Archive | January 2019

Spotify is reportedly rolling out a feature to let you block artists

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Soon, you may be able to block R. Kelly from ever appearing on your playlists.

Spotify is testing an iOS feature called “don’t play this artist,” allowing users to block particular artists from being included in playlists, libraries, charts, and radio stations on the music streaming platform, The Verge reports.

Notably, it doesn’t work for songs that the artist was featured on.

Spotify worked on the blocking feature in 2017, but decided not to roll it out “after serious consideration.”

During 2018, the music streaming company found itself under pressure to particularly ban R. Kelly from its platform entirely in the lead-up to the release of Lifetime docuseries …

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.

Hilarious ‘Bird Box’ memes offer comic relief for burned Saints fans

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After a fierce Sunday of back-to-back playoff games between the final four, the NFL has its Super Bowl LIII competitors — and Saints fans are furious.

They’re channelling their frustration through Bird Box memes.

In the final moments of a sudden death overtime period, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23, an upset many Saints fans blame on a …

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.

Hilarious ‘Bird Box’ memes offer comic relief for burned Saints fans

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After a fierce Sunday of back-to-back playoff games between the final four, the NFL has its Super Bowl LIII competitors — and Saints fans are furious.

They’re channelling their frustration through Bird Box memes.

In the final moments of a sudden death overtime period, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23, an upset many Saints fans blame on a …

More about Memes, Netflix, Nfl, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints …read more      

This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.

White House tweet tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. aren’t going over well

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ post honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is not going over well.

In a tweet, the White House press secretary wrote that King “gave his life” for the civil rights movement, and that “our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice.”

Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wWYdNWtGuy

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2019

Here’s the thing: King didn’t give his life. He was …

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.

Stunning photos show the super blood moon in all its glory

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In the wise words of Yello, “Oooh yeah. The moon is beautiful.”

Western hemisphere skywatchers enjoyed front row seats to a stunning celestial treat Sunday night as the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 arrived in its full glory. An eclipse of similar caliber is not due again until 2022.

“Visible for its entirety in North and South America, this eclipse is being referred to by some as a super blood moon,” …

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ teaser features a supremely great Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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A brand new teaser for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part dropped on Sunday, featuring the debut of a character based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Although the pioneering Supreme Court Justice didn’t voice the character, USA Today reports she agreed to the use of her likeness — she’ll even reportedly be released as an official Lego figurine for the film’s release.

“These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” director Mike Mitchell told the publisher. “And we’re all huge fans. It made us laugh to think of having her enter this world.” …

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This entry was posted on January 21, 2019, in Mashable.