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This student-made VR game was one of the best hidden gems at E3 2019

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:44

I don't necessarily hate VR. But I am wary of its broken promise as the supposed future of games and entertainment, a promise it's still failed to deliver on years after commercial release — until I played Ascend, a fight and flight PvP arena game made by USC undergraduate college students. 

Its humble little setup at the IndieCade booth sat directly across from the glitzy AAA Oculus booth on the E3 show floor. But ironically, it was the DIY student game set up that felt like by far the best defense for how VR might still redefine the future of play. And that's because its thirty or so young creators managed to fix one of the most fundamental issues plaguing VR games. Read more...

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Chill, that terrifying amusement park ride video is fake

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:38

Some amusement park rides are too good to be true. 

A famous drop ride in Seoul, Korea got a CGI update and it has people's heart rates spiking. The ride in question is the Gyro Drop, a 315-foot tall tower at the amusement park Lotte World Adventure. It features a large rotating ring of 40 seats that lifts passengers high into the air and then drops them back down with a free fall. Oh, and guests can also choose to wear a VR headset while riding. 

Of course, the ride wasn't terrifying enough for the thrill seekers of the internet, so someone decided to give it a sweat-inducing makeover. 

While the maker of the CGI fake remains unknown, it got posted to Twitter and then, naturally, everywhere else on the internet.  Read more...

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A VC founder's day in a minute

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:18
ADVERTISING CONTENT FROM Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.As the founder of venture-capital firm Full In Partners, Elodie Dupuy has deployed over $1.4B in capital, evaluated investments in 35 countries, and is a self-professed deal junkie.

Check out our video above for a day in Dupuy’s life, and read on for tips on how to invest in your career growth with truly mobile technology, like an Always on, Always Connected PC powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Compute Platform.

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Pre-order 'Cyberpunk 2077' for under £35 from GAME via Quidco

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:54

TL;DR: Pre-order the breathtaking Cyberpunk 2077 for just £34.99 from GAME via Quidco, and save £15 on list price.

Cyberpunk 2077 generated quite a lot of hype at E3 this year, with a little help from a certain Keanu Reeves. The game might not be released until 2020, but that doesn't mean there aren't some impressive pre-order deals to consider.

Hype generates deals, and that's the case here. In the wake of E3, Quidco is offering cashback on your pre-orders from GAME. That means if you sign-up to Quidco, you can pick up Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox or Playstation for just £34.99. The game actually costs £49.99 to pre-order, but once you receive your cashback, you save £15. Read more...

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Alexa will play The Lonely Island if you ask for 'some hot garbage'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:54

On Thursday, The Lonely Island uploaded a video of themselves asking an Amazon Alexa to play them "some hot garbage." Alexa started shuffling songs by — you guessed it — The Lonely Island.

If you have an Alexa, you too can share in this fun experience. You do have to be specific in your wording, though: Based on our rigorous testing, the only command that will actually work is "Alexa, play me some hot garbage." As Nerdist pointed out, you can't omit any of the words.

The YouTube version of the video links out to Amazon Music, so this is probably a business partnership — not evidence that Alexa is programmed to hate the group responsible for the deeply underrated "Jack Sparrow." Still, we'll take whatever opportunity we can to say the phrase "hot garbage" out loud. It's the little things. Read more...

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The waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is now available for under £100

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:47

TL;DR: The sleek Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for just £99.99 on Amazon, saving you £20.

E-readers have been around for a while now, and their popularity continues to rise. Kindles are probably the most popular of these devices.

The Kindle is a little portal into the world of books, offering instant access to a massive selection of over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives, and more. It is sleek, modern, and portable, but it hasn't always been so polished.

Once upon a time, the Kindle was not waterproof, and had a fairly limited storage capacity. Amazon clearly listened to feedback, because the new Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof with twice the storage of older models. So you're now free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath. You should opt for the 32 GB version if want to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.  Read more...

