 2018

I don't know if it's the bulging eyes, the forehead veins, or the cartoonish proportions of his head that upsets me the most, or if it's just the whole thing altogether? Read more...

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Save $30 on the Amazon Fire TV Cube through Aug. 25

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:11

Are you still paying for cable? Ugh. It's time to get your home entertainment system up to date. Amazon's Fire TV Cube, which is currently on sale, could be just the thing you need.

SEE ALSO: Get a new TV for your smart home with this 55-inch LG OLED B8, on sale for $1000 off from Walmart

The newest member of the Fire TV is on sale for $89.99, $30 off its listed $119.99 price, through Aug. 25.

At its core, the Cube is a streaming player in line with the other Fire TV streamers. If you have a 4K TV, it can also output content in glorious 4K, as long as the service has 4K content available. Where the Cube stands out is thanks to voice controls. Read more...

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Best TV deals this weekend: Save on 4K smart TVs from Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, LG, and more

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:57

Now that the weekend is here, we've rounded up some of the best deals and discounts on HD and 4K TVs from across the internet. Save big and then melt into the couch until Monday rolls around.

If you have the space in your home for a very large television, there are deals on 4K TVs that are over 80 inches, like Samsung's 82-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, which is on sale for $2,797.99. Under $2,800 on a 82-inch TV is a crazy low price.

SEE ALSO: Best Instant Pot cookbooks on Amazon: Traditional, vegan, Weight Watchers, and more

There are also discounts on 70-inch TVs, such as VIZIO's 75-inch Class P-Series 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV, which is priced at $1,998.00, or Sony's XBR70X830F 70-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, which is also going for the low price of $1,998.00.  Read more...

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The people have spoken and they want to eat the diseased tomb cheese

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:43

If there's one thing that unites the human race, it's the strange desire to consume things we definitely shouldn't.

Shortly after a group of archeologists announced that they'd found the world's oldest cheese buried in an Egyptian tomb, the internet decided that it wanted a taste of the ancient snack. 

SEE ALSO: Please don't eat the world's oldest cheese

Led by researchers from the University of Catania and Cairo University, the group of archeologists discovered the cheese in a tomb that was first unearthed in 1885. They published their findings in the July issue of Analytical Chemistry.

Per the report, an analysis of the cheese showed that it's contaminated with Brucella melitensis, which can cause a nearly fatal disease called brucellosis.  Read more...

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Walmart will give you nearly $100 off an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus through Aug. 17

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:31


Advantages of being Team iPhone: Apple street cred and blue iMessages. What else is there?

Disadvantages of being Team iPhone: Well, they tend to shit out after about two years of use (conveniently near the time a new iPhone is about to be released). If you’re really unlucky, yours croaked way early — and now you’re stuck with a illegible cracked screen or rigged charging port until your contract is up.

Or not: Until the end of day on August 17, Walmart wants to give you the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus for $95 off along with $45 of free Airtime with Straight Talk. You’re welcome.

SEE ALSO: 17 of the best headphones for students, according to reviews Read more...

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Save a whopping $100 on the Amazon Echo Show through Sept. 3

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:20

Home assistants make for a wonderful addition to any household. They can be treasure trove of information and uses that can make life so much simpler, which is more than welcome in today's world. No one knows this more than Amazon.

SEE ALSO: 10 of the best rice cookers you can buy on Amazon right now

Just in time for back-to-school season, Amazon is currently offering the Echo Show for $129.99, which is $100 off the listed price of $229.99. Along with that, there are deals on the regular Echo, the Echo Plus, and a bundle that includes the Echo and Echo Dot together if you want to load up at once. Read more...

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OnePlus in process of partnering with T-Mobile to sell its next phone in the U.S

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:54

It looks like OnePlus is finally ready to join the big leagues in the U.S. 

The darling smartphone startup will reportedly launch its next smartphone, tentatively dubbed the "OnePlus 6T," with T-Mobile as its exclusive U.S. carrier partner in October, according to CNET. 

SEE ALSO: If you want the fastest data speeds, get a new Android, not an iPhone

The partnership would be OnePlus' first carrier deal in the U.S. and a major step towards gaining a more serious foothold in the competitive American mobile market.

OnePlus will reportedly optimize its next smartphone for T-Mobile's 600 MHz Extended Range LTE spectrum, which promises to offer more reliable and faster data coverage.  Read more...

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Dude has the worst day ever, documents it all on Snapchat

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:50

Having a bad day? Maybe this'll put things in perspective.

Reddit user u/M0shka uploaded a video documenting what he says is a full day of pure struggle. What starts off as simple trip to the gym turns into an endless string of bad luck.

A few highlights from the many things that went wrong include a ripped pair of sweats, a broken-down scooter, a rain storm, and an ill-fitting leather jacket.

Better luck tomorrow, dude.

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The 5 things people tweet @Jack about the most

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:42

If you think your mentions are bad, imagine what @Jack sees when he checks Twitter.

@Jack is of course Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter. And each day he is tagged in a deluge of tweets. His mentions must fly by so fast they look like a slot machine. 

We’re committing Twitter to help increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.

— jack (@jack) March 1, 2018

Of course, as a way of actually contacting him, it's useless. But people still tweet at Dorsey hour after hour, day after day. And, after we perused all the various tweets that are flung at him, certain patterns were revealed. Read more...

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I'll never forgive the Oscars for snubbing 'Good Time'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:37

There's plenty to be concerned about when it comes to the 2019 Academy Awards. (For example, the recently announced "popular film" category.) That being said, I am personally still reeling from last season's Oscar snub of Good Time.

SEE ALSO: 'Downward Dog' is the TV equivalent of an emotional support animal

You may not have heard of the gritty A24 crime drama, and that's not really surprising. The film's limited theatrical release and underwhelming box office left it swinging in the abyss of terrific but underseen indies. 

Those who did see it, however, gave favorable reviews – it's rocking a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes – and the festival circuit recognized the film with a Palme d'Or nomination. Read more...

More about Entertainment, A24, Robert Pattinson, Good Time, and A24 Films

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:24

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.

Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act on building your own app or to put off looking for the best app building software. Well, the good news is that it's easier than ever to enter the mobile app market — no coding knowledge or experience required.

Whether it's for your business, blog, product, service, or just something totally random, app creation software options are both plentiful and easy to find, if you know where to look.

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 12 Read more...

More about Android, Apps, Ios, Development, and Apps Software

Ashanti shared the most perplexing Aretha Franklin tribute we could have imagined

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:11

Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, and fans and celebrities alike have been flocking to social media to praise the singer and her contributions to music.

From the Obamas to Ariana Grande, nearly everyone's tributes to the queen of soul have been lovely. Ashanti's tribute to Franklin, however, is a head scratcher.

SEE ALSO: Barack Obama shares touching statement on the death of Aretha Franklin

The singer posted a photograph of herself and Franklin on Instagram on Thursday, and shared what she describes as a "special moment" speaking on the phone with Franklin in 2003 when Ashanti was in Canada for a concert.  Read more...

More about Instagram, Tribute, Aretha Franklin, Ashanti, and Culture

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