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10 gifts for the fan who has a love/hate relationship with Marvel

Whether you‘re drawn to the blockbuster movies, to Netflix, to old-school cartoons or to the comics that started it all, you know by now that it‘s Marvel‘s world and we‘re only living in it. It‘s tough, sometimes, to know that you‘re a teeny, tiny cog in a massive corporate entertainment empire, that no matter how much you tweet about Black Widow‘s character assassination you know you‘re still buyin

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Best deals for Oct. 16: Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch games, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and more on sale

If you have ever felt the shoulder ache brought on by too much gaming, have an indent permanently worn into your couch in your "spot," or have ever blown on a gaming cartridge to get it to work, then these deals are about to make you very happy. SEE ALSO: Save nearly 3,000 on one of Samsung‘s best 4K TVs of 2018 There are a number of deals on video game consoles, such as save 20 on a Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle from Walma

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Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

Now that the Pixel 3 XL is out in the open, it was just a matter of time until someone disassembled it. The first to do so is the trusty iFixit, and while digging through the Pixel 3 XL‘s innards didn‘t result in any groundbreaking discoveries, there are still a few interesting changes compared to the last generation of Pixel phones. SEE ALSO: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: Android‘s finest First of those is the fact that

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Why Netflix‘s ‘Hill House‘ finale changes the way we look at the show

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the entirety of Netflix‘s The Haunting of Hill House, all 10 episodes. Proceed with caution. It‘s safe to assume these days that a supernatural TV drama isn‘t going to end with us, the viewers, getting every answer or solving all the mysteries we faced over the season. So it was with Netflix‘s The Haunting of Hill House, which after 10 episodes of family secrets and unexpected z

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Facebook users in the UK will now see who paid for the political ads in their feed

The words Facebook and political ads, when used in the same sentence, don‘t exactly have a positive ring to them. Remember the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Brexit referendum, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, anyone? But now, the political ads in your Facebook feed are about to become more transparent and easier to decode, according to Facebook. It‘s rolling out a new set of ad tools in the UK so that political ads on the p

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SimpliSafe takes on Nest with the Video Doorbell Pro

The connected doorbell market is expanding. Modular home security manufacturer SimpliSafe is launching the Video Doorbell Pro nationwide on Tuesday for 169.99. While the price undercuts other offerings like the Nest Hello (229), this doorbell has multiple sensors and a layer of intelligent software to keep it competitive. SEE ALSO: Nest is ready to take over your smart home now The last thing any connected device‘s manufacturer wants is to

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Amazon‘s new Kindle Paperwhite shows e-readers can still get better

There are very few gadgets in this world I consider to be perfect. But one of them, or at least one that comes pretty damn close, is my Amazon Kindle e-reader. I‘ve been a huge fan since I bought my first Kindle (third-generation) back in 2007, and my admiration for these wonderfully simple machines only grew when I upgraded to the backlit Kindle Voyage in 2014. So when Amazon asked if I wanted to try the brand new Kindle Paperwhite availa

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Apple fixes the bagel emoji because New Yorkers have a lot of feelings about breakfast

Listen, I don‘t need to tell you that people have a lot of feelings about breakfast food. Especially when it comes to bagels. When Apple first unveiled the design of its forthcoming bagel emoji, there was an almighty furore. Bagel-loving New Yorkers criticised the initial design for its sub-par appearance. SEE ALSO: Forget burgers, Ukrainians want an emoji for Borscht As Nikita Richardson writes in Grub Street: "Let‘s talk about that

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Lyft‘s all-access subscription plan is now available to everyone

For anyone committed to the car-free lifestyle or those who prefer to ride-share multiple times per month, Lyft has a monthly subscription pass for you. For 299, Lyft‘s All-Access Plan gets you 30 rides every 30 days. Each ride can be up to 15 (you‘ll pay the difference for a ride to, say, the airport) and can be a shared ride or a traditional Lyft. The subscription auto-renews, but you can cancel at any time. And no, your days don&ls

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Jon Hamm will literally eat anything to get out of talking about his penis

Would you eat a piece of a bull‘s penis if it was the only way you could get out of commenting on your private parts on television? Jon Hamm would. In a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" - a simple game where celebs must eat disgusting things if they don‘t wish to answer a personal question - on The Late Late Show, Hamm paid a dear price for not wanting to tell everyone in the world the size of what the internet has dubb

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The best UK deals for Tuesday: Desire Deluxe slippers, Amazon devices, Crock-Pot slow cookers, and more

The first emoji was created in 1999 in Japan, and since then their popularity has steadily increased to the point where they‘re now indispensable. Why send a wordy response when you could send that face with the tears of joy? You know the one, that was named Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary in 2015. So profound has been the impact that emoji have had on popular culture that they are on literally everything from bags to cushions to

