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E-scooters aren‘t getting stolen, the real issue is sidewalk litter

The scooters are everywhere. In front of my South of Market office, all over Golden Gate Park, on the corner of downtown intersections, and sometimes near, or sort of close to, bike racks and street signs. But most often, the electric scooters are dumped in the middle of the sidewalk. It was fun when a few weeks ago three electric scooter-share companies descended onto San Francisco streets (and in other Bay Area cities). You‘d spot a Bird

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People are using ‘Far Cry 5‘ to chill and fish instead of destroying the cult

Far Cry 5 is a game in which you desperately defend yourself against a heavily armed religious cult. Or, if you prefer, you could use it as a nice chance to squeeze in a bit of fishing. SEE ALSO: In ‘Far Cry 5,‘ when the going gets weird, the game gets awesome There‘s no doubt that Far Cry 5 is a tense game. But it turns out some people have become wrapped up in the game‘s fishing mechanic. Far Cry 5 has won me over as a

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People are using ‘Far Cry 5 to chill and fish instead of destroying the cult

Far Cry 5 is a game in which you desperately defend yourself against a heavily armed religious cult. Or, if you prefer, you could use it as a nice chance to squeeze in a bit of fishing. SEE ALSO: In ‘Far Cry 5,‘ when the going gets weird, the game gets awesome There‘s no doubt that Far Cry 5 is a tense game. But it turns out some people have become wrapped up in the game‘s fishing mechanic. Far Cry 5 has won me over as a

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Book that sunny summer holiday now with these flights for 39

Ready for a summer holiday? Tui, the world‘s largest travel group (previously Thomson), have an amazing sale on where you can get return flights from London Gatwick to Malaga, Alicante, Reus or Venice for just 39! SEE ALSO: Norwegian Airlines Joins the Quest to Offer Cheap Transatlantic Flights Take advantage of the following travel deals at Tui. Bear in mind, these are extremely time- and stock-conscious, so the faster you are, the more li

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A ‘Simpsons‘ writer showed hitherto unseen lines cut from ‘Steamed Hams‘

Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein gave us an insight into how the world‘s most unforgettable luncheon was born. SEE ALSO: How steamed hams from ‘The Simpsons‘ became the world‘s greatest meme Weinstein tweeted a picture of the second draft of the script for the episode 22 Short Films about Springfield. What, you like Steamed Hams so much you wish there was more of it? Even if it was one line we added in the 2nd draft but the

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Steve Kornacki is restoring Democrats‘ faith in data, one chewed pen at a time

If you were a progressive on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, chances are you were apoplectic about the polls and viscerally angry at every single nerd who analyzed them. Nate Silver failed us, so the Tweetstorm went. So did The Upshot, Cook Political Report, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, RealClearPolitics basically anyone and everyone responsible for interpreting our political future. Later analyses found that the 2016 polls were actually more accur

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Save 100 on these sleek, award-winning earbuds

The whole of humanity seems to have adopted wireless earbuds. If you‘re looking to get onboard without splurging on AirPods, the AVANCA Minim True Wireless Earbudsare a great option. Plus, they feature a super sleek design that doesn‘t resemble a broken Q-tip hanging out of your ear. SEE ALSO: Make any headphones wireless with this 20 Bluetooth receiver Winner of the 2017 Red Dot Design Awards, these earbuds even take hometrophies for

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Benedict Cumberbatch gives advice on respecting girls and bullying to teen YouTuber

Most junkets don‘t involve being interviewed by teenagers, but Benedict Cumberbatch doesn‘t play by the rules! SEE ALSO: Avengers assemble on Twitter to help terminally ill little boy Cumberbatch was interviewed by YouTuber Sophia Grace, who is 14 years old. She got the Sherlock star to give his thoughts on a range of teenager-relevant topics, including how to deal with bullying, how to talk to girls, and whether he likes Nandos.

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Emma Watson and some of her Harry Potter co-stars just reunited and it was absolutely magical

Does Instagram even exist in the Potterverse? SEE ALSO: Guys, ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery‘ game is bringing back Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and more Actor and man-whose-father-will-hear-about-this Tom Felton posted a picture on Instagram with Harry Potter co-veterans Matthew Lewis and Emma Watson. School mates #hogwartsalumni A post shared by Tom Felton (@t22felton) on Apr 16, 2018 at 4:33am PDT So nice to see Gryffindor

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6 of the best subscription boxes for fitness junkies

Jersey Shore is back after six years, which means we‘re in for a lot more "Gym, Tan, Laundry." Fitness junkies know how important having a workout routine is, but daily responsibilities and hectic schedules are constantly getting in the way of trips to the gym. Or, on the one day you actually have time to go, you realize you‘re completely out of protein powder or don‘t have any clean socks. Because life is inconvenient like that

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Yes, Coca-Cola slushies in a pouch are a thing

