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Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive

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After years of preparation, Amazon has finally launched its same-day Prime Now delivery service in Singapore.

The service brings two-hour, and even one-hour deliveries, for tens of thousands of household items, from eggs and cold beer to diapers and detergent.

To achieve the rapid delivery times, Amazon’s opened its largest Prime Now warehouse to date, at 100,000 square feet of space near the Jurong district.

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The hotly anticipated launch lit up social media this week, as chatter grew about the service coming to rival local incumbents, as well as China’s Alibaba, which recently bought a presence here by scooping up Southeast Asia’s Lazada. Read more…

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Singapore is testing glow-in-the-dark roads for better night visibility

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Imagine a pathway that glows in the dark, to make finding your way at night a little easier.

That’s what Singapore’s testing along a trail, that used to be part of an old railway track. The government has a big project underway to overhaul the rail line, and the luminous trail is just one of the ideas being tested.

The track glows because it’s got strontium aluminate compounds embedded in it — the chemical is commonly found in glow-in-the-dark products, which absorb ultraviolet light in the day, to emit luminescence at night. Read more…

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Seal pup found on farm is a long, long way from home

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Seals having a wander inland are an occasional occurrence, but this cub is perhaps a little too young to go walkabout.

Dee Knapp from Invercargill, New Zealand was looking for new lambs on his property when he saw what initially appeared to be an injured bird, reported the New Zealand Herald.

It turned out to be a baby seal, and boy, it was a long way away from home, as per a video uploaded by Knapp to Facebook.

“Well blow me away, it’s a baby seal in the middle of my paddock, in the middle of nowhere,” Knapp told the newspaper.  Read more…

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Cersei was channeling her inner Joffrey in this week's 'Game of Thrones' and it's TERRIFYING

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Nothing good can come of this.

Now that Daenerys (aka “The Mad King’s daughter”) has landed in Westeros, it’s safe to say that Cersei is feeling the heat of dragonbreath at her door. 

Handily, she still has the reliably creepy Qyburn as her political fixer, and after facilitating the mass murder of several hundred rival nobles and priests at the Sept of Baelor last season, the disgraced former maester has come up with an equally subtle approach to help Cersei defeat Dany’s dragons, should they come knocking:

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Um, this 'Doctor Who' star thinks a female Doctor is a 'loss of a role model for boys'

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Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is stuck in a weird, weird world where role models are gendered and the idea of a woman playing the Doctor is sad.

Unfortunately, you read that right. 

After news broke that Jodie Whittaker would take on the role as the 13th Doctor—making her the first woman to do so—Davison took the time before a Comic-Con panel to share his thoughts, which sparked outrage from many on Twitter. 

“If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for,” Davison reportedly told the Press Association, The Guardian reports, despite previously praising Whittaker’s acting chops and urging folks to watch this season “with an open mind.” Read more…

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Marvel's 'Inhumans' hits Comic-Con with a super-sized IMAX trailer

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Meet the royal family of Marvel — or Attilan, anyway.

At Comic-Con on Thursday, ABC debuted the new trailer for Inhumans, a new TV show described by Marvel’s Jeph Loeb as being “so big, we could not contain it to television.” 

Indeed, it’s so huge it’s hitting IMAX before it comes to ABC. And that means we’ve got a special IMAX trailer to share with you today.

It goes without saying, of course, that watching an IMAX trailer on your laptop or phone won’t do it justice – so if you’d like to get the full effect, keep an eye out for the new Inhumans IMAX trailer in front of Dunkirk this weekend. Read more…

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Kit Kat with a cake in it is most luxe Kit Kat you'll ever eat

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Kit Kat is no stranger to variations on its classic wafer, but this one is fancy AF. 

After debuting a 24-karat gold covered Kit Kat, a sake-flavoured Kit Kat and Kit Kat sushi, the chocolate bar brand has come up with the Chocolatory Gateau Mignon, which has a piece of rich chocolate cake inside it.

Image: Nestlé Japan

The Gateau Mignon Kit Kat took Japanese pastry chef Yasumasa Takagi over a year to develop. Takagi used a lengthy process of trial and error to create a fondant cake with just the right texture to balance the sweetness of the bar’s other ingredients, according to SoraNews24Read more…

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Google is using your entire search history to create a personalized news feed

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Google, perhaps more than any other tech giant, knows an astonishing amount about you. 

