Daily Express - Life
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A PICTURE of a woman sunbathing has gone viral but can you spot why? The image has had millions of views on sites including BoredPanda, Reddit and Imgur thanks to a special item lurking in the background.
Politico
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai offered the latest signal Tuesday that he would repeal those regulations, highlighting the importance of returning authority over internet providers to the FTC, which lost that jurisdiction as a result of the FCC's net neutrality rules. “I strongly opposed usurping the FTC, and the FCC’s struggles to address the privacy issue over the past couple of years (along with its refusal to recognize consumersuniform expectation of privacy) has only strengthened that view,” he said in statement. Pai’s FCC has the power to rescind the net neutrality rules, but doing so could cause a firestorm that makes the privacy backlash look quaint. Consumer groups have already previewed a fight akin to the uproar over the 2012 Stop Online Piracy Act, a © bill that prompted websites like Wikipedia and Reddit to go dark in protest and sparked a wave of calls and emails to Congress.
TIME - Top Stories
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With the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA basketball tournament just days away, Game of Thrones fans on the Internet are duking it out over who would emerge victorious in a Westeros-inspired March Madness bracket. Posted on Reddit by user idTAPPSthat , the bracket is jam-packed with epic one-on-one matchups between the Seven Kingdoms' best fighters, including first round bouts pitting Bronn against Syrio Forel, Brienne of Tarth against Yara Greyjoy and Loras Tyrell against Stannis Baratheon. There's even the potential for Cleganebowl in the Final Four. Of course, that would mean the Hound would have to defeat the one-seeded Jon Snow first. See the full bracket below and pick your winner. [NO SPOILERS] March Madness: Game of Throne's Style from gameofthrones
Open Culture
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TechCrunch
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Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year. CrowdTangle Intelligence lets news outlets compare their different accounts peformance on up to five social accounts within any one social app, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit. Publishers can then see which... Read More
Mashable
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If you thought that the internet had a chance of becoming a nicer place at any point in the near future, it might be time to give up hope. "Harassment, trolls, and an overall tone of griping, distrust, and disgust" will stay the norm on the internet over the next decade, experts told the Pew Research Center in a new report . The Pew Research Center and the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University surveyed about 1,500 technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders in July and August 2016 for the study, and the results are pretty demoralizing. Forty-two percent of respondents thought the internet would stay the same sometimes less-than-pleasant place over the next 10 years, while another 39 percent said they thought the internet would become a more negative environment. Just under 20 percent of experts thought the internet had any chance of getting better over the next decade when it comes to harassment and trolling.
Mashable
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The three Star Wars prequel movies are finding redemption in the most unlikely location: dank memes on Reddit. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were pilloried when they were released (in 1999, 2002 and 2005, respectively). All were critically panned at the time for poor dialogue, uneven plots, cardboard characters and an over-reliance on special effects. At the same time, the prequels were all box office blockbusters and introduced an entire generation to Star Wars fandom. Now those kids who thrilled to Jar Jar Binks are in their 20s and making their presence known. They're able to laugh about the prequels and love them at the same time. Read more... More about Memes , Star Wars , and Entertainment
Daily Express - Life
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A PICTURE of a woman sunbathing has gone viral but can you spot why? The image has had millions of views on sites including BoredPanda, Reddit and Imgur thanks to a special item lurking in the background.
Daily Mail - USA
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In a new thread on Reddit, users have spoken candidly about their biggest regrets of their lives. The old saying goes 'it is the things you don't do in life that you most regret' and many users found this to be true.
Techradar
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The change has prompted a number of mods, but were fans of this one by reddit user Persian_Assassin, which appears to have neatly fit the original design into the 2017 controller. Were not sure if this counts as a mod per se, but after reports started to emerge of Switch docks scratching the consoles screen, enterprising users began to create fabric covers to protect their screens from the hard plastic dock. The covers range from simple Mario logos to more complicated Zelda designs, but all should be more than sufficient to keep your screen scratch free.
Techradar
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Were just hours away from the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus , but it seems some Samsung employees may be getting ahead of themselves, as a user guide that appears to be for the S8 has been posted on Samsungs official download center . The file has since been removed, but not before Reddit users made a note of the key information, which, as you might expect, includes a lot of details about Bixby (Samsung's AI assistant). This can be launched either by pressing the dedicated Bixby key or simply saying Bixby, and you can then speak or type your request. Theres also Hello Bixby, which is a screen that shows you reminders, alarms and weather forecasts all in one place, as well as providing other information and suggested apps and functions based on your routine. And with Bixby Vision you can scan objects or images to get information on them or translate text.
TIME - Top Stories
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Luckily, one dedicated Reddit user has laid out a theory for how that is possible. The village of Villaneuve is caught in the Enchantress' curse as well, Hainted wrote. In other words, the enchantress didn't just erase memories of the prince and his castle; she also locked the village in a time loop'...When the curse is broken, none of the servants are younger than the people they left behind in the village. If the village experienced the normal passage of time they would have been much older than the servants. The Redditor goes on to describe how a time loop also explains both Belle's daily routine and the villagers' attitude toward her. [Belle is] able to walk through a crowded marketplace without looking. She knows exactly when everyone wakes up every morning. She talks about the baker having the exact same tray of goods every day, they wrote.