Japan seems to be the place to be if you want wild Coca-Cola variations. Not content with talking about putting booze in their soda, the drinks company has debuted a slushie version that does away with those Frozen Coke machines that seem to break down every so often. SEE ALSO: Coca-Cola is releasing a boozy version for the first time ever Launched on Monday, the new concoction in a pouch has been dubbed "Coca-Cola Frozen Lemon," a product which

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Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah well and truly dragged Sean Hannity

The day when President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was revealed to have Fox News host Sean Hannity as a client was always going to be a good day for late night talk show hosts. And they went for it. SEE ALSO: Michael Cohen‘s secret client? Sean Hannity. Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert went absolutely ham on Hannity on Monday night, unpacking the Cohen connection. On Monday, Cohen told a federal judge

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UK and U.S. authorities warn of Russian attacks on routers

Russia is being accused of a massive campaign to undermine the security of firewalls and routers in a bid to support espionage and future attacks. It comes from UK and U.S. authorities who have issued a joint cybersecurity alert for the first time ever to warn people of the threat. SEE ALSO: TaskRabbit notifies users of ‘cybersecurity incident,‘ shuts down service "The activity highlighted today is part of a repeated pattern of disrup

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We humbly request Spencer the dog to cheer us on at all future events

Running a marathon in bad weather conditions? You could use a little support from Spencer. Competitors faced terrible weather at the Boston Marathon on Monday, with freezing rains and wind making for a tricky day. SEE ALSO: These service dogs in training spent a day at Disneyland and it‘s the most wholesome thing ever One consolation? Spencer the dog, who was rugged up in a rain jacket and waving a flag on the side of the road as runners ra

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Luxe Switzerland hotel lets you ski down its zig-zagged face

Ski from the roof to the slopes at this epic new Swiss lodge. Currently under construction, the new 7,000 square metre Htel des Horlogers is nestled within Switzerland‘s Valle de Joux, and features a five-level external ski path you‘re encouraged to meander down. SEE ALSO: This could be the first space hotel and people are already pre-booking the 9.5 million experience The luxury hotel has been designed by Copenhagen‘s Bjarke In

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Facebook reiterates it‘s not the only one targeting you with ads online

Facebook has been firmly under the spotlight about how it uses people‘s data, but the platform wants to make one thing clear: It‘s not the only company doing so. On Monday, the social network posted an explainer on how it collects your data through its services even when you‘re not on Facebook. SEE ALSO: Bumble launches Facebook-free login The post details the impact of Facebook‘s social plugins, which allow users to like

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Facebook reiterates it‘s not the only one targeting you with ads around the internet

Facebook has been firmly under the spotlight about how it uses people‘s data, but the platform wants to make one thing clear: It‘s not the only company doing so. On Monday, the social network posted an explainer on how it collects your data through its services even when you‘re not on Facebook. SEE ALSO: Bumble launches Facebook-free login The post details the impact of Facebook‘s social plugins, which allow users to like

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China‘s Weibo bans LGBTQ content, takes it back after huge outcry

Chinese social media company Sina Weibo has reversed its decision to ban LGBTQ-related content, after an overwhelming amount of backlash online. One of the largest social media platforms in China, often compared in format to Twitter, Weibo announced on Friday that it would be removing LGBTQ-related content in order to "create a sunny and harmonious community environment." SEE ALSO: Twitter can‘t decide if it wants to kill third-party apps T

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Tesla on temporary Model 3 production shutdown: Nothing to see here

Tesla‘s implemented a Model 3 production break this week as the company struggles to meet demand, reportedly catching employees off guard. All eyes are on Model 3 production as Tesla has been lagging behind its production goals for the sedan and CEO Elon Musk has stepped in to oversee the process even sleeping at the factory to get more cars on the road. For Tesla‘s part, the company says the break was planned and is necessary to inc

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TaskRabbit notifies users of ‘cybersecurity incident,‘ shuts down service

Bad news for to-do lists everywhere: it appears that TaskRabbit has been compromised. SEE ALSO: Every store, business, and retailer that has been recently hacked On Monday, TaskRabbit notified users about a ‘cybersecurity incident,‘ and advised users to change their passwords. The crowdsourced chore company also took its app and service totally offline while working out the issue. A Mashable employee received this email on Monday eve

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Aircraft startup Wright Electric wants to use electric planes for flights in the Middle East

Electric aircraft startup Wright Electric aims to carry passengers on battery-powered flights within the next 20 years. Now, business travelers in the Middle East may soon be able to partake in the company‘s aggressive flight plans. Flight support company Jetex recently announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based Wright Electric. The companies have committed to flying electric private planes on short 300-mile or shorter trips from ci

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Someone found the 18th-century version of the distracted boyfriend meme

The distracted boyfriend meme that image in which a man checks out one woman while holding hands with another gained popularity last summer, used to explain moral dilemmas like choosing between dealing with responsibilities or taking a nap. (The answer is always take a nap.) The original image is just one piece of a multi-part stock photo series about love, infidelity, and the breakdown of a toxic relationship. And, upon further investigation,

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