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Julia Roberts headline typo makes things real awkward for local paper

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:46

Spell check isn't always your friend — more like a casual acquaintance.

Just look at what happened to the Post-Journal's  stunning headline for an AP story they picked up this weekend about Julia Roberts. 

It's very possible the editor used spell check. Unfortunately for the paper, the function doesn't always pick up on errors like this one:

"Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age"

— El gato con bolas (@elgat0c0nb0las) December 9, 2018

Headline of the day

Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age

— raf taylor (@truthis24fps) December 10, 2018

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Google to Shut Down Google+ Earlier Than Expected by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:55

Google is shutting down Google+ four months earlier than originally planned following a second data breach.

The post Google to Shut Down Google+ Earlier Than Expected by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

This smart motorcycle helmet features a futuristic AR display — Future Blink

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:44

The CrossHelmet is aiming to provide wearers with an enhanced riding experience by incorporating a sound control system and a head-up AR display with navigation, ride data, and a rear view camera. Read more...

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Climate change made these 17 extreme weather events radically worse

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:15

Just as scientists confidently predicted last century, climate change is pushing weather to extremes all over the planet. 

A new report, published Monday by the American Meteorological Society, again proves the point. The 100-page report assessed 17 extreme weather events from 2017 — including floods, droughts, and heat waves — and determined global warming either significantly boosted the odds of these events, or simply made such extreme, often deadly events possible in the first place. 

"We are in a world that is warmer than in the 20th Century, and we keep moving farther from that baseline," Martin Hoerling, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist who worked on the report, said at the 2018 American Geophysical Union conference on Monday.  Read more...

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This talking fish has Amazon Alexa inside

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:56

The famous Big Mouth Billy Bass is now compatible with Amazon Alexa. The fish, which costs around $40 dollars, will dance to Amazon Music, and is sure to make a statement to party guests.  Read more...

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is a wondrous device for creatives who can afford it

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:43
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 $3,499 (starting) View Product The Good Gorgeous • expansive 28-inch screen • Beautiful • minimal design • All-in-one digital studio • with touchscreen The Bad Intimidatingly high price • Big change for Apple loyalists • Not a huge improvement from first gen The Bottom Line The Surface Studio 2 is a wondrous device that stakes a bold claim for Microsoft as a brand for artists and creatives, asking a high price in return. Mashable Score4.0 Cool Factor5.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck4.0

A digital artist’s workspace is an expression of their creative process. The positioning of screens, layout of canvases and programming of shortcut keys reflect the personality and routine of the individual user. It’s a very personal thing, and finding the right fit is important. Read more...

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Google to kill Google+ early after exposing personal data of more than 50 million

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:14

Google will end the consumer version of its ill-fated social network Google+ in April, four months earlier than expected, after finding another security issue impacting more than 50 million people.

In a blog post Monday, Google said that a November software update caused the Google+ API to inadvertently make users' personal information viewable to developers, even if they had opted to keep their details private. The bug was addressed after six days, and users' passwords and financial data were not impacted, according to the company.

SEE ALSO: Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook Read more...

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Fortnite's new Creative mode might open the floodgates to original, community content

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:59

Fortnite is one of many battle royale games on the market. The main differences, however, are that Fortnite is free to play, and it involves a lot of building to survive. Now Epic Games is taking the building aspect to another level with Creative mode. This will give players the tools needed to make structures, game modes, and entire worlds if they're up for it.  Read more...

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The creator of 'Doom' is releasing nine new levels for free in 2019

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:09

John Romero, one of the creators of Doom, announced a special surprise for fans on the 1993 game's 25th anniversary: more Doom.

Sort of, anyway. Romero doesn't own the rights to Doom as a series, and rights-holder Bethesda Softworks already rebooted the series for a modern audience, with great success. But as a fan, Romero has access to the same modding tools as anyone else.

SEE ALSO: How to play the 'Doom' creator's first new level in 21 years

He's putting those tools to work on building out a whole new, nine-level episode as a "megawad," which is basically a collection of fan-made additions and changes (commonly referred to as mods), all packaged together.  Read more...

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Best 4K TV deals: Save on LG, Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:58

In honor of Green Monday, we've gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If you're looking for a new 4K TV to give as a gift for the holidays (or if you want to get something for yourself), we've got you covered with models from top manufacturers like Sony, LG Electronics, Samsung, VIZIO, and more on sale. We found deals on 4K TVs of various shapes and sizes, so there's something for everyone on your shopping list.

Here are our favorite 4K TV deals for Green Monday:

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Save up to $30 on the all-new (waterproof!) Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:34

Winter break must-haves: Hot chocolate (Baileys optional), a ridiculously big blanket, and books.

Whether you're reading because it's your passion, because that one professor assigned a holiday reading list, or simply to get away from your extended family as they feud about politics, endless amounts of books are going to be necessary. And lucky for you, the brand-new Kindle Paperwhite is up to $30 off at Amazon today.

Image: amazon

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite could be your BFF this holiday season (or the ultimate gift for someone on your list): Just released in November 2018, it's 10% thinner and 10% lighter than the previous generation, has a backlit 300 ppi glare-free display, runs on a battery that lasts weeks, and is now completely waterproof. (Um, hello bath time reading marathons!) Read more...

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Carrie Fisher gets exactly the kind of eulogy you'd expect from 'Family Guy'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:00

The world lost Carrie Fisher almost two years ago, and on Sunday night Family Guy used the approaching anniversary of her death to finally lay Angela, the character she voiced, to rest.