BoingBoing
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The operators of the ocean-floor exploring vehicle E/V Nautilus chanced across this absolutely adorable googly-eyed purple cuttlefish, so what they they do? They spent the next five minutes making fun of it! [via Reddit ] The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. Rossia pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California, most commonly seen up to 300m deep, but specimens have been collected at 1000m depth. E/V Nautilus is exploring the ocean studying biology, geology, archeology, and more.
The Full Signal
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Richard Goodwin 28/03/2017 - 1:08pm Apple’s iPhone 8 might actually be called the iPhone Pro. I love Reddit. I spend hours on the site, reading about all kinds of stuff. It’s great for technology news, opinions and rants as well as leaks about upcoming films and pretty much everything else in between. The iPhone 8 – or, iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 – will launch inside Q4. Investors are now starting to get VERY bullish about Apple ahead of this year’s iPhone launch. JPMorgan, for one, is very excited by the prospect of a completely new design for Apple’s iPhone. "We are adding Apple to the AFL [analyst focus list] and materially raising our forecasts due to what we believe is high pent-up replacement demand heading into the 10th anniversary iPhone cycle this year," analyst Rod Hall wrote in a note to clients Sunday. "Multiple iPhone 'Pro' features including 3D facial scanning, a glass heavy design, and a structured-light-enabled camera look likely to us and should drive users to upgrade phones that are older, on average, than they have been for four years.
Daily Mail - USA
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The Event Chronicle
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We've witnessed overwhelming evidence that mainstream news only protects and covers up the grossly criminal actions of the Clintons and Obamas, while regularly engaging in libellous accusations against Donald Trump. Bottom line, MSM's role as the liberal left's propaganda machine is to constantly lie and create only fake news rather than reveal the honest truth. That's why Congress and Obama rushed through censorship legislation less than a month prior to the traitor leaving office, handing over bogus authority to their prostitutes Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and MSM to eliminate the only truthful news source left to the people the independent media. Flat out denial and looking the other way while pedophiles in our government continue harming our children is simply the above enlisted prostitutes following their marching orders from the pedophiles in charge.
Mashable
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It's a theory as old as time. The live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has stayed true to the source material for the most part. But, the movie does contain some new twists and turns in order to distinguish itself from its cartoon predecessor. Warning: if you haven't seen the movie already there are minor spoilers ahead. SEE ALSO: 'Beauty and the Beast' director reveals Disney's first openly gay character At the end film it is revealed that the cursed servants of Beast's castle actually have some long lost family members living in the village like Mrs. Potts' husband and Cogsworth's wife. We learn at the beginning of the movie that it has been at least 10 years since the curse had been placed on Beast and his servants and, while the curse doesn't allow them to age, it seems unlikely that their family members would stay the same age as well. Read more... More about Reddit , Beauty And The Beast , Watercooler , and Watercooler
Daily Mail - USA
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Daily Mail - Home
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In a new thread on Reddit user rosyregrets asked: 'Redditors in arranged marriages, what is it really like?' Many admissions came from those who admitted to originally being opposed to the idea but had learned to love their partner.
South China Morning Post
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Its easier to be an annoying conversationalist than it is to be a skilled one. Who wants to listen to the other person when you could instead talk endlessly about yourself, or pretend youre listening when youre really scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Over on Quora and Reddit, users are having an ongoing vent session, sharing the conversation behaviours they find most irksome. Below, weve rounded up some of the most cringeworthy so you know exactly...
Daily Mail - USA
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Hundreds of people took to Reddit to share the most terrifying thing they had ever experienced in a spine-chilling thread that is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge Over the past week or so, Ubisoft's For Honor has faced criticism for the sheer amount of unlockable content it offers players, which one Reddit user calculated would cost over £600 or 5,200 gameplay hours to access . Ubisoft Montreal Game Director Damien Kieken addressed those concerns in a lengthy livestreamed video conversation . The main thrust of his argument? "We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game." To Kieken, the idea of unlocking absolutely everything available in For Honor "doesn't really make any sense. We applied RPG mechanics on top of the game... it's like in an RPG, let's say World of Warcraft , you would never try to unlock everything for all the characters of the whole game. It's the same thing in any MOBAs, you're not trying to unlock all the content for all the heroes in your game." It's interesting that Kieken compares the $60 For Honor to two genres that are usually free to play these days (or occasionally offered on a monthly subscription plan).
Hackaday
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Musician [Mari Lesteberg] is making music that paints pictures. Or maybe she's making pictures that paint music. It's complicated. Check out the video (embedded below) and you'll see what we mean. The result is half Chinese scroll painting, and half musical score, and they go great together. Lots of MIDI recorders/players use the piano roll as a model for input time scrolls off to the side, and a few illuminated pixels represent a note played. She's using the pixels to paint pictures as well: waves on a cartoon river make an up-and-down arpeggio. That's a (musical) hack. And she's not the only person making MIDI drawings. You'll find a lot more on reddit . Of course, one could do the same thing with silent pixels just set a note to play with a volume of zero but that's cheating and no fun at all. As far as we can tell, you can hear every note that's part of the scrolling image.