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There have been many reactions to what will go down in history as the biggest screw-up in Oscars history but nothing can even remotely beat Meryl Streep's face in the audience. SEE ALSO: Oscars 2017: Full winners list Just look at her: Meryl Streep: still acting the most, even in a real life crisis pic.twitter.com/iczsyZwvzZ Andrew Chow (@andrewrchow) February 27, 2017 Closer: meryl streep's face from that backstage #oscars feed when she realized what was happening with moonlight is hilarious pic.twitter.com/vivnECpMHj karen () (@magicrobins) February 27, 2017 Even closer: This specific photo is gonna be so handy for the next 4 years pic.twitter.com/A9NCrG4P3Z Lisa Peterson (@lisatweeterson) February 27, 2017 Read more... More about Moonlight , Oscars , Meme , Meryl Streep , and Entertainment
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After creating a cash vacuum in the country, India's prime minister wants citizens to give digital payment solutions a try. And he needs the help of the countrymen for that. On Sunday, Narendra Modi appealed to all the residents of India to promote BHIM, a mobile payments app that his government launched in December last year. Modi is urging every Indian to spread the word to their friends, and more. SEE ALSO: India wants to make credit and debit cards obsolete for payments "I appeal to the people that each of us should teach at least 125 persons about downloading BHIM App and procedure of making transactions through it, he said in his monthly radio podcast. Read more... More about Digital Payments , Paytm , Bhim App , India , and Narendra Modi
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We've all been there. You're standing in a super-hip coffee shop, scouring the intimidating list of obscure-looking hot drinks. But, all you really want is a good old fashioned coffee. Well, McDonald's UK's latest video pokes fun of hipster coffee shops, lifting the lid pun intended on the thoughts many have had while ordering coffees from oh-so-hip cafés. The video which has been viewed more than 500,000 times takes the piss out of the complicated contraptions, expensive price tags, silly wi-fi passwords and unusual crockery often spotted in hipster coffee shops "I just want a coffee," says a frustrated chap in the video Read more... More about Coffee , Cafe Culture , Coffee Shop , Food And Drink , and Mcdonalds
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A 20-year-old student from Delhi University (DU) has been receiving rape threats on social media, according to reports . Gurmehar Kaur, a student of Lady Shri Ram College, has been viciously attacked by right-wingers for starting an online campaign against ABVP, the student wing of India's ruling political party, which clashed with students and journalists in a city college on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: India's ruling party got volunteers to troll its critics, claims new book Kaur took a stand against the issue and came under the face of attack. I have been getting a lot of threats on social media. I think it is very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape, she told a local television station. Read more... More about Religion , Politics , Twitter Trolls , Twitter Reactions , and Online Abuse
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Lily Allen has taken a break from Twitter following a barrage of abuse from online trolls over the weekend. The singer was attacked after revealing she has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her son was stillborn at six months in 2010. SEE ALSO: Lily Allen's Rufus Wainwright cover for the Women's March will give you chills Allen's friend Dennis has since taken over her account and is blocking trolls in an effort to stop the abuse. Hi , I'm Dennis,I'll be looking after lily's twitter for a while.I can only communicate in gif form,and I'm going on a hate blocking spree. Lily (@lilyallen) February 25, 2017 Read more... More about Online Abuse , Twitter , Trolling , Lily Allen , and Uk
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We have very bad news for Ryan Reynolds. SEE ALSO: Oscars 2017: Full winners list It looks like Andrew Garfield has a new bromance, just weeks after the two made out upon losing the Golden Globes' Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy to Ryan Gosling. At the Academy Awards ceremony, Garfield was pictured in a very warm embrace with Lion star and fellow Oscar nominee Dev Patel. Many people on Twitter couldn't cope with the cuteness and openly asked for the two actors to kiss: 1) let andrew garfield kiss another man at this award show 2) let it be dev patel ASYA (@communistbabe) February 27, 2017 Read more... More about Academy Awards 2017 , Oscars 2017 , Bromance , Andrew Garfield , and Dev Patel