It's not the most touching set of parting words you'll ever hear, but this is also Family Guy. That Peter Griffin's eulogy for his former boss — Fisher played Peter's boss at the Pawtucket Brewery, appearing in 25 episodes since 2005 — manages to avoid being overtly offensive is an achievement unto itself.

Peter's goodbye is mostly comprised of weird, tangential references to TV show theme songs. There's one genuinely touching bit right at the end, though: "I may have lost a boss, but heaven has gained a princess." Read more...

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Titans battle for earth in epic 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' trailer

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:26

Godzilla alone is intimidating, but it's just the tip of the iceberg in the new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The latest promo shows our titular monster facing off against multiple, massive monsters who have risen from myth and obscurity to take back the earth.

Godzilla and Mothra – and various other "titans" – don't really care about the casualties of their war, but of course the humans in this movie are fighting like hell to stay alive. Whoever the new titan alpha is, it doesn't have to be humanity's enemy – or does it?

The trailer offers glimpses of a sprawling and stacked cast, including Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Zhang Ziyi, and more. Read more...

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Not sure where to eat? Google Maps can now recommend places before you even search

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:26

Google Maps is going to start offering recommendations about where to eat and visit based on your interests.

The popular mapping app is adding a personalized "For You" tab to the iOS app starting today and expanding the feature to more than 130 countries on Android, the company announced in a blog post Monday.

SEE ALSO: The 2018 MacBook Air is good, but not great

Google previewed the feature at the company's I/O developer conference earlier this year as part of a major design overhaul for the app.

The For You update is intended to make it easier to keep track of what's going on nearby, and to keep track of favorite local businesses. By tapping buttons at the bottom of the screen after launching the app, users will now be able to view recommendations about where to visit, where to eat, and what to do in a neighborhood.  Read more...

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Microsoft's new Edge browser will support Chrome extensions

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:25

It was rumored on Dec. 4 and then confirmed on Dec. 6 that Microsoft is giving up on its EdgeHTML rendering engine and embracing Google's Chromium for its Edge browser. Now we're hearing more detail about what to expect in terms of support as part of that transition.

By switching to the Chromium rendering engine, Microsoft is cutting down on the amount of testing developers need to do for their websites and apps, but there's also an opportunity to embrace features other browsers using Chromium already enjoy. As part of a discussion on Reddit about the Edge engine switch, Edge Project Manager Kyle Alden, confirmed one of those features is Chrome extensions. Read more...

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Save $70 on the GoPro Hero 7 Silver on Amazon, just in time for your holiday vacation

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:08

The holidays usually means two things: gifts and some much-needed time off from work. If you're planning an epic trip to the slopes this winter, or are venturing off to someplace warm for surfing or some other extreme adventure, now's your chance to snag a GoPro on sale so you can capture it all.

The GoPro Hero 7 Silver, which is the mid-tier option in GoPro's Hero 7 line, is currently marked down to $229, which is $70.99 off the original price of $299.99. Considering this model just debuted in the fall, it's a rare deal that's worth jumping on.

GoPro has been the go-to camera line for all the adventurers and active folks out there. They are durably designed action cameras that can handle the risks hitting the rapids, snowboarding, and more. It's also waterproof down to 33 feet, making it great for the snorkeling enthusiasts out there. Read more...

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Runner hilariously faceplants across the finish line, wins

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:53

Winning any competitive race is hard, but one should be extra proud to pull off a victorious run by punctuating the event with a faceplant at the finish. 

The celebration didn't go according to plan but his performance was brilliant!

Jimmy Gressier produces a front-running display to defend his title in the U23 race at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships#Tilburg2018

— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) December 9, 2018

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21-year-old French runner Jimmy Gressier was streaking to an easy victory this weekend, carrying aloft two French flags as he approached a muddy, slippery finish line for a win in the SPAR European Cross Country Championships Under-23 mens race in Tilburg, The Netherlands. That's when he fell flat on his face while attempting to slide across the finish line. Read more...

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The internet is obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog's muscular, sculpted sex legs

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:45

Stupid sexy Sonic.

A poster for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie surfaced on Monday morning, and the internet has declared that Hollywood's vision of the eponymous speedy rodent is a horrifying monster of Lovecraftian proportions. But god damn, would you look at those sexy legs?

SEE ALSO: This visual history of video game hardware quite literally pulls your favorite consoles apart

In the poster, the video game mascot's body is seen only in silhouette — a weirdly muscular and human-shaped look. Take a gander. (It's a motion poster, so you have to hit play.)

With so much left to the imagination, this kind of response was almost unavoidable. Maybe that was the point.  Read more...

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Carrie Fisher went off script and called Sharon Horgan a c*** while filming 'Catastrophe'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:36

Of this much, I'm sure: Carrie Fisher was nothing short of a legend. 

That's why it was of little surprise to learn that she was a bit of a rule-breaker during her time filming Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney — who both write and star in the series — told Mashable during an exclusive screening of Season Four that they were protective over the final script and didn't allow cast members to improvise any lines. Except, of course, for Carrie Fisher. 

Delaney said that Fisher would "improvise ferociously." "It was scary at first but then we knew to prepare for it," he said. 

Horgan revealed what happened during the first scene she and Fisher ever filmed together.  Read more...

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