'Star Trek Discovery' premiere review: Smart, serious sci-fi on a slow burn - 51分前  Mashable

Star Trek history was made Sunday night, and not just because of Sonequa Martin-Green — who, as Michael Burnham, became the pioneering black female protagonist this franchise deserves. (Seriously, the camera can't get enough of her, delivering epic hero shot after epic hero shot.)  It's more than that. For the first time in the history of Star Trek, we're not getting an introduction to the main location of a show in its first episode. The equivalent of the Enterprise, or the Voyager, or the space station known as DS9, doesn't show up yet. Your cozy familiar template for a spacebound...more
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A year after Colin Kaepernick's first protest, his absence looms larger than ever - 3時間前  Mashable

It's strange to look back on it now, as the U.S. president scolds the NFL for a perceived lack of patriotism, but when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem first draw attention last year, the football world was hardly overwhelmed. Everyone from superstar quarterback Drew Brees to Kaepernick's old coach Jim Harbaugh to 49ers legend Jerry Rice clucked their tongues about his supposed disrespect for the flag. A report months after Kaepernick had opted into free agency claimed some team executives had come to "genuinely hate" him. SEE ALSO: The fi...more
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#TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution - 6時間前  Mashable

An unprecedented number of NFL players kneeled or otherwise protested during pre-game national anthems this Sunday after Donald Trump spent his weekend feuding with the league over the peaceful act. The hashtag #TakeAKnee (and a variant, #TakeTheKnee) trended on Twitter all day Saturday and Sunday as players and some team owners and front offices defied the president's repeated attacks with public statements and on-field shows of solidarity. And despite players' repeated explanations of the intention behind their decision to kneel or raise a fist, it seems there's still a lot of (sometimes wil...more
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Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off - 6時間前  Mashable

Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off.  Sure, he's already on the bad side of plenty of Americans: immigrants, women, minorities, generally any decent people. Now, we can add professional athletes to the list. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The president has whipped up what is perhaps his most bizarre and misguided controversy yet, calling any football player that protests a "son of a bitch" and separately going after NBA superstar Steph Curry. His comments immediately led to broad condemnation from U.S. professional ath...more
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'Silicon Valley' shows how ridiculous the new iPhone X truly is - 6時間前  Mashable

Sometimes, it takes the cast of Silicon Valley to poke fun at the real world Silicon Valley. While the show masterfully ribs its own version of tech industry, a new cut from Funny or Die mashed scenes from Silicon Valley with Apple's iPhone keynote to reveal the ridiculousness that is the IRL iPhone X.  Sure, the iPhone X is an impressive phone (it better be with that price tag), but the way Apple fans praise anything the company does is something we should all call out and laugh at. While cool, Animoji is not the breakthrough technology we need (or want) right now.  Read more... Mor...more
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Is Nintendo the most 'punk' video game company? We asked Reggie Fils-Aime. - 8時間前  Mashable

"Nintendo and the Switch are really punk." Those are the words from the industry's most-recognized punk (or post-punk) video game developer: Goichi Suda. He told me his perspective on Nintendo and its newest piece of hardware — the Switch — when I sat down to ask him about his own image as the "punk rock" developer of games. SEE ALSO: The ‘punk rock’ developer of the video game industry But, really? Nintendo? The guys with their Marios and their Pikachus? Punk? Apparently. "Nintendo have been making consoles for years," Suda said. "With a lot of other companies, console...more
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Download this: Ikea's AR app lets you preview furniture before you buy - 8時間前  Mashable

Apple dropped iOS 11 this week and, in addition to a load of new features, the update brings the first wave of augmented reality apps created using the company's new ARKit tech.  But one of the best use cases of ARkit so far is not a game or an app to make your selfies more interesting: It's from Ikea.  SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11 Called Ikea Place, the app uses Apple's augmented reality technology to help make Ikea shopping a little less painful. It uses your phone's camera to quickly scan a room — you'll need iOS 11, but not an iPhone 8 or iPhone X to use it —...more
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Little girl has no idea how to use a GameBoy because it doesn't have a touchscreen - 9時間前  Mashable

Prepare to feel old. Picking up an old Game Boy will likely fill most with pure nostalgia. Toss it into the hands of today's youth and they'll likely be utterly confused. The problem? Most kids play games on tablets or phones, which all have touch screens. Watch as this little girl tries her very best to use the screen on this Game Boy Color, much to the enjoyment of her father.  [h/t:Reddit] Read more... More about Gaming, Funny, Parenting, Kids, and Culture
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Former astronaut and NFL player bashes Trump with the perfect takedown - 10時間前  Mashable

Leland Melvin — former astronaut, NFL player, engineer, author, and owner of the best damn official NASA photo of all time — shared a perfect takedown of President Donald Trump to his Facebook page on Saturday. In his post, Melvin condemned Trump for many of his recent actions, calling them both "boorish and disgusting." The post touches on multiple incidents, including Trump's NFL-connected attacks on free speech, his tweet which depicted violence against Hillary Clinton, his comments after protesters clashed with racists in Charlottesville last month, and just his general pettine...more
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Stevie Wonder takes to his knees in solidarity after Trump's NFL remarks - 11時間前  Mashable