Your search history alone could be enough to paint a surprisingly vivid portrait of everything, from your current hobbies to your deepest darkest secrets . Not to mention everything you’ve ever done in Google’s many other services, like YouTube and Maps. 

Now, Google is taking everything it’s learned about you (and everything it’s guessed about you) and is using it to create a personalized feed. The feed will appear alongside search on Google’s apps and, eventually, in your browser and other platforms.

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Ed Sheeran cracks down on ticket scalpers to save his fans money

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Ed Sheeran may have found a way to redeem himself for his dud of a cameo in this week’s Game of Thrones.

The singer has cancelled 10,000 of the tickets to his forthcoming London shows next June to prevent ticket resale sites from turning them around at massively inflated prices.

Third-party dealers had reportedly been selling the affected tickets at prices of as much as eight times the face value, which was between £49 ($64) and £88 ($115). One pair of seats was even rumored to have been listed at a whopping £174,000 ($227,700).   Read more…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had the ultimate summer getaway in Bali

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Can you say vacation goals?

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and little Luna had the ultimate family getaway last week on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

Much of this was documented on the couple’s well-followed Instagram accounts, showing them enjoying the lush scenery: 

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Eating tropical fruit:

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That 'Star Wars' Disney attraction that's going to take all your money has an official name now

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Well, we can stop calling it “Star Wars Land” now. Disney has finally announced the official name for the Star Wars-themed zone that’s coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

Yeah, I’m probably still gonna refer to it as “Star Wars Land.”

In addition, Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks & Resorts, served up a host of new details about what parkgoers can expect from Star Wars Land Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeNot that we needed convincing – but hey, we’re not about to complain.  Read more…

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Did Justin Trudeau just Google 'Canada music' to make his summer playlist?

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Justin Trudeau needs your help because he has absolutely no clue what music he should be listening to this summer.

On Saturday morning the Canadian Prime Minister dropped his hot seasonal Spotify playlist on Twitter, featuring some lovely artists like Drake, Shawn Mendes, k.d. lang, The Tragically Hip and holy smokes wait just a minute, these artists are all CANADIAN.

What am I listening to this summer? What should I be? Check out the PM Mix playlist on Spotify: https://t.co/HXZxCVeree pic.twitter.com/zvK7ZJuG99

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 15, 2017 Read more…

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Bill Clinton channels Sean Spicer by hiding among the Bushes

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Former President Bill Clinton has officially embraced the dad joke phase of his life.

Clinton attended the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday to celebrate this year’s graduating class from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. While there, he took a moment to to hide among the Bushes, like our good friend in the current White House, press secretary Sean Spicer

President Clinton at the George W. Bush Library tonightpic.twitter.com/YcgCBoN3Ys

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 14, 2017 Read more…

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No Vogue, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are not gender fluid just because they swap clothes

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Seems like Vogue might have missed the class on gender fluidity.

The fashion magazine on Thursday released its August issue featuring on its cover, model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik, who are dating in real life.

.@GigiHadid and @zaynmalik star on the cover of our August issue! Read the full story here: https://t.co/3d2GzXa7Em pic.twitter.com/qqWajvjyqa

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) July 13, 2017

The article centres around Hadid and Malik being “part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity.” Read more…

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New Zealand lays claim to the 'British classic' that is mince toast

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The anger from Brits over mince toast was palpable. 

Mince toast! How dare the Americans — specifically food website Eaterclaim the dish was a “quintessential British comfort classic.” 

That was according to a video it posted on Monday, in which it visited London’s Quality Chop House. But many Brits said they’ve never eaten it.

British restaurant critic Jay Rayner, who once described upscale Paris restaurant Le Cinc as being decorated in shades of “fuck you,” weighed in on Twitter.

For god sake @eater what are you on? Apart from mince on toast, something I have never eatenhttps://t.co/1zfJTI18uG

— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) July 10, 2017 Read more…

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Pantyhose seller advertises his goods by bouncing his son up and down in one

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How could you not buy your next set of pantyhose from this guy, with this sort of marketing?

A pantyhose wholesaler in Sui county, in Henan, central China, has gone viral after stuffing his 8-year-old son into one of his wares to demonstrate its quality:

In the video, he’s seen bouncing his eight-year-old son around like a kangaroo, while talking about the hosiery’s quality.

The man, Cheng Hongwei, told Sina iPop he thought of making an ad for his pantyhoses over the weekend.

