Want to try CBD? Get 25% off CBD oil and isolate powder from BlueBird Botanicals with this code.

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:17

CBD talk has been so prevalent on the internet (and in Coca-Cola meetings) recently, it's nearly impossible to not be at least a little curious as to why it's garnering so much attention.

Stress relief, anxiety relief, and help falling asleep are just a few of the claims aboard the benefits hype train. If you want to learn more, do a deep dive and read all about here.

If you want to test the waters for yourself, do it with a trusted brand: Bluebird Botanicals has been a top player in the game since 2012 and is offering 25% off the best-selling original strength extract oils and CBD isolate powder — just use code original25. (If you're an experienced user, this is a clutch chance to stock up on the cheap.) Read more...

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Obama advises men to avoid toxic masculine behavior

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:59

At the fifth anniversary celebration for "My Brother's Keeper Challenge," the former U.S. president said the idea of men dominating others to prove themselves is in the past. Read more...

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Huawei committed to Canadian investment despite CFO arrest: chairman

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:39
Huawei Chairman Liang Hua said on Thursday the company is committed to increasing investment in Canada despite the arrest of its chief financial officer by Canadian police at the request of the United States last December.
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The first trailer for Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' reboot will creep you the hell out

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:18

"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity..." — now, with Jordan Peele at the helm. 

The first trailer for CBS's new take on the legendary sci-fi series, The Twilight Zone, hit the web Thursday afternoon, revealing a stellar cast and a few vague plot points for where the dark anthology will be taking us this April.

While we're thrilled to be getting a glimpse at the highly hyped project (and Peele's creepy Rod Serling vibes), we have so many new questions. 

A brief list: Why is the cute boy from The Predator pulling a full The Shining? What is happening to poor, sweet Adam Scott? Where is Kumail Nanjiani's non-existent dog? Is Archie Andrews' dad the new Jim Hopper? Will Glenn from The Walking Dead be evil now? And how is this not happening sooner?! Read more...

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'The Haunting of Hill House' renewed as anthology, big Season 2 clue teased

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:04

Netflix has conjured up a second season of last fall's buzzy, spooky drama The Haunting of Hill House. 

It will be helmed once again by creator Mike Flanagan but don't expect to see the Crain family at the center of Season 1 to be the focus. Season 2, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, will comprise of an entirely different story based on Henry James's gothic novella The Turn of the Screw. 

This essentially labels Hill House as a horror anthology. 

You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in

— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019 Read more...

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'Pictionary Air' modernizes a classic game in a futuristic way

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:54

Pictionary without anything to write on seems like it wouldn't work. Well, you haven't seen Pictionary Air.

Pictionary Air is the latest iteration of the classic group game, eschewing the tried-and-true pencils and papers of the past for a more modern version of drawing. Using an air pen and an app, Pictionary Air players sketch their creations out of thin air that other players can see on screen.


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Everything coming to Netflix in March 2019

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:51

Only a streaming service as awesome as Netflix could make a month as boring as March hype-worthy. Here's what's streaming!

For a feel-good series practically designed to make you burst into tears, look no further than Queer Eye: Season 3. The Fab Five are back to tackle more makeovers, this time in Kansas City, Missouri. 

For a not-so-feel-good series practically designed to stress you out beyond recognition, try How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5. It's Viola Davis. It's Shonda Rhimes. This pitch writes itself. Streaming 3/30.

SEE ALSO: 'Umbrella Academy' sets Netflix's new heroes in a delightfully bonkers family dramedy Read more...

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Best Samsung Galaxy pre-order deals: S10, S10+, and S10e

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:49

After nearly a decade of tweaking the Galaxy lineup, Samsung has created the most exciting phone that the company has seen in, well, forever.

No, seriously — Android has never seen anything like the Samsung Galaxy S10. It's finally available for pre-order, and come March 8, it could be in your hands. Preorders are live through March 7, when the phone will be available online and in stores.

SEE ALSO: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+

The S10 comes in three models: The S10 itself, the bigger S10+, and the cheaper S10e. The line features edge-to-edge display (curved on the S10 and S10+) and essentially non-existent bezels, an FHD+ default resolution (they're the first HDR+ certified phone screens, actually), three cameras including an ultra-wide one, Wireless PowerShare charging, and lightning fast OnePlus performance with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 885 chip. Even Apple diehards can probably agree that the Galaxy S10 is the best-looking phone they've ever seen. Read more...

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Samsung Wants You to Love the Galaxy Fold… But Not to Buy It

How-To Geek - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:45


It’s finally here! Samsung’s folding-screen phone, the Next Big Thing that will ignite the imaginations and empty wallets all over the smartphone world! Or, more probably, not.

