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Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 23 min ago
Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.
Categories: Health

Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 31 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests.
Categories: Health

Anthony Scaramucci recalls brief time in the White House through terrible dance

Mashable - 1 hour 39 min ago

Anthony Scaramucci, that dude who served as President Donald Trump's Communications Director for a whopping ten full days, is back. And for some reason, he's dancing.

To promote his upcoming book, Trump The Blue-Collar President, the Mooch recalled his short run in the Trump administration through interpretive dance for a very embarrassing video with the New York Post

SEE ALSO: Obama shut down Scaramucci so hard in 2010 he's probably still shook

After a bit of swearing, Scaramucci introduces his interpretive dance segment, "Mooch Moves," which he claims represents his days in the White House. Read more...

More about Video, Politics, Culture, New York Post, and Anthony Scaramucci
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This 'Devil May Cry' bundle costs $8,000, which is honestly stupid

Mashable - 1 hour 46 min ago

It's one thing to drop a couple hundred bucks on a special edition video game bundle. It's another thing to spend thousands.

For the most diehard Dante fans out there, Capcom is offering a few different Ultra Limited Edition Devil May Cry 5 bundles that range from 600,000 to 900,000 yen, which is about $5,300 to $8,000. That is way too much money.

SEE ALSO: 'Soulcalibur 6' character creator can be used to give everyone gigantic penises

Capcom's official online store for Japan just opened its reservation period Monday for the big bundles (along with a handful of other, more reasonably priced bundles), so you can check them out and put your name down if you're interested. Read more...

More about Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 5, Entertainment, and Gaming
Categories: IT General, Technology

The '1 alcoholic bev' meme is Too Real, but in a good way

Mashable - 1 hour 46 min ago

If you've ever decided you "weren't going to get political tonight," then embarked on a monologue about single payer after one (1) wine, this one's for you.

The "1 alcoholic bev" meme, which is making the rounds on Twitter at the moment, admits what we don't often talk about: It only takes one drink for us to go ever-so-slightly off the rails. 

Or embrace our authentic selves, depending on your perspective.

SEE ALSO: Moth memes will light up your life

omg i'm so boring
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📏 (1 alcoholic bev)
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📏
📍let's dance on this bar

— Jake O'lantern (@JakeBeTweeting) October 21, 2018 Read more...

More about Twitter, Memes, Social Media, Culture, and Web Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Instant Pot Ultra 8 is on sale at Amazon for a whopping $60 off, the best deal we've ever seen

Mashable - 1 hour 49 min ago

Instant Pot deals may come and go, but this one is the lowest price we've ever seen for this particular model and it has us all sorts of excited. Could this be an indicator for what might be coming our way this Black Friday? 

SEE ALSO: 7 of the best drip coffee makers to get your caffeine fix at home

Whether you're the family's personal chef, or can't quite find your way out of a box of mac and cheese (ahem, that's me), the Instant Pot is a great tool to have in the kitchen. It's super simple, with easy-to-understand programs and buttons, meaning just about anyone can use it without problems.  Read more...

More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, Shopping Solo, Instant Pot, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Discovery, PGA Tour to launch video streaming platform

Technology News (Reuters) - 1 hour 58 min ago
The PGA Tour and pay TV operator Discovery Inc unveiled a live and on-demand video-streaming service on Monday that will allow golf fans access to nearly 150 tournaments annually.
Categories: Technology

The best VPNs according to the Reddit community

Mashable - 2 hours 15 min ago

Would you be cool if someone leaked your entire Google history to the government? How about if your internet provider made it so that one episode of The Bake Off took an hour to load?

If you've had a crisis about anything related to the above, you've probably given some thought to getting a VPN.

SEE ALSO: 6 of the best paid and free VPNs in the UK

We know you've seen loads of VPN reviews from experts across the board, including from our tech team at Mashable. But if you wanted a raw opinion — or thousands of them — from people with absolutely no filter, there's only one place to go: Reddit.

Because who better to ask about the best private networks than the people who experiment with them all day, every day? Read more...

