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Amazon shuts down its social network that you forgot existed anyway

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Amazon Spark, we hardly cared about knew you. The shopping social network (a kinda gross concept to start with) disappeared from the internet and Amazon's app some time in the past couple days, according to a report from TechCrunch . Spark
'Amazon Spark, we hardly cared about knew you. The shopping social network (a kinda gross concept to start with) disappeared from the internet and Amazon's app some time in the past couple days, according to a report from TechCrunch . Spark launched in July 2017, and was described by your friends at Mashable as \' the grossest, purest thing on the internet .\' It attempted to bridge online shopping and authentic socializing while also bringing in sweet, sweet cash for Amazon.  The service allowed Prime users to post photos of their favorite products in an Instagram-like feed with an easy click-to-purchase option built in.  Read more.. More about Instagram , Amazon , Tech , and Big Tech Companies'

Brazen L.A. hawk refuses to leave the hood of a moving car

Culture and Entertainment Mashable

On an otherwise normal, sunny day, a bird of prey rode around on the hood of a moving car near downtown Los Angeles. The hawk, likely a red-tailed hawk common to the city, landed on the car and wouldn't budge for 15 minutes, reports The Eastsider
'On an otherwise normal, sunny day, a bird of prey rode around on the hood of a moving car near downtown Los Angeles. The hawk, likely a red-tailed hawk common to the city, landed on the car and wouldn't budge for 15 minutes, reports The Eastsider . The bird didn't move even as the car drove through the city's palm-lined streets. \'He's staring at us like he's staring into our souls,\' one of the passengers says in a YouTube video documenting the incident . It may have been a younger, immature bird, exploring its urban world. Or perhaps the predator had another, elusive agenda. Eventually the hawk flew off. But not before thrilling Angeleno dwellers, both in the car and on the street. Read more.. More about Animals , Los Angeles , Hawks , Culture , and Animals'

'Stranger Things' cast teaches Jimmy Fallon the song they used to annoy each other

Movies Mashable

The cute-children-turned-post-pubescent-teens of Stranger Things proved they're still the charming kids Netflix viewers flipped over when the show debuted in 2016.  Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah
'The cute-children-turned-post-pubescent-teens of Stranger Things proved they're still the charming kids Netflix viewers flipped over when the show debuted in 2016.  Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Sadie Sink squeezed onto The Tonight Show sofas to talk about the on-set antics they used to pass the time while shooting Season 3. The group even taught Jimmy Fallon the \'Chicken Noodle Song,\' a purposefully irritating tune created by McLaughlin (\'Lucas\' on the show) to annoy his costars.  Stranger Things Season 3 debuts July 4 on Netflix.  Read more.. More about Stranger Things , Millie Bobby Brown , Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , Entertainment , and Talk Show'

This remarkable Greenland photo highlights extreme Arctic melting

Climate Mashable

The melting Arctic is on dramatic display. At mid-June, Arctic sea ice is now at a record low for this time of year , and melted ice is especially notable both in and around Greenland — home to the second largest ice sheet on the planet. Steffen
'The melting Arctic is on dramatic display. At mid-June, Arctic sea ice is now at a record low for this time of year , and melted ice is especially notable both in and around Greenland — home to the second largest ice sheet on the planet. Steffen Olsen, a climate researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute, snapped a photo on Thursday of Greenland sea ice that had melted into a large lake of aqua water, pooled atop the icy surface. Olsen, along with local hunters, had to sled across the flooded ice to retrieve vulnerable weather and ocean monitoring equipment. Their sled dogs splashed through the icy water. Read more.. More about Science , Global Warming , Climate Change , Greenland , and Science'

The ballsy realism of HBO's Euphoria is worth the risk

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Euphoria is a jarring exploration into the dark gamuts of growing up with addiction, depression, and immense peer pressure among other coming-of-age obstacles. HBO's gritty teen drama pushes boundaries in its attempts to realistically display the
'Euphoria is a jarring exploration into the dark gamuts of growing up with addiction, depression, and immense peer pressure among other coming-of-age obstacles. HBO's gritty teen drama pushes boundaries in its attempts to realistically display the how and why of high schoolers indulge in drugs and sex. The show found its way into the news before its June 16 premiere when it was revealed that one of the actors quit while filming the pilot after feeling uncomfortable with explicit scenes In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , show creator Sam Levinson said, \'There are going to be parents who are going to be totally fucking freaked out.\'  Read more.. More about Entertainment , Hbo , Review , Euphoria , and Entertainment'

How 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' will bring out the best of the franchise