The Galaxy Fold is an aspirational device, like a flagship supercar or an ultra-rare luxury watch. It’s the phone you drool over, but not the one you buy. Samsung knows this—it’s hard to imagine that they don’t, with a price tag that makes even Apple’s most expensive iPhone look cheap by comparison. And they’re fine with it. Because the Galaxy Fold is a massive gamble from one of the only phone manufacturers that can make it. And however this product cycle plays out, Samsung wins.

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Samsung gave the Galaxy Fold pride of place in its pre-Mobile World Congress press event, with both the event’s tagline and the lead position secured for the daring new design. But it isn’t the one that Samsung is actually invested in: that is, obviously, the Galaxy S10. Look no further than the presenters if you need evidence.

The Galaxy Fold was introduced by a vice president of the marketing department. But when Samsung CEO DJ Koh came out, brandishing a brief demo of the Galaxy Fold hardware, it was the Galaxy S10+ that he personally introduced.

Samsung’s CEO personally introduced the Galaxy S10+, not the Galaxy Fold. Samsung

That’s because, this year as every year, Samsung’s going to sell a hell of a lot of Galaxy S phones. Even with the alarming price increases (roughly in step with Samsung’s only major competitor, Apple), carrier promotions and financing options will ease the financial pain of that cool new model. But even someone who might be able to justify a $1000 hit to their budget would be reticent to double it for the Fold.

Want more evidence? The Fold uses a tiny (by modern standards) 4.6-inch front screen, presumably so small on such a large device because Samsung needed every cubic millimeter to cram in other hardware around that interior hinge and massive screen. And even so, the Galaxy Fold isn’t getting the best of Samsung’s newest doohickeys, aside from its massive interior screen.

Ultrasonic fingerprint reader integrated into the screen? Nope, it has a side-mounted reader, like a phone from eight years ago. Reverse wireless charging that can give your Galaxy Buds a boost? Nope, not mentioned at all. While the S10 has a maximum of a terabyte of onboard storage, the Galaxy Fold is limited to 512GB, despite a massive 12GB of RAM. The phone doesn’t even get the Galaxy S10’s signature new feature, the “hole punch” for the camera—the interior screen just uses a massive cutout for its dual cameras.


So what does all of this mean? It means that Samsung isn’t concerned with making the Galaxy Fold the be-all, end-all smartphone in every possible measure. Because it doesn’t need to be. The S10+ plus is the phone they’re marketing to enthusiasts, to people who want something on par with (or better than) the latest iPhone or Pixel. By contrast, the Galaxy Fold is a classic aspirational product: the one you want on everyone’s mind, even if no one can afford it. Or even justify it.

Think about this in terms of cars. If you’re a car buff, you know about the Ford GT, the Dodge Viper, the Nissan “Skyline” GT-R. Those are the cars you drool over, maybe even take a test drive of the dealership’s loaner if you’re feeling daring. But even if you could scrape together the monthly payments, you know you’d regret it the first time you tried to actually put a full load of groceries in the trunk, or the third time you filled up the gas tank in a week.

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Consumer Reports pulls its Tesla Model 3 recommendation

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:45

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't going to like thisConsumer Reports announced Thursday that it is no longer recommending the Tesla Model 3 all-electric sedan.

This comes less than a year after it earned the coveted "Recommended" label from the review organization. Last May, within a week, CR went from saying it couldn't recommend the vehicle to giving it a full recommendation after Tesla improved the car's brakes.

SEE ALSO: Tesla's fart mode is a real gem

The decision is based on results from CR's Annual Auto Reliability Survey. It found, after a survey of 500,000 vehicle owners, that the car was one of several that showed "declining reliability." Read more...

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Sorry, Trump. 6G is not a thing.

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:44

Did the President just add a digit to a concept he doesn't understand to make it sound even better? 

Trump, as he does, tweeted some out-of-left-field flim-flam Thursday morning, in advance of his trade talks with China. Now, it's always wise to gird your loins whenever Trump ventures into technology concepts, but this morning was special. 

SEE ALSO: 5 things to know about 5G

Not only did Trump push for the deployment of 5G technology, but he also advocated for "6G" — a technology that does not exist.

I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on.........

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019

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Save up to $500 off the MacBook Air with deals on Amazon, B&H Photo Video

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:37

We all struggle to find the perfect location to get work done. An ultra-portable laptop can help you take the office to your favorite coffee shop or bar (depends if you function best on caffeine or booze) and the MacBook Air is still the perfect combo of lightweight and powerful. If you need to take your work away from the office, you've got two choices for a great deal on a MacBook Air today: Save $200 at Amazon and $500 at B&H Photo Video

The latest MacBook Air takes sleek to a new level.

