Archive | May 2018

‘Ibiza’ is the perfect movie to kickstart your summer

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A few years ago, every movie studio wanted the next Bridesmaids. Last year they chased the success of Rough Night and Girls Trip. Netflix’s Ibiza will be compared to all three, but it also reveals the secret: There will never be enough of these movies.

Directed by Alex Richanbach, Ibiza is a welcome newbie in this movie tradition, ostensibly with nothing new to bring to the table. But three excellent leads with effortless chemistry and a hilarious script make it the perfect friend-caper-slash-rom-com to start your summer.

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

It doesn’t have to be assault to be bad, Morgan Freeman

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Recently, celebrities accused of sexual misconduct have started to issue a new kind of defense: at least they didn’t commit sexual assault.

Morgan Freeman adopted that reasoning for his second apology this weekend, after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior, according to a CNN investigation. Freeman has additionally bemoaned the effect the allegations would have on his “80 year career.”

“All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor,” …

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

Lo-fi video game about New York City’s subway woes spells out a fix

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Did Elon Musk secretly make this video game?

A simple, new browser game from called MTA Country (from Everyday Arcade) offers a very pro-business solution for fixing New York City’s beleaguered subway system: Hand its management over to private interests.

The game, which plays like a subway-themed, side-scrolling endless runner, quite literally spells that out as you play. As you guide a single subway car along on a length of track, you collect old, now defunct subway tokens as well as a series of letters that, together, spell out “PRIVATIZE.” …

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

Jeff Bezos personally announced that Amazon saved ‘The Expanse’ and the crowd went wild

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Another day, another streaming service swooping in to rescue a TV series that couldn’t cut it on cable.

For weeks, fans of Syfy’s The Expanse have been held in suspense over the show’s abrupt cancellation and subsequent hints of a pickup, a la Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That suspense is now at an end, thanks to Jeff Bezos.

The Amazon founder and CEO summed up the situation succinctly during an appearance at the International Space Development Conference: “The Expanse is saved.” The watching crowd, which included multiple members of the show’s cast, erupted with cheers immediately. …

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… …read more      

‘Sesame Street’ producer sues movie featuring violent, ejaculating puppets

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As far as most of us are concerned, Sesame Streetpuppets don’t have bodily fluids like blood and semen. They are made of felt and giant hugs. And the show’s producers are willing to take legal action to defend that position.

The Happytime Murders, which carries the tagline “NO SESAME, ALL STREET,” believes quite the opposite, however. The “puppet crime comedy” about a private detective puppet and a Detective (Melissa McCarthy) who team up together to track down a serial killer features violent Sesame-esque puppets that allegedly aren’t afraid to ejaculate.

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

Thanks to historic turnout, Ireland votes to end abortion ban

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Ireland, once seen as one of the most socially conservative countries in Western Europe, is poised to end its highly restrictive abortion ban.

The decision came after a historic vote, in which a landslide majority of the country voted to repeal the country’s Eighth amendment, which established an “equal right to life” for mothers and the “unborn,” and banned abortion even in cases of rape and incest, or where the pregnancy was a risk to the mother.

Emotions ran high — and so, too, did celebrations.

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.

Han Solo’s lucky dice still don’t mean a damn thing after ‘Solo’

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Disney, please stop trying to make Han Solo’s lucky gold dice a thing.

One of the first conversations that sprung up in Mashable chat after we all saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi was: What’s the deal with Han’s dice? The bauble made its apparent big screen debut in the 2017 film, and every lingering shot of the chained-together chance cubes suggested they held a deeper meaning.

We agreed as a group that they were probably included as …

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2018, in Mashable.