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Watch a man feed a hummingbird right out of his hand

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:37

There is nothing more tender than feeding a bird directly from your own hand.

Every once in a while, nature blesses you with the opportunity. Take a look at this man, Brent, who approached a hungry hummingbird last month in a blooming backyard in San Jose, California, and fed it directly from his hand.

This is peak kindness, everyone. The closing smile is the best part. Read more...

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CIA director promises agency will soon launch an Instagram account

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:25

Espionage it for the 'gram!

During an address at Auburn University in Alabama, CIA Director Gina Haspel unveiled some de-classified information about the CIA's next big move: it's launching an Instagram page.

SEE ALSO: Instagram verification will make you Public Enemy No. 1

Haspel clued the audience into the agency's decision while talking about the social media savvy of new recruits, as well as transparency and the challenges of an agency devoted to secrets communicating its work to the public.

"Just to talk a moment about transparency, of course CIA does have a Twitter account," Haspel said. "Our office of public affairs is getting ready to launch our Instagram account." Read more...

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SimpliSafe sale: Take 15% off a home security system and get a free camera

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:12

We are a generation obsessed with intruder movies and crime shows. The shitty Criminal Minds spinoffs and remakes of The Strangers are the lions and we are the sheep.

But the infatuation with fiction break-ins isn't so fun when you're home alone. 

A home security system from Simplisafe can help you sleep better, with entry and motion sensors, glassbreak detection, and video security all working to protect your home. Through April 23, you can grab one for 15% off and get a free security camera. That's up to $171 in savings.

If nothing else, maybe you can finally catch the person stealing your Amazon packages. Read more...

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Grills, patio furniture, and more are up to 35% off during Walmart's DIY & Done sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:24

The air is getting warmer and the daylight is sticking around longer. We can taste the sweet signs of summer quickly approaching. You might be ready to get outside and capture the newly bloomed trees on a drone or watch nature in a more analog way through binoculars. No matter your summer hobby, your home could probably use a couple of upgrades for the season.

Right now Walmart is offering up to 35% off outdoor items such as grills, patio furniture, pools, home improvement tools, and more.

Here's a sample of what's included in the sale:

Weber Spirit II E-310 propane gas grill — Save $50

Weber is one of the top names in grilling, so when you can score a deal, we suggest you jump on it. This model has a total cooking area of 529 square inches and three stainless steel burners — it's big enough to cook an entire meal on its porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates. The grill also has two side tables, one of which folds down, and six hooks for cooking tools. The Weber Spirit II E-310 is listed for $499, but during this sale you can get the grill for $449. Check out the other grills on sale here. Read more...

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Get a 3-month Sling TV subscription for $15 per month — that's the price of just one month of DirecTV

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:15

Cable who? Streaming services are the move to get live channels for cheap, but there's one problem: When you're on a budget, $45/month still isn't very reasonable.

Sling TV is here to say you're not doomed to rewatch whatever's on Netflix for the rest of your life. Usually $20/month, it's one of the best streaming services out there — and now it's even cheaper. For a limited time, Sling is offering 40% off three-month subscriptions, making each month just $15. That's three months of Sling for the price of a single month of FuboTV or Hulu with Live TV.

(This deal was around at the beginning of March, and now it's back. Take advantage this time.) Read more...

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The Magic Bullet chops ingredients and makes killer smoothies — save $50 at Walmart

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:07

Blenders are among the most classic of kitchen appliances. You can use them for a lot — chopping up ingredients for a meal, grinding coffee beans, whipping up delicious smoothies, and much more. But like most kitchen appliances, the blender could use an upgrade, and it got just that with the creation of the NutriBullet.

SEE ALSO: 7 of the best coffee grinders to maximize your morning

The Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 blender is on a $50 discount at Walmart — pick one up today and start creating your own concoctions at home.

The Magic Bullet is able to pulverize even the toughest fruits, vegetables, seeds, and superfoods for nutritious protein shakes, nut butters and green smoothies. The 900-watt, high-torque base provides all the power you could ever want, and will last you for years to come. Also included in the package are two detachable cups to put your ingredients in, two flip-top lids, a set of lip rings for each cup, a pocket nutritionist, and a recipe book. Smoothies have never been quicker or easier — just stuff your chosen produce into one of the included cups, attach it to the Magic Bullet, blend, then remove the cup, put one of the lids on, and take it to go.  Read more...