He wasn’t planning to post the video online, just to circulate via messaging to his clients. So he figured he’d whip up something to show off the quality, and got his daughter to film it with a phone. Read more…

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Pitbull and Jeb Bush are apparently trying to buy an MLB team together

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The year of our Lord 2017, baby. Just slam the Mad-Lib storylines straight into my veins. 

In a world where no premise is truly out of bounds, Pitbull and Jeb Bush have reportedly teamed up in pursuit of buying a Major League Baseball team together. To which the only proper response is: Dalé! 

Armando Christian Perez — aka Pitbull — just joined a group of investors in competition to buy the Miami Marlins, according to a report Tuesday from the Miami Herald

Another a member of that group: Jeb(!) Bush, former governor of Florida and onetime presidential hopeful. The group reportedly also includes Tagg Romney (yep, Mitt’s eldest son), venture capitalist Wayne Rothbaum, and others.  Read more…

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Apple iPhone 8's new 'color' might turn your phone into a portable mirror

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A new rumor from leaker Benjamin Geskin says Apple’s upcoming OLED iPhone — or iPhone 8, if that’s what it’ll be called — will come in four colors, including an entirely new one: “mirror.”

Geskin shared no details about the new color, and the photos he supplied were photos of an iPhone in a mirror-colored case, not photos of the iPhone 8.

2017 OLED iPhone – four colors. New one – mirror likepic.twitter.com/BFBBpBQ2Vm

— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) July 8, 2017

We haven’t heard that particular rumor before, but it does make sense. With nearly every iPhone launch, Apple has been able to dictate the hot smartphone color of the year — with the iPhone 7 it was Jet Black, with the iPhone 6S it was Rose Gold, and with the iPhone 5S it was GoldRead more…

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Elon Musk just gave us our first real look at the Tesla Model 3

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The Tesla Model 3 is finally here. 

After months of hype, a bonkers production plan, and multiple prototypes spotted zooming around California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the first production Model 3. 

Production unit 1 of Model 3 is now built and going through final checkout. Pics soon.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017

First Production Model 3 pic.twitter.com/TCa2NSUNI3

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017

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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017

The first Model 3 was slated to be finished to cap off the first week of the month, but the early July start is still about two weeks ahead of Tesla’s adjusted schedule. That’s great news for the hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans who have placed a reservation since March 2016, when pre-order totals reached over 134,000 in just over 24 hours.     Read more…

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TrueFace.AI busts facial recognition imposters

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Facial recognition technology is more prevalent than ever before. It’s being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers

But the technology isn’t perfect. One major flaw: It sometimes can’t tell the difference between a living person’s face and a photo of that person held up in front of a scanner. 

TrueFace.AI facial recognition is trying to fix that flaw. Launched on Product Hunt in June, it’s meant to detect “picture attacks.”

The company originally created Chui in 2014 to work with customized smart homes. Then they realized clients were using it more for security purposes, and TrueFace.AI was born.  Read more…

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The 'Donutella Versace' is a monstrosity of a donut covered in gold flakes

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For many people, one donut is enough. For others, there’s the Donutella Versace. 

It’s a mammoth creation put together by Australian chain Doughnut Time, in celebration of the very important World Chocolate Day.

The Donutella Versace is a 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) monstrosity, topped with 10 different types of chocolate. 

The donut itself is made of Hersheys chocolate & cocoa, then it’s filled with Nutella and layered with a decadent chocolate glaze, chocolate flakes, chopped up Kit-Kat bars, Oreo biscuits, chocolate fudge brownie, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate chips and a miniature jar of Nutella. Read more…

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People are not cool with Katy Perry's Australian ad

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Don’t mess with the koalas, Katy Perry.

The pop star faced criticism for telling her pet dog Nugget “let’s go chase some koalas” in an ad for Australian department store chain Myer. 

But one veterinarian wasn’t cool with the koala, saying it reverses efforts to stop dogs coming into contact with the marsupial.

“Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas,” Queensland vet Claire Madden told the Courier Mail. Read more…

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It would've been a good idea to run this pool float design by a woman first

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Well, at least it’s not absorbent.

In the latest of designs that should’ve been checked before getting manufactured, a pool float has gone viral, thanks to looking like it belongs in a feminine hygiene aisle.

The photo was initially shared on Reddit, but also got plenty of attention when it was shared by author Jillian David on Twitter Monday, who said this could’ve been avoided with a focus group of women.

Fair enough: because it resembles a giant maxi pad.

