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Remember George Clooney‘s tequila company? He just sold it for 1 billion

One of Hollywood‘s wealthiest men just got hundreds of millions of dollars richer. George Clooney has decided to sell his tequila company Casamigos to Diageo for as much as 1 billion, the company said Wednesday. SEE ALSO: George Clooney sells tequila with the help of drunken young hipsters The transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2017, will see Diageo initially pay 700 million for Casamigos, possibly paying as much

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Aubrey Plaza smokes weed with some nuns and it‘s lit

What could possibly be more entertaining than watching Aubrey Plaza get high with some nuns that are famous for smoking pot? The Sisters of the Valley, a group of nuns that grow their own pot in California, basically dominated the cannabis media in 2016. But despite the overwhelming coverage and their own YouTube channel, most haven‘t heard much about the nuns other than the fact that they love cannabis. Thankfully, Cut Video is here to

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Homeland Security confirmed Russians targeted nearly half the U.S. for election hacks

Add this to your file on "The Russian government tried to destroy the election integrity of the United States last year." A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed in a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that they have evidence Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states. SEE ALSO: Even Edward Snowden thinks Trump firing James Comey was messed up That public comment from the DHS‘s acting deputy unde

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The first deployable ‘soft‘ robot has just been developed, and it‘s perfect for space missions

You‘re probably familiar with robots. You‘ve seen them in movies, in science class, and probably in your own hand in the form of a smartphone. But prepare to be thrown for a loop, because there‘s a new type of robot being developed, and it‘s soft. That‘s right, kids. It‘s soft. There‘s actually a good reason for this new development, which is being explored by Wei Wang and team at Seoul National Universit

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‘Spider-Man‘ spinoff ‘Venom‘ has a villain (and no, we don‘t mean Venom)

Sony‘s still spinning, spinning, spinning away at its Marvel universe - and it‘s just caught three more characters in its web. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Spider-Man spinoff Venom has roped in Carnage as its villain. Meanwhile, two more classic Marvel characters, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter, are lining up to get their own features. SEE ALSO: Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom‘ ropes in Tom Hardy Let‘s start wi

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LGBTQ teens share what Pride Month means to them in powerful campaign

What does Pride mean to you? That simple question with countless answers is the basis of a new social campaign called #PrideIs. The campaign, which launched in June for LGBTQ Pride Month, encourages young queer people to celebrate their identity and community filling in the blank: #PrideIs _______. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, which is the oldest LGBTQ youth organization in the United States, created the initiative. SEE ALSO: 8 meaningful ways y

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Author mom shares her inspiring method for talking to her children about body image

In response to a culture where messages of shame permeate the discussions we have about our bodies, a self-help author focused on body positivity turned to Instagram to share how she teaches her children to think and speak about body image. SEE ALSO: Teen recreates her mom‘s very special graduation photo "My daughter called me fat today," Allison Kimmey wrote in the caption of a photo shared to Instagram on June 11. "She was upset I made th

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Learn why it‘s convincing to see a bus do parkour in the 1994 movie ‘Speed‘

It‘s time to suspend your disbelief and watch a bus soar over Los Angeles, as we look at not only HOW the stunt worked, but WHY you totally bought in to the bus jump from Speed. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Speed, Art Of The Scene, Parkour, and Bus Jump

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Aw man, this 1,100 fake paper bag is already sold out

Balenciaga is sure having fun this year. Fresh off the, er, success of its 2,145 fake IKEA tote bag, the fashion house has decided to peddle a fancy version of its own shopping bag. Except instead of paper, this bag made of calfskin and metal. And instead of "free with purchase so you can put your items in it," it‘s 1,100. Seems incredibly reasonable! SEE ALSO: Nordstrom is selling fake mud jeans for the unbelievably low price of 425 Image

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Intel is bringing 5G, drones, and VR to the Olympics in 2018

The next Olympic Games are gonna be lit... with technology. Intel, which became an official Olympic Partner on Wednesday (and makes most of the CPUs inside today‘s PCs and all of them on Macs), promises to bring a wide array of cutting-edge technology to the Olympic games, beginning with the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. SEE ALSO: Scientists are creating drones that fly in sync with each other International Olym

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Netflix finally gets its first live-action ‘Star Wars‘ film

Finally, there is peace in the streaming galaxy as a roving band of rebels have made it to their destination just as the prophecy foretold. In English? Rogue One is coming to Netflix. The news it‘s notable as Rogue One is officially the first non-animated Star Wars film to come to Netflix. It‘s hitting the service in July, The Verge reports. It‘s part of deal that old deal Disney and Netflix signed that would bring a slew of Dis

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NBC breaks into esports, starting with ‘Rocket League‘

Rocket League will make its television debut this summer thanks to a new partnership with NBC Sports Group, the companies announced today. This new partnership marks NBC‘s first big step into the world of esports with the potential for more NBC Sports/esports mash-ups to come. The 100,000 2v2 Rocket League tournament will kick off in July through the online competitive gaming platform, FaceIt, and move onto regional finals through select NB

