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Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its payment service, on August 30th

If you don’t remember Snapcash, don’t worry — on August 30th, Snap will discontinue its peer-to-peer money transfer service that launched at the height of the messaging app’s popularity. Snapcash was announced back in 2014 when Instagram has yet to steal Snap’s users with the disappearing stories format, and Venmo was one of few apps you can use to send […]

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Samsung’s next wireless charger will juice up two devices at once

Samsung is reportedly planning to release a two-in-one charger for its smartphones and the upcoming Galaxy Watch. Packaging for the Wireless Charger Duo has leaked ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked press conference, which will be held at Barclays Center on August 9th. The Wireless Charger Duo box reveals that it’s capable of charging either two Qi-compatible phones simultaneously or one phone […]

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Sean Hannity’s secret life and Scientology scandals in this week’s dubious tabloids

“TRUTH about his 25-year marriage!” screams the magazine notorious for tearing apart the private lives of public figures with innuendo, speculation and fabrication. Is the ‘Globe’ poised to reveal the sordid truth behind the Fox News pundit’s secret dealings as Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s “third client”? Are they lifting the lid on last year’s allegation that he sexually harassed a […]

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Paintings of everyday objects, sashimi-sliced

Yoko Eda, a recent grad from Musashino Art University’s Science of Design department, has produced a series of gorgeous, hyperealistic acrylic paintings showing everyday objects (glue bottles, toothpaste tubes, packages of plastic tubs, cleaning brushes, boxes of matches, lip balm tubes) sliced and arrayed like sashimi. Spoon and Tamago has lots more of Eda’s outstanding work. (more…) from Boing Boing […]

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Florida youth voter registration up 41% since Parkland shooting

The only thing worse than a horrific tragedy is a horrific tragedy from which nothing decent is salvaged. Florida’s youth voter registration is up 41% since the Parkland shooting and the ensuing Republican Party indifference to mass-murder and open contempt for young gun-control advocates. Florida is the nation’s largest swing state. 2018 is an election year. (via Naked Capitalism) from […]

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Dog cools down by napping in an ice machine

When it gets too hot outside, make like Mako the Husky dog and climb into the ice machine to cool down. Chill out, the machine’s owners now use ice from the fridge instead: A few weeks after the original video was shot, Mako’s human companions caught this footage of him getting into the ice machine: Thanks, Steve! from Boing Boing […]

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Samsung cuts prices on its laptops for summer sale

Need a new computer for back to school or any other reason? Samsung has launched a sale that lasts until July 28th, and it might have what you’re looking for. We’re seeing some decent savings on a few of Samsung’s recent laptops. But that’s not all. Its Windows Mixed Reality headset is cheaper now, as are a bunch of TVs […]

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Unfriended: Dark Web is clever, dour, and punishing

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review was originally posted after the film’s premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. It has been updated to reflect the film’s HBO release. The midnight premiere of an Unfriended: Dark Web at SXSW was somewhat of a botched surprise reveal. […]

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Ghostbusters World is basically Pokémon Go, but with proton packs

Two years after Pokémon Go gave us the purest summer of our lives, comes the inevitable wave of copycat location-based AR games, one of which is Ghostbusters World. A collaborative effort between Sony Pictures and Korean mobile game studios 4:33 and Next Age, the game was made possible by Google opening up its Maps platform to developers. Thanks to this, […]