It's not just NFL players who are taking knees. Legendary musician Stevie Wonder knelt down on both during a festival in New York on Saturday evening. "Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America," Wonder said as his son, Kwame Morris, assisted him at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park. "But not just one knee, I'm taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our futures, our leaders of the globe, and our world." By dropping to his knees, Wonder joined the growing list of people showing their solidarity after President Donald Trump said that owners of NFL teams should fire playe...more
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'Outlander' episode 3 makes one huge change from the books; showrunner Ron Moore explains why - 1時間前  Mashable

This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 3, "All Debts Paid." Episode 3 of Outlander Season 3 is a pretty big deal for fans of Diana Gabaldon's novels: Not only does it reintroduce a pivotal character in Lord John William Grey (all grown up and decidedly more dashing than the last time we saw him in Season 2), but also closes the chapter on Claire and Frank's tumultuous relationship in surprisingly poignant fashion. While the show has to omit or streamline countless plot points from the novels in the adaptation process (including cutting Jamie's trip to seals' isle — ...more
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Man's encounter with bears is the most Canadian thing you’ll ever see - 6時間前  Mashable

If a bear happens to enter your yard, experts say you should attempt to scare it away with loud noises, creating a negative experience for the wild animal. This way, bears won't lose their fear in humans, which can become incredibly dangerous.  Jordan Cote took a more polite approach.  "How a Canadian responds to wildlife," Cote wrote on Facebook along with a video which shows him politely asking a mama bear and her two cubs to please move along.  "I need you guys to go, OK?" Cote says to the three bears. When they start to walk away he thanks them, before a final sendoff. "Hope...more
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Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night - 6時間前  Mashable

'Moona' is a water-based system that regulates the temperature of your pillow. It connects to an app that tracks your motion throughout the night, and adjusts the temperature accordingly. Cool water is pumped through the system to induce sleepiness, and warm water to gently wake you.  Read more...More about Apple, Iphone, Smartphones, Mashable Video, and Apps And Software
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Walmart wants to deliver groceries to your fridge while you're not home - 6時間前  Mashable

Walmart is now offering to stock your fridge for you—even if you're not home.  The big-box giant is teaming with a smart lock startup called August Home to test a service in which workers would use a temporary door code to deliver groceries straight to your kitchen. "Think about that—someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away," Walmart vp Sloan Eddleston wrote in a blog post announcing the test. "This may not be for everyone–and certainly not right away–but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests." SEE ALSO: Walmart is ge...more
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Trump’s buddy Tom Brady links arm with teammate during national anthem - 8時間前  Mashable

The NFL vs. President Donald Trump showdown is really heating up now that Trump's good buddy Tom Brady is getting involved.  The 45th U.S. president called on NFL owners to fire any players that kneel or protest during the pre-game national anthem at a rally on Friday. Unfortunately for Trump, he overlooked the fact that peaceful protest is a form of speech that is protected under the First Amendment.  This overstep from the nation's highest office caused multiple NFL players and others to lash out against Trump, who later suggested a boycott of the NFL on Twitter.  SEE ALSO: Co...more
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Darren Aronofsky 'mother!' AMA left us with more questions than answers - 8時間前  Mashable

Well, we may never get the answers to our most burning (see what I did there?) mother! questions. On his Reddit AMA, director Darren Aronofsky did his best to remain both vague and overly explicit about the most divisive movie of the year. Aronofsky, best known for his other enigmatic films like Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, answered a few posts straightforwardly. Most notably, he answered whether mother! could be considered a comedy, if he was considering adapting it onto the stage, and what the hell that bathroom creature was. Image: reddit Image: redditCertainly, it seems like mot...more
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576 border collies gathered together for a borking good time - 9時間前  Mashable

A magical thing happened on Sunday: 576 border collies with smiling faces gathered together, apparently breaking the unofficial record for the most border collies in one place at one time. The event, which was put on by the Border Collie Owners of South Australia, was held in Willaston Oval. The group confirmed on its Facebook page that 576 collies attended the event (though we have to admit, we see some Australian shepherds in there, but we're not judging because they're all good dogs). SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the epitome of friendship goals According to the Australia outlet News.com, th...more
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#TakeAKnee protests spread to the MLB for the first time last night - 9時間前  Mashable

President Trump might not have mentioned Major League Baseball during his weekend attack on professional sports, but players were listening all the same.  The day after Trump's rally speech in Alabama, in which he called out football players for taking a knee during the national anthem, Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first professional baseball player to join the protest, which aims to shine a light on lingering racial inequality in America.  SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockBefore Saturd...more
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The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest - 10時間前  Mashable

Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump began vocally lashing out at NFL players, some of those players struck back on the field.  During an Alabama rally for senatorial candidate Luther Strange, Trump went way off script and began calling any football players who took a knee during the national anthem a "son of a bitch." He doubled down on this hardly-veiled attack on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday with a series of tweets that called on owners to fire any player who didn't stand during the song. SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant...more
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Cry your eyes out with these five essential 'This Is Us' episodes - 11時間前  Mashable

Maybe you started watching This Is Us because you craved a new drama. Maybe you missed Parenthood or couldn't resist Milo Ventimiglia Sterling K. Brown. Whatever the reason, millions of viewers tuned in for NBC's breakout drama of the 2016-2017 season, and the Pearsons became the most adored family on American television. Season 2 returns in a few days, so here are the best episodes to watch (and rewatch) before we dive back in. SEE ALSO: Sterling K. Brown's excellent Emmys speech was completed backstage, after it was cut off 1. Episode 1, "Pilot" Meet the Big Three: Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevi...more
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