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Years of eating coins dropped at the bottom of a pond has rendered a sea turtle in pain, and headed to the surgery ward. The 25-year-old Thai sea turtle was discovered living in a pond in Si Racha, a town on the east coast of Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post . SEE ALSO: Baby turtle found near lumps of coal sparks fears for Great Barrier Reef Vets conducted a CT scan and discovered a lump of coins measuring an alarming 20 x 23 x 30 cm (7.8 x 9 x 11 in.) in the turtle's body, pressing down on its ventral shell (or the turtle's belly), causing it to be cracked, swollen and infected. Scans also showed a fish hook in her intestine. Read more... More about Animals , Sea Turtles , Thailand , and World
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I never thought I'd say this in a million years, but Samsung made a stylus I actually want. Alongside announcements for its new Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book tablets that come with the most advanced S Pen Samsung's ever made, the company surprised everyone with a special edition Staedtler-branded S Pen that resembles the iconic black and yellow pencil. SEE ALSO: Samsung's new tablets are out to destroy the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 Pencil-like design aside, the Staedtler S Pen works almost exactly like the S Pen that comes included with the new tablets. Hover the 0.7mm tip near the screen and the familiar Samsung Air Command bubble will pop up with a variety of features like Smart Select, Translate and Magnify. Read more... More about Mwc 2017 , Mobile World Congress , Mwc , Galaxy Tab S3 , and Galaxy Book
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This recap contains spoilers for Homeland Season 6, episode 6, titled "The Return." Refresh your memory with our recap of episode 605 . Homeland threw a big curveball at us right at the end of the episode which was appropriately titled "The Return," since it brought back Astrid (Nina Hoss), a German intelligence agent who also happens to be Quinn's (Rupert Friend) former lover. But let's back it up a bit, because Astrid wasn't the only familiar face in "The Return." The conspiracy There are several threads happening at once one with Carrie (Claire Danes), one with Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and one with President-elect Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) that all seem to be pointing to the same thing. Read more... More about Rupert Friend , Claire Danes , Homeland , Homeland Recap , and Entertainment
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Warren Beatty, you're off the hook. You too, Faye Dunaway. And to La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz: You handled this as well as anyone could have. SEE ALSO: Even police are making jokes about that monster f*ck up at the Oscars The blame for the Best Picture Oscar snafu has finally been owned: PricewaterhouseCoopers, the London-based accounting and "professional services" firm that has handled the Academy Awards winners for years, admitted Sunday night that they messed up. Beatty was handed the wrong envelope. PricewaterhouseCoopers' statement, sent to Mashable later Sunday night, reads: The key here: There are always two identical winners' envelopes, kept by PwC officials standing on opposite ends of the stage. Read more... More about Moonlight , La La Land , Oscars 2017 , Movies , and Entertainment
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The word overkill doesn't seem to be in Sony's vocabulary. A year and a half after introducing the Xperia Z5 Premium , the world's first and only smartphone with a 4K display, Sony's now one-upped itself with the Xperia XZ Premium, the world's first phone with a 4K HDR screen. The display's not the only thing that's bonkers on the Xperia XZ Premium. The phone's camera is also the world's first to be capable of recording slow motion video at a ridiculous 960 frames per second. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian would love the BlackBerry KEYone By "normal" standards, the Xperia XZ Premium's 5.5-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) HDR screen is totally unnecessary, but I guess when you're Sony and you have so little of the mobile pie, you've got to aim for the stratosphere or throw in the towel. Read more... More about Hdr , 4k , Xz Premium , Android , and Smartphones