Focus group. This could have been avoided with 1 focus group (of women)pic.twitter.com/C76lv5ji33

— Jillian David (@JillianDavid13) July 3, 2017 Read more…

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Little Tasmanian devil experiencing snowfall is hardly what you'd call evil

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There’s something misleading about the name Tasmanian devil, because the marsupial looks hardly evil at all.

Don’t take our word for it though. Just look at this very adorable creature dealing with snow, which fell over the Tasmanian Devil sanctuary in Cradle Mountain, Australia.

Battling the winter cold, this little thing has become mighty popular on the sanctuary’s Facebook page, since a video of it was posted on Thursday.

The sanctuary, Devils at Cradle, is a conservation facility to help observe the lifecycles of the marsupial and the threats which face them. Read more…

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Afghanistan's version of 'Sesame Street' promotes gender equality with a new muppet

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Afghanistan’s version of Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsim, introduced a new muppet, Zeerak, who’s spreading the importance of women’s education.

Zeerak is the 4-year-old brother of Zari, who made her debut last year. According to AFP, the producers of the show hope that Zeerak, who looks up to his older, educated sister, will inspire positive attitudes about women’s education in Afghanistan.

Meet Zeerak, @sesamestreet‘s 2nd Afghan muppet, proudly teaching boys in the war-torn country to love their sisters: https://t.co/qP1D9PiaBd pic.twitter.com/whljt5DJlL

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Elon Musk says first Model 3 will exit the factory Friday

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Tesla’s affordable mid-size electric sedan, the Model 3, is ready for production, and the first car (Musk calls it SN1 which likely means serial number 1) will be completed on Friday. 

That’s according to Elon Musk, who shared the news on Twitter, explaining the Model 3 passed “all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule.” 

Musk also tweeted that he plans to throw a “handover party” for the first 30 Model 3s to be handed to customers on July 28. He says that production will grow “exponentially,” meaning the company should be producing 100 cars in August, more than 1,500 in September, and 20,000 in December.  Read more…

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Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release

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Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality! 

That’s what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple’s new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 

Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.  Read more…

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I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer

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Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.

You can read the whole thing here if you want, but the TL;DR version is this: I had very little sleep, drank far too much tea, and all-in-all felt like I had aged about 10 years in the process. But in the end I just about managed it.

After reaching the 50,000 word target, I had three main aims: 1) actually finish the book, 2) have a stab at getting it published, and 3) somehow become best friends with Stephen King and/or J.K. Rowling, who are pretty much my literary heroes and the subject of at least 80% of the articles I write for Mashable. Read more…

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One hero tweeted at KFC for a year until it brought back the spicy drumlets he wanted so bad

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You know how they say persistence is the key to success? This guy is the living embodiment of that.

One man in Singapore made it his mission to get KFC to bring back its Hot Devil Drumlets — basically spicy chicken drumsticks — that was discontinued in the country in 2014.

He turned to Twitter as his weapon of choice.

hot devil drumlets pls.

— Farhan (@farthestofhans) August 26, 2016

He pretty much used every opportunity he had to bring up ’em spicy drumlets.

im hangry coz you guys wont bring back the Hot Devil Drumlets.

— Farhan (@farthestofhans) October 20, 2016 Read more…

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Why a company is recycling old coffee grounds to make bed sheets

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Take your coffee to bed.

The Australian bedding company Ettitude takes coffee grounds from local cafes to upcycle your morning jolt into their bamboo-coffee sheets.

The company launched a Kickstarter this month to get the bamboo-coffee blend tucked onto your bed by next month. They claim the coffee blocks odors, wicks away moisture, and keeps your bed fresh. 

Not bad for used coffee grounds.

Based on the company’s calculations, we drink 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day around the world. But most of the grounds to make those drinks go to waste. That’s where this company steps in and embeds the would-be wasted coffee grounds into yarn fibers made from recycled plastic water bottles. Read more…

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Why a company is recycling old coffee grounds to make bed sheets

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Take your coffee to bed.

The Australian bedding company Ettitude takes coffee grounds from local cafes to upcycle your morning jolt into their bamboo-coffee sheets.

The company launched a Kickstarter this month to get the bamboo-coffee blend tucked onto your bed by next month. They claim the coffee blocks odors, wicks away moisture, and keeps your bed fresh. 

Not bad for used coffee grounds.