More about Tech, Software, Vpn, Nordvpn, and Purevpn
Categories: IT General, Technology

Stephen King is letting these kids make a film adaption of his story for $1

Mashable - 2 hours 20 min ago

For anyone hoping to make their mark in the world of horror movies, you'd think a Stephen King adaption would pretty much be the holy grail.

For some students at Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales, UK, though, it's a reality.

SEE ALSO: 13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

The Academy recently signed a contract to adapt "Stationary Bike", a short story featured in King's collection Just After Sunset. And they only had to pay $1 to do it.

"We knew already that Stephen King was excellent at supporting education establishments," tutor Kevin Phillips explained to Mashable. "[And] we came across this website where, actually, he releases many of his short stories for adaption, you know non-profit of course." Read more...

More about Stephen King, Entertainment, Books, and Movies Tv Shows
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Google apparently hired the Night King from GoT to pitch Chromebook

Mashable - 2 hours 21 min ago

Are you a commander of an undead army? Do you have the right tools to organize said army in order to invade the lands of Westeros? Do you, really?

It's not April Fools, and yet it feels like it. 

Google has launched a new marketing campaign for its Chromebook computers, and it involves the White Walkers and the Night King, who, apparently, can't do its thing without a Chromebook. 

SEE ALSO: This 1979 George RR Martin short story could hold a clue to the end of 'Game of Thrones'

And yeah, as you might imagine coming from Google, the campaign is nerdy. In the video below, the Night King is doing a presentation, with Foreigner's Cold as Ice playing in the background.  Read more...

More about Google, Game Of Thrones, Chromebook, White Walkers, and Night King
Categories: IT General, Technology

Kellogg to bring back Honey Smacks cereal after Salmonella scare

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 28 min ago
Kellogg Co said on Monday it would bring back Honey Smacks cereal on U.S. retailer shelves in November, months after it pulled the product due to a Salmonella scare.
Categories: Health

Apple fans, rejoice — there is so much on sale this week: Shop all tablet and laptop deals

Mashable - 2 hours 32 min ago

Halloween is right around the corner and there are some "scary" good deals on laptops and tablets happening right now from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

For all the Apple fans (raises hand), there's plenty to choose from this week. 

There's the Apple iPad (5th generation) with WiFi and 32GB of storage for $197.99, marked down from $329.99. If you want something with more flexible use, there's the latest model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi, cellular, and 64GB of storage (Verizon) for $579.99. 

But for those of you who need a proper laptop, there a few MacBooks available, too. You can get the Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air for $862 (marked down from $1,398) if space is going to be an issue. Or, there's the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar for $2499.99 (marked down from $3,299.99) if you want to experience the latest and greatest in Apple tech. Read more...

More about Ipad, Samsung, Tablets, Hp, and Lenovo
Categories: IT General, Technology

Uber, Ola drivers strike in India, demanding higher fares

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 34 min ago
Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai, on Monday, demanding higher fares to meet rising fuel costs that are eating away at their incomes.
Categories: Technology

What it was like to film the church fight in 'Daredevil' Season 3

Mashable - 2 hours 38 min ago

Marvel's Daredevil is known for its intense and memorable fight scenes, and Season 3 is packed with fantastic butt-kicking action. This exclusive featurette shows what it was like shooting that face-off in the church between Daredevil and Bullseye, and it looks like it was as intense behind the camera as the final product is in the show. 

You got flying candles, bloody stunt doubles, Charlie Cox doing some of his own stunts — and all of this going down at three in the morning in a real Manhattan church. Crime never sleeps. Neither does the cast of Daredevil, apparently.  Read more...

More about Daredevil, Daredevil Season 3, Netflix Daredevil, Daredevil Church Fight, and Bullseye Daredevil
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Best gifts for gamers who don't want to be walking billboards

Mashable - 2 hours 43 min ago

Just because someone you love likes to play video games doesn't mean they want to walk around town looking like a gamer.

You know the kind of look I'm talking about — a shirt with Mario on it, a pair of Sonic the Hedgehog shoes, an Overwatch hat, a mug that says something like "I'd rather be building additional pylons" on it. That kind of style is cool with a lot of people, but for some gamers that kind of overtly game-y merch is just too much.