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What Can You Do If Your Dream Marketing Job Turns Out to Be a Nightmare? via @Carolyn_Lyden

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:45

These tips will steer you in the right direction to find the career solution that works best for you.

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Watch a tearful Jon Stewart receive a touching gift from 9/11 first responders

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:43

It's been an emotional week for Jon Stewart. 

The comedian and former The Daily Show host gave a powerful speech before Congress on Tuesday to fight for full funding of the 9/11 first responders compensation fund.

Stewart's opening statement received high praise from viewers across the country after footage circulated online, and now there's another touching clip to watch.

Outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing, retired FDNY firefighter Kenny Specht gave Stewart the bunker coat of Ray Pfeifer, Stewart's friend who died of cancer related to his rescue efforts on 9/11 in 2017.

As the video explains, Stewart and Pfeifer became friends in 2015 when fighting for 9/11 bills. Stewart even delivered the eulogy at Pfeifer's funeral. Read more...

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Unlock US Netflix content from the UK for just £2.33 a month with PureVPN

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:39

TL;DR: Save 73 percent on a reliable PureVPN plan, available for just £2.33 a month.

You could spend your weekend partying, with friends, drinks, and dancing. Or, you could lock the door, make a ridiculous amount of pasta, and binge-watch your favourite Netflix shows until you pass out into a carb-induced coma. Partying sounds fun, but we know what we'd prefer.

Netflix is great for long, lazy weekends, but it's not perfect. Certain shows aren't accessible in some locations. For example, you can't watch the US Office in the UK, but you can in the US. It's not the only show that is locked in the UK either, and this seems a little unfair. Read more...

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Save over £100 on a rose gold Apple iPhone 7 from Amazon

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:39

TL;DR: The rose gold Apple iPhone 7 is on sale for £347.65 until midnight on June 14, saving you over £100.

Rose gold has been a popular colour since the release of the Apple Watch way back in 2015. It's light, tasteful, and versatile. It doesn't matter what device you have, because we bet it would look better in rose gold.

Take the iPhone 7, for example. This sleek and stylish phone looks great in black, gold, and silver, but none of these compare to rose gold. If you have a black model, then we're sorry, because you have missed out. If you have gold or silver, then you got a bit closer to perfection, but still fell just short. We're sorry, but we speak the truth and you know it. Read more...

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Save up to £80 on Fitbit Ionic health and fitness smartwatches on Amazon

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:28

TL:DR: Trendy Fitbit Ionic health and fitness smartwatches are down by up to £80 on Amazon, until midnight on June 14.

Being fit and healthy isn't easy. Not everyone has time to get to the gym regularly, and personal trainers are expensive. Don't give up hope just yet though, because you can now invest in a smartwatch that coaches you to reach your goals with personalised insights and guided workouts. 

The Fitbit Ionic health and fitness smartwatch has a built-in GPS, continuous heart rate tracking, and can store and play over 300 songs. It also provides access to popular apps, payments on your wrist, and has a battery life of over four days. Any stats you record are wirelessly and automatically synced to your computer, so you can easily track your progress. Read more...

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Apple iPhones, Xbox consoles, Fitbits, LG 4K TVs, Amazon Echos, and more on sale for June 14 in the UK

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:24

We hope you like Apple products, because we have tracked down discounts on a range of iPhones, iPads, iMac computers, and more. 

The pick of the bunch is the rose gold Apple iPhone 7 (32 GB), that has seen a 22 percent reduction in price. You can also pick up the new Apple iPhone XS (512GB) for £200 off, or an Apple iPad Pro for just over £540. 

Other deals include the highly popular Xbox One S (Fortnite special edition), for only £199.99. The unique purple console includes a Fortnite cosmetic set, one-month Xbox Game Pass trial, and a one-month Xbox Live Gold subscription.

There are plenty of deals for the fitness conscious as well, as the likes of Fitbit, Samsung, and Huawei have all seen discounts on their wearable tech.  Read more...