Based on the company’s calculations, we drink 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day around the world. But most of the grounds to make those drinks go to waste. That’s where this company steps in and embeds the would-be wasted coffee grounds into yarn fibers made from recycled plastic water bottles. Read more…

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A biohacker named Meow-Meow implanted an Opal card into his hand. That's all.

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Public transit can be a nightmare. Endless amounts of people and fumbling with your transit card are pretty much unavoidable, and that’s before you even get on that crowded train. 

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, an Australian molecular biologist and the founder of citizen scientist lab Biofoundry, literally took matters into his own hands to find a solution to this problem.

Meow-Meow uses the Opal card — the equivalent of London’s Oyster card — to get on public transit in Sydney. Instead of remembering to bring the physical card with him every day, Meow-Meow decided to get a little bit creative. He had the chip from his card professionally implanted beneath the skin in his left hand. Read more…

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Sydney Opera House will light up with Indigenous Australian art every sunset

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The sails of the Sydney Opera House are often a canvas for projections throughout the year, but now the icon is set to be a display for Indigenous Australian art every sunset.

It’s called Badu Gili, meaning “water light” in the language of the traditional owners of the land the building sits on, the Gadigal people. 

The projection will comprise of a seven-minute animation exploring ancient stories, and will begin its appearance on the sails from Wednesday evening at sunset.

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Miranda Kerr hands over $8.1 million in jewellery to US investigators

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Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has handed over $8.1 million in jewellery to U.S. authorities, after the items — gifted to her — were said to have been bought using stolen government money.

The items include an 8.8 carat diamond pendant worth $3.8 million. Kerr handed them over to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday.

The jewels was given to Kerr by Malaysian financier Jho Low, whom she dated for a year in 2014, said the WSJ, citing a source.

Kerr married Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel, a month ago. Read more…

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'Silicon Valley' said goodbye to Erlich in the most Erlich way possible

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This post contains spoilers for Silicon Valley Season 4, episode 10, titled “Server Error.”

Much like everything Erlich Bachman has ever attempted, T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley exit was kind of ridiculous.

In the Season 4 finale, after venturing to Tibet to catch up with former Hooli CEO Gavin Belson for a fresh start, Erlich wasted no time going back to his old habits — literally — and getting cozy with an opium pipe. 

As Gavin left to rescue Jack Barker from a hostage situation in a Chinese factory to try and curry the favor of the Hooli board, he encouraged Erlich to come with him, but the curly-haired miscreant was too high to pay any attention to him. Instead of dragging him along while stoned, Gavin paid the owner of the drug den enough cash to allow Erlich to stay there for five years, and left him giggling up at the ceiling in a fugue state. Read more…

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Ice Cube kicks off celebrity 3-on-3 basketball league in new ad

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Now that the Olympics has added three-on-three basketball as a medal-worthy competition, the usually street ball/playground-based game is big time, and Ice Cube is about to cash in on it. 

Actually, the rapper/actor announced his Big 3 league long before the Olympics added the sport to the 2020 games (in January), but his timing for the official launch is perfect.  

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The first 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' reviews are in

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Are your Spidey senses tingling yet?

One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film.

And boy, did people have a lot to sayMashable‘s movie reporter Angie Han noted on Twitter:

#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 24, 2017 Read more…

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7 of the most hard-to-reach Snapchat geofilters around the world

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Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? 

Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. 

Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you weren’t there. Here are seven of the most remote geofilters around the world: 

Jozani Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania 

This geofilter appears in a forest in the only national park in Zanzibar, on an island off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. The forest also happens to be home to the Zanzibar red colubus monkey — a species that only exists on that island. While you’re snapping monkeys, be sure to search for the forest’s geofilter.  Read more…

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Politician breastfed her baby while speaking in parliament, because work never stops

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Talk about multi-tasking.

Larissa Waters, a Greens party MP in Australia, got plenty of plaudits earlier in the year when she was the first politician to breastfeed in parliament.

Now she’s the first to deliver a speech while breastfeeding, because well, sometimes work can’t stop. Here she is breastfeeding her daughter Alia Joy Waters, while submitting a motion on black lung disease.

How far we’ve come@larissawaters gives a speech while breast feeding! Yes! First woman in Australian parliament to ever do so#auspol pic.twitter.com/bBwshTvEHa

— David Sharaz (@DavidSharaz) June 22, 2017 Read more…

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How a gang of celebrity moms is helping make sure families don't have to choose between diapers and food

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Earlier this month, Kerry Washington tweeted a video about dirty diapers to her 4.6 million followers. 

