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Tom Hanks reads out notes on what he's not supposed to say about 'Toy Story 4'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:54

Tom Hanks has gone rogue. 

So rogue in fact that he started reading out the talking points issued to him for Toy Story 4 press junkets. The pages include things he's supposed to say, as well as spoilers he absolutely, under no circumstances is allowed to say. 

Hanks began by reading out a section entitled, "spoilers/what to avoid".

"Don't discuss Woody...," Hanks said before trailing off with a series of humming sounds.  

"Please don't share that...," he continued, followed by more humming sounds.

Watch out, Disney. Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Fit is finally available in the U.S.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:27

Samsung's Galaxy Fit wearable fitness tracker was announced during this year's Mobile World Congress in February, and then, for a while, it seemed Samsung has forgotten about it. 

But (surprise!) it hasn't. The company is now selling the Galaxy Fit in the U.S., at the price of $99. 

SEE ALSO: Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 (so far)

If you've seen fitness trackers before, the Fit will likely look familiar: It's basically a thick wrist band with an AMOLED screen. It measures your pulse and steps, tells you when you're too stressed, sends you notifications from your phone, and tracks fitness activities such as running and biking. It also tracks swimming, thanks to its 5 ATM water resistance.  Read more...

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LG OLED 4K TVs on sale: Save on B8, C8, and E8 series models

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:00

Whether you’re challenging your friends in an online video game or catching up on your impossibly long Netflix queue, there’s one thing you just can’t dispute — all of it would be so much better on a 4K TV

There’s no topping that high-resolution goodness, and once you go 4K, you’ll never want to go back. 

LG tends to do right by 4K TV lovers, not just in what kind of features their products offer, but also in the amazing deals that can usually be found. And today is one of those days, because there are a few amazing deals on LG OLED 4K TVs in the PCMag Shop — all of them beating even Amazon’s low pricing by hundreds of dollars.  Read more...

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This HD TV antenna streams in 4K and is on sale for just $19.99

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:00

TL;DR: This money-saving digital HD antenna is $10 off, getting you a ton of broadcast channels for just $19.99.

If you somehow can't find it in your heart to let go of live programming (we get how much it sucks to watch The Bachelor a day late), allow us to present you with a better and cheaper alternative: a digital antenna. The best part of these gadges is that you don't have to spend a whole lot to get live TV. Case in point: the Rveal Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna is now on sale for 31% off, and will set you back just $19.99.

SEE ALSO: Best indoor TV antennas

Unlike old-fashioned rabbit ears, this antenna features a sleek, flexible, and paper-thin design that won't be an eyesore in your home. It's easy to install (you just have to plug it in and scan for channels with one click) and grants you access to the channels available in your area, including news, weather, and sports stations. And thanks to its advanced 4K signal filtration, it beams higher picture quality compared to cable or satellite.  Read more...

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Not a Photoshop person? This editing software is on sale for $49.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:00

TL;DR: Luminar 3 is an award-winning photo editing software and it's on sale for $49, saving you $44.

Decades after its initial debut, Adobe Photoshop still remains the best photo editing software around. There's really no denying it. The problem is it's an expensive addition to your monthly bills and it's incredibly overwhelming if you haven't had proper training. That means a single photo can take hours, if not days to perfect.

Since spending too much time in front of the computer can get pretty annoying, an affordable, time-saving alternative is appreciated. 

Luminar 3 ditches the complexities of most other editing tools in favor of something hassle-free and affordable. This software is both a full-featured photo editor and a photo library all rolled into one. It uses the power of artificial intelligence to help you achieve perfectly edited photos with a single slider, which will obviously save you a ridiculous amount of time. Read more...

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Tom Hanks stealing a cardboard cutout of himself is the best thing you'll watch today

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:53

"The only thing I'm going to get arrested for is being too charming."

These are the words of Tom Hanks, as he cheerfully leaves Jimmy Kimmel's studio on his way to carry out a very important dare: steal a life-size cutout of himself from a nearby souvenir store.

