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Man told he can‘t wear shorts to office, abides by the dress code for women instead

When a heatwave hits Britain, choosing an office-appropriate outfit that doesn‘t make you sweat buckets is a huge predicament. When one call centre worker was sent home for wearing shorts to work, he hit back in an act of brave defiance. SEE ALSO: I‘m a guy and I will wear shorts to work until the day I die, don‘t @ me 20-year-old Joey Barge from Buckinghamshire, UK, got into trouble at work after wearing shorts in the office du

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China‘s ecommerce giants are forcing sellers to go cheap, whether they like it or not

As the Amazons of China try to elbow each other out of the way, a couple of retailers are coming forward to reveal some of the lengths that China‘s ecommerce players will go to, to get you to add items to your cart. Liebo, a mid-sized women‘s apparel brand, accused the country‘s second-largest online retailer, JD.com, of forcibly slashing Liebo‘s product prices, reported Sixth Tone. SEE ALSO: How even rural areas in China

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Watching this BBC news presenter sit in silence for 4 minutes is strangely mesmerising

Oh, the BBC what a strange and wonderful place it is. SEE ALSO: This live BBC radio fail is so spectacularly British Last night, during BBC News at 10, a technical glitch left seasoned presenter Huw Edwards sitting in silence for four long minutes in the studio. It was a strange and mesmerising experience, a sort of drop of tranquillity in a stormy ocean that is TV news. Newsreader Edwards expressed all his British aplomb by sitting still Zen-l

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Moving charity single for London tower fire victims is packed with celebrities

Simon Cowell called and celebs responded. SEE ALSO: Don‘t believe those ugly conspiracy theories around the Grenfell Tower fire British artists who have showed solidarity in the wake of the massive fire at Grenfell Tower in London that killed at least 79 people have recorded a charity single for the victims. Tomorrow at 8am across major UK radio stations, you will be able to hear Bridge Over Troubled Waterpic.twitter.com/Bgg8u6oU4N Simon

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Meet this adorable bilby named after the one-and-only Jane Goodall

You may call this little Australian female bilby Jane as in, after the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall. The cute marsupial was named at a ceremony organised by RSPCA Queensland, and Save The Bilby Fund co-founder, Frank Manthey on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Roger the beefcake kangaroo might be getting his own town statue now Little Jane joins the orchid Dendrobium goodallianum, and the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy in honouring the famed conserv

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You can now make Spotify playlists in your group chat

Spotify just released a fresh new feature just in time for your summer. A new update to Spotify‘s Facebook Messenger extension allows you to create playlists with friends, the company announced on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: You can now share Spotify music inside of Facebook Messenger To use the feature, one person creates the group playlist first, and then others in the conversation can add more songs directly. Image: spotifyFollowing deprecati

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The iPhone was made because Steve Jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story. The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec. SEE ALSO: The iPhone almost looked completely different, and, well, it‘s not good Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple‘s iOS software division under Jobs, recounted the surprising history behind the company‘s first touchscreen prototype, whic

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Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO of Uber

Shortly after taking a leave of absence from his role as CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick has now resigned from the post, The New York Times reported Wednesday. According to the report, five of Uber‘s major investors demanded Kalanick‘s resignation on Tuesday, including venture capital firm Benchmark. SEE ALSO: Uber‘s CEO is taking a leave of absence following release of investigation findings The investors had sent Kalanick a lette

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Elon Musk, world‘s 8th best CEO, shares how he spends his free time

Being a CEOeven one of the world‘s best CEOsdoesn‘t mean you have to stop partying. Just ask Elon Musk. SEE ALSO: Has Elon Musk finally ... cracked? The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX came in eighth place on the 2017 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs list this year. But that‘s not the best part. Musk gave an interview with Glassdoor and answered some questions on his job and his personal life, in which he shared his love of fun. "When you&l

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Friendly koala walks into a restaurant full of diners like it‘s NBD

It‘s not always like this in Australia, but a koala walking into a restaurant is definitely something that could only happen Down Under. As one did at Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ in suburban Adelaide on Monday night, according to The Advertiser. SEE ALSO: Macadamia the koala joey is here to charm your socks off The very chill koala wandered in from the carpark into the restaurant, where bemused patrons couldn‘t help but snap photos. Xe

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Freezing while your partner is sweating? This smart comforter has an answer.