The minute-long clip featured the Scandal star and mom of two talking not about her infant son, but about the fact that too many parents can’t afford diapers and have to choose between them and other essentials like food and medicine. 

“It’s a crime that that would be true, that you would have to choose between feeding your kid or changing their diaper,” Washington says. 

I’m so proud to support @Baby2Baby | @attndotcom. No parent should have to choose between feeding their child or changing their diaperpic.twitter.com/NyZ2diNmdH

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 9, 2017 Read more…

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Meet this adorable bilby named after the one-and-only Jane Goodall

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You may call this little Australian female bilby Jane — as in, after the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall.

The cute marsupial was named at a ceremony organised by RSPCA Queensland, and Save The Bilby Fund co-founder, Frank Manthey on Sunday.

Little Jane joins the orchid Dendrobium goodallianum, and the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy in honouring the famed conservationist.

“Dr. Jane Goodall is a living legend and one of the greatest conservationists of all time,” Manthey said. “She’s been an idol of mine for so many years, and to finally get to meet her is, well, words won’t describe it.” Read more…

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J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this 'Daily Mail' headline

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Just after midnight on Monday morning, a man drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

Ten people are injured and one man is dead, the BBC reports, and counter-terrorism officers are in attendance.

For awhile after the attack happened, though, some news headlines weren’t mentioning the word “terrorism”. This didn’t go unnoticed.

This is not an accident, it’s not a collision, it’s not revenge. It’s terrorism. The media should be calling it as such#FinsburyPark

— Tez (@tezilyas) June 19, 2017 Read more…

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Hey Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian also just announced two new members of her family

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Look, we’re not saying there’s any wrong time to announce that you’ve brought two literal snowballs into the family, but right after news that Beyoncé’s twins were born is an interesting choice. 

Especially if, like Kim Kardashian, you’re rumored to have some bad blood with Queen Bey. And yet, here’s Kim K (who has often expressed disinterest in pets because they’re filthy) posting pictures of puppies on Twitter when everyone’s freaking about about the Jay Z and Beyoncé’s twins. 

So North wants to name her puppy Mercy, thoughts? We need a good name!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 18, 2017 Read more…

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Bright pink houses attract crowds looking for the perfect selfie, and the neighbors are pissed

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These houses in Los Angeles are so pink the entire internet seems to have noticed. Everything from the walkway to the hedges to the trash bins are bright pink.

It’s not a permanent look. The vacant LA homes are part of a large-scale art piece, and they’re being demolished to make way for a new housing complex

Neighbors are not pleased with the stunt and the “noise” they are attracting. Everyone wants to pose with the absurdly pink structures, as you can tell by browsing photos on Instagram tagged with #pinkhouses.

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This ethereum-based project could change how we think about digital art

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Someone owns this picture.

Image: Cryptopunk

No, not the copyright to the picture. They own the picture itself. You can, of course, download a version, but that’s just a copy. Someone owns the original. It is art, and it has an owner.

What does that mean in the digital age? That’s what the guys at Larva Labs want to find out.

The image above is just one of 10,000 pieces of art released last week as part of an experiment called CryptoPunks. What makes this project unique is that each image is tied to a piece of computer code on the blockchain-based Ethereum platform. That means the owner of each piece of art is clear—and that ownership can be transferred.  Read more…

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Konami doesn't forgive and forget if you quit the company, apparently

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Apparently Konami will bear a serious grudge if you quit the company.

The Japanese video game giant behind classics like Dance Dance Revolution and the Metal Gear franchise is in the news right now for apparently punishing employees within the industry for leaving the firm.

Konami’s pretty influential, so being on its sh*tlist is pretty bad if you’re trying to develop a career in video games.

Ex-Konami staffers told the Nikkei Asian Review: “If you leave the company, you cannot rely on Konami’s name to find a job.”

The report goes on to say that Konami even goes so far as to file complaints with other gaming companies, if they hire former staff. Read more…

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You can start a coding career without a degree — here’s how

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Bored of slaving away at a job you don’t love? Stuck in a career rut? Hating on the man? There’s one easy solution to changing things up: teach yourself how to code.  

As of 2015, there were nearly 7 million job openings in occupations that required coding skills. From software engineering to web development and IT administration, companies in all industries require technical experts to build products, maintain systems, and solve problems.

Below are two great options for you to get started on your path to becoming a full-fledged developer:  Read more…

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