The theft itself is wonderfully chaotic, and involves Hanks casually making friends with passers-by as he charges past them on the way to complete his mission.

Needless to say, he nails it. Read more...

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Stephen Colbert does his best impression of Trump's 'Prince of Whales'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:29

Donald Trump may have deleted his tweet about meeting the "Prince of Whales," Prince Charles, but we all saw it.

So did The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, who mocked the president for his post about meeting the misspelled Prince of Wales.

"Prince of Whales, fantastic guy. I threatened him with plankton tariffs, OK? I mean, I scared this guy, I got right up in his krill," joked Colbert, in his signature Trump impression... which quickly turned into a whale impression. Read more...

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Taylor Swift's new song is political, and people have a lot to say about it

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:25

At midnight on Friday, Taylor Swift dropped her new track "You Need To Calm Down," in what is her most political effort yet.

Sitting just under three minutes, the single is a markedly less saccharine experience than her last single "ME!", but it's the lyrics, ardent in their support for the LGBTQ community, which has got the internet very excited.

Swift said in a video posted by Beats 1's Twitter account, that the song is a call for her haters to, you guessed it — settle down.

"I've observed a lot people in our society who jut put so much energy and effort into negativity," she said. 

"It just made me feel like, 'You need to just calm down, you're stressing yourself out.' This seems like it's more about you, than what you're going off about." Read more...

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Ed from 'Good Burger' meets the Jonas Brothers in 'All That' reboot

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:14

Longtime Nickelodeon series All That is getting a reboot for 2019, and it's brought back one of the show's favourites in Kel Mitchell — who had the "Good Burger" skit he appeared in spun off into a cult film of the same name.

In a clip for the skit's reboot, the very famous Jonas Brothers drop by the show for quite the charming encounter with Mitchell, who of course plays the dimwitted cashier Ed.

There's something for young and older in this one, nostalgia for all! Read more...

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The wholesome construction worker influencer was just an ad, because nothing is sacred

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 00:45

We regret to inform you that the construction worker father turned influencer who's gone viral is nothing but a marketing tactic. 

Omar, who posts under the handle @justaconstructionguy, captured Instagram's heart yesterday with his heartwarming flat lays and love for coffee. A tweet by a now-private Twitter account claimed that her dad heard about influencers and decided to try it out himself. 

As much as we love Omar the construction worker, it turns out he's not even running the account. Instead, the account was an elaborate ad for Cuvée Coffee, a brand that "coffee lover" Omar frequently tags in his photos.  Read more...

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'Watch Dogs: Legion' has tons of ambition, but it comes at some cost

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 23:46

Watch Dogs: Legion has a weight problem. But let's talk about the game first.

Its ambition is sky-high. After rebounding off of the first game to deliver a best-in-generation sequel in 2016, Ubisoft is back with a third one set in London and featuring a completely bananas premise: Big Brother isn't just watching, he's imposed a fascist state.

Resistance is the only way to fight back, and DedSec, the hacker group at the heart of Watch Dogs 2's story, knows the gameplan. The difference in Legion is there's no main character except the one you recruit yourself. All the people of London are there to be recruited, you just have to convince them. Read more...

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Instagram is back up, after a few hours of giving our scrolling thumbs a break

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 22:21

UPDATE: June 14, 2019, 10:23 a.m. AEST Instagram announced that the platform is "fully recovered" and that "[we] apologize for the disruption." 

Original story:

There must be a glitch in the Matrix because Instagram appears to be down.

Beginning around 2 p.m. PT on Thursday, Instagram feeds stopped loading and refreshing for some users. Some received a gray bar saying, "Couldn't refresh feed." Instagram also displayed a red box with the message, "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Please try again."

SEE ALSO: Slack is down and I talked to my colleagues... in the face???

According to Down Detector, the problem is affecting the East and West Coast in the U.S., as well as parts of Europe and South America. Read more...

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Nintendo confirms Mr. Resetti lost his job thanks to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:39

In this economy, we all live under the ever-present threat of layoffs and unemployment. That's even true for iconic video game characters, like the polarizing Mr. Resetti, an infamous character from the first Animal Crossing game.