SEE ALSO: PlayStation Classic is Sony's new throwback games console

This gift guide is for the sensible gamer, the kind that wants to display their appreciation of games but not be too obvious about it, and maybe even get a stylish without looking like a billboard. This is the gift guide for gamers who don't want to loudly pronounce to the world that they're gamers. Read more...

More about Gift Guide, Gift Guide 2018, Gift Guide 2018, Entertainment, and Gaming
Categories: IT General, Technology

Netflix unveils $2 billion debt issue to fund new content

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 48 min ago
Netflix Inc announced its third tap of debt markets in a year on Monday, aiming to raise about $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in original shows and acquiring content to fend off intensifying competition.
Categories: Technology

Ken M and the lost art of 'do no harm' trolling

Mashable - 2 hours 48 min ago

It's Troll Week on Mashable. Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet trolling. 

As the internet tells it, the greatest troll of all time is Kenneth McCarthy, a copywriter in Brooklyn who has spent years leaving bewildering comments on news articles and brand pages under the name "Ken M."

Unlike many troll personas, Ken M is not a mean guy. In fact, the character is pretty harmless. He's just an ill-informed old dude who likes to hang around the Chef Boyardee Facebook page, do a few earnest posts, maybe confuse potatoes for lobster.

"He'd probably spend a large amount of time in his garage on his Dell computer, talking to people in the news comments section. He is oblivious to their hostility," McCarthy said in a phone interview. "He'd also spend a lot of time with his little grandson who, it's implied, is at least as dumb as he is." Read more...

More about Reddit, Social Media, Trolls, Troll Week, and Ken M
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8 of the best waffle makers to help you win breakfast

Mashable - 2 hours 58 min ago

Tired of the same-old cereal or scrambled eggs for breakfast every morning? One of the most versatile (but often overlooked) kitchen appliances is the humble waffle maker.

From making classic Belgian and flavored waffles, to cooking up waffle-shaped savory breakfasts like potato pancakes, whipping up breakfast in your waffle maker can make a hectic morning meal a lot easier (and more delicious) to deal with. 

SEE ALSO: 7 of the best drip coffee makers to get your caffeine fix at home

It may seem surprising, but there is a wide range of waffle-making products out there with a number of unique features, from appliances that make waffles imprinted with cartoon characters to portable mini waffle machines. But which one is right for you? Here, we’ve rounded up the highest-rated waffle machines and irons online, so you can be on your way to making delicious, picture-perfect breakfasts—or desserts. Read more...

More about Waffles, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Lifestyle, and Consumer Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Best deals for Oct. 22: Save on Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, KitchenAid, Sony Blu-ray players, Echo Show, and more

Mashable - 3 hours 5 min ago

With the start of a new week, we rounded up the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy on top kitchen gear, amazing Blu-ray players, scary horror movies, and handy Amazon devices. We also have deals on adult learning classes from Udemy. If you ever wanted to learn web design and coding, now is your chance.

SEE ALSO: Transfer your handwritten notes to your computer with this genius pen

First up, Amazon has deals on a number of kitchen appliances, such as save $60 on Instant Pot, which is on sale for $119.95, while KitchenAid's Deluxe 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is discounted to $229.00, or $100 off its list price, at Walmart. In addition, Whirlpool's 1.7 cubic feet over-the-range microwave is now $90 off and priced at $179.99 at Best Buy. Read more...

More about Blu Ray Player, Echo Show, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, and Instant Pot
Categories: IT General, Technology

Harry and Meghan are rocking SuperdrySport, and you should be too

Mashable - 3 hours 19 min ago

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can do no wrong at the moment and that also seems to apply to how they dress. Whether it's for a fancy charity function, or mucking around at a sporting event, they get it right. It just works.

SEE ALSO: Prince Harry climbs the Sydney Harbour Bridge because he's basically Spider-Man

Case in point: When Harry and Meghan were recently photographed at the Invictus Games in Sydney, both sporting the Invictus Games Foundation Kit produced by SuperDry whilst taking in the sailing.

You don't need to be a royal to rock this look. SuperdrySport have a wide range of athleisure wear that's available to all. Read more...

More about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Superdry, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo
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