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The first MacBook Air option is for anyone who seeks the latest model with the best hardware. At Amazon, you can save $200 off an Apple MacBook Air with 13-inch Retina display and 256GB of storage for only $1,199. That's if you choose the silver model, but it's the same standard price as a MacBook Air with only 128GB of storageRead more...

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'The Magicians' confirmed the show's best ship and the show is better for it

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:34
Spoilers ahead for The Magicians, up through Season 4's "Escape From the Happy Place."

Syfy’s The Magicians has always been far from the straightest show in television. Its queerness is ever-present, sewn into the fabric of a universe where sex is magic and the relationships between its main characters freely disregard the borders of platonic and romantic love. 

Still, even with the backdrop of polyamorous throuples and gay royals, the primary romance on the show has been that of Quentin Coldwater and Alice Quinn — a heterosexual pairing that has waxed and waned, but until recently remained at the center of many of the show’s plots. Read more...

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Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:10
(Reuters Health) - When influenza-like illnesses spread in the community, death rates go up for patients on dialysis, a new study shows.
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Google Maps takes on opioid crisis with drug disposal search

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:10

In response to the opioid epidemic, Google Maps is adding a search feature meant to help people get rid of unwanted drugs.

Starting Thursday in a seven-state pilot, the navigation app will pull up drug stores and other sites that will dispose of drugs. You can type in "drug drop off" or "medication disposal" and nearby results from 3,500 nationwide locations will come up. 

SEE ALSO: How Google's Jigsaw is trying to detoxify the internet

The goal is to give people a safe way to get rid of drugs — and keep them out of reach of people who might become addicted to them. Google said 53 percent of prescription drug abuse situations start with drugs from family and friends. Read more...

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Whole grains might help ward off liver cancer

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:04
(Reuters Health) - Yet another benefit of eating a diet containing high amounts of whole grains may be a reduced risk of liver cancer, a new U.S. study suggests.
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Video of girl attempting to take photo of her outfit takes a hilarious turn

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:55

The struggle to take a decent photo of your OOTD is real. 

Do you take an overhead selfie? You'll miss out on capturing your pants and shoes. A mirror pic? Good luck finding the right angle without your arm blocking the photo. 

But Twitter user @itmightbetrin, or Trin, decided to get creative with her outfit flex. The result, though, is a little less walk, walk, fashion baby, and a little more stumble, stumble, fall.  

In the video, Trin decides to stand up on the ledge of her bathtub to get her full outfit in frame. She takes a moment to adjust her shirt for the camera before the entire shower curtain rod comes tumbling down, and takes her with it. Looking shook, she sits for a full eight seconds in stunned silence on the floor before a voice offscreen asks "Trin, are you alright?"  Read more...

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Save $50 on the Sonos PLAY:1 compact smart speaker at Walmart

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:45

Good things come in small packages. The Sonos PLAY:1 is a compact smart speaker that can fill your home with deep and rich audio all day long and it's now on sale for $149, or $50 off its retail price, at Walmart.

SEE ALSO: Ja Rule wants to throw another music festival

The PLAY:1 is a wireless speaker that's designed for just about any room in your home. Its sleek build is ideal for nightstands in your bedroom or a bookshelf in your living room. It's even humidity resistant, if you want to keep it in your bathroom, so you can sing your favorite songs in the shower. And since it's from Sonos, you can pair the speaker with any other Sonos speaker, subwoofer, and soundbar to create a deeper and richer stereo sound throughout your entire living space. Read more...

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Deal Alert: Get 20% Off All dbrand Skins

How-To Geek - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:41

That nagging voice in your head is right. Your phone case is bulky and annoying, and that gaming laptop that you bought is uglier than sin. But don’t worry, now’s the perfect time to try a dbrand skin.

Right now, dbrand is selling all of their skins at a 20% discount, including their cool new Swarm skin. If you’ve never heard of dbrand, then you should probably catch up to speed before this sale ends.

dbrand is the leader in customizable adhesive skins. The company sells skins for cellphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, and even headphones. If you have any electronics around the house (don’t lie to me), then there’s a chance that dbrand sells a skin for it.

We aren’t talking about the gross decals that you put on your Nokia phone a decade ago, we’re talking about great products that are clean, stylish, and strong. dbrand’s adhesive skins can provide an alternative to bulky phone cases, and they can turn your boring looking game console into something cool or sophisticated.

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