Smart beds are here to save your relationship. First, Smartduvet came up with a self-making bed. Now the company is back with an Indiegogo campaign to fund a dual climate-controlled comforter (don‘t worry, it still works with the self-making feature). SEE ALSO: From vibrating pillowcases to smart pajama belts, sleep tech is flooding the market Smartduvet says the temperature controls will help you "avoid all future arguments about temp

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The internet has fallen in love with a couple who recreated their Pride March photo

Twenty-four years later, Nicholas Cardello and Kurt English are still in love and proud. The married couple went viral this week when they shared side-by-side photographs, shot more than two decades apart at Washington, D.C.‘s LGBTQ march. Image: Nicholas CardelloSEE ALSO: These poignant signs show what the Equality March is really about Nicholas, on the left, told Mashable that the first photo was taken at the March on Washington for Les

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Facebook has a rainbow Pride reaction, but not everyone gets to use it

It‘s June again, which means it‘s that time of year when Facebook sticks a rainbow on several of its features in celebration of Pride. This year, to the delight of many, the company went so far as to create a rainbow Pride reaction to join in with the hahas, wows, and other well-known digital icons. Slightly less delightful was the realization that the rainbow reaction is suspiciously absent from the profiles of some users who just so

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Ryan O‘Callaghan‘s poignant story of being gay in the NFL

Former NFL lineman Ryan O‘Callaghan came out as gay in a wrenching, poignant story posted online Tuesday. The former New England Patriot and Kansas City Chief says he was planning to kill himself when his NFL career ended, after spending years hiding his sexuality from the world while playing a macho, brutal sport. SEE ALSO: The NBA off-season‘s beautiful madness just might be the best thing in sports O‘Callaghan shared his jour

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Wonder Woman was paid the same as Superman please don‘t ruin this moment

Gal Gadot will not be attending this bogus internet pity party. The real-life Wonder Woman is enjoying time with her husband and 3-month-old daughter after wrapping Justice League and a grueling global press tour for the sensationally successful Wonder Woman. No small part of that win: Its worldwide box office, now at 574 million, a powerful result that is surely already pumping bonus dollars into the Gadot family budget. SEE ALSO: Now that &lsqu

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The Han Solo movie now flying solo without directors

In a shocking turn of events, Lucasfilm has parted ways with the directors of its still-untitled Han Solo spinoff movie while it‘s still being filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. "It‘s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we‘ve decided to part ways," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. "A new director will be announced soon." To say this is irregular and unexpected would

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These inmates could have escaped when an officer collapsed. Instead, they saved him.

Six inmates saw a man in need, not an opportunity to flee, when they saved an officer on duty after he collapsed during a work detail shift. According to TIME, the inmates were cutting grass at a cemetery near the prison in Polk County, Georgia, when the deputy sheriff fell face-first onto the ground. Instead of escaping the scene with the sheriff‘s gun and van, all six prisoners rushed to his aid. SEE ALSO: The U.S. prison system isn&lsquo

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Anthony Hopkins is the real secret weapon of ‘Transformers: The Last Knight‘

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Netflix rolls out new way to get you to watch more Netflix

Netflix is on a mission to get you to watch even more Netflix. The company is now testing pre-roll preview trailers of its shows tailored to your interests, based on your preferences and viewing history. SEE ALSO: Netflix introduces interactive TV where you can pick the outcome The Netflix algorithm thinks it knows what you‘ll want to watch after you finish a series or documentary. And so some viewers are now seeing a message, promising tha

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Ditch your keyboard in 20 languages with Microsoft‘s new dictation app

AI assistants like Siri and Cortana are making voice commands the go-to way we interact with our speakers and smartphones, but on our computers, most of us are still chained to the keyboard. Microsoft, which is in the midst of a major push to put AI in just about everything, wants to break PC users from their keyboard bonds using AI. A new app add-on from Microsoft Garage, the company‘s arm for experimental projects, will bring the next-lev

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56 new emoji are herebut iPhone users will have to wait

Good news, emoji fans: 56 new characters are officially ready to make their debut. But that doesn‘t mean the wait is over just yet, as it will take some time before companies will make the update available. Unicode, the organization that oversees the creation of new emoji, released the latest version of its Unicode Standard, which includes support for the new emoji as well as thousands of other characters. SEE ALSO: The real meaning of all

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This 12-year-old‘s viral coming out is the latest example of queer Mormon resistance

Savannah is 12 years old, a Mormon, and a lesbian. And she is brave. In May, Savannah (Mashable is withholding her last name for privacy) came out to her Utah congregation during a testimony a public declaration of faith and belief. Given the Mormon church‘s complicated and often oppressive view of same-sex desire and attraction, coming out was a risk that took courage well beyond her years. SEE ALSO: 8 meaningful ways you can make an

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Microsoft rolls out a new talk-to-type app to free you from your keyboard

AI assistants like Siri and Cortana are making voice commands the go-to way we interact with our speakers and smartphones, but on our computers, most of us are still chained to the keyboard. Microsoft, which is in the midst of a major push to put AI in just about everything, wants to break PC users from their keyboard bonds using AI. A new app add-on from Microsoft Garage, the company‘s arm for experimental projects, will bring the next-lev

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How being a dad has changed Kratos in the next ‘God of War‘

God of War‘s hyper-violent protagonist Kratos is a dad now. Actually, he‘s a dad again if you count his family he was tricked into killing that set him on a path of murderous rage at the outset of the first game in the series. In the upcoming sequel to God of War III (annoyingly titled God of War and not God of War IV), Kratos has left Greece and its mostly-murdered gods to venture into the cold Norse wilderness. Somewhere between the

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