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Sophie Turner opens up about previous suicidal thoughts

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:56

Sophie Turner recently spoke with Dr. Phil about how fame has negatively affected her mental health, specifically the scrutiny she receives on social media. Read more...

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The Mueller report is here and so are the 'Harm to Ongoing Matter' memes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:54

Robert Mueller's highly anticipated report is finally public, but it's littered with redactions from Attorney General William Barr that are unexpectedly labeled, "Harm to Ongoing Matter."

People anticipated there could be some heavy redactions, but after the lengthy report was published, it became apparent that dozens of lines, and even entire pages, were blacked out with the words "Harm to Ongoing Matter" or HOM for short.

After scrolling through the report and seeing the phrase used over and over again, people couldn't resist calling out the overuse, and Twitter turned into a trove of "HOM" jokes. Read more...

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WhatsApp has become a haven for Nazi propaganda in Germany: report

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:33

Public displays of Nazi imagery are illegal in Germany; yet, that hasn’t stopped far-right  ideologists from spreading swastikas and other Nazi propaganda on WhatsApp.

A new report from BuzzFeed News shows that WhatsApp users in Germany are successfully spreading Nazi imagery on the app. Even worse, WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, isn’t taking any action to stop it.

According to the report, BuzzFeed looked at nearly a dozen WhatsApp groups, some with names such as "Ku Klux Klan International,” and found Nazi slogans, antisemitic imagery, and propaganda “glorifying” Adolf Hitler. The groups also contained violent rhetoric aimed at immigrants and leftists.  Read more...

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The world's best airport just got so much better

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:05

Just when you thought the best airport in the world couldn't get any better, Changi Airport now boasts the tallest indoor waterfallJewel is Changi Airport's newest hub. It was designed by Safdie Architects and cost about $1.3 billion. Apart from the world's highest indoor waterfall, it is also home to a five-story garden that hosts around 900 trees and 60,000 shrubs.  Read more...

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Not a MacBook person? The Lenovo Yoga C930 is a slick 2-in-1 on sale for up to $650 off

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:58

Don't settle for anything less than you deserve, guys.

We won't get into that person that doesn't deserve a text back from you, but we will scold you for putting up with that decrepit six-year-old laptop that makes work harder rather than easier.

It's time for a glow up: The Lenovo Yoga line has some of the best 2-in-1 laptops on the market right now, and you can snag the 13.9-inch Yoga C930 for as low as $1,049.99. The least you'll save is $350, and savings just go up from there.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Small changes make a big impact

Lenovo was out here experimenting with convertible laptops way before Dell or HP. The Ideapad and Yoga lines have been through a lot of tweaking in the past seven years, and the Yoga C930 is essentially the model that got to benefit from all that trial and error. Read more...

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Apple needs Qualcomm to make a 5G iPhone anytime soon, experts say

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:52

Years of squabbling between two giant tech companies came to an end on Tuesday, as Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal disputes globally. This is likely a good thing for consumers because it means Apple may now be able to get a 5G iPhone out the door in a somewhat timely manner.

According to a report from Bloomberg, working with Qualcomm was probably the only way for Apple to embrace the new wireless high-speed standard in the near future.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G could hit stores next month

Put simply, Qualcomm has resources that Apple and any other company Apple could hire to make 5G modems do not. Apple had intended to work with Intel on making a 5G iPhone until the legal settlement, but even then, Intel seemingly couldn't compete with Qualcomm's expertise and resources in the 5G space. Read more...

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Philips Sonicare toothbrush is $20 off on Amazon

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:47

Taking care of your pearly whites should always be a priority. Your smile is something you should own and be proud of — so show it some love by making sure you have the right toothbrush. Philips Sonicare is one of the most popular brands when it comes to toothcare, and you can get one of their chomper-cleaning tools on sale right now.

SEE ALSO: 8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews

The Philips Sonicare 4100 toothbrush is $20 off on Amazon — with a focus on plaque-control, this toothbrush will have you wanting to show off your smile wherever you go. 

The Philips Sonicare 4100 removes up to seven times more plaque than manual toothbrushes do — and it’s much easier to use. The brush’s pressure sensor protects your gums from damage caused by excess scrubbing (say goodbye to gingivitis), and the automatic smart timer alerts you when the recommended two minutes of cleaning are up. Its battery life can last up to two whole weeks (the charger is included in the package), and the Sonicare’s Brush Sync system reminds you when it’s time to replace your old brush head.  Read more...