In an interview with Mashable during E3 2019, Animal Crossing: New Horizons' project lead Aya Kyogoku officially announced that Mr. Resetti lost his job at the Reset Surveillance Center due to  the upcoming Switch title's new auto-save function.

Truly an icon of childhood trauma

Image: nintendo

"I think this will be a positive thing for the player, because in New Horizons you can stop playing in the middle of your game and it'll still save," says Kyogoku. "But unfortunately because there's no necessity to reset the game or reset button on the Switch, Mr. Resetti had a hard time. He was laid off from his position." Read more...

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People are waiting up to 10 hours for the new Harry Potter ride at Universal

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:55

If you've recently wondered when that whole Harry Potter thing is going to blow over, signs still point to Probably Never. 

On Tuesday, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando opened a new ride, and wait times have anxious park attendees spending nearly all day in line. 

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes riders into the Forbidden Forest with the Hogwarts gamekeeper himself. It's roughly a three-minute ride with people waiting hundreds of minutes to get on it.

Currently, we are estimating the wait time to be approximately 8 hours #AskUniversal

— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 13, 2019 Read more...

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Clever new campaign reveals dangers of abstinence-only sex ed

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:28

It can be hard to convey the danger of abstinence-only sex ed programs, but a new set of trading cards is hoping to do exactly that. 

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Advocates for Youth, and Answer, nonprofit organizations that promote comprehensive sex ed, have partnered to create a new campaign called #SRAisAbstinenceOnly

The campaign calls out the rise of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) curriculum to teach sex ed. While "sexual risk avoidance" may sound nice, it's really just a rebranding of abstinence-only-until-marriage, which the new trading cards effectively illustrate. Read more...

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Here's a look at what Uber Air drones, skyports may look like

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:12

By 2023, Uber Air plans to be in Melbourne, Los Angeles, and Dallas. With the ability to fly to your destination in minutes, here's what the future may hold for Uber Air.

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China behind powerful cyber attack during Hong Kong protests, Telegram claims

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:11

Encrypted messaging app Telegram said it was hit with a massive DDoS attack amid widespread protests in Hong Kong. Telegram claims the attack, which caused app interruptions, originated from Chinese IP addresses.

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Huawei cancels new laptop launch, cites U.S. ban as cause

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:11

With the U.S. prohibiting the company from purchasing parts in the U.S., Huawei was likely unable to finish work on their new laptops. This led to the cancellation of the release.

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Watch Bon Appétit's Claire Saffitz crack trying to make gourmet Twix bars

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:44

"It's like food science meets arts and crafts," someone quips in the most accurate summary of Bon Appétit's viral gourmet junk food show. 

This time, pasty chef Claire Saffitz attempted to make a gourmet version of Twix, a feat that involved tempered chocolate, delicate shortbread dough, and lots of caramel. 

"Is Mercury in retrograde?" Claire asks, when she realizes she forgot to add enough butter to her shortbread. (The answer is no, Mercury is not in retrograde.)

The 40-minute video also includes a heated discussion of how to properly pronounce "caramel" and chocolate bag massages. 

At the end of the journey, the recreation Twix used thin shortbread cookies under a delicate layer of caramel, and then drizzled tempered chocolate over the creation.  Read more...

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Trevor Noah describes why taking a dump is so profound on 'Hot Ones'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:33

You can't keep laughing for long when your mouth's on fire. 

Comedian and host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah, is the latest victim putting his palette to the test with increasingly spicier wings on the hit YouTube show, Hot Ones

Noah holds his own across several sauces, with host Sean Evans declaring him a "veteran" of spicy food. But what finally gets him is the dreaded sting of the Trinidad Scorpion sauce. "Can you feel your tongue right now?" Noah asks, scrunching up his face. "This is one of those 'don't breathe' hot sauces." 

While trying to laugh through the pain, Noah discusses everything from why political satire on TV matters to the youth, racism in South Africa compared to America, to explaining why "taking a shit" is so profound.  Read more...

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