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Unlike a lot of fan art you've got hanging up on your wall, this one's going to kick up the classiness a notch. SEE ALSO: Draw electrical circuits with this silver pen Behold Marvel's Iron Man rendered in a Japanese ink-wash technique called sumi-e. pic.twitter.com/MsNuqlLUkM ikuyoan (@ikuyoan) February 16, 2017 Japanese artist Ikuyoan drew Iron Man using thick, dark lines of ink to frame the superhero. You can watch Ikuyoan's process as he draws Iron Man in a more modern, conventional form: This isn't the first time Iron Man has been drawn in sumi-e. Here's another painting done in the same ink-wash that shows how gorgeous the style is: Read more... More about Japan , Iron Man , Marvel , Art , and Entertainment
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It's been four years since Microsoft introduced its first Surface tablet and at least two since they coined the term "lapability," which is another way of saying, "This device is really comfortable on your lap." SEE ALSO: Leak suggests Samsung is going after the Surface Pro with an impressive tablet PC In that time, Windows system manufacturers have slowly but surely adopted Microsoft's strategy of stuffing full-blown Windows PCs into tablets that can marry with keyboards and turn into lap-friendly ultra-portable devices. In general, Microsoft's designs for the Surface Pro 3 and 4 have been the range's apex, and most partners have offered only pale imitations. Read more... More about Tablets , Microsoft , Hp Pro X2 612 G2 , Mobile World Congress , and Hp
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Tons of phones have been announced at Mobile World Congress this year, but none look as electrifying as the Alcatel A5 LED. It features lights on its backside that can be programmed to get the party started. Whereas some Android phones have an LED light for notifications, the Alcatel A5 LED has 35 large LEDs and hundreds of little ones that can display a variety of different light shows when you get a notification or incoming call. SEE ALSO: Leaked photos show just how sexy Samsung's Galaxy S8 could look The LEDs can even pulse to music like an equalizer. The light effect is similar to the pulsing LED lights on the JBL Pulse speaker. Read more... More about Mwc2016 , Mwc 2017 , Mobile World Congress , Leds , and Led
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There are few things cuter than a seal except perhaps for one hugging a plushie version of itself. This seal at Mombetsu Land , an attraction in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, was handed a soft toy seal by zoo staff. SEE ALSO: Baby panda just wants to cling onto his keeper and follow him everywhere It was clearly love at first sight for the seal, who even let its furry new companion go for a ride on its back. Image: MOMBETSU LAND/TWITTER Image: mombetsu land/twitter And we're clearly not the only ones who are swooning. The tweet by Mombetsu Land has gone on to be shared some 24,000 times. & Ver pic.twitter.com/LEqMBmKRlD (@mombetsu_land) February 23, 2017 Read more.
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Admit it: It's hard to resist the sweetness of an interspecies friendship. Take this tortoise named Wamba who's somehow become best buddies with a tiny "hare" in their short time together. SEE ALSO: Adorable quokka is either in attack mode, or it really, really wants a hug Bucking the age-old fable about the two animals being rivals, the cottontail bunny made its way into the tortoise's warm shelter during a cold night. It was a safe place for the bunny, who had plant matter stuck around its neck. Both reside at The Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain in Arizona, and photos of the pair were shared on the hotel's Facebook page. The tortoise could've kicked the bunny out, but instead, itdid the opposite. Read more... More about Hare , Tortoise , Bunny , Watercooler , and Animals
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Today, a little boy named Connor learned the brutal lesson that Mother Nature has no manners. In a clip posted to the Bass Masters And Fish Experts Facebook Page , a thieving alligator had an easy lunch thanks to some humans fishing off a pier. In the clip, a young boy hooks a pretty sizable fish, and as one man encourages the boy to reel in the fish all on his own, another spots an alligator lurking near the pier. The man tries to distract the gator by hitting the side of the pier with his arm, but the reptile was determined to get its eats. "You need to cut your line," one the of the men tells the little boy as the gator swims away with his catch. Read more... More about Viral Videos , Alligator , Fishing , Watercooler , and Watercooler