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People are having a blast with 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's stage builder

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:40

People are going wild with the new stage builder in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was added to the game in the free version 3.0.0 update Wednesday.

Smash players immediately jumped into the stage builder and have been sharing their custom creations online, some of them being clever and impressively detailed battle arenas, others being more comical than practical. And, of course, it was only a matter of time before people started making lewd stages.

Perhaps the most clever/goofy/weird stage that's come out of it so far is a stage called "spicy meatball," which contains a gigantic Mario that swallows players and poops them out with such force that they die. Read more...

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YouTube app will soon return to Amazon Fire TV devices

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:36

Amazon and YouTube are buddies again, and as a result of their restored friendship, the YouTube app will soon return to Fire TV devices and Fire TV smart TVs.

Similarly, Amazon's Prime Video will also support Chromecast devices and Android TV products.

SEE ALSO: Google jacks up YouTube TV price to $50 per month

YouTube will return to Fire TV devices "in the coming months" according to Amazon. Apps for YouTube TV and YouTube Kids will be available on Amazon's streaming media devices "later this year."

"We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide," said Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube. "Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love." Read more...

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Get an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for just $100

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:35

When people think of tablets, iPads are often what come to mind. But you don’t have to drop a couple hundred to get a reliable tablet capable of the functions you want. Amazon’s Fire HD 10 is already significantly cheaper than an iPad, and now it’s $50 off, making it even more affordable.

Obviously you’re not going to get a ton of great features with a tablet this cheap, but the Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD display, up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

SEE ALSO: Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are 5 of the best out right now

As with other Amazon smart devices, the tablet has Alexa capabilities, allowing you to pause videos, play music, open apps, display the weather, and more, just with your voice. Plus, if you’re a Prime member, you get unlimited access to more than a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes included in the subscription. Read more...

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'Jeopardy!' champion breaks single-game winnings record, takes home $131,127

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:25

If you're a Jeopardy! fan you've no doubt heard the name James Holzhauer, who cleaned house by earning $131,127 in a single game on Wednesday. 

This was Holzhauer's tenth straight win on the game show, and his fourth time breaking the record for most money earned on the show in a single night. This time, he broke his own record of $110,914, and has now earned a grand total of $697,787 so far, with no sign of stopping any time soon. 

Holzhauer now holds four of the top five spots in the list of top earnings in a single show. The only other man on that list is Roger Craig in fifth place. 

Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler, which explains his strategic approach to choosing questions worth more money first and larger than average bets on Daily Doubles.  Read more...

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Trump’s 'Game of Thrones' response to the Mueller report is his worst meme yet

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:24

As the world waits for the release of the Mueller report, Donald Trump has tweeted perhaps his most nonsensical meme yet.

Shortly after Attorney General William Barr's press conference, but before the public has even had a chance to read the redacted report, President Trump tweeted another Game of Thrones meme of himself.

"No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats — GAME OVER," the image of him walking into a bunch of fog, read.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019

Trump's past tweets, and the classic Game of Thrones font he used seem to suggest this is a reference to the popular HBO show. But aside from being a wildly unprofessional tweet from a president, the meme makes absolutely no sense. Read more...

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8 of the best laptops for business in the UK: See why the MacBook Pro and Lenovo ThinkPad top our list

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:15

While laptops are wonderful for watching movies and TV shows, sometimes you just need a dedicated machine for getting the job done with no distractions. A great laptop for business needs to be versatile for an assortment of daily tasks, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and web research. 

SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops in the UK: 7 options for under £500

In the business world, "the dog ate my homework" is not a good excuse. Business laptops need to be light enough to easily take to meetings and conferences across the country (or around the world), while also performing under pressure and maintaining battery life. The last thing you want is your laptop dying in the middle of an important presentation or meeting.  Read more...

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Pre-order the Xbox One S all-digital edition console for under £200

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:15

You may have heard the news earlier this year about an all-digital Xbox One S. Well, Microsoft has now taken the next step and officially unveiled the new console, and you can pre-order it for under £200 from Amazon.

The Xbox One S all-digital edition console is due to be released on May 7. You can ensure that you are one of the first to get your hands on the new device by pre-ordering for £199.99. If you order now and the Amazon price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price. So you are guaranteed the best deal.

The digital Xbox One S comes with a wireless controller, a one-month Xbox Live Gold subscription, and download codes for Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves. The new console is identical to the regular Xbox One S except it doesn't have a disc drive. This means you won't be able to play game discs, but everything is downloadable nowadays anyway.  Read more...

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