Computer Games Mashable

In many ways, Animal Crossing has always been a friendship simulator.  Sure, over the years it also became about being the mayor of your own town, or crafting, or collectibles. But from the beginning, the true heart of this nearly two-decade old
'In many ways, Animal Crossing has always been a friendship simulator.  Sure, over the years it also became about being the mayor of your own town, or crafting, or collectibles. But from the beginning, the true heart of this nearly two-decade old franchise came from developing long-term connections, whether with adorable talking animal NPCs or IRL friends who could visit your virtual utopia.  \'Since I became involved in development during the Nintendo 64 days, the core concept of the game was to try to bring as many people as possible together,\' said Nintendo co-director Hisashi Nogami. \'The way people communicate has continued to evolve throughout the series, with the latest version having both local play and online play.\' Read more.. More about Entertainment , Nintendo , Video Games , E3 2019 , and Animal Crossing New Horizons'

NASA spots a telltale 'Star Trek' sign on Mars

Space Mashable

The Martian desert is rich in curiosities .  And Star Trek symbolism, too. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — a satellite zipping around the red planet — captured a mass of ancient lava rock that looks strikingly like the Star Trek Starfleet
'The Martian desert is rich in curiosities .  And Star Trek symbolism, too. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — a satellite zipping around the red planet — captured a mass of ancient lava rock that looks strikingly like the Star Trek Starfleet insignia donned by the show's galactic explorers.  \'Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo: and you'd be right, but it's only a coincidence,\' NASA scientists said .  NASA's planetary researchers, like they always do, had a realistic explanation for the geologic feature, calling it \'a complex story of dunes, lava, and wind.\' Read more.. More about Nasa , Mars , Star Trek , Science , and Movies Tv Shows'

Latrice Royale talks self-love, values, and voting against Trump in 2020

Movies Mashable

Every day of Pride Month , Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. 'Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it !'  Latrice Royale, the 'chunky, yet
'Every day of Pride Month , Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. \'Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it !\'  Latrice Royale, the \'chunky, yet funky\' queen of RuPaul's Drag Race , has been offering those immortal words of confidence to fans for years.  But in 2020, she'll be taking them straight to the polls — voting not only as a beloved leader of the LGBTQ community, but also as a former inmate with newly restored rights.  A drag queen, activist, and television personality, Royale first came into the national consciousness in 2012 as a cast member on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4. Snatching the title of Miss Congeniality and placing fourth overall in her season, Royale established a reputation of integrity, kindness, and talent early on in her public history, regularly using her primetime platform to advocate for a cause near and dear to her heart. Read more.. More about Lgbtq , Drag Queen , Lgbtq Rights , Voting Rights , and Pride Month 2019'

15 movies and shows to stream with your dad this Father's Day

Movies Mashable

Whether you're treating your father to some barbecue, a game of flag football, or something less stereotypical, there's always time to squeeze a movie or show into your Father's Day plans! Here are 15 movies and series, all streaming now, about
'Whether you're treating your father to some barbecue, a game of flag football, or something less stereotypical, there's always time to squeeze a movie or show into your Father's Day plans! Here are 15 movies and series, all streaming now, about dads, for dads, and perfect for watching with your dad this weekend. Note: Many of the films and shows on this list are not suitable for all ages, so we've marked the kid-friendliest options with an asterisk (*) for your knowledge. Enjoy!  1. Bob's Burgers Seasons 1 - 9 * The Belchers are an all-around fantastic family, and Bob is an exceptionally good dad. Read more.. More about Netflix , Hulu , Dads , Father S Day , and Prime Video'

10 fitness gadgets for living room workouts

Training and Health Mashable

Every body is a swimsuit body. Full stop. Working out should make you feel strong and capable — don't believe any of that bullshit about 'swimsuit season.' That said, if you're looking to start a workout routine now that the weather is nicer, or
'Every body is a swimsuit body. Full stop. Working out should make you feel strong and capable — don't believe any of that bullshit about \'swimsuit season.\' That said, if you're looking to start a workout routine now that the weather is nicer, or have been trying to lose weight , then go for it. Summer can be the busiest time of the year, though and hitting the gym every day isn't always feasible. Plus, a gym membership can quickly eat up your vacation spending money — and then what's the point of it all? If you're looking for a more affordable, less time-consuming way to work out, we've got 10 deals to help you do just that without ever leaving your home. (Peep our top picks for the best at-home elliptical machines and treadmills too.) Read more.. More about Health , Fitness , Exercise , Mashable Shopping , and Culture'

Tesla wants to make the car ‘the most fun possible’

Electric cars Mashable

Tesla owners, prepare to be entertained.  Elon Musk made an appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles Thursday and said in a conversation with game designer Todd Howard and video game journalist Geoff Keighley
'Tesla owners, prepare to be entertained.  Elon Musk made an appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles Thursday and said in a conversation with game designer Todd Howard and video game journalist Geoff Keighley that entertainment options are expanding in Tesla vehicles. \'What can we do to make the car the most fun possible?” Musk mused on stage. First up is the game Cuphead, which Tesla announced earlier this month as an addition to the gaming options already in the Tesla in-car screen. Then Bethesda Game Studios is working with Tesla to bring Fallout Shelter to the gaming selection. Read more.. More about Tesla , Streaming , Video Games , E3 2019 , and Tech'

