Archive | May 2017

Tennis legend slammed for comparing LGBTQ activists to ‘the devil’

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Despite relentless criticism, Australian tennis great Margaret Court won’t stop in her tirade against LGBTQ people.

Only a week after publicly refusing to fly Qantas because of the airline’s stance on marriage equality, Court was interviewed by Vision Christian Radio, where she further talked about her opposition to giving LGBTQ people the right to marry.

“You know you pray that that there are enough people who can flag this nation down, and say we’re not going the way of other nations, because they’re having so many problems,” she claimed. …

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo could be unveiled as early as June

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The only thing Apple fans love more than new product rumors is actual new products.

Well hold on to your butts, ’cause it looks like we’re getting both.

The Cupertino-based company has reportedly started manufacturing its Siri-powered speaker aimed at dethroning the likes of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. But wait, there’s more: Apple is moving quickly and may unveil the new device as soon as the June WWDC.

Word of the possible reveal comes to us …

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La Croix got its very own song, because seltzer is the new champagne

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If you have an unhealthy obsession with La Croix, you’re about to fall in love. Rapper, Big Dipper has created the perfect love song for fans of the flavored seltzer aka “water juice.”

The “LaCroix Boi” music video has slow-mo bottle popping, sexy water pouring, 2000’s R&B vibes, and bubbles. Basically, it has everything you could want in a seductive music video dedicated to sparkling water.

Grab a cold one, crack it open with the bois, and enjoy.

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TIL that Nintendo Switch is basically indestructible

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YouTuber UnlockRiver.com drops expensive tech from great heights, just to see what happens. That’s the whole schtick for this channel. It’s great.

A Nintendo Switch was the latest victim and, astonishingly, it survived a 1000-foot plummet into an asphalt parking lot. The left Joy-Con controller ripped right off and shattered, but the console itself — screen and everything — seems just fine.

Are you going to come across many situations in life where this might happen to you? No, probably not. But if it can withstand that, it can definitely hold up against the trials of everyday fumbles we’ve all been guilty of. …

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‘House of Cards’ throws shade at Theresa May for ducking UK debate

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May was called out by House of Cards on Twitter after she didn’t appear at a general election debate Wednesday.

Here’s the tweet, which hit a little more than a week before the June 8 election.

@theresa_may They respect you more when you show strength. Or show uppic.twitter.com/mNXXDKL0xd

— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) May 31, 2017

The Netflix show may be about American politics, but everything is politics these days. (To be fair, it was based on a British mini-series.) The tweet to May called her out with a GIF from the show and quick caption, “They respect you more when you show strength. Or show up.” …

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Even for LeBron James, ‘Being black in America is … it’s tough’

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You can be LeBron James. You can be an all-time great at your profession, and a man idolized by millions. You can be a role model and a gentlemen and a champion and a millionaire many, many times over.

But you’re still a black man in America, and that can be tough.

This was illustrated to grotesque effect on Wednesday. A day before James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were set to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, a racial slur was spray-painted on house James owns in Los Angeles.

Addressing reporters Wednesday afternoon, James appeared somber and clearly affected by the incident police were …

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2017, in Mashable.