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'Plus One' is the charming rom-com to get you through wedding season

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:20

Wedding season can be a grueling experience under even the best of circumstances. When you're freshly single, still bruised from a bumpy relationship? Or eternally stuck on the sidelines while all your friends pair off? Ugh.

But as with most things in life, it's a little easier if you do it with a friend who gets itPlus One can be that friend.

The film centers on two college buddies who hit upon an ingenious idea for getting through that endless stack of wedding invites: They'll go as each other's platonic dates. That way, Alice (Maya Erskine) can play wingman for Ben (Jack Quaid), while Ben saves Alice from the indignity of showing up alone to all the events she'd RSVPed to with her ex... and, well, you can see clearly where this is all headed. Read more...

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'Men in Black: International' is a waste of a perfectly fine Chris Hemsworth

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:03

For all its oddball aliens and fantastical technology, the most unbelievable thing about Men in Black: International is just how thoroughly it wastes Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. 

Here are two immensely talented, appealing movie stars who fail to make any impression at all. For that matter, the lively chemistry they demonstrated in Thor: Ragnarok is nowhere to be seen. Oh, they joke and run and chase CG creatures and pretend to shoot things, but the end result isn't that different from being blasted with a neuralyzer: I walked out slightly dazed but curiously empty, unable to remember much of anything that happened in the past couple of hours. Read more...

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Meet Adam Eli, the gay activist who's changing the world through social media

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:00

Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now.

Who says you can't fight for gay rights while wearing Gucci sneakers?

Adam Eli does just that. The 28-year-old activist has been a trailblazing force in the international gay community for several years now. He's the co-founder of Voices 4, a New York-based direct action activist group that uses social media in a major way.  The group's aim? "Global LGBTQIA+ liberation." Voices 4's Instagram page functions as a digital meeting ground for anyone interested in lending their voice in a myriad of ways, from marches to meetings. Read more...

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Astrology tech can provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community, but there are limitations

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:00

Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off.

The ancient art of astrology has been experiencing a cultural resurgence. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of our current political climate that’s causing people to turn to the stars for solace. Or maybe it’s because astrology, like everything else, is merging with technology in a way that is making it more accessible than ever, transforming its practice in the process. At the forefront of this revolution is the LGBTQ community.  Read more...

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10 Profit-Driving Chatbot Campaigns You Can Copy Today via @virginianussey

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:45

Here are 10 recipes for results-driving Facebook bots you can clone for your own business or clients today.

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Neil Gaiman explains why 'Good Omens' is so worryingly relevant today

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:25

This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Listen here.

30 years ago, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett joined forces to write Good Omens.

The story — a comedy is all about the impending apocalypse — has just been made into a TV show for Amazon Prime. With its themes of war and climate change, it feels more relevant than ever.

"The peculiarity of making Good Omens now, 30 years later... it feels more apt than it did then," Neil Gaiman told Mashable. "Somebody said to me, 'So what did you have to update in terms of Armageddon?' And I was like, 'Nothing.'" Read more...

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How to Slow Down While Getting It All Done via @ashleymadhatter

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:45

Here’s how one agency owner survived the most chaotic, emotion-filled time of her life – and the life lessons learned.

The post How to Slow Down While Getting It All Done via @ashleymadhatter appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Lenovo Smart Clock review: Better than a Google Home Mini, but just barely

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:00
Lenovo Smart Clock $79.99 View Product The Good Responsive Google Assistant • USB port for charging separate device • Visible display with good viewing angles The Bad Limited use of display • Weak sound quality • Doesn't work as digital photo frame The Bottom Line For just a few more dollars, Lenovo's Smart Clock improves on the Google Home Mini with an always-on display for showing the time. ⚡ Mashable Score 3.25 😎 Cool Factor 3.0 📘Ease of use 4.0 💪Performance 3.0 💵 Bang for the Buck 3.0

Smart displays are the new smart speakers. It seems like just about every company, from Amazon to Google to Facebook, is releasing their own. Read more...

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