'Framing John DeLorean' documentary makes Musk’s Tesla all the more impressive

Motor Mashable

'It's got cocaine, hot chicks, sports cars, bombed-out buildings, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, FBI agents, and hard-core drug dealers.' That's how the son of former General Motors exec John DeLorean — who created his own car company, DeLorean
'\'It's got cocaine, hot chicks, sports cars, bombed-out buildings, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, FBI agents, and hard-core drug dealers.\' That's how the son of former General Motors exec John DeLorean — who created his own car company, DeLorean Motor Company, or DMC — describes the story of his father's downfall and the end of his car dreams in the new documentary Framing John DeLorean .  That dramatic description could easily be adjusted to describe Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla, what with high-profile girlfriends like Amber Heard and Grimes, that pot-smoking incident on the Joe Rogan podcast, his bizarre accusations of drug use, his fraught relationship with federal SEC officials, and, of course, plenty of cars. But comparisons to DMC also serve as a boost to Tesla's perception and reputation. Read more.. More about Tesla , Elon Musk , Documentary , Delorean Motor Company , and Tech'

People are changing their profile pictures to blue to show solidarity with Sudan

Community Mashable

As news of the crisis in Sudan spreads, the color blue has become a symbol of solidarity with protestors in the country on social media. People are changing their profile pictures to blue in an attempt at raising awareness of the extreme violence
'As news of the crisis in Sudan spreads, the color blue has become a symbol of solidarity with protestors in the country on social media. People are changing their profile pictures to blue in an attempt at raising awareness of the extreme violence inflicted upon civilians by the military rulers. An internet blackout — imposed in an attempt to stop protests — has made spreading information difficult.  The color blue is in remembrance of Mohamed Hashim Mattar, a young man who was killed during the June 3 crackdown on peaceful demonstrations by the Sudanese Military. The blue trend was brought to the United States with a viral Instagram post from Remaz Mahgoub Khalaleyal, who asked her American followers Tuesday to reach out to their representatives and condemn the violence. She urged Instagram users to use the color as their profile photos.  Read more.. More about Instagram , Sudan , Culture , and Web Culture'

Taylor Swift's new song is LGBTQ-friendly, a big hit with fans

Music Mashable

The song, 'You Need To Calm Down,' feature lyrics showing the artist's support of the LGBTQ community. The song further continues Swift's growing political voice, something she shied away from until 2018's midterm elections. Read more here . Read
'The song, \'You Need To Calm Down,\' feature lyrics showing the artist's support of the LGBTQ community. The song further continues Swift's growing political voice, something she shied away from until 2018's midterm elections. Read more here . Read more.. More about Music , Politics , Mashable Video , Lgbtq , and Taylor Swift'

New Harry Potter ride is packed with fans waiting up to 10 hours at Universal

Movies Mashable

The ride, roughly three minutes long, extended into the park for approximately a mile. The Universal Orlando website has cautioned fans that the ride is in 'high demand,' meaning it'll likely have longer lines. Read more here . Read more.. More
'The ride, roughly three minutes long, extended into the park for approximately a mile. The Universal Orlando website has cautioned fans that the ride is in \'high demand,\' meaning it'll likely have longer lines. Read more here . Read more.. More about Mashable Video , Harry Potter , Amusement Park , Universal Orlando , and Entertainment'

This VR theme park seamlessly transports you to ‘Star Wars’ and other fictional universes — Future Blink

Computer Games Mashable

Enter the VOID, a 'virtual entertainment center' where real and virtual worlds merge together, to create new environments and visualizations that guests can interact with in real time. Read more.. More about Mashable Video , Virtual Reality ,
'Enter the VOID, a \'virtual entertainment center\' where real and virtual worlds merge together, to create new environments and visualizations that guests can interact with in real time. Read more.. More about Mashable Video , Virtual Reality , Star Wars , The Void , and Tech'

Huawei starts showing ads on smartphone lock screens

IT Mashable

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has started showing ads for hotel reservation website Booking.com on the lock screens of their phones. As Android Police reports , the P30 Pro , P20 Pro , P20, P20 Lite, and Honor 10 in the UK, Netherlands,
'Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has started showing ads for hotel reservation website Booking.com on the lock screens of their phones. As Android Police reports , the P30 Pro , P20 Pro , P20, P20 Lite, and Honor 10 in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, and Germany have all been affected 9to5Google adds that Huawei seems to have snuck advertising wallpapers into the default \'Magazine Unlock\' folder on users' devices, which means anyone not changing their default wallpapers will see them. Deleting the backgrounds from the phone, or changing to a non-default image, gets rid of the ads. Read more.. More about Huawei , Tech , and Smartphones'