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Harry and Meghan just received their first baby gifts and they couldn‘t be more Australian

The next royal baby hasn‘t even been born yet, but it‘s already receiving gifts. SEE ALSO: Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby and yes we are screaming right now In fact, Meghan and Harry just received their very first baby gift. In the form of a toy kangaroo and a pair of Uggs. During a trip to Sydney for their first overseas tour, the couple met Australia‘s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynn Cosgrove. And,

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How to set up parental controls on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of - and deal with - the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it‘s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Today‘s video streaming services are absolutely amazing for children‘s content, both educational and entertaining, but the savvy little monsters soon learn their way around an interface. Before you know

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Sex ed is missing something key for kids who‘ve endured sexual trauma

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and responsibility. When some parents and educators talk to kids about sex ed, they might rely on a common but ugly analogy about gum. Imagine your virginity, they say, as a stick of gum; once it‘s

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9 scary movies that are surprisingly sexy

Warning: Some super light spoilers lie ahead. As any decent witch will tell you, spooky and sexy are not mutually exclusive. The horror industry is a beast with as many subgenres as Medusa has heads. You can go gothic or slasher, found footage or torture porn, classic monster or heady nightmarethe possibilities are practically endless. But some horror fans‘ needs are a little trickier to hunt down than others‘. For example, what if yo

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Colbert‘s spoof of Trump on ‘60 Minutes‘ is both hilarious and frightening

Trump‘s interview with 60 Minutes was a rare insight into what the president thinks about issues like climate change, not that it satisfied Stephen Colbert, or anything. The Late Show host re-enacted the Lesley Stahl interview on Monday night, because there‘s a really small chance that Colbert will ever get to interview Trump much like anyone in the media, really. SEE ALSO: Trump tells ‘60 Minutes‘ that climate change wil

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This collapsible and foldable helmet could change bike safety as we know it

When riding a bike, wearing a helmet is an important safety precaution, especially in a busy city or a suburban street. It‘s like wearing a seatbelt in a car: you hope you never need it, but you sure are glad you have it strapped around you if you get into an accident. But while cars come with seatbelts built in, a bike helmet is something you have to actively thinking about. They‘re usually too big and bulky to bring with you all the

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5 of the most in-demand programming languages and where to learn them

Programming is often misconstrued as a profession reserved for people with a super high IQ and a wardrobe composed exclusively of black hoodies. There is no truth to this, of course. This is real life, not The Social Network. These days, having coding chops is a highly marketable skill, and anyone who knows how to program has the potential to take their career to new heights. If you want to enter the tech space but are confused about where to sta

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Boost your Instagram game with these selfie drones, most of which are on sale

If you‘re looking to up your selfie game, why not invest in some pocket-sized drones that can take awesome aerial photos of you and your friends? These three drones can help make your most memorable hangouts even more ‘grammable by shooting them from above like an action movie. Flyington Selfie Drone 12% off The Flyington Selfie Drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but can flip, roll, and slice through the air like

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10 of the best toaster ovens according to reviewers on Amazon

Toaster ovens are about way more than just heating up frozen waffles. It‘s essentially a tiny version of your convection oven that fits on your counter. From pizza to dessert to (of course) breakfast, the possibilities are practically endless. You can browse the bestselling cookbook 101 Things to Do with A Toaster Oven if you don‘t believe us, but that‘s just the beginning. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best bread machines for making your

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Winamp, legendary music player of the 2000s, is getting a streaming era refresh

Winamp, the legendary music player which was a staple of early 2000s computers, is getting a refresh for the streaming era. It‘ll become an audio app which brings together music, podcasts and streaming in one place, according to TechCrunch. SEE ALSO: Get some media player nostalgia with this web version of Winamp The last time Winamp was updated was in 2013, when it was then owned by AOL. Belgian online radio firm Radionomy acquired the mus

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Piers Morgan gets dragged for going after men holding babies

Ugh. I regret to inform you that Piers Morgan is at it again. The TV personality, known for his terrible hot takes, blatant misogyny, and strange obsession with Donald Trump took to Twitter to rail against ... good fathers? SEE ALSO: Watch this dad expertly help his kid pretend to be Spider-Man He posted a photo of Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, holding his infant in an adorable spotted baby carrier. Implying that Craig was "emasculated" for

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Trump-themed dating app leaks users‘ personal data

It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance. It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting his findings on Monday afternoon. And they don‘t look good. Robert was able to find users‘ na

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Tributes pour in for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen‘s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he‘s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin‘s lymphoma. SEE ALSO: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died from cancer "My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and phi

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