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Watch a self-driving race car nail its first full-speed lap at 124 mph

Formula-E partner Roborace just hit another milestone on the road to fully autonomous, high-speed racing. The self-driving series just shared some new proof that it‘s edging closer to the starting line with some new footage of its first full-speed, self-driven lap on a Formula-E track in Berlin. The video gives us look at how the autonomous system works from inside the cockpit, hitting a high speed of around 124 mph with no driver needed. T

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eBay wants your business so bad, they‘ll price match competitors

Before you buy that nifty appliance or old C.D. on eBay, you may want to take a swing around the internet to check out how much the same items are fetching on other sites. The online retailer and auction site announced Wednesday that it will start price-matching items under its eBay Deals section, The Verge reported. With the new deal, if you find an item on eBay that‘s priced better elsewhere, eBay will match the competition. SEE ALSO: Get

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Young superfan, who ain‘t afraid of no ghosts, gets to play Ghostbuster for a day

When there‘s something strange in your neighborhood, there‘s someone new we can call if it don‘t look good. Braeden Rios, an 8-year-old from Iowa, got to live the ultimate Ghostbusters-fan dream by starring in his own Ghostbusters mini-movie. SEE ALSO: Turns out that a ‘Ghostbusters‘ monster was actually a real dinosaur The whole act was put together by The For The Win Project, a nonprofit that helps kids reach their

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How Facebook Messenger bots are driving social change around the world

You could say Facebook Messenger was once the social network‘s most loathed feature. In 2014, the company forced users to download a separate app if they wanted to send and receive messages on their phones, and as a result, Messenger rose to No. 1 in the App Storebut with a dismal one-star rating. Fast forward three years, and you still need to download the app (sorry). But Messenger has evolved, updated with shiny new features, a discover

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Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.

Scientists widely agree that human activity is the main driver of global warming, and that we have to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid its worst impacts. But when it comes to how we can best slash emissions, some scientists are fiercely at odds. A scholarly brawl broke out this week after energy experts ripped apart a widely cited 2015 study that found the U.S. economy could affordably run on 100-percent renewable energy by midc

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9 in-demand skills to add to your resume (and where to learn them)

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It‘s a developer-eat-developer world out there. If you want to stand out from the pack, you‘ve got to show potential employers that you are well-versed in the latest and greatest trends and technologies. These 9 skills are often mentioned in job post requirements, and mastering them will give you a good shot at beating those fools ju

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‘Game of Thrones‘ Season 7 posters let you gaze lovingly upon your faves before the show kills them

With Game of Thrones Season 7 less than a month away, HBO officially has zero chill: the network is choosing to mark the Summer Solstice with an epic online campaign to "winterize" the web, using Twitter, Reddit and Google to remind us all that winter is here. In addition to releasing a new Season 7 trailer, giving your Google search results a cool makeover and launching Reddit‘s first branded gift exchange, Game of Thrones is using Twi

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How Facebook Messenger chatbots are driving social change around the world

You could say Facebook Messenger was once the social network‘s most loathed feature. In 2014, the company forced users to download a separate app if they wanted to send and receive messages on their phones, and as a result, Messenger rose to No. 1 in the App Storebut with a dismal one-star rating. Fast forward three years, and you still need to download the app (sorry). But Messenger has evolved, updated with shiny new features, a discover

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Hate to break it to you but your favorite childhood toys were way more dangerous than fidget spinners

Fidget spinners are everywhere and there‘s no denying the mesmerizing toys are getting pretty freaking annoying, but please stop acting like these palm-sized pieces of plastic are evil menaces to society. As the spinners have grown in popularity over the past few weeks, invading schools and homes worldwide, parents, teachers, and even safety-centric organizations have expressed grave concerns, claiming the toys are harmful distraction and p

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So many men resigned from Uber that it basically has gender parity in its leadership now

One side effect of male executives resigning over misconduct: Uber has reached equality in its top leadership. Uber, once run by about 17 men and five women, is now run by about seven women and seven men, according to our analysis. CEO Travis Kalanick‘s resignation on Tuesday night capped off an exodus of executives from the company. The ride-hailing giant, under close scrutiny for its macho culture and pervasive sexual harassment, has been

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Smart blender lets you get your morning smoothie fix without waking the whole family

The ‘Millo‘ smart blender claims to be 4x quieter than other blenders and can be powered with a single touch. Read more...More about Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy, and Quiet

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Akamai‘s biometric study confirms it: We really, really hate crappy video streaming

Buffering Buffering Aaaaad Fist. Through. Laptop. Screen. Yes, we all know the feeling of trying to binge on some premium Netflix or Hulu eye food, but when a slow video stream results in a frozen screen or poor image quality, the euphoria disappears and fast. Because nothing means anything nowadays without hard data to back it up, cloud delivery platform Akamai decided to conduct a study into exactly what happens to our feels when the streaming

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