Archive | November 2018

YouTuber Lilly Singh is taking a break to focus on her mental health

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YouTube star Lilly Singh has announced to fans that she’s taking a break, specifically to focus on her mental health.

After eight years of posting content to her 14 million subscribers, the Canadian creator and author known as IISuperwomanII revealed her intention to take an indefinite hiatus in a video posted Tuesday.

“This is not clickbait. I’m not trying to get on the trending page. I’m not trying to make a dramatic thumbnail to get views,” she began, addressing her fans collectively known as #TeamSuper. “The title is not a lie. I am planning to take a break from YouTube.”

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2018, in Mashable.

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ isn’t meshing with Mexico’s tequila industry

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Elon Musk could soon need a lemon wedge for a salty trademark battle with Mexico’s tequila industry.

The founder and CEO of Tesla announced a new brand of tequila called “Teslaquila” in October, vaguely tweeting it was “coming soon.”

But it may not be that straightforward for Musk if the intensely no-nonsense Mexican tequila industry has anything to say about it.

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.

Essential’s $149 magnetic dongle will bring back your headphone jack

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We know, you miss your headphone jack.

Like other smartphones, the Essential Phone has done away with the feature, but the company has just launched its long-touted external headphone adapter and DAC, which magnetically snaps on to the back of your phone.

And it ain’t cheap: The Audio Adapter HD will set you back an eye-watering $149.

Audio Adapter HD is here. A limited-edition DAC for Essential Phone, delivering one of the best mobile audio experiences available today.

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.

Bitcoin Cash is set to hard fork, and people are losing their cool

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Nothing says the future of finance like a good old-fashioned meltdown, and the upcoming bitcoin cash hard fork has that in spades. This is thanks, in no small part, to a man named Craig Wright.

Wright, derisively known as “Faketoshi” for his dubious claim that he is in fact Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has gone on a strange rant in support of his version of Bitcoin Cash’s (BCH) future known as Bitcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision).

Deep into a rambling, …

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.

A college bathroom hides a bizarre Danny DeVito shrine, and we have questions

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Do you ever leave a small offering to our Lord and Savior, Danny DeVito, during your restroom breaks?

A bathroom apparently located at Purchase College in New York hides a mildly terrifying secret: The paper towel dispenser leads to a “cavernous shrine” to American icon.

In one video, a student walks through a hole in the bathroom wall where the paper towel dispenser was ripped out, and into an unfinished room spray painted with graffiti. A DeVito cutout ominously lurks in the corner, surrounded by offerings from students.

“This is so weird,” someone says in the video.

Weird might be an understatement. …

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.

JUUL restricts flavors and asks social media companies to crack down on vape posts

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Is this the end of JUUL memes?

JUUL announced a number of new measures to try to prevent teens from using its products on Tuesday.

Notably, it will stop allowing retailers to sell flavored pods until they install advanced age verification software from JUUL. The company is also discontinuing its own Facebook and Instagram accounts, and has asked social media companies to help remove youth-oriented JUUL content from its platforms — including the prohibition of posts depicting JUULing and vaping by underage users.

The new initiatives come days after it was reported that the …

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.

Let’s all admire Wilfred Warrior, the ridiculous-looking Instagram famous cat

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Wilfred the Chinchilla Persian is simultaneously the most adorable and the most horrifying creature you’ll ever lay your eyes on.

The internet fell in love with the scraggly white cat when comedian Michael Rapaport posted a video of the cat on Instagram. Horrified, he called out to his mother and warned her of the “weird fucking stray cat outside” threatening Lucy, the family pet.

“It looks like Grandma, the fucking thing!” he said in the video.

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2018, in Mashable.